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When you are trying to lose weight or improve your health and wellness you don't have to say no to everything, including desserts. 

These nutritionists approved desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth without stretching your pants, and most importantly they are packed with whole foods goodness. 

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Here you will find information that will help you familiarize yourself with the various apps within our community.

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We will share information that we hope you find helpful in marketing and growing your practice!

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THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION
Did you know that your thoughts affect your body and in fact your body hears every word that you are saying? So when was the last time you thought about what you were saying to yourself?
Are You :
Sick all the time or more than usual?
Are you unable to lose weight or gain weight?
Are you stressed or even depressed more than you should be?
If you have answered yes to most of these questions, then it is time to start monitoring what internal statements you are saying to yourself.
If you want to make ANY changes to your body then changing your thinking has to come first before any changes can be made. Whenever you do this your sub-conscious mind believes you and takes these thoughts as being reality and makes the changes.
Do you remember the old saying sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me. Well that statement is very untrue. Negative words can hurt you whether they come from someone else or whether they are from yourself it makes no difference, they still hurt.
Every word you say or think to yourself has a meaning that is attached to an emotion or a mental picture and then these are sent out as energy. As you hear, think, or talk to yourself your mind is dealing with and defining the words almost as fast as you can think them.
Your mind believes everything you are thinking to be true, and then the mind reacts with physical responses. Believing these words to be true and the law of attraction will attract more of the same to you.
So the next time you say to yourself, I will never have a slim body like that or I feel sick or I'm depressed then here lies the problem, your mind believes everything you are saying. It is very possible to cause sickness and diseases within your body by using your own thoughts.
It is highly important to eliminate the use of all negative self talk, now. The more you use negative self talk the more your mind makes it a reality to your body.
If you are overweight, start thinking like a thin person and see yourself at the weight you want to be and act like it's easy to stop eating whenever you are full.
If you want to be healthy then start thinking and acting like a healthy person. A healthy person would not be smoking or eating fast foods every day.
Become an actor and play the part of a healthy person or thin person and your mind finds a reason to make the changes for you to become that person. So if you truly want to feel better and change your life and your negative self thoughts to more positive thoughts then here are a few positive thoughts for you to think of every day.
I feel healthy.
I feel great.
I feel relaxed and calm.
I eat to live not life to eat.
I love to walk and exercise.
I'm healthy and full of energy.
I'm happy to be alive and to be me.
Now write down ten very positive affirmations on a card and read them to yourself 6 times a day. First thing in the morning and when you go to bed at night and in-between.
The way you think is the way you live. This is the most basic law of life. What it is you think becomes what you will be tomorrow.
Ron Thompson ACCHT
The Nanaimo Hypnotherapy Center

https://www.nanaimohypnotherapycenter.com  

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Times are shifting like never before. Timelines are collapsing, the veils are thinning and we are becoming more aware and remembering who we are. Our senses are heightening and we are connecting in deeper ways. 

The old ways no longer work and everything is backwards. What always made logical sense no longer makes any sense and what didn't make sense before seems to be the path we are being drawn to now. We are now realizing the old ways no longer work. We are no longer bound to all things traditional or the old belief systems. Time to challenge the old status quo. Time to allow ourselves to trust our own intuitive guidance, pave our own way, look beyond the surface and jump off the band wagon. This is deeper than the new age movements or fads. We are beyond that aesthetic commercialized cookie cutter hippy/spiritual wave we see now on social media and in every yoga studio on every corner (not that there is anything wrong with yoga itself. I love yoga and it's amazing. I hope you understand I'm just making a point). 

I am a Holistic Practitioner myself and there are times it's hard to separate myself from the cluster of new age movements but I serve humanity with the intent that those who are looking deeper and not interested in just another energy worker, sound therapist, intuitive mentor, etc., will find me with the assistance of our great Universe, God, Source, etc..

There is so much more going on behind the surface but most cannot get passed what the see right in front of them in the 3D world of social media, TV, News, etc.. Its an easy distraction from being present and from connecting on deeper levels within. It draws our mind and our eyes outward and we go into auto pilot. We just become zombies going through the motions and continue the repeating patterns of day to day life. We miss out on so much. 

We all do this as we are human but the difference is that some of us are aware of it and can rise above it. We came here to awaken, raise consciousness as we become conscious ourselves. We are here to shatter those old believe systems and old programming that have kept us enslaved for so long. The new paradigm does not permit those old ways. 

The challenge for us all is whether we are willing to shed those old ways and remember who we really are. Are we willing to allow ourselves to question everything we've ever known? Are we willing to shatter our own comfort zone and allow ourselves to fully emerge from our slumber and step into the unknown and clear the way for a new paradigm full of fresh new life? It's a rebirth like we've never known. We weren't born to conform to the old ways or compromise ourselves like generations before us. We came here to break the cycles. We are what we've been waiting for. We are the change. 

This is an exciting time for us. We got this. We are here to make universal history. We are the ascension pioneers. It won't be a perfect or easy process but we can and will move those mountains if this is what we choose to accept for ourselves and for the good of those we serve through our work. Everything weexperience reflects in our work. It's a ripple effect. We make an impact on the collective consciousness as we are all connected. Our frequency/energy is a calling card and has an effect on all we do, all those we connect with. 

I accept the task as I am not here to be like everyone else. I'm not just another energy worker, Reiki Practitioner, Intuitive Guide/Mentor, Intuitive Reader, etc., or what ever titles & labels there are out there. I'm here pave a new way and be the vessel the Universe needs to do what needs to be done. It may make me the outcast or the oddball in a world where everyone likes to wear matching outfits but I'm good with that. wink

Much love to you all and happy 11.11.11!!! laughing

www.quantumlucidity.weebly.com

 

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Bio-Energetic Resonance (BER) uses bio-energetic technology and bio-feedback (Muscle Testing) to assist the body in healing itself by reducing stressors and supporting cellular homeostasis.
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We’re always continually searching for many ways to transform our lives, but, we often neglect the most vital miracle lifestyle within our control: sleep.

One of the best favors you can do for yourself is to get enough sleep. Sleep helps our body recover from daily activities, enhances memory, promotes better mood,  and brain function. Blissful sleep is rejuvenating, a recharging repose in which about one-third of our lives are spent. When we rest, our bone marrow and lymph nodes produce substances that aid the immune system and much of the body’s repair work is done. Yet for many of us, sleep can be intangible, leaving us exhausted and lacking clarity the next day. As the wise Dalai Lama once said, “Sleep is the best meditation”! There are natural sleep aids and simple to follow habits that will ensure you are getting the best sleep in years!

 

Sleep Natural Aids

 

 

CBD Oil

 

CBD, cannabidiol, is a cannabis compound found naturally in hemp and marijuana plants that have been known to reduce anxiety and insomnia. In a randomized trial, 300 mg of CBD improved anxiety induced by a simulated public speaking event as compared to 5 mg of ipsairone, an antianxiety pharmaceutical drug.

Many small-scale studies have researched the safety of CBD use in adults and found that it is well-tolerated across a wide range of doses. There have been no significant side effects in the central nervous system or effects on vital signs and mood among people who use it either slightly or heavily. Doctors recommend a dose of 10-20mg daily to reduce anxiety symptoms. Doses as high as 300 mg have been used and cause a sedative effect.

 

Calcium Citrate

Calcium helps the brain use the amino acid tryptophan to manufacture the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. Research shows calcium is directly related to the sleep cycle. In one study, published in the European Neurology Journal, researchers found that calcium levels in the body are higher during some of the deepest levels of sleep, such as the rapid eye movement (REM) phase. The study concluded that disturbances in sleep, especially the absence of REM deep sleep or disturbed REM sleep, are related to a calcium deficiency. Restoration to the normal course of sleep was achieved following the normalization of the blood calcium level.

 

Potassium Citrate

Potassium is a critical mineral in the body that helps to relax muscles and nerves and serve as a sleep aid for those who have trouble sleeping through the night. In a study from the University of California San Diego, researchers examined the effects of potassium supplementation on sleep quality. A placebo-controlled study compared one week of potassium supplements to one week of identical placebo capsules. The results were published in the journal “Sleep,” and showed that potassium significantly increased sleep efficiency due to fewer awakenings after falling asleep.

 

Magnesium

Magnesium is well-known for its ability to relieve insomnia. Researchers in one study found that it helps decrease cortisol, known as the “stress hormone” that causes patients to stay up during the night. It also helps muscles relax, promoting a calm “sleepy” feeling and increases GABA to improve mood and encourage sleep

 

L-Theanine

L-theanine is an amino acid that is found in abundance in some teas, especially green. Research shows that L-theanine can improve the quality of sleep, not by acting as a sedative but by lowering anxiety and promoting relaxation. L-theanine increases alpha wave activity in the brain, mimicking brain waves during sleep phases which causes an increase in the production of dopamine, serotonin, and GABA to promote sleep and elevate mood. L-theanine does not cause grogginess or addictive behavior overtime, which is a side effect for most sleep aids.

L-theanine helped improved sleep quality and length of time spent sleeping in a recent study of young males with ADHD. The volunteers reported feeling refreshed after sleep, had fewer nightmares, decreased anxiety, more relaxation at bedtime, and more energy throughout the following day

 

Passionflower

Passionflower is a gentle, relaxing, and safe herb to help encourage sleep. Its sedative effects are helpful to allow individuals to wake up feeling refreshed in the morning, making it a candidate for those who wake up frequently throughout the night. It can be taken in large doses for a long period of time when necessary and has not been associated with acute or chronic toxicity. Unlike prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids, passionflower won’t leave a “groggy” feeling the next morning.

Passionflower is a useful adjunct in managing nervous disorders that affect sleep and is a popular ingredient for general sleep, insomnia, perimenopausal sleep disturbances, depression, and anxiety. A clinical trial evaluated the effects of passionflower tea on sleep quality. For 1 week, volunteers consumed one cup of either passionflower tea or placebo and filled out a sleep diary for 7 days. The data suggested significantly improved sleep quality with passionflower tea compared with placebo.

 

Zinc

Zinc plays an essential role in neurotransmitter function and helps maintain cognition. It is necessary for the metabolism of melatonin, which is a crucial hormone for healthy sleep. A study showed that women and children with higher zinc blood serum levels had better sleep quality than those with low zinc blood serum levels. Another study in infants revealed that zinc supplementation prolonged sleep duration.

 

Hops

Hops are used for inability to sleep or stay asleep (insomnia), anxiety, and other sleep disorders. While hops are generally recognized as safe by the FDA, hops may be more likely to cause side effects when taken in larger quantities.

The appropriate dose of hops depends on several factors such as the patient’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time, there’s not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for hops.

 

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is used for digestive problems, especially if due to nervousness. It has been shown to reduce colic, sleeplessness and anxiety and is the preferred ingredient in various anti-anxiety formulations. One study showed that a lemon balm extract by itself reduced anxiety-associated symptoms and anxiety manifestations in patients with anxiety disorders and reduced insomnia by 42% in patients with sleep disorders. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study, a single dose of lemon balm extract (600mg) increased alertness and calmness in adults during a stress test.

 

Chamomile

Chamomile preparations have been used to treat insomnia. The sedative effects of chamomile are due to the flavonoid, apigenin, that binds to receptors in the brain known for causing sleep. As mild sedative for nervousness and nightmares, it is especially beneficial for elders and infants who are restless when attempting to sleep.

In a clinical trial, ten cardiac patients were reported to have immediately fallen into a deep sleep after drinking chamomile tea. In another study, researchers wanted to test the effects of chamomile extract on sleep quality in sixty randomly selected elderly patients. The treatment group was required to take 200mg chamomile extract capsules twice a day for 28 consecutive days, while the control group received 200mg wheat flour capsules in the same manner. As a result, the use of chamomile extract significantly improved sleep quality among elderly patients in the treatment group.

 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is important for maintaining healthy sleep. Recent research indicates that Vitamin D influences both sleep quantity and sleep quality. In a study of 3,048 men ages 68 and older, researchers analyzed the sleep patterns and Vitamin D levels among the participants. The researchers have found that Vitamin D deficiency was associated with low Vitamin D blood serum levels, less sleep overall, and more disrupted sleep.

 

Simple Sleep Hygiene Tips

  1. Blocking out light. Our bodies are geared to sleep when it's dark, so you can encourage that rhythm by turning off all the lights in your home.

  2. Turn off the noise. If you live in a city where loud noise is a constant problem, earplugs or a white noise machine may do the trick. Turning off the television and placing the phone on the dresser ( advise not to have it laying by your side in bed) are helpful tips to ensure unnecessary noise doesn't interrupt your sleep.

  3. Make it Cozy and Beautiful. We are more likely want to fall asleep into a deep slumber when our bedrooms appear to be serene and beautiful. Relaxing music, aromatherapy, soft blankets, and pretty colors are an added bonus to a cozy room. Make sure your room is nice and clean and neat to prevent added stress and the urge to want to clean up before bed.

  4. Put away the computer and work materials. The bedroom should be a place of relaxation and rejuvenation. Having the computer and work materials around encourages the need to get last-minute work done that can be completed another time.

  5. Appropriate temperature. The recommended bedroom temperatures should be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit for better sleep. When lying in bed, your body temperature starts to decrease to encourage rest and the temperatures above can help facilitate this. Having a more relaxed room makes it easier for your eyes to shut for the night. 

  6. Cover the clock and cell phone. If you've every laid wide awake in bed, then you may have experienced the agony of staring at Facebook or your clock as morning quickly approaches. The pressure of responding back to Facebook post or watching the minutes go by, when you know how sleepy you will be in the morning, is enough to prevent you from going back to sleep.

  7. Bedtime snacks. L-tryptophan is found in protein-rich foods and an excellent amino acid to help you fall asleep. Recommended bedtime snacks include turkey roll-ups, warm almond milk, toast with nut butter, crackers and cheddar, cereal, mozzarella cheese, nuts, seeds, fruit smoothie, chamomile tea, and oatmeal. Avoid drinking caffeinated drinks or sugary snacks, which can keep you up all night.

  8. Don't forget not to drink tons of water. Drinking tons of fluids before bed, will cause frequent trips to the bathroom and interrupted sleep.

  9. Figure out the root cause of your lack of sleep. Do achy muscles cause you to stay up all night? Were you diagnosed with insomnia or anxiety? Understanding the root cause of your sleeplessness is essential for your primary care physician to give you the appropriate solution.

 

Safety Information

Over-the-counter multivitamins and supplements cannot contain more than 100 mg of potassium because the mineral can cause serious side effects in people with kidney disease and may also interact with certain high blood pressure medications, over-the-counter painkillers, and laxatives.  From the different forms of potassium out in the market, potassium citrate is a highly absorbable form.

Passionflower is generally considered to be safe but should not be used during pregnancy and may interact with medications such as sedatives and antidepressants.

Lemon Balm is on the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) list in the US; no severe side effects have been reported. Lemon balm is contraindicated with hypothyroidism and during pregnancy.

The FDA considers L-theanine as a GRAS (“Generally recognized as safe”) ingredient, and there have been no reports of overdose or side effects of taking L-theanine. L-theanine should not be used during pregnancy.

Some individuals who take calcium supplements might experience gastrointestinal side effects including gas, bloating, constipation, or a combination of these symptoms. Calcium carbonate appears to cause more of these side effects than calcium citrate [40]. Calcium supplements can interact with many different prescription medications, including blood pressure medications, synthetic thyroid hormones, bisphosphonates, antibiotics, and calcium channel blockers.

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These 3 key micronutrients are crucial for your immune & nervous system function, sleep, bone health and more. Most importantly, they can be found in some of your favorite foods, and easily added to your diet. 

 

B vitamins 

Why are they important? 

B vitamins are responsible for increasing your brain power and protecting your heart. B12 helps your body convert food into energy, and you need it to make the insulation that covers your nerves and helps neurons in the brain communicate with one another. B vitamins are crucial for anybody with neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimers. 

 

Where to get them? 

Vegetarians and vegans are often deficient in B vitamins (especially B12) because the highest sources of them are found in animal products such as eggs, cheese, milk, yogurt, fish and red meat. 

Unlike B12, folate and other B vitamins are found in plenty of produce such as spinach, kale, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains. 

 

Magnesium 

Why is it important? 

Magnesium is the key mineral for helping you sleep, ease your pain, and relax your muscles (that's why it's so effective for constipation). 

Where to get it? 

Nuts, seeds, legumes, tofu, high-fiber vegetables & leafy greens, whole grains, dark chocolate, avocados, fatty fish, bananas. 

 

 

 

Vitamin D

Why is it important? 

Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin. It's essential for our bones (allows calcium to be absorbed), immune system and it even protects us from cancer (it's an antioxidant). Studies show a link between vitamin D and brain aging, as well as the development of autoimmune disease such as Crohn's, MS or RA. 

Where to get it? 

Vitamin D is difficult to get from food as most of it is produced as a response to sunlight but there are some foods such as egg yolks, raw dairy, and oily fish such as sardines contain it (plus fortified milks and cereals). 

Getting vitamin D through sun exposure is the easiest way but you can't be slathered with sunscreen (which prevents the absorption) so keep the unprotected sun exposure short, about 15 minutes per day (arms & legs). 

Most people who live in the northern climates are deficient in vitamin D and need to supplement so I highly recommend you to have your blood checked for this vitamin next time you visit your doctor. 

 

What did you think about this post? Do you have any questions? Share your comments or ask your questions by emailing me here.

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Meet Sarah Reilly, Life Coach

 

HU:   What inspires you?

Answer:  People who’ve overcome really rough starts and used what they went through to make the world a better place.

 

HU:  What is your biggest achievement to date (personal or professional)?

Answer:  The work I’ve done with coaching clients, is by far the most important and rewarding thing I’ve experienced. Using NLP techniques to disconnect things that were causing people terrible stress and unhappiness, ‘rewiring’ people so that they can live their dreams and achieve ‘bucket list’ items… it’s just been a thrilling couple of years.

 

HU:  What does a typical day look like for you?

Answer:  Firstly, a cup of tea and some time to wake up properly.  I have a morning routine that sets me up for the day, and then I typically coach between 10 and 5, Monday to Friday. Sometimes I start a little earlier or finish a little later to accommodate international clients that are on difficult timezones. I also do a couple of Saturday sessions for those clients who still work weekdays. All of this fits around my travel schedule which is hectic by most people’s standards: I’ve been without a residence for over 2yrs now.

In the first half of winter I only coach in the afternoon, because I snowboard in the mornings, and in the second half I switch it around to work around freeze-thaws. I find spring-riding conditions slushier and more fun in the afternoon, and because the days are getting longer I want to be around for apres-ski ;)

 

HU:  What is your favorite current project and why?

Answer:  Myself and my management team will be kicking off pre-production for my 2019 group programs and courses that launch in May. I absolutely adore working with them – they’re the most competent professionals you’ll ever find in the tech world, and they’re truly lovely people to boot.

 

HU:  If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be and why?

Answer:  Tony Robbins. I trained through his school and the work he does in the world is just phenomenal.

 

HU:  What are your biggest professional challenges?

Answer:  When I can see what’s possible for someone, but they’re not ready to take the first leap. I fully respect each individual’s ‘divine timing’, but it’s still heartbreaking when someone is operating as though we have unlimited time, or as though they’re not worth the investment.

 

HU:  What’s the most rewarding aspect about your career?

Answer:  The results. People finally living their dreams is the most joyous thing to be a part of.

 

HU:  What is your motto or personal mantra?

Answer:  ‘Fear isn’t a barrier, it’s a compass.’

 

HU:  How do you maintain a healthy work/life balance?

Answer:  I think ‘balance’ is a weak goal. I would always encourage people to pursue something they’re so passionate about that it puts them in flow state. That way ‘working’ is something that empowers and energizes them. Spending 40hrs a week doing something you hate puts tremendous stress on the body. If you need to ‘recover’ from work e.g. with vacations and weekends full of inactivity, you’re in the wrong job.

 

HU:  What is the greatest obstacle you have overcome?

Answer:  CPTSD, and deep, ingrained self-hatred.

 

HU:  What do you hope to share with the HU community?

Answer:  My help. Moving people forward is my obsession. I’m always available for a virtual coffee and to show you what’s possible.

 

HU:  What do you hope to learn/gain from the HU community?

Answer:  Tribe, education and inspiration

Learn more about Sarah Reilly, here.

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Sheryl Glick and Atherton Drenth discuss the merits of intuition and how it can help you to master your ego.

This is a delightful, very informative interview. Please visit Sheryl's website to check it out here: http://www.sherylglick.com/radio_shows/Intuition-and-Psychic-Connections.html

Episode Description:

"In today’s episode, Atherton Drenth guides listeners to master their ego by utilizing innate intuitive abilities that we all possess and which help us achieve inner calm, creating a healthier, more loving reality. She offers practical exercises and easy to use techniques as we move through three main sections of the book: building, protecting, and clearing your energy. We also discover how to determine intuitive type, center and ground our energy. We will explore ways to cut energy cords with any negative influences around us and fill life with greater peace and abundance."

 

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In the morning when I wake up I like to take a moment to focus my mind, ground my energy, and ask Archangel Michael “What one thing do I need to know today?” The answers are brief, succinct and incredibility helpful. Its my little window into the day that I find very helpful. Sometimes however Archangel Michael likes to throw me a little curve ball just to up the ante.

Last week I got a zinger.

After a very long night of fitful sleep I was left with my thoughts spinning in despair about all the chaos in the world and I felt like, ‘what was the point of it all?’ As I laid there looking out the bedroom window at a dull, gray sky I contemplated the day ahead and could feel how heavy my heart was with sadness. The thought of staying all tucked up in a warm, cozy bed was much more enticing. “I could just lie there and watch the world go by from my bedroom window,” I thought.

Then I remembered to ask the question.

At that moment there was a bright, flash of light in my minds eye and I found myself looking at an image of this huge yellow sun sitting on the horizon. The sky shimmered with rich shades of golds, reds, pinks and orange. The earth was etched in deep hues of blues and purples. Archangel Michael asked me, “Atherton, is it a sunrise or a sunset?”

It took my breath away. What? I thought to myself? What kind of a question was that? Is he kidding me? A sunrise or a sunset?

As I contemplated the vivid image of the sun sitting on the horizon in my minds eye the reality of what he was trying to teach me, really started to sink in.

Everyday when we wake up we have a choice on how we want to face the day. We can rise to the occasion and be the sunrise. A person filled with possibility, purpose and determination. Or we can choose to be the sunset and do what we have to do to just get through the day. Survival at best.

Take that message one step further and you get a very profound message for this particular time. Astrologically we are being told that we are again at the apex of huge shifts in consciousness. It is affecting everything and everybody. Things are going to continue to get tricky and intense. We are being asked to show up with our integrity and remember that each and everyone of us is here for a reason, whether we are consciously aware of it or not.

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.”

 Marianne Williamson

Sunrise or a sunset?

You choose.

 

Atherton Drenth is a clairvoyant medical intuitive and the author of Intuitive Dance. Building, Protecting & Clearing Your Energy, (Llewellyn Worldwide) and Following Body Wisdom. Atherton also appears in the documentary, Voyage to Betterment as one of 12 experts along with other internationally renowned physicians, researchers, and pioneers in the fields of consciousness research and spirituality.

www.athertondrenth.com

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Post Natal Depression info. To help.
• Talk to your partner and close friends, make a plan and focus on what will help to make the difference, ensure that you have some practical support. The focus must be on action rather than emotion.
• Contact your community nurse or health visitor, she will be used to seeing this and can give you some help and reassurance
• Take time to relax, learn how to relax using the power of self hypnosis, Read the books, listen to others but relax and trust your instincts
• Meet other Mums even if you feel that they are doing better than you…they will all have had their worries and down days.
• Exercise, even a light walk produces serotonin, natures feel good chemical
• Look at relaxation exercises
• Find a film or something that makes you giggle
• Check out your diet, you will probably need to take some omega 3 and 6, also the baby strips the Mothers zinc supply so taking a zinc supplement can really transform the way you feel. .
• Here are a few other tips too.
o Eat a lot of oily fish, herring, mackerel, sardines, salmon and tuna are all good.
o Eat a lot of raw fruit and vegetables (organic if possible) and seeds. Make up this mixture and use on breakfast cereal and in soups, one tablespoon a day. Make up equal quantities of sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and then three times the amount of flax (linseeds) together in a blender. Grind them until they are granulated and store the mixture in the fridge.
o Drink lots of water especially if you are breast feeding
• If you feel that you need some professional help seek the help of a Hypnotherapst who does short term solution focused therapy
Today's modern world applies so much pressure to be the perfect parent, lover and friend causing millions of new Mums and Dads to feel exhausted and subsequently unhappy. Tolerate the uncertainty of learning how to parent a child in your own way, the confidence and love for a baby isn't immediate for lots of people, but grows with time. They say that our children are our greatest teachers; your baby and you will learn and grow together, just like any other relationship. And as one midwife said to me 'I ain’t seen no baby born with a handbook'.

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When you are trying to lose weight or improve your health and wellness you don't have to say no to everything, including desserts. 

These nutritionists approved desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth without stretching your pants, and most importantly they are packed with whole foods goodness. 

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THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION
Did you know that your thoughts affect your body and in fact your body hears every word that you are saying? So when was the last time you thought about what you were saying to yourself?
Are You :
Sick all the time or more than usual?
Are you unable to lose weight or gain weight?
Are you stressed or even depressed more than you should be?
If you have answered yes to most of these questions, then it is time to start monitoring what internal statements you are saying to yourself.
If you want to make ANY changes to your body then changing your thinking has to come first before any changes can be made. Whenever you do this your sub-conscious mind believes you and takes these thoughts as being reality and makes the changes.
Do you remember the old saying sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me. Well that statement is very untrue. Negative words can hurt you whether they come from someone else or whether they are from yourself it makes no difference, they still hurt.
Every word you say or think to yourself has a meaning that is attached to an emotion or a mental picture and then these are sent out as energy. As you hear, think, or talk to yourself your mind is dealing with and defining the words almost as fast as you can think them.
Your mind believes everything you are thinking to be true, and then the mind reacts with physical responses. Believing these words to be true and the law of attraction will attract more of the same to you.
So the next time you say to yourself, I will never have a slim body like that or I feel sick or I'm depressed then here lies the problem, your mind believes everything you are saying. It is very possible to cause sickness and diseases within your body by using your own thoughts.
It is highly important to eliminate the use of all negative self talk, now. The more you use negative self talk the more your mind makes it a reality to your body.
If you are overweight, start thinking like a thin person and see yourself at the weight you want to be and act like it's easy to stop eating whenever you are full.
If you want to be healthy then start thinking and acting like a healthy person. A healthy person would not be smoking or eating fast foods every day.
Become an actor and play the part of a healthy person or thin person and your mind finds a reason to make the changes for you to become that person. So if you truly want to feel better and change your life and your negative self thoughts to more positive thoughts then here are a few positive thoughts for you to think of every day.
I feel healthy.
I feel great.
I feel relaxed and calm.
I eat to live not life to eat.
I love to walk and exercise.
I'm healthy and full of energy.
I'm happy to be alive and to be me.
Now write down ten very positive affirmations on a card and read them to yourself 6 times a day. First thing in the morning and when you go to bed at night and in-between.
The way you think is the way you live. This is the most basic law of life. What it is you think becomes what you will be tomorrow.
Ron Thompson ACCHT
The Nanaimo Hypnotherapy Center

https://www.nanaimohypnotherapycenter.com  

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Times are shifting like never before. Timelines are collapsing, the veils are thinning and we are becoming more aware and remembering who we are. Our senses are heightening and we are connecting in deeper ways. 

The old ways no longer work and everything is backwards. What always made logical sense no longer makes any sense and what didn't make sense before seems to be the path we are being drawn to now. We are now realizing the old ways no longer work. We are no longer bound to all things traditional or the old belief systems. Time to challenge the old status quo. Time to allow ourselves to trust our own intuitive guidance, pave our own way, look beyond the surface and jump off the band wagon. This is deeper than the new age movements or fads. We are beyond that aesthetic commercialized cookie cutter hippy/spiritual wave we see now on social media and in every yoga studio on every corner (not that there is anything wrong with yoga itself. I love yoga and it's amazing. I hope you understand I'm just making a point). 

I am a Holistic Practitioner myself and there are times it's hard to separate myself from the cluster of new age movements but I serve humanity with the intent that those who are looking deeper and not interested in just another energy worker, sound therapist, intuitive mentor, etc., will find me with the assistance of our great Universe, God, Source, etc..

There is so much more going on behind the surface but most cannot get passed what the see right in front of them in the 3D world of social media, TV, News, etc.. Its an easy distraction from being present and from connecting on deeper levels within. It draws our mind and our eyes outward and we go into auto pilot. We just become zombies going through the motions and continue the repeating patterns of day to day life. We miss out on so much. 

We all do this as we are human but the difference is that some of us are aware of it and can rise above it. We came here to awaken, raise consciousness as we become conscious ourselves. We are here to shatter those old believe systems and old programming that have kept us enslaved for so long. The new paradigm does not permit those old ways. 

The challenge for us all is whether we are willing to shed those old ways and remember who we really are. Are we willing to allow ourselves to question everything we've ever known? Are we willing to shatter our own comfort zone and allow ourselves to fully emerge from our slumber and step into the unknown and clear the way for a new paradigm full of fresh new life? It's a rebirth like we've never known. We weren't born to conform to the old ways or compromise ourselves like generations before us. We came here to break the cycles. We are what we've been waiting for. We are the change. 

This is an exciting time for us. We got this. We are here to make universal history. We are the ascension pioneers. It won't be a perfect or easy process but we can and will move those mountains if this is what we choose to accept for ourselves and for the good of those we serve through our work. Everything weexperience reflects in our work. It's a ripple effect. We make an impact on the collective consciousness as we are all connected. Our frequency/energy is a calling card and has an effect on all we do, all those we connect with. 

I accept the task as I am not here to be like everyone else. I'm not just another energy worker, Reiki Practitioner, Intuitive Guide/Mentor, Intuitive Reader, etc., or what ever titles & labels there are out there. I'm here pave a new way and be the vessel the Universe needs to do what needs to be done. It may make me the outcast or the oddball in a world where everyone likes to wear matching outfits but I'm good with that. wink

Much love to you all and happy 11.11.11!!! laughing

www.quantumlucidity.weebly.com

 

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We’re always continually searching for many ways to transform our lives, but, we often neglect the most vital miracle lifestyle within our control: sleep.

One of the best favors you can do for yourself is to get enough sleep. Sleep helps our body recover from daily activities, enhances memory, promotes better mood,  and brain function. Blissful sleep is rejuvenating, a recharging repose in which about one-third of our lives are spent. When we rest, our bone marrow and lymph nodes produce substances that aid the immune system and much of the body’s repair work is done. Yet for many of us, sleep can be intangible, leaving us exhausted and lacking clarity the next day. As the wise Dalai Lama once said, “Sleep is the best meditation”! There are natural sleep aids and simple to follow habits that will ensure you are getting the best sleep in years!

 

Sleep Natural Aids

 

 

CBD Oil

 

CBD, cannabidiol, is a cannabis compound found naturally in hemp and marijuana plants that have been known to reduce anxiety and insomnia. In a randomized trial, 300 mg of CBD improved anxiety induced by a simulated public speaking event as compared to 5 mg of ipsairone, an antianxiety pharmaceutical drug.

Many small-scale studies have researched the safety of CBD use in adults and found that it is well-tolerated across a wide range of doses. There have been no significant side effects in the central nervous system or effects on vital signs and mood among people who use it either slightly or heavily. Doctors recommend a dose of 10-20mg daily to reduce anxiety symptoms. Doses as high as 300 mg have been used and cause a sedative effect.

 

Calcium Citrate

Calcium helps the brain use the amino acid tryptophan to manufacture the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. Research shows calcium is directly related to the sleep cycle. In one study, published in the European Neurology Journal, researchers found that calcium levels in the body are higher during some of the deepest levels of sleep, such as the rapid eye movement (REM) phase. The study concluded that disturbances in sleep, especially the absence of REM deep sleep or disturbed REM sleep, are related to a calcium deficiency. Restoration to the normal course of sleep was achieved following the normalization of the blood calcium level.

 

Potassium Citrate

Potassium is a critical mineral in the body that helps to relax muscles and nerves and serve as a sleep aid for those who have trouble sleeping through the night. In a study from the University of California San Diego, researchers examined the effects of potassium supplementation on sleep quality. A placebo-controlled study compared one week of potassium supplements to one week of identical placebo capsules. The results were published in the journal “Sleep,” and showed that potassium significantly increased sleep efficiency due to fewer awakenings after falling asleep.

 

Magnesium

Magnesium is well-known for its ability to relieve insomnia. Researchers in one study found that it helps decrease cortisol, known as the “stress hormone” that causes patients to stay up during the night. It also helps muscles relax, promoting a calm “sleepy” feeling and increases GABA to improve mood and encourage sleep

 

L-Theanine

L-theanine is an amino acid that is found in abundance in some teas, especially green. Research shows that L-theanine can improve the quality of sleep, not by acting as a sedative but by lowering anxiety and promoting relaxation. L-theanine increases alpha wave activity in the brain, mimicking brain waves during sleep phases which causes an increase in the production of dopamine, serotonin, and GABA to promote sleep and elevate mood. L-theanine does not cause grogginess or addictive behavior overtime, which is a side effect for most sleep aids.

L-theanine helped improved sleep quality and length of time spent sleeping in a recent study of young males with ADHD. The volunteers reported feeling refreshed after sleep, had fewer nightmares, decreased anxiety, more relaxation at bedtime, and more energy throughout the following day

 

Passionflower

Passionflower is a gentle, relaxing, and safe herb to help encourage sleep. Its sedative effects are helpful to allow individuals to wake up feeling refreshed in the morning, making it a candidate for those who wake up frequently throughout the night. It can be taken in large doses for a long period of time when necessary and has not been associated with acute or chronic toxicity. Unlike prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids, passionflower won’t leave a “groggy” feeling the next morning.

Passionflower is a useful adjunct in managing nervous disorders that affect sleep and is a popular ingredient for general sleep, insomnia, perimenopausal sleep disturbances, depression, and anxiety. A clinical trial evaluated the effects of passionflower tea on sleep quality. For 1 week, volunteers consumed one cup of either passionflower tea or placebo and filled out a sleep diary for 7 days. The data suggested significantly improved sleep quality with passionflower tea compared with placebo.

 

Zinc

Zinc plays an essential role in neurotransmitter function and helps maintain cognition. It is necessary for the metabolism of melatonin, which is a crucial hormone for healthy sleep. A study showed that women and children with higher zinc blood serum levels had better sleep quality than those with low zinc blood serum levels. Another study in infants revealed that zinc supplementation prolonged sleep duration.

 

Hops

Hops are used for inability to sleep or stay asleep (insomnia), anxiety, and other sleep disorders. While hops are generally recognized as safe by the FDA, hops may be more likely to cause side effects when taken in larger quantities.

The appropriate dose of hops depends on several factors such as the patient’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time, there’s not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for hops.

 

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is used for digestive problems, especially if due to nervousness. It has been shown to reduce colic, sleeplessness and anxiety and is the preferred ingredient in various anti-anxiety formulations. One study showed that a lemon balm extract by itself reduced anxiety-associated symptoms and anxiety manifestations in patients with anxiety disorders and reduced insomnia by 42% in patients with sleep disorders. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study, a single dose of lemon balm extract (600mg) increased alertness and calmness in adults during a stress test.

 

Chamomile

Chamomile preparations have been used to treat insomnia. The sedative effects of chamomile are due to the flavonoid, apigenin, that binds to receptors in the brain known for causing sleep. As mild sedative for nervousness and nightmares, it is especially beneficial for elders and infants who are restless when attempting to sleep.

In a clinical trial, ten cardiac patients were reported to have immediately fallen into a deep sleep after drinking chamomile tea. In another study, researchers wanted to test the effects of chamomile extract on sleep quality in sixty randomly selected elderly patients. The treatment group was required to take 200mg chamomile extract capsules twice a day for 28 consecutive days, while the control group received 200mg wheat flour capsules in the same manner. As a result, the use of chamomile extract significantly improved sleep quality among elderly patients in the treatment group.

 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is important for maintaining healthy sleep. Recent research indicates that Vitamin D influences both sleep quantity and sleep quality. In a study of 3,048 men ages 68 and older, researchers analyzed the sleep patterns and Vitamin D levels among the participants. The researchers have found that Vitamin D deficiency was associated with low Vitamin D blood serum levels, less sleep overall, and more disrupted sleep.

 

Simple Sleep Hygiene Tips

  1. Blocking out light. Our bodies are geared to sleep when it's dark, so you can encourage that rhythm by turning off all the lights in your home.

  2. Turn off the noise. If you live in a city where loud noise is a constant problem, earplugs or a white noise machine may do the trick. Turning off the television and placing the phone on the dresser ( advise not to have it laying by your side in bed) are helpful tips to ensure unnecessary noise doesn't interrupt your sleep.

  3. Make it Cozy and Beautiful. We are more likely want to fall asleep into a deep slumber when our bedrooms appear to be serene and beautiful. Relaxing music, aromatherapy, soft blankets, and pretty colors are an added bonus to a cozy room. Make sure your room is nice and clean and neat to prevent added stress and the urge to want to clean up before bed.

  4. Put away the computer and work materials. The bedroom should be a place of relaxation and rejuvenation. Having the computer and work materials around encourages the need to get last-minute work done that can be completed another time.

  5. Appropriate temperature. The recommended bedroom temperatures should be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit for better sleep. When lying in bed, your body temperature starts to decrease to encourage rest and the temperatures above can help facilitate this. Having a more relaxed room makes it easier for your eyes to shut for the night. 

  6. Cover the clock and cell phone. If you've every laid wide awake in bed, then you may have experienced the agony of staring at Facebook or your clock as morning quickly approaches. The pressure of responding back to Facebook post or watching the minutes go by, when you know how sleepy you will be in the morning, is enough to prevent you from going back to sleep.

  7. Bedtime snacks. L-tryptophan is found in protein-rich foods and an excellent amino acid to help you fall asleep. Recommended bedtime snacks include turkey roll-ups, warm almond milk, toast with nut butter, crackers and cheddar, cereal, mozzarella cheese, nuts, seeds, fruit smoothie, chamomile tea, and oatmeal. Avoid drinking caffeinated drinks or sugary snacks, which can keep you up all night.

  8. Don't forget not to drink tons of water. Drinking tons of fluids before bed, will cause frequent trips to the bathroom and interrupted sleep.

  9. Figure out the root cause of your lack of sleep. Do achy muscles cause you to stay up all night? Were you diagnosed with insomnia or anxiety? Understanding the root cause of your sleeplessness is essential for your primary care physician to give you the appropriate solution.

 

Safety Information

Over-the-counter multivitamins and supplements cannot contain more than 100 mg of potassium because the mineral can cause serious side effects in people with kidney disease and may also interact with certain high blood pressure medications, over-the-counter painkillers, and laxatives.  From the different forms of potassium out in the market, potassium citrate is a highly absorbable form.

Passionflower is generally considered to be safe but should not be used during pregnancy and may interact with medications such as sedatives and antidepressants.

Lemon Balm is on the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) list in the US; no severe side effects have been reported. Lemon balm is contraindicated with hypothyroidism and during pregnancy.

The FDA considers L-theanine as a GRAS (“Generally recognized as safe”) ingredient, and there have been no reports of overdose or side effects of taking L-theanine. L-theanine should not be used during pregnancy.

Some individuals who take calcium supplements might experience gastrointestinal side effects including gas, bloating, constipation, or a combination of these symptoms. Calcium carbonate appears to cause more of these side effects than calcium citrate [40]. Calcium supplements can interact with many different prescription medications, including blood pressure medications, synthetic thyroid hormones, bisphosphonates, antibiotics, and calcium channel blockers.

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These 3 key micronutrients are crucial for your immune & nervous system function, sleep, bone health and more. Most importantly, they can be found in some of your favorite foods, and easily added to your diet. 

 

B vitamins 

Why are they important? 

B vitamins are responsible for increasing your brain power and protecting your heart. B12 helps your body convert food into energy, and you need it to make the insulation that covers your nerves and helps neurons in the brain communicate with one another. B vitamins are crucial for anybody with neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimers. 

 

Where to get them? 

Vegetarians and vegans are often deficient in B vitamins (especially B12) because the highest sources of them are found in animal products such as eggs, cheese, milk, yogurt, fish and red meat. 

Unlike B12, folate and other B vitamins are found in plenty of produce such as spinach, kale, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains. 

 

Magnesium 

Why is it important? 

Magnesium is the key mineral for helping you sleep, ease your pain, and relax your muscles (that's why it's so effective for constipation). 

Where to get it? 

Nuts, seeds, legumes, tofu, high-fiber vegetables & leafy greens, whole grains, dark chocolate, avocados, fatty fish, bananas. 

 

 

 

Vitamin D

Why is it important? 

Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin. It's essential for our bones (allows calcium to be absorbed), immune system and it even protects us from cancer (it's an antioxidant). Studies show a link between vitamin D and brain aging, as well as the development of autoimmune disease such as Crohn's, MS or RA. 

Where to get it? 

Vitamin D is difficult to get from food as most of it is produced as a response to sunlight but there are some foods such as egg yolks, raw dairy, and oily fish such as sardines contain it (plus fortified milks and cereals). 

Getting vitamin D through sun exposure is the easiest way but you can't be slathered with sunscreen (which prevents the absorption) so keep the unprotected sun exposure short, about 15 minutes per day (arms & legs). 

Most people who live in the northern climates are deficient in vitamin D and need to supplement so I highly recommend you to have your blood checked for this vitamin next time you visit your doctor. 

 

What did you think about this post? Do you have any questions? Share your comments or ask your questions by emailing me here.

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Meet Sarah Reilly, Life Coach

 

HU:   What inspires you?

Answer:  People who’ve overcome really rough starts and used what they went through to make the world a better place.

 

HU:  What is your biggest achievement to date (personal or professional)?

Answer:  The work I’ve done with coaching clients, is by far the most important and rewarding thing I’ve experienced. Using NLP techniques to disconnect things that were causing people terrible stress and unhappiness, ‘rewiring’ people so that they can live their dreams and achieve ‘bucket list’ items… it’s just been a thrilling couple of years.

 

HU:  What does a typical day look like for you?

Answer:  Firstly, a cup of tea and some time to wake up properly.  I have a morning routine that sets me up for the day, and then I typically coach between 10 and 5, Monday to Friday. Sometimes I start a little earlier or finish a little later to accommodate international clients that are on difficult timezones. I also do a couple of Saturday sessions for those clients who still work weekdays. All of this fits around my travel schedule which is hectic by most people’s standards: I’ve been without a residence for over 2yrs now.

In the first half of winter I only coach in the afternoon, because I snowboard in the mornings, and in the second half I switch it around to work around freeze-thaws. I find spring-riding conditions slushier and more fun in the afternoon, and because the days are getting longer I want to be around for apres-ski ;)

 

HU:  What is your favorite current project and why?

Answer:  Myself and my management team will be kicking off pre-production for my 2019 group programs and courses that launch in May. I absolutely adore working with them – they’re the most competent professionals you’ll ever find in the tech world, and they’re truly lovely people to boot.

 

HU:  If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be and why?

Answer:  Tony Robbins. I trained through his school and the work he does in the world is just phenomenal.

 

HU:  What are your biggest professional challenges?

Answer:  When I can see what’s possible for someone, but they’re not ready to take the first leap. I fully respect each individual’s ‘divine timing’, but it’s still heartbreaking when someone is operating as though we have unlimited time, or as though they’re not worth the investment.

 

HU:  What’s the most rewarding aspect about your career?

Answer:  The results. People finally living their dreams is the most joyous thing to be a part of.

 

HU:  What is your motto or personal mantra?

Answer:  ‘Fear isn’t a barrier, it’s a compass.’

 

HU:  How do you maintain a healthy work/life balance?

Answer:  I think ‘balance’ is a weak goal. I would always encourage people to pursue something they’re so passionate about that it puts them in flow state. That way ‘working’ is something that empowers and energizes them. Spending 40hrs a week doing something you hate puts tremendous stress on the body. If you need to ‘recover’ from work e.g. with vacations and weekends full of inactivity, you’re in the wrong job.

 

HU:  What is the greatest obstacle you have overcome?

Answer:  CPTSD, and deep, ingrained self-hatred.

 

HU:  What do you hope to share with the HU community?

Answer:  My help. Moving people forward is my obsession. I’m always available for a virtual coffee and to show you what’s possible.

 

HU:  What do you hope to learn/gain from the HU community?

Answer:  Tribe, education and inspiration

Learn more about Sarah Reilly, here.

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Sheryl Glick and Atherton Drenth discuss the merits of intuition and how it can help you to master your ego.

This is a delightful, very informative interview. Please visit Sheryl's website to check it out here: http://www.sherylglick.com/radio_shows/Intuition-and-Psychic-Connections.html

Episode Description:

"In today’s episode, Atherton Drenth guides listeners to master their ego by utilizing innate intuitive abilities that we all possess and which help us achieve inner calm, creating a healthier, more loving reality. She offers practical exercises and easy to use techniques as we move through three main sections of the book: building, protecting, and clearing your energy. We also discover how to determine intuitive type, center and ground our energy. We will explore ways to cut energy cords with any negative influences around us and fill life with greater peace and abundance."

 

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In the morning when I wake up I like to take a moment to focus my mind, ground my energy, and ask Archangel Michael “What one thing do I need to know today?” The answers are brief, succinct and incredibility helpful. Its my little window into the day that I find very helpful. Sometimes however Archangel Michael likes to throw me a little curve ball just to up the ante.

Last week I got a zinger.

After a very long night of fitful sleep I was left with my thoughts spinning in despair about all the chaos in the world and I felt like, ‘what was the point of it all?’ As I laid there looking out the bedroom window at a dull, gray sky I contemplated the day ahead and could feel how heavy my heart was with sadness. The thought of staying all tucked up in a warm, cozy bed was much more enticing. “I could just lie there and watch the world go by from my bedroom window,” I thought.

Then I remembered to ask the question.

At that moment there was a bright, flash of light in my minds eye and I found myself looking at an image of this huge yellow sun sitting on the horizon. The sky shimmered with rich shades of golds, reds, pinks and orange. The earth was etched in deep hues of blues and purples. Archangel Michael asked me, “Atherton, is it a sunrise or a sunset?”

It took my breath away. What? I thought to myself? What kind of a question was that? Is he kidding me? A sunrise or a sunset?

As I contemplated the vivid image of the sun sitting on the horizon in my minds eye the reality of what he was trying to teach me, really started to sink in.

Everyday when we wake up we have a choice on how we want to face the day. We can rise to the occasion and be the sunrise. A person filled with possibility, purpose and determination. Or we can choose to be the sunset and do what we have to do to just get through the day. Survival at best.

Take that message one step further and you get a very profound message for this particular time. Astrologically we are being told that we are again at the apex of huge shifts in consciousness. It is affecting everything and everybody. Things are going to continue to get tricky and intense. We are being asked to show up with our integrity and remember that each and everyone of us is here for a reason, whether we are consciously aware of it or not.

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.”

 Marianne Williamson

Sunrise or a sunset?

You choose.

 

Atherton Drenth is a clairvoyant medical intuitive and the author of Intuitive Dance. Building, Protecting & Clearing Your Energy, (Llewellyn Worldwide) and Following Body Wisdom. Atherton also appears in the documentary, Voyage to Betterment as one of 12 experts along with other internationally renowned physicians, researchers, and pioneers in the fields of consciousness research and spirituality.

www.athertondrenth.com

www.paradigmcentre.com

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Post Natal Depression info. To help.
• Talk to your partner and close friends, make a plan and focus on what will help to make the difference, ensure that you have some practical support. The focus must be on action rather than emotion.
• Contact your community nurse or health visitor, she will be used to seeing this and can give you some help and reassurance
• Take time to relax, learn how to relax using the power of self hypnosis, Read the books, listen to others but relax and trust your instincts
• Meet other Mums even if you feel that they are doing better than you…they will all have had their worries and down days.
• Exercise, even a light walk produces serotonin, natures feel good chemical
• Look at relaxation exercises
• Find a film or something that makes you giggle
• Check out your diet, you will probably need to take some omega 3 and 6, also the baby strips the Mothers zinc supply so taking a zinc supplement can really transform the way you feel. .
• Here are a few other tips too.
o Eat a lot of oily fish, herring, mackerel, sardines, salmon and tuna are all good.
o Eat a lot of raw fruit and vegetables (organic if possible) and seeds. Make up this mixture and use on breakfast cereal and in soups, one tablespoon a day. Make up equal quantities of sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and then three times the amount of flax (linseeds) together in a blender. Grind them until they are granulated and store the mixture in the fridge.
o Drink lots of water especially if you are breast feeding
• If you feel that you need some professional help seek the help of a Hypnotherapst who does short term solution focused therapy
Today's modern world applies so much pressure to be the perfect parent, lover and friend causing millions of new Mums and Dads to feel exhausted and subsequently unhappy. Tolerate the uncertainty of learning how to parent a child in your own way, the confidence and love for a baby isn't immediate for lots of people, but grows with time. They say that our children are our greatest teachers; your baby and you will learn and grow together, just like any other relationship. And as one midwife said to me 'I ain’t seen no baby born with a handbook'.

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