Renee Ford

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Clinical Nutritionist and Brain Injury Therapist. 

HU Community Manager.  

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RENÉE FORD, CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST AND EDUCATOR, TAKES AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NUTRITION, VIRAL INFECTION, AND PERSONAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT. 

Extensive clinical experience has fostered in her a precision and accuracy for prescribing appropriate nutraceutical supplementation and custom tailored nutritional programs, particularly for individuals requiring exceptional diets due to high- stress daily exposure , such as those in emergency response, professional athletes, physical labourers’ and business owners. 

Renée has over 17 years of hands-on experience in her field. Empowering individuals with customized health education, compassion and devoted care, Renée navigates the holistic health  industry with untarnished professionalism.  She carries an exemplary record for helping individuals overcome the limitations of chronic inflammation and disease and is trained  in sports nutrition, performance, brain function and cognition, with a specialty in orthomolecular medicine. 

WHY?

Vitamin C is essential for immune function. It nourishes and activates white blood cells.   White blood cells kill viral and bacterial invaders.  Virus growth is inhibited with the presence of Vitamin C; it helps in cellular clean up of toxic bi-products and oxidative damage. Inside the cell, vitamin C protects against the damage caused by its own infection-fighting compounds. It is an important factor in wound healing, bile and hormone production, detoxification and nutrient absorption.  

We human beings lack the ability to manufacture vitamin C. We obtain this essential vitamin from our diets alone.  Animal studies have demonstrated that our immune systems require a 600% increase of Vitamin C during times of intense psychological or physical stress. Vitamins C’s infection fighting action is perhaps its most impressive property.

Mushrooms contain a full spectrum of constituents: 55% polysaccharides, 5% fatty acid’s, 6% protein, enzymes, antioxidants and prebiotic’s to promote respiratory, digestive, circulatory, cellular, Lymphatic and systemic functions essential to immune health. Mushrooms richly support the body in adaption to physical, mental and environmental stress.

Probiotics are essential in repopulating the intestinal wall with healthy microflora. The immune system is highly dependent on healthy intestinal microflora (good bacteria)

Cod Liver Oil contains high concentrations of Vitamins A and D; essential to the health of mucosal linings in the sinuses and throat. This oil is important for brain, skin/immune and cardiac health. The Essential fats found in COD liver oil reduce inflammation, mobilize visceral fat (that which builds up around organs), lowers bad cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar and protects against cellular breakdown.

Click here to learn more.

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's article.
Something very important to remember:
'This too shall pass.'
 
Often, when we are in the midst of something upsetting or wildly outside our norm or just plain difficult... Our brain can get stuck on 'survival' mode.
The main reason this doesn't serve you, is that as per above, this IS going to pass, and if you spent the whole time battling an anxiety response, where and HOW will you be at the end of it?
 
At some point, we WILL come out the other side of this current crisis, and things will return to (a somewhat different) 'normal'.
 
Sinking into the panic right now is not akin to 'being safe' or 'preparing' or 'being realistic'. Panicking is just panicking. It's a fruitless freak-out that makes you feel like you're 'doing' because you're very busy going around in circles, but you're really just flooding yourself with cortisol, which will feck up your sleep quality and assist you in gaining weight.
 
So let's get to the 'recommendation' and 'helpful solution' part ?
 
You have been given the gifts of time and a break in your routine. You have been forcibly removed from the 'life' that was slipping by in a haze of hamster-wheel, and been pushed into the abyss of 'don't know what to do', which opens the doors to the truth: that you can do, be and have... ANYTHING.
 
Pain is not meant to make us suffer: it's designed to facilitate change. As survival-oriented creatures that naturally seek safety via familiarity, we do not move unless we are sufficiently uncomfortable.
 
IS THIS UNCOMFORTABLE ENOUGH FOR YOU?
 
Good.
 
So... Now that you've been unceremoniously shunted out of your old BS... What new stuff do you want to be into / creating / moving towards / learning / doing when the lockdown ends and the world is open to you again?
 
If your answer is 'not the same old crap', then I HIGHLY recommend taking this time to get the old programming that caused that stuff out into the light, and updated with the coding you need to live all your dreams.
 
You used to say you didn't have time, now you have tons.
You said you were too busy with work.. now many of you have none.
You said your current situation was too 'safe' to risk, well now it's gone. Guess it wasn't so 'safe' after all.
 
You (energetically) communicated that you wanted change, but weren't prepared to shift without a monumental boot in the a55.
Let's all give Covid-19 a standing ovation for the size of that boot.
 
Are you going to come out of lockdown stronger, healthier, and with a monumental vision and all the tools to achieve it?
Or are you coming out exhausted, lethargic and anxious?
 
If you would prefer the first one, you can apply for my 'deprogramming special' via the Work With Me page at sarahreillycoaching.com
 
 
See you soon ?
 
 
 
 

 

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Did you know that to be considered alive, a food must be consumed within a short period of time after it is picked.

This means that fruits and vegetables from far away countries, having travelled for days or even weeks and which are on the shelves of our supermarkets, are not so nourishing for our cells.

You therefore need to eat much more than 10 per day in order to avoid nutritional deficiencies.

This is why high quality supplementation exists and must be consumed every day. Because it is fair, calculated, free of GMOs, pesticides, herbicides, etc., and supplements your diet in a safe way.

Keep shining

****** French version

Savez-vous que pour être considéré vivant, un aliment doit être consommé dans un court délai après sa cueillette.

Ce qui fait que les fruits et légumes en provenance de pays lointains, ayant voyagé plusieurs jours, voire semaines et qui sont sur les tablettes de nos supermarchés, ne sont pas tellement nourrissants pour nos cellules.

Vous avez donc besoin d'en manger beaucoup plus de 10 par jours afin de ne pas être en carence nutritionnelle.

Voilà pourquoi la supplémentation de haute qualité existe et doit être consommée à tous les jours. Parce qu'elle est juste, calculée, sans OGM, pesticide, herbicide, etc., et complète votre alimentation de façon sécuritaire.

Bonne santé

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Healthy Isn't A Goal.  It's A Way Of Living!

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Renee Ford
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Renee Ford
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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
Have you ever gone over an issue with your coach or therapist, only to have the pain or the pattern resurface later on from a different trigger?
 
How did you feel?
 
If you were anything like most people I talk to, you felt frustrated and disappointed.
Frustrated because you thought you had 'dealt with that already' and disappointed because you now realize it hasn't actually been eradicated.
 
Today I want to give you some clarity on this.
 
I've heard many clients say that they were advised that the deep work to uncover the pattern was 'the hardest part'.
This is meant in the moment to encourage and reassure them, but all it really does is confuse 'the work' with what I call 'the theatrics' of coaching 😉
 
The initial breakthrough is an event, for sure. It's amazing to be able to see your whole life as one big and nuanced, clear and predictable response. It feels euphoric to suddenly realize that the world is (and has always been) responding to your commands and that everything you want to have, be and do is now possible and available. 
 
BUT... that's not actually 'the work'. 
 
The door is now open, but you haven't yet walked through it. 
 
Neural repatterning requires that you make different choices throughout your day. 
The only way to make real change is to create and cement new neural pathways, and that's done by coming off autopilot and choosing in alignment with the new identity and the desired outcome.
 
And that takes support. Because it can be difficult, uncomfortable, and occasionally scary in the moment.
 
 
The breakthrough isn't the work - the breakthrough is the key that opens the door to your work.
 
 
So if you did a couple of sessions with a coach that one time, and you felt like you got amazing clarity but didn't stay with the longer term accountability and support required to actually cement the changes, I want you to put 2 and 2 together on this right now...
 
The value is not in the moment of clarity... the value is in what you do with it, now that you're able to make conscious choices rather than being run by the subconscious programs...
 
(Incidentally, this is why coaches don't work by session - we work by package. Because the breakthrough is the first part, but the support through the repatterning process is the kicker.)
 
SO..
If the pattern is coming up for you, that means that the original neural pathway is still active.
If it's still active, still the default setting, then 2 things aren't complete yet:
  1. the new pathway hasn't been created / cemented.
  2. the old pathway is still being used, and therefore hasn't pruned apart. 
Achieving that requires conscious, consistent, committed decisions in the direction of your dreams. 
 
And that can't be done on your own. That needs support, oversight, strategy, accountability, and a container that ensures you never let it fall by the wayside.
 
If you're ready for that...
Let's talk. 
S'what I do 😎
 
Forever in your corner,
Sarah xo
Renee Ford
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I’ve spent almost 20 years helping my clients live the happy, healthy life they deserve. I’ve also done a lot of work to live the happy, healthy life I wanted for myself.

My wake up call involved, what felt like, a total collapse of my life. Fear and worry had taken control. I was paralyzed to take action and my health suffered immensely. Prioritizing self-care, and finding compassion for myself helped me regain ME. I’m feeling the best I’ve ever felt and I’m taking on more then every before!

 

My Story

Like most women, I’ve struggled with body image and my relationship with food since childhood. I grew up with fears about getting fat, not achieving enough, and not being good enough in general.

Fears and worry took their toll on all areas of my life. I always thought of myself as generally healthy and strong, but really my health was up and down. I had been living with significant inflammatory conditions like eczema, thyroid disease, and IBS since elementary school.

On top of rash prone, angry skin, I struggled with poor digestion—stomach pain, bloating, and urgent needs for the bathroom were almost a daily occurrence. It never occurred to me that these were all symptoms of a greater problem.

Implementing my own knowledge, prioritizing self-care, and finding compassion for myself helped me regain my best self. Foods helped to heal, nourish, and actually increase my self worth. Changing my diet and my relationship with food made a significant difference in the way I felt about myself, and improved my skin and my digestion.

I’ve learned that there are healthy ways to deal with life’s ups and downs. It is possible to live authentically. It all starts with self-care and taking the time to show yourself loving kindness.

It took methodic steps—they might have been small, but they were steps nevertheless. It took me zoning in and committing to myself. It also meant facing fear. Bit by bit it all started to come together. Using strategies like whole foods, exercise, mindfulness and bioenergetics. It took the choice to live fully and to challenge myself, even when I felt discomfort. Slowly, I was able to love and accept myself. What everyone else saw in me, I began to see. 

I’ve reconnected to my authentic self, I’ve implemented powerful tools for dealing with fear, and I feel healthy and strong. I’ve carved a new path for my life. I am embracing change. I still feel scared at times—that is part of life and living—but I am more certain and confident. I feel resilient. I feel joy.

When you show loving kindness to yourself, it’s so much easier to show love and kindness to others. Everyone in your world will be impacted. Know that through the power of intention you have the capacity to evoke powerful change. When you impact others in a positive way, it spirals right back.

Click here to learn more.

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What's your favorite tea?

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
Hey loves!
 
I'm here this week with a little revelation that's been landing well with my 1-1 clients of late, and that is why your daily affirmations may not be working as fast or as accurately (or at all..) as you'd like...
 
As much as I love context, analogy and long-winded storytelling, this issue is pretty frustrating for people so I'm just going to get to the point: Your subconscious works harder than you.
 
Your childhood programming is like your 'default setting'. It's the autopilot your system runs on 24hrs a day.. so if your default settings look anything like this:
 
-life is hard
-money is scarce
-you have to trade hours for money
-making more money means less time with family
-there's no space for me
-my needs aren't important
-something always goes wrong
 
...then taking a few minutes a day to repeat new beliefs (verbally, mentally or written) is barely going to make a dent.
 
95% of your day is handled by the subconscious. Therefore, interrupting your autopilot settings (and their associated scripts) will be vastly more effective than regular (but comparatively small) affirmation-interludes.
 
To clarify:  
It's your 10mins of affirmations, against your subconscious working to your old programming for the other 23hrs and 50mins a day.
No competition. Total knockout.
 
Box, Boxing Match, Kangaroo, Boxing Gloves, Sport
 
 
The subconscious mind is always working to make sure your world confirms to your stories, by deleting, distorting and generalizing the data you receive from the environment. If you want 'evidence of your new beliefs' to show up... you have to commit to the belief FIRST.. so that the brain will let the evidence past your filters.
 
E.g. if you want to see proof that you're financially safe and supported, you have to believe it first.
 
Now, some of you might think that's hard. But it's not actually hard, it just requires a committed decision and a little determination. 
If you'd like more info on this, simply download my free pdf on how to change beliefs from the resources page on my website.
 
So...
 
I said above that a better option would be to interrupt your autopilot settings as they happen, so that your subconscious doesn't have such a massive lead.
 
Here's how:
 
  1. Recognize your more 'unpleasant' emotions as an indicator that you have an out-of-control narrative going on in your head. Ask yourself: 'What am I making this mean?' to find the story you're telling, and choose another. Pick something that helps you connect with an emotion that supports you and gets you into alignment with the life you want.
  2. C​heck in with yourself throughout the day. Ask yourself how you're feeling, and if you need anything. Be a good caretaker and get yourself what you need so that your system learns to trust you. A nervous system working from the idea that 'I don't get my needs met' will always be some level of anxious or upset. Meet the needs = relieve the panic.
  3. Keep a note of how you're meeting your needs, and seek to upgrade your methods over time. Small, incremental progress is perfectly fine. An example of an upgrade would be: If you currently deal with work stress by taking yourself to starbucks for a super venti mocha chocha vodka valium vanilla frappe with extra whip and four kinds of sprinkles... consider walking a little further to a different cafe so that you get more breathing, moving and sunshine time, and order something a little less inflammatory each day... 😉 
  4. Consciously take on the idea that your autopilot settings (anger, fear, rejection, sugar...) are a PATTERN, they are not an IDENTITY. What I mean by that is to stop hiding behind identity-statements like 'I have money issues', 'I am scared to leave my job', 'I have no luck with men' and get familiar with the truth, which may be that you've decided not to stress about money, because the stress patterns didn't create more income. You've decided to re-examine your old beliefs about jobs being the 'safe' option, and you've decided to focus on raising your standards for a partner so that you can feel excited about dating again. 
  5. Get help. A coach is there to see the aspects of your programming that are in your psychological blindspots. Invest in catching them NOW, so that they don't keep derailing your amazing dreams for the future! 
I hope that was helpful, as always I love to hear what you thought so drop a comment or question anytime. 
 
Forever in your corner,
Sarah xo
Renee Ford
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RENÉE FORD, CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST AND EDUCATOR, TAKES AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NUTRITION, VIRAL INFECTION, AND PERSONAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT. 

Extensive clinical experience has fostered in her a precision and accuracy for prescribing appropriate nutraceutical supplementation and custom tailored nutritional programs, particularly for individuals requiring exceptional diets due to high- stress daily exposure , such as those in emergency response, professional athletes, physical labourers’ and business owners. 

Renée has over 17 years of hands-on experience in her field. Empowering individuals with customized health education, compassion and devoted care, Renée navigates the holistic health  industry with untarnished professionalism.  She carries an exemplary record for helping individuals overcome the limitations of chronic inflammation and disease and is trained  in sports nutrition, performance, brain function and cognition, with a specialty in orthomolecular medicine. 

WHY?

Vitamin C is essential for immune function. It nourishes and activates white blood cells.   White blood cells kill viral and bacterial invaders.  Virus growth is inhibited with the presence of Vitamin C; it helps in cellular clean up of toxic bi-products and oxidative damage. Inside the cell, vitamin C protects against the damage caused by its own infection-fighting compounds. It is an important factor in wound healing, bile and hormone production, detoxification and nutrient absorption.  

We human beings lack the ability to manufacture vitamin C. We obtain this essential vitamin from our diets alone.  Animal studies have demonstrated that our immune systems require a 600% increase of Vitamin C during times of intense psychological or physical stress. Vitamins C’s infection fighting action is perhaps its most impressive property.

Mushrooms contain a full spectrum of constituents: 55% polysaccharides, 5% fatty acid’s, 6% protein, enzymes, antioxidants and prebiotic’s to promote respiratory, digestive, circulatory, cellular, Lymphatic and systemic functions essential to immune health. Mushrooms richly support the body in adaption to physical, mental and environmental stress.

Probiotics are essential in repopulating the intestinal wall with healthy microflora. The immune system is highly dependent on healthy intestinal microflora (good bacteria)

Cod Liver Oil contains high concentrations of Vitamins A and D; essential to the health of mucosal linings in the sinuses and throat. This oil is important for brain, skin/immune and cardiac health. The Essential fats found in COD liver oil reduce inflammation, mobilize visceral fat (that which builds up around organs), lowers bad cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar and protects against cellular breakdown.

Click here to learn more.

Renee Ford
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Promoted
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Reposted Sarah Reilly's article.
Something very important to remember:
'This too shall pass.'
 
Often, when we are in the midst of something upsetting or wildly outside our norm or just plain difficult... Our brain can get stuck on 'survival' mode.
The main reason this doesn't serve you, is that as per above, this IS going to pass, and if you spent the whole time battling an anxiety response, where and HOW will you be at the end of it?
 
At some point, we WILL come out the other side of this current crisis, and things will return to (a somewhat different) 'normal'.
 
Sinking into the panic right now is not akin to 'being safe' or 'preparing' or 'being realistic'. Panicking is just panicking. It's a fruitless freak-out that makes you feel like you're 'doing' because you're very busy going around in circles, but you're really just flooding yourself with cortisol, which will feck up your sleep quality and assist you in gaining weight.
 
So let's get to the 'recommendation' and 'helpful solution' part ?
 
You have been given the gifts of time and a break in your routine. You have been forcibly removed from the 'life' that was slipping by in a haze of hamster-wheel, and been pushed into the abyss of 'don't know what to do', which opens the doors to the truth: that you can do, be and have... ANYTHING.
 
Pain is not meant to make us suffer: it's designed to facilitate change. As survival-oriented creatures that naturally seek safety via familiarity, we do not move unless we are sufficiently uncomfortable.
 
IS THIS UNCOMFORTABLE ENOUGH FOR YOU?
 
Good.
 
So... Now that you've been unceremoniously shunted out of your old BS... What new stuff do you want to be into / creating / moving towards / learning / doing when the lockdown ends and the world is open to you again?
 
If your answer is 'not the same old crap', then I HIGHLY recommend taking this time to get the old programming that caused that stuff out into the light, and updated with the coding you need to live all your dreams.
 
You used to say you didn't have time, now you have tons.
You said you were too busy with work.. now many of you have none.
You said your current situation was too 'safe' to risk, well now it's gone. Guess it wasn't so 'safe' after all.
 
You (energetically) communicated that you wanted change, but weren't prepared to shift without a monumental boot in the a55.
Let's all give Covid-19 a standing ovation for the size of that boot.
 
Are you going to come out of lockdown stronger, healthier, and with a monumental vision and all the tools to achieve it?
Or are you coming out exhausted, lethargic and anxious?
 
If you would prefer the first one, you can apply for my 'deprogramming special' via the Work With Me page at sarahreillycoaching.com
 
 
See you soon ?
 
 
 
 

 

Renee Ford
 added a post 

Did you know that to be considered alive, a food must be consumed within a short period of time after it is picked.

This means that fruits and vegetables from far away countries, having travelled for days or even weeks and which are on the shelves of our supermarkets, are not so nourishing for our cells.

You therefore need to eat much more than 10 per day in order to avoid nutritional deficiencies.

This is why high quality supplementation exists and must be consumed every day. Because it is fair, calculated, free of GMOs, pesticides, herbicides, etc., and supplements your diet in a safe way.

Keep shining

****** French version

Savez-vous que pour être considéré vivant, un aliment doit être consommé dans un court délai après sa cueillette.

Ce qui fait que les fruits et légumes en provenance de pays lointains, ayant voyagé plusieurs jours, voire semaines et qui sont sur les tablettes de nos supermarchés, ne sont pas tellement nourrissants pour nos cellules.

Vous avez donc besoin d'en manger beaucoup plus de 10 par jours afin de ne pas être en carence nutritionnelle.

Voilà pourquoi la supplémentation de haute qualité existe et doit être consommée à tous les jours. Parce qu'elle est juste, calculée, sans OGM, pesticide, herbicide, etc., et complète votre alimentation de façon sécuritaire.

Bonne santé

Renee Ford
 added a post 
Renee Ford
 added article 

Healthy Isn't A Goal.  It's A Way Of Living!

7jjungiusrf4wpqvebjy258ypgbfvgvg.png

Renee Ford
 added article 
Renee Ford
 added a post 
Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
Have you ever gone over an issue with your coach or therapist, only to have the pain or the pattern resurface later on from a different trigger?
 
How did you feel?
 
If you were anything like most people I talk to, you felt frustrated and disappointed.
Frustrated because you thought you had 'dealt with that already' and disappointed because you now realize it hasn't actually been eradicated.
 
Today I want to give you some clarity on this.
 
I've heard many clients say that they were advised that the deep work to uncover the pattern was 'the hardest part'.
This is meant in the moment to encourage and reassure them, but all it really does is confuse 'the work' with what I call 'the theatrics' of coaching 😉
 
The initial breakthrough is an event, for sure. It's amazing to be able to see your whole life as one big and nuanced, clear and predictable response. It feels euphoric to suddenly realize that the world is (and has always been) responding to your commands and that everything you want to have, be and do is now possible and available. 
 
BUT... that's not actually 'the work'. 
 
The door is now open, but you haven't yet walked through it. 
 
Neural repatterning requires that you make different choices throughout your day. 
The only way to make real change is to create and cement new neural pathways, and that's done by coming off autopilot and choosing in alignment with the new identity and the desired outcome.
 
And that takes support. Because it can be difficult, uncomfortable, and occasionally scary in the moment.
 
 
The breakthrough isn't the work - the breakthrough is the key that opens the door to your work.
 
 
So if you did a couple of sessions with a coach that one time, and you felt like you got amazing clarity but didn't stay with the longer term accountability and support required to actually cement the changes, I want you to put 2 and 2 together on this right now...
 
The value is not in the moment of clarity... the value is in what you do with it, now that you're able to make conscious choices rather than being run by the subconscious programs...
 
(Incidentally, this is why coaches don't work by session - we work by package. Because the breakthrough is the first part, but the support through the repatterning process is the kicker.)
 
SO..
If the pattern is coming up for you, that means that the original neural pathway is still active.
If it's still active, still the default setting, then 2 things aren't complete yet:
  1. the new pathway hasn't been created / cemented.
  2. the old pathway is still being used, and therefore hasn't pruned apart. 
Achieving that requires conscious, consistent, committed decisions in the direction of your dreams. 
 
And that can't be done on your own. That needs support, oversight, strategy, accountability, and a container that ensures you never let it fall by the wayside.
 
If you're ready for that...
Let's talk. 
S'what I do 😎
 
Forever in your corner,
Sarah xo
Renee Ford
 added a post 

I’ve spent almost 20 years helping my clients live the happy, healthy life they deserve. I’ve also done a lot of work to live the happy, healthy life I wanted for myself.

My wake up call involved, what felt like, a total collapse of my life. Fear and worry had taken control. I was paralyzed to take action and my health suffered immensely. Prioritizing self-care, and finding compassion for myself helped me regain ME. I’m feeling the best I’ve ever felt and I’m taking on more then every before!

 

My Story

Like most women, I’ve struggled with body image and my relationship with food since childhood. I grew up with fears about getting fat, not achieving enough, and not being good enough in general.

Fears and worry took their toll on all areas of my life. I always thought of myself as generally healthy and strong, but really my health was up and down. I had been living with significant inflammatory conditions like eczema, thyroid disease, and IBS since elementary school.

On top of rash prone, angry skin, I struggled with poor digestion—stomach pain, bloating, and urgent needs for the bathroom were almost a daily occurrence. It never occurred to me that these were all symptoms of a greater problem.

Implementing my own knowledge, prioritizing self-care, and finding compassion for myself helped me regain my best self. Foods helped to heal, nourish, and actually increase my self worth. Changing my diet and my relationship with food made a significant difference in the way I felt about myself, and improved my skin and my digestion.

I’ve learned that there are healthy ways to deal with life’s ups and downs. It is possible to live authentically. It all starts with self-care and taking the time to show yourself loving kindness.

It took methodic steps—they might have been small, but they were steps nevertheless. It took me zoning in and committing to myself. It also meant facing fear. Bit by bit it all started to come together. Using strategies like whole foods, exercise, mindfulness and bioenergetics. It took the choice to live fully and to challenge myself, even when I felt discomfort. Slowly, I was able to love and accept myself. What everyone else saw in me, I began to see. 

I’ve reconnected to my authentic self, I’ve implemented powerful tools for dealing with fear, and I feel healthy and strong. I’ve carved a new path for my life. I am embracing change. I still feel scared at times—that is part of life and living—but I am more certain and confident. I feel resilient. I feel joy.

When you show loving kindness to yourself, it’s so much easier to show love and kindness to others. Everyone in your world will be impacted. Know that through the power of intention you have the capacity to evoke powerful change. When you impact others in a positive way, it spirals right back.

Click here to learn more.

Renee Ford
 added article 
Renee Ford
 added a post 

What's your favorite tea?

Renee Ford
 added a post 
Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
Hey loves!
 
I'm here this week with a little revelation that's been landing well with my 1-1 clients of late, and that is why your daily affirmations may not be working as fast or as accurately (or at all..) as you'd like...
 
As much as I love context, analogy and long-winded storytelling, this issue is pretty frustrating for people so I'm just going to get to the point: Your subconscious works harder than you.
 
Your childhood programming is like your 'default setting'. It's the autopilot your system runs on 24hrs a day.. so if your default settings look anything like this:
 
-life is hard
-money is scarce
-you have to trade hours for money
-making more money means less time with family
-there's no space for me
-my needs aren't important
-something always goes wrong
 
...then taking a few minutes a day to repeat new beliefs (verbally, mentally or written) is barely going to make a dent.
 
95% of your day is handled by the subconscious. Therefore, interrupting your autopilot settings (and their associated scripts) will be vastly more effective than regular (but comparatively small) affirmation-interludes.
 
To clarify:  
It's your 10mins of affirmations, against your subconscious working to your old programming for the other 23hrs and 50mins a day.
No competition. Total knockout.
 
Box, Boxing Match, Kangaroo, Boxing Gloves, Sport
 
 
The subconscious mind is always working to make sure your world confirms to your stories, by deleting, distorting and generalizing the data you receive from the environment. If you want 'evidence of your new beliefs' to show up... you have to commit to the belief FIRST.. so that the brain will let the evidence past your filters.
 
E.g. if you want to see proof that you're financially safe and supported, you have to believe it first.
 
Now, some of you might think that's hard. But it's not actually hard, it just requires a committed decision and a little determination. 
If you'd like more info on this, simply download my free pdf on how to change beliefs from the resources page on my website.
 
So...
 
I said above that a better option would be to interrupt your autopilot settings as they happen, so that your subconscious doesn't have such a massive lead.
 
Here's how:
 
  1. Recognize your more 'unpleasant' emotions as an indicator that you have an out-of-control narrative going on in your head. Ask yourself: 'What am I making this mean?' to find the story you're telling, and choose another. Pick something that helps you connect with an emotion that supports you and gets you into alignment with the life you want.
  2. C​heck in with yourself throughout the day. Ask yourself how you're feeling, and if you need anything. Be a good caretaker and get yourself what you need so that your system learns to trust you. A nervous system working from the idea that 'I don't get my needs met' will always be some level of anxious or upset. Meet the needs = relieve the panic.
  3. Keep a note of how you're meeting your needs, and seek to upgrade your methods over time. Small, incremental progress is perfectly fine. An example of an upgrade would be: If you currently deal with work stress by taking yourself to starbucks for a super venti mocha chocha vodka valium vanilla frappe with extra whip and four kinds of sprinkles... consider walking a little further to a different cafe so that you get more breathing, moving and sunshine time, and order something a little less inflammatory each day... 😉 
  4. Consciously take on the idea that your autopilot settings (anger, fear, rejection, sugar...) are a PATTERN, they are not an IDENTITY. What I mean by that is to stop hiding behind identity-statements like 'I have money issues', 'I am scared to leave my job', 'I have no luck with men' and get familiar with the truth, which may be that you've decided not to stress about money, because the stress patterns didn't create more income. You've decided to re-examine your old beliefs about jobs being the 'safe' option, and you've decided to focus on raising your standards for a partner so that you can feel excited about dating again. 
  5. Get help. A coach is there to see the aspects of your programming that are in your psychological blindspots. Invest in catching them NOW, so that they don't keep derailing your amazing dreams for the future! 
I hope that was helpful, as always I love to hear what you thought so drop a comment or question anytime. 
 
Forever in your corner,
Sarah xo
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