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Reposted Renee Ford's post.

Shiatsu is a non-invasive therapy that may help reduce stress and contribute to overall wellbeing. ... Shiatsu can be used in the treatment of a wide range of internal, musculoskeletal, and emotional conditions. It is thought to reduce muscle stiffness, stimulate the skin, aid digestion, and influence the nervous system.

 

Shiatsu is based on traditional Japanese massage therapy. Shiatsu works with the body's energy flow, known as Ki or Qi (pronounced chee). It uses acupressure to release tension and bring balance to the body. It can help to lift your mood and make you feel relaxed.

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Reposted Renee Ford's post.

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

 

The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
'The problem is: You think you have time...'
-Jack Kornfield
 
When I quit my corporate career in back in 2016, it actually wasn't to launch my coaching business. 
Not because I didn't want to be a coach... I'd been training to coach and daydreaming about coaching and wishing it was possible for me for about 14yrs by then. 
 
I just didn't know it was an option, because I hadn't deprogrammed the specific Survival Meaning that was crushing that dream. 
 
So why did I quit, then?
 
Because I was already in my 30s, and I hadn't ticked a single thing off my (real) bucket list.
 
Sure I'd done a few fun things in my time - backpacked around various parts of the world, worked hilarious jobs, flown a stunt plane, yada yada yada...
But the REAL bucket list? That had the big stuff on it.
 
Publish a novel.
Travel the world with no budget and no time restraints.
Live in a ski resort so I could snowboard every day.
Be my own boss.
Stop hating and bullying myself.
 
All stuff I didn't believe was possible, and had no idea how to do, but was terrified of dying without achieving. 
 
My theory at the time was 'You can't get to a happy destination on an unhappy journey', so even if I lost everything in the pursuit, it was still a better outcome than guaranteeing failure by staying in a job I hated, in a country I didn't want to be in, slowly growing tumours from the stress of my awful choices.
 
So the real reason I finally leapt was because I didn't perceive any other way out. 
I reasoned: 'If I spend all my savings doing things I actually love, maybe my health and focus will improve to the point where I can find a way to survive that doesn't make me sick.'
 
Pretty low standard, hey. 
 
True story: the day after I quit I saw an ad for a writer's retreat in Bali. They promised military-grade support to ensure you completed the first draft of your novel in under a month. It cost a third of everything I had to my name to be there, but everything in my body screamed 'this is the next step.'
 
I panicked, I asked everyone I could find's permission (and some were seriously against it), I negotiated, I paced, I talked myself in and out of it, I lay awake at night over it. I was nauseated by it. 
 
But I did it. And you know what that retreat got me?
 
A completed novel.
A phenomenal mentor.
My deepest bullets extracted.
A successful coaching business.
A view into a world I never realized existed.
Ongoing support.
Incredible friends. 
Once in a lifetime experiences.
And I lost a fight with a monkey.
 
Worth it? 
 
YOU FUCKING BET.
 
(Even the fight - the money only got away with my water bottle and the bite didn't get infected.)
 
So here's the point.
 
You might live to be a hundred. 
Or this year might be your last.
 
I don't know. You don't know. Nobody knows.
 
So what's on your REAL bucket list?
What will you be so goddamn gutted you missed out on if you are outta time?
What dreams have you suppressed, written off, given up on, let go of, that if you're honest - are still a splinter in your brain?
 
Because it's all possible. 
It was always possible.
You just got distracted by your autopilot taking you through a series of familiar life-tasks.
 
You know we can change the programming, right?
You know none of your traits or habits or other coping mechanisms are permanent, right?
You know the science doesn't even support the concept of 'personality'... RIGHT?
 
If you only remember one thing from this piece of writing, let it be this:
Just because you don't currently know how to do it, doesn't mean it can't be done.
 
It can all be done, and if you want 1-1 support to do it, apply for coaching with me via sarahreillycoaching.com.
 
Forever in your corner,
Sarah :) xoxo
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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
I'm finding that people's responses to the idea of hiring a coach are pretty 'end of the spectrum' rather than 'middle ground' these days.
I'm noticing that the people I run into are either:
 
'Oh absolutely - I'd never be without that kind of support. You think I'd take a risk on not having any of my dreams pan out? Are you HIGH?!'
 
or
 
'Pay someone to help me live my dreams? Why would I do that? The only person that can change my life is ME.'
 
I'm gunna jam out on the second one for a bit. I whole-heartedly believe that the only person who can physically enact the change is you. But it's a bit hard to do that if you don't know what the root cause of the problem is (because it's buried in your subconscious) and you don't know what to do, practically speaking (because you've never made a change of this size before) and you don't have the resources and support to hand (because you haven't hired a coach, yet).
 
When I ask people what they want, the vast majority start with 'I don't know.'
A bit of prodding gets them as far as 'but it's not realistic' or 'but I can't do it yet' or 'but I need more money.'
 
If any of those were objectively true, no-one would be out there changing the world right now. But they are.
 
If money was the decider, only rich people would be making a difference. But they're not.
If screeds of qualifications were necessary to get started, every successful person would have them. But they don't.
If everyone had to wait until their kids were grown and gone to get started on a project, there would be no parent entrepreneurs. But there are tons.
If we could all only do 'realistic' things, we'd never do anything new. But we do. Every day someone breaks a record or invents something else or creates a new service.
 
Every. Single. Day. People are doing things you're saying can't be done.
 
Now, I know the voice in your head is very insistent and seems to be making a lot of sense. But the voice in your head isn't you. And it's not interested in helping you live your dreams. The ego exists to keep you in situations that you know how to navigate to increase your chances of survival.
 
But it's 2019. No big animals are coming to eat you while you sleep. Change isn't the threat anymore.
 
And I'm pretty sure mere survival isn't your goal for this life.
 
So why listen to a voice that isn't interested in you living your dreams, when you could be listening to me, instead.. 😉
 
And given how well the ego has worked as a business mentor up until now.. 🙄 ...do you think perhaps it might be time to try someone new?
 
Your best thinking got you this far. If where you are now isn't where you want to be,
💥then that thinking isn't working...💥
 
Try some new ideas. Be open to some new strategies. Consider some new perspectives. Take up some new offers.
 
Live the life of your dreams, not just the one you've settled for. ♥️
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May clients always ask me what I eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner so today I'm going to share a 7 day meal plan based on exact foods I eat throughout the week. 

 

 

Want to eat like me for a week? Give it a try and let me know how you feel. 

 

 

A few things I need to mention before I get to the meal plan:  

 

1. The pictures you see below are actual pictures of my plate, where the portions are for my body weight, height and gender, and for my goal which is maintenance. 

 

2. Vast majority of fat in my meals comes from fat already present in the foods I eat (whole milk dairy, whole eggs, chicken, salmon, beef, guacamole, nuts, etc.). When I cook my eggs I use a dry pan, all of my veggies are steamed, meat/fish grilled or baked with no added fat. Keep that in mind while preparing the meals. 

 

3. I don't snack, but I do have a glass of wine or two at night with chocolate which accounts for about 300-400 calories on top of the meals below. 

 

4. You may see a lot of broccoli, cauliflower and peas - these are basically the only 3 vegetables my husband will eat, so most dinners include one of those. I predominantly use frozen veggies and when I steam them, I steam enough that I have leftovers for next day's lunch. 

 

 

Day 1

 

 

Breakfast: Protein & greens smoothie: 1 scoop (or equivalent of 20-30 g) of low sugar protein powder or 1 (8 oz) serving of greek yogurt, 1 cup berries (fresh or frozen) of your choice, 1 scoop of powdered peanut butter (1 ingredient), 2 cups fresh spinach, 1 tsp cinnamon, 8-12 oz of water or nut milk)

 

Lunch: Chicken, sausage, collard greens, butternut squash and white bean soup >>> recipe here

 

Dinner: Grilled salmon (6oz)  with steamed broccoli (2 cups), lemon squeeze and roasted butternut squash (1/2 cup) 

 

 

 

 

Day 2

 

 

Breakfast: chia seed pudding with 1/2 cup blackberries >> recipe here
 

Lunch: rotisserie chicken (4 oz) with 2 cups of cubed zucchini and 2 TBS TJ's coconut aminos (sautéed together on low heat under cover) 

 

Dinner: 4 wild caught shrimp, 3 oz wild caught cod, 1 cup green peas, cooked together in a light broth of chicken stock and 2 TBS marinara sauce 

 

 

 

 

Day 3

 

 

Breakfast: 2 pieces of Light Rye Wasa Crisp Bread, 1 TBS guacamole, 1 cup tightly packed arugula, 1 slice of Prosciutto (nitrate-free), 2 sunny side up eggs, sprinkle of TJ's everyday but the bagel seasoning 

 

Lunch: 1 medium zucchini sliced in sandwich like pieces, 1 can of wild caught salmon mixed with 2 TBS mango salsa and 2 TBS of medium salsa (no added sugar), 1 single serve packet of guacamole 

 

Dinner: 2 oz rotisserie chicken, 2 oz TJ's organic yellow lentil and brown rice spaghetti, 1/2 cup marinara sauce, 2 cups steamed broccoli, 2 tbs parmesan cheese sprinkled on top 

 

 

 

Day 4

 

Breakfast: 2 slices Ezekiel bread (toasted), 1 cup cottage cheese, 3 strawberries sliced, 1/4 banana sliced, cinnamon

 

 

Lunch: 2 sunny side up eggs, 2 cups steamed cauliflower, 8 cherry tomatoes, salt & pepper 

 

Dinner: mixed dark greens salad (3 cups), 2 sliced strawberries, 10 blueberries, 10 mandarin oranges pieces, slivered almonds (1TBS), goats cheese (1TBS), 4-6 oz blackened salmon, homemade blueberry dressing (1 tsp EVOO, 15 blueberries smashed, 2 tsp ACV)

 

 

 

DAY 5 

 

 

Breakfast: 3 ingredient banana pancake (baked in 1 dish using parchment paper instead of oil >> recipe here) with 6 oz cottage cheese or greek yogurt, cinnamon, and 2 TBS pumpkin seeds

 

Lunch: 4 oz cajun spices chicken breast, 1/2 cup mixed wild sprouted rice, 1/2 cup green peas, 3 TBS kimchi 

 

Dinner: 2 oz TJ's organic yellow lentil and brown rice spaghetti, 2 cups steamed broccoli, 3 slices Prosciutto sautéed with 2 cups sliced mushrooms, 2 TBS parmesan cheese 

 

 

 

Day 6

 

Breakfast: 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 cup grapes, 2 TBS pumpkin seeds, 1 tsp cinnamon 

 

Lunch: 2 links of organic chicken sausage, 1/3 of bag of TJ's frozen cauliflower fried rice, 2 cups of fresh spinach (sautéed everything together starting on low heat under cover)

 

Dinner: 2 cups zucchini noodles, 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, 2 slices Prosciutto, 2 oz Manchego cheese chunks, 1 cup fresh spinach (sautéed everything together starting on low heat under cover) 

 

 

 

Day 7

 

 

 

Breakfast: 2 pieces roasted sweet potato toasts, 1 single pack guacamole, 1 cup tightly packed fresh spinach, 2 sunny side up eggs, sprinkled with TJ's everyday but the bagel seasoning 

 

Lunch: 4 oz homemade meatloaf (recipe here), 1 cup steamed broccoli, 3 heaping TBS kimchi, 3 heaping TBS sauerkraut 

 

Dinner: 5 oz grass fed beef burger, 1 brioche bun, 2 cups steamed broccoli, 1 oz aged cheese like gouda or cheddar 

 

 

 

This meal plan can be modified to be gluten or grain free, as well as vegetarian. Let me know what you think once you try it! 

 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me an email here. 

 

Thank you and enjoy! 

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
One of the most common things people say to me on a discovery call is 'I don't know.'
 
'I just don't know why I keep doing that!' 
'I don't know why I feel like this!?' 
'I don't know why it bothered me so much!'
'I don't know why I haven't done it yet!'
 
So I thought I'd post a freebie.. 😉
A free boot in the butt for anyone out there that needs it, but doesn't have a coach in their corner as yet.
 
So here it is. 
  1. You do know.
  2. Stop instructing your brain not to release the information.
You have to be very careful what you say, because you are listening. Telling yourself over and over again that you don't know, or that you're unsure, or that you're not ready, or that you can't, is all just self-hypnosis.
You repeat something enough times you'll start to believe it, which you've proven with the 'I don't know' script.
 
Isn't it curious that we don't generally apply this diligence and tenacity to installing new scripts like 'I could definitely do that' or 'it's safe to ask for support' or 'money is easy to come by'...?
 
Imagine what you could install if you used all the elevated emotion and conviction that you apply to 'I don't know', to create a belief you would actually benefit from...
 
And more importantly, how much damage do you think it's doing to have beliefs and models of reality running in the background that you're either unaware of (because they were programmed in childhood) or debilitated by (because they've primed your nervous system to react to and repel everything you're trying to call in - like money, opportunities or more visibility for your business)...?
 
Not a lot of point spending all day hustlin' n grindin' to 'put yourself out there' if you're self sabotaging all the time with procrastination, confusion and overwhelm because your system has a link between visibility and danger...
 
If it feels like it might be time for a software upgrade, drop me a message. 
You might be able to keep hitting 'remind me tomorrow' on your laptop updates, but people don't have infinite tomorrows...
 
Forever in your corner,
Sarah xo
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All systems in our body are in sync with each other.  In our ideal natural state, everything runs as it should and our health operates at an optimal level.

Unfortunately, as we grow and become a part of the outside world, many factors begin to disrupt this delicate balance, causing a variety of issues for us.  Some are of a milder nature and go virtually undetected.  Others are more extreme, and can lead to illness and disease.

One powerful method we can adopt to combat this problem is the art of attunement - learning to become intimately familiar with our body’s own unique signals.  Each person’s body speaks to them; it is simply a matter of starting to listen.  

An incredibly important area to focus on is digestion.  Many of us often eat on autopilot,
on-the-go and in stressed states.  This often leads to poor choices, eating when we are not actually hungry, ignoring our body’s demand for fuel at the appropriate time and continuing to consume foods that do not agree with us.

If we are able to become better acquainted with our signs and signals, we can begin to understand what our body needs and when.  This will assist our system in working toward a healthier balance.  

Here are three tips to get started:

  1. Notice how your body feels after each meal.  Are you satiated?  bloated or gassy?  still hungry?  All of these are clues to what your body is asking for.  Keep a journal, it will make it easier to identify what works and what does not. 

  2. Start making adjustments.  They can be small, incremental changes that allow for your body to properly adjust and your mind to develop the new, healthy habit. 

  3. Give your body a break.  Sometimes the best way to discover what your body truly needs is to go the minimalist route.  Stop eating meals just for the sake of meal time.  Instead, experiment with what it feels like to eat a few smaller meals throughout the day, implement some form of fasting or simply eliminate the foods you already know are not good for you.
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There is nothing more deadly than to be told by an old friend that you have changed! It is often said with a subtle hint of despair in their voice or with a look of outright disgust. Hearing those words spoken by a dear friend can leave you reeling, and heart broken.

But what if it is a good thing?

Change is hard enough but when YOU change who you are, well that is a totally different ballgame. Women in particular find it scary to change. They fret about losing dear friends, afraid that they will never make new ones.

We forget that at one time, our old friends were once new friends.

If you have decided to journey inward to try and find your own authencity, then emotional change will be inevitable. As you change you also grow into a new way of being. You need to take care of her and be tender and understanding. Doing this deep emotional work means you are giving yourself permission to peel back the layers of what you think you should be. The shields and capes of pretending to be what everybody else wants or needs you to be no longer serves the true you. The real you.

This process of inner change and awareness can be scary and lonely. When I was going through this process, I realized that I was shedding layers of ego that no longer served me. I was discovering a whole new person underneath it all. And I liked her. When my friends started to say that I had changed and they didn’t know who I was anymore, I was thrilled. It meant the changes were showing on the outside. I was taking what I was learning about myself and incorporating it into my life. That was a good thing. A positive step forward. As lonely as it was, I decided to celebrate it. Embrace it. Revel in it.

And then I started to meet other women who had taken the same inward spiritual journey. They shared their stories of how they travelled this path into personal awareness. What a relief to discover that my new friends understood the journey. It gave me courage to continue following through with the changes I too was experiencing.

Please know that if you too are going through these deep personal changes that you are not alone. If the journey feels difficult and intense recognize it as shedding layers of your ego that no longer serve you. As you embrace and embody this new you, there will be other amazing women friends waiting for you on the other side. They will find you.

Embrace the change. Celebrate it. Love the new you – you have waited a lifetime to meet her.

 

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.

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
As James Wedmore says, 'the transformation is in the transaction.'
 
The impact of hiring a coach is catalyzed and launched by the shift in energy that occurs when you finally choose to invest in yourself.
 
Until you decide that you are worth investing in, no-one else will invest in you.
Until you decide that you are worth support, resources and everything else you need... no-one else will provide them, and even if they try - you won't fully receive and utilize it.
Until you decide that you and your mission warrants expenditure, no-one else is going to risk their money on you...
 
Have you ever noticed that reading a lot of self-help books and absorbing a lot of free content doesn't seem to be translating to business growth, account growth, relationship change etc in your real, tangible life?
 
There are a few reasons for that:
 
1. No skin in the game. If there are no consequences to inaction, your survival wiring is going to prioritize inaction. Survival doesn't allow for risk taking, and ultimate (perceived) safety requires ultimate familiarity. Unfortunately that comes as a package deal with Ultimate Regret.
 
Downside: No changes by you = no changes for you.
 
2. Emotional buy-in and financial buy-in are intimately linked. Large expenses stay front-of-mind because we are trained to link money with survival. Make a big investment = pay big attention = make big changes = see big results.
 
Downside: The safe option often looks like the cheap option which gets commensurate results. Go big or go home, is my advice.
 
3. Books and free content are read / handled by the conscious mind, and that's not where the problems are. If it was simply a matter of conscious choices, you would've made different ones already.
 
Downside: Easier said than done. But, it's a lot easier done when you have support, illumination of psychological blindspots, strategy, accountability and a calmer nervous system to calibrate to. Ipso facto: Get a coach.
 
How else have you noticed that simply reading motivational quotes and absorbing public material doesn't work for you? I'd love for you to drop your experience with and without personalized support in the comments so that everyone can learn :)
 
Forever in your corner,
Sarah xo
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Spring and the weathering of relationships

At our office, we have a whiteboard in the kitchen where we leave each other notes and updates. Around the beginning of March, someone wrote on our communal whiteboard that Spring was just around the corner. What followed that comment over the next few weeks became quite amusing for all of us. Every day someone would add an additional comment. It developed into this entertaining ongoing dialogue that ran down the whiteboard like a script from a play that varied from hope to skepticism. As Canadians, we love to talk about the weather and take it all in stride, but I loved how everyone just intuitively got into the act. That lead me to think about relationships and what makes them work.

Clients often ask me what does it take to have a healthy, long-term relationship? How do you know when you have found the one? Like the running commentary at the Centre about the impending arrival of Spring, we all have thoughts and feelings about what a healthy relationship should be like. There are, of course, a million different opinions. Only the individual can intuit what is right for them but a few guidelines to consider when you are in the early stages of a new relationship certainly doesn’t hurt.

Personally, I think Barak Obama said it the best when he was asked, how do you know when you have found the “one”. His response was absolutely brilliant and nailed it in three simple statements. One: do they make you laugh? Two: can you talk to them about anything, any time? Three: do you see this person as being a good parent to your children?

I think it also highlights another very important consideration – can you be a team that works together and support each other dreams, goals, and aspirations. I have witnessed a lot of relationships fail over the years because of a lack of teamwork, shared goals and mutual support.

When I first met my husband, he had just started a new job that he was very proud to have secured. A couple of the job requirements was being on call 24/7 and travelling around the country. In the early days of our relationship, filled that first blush and bliss of love I said nothing. But eventually, after a few weeks, it dawned on me that we were having to do an awful lot of rescheduling because he had been called out at the last minute. I realized I needed to say something, so I spoke up.

I remember him looking at me and saying very calmly. This is the job. My job. If this isn’t going to work for you then we are done. I was shocked! Devastated! Furious! How dare he talk to me like that! I stormed out in tears and went home crying to my mother.

Arriving home sobbing, my mother waited until I had calmed down and after I shared what had happened she asked me what did I expect? I didn’t know. I wanted him to be around all the time, I guessed. She very wisely said well if that is what you need and expect then you are lucky he is being so clear, and you need to decide what is right for you otherwise this relationship is founded on false expectations that will only poison your love.

God, how I hated the clarity of that statement from her. But she was right.

The writing was on the wall. Was this the right relationship for me or not? My mom talked to me about how, in her opinion, a relationship was like a business where you go to work together every day. You could either get along and help each other out or you could always be picking at each other and be in a constant state of irritation which only results in conflict and unhappiness.

It forced me to really think about what I wanted in a partner. What I needed, expected and hoped for in my life.

On our very first date even though we came from completely different backgrounds we could talk about anything and everything. And we talked all night long, about everything! We laughed at all the same things and if we found ourselves disagreeing about a subject it was heard and honoured with respect. I thought about all of those things and I could see how we could be a team. Our conversations and the qualities that he displayed over the following weeks helped me to see what a good father he could be. As I thought about his job and our relationship long term I could see it would give me what I needed more than anything else. To be independent. My mother called that “building and creating a solid foundation”. I went back.

Over the next few months, we talked frankly about our future and started to see how we could make things work. It wasn’t forced or manipulated. It was supportive, respectful. Now don’t get me wrong sometimes we could both be infuriating but we could see the humour in it. Making it work was easy because we stayed open, honest and clear and didn’t put each other down.

Now forty years later I can look back and see how we grew and managed to build up from that firm foundation. We were a team.

Like the conversation on the whiteboard at the office, everyone played along as part of the team. It was easy. It evolved and flowed naturally with humour and respect despite our different viewpoints about whether Spring was ever going to arrive or not. Life is like that when it is the right fit. Then you know you have found “the one.”

 

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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A 16 years old boy shares his amazing self-healing journey with you.

Your body's ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe.

Learn more about ADHD: ADHD Testimonial, DO – Treatment 5, Day 10

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Reposted Renee Ford's post.

Shiatsu is a non-invasive therapy that may help reduce stress and contribute to overall wellbeing. ... Shiatsu can be used in the treatment of a wide range of internal, musculoskeletal, and emotional conditions. It is thought to reduce muscle stiffness, stimulate the skin, aid digestion, and influence the nervous system.

 

Shiatsu is based on traditional Japanese massage therapy. Shiatsu works with the body's energy flow, known as Ki or Qi (pronounced chee). It uses acupressure to release tension and bring balance to the body. It can help to lift your mood and make you feel relaxed.

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Reposted Renee Ford's post.

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

 

The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
'The problem is: You think you have time...'
-Jack Kornfield
 
When I quit my corporate career in back in 2016, it actually wasn't to launch my coaching business. 
Not because I didn't want to be a coach... I'd been training to coach and daydreaming about coaching and wishing it was possible for me for about 14yrs by then. 
 
I just didn't know it was an option, because I hadn't deprogrammed the specific Survival Meaning that was crushing that dream. 
 
So why did I quit, then?
 
Because I was already in my 30s, and I hadn't ticked a single thing off my (real) bucket list.
 
Sure I'd done a few fun things in my time - backpacked around various parts of the world, worked hilarious jobs, flown a stunt plane, yada yada yada...
But the REAL bucket list? That had the big stuff on it.
 
Publish a novel.
Travel the world with no budget and no time restraints.
Live in a ski resort so I could snowboard every day.
Be my own boss.
Stop hating and bullying myself.
 
All stuff I didn't believe was possible, and had no idea how to do, but was terrified of dying without achieving. 
 
My theory at the time was 'You can't get to a happy destination on an unhappy journey', so even if I lost everything in the pursuit, it was still a better outcome than guaranteeing failure by staying in a job I hated, in a country I didn't want to be in, slowly growing tumours from the stress of my awful choices.
 
So the real reason I finally leapt was because I didn't perceive any other way out. 
I reasoned: 'If I spend all my savings doing things I actually love, maybe my health and focus will improve to the point where I can find a way to survive that doesn't make me sick.'
 
Pretty low standard, hey. 
 
True story: the day after I quit I saw an ad for a writer's retreat in Bali. They promised military-grade support to ensure you completed the first draft of your novel in under a month. It cost a third of everything I had to my name to be there, but everything in my body screamed 'this is the next step.'
 
I panicked, I asked everyone I could find's permission (and some were seriously against it), I negotiated, I paced, I talked myself in and out of it, I lay awake at night over it. I was nauseated by it. 
 
But I did it. And you know what that retreat got me?
 
A completed novel.
A phenomenal mentor.
My deepest bullets extracted.
A successful coaching business.
A view into a world I never realized existed.
Ongoing support.
Incredible friends. 
Once in a lifetime experiences.
And I lost a fight with a monkey.
 
Worth it? 
 
YOU FUCKING BET.
 
(Even the fight - the money only got away with my water bottle and the bite didn't get infected.)
 
So here's the point.
 
You might live to be a hundred. 
Or this year might be your last.
 
I don't know. You don't know. Nobody knows.
 
So what's on your REAL bucket list?
What will you be so goddamn gutted you missed out on if you are outta time?
What dreams have you suppressed, written off, given up on, let go of, that if you're honest - are still a splinter in your brain?
 
Because it's all possible. 
It was always possible.
You just got distracted by your autopilot taking you through a series of familiar life-tasks.
 
You know we can change the programming, right?
You know none of your traits or habits or other coping mechanisms are permanent, right?
You know the science doesn't even support the concept of 'personality'... RIGHT?
 
If you only remember one thing from this piece of writing, let it be this:
Just because you don't currently know how to do it, doesn't mean it can't be done.
 
It can all be done, and if you want 1-1 support to do it, apply for coaching with me via sarahreillycoaching.com.
 
Forever in your corner,
Sarah :) xoxo
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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
I'm finding that people's responses to the idea of hiring a coach are pretty 'end of the spectrum' rather than 'middle ground' these days.
I'm noticing that the people I run into are either:
 
'Oh absolutely - I'd never be without that kind of support. You think I'd take a risk on not having any of my dreams pan out? Are you HIGH?!'
 
or
 
'Pay someone to help me live my dreams? Why would I do that? The only person that can change my life is ME.'
 
I'm gunna jam out on the second one for a bit. I whole-heartedly believe that the only person who can physically enact the change is you. But it's a bit hard to do that if you don't know what the root cause of the problem is (because it's buried in your subconscious) and you don't know what to do, practically speaking (because you've never made a change of this size before) and you don't have the resources and support to hand (because you haven't hired a coach, yet).
 
When I ask people what they want, the vast majority start with 'I don't know.'
A bit of prodding gets them as far as 'but it's not realistic' or 'but I can't do it yet' or 'but I need more money.'
 
If any of those were objectively true, no-one would be out there changing the world right now. But they are.
 
If money was the decider, only rich people would be making a difference. But they're not.
If screeds of qualifications were necessary to get started, every successful person would have them. But they don't.
If everyone had to wait until their kids were grown and gone to get started on a project, there would be no parent entrepreneurs. But there are tons.
If we could all only do 'realistic' things, we'd never do anything new. But we do. Every day someone breaks a record or invents something else or creates a new service.
 
Every. Single. Day. People are doing things you're saying can't be done.
 
Now, I know the voice in your head is very insistent and seems to be making a lot of sense. But the voice in your head isn't you. And it's not interested in helping you live your dreams. The ego exists to keep you in situations that you know how to navigate to increase your chances of survival.
 
But it's 2019. No big animals are coming to eat you while you sleep. Change isn't the threat anymore.
 
And I'm pretty sure mere survival isn't your goal for this life.
 
So why listen to a voice that isn't interested in you living your dreams, when you could be listening to me, instead.. 😉
 
And given how well the ego has worked as a business mentor up until now.. 🙄 ...do you think perhaps it might be time to try someone new?
 
Your best thinking got you this far. If where you are now isn't where you want to be,
💥then that thinking isn't working...💥
 
Try some new ideas. Be open to some new strategies. Consider some new perspectives. Take up some new offers.
 
Live the life of your dreams, not just the one you've settled for. ♥️
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May clients always ask me what I eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner so today I'm going to share a 7 day meal plan based on exact foods I eat throughout the week. 

 

 

Want to eat like me for a week? Give it a try and let me know how you feel. 

 

 

A few things I need to mention before I get to the meal plan:  

 

1. The pictures you see below are actual pictures of my plate, where the portions are for my body weight, height and gender, and for my goal which is maintenance. 

 

2. Vast majority of fat in my meals comes from fat already present in the foods I eat (whole milk dairy, whole eggs, chicken, salmon, beef, guacamole, nuts, etc.). When I cook my eggs I use a dry pan, all of my veggies are steamed, meat/fish grilled or baked with no added fat. Keep that in mind while preparing the meals. 

 

3. I don't snack, but I do have a glass of wine or two at night with chocolate which accounts for about 300-400 calories on top of the meals below. 

 

4. You may see a lot of broccoli, cauliflower and peas - these are basically the only 3 vegetables my husband will eat, so most dinners include one of those. I predominantly use frozen veggies and when I steam them, I steam enough that I have leftovers for next day's lunch. 

 

 

Day 1

 

 

Breakfast: Protein & greens smoothie: 1 scoop (or equivalent of 20-30 g) of low sugar protein powder or 1 (8 oz) serving of greek yogurt, 1 cup berries (fresh or frozen) of your choice, 1 scoop of powdered peanut butter (1 ingredient), 2 cups fresh spinach, 1 tsp cinnamon, 8-12 oz of water or nut milk)

 

Lunch: Chicken, sausage, collard greens, butternut squash and white bean soup >>> recipe here

 

Dinner: Grilled salmon (6oz)  with steamed broccoli (2 cups), lemon squeeze and roasted butternut squash (1/2 cup) 

 

 

 

 

Day 2

 

 

Breakfast: chia seed pudding with 1/2 cup blackberries >> recipe here
 

Lunch: rotisserie chicken (4 oz) with 2 cups of cubed zucchini and 2 TBS TJ's coconut aminos (sautéed together on low heat under cover) 

 

Dinner: 4 wild caught shrimp, 3 oz wild caught cod, 1 cup green peas, cooked together in a light broth of chicken stock and 2 TBS marinara sauce 

 

 

 

 

Day 3

 

 

Breakfast: 2 pieces of Light Rye Wasa Crisp Bread, 1 TBS guacamole, 1 cup tightly packed arugula, 1 slice of Prosciutto (nitrate-free), 2 sunny side up eggs, sprinkle of TJ's everyday but the bagel seasoning 

 

Lunch: 1 medium zucchini sliced in sandwich like pieces, 1 can of wild caught salmon mixed with 2 TBS mango salsa and 2 TBS of medium salsa (no added sugar), 1 single serve packet of guacamole 

 

Dinner: 2 oz rotisserie chicken, 2 oz TJ's organic yellow lentil and brown rice spaghetti, 1/2 cup marinara sauce, 2 cups steamed broccoli, 2 tbs parmesan cheese sprinkled on top 

 

 

 

Day 4

 

Breakfast: 2 slices Ezekiel bread (toasted), 1 cup cottage cheese, 3 strawberries sliced, 1/4 banana sliced, cinnamon

 

 

Lunch: 2 sunny side up eggs, 2 cups steamed cauliflower, 8 cherry tomatoes, salt & pepper 

 

Dinner: mixed dark greens salad (3 cups), 2 sliced strawberries, 10 blueberries, 10 mandarin oranges pieces, slivered almonds (1TBS), goats cheese (1TBS), 4-6 oz blackened salmon, homemade blueberry dressing (1 tsp EVOO, 15 blueberries smashed, 2 tsp ACV)

 

 

 

DAY 5 

 

 

Breakfast: 3 ingredient banana pancake (baked in 1 dish using parchment paper instead of oil >> recipe here) with 6 oz cottage cheese or greek yogurt, cinnamon, and 2 TBS pumpkin seeds

 

Lunch: 4 oz cajun spices chicken breast, 1/2 cup mixed wild sprouted rice, 1/2 cup green peas, 3 TBS kimchi 

 

Dinner: 2 oz TJ's organic yellow lentil and brown rice spaghetti, 2 cups steamed broccoli, 3 slices Prosciutto sautéed with 2 cups sliced mushrooms, 2 TBS parmesan cheese 

 

 

 

Day 6

 

Breakfast: 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 cup grapes, 2 TBS pumpkin seeds, 1 tsp cinnamon 

 

Lunch: 2 links of organic chicken sausage, 1/3 of bag of TJ's frozen cauliflower fried rice, 2 cups of fresh spinach (sautéed everything together starting on low heat under cover)

 

Dinner: 2 cups zucchini noodles, 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, 2 slices Prosciutto, 2 oz Manchego cheese chunks, 1 cup fresh spinach (sautéed everything together starting on low heat under cover) 

 

 

 

Day 7

 

 

 

Breakfast: 2 pieces roasted sweet potato toasts, 1 single pack guacamole, 1 cup tightly packed fresh spinach, 2 sunny side up eggs, sprinkled with TJ's everyday but the bagel seasoning 

 

Lunch: 4 oz homemade meatloaf (recipe here), 1 cup steamed broccoli, 3 heaping TBS kimchi, 3 heaping TBS sauerkraut 

 

Dinner: 5 oz grass fed beef burger, 1 brioche bun, 2 cups steamed broccoli, 1 oz aged cheese like gouda or cheddar 

 

 

 

This meal plan can be modified to be gluten or grain free, as well as vegetarian. Let me know what you think once you try it! 

 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me an email here. 

 

Thank you and enjoy! 

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
One of the most common things people say to me on a discovery call is 'I don't know.'
 
'I just don't know why I keep doing that!' 
'I don't know why I feel like this!?' 
'I don't know why it bothered me so much!'
'I don't know why I haven't done it yet!'
 
So I thought I'd post a freebie.. 😉
A free boot in the butt for anyone out there that needs it, but doesn't have a coach in their corner as yet.
 
So here it is. 
  1. You do know.
  2. Stop instructing your brain not to release the information.
You have to be very careful what you say, because you are listening. Telling yourself over and over again that you don't know, or that you're unsure, or that you're not ready, or that you can't, is all just self-hypnosis.
You repeat something enough times you'll start to believe it, which you've proven with the 'I don't know' script.
 
Isn't it curious that we don't generally apply this diligence and tenacity to installing new scripts like 'I could definitely do that' or 'it's safe to ask for support' or 'money is easy to come by'...?
 
Imagine what you could install if you used all the elevated emotion and conviction that you apply to 'I don't know', to create a belief you would actually benefit from...
 
And more importantly, how much damage do you think it's doing to have beliefs and models of reality running in the background that you're either unaware of (because they were programmed in childhood) or debilitated by (because they've primed your nervous system to react to and repel everything you're trying to call in - like money, opportunities or more visibility for your business)...?
 
Not a lot of point spending all day hustlin' n grindin' to 'put yourself out there' if you're self sabotaging all the time with procrastination, confusion and overwhelm because your system has a link between visibility and danger...
 
If it feels like it might be time for a software upgrade, drop me a message. 
You might be able to keep hitting 'remind me tomorrow' on your laptop updates, but people don't have infinite tomorrows...
 
Forever in your corner,
Sarah xo
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All systems in our body are in sync with each other.  In our ideal natural state, everything runs as it should and our health operates at an optimal level.

Unfortunately, as we grow and become a part of the outside world, many factors begin to disrupt this delicate balance, causing a variety of issues for us.  Some are of a milder nature and go virtually undetected.  Others are more extreme, and can lead to illness and disease.

One powerful method we can adopt to combat this problem is the art of attunement - learning to become intimately familiar with our body’s own unique signals.  Each person’s body speaks to them; it is simply a matter of starting to listen.  

An incredibly important area to focus on is digestion.  Many of us often eat on autopilot,
on-the-go and in stressed states.  This often leads to poor choices, eating when we are not actually hungry, ignoring our body’s demand for fuel at the appropriate time and continuing to consume foods that do not agree with us.

If we are able to become better acquainted with our signs and signals, we can begin to understand what our body needs and when.  This will assist our system in working toward a healthier balance.  

Here are three tips to get started:

  1. Notice how your body feels after each meal.  Are you satiated?  bloated or gassy?  still hungry?  All of these are clues to what your body is asking for.  Keep a journal, it will make it easier to identify what works and what does not. 

  2. Start making adjustments.  They can be small, incremental changes that allow for your body to properly adjust and your mind to develop the new, healthy habit. 

  3. Give your body a break.  Sometimes the best way to discover what your body truly needs is to go the minimalist route.  Stop eating meals just for the sake of meal time.  Instead, experiment with what it feels like to eat a few smaller meals throughout the day, implement some form of fasting or simply eliminate the foods you already know are not good for you.
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There is nothing more deadly than to be told by an old friend that you have changed! It is often said with a subtle hint of despair in their voice or with a look of outright disgust. Hearing those words spoken by a dear friend can leave you reeling, and heart broken.

But what if it is a good thing?

Change is hard enough but when YOU change who you are, well that is a totally different ballgame. Women in particular find it scary to change. They fret about losing dear friends, afraid that they will never make new ones.

We forget that at one time, our old friends were once new friends.

If you have decided to journey inward to try and find your own authencity, then emotional change will be inevitable. As you change you also grow into a new way of being. You need to take care of her and be tender and understanding. Doing this deep emotional work means you are giving yourself permission to peel back the layers of what you think you should be. The shields and capes of pretending to be what everybody else wants or needs you to be no longer serves the true you. The real you.

This process of inner change and awareness can be scary and lonely. When I was going through this process, I realized that I was shedding layers of ego that no longer served me. I was discovering a whole new person underneath it all. And I liked her. When my friends started to say that I had changed and they didn’t know who I was anymore, I was thrilled. It meant the changes were showing on the outside. I was taking what I was learning about myself and incorporating it into my life. That was a good thing. A positive step forward. As lonely as it was, I decided to celebrate it. Embrace it. Revel in it.

And then I started to meet other women who had taken the same inward spiritual journey. They shared their stories of how they travelled this path into personal awareness. What a relief to discover that my new friends understood the journey. It gave me courage to continue following through with the changes I too was experiencing.

Please know that if you too are going through these deep personal changes that you are not alone. If the journey feels difficult and intense recognize it as shedding layers of your ego that no longer serve you. As you embrace and embody this new you, there will be other amazing women friends waiting for you on the other side. They will find you.

Embrace the change. Celebrate it. Love the new you – you have waited a lifetime to meet her.

 

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.

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
As James Wedmore says, 'the transformation is in the transaction.'
 
The impact of hiring a coach is catalyzed and launched by the shift in energy that occurs when you finally choose to invest in yourself.
 
Until you decide that you are worth investing in, no-one else will invest in you.
Until you decide that you are worth support, resources and everything else you need... no-one else will provide them, and even if they try - you won't fully receive and utilize it.
Until you decide that you and your mission warrants expenditure, no-one else is going to risk their money on you...
 
Have you ever noticed that reading a lot of self-help books and absorbing a lot of free content doesn't seem to be translating to business growth, account growth, relationship change etc in your real, tangible life?
 
There are a few reasons for that:
 
1. No skin in the game. If there are no consequences to inaction, your survival wiring is going to prioritize inaction. Survival doesn't allow for risk taking, and ultimate (perceived) safety requires ultimate familiarity. Unfortunately that comes as a package deal with Ultimate Regret.
 
Downside: No changes by you = no changes for you.
 
2. Emotional buy-in and financial buy-in are intimately linked. Large expenses stay front-of-mind because we are trained to link money with survival. Make a big investment = pay big attention = make big changes = see big results.
 
Downside: The safe option often looks like the cheap option which gets commensurate results. Go big or go home, is my advice.
 
3. Books and free content are read / handled by the conscious mind, and that's not where the problems are. If it was simply a matter of conscious choices, you would've made different ones already.
 
Downside: Easier said than done. But, it's a lot easier done when you have support, illumination of psychological blindspots, strategy, accountability and a calmer nervous system to calibrate to. Ipso facto: Get a coach.
 
How else have you noticed that simply reading motivational quotes and absorbing public material doesn't work for you? I'd love for you to drop your experience with and without personalized support in the comments so that everyone can learn :)
 
Forever in your corner,
Sarah xo
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Spring and the weathering of relationships

At our office, we have a whiteboard in the kitchen where we leave each other notes and updates. Around the beginning of March, someone wrote on our communal whiteboard that Spring was just around the corner. What followed that comment over the next few weeks became quite amusing for all of us. Every day someone would add an additional comment. It developed into this entertaining ongoing dialogue that ran down the whiteboard like a script from a play that varied from hope to skepticism. As Canadians, we love to talk about the weather and take it all in stride, but I loved how everyone just intuitively got into the act. That lead me to think about relationships and what makes them work.

Clients often ask me what does it take to have a healthy, long-term relationship? How do you know when you have found the one? Like the running commentary at the Centre about the impending arrival of Spring, we all have thoughts and feelings about what a healthy relationship should be like. There are, of course, a million different opinions. Only the individual can intuit what is right for them but a few guidelines to consider when you are in the early stages of a new relationship certainly doesn’t hurt.

Personally, I think Barak Obama said it the best when he was asked, how do you know when you have found the “one”. His response was absolutely brilliant and nailed it in three simple statements. One: do they make you laugh? Two: can you talk to them about anything, any time? Three: do you see this person as being a good parent to your children?

I think it also highlights another very important consideration – can you be a team that works together and support each other dreams, goals, and aspirations. I have witnessed a lot of relationships fail over the years because of a lack of teamwork, shared goals and mutual support.

When I first met my husband, he had just started a new job that he was very proud to have secured. A couple of the job requirements was being on call 24/7 and travelling around the country. In the early days of our relationship, filled that first blush and bliss of love I said nothing. But eventually, after a few weeks, it dawned on me that we were having to do an awful lot of rescheduling because he had been called out at the last minute. I realized I needed to say something, so I spoke up.

I remember him looking at me and saying very calmly. This is the job. My job. If this isn’t going to work for you then we are done. I was shocked! Devastated! Furious! How dare he talk to me like that! I stormed out in tears and went home crying to my mother.

Arriving home sobbing, my mother waited until I had calmed down and after I shared what had happened she asked me what did I expect? I didn’t know. I wanted him to be around all the time, I guessed. She very wisely said well if that is what you need and expect then you are lucky he is being so clear, and you need to decide what is right for you otherwise this relationship is founded on false expectations that will only poison your love.

God, how I hated the clarity of that statement from her. But she was right.

The writing was on the wall. Was this the right relationship for me or not? My mom talked to me about how, in her opinion, a relationship was like a business where you go to work together every day. You could either get along and help each other out or you could always be picking at each other and be in a constant state of irritation which only results in conflict and unhappiness.

It forced me to really think about what I wanted in a partner. What I needed, expected and hoped for in my life.

On our very first date even though we came from completely different backgrounds we could talk about anything and everything. And we talked all night long, about everything! We laughed at all the same things and if we found ourselves disagreeing about a subject it was heard and honoured with respect. I thought about all of those things and I could see how we could be a team. Our conversations and the qualities that he displayed over the following weeks helped me to see what a good father he could be. As I thought about his job and our relationship long term I could see it would give me what I needed more than anything else. To be independent. My mother called that “building and creating a solid foundation”. I went back.

Over the next few months, we talked frankly about our future and started to see how we could make things work. It wasn’t forced or manipulated. It was supportive, respectful. Now don’t get me wrong sometimes we could both be infuriating but we could see the humour in it. Making it work was easy because we stayed open, honest and clear and didn’t put each other down.

Now forty years later I can look back and see how we grew and managed to build up from that firm foundation. We were a team.

Like the conversation on the whiteboard at the office, everyone played along as part of the team. It was easy. It evolved and flowed naturally with humour and respect despite our different viewpoints about whether Spring was ever going to arrive or not. Life is like that when it is the right fit. Then you know you have found “the one.”

 

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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A 16 years old boy shares his amazing self-healing journey with you.

Your body's ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe.

Learn more about ADHD: ADHD Testimonial, DO – Treatment 5, Day 10

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