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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.

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Obesity, hypertension, and elevated blood lipids are REDOX mediated issues that respond to foundational lifestyle changes and supplementation of REDOX signaling molecules.

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*Cortisol is critical to our survival: without it we die. It is cortisol that regulates the metabolism in each cell; altering blood sugar levels, blood pressure levels and acting as an anti-inflammatory compound.

**When the body is subjected to continual stress, the body is in perpetual 'fight or flight response' causing the adrenals to continue pumping out cortisol until they become exhausted and unable to keep up supply.

‼️Redox imbalance is at the heart of an insufficient ability to handle stress. When too many cells lose electron balance, it results in oxidative stress that makes the body vulnerable to damage and illness.

**Having an appropriate number of redox molecules gives the body the resources it needs to deal with this build up of "leaking electrons" and bring cells back into balance.

Resource: Healthy Cells, Healthy Life by Dr. Rob Ward

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
Having a pain point doesn't mean other people have to adjust what they say and how they live to appease you.
 
Having a pain point means you learned something a long time ago that probably isn't still serving you, and you're being given an opportunity to address and release it so that you can grow into the fullest expression of who you really are, instead of the costumed collection of coping mechanisms you may be now...
 
Here's an example of a pain point we frequently see on social media..:
 
Someone says something along the lines of 'we create our own reality, we are in control of our emotions, perception is subjective etc etc.'
 
All common sentiments, all factually accurate.
Not all well-received by the masses.. ;)
 
A person who has struggled their whole life may experience psychological pain (cognitive dissonance) upon reading the above sentiments.
A person with low emotional intelligence may experience psychological pain (cognitive dissonance) upon reading the above sentiments.
A person who perceives that their safety exists in something outside of them (e.g. a job) may experience psychological pain (cognitive dissonance) upon reading the above sentiments.
 
Some of these people may react. Some may troll, some may flat out rip you a new one... ;) Some may politely disagree citing 'evidence'.
 
If any of these people are ready to grow, the pain around the statement will cause them to say something to themselves along the lines of 'Why does this bother me? What does it threaten in me to consider this new perspective? How does it protect me to try and defend or justify what I've believed up until now?
And the kicker: 'If what I've believed up until now hasn't landed me the life of my dreams.. what might a new belief like this one bring about instead..?'
 
Someone who isn't ready to grow, will ask something closer to 'who does this unrealistic jackass think she is?!'
 
(Forgetting, ironically, that reality is inherently subjective and jackasses are inherently delightful - I met one at a petting zoo, once.)
 
Where I'm going with this, is that the author of the post does not control where the reader is in their journey, and therefore they cannot control the reception. They can only speak their truth as they know it, trusting that if it is coming through them at this particular time, someone needs to hear it, and the message will get to that person in divine time.
 
If you have been wanting to speak some truth for some time, but you are worried about the trolls, please know this.
 
You are important.
Your message is important.
80yo you would be very disappointed to look back on this opportunity to speak up and know that you allowed yourself to be silenced by a few keyboard warriors, slangin' poorly-spelled insults from their mom's basement.. ;)
 
And the big kahuna:
 
No-one who did anything important was universally liked.
 
There will be trolls.
Say it anyway.
 
Not everyone will understand.
Do what's in your heart anyway.
 
They might not like it.
Try it anyway.
 
They might not like you.
Be you anyway.
 
I love you,
Sarah
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Reposted Risa Lynch LLC's post.

I'd like to invite you to learn about a new science called Redox Signaling Molecules - which helps the body's own ability to heal itself at the cellular level - so repair and replace damaged cells in the body. 

There is a weekly webinar on Tuesday and Wednesday - or message me to get a recorded video to learn more about this new technology that the Huffington Post mentioned in 2016 as one of 5 emerging technologies that would shape our future. 

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
All the successful people I've met have something in common:
 
They took steps to change the old pattern, rather than remaining a prisoner of the pattern.
 
Let me explain.
 
If you are not where you want to be, then whoever you're being and whatever you're doing clearly isn't working. Right? I hope we agree on the bare evidence, at least.
 
So if you don't make massive change to how you operate, it doesn't seem very logical or reasonable that things would change... correct?
 
The difference between people who succeed and people who keep recreating what they know, is that successful people recognize that they can't use their current circumstances as an excuse for not changing, because they created their current circumstances by doing / being / thinking how they've done / been / thought.
 
We are not 'to blame' for everything in our projection, but we are 'at the cause', meaning our reality is constructed in response to us.
 
So let's apply this practically, with a common-place example..:
 
If you aren't making change because you're saying that you 'can't afford it', does it make much sense to you to continue operating the same way, given that those methods made you broke?!
 
I KNOW it's scary to release money.
I KNOW it's scary to consider debt.
I KNOW it's scary to take a leap of faith.
I KNOW it's scary to invest in yourself.
 
I, and everyone else who's done it, KNOW how nerve-wracking it is.
 
But you know what's even more scary?
Staying in the same situation for the next 20yrs.
 
When I hired my first coach (10yrs ago now) I had just moved in with my abusive boyfriend because I couldn't make my mortgage payments. I sold everything I owned and took out a credit card to cover the bill
 
True story: I phoned Tony Robbins Companies from under a dining room table in the foetal position. I couldn't even afford the toll-call, let alone the coach, but what I said to the person who picked up was: 'I don't even really know what a coach does, but you have to help me.'
 
You don't have to get to the point of a breakdown to breakthrough... but if you're going to break down, you may as well break through... ;)
 
That was the start of my re-wiring, and it was worth every penny. I've been travelling the world living my dreams for the last 2.5yrs after I finally packed in my exec career back in 2016, and I've not been without support since. Right now I'm working with 4 different coaches and THEY ARE THE REASON I can afford them.
 
They up level my identity to the person that has what I want.
They call my on my BS.
They don't let me fun fear or victim patterns when I'm moving fast.
They hold my hand when I have to do a scary thing.
They celebrate my wins with me.
They teach me phenomenal strategy.
They illuminate my psychological blindspots.
 
SO.
 
Here's a thought for you to mull over:
We invest in ourselves to the level we believe we deserve.
 
Where have you been discounting your worth up until now? Drop me a comment and let me know all of your feels <3
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Yoga Nidra, the concept, is adopted from the ancient science of Tantra. It is a powerful practice for achieving deep relaxation while being conscious and aware. Nidra as a word stands for sleep, but the application here is totally different from what we generally understand sleep as. To understand this we need to log onto some basic insight into the different states of consciousness as explained in the yogic system.

There are three states in which our consciousness keep oscillating at regular intervals, through the agency of mind. These intervals are predetermined most of the times which is referred as the Bio Rhythms.

  1. Jaagrut awastha or normal wakeful state (conscious): This is outer most dimension in which consciousness is in contact with the external material dimension through the agency of sensory organs. We have five sensory organs viz. sight, smell, audition, taste and touch. This is where most of worldly communications takes place. Consciousness exists in an extroverted state relying on sensory organs to relay the information from surroundings.
  2. Swapna awastha or dream state (sub conscious): This is a totally different dimension where consciousness experiences a reality in forms of dreams.
  3. Sushupti awashta or deep sleep (unconscious): State of deep sleep when even dreams don’t appear to the consciousness and an absolute state is experienced which is mostly untraceable by common mind.

While we enter into ordinary sleep, the consciousness drifts from conscious plane to other two without an awareness of this transition. In yoga nidra, we train our mind to retain the awareness not just of this transition but of the actual experience it receives while being in each state.

During the practice, consciousness moves to a threshold state between sleep and wakefulness, thereby connecting with the sub conscious and unconscious dimensions.

This awareness is the actual scientific definition of relaxation which is in contrast to popular beliefs. As we generally observe by relaxation we often mean lying on a couch, having a cup of coffee or a drink or reading our favorite author or genre. All these are simply sensory diversions that change the direction in which our sense organs are engaged. They have very less to do with actual relaxation that occurs only when we are aware and unattached; in this reference it’s better to say un-indulged.

The matrix of Tension

Action, in general, leads to tension. This is natural physics. Two forces operating simultaneously at the same time will create tension. As we go through doing small and big things in life with body, mind or heart, we produce tension. And that tension operates on us. Whatever we do as part of routine, from eating to sleeping, to walking to running to catching a train to managing projects at work, each activity results in tension. These tensions are stored at several planes of our personality.

These accumulated tensions manifest in several form via our psyche. Imbalances, disorders and conflicts within an individual or societies or nations.

Yoga straightforwardly identifies these tensions at the source of suffering.  We are not aware of them directly and only see their symptoms. This condition is known as Klesha in Yoga and they are the root of all human problems. Avidya or ignorance is where they all are rooted. This ignorance is the realm of our personalities about which we are not really aware of.

We can categorize three basic types of tension:

  1. Muscular
  2. Emotional
  3. Mental

Yoga Nidra is an effective method of achieving physical, emotional and mental rest and release. It’s a systematic tool of transiting between different states of consciousness. This has got powerful and profound impacts on the overall personality. We are able to let go of stored tensions, burn sanskaras or to say break older habitual conditioning in order to have a fresh and conscious experience overall. It also increases the receptivity of mind and thus enhances learning and gaining knowledge.

Creativity and Sankalp

Also it allows for a creative expression of our mind as it get free from fears, phobias and several neurosis. This helps in concentrating the energy of mind and giving it a channeled expression. Opting for a resolution or Sankalp, during the practise provides for that channeling of the energy. This Sankalp is a very positive and virtuous idea that you might be aspired towards having as a part of you. It is chosen and repeated constantly each time you practise until it is realized.

Psychological Correlates

Our brain emits different types of wave patterns while we drift from one state of mind to the other. Mapping these waves through specific instruments has been a milestone in the studies conducted in several places. This has made more and more scientific brains interested and attracted towards exploring and researching the probable implications of Yoga Nidra as a tool to overcome several issues that modern civilization is struggling with.

The table below shows a scientific explanatory values for the states of consciousness and the values for brain waves emitted in each of these states. Also mentioned is the correlated field of experiencing with each state.

No. State of consciousness Psychological name Brainwave pattern Experience
1 Awake Conscious mind Beta

 

(13-20 cps)

Sensory awareness, external knowledge
2 Yoga Nidra Border line between awake and sleep Alpha

 

(8-12 cps)

Deep relaxation, conscious dreaming
3 Dreaming sleeping Subconscious mind Theta

 

(4 – 7 cps)

Release of emotions, fears and desires
4 Deep sleep Unconscious mind Delta

 

(0-4 cps)

Awakening of instincts and primitive drives

The popular format of Yoga Nidra was designed by Shri Swami Satyananda Saraswti, the founder of one of the most authentic and popular institution of yoga study in our times called Bihar School of Yoga. He was a realized yogi who reformed many concepts and principles of yoga so as to be understood by the modern mind easily.

For more information on the technique and practice of yoga nidra, we will soon publish another post with further details.

Kind regards
Acharya vinay

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
I am currently using 3 different coaches, for different areas of my life, and on top of that I'm enrolled in a handful of Masterminds, to ensure my vibe and energetic minimums don't slip back to the comfort and complacency that my ego enjoys. My support is a critical investment, because procrastination, overwhelm and fear cost more than quality mentorship ever could. 
And yesterday I had a discovery call with another coach. 
 
I never turn down the opportunity to chat, because I don't believe in coincidence. If we fall into each other's orbit, there will be a reason, and I know I can trust my body to make the right decision. If it's a no, it's a no, and we're all professionals here - there'll be no hard feelings. 
 
BUT.. a yes often feels much worse than a no. And since I experienced the most uncomfortable yes of my life yesterday, I thought it would be worth a public post. Because a common misconception I've found, is that people think growth and progress looks like skipping through a tulip field while your PayPal notifications 'bing!' melodiously. 
 
In reality, it looks like your vagus nerve has been plucked like a guitar string, and you're wondering if there's time to exit the Zoom call before you vomit on the screen.
 
In the discovery call, we discussed some things that need work around attachment theory, complimentary energies, and expansion. Now, all of these things are constantly being worked on, but from different angles and viewpoints. And this particular coach brought a completely new perspective to the mix. One that would require an unprecedented level of bravery and release.
 
How did I know that this was going to be pivotal input that was worth the investment? 
I got sick. I got really sick. We reached the part of the discussion where it was time to choose between moving forward or falling back into what I knew, and my entire survival system went haywire. I had a vagal response, my head was aching, I was dizzy and I needed to breathe through some fairly intense nausea.
 
And here's why that was the best thing EVER:
 
I was not under threat. There were no tigers in my office at that time. No murderers at the door, no building on fire. 
And yet my system responded as though we were gunna die. Which means someone is... and it's not me. 
 
So who was it? 
 
Short answer: my story. My current understanding of who I am and what I'm capable of.
 
Our identities are made up of our survival meanings, our coping mechanisms and our experiences. It incorporates our models of reality, our emotional homes and our value and belief systems. As far as the nervous system is concerned, a threat to your identity is a threat to your life. This is why it's so uncomfortable to have your perceptions about what's possible rejected or corrected.
Case in point: If you've struggled with money your whole life, how much do you enjoy someone telling you that money is everywhere and super easy to receive, even without work? 
I bet some part of you wants to punt that person into the next neighbourhood.
 
Well, imagine that response on steroids. Imagine someone simultaneously questioned EVERYTHING about you and your world.
 
That's what I experienced, and that's why I needed to say yes. 
 
Not in the moment, mind. In the moment I couldn't tell if I needed to cry or find a bathroom. So I went and had the fit, and then I reached out again to confirm the contract. 
 
Your new life will cost you your old one. When you're standing at the edge, and it's time to drop the old weight that will enable you to climb to the next level, do you hold on to what you know? Or release and climb?
 
Our decisions in these moments shape our future. Drop me a comment and tell me what kind of decisions you're making in 2019 😊
 
Best,
Sarah xo

 

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Even though the holidays are a few weeks behind us, you may still be experiencing the side effects of all the celebrations including feeling heavy, bloated and stuffed. 

These 6 simple, delicious, inexpensive and easily accessible superfoods will help you bounce back and feel better right away. 

Ok, so what are those debloating superstars? 

 

Parsley

Parsley is one of the best foods to help support and detoxify the liver. Compounds in parsley can help kill some bad bacteria and cause the liver to secrete bile, which is the key player in breaking down fat. 

 

Add freshly chopped parsley to smoothies, soups, salads, sauces, dips, dressings and sprinkle on food before serving. 

 

Fennel

Fennel is a miracle debloater. Fennel tea is my favorite beverage to drink on the first day of my period. It not only reduces bloating, fennel acts as an antispasmodic, relieving cramping. I also love fennel essential oil. I rub it in my abdomen when I feel bloated and always carry it with me when I fly or travel.

 

To make a refreshing and highly effective debloating tonic combine hot fennel tea with fresh ginger slices (let it steep for at least 15 minutes) and freshly squeezed lemon juice. 

 

 

Lemon 

Quercetin in lemons is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Lemons also help to detoxify the liver and that's why I always recommend my clients to start their day with warm water with lemon to help move things along. 

 

Besides lemon water, my favorite use of lemons is to squeeze them over steamed broccoli. 

 

 

Cucumbers

 

Cucumbers are 95% water which makes them an ideal hydrating and cooling food. They are anti-inflammatory, low in calories and high in fiber making them a wonderful choice for digestive health. 

 

If you don't enjoy cucumbers in your salads or as a snack, you can easily blend them into a smoothie. 

 

 

 

Mint 

Mint has been one of the most well-knows plants that help support a healthy digestive tract. There is nothing better than a hot cup of mint tea to settle the stomach after a heavy meal or even food poisoning. Research that shows mint may help relieve IBS by soothing pain from inflammation in the GI tract. 

 

Mint can be enjoyed in teas but also added to salads and smoothies. It adds a great boost of flavor. 

 

 

 

Ginger 

 

Ginger is another old remedy that acts as a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea and a root that supports digestion of foods. Ginger essential oil is another oil I use on the first day of my period. It helps with stomach discomfort and cramps. Besides rubbing it into my abdomen I make tea with it from fresh ginger slices (and fennel, and lemon). 

 

 

Want to make a debloating smoothie? Here's my favorite recipe. 

 

 

Additional tips to help with bloating: 

 

  • Increase your water intake (aim for half of your body weight in oz). 

  • Remove any fizzy drinks from your diet (including zero calorie ones). 

  • Avoid any sugar alcohols (they can be found in most protein supplements, protein bars, protein shakes and low calorie/low sugar foods). 

  • Monitor your fiber intake - too much or too little can be as troublesome. Aim for about 25 g of fiber per day. 

  • Reduce sodium intake (high sodium diet causes water retention and increases blood pressure). 

  • Exercise regularly. 

  • Eat slowly and mindfully, chewing your food thoroughly before swallowing. 

 

Did you enjoy this article? Make sure you share it with friends and family members who can benefit from reading it. 

Do you have any questions? You can email me here

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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

  • 6

Chronic diseases and conditions—such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis—are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems.

Obesity, hypertension, and elevated blood lipids are REDOX mediated issues that respond to foundational lifestyle changes and supplementation of REDOX signaling molecules.

***For more information visit and to checkout this amazing new technology visit 

https://risalynch.myasealive.com/

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*Cortisol is critical to our survival: without it we die. It is cortisol that regulates the metabolism in each cell; altering blood sugar levels, blood pressure levels and acting as an anti-inflammatory compound.

**When the body is subjected to continual stress, the body is in perpetual 'fight or flight response' causing the adrenals to continue pumping out cortisol until they become exhausted and unable to keep up supply.

‼️Redox imbalance is at the heart of an insufficient ability to handle stress. When too many cells lose electron balance, it results in oxidative stress that makes the body vulnerable to damage and illness.

**Having an appropriate number of redox molecules gives the body the resources it needs to deal with this build up of "leaking electrons" and bring cells back into balance.

Resource: Healthy Cells, Healthy Life by Dr. Rob Ward

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
Having a pain point doesn't mean other people have to adjust what they say and how they live to appease you.
 
Having a pain point means you learned something a long time ago that probably isn't still serving you, and you're being given an opportunity to address and release it so that you can grow into the fullest expression of who you really are, instead of the costumed collection of coping mechanisms you may be now...
 
Here's an example of a pain point we frequently see on social media..:
 
Someone says something along the lines of 'we create our own reality, we are in control of our emotions, perception is subjective etc etc.'
 
All common sentiments, all factually accurate.
Not all well-received by the masses.. ;)
 
A person who has struggled their whole life may experience psychological pain (cognitive dissonance) upon reading the above sentiments.
A person with low emotional intelligence may experience psychological pain (cognitive dissonance) upon reading the above sentiments.
A person who perceives that their safety exists in something outside of them (e.g. a job) may experience psychological pain (cognitive dissonance) upon reading the above sentiments.
 
Some of these people may react. Some may troll, some may flat out rip you a new one... ;) Some may politely disagree citing 'evidence'.
 
If any of these people are ready to grow, the pain around the statement will cause them to say something to themselves along the lines of 'Why does this bother me? What does it threaten in me to consider this new perspective? How does it protect me to try and defend or justify what I've believed up until now?
And the kicker: 'If what I've believed up until now hasn't landed me the life of my dreams.. what might a new belief like this one bring about instead..?'
 
Someone who isn't ready to grow, will ask something closer to 'who does this unrealistic jackass think she is?!'
 
(Forgetting, ironically, that reality is inherently subjective and jackasses are inherently delightful - I met one at a petting zoo, once.)
 
Where I'm going with this, is that the author of the post does not control where the reader is in their journey, and therefore they cannot control the reception. They can only speak their truth as they know it, trusting that if it is coming through them at this particular time, someone needs to hear it, and the message will get to that person in divine time.
 
If you have been wanting to speak some truth for some time, but you are worried about the trolls, please know this.
 
You are important.
Your message is important.
80yo you would be very disappointed to look back on this opportunity to speak up and know that you allowed yourself to be silenced by a few keyboard warriors, slangin' poorly-spelled insults from their mom's basement.. ;)
 
And the big kahuna:
 
No-one who did anything important was universally liked.
 
There will be trolls.
Say it anyway.
 
Not everyone will understand.
Do what's in your heart anyway.
 
They might not like it.
Try it anyway.
 
They might not like you.
Be you anyway.
 
I love you,
Sarah
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Reposted Risa Lynch LLC's post.

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
All the successful people I've met have something in common:
 
They took steps to change the old pattern, rather than remaining a prisoner of the pattern.
 
Let me explain.
 
If you are not where you want to be, then whoever you're being and whatever you're doing clearly isn't working. Right? I hope we agree on the bare evidence, at least.
 
So if you don't make massive change to how you operate, it doesn't seem very logical or reasonable that things would change... correct?
 
The difference between people who succeed and people who keep recreating what they know, is that successful people recognize that they can't use their current circumstances as an excuse for not changing, because they created their current circumstances by doing / being / thinking how they've done / been / thought.
 
We are not 'to blame' for everything in our projection, but we are 'at the cause', meaning our reality is constructed in response to us.
 
So let's apply this practically, with a common-place example..:
 
If you aren't making change because you're saying that you 'can't afford it', does it make much sense to you to continue operating the same way, given that those methods made you broke?!
 
I KNOW it's scary to release money.
I KNOW it's scary to consider debt.
I KNOW it's scary to take a leap of faith.
I KNOW it's scary to invest in yourself.
 
I, and everyone else who's done it, KNOW how nerve-wracking it is.
 
But you know what's even more scary?
Staying in the same situation for the next 20yrs.
 
When I hired my first coach (10yrs ago now) I had just moved in with my abusive boyfriend because I couldn't make my mortgage payments. I sold everything I owned and took out a credit card to cover the bill
 
True story: I phoned Tony Robbins Companies from under a dining room table in the foetal position. I couldn't even afford the toll-call, let alone the coach, but what I said to the person who picked up was: 'I don't even really know what a coach does, but you have to help me.'
 
You don't have to get to the point of a breakdown to breakthrough... but if you're going to break down, you may as well break through... ;)
 
That was the start of my re-wiring, and it was worth every penny. I've been travelling the world living my dreams for the last 2.5yrs after I finally packed in my exec career back in 2016, and I've not been without support since. Right now I'm working with 4 different coaches and THEY ARE THE REASON I can afford them.
 
They up level my identity to the person that has what I want.
They call my on my BS.
They don't let me fun fear or victim patterns when I'm moving fast.
They hold my hand when I have to do a scary thing.
They celebrate my wins with me.
They teach me phenomenal strategy.
They illuminate my psychological blindspots.
 
SO.
 
Here's a thought for you to mull over:
We invest in ourselves to the level we believe we deserve.
 
Where have you been discounting your worth up until now? Drop me a comment and let me know all of your feels <3
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Yoga Nidra, the concept, is adopted from the ancient science of Tantra. It is a powerful practice for achieving deep relaxation while being conscious and aware. Nidra as a word stands for sleep, but the application here is totally different from what we generally understand sleep as. To understand this we need to log onto some basic insight into the different states of consciousness as explained in the yogic system.

There are three states in which our consciousness keep oscillating at regular intervals, through the agency of mind. These intervals are predetermined most of the times which is referred as the Bio Rhythms.

  1. Jaagrut awastha or normal wakeful state (conscious): This is outer most dimension in which consciousness is in contact with the external material dimension through the agency of sensory organs. We have five sensory organs viz. sight, smell, audition, taste and touch. This is where most of worldly communications takes place. Consciousness exists in an extroverted state relying on sensory organs to relay the information from surroundings.
  2. Swapna awastha or dream state (sub conscious): This is a totally different dimension where consciousness experiences a reality in forms of dreams.
  3. Sushupti awashta or deep sleep (unconscious): State of deep sleep when even dreams don’t appear to the consciousness and an absolute state is experienced which is mostly untraceable by common mind.

While we enter into ordinary sleep, the consciousness drifts from conscious plane to other two without an awareness of this transition. In yoga nidra, we train our mind to retain the awareness not just of this transition but of the actual experience it receives while being in each state.

During the practice, consciousness moves to a threshold state between sleep and wakefulness, thereby connecting with the sub conscious and unconscious dimensions.

This awareness is the actual scientific definition of relaxation which is in contrast to popular beliefs. As we generally observe by relaxation we often mean lying on a couch, having a cup of coffee or a drink or reading our favorite author or genre. All these are simply sensory diversions that change the direction in which our sense organs are engaged. They have very less to do with actual relaxation that occurs only when we are aware and unattached; in this reference it’s better to say un-indulged.

The matrix of Tension

Action, in general, leads to tension. This is natural physics. Two forces operating simultaneously at the same time will create tension. As we go through doing small and big things in life with body, mind or heart, we produce tension. And that tension operates on us. Whatever we do as part of routine, from eating to sleeping, to walking to running to catching a train to managing projects at work, each activity results in tension. These tensions are stored at several planes of our personality.

These accumulated tensions manifest in several form via our psyche. Imbalances, disorders and conflicts within an individual or societies or nations.

Yoga straightforwardly identifies these tensions at the source of suffering.  We are not aware of them directly and only see their symptoms. This condition is known as Klesha in Yoga and they are the root of all human problems. Avidya or ignorance is where they all are rooted. This ignorance is the realm of our personalities about which we are not really aware of.

We can categorize three basic types of tension:

  1. Muscular
  2. Emotional
  3. Mental

Yoga Nidra is an effective method of achieving physical, emotional and mental rest and release. It’s a systematic tool of transiting between different states of consciousness. This has got powerful and profound impacts on the overall personality. We are able to let go of stored tensions, burn sanskaras or to say break older habitual conditioning in order to have a fresh and conscious experience overall. It also increases the receptivity of mind and thus enhances learning and gaining knowledge.

Creativity and Sankalp

Also it allows for a creative expression of our mind as it get free from fears, phobias and several neurosis. This helps in concentrating the energy of mind and giving it a channeled expression. Opting for a resolution or Sankalp, during the practise provides for that channeling of the energy. This Sankalp is a very positive and virtuous idea that you might be aspired towards having as a part of you. It is chosen and repeated constantly each time you practise until it is realized.

Psychological Correlates

Our brain emits different types of wave patterns while we drift from one state of mind to the other. Mapping these waves through specific instruments has been a milestone in the studies conducted in several places. This has made more and more scientific brains interested and attracted towards exploring and researching the probable implications of Yoga Nidra as a tool to overcome several issues that modern civilization is struggling with.

The table below shows a scientific explanatory values for the states of consciousness and the values for brain waves emitted in each of these states. Also mentioned is the correlated field of experiencing with each state.

No. State of consciousness Psychological name Brainwave pattern Experience
1 Awake Conscious mind Beta

 

(13-20 cps)

Sensory awareness, external knowledge
2 Yoga Nidra Border line between awake and sleep Alpha

 

(8-12 cps)

Deep relaxation, conscious dreaming
3 Dreaming sleeping Subconscious mind Theta

 

(4 – 7 cps)

Release of emotions, fears and desires
4 Deep sleep Unconscious mind Delta

 

(0-4 cps)

Awakening of instincts and primitive drives

The popular format of Yoga Nidra was designed by Shri Swami Satyananda Saraswti, the founder of one of the most authentic and popular institution of yoga study in our times called Bihar School of Yoga. He was a realized yogi who reformed many concepts and principles of yoga so as to be understood by the modern mind easily.

For more information on the technique and practice of yoga nidra, we will soon publish another post with further details.

Kind regards
Acharya vinay

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
I am currently using 3 different coaches, for different areas of my life, and on top of that I'm enrolled in a handful of Masterminds, to ensure my vibe and energetic minimums don't slip back to the comfort and complacency that my ego enjoys. My support is a critical investment, because procrastination, overwhelm and fear cost more than quality mentorship ever could. 
And yesterday I had a discovery call with another coach. 
 
I never turn down the opportunity to chat, because I don't believe in coincidence. If we fall into each other's orbit, there will be a reason, and I know I can trust my body to make the right decision. If it's a no, it's a no, and we're all professionals here - there'll be no hard feelings. 
 
BUT.. a yes often feels much worse than a no. And since I experienced the most uncomfortable yes of my life yesterday, I thought it would be worth a public post. Because a common misconception I've found, is that people think growth and progress looks like skipping through a tulip field while your PayPal notifications 'bing!' melodiously. 
 
In reality, it looks like your vagus nerve has been plucked like a guitar string, and you're wondering if there's time to exit the Zoom call before you vomit on the screen.
 
In the discovery call, we discussed some things that need work around attachment theory, complimentary energies, and expansion. Now, all of these things are constantly being worked on, but from different angles and viewpoints. And this particular coach brought a completely new perspective to the mix. One that would require an unprecedented level of bravery and release.
 
How did I know that this was going to be pivotal input that was worth the investment? 
I got sick. I got really sick. We reached the part of the discussion where it was time to choose between moving forward or falling back into what I knew, and my entire survival system went haywire. I had a vagal response, my head was aching, I was dizzy and I needed to breathe through some fairly intense nausea.
 
And here's why that was the best thing EVER:
 
I was not under threat. There were no tigers in my office at that time. No murderers at the door, no building on fire. 
And yet my system responded as though we were gunna die. Which means someone is... and it's not me. 
 
So who was it? 
 
Short answer: my story. My current understanding of who I am and what I'm capable of.
 
Our identities are made up of our survival meanings, our coping mechanisms and our experiences. It incorporates our models of reality, our emotional homes and our value and belief systems. As far as the nervous system is concerned, a threat to your identity is a threat to your life. This is why it's so uncomfortable to have your perceptions about what's possible rejected or corrected.
Case in point: If you've struggled with money your whole life, how much do you enjoy someone telling you that money is everywhere and super easy to receive, even without work? 
I bet some part of you wants to punt that person into the next neighbourhood.
 
Well, imagine that response on steroids. Imagine someone simultaneously questioned EVERYTHING about you and your world.
 
That's what I experienced, and that's why I needed to say yes. 
 
Not in the moment, mind. In the moment I couldn't tell if I needed to cry or find a bathroom. So I went and had the fit, and then I reached out again to confirm the contract. 
 
Your new life will cost you your old one. When you're standing at the edge, and it's time to drop the old weight that will enable you to climb to the next level, do you hold on to what you know? Or release and climb?
 
Our decisions in these moments shape our future. Drop me a comment and tell me what kind of decisions you're making in 2019 😊
 
Best,
Sarah xo

 

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Even though the holidays are a few weeks behind us, you may still be experiencing the side effects of all the celebrations including feeling heavy, bloated and stuffed. 

These 6 simple, delicious, inexpensive and easily accessible superfoods will help you bounce back and feel better right away. 

Ok, so what are those debloating superstars? 

 

Parsley

Parsley is one of the best foods to help support and detoxify the liver. Compounds in parsley can help kill some bad bacteria and cause the liver to secrete bile, which is the key player in breaking down fat. 

 

Add freshly chopped parsley to smoothies, soups, salads, sauces, dips, dressings and sprinkle on food before serving. 

 

Fennel

Fennel is a miracle debloater. Fennel tea is my favorite beverage to drink on the first day of my period. It not only reduces bloating, fennel acts as an antispasmodic, relieving cramping. I also love fennel essential oil. I rub it in my abdomen when I feel bloated and always carry it with me when I fly or travel.

 

To make a refreshing and highly effective debloating tonic combine hot fennel tea with fresh ginger slices (let it steep for at least 15 minutes) and freshly squeezed lemon juice. 

 

 

Lemon 

Quercetin in lemons is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Lemons also help to detoxify the liver and that's why I always recommend my clients to start their day with warm water with lemon to help move things along. 

 

Besides lemon water, my favorite use of lemons is to squeeze them over steamed broccoli. 

 

 

Cucumbers

 

Cucumbers are 95% water which makes them an ideal hydrating and cooling food. They are anti-inflammatory, low in calories and high in fiber making them a wonderful choice for digestive health. 

 

If you don't enjoy cucumbers in your salads or as a snack, you can easily blend them into a smoothie. 

 

 

 

Mint 

Mint has been one of the most well-knows plants that help support a healthy digestive tract. There is nothing better than a hot cup of mint tea to settle the stomach after a heavy meal or even food poisoning. Research that shows mint may help relieve IBS by soothing pain from inflammation in the GI tract. 

 

Mint can be enjoyed in teas but also added to salads and smoothies. It adds a great boost of flavor. 

 

 

 

Ginger 

 

Ginger is another old remedy that acts as a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea and a root that supports digestion of foods. Ginger essential oil is another oil I use on the first day of my period. It helps with stomach discomfort and cramps. Besides rubbing it into my abdomen I make tea with it from fresh ginger slices (and fennel, and lemon). 

 

 

Want to make a debloating smoothie? Here's my favorite recipe. 

 

 

Additional tips to help with bloating: 

 

  • Increase your water intake (aim for half of your body weight in oz). 

  • Remove any fizzy drinks from your diet (including zero calorie ones). 

  • Avoid any sugar alcohols (they can be found in most protein supplements, protein bars, protein shakes and low calorie/low sugar foods). 

  • Monitor your fiber intake - too much or too little can be as troublesome. Aim for about 25 g of fiber per day. 

  • Reduce sodium intake (high sodium diet causes water retention and increases blood pressure). 

  • Exercise regularly. 

  • Eat slowly and mindfully, chewing your food thoroughly before swallowing. 

 

Did you enjoy this article? Make sure you share it with friends and family members who can benefit from reading it. 

Do you have any questions? You can email me here

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