We have arrived! I am so excited that you are joining me for this 20 days of transformation. I will be joining you and look forward to hearing from you either via email or on Facebook or Instagram. This is an example of how each day will unfold with Mindfulness, Movement and Meditation. There will also be a YouTube video embedded each day with the day’s yoga and meditation. I hope you will share this link or practice each day with your friends and family or your team so that they too can join in on the 20 day transformation and you can all grow together: http://www.7seedsmagazine.ca/category/20-20-yoga-meditation-for-transformation/.
Mindfulness: Have you ever heard the parable of the men who were moving to a new village? Each one went to a wiseman to ask if he would be happy in his hew place. The wiseman asked the first man if he was happy in the village he lived in now. The man’s response was that he was not happy and the people were terrible. The wiseman told him he would not be happy in his new village. The second man was asked the same question and his response was that he was very happy in his old village and that the people were wonderful and he had many friends. The wiseman told him he would be very happy in his new village.
Use your creativity and you too can make your own perfect little ball.
Ingredients: 1 cup Nutracleanse, 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, 1/2 cup sesame seeds, 1/2 raisins, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 3/4 cup peanut butter, 2 tbsp honey.
This will make 22 to 24 balls – depending on how much you eat as you are making.
Mix all ingredients together well in a bowl with your clean hands. Wash your hands (again) and squish about 2 tbsps together and roll into a ball. Eat right away or, even better, save it for later!
You can add so many things to this recipe. I have used rolled oats instead of sesame seeds and dried cranberries instead of raisins. All of the sweets can be omitted if you are following a low carb diet and the balls are still just as delicious.
For the Body: Mix equal parts of Nutracleanse with olive oil and rub it on your feet or body. After rinsing you will be amazed at how soft it leaves your skin. It is cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing all at the same time. You can also just add water to the Nutracleanse and rub it on your clean face, leaving it on for 5 to 10 minutes using it as a mask.
Cold and flu season has arrived, and with that comes the runny nose, sneezing, sore throat and worst of it all, the dreaded body aches.
Did you know that when you are inflicted by a virus, your white blood cells rush to attack that virus, leaving your body unable to fend off inflammation? The level of pain you experience could be an indication of the amount of inflammation that your body is fighting on a daily basis, which could also be an indication of some lifestyle changes that are calling. Below are seven remedies that can be used not only during and illness, but also before it strikes.
Fluids – Say yes to chicken soup, and be sure to add turmeric, ginger, carrot and celery. You can also juice those four ingredients together and skip the soup. The combination is full of essential, disease-fighting nutrients, as well as is anti-inflammatory. If you need a little sweetener, studies have shown that honey really can be effective, especially for children. So the honey-lemon tea, like Grandma used to make, is still a good idea. Electrolyte drinks are also a good choice if for any reason dehydration is a concern. When choosing, look for ones that have the least amount of sugar and most vitamin C. The little packets full of nutrients can be added to a water bottle anytime. Do your part in keeping your cells fed and hydrated so that they can work optimally in keeping you healthy.
It is not possible to get to mid-life and not have experienced some sort of trauma; whether that be physical, emotional or mental. That is what makes us perfectly human. Exercise is proven to be medicinal for healing, but some disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – or a recovery of any kind, often requires times of less intensity and more gentleness.
At first one may wonder how it can be. And yet, really, how can it not?
In her book, Reflexology For Every Body, she describes reflexology as applying pressure to points on the hands, feet or ears, which sends messages to the corresponding body parts. The parts then begin to let go of excess tension, blood flows in, wastes are removed and circulation is normalized. “The body begins to heal itself.”
“Your feet are like opening a book, they tell about your life and everything that has happened to you,” explains 64-year-old Cosway-Hayes, who resides in Cochrane, Alberta.
As the story is told connections are made and normalizing takes place. From emotions to physical injuries “it all comes out.” As clients observe their own body during a session, some describe a sensation on their foot, while others tell of sensations directly in the corresponding part of the body.
Essence is the flavour of the juice that is squeezed from the fruit. It was who you were at birth, who you are now and who you will become. It is also what you require to thrive in life.
Take a moment to envision yourself on your dream vacation. You are fit, healthy and fully alive. You have not a single worry at home, everything is taken care of. The vacation is fully paid for, you have unlimited money to do anything you want, and you can stay as long as you want. Picture where you would be and what you would be doing. Who is with you? What surrounds you? Imagine what it feels like to have accomplished what you have to get to where you are without any fears or burdens – in this perfect moment.
You have also been given an amazing gift of knowledge and understanding of all. And yet, you are completely unattached to any of it. The thoughts and realizations pass through you like a warm breeze and make you smile because of the absolute, yet simple perfection.
As all of this knowing flows in and around you, you also have an understanding of who you are. You realize your essence. It is what is inside of you that has sustained you and provided you with the inspiration to grow.