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Women's Health

Women’s Health

There are so many natural cycles in the life of the Female.  Here you will find  information, links to professionals, inter-active dialogs and printable material.

We will discuss the various cycles; including the natural, exciting and sometimes mysterious occurrences of the Feminine body and Spirit.

So much makes up the good health of a woman. So we will include information on primary care of you to yourself, your family from birth to passing, relationships and friendships.

Our natural life cycles offer so much richness; thru the various times of creativity/ birthing, working, fun, introspection and just day-to-day living; that a wonderful, colourful tapestry is being woven.

We invite you to journal your life …doesn’t have to be every day...however when you look back you will see what you have created, the lessons learned (or not) the corrections made, and the times that brought you the most joy and peace.

AND most of all you will be able to share with your loved ones !

 
Being YOU...

It's important to be yourself. We're all told that, and it's true—we know the damage done by being false to ourselves and to others. But I'd like to suggest that to "be yourself" goes much deeper. Most people don't know how much wisdom and power resides in the self, which is not the everyday self that gets mixed up with all the business of life, but a deeper self, which I call, for simplicity's sake, the true self.

The true self isn't a familiar term to most people, although it is close to what religion calls your soul, the purest part of yourself. But religion depends upon faith, and that's not the issue here. You can actually test if you have such a true self. How? You know that sugar is sweet because you can taste it. Likewise, the true self has certain qualities that belong to it the way sweetness belongs to sugar. If you can experience these qualities, repeat them, learn to cultivate them and finally make them a natural part of yourself, the true self has come to life.

The trick is distinguishing what is your true self and what is not. If we had a switch that could turn off the everyday self and turn on the true self, matters would be much simpler. But human nature is divided. There are moments when you feel secure, accepted, peaceful and certain. At those moments, you are experiencing the true self. At other moments, you experience the opposite, and then you are in the grip of the everyday self, or the ego-self. The trouble is that both sides are convincing. When you feel overwhelmed by stress, crisis, doubts and insecurity, the true self might as well not exist. You are experiencing a different reality colored by the state of your mind.

At those dark, tough moments, try to get some outside perspective about what is happening. The qualities of the everyday self and the true self are actually very different:

1. The true self is certain and clear about things. The everyday self gets influenced by countless outside influences, leading to confusion.

2. The true self is stable. The everyday self shifts constantly.

3. The true self is driven by a deep sense of truth. The everyday self is driven by the ego, the unending demands of "I, me, mine."

4. The true self is at peace. The everyday self is easily agitated and disturbed.

5. The true self is love. The everyday self, lacking love, seeks it from outside sources.

Next: How to let your true self guide you

Look at the qualities of the true self: self-reliant, evolutionary, loving, creative, knowing, accepting and peaceful. Whenever anyone is in crisis, whether the problem is a troubled marriage or difficulties at work or over money, they will make the best decisions if they utilize these qualities.

Sadly, we are more likely to be driven by selfishness, panic, uncertainty, impulsiveness, survival instincts and other qualities associated with the ego-self. That's how society trained us. We measure our worth by our achievements and possession. Money and status feed the ego, and society rewards those who play the game of getting and spending with skill and drive.

But look at the faulty choices millions of people make. They choose material rewards in the hope that money can buy happiness, or at least all the nice trappings of a happy life. They plunge into careers that offer success but end up with little inner fulfillment. Doesn't it make sense instead that the foundation for every choice should be the true self? The true self understands what you really want and what you really need to be joyful. It creates a much stronger, more expansive foundation for your life than any the ego-self can provide, since that is rooted in fear and insecurity.

Once you begin to recognize and encourage the qualities of the true self, your life will begin to change. You'll make better choices. You'll expand your awareness. You'll discover and encourage your purpose. You'll challenge yourself to meet new goals.

The greatest spiritual secret in the world is that every problem has a spiritual solution, not because every prayer is answered by a higher power, but because the true self, once discovered, is the source of creativity, intelligence and personal growth. No external solution has such power. The true self is the basis for being deeply optimistic about how life turns out and who you really are, behind the screen of doubt and confusion. The path to it isn't simply inspiring; it's the source of solutions that emerge from within.

…Deepk Chopra

 
Encountering Blocks

Encountering Blocks

The blocks we encounter on our journey…whether they are in ourselves, in our circumstances, or both…may be teachers and helpers, as well as a part of life’s cycles. A block can drive us to discover a new direction, spur us to develop new skills and courage and stamina, or lead us to look again at what really matters in life.

  • A block can serve as a timekeeper, directing us to pace things out correctly and develop patience.
  • A block can be a test that requires us to demonstrate or develop the necessary qualities and skills required to pass to a new level.
  • A block can be a detour that leads as to a better place than the one we were trying to get to.
  • A block may be part of a course correction that enables us to go up instead of just on to and to reappraise what we really want to accomplish (and which part of us is doing the wanting). 
  • A block may prove to be the thrust-block that helps us develop the energy to kick off toward bigger things.

We won’t  know the nature of a block until we are ready to give it a shape and a name…and then discover what happens when we play with it or try to see it differently.

The moment of perception,  in itself, can change everything.

…..Robert Moss, the Three “Only” Things

 
Destiny Calling

The affirmation of one’s own life...the acceptance of one’s destiny as it manifests itself in each moment…is the supreme act of faith.

It’s incredibly fucking easy.

It’s a hell of a commitment. 

 

We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned in order to live the life that is waiting for us.

 ....Joseph Campbell

 

Will today be the day you decide once and for all to make your life consistent with the quality of your spirit?   Then start by proclaiming …”This is what I AM...This  is what my life is about…and this is what I AM going to do. Nothing will stop me from achieving my destiny. I will not be denied.”

Tony Robbins , Awaken the Giant Within

 

What is the “one thing” that you know that you must do…and once done… all will fall into place? What is holding you back?  Do it …and do it now…do it with love, knowing that you have the power and the love to handle whatever consequences show up. 

….MMP,  Wise Women Network 

 

 
Surrendering Your Weight Forever


Losing weight is either a managed condition or a miracle. If it's a managed condition then that’s great, but it rests on unstable moorings. If it’s a miracle it rests on God.

There’s little point in trying to bring forth a thinner you, unless it’s a thinner you with a fairly good chance of remaining a thinner you.  Otherwise you end up back in the corner of hell where your soul cries out in horror” I can’t believe I did this again…”

You need then, more than weight loss, you need a miracle. When you are in the throes of an addictive impulse, you make yourself unavailable to receive one. In order to birth the miracle of a new you, you must be open to the love that pierces your invisible shield.

A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love, creating breakthroughs in your experience by creating breakthroughs in your mind. Much work needs to be done in inquiring what it is exactly that your fear…particularly as it relates to other people.  It is also important to identify any fears that you might harbor toward an aspect of yourself: the possible new you.

….Marianne Williamson, A Course in Weight Loss,

 
How You Eat Tells All

How You Eat Tells All!!
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Bummer!!

 

 

The desire to eat when you are not hungry reveals what you truly believe about life here on earth…your panoply of beliefs about feeling, suffering, receiving, nourishing, abundance, resting, having enough.

And once you know what you believe, you can begin to question if it is true.

When you first try to question your core beliefs, don’t try to fix or change or improve them. Notice what you feel, where you feel it, the size,the shape and colour…and if you have labeled ”it” (in the past). Sad. Bored. Happy. Miserable, Ecstatic. Lonely. Fear. …Not Hunger?? AH HA!

Now take a deep breath, see if there is any change…This kind of questioning provides a bridge between who you take yourself to be and who you actually are. Between what you tell yourself based on stories from your past and what you sense based on your direct experience now. It allows you to distinguish between out-dated familiar patterns and the current, living truth.

Inquiry is a form of internal dialogue with yourself…leading to insight, new understanding and new choices. Take back the control of the past story that was running you and create the script that will give you the freedom and the behaviour you desire now. 

…Women Food and God (Geneen Roth)  

 
Building Blocks of a High Quality Life

Building Blocks of a High Quality Life

( presented with permission)  

I have been recently reading “Entreleadership” by Dave Ramsey and gaining inspirational tools for enhancing the quality of my life. I thought I would share with you how they might relate to the goal you may have of optimizing your health so that you can experience a higher quality of life.

It is the end of April, a good time to take stock of the goals you might have set for yourself on New Years Eve or New Years Day. I don’t like to call them resolutions, but dreams, visions or goals that you have for yourself and your family.

As many of you know I have been a Stephen Covey fan for years and  he talks about time management and Dave Ramsey in his book reminds us that we should be spending most of our time in only two areas of our lives: Areas that are urgent and important (necessary for living) and important but not urgent (items that will become urgent eventually if not done). Here are some suggestive goals for you  for a 12 month period.

Goal #1: Look at areas where you waste time on items that are non urgent and not important and get them out of your life or delegate them. This will give you more time to deal with more important urgent and non urgent issues. This translates into watching less TV and spending less time on Twitter, emails and video games.

Goal #2: Set time with your spouse and family to create and then write down specific goals with time limits in each of the following categories: Career, Financial, Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, Family and Social. I do this while I’m on a holiday. It allows me time to pause and let a deep breathe out and create a high quality life for myself. There is nothing “lucky” about creating a holiday of a lifetime. It is hard work!

Goal #3: Get a $17.00 pedometer, and put it on your waist and clock how many steps you take on a regular day at work and aim for 6,000 steps per day. Once you are there aim for 10,000 steps. On the days you don’t want to do steps then pick Zoomba, lifting weights or yoga. Take one day off per week when you don’t care!

Goal #4: Do you have nutritional supplements that make you feel better when you take them? Get pill stackers and pour out your remedies one week at a time. You will be more likely to take them that way. If it takes you two days to get them all down, no worries. They will work better than sitting in the bottle! When you pour them out one week in advance you learn which ones you will run out of before you actually do!

Goal #5: Is your life too cluttered? If you are like me it is a huge job. I realize that it will take the better part of a year to complete so I take one drawer or shelf at a time and aim for once per week. Because you have written it down as in Goal #2 you will be amazed how you find yourself getting this done and feeling better for it. There is a universal law that in order for something new to come into your life, something old must leave!

Goal #6: It is time for a cleansing program but you haven’t figured out how to go vegan for two weeks. Pull out some vegetarian recipes from your past or from my website and start making a few. Try a few new things like quinoa, or coconut coffee whitener and pretty soon you will be ready to start that cleanse. Once you get started, you lose a few pounds, your energy comes up then you start exercising more and voila you are on your way to goal #7.

Goal #7: Get fit. Feeling fit is a great feeling and losing some weight, inches or changing your body shape is a happy side effect! Find a partner to take up cycling with or any other sport or activity that interests you. It is never too late. There are many stories of people taking up jogging or running marathons at the age of 50 and loving it!

Goal #8: Try some new foods. Eat more of a Mediterranean diet known to reduce the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease! This includes more legumes, fish and colored vegetables. Come to our Tasting Day on May 8th 2012 and excite your palate!

Goal #9: Complete a physical check up yearly. This may include a PAP smear …, a stool test and seeing the dentist. Keep your own personal medical file at home, just like you do for your other insurance policies.

Goal #10: Read one book per year on health. On my list this year is “Preventing Alzheimer’s” by Dr’s Shankle and Amen.

Goal #11: Develop a weekly healing ritual. Mine is Sunday morning where I don’t take any phone calls or schedule anything in order to be quiet and listen to CBC radio 2 classical music and catch up on my creative reading and writing.

Goal #12: Laugh more. We listen to NPR Car Talk radio show weekly. The Tappet brothers are hilarious and wasting an hour with them is a joy!

by Dr. I. Pincott, Naturopathic Physician , B.C.

 
Moving Forward

 Being Present to What Is

Sometimes it is as easy as making a list, or asking...Show me what I need to do next?  Show me where I need to focus. Show me what needs to be done next...Show me where I need to be...Show me what I need to say, right here, right now.. The answer is there...always there, you know, you always know!!!

Simple Acts of Moving Forward;

Make a list

There seems so much to do that you don't know where to start. Being responsible for so much one can feel overwhelmed, un-focused and confused..Time to get out the large pieces of paper, coloured pencils and make a plan and have fun in the process!

Break it down, Dream the big, small and fabulous!! Colour it bright! Write your affirmations! Then get up; move , dance and sing your life outloud!!!  And see yourself there!!!

 
Clorox vs Peroxide

PeroxideClorox vs Peroxide VERY useful and inexpensive. This was written by Betsy Ramsey (a doctor's wife), and I want to share it with you. She was over recently for coffee and smelled the bleach I was using to clean my toilet and counter tops. This is what she told me. 'I would like to tell you of the benefits of that Plain little ole bottle of  3% peroxide you can get for about a $1.00 at any dollar store. What does bleach cost? 

My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, And most doctors don't tell you about peroxide. Have you Ever smelled bleach in a doctor's office? NO!!!

Why? because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask the nurses who work in the doctor's offices, and ask them if they use bleach at home. They are wiser and know better!

Did you also know bleach was invented in the late 40's? It's chlorine, folks! And it was used to kill our Troops. Peroxide was invented during WWI in the 20's. It was used to save and help cleanse the needs of our troops and hospitals.

Please think about this:

1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I bathe.) No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. 

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.

3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.

4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.

6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine but was healed by soaking in peroxide.

7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and Water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without Harming your septic system like bleach or most other Disinfectants will.

8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose into a tissue.

9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide-burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, reddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually, so it's not a drastic change. 

11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help get rid of boils, fungus, or other skin infections.

12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing, which is why I love it so much for this.

14. Another place it's great is in the bathroom, if someone has been careless & has wet on the floor around the toilet & it's begun to smell of urine. Just put some peroxide in a spray bottle & spray. In the blink of any eye all the smell will be gone & the bacteria eliminated!

Pass it on! Clorox vs peroxide VERY useful and inexpensive.

 
Eight Human Talents

WE are all endowed with these talents and they are also aligned with our chakra/energy systems. From the bottom up they are;

Acceptance...Ground...Release.

Creativity..Sexuality...Flow

Commitment...Navel...Intent

Compassion..Heart...Gratitude

Truth..Throat..Speech

Intuition...Third Eye..Vision..

Boundlessness...Crown...Receptivity of Light

Radiance...Aura...a combination of all the light colours of the energy you are emitting. 

Understanding, working with and clearing our energy systems is a profound practice and a way of living in the flow with the universe. it will give you a sense of connection, harmony with All and a power-filled presence to walk in. You will be seen and felt in a more positive and real manner. Do try this for yourself! 

 
Happy People Do....

12 Things Happy People Do Differently !

Express GratitudeSunflowers

Cultivate Optimism

Avoid Over-Thinking and Social Comparison

Practice Acts of Kindness

Nurture Social Relationships

Develop Strategies for Coping

Learn to Forgive

Increase Flow Experiences

Savor Life's Joys

Commit to Your Goals

Practice Spirituality

Take Care of Your Body 

 
Louise Hay, Heal Your Body

Louise HayOne of my favourite teachers/authors/healers is Louise Hay. She has authored many books and has stayed the course about natural healing and each of us being in charge of that process. After all is said and done, each of us is unique and thus only we can know what really works, how we feel and what “is up” for us to be healthy, active and living our lives to the fullest.

 …”The Point of Power is in the present moment right here and right now in our minds. It doesn’t matter how long we’ve had negative patterns/habits, an illness a rotten relationship, lack of finances or self-hatred. WE can begin to make a change today. The thoughts we’ve held and the words we’ve repeatedly used have created our life and experiences up to this point.

We seldom sit down and question our beliefs. For instance, I could ask myself” Why do I believe that it’s difficult for me to learn? Is that really true? Is it true for me now? Where did that belief come from? Do I still believe that simply because a teacher/parent told me over and over ? Would I be better off if I dropped that belief? Life experience mirrors our beliefs!

Stop for a moment and catch your thought…what are you thinking right now?  Is this thought true for you now?”

This is what each of us must do…be aware, be active in changing what no longer fits or is desirable in our lives and be awake to changing those thoughts / habits for a future that comes from our present moment power to let go of the old and claim the new.  

 
Restrictor or Permitter

Women’s Health

From.. Women, Food and God (Geneen Roth)

“From my research and classes I have concluded that there are 2 types of compulsive eaters:

Restrictors…believe in control; of themselves, their food intake, their environments and wherever possible the entire world.  For restrictors, deprivation is comforting and provides a sense of control. If I limit my food intake I limit my body size. If I limit my body size, I (believe I  can) limit my suffering. If I limit my suffering, I can control my life. I make sure that bad things don’t happen.

The extreme pole of restriction blooms into anorexia---life-threatening starvation---but all restrictors believe in deprivation, restriction and containment as guiding principles.

Permitters find any kind of rules abhorrent. If they have lost weight on a diet, it was through wrenching, abject misery. They are suspicious of programs, guidelines, eating charts. Permitters say ” I’ve gained fifty pounds in the last six months and I just don’t understand what happened.”

Whereas a Restrictor operates with hyper-vigilance, Permitters prefer going thru life in a daze. That way they don’t have to feel pain---theirs or anyone else’s.

Healthy Diet

 
The Bigger Picture

 

The Bigger Picture..Passing it On

(NaturalNews) When the small British mill town of Todmorden, tucked in between Yorkshire and Lancashire, first began installing fruit and vegetable gardens all around the area as part of the Incredible Edible program, it likely had no idea that the novel, yet simple, concept would make the town a foremost inspirational and self-sustaining model of the future.

Fresh herbs, succulent greens, and tasty fruits can be found growing near civic buildings, college campuses, supermarket parking lots, and various other places. Small garden plots, raised planting beds, and even small soil strips in these areas can be found brimming with fresh produce, all of which are free to anyone who want it, and at any time.

It is all part of a program called Incredible Edible, which was founded by Mary Clear, a local grandmother of ten, and Pam Warhurst, former owner of a local restaurant in town known as Bear Cafe. The duo had a shared goal of making Todmorden the first town in the UK to become completely self-sufficient in food -- and their endeavors have been successful, at least as far as keeping up with demand for produce from locals who want it.

The program so far utilizes 70 large planting beds located all around the town to plant raspberries, apricots, apples, blackcurrants, redcurrants, strawberries, beans, peas, cherries, mint, rosemary, thyme, fennel, potatoes, kale, carrots, lettuce, onions, vegetables, and herbs. Not only did locals quickly catch on and begin taking the produce, but they also generally respect the system and do not take advantage of it.

"If you take a grass verge that was used as a litter bin and a dog toilet and turn it into a place full of herbs and fruit trees, people won't vandalize it. I think we are hard-wired not to damage food," said Warhurst, concerning the notion that offering free fruit and vegetables might lead to abuse or other crimes. She noted, in fact, that quite the opposite has occurred -- the Incredible Edible program has improved community relations, and reduced crime by an incrementally higher amount every single year since it first started.

The program has been so successful, in fact, that many other communities both in the UK and abroad are now interested in starting their own public garden programs as well. Besides improving the sense of community and reducing crime, Incredible Edible has renewed a new sense of appreciation for food and how it is grown, as well as renewed interest in actually growing it among the next generation, which is the envy of many progressive communities around the world.

Sources for this article include:

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/034412_home_gardening_vegetables_civic_buildings.html#ixzz1giW8umlb

 
Overeating is Not a Food Issue

Overeating is not a food issue...it is a relationship issue. Our “weight” has been on some level, a statement of our “unavailability”. Feeling separate from others, we built a wall; then, having built the wall, we feel more separate from others. Separation became a theme; not only regarding our body but in other aspects of our lives as well. The wall went up physically and energetically. There is no point in even trying to lose weight until we come to the place in our lives that we actually want to be closer to people!

Something and/or someone led us to build the wall to begin with. And according to our subconscious mind, we still need protection from that person or event. The subconscious deals in no-time; the fact that this event is long past and the person is long gone means little to the subconscious mind.

Our issue with weight is calling us to the highest expression of our true self. And our true self is deeply in love with humanity. Reaching out to other people is an integral part of the healing process, just as isolating is part of the dis-ease. We must begin to dismantle this process and establish a pattern of connecting. This is the path to freedom.

…Marianne Williamson…..”A Course in Weight Loss

 
Starving? Hungry? For?

 We are a starving, hungry world. No matter where you look you see people of ALL countries in great need. We are starving for food, love, work, good soil, acceptance, direction, clean air and water, fun, connection, god, acknowledgment, peace.  We fill the un-fillable with various" stuff"...drugs to numb us, food to have the "nurtured"  feeling, shopping for whatever to gratify the ego that we deserve, we "act out" in ways to get attention, play video games and text message instead of dialogue directly, become passive and apathetic politically out of fears and indifference, and give away our personal power rather than take a stand.

Two books in the past year have addressed these varied issues:

Women, Food and God  by Geneen Roth

A Course in Weight Loss by Marianne Williamson

While these are directed to women; they both speak volumes of the ways we have become separated  from our true feelings and needs, and how to get them met in a loving and suppportive way.

Often a simple prayer :" Please feed my hunger and restore my right mind ", just before you are about to sabotage yourself will calm the moment and offer an insight on how you might recognize what the hunger is and fill the hunger in a more direct and appropiate way. 

 
Fear vs Love

Your body itself is completely neutral. It causes nothing ; it is completely an effect, not a cause.

Neither poor diet nor lack of exercise are the cause of your excess weight.. Mind is cause; body is effect. The cause of your excess weight is in your mind.

The cause of your excess weight is fear, which is a place in your mind where loved is blocked.

Fear expresses itself as subconscious urges, which then express themselves as either excessive and /or unhealthy eating habits and /or resistance to proper exercise. The ultimate effect of this ---that is, excess weight—will only be permanently and fundamentally healed when the fear itself is rooted out.

As your mind is trained to let go of its fear, your body will let go of the excess pounds.

…Marianne Williamson, A Course in Weight Loss

 

Love is Letting Go of Fear…Love is the Healer and the Miracle that will sustain and nurture you.

 
Blissful Eating

Twelve Ways to Produce Bliss While Eating

  1. Eat in a quiet, restful atmosphere, so you can really taste and digest the food while eating.
  2. Other sensory experiences of sight, sound, touch and smell associated with the food will all contribute to the feeling of satiety and decrease the chances of overeating.
  3. Always sit to eat.
  4. One way to settle down and feel deeply nourished by the food is to say a grace before the meal. Bless and thank all who have grown, nurtured, tended and prepared the food.
  5. If at all possible, eat at approximately the same time each day.
  6. Eat your food hot or at least warm. The digestive enzymes in the stomach and in the month were designed to perform best within certain pH and temperature ranges.
  7. Abstain from working, reading, or watching TV during meals. Avoid dividing your mind and body while you are eating. Give your full attention to the eating experience and notice the various sensations and enjoyments.
  8. Eat slowly and chew more (22+x).
  9. Eat to about ¾’s of your capacity. Judge your intake about an hour after eating...you should have a feeling of lightness in your body.
  10. Avoid having a meal until the previous meal has been digested.
  11. Allow 3-6 hours between meals. Do not be prompted by time, mood or emotion as to when you should eat.
  12. For more enjoyment, balance your meals with the six tastes: sweet, salty, pungent, sour, astringent and bitter.

Relax ...Share....Enjoy

 
On Being a Wise and Healthy Woman

Reunion with One's Self

We may believe that nurturing anyone anytime it is needed is one of the great and powerful traditions of being a woman. But who we may ask ourselves or our friends, nourishes us? Are we fated to label ourselves forever "codependent" because we lost touch with the ability to self-nurture?

It isn't really true that women "love too much"; it's simply that we've become separated from our own inner source of love, segregated from the laws of nature that support self-nurturance. As a result of this inner splitting off , we may experience one of the most painful and unhealthy consequenses of a fragmented life: the loss of a loving heart at the basis of all our relationships.

Only when we are reconnected inside, when we feel ourselves to be: " a grand, beautiful; worthy, and worthwhile whole" can we satisfy our hearts' desires, enjoy our daily experiences at work and at home, revel in our leisure time, and share the kind of full intimacy with our loved ones that we and they so richly deserve.

Reconnecting with ourselves need not be a gear-grinding event for any of us; what we require is not so much a change of outer scenery but a revisioning of the inner landscape. Rejoining with our deeper selves, we discover this healing, unifying saupport awaiting us, a realiable and steadfast resource for self-nurturance which is never really lost to us.

....A Woman's Best Medicine

We believe women...of all ages, and circumstances, have remarkable access to this inner resource and have consciously and often un-consciously through life have tapped into this inate wisdom and guidance.

We encourage you to "be in touch" with you on a daliy basis..whether it is through just sitting, listening to your children play, and laugh, following a meditation practice, walking in nature (with or without the family dog), or wtth a cup of  tea in the garden. YOU are the best friend and support system you have...speak gently and wisely to yourself and with respect and love follow your guidance.

 
It Can Be Done Shoppers !!

It can be done ... if everyone would try!

This can be a tough one when you are in business and the only thing the customer reads is the price tag at different stores. Maybe a policy statement at the door and Canadian product prices in red or Maple Leaf could work. An extension of our 'shop at home' policy without being absolutely protectionist.

A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would.

With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good Canadian:

I was in Lowe's the other day for some reason and just for the fun of it I was looking at the hose attachments . They were all made in China . The next day I was in Home Hardware and just for the fun of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in Canada! Start looking.

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track.

Let's get behind her!  She said:

My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more. My favourite toothpaste, Colgate, is made in Mexico now. I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything. This past weekend I was at Wal-Mart. I needed 60W light bulbs. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labelled, "Everyday Value". I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - Canada at a company in Ontario. Their Equate products are also made in Canada, and are very good.

Just to add my own experience on buying Made In Canada , I was looking for canned mushrooms that were made in Canada and could never find any, so I would buy fresh. But a miracle happened, when in our Foodland store I found Ravine mushrooms - made in Canada with a little red maple leaf on can. A little more money but when I opened the can I looked at mushrooms that look like real mushrooms, not a mushroom that looks like it was cleaned in bleach.

So throw out the myth that you can not find products you use every day that are made right here . My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in Canada. The job you save may be your own or your neighbour's! (your children & grandchildren, also).

If you accept this challenge, pass it on to others in youraddress book so we can all start buying Canadian, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies! (We should have awakened two decades ago.)

Let's get with the program. Help our fellow Canadians

Keep their jobs and create more jobs here in Canada .

BUY CANADIAN! Read the labels.

Support Canadian jobs, families, health and culture !!!!.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Connecting

A very powerful journal process to help create a bridge of awareness from rut to river is to ask: Who Am I Becoming?

Rarely, do we consider the whole spectrum of energies that reflect all of who we are, where we’ve been and where we are going.

Reflect on the various energies you currently experience in your life , and one by one , in your own rhythm, consider each question.

In your current life what are you becoming a voice for?

Who or what are you serving?

What is it too soon for, too late for, and just the right time for?

What brings beauty into your life now?

What are you valuing?

What are you drawn to in others?

How would you have answered these questions in the past? How would you like to be answering them in the future?

What is currently bringing meaning to your life?

In what areas of your present reality are you finding security?

In what areas are you taking risks?

What aspects of yourself are in hiding or dormant?

What is trying to be born?

What are you studying?

What are you teaching?

What are you cultivating?

What is expanding in your life now? What is contracting?

What would you like to be?

What is the connective tissue of your life? What used to be? What would you like it to be If your heart could speak right now, what would it whisper to you?

What are you yearning for, dreaming of?

What are you standing up for? What would you like to be taking a stand about?

Who were the authors of the story you have been living? What kind of story is it....fairytale, mystery, melodrama?  If you could co-author this story with anyone, real or imagined, living or dead, who and what would it be?

.....Dawna Markova, PhD

from, The Open Mind, The Art of the Possible

 

 

Be the grandest version of the greatest vision you have for yourself.

......Neal Donald Walsh

 

 

 

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of what you truly love”........Rumi

 

 
Intentions

Harness the Power of Intention

Intention is the starting point of every dream. It is the creative power that fulfills all of our needs, whether for money, relationships, spiritual awakening, or love. Everything that happens in the universe begins with intention. When I decide to buy a birthday present, wiggle my toes, or call a friend, it all starts with intention.

An intention is a directed impulse of consciousness that contains the seed form of that which you aim to create. Like real seeds, intentions can’t grow if you hold on to them. Only when you release your intentions into the fertile depths of your consciousness can they grow and flourish. In my book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, the Law of Intention and Desire describes the five steps for harnessing the power of intention to create anything you desire.

1.  Get Clear on your Intentions and Desires
Most of the time our mind is caught up in thoughts, emotions, and memories, and it’s easy to fall into the grip of our ego’s fears and demands. It is therefore important to remind yourself – day in and day out – of your intentions, desires, and spiritual purpose. Many people find it helpful to write down their intentions and review them each day, just before meditation. (Learn more about meditation here.)

2.  Slip into the Gap
Once you've reviewed your intentions and desires, let them go - simply stop thinking about them and begin your regular meditation practice. In meditation you experience your true Self, which is pure awareness, pure potentiality, and pure being. When you're rooted in the experience of pure potentiality, your intentions can spontaneously manifest with effortless ease.

3.  Remain Centered in a State of Restful Awareness
Intention is much more powerful when it comes from a place of contentment than if it arises from a sense of lack or need. Stay centered and refuse to be influenced by other people’s doubts or criticisms. Your higher Self knows that everything is all right and will be all right, even without knowing the timing or the details of what will happen.

4.  Detach from the Outcome
Relinquish your rigid attachment to a specific result and live in the wisdom of uncertainty. Attachment is based on fear and insecurity, while detachment is based on the unquestioning belief in the power of your true Self. Intend for everthing to work out as it should, then let go and allow opportunities and openings to come your way.

5. Let the Universe Handle the Details Your focused intentions set the infinite organizing power of the universe in motion. Trust that infinite organizing power to orchestrate the complete fulfilment of your desires. Don't listen to the voice that says that you have to be in charge, that obsessive vigilance is the only way to get anything done. The out come that you try so hard to force may not be as good for you as the one that comes naturally. You have released your intentions into the fertile ground of pure porteniality, and they will bloom when the season is right.

The classic Vedic text the Upanishads declares " You are what your deepest desire is. As your desire is, so is your intention. As your intention is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny."

---Deepak Chopra

 

 

 
John Hopkins Cancer Info

Note from the Publisher:

We offer this information knowing that this may not have been totally authorized from the prestigeous John Hopkins Clinic. We have come to know that the majority of the information offered here is the "current" ideal suggestions put forth by many health organizations. AND we do highly suggest that the best wisdom is your own body/reactions, common sense and personal doctor.

Johns Hopkins Update

AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY

IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY ('TRY', BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER,JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOUTHERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .


Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable
size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer
cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7.. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor
destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other
sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

*CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos orsea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat, like chicken. Meat also contains livestock
antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
vegetables including be an sprouts) and eat some raw
vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer
fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic
buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system
(IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior
be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put
the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to
have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy
life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen
therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer
cells.

1. No plastic containers in micro.

2. No water bottles in freezer.

3. No plastic wrap in microwave..

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.
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Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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