Courage

Stand Out                                                                                     (photographer   Patrizio Pacitti)

                                 Stand against the Tide…..

                                Because You Are  Beautiful!

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Think about this ladies…..If the stuff these billion dollar industries sold worked, there would be a lot more actresses over 45, and a lot more models over 30.

It’s funny, the industry that claims this stuff can turn back time-don’t employ any one whose reached puberty.

Good Sunday Morning

Thank you God for everything

A Whole Nother World

You know pain and anger are such powerful emotions. Not the “I got to get me some of that” kind either. Although love, gratitude and grace are much stronger, when they are out of balance and darkness shadows your heart we miss out on the amazing beauty God has placed in extraordinary abundance that can be found in even the most unlikable of places.

I recently took a walk down a road that I had avoided for the longest time. You see I hated where I lived. I hated every single thing about it and in truth the place has so very little to offer. I was also very sad and it consumed me. It took a long time to work through that and then what was left was anger and dread. Now I don’t know if deep sadness works on people the same, or why one person gets over the same kind of tragedy in a month while others take years. I just know no matter how much you try to turn it off it doesn’t work like a switch. I believe your environment has so much to do with the healing process and going from one extreme environment to an even worse one is no way to heal anytime soon.

Here is what happened when all of the negative went away and left my heart and mind open for the light to reclaim it the road became beautiful. I could see the different wild flowers and herbs along the sides of the road.I could see a distinction of trees where before I saw only millions of short pines. I saw a brilliant blue sky filled with the fluffy shapes of clouds. I heard birds, ducks and beetles. Everything became amplified in color where as before there was a filmy blur of muck over ever thing-no lie.

Each time I walk down the road I am amazed all over by the little things I see along the way. Anger and hurt are truly destructive emotions. I can not say to you “get over it now.” I fought it everyday for a very long time and lost. But I will say do what you can to squash it fast. Church, the Bible, People, hobbies, movies, introducing anything new into your life will help to push the negative out. I do not recommend going it alone.

When I was Reborn I got two kinds of sight back, both allow me to see the world in an awesome way. It amazes me that that road I so long avoided, I now go down saying “I didn’t see that before..and..I can’t believe It took so long to see the beauty.” I just can’t get over walking around a place that looked so dreadful before is now filled with beauty. Once you know how to arm yourself against the darkness you see just how easy it always was to defeat it and boy, I will never let it consume me like that ever again. Looking back although it was true horror I don’t doubt people would have responded the exact same way I did, I can see just how trivial that whole world was.

With God and through God life is more amazing and yourself is more powerful than any other time you were just going it on your own. It is in fact a whole nother world with God at the helm!

Five Herbs and Minerals for the over worked soul

These are some of the best herbs, the heavy hitters that combat stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, rebuild damage in your body that is caused by a continued state of flight and fight response caused by severe, continual stress. These also all have the extra vanity factor as they are awesome for a better looking and feeling you (it’s not vanity to want to look and feel like a champ!) All of these I have taken, am taking and they’ve done wonders for me where all modern medicine and modern Dr.s have failed and in fact have caused indescribable harm to my body for which I am taking these amongst other stuff to undo and just cope with the horrific painful effects of their stupidity and ignorance.

Number One:
If your are looking for a way to combat stress and not get over whelmed and all anxiety-d out during the day, ASHWAGANDHA is what is fabulous! It is an adaptogen, it rejuvenates and kicks up your immune and nervous system. It gives nourishment to muscle and bone and supports your adrenals. If you have adrenal fatigue which is the number one cause of your whole system breaking down making you feel like hell and tired beyond life this helps repair and recover. It will give you energy to calm you down. When your adrenals are shot your body is in a perpetual state of flight response and your body can’t produce natural energy nor rest properly. You’ve got to re-balance your system and cortisol levels. It could take months or years depending on the severity of damage done to your adrenals.

Number two.
Rhodiola (sometimes called Siberian ginseng is like ashwagandha but it is more of a stimulant. It too aids in muscle recovery and strengthens your immune and nervous system. It sharpens your memory and boosts your mood. It has been very popular in Russia/Siberia for centuries as people live a harsh life in frozen darkness. So if you suffer from seasonal disorder where you are a bear in the winter than that would be a good time to take this. Pilot in long distance training programs take it to keep alert. And scientists in Russia use it to keep there minds sharp. It too gives you energy to help calm.

Number three:
You want to calm nerves? PASSION FLOWER calms the nervous system to relax you. It works like a Valium for some people with sensitive systems. Take the tincture at night before bed with your magnesium, c, and D and your body will be ready to relax and sleep. In the point in my life where my adrenals were so shot I was in a perpetual state of anxiety this really instantly (after 15 min) calmed me right down.

Number four:
For women DONG QUAI is the beauty herb with all around amazing benefits. It balances estrogen, tones the blood and moves it (which keeps you looking and feeling young) has E,A, B12 (regulates normal function of brain and nervous system and blood formation), folic acid (required in everyone to build normal red blood cells), nicotinic acid (an essential human nutrient) Biotin (hair) increases circulation, and detoxifies and is an anti-inflammatory and anti-anti-anemic. Have you ever wondered why Chinese women look so young and wrinkle free? This herb is used in most all of Chinese blood building formulas. It too is used for anxiety and is especially helpful to women who have severe mood swings caused by periods- it mimics dopa mine (take it for the two weeks before your period.)

Number five:
And the last major one we will discuss for today is good old MAGNESIUM. This is the most underused mineral in the united states. A huge percentage of people are deficient in it. If anyone of the many Dr.s I have seen over the years for chronic fatigue were brilliant enough to get back to tried and true basic healing than I could have prevented the osteoporosis and degenerative bone disease I am dealing with because of their total lack of basic doctoring principles.
What stress does to your body is causes severe inflammation, inflammation cooks down fluids which (I don’t know the whole medical jargon ) sucks out the calcium from your bones. So the minerals your taking are able to get to there proper place and your left with brittle bones, degeneration. arthritis, bones spurs and other calcification- Your body is left in a state of breakdown. Now if one Dr. explained how important magnesium is (along with all the above) I would not have these pains. Also magnesium calms your muscles and nerves. When I first took it at night with C and D a whole warm rush of relaxation flooded my body and I slept for the first time in comfort. Magnesium is the nerve pain miracle and wonder mineral for every function of what keeps you in tip top shape -feeling wise and appearance-wise.
Don’t take magnesium with calcium they are competitors.

Now these herbs (except for mag) can be taken for a month or two then take a break. If your using the Dong Quai for your periods than you can take it every month for the two weeks leading up to it. You can investigate how long you should be on any herb and vitamin because they all very. But your system needs a break so variation is the best course of action.

Silence equals Weight Loss and Sanity

Good gooood Morning!

An interesting conclusion to a problem I discovered for myself. Now you might have known this all along but for those who don’t here it is. When you get time for yourself, I mean real time, time that is not restricted by a certain length like an hour or a day, amazing things happen. When-enever I got a week to myself it always went the same. The first day and a half my body would purge itself, I’d find I was soo emotional! I couldn’t figure out why! Here I was soo excited to have this time to myself, I had planned to get this done and that, and I couldn’t because I was so emotional. Then the next few days were AWESOME! I’d feel more alive than ever, my brain could move and my body would relax. Then I’d freak out the night before my time was up, I’d get anxious. But the last day I was filled with such a peace and strength of renewal there was no mistaken that the environment that went away played such a part in weighing me down and zapping my energy, it was literally killing me from the inside out.

The other thing I noticed is that I would lose weight without changing anything but the way I breathed! My stomach wasn’t tied in knots, my back and neck weren’t stiff, sore and cringing every time I heard a noise. I started doing Qi Gong and found it an amazing cleansing of environmental toxins and toxic people who linger in my space.

But the point is this, we all need quiet unrestricted time to purge ourselves from every annoyance, scheduled this and that, bickering, routine, and just other peoples negativity. It is so wonderful to wakeup and hear NOTHING! It is so wonderful to sit where ever you want (inside or out) and know no one is coming in the door so you had better have this done or that. Now I know that is why people, mainly couples, take vacations, but you need to go by yourself -anywhere! Even if it’s in the same city. I know it seems like a foreign Idea and I would have been like “heck no I want my soo and so to come so we can both get away and spend some quality time together.” Ummm NO. Time together is not quality time for your mind and soul, two is a crowd when your trying to rejuvenate YOURSELF. And trust me after the second or third day (unless your a quick purger and I thought I was but it still takes me like 2 days) you will be so glad you are alone and there are no decisions to be made no thinking to be done, no time you have to be here or not be there. There is no conflict or wayne of interest. Your mind needs a break from that!
You know your mind is hardly your own! It belongs to the routines of the human world and to anyone else in your life. That is why when people grow up they forget how to be childlike, they forget how to use their imagination and energy. Remember way back when and you didn’t have a care in the world, you would go outside or play in your room for hours just creating things (building blocks, coloring, making tree forts, creating make believe villages in the grass using transformers, fisher price people and match box cars, or just reading for hours getting lost in a book taking your imagination to far off lands and worlds) and how when you get older that all fades away? For some people they carry that(their child like powers of imagination and creative thinking)into adulthood for their career and have you noticed they are still the most creative and happiest people?
When we fall away from who we are and give over half of ourselves to others, we become stale and narrow minded. I don’t mean in a mean or bad way, but we become less interesting to OURSELVES. To some extent we shut down the part of us that loves to learn and grow, explore and create-but most of all we lose our humor and our core (the “our self” we hung out with when we were little.)

Take some time away from it all to get back on track with yourself. It does wonders for your mind-it stimulates and recharges those creative energies and powers up our strength juices, that “lets do it, lets go, Yeee Haaa” kind of juices. And when your body relaxes you breath correctly and that stimulates your intestines by massaging them and moving the waste out, toxins stop clinging to your insides- So you lose weight without even trying!…IT DOES YOUR BODY GREAT!!! and you get to just be your whole self again and when you re-enter into your environment or it re-enters into yours, you can tell if it is, or who is a positive force and who is a negative force in your life and you can and NEED to adjust accordingly so it is all positive and you won’t h be dragged down over and defueled over the course of the next year,waiting for the next vacation to come! Who knows you could be dead! And you want to live your best right now-everyday!
P.S you’ll be able to get back on track with what God wants for you too! To much “noise” and we totally miss His messege-Don’t let the devils that plague our life every single day consistently interrupting our Spirit- get you down!

(Beauty) all because someone said so

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Hello again!

I’m watching Snow Flower and the secret fan (which I saw when it first came out after reading it for which I stated the book was way better, now seeing it again I love the movie-so that tells me how important reading is and how much media attempts to dull our  senses! but that is another topic for later)  I just saw a program on an archaeological discovery that found a slipper in a grave of the women they think started the whole foot binding thing (so sorry for the illusive facts, I can’t remember for  it ver batim right now) ……..anyway while on the topic of beauty and how millions of women and men are influenced by media, look at how because of one “important” women made a statement of beauty with her teeny tiny feet, what millions and centuries of women went through and tolerated in immense pain every second of every minute of their life, all of their life, to look beautiful —for a man, one single insane man (cause lets face it any one who says this kind of torture is beautiful and lets his love do this to herself has got to be a little kookooo!) and the envy of brainwashed women- (sorry no disrespect to that culture -just telling the truth)

this is an incredible example of a type of slavery people willingly did. What will people say about us 500 years from now when they dig up a grave of some star who had tons of plastic put into her body and that is all that is left on top of a broken skeleton. will they say “look how these people lived! what a torturous existence mentally and physically they must have lived–what a shame!”

P.S the other pictures of course are the extremes women and men went to in another part of the world at the same time  to look like what someone thought was “perfect beauty” and what a price it came at!!!! Such pain brings nooooo pleasure!!!!!! Is it worth it ? to have a kiss in exchange of a life of pain and deformation endured in silence and your  guard always on  for death by mutilation?images (5) download images (4) images download (1) images (3) images (1)

The Hamster Wheel of (False) Beauty

Happy Teusday!

Yesterday I was rattling on about the nonsense of beauty product companies and I forgot to  wrap it up with the point in my mind that had originally crrossed it.

The beauty industry have brainwashed people so much into thinking they need to be someone other than they are people are on this constant hampster beauty regime wheel.

Older women/men (in some industries this could be as young as 30) try to, by spending billions of $ and hours that literally add up to months of their life,  and believing – through the mags, movies ect. that highlight only about 25 “beautiful” looks out of 7 billion to look 20 because a handful of companies NOT run by the wisest, smartest and kindest of humans tell us that this is what we should all look like for our whole life which is absolutely insane and impossible -Even scientist for all of those who believe they are the know it all of the world, know this is an impossibility!!!!!

Sooo  while we  miss out on our real current, present age, we will grow older, try harder to look younger and before we know it we are 80 years old looking back to age 40 and think “why the heck did I not just enjoy the beauty of LIFE? why did I waste all of that money and years of my life trying to impress people who are now gone or dead?”

And that is the  original thought that wooshed across my mind-the beauty hamster wheel.