Totally counter-intuitive, but before I begin let me just be clear if you want to get the energy that is sustainable, control caffeine and sugar intake.
Now that I got that out of the way, I am going to tell you what I’ve learned. A few weeks ago I was in the midst of getting 2 boys to graduate school, one senior and another elementary school. At the same time, I was closing on my last coaching program, preparing the stuff to launch my nutrition bar and packing up to move from one coast to another. Add the fact that I quit drinking, and I basically had all the happenings to justify a nervous breakdown. Good news is, I didn’t have one. Bad news, my body paid for it.
What kept me insane?
Before I made any changes because I just couldn’t, I just needed to do what was in front of me and not stress about the fact that I ran out of chlorophyll and couldn’t replenish it because I was moving. I was barely able to keep food down and my appetite was totally depleted. I wasn’t exercising not because I didn’t want to, but because I couldn’t, I mean physically my heart was racing. I would wake up with a heart beat of 107. Just so you can understand how bad that is, a usual resting heart rate is between 52-70. My RHR is usually 68. During this crazy time it was an average of 90-110.
My gut. If you looked at it from the outside it was toned and seemingly healthy. But I can tell you that it wasn’t. I was not sleeping well. I was not focused. And I was definitely not motivated.
So how did I know that came from my gut?
I finally got a grip and got back to my core routines, it was as if I was taking ambien to sleep, zanex to wake up and aderrall to focus. I got back to my supplements. I began to do my meditations and most important I bought all the things that I know help my guts bacteria be healthy, with that I felt the difference in my state of mind.
Here’s my quick go-to when I need energy that doesn’t keep me up at night but keeps me going during the day. And yes, these things help keep a healthy gut too.
Greens: All sorts of greens. This includes: Matcha, chlorophyll, green tea, spirulina, and green veggies (which I am going, to be honest, I didn’t have much because it was awhile before I got access to a fridge and salads in restaurants just don’t interest me)
Oat and things: I absolutely live for my morning concoction of oatmeal, chia seeds, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, goji berries, coconut oil and water. That’s it. i didn’t have a stove, but for this, no stove needed, just hot water.
Bananas and walnuts: I needed quick energy and quick easy nerve supporting foods. That was bananas and walnuts. Magnesium, potassium and healthy fats.
There you go! Make it simple. Don’t over complicate your meals. Know what you want to achieve and eat for that goal.
There are a lot of products to buy for your total wellbeing. If you give into all of them, or even some of them you may find yourself in debt with lot’s of products and no idea what to do with them. For me, I want to know that my gut and heart are in good health. With these two things being super healthy, then pretty much my mind and body feel great. Keeping free from anxiety, stress and anything that keeps me in low vibration.
Have the time to don’t have time to make “Instagram ready” acai bowls or protein bowls or smoothies is not realistic for some of us. However, our bodies need attention. It needs nutrition. And even when we are on the go, it needs to know that wer are going to look out for our bodies and minds.
I have a list on my Amazon Business Page that Amazon now allows me to share. Here’s the link. Remember to always consult a doctor before you start any new supplements. This list has a lot of my favorite products, but I wanted to share with you some of my almost daily go to. There are 5 main ingredients I use in things like my oatmeal, supplements, or salads.
These are the things I use in my day to day to keep me calm, creative and focused and ultimately making decisions that keep me slim and healthy.
Spirulina Tablets 500mg — Spirulina is your go to if you want to get healthier. It helps the body in a wide variety of ways, including providing the body with energy, warding off free radicals and eliminating toxins from the skin, increasing skin metabolism to enable faster skin cell turnover and skin healing, and helping prevent candida bacteria overgrowth.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil — Coconut oil has so many benefits. It keeps you healthy and slim, it has lauric acid, the immune supporting nutrient, Packed full of healthy fats that are good for your heart, organic coconut oil is a great addition to your daily diet, can help you feel less fatigued and require less sleep by stimulating your metabolism. It can also enhance athletic performance and it helps to stimulate the activity and proper functioning of this important gland which provides energy supports the health of your skin and metabolism and keeps your moods in balance. These are some of the reasons why I like to have it on my wellness list.
Turmeric – Largely due to its curcumin content, Turmeric is often credited with these benefits, Fighting inflammation, it’s an antioxidant, Protects the heart in various ways, helpful for arthritis, brain-boosting and it may be helpful for fighting diabetes and cancer.
Chia and flax seed – Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.
5-HTP 100 mg — dietary supplements help raise serotonin levels in the brain. Since serotonin helps regulate mood and behavior, 5–HTP may have a positive effect on sleep, mood, anxiety, appetite, and pain sensation. 5–HTP is not found in the foods we eat, although tryptophan is found in foods.
Holy Basil Tea –Holy basil is a plant. It is originally from India and is used in Ayurvedic medicine as an “adaptogen” to counter life’s stresses. It is considered a sacred plant by the Hindus and is often planted around Hindu shrines. The Hindu name for holy basil, Tulsi, means “the incomparable one.
It’s difficult to imagine something happening if you can’t see it. Out of sight out of mind. It works when you are trying to forget that break up but it doesn’t work with your health.
Hide the blemishes by using cover-up. Mask the pain by taking Tylenol. Get more energy by drinking caffeine. That may work for a little while but as we hit our 30’s and 40’s, it all catches up. Aging dehydrated skin and weekly headaches.
Take a moment to close your eyes and envision your cells. Go deep into the cellular level. Envision them being alive and active. Envision how you would want to feel and see them behaving that way.
What does healthy mean to you?
Is it energetic? Is it happy? Is it free?
Now open your eyes and smile because you have just taken a small actionable step toward a healthier happier you. You envisioned your body in it’s deepest most vulnerable place and connected to the inner you.
A few years ago designers from higher-end fashion to low and every store had a Pink Ribbon recognizing breast cancer. That’s awesome that we associate the pink ribbon to breast cancer, but does it help us know what we can do to prevent? Does it bring it make us feel like we are winning the battle? No! in fact, it every time the gathering happens for runs/walks for Breast cancer awareness we realize that cancer is bigger than us right now. We are hopeless, helpless. We have no idea when that diagnosis is going to hit us. The likeliness that it has hit someone you already know if not yourself is 1 out of 3. REALLY!
Let’s take back our health. It’s ours and we own it. Remember closing your eyes and visualizing your body at a cellular level really healthy and with a smile? That’s a BIG step. Many scientists now because of enough studies say that your state of mind can determine your state of being. The ultimate state is Samadhi. A state of Bliss.
Want real hardcore stats on why is it that you are what you eat as and you are what you think.
Here you have it:
Kris Carr “Ten years ago, this week, I was given exactly 10 years to live. Stage IV cancer, no cure, no treatment, no options. Thankfully, my expiration date was inaccurate. Like many people diagnosed with cancer, my life drastically changed that day. A decade later, I can honestly say that cancer changed my life for the brighter and better.”
Heather Knies was given a death sentence at the age of 24. She battled not one, but two brain tumors — one of them a grade 4 glioblastoma, the same kind of cancer that killed Sen. Edward Kennedy in 2010.
But today, six years later, she is cancer-free, and her doctors at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Arizona cannot explain it. Her latest MRI is clean, and she is neurologically intact. “I also had a great team of doctors and wonderful family and friends with a positive attitude.”
“The mind is so much more powerful than anyone can imagine,” she said. “People believe that when they get cancer, it will kill them. But I never once thought that.”
Valerie Harper “I don’t think of dying,” says Harper, who has been married to Tony Cacciotti since 1987. “I think of being here now.”
In 2009, Harper, who described herself as “a lifelong non-smoker,” was diagnosed with lung cancer, which she beat. But she tells People now; “I’m well past my expiration date already.” She told host Meredith Vieira her secret is a “positive attitude” and a combination of chemotherapy, acupuncture and a special Chinese tea.
The most common factor in these three women the way they think and the way they eat. They all shifted their diets. Kris Karr is famous for the way she now eats after being diagnosed.
Research has shown that a poor diet — one low in antioxidants and other important phytonutrients — and environmental exposure to toxins, like pesticides, can cause your DNA to become damaged. This damage (called a mutation) can affect the ability of your cells to produce energy, can cause your cells to die early resulting in compromised tissue or inflammation, and can even show up years later as cancer. Research also shows that when you exercise you release endorphins that make you happy and want to eat better
When you smile on the outside, you start feeling happy on the inside
Cancer makes you vulnerability. Fear makes you vulnerable. Vulnerability makes you feel you need to numb. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to be healthy
Here are some things you can do to make that change.
Write down 3 things you do awesome.
Love with your whole heart
Practice gratitude and joy
Make affirmation daily like “I am fearless.”
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I made this podcast to inspire you because as I went into my 4th time of doing my 10-week Wellness Rituals Reboot program I started truly understanding how I can best serve my clients in the highest way possible. Ultimately I want to inspire, I have found that others stories kept me moving forward, so I wanted to be able to help others do the same.
When I was a kid I watched TV for hours. I sometimes believed that the characters were hiding inside the glass and I would try to take the TV apart and look for them. The tv was my hope. As a child, I had no control of the darkness that was happening around and to me, so TV allowed me to become those characters and believe that one day that would be me.
As I got older I started becoming obsessed with fashion magazines. I wanted to be that girl, the one they call the “it girl” today. That was going to be me and I would do anything to become her. That’s what got me from being a high school drop-out to a Fashion Institute of Technology BS graduate. I fantasized about being that girl. What I didn’t have to get me there was the confidence to wear the clothes or my make-up the way they did. I was still not confident enough in myself to own it.
When I became an adult with a husband, kids, and a business and feeling extremely confused as to how I got here from where I was and having so much clarity as to who I wanted to be as I continued to expand my higher awareness, I began to study the philosophy behind manifestation. I am grateful for my yoga teacher training for giving me a whole new perspective on total body-mind transformation and how it’s possible to do in this lifetime. That’s when I started to truly understand manifestation.
When my BF gave me the audio, video, and book for The Secret, I started to try and put that into practice. I prayed for Joulebody to have the finances it needed to expand. I prayed that I would create a successful food delivery company in 2011. I affirmed it. I didn’t give up on it. And I did the work it took. There was one thing missing, I’m not sure at that time I believed it.
Have you ever watch movies that represent the idea of believing it to become truth? Well, it’s a super important element that’s missing in manifestation.