Timeless You!

Timeless You!

Be Healthier, Be Happier…

Access the secrets to feeling younger and more vibrant with Dr. Deepak Chopra!

I am very excited to introduce this groundbreaking 6 part course by Dr. Chopra today. After all, I have been a fan of Deepak for a long, long time, since I first read his book “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”, some 10 years ago. I have read many more since; but just in case you’ve never heard of Deepak Chopra, he is the author of 65 best-selling books as well one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People of the 20th Century. So, when you see Deepak’s name, you can expect content of superior quality.

Now you know why I feel so excited about this new program meant to reinvigorate and energize your life! I couldn’t wait to gave it a try, and it’s been an amazing experience! Allow me to tell you what it is about…

Timeless You is a holistic online course divided in 6 sections where Deepak takes you through an interactive journey with the goal to help you live happier and healthier than ever before. The Timeless You course includes 36 videos, 18 activities, and several quizzes to make sure you are on the right track to achieve these results.

Watching these videos will be as if you had Deepak talking to you personally… watch this one sample to see what I mean…

Here are the contents of the complete 6 week course…

YES! You can make choices that keep you youthful and happy for a long, long time. Ageing does NOT have to be a burden anymore. I can’t wait to watch the videos again, and again, and do the exercises… I know I will keep on improving as the years pass. How exciting is that?

I hope you take the time to discover a Timeless You. You won’t regret it. Click on the banner below and get it now!

Yours in Health and Living Life to the Fullest!

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging and Positive Thinking

Many people believe they lack the strength and power to do certain things, especially as they grow older. They don’t realize that their very thinking in this manner may be responsible for their results, at least partially.  I’m not denying that certain people have real limitations. What I’m stating here is that most of our habitual thinking may be holding us back from achieving much more than we do. This truth applies to every aspect of life and to every age. Thus, it certainly applies to keeping healthy and strong all the way to the golden years. Are you with me so far?

It is very possible to gain motivation with the intention to live a healthier life at any age. One simple and very effective way to start changing your thoughts, is by stating and reaffirming “I can do it” with certainty and determination and moving into action right away. Believe me when I tell you that it works. Give it a try; you may surprise yourself. Keep in mind that -as Napoleon Hill stated- whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Self-belief is at the culprit of most everything in life. Having said that… do you believe in your power to reach your golden years in sound mental, emotional and physical health?

Here are a couple of ideas that you can implement right away to live healthy now and all the way into the winter of your life:

There are 3 basic pillars for healthy living: diet, exercise and attitude. Of course not smoking, no drinking, and abstaining from other vices, play an important role as well, but for the purpose of this article, let’s cover exercise and attitude.

Keeping skeletomuscular health is one of the culprits to healthy aging, and movement is a must to prevent pains and aches as we age, yet too many people live sedentary lives. If you have not done any physical activity in a while, I suggest you start with a daily short walk and move from there. You will surely start noticing the benefits in no time at all.

As with any change, it may be difficult to start. After all, a new habit will take a conscious effort to start and keep at it before it becomes second nature. Start by saying “I can do it” out loud and commit to going for a walk every single day. Then, move into action right away. Every day will be a bit easier.

If you’ve had a sedentary life for some time, you may not have the stamina to walk 30 minutes on your first attempt, so start slow -perhaps 10 to 15 minutes a day- and keep on going. It doesn’t matter if it takes you a couple of weeks or more to accomplish this. Just start and keep at it. Then you can increase your minutes at your own pace. I want to point out that the most important thing is the positive attitude and commitment to your health. You will soon be able to do 30 minutes a day or even better. Perhaps you will eventually move into more strenuous physical activity. It is truly up to you!

Keep in mind that being aware of your thoughts, actions, feelings, and behaviors goes hand in hand with healthy aging. This enables you to build mind power and belief in yourself… Repeat “I can do it” every time you attempt a new activity to improve your health and you will. These 4 simple words are very powerful.

A word of caution… do not drive yourself to exhaustion or strain yourself. If it hurts or you are out of breath, stop for a while and let your body recover. Some physical activities require more stamina than others. Be kind to your body and it will respond accordingly. It is also very important to consult with your doctor and follow his/her instructions to incorporate any type of exercise into your daily routine, especially if you have not done this in awhile or if you have a certain condition.

You surely have some role models to look up to. At one point in their lives, they decided to take their health into their hands instead of suffering the consequences of inactivity as they aged. Decision is key. Action comes next. Remember that not making a decision is also a decision… only a passive one. Try to enroll a friend or family member in doing the activity with you. You can support and encourage each other while you have a good time together.

At the same time, avoid negative people that don’t support your goals. Negative beliefs and ideas from third parties can defeat the purpose of getting your thoughts in order and your body in shape. Also, make sure you avoid postponing things for a later or better time. As you know, most often than not the things we postpone seldom get done. This is another negative reflection called procrastination.

Procrastination leads to lack of action and complacency. When you give in to it repeatedly, your muscles and joints become weak. Lack of exercise also leads to deficient oxygenation of your brain, causing sluggishness or lethargy. Actually, new research has shown a correlation between the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and lack of exercise. Generally speaking, lack of aerobic activity is associated with medical problems of all kinds in the long run.

This is why when it comes to healthy aging, you must take control of your thoughts and actions sooner rather than later. Truth is, if we want to get to old age in good health, we must decide to do something now.

For most of us, health is of primary importance. When you think about it, we cannot experience true abundance
without health. If this resonates with you, then you must create a plan, set a goal and stick to it until you achieve the physical condition that you want.

Keep in mind that plans must be realistic according to the state of your health and age. Having said that, once you get the OK from your doctor and set your mind to it, there is not much you cannot achieve.

These are a handful of benefits that you can get from regular physical activity: increased lung capacity, decreased risk for heart attacks and strokes, stronger muscles and joints, decreased incidence of osteoporosis, natural regulation of blood sugar levels, lower incidence of back pain, good digestion and healthy bowel movements, weight loss and healthy weight maintenance, good attitude and positive outlook on life, and more.

Follow these three important steps: Decide, Act, and Commit to do it regularly.

Resist the urge to give up. If you feel overwhelmed, take a break but never give up. If you find yourself procrastinating or worse yet, giving up, remember that your purpose is to reach your golden years in optimum health and renew your faith and confidence in your self – repeat “I can do it” as you realign your thoughts with your actions and your intention.

When times get hard and you think you can’t keep up, just remember your mantra and say it out loud “I can do it” and remember that positive thinking will take you a long way. If you enrolled a friend or family member to do this with you, call them and let them know you need support and encouragement.

Don’t dwell on something you can’t change, focus instead on the things that you have the power to change. Fortunately, healthy aging is no longer a myth. Recent studies have shown that when it comes to healthy aging, there is so much we can do.

Healthy aging is linked to the food we eat, the activities we engage in, and the people we interact with. It is also about the way we think. Having a positive attitude will give you a jump-start to a healthier life now, and peace of mind over your aging process. Thus, think positive for healthy aging!

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Enjoy!

Associative Awareness Techniques

Associative Awareness Techniques™

Learn to Use Your Reflexes to Relieve Pain Fast!

Do you suffer from chronic pain for no apparent cause? Have you tried traditional therapies without satisfactory results? If so, there is new hope! This article will provide you with information that might help you rise above your chronic pain condition.

Associative Awareness Technique or AAT™ is a relatively new treatment that is gaining popularity among those that suffer from chronic pain. This treatment approach was developed by Scott Musgrave, MSPT, and Ernie Quinlisk, PT, based on many years of experience and research. Scott and Earnie believe that chronic conditions are NOT caused by the human body but begin and end within the human brain.

Here are the facts that support this statement:

Your brain is an amazing computer that receives and processes an enormous amount of information on a second to second basis. Like any computer, your brain has a hard drive. The brain’s hard drive is called the Brainstem. Located at the base of your brain, it is home to a part of the Central Nervous System.

This part is called the Autonomic Nervous System, and its main function is to control all the automatic functions of your body instinctively, such as breathing, heart beat, reflexes, as well as the functions of every organ — all necessary to keep you alive.

When you experience trauma through injury, accident, abuse, stress, illness and other causes that create a feeling of helplessness, your survival instincts of Fight or Flight get activated without your being aware of it.

For instance, when you experience fear (emotional stressor), your breathing becomes short, rapid and shallow, instinctively. Another example… when we mistakenly put our fingers in hot water (physical stressor), the response is immediate withdrawal of the affected area.

Regardless of stressor, the body reacts with an automatic and involuntary physiological response, to protect it from being harmed. The neuromuscular system gets activated like in the “Fight or Flight” response.

Although this is a positive reaction of your body to keep you safe and well, when you have been under stress for a long period of time, the activation of this instinctive process gets triggered repeatedly creating a loop in which the stimulus creates a response by reflex, and this reaction stimulates another response and yet another creating the never ending cycle of discomfort and pain.

Such is the case of muscle tension that does not go away even after the apparent stressor is not present anymore. It is also believed that this state remains active because of biofeedback received from specific physiological and/or emotional states of being. This may be the cause behind conditions such as PTSD, CFS and fibromyalgia to name a few.

In short, it is as if your body gets used to being under stress and cannot identify when the stressor is no longer present. The stress response keeps on triggering like a false alarm even after the aggression is no longer active. As a result, your brain is always sending signals to your body to keep alert… just in case.

Furthermore, emotional associations (anticipatory fears) and experiential associations (memories) to pain develop, keeping the pain cycle going indefinitely.

These persistent patterns are the cause of challenge for most traditional pain relief treatments, and since these conventional treatments are inefficient at interrupting the cause-effect cycle, chronic pain and movement impairment eventually settle in.

However, through a new understanding of thoughts, memories, reflexes, instinctive response and their associations, it is now possible to harness the body’s own reflexes to produce precise results and create relief for a multitude of pain related symptoms.

This approach toward healing is called AAT™. It creates balance between the brain and body resulting in pain relief, optimized human performance, stress reduction, significant relaxation and an overall state of wellness.

Considering that stress dramatically impacts the body’s ability to heal itself and recover from injury, and that an estimated 75 to 90% of all doctor visits are stress-related, it is essential to become more pro-active in order to heal oneself.

Thus, when you learn to tap into your own body’s reflexive and instinctual communications, the balance between the neurological and physiological systems can be restored fast and painlessly, improving your well-being and performance.

Even more amazing is the fact that the majority of patients show dramatic results with just one to four sessions. But… this technique is so new that not too many health care practitioners have been trained yet. The good news is that there is a great alternative and you do not need to visit a Physical Therapist to tap into the benefits of AAT™!

In Reflexercise™ by Scott Musgrave MSPT, you will learn how to apply AAT™ to yourself. When you get Reflexercise™, you can easily learn how to start reducing your pain. The best news is this: Reflexercise™ is a simple technique that anybody can learn fast. You can learn it today!

I invite you to visit Scott Musgrave’s website to watch his excellent video titled “Chronic Pain Explained“, and learn about AAT™, how it works and why this may be the answer you’ve been searching for to live a pain-free life. Then, explore the site, read a few testimonials, and watch a demonstration of Reflexercise™ in action.

Learn TODAY how you can start improving the quality of your life by living pain-free with AAT™ and Reflexercise™!

Herbal Remedies

Herbs and Health

Herbal Remedies From Mother Earth

I grew up in Mexico City where all kinds of herbs and home remedies are commonly used to treat several minor ailments successfully. Using herbal remedies and teas to treat a variety of sicknesses such as the common cold, sore throats, and fevers, instead of delving into pharmaceuticals right away, was the natural thing to do for my mom and aunts. And to be honest with you, it felt so good to know that mom had the perfect remedy at the right time, every time I needed it 😉

Consequently, I frequently think of herbs before considering traditional medication. I have faith in herbs not only because of my upbringing, but because I believe in their strong medicinal value which frequently comes with fewer secondary effects and contraindications than pharmaceuticals. After all, they come naturally from Mother Earth.

For instance, there is nothing more soothing than a chamomile or mint tea for a stomach ache, an arnica rub for bruises and muscle aches, a bugambilia tea with honey for a sore throat, aloe pulp for skin rashes and burns, and a bit of ginger to improve digestion, among many other remedies. Ah, but my very favorite one for those extremely stressful days, is an infusion of mixed damiana, valerian, passionflower and tila… nothing more soothing for a good night’s sleep!

Herbal medicine is also called phytotherapy. It consists of herbal treatments; plant derived or botanicals used for therapeutic reasons. More people are choosing herbal remedies nowadays, not only to avoid the high cost associated with conventional medications, but also because many common pharmaceuticals don’t seem to alleviate or improve the conditions as expected.

Botanicals and herbs are used as treatments for specific conditions, as a preventative measure, and to keep health at its peak. In addition, herbs can be used as a diet supplement, as many plants can also be the source of vitamins and other nutrients.

In general, herbal treatments are safe for just about anyone. Having said that, some plants can be harmful, especially if consumed in high doses.

Moreover, people with chronic conditions that are under medical supervision and taking pharmaceuticals on a regular basis, must consult with their physician BEFORE ingesting any herbs to ensure that there is no contraindication to use them in conjunction with their meds. Some herbs have the potential to negatively interact with –or inhibit- the mode of action or effects of specific medications.

Multiple herbal treatments are available and they can be found in a variety of presentations such as liquid form, capsules, tablets and pills, creams and lotions, and some others in tea bags and powder forms that you can mix with water or juice to ingest. You must be aware that the presentation does affect the result; for instance, capsules usually get dissolved and absorbed in the stomach, while the liquid form gets absorbed through the oral mucosa, making it more powerful as it reaches the blood stream much faster. Other botanicals such as aloe vera or arnica for muscle pain are better absorbed through the skin, so they are commonly found as creams and lotions.

Regardless of the mode in which you ingest the herbs and botanicals, taking them on a regular basis usually gives you better results as your body has time to adapt to them to reach a more stable healthy state.

Most people don’t know if herbal treatments are right for them. If you relate to this, I recommend you delve into exploring the subject matter more in depth and, as stated above, consult with your physician if you have any doubts or concerns.

There are many well researched guides, ebooks and resources to help you get more acquainted with herbs and their benefits, as well as how to use them to boost immune response, overcome pain, aches, and sickness.  An excellent resource that I recommend is “Remedies From Mother Earth.”

This is not just a 10 page report, but an all-inclusive 91 page eBook. In it you will find a comprehensive list of herbs, their characteristics, their available forms, and their most common uses. You will have the right information at your fingertips, as you are able to quickly find what herbs are used for a multitude of conditions.

There is also a full chapter on aromatherapy and another one with herbal recipes for specific conditions. All very useful but my favorite one is the section with the symptom guide where you can do a reverse lookup on common conditions and the herbal remedies that are used to alleviate or heal them.

This is definitely one of the best herbal guides I have ever read and one that I keep on my nightstand at all times. You will know what herbs to try for a particular ailment in just a couple of minutes… literally. Click on the ebook cover… you’ll get an immediate download right after your purchase.

 

Disclaimer: The content on this webpage is for informational purposes only. Much like traditional medications, the correct use and dosage can help combat the condition while wrong usage and overdose can result in intoxication and even poisoning. Herbs can be just as potent as their drug counterparts. Use common sense and get informed before you use them. For a complete disclaimer, please click here.

The pH Miracle

The pH Miracle

Living in Balance

I’ve never paid much attention to 3-day-diets, cabbage diets, miracle pills, low carb, low fat and the like, mostly because we know they are fads and even if they help you lose a few pounds, the results are seldom permanent.

To lose and keep your weight within healthy levels, there is nothing like a well balanced diet that is calorie appropriate according to body type, age, gender, and level of activity.

However, there is an exception to this rule. The pH miracle diet caught my eye a while back because it not only promises to regulate and maintain weight in a natural way but to increase energy and overall health, which is something we all can benefit from.

So I decided to read The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health by Dr. Robert O. Young, and although it was not an easy read, the food knowledge I gained was extraordinary. I must confess I felt overwhelmed with the amount of information, and the technical jargon got me confused more times than I care to admit. So, I decided to do my own research to find a simple way to implement all these things I had just learned about the pH Miracle diet.

And it paid off. I found an excellent and much more concise ebook that enabled me to start putting in practice a few changes in my own diet with ease and right away. I can’t begin to describe the almost immediate improvement I noticed, such as not feeling sluggish after lunch and being able to sustain energy throughout the day. But I’m getting ahead of myself, so let’s get the necessary PhD jargon out of the way first.

What is pH Miracle, anyway? The p in pH stands for potential and the H stands for Hydrogen. Within the human body, this refers to the number of Hydrogen ions in a fluid or the body’s potential to attract Hydrogen ions. Essentially, the pH aims to maintain harmony between acidity and alkalinity which assures the balance needed for optimal organ function and overall health. In regard to the miracle word, it all comes to one simple concept: In many instances, just by restoring the pH balance your health gets restored as if by miracle!

The pH is measured on a scale that goes from 0 to 14, in which 7 is neutral, 0 is the highest concentration of acidity and 14 is the highest concentration of alkalinity.

According to many holistic doctors, the pH miracle diet offers a totally different approach to nutrition because it takes into consideration the delicate pH balance needed for great health.

Since we are into personal growth, we know the fundamental importance of balance in everything we do and the way we live. It is no wonder that the same principle applies to health!

Basically, in optimal conditions the human body should have a slightly alkaline pH. Thus, in theory, since the human body functions optimally at this level of alkalinity, the human diet should consist of mostly alkaline foods. Makes sense, right?

This is where things get interesting… Most standard modern diets –at least in the Western Continent and developed countries- are comprised of a high amount of acidic foods. Examples of these are animal protein, dairy products, sugar, fast foods and pre-packaged foods.

These acidic foods have the power to disrupt this delicate pH balance in the blood by interfering with the body’s ability to absorb and utilize important alkaline minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium. And –as you might already have guessed- an alteration in the concentration of these minerals has been linked to an array of chronic diseases.

The bottom line is that acidic foods actually rob your body of essential minerals, and create an over acidic environment where yeast, mycotoxins and microforms can rapidly grow. To make things worse, several studies indicate that there seem to be a correlation between cancerous cells and an environment of acidosis.

The good news is that those who follow an acid-alkaline balanced diet may be avoiding the very foods that can be disastrous to their health. The old adage “you are what you eat” is an absolute truth, and more so based on the pH Miracle diet. While many of the foods we commonly ingest are considered acidic, the good news is that the decision to eat or not to eat certain foods is totally on our hands.

By choosing to ingest more alkaline foods, you are giving your body the chance to fight off disease, repair tissues, recover and maintain youthful health. As with everything else in life, it is a matter of choice.

More so, if you’ve been feeling tired and lethargic for no apparent cause, I highly recommend you take a closer look at the pH Miracle diet and the alkaline/acid balancing act.

You might be pleasantly surprised by just making a few changes and adjustments to your diet. I know I was!

Of course, you’ll get several other benefits, such as achieving –and maintaining- your ideal weight naturally, without the need to count calories or looking at portion sizes, PLUS improved digestionincreased energy and radiant health.

As to where to get this information, you’ve got several options. If you are the type of person that needs to know all there is behind every food you eat, you may want to give Dr. Young’s book a try, but I must warn you… be prepared for a thorough read (over 300 pages in fact) which at times can get quite academic.

On the other hand, if you want to skip the PhD details and dive into learning exactly how to improve your health by balancing your acid/alkaline ratio, I recommend you take a look at “The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet“; this is the ebook I mentioned earlier 🙂

In it, you will get the basics of this diet and then you’ll get straight into the ‘how-to’ in no time at all -which is what we’re after, anyhow. The ebook offers extensive food charts, recipes, a “Boost Your Metabolism” report, and several other valuable and helpful bonuses.

I’ll wrap this up by saying that many people that have tried the pH miracle diet state they’ve felt massive positive effects on their health within just a few weeks. I know I’m on my way to following this diet more closely, as I’ve gotten some results with just a few changes in a handful of days.

My plan is to get rid of acidic foods in my diet as time goes by and until I achieve the results I want. I invite you to increase your stamina, endurance, and the overall performance of your body machine, by giving “The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet” a try.  Click on the banner below to watch an enlightening video and for full details…

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Yours in Health!

Disclaimer: The principles behind the acid alkaline balance diet are based on holistic medicine and Chinese medicine, which have been around for centuries. However, as with any change that relates to your health, it is recommended you seek the advice of your primary health physician. The pH Miracle diet principles are being studied at John Hopkins’s University and by Dr. Neil Solomon of the United Nations. To read the complete medical disclaimer, please click here.

 

Insomnia

Insomnia 

9 Great Tips to a Good Night Sleep

Do you suffer from insomnia? Do you –like millions of people worldwide- ever spend several hours in complete limbo rolling from one side of the bed to the other at the mercy of crumpled sheets and your anxious mind?

If this sounds familiar, you have most likely tried counting sheep… or rhinos, tigers, poodles, frogs and even dinosaurs until you’re ready to create a little zoo inside your bedroom! And then you realize you’re neither insane nor in-love. It’s just that awful insomnia!

And as the hours seem to pass at the speed of a giant tortoise cruising the grasslands, your stress shoots up as you remember you have an important speech to give tomorrow at 8:00 AM and you’re going to feel sluggish! How are you going to perform and do a good job in spite of your raccoon eyes, half-closed eyelids, delayed reflexes and slowed mental processing? I hear you screaming… HELP!!

Studies show that lack of sleep leads to decreased productivity, poor performance and marked irritability. In fact, we can survive a 3 days without water and about 15 days without food, but without regular and restful sleep, we can experience hallucinations, paranoia, blurred vision, moodiness, slurred speech, difficulty concentrating, and even memory loss. I’ll take sleep over food anytime!

So, if you suffer from sleep deprivation, I suggest you try at least one, and preferably all of the following tips so you can sail gently towards dreamland and enjoy an optimum level of relaxation and functioning on the following day. And I promise you… it has nothing to do with counting sheep.

  • Adopt a Regular Sleep Schedule
    Not all of us need the same amount of sleep; however, what is important is to doze off at the same time every day for you to get the needed 6 to 8 hours of sleep. Use an alarm clock to wake up and try to do it at the same time every day, weekends included! Try not to oversleep because you will surely feel drowsy or end up with a headache or achy body.
  • Drink a Glass of Warm Milk
    There’s nothing better to induce sleep and prevent insomnia on a regular basis. Milk contains tryptophan, a standard amino acid and precursor of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in your brain that relaxes you. Milk calms the nerves and will eventually induce sleep.
  • Let Go of Caffeine and Nicotine
    Coffee is known to be a stimulant. Drinking even one cup before bedtime will worsen your insomnia. Additionally, caffeine is a diuretic, which translates into frequent trips to the bathroom. Oh, and beware of sodas and chocolate… they contain caffeine too! Nicotine is also a stimulant, and can keep you awake for hours. Needless to say, quitting both will enhance your health in more than one way.
  • Keep Your Room Cool
    When we sleep, our internal body temperature drops so it is advisable that your room is kept at a likewise temperature. Use either an electric fan, an air conditioner or, if weather conditions allow, an open window.
  • Take a Hot Shower
    It is known that hot water is soothing and relaxing. Moreover, several studies suggest that a rise in body temperature followed by a sudden decline of it as you enter the fresh sheets can induce sleepiness and prevent insomnia.
  • Avoid Daytime Naps
    Naps can disturb your internal natural clock so it’s better to avoid all day time naps; however, if you must lay down for a nap, limit your power naps to a maximum of 20 minutes right after lunch, but not later than that. This will aid in recharging your batteries without making you feel drowsy for the rest of the day.
  • Silence is Peace
    Skip the news at night. Cut the bad habit of going to sleep with the tube on or with your iPod in your ears. It’s been proven that sleeping in silence allows for the body to relax and rebuild properly. Let the golden silence permeate your room to fully enjoy your zzz’s.
  • Skip the Sleeping Aids
    Sleeping pills may allow you to sleep for a few hours but they won’t give you the rejuvenated state of mind you need the next morning. Sleeping aids are not a wise long term solution for insomnia.
  • Learn to Think of Nothing
    It’s vital to learn to completely empty your mind of thoughts before you call it a night. Leave your problems for day time. Concentrate on sleeping and nothing else. Breathe deeply and relax. Put your mind at ease. If it helps, learn to meditate, and try binaural-beats!

Follow this for a good night sleep and wake up feeling refreshed, invigorated and ready to face your new day for peak performance!

Kiss your insomnia goodbye! Sleep like a baby… Nite, Nite!

The Five Rituals

The Five Rituals

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “The Fountain of Youth”?

Let me share a story with you… I can count with the fingers of my right hand the movies I remember from the time I was a young girl, and “Shangrila, The Lost Horizon” is one that will remain in my memory forever.

Based on a 1933 novel by English Writer, James Hilton, the adventure opens with the hijacking and emergency landing of a plane in a remote area of Tibet. The four travelers get rescued by a group of Monks and are brought to Shangrila, a lost city in a deep Himalayan valley surrounded by snowy mountains, where life seems to be a bliss for all who lived there.

The inhabitants of Shangrila lived a life of purpose. They helped each other based on love and total selflessness while living in eternal peace and tranquility. They also enjoyed perfect health and maintained a youthful appearance indefinitely.

James Hilton’s utopia impressed me not only because of the inhabitants being 100% healthy until old age, but because of the idealistic lifestyle they all shared. To this day I sometimes daydream and wonder how a life of utter well being and no place for wrong doing, disease or aging would be like…

I believe that this novel is intended to make the reader think of what’s possible, perhaps not to that extent but doable nevertheless. Truth is, Shangrila may not exist as described in the novel, but several studies have reported people of the Himalayas living past 100 years in good physical and mental health.

I have come to the conclusion that people who live in that area of the Planet must have a secret… And I also believe that with the possibilities available to many of us nowadays, we can live a more balanced and enjoyable life. I’m not talking about expensive pharmaceuticals and doctors with fancy degrees that just the rich and famous can afford. I’m talking about taking things into your hands, not taking things for granted, restructuring our priorities and making a commitment to dedicate some time to what really matters… hhealth, the number one element to live a truly abundant life.

The Five Rituals book offers a compilation of health secrets straight from the Himalayas that will improve your health in just 10 minutes a day. These ‘how-to’ guides will show you the science behind these rituals, will go into what spinning and the seven vortexes are, how to tap into reproduced energy, and why all of this is paramount to your keeping healthy for years to come.

The greatest wealth is health.
Give this manual a try and experience optimal health for yourself!

 

 

“It’s easy. It’s fast. And it works!
I love this program: it can make a tremendous difference in your health,
your energy, and the way you live your life.”
 

~ John Gray, author of “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus”

“These five simple exercises will make you feel young again.” 

~ Natural Health magazine

Improve Your Eyesight

Improve Your Eyesight

Naturally!

If you are like me and many others around the globe, you spend several hours a day in front of your computer screen and/or other screens, such as your Tablet and SMART phone. If you relate, this article will be priceless to you, as you will discover how to reduce eye strain that could harm your eyesight as well as how to improve your eyesight naturally.

But first… did you know that the main cause of eyesight problems is mental strain?

This is a fact with advantages, actually, for if you learn to eliminate or reduce mental stress, your eyesight will improve, naturally. Not all stressors are equal; thus, it can be challenging to permanently eliminate or handle some of them. However, there is one thing that is 100% within your control and that is the way you react to the stressor itself. When you learn how to handle stressors properly, it can be quite beneficial to your eyes and overall health.

You see, the way we react to the stressors is always related to the way we think, and as you know, we have the ability to be in total control of our thoughts. Then, it should not come as a surprise to learn that your thoughts can affect your vision. When you are thinking positive, pleasant thoughts, your eyes are more relaxed. This translates in better focus and smoother movements of your eyes which help you improve your eyesight naturally. On the contrary, negative thoughts cause your eyes to strain. Strained eye movements are jerky, you blink less, stare more and cause the eyes to feel itchy or burning.

So, the next time you are feeling blue, take a closer look at your thoughts and make it a goal to change that pattern of thought. In general, a positive outlook on life will leave you less susceptible to eye strain and other illnesses and diseases.

 

Tips to Alleviate Eye Strain

  • Relax Your Eyes in the Dark
    Take at least 5 minutes, twice per day to just close your eyes and focus on darkness. You may want to place your slightly cupped hands over each eye just as in a Reiki session. You will notice how relaxing this is for your eyes. While you do this, forget momentarily about your ‘to-do’ list, problems, challenges, deadlines and the like. Just dedicate this time to relax your eyes and focus on darkness. Breathe deeply as you do this.
  • Loosen Up Your Eyes’ Small Muscles 
    Swinging is a technique you can use to loosen up tense muscles all over your body, but especially in your spine, neck, shoulders and eyes. Stand in front of a window with your back straight and your feet shoulder length apart. Now start swinging slowly from your waist to the right and to the left; then back slowly and steadily allowing your eyes to move slowly as well. Resist the temptation to focus your eyes on any one scene or object. Just continue to relax your eyes and allow for images to blur as they pass in front of your eyes. This is a great exercise to improve your eyesight naturally!
  • Keep Your Eyes Moving
    Your eyes are naturally hyperactive, even when you sleep! This is the natural state of healthy eyes; however, when we focus on the screen or on a book for too long, the little eye muscles stop moving and this causes eye strain, dryness, burning and itching. Train yourself to take a few breaks throughout your day to improve your eyesight.

    Stand up and allow for your eyes to move smoothly by tracing the perimeter of objects; for instance, trace the outline of your desk, a door or any other object within reach. Do not jump from object to object in a jerky way. The purpose is smooth movements of the eye from side to side, and up and down a few times.

  • Rapid Blinking
    A common problem when working in front of the computer is that of staring. Make it a goal to take a minute or two away from the screen every 15 minutes or so, even if you have to set an alarm clock to remember! Roll your eyeballs in circles clock wise and counter wise. You can do this with your eyes open or closed. Then, blink rapidly for a few seconds to lubricate the eyeballs before you go back to work.
  • Diet and Nutrition
    Good nutrition is essential for your eyes health and for good vision. A well balanced diet will do the trick, but to improve your eyesight naturally, make sure you eat foods that are high in vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. Carrots have plenty of vitamin A, which is why they are known as good sources to improve your eyesight. Other good snacks for the eyes are sunflower seeds, apricots, nuts, pecans, raisins, soy beans, and –if you like it- chicken liver.

In general, staring and straining are the worse things you can do to your eyes. Do not forget to keep them moving and relax them often throughout the day. Also, think positivelymeditate and relax often, and most importantly… listen to your body. It knows when it is time for a break!

Certain eye exercises will keep your eyes healthy and your eyesight sharp for many years to come! I invite you to learn how to improve your eyesight naturally with specific eye exercises. get complete details by clicking on the ebook cover below…

 

 

Abundant Health

Living in Abundant Health

Growing Older vs. Getting Older

Been here before? Skip the intro and go directly to the abundant health articles here.

Do you want to grow old? Yes, I know, that is kind of an odd question… now, before you rush to scream out loud…NOOO! Think about that for a moment… Do you want to grow old?

I’ll tell you my answer. I certainly do. We all want to grow old indeed, because –as my dad says- the alternative (dying young) is not any better. Wouldn’t you agree? If you thought about that question for a moment, most likely your mind immediately created an association between getting old and aging; but the fact is that these terms do not have to be synonyms. So, how about growing old in abundant health? Is it even possible? Let’s review a few points…

Most people relate aging to aches, pains and diseases, and yes, most of us will get these as we get older. BUT, as you’ll soon discover, getting old and aging do not have to go hand in hand. When you see it from that angle, we all want to grow old but we do not want to age.

So let’s change that question from “Do you want to grow old? to “How do you want to grow old?” instead. Better yet, now my question above makes more sense… how about experiencing abundant health while growing old? Cool, you say? Great! You see, even though we have no control over the pass of time, there is so much we can do to remain healthy… longer. Taking care of mind, body and spirit will help us reach the golden years in a more positive outlook so we can enjoy our days on this plane of existence until the very end.

Abundant Health

And, how is this relevant to the Tools for Abundance site?

As you may already know, my background is in the health industry and most of my life has been dedicated to health promotion. I’m into Yoga and more recently I have been studying Reiki.  I am also a firm believer in the power of the human body to heal itself if given the proper means to do so.

Moreover, it’s been said that most diseases are psychosomatic in nature. This is called ‘somatization‘ and it refers to the direct effect that the mind has on the way in which we experience disease and heal. Scientifically speaking, there is still a lot to be learned about the mind-body connection; however, most of us know intuitively that there is much truth to the mind-body assertion.

Actually, I have experienced this myself and I have been a witness to it as well. Throughout my years of counseling and coaching clients, I have observed physical ailments vanishing spontaneously as the client gets to resolve a situation or discovers purpose in their life. Science has proven that spontaneous remissions occur even though the exact mechanisms are not yet very clear. My belief is that in many cases the physical symptoms are related to stress, energy blocks, and erroneous beliefs more than to physical and physiological abnormalities.**

I have also learned that there is so much more to health and remaining healthy to that which meets the eye. If this was not true, we’d be like robots and a standard medication would solve the same health problem in all of us across the board… but we all know that is not the case.**

Moreover, it is clear to me that abundance cannot exist without health… Actually, he or she who is healthy already is abundant in so many ways.

I recently finished reading “Quantum Healing – Exploring the Frontiers of Mind-Body Medicine” by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and was stunned at the amount of information that Dr. Chopra shares in his book. There is so much to digest in those pages that I became a student, so much so that my book is now covered with yellow marker and penciled notes on the margins!

Abundant Health

As I finished reading, two concepts became clear to me… on one side, there is so much that we don’t yet know about the miraculous human body and its functions, and on the other it is quite obvious that energy plays a major role not only in our mental but in our physical well-being as well.

In other words, if everything is energy, thoughts are energy and so are we. And if we are the result of our predominant thoughts, isn’t it possible to create thoughts that support our living in abundant health until our last day on this Earth? Why couldn’t we slow down –or even stop- the aging process altogether?

After all, we’ve all heard of miraculous cures and spontaneous remissions… Imagine what could be accomplished if we were free of physical setbacks…indefinitely!**

According to recent studies it is very possible to get older without aging… Do you want to join me in exploring this further? I can almost see you nodding 🙂 This is why I’m including this Abundant Health section in this site. The links below are for you to explore and learn the techniques and tools that have the potential to improve and maintain your health for years to come. If you haven’t yet signed up, please subscribe to the Abundance4Me ezine to get notified of content updates as well as personal development news.

** Before you continue exploring this section, please refer to the Medical Disclaimer link found on the footer of this page.

May You Live Long and Prosper!

 

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Exercises to Better Your Eyesight Naturally!

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