The stories that we attach to and define ourselves with, can be detrimental to our well-being and success. Many people have gotten caught in a loop of drama, chaos, and suffering because they keep attaching to and retelling their story. If the story defines them as a victim, a failure, or a misfortunate person, then they will keep finding themselves in situations that affirms the identity the person keeps feeding life to with their story – their perceptions and beliefs abou
Have you heard of the medicinal plant known as Mucuna Pruriens or "Velvet Bean"? This medicinal legume has some very exciting properties that can help heal serious issues such as Parkinson's, as well lowering blood sugar, assisting in development of muscle, decreasing stress, improving moods and focus, healing infertility in men. I personally have found that Mucuna eases PMS symptoms and helps maintain positive moods. I love to add Mucuna powder to my Cacao creations - for a
It is believed that 80% or more of our immune strength lives in and comes from our digestive tract - the gut, the intestines, and the colon. That means that our digestive health is directly related to immune health.
In a day and age with so many illnesses, viruses, toxins, and pathogens, it seems wise to have a good fortress of defense against potential illness causing invaders.
It then also seems wise to have a strong and healthy digestive system to help keep our immune st
Antioxidants are substances that protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radical damage can lead to cancer, heart disease, accelerated aging, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, inflammation, and other deteriorating conditions. Basically, antioxidants stop "oxidation" - think of rust deteriorating an object- this is similar to how oxidation affects the body. Another reason to choose organic There are many foods and herbs that are
We often spend so much of our life energy working towards some kind of outcome for ourselves. We strive and pursue and invest in the creation of who we want to be in the world, as well as how we want to be seen by the world. We build personas and lives for those personas. We dress the persona up just how we think he or she should be seen. We decorate our lives with those people, places, and things that define us as who we have chosen to be. Yet what happens when unexpected ch
I am sure that everyone reading this has experienced at least one of these energies at some point in their lives – as a receiver or as a giver. I have found that the more I stray from the mainstream, the more I live life as authentically as I can, and the more I embody my empowerment - the more I have encountered experiences with gossip, judgment, slander, and blame. I choose not to respond to gossip, and I choose to practice compassion and forgiveness for those that project
So much of my work in the healing arts has been helping to catalyze people towards empowerment, and living a life of inspiration and purpose. Yet the path of getting there can be tricky and rocky, and require time for deeply focused personal healing and even times of deconstructing ourselves, in order to rise into a higher level of experiencing and expressing life. There are many ways that we have been taught and programmed to follow a pattern of repressing and hiding our emo
Gotu Kola (centella asiatica) is an exceptional herb native to Asia that has been revered in both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic traditions. This medicinal plant is helpful for supporting longevity, restoring adrenal health, reducing stress and anxiety, treating skin conditions, supporting cognitive functions, nourishing the reproductive organs, the bladder, kidneys, and the brain. Gotu Kola is considered an adaptogen or adaptogenic herb. An adaptogen is des