How can I prove natural remedies work? That’s on you to decide.

I used to spend so much effort trying to prove that natural remedies work.

You know….it’s a tricky thing to be involved in natural wellness from a biz perspective.

Everyone seems to think that the main part of my time and energy ought to be spent convincing people that a holistic lifestyle is worth it.

They want me to Prove That Natural Remedies Work.

 

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“No, Tom Riddle, I don’t think I will, thx.”

 

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods vs. MEDS: They’re not equal.

This post is about anti-inflammatory meds and anti-inflammatory foods, but first I want to share a fable…humor me plz:

Remember the story about the wind and sun arguing over who was more powerful, and the wind said he would prove it by blowing a man’s coat off?

The wind tried and tried, but the man only felt cold and miserable and hung on to his coat tighter.
Then the sun shined and warmed the man who soon felt so comfortable that it would be silly to wear a coat in this lovely weather…so he voluntarily took it off.

Now, ‘they’ are saying ‘anti-inflammatories’ are bad for you.

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Who’s Got the Cure for Viral Fear?

I’m absolutely sick of the viral fear that’s been plaguing our planet.

Lots of uncomfortable truths are being unveiled in the world, and the division is worse than ever before – extreme and alarming.

If you follow the Schumann resonance, you know it’s been measuring off the charts for weeks now.

>> The Schumann resonance can be described as the frequency or heartbeat of planet Earth, mother Gaia. It tends to correspond with intenisty in human events and consciousness. Might sound woo, but NASA measures it too.

The energetic split that we’re witnessing in society right now is wild…and I am more and more motivated to speak truth to my own reality, instead of paying attention to the fearmongering, power-plays, and propaganda.

(Yes, I know that the ‘rona is real. I know that people have lost their lives to it, and I hold compassion for those souls – truly.)

However, I have come to believe that the greater concern is not a virus – but our world’s insane response to this pandemic.

 

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A 2020 Gratitude List: Looking back for Clarity

Hey, um…was 2020 actually kind of a banner year for you, in spite of it all?

The past 10+ months have been full of uncertainty, but we are already pretty well-acquainted with surfing the wild waves…

We had lots of big plans in January 2020, and while almost nothing worked out how we expected, plenty of things DID actually crystallize in positive ways for us.

I’m super-grateful for our privilege and our wellbeing.

Since 2013, I’ve done a simple ritual to close out the prior year, as part of my work with Leonie Dawson’s workbooks.

This involves reflecting and re-framing the things that happened to gain clarity + momentum to carry me forward!

The idea is to look back at the past in order to learn from it and release it…instead of getting hung up in that stagnant energy and staying there.

This means I’m celebrating 2020 with a gratitude list.

Psst! you can do this with me in my INVOKING 2021 Circle! 

Now, sure, there was some gnarly stuff in our personal world. Loads of upheaval (more than usual – even for us!), and definitely some tears and tragedy.

That said, I refuse to downplay our personal victories and joys – especially this year. I won’t be making anyone’s life easier or happier by holding back my own joy!

My motto of the year was chosen back in early January, and it’s “Extra is the new minimum”, a quote by Gala Darling, who is my glam-rock, DGAF inspo. I think I did a pretty good job embodying that vibe, even with the year going all kinds of wonky…

So anyway, here’s my 2020 gratitude list:

– #1 best thing: WE MOVED!

Moving in a pandemic was…interesting…but it also was perfectly, divinely timed.

We made the final decision less than a week before covid hit the US, and I remember the reaction of one of my best (and most financially savvy!) friends. She was surprised we still went forward with our plan, despite the pandemic. I think the word she used was ‘ballsy’! 🙂

To me, it didn’t feel ballsy. If anything, it felt like the Universe was calling me in, saying, are you SURE you want this? Are you really ready for it? Um, obviously, yes!

I couldn’t even consider refusing..

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It’s NOT “Normal” to be Sick All the Time

“I’m fine.”
“Nothing’s that wrong with me.”
“It’s normal.”

Look around you, at how many people are chalking odd symptoms up to “just getting older”.

Look at how many kids are on prescriptions (7 out of 10 kids–did you know?).

Look at how many people can’t lift heavy things, can’t walk around the block, can’t cope with the necessary physical effort that’s required to do life. (Myself included with some of these – but I’m working on it!)

We’re not fine–it’s NOT normal to be sick or weak and just resign ourselves to it. We deserve health!

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15 Ways to Support Your Immune System, with Dr. Marissa Heisel & Krystal Trammell

The original version of this article was published in March 2020 on Dr. Marissa’s excellent site, TransformationalEssentials.com. I have since edited this article several times as new research has been brought to light. 


15 Ways to Support Your Immune System (Naturally!)

The tail-end of Winter often feels like a final sprint of fortitude for our immune systems, and this is especially true given the widespread worry about a major global health concern right now.

From “normal” colds and flu to a novel virus this year, our greatest weapon against illness is our own complex and wonderful immune system.

Our best efforts, therefore, are spent to protect and support your immune system, which is our body’s natural way of keeping ourselves healthy and strong.

It’s also worth noting that Dr. Joe Dispenza’s research clearly shows that being in a state of fear or worry can and does have a measurable adverse effect on our DNA by suppressing our body’s immune response.

So how do we balance reasonable caution, mindful prevention, and the very best hygiene practices that we can?

It’s time to get into ACTION to help yourself more confidently navigate the current state of global health affairs. The main goal is to optimize and support your immune system during this challenging season.

We are actively practicing each of these tips in our homes, with our families:

1  Wash your hands properly

This means for 20 seconds, vigorously, front and back, with soap and water. You can try reciting a poem, chant, or prayer to make sure you’re washing for the recommended amount of time. Singing the ABCs, or even the chorus of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” also fits the 20-second time frame. 🙂

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Rick Astley supports your immune system.

Change your hand towels daily (or use disposables), and avoid hand dryers when in public restrooms. Studies show that hot-air hand dryers are not as sanitary as we may think!

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Why I DON’T WEAR Sunscreen + What I Do Instead

I just spent two straight days outside in the heat and sun, and I don’t wear sunscreen!

But I didn’t burn. I never wear sunscreen anymore, for a bunch of reasons – but more importantly, I don’t wear sunscreen because I no longer need it.

Plenty of my skin was exposed for 5 hours at a waterpark on Sunday, and out at Barton Springs all afternoon the day afterward.

I used to burn all the time, even while wearing SPF 50 sunblock!

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Gardening: The Lazy Way. Quick Tips to Grow Food Naturally

Gardening is at the core of our lifestyle. It’s health and hobby in one…but I seem to be a specialist in #NeglectGardening!

I forget to water. I miss the planting windows. I hardly ever weed.

And YET – we have consistent yields of wild, incredible abundance even from our “flawed” efforts. Gardening is a beautiful lesson-in-motion, that proves if something is worth doing at all, it’s worth doing badly.

Here’s some of my best quick tips to grow food and start gardening, even if you’ve never grown a houseplant.

All links in this post go to TheHomestead.Guru, a fantastic homesteading blog that I used to write for regularly!

//  We plant using companion relationships – such as tomatoes, carrots and basil; or the “three sisters”, corn, beans, and squash. It might sound funny, but some plants are “companions” – they do better when grown next to each other. Then again, other plants don’t get on as well…for example, tomatoes hate cucumbers! Continue reading

Avoiding Healthy Habits? Here’s Why:

Do you avoid healthy habits, even if your brain “knows” they’re good for you? Unfortunately, logic alone is not enough to combat our deeply held, often unconscious beliefs and fears.

Our brain tries to keep us safe – and often has us avoiding things that scare us, even if that fear is 100% not a threat to our survival.

Mental health awareness is not something we think about in ourselves or in others, until our struggles become painfully, dangerously obvious…and that’s not okay!

What are you avoiding, and how is that impacting your life?

Did you know that avoidance behaviors are one of the two main hallmarks of PSTD?

People think PTSD only has to do with soldiers…but many, many of us actually have some sort of PTSD. Things like childhood dysfunctions, abusive relationships, a difficult birth, surgery, or even natural disasters can create it!

Trauma unhinges our sense of feeling safe – and so we avoid anything that tends to feel similar, in order to protect ourselves.

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The Best Supplements on the Planet are from an “Essential Oil” Company

Who knew you could get the most effective nutritional supplements in the world from dōTERRA – a company that’s known primarily for selling essential oils??

I admit it, I was a major skeptic….but they have a money-back guarantee, and I was desperate for real change.

WELL – I am so eager to get my next order in the mail, because I will NOT let myself run out of the Lifelong Vitality supplements again!

These things are a game-changer for our energy levels, immunity, sleep habits, and much more. My nails and skin look better, and my whole body just operates better.

You know how you often get neon-colored urine when you take regular multivitamins?

That’s because you’re not absorbing that much of them, and instead you’re putting a strain on your kidneys and creating expensive pee.

Kind of pointless, right?

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