Category: Health

Full body wellness

Colored pencils = A more peaceful mind?

Colored pencils = A more peaceful mind?

Mind mapping??

Can I really reprogram my fears?

Last night I was reintroduced to a technique called “mind mapping”. A week after Ron passed away, Gary Young came to New Jersey and showed everyone a new technique called mind mapping. There had been a natural disaster in the area. His technique would help the people there dealing with trauma. Well I had a trauma of my own to deal with. Anyone out there that is a widow will understand how much of the first year you really do not remember. That’s why they tell you not to make any decisions that first year. I can totally understand why now.

Circumstances fell into place, and I found myself at Gary’s mind mapping class. I have to say it really helped me a lot. Being in a room full of like-minded people. The smell of the essential oils. The love that is my people there. My good friend Jan brought me a blanket that I could cover my head with because she was suspicious of emotional releases. They did come, I use the blanket. As always it’s better out than in.

This new mind mapping was a totally different experence. I was talked through it via webinar(I chose to listen on the phone),and it all came back to me. The technique, what I needed to do and that it really was going to help me again. I can remember Gary saying that the more you do this the better it will be. I think he used the reference like peeling an onion, one layer at a time. For me it was time for the next layer.

So there I was last night in the privacy of my own home. My blank pieces of paper, colored pencils, regular pencils, the little sharpener for the pencils, and my essential oils. The premise of this experience is that if you name your fears in circles on the paper and use the colored pencils in a counterclockwise coloring pattern. You can move some of these fears out of your body. It’s amazing, they don’t disappear completely. But you certainly can lessen their intensity.

I’m sure that everyone has fears.

Do I have enough money?

Am I making the right decisions?

Should I stay in this job?

Is this really the life I want?

What is my life now that I’m a widow?

Questions and fears can haunt your mind, this is a beautiful and empowering way to lessen their hold on you. Here’s a sample picture of a fear mind map.


Cedarwood is the oil we used to clear these fears out of your body. You deeply inhale the oil, place it on your temples, forehead, back of your neck, inhale deeply again. While you are smelling this oil you do the counterclockwise coloring.

The next step is empowering yourself, with I am statements.

I am strong,I am abundant, I am healthy, I am peaceful, I make great decisions……..

This list could go on and on and. When you have the circles filled in with all your “I am” statements use Frankincense oil the same as above. This time when you’re coloring, you use a clockwise circle. I think you’ll notice my “I AM” circles are much prettier. They ook happy to me.

i am

I very much enjoyed the mind mapping, And this is just a very small portion of what was covered in the class. Thank you so much Catherine and Lisa for doing it.

Welcome 2017

Welcome 2017

It’s not about the big resolutions-that huge list of all the promises you make to do or be better. Soon after the list is made, overwhelm sets in and you fall off the wagon. We have all been there.

This year for me it’s going to be different.

My end of year goal is to be in a healthier place-in all aspects of my life.





I’m going to approach this with gentle shifts.

I have been asking and receiving guidance from Spirit- yep, you read it right. Spirit- as in The Holy Spirit, God, Universe, divine intelligence – whatever you want to call it.

First message is to focus on adding positive, good, healthy habits- instead of focusing on what you’re going to give up or not have.

What healthy items are you adding to your Life?

Row your boat

Row your boat


Row Row Row Your Boat

Gently Down the Stream

Merrily Merrily Merrily Merrily

Life is but a Dream

Lately this song has been running itself over and over in my head. I know it is because Wayne Dyer has passed, he was my favorite author. I love the idea, that everything we needed to know about living a stress free life, was given to us in a song, when we were in kindergarten.

ROW, ROW, ROW, YOUR BOAT- we’re supposed to be actively engaged, working, experiencing joy, living our own lives (he would’ve said dharma). Pursue your passion, find your meaning. Never mind what other people are doing or saying you should do. When you’re on a boat, there is constant movement. Our lives are a lot like that. Constant movement, constant change. Just keep rowing your boat.

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM- there should be a flow to what you’re doing. Like with the water, you don’t see water trying to crash through rocks, it flows around the rocks. Sometimes the rocks are in the stream to shift your path, when you’re on the right path things are not difficult.

Don’t try rowing upstream. You came here for a purpose, live your purpose. I personally love nature, I live in the country, I have a vegetable garden and flower gardens, I like to keep things simple. I am a spirit having a human experience. I enjoy it the most when I float gently down the stream.

LIFE IS BUT A DREAM- we come here with nothing, they’re leaving here with nothing. But that doesn’t mean do nothing! Everyone has to earn a living, pay the rent, feed themselves. But if you can relax and ask yourself what’s important to you, in its simplest form and go from there. Life could be a lot less stressful.

Wayne Dyer will always be remembered, it’s nice that you can listen to his tapes and hear his voice. When I read his books I hear his voice. Did Wayne Dyer leave an impact on your life? Please share in the comments below.


Fermented Elixirs?

Fermented Elixirs?

Kefir a truly wonderful elixir.


kefir waterKefir is a fermented beverage, teaming with beneficial probiotics. It also contains a variety of enzymes, organic acids, and B vitamins.
Kefir actually means “feel good” in Turkish.
If you don’t want to consume dairy, water Kefir is an excellent nondairy probiotic source. When properly cared for and regularly cultured, the grains will produce a wonderful probiotic rich beverage, which continues to grow and reproduce indefinitely. 
Drinking Kefir water will contribute to having a healthy immune system.
It helps with the digestion of food and micronutrients.
Reduces the symptoms of IBS.
It has increased my energy and overall feeling of good health.
My cravings for sugar have also been reduced.
I’m really pleased with how strong my nails seem to be since I started drinking the Kefir.


Taking care of Kiefer

Kiefer is grown in a glass jar. Any size, depends on how many seeds you have and how long you want to ferment them. I use a quart mason jar.
When your Kefir ferments to your desired taste. (Mine reminds me off old fashion cream soda) Strain out the Kefir grains.


 This needs to be done with plastic not metal. Metal will kill Kefir grains.



In a 1 quart jar, I add the seeds, a quarter cup of sugar, and a tablespoon of Mineral Essence. (You can also use honey or molasses with the sugar).


sugar and grains

I put in all the ingredients; add water (needs to be spring water, no chlorine, no fluoride) and shake it up. My kefir ferments for about four days. I like using the mason jars because I can just set the metal cap on top of the jar (these canning lids have a lining so no metal touches the kefir). When the kefir ferments it likes to burp,  you want your lid to be loose, the  gas can get out. grains and water


When my Kefir ferments to where I like it, I drain off the seeds, 
I place this “water” in a glass jar, and put it in the refrigerator. Some time I will add Ningxia Red or Nitro to the Kiefer water. I have also added lemon juice, that makes a very refreshing drink. nred

I started drinking a Dixie cup every morning as soon as I woke up. And now I look forward to more than 12 ounces every morning. I am very thankful to Jan for sharing these beautiful Kefir seeds with me.

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