If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ve come to know that there are many teachers, and many ways of living, that can help you prevent dis-ease and assist you in living a long and vibrant life.
Let’s look at those teachers again. And the practices that go well beyond food.
We all know people who can live to be almost any age, by eating white cake everyday, which as much as that exasperates me, also proves that all the cells of your body are LISTENING to you, your beliefs, your words, and the environment you place them in.
We don’t know if people are happy, think positive and hopeful thoughts, or not, but we can see the effects of their thoughts, happy people who laugh and joke, but eat the worst diets, smoke, drink alcohol, and so on–yet seemingly live fairly well.
Then there are those who fall over with a heart attack while jogging. Maybe they were sad, angry, resentful, or suffering from an aching heart.
Sometimes, it just makes no sense. And there seems to be no rhyme or reason to why some people live long lives and others die young.
There are many different schools of thought about a variety of subjects. And who gets to be the one authority on any one topic anyway?
So, this list includes everyone in my circle who promote exercise, healthy eating habits, and mindful practices (yes, some religious / spiritual, though I realize people who claim to be atheists, can also live long and healthy lives).
- Blue Sage Pilates
- The Tao of Holistic Living – Lama Nicholas Packard
- Suncoast Jin Shin Jyutsu
- Dr. Alison J. Kay, PhD
- Awakening Wellness Center
- Roll for Fitness – Emily Stein
- Awakening Into The Sun – March 4th & 5th, 2017
- Young Living essential oils (Distributor #1466165)
- Dr. Ronald Porter at Metro Yoga
- Dayna Wood – Integrative Counsel
- Jade Tree Wellness Center
- Spiritual Cinema Circle
- Patricia McGivern
- Alania Starhawk – We Believe In Light
- In Divine Time
- Janice Carlin, PhD
- Lela Starseed
- Institute of Noetic Science
- ACEP Energy Magazine
- Sadhguru – Inner Engineering, A Yogi’s Guide to Joy
- Agape – Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith
- Shamanism Global Summit
- Barbara Brennan – School of Healing
- The Grounding (Earthing) Movie
- Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)
- Living Healthy Institute
- Florida Integrative Medical Center
- East West College of Natural Medicine
- HealthQuest Wellness Center
- Hippocrates Health Institute
- Holistic Network of Florida
- Conscious Shift Magazine
- The Shift Network
- Cindy Black’s Big Tree School of Natural Healing
- Mindvalley Academy
- Autism Hope Alliance
- Theosophical Society of St Petersburg, FL
- Dan McDonald – The Life Regenerator
- Chris Cade
- Johnny Oye, author of Monkey Brain
- Dr. Gabriel Cousens
- Dr. Len Bauduin
- Dr. Bruce Lipton, PhD.
- Nick Ortner
- Sacred Stories
- Dr. Joe Dispenza
- Ionie Retreat and Raw Food Cafe
- Central Florida Raw Food
- Markus Rothkranz
- Raw Food World
- Robyn Openshaw – The Green Smoothie Girl
- Nathan Crane
- Tim Ferriss
- Jusuru “Not Just Another SUPER Juice!”
- Live Raw: Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty
- Quantum University
- International Institute of Reflexology
Who do you follow? What are your daily practices? Do they make you FEEL good when you do them? If so, I think you’re probably on a pretty good path for yourself. I am not here to judge.
I heard it said that the best exercise is the one you’ll DO! And that has proven to be true in my experience. I love the benefits of walking, Qigong, Pilates, Yamuna, yoga, deep breathing, and singing, so I continue to practice these.
I am here, as my mother was for me (in my younger years), to give you the benefit of helpful people and things that I’ve found. But my way does not have to be your way.
If you saw what I eat on a daily basis, you’d think I’d be thin, or at the very least of a “normal” weight, but I struggle with the extra 60-80 pounds I put on during a traumatic time of my life.
I lose 20-30 pounds for awhile, then slowly put it back on. I’ve paid thousands of dollars for diet books, classes, enzyme supplements, colonics, cleansing teas, doctor sponsored diet plans, and on and on, but I have not yet (I have hope) found one that really, truly, works for me. I even use EFT, Jin Shin Jyutsu, prayer, acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology, meditation, and so on also, to release the mental struggle in order to try to return to my pre-age 35 weight. But alas, I continue to seek to find a way back to my whole and healthy weight. I’ve even “let go” of the “trying to’s” and that seems to allow more weight to creep back on!
Here’s an example of one of my lunches (that I eat most weekdays, as most weekends I skip lunch in favor of a Greek egg omelet):
- 4 Romaine lettuce leaves
- Big slice of raw onion
- 1/2 raw squash (or zucchini)
- 2 or 3 slices of roasted turkey breast (optional)
- 1 T Garlic
- 1/2 t garlic powder
- 1/4 t cajun or creole seasoning
- Walnut and Olive oil
- Dash of sea salt to taste
So, I am just a regular gal, hoping to connect you with some things, or people, who will assist you to be the person you want to be. I am a Connector. Don’t look to me to be perfect. True art only finds and honors the imperfection anyway. If life were perfect and everyone was the same, it would be boring. Embrace the drama–just a little bit, and use it to make better, consistently joyous choices. That’s about as good as it gets.
Much love, and many blessings to you in ALL ways,