Happy Cells Happy Body

Happy Cells Happy Body

It’s difficult to imagine something happening if you can’t see it. Out of sight out of mind. It works when you are trying to forget that break up but it doesn’t work with your health.

Hide the blemishes by using cover-up. Mask the pain by taking Tylenol. Get more energy by drinking caffeine. That may work for a little while but as we hit our 30’s and 40’s, it all catches up. Aging dehydrated skin and weekly headaches.

Take a moment to close your eyes and envision your cells. Go deep into the cellular level. Envision them being alive and active. Envision how you would want to feel and see them behaving that way.

What does healthy mean to you?

Is it energetic?
Is it happy?
Is it free?

Now open your eyes and smile because you have just taken a small actionable step toward a healthier happier you. You envisioned your body in it’s deepest most vulnerable place and connected to the inner you.

A few years ago designers from higher-end fashion to low and every store had a Pink Ribbon recognizing breast cancer. That’s awesome that we associate the pink ribbon to breast cancer, but does it help us know what we can do to prevent? Does it bring it make us feel like we are winning the battle? No! in fact, it every time the gathering happens for runs/walks for Breast cancer awareness we realize that cancer is bigger than us right now. We are hopeless, helpless. We have no idea when that diagnosis is going to hit us. The likeliness that it has hit someone you already know if not yourself is 1 out of 3. REALLY!

Let’s take back our health. It’s ours and we own it. Remember closing your eyes and visualizing your body at a cellular level really healthy and with a smile? That’s a BIG step. Many scientists now because of enough studies say that your state of mind can determine your state of being. The ultimate state is Samadhi. A state of Bliss.

Want real hardcore stats on why is it that you are what you eat as and you are what you think.

Here you have it:

Kris Carr “Ten years ago, this week, I was given exactly 10 years to live. Stage IV cancer, no cure, no treatment, no options. Thankfully, my expiration date was inaccurate. Like many people diagnosed with cancer, my life drastically changed that day. A decade later, I can honestly say that cancer changed my life for the brighter and better.”

Heather Knies was given a death sentence at the age of 24. She battled not one, but two brain tumors — one of them a grade 4 glioblastoma, the same kind of cancer that killed Sen. Edward Kennedy in 2010.

But today, six years later, she is cancer-free, and her doctors at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Arizona cannot explain it. Her latest MRI is clean, and she is neurologically intact. “I also had a great team of doctors and wonderful family and friends with a positive attitude.”

“The mind is so much more powerful than anyone can imagine,” she said. “People believe that when they get cancer, it will kill them. But I never once thought that.”

Valerie Harper “I don’t think of dying,” says Harper, who has been married to Tony Cacciotti since 1987. “I think of being here now.”

In 2009, Harper, who described herself as “a lifelong non-smoker,” was diagnosed with lung cancer, which she beat. But she tells People now; “I’m well past my expiration date already.” She told host Meredith Vieira her secret is a “positive attitude” and a combination of chemotherapy, acupuncture and a special Chinese tea.

The most common factor in these three women the way they think and the way they eat. They all shifted their diets. Kris Karr is famous for the way she now eats after being diagnosed.

Research has shown that a poor diet — one low in antioxidants and other important phytonutrients — and environmental exposure to toxins, like pesticides, can cause your DNA to become damaged. This damage (called a mutation) can affect the ability of your cells to produce energy, can cause your cells to die early resulting in compromised tissue or inflammation, and can even show up years later as cancer. Research also shows that when you exercise you release endorphins that make you happy and want to eat better

When you smile on the outside, you start feeling happy on the inside

Cancer makes you vulnerability. Fear makes you vulnerable. Vulnerability makes you feel you need to numb. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to be healthy

Here are some things you can do to make that change.

  1. Write down 3 things you do awesome.
  2. Love with your whole heart
  3. Practice gratitude and joy
  4. Make affirmation daily like “I am fearless.”

 

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3 Things To Do When Traveling Healthy

3 Things To Do When Traveling Healthy

I spent six days on a business trip. Stayed at a boutique hotel in Santa Monica, LA yet I struggled.

It has taken me years to create rituals for myself in different situations. For instance, parenting, that moment where if you don’t walk away, it could get really ugly. My ritual in this instance is to take a time out. I walk away and go behind closed doors. Sometimes my kids try to persuade me to leave my room but I don’t. Instead I take 10 deep long breathes. It’s like the Honeymooners, when Ed Norton tells Ralph Kramden to take 10 breathes before he responds.

Rituals help keep me sane, happy, healthy, and moving past resistance.

Then there’s the ritual for my digestion, my marriage, my movement, and so on. This is years in the making. However, I did not create a ritual for traveling for business longer than a day or two because I never experienced more than that until last week. I was on a trip or six days and it wasn’t all pleasure. It was Lyft rides throughout Southern LA, traffic, meetings, starving, and no routine. I didn’t even get to go for a run because I just didn’t. My head wanted to but my body sure didn’t.

I had access to a beautiful beach, gym, and a restaurant that offered freshly pressed green juices, yet I still struggled.

Why?

It wasn’t my green juice and it was costly $$$.

I didn’t have time to get to the beach for a run.

No desire to go to the gym, where I didn’t know the equipment, space restrictions and crowd.

Struggling with anxiety all my life, anytime my routine changes, it takes me a long time to adapt. And while I’m trying to figure it out it makes me anxious.

Morning rituals to me are most important and usually set up my day. Last week I was sharing my room with my husband who was also on a business trip and the room was too small for privacy. There were no crystals, no incense, and no luke warm water with lemon and cayenne. I started my day with chamomile tea and ended it with green juice and french fries.

I can actually feel myself getting anxious about being out of my routine. I have the voices in my head

I am not going to have time to run.

I didn’t eat any greens today.

OMG!! when was the last time I went to the bathroom!!

What about water!! I need filtered, non-plastic bottled water

I want a green apple but damn $2 and it’s not even organic, I’ll take peanut M&M’s please

Here are (3) Simple Rituals For Your Health While Traveling

  1. Buy a travel yoga mat. I love Manduka. You can buy it on Amazon and have it waiting at the hotel or delivered over night to your home. Take your mat lay it on the floor as a reminder that you need to get there even if for a quick stretch, body weight exercise or yoga sequence
  2. First thing in the morning, get yourself some hot water and ask for lemon if there’s a restaurant of some sort. Squeeze it in the water and get your body alkalized. DO NOT DRINK COFFEE OR TEA FIRST. It’s acidic (unless it’s herbal tea) and bad for your digestive system
  3. Take a moment to be in stillness. You can download a mediation app (I like Headspace) or just set up a timer and sit quietly for a few moments each time you get back into your room. This helps reset you mind. A side note, I like to open the window and let out the energy of others that have been in that room. I do believe we are energy beings and when we are in the hotel room enclosed and tiny, we are can be sucked into others people energy.

That’s it!! I hope this at least helps you to get you thinking about some of your own rituals for traveling. Please feel free to share if you have any other rituals that you find work for you when you are traveling in the comment box below.

If you are interested in setting up a strategy call to learn more about Lifestyle Coaching and if it works for you, let’s connect. I’d love to learn more about your goals or maybe where you feel like you need support.