Do You Thank Your Body?

Happy November. When I think of November, I think of Thanksgiving. I love the emphasis of gratitude. During this season I often think of my blessings. You are one of them and I appreciate you and thank you for your time and effort. Yet, I often take my body for grant and forget to thank it for all it does 24/7 for me. Because of this, I will begin a new habit of thanking my wonderful body for everything it does. Would you like to do the same with your body?

 

May your month be filled with many satisfying celebrations.

October Blog

I have a need to share my thoughts about a recent verbally bully situation I experienced. I was driving and speaking with a girlfriend on my cellphone using my hands free option. We were discussing verbal bullying situations that her children were going through at school. I was surprised when I received a second call. Because I expected it to be about the appointment I was driving to, I put my girlfriend on hold.  I answered the second call and was surprised.  It was another person who was angry and frustrated with our current situation. Even though he was rude and belittled me and my belongings, I remained calm which seemed to fuel his anger. I maintained my composure until he hung up. Because I was physically shaking, I pulled into a parking lot and parked. I took a couple of deep breaths and resumed my call with my girlfriend. I felt shell shocked and attacked and she listened to me. Being heard calmed me down. Off and on throughout the day I sought comfort by telling three more people. Each time I felt better, yet there were times when I cried over it. I am a recovering people pleaser and I could not figure out why it was still bothering me. You see I have been working very hard on responding and not reacting in situations. During this verbal altercation, I was very proud of myself. Yet I was still giving it energy. I discussed it again with Andrea Beaman, my health coach. She helped me identity that my red rash flair up on my right arm began when this situation started a week before and that the right arm is about material items and the male side of the body. Inflammation is anger. Yet, I still could not understand why I was giving it energy. That night I gained more clarity during a VIP Soul Food with Sunny mentoring call. She explained I absorbed his energy and kept feeling it.

 

When I review this event I have several thoughts:

 

  1. I find it very interesting that while my friend was telling me of her children’s situation with bullying, I put her on hold and had someone bully me.
  2. I was multitasking and doing two things at the same time-driving and talking.
  3. I took the second call putting my friend on hold. After the event I had a supportive person who comforted me.
  4. I was not fully present during both calls because I was driving.
  5. I did not think to pull over and just listen and call in more help from heavenly team.
  6. The bully wanted to be heard. Afterward, I wanted to be heard.
  7. I was in a hurry.

 

Additional insights:

 

  1. I am human and making progress.
  2. Part of observing is not holding other people’s energy.
  3. Release the intense energy then fill up with fun and joy.

 

My wish is that we become a more loving and peaceful society. I will be aware of and focus on loving and kind things around me. I will acknowledge and appreciate them. Sending peace and love to all. May you feel heard. You are love, loved and enough.

 

Vicky

When You Crave Sweets

Our taste buds and cravings are not our enemy. God created our beautiful bodies to be wired to like sweets. Mother’s milk is the first food we digest and it is sweet. When I want a sweet flavor, I ask myself what do you really want? Is there something sweet I am missing in life? Do I want the comfort food from childhood? Is my body trying to balance the proteins? Then I give myself the gift of fully savoring sweet food with joy and celebration.

 

Since I am choosing to stay away from cane sugar, I often use fruit to sweeten my food. After reviewing several recipes online, I developed the below recipe that can be made as a raw or cooked cookie. Enjoy.

 

Sunflower Butter and Banana Cookie

1/3 cup of sunflower butter
1 banana
1 teaspoon of ground flaxseeds (optional- I have low estrogen so I added it)
1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
1/8 teaspoon of gluten free vanilla
¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon.

 

If cooking preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl mash a peeled banana. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. If eating raw, roll into small balls and freeze or refrigerate. If cooking, place a teaspoon or tablespoon of mixture onto a unbleached parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Dip a fork in water and press mixture down.
Place in oven and cook for 6 minutes. Take them out of the oven and flip them and cook for another 5 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool.

Finally, The Root Cause

I am proud of myself for listening to my intuition and searching to uncover the root cause of my rash. My first inner knowing was to gather a wellness teams to help me, which includes myself, two health coaches, a primary physician, a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, an alternative health care doctor and spiritual advisor. Yes, I am investing in my health with all types of resources. I feel blessed to be able to make my health a priority with such a team with me gathering input and making the final decisions. Last week when I received my GI-MAP DNA Stool Analysis results the mystery was uncovered. I have a parasite. I will be using herbs to release them and supplements to help build my immune system. In addition, I will be releasing old patterns that no longer serve me. One big life lesson is to only be responsible for my actions with ease and grace. I am learning that the better I take care of myself by making my self-love a priority, the less reactive a more responsive I am. My goal for me and you is to feel peace and love.

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