I was a tomboy when I was young
Not sure if it was because I was the fourth girl and my dad wanted a boy
I climbed trees, threw a spiral, hit a home run as well as others
I learned the thrill of playing to win
Practice makes perfect
No matter what you do
You have to be willing to be bad
Commit to get better
Be patient with your results
Stay the course even when you don't want to
Did deeper and commit another day
Even when it's cold and rainy outside or in your heart
You are a champion
And when you discover how strong you are
nothing will stop you again
Because you have proven to yourself
That you can start anew
Create a better life because you decided to
Mostly you decided you are worth it
I know you are
Because we all are
Which is why
Linking arms with others
Someone grabbing my hand when i am down
So I can return the hand to another who needs it
Has connected me into a beautiful community of hearts
Loving generous hearts are who we need to be
Over a decade ago I became a biohacker
It wasn’t yet a trend
It was an accident that I tried to avoid
It was outside of the box and let’s be honest
People including my family thought I was crazy
But I do believe it is the crazies who change the world
Because you have to be a bit crazy to leave the status quo
And let go of what we are told to believe is normal
Today we have built a movement of thousands of Biohackers
And as a company, over a million globally
People just like you and me who learned what is possible
When we hack into the consciousness inside our cells
Plant medicine with patents
Because it’s proven to do something that hadn’t been done before
Tune our cells up every single day
So we can repair, regenerate and restore our health
Are you looking for better health and well being
A bit more joy in your life and body
Because it is possible to feel, look and perform at a higher level
And after a decade I know
Where do you find your super human strength
The ability to propel yourself past the overwhelm and procrastination
Into your fearless heart
Because we will all have moments in life that challenge us
Throw us into a tailspin and turn our world inside out
Those scary times that take us to our knees
Wipe away the future we believed was imminent
And have us facing a clean slate that requires us to begin a new life story
When I scroll back over my own life
These have been the turning points for me
The call to reflection and then action
To begin again with what I have learned
Make a list of what lessons I do not want to repeat
Celebrate myself for growth and courage
And always so my grace and ask for guidance
My super power has been navigating the stormy seas
To understand adversity and pain from a very sensitive heart
And take this experience into helping others
Find their way
Get their sea legs back and blow belief in their sails
Till they can...
What is Autophagy?
Priya Khorana, PhD, in nutrition education from Columbia University explains that autophagy is the body's way of cleaning out damaged cells, in order to regenerate newer, healthier cells. “Auto” means self and “phagy” means eat. So the literal meaning of autophagy is “self-eating.”
On the cellular level, autophagy is already occurring. It is a significant part of healthy cell function. Autophagy removes and disassembles dysfunctional and unnecessary cell components that can trigger illness. In fact, many studies have found that it can control inflammation, combat infectious diseases, and boost your immune system.
If autophagy makes the body’s mechanisms more efficient, then would it increase my lifespan? Although there is a connection between self eating and longevity, research is mounting to show the benefits.
Let me list a few….
- Gives your digestive system a break.
- Over time, intermittent...
Did you ever play hide and seek?
It was my favorite game as a child
Laughing and hiding
Until someone would find us in the darkness or light
I have found that game has continued through my life without my awareness
How do we hide ourselves from being seen
On this Monday I came across this quote
“All creatures are merely veils under which God hides Himself”
It made me think of the veils we hide ourselves under
The idea of being perfect, joyful always, superwoman or man
When the reality is
Our life is full of ups and downs
Twists and turns
That either destroy us or teach us
Reeling in anger or surrendering in pain
Praying for guidance and love
It is in these moments that I find myself
My path back to letting go and trusting
Behind the veils of my ideas
Live the beautiful grace of God, the universe, angels and guides
It doesn’t matter what we name...
I am fascinated by aging.
I never thought about getting old until it started to happen
A wrinkle here, a crows feet there
All I wanted was more time
Because when aging rolls in, you begin to truly value time
My focus became finding better health and living a life that inspires me
So slowing aging became an obsession
This explorer in me became an avid researcher
What about you?
Do you ever wonder why we age or if we could possibly slow it down
Would you fight for a healthier happier life
For me this is a no brainer …. Uh, yea!
Which is why when I first heard about biohacking I was hooked
It was always clear that our body is a miracle
There is an incredible conscious intelligence working deep inside to keep us healthy
Our own internal defenses fighting every second on our behalf
Learning that there was a way to flip the lights back on inside my body
Was a simple resounding ….Hell ya!
Almost a decade later, I actually feel younger
More focused, more energized, more calm...
I am excited today to share my secret weapon. Something that helped me go from struggling to successful. This story started a decade ago, when the downturn in the 2008 economy looked similar to where we are right now.
I was home raising our boys who were 10, 13 and 14 at the time and knew I wanted to help out. I wanted to find a way to do something.
But I wasn't about to leave my life, leave our children and go back into the corporate world where I had started my career and sacrifice my freedom. I was praying for an answer and fortunately it showed up. The challenge was it wasn't in a package I understood or found acceptable. In fact, it was a network marketing company and being a corporate girl this was way outside my comfort zone.
But I learned something that changed my life and gave me the power to help other people learn and change their life too. I also found a company I wanted to be a part of because I believed in their future. What the corporate...
Do it anyway….
Every day we move through life finding our footing
Praying for the energy and confidence we need to take the next step
Which is why all to often, even if we are not happy where we are, we stay stuck
Because change is hard in the beginning
Taking the first step is scary
Staying in the safe lane is easier
No risk of being wrong or failure
No risk of others criticizing or doubting us
No someone following up with an “I told you so!”
Misery loves company they say
Because if you stay stuck, it gives someone else permission to as well
But that’s not you
You know you are destined to do more
You are here on this planet at this time for a reason
Finding your plan is fulfilling your destiny
So be confident in you
Because confidence is your fuel for the first step
Success comes when you celebrate that moment and take the next step
Certainty comes when you find your stride
But none of these are possible without action
Energy is the mother of...
The first thing that pops into my head is my husband, our children and family are my everything. They give me purpose and make me whole. They fill my days with meaning. But the fact of the matter is they are not my most important relationship.... the one relationship I commit 100% of myself to every day is..... ME
Our most important relationship is our relationship to ourself. How you treat yourself is how you treat others. How you talk to yourself reflects in how you expect others to behave towards you. Your relationship with yourself is what reflects in the world as the movie of your life.
Which is why my number one purpose every day is to be more present. Our presence is the present we give to the world, to our family and friends and ultimately ourself. Change your relationship with you....cut out all of the negative self-limiting talk and replace it with powerful "I am.." statements will reprogram your brain but also...
My dear friend Melissa @wisdomword11 shared a story today that I love.
When she was young and afraid of thunder and lightning, her mother would tell her it was actually angels bowling in heaven. The thought of that makes me smile as it takes something we are afraid of and turns it into something that is fun.
This is the perfect metaphor for what we fear. How can we reframe our thinking to look at what frightens us in a new light. Today we are confronted with a universal fear caused by the pandemic and impact on the economy. Will we be paralyzed in the fear of our mind pounding scary thoughts into our head? Or will we choose to see how we have moved through times of uncertainty before in life and probably developed new skills and thinking that helped us be better.
We need to change. We need to get of the hamster wheel of never enough. Those are the crazy thoughts that keep us on the endless path of striving and stress that are not healthy for...