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Restoring Body, Mind and Soul

Happy September! Dear Friends, We are soaking in the last weeks of the summer over here in the mountains of northern California.  Baby Josette is almost five months old.  She loves to wake up early with her mommy and take long walks in her carriage all snuggled up.   How are you enjoying your end of summer? If you feel like this year has been very har, you're not alone.  This year has been hard for everyone ... lockdowns, mandatory masks, loss of jobs and businesses, sickness, suicide/depression, and the upcoming elections...and am I the only one tired of hearing "the new normal" or "we are all in this together!"--so not comforting....and it's not normal!!  We have designed an action plan...

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We're all stuck at home and a schedule is more important than ever

We've always been a big fan of having a good morning routine, but with nearly everyone stuck at home, fretting about the future, going a little stir-crazy, keeping a schedule is more important than ever. If you're working at home and this is new to you, it may be challenging to get into a groove.  It's time to revisit the "morning ritual" inspired by brain expert Jim Kwik.  Here goes:  First thing when you wake up, try to recall your dreams.  When you dream, your subconscious mind processes solutions to problems you work on in the daytime, but most people forget them Make your bed.  Making your bed is a success habit.  When you return at the end of the...

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A Life of Freedom: Fighting Anxiety With Positive Media

"The thought you are thinking right now is impacting every one of your 75-100 trillion cells of your body at quantum speed" //Dr. Caroline Leaf, Neuroscientist I have battled anxiety ever since my senior in high school.  I had never really been cool before, but I had friends and I remember being really goofy and free-not caring too much what others thought. It seemed almost overnight this happened that I was running around being silly and kind of enjoying school to being worried about what others were thinking of me and burdened with anxiety.  I think this may be a familiar story for many people--for whatever reason, you feel free and happy and then one day you just become self conscious and...

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I Stopped Drinking Coffee and I'm Still a Semi-Productive Human Being

    Coffee is one of my favorite drinks ever :D ..But for whatever reason, I get bloated and sick when I drink it to often.  So, after years of fighting my "coffee sickness", I finally just gave it up..and Im still functioning and enjoying life! (more than ever :D) You can do it too...here are some things that helped me to have more energy and also to kick that coffee craving ...   1. Drink A LOT of water: Every morning, before eating or drinking anything else, I drink 1-2 liters of water.  If I have limes or lemons, I will squeeze the juice of either into my mason jar full of water.   2. Dandelion or Turmeric Tea Latte...

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