13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

We couldn’t help being impressed and moved by a list compiled by Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social workers especially after hearing her background story.

When Amy Morin experienced tragedy firsthand, she began to rethink this optimistic method. She realized that focusing on her strengths—and ignoring my weaknesses—had serious limitations. She started to pay close attention to needed to pay close attention to the bad habits that held16682060 me back. Complaining about her circumstances and distracting herself from the pain made her  feel better in the short term but would only cause her more problems over the long term.

In her book, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do,” author Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a “three pronged approach. It’s about controlling your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.

Here are 13 things mentally strong people do not do, according to Morin


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“My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong and they made me prove it.” [Tweet This]

For all the time we spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more. Hear Amy Morrin’s Tedtalk to hear more..

Tips to Maintain Good Eye Health

Tips to Maintain Good Eye Health

by Shelia O’ Hanlon


They say the eyes are the windows of the soul but did you also know –

  • Newborns don’t shed tears, though they do know how to cry.
  • You blink about 15-20 times in a minute.
  • The most active muscles in your body are in your eyes.
  • Your eyes can get sunburned.

Amazing facts right ? …  It’s an amazing body part. Your eyes are pretty important. In fact, 64%* of you value your sight more than any other sense and yet 36%* of you admit leaving in ‘months’ – and 13%* of you even leave it ‘years’ before seeking help, even after noticing youreyesight has deteriorated.



And recently I have been asked a lot of questions about eye health including vision and dry eyes that seems to effect a majority of people particularly in the mornings. So i wanted to share some of the advice i give to my students and clients.

Tips for Healthy Eyes 

  • Drinking clean filtered water is essential for good health and your eyes need a good supply as they are self cleaning.
  • Proper sleep in a dark room allows your retina to heal and repair. Leaving all electronics away from the bed, phones, ipads etceye-149604_1280. Ideally not having a tv in the bedroom is most beneficial.
  • Wearing protective sunglasses on a sunny day.
  • Giving up smoking! Did you know that smoking cigarettes increases free radical production all over the body and. Can seriously cause eyesight and eye health in general to deteriorate. (KINESIOLOGY can also help you to give those monkeys on your back [cigs, drugs,alcohol,toxic relationships] their P45’s!)
  • Taking care of your cardiovascular system by healthy eating and moderate exercise also a great supplement at the onset of winter of CoQ10 to give your heart a boost . High blood pressure can do damage to the tiny blood vessels of your retina and may obstruct the blood flow.One of the best ways to maintain healthy blood pressure is to avoid fructose. Did you know that consuming over 70 g       eye-211610_1920rams of fructose or 2 cans of fizzy drink can seriously affect your blood pressure and heart health.
  • Keep your blood sugar levels in check by opting for food that doesn’t come in a box, learn to love yourself enough to want to prepare a lovely home cooked meal for yourself! Your future self will kiss the ground you walk on xxx . Too much sugar in your daily intake of food blood can pull fluid from the lens of your eye, affecting your ability to focus. And, it can damage the blood vessels in your retina, also obstructing blood flow.
  • Eat plenty of fresh dark green leafy vegetables, especially kale. Studies have shown that a diet rich in dark leafy greens helps support eye health. And that those with the highest consumption of carotenoid-rich vegetables, especially ones rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, had increased vision health.
  • Get plenty of healthy omega-3 fat. “A study published in the August 2001 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology found that consuming omega-3 fatty acids was protective of your healthy vision. Unfortunately, due to widespread pollution and fish farming, fish is no longer an ideal source for omega-3 fats unless you can verify its purity. An extraordinary alternative is krill oil, which also contains astaxanthin. This potent antioxidant also has specific benefits for your eyes.”
  • Avoid trans fats. A diet high in trans fat appears to contribute to macular degeneration by interfering with omega-3 fats in your body. Trans fat is found in a lot of processed foods and baked goods, including margarine, cooking fat, fried foods like chips, deep fried chicken, any genre of meat in a can and donuts, cookies, pastries and biscuits. Avoiding trans fat is the best decision you can make for your continued good eyesight.
  • Avoid aspartame at all costs!!! Vision problems is one of the many acute symptoms of aspartame poisoning. Tests on lab rats consuming high amounts of aspartame showed growths of tumors and eye defects!
  • Antioxidants— a substance that inhibits oxidation especially vitamin c (broccoli,kiwi,strawberries,citrus fruit, cauliflower)and vitamin e (wheatgrass, wheatgerm) as these remove potentially damaging oxidizing agents in living organisms. Antioxidants neutralize the dangerous build up of free radicals in your body and your eyes.

These antioxidants in particular have shown to benefit your eyes :

Black currant anthocyanins

SOURCES OF LUTEIN IN FOOD:(Lutein per cup, cooked and drained)

Kale ……………26.5mg

Romaine lettuce, raw…..1.4mg

Oranges………… 0.31mg

No matter who you are, regular eye exams are important for seeing more clearly, learning more easily and preserving your vision for life.  Your eye’s are not only the most important of your 5 senses, but without proper eye care, the health in the other areas of your body will suffer. As you may know it is extremely important to keep your eyes healthy.




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The Health Show, Episode 2 with special guest Stephanie Mills

The Health Show with Stephanie Mills

In this week’s Episode, we talk to Stephanie Mills, a Senior Course Leader for KinesiologyZone Diploma.

  • She tell us about her initial scepticism about Kinesiology and muscle testing
  • How she joined Brian Butler right from the early days
  • What she loves about Systematic Kinesiology
  • Her favourite techniques from the T.A.C.T. Workshop
  • A demo, and
  • some simple health tips!

Watch the Health Show Episode with special guest Stephanie Mills here:

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Any problems with the above video playing, I’ve now added it to YouTube:

The Health Show Episode #1 with Siobhan Guthrie

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So here’s an idea! What do I need to do to start using all the technology out there? There are so many possibilities now that just didn’t exist 5 or 6 years ago!

Embracing this technology in a new way that is both meaningful and gives you value, but also contributes in a way that helps YOU be healthier!  In easy steps!

I’ve been mulling it over for a few weeks now, and TODAY decided to just start!  We can easily put things off till you’re less busy, have more time, planned it, had my hair done, worried about sound (it’s OK), but I’m a recovering perfectionist that says, getting it DONE is perfection enough.  You know what I mean?

So today was …… drumroll……… Episode No 1.


Who know where it’ll go, but, and it’s a big but – it’s the direction that matters.  No doubt there will be some overwhelm but by stretching myself it’s the only way to grow!  Today is 6th September 2016 …. this time next year, we could have 52 episodes done already!!  Eek, did I just commit to one a week? Well, let’s see.  I want to provide you with valuable content, not just for the sake of rolling out another episode.  But for this, I will need your help.  What do YOU want to see?  What health questions do you have?  What’s frustrating you about health?

So in THIS episode, because I’m getting ready a busy five days of teaching from Saturday, I thought I’d share some juicing that I do to help prepare myself for the week ahead.  Juicing gives me loads of energy, increases my stamina, it also helps me feel healthier, because I sleep better, and awake more refreshed.  All ready so that I can be at my best for my lovely group of Diploma Students.

This morning we dove right in with a Facebook LIVE video, (so there was no stopping once I got started right – another way to get things done – make it impossible to stop, haha!) and I shared one of my go-to juice recipes that gets my day off to a great start.

Below the video is the recipe I use.

And if you have a question you’d like an answer to, just ask!

Enjoy 🙂


Benefits of juicing:

It’s a good way to get your daily serving of fruits and veggies  – much easier to drink 20 carrots than to eat 20 carrots!            top-view-1248950_1920

You’ll absorb nutrients better with less digestion, as the fibre has been removed

Detoxify Gently and Naturally – giving your digestion a bit of a rest is good for it!

Its a great way to use up surplus vegetables from your garden & fridge

A health digestive system = a strong immune system (80% is in your gut).

They taste great, and if you juice exclusively for a day or two you will start to feel the amazing POWER of juicing.

Here are the ingredients Siobhan used.  (one serving; double the amount for 2 servings)

  • 2 Apples
  • 1/4 Cucumber
  • 1 rib of celery                                                                                  14199761_10153880477994786_3408595906910556438_n
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 1/3 Pineapple

Blending –

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Spirulina
  • a few Ice cubes

I am using a masticating juicer in this video.  It gently extracts the juices of fruits and vegetables and leaves the fibre behind.  The slow masticating squeezes every last bit of fluid and nutrients out of your pulp.  The blender then using the nutrient rich juice, blended with the avocado, and spirulina makes a very smooth, rich and tasty drink.

If you wish to keep your juice for later, store in a glass container with an air-tight lid for up to 24 hours.  I tend to store the juice, and only blend with the avocado, ice, and spirulina when ready to drink.


Enjoy this fabulous, revitalizing refreshment! We did!

I’d love to hear from you. What’s your favorite juice recipe? 

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As a natural health practitioner of Systematic Kinesiology my goal is to educate and empower clients. By uncovering what is blocking their natural health, I help them return to boundless energy, a peaceful night’s sleep, and becoming pain free. Systematic Kinesiology is a “client-driven” therapy, and through the art of muscle testing the practitioner can ascertain where imbalances are in the body and balance accordingly. Since no one knows your body better than you do, muscle testing enables me to tap into the body’s wisdom.

The body is constantly expressing externally what is going on internally. Through Systematic Kinesiology we can tune into the body’s natural ability to heal itself, using a wide variety of therapeutic options to encourage healing. When I’m goodhealthPMworking with a new client, or teaching a class full of new students, it’s common for them to be amazed and excited about the potential of what they’re learning. When a client becomes pain free, it has an amazing ripple effect on their family, work colleagues, and friends. No one likes to see a family or friend suffer and that is why I love what I do! The results clients have experienced have been truly life changing!

I had suffered with psoriasis for the last six years and had huge digestive problems. I constantly felt unwell, the injections I was getting were not working and I began to suffer with depression. Lorraine discovered that I had a build-up of toxic metals in the body and gluten intolerant. My liver was no longer able to detox properly. After three treatments I am delighted to say I am now completely free from psoriasis!!! My mood and energy levels have not been this good for years!! My whole life has changed for the better!!” Michelle

I had been suffering with neck and shoulder pain for years. I had attended physio and pain management, and only experienced short term pain relief. Lorraine discovered that my muscles were no longer working properly. Lorraine found which muscles were not firing as they should and worked using brain integration and muscle testing to re-establish brain/body connection. I am now completely pain free! I cannot praise Kinesiology enough!!” Thomas

The body is a master of adaption, and will do its best to compensate for all the stresses we put on it.  It is designed for stress and adapts and copes for many years.  But as is common now, the weight of stress is becoming unbearable and these adaptive mechanisms become exhausted.

One of our foundational principles is that everything is connected.  Our muscles, organs and glands are connected through our meridian (acupuncture) system, and helps us to join the dots from a Mental, Chemical, Physical and Energetic Perspective.  Practitioner and client work together to uncover what is out of balance, clients gain a much greater understanding of how their body works and learn how their body is responding to stress.  If we can find it, we can fix it is our “motto”.  KinesmcpeiologyZone is a fully integrated natural healthcare system that offers clients a tailor made solution specific to the client’s needs.  It’s a hands on therapy that empowers clients to make lifestyle changes.

Here at KinesiologyZone, we believe everyone should have access to a fully integrated natural healthcare solution, and are delighted to be able to offer health talks, workshops, and courses in many locations throughout the country.

Systematic Kinesiology is the fastest growing natural health care system. We are delighted to be running Balanced Health programmes nationwide starting this weekend. This amazing therapy is ideal for anyone with an interest in improving well-being, reducing stress, and helping themselves to return to optimum health.

Visit www.KinesiologyZone.com/booknow to secure your place on the course.

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