How To Get To The Truth About Your Health

How To Get To The Truth About Your Health

Truth About Your Health

Have you ever experienced hearing something so profound, it made you feel differently about life? You felt it in your body. At your core essence you knew you had heard, and felt the truth? And it resonated so deeply that it changed you in some way?

We live in a world that is full of information, more than at any time in history. How do you get to the truth about your health, to know what’s right for your body with so much conflicting advice out there.

As I observe the crisis we have with healthcare, the increase in allergies in kids, the rise in obesity, diabetes and other lifestyle related diseases, and each time the record of not enough beds is exceeded, I know, deep down, we are looking in the wrong place for the answers.

The normal 21st century way of living is making us stressed, tired, in pain, overweight, overwhelmed or depressed. Yet never have we been more self-aware of our issues, flaws, weaknesses, so much to blame on our current stage of health and happiness. On my own journey, and helping others with theirs, I found that self-awareness has commonly turned into self-consciousness of all that’s wrong with ourselves. We feel vulnerable to those reasons for the rest of our lives, and seek solutions to work on what we think we have to fix in order that we may feel whole again.

We weren’t made to be this way.

We were born happy, our innate nature is good health, happiness, aliveness and wisdom. So what makes us think it’s not there? How have we forgotten?

As we look outwards seeking ways to make us happy yet it’s our innate nature to be happpy. We fill our brains with more and more information, thinking, stressing, that there isn’t room for anything else, new ideas, solutions, peace. There comes a time to question, are we even looking in the right place?

There is another way.

All of my adult life, I’ve had a thirst to explore more about health, and I’ve loved learning and enjoyed new information and knowledge. I’ve shared wonderful experiences helping others, and I’ve gotten to experience the value of joy with my students and graduate practitioners as they release themselves from pain, stress, and past traumas and go on to help others do the same.

We know intuitively that how we are feeling is connected to our thinking. We know intuitively that how we are feeling is also connected to what we eat, and how much we move our bodies.

By learning how our diet affects us long term, we can make better food choices. By reducing stress and letting go of fears and grief, we can return to better health and wellbeing. When we make health the focus and not just the absence of disease, the body naturally loses weight, we sleep better, and pain goes. The body knows how to heal itself. On our Balanced Health courses we teach people the whole person approach so our students can learn how to identify the underlying causes to health issues, empower their own lives and help transform their health and that of others. It’s the start of a rewarding career.

Aligning your life to seeking the truth in others brings real connection and presence to our lives, and I think we need more of that. The way to better health and happiness is to know it’s already there.

We just forgot.

Enjoy the journey of rediscovering yours.

‘Facebook Free February’ – Are you up for the challenge?

Mental health campaigners invite everyone to have a ‘Facebook Free February’

It follows a study by the Happiness Research Institute in Denmark called the “The Facebook Experiment”. It found that social networking makes you 55% more likely to feel stressed, but taking a break leaves you 18% more likely to live in the moment.

What to do … Simply deactivate or log off Facebook for the month of February. If you like, set your profile picture to the FFF logo and/or share a status saying why you’re doing FFF. 

Social media and technology in general have become a  part of our everyday lives. Facebook and other sites have the function of keeping us connected to the people in our lives as well as providing an outlet for self-expression. Using these sites make us feel more connected with the world, but there are some negative sides to social media use, particularly for our mental health.

FACTS

  • People on Facebook are 55% more likely to feel stressed.
  • People taking a break from Facebook are 18% more likely to feel present in the moment.
  • After one week without Facebook, people felt they wasted their time less.
  • People on Facebook are 39% more likely to feel less happy than their friends.

Particularly for individuals who struggle with self-esteem issues, underlying or otherwise, a site such as Facebook that focuses so much on external validation can pose some serious problems.

Would you be willing to take the challenge?

5 Tips to help you reduce time on social media

  1. The hardest but most important step on how to quit social media is to delete your social media accounts! Delete the apps off your phone.
  2. Private message or “inbox” close friends your phone number letting them know you know be checking messages on social media sites.
  3. Set a limit – if you do go on social media, set a time limit and don’t go over often 20 minutes can turn into 2 hours!
  4. Delete extra people from your friend list, the more the people, the more vast your news feed, and the more time you spend checking things out while you could be engaging in a useful activity
  5. Think about the useful things you could be doing instead of wasting time on these sites.  Learn a new language, play an instrument, get fit and exercise, learn a new recipe, take the dog out, or read a book.

If you decide to take the challenge make sure to keep us updated and good luck !!

“Educational Kinesiology” – Switch the brain back on

“Educational Kinesiology” –
Switch the brain back on with lazy eights

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Everyone can do with a little help to make the brain work better. Regardless of age, job or position in the world everyone wants to use their brain as efficiently as they can. If they two sides of the brain are not communicating as well as they might, this can adversely affect everything we do. But have you tried ‘lazy eights’ technique?

We are inviting you to try a simple exercise to switch the brain back on and get it working in an integrated way again. Drawing ‘lazy eights’ will help integrate the two sides of the brain. head-1230669_1280

This activity is especially useful and beneficial for children with Dyslexia, ADD, Dyspraxia, Developmental Delay or a Sensory Processing disorders. The “Lazy Eight” are designed to relax the eyes and develop coordination between the left and right sides of the brain and body while preparing to write.

You are basically writing the number 8 on it’s side. That’s why it’s lazy.

SO LETS START….

Start with a large sheet of white paper (A3 would be best) or a white board in a landscape position.

Place it in front of you so that the middle of your page is parallel to the middle of your body, your belly button.(You want to be crossing over your belly button to get to to the left and right of your page as you draw). Then ask them to write something like:

” This paper is white and the writing is black” (Believe what you are writing have a black pen!) For better results use a neutral statement that is true for anyone.

14724379_10154024087979786_1860937327418164518_nThe aim is to keep your hand steady and let your eyes follow what you are doing. Start with your pen in the middle of your page.

14666074_10154024087939786_6330315870659900321_n Move your marker  down, up and around to make a “c” like shape.Now keep tracing around your shape, without taking your marker from the page.

14695319_10154024087964786_2583158166360819530_nContinue until there is a dozen swirls (20 secs) of the ”lazy eight” exercise.

Have them write the same statement  again. There is almost always a change for the better in writing.

If you are doing it with your child you can always draw a Lazy 8 for your child to trace over if they find it difficult. Just make sure that they start at your start point and continue in the correct direction.

You will see Lazy 8’s have lots of benefits for your child. It is a very useful to do this activity before starting homework. It calms, and focuses the mind. how to perform written tasks by training their bodies and eyes using large movements so that they will eventually be able to do the same using smaller movements on paper.

This exercise can help children, adults and seniors to improve:

  • Concentration and Focus
  • Memory
  • Academics: reading, writing, math, test taking

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  • Physical coordination
  •  Relationships
  •  Self-responsibility
  • Organization skills
  • Attitude

This simple exercise, can and will help all who do it regularly to write and think better.

Check out our video demonstration and if you try this we would love to hear about it in the comments below.

 

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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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..