Posts filed under ‘healthy living’
Water is powerful and can talk to us (as you’ll read later).
I started drinking my water this way for the past couple of weeks and I love it. I can drink so much more water than when I just drink water alone.
Start with chlorine filtered tap water or any chlorine-free water of your choice (but jeeze…NOT Vitamin Water). Then take fresh sprigs of rosemary and fresh mint and tap them gently with a knife to open the leaves so you’ll get the flavor in the water. Add a slice of lemon (Make sure you wash the outside of the lemon before you slice it). I don’t need any sweetener with this water because the mint tastes sweet. You can switch up the herbs as you like.
Use a washable reusable straw as disposable straws never biodegrade. Never. The herbs will float, so drinking it with a straw, you won’t get any “stuff”. (although it’s kinda nice if you get a bit of mint)
Don’t add ice, as your body will use energy heating the water up inside your body. Try to drink room temperature water and save that energy for healing.
Now for the most important part.
Say something nice to your water before you drink it. Even saying the words “love” or “peace” will do the trick. Or a nice blessing…
“Bless this water and allow it to infuse my body and soul with health and happiness.”
“As a child of God, I bless this water that it may nourish my soul and enrich and heal my body.
or try Dr Masaru Emoto’s blessing:
“I love you water, I thank you water, I respect you water.”
Dr Emoto is from Japan and has done research on the powerful healing vibration of water. He discovered that when water is frozen it forms crystals (no big shocker there) but the interesting thing is that the crystals form beautiful patterns when exposed to loving words or beautiful music, but form grey blobs when exposed to hateful words or ignored.
Dr Emoto explains that everything has resonance and so do emotions and intentions. You can transfer the positive vibrations to other things. he says, “We all have the ability to love. We can transfer this energy to anything.”
While some may think this is pure rubbish, what harm would it do to think loving and peaceful thoughts directed at the one liquid that is responsible for your life and health?
Think about the real sanctity of water. You are made of mostly water. It makes up most of our planet, and it is everywhere…from clouds, to dew to rivers, lakes and streams. The very air you breathe is infused with it.
It loves you. Take a moment to love it back.
The supreme good is like water, which nourishes all things without trying to.
Water is life’s mater and matrix, mother and medium.
~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
The Rice Experiment (two of the same jars of white rice infusing with opposite emotions to see the result)
Yes, my new favorite afternoon-break beverage is all those things:
Dandelion root tea with Turkey Tail mushroom-infused maple syrup and plant-based milk!
When I say dandelion, you probably think “kill it!”, but ironically, dandelions are helping some to live. A recent study on patients taking dandelion root tea shows that it causes remissions in some forms of leukemia. It’s cancer fighting properties are being further studied. (The dandelion leaves are great also as they are extremely high in iron and cancer fighting vitamins. Have some leaves in a salad with your tea!)
That brings me to the turkey tail mushroom extract. Turkey tail mushrooms are being studied and have been shown to reduce the incidence of recurrence of breast cancer. Special turkey tail mushrooms are grown just for the study. I could think of no better way to get my daily dose of turkey tail than in sweet rich Vermont maple syrup!
Top it off with sweet mimicreme or coconut milk and you won’t want it to end!
Cheers to your health!
By creating a cheap (albeit unattractive) standing workstation for my computer, I have reduced my risk of dying from heart disease, diabetes and maybe even cancer by 40%!
Because I run a home based business, write a blog, and am working on my fist published book, I sit a lot. The only thing worse than developing wide-ass from sitting too much is dying prematurely. (You’re right…..maybe that’s a toss up) Excellent research of late suggests that those who sit for more than 6 hours a day significantly increase their risk of death. This is independent of their weight and if they are marathon runners.
So instead of spending hundreds of dollars on buying a standing work station, I decided to put my creative ingenuity to work and make one.
I went to a local “everything store” (i.e Target) and purchased a plastic square file box and a roll of non-slip rubber shelving. I found another cardboard box there that was in the trash bin and took it for free. (You could use any box)
I placed the computer screen on the box and secured it with duct tape. (the pink tape is optional)
I put another piece of tape on the top to keep the screen from tilting.
Then I placed the box on the chair and covered it with the non-slip rubber sheet. (this was meant to be used as shelf lining)
The back of the chair I was using comes righ to my waist and it’s very comfy for typing. I can actually type much faster like this. The mouse stays put when it’s on the non-skid surface.
Then I secured it with a bungee cord I found in the garage. A belt would also do I guess.
Voila! Instand standing work station! now I don’t feel so guilty working so late. I’ve also added a cushioned mat to stand on and to ease stress on my back I occasionally put one foot up on a pile of books. So far it works great.
Another plus is that I’m a bit farther from the screen and because my eyes have “matured” it’s the perfect distance.
Standing also let’s me stretch and bend during my time here. I can also improve my sex life while I work and I feel like my breathing is better.
No, I won’t win the contest for the prettiest office space, but I don’t think I’ll let that bother me.