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July 1, 2019

When you think of Spirituality for most people the first thing that comes to mind is God or religion. Some people also think of being connected to the cosmic life.
To me spirituality is becoming more connected with yourself on a deeper level so you are able to deal with the chaotic world around you in a calmer way.
GREAT, so where do we start this magical journey of a more connected calmer self?!?! I’m glad you ask… We are going to start with meditation. ***commence the groaning and eye rolling*** 🤪🤪
Believe me I get it you have all the reasons and excuses as to why you don’t want to meditate – I don’t think there is one out there that I didn’t use myself. But the reality is meditation is one of the top 3 things you can do to keep yourself healthy. The other 2 are physical activity and nutrition. I personally rank meditation out of the 3 as the top because if you don’t have a clear mind/vision nothing else matters and you will not achieve your fullest potential.
OK FINE I’ll play along with your silly meditation what do I need to do.
1. Pick a time that you can devote about 10 to 15 mins each morning uninterrupted. My ideal time for meditation is 5:15 am because during the week hubby is on his way out the door shortly after this so the house is quiet. Even on the weekends I try to stick to this time – but if all else fails weekends are at 6:15 am. This may mean you have to set your alarm 15 mins earlier or maybe you just decide to not hit the snooze button 10 times.
2. VERY IMPORTANT – pick a spot in your home (not your bed or bedroom) and make it your own Zen/meditation area. The reason behind this is so you are happy to go there and sit. My spot is in my “Healing Room” where I do my BodyTalk sessions because well I love that room and what it stands for. Anyways I purchased a couple of throw pills so this way I can put them off to the side after I’m done. Some of you may have an area where you can keep it set up but that’s not me.
3. Make sure you use headphones/ear buds they are very helpful to keep your mind focused.
4. IMPORTANT! Set everything up the night before. 
Take a few minutes to set everything up (ie: phone, laptop what ever you are going to use for the video). I also put my throw pills on the floor, fill a cup with water and some lemon juice I put in the microwave so all I have to do is press start in the morning.
5. Morning – RISE, PEE, MEDITATE! Every morning I have my alarm set for 5 am. I get up, press start on the microwave, pee, chat with hubby for a few minutes and then go sit in my room and get comfy while drinking my hot lemon water. It takes me about 3-4 minutes to get comfy.
6. Enjoy! If you treat this like it’s a chore it will be and you will have a hard time reaping all the benefits.
I’m not asking you to meditate for hours on end 10 – 15 mins each day will be just perfect and if you decide later to start increasing GREAT but if not that’s cool.
For myself I do guided meditation because I find it easier to focus and clear the mind chatter.
Here is the guided meditation we are going to use:
Head over to my facebook page if you would like to participate in this challenge.

June 9, 2019

My family is obnoxious when it comes to grapes, seriously.  My house is like the Bermuda Triangle for grapes – they enter the doorway and then BANG they’re gone no trace of them to be found.

I’ve wanted to add grapes to our backyard haven for years but honestly didn’t know the first thing about them.  Like where to plant them, are they going to grow in our climate, are they going produce enough for all my efforts.

After doing some research and talking to the amazing Tracy Scarfe at Misty Gardens (she’s so knowledgable she’s my go to for all gardening) we decided on two different types Prairie Star and Valiant.  I’m super excited to see what the end result will be this fall for our first year!

Just in case these tasty little buggers weren’t enough for you to gobble them up they are also have amazing health benefits. 

Check out the link below from Healthline.

June 7, 2019

June is a very special month for me – not only are we coming to the end of another school year but the days are longer and the weather is perfect for sitting outside with family and friends enjoying a nice cool beverage. Yes these are all wonderful things that I enjoy however June is extremely special for me because that is when I decided enough was enough and I start my healing journey not realizing where it would take me.

In one year I have gone off anti-depressants, become more aware of stagnate habits and beliefs that were a direct cause of many physical issues I was having, I have a stronger and more meaningful relationship with my husband and son, I wake up each morning with a more clear vision on life, plus I became a certified BodyTalk practitioner so I am to give back and help others with their healing journey just to name a few. How amazing is all of that!!!

In celebration of all of this I am paying it forward!! From now until June 30, 2019 I am offering all BodyTalk, Lymphatic Drainage and Access Bar sessions for only $25 per modality session.

Are you ready to take that next step???

June 2, 2019

I’m not a gourmet chef at all.  When meal planning I pick the easiest and quickest meals possible because I don’t like cooking.  That’s why I love romaine lettuce!  I can guarantee that if you happen to get a look at my grocery list the first item on it will be romaine lettuce.  I buy at least 2 packages each week because it’s such an easy side dish or meal on it’s own.  Bonus it’s loaded with amazing benefits.

Check out Dr. Axes article with all of the benefits and nutritional facts here.

Here are some of the great additions that we commonly use to spruce up this great vege!

  • tomatoes
  • avocados
  • shredded cheese
  • croutons (Costo has a huge bag of parmesan/garlic and they are delicious)
  • breaded chicken strips (again Costco has awesome chicken strips in a 2kg bag)
  • PC tortilla strips (my fav are the chili lime)

Man I could go on forever with this list but you get the idea on how super easy this can be.