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Why I Fight: Recovery Survivors Share What Keeps Them on Track

by guest writer, Constance Ray Addiction is an ugly place. It eats your brain, changes your personality, and clouds your focus from what’s truly important in life. But once you get sober and find clarity? Well, clarity provides the ability to zoom out from yourself and see the bigger picture. It’s this bigger picture that enables recovery graduates to get a better idea of what drives their addiction, what they need to heal themselves, and what really matters in life….
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The Truth Behind Self-Sabotage

Ever find yourself perplexed as to why you do the thing you later wished you didn’t do? You know that it goes against everything you want, and yet you still do it. Why? It may be that you hit the snooze button so many times you end up skipping your workout… It may be that you find zero willpower to pass on the cookie once it’s in front of you, even though you’ll be hating yourself for it afterwards… It…
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The hidden reason behind your health challenge…

… is your emotion.  Have you ever thought of that or looked into this? Most people have no idea how their emotions are affecting their health. Do you? Our western approaches to physical and mental health certainly have no clue.  Doctors look at the body as if they were looking at a car. They are the mechanics of our bodies. They look at organs, hormones, bones, brain, etc. Very rare is the doctor who asks how you’re feeling about your job, your marriage or if…
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Your MOST powerful tool

Have you ever found that you might be constantly trying to “fix yourself”? I definitely used to! For most of my life, I had an attitude of fixing myself. I’ve known this for some time, and I’ve observed that my internal attitude towards most things is to try to make them better. I am constantly looking at what I need to improve. On any given day, I might be looking at what needs to improve in my health, my weight, my fitness,…
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Loving My Imperfections

As you may have noticed, I’ve lately been on a theme of reflecting about my attitudes about my body. I know I am not alone in having a love-hate relationship with my body; so given that I am in a helper/healer role, I aspire that some of my insights and experience will be helpful to you as well. This week I had an opportunity to step into deeper acceptance and even embracing of some of the imperfections of my body. I had…
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A Little Exercise To Deepen Body-Love

How would your relationship with your body change if you looked at it as having a soul of itself? Let’s try this experiment: think of a child or pet you really love and cherish. The innocence of the child or pet helps you feel the purity of your well-wishes towards them. Feel all of the good, joy and  wellbeing you wish for them. Hold them in your heart for a moment.  (If you’re having a hard time choosing someone, you can imagine…
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What I Learned at the Longevity Now Conference

A week ago, I attended the Longevity Now Conference in Anaheim, California. It was a packed 3 days from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, full of inspiration and information. Some of it was new for me, some of it was a refresher, but all of it renewed my passion for helping you create thriving health naturally. My top 10 personal take-aways from the conference: Recommit to a zero-sugar, low sweet carbohydrate lifestyle. Almost every speaker talked about the importance of managing blood…
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What I learned from splitting wood! Ha..ha..

Yesterday I split wood for the very first time in my life! And I was incredibly surprised by the enormous gratification of the experience. I was up at Justin’s family’s home for Easter brunch and his dad had a huge pile of wood in the yard. Justin asked if I wanted to try splitting wood. I felt a little squeamish. Not having ever held an axe, I was a bit embarrassed to be a novice wood splitter in front of his family… It…
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The Problem With Resolutions

The idea of “New Year’s resolutions” is becoming almost comical because just as soon as the words are spoken, most people know that they won’t be met. Stories abound of how gyms get extraordinarily busy in January; but come February, the masses of resolution-makers are no longer coming regularly. There were several years when that was me. I used to write long testaments of my complex resolutions (I later got fancier and called them intentions) for each year. I grouped…
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Grace, Gratitude & Optimal Digestion

It is Thanksgiving week and I thought it would be appropriate to post about this and offer a reflection on the connection between gratitude and digestion. Having grown up in Venezuela, I never celebrated Thanksgiving on a regular basis. I’ve only come to truly celebrate and appreciate Thanksgiving since moving to the US twelve years ago. I have to say it is one of my favorite holidays and I especially appreciate the secular aspect of it. Everyone can give thanks…
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