If you’re getting over a trauma, sugar addiction or heartbreak, one of the best things you can do is to clear clutter.
Even your health can suffer if you become a pack rat.
But when you clear clutter, you can get:
Music, as you know, can calm you down, help you tune in, and invigorate you.
In short, music is tremendously healing
Indeed, music can and should be a vital part of your journey to health and wellness.
For my part, after my mother died, listening to lots of music really helped me to break through my grief, shock, PTSD, despair, anxiety, turmoil, etc.
Today’s Woo-Hoo, Feel-Good Tune — a feature I revived yesterday on my Facebook fan page after my much-needed healing hiatus — is the awesome “Bliss of Healing,” from the Pure Heart Ensemble.
As you’ll find, this melody is very, very soothing and healing. Pass it on.
And join us on my Facebook fan page for more great Woo-Hoo, Feel-Good tunes
Awesome Update: Please note that Yummiloo, a TV show that will promote healthy eating to kids, has been funded! This is my post, which I hope, helped.
Wouldn’t it be AWESOME if millions of preschool-aged-children across the U.S. could watch a clever, creative TV show, which encouraged them to eat healthy foods? The time is finally here! This is your chance to make a BIG difference.
“Yummiloo,” an animated food-adventure TV show for preschoolers, is in the works. Based on the award-winning app, “Rainbow Power,” the TV show, “Yummiloo,” focuses on eating well.
But the television show’s creators—award-winning, highly acclaimed TV and film veterans—need our financial support now to fund their pilot. You need to act fast though. Yummiloo’s Kickstarter campaign ends June 9.
So what’s “Yummiloo” about? Just imagine if Willy Wonka’s Land of Pure Imagination were filled with irresistible characters, who enjoy healthy food instead of candy!
Note from Connie: Today, it’s my pleasuret to present a guest post from my colleague Yuri Elkaim, author of the new book, The All-Day Energy Diet.
Join Yuri and me tomorrow, when he joins my Gab with the Gurus Show to tell you how to get more consistent, steady energy. Remember, as with all of my shows, you can listen live or later.
If you’re tired most of the time, then it means your body is crying for help. Low energy is a warning sign that something inside your body isn’t quite right.
Considering the amount of sickness and “overweightness” that has now engulfed our world, it’s no surprise that more and more, people are feeling exhausted.
What’s important for you to know is that when you improve your energy, you improve your health.
The most common question I get asked is, “Yuri, what’s the #1 thing I can do have more energy?”
Thankfully, the answer to that question is easy to answer. And it has nothing to do with shots of espresso or sugar-filled treats.
The secret to fatigue-proofing your body (and raising your overall level of health) boils down to optimizing what’s going on inside your body.
Each of us is at war, and we don’t even know it. The private war we each wage is a daily assault on our body by acid-forming foods such as alcohol, animal products, and refined sugars, as well as by bacteria, virus, fungus, yeasts, and molds.
We have entered what might be referred to as critical mass when it comes to this onslaught being waged against us by stronger and stronger killer bugs and poorer and poorer food choices.
Our immune systems are becoming weaker and over-taxed in this war. Even the medical profession’s first line of defense, the antibiotic, is becoming less and less effective against resistant new strains being created daily as the bacteria mutate.
Since Louis Pasteur discovered the germ theory of disease stating that germs are the cause of disease, time has corrected him. Even Dr. Pasteur himself noted in his dying words: “The germ is nothing, the environment is everything.”
The environment referred to in Dr. Pasteur’s statement is known as our biological terrain and refers to the health of our “internal” environment.
A major determinant of our internal health is the acid-alkaline balance within many of our body’s fluids, namely our blood.
Our blood is alkaline by design and acid by function – meaning that it produces acid as a function of metabolism. Maintaining proper alkalinity is therefore essential for life, health, and vitality.
Under ideal alkaline conditions, the red blood cells (RBCs) within our blood are able to deliver energy-producing oxygen to our cells. However, an imbalance of alkalinity creates a condition whereby our RBCs begin to clump together, making it more difficult for them to reach their ultimate destination and drop off that much needed oxygen to our cells.
And if your blood is sluggish, you will be, too.
Leading biochemists and medical physiologists have recognized pH (or the acid-alkaline balance) as the most important aspect of a healthy (and energized) body. They have long known that the maintenance of an alkaline pH in the tissues and cells is critical to our health.
For instance, Dr. Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize recipient, was the first to show that cancer cells cannot grow in alkaline environments.
Unfortunately, for most people, current lifestyle habits have created highly acidic bodies. The standard western diet is characterized by an overindulgence of all types of foods and drinks that disrupt our blood’s ideal pH balance. As a result, we feel less than ideal as we go through our days.
So how can you make your body (your blood really) more alkaline to stay healthy and energetic? Here are a few simple steps you can take immediately:
Apply these simple steps and you’ll be well on your way to having more energy from the time you wake up until you call it a day.
Here’a one quick recipe to help you on your way:
Makes 2 servings
3 cups sprouts (broccoli sprouts, alfalfa, lentils, etc.) 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Splash of lemon juice
Pinch of sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper
Combine sprouts and tomatoes in a bowl.
Whisk all other ingredients together. Combine vinaigrette with sprout mixture and serve.
Yuri Elkaim is a holistic nutritionist, fitness expert, and author of The All-Day Energy Diet. He is known for helping people enjoy all-day energy and amazing health in a very short period of time without radical diets or gimmicks. He’s on a mission to transform the lives of more than 10 million people by 2018. For more visit http://www.alldayenergydiet.com
Note from Connie: Remember to catch Yuri this week when he comes on my Gab with the Gurus Show to tell you how to get more consistent, steady energy. (As with all my Gab with the Gurus Shows, you can listen live or later.
Are you going through a personal or family crisis?
Are you plagued by constant physical pain?
Are you feeling emotionally distraught or downright discouraged due to a breakup or divorce?
Are you watching a loved one suffer agonizing emotional or physical pain due to heart disease, cancer or Alzheimer’s disease?
Or are you surrounded by family members, who, because of their own emotional or physical pain, are saying angry, venomous things to you?
If you’re going through a challenging situation such as one of those cited above (or something else), I strongly recommend that you
buy the latest book, Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting, from the inspirational Dr. Wayne Dyer.
Dr. Dyer is, of course, an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He’s also the author of more than 30 books, and he has created numerous audio programs and videos and appeared on thousands of television and radio shows.
His new book, Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting, is truly life changing.
I also recommend that you get the new, I AM Wishes Fulfilled Meditation, that Dr. Dyer and James F. Twyman have created. I can’t wait to receive it. I’m sure it will be miraculous.
If you can, I also recommend that you catch the remarkable Dr. Dyer in a city near you. I’ve heard him several times — so powerful!
This means that teens and tots all across America will gorge on candies galore.
So today, I invite you to boost your sugar consciousness.
Join us today for the first ever Sugar Addiction Awareness Day, thanks to organizer Jill Escher.
Granted, all across America tomorrow, people will hand out candies galore, forking over about $2.3 billion this year.
Let's face it, it's Halloween dilemma time, as the Los Angeles Times so aptly points out.
Join us for the first ever Sugar Addiction Awareness Day Gab with the Gurus Radio Show.
In this show, Sugar Addiction Awareness Day founder Jill Escher joins me. Listen now to find out how to:
Gotta dash. It's time for one of my big treats of the day — a fun class at Equinox, my gym.
You're invited to join 20 experts — including me — for the Love Your Body More Now Telesummit.
You get to spend 27 minutes with each of us next week from Monday, October 10th through Friday, October 14th.
Grab your phone or boot up your
computer, and get ready to learn
secrets and tips from more than 20
More than 20 experts in health,
beauty, and empowerment will give you juicy information galore.
For instance, you'll receive:
Your cost is nothing.
The Love Your Body More Now Telesummit is for you, if you…
As readers of the Sugar Shock Blog, I know you're eager for knowledge like this–because in one or more
areas, you feel you could be doing somewhat or a great deal better.
Actually, I've found that it's not that people don't want to take good care of themselves and feel more
empowered with improved self-esteem…it's that they're confused as to what is the best route to take to get there. The Your Body Now Telesummit will help you get there. So join us next week.
Each fun, lively interview will take only 27 minutes of your valuable time and will be available
for listening until the end of the day of its presentation.
Again, each call series costs exactly $0.00, and there is no obligation to buy anything ever, but if you ever do, know that I'm an affiliate of this event–which means I believe in the value of what we're creating together–and I may receive commission from any sales generated.
A very special thanks goes to Imagine for the fabulous photo.
Click below to get my personal message.
I may have missed this birthday, but I had to look it up, because today, someone requested more information about me and what I do.
As long-time fans may know — and newer visitors can discover — this Sugar Shock Blog began dedicated to providing health and wellness information, with a focus on providing tips to quit sugar, updates about sugar research and ifnormation about artificial sweeteners, etc. Now its mission and goal has expanded greatly. Over time, we’ve enlarged our focus to help you live a happier, more fulfilling life.
My intention here is to give you content that:
For those of you who are new here, let tell you about myself. I’m:
People refer to me as a “Sugar Shrew No More,” a Sugar Freedom Coach or Freedom Coach, Sugar Liberator or Smart Habits Girl (which is my handle on Twitter).
So to help us celebrate, please answer two quick questions.
Last year, I joined the the important Meatless Monday campaign.
I'm now inviting you to pledge to do your part this year to help reduce meat consumption by 15 percent "in order to improve personal health and the health of our planet."
Will you, too, join this important, healthy, fast growing movement, which is a non-profit initiative sponsored in association with the Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health?
Of course, you smart, astute, health-conscious readers will have questions. Get answers and learn important information below how going meatless on Monday can improve your health, save gasoline and much more.
It’s very easy to go meatless on Monday. Instead of having chicken, beef or pork, just get your protein (2 to 3 servings) from beans, legumes, eggs, nuts and seeds instead.
Naturally, you'll want to eat ample vegetables (5 to 5 servings) and fruits (2 to 3 servings), as well as, whole grains (if you choose) and small portions of quality fats (2 to 3 tablespoons).
Plus, I'm excited to learn, the Meatless Monday folks encourage you to limit sweets, sweetened beverages, fried foods, salty snacks and foods with hydrogenated oils. Of course, as readers of this Sugar Shock Blog and my book SUGAR SHOCK! know, I highly recommend cutting out or at least cutting back on sugary foods and drinks for the sake of your health, moods and relationships.
Now, here are some more answers to your Meatless Monday questions.
Are you a blogger? Join Bloggers on Board to promote Meatless Monday to your readers.
Special thanks to Joshua Rosenthal, founder and executive director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, for inspiring me last year to join Meatless Monday. It was this article, which I learned about on Facebook, which inspired me to action.
Stay tuned for Meatless Monday recipes on this Sugar Shock Blog. See the plug-in on the right side (now) of this blog.
I'm on deadline writing my book, Beyond Sugar Shock for Hay House — it's due in one week! — but I need to take time out to share this very important message. Thanks to Stacey Robyn of Go Gratitude for telling me about this.
Renowned water researcher and lover Masaru Emoto has issued a global prayer invitation for March 31, 2011 at noon your time. See his note below, and join us at Noon to send Love and Gratitude to the waters of Japan and to all waters of the world.
"Thank you for adding your energy, Love, Gratitude and intention to this day of Global Prayer," Stacey writes. "Remember, each and every person makes a world of difference, and that person is YOU!"
URGENT: A letter from Dr Masaru Emoto, author of Messages
in Water plus other related books.
A letter from Dr Masaru Emoto:
To All People Around the World,
URGENT: A letter from Dr Masaru Emoto, author of Messages
from Water plus other related books.
A letter from Dr Masaru Emoto:
To All People Around the World,
Please send your prayers of love and gratitude to water at
the nuclear plants in Fukushima , Japan ! By the massive
earthquakes of Magnitude 9 and surreal massive tsunamis,
more than 10,000 people are still missing…even now… It has
been 16 days already since the disaster happened. What makes
it worse is that water at the reactors of Fukushima Nuclear
Plants started to leak, and it's contaminating the ocean, air
and water molecule of surrounding areas.
Human wisdom has not been able to do much to solve the
problem, but we are only trying to cool down the anger of
radioactive materials in the reactors by discharging water
to them. Is there really nothing else to do? I think there is.
During over twenty year research of dado measuring and
water crystal photographic technology, I have been witnessing
that water can turn positive when it receives pure vibration
of human prayer no matter how far away it is. Energy
formula of Albert Einstein, E=MC2 really means that
Energy = number of people and the square of people's
Now is the time to understand the true meaning. Let us all
join the prayer ceremony as fellow citizens of the planet
earth. I would like to ask all people, not just in Japan , but
all around the world to please help us to find a way out the
crisis of this planet!!
The prayer procedure is as follows.
Day and Time: March 31st, 2011 (Thursday)
12:00 noon in each time zone
Please say the following phrase:
"The water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant, we are sorry to
make you suffer. Please forgive us. We thank you, and
we love you."
Please say it aloud or in your mind. Repeat it three times
as you put your hands together in a prayer position.
Please offer your sincere prayer. Thank you very much
from my Heart.
With love and gratitude,
Masaru Emoto Messenger of Water
See his message below.