Coffee-The Healthy Way

COFFEE the right wayGOOD NEWS for you coffee-lovers! I veer from my usual articles with this by Dr. Sharnael Wolverton.

“Doctors have been warning patients for years about the negative health effects of drinking coffee. Yet, over 50% of Americans have continued to drink this delicious beverage on a daily basis (and often in mass quantities)! The truth is… many popular coffee brands (and coffee beverages at coffee shops) are loaded with pesticides, mold, artificial ingredients, and hidden refined sugars. However, drinking coffee doesn’t have to bad for you and it doesn’t have to be boring either! Here are few of the health benefits when you drink your coffee the right way:

  • Enhanced speed, intensity, and endurance of workouts
  • May increase metabolism and burn fat
  • Increases beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract
  • High in antioxidants (which may decrease risk of certain cancers)
  • Lowers blood glucose level
  • Lowers rates of age-related cognitive decline

Check out this detailed list of the therapeutic health benefits of coffee by Dr. Mercola.

Always Choose Organic:

Unfortunately, coffee beans are one of the most heavily pesticide sprayed crops in the world! Always choose coffee beans that are certified Organic. There are also coffee brands that are low in acidity. It is best to purchase whole beans and grind them yourself to get the most benefit and to avoid rancid coffee.

Drink it Black or Bullet-Proof:

It is most beneficial to drink your coffee black or bullet proof (see recipe below). Here are some additional helpful guidelines to keep your coffee healthy:

  1. Keep it to a minimum. One or two cups per day is best.
  2. Avoid adding artificial sweeteners and refined sugars.
  3. Avoid artificial creamers. Use organic coconut milk, almond milk, or hemp milk instead.
  4. Add Cinnamon to your coffee for even higher antioxidant content and to help balance blood sugar levels.
  5. Eat before you drink your coffee to avoid a blood sugar “crash.”
  6. Add Collagen to your coffee. Collagen (found in good bone broths) is rich in the amino acid glycine, and has been scientifically studied to help reduce joint pain, aid in healthy tissue repair, and may help inflammation stay within a healthy range.
  7. Add grass-fed butter to your coffee for a brain-boosting buzz. Coffee can cause anxiousness and upset stomach when taken without a healthy fat so adding grass-fed butter or cold-pressed coconut oil helps prevent those negative side-effects.
  8. Add cold-pressed coconut oil. Similar to grass-fed butter, coconut oil is loaded with healthy fats, specifically medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which have been shown to improved weight loss in multiple scientific studies. Coconut oil is well-known for many health benefits including brain health!

Try Bullet Proof Coffee!

  • 1 cup Organic high quality coffee (mold and pesticide free!)
  • 1-3 teaspoons cold-pressed coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic grass-fed unsalted butter (or ghee for non-dairy)
  • 1/8 teaspoon organic vanilla extract-optional
  • A few drops of Stevia-optional

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix on high for 15-30 seconds! Enjoy!”

Forgiveness is Divine Grace

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How do you live a life blessed with favor and peace, within and with others? By magnanimous generosity (like throwing beads at Mardi Gras) of forgiveness.

Have we forgotten forgiveness? Jesus instructed us: “Resist not evil…” (Matthew 5:39a)

“WHAT?!” you say. Remember, God said, “Vengeance is Mine.” (Deuteronomy 32: 35, Romans 12:19)

Does it take East Indian-born Depok Chopra, a man who lives peace and compassion, to teach the heart of our Middle Eastern-born Jesus?

If you have ears to hear…read his wisdom and understanding in this Huffington Post article below. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deepak-chopra/what-does-jesus-mean-by-r_b_12385.html

P.S. Find out my daily prompt for grace in my second book HOW TO BE THE BEST YOU

You Can Do It

Recently, I received a surprise visit from a friend I haven’t heard from in a couple of years: my great blue heron. Great blue heronShe (We haven’t been formally introduced, so I choose “she” is a her.) first entered my awareness around 3 or 4 o’clock one morning.

I was awakened from sleep by what I interpreted as a scream. I sat up to better hear. Instead of someone screaming, I heard screeching. On this—her second—visit, I saw her standing by my back stream, exactly where I saw her my first time. I was in the midst of my physical, emotional, and spiritual transition, so I interpreted her visit as my sign to investigate her message to me.

In Native American lore, the heron embodies wisdom and patience. Herons are intelligent, resourceful, and very determined. They are at home in three elements: Water, Earth and Air. Comfortable in multiple elements, the heron will have one foot on land, and one foot in the water while breathing air (and air being its medium for flight) patiently waiting for its dinner to swim by. Comfort in multiple elements is symbolic of easy transitions. My “transition” was very challenging.

One article I read spoke of liminal spaces.

“liminal: a barely perceptual sensory threshold; of, relating to, or being an intermediate state, phase, or condition.” – Merriam-Webster

In ancient cultures, the action of the heron having one foot on land, and one foot in the water has been recognized as “a sign of liminality – of crossing into a space that is neither here, nor there.” This is what Eckhart Tolle refers to as the “Now.”

This spoke to me of my transition, my in-between place. I was neither here, nor there…which reminded me what my daddy used to say to reel me back from whatever excuse or rationalization I was giving him for whatever I was in trouble for!

“That’s neither here nor there.” he would say. True! I was desiring escape from my uncomfortable space.

Blue Heron’s message to me: I am not my environment. I am not my body. I am not even my circumstance. She showed me I CAN move through my in-between places, people and/or things, calmly and patiently. I CAN maintain my stability. I CAN remain focused. I CAN BE present.

When you find yourself in liminal spaces, an in-between phase, remember Heron’s tranquil stability, ready and set for action when her perfect opportunity swims by. Until, her wise stillness is mirrored on the water’s calm surface.

My transition is my Now. I am learning: I touch my feelings in-between my upgrades—“opportunities;” I feel my emotions; I stay in my now; I breathe inspiration in my tranquility; I love my life, and I love my life lessons.

As I utilize my Mastery Systems’ (www.masterysystems.com ) life upgrade coaching tools, I remember:

I touch. I feel. I stay. I breathe. I love.

Are YOU ready to discover your greater mission in life? If so, email me. I am available and enthusiastic for your remembering your masterful self.

Happy New Year 2017!

My decree for you-all in 2017:

May you rise in Joy. May Inspiration fill your breath. May your ears be satisfied with Truth. May your eyes see Perfection. May Love kiss your lips. May your hands be full of Grace. May Peace greet you at every turn. May miracles strew your path. May I AM Be your Border and Boundary. May you be full, filled with ALL.

And, they affirmed…

“I am joy. I am inspired. I inspire. I am truth. I love truth. I am perfection. I see perfection. I am love. I am grace. I am prosperity. I am blessed. I am blessing. I AM THAT I AM IS in me. I am ALL possibility. I am fulfilled.”

Believe. BE. Alive.

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Change Begins On The Inside: It’s ALL About You!

 Realize what POW-er you have and how to use it…

“Did you know that every time you talk about an unhealed wound or trauma, you re-activate it in your emotional, spiritual, and physical bodies? As you speak, or even think, about an old issue, you experience it as if it is happening right now. Since your subconscious mind does not know the difference between current experience and past memory, for all intents and purposes, the trauma or negative experience is happening now…emotions-frequency

Unfortunately, when an issue is re-activated, instead of using it as a healing opportunity, many of us react by pushing the wounds down with numbing substances like food, drugs, internet, Facebook, TV, and a long list of other distractions.

Unhealed issues get stored in the body, until we release them. The body obliges as a storehouse for emotional wounds but it does take its toll, especially if issues are accumulated for long periods of time. Storing wounds in the body eventually weakens the body and invites illness and disease, as well as causing depression…The good news is that the body is ready to release issues, the moment you are.

When an unhealed issue is re-activated, don’t just push it down – take the time to finally heal it. This means creating intentional space to [FEEL] your emotions and allow the issue to process through to Healing. Once you allow yourself to fully experience these emotions for the first time, without resistance, you will innately know what path to healing is right for you.

Wounds are meant to be healed. We are not meant to spend our lives carrying around past issues and hurts.…

Wounds want to be healed and issues want to be released, but you have the last say. None of this can happen until you are ready and willing.

You are meant to be free and clear of emotional burdens. You are meant to live a limitless life with an abundance of love and creativity. You are meant to stand on the mountain top with arms stretched wide – willing to receive your grandest dreams. The Universe is listening.” –Nanice Ellis, Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Do you desire emotional, spiritual, and physical wholeness? Do you remember your heart’s desires? Reply or email me and let’s talk.

The Truth About Love

God’s Love IS unconditional. The love of humans is the best they know! paradigm shift deepak chopra                        And, expectation (a preconceived notion of a future event, behavior, or outcome) of unconditional love is a detour into the cul-de-sac of ingratitude. Disappointment lies at that dead end. The solution: transmute expectation into belief.

How? Pretend.

Merriam-Webster defines “pretend: speak and act so as to make it appear that something is the case…..”

Encourage the little girl/boy inside you (your inner child) to imagine your hopes, dreams, desires: concord within our family; agreement with your spouse; success and contentment for your children, and children’s children; increase in your income. Be specific!

Make believe it’s already happened.

Envision it as your present reality. Now.

Do it on purpose. Purposely, and purposefully, include yourself.

Pretend. Love makes it happen!

***If you, or someone you love, have lost your way along life’s path and desire an upgrade, HOW TO BE THE BEST YOU http://booklocker.com/books/6811.html  is for YOU!

For the proverbial “shot-in-the-arm” for encouragement and inspiration, my prescription is Views From My Chariot http://booklocker.com/books/6235.html You can also click “My Books” page, above.

I Am Expecting My Miracle

Tuesday morning, I awakened from this dream:

I was sitting at a table. (Since my chariot, I’ve always walked, levitated, or flown in my dreams, with no reference to a wheelchair. I can count on one hand the few times I’ve been aware that a wheelchair was even near) For whatever reason, my 14-quart Wagner Ware stock pot (full of its signature soup) was on the table/counter in front of me. I picked it up, and upon turning to the left became concerned with dropping it, but bent over safely placing it on the floor. As I sat back up, I was amazed that I could perform that task. I thought, “If I have that balance and strength, I can stand up.” So, I did and walked forward.

STOP! Hold that vision.Expectation

See me? Standing up and walking forward?

GOOD! Each time you read my words or think of me, “see” me standing up and walking forward–from my wheelchair.

When I DO stand up and walk forward, You will be a part of my miracle! Because your thoughts and words cause an action–for life or death–in your, my, or whomever’s life.

Whether you’re aware, or even believe it, makes no difference. We are one.

I invite you to be part of the “global consciousness” attributing to my reality. I thank you beforehand!!!

I am enthusiastic anticipating my standing up and walking forward, with grace and ease.

Be assured: I’LL LET YOU KNOW.

To order/review my book, Views From My Chariot: A Wheelchair Oddity, go here http://booklocker.com/books/6235.html 

For Everything, There Is A Season

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So often when things change in our lives, we have such a resistance to the change. This is because when people see a big change appearing they are often fearful that it is something bad. But it is important to remember that when something big changes in our lives, it means something better is coming.

There cannot be a vacuum in the Universe, and so as something moves out, something must come in and replace it.

When change comes, relax, have total faith, and know that the change is ALL GOOD.http://bit.ly/1ClUDSl

Change Is Good

A simple adjustment can bring profound change.

I am being profoundly changed.

So can you.

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Breathe Trust yourself