Anxiety can steal your bliss within seconds. People who suffer daily with anxiety, worry and panic attacks will develop physical symptoms as the behavior becomes chronic.
This blog is a bliss-scription, or natural remedy providing you with holistic tips and tools that decrease anxiety and worry. I have used these powerful techniques to break free of panic attacks and chronic worry that eventually caused me to become homebound.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, anxiety and worry are indicators you have too much air in your system. Our systems have five elements of Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth running through them. Over-active, or excessive can be caused by food, environment and even thoughts.
When the air element in your body is excessive, you will feel scattered, worried, anxious and even manic.
I use Ayurveda to help my clients stay balanced and free of anxiety. Personally, using the Doshas in...
I learn the best through experience. To support me, God constantly brings me experiences to help me grow and learn. I believe everything I experience is preparing me for my purpose. This is such a deep belief for me that I know my burdens and life blocks are gifts in disguise.
In 2016, I started to notice my energy levels were low and I felt fatigued easily. My memory began to play tricks on me and I often forgot conversations and whole parts of my day. As the year progressed, I began to notice my mood was low and I was not interested in life. I lost weight and my menstrual cycle stopped completely.
During this time, I was also doing personal work on healing my inner child. There were several unresolved issues from my childhood that needed to be healed before I could move forward in my business and personal life.
To sum it up, 2016 moved me until a healing crisis that was still taking place as we moved into the summer of...
Self-hypnosis is when you allow your conscious mind to enter into a relaxed state for the purpose of accessing the subconscious mind. Once you have complete access to your unconscious, healing is possible.
There are several forms of self-hypnosis. Most people are entering into trance several times throughout the day. We even have terms we use for it. Zoning out, in a trance, spacing out, and highway hypnosis.
If you have ever used visualization, meditation, prayer you have used a form of self-hypnosis. There are even forms of active hypnosis like running, sweeping, or cleaning, and hiking.
Music, art, drawing, and dancing are powerful, active movements that can help you tap into your subconscious mind.
Accessing your subconscious mind is easy and effortless when you use self-hypnosis, visualization, and meditation. Each person will be drawn to certain techniques depending on their...
I found Holistic Health when I was at my darkest. I had been struggling for years with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. My body and mind were extremely imbalanced.
I found myself on nine different psychiatric medications and was on 11 medications total. I gained 100 pounds. Chronic pain, suicidal thoughts, insomnia, daily migraines, digestive issues, constipation, and hypothyroidism were all physical challenges I needed to heal.
I was full of anger, hurt, and shame. I was not able to take care of myself and needed to live with my parents. The below picture is of me with my nephew Porter. His birth brought love and light into my life. When this picture was taken, I was barely leaving my house.
Everyone's body will respond differently to food sensitivities and food allergies. My dairy and gluten sensitivity caused severe inflammation in my gut.
I suffered from daily migraines, constipation,...
If you struggle with mind chatter and excessive worry, keep reading. You are not alone. I struggled for years with mind chatter that turned into racing thoughts and mania when my system was out of balance. There were even times my worry would turn into suicidal thoughts.
Although I still struggle at times with worry, I have found many ways to calm my thoughts and stay present. I will share some of those techniques with you in this blog. But first, why do you worry?
Certain personality types and body types (or systems) are prone to worry and anxiety. When I work with my clients, we use assessment tools to help them determine what parts of their personality and system might be causing them to worry excessively. For personality traits that would help bring clarity I use Taylor Hartman’s The Color Code.
When I want to help my clients understand their...
Have you ever been so desperate to heal yours that you will try anything? I had that experience for the first time in the summer of 2010.
I had been struggling for years with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. My body and mind were extremely imbalanced.
The doctors I was seeing prescribed 9 different psychiatric medications. I was on 11 medications total.
Over the course of 4 years, I had gained 100 pounds and became unrecognizable to myself and those who loved me. Chronic pain, suicidal thoughts, insomnia, daily migraines, digestive issues, constipation, and hypothyroidism ruled my life.
Full of anger, hurt and shame, I was not able to take care of myself and had to live with my parents. I even attempted to take my own life and was hospitalized for over two months healing from the damage the overdose caused.
From Bi-Polar to Blissful
My nephew Porter's birth in 2009 opened my heart up to love again. I not only wanted to be alive, I wanted...
I was first introduced to the chakras in a Polarity class at The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, or SWIHA. It was one of the first classes I took as a new student. I remember being very confused and felt lost and overwhelmed.
As I studied and applied the chakras to my life, a new world opened up for me. I was able to access my system and life in a healthy way. Balance and bliss became my new normal.
What Are The Chakras?
Chakra means "wheel" in Sanskrit. The chakras are energy centers that correlate with the major glands in our body.
Chakras are not a part of the physical body, but are subtle energy fields surrounding the activities of the body.
When I learned how to approach chakras from an elemental perspective, I was able to apply them to my everyday life.
Applying this ancient energy modality to my life brought my body back to balance. My mind was restored. I reconnected to God in new ways.
I began to...
My life changed when I discovered I could heal my chronic issues all on my own. I had been sick for years and was on a cocktail of 11 different medications, 9 of them psychiatric medications.
The doctors I worked with told me I would have to take medications for life to treat my bipolar disorder, migraines, hypothyroidism, insomnia, chronic pain and ADHD. I was given a new meditation each time one stopped working, or if I needed to counteract the side-effects of a drug I was currently on.
The pills made me sicker than any of my illnesses. I hated my life and myself. I gained 100 pounds in just a few years and could not even function. Unemployable and unable to care for myself, my parents had to take me in.
The below pictures were taken in 2008/2009. I was struggling with inflammation. Weight and skin issues were just a few of the physical symptoms I struggled with.
The below picture is with my nephew Porter. He is an amazing healer. Just holding him cleared up my skin issues...
This blog is a Bliss-scription for people who are ready to let go of the anger and frustration in their life. We have a world full of frustrated and inflamed people right now. The election of 2016 brought out repressed feelings and emotions in many people. A whole new level of anger and hate is being revealed.
There are wars, domestic violence, and religious intolerance. Rape culture is everywhere. When I originally wrote this Bliss-scription, it would be another year before the Harvey Weinstein scandal would break. The outrage is just the beginning of a long journey toward healing. I see many opportunities for growth and transformation.
The environment around you is filled with things that will inflame your body and mind. Foods like sugar, dairy, gluten, artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, caffeine and processed foods will create inflammation in the gut and in turn inflame your thoughts and behaviors.
Toxins in our food, air, and...
The term Mind/Body has become mainstream. Yoga made healing and meditation cool and hip. But how many people truly understand the way the mind and body connect? Furthermore, do they know how to use that information to create change and heal?
I discovered holistic health when I was at the lowest point in my life. I had been taking psychiatric medications for seven years and had become a shell of who I had once been. Shell might not be the best description because I had put on 100 pounds and gone from a size 6 to an 18.
My skin was full of acne and I had daily migraines and stomach aches that are hard to describe. I struggled with horrible night sweats and suicidal thoughts. To put it bluntly, my body and mind were a mess and I was completely at a loss as to where to begin.
My saving grace was when I Googled, “how to heal naturally from mental illness.” To my surprise, Google answered with tips on meditation, self-hypnosis and...