7 Tips for a Successful Detox

Before you begin your 3-day detox reduce the amount of dairy, alcohol, and sugar you consume three days before you begin. It will help you avoid missing them the week of your detox. addictive substances like dairy products, sugar and/or alcohol a few days before you begin your detox.

  1. Chew on fennel seeds when you get hungry, it can help keep the hunger under control.

2. Do something you enjoy to help keep you going when you feel like you want to quit. If you like spending time outside go for a walk, ride a bike or read a good book in the warm sun or cool shade.  You watch a movie or go on YouTube and try belly dancing, relax with soft music and diffuse your favorite essential oil.

3. Write in your journal or let your inner child have some fun, get a coloring book and work with your imagination and creativity.

4. Do some gentle breathing and stretching. It doesn’t have to be specific moves just do what feels good while listening to some soft music with your favorite nature sounds. It will get your circulation going and help clear out the toxins faster (a benefit of physical activity.)

5. If you get a headache during your detox use a few drops of good quality peppermint essential oil along with a gentle carrier oil like olive oil. Place a few drops on your temples and the back of your neck.

6. You can put a cool washcloth over your eyes or cucumber slices. This can help you in two ways,  it can help relieve your headache, and it will feel good on your eyes and maybe even reduce a bit of puffiness if that’s an issue.

7. Try dry skin brushing any soft brush will do the trick; the bristles should feel firm but not scratchy when you rub your skin with them. Start at your feet and work your way up toward your heart, making small circular motions. When you get to your arms, work your way from your hands up to your chest. You might be wondering, why dry brushing?

The reason is that it gets your blood flowing a bit faster and encourages your lymphatic system to eliminate metabolic waste more quickly. The best time to do it is before you shower, it helps to remove the dry skin that way when you apply lotion afterward it can soak in more and better moisturize your skin so it feels softer and smoother.

If you enjoyed this article you can also visit magicowlmoon.com it’s another blog I’m part of that focuses on health and wellness. I often share articles from there with you here, thanks for reading and following!

(Much of this article comes from the Red Tea Detox program by Liz Swann Miller, along with some of my own techniques.)

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Shield of Energy, It’s Your way to Stay Healthy

Your energy shield is part of you. It can be used to help protect yourself from common illnesses like a cold or flu that may be going around and it’s activated by your intention.

 Shield of Energy to Stay Healthy

I believe your shield can work. I’ve been using mine for years.

I work in childcare as a teacher which means I’m exposed to a variety of illnesses during the year, sometimes more than others.

It’s important not to give into the expectation of getting sick just because that’s what’s going on around you. We have the ability to affect our health, whether it’s negative or positive.

Our minds are powerful, we have the ability to convince ourselves of both positive and negative manifestations.

 

Protection

Over the years my shield as protected me many times. It’s true that a good immune system has something to do with it, but don’t discount your shield and the power it holds.

When people talk about an illness that’s going around and how they expect to get sick I put my shield up and make the conscious decision not to let the thought of being sick into my mind; you can do the same.

Believe

When you use it, remember you need to believe it works, because its faith and intention that help give it power. 

When you make the decision to be well and stay well you’re strengthening your mind and body which raises your shield.

I’m not saying you’ll never get sick, but I do believe it’s a powerful tool that’s yours to use.

I’ve been consciously using mine for a number of years now and it works. I’ve had people tell me it’s amazing that I stay as healthy as I do.

If I had to put a number on how effective my shield is I’d have helps me at least ninety percent of the time when it comes to the cold and flu.

We all have the means to help our-self stay healthy, so find out what appeals to you and give it a try.

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Common Sense Diet, for Healthy Living, Start Now!

I have a gift for you today. It’s a book I enjoyed and have been learning from. I’ve been trying to get in shape and lose weight. I found a lot of the information to be helpful and I’m seeing results.

Now I want to share it with you. It’s called the common sense guide to weight loss.  It’s not so much about dieting as it is about developing a healthier lifestyle.

Heres some of what you will find in this book:

Learn how to lose weight and get healthy

Losing weight is tough, especially when you need to sort through fad diets, myths, and half-truths about dieting. Find out what they are and avoid some of the headaches that go with trying to lose weight.

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You don’t need a complicated diet

You don’t need to follow some complicated diet or eat a lot of strange foods or deny yourself good healthy food to lose weight. Give it a chance and see what kind of results you get, and learn how to eat healthily, get healthy and stay healthy.

 

The truth about popular diets 

Get the truth about the Atkins diet and other popular diets. Get ready to be surprised! A lot of misinformation is floating around about weight loss. The common-sense diet exposed 9 weight loss myths that you need to know now!

Get rid of unhealthy food

Discover how easy it is to eat healthy, even when you’re on a tight schedule. Once you overhaul your kitchen and get rid of the unhealthy food, you’ll want to replace it with healthy choices, there’s even a list to help you get started!

 Separate fact from fiction

The Common-Sense Weight Loss Package separates fact from fiction when it comes to weight loss! You didn’t gain the weight overnight and you won’t lose it overnight. Instead, embark on a healthy lifestyle now and get fit for life!

It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle

It’s not a diet when you live it for the rest of your life. It’s the common-sense approach to a healthier lifestyle! You can start the common-sense diet right now, and you don’t have to worry about special meals.

The Common-Sense Weight Loss Package is your guide to eating healthy, getting healthy, and staying healthy! It’s time to lose those unwanted pounds the healthy way!

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Relieve Your Allergy Symptoms with Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is a superfood that can help relieve your allergy symptoms. It’s high in protein, vitamins and full of antioxidants.

As bees go from flower to flower they collect pollen to take back to their hives and turn it into granules. Because of their hard work receive the benefits.

Bee Pollen and Allergies 

Allergies happen when your body creates an immune response to an allergen and makes antibodies. When this happens certain receptors in your cells release histamine.

As a result, you end up with those miserable symptoms like a running nose, puffy itchy watery eyes, and so on.

The bee pollen works to reduce the histamine levels. It can help with a wide range of respiratory diseases like asthma and sinus infections.

Choose the Best Kind of Bee Pollen

Buy it from a local health food store, that way you’re building up your immunity to the plant life in your area. Check the labels and make sure it’s free of pesticides, you can also talk with the employees who work there.

I like to go to Wynants Health Food Store, it’s a family-owned business in my area. The employees are always friendly and willing to answer any questions I have and help me find what I need.

How to Use the Granules

Bee pollen can be consumed in the form of capsules, powder, liquid or granules. I personally take it as a capsule because it’s quick and easy.

If you prefer you can use the granules and sprinkle them into a smoothie or in hot cereal or yogurt. The granules are sweet and have a powdery texture.

You can also use it with fruit which activates it quickly and cleans your colon at the same time. The granules have a sweet and have a powdery texture.

Start slowly, start with 1/4 teaspoon a day, for a few days then increase it to ½ teaspoon.  After about four weeks work your way up to two or three teaspoons. You can put it in a smoothie or sprinkle it in hot cereal or yogurt.

If you are a person with spring allergies start taking it just before spring sets in, for fall allergies think about starting in the middle of June so your body can build up its immunity.

Are you Sensitive to Pollen Hay Fever

There’s an easy way to test it out. Put a few granules in your mouth, after two minutes if your eyes aren’t watering, and you’re not sneezing and your nose isn’t runny, go ahead and chew them slowly.

Take twenty-four hours to keep an eye out and see if any symptoms show up. If not go ahead and try the ½ teaspoon in fruit, yogurt, a smoothie or hot cereal.

Storage

I take the capsules and store them in the medicine cabinet, you can store the granules in the fridge. Be sure to keep it away from sunlight so it keeps its nutritional value. It should keep for a year with proper storage.

Important:

If your allergic to bee stings have a medical condition, are pregnant or nursing or have any other concerns check with your doctor before using bee pollen.  If bee pollen isn’t an option for you or you’d rather try something else there are other natural remedies you can try.

Reduce Stress and Anxiety With the Tap of Your Fingers

 

Reduce Stress and Anxiety With the Tap of Your Fingers

When stress and anxiety try to wear you down, take control the power is yours. Think of your fingers as magic wands and use EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique.) We all have energy meridian points running through our body.

Tap Away Negative Energy

Tapping the meridian points and using positive affirmations unblocks points of negative energy and replaces them with positive energy.

Use your fingertips and tap the points in the order below, if you get confused it’s okay keep going.

  • The side of your hand (karate chop point)
  • Eyebrow                   
  • Side of eye
  • Under eye
  • Under the nose
  • Chin
  • Collarbone
  • Under the arm
  • Top of head

On a scale of 1-10 think about how strong the feeling is, while tapping these points think of what it is your feeling, anger, worry, fear etc. Tap the points 5-8 times, doesn’t have to be exact. For example, you might say:

Name the Feeling

I’m worried, I’m so worried, it’s weighing me down, and I have so much to do. Say this at all eight points your working with.

The worry might be due to a test or particular task that you need to accomplish.  After the first round of tapping think about the worry and what’s causing it, use the scale again. If it was an eight what is it now?

Repeat the tapping process, take a deep breath and think about how you feel now? Then use tapping again but this time turn it around and say things like:

How did this worry get in? What made me feel so bad? I want to let it go; I don’t want to feel this way. Even though I feel this way, I accept and appreciate myself three times.

Think about how you feel one more time than tap again and this time use positive phrases like:

I choose to let myself feel better, I don’t deserve to feel this way, and I choose to let peace in now.

Your Worth It

This may sound like a lot of work, but it can be done in about ten minutes or less and you are worth ten minutes, right?

The number of times you use the tapping process is really up to you, the important thing is to do what it takes to feel better.

You may need to use the process over a period of time for the same feelings, it’s okay your worth it, don’t get discouraged.

I’ve used this technique myself when feeling quite angry, my tapping started out fast and angry. But as I went through the process I really did start to feel better.

Take Back Your Power

Using I am willing phrases lets your mind know you want the feelings to change and opens the door to make it possible.

After using I am willing phrases you continue with the I do statements which confirm your desire. Your mind is a powerful tool; it can create worry, fear or peace and success.

Your fingers serve as a magic wand that works with your meridian energy points to release the negative energy stored up in your body.

The negative feelings we have are often incorrect conclusions we come to based on past events or experiences. When this happens we expect it will happen again and it limits our expectations.

The lie that tells us we can’t affect what we pursue, how we behave and what we do. It’s time to break free of the limiting beliefs that hold us back and regain our power.

 

Blood is a Precious Thing, from Dream to Story

Three young fairies were playing and laughing in the woods as they often did. They decided to call on the Goddess to show them what was coming. les vamp cover

In a light hearted way they began to chant: amo way way, molita no amo yay. No sooner had they said this when one of the fairies fell into a terrifying vision, within moments it was real.

This is the beginning of a series that was inspired by a dream. The characters had a story to tell, find out happens when their world is turned around.

Explore the story and see what it takes for the sisters to be reunited.

LesVamp Blood is a Precious Thing will make you laugh and make you cry, find out how   dark fairies are made in this tale of on going adventure.

Fairies Dream Coloring, from Goal to Reality

Fairies Dream Coloring has gone from goal to reality. The inspiration first came to me just before spring.

It started when I decided I wanted to make an adult coloring book of my own. I spent a lot of time looking at pictures of various animals; a lot of them were birds.  32

Fairies Dream Imagination and Fun

After a while my imagination took over, with the inspiration of my muse I got to work, all I wanted to do was to draw.

As it turns out I drew a variety of pictures, most of them abstract in nature. It was fun and I loved the freedom to create what I wanted without having to be realistic.

I believe I was in the company fairies and muses because as I drew I got caught up in the world of creativity and nature.

I loved that when I sat down to draw that was my only responsibility. It was like for a time nothing else mattered.

Happy to Share

I’m excited to share Fairies Dream with you. I hope that as you begin coloring you’ll awaken your inner child and have the chance to find your own magical escape for a while.

I hope you’ll allow your mind to rest from time to time because you deserve it. As you use Fairies Dream color the pictures however you want and have fun.

Have Fun

Don’t worry about whether or not it makes sense, let the fairies and muses guide you and don’t be afraid to just let go.

Let your imagination guide you as you enjoy the abstract nature of the pictures, that’s what I did when it was created.

The pictures are arranged so you can color freely, and maybe even do some doodling of your own.

Have fun and enjoy!

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