Hydration, one of the greatest acts of self love.

I have had clients that are in a constant state of dehydration. I need to share this information because there is a subconscious awareness of lack of water and its playing out in our habits and love for ourselves.

Probably the greatest act of self love is to hydrate sufficiently. Water has a high vibration and is needed for the body on every level. Low levels of water messes with EVERY body system.

I was shown today that every person’s body will find balance no matter how little they consume but they run the risk of the following issues:

Headaches and Light headedness
‘Brain Fog’ or Poor Concentration
Bad Breath and Dry Mouth
Constipation and Other Digestive Issues
Sudden Food Cravings
Reduced Urination and Change in Colour (dark urine) – you should be going at least 5 times a day if you are drinking enough
Fatigue and Lethargy
Joint and Muscle Pain
Accelerated heartbeat

Even your blood gets more sludgey and does not get to the far corners of your brain! DUH .. you just stopped yourself from thinking straight…

If this sounds familiar try increasing your water intake day by day to the target of 8 glasses of water per day. YOU WILL FEEL THE DIFFERENCE.

Tips to do this:
-Download an app on your phone to remind you
-Set your alarm
-Have two glasses of water ready next to your bed when you go to sleep for intake in the morning (its like THE best thing to do for your adrenals … and drop in some lemon and ooh baby its self love personified)
-Carry a bottle of water wherever you go

Now be aware that you may need to urinate frequently the first few days as your body tries to fix the electrolyte imbalance – water and electrolytes go hand in hand – and don’t be tempted to give up because of the insane amount of wee’ing. It will come right … this is where justification comes in… typically people will say ” it makes me go to the loo all day” but this will only happen for a day or 2 while your body adjusts it electrolyte water balance . This is a finely tuned process (your body is MAGNIFICENT) and needs to be adjusted slowly

Then you will start to notice something…. you feel more energetic, your thoughts are clearer, you won’t feel as heavy and you won’t have the afternoon sludgey feeling. Also you give your body the ability to manage cravings… yup you read right.. drinking enough water tells your body everything is ok and it doesn’t go and send you to look for quick fix energy solutions. AND how about the toxin transport highway that gets started up again with sufficient water… whooo baby .. lets move those toxins out!

So no more dark wee people – light and champagney please.. the greatest act of love for yourself!

What is in your stress toolbox?

What is in your stress toolbox?
Elizabeth J King

Often one can feel your mind ticking and it feels like there are 100 seconds in a minute and you are in complete overdrive. There are ten things to do on the to do list, three deadlines at the office, kids that need to get lifts from school and an irritating nagging feeling that you have forgotten something when its actually the mascara you were meant to put on your left eye. You feel your heart racing as you scream inside, I just don’t have the time for all of this.

Have you ever noticed that the more stressed you become the more mistakes you start to make and the less effective you are, kind of like running on a vicious hamster wheel that someone else is turning? Be sure, soon enough you will fall off or trip on the wheel, or forward that email to your boss where you mention how irritating he is in the thread.

Some of us have even seen the evidence to support the fact that your brain literally glitches when you feel stressed. Most of us do really well with stress and actually need it to feel motivated to complete tasks, but often we overdo it and take on too much, and with all that glitching going on who has time for time-outs and it’s not the naughty corner kind of time-out we are talking about!

Relaxation is key to get back on the road to normalcy, to give you back the calm feeling and the internal dialogue that says I can do this and more. But how do you do this when you just have to cope with the three hundred and twelve things on your plate? Breathe, deeply, many times a day can really help to make you feel better, some me time for a few minutes a day can make all the difference and then of course making sure that you have all the right tools in your stress less box.

The tools need to include “me-time” where you are able to do activities that are for your personal pleasure whether it be that mosaic class you have been yearning for, the latest adult colouring in craze, exercise that is fun and not draining and meeting with friends to share stories and find support. All these happy activities raise your energy. Raising your energy means helping your body work towards harmony.

One of the most important tools in your stress less box is having a good night’s sleep and will ensure that you wake up with a better chance of handling the next busy day. Falling asleep may be an issue. So to help you, you can try two simple actions. In kinesiology one of the greatest tools we have for that stress tool box is the FO hold and the other one is … wait for it… YOUR OWN MIND. So hold one hand over your forehead and one at the back of your head and visualise yourself to a better sleep state. To help you out if you are stuck here is a guided visualisation which you can amend to anything that makes you feel calm. Imagine floating on a large beautiful cloud, you are light yet grounded. Above you the blue sky is expansive, beautiful and the warmth of the sun is lightly touching your skin, the sound of beautiful music pours gently onto your body, covering you with a blanket of golden light. Feel your breath go in, filling your lungs with clean enriching air and send out the air that is no longer serving you and see it absorbed into the big blue sky.

I am sure you are feeling calm already!

Remember your body needs downtime and staying stressed for prolonged periods of time can lead to all kinds of issues like adrenal fatigue, aches and pains, moodiness and could affect your relationship with self and others.

What have you put together for your stress toolbox?

Feeling your way to better health

Feeling your way to better health

By Liza King

Have you noticed how sometimes a simple conversation can make you feel an unexpected emotion? Imagine the last conversation you had with someone and they said something that got your back up. What was it about the conversation? Maybe it felt one sided or you felt judged in a way or even shut down when you were stating your opinion. Recall the feeling that you had. How did it make your body feel?

Often stress due to shame, frustration and feeling judged can manifest in our bodies. Your heart rate quickens, you may feel flushing, feel anger building up in your chest area or even start sweating. Some people can even feel the start of rage. Aches and pains may also pop up over time. Sore fingers, feet, knees, shoulders can all be little signs of the reaction your body is having to prolonged unwanted emotions.

How can you use your body’s reaction in a positive way so that instead of feeling the negative side effects of emotions you manifest a better way of being? It can all boil down to consciously changing your thoughts. Ever heard the saying “what you say/think is what you get”? Your brain and body are part of the amazing bio-computer that is you! You have the power to change the way you feel and create a greater existence. You are not powerless to change the way you feel and have the amazing ability WITHIN you to consciously make choices towards empowerment.

The first step to this healing process is to find the things you love to think about and think about them often, the memories that make you happy, the visualisation of a task, sport or activity well done or even a hobby that you love. It has been said the way to get rid of a habit is to replace it with another one. So how about changing your negative thought habits to the things that make you happy when you first become aware of having raised a distressing thought?

If you can immediately change your thoughts away from focussing on the ideas and memories that create pain for you, why not do it? I dare you to try it. All you need to do is recognise when you are having a negative thought and shift your thinking for a few seconds to the thought that increases your happy factor. Do this often enough and your mind will create a new pathway and cement this way of being into memory and automatically do so! Build this new habit because quite literally your body will find itself in a better space for healing. Dwelling in the negative space creates focus on something which is going to affect your body negatively, whereas focussing on the positive can change the environment that your being perceives to a more wonderful place.

When you start to feel in a better place, just breathe and allow your body to find healing in stillness of thought. Focussing on that in and out breath calms you right down and allows your body to heal itself. It has that ability, you just need to allow it to happen.

So the next time you have a conversation with someone and they say something that touches a raw nerve that sets a relay of unwanted emotions into action, as soon as you become aware of this, change your thought and go to a happy place. A great way to do this is to picture a ray of golden sunshine around this person, send them love and feel the warmth within you and in your head find your happy space and smiling face.