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Friday, October 24, 2014

Quotes of the day... 10/24/14

I don't judge people.
It blurs out the center of my attention,
my focus, 
     ~ Toba Beta 

Judgment is a negative frequency.
     ~ Stephen Richards 

To protect themselves, 
the weak focus on the "bad" in people. 
Conversely, the strong, who fear little, 
focus on the "good".
     ~ Iimani David 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A good habit to help balance your hormones. ~ Kristin Savory, via Elephant Journal

When the “h-word” (hormones) comes up, it’s really tempting to put all the attention on the thyroid gland.

Some may say the thyroid’s a super star of sorts when it comes to the endocrine system for two reasons:

#1. It’s easy to test. By test, I mean that blood tests are routinely used to check thyroid status even if they’re not foolproof.

#2. It’s easy to treat. There are meds that are easily prescribed to deal with thyroid concerns even though the meds might not be the answer for you.

Even with this sort of “star power” the thyroid is not your endocrine system.
Ahem—did you get that?

Your thyroid is not your endocrine system.

In fact, there are eight glands that make-up your endocrine system—four of these are the big players.

I call them the four corners of your Endocrine House.

They are the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals and the ovaries in childbearing women or the pancreas in menopausal ladies.

If you want to be the master of your “Endocrine House”, then all four of these glands need to be communicating in a healthy way. In particular, the relationship between the adrenal glands and thyroid is muy importante (note: too much cortisol depresses thyroid function in a snap).

Over the course of the last 13 years, I’ve come up with one simple habit that can make all the difference in your hormones.

Get your legs up the wall.

Getting your legs up the wall has many benefits:

#1. Calms the mind (Can I have an hallelujah?).

#2. Adrenals have the chance to rest and recalibrate so that they can communicate with your thyroid gland better (muy importante, remember?)

#3. Takes pressure off the venous return (that’s fancy speak for it helps varicose veins—high five!

#4. The heart has to pump stronger to get the blood back up the legs (so you’re sort of exercising while you’re resting—very cool!).

This is not one of those it-sounds-too-good-to-be-true tips. Trust me—it works.

Here’s what to do:

Set the stage: Make sure that you’re in a quiet place and you’ve got at least 10 minutes. You’re going to want to be able to close your eyes and deeply relax.

Legs up the wall doesn’t have the same effect if you’re chatting away on the phone or flipping through messages.

Step 1: Lay on your back with your hips about six to 12 inches away from the wall. Tip: bend your knees and put your feet on the wall. If your thighs are at a right angle to your back, then your hips will be the perfect distance from the wall.

Step 2: Straighten your legs up the wall, so that your heels are making contact. Keep your knees straight and your legs relaxed.

Step 3: Place a pillow under your head. You should feel really comfy here.

Step 4: Close your eyes and breathe. Place one hand on your belly and one hand on your heart.

Step 5: Bring your awareness to your breath. Inhale for a count of two and exhale for a count of four.

Step 6: “Hang out” here with your eyes closed for 10 minutes. Breathe in the adrenal love.

Psssst, if you like it—pass it on.

New Moon, Solar Eclipse in Scorpio Tomorrow, October 23, 2014

A Partial SOLAR ECLIPSE / NEW MOON in Scorpio is here on October 23rd 2014. It is at zero degrees Scorpio thus signaling a time of completion and initiation. Scorpio is keen about seeing the truth and if we can be truthful with ourselves about really seeing and releasing our the karmic loops, we have great opportunity to complete some aspect of our lives and begin a new phase. Relationships with others and with Self have great potential for expansion and for breakthrough.  ~ Mystic Mama

Quotes of the day... 10/23/14

Nothing is more important 
than reconnecting with your bliss. 
Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.  
     ~Deepak Chopra

The wise swim in a river
of chance and coincidence,
clinging to the happiest happenings,
letting the rest float by.
     ~adapted, David Wroblewski

Never be so focused
on what you're looking for
that you overlook
the thing you actually find.
     ~ Ann Patchett

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Moon, Solar Eclipse in Scorpio Tomorrow, October 23, 2014 ~ Holly Gill

New Beginnings, Seeking Truth and Reclaiming Your Power!

New Moons signify new beginnings and fresh starts. This New Moon, Solar Eclipse falls under the sign of Scorpio which is a very deep, sensitive and intuitive water sign. 

This New Moon energy focuses on finding the truth, and doing what you can to find it. It also brings emotions to the surface and will bring in a cleansing and clearing energy so we can let go of the past.

Are you being true to yourself? Are others being true to you? 

The Scorpio Moon will help you to see clearly so you can make changes in your life.

Quotes of the day... 10/22/14

You never know what worse luck 
your bad luck has saved you from, 
or what good luck your bad luck 
will lead you to.
     ~adapted, Cormac McCarthy

I became aware of the predaceous sequence 
of chance events, the world's tenderness, 
the profound beneficence of all that surrounded me, 
the blissful bond between me and all of creation, 
if only I would let go and allow the gift
that is bestowed upon us. 
     ~adapted, Vladimir Nabokov

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Quotes of the day... 10/21/14

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. 
When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, 
because if you do you will sink and drown. 
Instead you relax, and float.
     ~ Alan Wilson Watts

Your indirect, oblique side knows…
 it will take you where you need to go, 
but more important it will teach you 
a kindness of rhythm in your journey.
     ~ John O'Donohue,

As soon as you trust yourself, 
you will know how to live.
     ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Monday, October 20, 2014

Quotes of the day... 10/20/14

You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path. 
     ~ Steve Jobs

What do you desire? 
     ~ Alan Watts

Everything you are going through 
is preparing you for what you asked for. 
     ~ Alana Jayze