The Natural Wellness Academy has a new faculty member! Jamie Patterson Hernandez, a graduate of the Holistic Health and Life Coaching Certification and currently a student in the Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification is joining our faculty as a mentor and instructor for the coaching program. A busy and enlightened mother of 4, Jamie has dual Masters […]
RECIPE FOR MIND
A “non-negotiable habit” can be defined as being a behavior that is holding us back from what we truly want to achieve — be it better health, more vital energy, more success, greater abundance, or better relationships. Something that we are presently doing needs to change for us to get there and we can no longer justify or rationalize as to why we are not doing it. We also established that an awful lot of mind energy is expended on feeling bad that we are not doing it.
One of the most powerful things you can do is eavesdrop on the tug-o-war between warring factions in your own mind. (Although we often perceive our “self” as being singular, we are really made up of a lot of different facets, just like a jewel.)
For example, one side is vigorously resisting your urge to change, and that seems to hold you back from taking affirmative action. The other side cheers you on as it carries a higher vision of yourself and aspires for you to grow. While you remain caught in the middle between them a vast amount of your energy is being drained. Therefore, it’s no wonder you haven’t been able to motivate yourself to make those changes!
Recipe for Spirit Yesterday we attended a memorial for a hockey buddy of my husband’s; James was 50 years old, larger-than-life – a man that was vibrant, successful, loved and admired by many. He collapsed in the locker room right after playing hockey, while sitting on the bench and drinking a beer, two of the […]
How many glasses of water do you drink a day? While some people find it easy to knock back the recommended 6-8 glasses a day, most of us struggle with filling our daily quota. Here are some creative hydration ideas: Hydration Tips: Make sun tea. In the morning I put 3 herbal tea bags in […]
Old MacDonald had a farm. And on that farm he had some chicks, cows and soybeans.
Sadly, Old MacDonald no longer owns his farm. He simply couldn’t compete with the mega corporations that control modern American farming. Oh, he tried… but his expenses were becoming astronomical to produce the high-quality organic livestock he raised and he simply couldn’t get the return he needed to eke out a living.
So, Old MacDonald tried soybeans. Foreseeing the potential dangers inherent to genetically modified organisms, MacDonald chose to grow his crops organically. But seeds from his neighbor’s genetically-engineered soybean fields blew over the fences and contaminated his crop. Then the conglomerate holding the patent on those GMO seeds, sued MacDonald for patent violations and bankrupted him. Finally, MacDonald had no choice but to sell the family farm that his family had owned and operated for more than 100 years.
There are thousands of former farmers across the U.S. with stories like Old MacDonald. Consequently, farming, and the food we eat, isn’t what it used to be. Back then, most of our food was supplied by family farmers who took pride in bringing high quality foods to American tables. Today, our food supply is controlled by a handful of businesses, constantly seeking new ways to cut costs and increase their profits. Too often, that quest for profit leads to an over-processed, yet less nutritious food supply.