Winter Solstice 2019
Firstly, Thank YOU! I am so very grateful that we’ve had the opportunity to connect. I hope that as this year and decade come to a close you are feeling contented, peaceful, loving, and inspired.
Winter is the time to go within and consolidate our energy, to dream a new dream that will be born in the spring and give fruit in the summer and autumn. The abundant falling fruit and leaves from our personal tree nourish our environment and roots. And the cycle begins again.
Thinking of the cycles of creation in this way gives us a framework for our lives that matches the natural world. We can use these rhythms to leverage our vision.
I have dedicated my vision & life to becoming an expert of the three areas listed below, and I’ve written a few tips to help you get the most out of life.
Being physically touched by another human whom you trust is a requirement for a healthy life. Not a luxury. And it releases a cascade of benefits. https://w
Feeling loved and healthy is the best starting point to begin manifesting our dreams.
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Periods of intense physical activity followed by deep relaxation. This is how we prime our minds for turning inward to dream (meditation).
While performing a task, we strive to still our mind by focusing our awareness on the flow of breath and doing the action required in that moment.
While we deeply relax in physical stillness, the mind is open to travel, imagine, and receive inspiration.
Stillness in movement.
Movement in stillness.
Did you know I offer private yoga and personal weight training sessions?
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By properly nourishing the body we quiet a part at the base of our brain, the hypothalamus, which is concerned with our survival and is a home to fear and anxiety.
In nature our wintertime food supply would be more scarce, causing us to rely on our body’s store of fat for energy.
Winter is the time of year to go keto.
In essence, a ketogenic diet mimics starvation, allowing the body to go into a metabolic state called ketosis. Normally, human bodies are sugar-driven machines: ingested carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which is mainly used as energy or stored as glycogen in liver and muscle tissue. When deprived of dietary carbohydrates, the liver becomes the sole provider of glucose to feed our hungry organs – especially the brain, a particularly greedy entity accounting for ~20% of total energy expenditure. The brain cannot directly use fat for energy. Once liver glycogen is depleted, without a backup energy source, humanity would have disappeared long ago.
The backup is ketone bodies that the liver derives primarily from fatty acids in our diet or body fat. These ketones are released into the bloodstream, taken up by the brain and other organs, shuttled into the mitochondria and used as fuel. Meanwhile, blood glucose remains physiologically normal due to glucose derived from certain amino acids and the breakdown of fatty acids – low blood sugar avoided.
In Sanskrit, the word oil is called ‘sneha‘. Sneha is also a word for love and therefore holds a special place in the Ayurvedic tradition. Sneha nourishes the body and mind with it’s loving, and soothing touch.
I drink this coffee recipe as a breakfast replacement to kickstart my body into fat burning mode:
12 oz Bulletproof coffee (decaf optional)
1/2 t Ghee or grass-fed butter
1/2-1 t BBulletproof Brain Octane
Blend on high 30 seconds
I offer nutrition consultation, kitchen cupboard reset, guide to the grocery store, and healthy meal planning and preparation.
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