The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Eating Healthy

There is so much truth to the fact that we are what we eat; eating healthy is so very important in our lives.

I learned several years ago (16 years to be exact), when I was caring for my Mom who had Cancer, the importance of antioxidants.  At the time, I didn’t know much about the benefits of antioxidants, until I met with my Mom’s Oncologist.  To be honest, when he opened up and shared his knowledge of “you are what you eat”, I found myself in shock, as I was so used to hearing more about the drugs they were trying to feed into my Mom.  For an Oncologist to look outside of the box and share with me something so very important was a true Gift.

He took me aside and told me, “you need to increase your Mom’s antioxidant intake; this will help her immune system.”  We all know, that when going through chemotherapy, not only is it trying to kill the Cancer, but it tends to damage our other healthy cells.  It is up to us, to do what we can from a nutrient perspective to help our bodies heal as well.

He shed so much light on the topic for me; it wasn’t about changing tradition, or disgracing the fact that my parents both ate meat, it was simply trying to give me options to HELP my Mom live longer.

I forgot to mention, during this conversation, my Mom was considered, “terminally” ill and was not given much time to live.  Now I’m not going to say, “why didn’t someone teach me this sooner”, as that is not what this post is about.  This is about sharing how food, can actually help the process of living a better quality of life.

Once I quickly found more information, quickly put together an intense antioxidant diet for her, I brought her home from the hospital knowing the Doctors had only given her 48 hours to live.

To bring some positive into this story, my Mom actually lived an entire month after I started feeding her a high antioxidant diet.  I was able to have more time with her.

After learning more and more over the years, I have found so many different types of food and supplements that help.  We need this more than ever today!

Here is a little list that may help you build your immune system, which we all should be focusing on during these times.

Here is my helpful list:

Blueberries

Acai Berries

Pomegranate

Green Tea

Ginger

Garlic

Turmeric

Spinach

Broccoli

Echinacea

Vitamin D3

Elderberry

Probiotics

Ginseng

Vitamin B6 and B12

Oregano

Building our immune systems, does help.  It may not be a cure, but it does help in one way or another.

Jacqueline Burke, Author – Eating Healthy

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – What Is Your Biggest Dream!

I’ve had a lot of time to think over the past two weeks, and to be honest with you, it is funny how just two weeks can change my entire perspective of my hopes and dreams.

One of my dreams in life is, I’ve always wanted to inspire and to encourage others to find the “positive” in life.  I suppose, watching Oprah, Ellen, and reading a truck load of self-help books, has fueled me with the passion to help others find their own outlet to happiness.

Personally, I feel it takes not just a Village to help others who are struggling, but it takes an entire World to stay on the positive track.

My dreams in life, have changed.  They have changed for the better, as if they are now dreams which are there because of wisdom.  There is so much I’d like to do, and so many I’d like to help.  Over the next while, I will be writing my “dream” list and making sure, that I check off one thing at a time each and every single day.

My dreams are to write more books, to blog more inspiring posts, to eventually travel with the Good Vibes Only Roadshow and meet people who need to share their own story.  My dreams are endless, but they are changing to become more realistic.

We all have dreams; what are some of yours?  Don’t let fear stop you from dreaming.

This experience we are all going through is “temporary”; keep planning, keep dreaming, and keep focusing on a brighter day!

With Good Vibes Only – What Is Your Biggest Dream!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – In Need Of Warm Weather

This Winter has been different for me; I look at it as a huge test of strength. With temperatures that start at -4 degrees, then crash to -30 degrees in a 12 hour period, at times brings on a bit of a migraine and makes me feel like I want to crawl back into bed.
I force myself to keep going!
I’m a firm believer that even weather is a mindset; in these temperatures, it is easy to fall in too a depression, BUT like anything else, I couldn’t let even weather win!
There was a time I didn’t mind the Winter months but as I gain wisdom (it’s never about getting older) I find myself craving the sunshine, feeling a warm breeze, the smell of tropical flowers, seeing all the beautiful colors, and wearing flip flops every single day.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is real!
THE CURE IS TO GET CREATIVE!
I look at pictures of destinations I dream about, I have my diffuser pumping out lavender and jasmine, I have tropical spa music playing to relax my mind or a happy playlist putting a smile on my face. All this helps! A good old comedy is healing too!
As with anything else, Winter is temporary and for me, just knowing that this too will pass, is something to celebrate!
With Good Vibes Only – In Need Of Warm Weather!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Don’t Grow Up! It’s A Trap!

Who says we have to buy into age?  What is the true meaning behind, “just act your age”; really what does that look like?  Yes, growing up blesses you with wisdom, but with wisdom wouldn’t you think it should make you feel happy, young, and content?  Knowing you are learning as you go, should bring on a childlike attitude, as you have obviously conquered something and gained from it!

A feeling of relief; you made it through another one of life’s challenges and gained so much from it!  When this happens to me, the feeling of jumping up and down and doing cartwheels comes over me with gratitude!  This may seem immature to some, but to me it is like a rebirth!

I’ve learned over time, that it is okay to feel young even if you are getting older in a number.  I don’t look at growing older as an age; it is truly just a number.  A number of years you are experiencing more wisdom.  Just like in a job interview, when the recruiter is asking you, “how many years experience do you have?”  They don’t ask, “how old were you when you did this, how old were you when you did that?”  Really?  What does it matter?  It is just about a number!  Another way of looking at it, Legends in Sports are always referred to as their number!  Their number gets retired, not their age!

I also refuse to “grow up”, in a stereotypical way.  I have embraced the fact, I will constantly learn something every single day, no matter what number I’m at in my life.  I will not fall into the trap; I want to enjoy every single day learning and welcoming the gifts of life, without the pressure of sticking to this concept of having to know it all by a certain age.

Don’t grow up, it is a trap!  Erase this concept from your mind of knowing it all; instead enjoy your path, enjoy the adventure, and enjoy each day!  No pressure!

With Good Vibes Only – Don’t Grow Up, It Is A Trap!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Just Going To Have Some Fun!

I made a promise to myself, to start each and every day, with the mindset of having some fun!

Everything doesn’t need to be so serious all the time!  Yes, there are already issues in the World and in our lives that requires serious concentration, but then there are the simple things in life that can welcome some fun into them!

You’ve all heard the saying, “don’t sweat the small stuff”, well I’m here to tell you it is true!  Instead of sweating the small stuff, just add some fun into the equation!  Smile at the little things!

I suppose you could say, “I had an awakening”, but to be honest, I quite like finding fun in my days!  Whether it is with fun music, in my writing, and even in looking outside.  Trust me, that is the test right there (looking outside); we get 6 months of snow and cold temperatures, so if I can find fun in that, then there is hope for you to find at least a little fun in your day!

I have fun in looking forward to the different seasons coming our way, I have fun in looking forward to writing more books, I have fun in looking forward to awakening my senses, and I look forward to watching my family find fun in their days!

You can find fun in so many things:

In a walk, in exercise, in a hobby, in a meal, in music, in a movie, in reading, in writing, in a joke…the list is endless!

Have some fun!  Smile, laugh, and enjoy your day!

With Good Vibes Only – Just Going To Have Some Fun!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – A Lesson Learned!

I learned a very valuable lesson not to long ago; never sway from your passions!  My passions in life are based on living a peaceful life, while helping others achieve a sense of peace as well.  Whether a sense of peace is found in my blog and social media posts, from the books I have written or from the gift I have as a Reiki Master, my passion in life is to help others find an avenue to bring inspiration and positive choices into their lives.

We all go through tests in our lives; some are there to help us along the right path, but then there are tests to make sure we do not sway from our passionate path in life.

I also believe in sharing my truths, as I believe if I can help just one person a day, then I’m doing what I have set out to do in my life.

Over the years, I’ve been tested in many areas of my life.  One thing I’ve learned is that these tests, if you let them move in and take up residence in your brain, are only there to create havoc and chaos, which then creates a wrath of anxiety.  Every single time, one of these tests show up, I will admit, they check into my brain for a brief moment, but then after reflecting on what is important in my life (my passions), it leaves with a sense of release.  It almost feels as though my Crown Chakra opens up and lets all the havoc and chaos particles float on up and out of my body.

I know that sounds deep, but it is the only way I can explain it.  There were tests I’ve gone through where I’ve kept everything to myself.  Not the best thing for me to do, but like I say, “I am human”.  I’ve felt the signs of negativity these tests have brought to me, so I have learned to cry through them.  A great release for me at times!  I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, “there is nothing wrong with crying”.

This was an awakening for me!  I needed to stay true to my passions within me!  Although, these tests were job opportunities which I was approached with, they just truly weren’t for me.  I had considered them, as I thought it would be an opportunity to again help, but something was telling me it just wasn’t the right thing for me to do.  Intuition at its finest I suppose; I was listening to my gut feeling and staying true to my passions.

My passions pull at my heart!  They are mine!  They fuel me every single day!  They bring me joy!  They bring me peace!

I only hope you all can do the same!  Stay true to who you are and what brings you a sense of passion in your lives!

With Good Vibes Only – A Lesson Learned!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – I Am Strong!

Being strong is not only a physical attribute, but a mental one as well!  It is truly amazing, just how much strength is available to us in our minds and in our soul, when we really need it.  I will admit, sometimes we need a “push” in order to find it, but regardless, we will indeed find our inner strength and what a gift that wake up is!

It is very easy to fall into depression when things are not going as planned, and it is very easy to stay there.  We all go through many challenges in our lives, but in order to stay strong, we need to take each challenge, one at a time.  Strength will constantly be there for us; just need to tap into the “signs” of strength when they present themselves.

Strength shows up in many forms.

Reading books, reading articles, and reading blogs.  Listening to music, the news, or a certain TV show.  Spending time with a friend, a family member, or  watching an interaction between complete strangers.  Paying attention to our body, our mind, and our soul and nourishing what we need.  Meditation, food, exercise, yoga, etc., will bring you the strength your healthy mindset will need in order to gain more strength.

Strength = Wisdom

It is okay to take a much needed “me” day, or put yourself in a “gentle timeout”; we all need time to ourselves to cry through our frustrations and the feeling of being overwhelmed.  It is okay to cry through it, as this is also a way to love yourself through your challenges as well.  Crying is the first step to healing, and healing helps to build strength.

Strength = Healing

Take time to look at yourself in the mirror and say, “it is okay what you are experiencing, you are human”, show yourself the comfort, understanding, and love that you would so freely give others.  It is time to give it to yourself.

Strength = Love

Stay strong, stay available to yourself, stay in love with who you are, and understand you are only human.

With Good Vibes Only – I Am Strong!