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 – Bringing Family Together

Good Afternoon!

I know it’s been a while since I have shared with you any updates; I thought I would start with this one!  Bringing Family Together!

Over the summer, we were test driving our ambition in living in an RV full-time; it was a great experience.  It brought family and friends to our campsite to enjoy each others company.  Relations strengthened and it was a true blessing!

Since, we decided that we would save our RV for recreation for the next 5 years, instead of taking it on the road full-time.  We still have some wisdom to gain in this process, which we have no regrets in admitting.

We have moved into our home, where we have also started having family Sunday dinners again.  Bringing family together once a week, has been the best thing we started to do again.  Our family and friend relationships have grown and strengthened; it has been such a positive experience.

As I was thinking of this blog post, I was thinking of family members who may not see eye-to-eye and hence a wall goes up.  How easy would it be to simply put your differences aside and invite that family member over to share a meal with you.  You do not need to even talk about your differences, but simply share a meal with each other.  Meals are prepared with love and care; the same ingredients which go into relationships of all kinds.  A meal warms the heart!

After sharing a meal, you then feel a sense of satisfaction and comfort, and guess what?  You are enjoying this meal and feeling this way in the comfort of someone you didn’t see eye-to-eye with.  Changes the mood, and makes you think.  Sometimes, we get so upset at the small things, that we don’t take time to think that those small things that have upset us, are really not worth putting a wall between you and this person.  Share that meal!

As a family, we have found ourselves bonding even more with each other, by showing the love in a meal and sharing it with each other.  Please give this suggestion a little try, before you know it, no conversation is needed, there will just be a simple, “I’m sorry” where needed and the healing will begin.  A very simple approach, sometimes is all that is needed.

Bringing Family Together – With Good Vibes Only 😊❤

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Life’s Daily Menu

Life’s Daily Menu consists of many things; work, family, friends, hobbies, goals, responsibilities, finances, etc!  Are you starting to feel full yet?

I decided to become creative with my life; I created a “menu” for myself, so that my days became more enjoyable, more fun, and just interesting!  Just like looking at a menu in a restaurant!  What stands out, what draws my attention, and what will make my life more fulfilled!

When I started using this approach, and when the odd negative situation would arise, I would, literally “sweeten” it up!  Just like eating food that isn’t so appealing; for me anything that makes my lips pucker, needs a little sweetener!

Here is an example:

When approached by a person who is angry, I would stop, “invite” them to sit down, smile at them, and hear them out.  In a way, it is just like letting a fine wine age, or if you are a meat lover, letting it marinate.  You are providing this beverage or food, time to “do its thing” in order to get better!  Just like anyone who needs to vent; they need to say what they need to, in order to feel better.  You are giving this person their uninterrupted “time” to do so!

I feel, everyone needs their own Daily Menu!  Create your menu that appeals to you, include items that make you happy, healthy, and brings you peace!  Get creative with Life!

With Good Vibes Only – Life’s Daily Menu 💖

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Ayurveda

Last week, one of our tenants, who is originally from India, came to me to say our daily, “good mornings”, at which time we started chatting.

I have always had a passion for India and their beliefs in Ayurveda.  Our tenant, was surprised when I brought up the topic.  In this brief moment, we connected!

We communicated “with each other” the topic of Dosha’s, Ayurvedic Diet, Yoga, Meditation, Ayurvedic Massage, and where we found the best shopping for our groceries.  Living in Northern Ontario, unfortunately, we do not have a large variety to choose from for International grocery shopping, but by opening up with each other, we were able to share.

We found a common ground!

We discussed the importance of balancing Chakra’s; she was shocked to find out I am also a Reiki Master and how I was able to understand Chakra’s.

We both connected in a very important way – Life!

I have always shown appreciation for different cultures; my life has benefited from the knowledge I have gained by taking the time to learn more about different beliefs and different lifestyles.  I live a more calming life because of this 💖

There is so much to gain from Ayurveda; living a balanced life will pave the way to Peace.  I have a very peaceful friendship with our tenant because of this; in fact she is not only a tenant in our building, but she has become a great friend.

There is no room for negativity in life, although it seems to be a constant occurrence.  By finding your own Peace in something special, can only enhance your own life.  This will encourage others to do the same.  We need this in our World!  The more we share, the more it will help.

For me, I’m grateful I found and learned from Ayurveda; it has brought me to a place of Peace in my life.

With Good Vibes Only – Ayurveda 💖