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45 Inspirational Thoughts

This list, I believe, has made it’s rounds on the internet either by email or blogs.  I came across it again today and love the message so I thought I would share with you in case you missed it. Even if you’ve read it before it’s always good to remind yourself that with a shift of a behavior or a thought you can create a better life.

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3.. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your  friends and parents will. Stay in  touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument.  Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone..  It’s more healing than crying alone.

8.  It’s OK to get angry with God.  He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the  present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

18.  Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.  But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.  Don’t save it for a special occasion.  Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the  brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five  years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything.  Give time time..

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously.  No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34.  God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35.  Don’t audit life.  Show up and make the most of  it now.

36. Growing old beats the  alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day.  Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw  everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41.  Envy is a waste of time.  You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come…

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44.  Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

Not sure who to give credit to for this, if you know please let me know in the comments.

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April 9, 2011 at 8:47 am 6 comments

Can Cholesterol Be Too Low?

The answer to that question is absolutely! Believe it or not I am seeing more clients in my office with cholesterol levels that are too low rather than too high. Most people have no idea that their cholesterol can be too low.

Cholesterol has been given a bad rap in today’s society. We’ve been told that high cholesterol “causes” heart disease. TV commercials warn us that “diet and exercise may not be enough,” and drugs are increasingly prescribed to lower cholesterol levels. It’s important to realize that high or low cholesterol levels are a symptom of something else gone awry in the body. So to simply pop a pill that has numerous side-effects to lower cholesterol does much more harm than good. The result of the medication is that you now have a low cholesterol level but you feel lousy and are now at risk for some very serious health problems. Read on as I share research on the effects of having a low cholesterol level.

Why Cholesterol is Important to Health

Cholesterol belongs to a group of compounds called sterols. It is, by far, the most abundant sterol in the human body. We do get cholesterol from some of the foods we eat but most of the cholesterol in the body is manufactured in the liver. It’s interesting to note that every cell is capable of making this substance.

Cholesterol has many important functions in the body including:

1. The formation of cholic acid which is used to make bile salts. Bile salts are used to emulsify and digest fat.
2. The production of adrenal and reproductive hormones. Cholesterol is the basic building block for DHEA, pregnenolone, progesterone, testosterone, estrogen, aldosterone and cortisol.
3. Along with other lipids it helps to make the skin water tight and impervious to various substances that might otherwise penetrate the skin. It is also used in small amounts in all cell membranes.
4. Helps the immune system by binding toxins, reducing inflammation and protecting nerve and brain tissue from chemical damage.

Obviously, cholesterol is an important substance to the body, and necessary for our health.

Healthy Cholesterol Ranges

Although excess cholesterol in the blood isn’t good, excess cholesterol is not a cause of anything — it is a symptom that something is wrong with the body’s metabolism. The ranges that you see on the lab report are 100-199. These numbers are simply not correct due to the many studies that have been done showing that low cholesterol predisposes you to many health problems (see below). For optimal health, cholesterol levels should be between 208 and 242. Oddly enough, people are being encouraged to take statin drugs to reduce their cholesterol to unhealthy, low levels.

How do you determine the cause of high or even low cholesterol?  The best way I know how to find the root cause along with evaluating a client’s diet, lifestyle and health history is Biochemical Blood Analysis, the in-depth process of evaluation that I use to look at blood work. It gives the answers to what is actually happening at the cellular level and can determine what will bring balance back to your biological terrain.

The Problems Associated with Low Cholesterol

The European Heart Journal published a three year study of 11,500 patients. This study showed that patients with low cholesterol experienced:

* Increases in lung cancer
* Increases in other cancers
* Higher risk of cardiac death
* Erectile dysfunction and infertility
* Loss of memory and mental focus

(Source European Heart Journal 1997, 18, 52-59)

A Swedish researcher found that:

* Individuals with low cholesterol suffer from frequent and severe infections
* Individuals with high cholesterol had a lower mortality than the average population

(Source: Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD. independent researcher Magle Stora Kyrkogata 9, S-223250 Lund, Sweden)

A study performed by the University of San Diego School of Medicine showed:

* High cholesterol can be protective against environmental toxins rather than harmful
* Low cholesterol is a risk factor for heart arrhythmia
* High cholesterol readings are associated with protection from neurotoxins and cancer protection

In a 30 year follow-up to the Framingham study which helped link cholesterol and heart disease in the first place, the Journal of American Medical Association reported:

* There is no correlation between high cholesterol and mortality, but correlation between low cholesterol and mortality
* Death rates from cardiovascular disease increased 14% for every 1 mg/dl drop in total cholesterol per year

(Source: Anderson KM. Cholesterol and Mortality, 30 years of Follow-up from the Framingham study. JAMA 1987 Apr 24;257 (16):2176-80)

The Journal of Cardiac Failure published a paper on low cholesterol. The study was an analysis of 1,134 patients with heart disease. The conclusions:

* Low cholesterol was associated with worse outcomes in heart failure patients and impaired survival rates
* Elevated cholesterol was not associated with hypertension, diabetes or coronary heart disease.

(Source: Horwich TB. Low Serum Total Cholesterol is Associate with Marked Increase in Mortality in Advanced Heart Failure. J Card. Fail. 2002 Aug, 8 (4): 216-214)

A Japanese study found that death rates from coronary heart disease went down as cholesterol levels went up.

(Source: Okayama A., Marmot MG Int. J Epidemiology  Dec 1993)

The following was reported in the journal of Arteriosclerosis:

* Despite successful attempts to lower cholesterol with statin drugs, the death rate from heart disease has not changed in 75 years and mortality from heart disease is more than double what it was in 1996.

(Source: Uri Goldbourt. Et al. Cholesterol and Coronary Heart Disease in Mortality. Arteriosclerosis. Vol 10, No. 4, July/August 1990)

Here’s another study of 11,500 patients. It showed that:

* The risk of death in the low cholesterol group (160mg/dl and below) was 2.27 times higher than those with high cholesterol.
* Most common cause of death in low cholesterol patients was cancer.

(Source: European Heart Journal (1997) 18,52-59)

From the bookThe French Paradox:

* High levels of the stress hormone cortisol along with high insulin levels creates the metabolic state that causes atherosclerotic plaque development.

(Source: The French Paradox by Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe 1978)

Low cholesterol and also been linked with depression, mood disorders, aggression and increased risk for suicide.

If this information is new to you I hope it has opened your eyes and triggered you to want to learn more and question the reason behind every medication you take. The body is always working to maintain balance and if we give it what it needs it can correct the imbalances. Address the root cause and health returns.

Facts About Statins:

* Are known carcinogens in experimental animals in doses approximate to those given to patients
* Increase risk of polyneuropathy fourteen times
* Deplete CoQ10 and lower antioxidant levels
* Can cause liver dysfunction
* Can cause muscle pain
* Are associated with memory loss, lack of concentration and global amnesia
* Have been known to cause insomnia, weakness and fatigue
* May cause erectile dysfunction
* Create difficulty in managing diabetes because they raise insulin levels
* Annual sales of statins — $27 billion

Emotions Related to Cholesterol


  • Difficulty processing emotions
  • Aggressive
  • Demanding
  • Moody
  • Irritable
  • Prone to emotional outbursts


  • Holding emotions in
  • Self-worth issues
  • Buried anger
  • Feeling stuck

Karol K. Truman, author of Feelings Buried Alive Never Die… states that the belief that “I’m not supposed to be happy” and also denying self joy are related to an imbalance in cholesterol.

And Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life says, in relation to cholesterol, that the channels of joy are clogged and there may be a fear of accepting joy. She offers the affirmations below to help shift these beliefs.


  • I choose to love life
  • My channels of joy are wide open
  • It is safe to receive

February 14, 2011 at 8:09 pm 5 comments

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November 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm 1 comment

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May 7, 2009 at 8:51 pm Leave a comment


The last month has been one full of stressful events for me and thus the blog has taken a back seat. Alas I am coming out of the craziness that sometimes life throws our way and wanted to talk a bit about stress.Debt & Demand 2Debt & Demand 2

It’s something that we all experience. We all deal with it in very different ways. Some of us retreat, some of us lash out, and some of us deny. There are all kinds of ways that people try and “make it” through the day. For me it’s pulling back and saying no I can’t do that newsletter this month or no I can’t call that person back right away or even deciding that I need to take a break from work. I NEED to do this or else I won’t be able to recover and I will be useless to anyone who needs me. It’s been a process but I’ve finally learned that I matter and that the world won’t fall apart because I take a break.  I find this to be difficult for many people especially women.  If we don’t do this we will deplete our reserves and eventually we won’t have anything  left to give. And then illness is close behind.

This is a reminder to take or I should say give yourself a BREAK! It’s good for your body, mind and soul. You’ll feel recharged and ready to take on the necesary things we all must do in life. 

Remember everyone deals with stress differently but it’s very important to deal with it effectively for better health.

Here are some great ways to help you deal with stress:

  1. Breathing exercises
  2. Make a cup of tea
  3. Take Distress Remedy (I did and it’s amazing stuff)
  4. Talk to a friend/family member
  5. Get a massage
  6. Meditate
  7. Take a walk outside and observe the beauty of our world
  8. Do stretching exercises
  9. Dance
  10. Scream (do this at home alone so you don’t disturb anyone!)
  11. Punch a pillow or a punching bag
  12. Listen to soothing music
  13. Participate in your favorite hobby
  14. Talk to a professional therapist
  15. Blow bubbles
  16. Fly a kite
  17. Nourish your body with whole foods like fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals which help the body cope with stress
  18. Take Colloidal Minerals a wonderful tasting liquid mineral product that replenishes minerals lost during stress
  19. Read an article on my web site: Are you Overstressed?
  20. Read a book
  21. Rent a funny movie
  22. Plant a garden
  23. Buy some flowers for your desk or home or both!
  24. Go on a hike
  25. Take a vacation to a place you’ve always wanted to visit
  26. Play with children
  27. Paint a picture

Of course you’ve probably heard all of this before but sometimes the stress of everyday life or even a very big stressful event takes our breath away and we don’t take the time to take care of ourselves. I felt like this topic bears repeating as it really hit home with me these past few weeks. I did many of these things on the list and it made a huge  difference for me in the way I dealt with the very stressful things going on in my life.

Let’s continue the list: Do you have an effective way you deal with stress? Please share by leaving a comment!

March 22, 2008 at 7:27 pm 2 comments

Happy Valentine’s Day


I hope you are having a wonderful day full of love and joy!

For the health of your heart take time out of your day to tell someone how much you care about them (don’t forget yourself!) and not just today but everyday. It’s very healing to the heart to spread some love around.

According to Karol K. Truman’s book Feelings Buried Alive Never Die heart problems are related to these feelings:

  • Violating the laws of love: knowingly or unknowingly
  • Feelings of compassion or rejection being blocked
  • Feelings of resentment and/or hurt
  • Not feeling approval from others
  • Upsetting family problems
  • Has a difficult time forgiving (including self)
  • Wanting to release from responsibility
  • In a relationship that hurts

And in Louise L. Hay’s book You Can Heal Your Life (Gift Edition) the heart represents the center of love and security. She also gives an affirmation to help the heart: My heart beats to the rhythm of love.

Heart problems are longstanding emotional problems. Lack of joy. Hardening of the heart. Belief in strain and stress. The affirmation if your experiencing these issues is: Joy. Joy. Joy. I lovingly allow joy to flow through my mind and body and experience.

And for heart attack the feelings associated with it are squeezing all the joy out of the heart in in favor of money or position, etc. The affirmation is: I bring joy back to the center of my heart. I express love to all.

In every disease process emotions play one of the biggest roles. To heal your body, mind and spirit work on dealing with your unresolved emotional issues and you will begin the healing process.

Much love to you all!

February 14, 2008 at 12:57 pm Leave a comment

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