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Mar23

The Healthy “In” of Intimacy!

Mar23

The Healthy “In” of Intimacy!

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What do women want more than sex? Seriously? Did I hear someone whisper chocolate? What about wine? Heck, did I hear a shout out for ice cream with a peanut butter brownie, caramel topping and whipped cream? Wrong. Wrong and wrong again.

Women like sex. We ARE sexual beings. But we are SENSUAL beings too. We were born to entice, engage, seduce, and endear in preparation to produce offspring. Yep. Thats our biology and physiology. Lets face it, we were physically structured to procreate and that primordial instinct still resides within all of us, some more than others.

But we have evolved. Sure, we enjoy sex but we like it even more when we can get INto the brain, heart and soul of our partner… Its called INtimacy. We may not always say it, but we really want it. Listen up ….

You may have heard the metaphor “a woman is like an iron”…it takes a while for her to “warm up” sexually. Well, there’s a good reason for that. We are searching for INtimacy before, during and after sex. During that warming up phase, its the INtimacy part (are you paying attention?), that really helps us to connect with our partner…gets us even more excited and drives our libido to the edge of outer space.

And during lovemaking or sex, the INtimacy of it all can really be a bonding factor because for that time (while the oxytocin and dopamine hormones are flowing through our body) we FEEL especially emotionally close to our partner.

The affection, warmth and deep attachment women feel during INtimacy is something we crave especially when we are with someone we care for deeply. We are emotional beings–heck, you already knew that–so if you really want to connect with your gal and please her in more ways than physically, its essential that you Practice the Art of IntimacyMel Schwartz, a psychotherapist, and visionary thinker in the area of relationships even wrote a book about this. Its a HOT topic because it can surely warm up your gal during your entire lovemaking and/or sexual time together.

So whats the bigger picture of the IN of INtimacy? Being INto your gal means being INvolved with her not only sexually but sensually, energetically, and emotionally. A tough bill to fill if you are really just INto her for the pure sexual satisfaction. Not saying you can’t experience intimacy during pure sex, but holy moly, its hundreds of times more explosion when you and she are really into each other–passionately, compassionately and lovingly.

The IN of INtimacy is a beautiful thing. Ladies, encourage your partner to get close, express feelings. LISTEN when she hints for that extra cuddle, tender kiss or whispers of endearment. The more you both open up to each other, the more intimate the moments. Surrender to these moments. Be vulnerable in your nakedness. Get into INtimacy.

The Shake Out of Nutritional Shakes

Feb20

The Shake Out of Nutritional Shakes

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Probably many of us have all tried a “nutritional shake” in the past year. At least we were told it was nutritional, right? As a wellness passionista, many, many people have asked me to support/endorse  their “nutritional” products (shakes, energy drinks, protein supplements, weight loss products) in the past year. I have turned them all down. Let me explain.

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When Life Gives You Lemons, EAT them. Get Healthy!

Dec23

When Life Gives You Lemons, EAT them. Get Healthy!

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There is an old proverbial saying , “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” meaning to take the sourness/bitterness of those lemons and turn them into a sweet/pleasurable  drink of lemonade…in other words to be optimistic in the face of adversity or challenge.

However, I say, when life gives you lemons…EAT them! Why? Because that bitterness, sourness will literally do your body much better than making a sweet, sugary lemonade drink!   Lemons (limes, oranges and other citrus fruits) can help your body become better balanced.

While these fruits are acidic in nature, they actually are alkaline producing to your body after they are digested.Lemons, especially, are used frequently in Ayurveda. They are generally pitta producing and vata calming, but can gently be used to treat, heal or simply maintain your bodily health.There are so many wonderful benefits of adding real lemon or lemon juice to your daily nutritional regime. Here are the Top 10 Benefits I have found to be extremely useful:

Top Benefits of Eating Lemons:

    1. Improves your skin texture.
    2. Improves your digestive power. (In Ayurveda, we call this agni...your digestive FIRE.)
    3. Decreases fat deposition.
    4. Relieves bad breath. Cleanses oral cavities.
    5. Decreases cholesterol by decreasing deposits in blood vessels so decrease risk of heart attacks.
    6. Assists in daily elimination of bowels.
    7. Works to detoxify your liver (helps dissolve kidney stones).
    8. Improves your immunity-works against colds and flu.
    9. Helps decrease your body’s production of phlegm…especially important during cold/flu season.
    10. Helps to absorb iron from natural foods. Because lemons are high in Vitamin C, they naturally improve your body’s absorption of iron in many foods including spinach, beans, lentils.

So the next time you feel like life has come at you just too hard and you are feeling challenged by those lemons being tossed your way, DON’t discard them…EAT them instead…a proverbial gift from the universe !

Top Ten Natural Tips to Improve Digestion

Oct16

Top Ten Natural Tips to Improve Digestion

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We have all had them from time to time. Yep, that terrific tummy ache, indigestion, flatulence and bloating. Ouch! There is nothing pleasant about any of these!

But there are some wonderful holistic solutions to give you relief. In fact, if you follow these tips at mealtime during your day, week and month, you will be “tummy terrific” and pain free. Since I have experienced some of these symptoms years ago and have now eased my way toward healing, I will make it as simple and easy for you to follow:
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Ireland: From Happiness to Health

Sep22

Want Healthier Circulation?–Give Endermologie a Try!

May17

Want Healthier Circulation?–Give Endermologie a Try!

circulation of the bloodThose Groupon deals kept popping up on my screen so I went all out and decided to purchase a body treatment through the Groupon website several weeks ago. It was a trial treatment for Endermologie–boy oh boy…did I ever learn a lot!

Some of you might have heard about endermologie as a spa treatment for fat reduction–that’s how many spas choose to position and market this treatment. But truth be told, this non-invasive treatment is more about improving CIRCULATION than about losing fat. In fact, if you lose waistline or thigh inches post treatment, it has more to do with improved circulation due to less water retention.
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More Putter, Less Flutter. Rx:Rest!

Feb10

More Putter, Less Flutter. Rx:Rest!

frog relaxing in pondPush yourself. Go Harder. Don’t waste time. Accomplish more! Hurry up!

 

These are excellent mantras for motivation if you find yourself in a lull. But most often, you probably find yourself overdoing it on many levels—work, family and even fun. Unfortunately, this all-consuming, overtaxing, over accomplishing determination mindset to do MORE can harm your body.

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Respect Your Injury and Get Healthier!

Oct30

Respect Your Injury and Get Healthier!

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It happens to the best of us: professional athletes, marathoners, novice competitors, weekend warriors and even healthy people who incorporate exercise into their daily life: We Get Injured! …Or in some cases, our body slowly breaks down so that surgery to mend it is eventually required. In either case, it takes time to heal. I have experienced this very circumstance this past summer when I accidentally slipped and tore both my MCL and lateral meniscus (cartilage) of my right knee. Ouch!

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Blue Zones: Why Lifestyle Matters to Your Health

Oct9

Blue Zones: Why Lifestyle Matters to Your Health

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A good friend said to me, “We all have a certain number of ticks/beats to our heart. A finite number.” Yes. Agreed. But what IS that number? At what age will your heart cease to beat? Only God/the Universe know those answers. So why do some people live to be 100+ and others pass much younger? Do we really have an effect on that finite number of our heartbeats? I believe that “magic” number is predetermined. HOWEVER, we have so much ability to live out those years in the best way possible. We have the power to determine if we will live those years in a healthy state or with chronic illness and disease. We have the power to choose HOW those years will be lived as long as we become accountable for our own health and wellness. We need to become more proactive versus reactive with regard to our own wellness.

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Mind Talk: Positive Thoughts Keep You Healthy!

Sep20

Mind Talk: Positive Thoughts Keep You Healthy!

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One of my favorite mantra’s is, “You believe what you tell yourself, so tell yourself something GOOD!”  We spend a great deal of time thinking thoughts. And while many of these thoughts encompass experiences of “the moment”, we often have reflective thoughts about ourselves. Thoughts such as, “I bombed that last sales call.” Or “I nailed that presentation this morning.” Or “I am tired, and feel fat.” Or, “I look really  sexy tonight!”

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