As a peaceful warrior, I would choose when, where and how I would behave.
With that commitment, I began to live the life of a warrior.
~Dan Millman

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I love this song...
it reminds me of the times of my life...
a time for rest,
a time be on fire,
a time for reflection, and
a time to look forward to
with joy as the seasons of our lives change.
No matter what season you are in now,
don't miss it! ~j

Slow down you crazy child
You're so ambitious for a juvenile
But then if you're so smart tell me why
You are still so afraid?

Where's the fire, what's the hurry about?
You better cool it off before you burn it out
You got so much to do and only
So many hours in a day

But you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want
Or you an just get old
You're gonna kick off before you even get halfway through
When will you realize
Vienna waits for you

Slow down you're doing fine
You can't be everything you want to be
Before your time
Although it's so romantic on the borderline tonight
Too bad but it's the life you lead
You're so ahead of yourself
That you forgot what you need
Though you can see when you're wrong

But you know you can't always see when you're right
You got your passion you got your pride
But don't you know only fools are satisfied?
Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true
When will you realize
Vienna waits for you

Slow down you crazy child
Take the phone off the hook
And disappeaar for a while
It's alright you can afford to lose a day or two
When will you realize
Vienna waits for you.

~Billy Joel, Vienna

Okay, this is not only true for those in the spotlight. This happens all the time in our world of normal people. And they don't realize it until the body just can't normalize any longer. Yikes!

It is recommended that those who have an annual wellness check-in get a simple, inexpensive blood test. You can go through your doctor and pay through the nose or have it done yourself or through your health care provider. offers a comprehensive wellness package for $89. That's a steal! It includes: Complete Blood Count (CBC),Thyroid Profile w/TSH, Lipid Profile, Liver Profile, Kidney Panel, Minerals and Bone, Fluids and Electrolytes, Diabetes (glucose).

Now, why you might ask?? Well, if you did eat something from that Hollywood party, would your doctor actually find anything on your labs? Most of the time they don't. Often labs are read from a pathogenic perspective. If you look at the ranges on many results, they are vast! Most people will fall into them, get prescibed a med for symptoms and still be sick because a cause was never determined.

You want to find someone who can read these labs from a FUNCTIONAL perspective. The ranges are narrowed down to assess from an optimal health perspective. There is a big difference here.

A word of wise for the athlete. Gale Bernhardt recommends in her publication that you get a blood test annually to be sure that you are not prone to anemia as well as assessing overall wellness while you are asking a lot of your body. My interpretation on overall is true glucose balance, cortisol and thryroid as well as liver enzyme function and kidney. These are key factors in immunity and energy production.

Okay, stepping off soapbox. Be healthy! ~j
"There is no evidence whatsoever of the ability of vaccines to prevent any diseases.
To the contrary, there is a great wealth of evidence that they cause serious side effects."
~Dr. Viera Scheibner

A lot of people ask me about vaccines. This is a very in depth topic. I encourage them to gather information. Here is an online video that came across my desk recently. There are many publications out there. For books on this topic visit the Price Pottenger foundations book section. They are very well screened prior to being offered through this organization.

VIDEO: Vaccination: The Hidden Truth (1998)

My questions are, if vaccines are so safe...why do we have a vaccine court? Why did the goverment give Ely Lily a 'get out of jail free card" regarding law suits and vaccines? I am not educated in the depth of the politics of it all, but you have to decide what is best for your children. Ultimately if you decide to vaccinate, staying away from the multi-cocktails are the best option. You have the right to ask your doctor for them individually.

Again, do your homework, weigh the pros and cons and make the decision that is best for you and your children. ~j

Monday, February 26, 2007

Prescription Drug Deaths Skyrocket 68 Percent Over Five Years
(as Americans swallow more pills)
By M.T. Whitney NewsTarget/Truth Publishing, Feb 22, 2007

This is a very cool new therapy. ~j

Vocal Profiling

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. ~Hippocrates

No time for commentary on this thought today...but WOW! This is quite powerful when you think of how we seldom take time to allow ourselves rest and healing. You don't even have to have a serious illness or even the annual flu bug. Finding and maintaining optimal health physically, mentally and spiritually asks for both time and opportunity. File this one away after a few moments of pondering, I am certain you will pull it up again at just the right time.

Allowing for healing and opportunity today :-) ~j

Saturday, February 24, 2007

...choose to take a deep breath and surrender to life's plan. ~

Do you ever hava a day, week or month when you think..."yikes! Things are not going the way that I planned!"

Well, I remember a joke from my old days in sunday school...God is laughing while we are making our own plans. It seems I am in the mood for contemplation this weekend. I am also reminded from Dan Millman's book, Way of the Peaceful is exactly as it is suppose to be. All of it. That is actually a comforting thought when I stand in the midst of the chaos of today's world and feel overwhelmed.

I am not suppose to fix it. I am suppose to acknowledge all that is. Live with intention, passionately for what I know is true in my heart and not with blinders as a distraction (there are sooo many of these). I certainly don't have to take the freeway when the scenic route is far more enjoyable and rewarding. I love to smell the 'roses' and in many ways am reminded to find my favorites.

One drop in the water creates a ripple. I don't have the grand divine plan all worked out in my head today and I don't have to. Whew! We are all here for a reason and we are intricately woven together as our paths cross, if only for a moment in time. Do you remember those people, those events in time that stands still as if it were only yesterday. Do you remember the impact of those moments on your life? If for nothing else than a reflection...a seed planted for the future, a message to get you through, a deja vu, a bridge from the past to the future, a puzzle to ponder...a lesson for living in the present.

Hmmmm...when it all washes in front of you in what seems to be the same is that deep breath...and the significant word, surrender.

Breathing today ~j

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." ~ Ancient Chinese Proverb
"When someone does something well, applaud!
You will make two people happy."
~ Samuel Goldwyn

Friday, February 23, 2007

Consuming To Heal
Filling Imaginary Voids

In our culture today, we are constantly encouraged to consume. This includes food as well as purchasing ever newer items that we may not need, often using money that we may not actually have.

It could be that we are trying to fill a void we feel within ourselves, but if we take the time to examine it, we know deep inside that this is not the solution. We may notice how quickly the joy fades after our purchase or once the food we've enjoyed is gone, and how soon we feel the urge to do so again. This is a symptom of disconnection from our true selves, so the first step toward balance is connection to our center.

When we connect to our center, we access the fullness of who we are as an individual spirit. We also connect to the energy source of the universe, from which nothing can be lacking. It could be that we have been energetically starving ourselves but trying to feed the need physically, outwardly. Once we make the decision to reconnect, we have the ability to examine the behavior. We can look, without judgment, at the thoughts and feelings that occur before and after our indulgences to find a pattern. We may want to keep track of these observations in a journal so that we can go back if we lose our way.

Often boredom is the main cause for the desire to eat or shop. We just might find that we are stuck in mediocrity...But when we connect to our center, our intuition can more clearly guide us to the places where our energy can best be used. We can replace the boredom with a prayer, meditation practice, a class, a project, seeking a new job, or getting involved in a charity.

Whatever inspires us tells us the direction we should go. When we find the place we are meant to be, we become so consumed by its constant creation that the frivolous filling of an imaginary void becomes a thing of the past.

Finding inspiration today ~j

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

"Calmness is the cradle of power."
~Josiah Gilbert Holland

How often are we running through our days...literally. From one task or activity to the next.

  • Today consider finding your stride.
  • Find your groove.
  • Stop and find out why you are putting yourself through the crazy.

What are really the important priorities to you. Schedule them into your day first. Then, the nice to haves. When you find this balance, you will feel as if you are the one driving, instead of your life driving you. When you are planning for the important things...remember that the foods you eat should be a priority up there with...well, let's be honest...breathing.

Give yourself time to plan meals weekly, shop weekly, prepare a few meals with the intention of nourishing and rejuviating yourself.

Find your calm, your power to make choices that reflect health. ~j

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future.
~Paul Boese

What are some of the things that you are holding onto because you just can't forgive it? Letting go of these things is like cleaning out the overstuffed closet. Not really needed, hanging around and taking up space, hindering the opportunity to new things.

Many people find this true with old eating habits and beliefs. If you are consciously trying to make a change. Don't make it hard on yourself. Don't be hard on yourself. Know that changes, while necessary, can take a couple of trys. The road to success is paved with failure and when you put failure in the right is not such a negative thing. It can be considered a stepping stone. If you know that you fell off the wagon or gave into temptation, at least recognize that it happened. Now the task is to be aware of the choice for the next time. Forgive yourself so that you can look ahead with a true intention.

One day you will look back and wonder when all of those changes happened. Smile and enjoy the journey! ~j

Friday, February 02, 2007

If you aren't completely appalled

then you haven't been paying attention!


I laughed so very hard when I saw this bumper sticker today :-)

On one hand, it is completely true and on the other hand, if you live life appalled, then you aren't really living. I think that when you reach an awakening sometimes it is startling. Reminds me of The Matrix. You look around and your world can be completely different. Ususally there is a jarring event that changes your perspective. Sometimes it can be a small tidbit of information, an article, a book, an interview, a conversation. When we realize that the world we live in offers so many possibilites and that we are not boxed into our expectations of life, is a wake up call. Many people never hear it. It is the being open to the information that is the key.

There are going to be things that you come across that are going to shock your socks off. And then there will be things that should be shocking but no longer are because we have been conditioned to them.

Most things are tied to big business, health, food, entertainment, media etc. I guess what I am trying to convey today is how important it is that we are aware. That when something strikes you, check it out without being concerned with the outcome. Search for the truth in your own heart and make conscious decisions based on that.

Paying attention...~j

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Okay, if there is a kid in you and you love rollercoasters...well you have to go to the updated version of Space Mountain at Disneyland. YEAH~ It totally rocks! It looks like they will only be rockin' to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers until April, so if you are in town...rock on with a big smile :-)
Now, my recommendation is that you do not eat prior to the ride. Definately save it for after. As for theme park foods...

  • carry a backpack, not too big...or something that you can comfortably tote around for the day.
  • we always bring our food to the parks, but they are changing their menus and healthier selections are being offered. explore your options
  • bringing some fruit, health bars or healthier snacks will make a difference in your day
  • budget for plenty of water and drink it throughout the day rather than gulp it down in all one slug
  • down time to take a load off your feet and take in the whole experience.

This, my friends, is all about the fun.
Rockin' and rollin' today ~j