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Water, Oh Wondrous H2O!

Water is the universal solvent. What does this mean? Water is called the “universal solvent” because it is capable of dissolving more substances than any other liquid. This is important to every living thing on earth. It means that wherever water goes, either through the air, the ground, or through our bodies, it takes along valuable chemicals, minerals, and nutrients.

What does this mean for our bodies? It means that water will remove any and all waste products and toxic substances from our bodies to begin with. What if we don’t drink enough water to allow the removal of these waste products and toxic substances? They build up in our bodies producing disease of one form or another.

Water also nourishes and replenishes every single cell in our body allowing the body to continually do what it does naturally- heal, repair, renew. And guess what? 75 Percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated! That doesn’t bode well for our health. In my opinion water is the most important medicine we can take. Keeping hydrated is our best defense to any disease.

I admit, I am not the most disciplined person when it comes to hydrating but I am better at it now that I have realized the benefits! I have learned through experience that upping my water intake helps resolve any “dis-ease” that I may have going on, from digestive issues to endurance to mental clarity, and the list goes on.

These days I have the habit of filling a one liter pretty glass jar in the morning and leaving it where I can see it. And I have a favorite drinking glass that I keep right beside it. I find that for me, drinking from a water bottle keeps me from taking big gulps. Using a glass I glug more down with ease, and at the end of the day I feel good, That’s hydration baby!

~Happy Hydration!~

Stress Buster

Feeling stressed? Who isn’t? Allow me to show you another way. It doesn’t cost anything. and is easier than you think. It takes consistency and a little self-love (ie patience)- that’s all!

It’s meditation- now don’t let that scare you- it’s super easy, doesn’t take much time, costs nothing and the benefits are life-changing! In no time (a week or so), you will feel less stressed, your thinking will become clearer, and the situations that have had your blood pressure off the charts will not be a blip on the radar. Meditation starts feeling so good to you that you will be inspired to jump-start your day with these minutes of self-care.

Scientifically proven benefits of meditation are:
Reduces Stress.
Controls Anxiety. Less stress translates to less anxiety. …
Promotes Emotional Health

Stress leads to the inability to relax, lowered cognitive abilities, and an inability to handle life situations. The National Institute of Health states that over time, continued strain on your body from stress may contribute to serious health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other illnesses, including mental disorders such as depression or anxiety.

Often people turn to medications, alcohol, or drugs to relieve the symptoms of stress, and in doing so create added problems. Here is another way. And it takes minutes every day. That’s the most important part- practicing every single day. Consistency is the key to success. You see, over time meditating creates new neural networks and coherency in the brain. The brain realizes the help to come from this consistent practice and begins to want that time of reset and reboot to once again experience the coherency which results in peace of mind.

Thousands of types of meditation exist but let’s keep it simple. Find a comfortable, quiet spot, one where you will not be disturbed (this may require getting up 10 minutes before everyone else in the household), and get comfy. The thing to do is focus on your intention to feel good today and start listening to your breath. Set a timer for 10 minutes and breathe.

In the beginning, your mind will go bananas! That’s OK- when you realize your mind is anywhere but on your breath, do not chastise yourself, bring your attention back to your breath. Again and again and again. (Trust me this will become less of an effort every single day). In no time at all, you will have to admit your days have less angst and you are more even-keeled emotionally.

~Here’s to your peace of mind!~