Thursday, February 25, 2010

Why Aren't You Living Up To Your Full Potential?

As I reviewed the survey results last week, I got to thinking. Why is it that “not living up to my potential” came in as the number one immediate concern people are having. Frankly it was a little bit of a surprise and at the same time very synchronistic. This is a theme I have focused on in my calls and live talks over the past month (albeit not to my email list).

You see, pain of any sort, whether it be financial, emotional, physical, etc. is an accumulation of unresolved emotional responses to our failure to live in integrity with our true selves. We have all sorts of reasons for compromise, logistics, children, relationships, scripts that we play in our own heads questioning our self worth, etc. Ultimately though, these are really justifications to allow us to FAIL rather than justifications that support us in manifesting our dreams.

So my question to YOU is: Are YOU justifying your failure rather than embracing your dream? Take a moment to reflect on this. It shouldn’t take long. Just about every one of you is justifying some aspect of your failure. How is this manifesting in YOUR life? Are you overweight? Do you have a debilitating physical condition or disease? Are your finances in disarray? Are you in constant drama or trauma? Are you living the life of a victim?


Let this be a wake up call to all of you out there. You will either continue down the path of FAILURE or you will confront what you are hiding from and live the life you were meant for. And let me tell you right now. When you decide to live larger..I mean REALLY decide to live no longer put up with the baloney that comes with living in your pain- You will experience a SURGE of motivation, energy, and momentum and start to pursue your goal with a FEVER that you couldn’t have imagined was inside of you before.

This point of decision is, in my experience, THE defining factor in whether you break free of your old patterns and catapult your life into the stratosphere or whether you simply add another technique, coaching program, book, or product to your pile of ones that “didn’t work” to validate your failure. The choice is up to you.

I challenge you to pick the ONE area of your life that seems to hold you back or frustrate you the most (weight, body pain, aging, lack of motivation, etc) and really look closely at how that ONE area is affecting the rest of your life (family, financial, faith, friends, etc), look at the TOTAL impact of this one “thing” in its entirety. If you are not totally DISGUSTED with what you see and moved into action, I am offering to facilitate this process free of charge.

If you want some help wading through this process, drop me a line HERE so I can get you moving forward as quickly as possible.

I can’t WAIT to hear your comments on this one...

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Friday, February 19, 2010

OOPS- I Goofed! I Mis Read The Survey Results...

Spring is just about upon us with several days this week in the 70s, kids in the local swimming pool, and lots of outside time for the family. Looks like this weekend is one of the final rain storms of the season (premature statement perhaps?!) and soon enough soccer and swim seasons will start again.

A big thanks to all who took the time to answer the survey. Your feedback will shape how I serve you this year and I want to serve you best. As always, some of the results were expected and there were some surprises as well. Lets get into the results so you can see how the respondents answered.

Keep in mind that the first category, the top three were very close to one another but the number one area that you choose for improvement was "optimal wellness" Numbers two and three are "Nutritional Improvement" and "Weight Loss". Numbers 4-5 are as follows: Pain Relief/Peak Mental Performance

( tied for #4) and “Improved Athletic Performance at number 5 Look for more focus and resources in these areas upcoming.

The biggest surprises, though, turned up in the response to the next question.

Not Living Up To Your Fullest Potential came in at number 1. At number 2 is Stiffness and Soreness. #3 is no surprise..Digestive Issues (food allergies). Tied for number 4 is Exhaustion and Pain Relief. And Depression came dead last. Frankly, I was surprised at number 1 being the the biggest challenge facing you folks right now and I’d love to hear your comments that answer or any in the survey!

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Is There A Secret To Waking Up Pain Free?

In a nutshell yes and yes. Many of you are familiar with my mantra of eliminating physical pain in your life by changing your priorities, building your awareness skills, and changing your movement patterns. The challenge is that these actions are all based in building a skill set over a period of time. Many clients ask me if there is anything they can do “in the meantime” to help them get out of pain right away. Here is my answer:

Building of the kinesthetic awareness, or the ability to parse out the information that our body interprets as pain or discomfort into useful, more granular information, is THE ABSOLUTE KEY to long term pain free living. There is no better way to do this and no more powerful way to make a pain free existence a reality. NONE.

That said, chronic pain has several factors, one of which is the internal chemistry of the body. The internal chemistry of your body can be changed fairly easily by changing what you put into your body. Just like the gasoline in your car engine, you can change the performance of your body by changing the “fuel” that you put in.

Yes, I am talking about diet here. But I am not talking about diet to the extreme like so many of the fanatics out there (Yes, Raw Foodists I am talking about YOU). And while generally, I am supportive of a whole food, sugar free (and sugar substitute free), diet centered around animal protein, vegetables (some raw), and fibrous complex carbohydrates (whole grains, sweet potato, etc.) for the best results, there are some very powerful items that you can add to your current diet to get quick results.

I want to focus today on two fairly straightforward additions that you can easily and painlessly add to your daily routine. The first is the juice of a lemon. “Yeech!” You say but wait a minute and let me tell you why lemon juice is so great for you. Given that most of us have a less than perfect diet these days and we are eating processed foods (at least some processed foods), sugar, and not moving our bodies like they were designed, we all are living, to some degree, with an acidic internal environment.

You experience the challenge of this diet in many ways but one of them is in chronic soreness, stiffness, and pain (not to mention compromised immune function, etc.) Enter the Lemon. Lemon juice, is highly acidic (and therefore great for your digestion by augmenting your stomach acid and enzymes) but helps bring the internal environment toward the alkaline when metabolized. That is, lemon juice changes when it enters the bloodstream from an acidizer to an alkalizer.

Improved alkalinity is known to not only boost the immune response, but also to reduce inflammation. My morning ritual is to juice one lemon and dilute the juice to 16 ounces with fresh, clean spring water. This is a great morning flush and with regular use you will find your morning soreness, stiffness, and pain diminished significantly.

Now, if the thought of drinking diluted Lemon juice in the morning sounds extreme to you or just plain gross, I have another solution: Alfalfa

The primary properties of alfalfa are generally considered to be anti-inflammatory, diuretic, nutritive, phytoestrogenic, and tonic. The parts of the plant typically used are flowers, leaves, and sprouts. Alfalfa has been used by the Chinese since the sixth century to treat several health conditions.

While there are many ways to eat alfalfa, the most effective means for our discussion here is to take an extract of the plant. Go HERE for more information on how this works.

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