Connection is made, energy is exchanged.Such a unique and familiar feeling devours my being, reminding me that love is real and that instant connections are real.As I recall the moments my heart was ripped to shreds in the past, realizing how heavy the pain was, so heavy it repressed the memories of the deep love and connection we shared.
Take a moment and breathe in Mother Earth. Assess where you are rooted in your life; by rooted I am referring to the areas of your life where you feel deeply connected and grounded. In which areas of your life do you feel the energy of Mother Earth flowing through you, awakening your passion; where you fully feel present, connected, and grounded?
When it comes to sexuality in mid-life, we are often surprised to be experiencing changes. For women at menopause, we know that estrogen production is reduced by up to sixty-six percent and testosterone decreases up to fifty percent, and for men at midlife there can also be dramatic decreases in testosterone.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and according to The National Cancer Institute, cigarette smoking causes 87% of lung cancer deaths. In addition, smoking increases a woman’s risk of stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, blood clots, coronary and peripheral artery diseases and many other life threatening diseases.
What do hormones have to do with weight loss and optimal health? Hormone fluctuations affect you throughout your whole life. If estrogen dominance occurs, weight gain occurs, if cortisol is high or low, weight gain occurs. If your adrenals are stressed and DHEA is low you will feel depressed and lose lean muscle. I could go on and on.
Like all good things, use them in moderation. A whole avocado has about 240 calories. Avocados offer variety to the well balanced, low-fat diet, but you have to eat them in moderation. So, what is moderation? A recommended serving size is 2 tablespoons, or roughly one-sixth of a medium-sized avocado. Each serving provides 5 grams of fat and 55 calories.
We come into this world with the first breath and will leave with the last. Yet what will we do with all the breaths in between? Our breath is sacred in the sense that it holds within it the gift of life—it is our connection to life force energy in the form of oxygen as well as spirit energy or prana.