Pretty on the Inside ( my secret to anti-aging- Photos)

“Gratitude is a nice touch of beauty added last of all to the countenance, giving a classic beauty, an angelic loveliness, to the character. ”  Theodore Parker

I was a very young girl the first time I ever read this quote. I can still recall the feeing I had after I read these beautiful words. It was like a breath of fresh air, a sign from the universe or a ray of sunshine bursting through a cloudy day instilling a hopeful direction in which I chose to take.  And in retrospect, I am so “grateful” that I did do just that. Continue reading

Intro to “Wealthness”

So what is Wealthness? Generally speaking it is the balance of the mind, body, and spirt resulting in overall health and freedom from disease. Dis-ease is a body that is not at ease. To achieve Wealthness you need to understand the different aspects of being healthy. In its simplest form, to be healthy you MUST eat real food, breath, drink clean water, sleep well,  and move. So how do you do this? You make a plan. You design your life and choose a strategy that works for you. To eat real food, you must stop purchasing processed/chemically laced foods and conventional meats, which are filled with antibiotics and steroids not to mention the animals are abused and the land is degraded. You will want to eat as fresh and local as possible, organic produce and grass fed animal products,  as well as some fermented foods for gut health. For more info. on awesome quality  of fermented and grass fed foods check out : Realandnourishing.com  or  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/fermented-foods-health/#axzz2iGs4uzT7.

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 Breathing is vital and thus the importance of natural breathing. When you are relaxed, you breath naturally using your diaphragm and when you are stressed out you breath using your accesory muscles of the neck and chest to forcefully pull the oxygen up. This is why it is important to develop strategies of dealing with stress. A regular practice  of meditation, deep breathing, yoga, or Qi gong  is very beneficial for stress management. Drink plenty of clean water. Learn more about water at http://www.danielvitalis.com/2013/07/the-four-noble-elements-part-2-water/Getting a good night sleep is very important for body regeneration. This is the time your body cleans itself and reboots. For more on Sleep go to http://www.apa.org/topics/sleep/why.aspx?item=1Lastly, you will want to be active and move your body. The old adage, “Use it or lose it” is a true depiction of what happens when you live a sedintary life. You need energy and vitality to be healthy. You get this through physical activity. Start at you current level and get moving. If you need energy try working in by doing energy building forms of exercise such as Tai chi or Qi gong and if you have energy go workout your body. These are the foundations to health. Study and master them and you will reap the rewards of being a healthy human. Remember to “Be good to your Body and Your Body will be good to You”!

~Jared R. 

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The Symbolism of the Majestic Hawk

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I have been visited this past week more than once by a beautiful hawk . Since I prefer not to look a “gift horse”, or in this case, a “bird” in the mouth, I decided to take a few moments out of my very busy schedule and chat a bit with my guest. I don’t want to say he was uninvited. After all I am responsible for creating my world.  In retrospect, I dare say that like everything else in nature, his timing was just perfect!  Continue reading

Please, Stop Snoring!

Are you driving your partner crazy at night with obnoxiously loud snoring? If so this can put a real damper on sleep time especially if the snorer goes to sleep  first. So what causes snoring and what can you do to reduce it? Continue reading