Lies I Was Told About Getting Older

I’ve been thinking about this subject for a few weeks now, I will be 47 at the end of June 2013, which I do not consider to be old.  Some of you in your 20′s will beg to differ with this opinion, and some of you in your 60′s and 70′s will consider me a spring chicken!

The reason I started thinking about this is because I realized I had some belief patterns that were a little stuck in my subconscious mind.  When we believe something we make it our Reality.  If we believe it can’t be done, we quit trying.  If we believe this is how life is, then that is how OUR life is.  This is where I found myself to be.

I am actively working on replacing these old limiting belief patterns with new ones that will serve me a lot better in my life.  My young and vibrant life!

THE TOP 5 LIES I WAS TOLD ABOUT AGING

  1. Beauty fades – I heard this a lot when I was younger, and still see it around now on Social Media sites and hear it from some “inspirational” speakers.  Beauty changes, but it does not fade.  I know some very beautiful women that have 20 or 30 or even 40 years on me.
  2. It is harder to lose weight as you get older – our metabolism might slow down a little bit, BUT … it is because we LET it.  Kids have a higher metabolism, but they are constantly moving (unless they are addicted to TV or video games, but that’s another subject).  The less you move, the slower your metabolism.  Your metabolism might not be as young as it used to be, but you probably aren’t moving as much as you used to either.
  3. Your body gets stiff as you get older – with some people yes.  But it doesn’t HAVE to.  You might have to make a more conscious effort to keep from getting stiff, but it doesn’t have to happen.  Not saying that I never have stiffness in my own body, but I find that doing yoga, or even the most basic of stretches can keep the stiffness at bay.
  4. Your memory isn’t as good as it was when you are younger – this is almost true for me, but its because I have let it be.  I am working on changing certain aspects of that.  I find that with some things, it is not always that your memory isn’t as good, its that a lot of things are a lot less important than they used to be.  You may not need to ‘keep score’ with certain things anymore.  Another reason, is that we allow ourselves to get wrapped up in a lot of different thoughts at once.  Practicing awareness of what it is we are doing and thinking can improve our short term memory.  As can exercising our brain.  Doing certain puzzles, or playing memory games can help.
  5. It is harder to change or accept change as you get older – I don’t believe this at all.  I believe that there are a lot of older people who do not like change, even ones that used to embrace change, but once again, this is all in your head.  Some people, as they get older, lose sight of having a future goal.  It is our future goals that keep us going.  As we get older, our goals might change, but we can still have them.  If we do not have a goal to strive for, we get stagnant:   You are either growing or dying.  Without a goal, you are essentially dying (this can be at 20 or at 90).

Some of you who are quite a bit older than I am might say that I just don’t know what I’m talking about.  You might be thinking “Just wait till you get to my age!”   I guess all I have to say to that is “okay”.  When I was a kid, I had people who were in their 40′s saying that to me – we’ll I’m your age now, and I don’t feel as lousy as you told me you felt back then.

Now, and in the future, I will try and keep my mind and my body moving.  I will make goals, and I will move toward them.  If I find myself getting ‘stuck in a rut’ (been there already many times in my life), I will pick something, anything new to begin to move towards.

 

Exercise, Blood Sugars and Feeling Better

I came across this video this week and wanted to share it with you.  It is by Dr. Doug McGuff and in it he speaks about exercise and blood sugar levels.  He has written a book called “Body by Science” and mentions it in the video, but it is NOT a sales type of video.  It is full of a lot of good information that may help you if you want it.

A lot of my clients are suffering from fatigue and soreness.  Many doctors will tell you that this is “Fibromyalga“.  I am no doctor, however, I can tell you that some of the symptoms are due to our diet and exercise habits.

If you are suffering from fatigue, or soreness, or obesity, or just want to feel better, it would be worth it to watch this one.

Body By Science from Pinpoint Multimedia on Vimeo.

Fibromyalga

I am not a doctor. This post is based on a combination of personal experience, messages I have gotten for clients that have, or think they have fibromyalga, and speaking with friends who have been diagnosed with fibromyalga.

It is amazing how many people are suffering from this. There are some things that over 90% of people with fibromyalga have in common:

Something major has changed in their life in the last two years

  • Career has become more stressful

  • They have started to live with someone or gotten married

  • They have had extreme financial difficulty

  • They have had an injury and have had to take time off

  • They have started taking a new prescription drug

If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalga, please take a look at what has been going on in your life. Most people say that it seemed to happen suddenly. The thing is, it takes time for your body to change once you change a habit.

Just as an example: You move in with your boyfriend. Your eating habits change, bit by bit, over time. You get busier. Take less time out for yourself at the gym because you are enjoying the company of your new mate. Over the course of a year or two, your habits become very different. Then one day, you get diagnosed.

Another example. You lose your job. You get a new job. Your new job isn’t exactly what you wanted, you are stressed out. You are not making as much money as you did before. You cannot afford to buy the best food, or you may just be too tired to cook. Maybe you eat out more or you eat more processed foods. You may not be able to afford as much fresh food, or organic food as you did before. You are tired, and flop after work, rather than going out to be with friends.

You have an injury or a surgery and are not as mobile as you were before. You have some down-time where you are unable to get out as much. You maybe put on a few pounds, or just don’t feel as energetic as you did before. After recouperating, you still don’t have as much energy and are not able to drag yourself to the gym, or out with friends.

Something has happened with your health. Whether it be hormones, blood pressure changes, or any other malady. Your doctor puts you on a pill. Sometime between about 6 months and 24 months later, you end up with fibromyalga.

This will not apply to 100% of you that have fibromyalga. And, once again, I am not a doctor. However, I have had clients with this disease where their guides have told me the cause of their illness, and in most cases, one of the above changes applies.

A couple of 2009 "News" Stories I Disagree With

Don’t believe everything you read in the paper or see on the news.

The media seems to have a way of spinning things so that people end up being mis-informed about things.

Its as if some people on the planet that don’t want us to be healthy and free of fear will tell us just about anything to get us to avoid things that are good for us.
Is it the drug companies? Could be.
Government? Maybe.

Rather than focus on Conspiracy Theories though, I will just add a subject to my blog about media mis-information. I won’t get into the H1N1 flu thing in this post, but aside from that there have been two very big news stories that I feel have misinformed people in 2009 and I would like to share a different take on them with you.

The first example is organics. In the summertime there was a huge news story about organics. In the story it was saying that after extensive testing, there was no point in buying organic and paying the extra money because it wasn’t more nutritious.

I don’t know about you, but I buy organic for what it does NOT have, not just for what it does. It often tastes better, but that is just my opinion.

I buy it because it doesn’t have all the pesticides and poisons in it. It is not sprayed with chemicals, nor do the farmers use chemical fertilizers. I don’t care if its more (or even less), nutritious. I don’t want to be ingesting any more pesticides than I have to thanks. Even with meat and dairy. I would rather not have all of the growth hormones and antibiotics that go along with non-organic.

In the spring there was a headline that stated “Glucosamine does not help with Arthritis Pain”. I have arthritis. I take glucosamine for the health of my joints. I take glucosamine to help rebuild my joint cartilage ~ or at the very least keep it from degenerating any more. I do not now, nor have I EVER taken glucosamine for pain. I can only assume that the media puts that story out there to get people to stop taking ‘health food’ type ‘medications’. Like I wrote before, I don’t want to get too much into conspiracy theories but why the heck put out misleading information like that. From what I gather, the intent of the media story was to get people to stop “wasting their money” on glucosamine “for pain”. I wonder how many people quit taking it because of that story. Glucosamine can help the joints, even if not the pain.

Would the “powers that be” rather that we be spending money on pain medications and surgeries? Hmmm. Makes you wonder. Me personally, I’d rather take the vitamins that help rebuild the joints whether it stops the pain or not. I’m no doctor, but I personally would rather try and keep my knees from getting worse than just rely on some kind of surgery later in my life.

As for what stops the pain and what is often sold along with glucosamine. MSM. I DO take MSM for the arthritis pain. I have taken it for many years and it works really well. So well in fact, that if I quit taking it for a few days I notice that I have not taken it. I rarely, if ever take pain pills for the arthritis in my knees. I have taken MSM and Glucosamine separately, and for me, its definitely the MSM that stops the pain. Before I started taking Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM together I would often have to take many pain pills to be able to cope. If you decide to take MSM, I have found that once it is out of your system (or if it hasn’t been in it yet), it can take a couple of weeks before it starts to work well.

I want to say again, I am no doctor. I am not suggesting you take anything without first talking to your doctor. I just wanted to clear up a couple of things that I saw written in the media that I think is doing a disservice to those of us that are trying to take care of ourselves.

Intention Heals Project

I received this email last week and wanted to share it with all of you.  I think it is a very interesting event and the results may end up surprising you.  What one feels, all feel. We are all a part of the same energy. I am looking forward to seeing the results of this Project.

I went to see Adam Dreamhealer about 4 years ago and have subscribed to his newsletters ever since. He’s a very interesting fellow. A truly gifted healer. Might be worth checking him out for yourself.  You can use the links below to take part in this event. Everything that follows is the text from the email I received.

First Global Intention Heals Project

Adam has put together a project which will involve thousands of participants from around the world.The purpose is to demonstrate if we can use our intentions to influence the brain waves of others and consequently their healing.

He is requesting that you and your friends or contacts participate in this truly global project. On November 8th, (01:15pm PST) at the Vancouver workshop all 700 attendees and Adam will be focusing on sending specific intentions to an individual hooked up to an EEG monitor. This individual will have a health issue that we are going to focus our healing intentions on, using a visualization that Adam will announce.

We have also contacted over 50,000 on our newsletter, Facebook and Twitter to inspire as many participants as possible in order to make this project a success. This will be the first of many research projects planned for the future through DreamHealer.

Most who are following Adam’s journey know that our intentions influence our health and our reality. Since Adam knows without a doubt that our intentions have an influence on our health, he has a desire to prove it scientifically. Although many of you also understand this, it is important to conduct the scientific research to help others make decisions with regards to their healing.

Access to this project can be found on our main website. By signing up to participate you will be given a link to view details of the visualization to be used; a picture of the individual who will be hooked up to the EEG and some information on this individual. His picture will be placed on that page within 5 minutes of the start of the project. This will allow time for the EEG equipment to be set up first.
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In Closing
“What appears to separate us is only illusionary. It follows that what we do for ourselves is ultimately what we do for everyone. Helping everyone is therefore an unavoidable outcome of truly helping ourselves.” – Adam.

Sincerely,

DreamHealer

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