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Real Power Comes Gently… From Balance

26 Jan

I don’t start many sentences with “I believe”. It feels like an irrevocable moral contract of some kind – something never to be taken lightly. Right now, I have a couple of those rattling around.

I believe in energy and the body’s power to gently guide that energy to get results.

Let me explain.

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We live our lives in these things made mostly of water, fueled by chemical and electrical activity – that’s energy. With all things that run on energy, the right mix of elements – all those key components to fire the mechanism properly—is pretty important for optimum functioning. If our goal is to maintain a mixture that supports living in a particular way, tracking those balances, as if watching a monitor, is necessary. Not too much and not too little but always fluid and flexible.

I believe that we can reset those balances by doing course corrections, big and small, along the way.

Note the studies examining BNDF – a little protein that we know is released during exercise. This little protein has the power to tap into DNA and make something happen. BNDF actually unlocks a rule programmed in DNA, found specifically on chromosome 11, and triggers a particular sequence of events that tells the body to create new cells – researchers believe that that sequence triggers the creation of new neurons.

Think about that for a second.

Every time I step on the elliptical or go out for a vigorous walk I am telling my body that I want more neurons… I want to grow. That is not just energy but that is power.

That is one protein and one tiny set of instructions in our DNA but one that can be seen in the lab – today.

Not science fiction.

Not voodoo or mysticism.

One protien that we have the power to activate personally every single day.

Just imagine the possibilities as this branch of research deepens and scientist continue to unlock the mysteries of the relationship between our behaviors and our bodies.

Goose bumps, right?

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The Lovers, the Dreamers, & Me! #GoCubsGo #FlytheW!

23 Oct

Watch out all of you who say I am overly optimistic and that my outlook on life is entirely too hopeful because you know what? Dreams do come true.

I woke up this morning knowing, not just hoping or wishing or feeling but knowing that the Chicago Cubs, my Cubs, the team I fell in love with in 1965 and have cheered for every year since, are going to the World Series in my lifetime.

I am now officially an empowered believer.

Beware all you naysayers because my dream list – that list I am now officially empowered to believe and know will come true – is long and lofty!

Here is just a sampling of my Believer’s List this morning.

Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States not only because the alternative is horrifying but primarily because we truly are stronger together and she will prove that.

Citizens of the world, not just a privileged few, will have the chance to feel the power of serving others – the power that will propel them to new personal heights – so deeply that they will repeat that service over and over and over leaving an indelible mark on hearts across the globe.

Children, all over the world including right here at home, will go to bed well fed with the proper nutrition for their bodies and brains to grow and thrive.

Girls and young women, globally, will have the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, sanitary environment.

Climate change scientists – the real Earth keepers – will drive the plan to save the planet and the world will listen and follow.

Barack Obama will take his seat on the Supreme Court.

And my hope for you?
You will wake up tomorrow and ask yourself “What if everything went right today?”…and it does.


Now imagine yourself as an empowered dreamer. What is on your list?

This piece is also posted on the blog at SoulBasedHealers.com

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