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I am gestating in the womb of change and progress.

I am developing the skills and strength to become reborn in my own image without the yoke of false hope, without the bearing of bloody lies, without the praise for being different tainted with shame. The strings and ropes that moored me to the shore are severed with my clear consent. I am no longer anchored at the pier of someone else’s demands and lack of mercy. What is no longer necessary for my survival is falling away rapidly, some of which is regret.

I Regret that I didn’t realize sooner what was occurring. I Regret that my need to hope that things would improve could not be sated by the harmful actions of others. Regret that I saw the omens, realized the map, and ignored my compass.

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I stood there staring into the eyes of a stranger.

I stood there staring into the eyes of a woman I’d known my entire life, into the eyes of woman who was distorted by circumstance.Only this stranger knew me all too well. She was a testament to my story. She’d been there all along bearing witness to my weaknesses. She was there when my desire to give in to the endless gaping hole of emptiness that tempted me. She understood me. However, I despised her. I wondered how I’d come to hate her so. I wondered why the sight of her made me cringe. This woman. The woman who danced with my shadows, who’d once shown me her beautiful face and made me promises of sweet milk and honey. The longer I gazed into her eyes, I began to see that I was a mere reflection of everything I once was, a reflection of everything I secretly desired to be once more.

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“Self-love and self-care are a ‘delicious cycle’. The more self-love we discover, the better we want to take care of ourselves; and the more we care for ourselves, the more self-love we will uncover in the process.”

-Asante George  

What does it truly mean to beautiful?

I am almost certain that every person reading this will answer the question differently. We all have our own perceptions of beauty and we all want to live up to the standards of those perceptions. The only problem with this is that our perceptions are typically unreal and therefore, unattainable. We put so much emphasis on being an unattainable ideal, we forget what the essence of real beauty is.

What if I told you that you were a goddess with incredible beauty and insurmountable power?

For many years, beauty was something I felt as if I lacked. To me, it was a foreign concept that I could only grasp if I were a little more ‘this’ or a little less ‘that’. I suffered with feelings of low self-worth. After reaching a point where my own true nature was completely unrecognizable to me, I embarked on a journey to discover the authentic me that was buried deep within.

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Holistic health empowerment

is not avoidance of a health issue, nor is it the extreme imbalance through the refusal of wellness methods that may assist you in your healing journey.  If you have fears or concerns about your health care provider, seek one that is well versed in the holistic path.  There are many naturopathic doctors that are also medical doctors.  They will help you to acclimate to a lifestyle of healing while honoring your beliefs.  You have the right to choose your doctor.

An important aspect of holistic wellness is knowing your options, both allopathic and holistic, before making important decisions regarding your medical condition or preserving your health.  A Passive relationship with your doctor and/or your symptoms is not a guarantee for the best treatment or optimum health.  It is important for you to be aware of medical advances, recalls, side effects and other factors that will help you in maintaining your well-being. Working in concert with your doctor will create a relationship of mutual respect and free flowing information.

Research:

Doing important research on pharmaceuticals related to your condition could be the difference between life and death.  Many pharm companies produce medicines that cover more than one ailment and subsequently treat a wide variety of health issues. Research the effects of the drug on previous patients specific to your condition and weigh the long-term cost of the effects it may have on your body.

It is also imperative that you research your doctor.  Does your doctor specialize in your health status? Know your health history when you go for your annual visit and be ready to ask pointed questions about the outcomes of other patients your prospective doctor has seen.

Do the Work:

Your health care begins with you, not when you are preparing for a doctor visit two weeks before.  Take care of your health with regular exercise, healthy eating, and well-managed emotions.  Make the grocery store your pharmacy, and fresh air a daily ritual. Hydrate your body and feed your mind positive messages.  Treat yourself with the utmost of sacred care.  When the time comes to visit with your doctor you will be relaxed and appreciative of your endeavors to better health.

Decisions, Decisions: 

Every health decision is a step toward a day without pain. Your life is precious and each aspect must come into account for your total health.  Seek to make your decisions in a global way that will benefit your mental-emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being.  Each aspect of you needs to remain in harmonious balance in order for your quality of life to remain beneficial.

 

The Tumeric Miracle! 

 

When I lay in bed at night, I think of all I accomplished during the day, things I could have done or said differently…things I hope for tomorrow.

 

I like to explore ideas and figure out exactly where I stand on issues of the day. I consider my stance on body image. I mull over the level of poverty in my neighborhood, in my state, in my country, in the world. I focus on big solutions for little problems such as build tiny houses for the homeless. These whiz through my brain at a million miles an hour like a constant hum of distant activity that I can’t quite pin down. It sometimes gets worse when the lights go out.

As I watch others struggling with similar issues in their heart-minds, it occurs to me that being in the now, being mindful, is meaningful to me. The woulda-coulda-shouldas are distractions from what’s really happening. They are ways my mind tells me that I’m ditching out on things all day long (even though they’re there) so that I can survive. I build up a dam of “Yes, sir. No, sir” all day and in the still of the night my mind has a chance to breathe the emotions I’ve suppressed during the day. It’s the larger than life minutia that builds frustration, anxiety, misdeeds mishandled and things that cause the water to break through the dam.

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