Depressive thoughts?

Robyn Openshaw, aka the Green Smoothie Girl, sent an email out that speaks to exactly what I started doing mid summer 2020 that pulled me out of Lockdown depression!!

What did Robyn say?

Balance.

Yes, it’s all about Balance.

She’s been talking and writing tips for staying mentally, emotionally, and physically well for some time, see this article of Robyn’s from April 2021:

https://greensmoothiegirl.com/natural-ways-deal-with-stress/

But my problem was, I didn’t reach out to Robyn (or search her blog), reach out to anyone, or even read my own book, when I experienced DEPRESSING THOUGHTS!

Thankfully, I was able to pull out of the DEEP dark hole in mind, but it was a scary time! I didn’t even cry (as I would have years ago). But my strong WILL kicked in at some point, and I told myself, “Go for a walk.” That’s right! As simple and innocuous as that sounds, just getting off my rear and stepping outside, really was the beginning to me getting my Life back!

I started noting things I noticed in Nature. I started noting new thoughts as they dropped into my mind, as I was walking.

It was hot.

I was sweaty.

I had bugs nipping at my body.

Then, I began Communing with the Trees on our property and along the dirt street while I was walking.

After a few weeks, I had started a new diet program that came my way. And I had started some new supplements.

I found a bit of relief with each step I took.

I found a bit of relief with each step I took. Yes, I did.

But what became even more exciting was that I began to codify my thought processes and subsequent actions.

And all of that is what I pulled together to create the loose, creative framework for others to use in building their own daily ritual(s) called, Integrated Spiral™.

Because we already have all the books, videos, podcasts, tools, and such to get ourselves healthy and happy, but not the processes in place to integrate them into each day!

And the thing is, practicing simply a few Integrated Spiral methods, the first is something I call, Gratitude F-L-O-W, you can begin to experience a mood lift! I love uplifting others. Now, we can help each other. It is possible to feel better, relieve anxious feelings and find relief from the struggle. Let’s talk.

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I’m an open vessel of Spirit (Source | Omniscience | Energy) offering a 4-week, small group, self-coaching transformational program called, Integrated Spiral. Mindful daily practices to apply what we have and bring us back into balance: mind, body, spirit, and soul. Expanding our perspectives to diffuse tension (within ourselves) and empower (and improve) our relationships—even the ones we think we’ve lost.

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Naturally healed asthma

Naturally reversed asthma

The medical professionals will say you can’t heal asthma, but I did. And I wrote a book about it.

But I haven’t been very vocal about how I healed my body or put my story out there front and center with gusto.

Why?

Because I thought, “Who am I”?

I’m not a doctor, nurse, biologist, or scientist.

So, why should anyone listen to me?

And worse, what if someone attempted to follow in my footsteps and failed to heal their body?

But, nothing I wrote in my book, can hurt anyone. And I do propose that one puts together a health /medical team to aid and support them in their healing journey.

Naturally healed asthma

I follow the same “rule” as medical professionals. The Hippocratic Oath. First, Do No Harm.

I believe in personal responsibility.

I believe in our sovereign power to choose.

I believe in doing ones due diligence.

I believe in the body’s innate healing ability.

And until our body is in the dirt, I believe in HOPE. (And that there’s no such thing as “false hope.”)

Naturally healing asthma may take time, it took my six months to get off 5 prescription medications and detox, and awhile longer to incorporate deep breathing exercises into my daily life and feel (and mentally accept) that my lungs were healed.

The mental component in all of this cannot be emphasized enough because asthma sufferers have been steeped in the Biology of Belief that asthma cannot be reversed. Yes, read that book too, Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton.

I am living proof that one can heal.

I have been off all allergy and asthma meds since 2005! And I breathe full and deep, clearly! No wheezing!

If any of this resonates with you, and you or a loved one is suffering with asthma, please message me. You can connect with me on Messenger, Instagram, email, or Twitter.

https://allmylinks.com/sheila-murrey

I cannot diagnose, treat, cure, etc. but I can share my experience with you and offer information that may be of benefit.

If I can’t offer someone information, what’s the point of my wellness, writing, and blogging. It’s paying it forward and back. It’s my legacy.

Many blessings to you in ALL ways. 

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Whiten your teeth without pain or sensitivity

Improve gum health while brightening your smile!

Yes, you can brighten your smile and improve the health of your gums at the same time! A real win-win!

Get noticed with whiter teeth. And spend less time at the dentist office when you improve the health of your gums.

Tooth sensitivity will be a thing of the past when you use Primal Life Organics whitening system. YAY!

Here is your chance to impress your dentist, boss, significant other, and friends. Be your own whitening dental hygienist!

Create a healthy white smile!

Primal Life Organics LED light Real White tooth whitening system is superb anti-aging self-care, and easy natural remedy for oral care.

Primal Life Organics Real White Teeth Whitening System

Primal Life Organics Real White Teeth Whitening System kills bacteria in your mouth so your breath is fresher too!

The REAL WHITE TEETH WHITENER offers the following:

  • double the lights (16 red/16 blue)
  • THREE treatment options (red, blue, red & blue)
  • a built-in timer

The on-off button offers the ability to toggle through and choose the color of lights (red or blue—or both), you want ON, depending upon your need. And you can use this device untethered to your phone or computer—no cord!

Whiten while going about your morning routine.

This teeth whitening device is cordless, rechargeable… and 100% portable!

Primal Life Organics LED tooth whitening system empowers you to improve your dental health and take it to the next level with ease.

Dave Asprey, of Bulletproof says, “Upgrade your dental health to an Oralgasm… yes, it’s a thing!”

Now is a great time to get your Natural Teeth Whitener -> https://naturalteethwhiteners.com

And if you’re new to Primal Life Organics, you can save money by buying this kit. Many love it! -> https://dentaldetoxbox.com/

Listen to Trina Felber talk with Dave Asprey here: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/blogs/primal-life-organics-blog/achieve-oralgasm-with-a-dirty-mouth-trina-felber-with-dave-asprey-753?utm_campaign=LED%20UPGRADE%20%28UGuMXB%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=LED%20blue%2Fred&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJzaGVpbGEubXVycmV5QGdtYWlsLmNvbSIsICJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFKZDN1aSJ9

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida #naturalremedies #takeyourhealthintoyourhands #empoweryourself #alternativehealth #getyourhealthback #dentalalternatives

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my updated health book (that took 13 years to research, test, and write), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Support a small business: Sipology

What do you think of Sipology?

Do you drink tea?

I had been drinking tea daily until we moved off grid last year and found out how much power it took to boil water. So, I was intrigued and open to learning if there was any new way that I could have tea without boiling water.

Sipology tea (Photo credit: Sipology website)

A friend of my daughter does these Facebook Live videos where she makes tea, kombucha and such.

So, I reached out to my daughter’s friend and got the name of her friend who sells tea online. Meet Christina. (Click here to visit her Facebook page.)

So far, I am really enjoying room temperature or cold matcha tea! I bought several flavors of Sipology tea from Christina (her website) and am excited to say, I love them all! (They have individual packets of matcha tea in various flavors that you can try before buying the larger containers too—and I love that!)

Sipology offers herbal teas and essential oils to assist our natural health and healing lifestyle.

Tea sure brings me back to my personal state of ease and calm I had been missing since our move. Ah, just to sit and BE with a cup of tea. Yes, it’s the little things in life sometimes that bring the greatest joy.

I also really like that the flavored tea I bought only use Stevia as a sweetener, so each cup only has 5 calories! Hehe! Win-win! ❤️😉

Why buy tea (or anything else) from a small business?

No one should be worked to death so billionaires, bankers, insurance companies, lawyers, shareholders and government can profit.

Those institutions are the real pyramid schemes, not the MLMs, Direct sales, network marketing and party plan businesses.

Thus, I support small businesses. I am the change that needs to occur to shift the balance of power back to the PEOPLE.

Here’s what I do. I vote with my dollars by supporting small businesses every month, such as:

Where do you shop?

I support businesses that are co-operatives (co-ops), employee-owned, etc. and quit supporting anything (or giving to charities) where CEOs were outrageously profiting. ❤️🦋🌀〰️🔥🙏☯️

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

My Primal Life Organics journey continues

Self Care, Anti-aging (or “sage-ing”) with Primal Life Organics

I have added some new products by Primal Life Organics to my self care and anti-aging or “sage-ing” routine. 🌅💦🌱

I don’t wear makeup (haven’t for about 10 years anyway), but I thought I’d try Primal Life Organics face foundation makeup for whenever we get the opportunity to perform our music out “LIVE” again.

Primal Life Organics natural foundation makeup

I love that these come in sample sizes, as that is all I will use in a couple years! Ha! And they allow you to add as much or little as you need to achieve the coverage you want, wet or dry!

You can also mix and blend these colors to get the perfect color for you! Sure to compliment your skin tone, and so easy!

Primal Life Organics foundation in light, medium. and dark colors

I also really love Primal Life Organics’ Stick Up™ natural deodorant! I actually only have to apply it every other day or so! (Quite inexpensive in my particular case.)

Primal Life Organics Stick Up™ Natural Deodorant

See what a fan I am of natural products? Haha! In the next pic, I show the near powder consistency of this deodorant and that it makes it easy to apply!

I’m always using natural products to help my body detox and restore balance (as just living in today’s world is toxic on many levels)! 😉

Primal Life Organics Stick Up™ Natural Deodorant

It’s so easy to apply, and when massaged in, gives you a bit extra self care to your underarm lymph nodes! (As you know, our lymph nodes and entire lymphatic system will enjoy and use all the help we can give it!) ❤️

This is what I call a double duty natural remedy—when you get double (or more) benefits from one product!

Primal Life Organics’ Stick Up™ natural deodorant

My weight loss journey continues with the assistance of Primal Life Organics’ weight loss system, Weight Loss Naturally Supplement. (As shown from their email to me below):

You can order Primal Life Organics weight loss system here: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/products/weight-loss-naturally-supplement?_pos=1&_sid=d4e0c3155&_ss=r

No more need to use water to wash your hair when traveling or incapacitated.

Love my naturally curly hair with this aWEsOMe product

Salty hair texturizer from Primal Life Organics

My naturally curly hair stays in bouncy style with this texturizing spray by Primal Life Organics on wet hair.

Like I stated in a previous blog article, living Off Grid, I’ve made a lot of adjustments and sacrifices, like not having hot water! So, when I wash my hair (once a week), I don’t want to use much on it to maintain bouncy curls. Primal Life Organics has hit a home run with this product though! I love it! My curls are defined, and look fantastic, even the next day (after sleeping), and for several days! Game changer for me! And it’s EASY!

Primal Life Organics Salty hair texturizer can be found here: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/collections/hiar-products/products/salty-hair-texturizing-spray

Me with my Salty hair and wearing my Everything Resolves to Gratitude t-shirt (wink!)

Gratitude design for t-shirts, mugs, stickers, etc here:
https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/7100940-everything-resolves-to-gratitude?store_id=183016

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida #naturalremedies #takeyourhealthintoyourhands #empoweryourself #alternativehealth #getyourhealthback #dentalalternatives

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my updated health book (that took 13 years to research, test, and write), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Natural hair care – wet or dry!

Care for your hair naturally, wet or dry!

Now, you can care for your hair naturally, whether it’s wet or dry with new products by Primal Life Organics.

The quickest and easiest way to wash your hair is by massaging in this Dirty Poo dry shampoo by Primal Life Organics:

Salty for wet styling and Dirty Poo for dry “washing”

No more need to use water to wash your hair when traveling or incapacitated.

Dirty Poo dry shampoo and Salty hair texturizer

Helps reduce oily hair and scalp between washings!

Since moving Off Grid last year, I’ve had to adjust to only washing my hair once a week! (I used to at least wet my naturally curly hair each morning in the shower, so it could air dry and set right.)

Dirty Poo dry shampoo
Long list of ingredients (see whole list on Primal Life Organics website)

So, Primal Life Organics product, Dirty Poo, is so handy to help keep my hair and scalp less oily all week! I’m really grateful for it! Also, it doesn’t have any scent and isn’t heavy or gritty. I know some people don’t like scented hair care products. I also found Dirty Poo very easy to use.

Dirty Poo dry shampoo – opening the jar
Dirty poo dry shampoo – consistency

Oily hair and scalp can be easily taken care of by using Dirty Poo dry shampoo. https://www.primallifeorganics.com/collections/hiar-products/products/dirty-poo-primal-hair-wash

Really helps “set” my naturally curly hair!

Salty hair texturizer from Primal Life Organics

Create an amazing style with this Salt hair texturizing spray by Primal Life Organics on wet hair. It gives hair great bounce and hold!

Living Off Grid, I’ve had to make a lot of adjustments and sacrifices, like not having hot water! So, when I wash my hair (once a week), I want a setting spray that works that keeps my curls bouncy and “set” for longer than just one day. Primal Life Organics has hit a home run with this product! I love it! My curls are defined, and look fantastic, even the next day (after sleeping), and for several days! Game changer for me!

Salty from Primal Life Organics (ingredients)

Primal Life Organics Salty hair texturizer can be found here: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/collections/hiar-products/products/salty-hair-texturizing-spray

Me with my Salty hair and wearing my Everything Resolves to Gratitude t-shirt (wink!)

Gratitude design for t-shirts, mugs, stickers, etc here:
https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/7100940-everything-resolves-to-gratitude?store_id=183016

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida #naturalremedies #takeyourhealthintoyourhands #empoweryourself #alternativehealth #getyourhealthback #dentalalternatives

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my updated health book (that took 13 years to research, test, and write), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Healthy gums and whiter teeth? Yes!

Get healthy gums and whiter teeth with light!

When you can improve your appearance and increase the health of your gums and teeth, that’s a real win-win! Well, get ready to smile that big runway smile!

Primal Life Organics Real White Teeth Whitening System

The quickest and easiest thing you can do to improve your facial appearance (after smiling), is to whiten your teeth. And whiter brighter teeth get noticed. As well, whiter teeth and healthy gums are anti-aging too!

Primal Life Organics Real White Teeth Whitening Device

No more tooth sensitivity after whitening! Primal Life Organics took the pain out of teeth whitening. YAY!

Now is your chance to impress your dentist, boss, significant other, and friends. Be your own whitening dental hygienist!

Create a healthy white smile!

Using this LED light Real White tooth whitening system is grand self-care, and I do consider light as a natural remedy. (Wink!)

Primal Life Organics Real White Teeth Whitening System

Primal Life Organics Real White Teeth Whitening System will also kill bacteria in your mouth so your breath is fresher too!

The REAL WHITE TEETH WHITENER offers the following:

  • double the lights (16 red/16 blue)
  • THREE treatment options (red, blue, red & blue)
  • a built-in timer

I love that I can quickly touch the on-off button to toggle through and choose the color of lights (red or blue—or both), I want ON, depending upon my need, and that I can use this device untethered to my phone or computer—no cord!

Whiten while going about your morning routine.

This teeth whitening device is cordless, rechargeable… and 100% portable!

Primal Life Organics LED tooth whitening system empowers you to improve your dental health and take it to the next level with ease.

Dave Asprey, of Bulletproof says, “Upgrade your dental health to an Oralgasm… yes, it’s a thing!”

Now is a great time to get your Natural Teeth Whitener -> https://naturalteethwhiteners.com

And if you’re new to Primal Life Organics, you can save money by buying this kit. I hear people are loving it! -> https://dentaldetoxbox.com/

Listen to Trina Felber talk with Dave Asprey here: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/blogs/primal-life-organics-blog/achieve-oralgasm-with-a-dirty-mouth-trina-felber-with-dave-asprey-753?utm_campaign=LED%20UPGRADE%20%28UGuMXB%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=LED%20blue%2Fred&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJzaGVpbGEubXVycmV5QGdtYWlsLmNvbSIsICJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFKZDN1aSJ9

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida #naturalremedies #takeyourhealthintoyourhands #empoweryourself #alternativehealth #getyourhealthback #dentalalternatives

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my updated health book (that took 13 years to research, test, and write), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Health List: The little things add up!

Little things add up to stay healthy

What I’ve been doing since (or before February 2020 to stay healthy (your results may vary):

  • Align spirit and soul
  • Practice self care: mind and body
  • Practice meditation
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Do a GRATITUDE ritual every morning
  • Say a heartfelt “Thank you” to people and things in my environment (telling someone they’re wonderful is aWEsOMe too!)
  • Consume 4 ounces of a certain redox signaling molecules liquid daily (over 2 years)
  • Consume Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, B vitamins, Zinc
  • Practice intermittent fasting (IF)
  • Heal my gut issues (thanks to Paleovalley)
  • Hydrate my body by drinking about 64 ounces of pure water each day (I add Primal Life Organics’ Hydrate to it also to help)
  • Continue improving my fascia – thanks to Ashley Black’s fascia blasters: https://www.ashleyblackguru.com/?rfsn=4010015.a4ba8e
  • Open public doors (like at the Post Office) with the bottom of my shirt
  • If my face itches, wipe it with my shirt sleeve or neck of my shirt
  • Wipe my fingers on my clothing after touching anything in public, especially after inputting my PIN during checkout process
  • Bag my own groceries
  • Do breathwork, especially after going out in public
  • Breathe out forcefully (through my nose) several times immediately after leaving a store
  • Use hand sanitizer immediately upon getting back into the car
  • Wash my hands thoroughly (when I get home) before doing anything else after going out—thanks to nurse Trina Felber, creator of Primal Life Organics for her informative hand washing video!
  • Shine my Photonic Health 660nm red light up my nose, in ears, and on my head and neck especially after going out
  • Brush my teeth with Primal Life Organics’ Dirty Mouth Toothpowder – Buy here: http://i.refs.cc/bE9PYRPq?smile_ref=eyJzbWlsZV9zb3VyY2UiOiJzbWlsZV91aSIsInNtaWxlX21lZGl1bSI6IiIsInNtaWxlX2NhbXBhaWduIjoicmVmZXJyYWxfcHJvZ3JhbSIsInNtaWxlX2N1c3RvbWVyX2lkIjoyMzE5NzYyMTd9
  • Use Primal Life Organics’ copper tongue scraper (and drink water out of a copper cup once a day—I believe in the health benefits of copper!
  • Sing (Self tuning Sound Therapy!)
  • Move my body often: Pilates, Qigong, Yoga, walk, dance, Yamuna (thanks to ongoing encouragement of my former teachers via their texts, podcast episodes, Facebook groups, and Live videos!)
  • Log my food and water intake (been doing that for 2+ years)
  • Weigh in each morning (since 9/19/20) thanks to Florida Blue’s Omada weight management program
  • Hug my body in new ways
  • Use self acupressure (nightly routine to beat the nighttime snacking habit and kick it to the curb!)
  • Hug my husband
  • Hug my son, his girlfriend, and our neighbors
  • Strengthen bonds with friends
  • Stay busy, but take time to rest and relax
  • Be “Present” MORE
  • Bring my WHOLE self into my work
  • Learn new things (Living “Off Grid” has been quite challenging!)
  • Take cold showers (thanks to Wim Hof and our new “Off Grid” pioneer-like lifestyle)
  • Released the COVID lockdown weight (thanks to the Omada program and Primal Life Organics weight loss supplements!)

Mood

Yes, I had gained 20 pounds in 3 months due to being stressed and depressed—mood can trigger all kinds of hormonal changes… plus, all the self sabotaging-thoughts like, “we’re all gonna die, so I’ll eat what I want” that seem to crop up when all you hear is doom and freaking gloom crap! But, thankfully, when I got my head back on straight, I released all 20 pounds in about 4.5 months.

Now, I feel so accomplished and motivated to lose the rest of the excess weight I’ve carried on my body for over 20 years! —Read more about what I’m doing here: https://sheilamurrey.net/2020/12/20/integration-diet/

Little things add up!

A bit about me:

Personal Energy teacher with a brand new, 4-week, small group, self-coaching transformational program called, Integrated Spiral. All about transformative daily practices that apply what we have and bring us back into balance: mind, body, spirit, and soul. We expand our perspectives to diffuse tension (within ourselves) and empower (and improve) our relationships—even the ones we think we’ve lost.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my updated health book (that took 13 years to research, test, and write), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

2020: Review of a Challenging, Adjusting, and Healing Year

2020 Year in Review: Challenging, Adjusting, and Healing

I was sooo very fortunate to go on a Yoga cruise (facilitated by Cindy Bartz of Tampa, Florida) in January, just after my birthday. Yep. A self-care gift to ME!

Two of my girlfriends went with me and we had a blast! One brought another friend, so the four of us could pal around. It was aWEsOMe! Little did I know then how much I was going to need Yoga, breathwork, and every tip I picked up there during the days, weeks, and months to come.

In Cozumel Mexico Jan 2020

2020 has been an emotionally turbulent year for me. Physically, we moved from Merritt Island, Florida on Feb. 29th, and then, days later, the emotional rollercoaster of the COVID-19 virus began (with all of its associated fear mongering, misinformation, disinformation, judgmental attitudes, lockdowns, etc. And we don’t even watch the news!), but I hear enough from my own circles of influence.

We had all kinds of plans for 2020. But most got canceled or postponed, and we couldn’t even explore our new area either. And that all set me up for depression, weight gain (and thankfully now, weight loss), along with some extremely tense and emotional days (as we fumbled with adjusting to off grid living).

Minding My Energy became like a cosmic joke—played on ME! (This is a t-shirt design I made in 2019, way before I knew I would have to literally manage our energy when we moved “off grid”!

In hindsight, we shouldn’t have tackled moving off the grid this year, but we really had NO IDEA how cRaZy challenging it would be, or that something called COVID would occur.

My son on the roof of our 5th wheel to cut tree branches so “we’d fit” into our RV off grid spot.

On the other hand, we’re now, considered “preppers,” and fairly self-contained (and ready) to handle whatever comes our way! Haha!

Awakening

I did manage to make it to emcee the Awakening Into the Sun outdoor yoga and music festival the first weekend in March (it’s an annual event). But even that weekend presented issues for me.

Crystal Bay hotel in St. Pete (where we usually stay), was booked solid, so I chose a different hotel near the park and I could walk to the event. That turned out to be the wrong choice for me, because between the downtown traffic, and the fact that it got cold that night and the window wouldn’t close in the hotel room bathroom, I was cold and couldn’t sleep. And though I complained to the front desk, no one came to fix the window.

I love doing emcee work, and the festival was aWEsOMe, but only two of my friends showed up, and there seemed a somber tone hanging over the crowd. We were at a new park this year, much larger, so I remember thinking that was all it was, but just 3 days later we would all become acutely aware of what was going on.

Awakening is such a good word to use to describe all of the challenges I was to experience this year as I managed my own Energy (in myriad ways), and dove into my shadow to shake up the things within me that needed clearing, healing, and balancing.

And while I’m getting there (working my own Integrated Spiral program), I am not as fine tuned as I desire—yet. Maybe I never will be, but that is my work and mission for the rest of my life.

Canceled travel plans

This year, what with all the Stay Home orders, and our secluded living arrangement (though we are camping on the same property as my son), the announcement about COVID, the closing of restaurants and shops, and cancellation of our travel plans, took a toll on my psyche.

My son shaved my head about a month into our living here. No way could I deal with wearing a mask (and not have the rubber bands from in tangle in all my naturally curly hair)! Plus, I felt like I wanted to hang in solidarity with two friends who had lost their hair due to chemo treatments to treat cancer. A show of gratitude and support for them.

Shaving my head also gave me one less thing to think about, as my workload doubled through the summer months too, which didn’t help my stress levels.

List of plans that were canceled or postponed:

  • Alania’s Gainesville retreat (prepaid)
  • SoulTreat (prepaid / postponed to Oct 2021)
  • Rock Your Gift (ticket had been included in price of coaching package – cancelled)
  • 40th High School reunion
  • Trip to my home state to lay my parent’s remains to rest (which was to occur the week I went home for my HS reunion).
2020: Challenging, Adjusting, and Healing

Family comes to Florida

We were lucky to get to see my husband’s sister and her husband this year! So many people decided not to travel. And many campgrounds closed for awhile, which made those who thought about traveling wary (and weary)!

They booked their camping trip within a 30-45 minute drive from our place, and finding it wasn’t easy, but we made it there, and enjoyed our visit immensely. They also camped at another campground outside of St. Augustine, and we drove over there too for an early evening and dinner. That was a lovely park (and much easier to find than the first one had been. Dang GPS that only lead to a back entrance, which was gated and locked with no attendant).

As well, my husband’s twin brothers decided to drive down to see us for a few days this summer, so that was nice too! And though we couldn’t find much to do (one of the botanical gardens we visited had most of their trails closed), at least we got to sit and visit, eat a few meals together, and watch Animusic on DVD in our RV.

Visiting friends in Florida

When professional offices reopened, we took a road trip to Merritt Island, so I could have oral surgery on one of my front teeth (which I had put off for more than a year—more about that here).

We were so starved for social interaction (and missed good friends there), that even with my gums bleeding, we gathered with several friends for two nights out at our old favorite hangout.

Later in the year, in December, we took a short road trip to attend one of my best friends Christmas party. I really needed the emotional reassurance by then. But that was it, as far as travel was concerned for us this year.

Making new friends

I was almost remiss in mentioning that we made new friends this year—our neighbors Aaron and Abby! And as well, my son’s girlfriend—who hung out with us most weekends! Rachael really kept me sane, I think!

And we often hung out by a bonfire on weekend evenings, which helped us let go of the stress from the work week. ❤️😉

🔥 Bonfire 🔥

Sacred Celtic Journey

We are sure glad we went to Ireland, England, and Scotland last year! I doubt we’ll be flying anywhere ever again from all the restrictions that may be put in place. For more about our incredible 2019 trip, read all 3 parts, beginning here.

I am also so thankful when I look back on my winning an ENTRY into the neolithic burial tomb Newgrange chamber for the 2019 Winter Solstice sunrise on Dec 18th!!! Because no one was allowed in the tomb this Winter Solstice! That means, I was one of 60 people (picked from 30,861 applications) to be IN that incredible chamber for the last Winter Solstice (hopefully it will reopen to guests soon).

Here’s to a better 2021!
My Newgrange triple spiral pendant from Ireland, hanging on my mom’s gold chain with my butterfly 🦋 from my bestie since grade school, Doris.

I joked with a friend recently, that if I didn’t know better, I would think I brought COVID back to the USA from Ireland because I had a cRaZy flu days after returning from Ireland last year!

Looking back, I feel the Winter Solstice that didn’t shine sunbeams into the chamber was meant to warn me of the tumultuous year ahead. And that I would be working on my shadow self this year—and I have. ☯️

Seeing my girls

One of the outings I missed the most this year, was my annual trip to see my daughter and granddaughters in New Hampshire. I love them sooo much! And I miss hugging them, taking the oldest to painting sessions, playing games and dolls, and simply smelling their hair (it’s a mommy and grandma thing, I bet)!

Due to COVID, my daughter and I made the mutual decision it would be best for us not to travel and visit. (Mostly due to her wanting to protect me, since I have had a history of asthma—cleared since 2005, and to safeguard my husband, who’s over age 65). But, PROTECT is still a word I meditate on, because I don’t believe one can protect themselves or anyone from everything. Not really. I mean, Life is terminal. If we aren’t living it, what’s it for anyway? ❤️🦋🌀

Thankfully, I get to video chat with my granddaughters often (the eldest one—almost daily), though not getting together with them this year has greatly impacted me emotionally.

Online classes

Because we’ve been staying home, I’ve had more time to participate in online groups and programs. I’ll share a few next:

I participated in a couple short programs offered on Facebook by Alania Starhawk, Janine McJannet, Robin Quinn Keehn, Cheryl Chaffee, Patti Stevens, and Michelle Howe. I’ve linked to their site or programs, so you can get more information as desired. I highly recommend all of these ladies and the work and gifts they share.

I am currently participating in VShred and Activ5 exercise routines. I have been sooo impressed about both of these programs, in particular because of their associated smartphone apps. Read more about that here.

I completed my one year business coaching program that I had bought into last December for my husband and I to figure out how we could work together to showcase his original music, travel, and combine his genius talent, experience, and education with mine. We setup MurreyMakers.com and I include his soft guitar playing within my Integrated Spiral self-coaching, small group transformational program too.

Since I gained weight during the COVID lockdowns, I was offered a really effective diet program through my health insurance. It’s called Omada, and it’s helped me walk more, eat less, improve my mindset and do better with intermittent fasting too! No more counting calories!

Experimenting to find what works

From sitting and gaining weight (going down the rabbit hole, emotional spiral, and my own shadow), I discovered (or uncovered) methods that helped me beat nighttime snacking (hint: essential oils, homemade tinctures and tonics, Activ5, doing my nails and applying Color Street polish, as well as working on creative hobbies); begin and maintain a daily habit of walking outside; and improve my mindset (Everything Resolves to Gratitude).

Winning!

Mid year, I began to think my winning streak was over, but then I won again! It may not sound like much, but I won a $50 gift certificate from author JJ Virgin and stocked up on healthy foods from her website: https://jjvirgin.com

Then, I participated in my Robin’s weeklong Facebook challenge, The CLEPTO Code™ Challenge (her group is called, Overdoers Anonymous), to pick up some new strategies on how to not overcommit.

And get this! The grand prize winner of that challenge, Miles Eddy, gifted me with part of his prize! A $100 gift card! What a complete surprise! We all got so much out of her challenge (aside from the prizes), and I know it’s going to give each of us a boost of confidence to grow and shine in 2021!

You can be a winner too!

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I put this new program together to help others find balance because I’m an empath. But, here’s the thing. I thought, until very recently, that I had to fix or save others in order to ease the pain I felt. Not true. I have to process, clear, and lighten my feelings first! Ha!
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A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available on Amazon.

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

After 13 years of research and work, my health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available at: https://read.barnesandnoble.com/book/take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

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Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my updated health book (that took 13 years to research, test, and write), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

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Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.