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

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.

Diets and Losing Weight

Dieting and Weight Loss

I’ve been using Primal Life Organics’ Hydrate daily for more than 4 months, and it (along with daily tracking of both my food/drink intake, and weight/steps), has helped me release over 30 pounds of excess weight!

Primal Life Organics Weight Loss. Naturally.

Yes, I track my food and drink intake, weight and steps walked daily, but I have continued to use Hydrate, even when I skip other supplements and believe it has contributed to my positive results!

As my readers know, I have been on the Omada weight management program for more than 6 months. I consistently log my food and water consumption, and the Omada app (connected to my iPhone Health app) tracks my steps. But, I believe the supplements I take, and variety of foods eaten, including rice, have helped me manage this journey and enabled me to stay consistent and release excess weight, naturally.

Hydrate is part of Primal Life Organics 3 part weight loss system that can be ordered separately: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/products/hydrate-naturally-supplement?_pos=1&_sid=4a012a6bb&_ss=r

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

I’ve carried excess weight on my body for over 20 years, and this is the first time I feel hopeful about my progress!

Why?

Because I feel I have all the components in place, from tracking apps, mind-body resilience programs (such as Integrated Spiral) that boost my mental stamina when I get bored or begin to move into a downward emotional spiral, etc.

I have gained hunger awareness and a good control over food cravings (yes, I still have some cravings, but I have really found a way to put them in their rightful place, and not in or ON my belly)! Haha!

I am actually having FUN challenging mySelf on this journey and allowing myself some flexibility, so it doesn’t feel so rigid! Denying myself certain foods always ended up getting me completely off track in years past. And I just don’t want to be so restrictive!

If I can be helpful or supportive to you, please reach out. I’ll encourage you, not nag—I promise.

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

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.

Crystal love!

I love crystals!

I can’t believe I haven’t written an article about crystals, until now! I have been collecting articles about crystals for awhile, and have books also, such as:

Crystal Bible

Crystal Bible 2

Crystal Bible 3

Not that these are the only books about crystals that I have, but they are the best for me to have in paperback form, as a full-time RVer (which, means we live in an RV = little space). In fact, I only order ebooks now. I have more than enough paper books—more than I could read in the rest of my life!

From the ground

I’ve had a thought for years that my wealth is “in the ground.”

Ever since my hubby and I watched a show on TV about this place where ine can dif in the dirt for diamonds, rubies, and such, I have wanted to go to Crater of Diamonds state park in Arkansas.

Would you like to go dig in the dirt with me? Please comment and share your crystal digging experiences! 💎

Difference and Ego

I love crystals and what they have to teach us about Ego; each are imbued with different gifts from the earth, yet one is not superior than another. Each type of crystal offers different aspects of beauty, brilliance, and energy.

To quote a beautiful like-minded friend,

At a higher vibration than arrogance (which only masks low self esteem), true Humility opens one up into a compassionate community supporting healthy self esteem, valuing each equally, enjoying ALL as we are all a part of each other, coming from the same creator source in Love.

Beverly McCaw

Healing mind and body

As I wrote previously (here in the comments, and here), I’m integrating crystals (minerals) more and more into my daily life. In particular, I’m using crystals to help ease negative energy out of my body when I feel anxious watching certain emotional movies or shows.

And the last time I went to the dentist (oral surgeon) to have a broken root canal tooth removed), I held a rose quartz pocket crystal to help me through the experience—and it did)!

Pocket rose quartz heart crystal

Energy follows thoughts and intentions. Thus, I allow my excess emotional charge to drain into whatever crystal I am holding. I also partner with rounded and pointed crystals to work on my acupressure points at the same time! Win-win! ❤️🌀💎

Crystal shapes best for acupressure work

Crystal Mantra

I love looking at crystals because like people’s opinions, every crystal is multifaceted.

Whenever I feel rattled, I say to myself, “I am multifaceted. No one can see ALL of my facets at any one given time. Turn, turn, turn.”

My intention is that I hope my words bring you ease, joy, and peace. OM ❤️🦋🌀🙏

As always, I’m your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Spirit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being. Launching a new holistic health & wellness coaching program soon!

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

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”, 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.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

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

Month 1 Results from using Primal Life Organics’ Carrot Seed Facial Package

Results from use of the Carrot Seed Facial Package from Primal Life Organics

From my previous article where I introduced you to Primal Life Organics’ Carrot Seed Skincare Package, this is the follow up I promised:

WOW! A carrot seed oil face cleansing and moisturizing system that IS truly wonderful for any type of skin!

Ease of consistent use

I am NOT a “beauty routine” kind of gal, but this system was sooo easy to use and integrate into my morning routine! It was actually enjoyable!

Starting from the first day, I was eager to wash my face with the luxurious carrot seed oil cleanser. I looked forward to its bubbly creamy consistency every morning, so that prompted me to continue using it day after day!

Skin improved

My skin is aging and sensitive, so I was excited to experience the rejuvenating properties of this carrot seed oil skin care from Primal Life Organics.

I started noticing a difference in my face pretty quickly!

  • Skin texture improved
  • Skin stayed smooth
  • Skin stayed hydrated all day (no dry or flaky areas!)
  • Age spots began to fade, or become less noticeable

Before and After

I know it may be difficult to see the difference in my skin from these pictures, but I can see it and FEEL the difference!

Note: Disregard the redness beside my nose from my eyeglasses. And the lighting is different in these photos.

Before (left) and After (right). After 30 days of using the Primal Life Organics carrot seed oil system.

If you want to experience any of these benefits for yourself, here’s how to order:

https://www.primallifeorganics.com/products/carrot-seed-primal-face-package-normal-to-oily

I am thrilled to be an “A-Team Member” for Primal Life Organics! #ATeamPLO #CarrotSeed

I share about Primal Life Organics #1 Best Natural Skincare because I love all of their products! 

Great savings

I’m excited to offer a couple different deals for you!

Take your pick:

Get $5.00 off your first purchase using my unique referral code: https://primallifeorganics.com/?redeem=5f375efc4bd722003db3270f

Or click the link below to receive a $10 gift card to order from Primal Life Organics! 

http://i.refs.cc/bE9PYRPq?smile_ref=eyJzbWlsZV9zb3VyY2UiOiJzbWlsZV91aSIsInNtaWxlX21lZGl1bSI6IiIsInNtaWxlX2NhbXBhaWduIjoicmVmZXJyYWxfcHJvZ3JhbSIsInNtaWxlX2N1c3RvbWVyX2lkIjoyMzE5NzYyMTd9

Previous posts about Primal Life Organics

Remember my previous posts about my dental issues and how I found Primal Life Organics tooth whitening system?

https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/12/30/dental-advice-for-vibrant-health-and-bright-smiles/

And when I wrote about hand sanitizers:

https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2020/04/26/gloves-masks-sanitizer-oh-my/

As always, I’m your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Spirit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being. I’ll be offering a new holistic health & wellness coaching program soon!

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

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”, both available on Amazon.

I can come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. 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.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

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

Wash your pretty face!

Wash your pretty face!

I’ve only recently come to know of the benefits of washing my face with carrot seed oil. And thankfully, Primal Life Organics, a company I love and trust, is now offering a fantastic Carrot Seed Package: a carrot seed oil face cleansing and moisturizing system wonderful for any skin type!

Who knew a beauty routine could be a natural remedy for dry skin, oily skin, aging skin, and acne? I have normal, but sensitive skin, and excited to find the restorative properties of carrot seed oil in skin care.

Unboxing Primal Life Organics’ carrot seed oil facial system.

This carrot seed facial system is new to me, but because I trust Primal Life Organics and use many of their products, I wanted to give these products a try.

Primal Life Organics puts so much care into their products, right down to the way they box their products for shipping! Love it! ❤️😉

Primal Life Organics Carrot Seed Cleanser

Primal Life Organics has all the ingredient information and “how to use” on the link below. I am offering the “steps” here, so you can see how simple it is to use. (My way doesn’t have to be your way though. Life is an art!)

Step 1: Cleanse

  • Wet your face with water;
  • Shake the bottle of cleanser and then pour a dime size amount into one hand and rub it in your hands for a few seconds (to make it frothy and creamy);
  • Massage the luxurious creamy cleanser all over your face and throat. I massage down to the chest. What is left, I massage the back of my hands too!
  • Leave it on a few seconds or so and wipe off with a warm washcloth (so spa like)!
Primal Life Organics Carrot Seed Elixir (serum)

Step 2: Soothe

Note: I like applying the elixir (serum) just after washing my face because my skin is still damp. I tried it once after my face was dry, but for my aging skin, it just felt easier to glide it on moist skin.

  • Shake the bottle of elixir a bit and then pour a dime size amount into one hand, rub your hands together lightly to distribute the oil;
  • Massage the soothing serum all over your face and throat. Massage down to the chest. Use your jade roller or other facial tool at this time too!
  • Leave this on the skin to bathe your skin in beautiful healthy nutrients!

Step 3: Moisturize

I scoop out a dime or less of this moisturizer with the back of my fingernail, (or use a tiny plastic spoon from a previous herbal remedy), and rub this between my fingers and apply to the skin right over the serum.

  • Massage the creamy moisturizer (balm) all over your face and throat. Massage down to the chest.
  • Leave this on the skin to keep your skin glowing and soft all day!

I’ll post again in a few weeks to show the results! So far, I am really loving the products and their ease of use! Note: I am typically not a 3 part skin system person, so I am fascinated that these products have inspired me to perform this routine. ❤️😉

Here’s how to order:

https://www.primallifeorganics.com/products/carrot-seed-primal-face-package-normal-to-oily

Happy to be an “A-Team Member” for Primal Life Organics! #ATeamPLO #CarrotSeed 😊

I share about Primal Life Organics #1 Best Natural Skincare because I love all of their products!

So, I have a couple deals for you! Take your pick: Get $5.00 off your first purchase using my unique referral code: https://primallifeorganics.com/?redeem=5f375efc4bd722003db3270f

Or click the link below to receive a $10 gift card to order from Primal Life Organics!

http://i.refs.cc/bE9PYRPq?smile_ref=eyJzbWlsZV9zb3VyY2UiOiJzbWlsZV91aSIsInNtaWxlX21lZGl1bSI6IiIsInNtaWxlX2NhbXBhaWduIjoicmVmZXJyYWxfcHJvZ3JhbSIsInNtaWxlX2N1c3RvbWVyX2lkIjoyMzE5NzYyMTd9

Remember my previous posts about my dental issues and how I found Primal Life Organics tooth whitening system?

https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/12/30/dental-advice-for-vibrant-health-and-bright-smiles/

And when I wrote about hand sanitizers:

https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2020/04/26/gloves-masks-sanitizer-oh-my/

As always, I’m your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Spirit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being. I’ll be offering a new holistic health & wellness coaching program soon!

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

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”, both available on Amazon.

I can come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. 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.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

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

For those who have trouble meditating

Do you have trouble meditating?

There is this one little physical thing you can do (that a massage therapist taught me years ago), when you are wanting to meditate, but feel that you can’t because your mind is racing.

I learned this one move, and have taught it to many other since, that helped me in the beginning when I couldn’t seem to meditate because my mind was always ON.

Try the following procedure and let me know if it helps.

Trouble meditating?

The procedure

Start by closing your eyes and rubbing two fingers (of each hand), up the bridge of both sides of your nose, and while maintaining the same pressure, move your fingers over and above your eye brows to make circles around yours eyes.

You can do this several times, and even go in reverse circles, lightening the pressure as you go.

As you notice your thoughts slowing down, you can stop this motion and relax your hands to your sides and then simply focus on your breathing.

The outcome

This one move really can ease the mind racing or mind chatter, especially when one begins learning meditation. Namaste. OM ❤️🦋🌀

Reach out

If you would like some help learning more about simple living, independent thinking, meditation, social media marketing, naturally attracting your best life (and dream clients), comment below.

Check out my previous article about meditation:

https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/why-i-meditate-daily/

And here is a morning meditation audio that may help you:

A bit about us:

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he is a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (of over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs on http://RichardMurrey.com or check out his latest 24 songs here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC53E21F-JlTW2iQmPcEIWkQ

I’m 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, I’ve written a new book (in the making for 13 years), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format). Buy it here.

As well, you can hire us to promote your book, band, business, or services here: https://www.facebook.com/MurreyMakers-103294764612382/

Be the person your soul beckons you to be and let us promote you!

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

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Do you read health books?

Do you read health books?

NEWS! I’ve finished writing my health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life!

Well, actually, I published the book nearly two years ago. But, somehow I think now is the best time for it to gain massive exposure.

I painstakingly wrote, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, to open a door to the abundance of holistic health options that most either aren’t aware of, or might have one or more mental blocks about trying.

In the book, I talk about cancer, rebuilding the immune system, improving memory and mental clarity, easing pain, and more. I present information about healing asthma and allergies, breathing better, and reversing chronic diseases.

Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life focuses on all the options people have that their doctors may not tell them about (even if they know of them). The book provides 50+ questions you can use as a starting point to have a more thorough conversation with your doctor.
It’s about taking your power back, taking ownership and personal responsibility for your health. It’s about doing what you can naturally, using holistic health and wellness methods to live vibrantly.

I survived pharmaceuticals! My original design for t-shirts, mugs, and such, because it’s true!

Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life offers a thought bridge from the world of Western mainstream medicine to the varied and extensive ease and flow of the balancing Eastern healing arts. It is a gentle introduction to multiple natural paths to wholeness and mind-body wellness. Connecting us with spirit, it raises hope. With ease and grace, it soothes the soul.

If you suffer from chronic dis-ease, you may find this book offers you a path back to wholeness that can be fully embraced (by the mind, body, and spirit) and easily integrated into daily life.

My book cover: Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life!

Target audience

Adults over 18. Anyone struggling with chronic health issues, such as: asthma, allergies, back pain, cancer, immune challenges, joint pain, memory impairment, or simply experiencing low energy and vitality.

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”, both available on Amazon.

I can come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. 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.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

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

Melbourne Florida health breakthrough! Saturday October 12, 2019

Join us in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday October 12, 2019

We’re hosting one of the largest health meetings in east central Florida this Saturday, beginning at 12:30pm (I’ll be there at noon)!

We will be featuring the ASEA Redox product line and have folks from the corporate office flying in to meet you!

This is such an exciting time in history!

Come and join us to learn more about this health technology breakthrough and sample the products.

Click this link to get your free ticket:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-frontiers-in-health-tickets-71717237187

Meet me and find out why I look and feel years younger after taking ASEA Redox for a year. (Get a glimpse about it here.)

Meet others who have turned their health around–and changed their life (both their health and finances)!

Stay for an hour or so to learn about the products, or longer to learn about the business (whether you only want to earn free products or create a legacy business to sustain your family).

Your invitation - Melbourne FL Saturday October 12, 2019

Photo Sheila Murrey
Sheila Murrey

#FloridaEvents #ThingsToDo #CocoaWest #Cocoa #Melbourne #Viera #Florida #HealthBreakthrough #EmergingScience #HealthTechnology #ASEA #holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

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”, both available now.

I am available to come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

After 13 years, my newest book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

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Natural remedies for a cough or cold

Natural cold remedies

In a previous article, I listed some of the best natural remedies I rely on for reducing sinus congestion (garlic capsules), but this time, I want to focus on giving you some easy natural remedies whenever you have a cough or cold.

Apple Cider Vinegar mixture

This is one of the mixtures I either buy at a health food store, or make on my own, which consists of:

  • Apple cider vinegar (ACV)
  • garlic
  • onions
  • cayenne
  • horseradish
  • ginger root (or ginger powder in the herb aisle of your grocery store)

I’ve tried a few different formulations of this concoction and it works every time.

Essential oils

Or, I take a few drops of Young Living Thieves blend, or lemon (as shown in this picture) of therapeutic essential oil and blend it in my Vitamix along with one fresh cucumber, one lemon or lime, and an inch or two of ginger root water (which I peel and blend with 2 cups of water).

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I’ve also put a drop or two of the essential oils on my tongue and then drink this water but recently I’ve quit taking the oils that way. I’ve also dropped one drop of P73 Oreganol on my tongue–but it’s really spicy hot, so be careful if you decide to try that.

Tea, Bone broth, or Golden milk

Otherwise, if these remedy ideas seem too strong for you, try some warm tea, bone broth, or golden milk (which has turmeric in it). I love it! It’s super soothing. Bone broth and found it to be hydrating and energizing.

Nasal rinse

At the first sign of congestion, I grab my netipot (or clean condiment squirt bottle) and fill it with room temp purified water with a half teaspoon (more or less) of buffered salt (you can buy it where netipots are sold), and shake until the salt is fully dispersed in the water.

Over my bathroom sink, I bend over a bit and squirt the saline water up my nose (doing one nostril first), then again, while I tilt my head to the side I want the stuff to drain from and allow the water to flow in. Repeat for the other side (blowing my nose after completing each nostril), allowing the water and mucous to drain out. Watch a YouTube video on this if you are unsure about how to do it.

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Herbs and minerals

I also take herbs of Ashwaganda and Echinacea for 5 to 7 days during the time of experiencing any cold symptoms. For me, it helps. Your experience may be different.

Seek the help of a qualified licensed health practitioner, such as a naturopath or Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

I’ve also tried colloidal silver with varying degree of results.

Elderberry deactivates the cold virus and strengthens cells so that our bodies can better resist a virus multiplying; also effective for removing congestion from the respiratory tract. Take daily through the winter. For age two-plus.

Here’s the honey I use also, if I add it to the tea–and the raw garlic:

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I’ve read that most Americans are deficient in magnesium and other minerals, so whenever I have a cough or cold, sore throat, I make sure that I’m taking my trace minerals, bathing in epsom salts, or that kind of thing. And if you don’t have a bathtub, just take 2 ounces of epsom salt with you in a little cup to the shower. Take some of it in your hand and rub it all over your body. Sure, it won’t stay on long, but every bit helps.

Homeopathy

I love these particular homeopathic pills. They are my go to remedy for lots of things. You can find that at most good health food stores. They’ll have a chart/booklet to help you with the ones you need. Or of course, you could consult with your naturopathic doctor to determine the best ones for you!

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Lastly, I haven’t had so much as a cough or sniffle since beginning the daily practice of drinking water out of a copper mug, and taking ASEA Redox (2 ounces in the morning and 2 ounces in the evening). Grand preventives!

For a concise helpful list of foods and herbs you might also take to ease a cold or flu, check out this article by Robyn Openshaw, The Green Smoothie Girl: https://greensmoothiegirl.com/immune-system-foods-herbs-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-512511

UPDATE: I hadn’t been sick in over a year, but due to some “bug” going around (and I say, “bug” because some gals I had talked with during the Sedona, AZ retreat–who were all from other various parts of the country–also came down with these cold symptoms). Plus, my friend from New Mexico (whom I had seen 5 days after I had gotten back from Sedona), wasn’t feeling well.

My symptoms were: coughing, sneezing, sore throat, and chills! I had been out of ASEA for 4 days too, and had not been using my copper mug! For me, it just seemed to be the perfect storm of events to catch this cold, after sitting outside in the rain one evening, the air had dropped to cooler temps, thus I had gotten chilled. Ugh!

Thankfully, I followed most of my advice here and added a few more tips.

I called an herbalist friend who told me I didn’t need as much garlic, based on my symptoms, and that lemon balm tea, Pau D’arco, and Nettle tea were all good for me to take. And she suggested I take some Wild Cherry Bark syrup (but I only had the capsules). She also kindly dropped by a bag of her cold and cough blend of herbs for tea, which eased my cough considerably. I added White Willow Bark capsules, to help relieve the pain of the sore throat and only took them at night.

This time instead of taking cough drops, I took a teaspoon of manuka honey a few times a day and before bed, plus ate a few soft black licorice pieces.

Additional remedies
Additional remedies

My disclaimer: I offer this information for educational purposes only. You can use it to ask better questions of your licensed health practitioner. I am not a doctor. I am not diagnosing or offering any kind of treatment.

I believe our bodies have innate healing abilities, just like how our skin heals on its own if we cut or burn it.

If it doesn’t hurt, why not give it a try?

The words in this post are my personal experiences only.

To our feeling great, better health, and longevity,

Sheila Murrey

Your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Spirit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being.

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”, both available now.

I am available to come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

If you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it.

I am interested in participating in any raw and living food’s festivals in Florida – if you would like to reach out to me to help you get that going!

Send me an email and keep in touch.

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UPDATE 9/12/2018:

The book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now 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/

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