As this month started I was made to slow down by a massive sinus infection. During these days I was unable to work and unable to be productive when I tried. However all that time in bed I started to think, could this be my bodies way of telling me to slow down? I finally concluded that yes it was. Well maybe not slow down but yet become more organized in my approach. Simply put going at warp speed without an outline of what you’re doing is INSANE!!!! See even Life Coaches need a slap in the face once in awhile to get on track. Some of you know I wear many hats and play different roles in my community and at home but it can be exhausting to the point it finally took a physical toll. I am taking this month to refocus and structure my time and do what I do best, help others manage their life J I love making others life more calm and easier! Duh that’s why I chose the field I am in. Hello! I am having an ah ha moment. What area’s can you adjust in your life to bring happiness and ease?
Today I am preparing for the busy yet exciting schedule I have made myself in 2012. As I take time to reflect and plan, I think of all that must be done and get truely overwhelmed. Then I remind myself that I just need to focus on one task at a time and worry about the rest later. I have decided to give myself a worry time once a day between 8:30 and 9pm (bath time) and that is the time to worry otherwise I must say "worry about it later". During this time I must find a solution or forget about it until the next worry time. Worrying is a huge time waster but it must be done, only for some it is debilitating. I will not waist time in 2012! This is my first step in my preparations. The next is to set a schedule with deadlines. Even when just personal deadlines are good. We all react better if we start with an end in sight to measure our progress. Nobody like to feel as is they are just spinning there wheels on a daily basis. I am determined to blog here more and would like to here topics that interest you so please feel free to share. My goal is one a week and if I get more great! So the more you give me to talk about the better:) Well I am now off to my next task on my list (updating events). Have a great day everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I know! I know! I need to get on the ball writing on here but I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! My New Years resolution... Post more often :)
P.S. It's snowing here in the desert! We will get a white Christmas!!!
So to date I have only been back in town 6 days and things are crazy hectic and oh so good! We are getting back on track and demolishing bumps in the road. With some time away and a lot of business evaluation we are ready to make waves. I do have a lot of hats to wear but I am devoted to making each project just as important as the next. I am excited to say I will be hosting several workshops and speaking engagements in the next few months all while making the products you have grown to love. Working on a holiday line and helping my children start their own line of Natural body products made for kids by kids look for it November 1st. Also on my list I am working on adding a shopping cart to the website, updating it (btw we have a new url www.naturallybalancednm.com), I will be releasing a book soon, working with my new accounts to promote business and filling my roll with Hot Pink Perspective as there Social Media Princess and film guru with AlamogordoLive.net. Last but not least I am ramping up for the expansion of the personal & business coaching area of my business. See.... back with a BLAST! Keep watch for the latest and greatest updates. I will do my best to post every week. I look forward to chatting and sharing with you all! Don't forget to like our facebook page :)
I met the new owners of Bust Colorado last night. They are very kind and have a great mission that really speaks to my heart. They are aiming to provide local products made by local artist. With an a new Apothecary shop added to the unique home decor at affordable prices and a growing number of local plants I was in heaven! I am so excited to have met the and to announce I will be able sell my Natural Body Care line, hold workshops and meet clients in this wonderful setting right in the beautiful mountains of Colorado when I am in town. Because I grew up in the area and visit often, they are happy to call me local. They even offered me a job if I ever move back. I love my adventures to Colorado! Well I am off for now to back a Peach Cobbler with freash Colorado Peaches. Good day my Naturally Balanced friends :)
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Change can be exciting and overwhelming. We are headed for big changes in our office as we speak. Moving to a bigger space is exciting and frightening. More people are going to be in and out. More responsibility and more craziness in my Naturally Balanced world. I felt compleatly out of control of the situation. But at the same time I think it will add some more balance too. I have had to be strict on making myself understand my gut feelings verses my emotional feeling on this one as I was excited and yet still fighting the idea. So I meditated over this and listened to my body on the choices I had in front of me. On that note I have now adjusted evaluated and am completely EXCITED for the changes. I can't wait to share more later.
How do you deal with change?
Tell me your thoughts on the new food plate...
This is out of the norm but in my effort to remain Naturally Balanced I must say... I read a lot of blogs and interact with many positive motivated people on a daily bases. Most days negative hateful attitudes don't faze me until it comes from one or two people. I will not name them but if you know me you know whom I am speaking of. I have been reminded that even the most motivated positive people need a nudge but for the most part they know there boundaries so handle it well. I have especially let a few people get under my skin lately and then I read this tip from PositiveWomenRock.com We teach people how we want to be treated by allowing and disallowing. We usually do this unconsciously and then we're surprised at the treatment we receive.
How do you REALLY want to be treated and how many people in your life currently treat you that way? This got me thinking even harder on the subject. We learn through habit and allowance. You would not ask me to let another person treat me this way and would in fact scold me for doing so however you expect me to allow you to speak and treat me in the same ways. Well excuse me but I am no longer going to let you make me feel that way today or any day. A roller coaster will make even the most seasoned rider sick if riding enough times. I say it's time to get off. This is my declaration to you all of you whom try build me up then try to break me down. I will NOT allow you anymore. You can no longer talk negative hateful words to me. The worlds problems are not my fault and neither are yours. This is the life we have been given now what we do with it is a choice. You can be miserable and hateful on your own but you will not make me feel bad for being who I am. I am happy, willing, able, teachable, loving, kind, smart, patient, passionate, helpful and strong. Because I love me, all of me, I must stand up and say excuse me but I will not let you make me feel that way today.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
What the Science Says A review of the scientific evidence on CAM and hepatitis C found the following:
Milk thistle (scientific name Silybum marianum) is a plant from the aster family. Silymarin, the active extract of milk thistle, is believed to be responsible for the herb's medicinal qualities. Milk thistle has been used in Europe as a treatment for liver disease and jaundice since the 16th century. In the United States, silymarin is the most popular CAM product taken by people with liver disease.
Laboratory studies suggest that milk thistle may benefit the liver by protecting and promoting the growth of liver cells, fighting oxidation (a chemical process that can damage cells), and inhibiting inflammation. Study results from small clinical trials on milk thistle for liver diseases have been mixed; however, most of these studies have not been rigorously designed, or they have looked at various types of liver diseases—not just hepatitis C. High-quality, well-designed clinical trials have not proven that milk thistle or silymarin is beneficial for treating hepatitis C. The HALT-C study mentioned above found that silymarin use by hepatitis C patients was associated with fewer and milder symptoms of liver disease and somewhat better quality of life, but there was no change in virus activity or liver inflammation. The researchers emphasize that this was a retrospective study, not a controlled clinical trial. More research on milk thistle for hepatitis C is needed before a recommendation can be made.
Milk thistle is generally well tolerated and has shown few side effects in clinical trials involving patients with liver disease. It may cause a laxative effect, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal bloating, fullness, and pain, and it can produce allergic reactions (especially among people who are allergic to plants in the same family, such as ragweed, chrysanthemum, marigold, and daisy).
Other supplements are also being studied for hepatitis C. For example:
Each year with my birthday, it was yesterday, I take time to sit back and look over my life, who I am were am I going, am I who and where I want to be? Sometimes it's a slap in the face and others make you see you must just be grateful for all you have, but being grateful doesn't mean there is not room for improvement. As I look back over the past year I find that NO I may not be where I wish to be and NO I am still not the person I want to be but I am certainly on the path to getting there. As hard as it may be at times I have made it a point to build a new group of people around me. I am now calling them betters. I have criteria for you to be a better and if you are not a better I will limit my time with you. What is a better? I ask myself are you going to better me, my life or my spirit by knowing you? Do you encourage me to be a better? A better person, a better professional, a better mother or friend? Do you inspire me to be better to be more? We all need to make it a point to surround our self’s with like minded individuals to make us better. To be who we want to be and go where we want to go. So are you and are the people around you a better? I have no time for thoughs who hold me back or tear me down.
Angella M. Trout CNC, RA
As a Nutritional Consultant and Lifestyle Coach I am passionate about teaching others about total balance in health and spirit. As a real life person with real life struggles.