Healing options

Life is fabulous.

Being chronically ill for so many years has taken me on a wondrous adventure of learning.  I feel blessed to be able to share with you my adventure so you too can experience the joy of healing.  Recently I have been finding so much valuable information.  I hope you enjoy this information as much as I have.

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These three books have helped open my mind to new approaches to healing I had never considered before. I highly recommend starting with The Emotion Code.  This book helped me realize I was doing a great job taking care of my physical body by eating plant-based, but that I was neglecting my Energy Body.  I am not the expert though so I will refer you to the book to understand what I mean by “energy body”.  After reading The Emotion Code I went to Dr. Nelsons website:  Discover Healing and I was able to find a practitioner near me in Mesa, AZ who is helping me heal my energy body.  If you are in the Mesa area I highly recommend Victory Energy Wellness, ask for an Emotion Code appointment with Jolene the owner.

Jolene recommended several books to me during my appointment and I started with reading Evolve Your Brain.  In this book I learned the power of our brain in regards to healing.  The author shares his story of his miraculous healing from a serious vehicle versus man on a bike crash.  During his recovery he discover Ramtha:  The White Book.

Since reading these books I have been able to change my thinking to increase my healing capabilities.  I apologize in advance if any of this healing information is vague, I just don’t want to try to explain any of it to you when you should learn from the experts like I did.  I hope you will open yourself up to healing options that you may not have considered before.

Who has time to read all of these books?

You may be wondering how you are going to find time to read all of these books or you may be thinking “I don’t have the money to buy all of these books”.  I want to share with you how I read all of these books in a very short period of time and for very little cost.  First of all, I highly recommend you search for them for free through your local library.  My library has an app available, so I done have even go to the library, I just log on to the app and check out the book I want.  I like to get the audio book version so I can listen to the book in the car on the way to and from work.  I also listen to books while doing my chores, gardening, and while cooking.

If you cannot find the book you want through your library, kindle ebooks are a great inexpensive option.  I have the Amazon Echo at home, so I have Alexa read my kindle ebooks to me.  I am sure this is also available with other virtual assistants, for example I have also used Siri on my iPhone.  Siri reads books and articles to me all of the time.  I wish you joy and healing on your adventure.

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Time for a new book to read…Proteinaholic

I bought this book awhile back, and have been wanting to dive in, but I never seem to make enough time to sit and read, more often I will check out an audiobook from the library and listen to it while multitasking.  I like to listen and run or cook.  I also listen while driving to and from work.  An audiobook is also great while doing chores or working in the garden.  Last time I read a book it was on vacation this summer and I read Finding Ultra.  I have heard lots of good things about Proteinaholic from podcasts I listen to.  I will provide a review after I finish reading it.  If you can’t wait for my review, feel free to check it out yourself.

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Review of Finding Ultra by Rich Roll

While I was on vacation, I set a couple of goals I wanted to accomplish:  first I wanted to try Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP)…done.  Love it!  Second:  I wanted to finish reading a book.  I happened to check out Finding Ultra after getting interested in improving my aerobic fat burning, so that became my goal book.  I had my trusty iPad with me and was able to read the book for free by using my library card and checking out the digital version with my Overdrive app and reading on my free Kindle app.  (I usually “read” more audio books because I listen to them while running, but this one was not available in audio form, so I actually read it).  I accomplished my second goal too, and I am glad I did because I learned a lot about being a plant-based endurance athlete.

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Finding Ultra by Rich Roll

Before reading this book I thought of ultra endurance as unhealthy!  How can running 100 miles be good for you?  I learned how amazing our bodies are and just how much they are capable of.  I once thought marathons were not healthy either.  I now am seriously planning to run my first marathon some day soon.  I ran my first half marathon this year (April 2016) and felt really good, I didn’t even hit any dreaded wall or have any bears jump on my back.  Rich Roll is about five years older than me, so I feel confident that I can complete a marathon safely in my old age.

Rich shared some very personal moments in his book about overcoming addiction and fatigue.  His stories inspired me to be a better me.  Like Rich, I too was an athlete at a young age.  His sport was swimming, mine was running.  He learned a love of swimming partially because he was good at it, just like me with running.  We both competed in college, he in swimming and I in running.  Our stories differ in my ways too, I was lucky to never have felt the grasp of addiction (well besides chocolate, does that count?). Another similarity I have to Rich is being reunited with my love of running after finding a plant-based lifestyle.  Once he started eating plants he found new energy and a desire to exercise.  I found this to be true for myself as well.

I loved hearing about how he is a family man and how he tried to balance his ultra training, work, and family time.  It can be a struggle trying to reach an important goal and not let other priorities slide.  His passion was apparent to his family and they supported him and encouraged him.  They helped encourage him when he thought he might be focusing too much on his ultra goal and letting work or family priorities slide.

This book may not be for everyone, but if you have any desire to be plant-based or to get in shape I highly recommend it.  You will experience some of his lowest lows and highest highes in the pages and hopefully it will awaken in you a desire to live life a little fuller, like it has done for me.