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Developing a Powerful Mind That Heals

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A while ago I was doing some research and came across a Washington Post article with the title, “Harvard Medical School professor says ‘Miracles from Heaven’ and other remarkable cures could be real.” This obviously got my attention and quick. I was so excited by what I was reading, I don’t think I blinked once!

The reference to ‘Miracles from Heaven’ was about a movie (based on a real event) that came out a couple of years ago, about a young girl with an incurable illness who was miraculously healed after visiting Heaven and coming back.

As the article points out, religious people call what happened to the girl a miracle while scientists and medical professionals call it “spontaneous remission” or “placebo responses.” Either way, the movie points to something I have been shouting from the rooftop for decades: Much of our physical reality, including our precious health, is created in our minds. Literally. When I hear bigshot Harvard medical professors agree with me, it gives me goosebumps.

The article mentions another individual who experienced a remarkable cure. A woman by the name of Claire Haser who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Of all the cancers, that’s kinda the biggie. Even chemo and radiation don’t generally cure a person, they only give them a few more months on Earth.

In other words, in the history of cancer, a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is a bona fide death sentence.

Understanding her situation, Claire refused chemo or any traditional treatments and said to her doctor that instead, she needed to “not chase a cure but rather to change her relationship with fear.”

What happened?

The cancer simply disappeared. DISAPPEARED. Five years later when she had an abdominal scan there was nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

A woman was diagnosed with PANCREATIC CANCER and DID NOT DIE FROM IT. Let that sit with you for a minute.

And the Oscar for Best Healing Goes To…

David Siedler, the Oscar-winning writer of “The King’s Speech” was diagnosed with cancer of the bladder years ago. He opted to not do chemo but instead had the cancer spot surgically removed from his bladder.

A few years later, however, the cancer came back, and he scheduled surgery to have his bladder removed. His soon-to-be ex-wife said something to him that changed the course of his life. “Well, what happens if in two weeks they go in and there’s no cancer?”

He thought she was just crazy and in denial, but then he started to wonder. What if he used the same vivid imagination he used to write his screenplay, to imagine his bladder was perfectly healthy and cancer-free?

So that’s what he did. For two weeks he imagined a cream-colored, healthy bladder.

Guess what happened?

Two weeks later he went in for his surgery and his cancer was gone. He has been cancer-free ever since.

In an interview with a reporter Siedler said, “I know it sounds awfully Southern California and woo-woo, but that’s what happened.”

Creating a Powerful Mind That Heals

Over the years I have become more and more excited by the fact there is mounting evidence that PROVES our imagination, beliefs and expectations can and do shape our physical health.

I am also aware that many people have minds that are out of shape. Their minds run them, not the other way around.

Here are some ways you can get your mind in shape so that it can play a positive role in your healing (and not get in the way of your healing).

1. Laugh More

When you’ve been diagnosed with any health problem, let alone cancer, your mood pretty much turns dark. You become filled with fear, for obvious reasons. But think about Claire’s story of healing. She had to make peace with her feelings of fear.

One of the best ways to put yourself into a positive natural state is to laugh more. Laughing makes us feel joyous, and joy makes us feel like ANYTHING is possible.

Research also shows that laughter decreases stress hormones and increases good cholesterol, all important for your healing.

I am writing you a digital prescription to start having more fun – watch more comedies, go play air hockey with your kids or grandkids, get some helium balloons, take a hit, and talk to your partner in that funny, squeaky voice. I DARE you not to laugh at that!

2. Expect to Get Better

There are countless studies now that show the placebo effect is real. When people expect to get better they get better, even when they have only been given a sugar pill. That is the power of the mind.

Start expecting to get better. Just start expecting good things in general. Expect to find a parking spot. Expect your kids to act a little nicer. Expect for your favorite store to have a big sale. Just keep expecting good things. The more you do it, the more you see good things happen, the more you BELIEVE your expectations create good things happening, and the easier it is to expect to heal and live a disease-free life!

3. Meditate.

Meditation is one of the best ways to stop the effects of stress in your life and body. Just 10 minutes a day of mindful meditation can keep you calm and centered. I found that mediation put me in contact with my own soul and my own power source.

So many of us feel powerless on a daily basis, let alone after being diagnosed with something that seems somehow more powerful than us. But by quieting our minds from all negative thoughts and distractions, we can connect to our real, powerful selves.

Your mind can be your greatest asset or your worst enemy. Take inspiration from myself and the many other people who have used our minds and imaginations to heal ourselves from “incurable” diseases.

You can do it. This is real. It can happen to you, too. Believe, expect healing and look out for wonders to happen in your life!

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Are Your Emotions Making You Sick?

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It’s only recently that doctors have begun to look at the mind/body connection and realize that emotions play a huge role in our overall health. Of course, I could have told them this (well, I tried) years ago.

You see, it wasn’t long before my diagnosis of stage 4 malignant melanoma 30 years ago that my dear daddy was killed by a drunk driver and ripped from my life. I was absolutely devastated when it happened. I was in my early 20s and my father was my world and my best friend. When he was killed, I think a part of me wanted to die as well.

Cut to:

Months later and I’m being told I have aggressive cancer and only 6 months to live. Coincidence? Not on your life!

The Connection Between Your Emotional Life and Your Physical Health

Freud uncovered links between repressed emotion and physical symptoms nearly one hundred years ago. And recent studies have begun to support the notion that emotional and physical health are directly related to one another.

For instance, some studies have found that over 80% of all doctor visits involved a social-emotional problem, while only 16% involved a solely biological root cause. Other studies have found that those people who repress and deny their emotional feelings suppress their immune systems, which makes them vulnerable to all kinds of illnesses, from colds to cancer. And still, other studies have found that cancer patients who habitually avoid experiencing and sharing their feelings, die sooner and in greater numbers than cancer patients who found positive ways to express their feelings.

That was me to a proverbial T. When my father died, I had no coping skills. I simply could not process the reality that the person who meant most to me in the word was gone in an instant, taken away in a senseless tragedy.

And so I denied his death and my feelings about it. I pushed everything down as far as I could because it was the only way I knew how to go on living. And then in the next moment, I’m being told I am dying.

One of the main reasons my body was able to naturally heal itself from cancer, was because I finally faced my repressed emotions and grieved the loss of my father. If you’re reading this blog post because you’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer or another chronic illness, I urge you to explore your emotions and see what you need to work on.

How to Heal Emotionally

Here are five things that I do to keep myself healthy and cancer-free:

  • Forgive
  • Stop judging
  • Stop watching the news
  • Get creative
  • Practice Gratitude

Forgive

Research has shown that forgiveness can help us experience better emotional and physical health by lowering blood pressure, improving cardiovascular health, and boosting our immune system.

A study found that after 260 adults practiced forgiveness in their life, 70% reported feeling less hurt, 13% experienced reduced anger, and 27% experienced fewer physical complaints if pain, GI upset, and dizziness.

When I finally grieved my father’s loss, I realized I harbored a lot of anger and downright hatred for the woman who took his life. I had to learn to forgive him for my daddy’s sake and the sake of my health.

Admittedly, forgiving doesn’t often feel easy. I had to learn 2 vital lessons about forgiveness:

1) Holding onto anger and resentment serves no purpose. We subconsciously think our anger, hatred, and resentment will somehow hurt the other person, give them what they’ve got coming.

But it doesn’t. It only hurts us and makes us sick.

2) All human beings are walking around the planet in some kind of pain. And most human beings are doing the best they can. The woman who drank and got behind that wheel wasn’t an evil person and she didn’t mean to take my father’s life. She no doubt had her own pain and problems that culminated in her making a bad choice. As soon as I realized that, my anger and resentment evaporated.

Stop Judging

So much of our negativity comes from how we perceive the world. When we judge something as either good or bad, we signal our minds and hearts how we should feel. All life has its ups and downs, there is light as there is dark, positive as there is negative. This duality is an inescapable fact of existence.

Try to stop judging things as being either good or bad experiences. Just accept what comes your way and learn to see the value and lessons in ALL of it.

Stop Watching the News

I’ve stopped watching the news and it feels great. There is rarely anything on there that is inspiring. Sometimes I think the folks who deliver the news intend to scare and depress the hell out of us. Stop watching or reading anything that instills fear, depression, or hatred in you.

Get Creative

Sometimes the best way we can work through our emotions and get them out of us is to do it through a creative endeavor such as writing, painting or dancing. What kind of activity or hobby have you always thought you’d enjoy but never tried? Do so now. You will be amazed at how creativity can help us process those hard emotions we’ve kept pushed down.

Practice Gratitude

So many of our negative emotions stem from simply being negative. It’s easy to get into mental ruts and look at everything through half-glassed empty lenses.

Since my death sentence, I look at each day with absolute wonder. Every blade of grass, bird call and smile of a loved one sends my heart fluttering. I am grateful for my life, my health, my soul mate, my cat, and so many other blessings. And I know this not only makes me feel “happy” in the moment, this consistent gratitude washes through all of my cells each day, keeping me healthy.

Your emotional health directly impacts your physical well-being. This is no longer a woo-woo concept that only some of us believe. Medical science has now proved it. If you want to become healthy and stay healthy, make sure you feel ALL of your feelings, the good and not-so-good.

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Just relax will ya! Why should I relax?

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Just relax will ya!

We tense up and tighten up out of sheer habit during our day. We don’t even know we do it. Certain things make us automatically tense up our neck, shoulders and back and this produces shallow breathing, which creates tension. When we become mindful of our habits, we can relax more.

Learn to relax more during your day.

Find things to help you relax. Here are some of my favorites – Hot bath with Epsom salts, sauna, steam room, a massage, walking, meditating and my breathing techniques.
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Dying To Be Healed Of Cancer – Malignant Melanoma

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Dying to be healed of cancer – Malignant Melanoma.

I was dying to be healed. My name is Prudence “Prue” Sinclair, and my doctor told me I had 6 months to live.

I was diagnosed with Stage 4 malignant melanoma and given only 6 months to live. That was 28 years ago. But instead of dying, I got educated.

Several surgeries later and given the option of chemotherapy, I decided to ditch traditional treatment and research the world for so-called “alternative medicine.” This was during the 80s, mind you. You couldn’t just hop on the Internet to find information; you had to hop on a plane… which is what I did.
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Can words kill you like an overdose of opioids?

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Can words kill you like an overdose of opioids?

As I sit here on this lovely sunny, crisp New England Fall day sipping my hot cup of tea, I can’t help feeling so grateful for my life. Remember, when we feel and express gratitude we will never be fearful.

I have a couple of stories for you today. Sad, tragic personal stories that I hope will wake you up to the fact of how vitally important what you say to yourself and others affects your future life.
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