Cancer Truths: “We’ve got it all.” Have you or a loved one been told by a doctor, “we’ve got it all?” Before you start reading any further, I need to warn you my lovely peeps that today I’m going on a rant because I’m sad and I’m pissed off with the lies my peeps are hearing from their doctors. I am about to tell you some home truths about cancer and share a beautiful story of a twin sister’s unconditional love. I hope this story will encourage you to dig…
Flip Cancer & Disease on its Head
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The holiday season is a perfect time to launch this free series because we start reflecting on our lives at this time of the year. We start asking questions about our future and what we can do to live a better life – a better quality of life in the New Year.
You Can Totally Trust What Food Advertisements are Telling You – April Fools!!
In honor of April Fools’ Day, I wanted to talk about something that is a complete joke. Only it’s not in the least bit funny. And that is that we are constantly being lied to by marketers who trick us into believing numerous popular name brand foods are a healthy choice, when in actuality they are loaded with things that are causing dis-eases.
5 Ways Love Makes Your Heart Healthy
February is the month to embrace love in all its glory, which makes the shortest month of the year one of the healthiest – at least for your heart. That’s because the act of loving someone else, whether it’s your boyfriend, mother, spouse or dog, actually and quite literally improves the health of your heart. And yes, this is backed by science.
Here are 5 ways good lovin’ helps your ticker.
Your Blood Pressure Dips
As if spending time with the one you love wasn’t fantastic enough…
According to a study in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, our blood pressure actually dips more when we are around our loved ones than when we are around strangers. Researchers believe this effect is most likely due to the fact when we are around those we love, we feel “perceived emotional support” which calms us and gives us a profound sense of well-being.
Hugs Are Better Than Drugs
Or at least as good anyway…
When you hug someone you really love, your body releases that feel-good hormone oxytocin which helps the body reduce stress hormones, so says a study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina.
When Your Heart Beats Faster – it Literally Gets a Workout
You know when you’re standing really close to the one you love, whether it’s your partner of 15 years or a new crush, and you look in their eyes and you feel… a rush? Well, this happens because your brain releases the hormones adrenaline, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which make your heart beat faster and stronger. Have these pitter-patter sessions enough times and you can train your heart to be more efficient at pumping your blood just like aerobic exercise does. Although, isn’t making googly eyes much more fun?
Laughter Fights Atherosclerosis
Research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine has revealed that the very act of laughing with friends and other loved ones can reverse the effects of atherosclerosis, which is the narrowing of the blood vessels. How does this work exactly? Well, atherosclerosis has been linked to mental stress, and laughing has a way of releasing that stress. So, if you haven’t laughed lately, get together with someone you love and rent a funny movie – STAT.
Holding Hands or Valium?
According to a study published by Psychological Science, holding hands with someone you love reduces anxiety and has a very calming effect on your entire body. Get this – they had wives lie inside an M.R.I. scanner and prepared them to get a mild shock on their ankle. Knowing what was coming made the women very anxious. But when their husbands reached into the scanner and held their hand, the imaging showed a reduction in activity in the area of the brain associated with anticipating pain.
High levels of stress and anxiety can lead to increased blood pressure and heart disease. So, if you want to keep your heart healthy, better start holding hands with that special someone more often.
If you want a healthier heart, better invite as much love into your life as you can!
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A Gift to Myself: A Spiritual Day with the Dalai Lama
The line was around the corner and down the road behind the Wang Theater when we arrived, apparently due to security checks and protesters who had a mantra all of their own…”False Dalai Lama – Stop Lying.”
Check out this short video and experience what happened outside the Wang Theatre.
As we waited in line to meet his Holiness, protesters handed us leaflets stating, “Dalai Lama, the worst dictator in this modern day.” They went on to say the Dalai Lama has falsely banned the worship of the enlighten deity called Dorje Shugden; he has forcefully removed all Tibetan Shugden practitioners from their own Tibetan communities; and he is continually performing various actions to expel all other Shugden practitioners from Buddhist communities throughout the world.
This private event with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for his “Eight Verses of Mind Training,” along with a special transmission on Enlightenment Mind in Boston, was a 6 hour event with over 3500 attendees. The energy shift was truly amazing when his Holiness entered the stage. I experienced this amazing feeling of love and compassion in his presence.
His Holiness explained the ‘Eight Verses for Training the Mind,’ (http://www.dalailama.com/teachings/training-the-mind) which is the basic formula of the Buddhist path to enlightenment laid out as the Four Noble Truths. That description of suffering and its origin, cessation, and the path to it, are two sets of causes and effects – karma. Suffering arises as a result of causes and conditions. Cessation, which refers not to ordinary pleasure, but to lasting happiness, also comes about due to causes and conditions. The instructions contained in the Four Noble Truths are common to all schools of Buddhism.
The Heart Sutra says, ‘form is empty, emptiness is form,’ does that mean form or matter does not exist? His Holiness said, “No, because form is something we experience; it exists by way of dependent origination. When we investigate form, we don’t find it, because it doesn’t exist the way it appears; it’s empty of true existence. It exists only by way of dependent designation. Phenomena exist through dependent origination, form is empty.”
The Dalai Lama said that a more effective understanding could be achieved by substituting ourselves for phenomena, thinking, ‘I am empty, emptiness is me’. He said, “Emptiness and phenomena are not different things, they are aspects of the same reality,” and that there is, “a resemblance to the understanding of quantum physics.” I was thrilled to hear him say this because we now have scientific proof – science has caught up with spirituality.
We were then led by His Holiness in a ceremony to generate the awakening mind. When he mentioned the importance of putting this into practice in your day-to-day life over the coming months, years, decades and eons, in life after life, we starting applauding and laughing with him and his big belly laugh. He’s a funny guy. Meanwhile outside, crowds of Tibetans cheered His Holiness’ presence and prayed for his long life.
The Boston Police did a great job of keeping things in check. When I came out of the theatre one of the cops said to me. “Are you enlightened?” Another funny guy!
Apparently the protestors had been in full form for the whole day. Six hours…chanting their mantra and banging their drums.
I’m not a religious person myself…I’m a spiritualist who accepts all religions. I am truly grateful to have experienced this amazing event.
As I headed home via the T, I thought to myself, it doesn’t seem to matter what the religion, there is always disagreements, radicals, protestors and non-believers. If we can’t coexist within our own religious beliefs, will we ever have peace on earth?
An amazing day of enlightenment and spiritual healing.