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Essential Oils and Consciousness
"I'm here with Alan David Reed, and Tony Wolf, who are the CO creators of the TIN terrains model and authors of the book introducing the ten trains of consciousness understand yourself other people and our world after years of research, they're bringing their new model to the world to lead the way for a more harmonious future. Welcome to the show Alan and Tony how're. You doing today. Thanks Samantha. Really really well, thank you and you guys are coming in from Australia that scree and yeah. How are things in the COVID situation? They're they're doing well here where we're at, we're we're pretty fortunate to be having life fairly normal, but in other states south of us that were in lockdown and having quite a problem at the moment. To crazy time. Well, the last part of your by there seems like just such a beautiful, yet lofty goal to lead the way for more harmonious future a love this idea and I love just the idea of empowering people to have greater peace of mind about what's playing out in our crazy world today rate. So you can feel it everyone can kind of feel in the air there's this higher tension. There's this sort of importance kind of looming over all of us and it can be really overwhelming for some people. So I'm curious the work that you're doing now did it start can have recently in light of everything happening in twenty twenty or did it start? In. Now, just sort of coming to fruition or has been an ongoing research project for Tonya night for good eight years and for me for my life, as well as Tani's lies we've been preparing I guess individually for this, but we find it. This time now is perfect for bringing his workout. It seems like we were being prepared to to share this with the world. It's it's absolutely Spot on for what's happening to explain how people are reacting in light of the situation going on now with Cova de and How they can find A way through all of this. Get Out of the fear that's being you know brought around. Everybody lives at a different train of consciousness, which basically means that entire relationship to reality is different. It's almost like good think of as ten different operating systems will ten different paradigms and so depending on which terrain you're at. You're actually gonNA see what's happening in terms of the coronavirus very differently from how someone at a different terrain will see it, and so even though book came out five years ago when Pedalo people read it and been using it at this particular point in time suddenly there's a huge amount of need. For this kind of information mainly so that people can understand the people that they're living with why they reacting differently to this situation, but also so that we can understand ourselves on what's coming up for us. You know what's being triggered in us what what kind of things what kind of lessons way facing this pointing out journey right now because of the terrain where during this virus crisis, right? It is an interesting point you brought up about when you're living with someone year all sort of in the same household seen each other's. Reactions and maybe it's your boyfriend or your husband or your wife or your teenager all GonNa react to what's going on completely different ways and so you're saying that this is partly due to them being at different terrains is that right? Well yet I mean obviously, there's a lot of differences like personality type differences and differences in experience and maturity, and also people's childhood wounding playing out all that stuff that kind of stuff everybody already knows about people fairly familiar with, but there is actually a second thing going along as well which. Is Wisdom that in spiritual evolutionary journey where they're out in their actual evolutionary development and that is the terrain of consciousness that there and often people in the same family will be at the same terrain weren't being issued but sometimes been not sometimes the parents are at a different train than the children or to spouses of different terrain from each other, and that can be some really deep fundamental core differences in what they need to feel safe and how they're interacting with the situation the on not explainable by things like personality type. That much So there's ten terrains total. Can you give a I know we can't cover them all can you give a few examples or kind of a brief overview of some of them? Yeah. That's a great question man. I'm I'll just quickly run through the basics of a few of the main. You not made people at the trains at both ends of the spectrum as less people those drains for. Those. But I'll pick out of the five main ones that you likely to meet people. APP. So the festival talk about is the Wheelbase Terrain Pyramid of there's not that many people that terrain, but it's the terrain that's coming mushroom scarcity consciousness fear and the survival strategy here is to amass. Much. Power and wealth so that you can control other people and it's the terrain with quite a lot of domination over others at its core, and then the next terrain which vast majority of people are GonNa make a probably GonNa be at is the older base terrain square, and that's where people actually really feel that the common go to the majority is more important than their own self interests trying to fit into a civilized society being upstanding member of that society and contribute to society and the sense of safety comes from being part of a will ordered system and so how can. I contribute talking I follow the rules. How can I believe thirty? How can I make a difference as a citizen and then the next train after that the reflection based terrain diamond, he's essentially terrain where people pushing over that system. A little bit that they sense of identity comes from their own mind that their own choices like rather than going to do what my parents told me Authority figures tradition tells me I'm going to lose my own path and I'm going to be an original thinker. I'm GONNA make choices about my identity. So he we see a lot of innovation originality. People living their own lives and deciding who they are and a lot of what we're seeing in current Western culture is coming from this terrain of diamond because as a collective at in the west at the moment particularly in the United States the prevailing terrain is actually at diamond. And then the terrain to that the connection based terrain circle that's terrain where people have actually shifted from the head into the hot and from doing into being, and at this point in someone's journey, the very much connected to the web life connected to the Hawk connected to their feelings attention working more deeply with. Based natural bites price processes and everybody listening deeply to each each other from vulnerable place and is very much an emphasis on community in connection the terrain, and then the terrain opted that one cold, the coherence based terrain spiral, and you may have some of your listeners being this terrain. This is terrain why someone sense of self goes from beyond connection to the web of life to actually connection to the multidimensional cosmos. So these people might be woken all different levels of there being and they're always trying to come into full residents on a levels being mind body. Too Hot the high end knowing that possl all of that kind of stuff always listening for what resonates with me in a moment how can come fully into coherence and they're at a point in their journey where they deeply understand in a really embodied why they create their unreality. So they're always wanting from inside out and look at what's coming up in them in how it's creating the reality around. So that's kind of just like the five that will most likely to encounter. There are three that are more expanded than that, and there are a couple of less expanded. But each of the Toronto, really different way of relating to the world and a very different religious to things like house and hells practices
Unlock Your Untapped Human Potential By Changing How You Breathe With Dan Brule
"Our guest today is the one and only Dan Brulee Denver is a modern day teacher healer and world renowned pioneer in the art and science of breath work. He is one of the creators of breath therapy and he was among the original group of internationally certified rebours. He's a master of Yoga and she gone Janis, medical breathing exercises, and he leaves the worldwide spiritual breathing movement, the coaches trains, and certifies professional Brett workers, and since nineteen seventy, he has traveled to sixty seven countries and a strained more than two hundred and fifty thousand people to use the a bread and breathing for personal growth, professional development, peak performance, self healing, and spiritual awakening, and by the way. Tony Robbins wrote a forward for Danville is books. So you can imagine the die of content, the type of information and wisdom that we're going to get in today's episode, and by the way in case you didn't know this is the third appearance of Dan. Daniela on our forecast and the last time we connected was some wouldn't thousand and eighteen sedan super excited to have you on our show. How's it going? Wow. Wonderful. As I said, if things are going any better I'd have to be twins. Almost feel a little bit guilty during the shut down during this corona craziness Farrah's it's been just it's amazing unplanned unexpected opportunity to to really pause to really stop to dig in and it's resulted in a lot of creative juices flowing and guy been busier than ever. And meanwhile, so many people in the world are really suffering and really struggling and so my heart goes out to people So you know what we we do, what we can we make the best of every situation and sometimes something that we think is something really negative turns out to be a blessing, the gift, and this that that's what's happening for us loosen our corner of the world's around this whole crazy shutdown thing. Absolutely I think it's been hard time for a lot of people around the world especially in terms of divisiveness, your people, both sides, and there's a lot of. Anxiety stress as well. But I think your services and your support are even more needed right now as you very. Profoundly, teach people how to breathe correctly and properly and well. So I think it's a very opportune moment validity to. For this interview I was hoping to start from very beginning. Maybe tell us where did you grow up and what was life as a kid for? Well, you know I was the kid who in the school yard was organizing all the breath holding competitions. You know I can remember we we play with hyperventilating and then like squeezy. Almost pass out and you know just. Playing with the plane with the graph I since I was raised in new Bedford Massachusetts Which is where Moby Dick you know there's a whaling capital of the world. Catholic school who? factory Industry Town Garment Factory Textile Mills the cushion it river was right next to. US some very old American Indian tradition in that part of the world. And So the energy is really beautiful in the forest and long the ocean there. but yeah I. turned onto the breath as a little Catholic boy in kindergarten hearing about how God breathed into the nostrils of man the breath of life and man became a living soul and I don't know it just hearing that as a little Feiger kid. I Dunno lit something in me and And just been a missionary for the breath ever since and every job I've ever had and. has kept taking me back to the breath in one way or another until it's the only thing I've really done now for the last forty years is is been a missionary for the breath. So and it's you know forty fifty years ago I felt like a voice crying out in the desert. Breathing what's that breathing a? and. So now it's great that the science is caught up and can now we have understanding on my some of the ancient yoga practices and guys practices and why they work and and what's what's involved in them and So I love that science and spirit meet and the breath is is exactly a perfect place or science and spirituality could meet.
Healing Properties of Shungite: A Crystal for Healing & Purification
"And, now it's time for us to dive into our main topic for today the Healing Properties of shown guides with as I mentioned is crystal for healing and purification. Now, you know that I usually like to start these healing properties episodes off with a little affirmation that has come through from the crystal. But today we're going to approach this episode just a little bit different than usual. So Sean Guy is an amazing stone for healing and of course, for purification, but it is a little bit controversial due to some of the claims being made about its use and I was actually recently interviewed for an article at mind body green about the properties and benefits. Of. Shown guy for this reason, it has really become super mainstream but there are important things to keep in mind when it comes to shun guy and I received so many requests for information about this particular stone, and after this with mind body green, I was feeling really inspired to share a little bit more with you about Sheung Guy, which is not technically a crystal is a non crystalline mineral Lloyd. So it doesn't actually have an internal crystal structure. So you might be wondering, why would we use it in crystal healing? If it's technically a crystal and we often do turn to other mineral Lloyd Type Substances that we incorporate into healing work as well. So. Before we really dive into the healing properties of this stone in some ways to work with it. It's important to note that not all Shung guy is created equally. So the name shown guy was first used to describe this mineralized way back in eighteen, seventy nine, and this name was use to describe a really high carbon mineral Loyd found in Russia near the area of Suga and the lake on Negga area of career Leah. So this high carbon variety of Shangai and when I say high carbon I mean ninety eight per cent of the mineral Loyd was composed of carbon. And so think about how carbon comes from organic material. Carbon is what makes up all life on earth we all have carbon. So over ninety eight percent of this. Mineralized, found in Cornelia in Russia was carpet and this high carbon variety of shown guide is the stone that's linked to the claims of water purification and antibacterial properties. However, there are many other Sean, Guyq containing minerals, which are often just called guy by name that have much lower proportions of carbon, and sometimes these are distinguished as Shangai variety one, which would be the high carbon variety, Shangai variety two, three, four, five, and these vary really greatly with their carbon content ranging from less than ten percent all the way up to about eighty percent. But think about this that's a big difference from the really high carbon variety that comes from Korea and Russia over ninety eight percent carbon. All the way dropping down to eighty percent at the next highest concentration of carbon going sometimes down to less than ten percent carbon.
Spagyrics, Ancient Medicine for the Modern World
"Hey, there everybody a popham here founder of the School of Evolutionary herbalism and welcome to our new issue here on the blog and You know there's something that I've been thinking a lot about lately I've just been kind of looking at the state of the world and at everything that's been going on you know within the whole political thing and all the stuff going on culturally and just with all of especially with all the fires that we've been having out here on the west coast it just feels like things are really heating up literally on planet. Earth right now and I've just been thinking about. US As human beings and our relationship to nature our relationship to the earth and the healing that is required of all of us right now as human beings and how the practice of herbal alchemy or. Six has this what I see as great power and potency to bring healing to the people at this time in a way that I see is really required and one of the things that I've been looking at and kind of thinking a lot about. This dynamic of separation, and that's a critical component of the specific process is the process of separating out the principles of a plant in the ways in which they're prepared ALC- chemically and looking at our culture and thinking about human beings and where we're at in the world right now and seeing that there's this course separation. In our culture that I think is really at the root of a lot of the problems that we're facing on the earth right now and I think that core separation is this illusion that I would say a majority of human beings on the planet are carrying that thinks that we're separate from nature it. I always like to talk about the difference between you know the world and the earth, and it's like the world is everything that the human beings have created from our minds if I just I live out here in the country. So I'm kind of surrounded by nature and trees and plants the earth that every time I go to a city it's like, wow, you know it's kind of overwhelming in a way being surrounded by all of these manmade objects that are human made. It's that ultimately are arising out of the human mind. It's like the world is the human mind made manifest whereas the earth is something greater something greater than US created the earth you know thinking of the way the elements are in the way nature is and how you know obviously, we didn't create that we're in we're a part of that but we've created this world that has separated us from nature into me. This is one of the core. I would say this is the core fundamental. Issue that we're facing on this planet right now and this separation this delusion that we carry that were separate from nature. I think is behind a lot of the major issues that we're facing and because of that course separation that it secretes the these deeper layers of separation within ourselves where. Our mind is separated from the heart. Our intuitive faculties are separate from our rational mind you know in our culture, you know or science is separate from our spirituality, and in that way, we create this world that is separate from the earth and to me the goal. Of the healing that we need to do at this time is individually within ourselves to heal those splits inside of us you know to heal those splits between our heart and our mind our body and our spirit. So that, we can become integrated unto ourselves and when that happens on a large scale, I believe that we have this ability to create a world that is a reflection of the earth that we can create a way of living a holistic way of living on this earth that is integrated into the natural ecosystem. That is guy right. That is this planetary intelligence that we live on and in order for that to happen though I believe that there's Deep levels of healing have to happen within human beings. Right and to me that healing is far beyond our bodies right that we need a healing in our minds and in our hearts and even down to this soul level healing. We're able to heal ourselves in a way that reintegrates ourselves in our consciousness and the way we live our lives into that intelligence of nature to remember that we're a part of nature and that everything that we do is impacting the earth
How Much Vitamin D is Right for Me?
"Hello and welcome to this week's edition of the Green Wisdom Hell show I'm Janet Lewis after Louis and we are going to educate you today a little bit of `Bout Vitamin D. a lot of you already know about vitamin D or You're beginning to learn it. But I think that you know one of the burning questions that we seem to be having is how much vitamin D is right for me and there's really It's different for everyone and there was a book called optimal dose that Dr Louis Read. There was some other of our. Clients that ask about that book they wanted to know well, how much do I take because? I think it was very high levels and Dr Lewis is going to answer all that for you. Today he's going to help you discern how much is right for you because there are other factors involved as I just loading up on a bunch of D. and he's going to tell. You what can happen when you do too much of that, and we are also going to answer a whole lot of questions that we've received from our audience via our shooting straight with Dr Louis facebook group, and if you're not a member of that, all you have to do is go there and ask for yourself to be invited in either by email or send him A. Message on facebook and he'll accept shooting be part of our community. You can also answer or ask US questions online. There's an online forum for the PODCAST. So anything we don't cover here today that you still want to know or any other topic Please reach out to us that way we try to work it all in and make it a very enjoyable show. So Dr Louis. Vitamin D seems to be the thing immune system right now can you tell us how much what the difference is and is there anything wrong which is loading up on it? You ever been just one drink away from telling people what you really think. Never. have been quite often Yeah, you know I'm GonNa talk a lot about this, and you know it's absolutely amazing facebook The shooting straight has been a good thing. There's people that follow me there that actually work for some really big. Supplement. Companies. Which is afforded US Janet and may an opportunity to do some really big things I was called salt of the Earth yesterday which I thought was funny. In longhorn Texas as well as we thought, that was even funnier. We've renamed our town from Longview to Longhorn now I I love it. I guess SOCI- eight that we owe steers and Texas I. was kind of funny Yeah. But I've got lots of and this all started about five years ago when I was on a podcast as guests from Jack, Speer Co, the survival podcast, and he is crazy crazy smart, incredibly intelligent. man he he really knows what he's talking about and he's tastes certainly blonde by giving his opinion and you need to listen to him. But I got a lot of people from being on his podcast and people would say there I'm taking five thousand or ten thousand years and you know of course I'm looking at Lamma. It's not working. But I'm taking over ten thousand I said, it's not working MO- supplements don't work. And some of them are actually very toxic to you and there's reasons for that too. I finally did the percentages on it with the help of my count it because I'm not good at percentages good Lord I skipped that class in high school probably when fishing or something and ninety three percent of what people were buying and taking not working ninety three percents your odds of getting something niche. Good. Yeah and Jack Speer Co was talking about it and again spare 'cause a really crazy smart guy. You check him out he's he's really good he. He'll tell you what to do during times of stress and trouble where I'm just good for telling you how to be healthy, which is not bad too but. And I was in Tulsa. and. He he was talking about that Nina is getting involved in his facebook group and he said, well, you ought order this book and you know it'll change your per-. Paradigm about what you think about bottom of day and I said with the books already been ordered. It's on the way coast read books all day long. And Yeah, I don't know this change paradigm I try to push it in any way but I do think what this book outlines, which this guy says take thirty thousand a day. It's like one Manana don't do that not without testing and that this is from the book. Now from Jack Sparrow one of the things that people talk about is I can't sleep dog do you have any kind of thing for sleep? Well, if you're low in Vitamin D. That can cause you to not sleep well. At date threes plays a very pivotal role in the body achieving the state needed for deep sleep and very, very important and I have people at tight. You know five, thousand, ten, thousand and some it gets them up for you need to be I think the sweet spots hundred. Seventy, five or this book says more than that, and there's no evidence of it being toxic, but there's more to that some teach you that. But when you're three levels are optimal, you your your immune system, the depth of sleep in the rest that you get there and your metabolism, your metabolism becomes primed to function more edge greatest potential.
Sleeping Soundly and White Grapefruit
"The. Forbidden Fruit. The, smaller Schadeck. One of the Seven Wonders of Barbados. The grapefruit has been called many things in its history. And compared to the lemon or the orange. The grapefruit is a fairly recent addition to the citrus family. It was first spotted on the island of Barbados in seventeen. Fifty. By. Reverend Griffith. Hughes who documented his find in his book the Natural History of Barbados. Now, the genetic origin of the grapefruit is actually a hybrid mix. One, ancestor of the grapefruit was the Jamaican sweep orange. which is itself an ancient hybrid of Asian or inns The other was the Indonesian Pummel. One story of the fruits origin is that a certain captain attic brought Pablo seeds to Jamaica and bread the first fruit. Although it's more likely that it probably originated as a naturally occurring hybrid between the two plants sometime after they had been introduced there. The grapefruit like all citrus fruit is a Hispanic them or a large modified berry with a thick rind. And was known only as the shattuck until the nineteenth century. So, how did it come to be known as the Grapefruit As it turns out. It's a relatively new occurrence. The first etymology of the name grapefruit is from an eighteen fourteen book by John Lunen where it was said to have the name because of its resemblance in flavor to the grape. But that doesn't really make sense because anyone who's tasted a grapefruit knows that that isn't true. Most scholars think that he was just attempting to explain the origin of a name he ran across. The most popular belief for where the name comes from is that it actually refers to the shape of the fruit not the. Grapefruits grow on the tree in clusters, which often are said to appear similar to grapes. But there are only a few other languages that make the leak between grapefruits and grapes. In Romance Languages. Grapefruit usually shares the same name as its ancestor. The pomerleau. For example, pomp them Oh in Italian and pump Mussa and Spanish. In, fact Romanian is the only romance language to distinguish between the two. A. Few other languages have also adopted the American word grapefruit even though they don't have the same word for grape. Examples of these are Dutch Swedish and Turkish. But this has led some etymologists chiefly John Cardi to suspect that grapefruit is also named after the Pomerleau. The Pablo, scientific. Name. Is Citrus Maxima. which can reasonably be translated as great fruit. A reference to both the Pablo and the fruit size. After a few decades that may have gotten corrupted into grapefruit. But we may never really know for sure. Unlike other earlier citrus fruits like the orange, the lemon and the lime the grapefruit received a rather cold reception. Although already swimming and citrus at the time most fruit lovers and Florida found the grapefruit to be too sour to enjoy on a regular basis. As a result, it was not widely planted when the Florida citrus industry was rapidly expanding. In fact, the grapefruit was just considered an exotic novelty fruit until the late nineteen twenties.
The Scoop on CBD With David Krantz
"Hey everyone. I am here with David Krantz David thank you so much for being with us here today it's good to have you back on the show. To push back, really appreciate you reaching out and setting this up. Yeah. Well, for those who don't know you, you've been on the show. But you are a sought after certified EPA genetic coach. Last time you're on the PODCAST, we talk specifically about epigenetics. Specialize in personalized nutrition, genetic testing optimal. You are the two thousand Nineteen International Forum on Healthcare Advancement, top one, hundred health innovator nominee, and your best known for creating the appear on genomics indicate cab annoyed panel. So you know a lot about the economic system, CBD EPA genetics all these sort of Geeky side things that I love to just like dive down deep into especially when we sent her that around. Because there's so much there. So I'm excited and let's dive in last time you talked about certified your work is a certified. Coach can you briefly share your journey a little bit of background for those that may be missed that episode WanNa know a little more about who you are and how you got here? Absolutely. So I like a lot of people who find themselves in the healing world had to really kill myself and figure out my own stuff I, and that's really what led me into the path. And My background is actually in music and electric music production performance, and in my early twenties I was touring musician and Meyde lifestyle and all the stressors not taking care of my body really just 'cause my health to crash and I started having these weird symptoms I was passing out randomly, which was not fun like wake up and realizing that I was just unconscious for a little bit. I saw a number of the mainstream doctors and they're basically like well, you're like a healthy young guy in his twenties like you're not. GonNa. Die of a heart attack. We can tell you that you're not gonNa you know. You don't have diabetes. We can tell you that right and beyond that there wasn't a lot of actual useful actionable information, and so it really forced me to do my own research and figure out what's going on. I've been listening to this podcast with the Guy Dr Dan Stickler, who is a world renowned expert in genetics and epigenetics sand I listening to all of his podcast episodes that he had out. And there wasn't anyone really talking about this stuff in this angle and I took a walk on my lunch break one day at work and realize the logo of this podcast that I've been listening to was literally on the building next door. Like one hundred yards from whereas working and the doctor had an office next door to me that I didn't know about. So wild. And so I immediately booked a time I wanNA blood work done with them. I wanted to work with them and it turned out they're actually looking to hire someone with an audio background to help them develop meditation programs and stress relief programs for this experimental sound chamber. They've built in this clinic and I turned out I had the perfect background you know immediately want to. Start working with them and right around the same time. This Guy Dr Dance declare who's he's a consultant to Google lectures at Stanford. He started a training program for teaching genetics teaching epigenetics and I haven't the replaced at the right time basically, and he was like, Hey, you should you know be a Beta tester refer this program like you kind of have a basis for it. Me Can pass his knowledge on to you actually said no at first I was still in the I`Ma musician. Kind of mindset and sure enough I actually ended up being the first coach that he trained. He's trained about three or four hundred worldwide now, and so that's really kind of what launched me into what I'm doing now, and since then I've gone on to develop a genetic test for economic function like you mentioned with Dr. Stickler and so it's really been a battle one eighty Cana journey for me in terms of going from someone who? Really needed help to kind of being on the other
Healing Properties of Blue Lace Agate
"And now, it's time for our main topic of the day the healing properties of Blue Lace Agate. And as you know I left start these healing properties episodes with an affirmation or message from the crystal. Here's the message that came through from Blue Lace Agate I surround myself with people that support my happiness and personal growth. I'M GONNA repeat that one this week because I think it's really important for many of us to hear. I surround myself with people that support my happiness and personal growth. And this doesn't just mean physically although of course, it can mean, physically it means who's in your circle who do you keep near you? Who Do you hold close to you? It's important that we have people in our circles that do support our happiness, our joy, our growth and transition and blue lace agate can help remind us to do this. The stone also promotes peace in calming and it stimulates the Throat Chakra encourages you to speak your truth. It's known for instilling joy and also for promoting forgiveness. Encourages healthy friendships and relationships, which is one of the reasons why it's so great for kind of cultivating this circle like a garden you WanNa fill your time and your space and energy with people that lift you up with people that bring you joy and do we all have those obligatory relationships that maybe we don't love. Sure. Okay. But this crystal can also help you set some important boundaries around those relationships in limit the amount of time to spend with people that bring you down. Blue Lace Agate also supports personal growth and enhances embassy additionally, it shared your emotional body from negative energy. If you do find yourself around one of those people in your circle that isn't necessarily your favorite and it can also help ground you if you're feeling really angry or frustrated. Now, this isn't to me that it just glosses over the anger frustration. These emotions are important for us to feel, but it does ground you when you're feeling this so that you don't let those emotions take control. This crystals great for helping to keep you centered and balanced in your mind body and spirit, and it also encourages truth in communication helping you speak your truth. Additionally Blue Lace Agate promotes acceptance of things that you can't change, and for this reason, it's really helpful with anxiety. So often stress anxiety can take over our minds with all the things that we don't have control over while Blue Lace Agate helps you accept those things so you can move on and spend your energy in a focused way on things that you do have some influence on. Blue Lace Agate also stimulates your will power and assist with emotional healing. It can also really help facilitate communication with animals with your guides and with your angels. Now if you've never seen blue lace agate, it's a beautiful crystal that's banded and swirled with Pale blue and white lacy patterns. It's connected to the fifth chocolate or throat. CHAKA. into the Zodiac sign of Pisces, it's related to the element of air and water and its companion flower is Jacob slatter its companion. Oil is white rose and a great companion stone for Blue Lace. Agate is pink cal site especially Pink Mangano cal site. Blue Lace Aga- is commonly found in Kenya in Namibia. Now Blue Lace Agate, as I said is swirled with these beautiful blue and white bands they're usually translucent if they can sometimes be opaque and this is a massive mineral meaning it doesn't have any visibly formed crystals is easily identified because of those layers of Pale cornflower blue alternating with layers of white or light blue.
The Client Intake and 5 Health Determinants
"Hey there everybody say Jay here and welcome to this episode of the blog. In this video today, I'm going to be talking a little bit about the intake process and how to work with people in regards to what I refer to as the five route determinants of our health. You know these are kind of the big picture general things that we do each and every day that determine our relative state of health or lack of health, and while these are really important aspects of working with the client sometimes, they're actually overlooked. A lot of practitioners almost because they're. So I guess basic and rudimentary, and so really talking about how how do we integrate these five critical determinants of our health into your consultation work that you do with clients and what that timeline looks like where do you? Where do you fit it in and how do you know there's so much to cover in a client intake how how do you do it in a way that makes sense and that you're not. Sitting there with a person for for all day, long trying to get all the information that you need and so so this episode, really digging into a little bit of intake dynamics and how to address some of the most important aspects of someone's health. So enjoy the episode this week and Elsie is asking how much time would you recommend for a proper intake that accounts for the five route determinants of health. Great Question Chelsea. So a little back story for those of you that not backstory but foundations here for those of you that maybe aren't in the Vital Serbo practitioner program or don't know what it means when I say five determinants of health and so just to recap that a little bit for everyone here. So in the vital cerebral practitioner program kind of the foundations module I, talk about you know what are the foundations of our health? What are the things that determine our relative state of health or lack of health? On just a very general understanding and I like many things I do. Correlate these to the five elements of earth. Air Fire and ether wind. And so in the Earth Element, we see that route determinate of health is really focused on. Our Diet Right, the the foods that we consume each and every day. Are Super Super Important in terms of. Determining whether we're healthy or not, and that can be. Eating enough not eating enough eating healthily or not healthily. Nutrient deficiencies are a huge part of many health issues these days. Not to mention the dynamics of food intolerance and leaky Gut Syndrome and allergies and. Just all the stuff going on with our food with artificial, all the artificial food products out there and. Organic foods and the way those affect our health etcetera etcetera. So in the Earth Element I really think of that diet as being very important. Also I think of kind of our basic foundations of our home in our structure and shelter right? It's hard to be healthy if we don't have an adequate shelter to protect us from the elements and having a healthy home in terms of not having a bunch of mold in there or. Whatever stuff like that? Okay. Water Element would be hydration. Obviously. In that category, I think of not just hydration of. Also hydration of oils having proper oil intake in the body is an element of adequate hydration. I also think of our emotional health in terms of that water element. and. How we process in handle and manage our emotional reality. In the air element obviously breath and breathing whether we are. Breathing deeply shallow breathing, deep breathing, the overall state of our respiratory system, as well as our our minds rate and the health of our mind and our psychological wellbeing and whether our mind tends to really focus on. Really. Negative things whether we perpetuate negative thought patterns or whether we think positively and have an inspired mind uplifted mind and healthy creative mind. This is a very important aspect. Of our health, you can eat the most amazing diet be super well hydrated and attended these other things. But if you're thinking really bad negative thoughts all the time you are not going to feel very vital right and so the health of the mind is is very important here as well. The fire element were looking at exercise right the nature of exercises that it stimulates. Heart rate and blood flow is why when you do vigorous exercise, feel hot and start sweating. This is the activation of our inner fire element.
Stimulate This 'Unique Nerve' To Experience Deep, Healing, Relaxing And Restful Sleep
"One of the biggest challenges people have these days is that they're not able to get deep healing relaxing and restful sleep is that you? It seems like a puzzle that's difficult to solve. What should you do to relax? How can you switch off your stress? Is that a way that you can tap into your inner pharmacy to create a natural sleeping bill in this episode, going to share with you a quick natural technique that you can use at your home to feel completely relaxed in minutes and get good quality sleep. But before we begin if you are interested in this topic and About how you can use ancient wisdom to calm your mind relax your nervous system and distressed to make sure that you hit the subscribe button on your apple device or if you using another device, make sure that you share this with your friends and family. When you hit subscribe does something special to the Algorithm which ensures that people who would not normally come across this part caused actually come across it. So make sure that he supporters and hit subscribe Quick story before I, begin giving you the exact technique yesterday I was doing a livestream with an facebook group demonstrating this specific technique, and after that I went straight to working on my computer, and this was about ten fifteen pm. But as soon as I went on the computer and started doing my work, I began to feel a bit drowsy I began to feel sleepy. And my head was getting heavier and heavier until I just brought my head on my table. And it didn't make sense until I realized the fact that I had just done that technique. I. Demonstrated that Technique Did Accident Dia Body and prepare for sleep. So this does work and I would encourage you to try out yourself but promise me one thing don't attempt to do this technique while you're driving or if you're in water or a place that needs your full attention because this is it bar for technique do this only if you're at home and need to fully relax where you not be disturbed because this is awful and it will change your state in minutes. So let's begin stepped one. Especially, when you're doing Brett work and throughout the day, make sure that you're breathing in through your nose breathing through your nose ensures that you get just that I'd quantity of oxygen and not too much because too much oxygen can cause more damage than good as explained in previous episode oxygen is like fuel for yourself you need just a right amount of. Fuel to produce energy do much few land. It could lead to oxidative damage to your tissues and organs, and you don't want to damage your against the other benefit of reading through news is that your nose contain these nose hairs right which act as filters. So you're ensuring that the quality of air that you're breathing is good and because of those same. Filters and the structure of your news the that's coming in is nice and warm, which again is conducive to relaxation fort benefit of breathing in through your nose is that when you breathe through your nose, there's nitric oxide the guess created from the back of your nose and your sinuses, which then goes into your lungs and this helps dilate your air passages. In your lungs annual blood vessels allowing the oxygen, which you're inhaling to go much more effectively into where it's needed for energy production. So the oxygen goes into your Mitochondria, which is the powerhouse of your cell that leads to energy production line breathing in through your nose is good for you when you breathing out, make sure that you're breathing out through your mouth. How and when you're breathing out, imagine that you're breathing out through a straw or that you're fogging a mirror. And you can make this salad old because it really enhances the expedients. Now, adding this slight resistance, right when you're making the shape of a straw as you're breathing out as the effect of activating your batter sympathetic nervous system, the part of your nervous system that is responsible for resting they're responsible for digesting your food for healing for cellular repair and most barley immune building because guess what it is a pandemic season, you are very your masks, but also you need to boost your immune system.
Look Younger With Leeches Dr. Nidia Diaz
"It's the get foxy show once again, Jerry Fox here this time with Dr Nidia Diaz. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk to us today. It's quite an honor. Thank you very much Mr Fox you bet, well, you're an acupuncturist I'm an acupuncturist. We are Chinese medicine. Practitioners. This is this is one of the reasons why I wanted to have you on the show is because we've got some things in common. I. I study Aesthetic Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture you're also schooled in this as well. And what drew me to ask you to be on this show? Was I found out? That you are a rare practitioner in Kuroda therapy. Can you tell the listeners what that is and how that all plays into what you're doing? Well reto therapy not to shock everyone, but it's live leeches. Lives, Wrigley Very. Beautiful Gentle Leeches and they've been used since the dawn of time as a form of medicine and currently are FDA approved does medical device. So, what I've done is I've combined the two. Of this bio inject. Let's say on top of acupuncture points. To create really amazing results. How in the world discount about did you when you grew up when you were growing up, did you think you're going to become an acupuncturist who worked with leeches or how how did this all fall into place for you? Well I grew up in New York in Chinatown was one of my favorite places to go exploring and. I had already had already like just imagined. You know life as a physician ever since I was little massaging my dad's feed every night. and. The mystique of eastern medicine just you know. Interested me and my name Nidia being you know similar to the word India also but meet to just you know that sort of eastern culture a really enjoyed that aspect in. When I found my calling I was like, yeah, that's it. I'm totally into. Oriental. Medicine therapies and what have you? And did you end up going to a specific school in New York or word where did your Pathway Ju? I went to the second oldest acupuncture school which was in. Pinellas Park Florida. and Luckily we had three out of the three hundred PhD Professors in the world. that. Were Doctors of Oriental Medicine with that sort of PhD level of training. So I felt really lucky that I got to complete my doctor and Oriental Medicine Degree those four years at that school. And afterwards, I did still feel like I needed a little bit more. So I decided to to make a journey to Asia and travel to over twenty five foreign countries in search of quote unquote the cure. And brought back leeches. To me is absolutely amazing, you'd think that. Sounds is okay. I'm going to go out to these these other countries and really sit at the feet of semesters and learn amazing knowledge. And it comes down to Leeches. Yep. That's how. That's so brilliant. So. Why is it that leeches are so good for aesthetic facial acupuncture how to to? Mesh Well. They are FDA approved for Venus Congestion And the reality is that they suck up eighty percent lymph fluid. Not, blood. When they feed, it's only a little bit of blood. So, with aesthetics, you have a lot of signs of aging that have to deal with lymphatic stagnation like double. Chin. Sagging Giles. That bloated moon phase you know all of that so By applying these medicinal Leeches, you get to drain literally drain the excess fluid that surrounds like. The jaw line, the neck area. You can even see a difference in the puffiness underneath the is above the eyelids just because you have less emphatic stagnation. So I I think it's amazing.
Masks, Covid & Nutrition Highlights
"Hey thanks for listening I'm your host, Samantha Leigh Right today, we have a slightly different kinds of episode coming your way in light of all of the things happening with covid nineteen. I, wanted to do a special episode highlighting the foundations of Health for you all focused around the corona virus really wanted to cover the topic of mask specifically because there's so many questions that people have centered around mask right now and I know that I, personally have been wanting some clarity around. How mask are effective why are people saying sometimes, they're not and what the debate on both sides, and then also specifically, what else can we be doing in our lives to boost our immune systems protect ourselves from the scary seaward that's going around right now. So today's episode unlike most of our shows don't focus a lot around the topic of central oils but I really wanted the opportunity to talk to Dr Furman whose work I really admire if you're not familiar with his work. I think you're really going to like what he has to say. So we'll get to that interview soon. But first, let's talk about essential oils for a little while I wanted to share my favorite oils from this past week. Am that has been the thieves chest rub? That is a fairly new product coming from young living right now, if you haven't experienced it yet, it is a chest rub formula that comes in this great little squeeze bottle where you don't have to get your hands all greasy to apply it, which is one of my favorite things about it. So if you WANNA check it out or if you want to try to make your own version of it, you could. Buy One of those empties kind of squirt bottles from Amazon or wherever, or just use like an old squirt bottle. You've got lying around anything that will allow you to fill your own formula of stuff and then squeeze a little bit of the top will do and it is a combination of eucalyptus essential oil menthol and camphor. As you might be able to hear, I've got a little bit of flim stuck down in my chest and I've been putting the thieves chester up on at night especially at night. When you lay down, you've got that extra kind of weight of gravity and that's when when the cough likes to come out. So putting the chest rub on is so soothing. It smells so good. Now, if you WANNA make your own kind of chest rub concoction than I would use a base of coconut oil and maybe even some CA- cow butter or and or beeswax shaving shaven down because what you want is a real thick carrier oil base for this because you don't want the oil soak into your chest and your skin too. Quickly, you wanted to act as sort of an on going vapor that's going to be releasing from that chest rub so you WANNA thick carrier oil base again, beeswax is great for that. If you have some of that, you can shave it down and melted a bit and then from there do a real strong concoction if. You're making a small batch may be twenty to thirty drops of an essential oil nice and strong of mainly Eucalyptus. That's the Go-to for all things respiratory. So whatever eucalyptus oils you have around or blends of our great. If you want to add some other things in there to support your immune system, I would throw in some peppermint open up those nasal passageways maybe nice. Irby oil like Rosemary or time or Oregano. T tree is Great Franken Census Grey also any of those oils you have thrown into that nice thick carrier oil use it as a gesture of as needed or check out the thieves chest rub is easy to apply real strong, real potent, and give it five stars. And now, I'm super excited to share this week's DIY dugout recipe. It comes from Deborah Shannon in Atkins Arkansas and it is a recipe for a citrus phys the sounds. So delicious in glass combined the following ingredients and mix thoroughly half a can to one can of sparkling water one packet of Stevia, two drops, grapefruit essential oil, and then optional if you have any inning sherrod around at one to two ounces of Nick. Sharad. If you don't have Ningxia ride, which is a great will ferry puree juice that young living makes you can add in maybe another dark red kind of juice like Cherry juice pomegranate or something, and then ice. So just combine all that and you've got yourself a citrus phys.
doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation and Clean Water
"Jim. And Laura. Thank you so much for joining us today to talk about this incredibly important issue. You're walking. Thank you for having us. To be here. Having to be part of it. So what is it? That brought the issue of clean water to your attention? So a lot of people think, oh you you must have been like really into water or like have some type of biology degree or something that would make you take real interest in water but. The truth is we were just in a young newlywed couple who really had no idea about the fact that there was a world water crisis even though I've had pretty extensive travels had been to many places around the world that do actually suffer from a lack of clean water. It was always provided for me at abundance. Guest I always been handed bottles of water. It was never really an issue and so it was amazing how? Even the sheltering that I experienced though I was well traveled I just wasn't aware you know and that's part of the problem is a lot of people in life just go through the. Things if you're not aware that then it's really hard to have any type of compassion. But when you're made aware of something, then you really develop compassionate and perhaps your move to action. So how it happened for us is our son who is now about eighteen years old he was wide awake in the middle of the night and just wanted to be held and comforted, and so I went into his nursery and started walking with him and it was just this very peaceful. Moment where I just had this overwhelming sense and it wasn't audibly spit. It was crystal clear of words as ever heard and it was very simple. It was thirst and take water to the nations and. I heard that I was like, wow, that's that's pretty fascinating You know I didn't even know really quite what to think of in yet it felt like there was an obvious connection to any water of because I didn't have a frame of reference for a really wasn't even sure what in fully meant. And so my son went back to sleep I, put him in his crib and went back to bed and there had a journal and I wrote those words down and the next morning. I shared it with Laura. So we started researching and it didn't take. A few google searches to discover that this was a global crisis that was affecting billions of people and roughly one point eight billion people around the world lack access to to save clean water that time, and now thankfully, it's less than that but. Still This Day, there are thousands of children probably around thirty, five, hundred children at day the die most of them are under the age of five but they died because of one simple thing they simply just don't have water and it's not that they don't have water they don't have clean water without water you die for three days a a simple simple solution of filter is effective of its long term. It's cost effective sustainable all of that. It's a basic solution by providing those you can literally like no joke, it's not an overstatement, but you're literally saying someone's life and then on top of that the economic effects and everything else and how it affects the community is is phenomenal. So, we realized there was this global crisis and we realized that we could perhaps do something about it but we also said we were newlyweds. We had a fledgling photography company that we were running. We had a new baby. We really were in no position to try to be world changers our in our minds, and so we thought Noah we're GonNa do something about this insert dramatic pause someday. and. that. Sunday was basically our minds when we were fifty as we thought when we were fifty, we would have a nest egg goethe. Our kids would be in college. Things would be like really solid in life and we finally be able to give back to the world and though that sounded good I know the reality is now I'm a lot closer to fifty. I am realizing that apart from the incredible Tara business that we have that we probably wouldn't be any better position to do much to change the world were. Then, anyway, we realized at one point really you know we might not be able to do a lot but what if we could save even just one life like if we were a family that was in desperate need of just a basic simple by sampler or or something, they can say child's life we would do literally anything we could to get that solution and we went and care that there were thousands of others that didn't get it as much as we mechanic are one child route get and so we realized. It's not a matter of how many people we can impact. It's just a matter of can we have impact and you know what little can we do? Will it just be sure we do that and as were able to do more when do that as well
A Crystal Layout for Intuitive Guidance
"And now it's time to dive into our main topic for today, a crystal layout recipe for intuitive guidance. So I wanNA talk a little bit about crystal layouts here. This is basically the art of placing crystals and stones on and around your physical body to create a shift in your energy field. Now, crystal layouts often follow geometric patterns similar to grids but. Instead of gritting a space or having a small grid on a table, top layout is almost like a grid for your body but they can also be done intuitively, and in fact, more artistically and they can just kind of be placed anywhere and they don't necessarily have to follow any certain geometry, your patterns, they really more follow the energy flow in the body. But what's most important here is that the overall purpose of a layout is to direct the flow of energy from the universe into the stones into your person to shift the energy in your body mind spirit and ultimately in your life. Crystals can really work wonders to help you open up to receiving your intuitive guidance and messages from Your Spirit guides and angels, and in fact, this is something that we've talked about on a few previous episodes the crystals in this simple layout that I'm about to share with you help open your third eye, Chakra and facilitate connection with the divine. These can also help assist you in tapping into your psychic gifts and aid you in learning to trust your own intuitive guidance. This is where a lot of us get hung up our intuitions there. It's giving US information but are conscious mind talks out of trusting it. So, this crystal layout recipes a really excellent starting point for your work but I wanna see an important thing here. There's no substitute for you following your own intuition and inner guidance when it comes to working with your stones. So it's really important for you to start trusting your instincts and begin to develop your own style of healing crystals. So incorporating that kind of freedom into this work, you might feel called to change the order that the stones are store make substitutes for some of the crystals used or even move the placement of these crystals and. Time, you'll start to feel more comfortable with these changes as you learn to trust your guidance when it comes to your crystal healing work. But if you want follow this recipe, exactly that's okay too like I said, it's a great starting point. So to begin this layout, we're going to start by opening the third eye. So you're going to begin by placing an amethyst crystal over your brow at your third eye Chaka. This could be at tumbled stone could be a terminated point. It's totally up to you. If you are using terminated crystal I would recommend that point upward toward your crown. So. Ama- this, really opens you to your intuitive guidance. Especially, if you've been closed off to your gifts or if you have trouble trusting your insights and if you don't have an amethyst crystal to work with some great substitutes would be things like Charles White Purple Opel or amateur in. Next, you're going to place a diamond, which is a special type of double terminated quartz crystal that comes from county new. York above the Amethyst tone closer to your hair in line so that the points of this crystal are parallel with your spine. So going up and down double terminated means, there's a point at each end of the crystal seal have one. Point going up toward your, Crown Chakra and one going down toward the amethyst crystal. Now, some good substitutes for her Komo diamonds would be clear courts. Again, you can use the tumbled stone. If you're using a single terminated point, I would recommend putting the point facing up towards your Crown Talk Rub. You might also want to try something like Rainbow Moonstone or clear Now. After you've kind of opened your third eye activated your intuition, you're going to take a step further and start to really connect with your guides or your angels. So you can place a small angel lightstone over your throat. Chakra and the reason that I recommend a small stone here as our are very sensitive. So by placing a smaller stones, something that's not too heavy, it's not so noticeable in it's a little bit more comfortable during the layout. This crystal facilitates communication with your spirit guides and your angels. So after you place your Angel Lightstone, you may want to invite in your guides or angels into the space so that they can share their wisdom and knowledge with you give you any kind of guidance that you may need in your life right now, if you do have a specific question to ask you can ask at once you feel the presence of your guides in the space now. If you don't have angel, some good substitutes for this stone are things like Blue Lace Agate, blue cal site or blue calcium. So you can stay in the layout for as long as you like and when you do finally feel ready, just take a few deep brats, wiggle your fingers and your toes and come back to the present moment. Then you can slowly remove the crystals and the opposite order they were pleased to bring that energy back down. Slowly re ground your body and then take some time to journal about your experiences think about what you felt in your physical body, how you felt emotionally, and if you were able to connect with your angels or your guides and what messages they had to share with you on
20 Minutes About Traditional Chinese Medicine
"Hey, Marcus welcome to the show Tame Martin well I have to say I've been really looking forward to it because we've known each other now for well over a decade and while you had taken quite an interesting path of going real deep into Chinese Madison starting and you know actively practicing this while ancient on over in Europe and anyways I've been really wanting to do this show on Chinese medicine because over the past few months we've covered quite A few interesting topics you on the podcast about the microbiome new tropics, cavalry metabolic health, and so forth. NFL Lot of the conclusions that we're drawing in our recent age seem to have actually been practiced for thousands of years in Chinese medicine, and that brought me back to you. But before we go deep into this topic, why don't you first tell us a little bit about how he got into Chinese medicine in the first place? Yes. Sure. So Basketball and tennis when I was a kid a teenager and frequent injuries and went to all the doctors a bunch of Western medicine treatments that didn't quite help and then I ended guy practicing Japanese acupuncture. So they just using really really thin fine needles that you almost don't feel and I remember going up to his office and could barely. Account on her car is my Nieto's started so bad at its second cute rain in them and then, and then you just put a bunch of needles somewhere. I hopped off his bench. Like if nothing was. Like nothing was wrong and I remember it took forever to get up the stairs there and all that just up down. was made quite an impact on me re that that was like immediate immediate. That must have left an impression and you tried like well, traditional. Western. Medicine to treat your knee at that time just conventional stuff your painkillers, etc.. Physiotherapy all the things that they give you go talk none of them were orthopedic specialist none of that worked now, not only for some things that works and then and then this guy is. By. The way you play affected. Enough such bad acne base and your low energy levels and that you'll always cold that is just the branch of the same route. So it's all it all kind of linked together with the same root cause and. Then, he gave me a bunch of herbs in two months later up in this really cystic acne was really bad doing a lot of western medicine things that it took quite a toll my health to at the time 'cause. He's injections or quiet. They're messing with your system out there drying you out your spacious clans and older glance pretty much everywhere, and so there's a lot of side effects and he gave me a bunch of herbs so to Vivian Natural Dumb. That made my help me keep my back in away and made my Kimble's significantly reduce and so. That's what hooked, and then I always wanted to become a doctor. So I had a high school degree. So I got a scholarship and the fine print scholarship that I could pretty much use it anywhere and so was thinking, do I go to the United States in Germany? China. Server. Since then you know I was interested in Chinese medicine also and and that's actually where we met. Yeah. So I got, you know I had a had a spot at a German university medical school and didn't go and instead you we went to China to be. Teachers for a few months, and while while teaching their inner, we didn't have much to do teaching. So end around I went around there's over four thousand, but they call integrative medicine hospitals. So it's Chinese medicine and Western medicine together combined in different departments. Of course, everybody does what they're good at but are essentially were together and a lot of time on these speak laments in China in one of those muscles and then I signed up at a Chinese university instead of the German one and I study what they call Jewish, Jehovah Chinese, medicine, and Western medicine combined with the focus being on the Chinese medicine side. And I completed that study it's a five year degree mostly in Chinese language. Muslim classes were essentially chinese-language in the beginning it a little bit of English classes in a Western medicine intended teachers kind of because they're English was so bad. In Chinese anyways even though we were like international and that was in. Beijing right. That was on Beijing five years in Beijing, and then I went to Hong Kong for another five years where we met again. At the end, I did my phd in what's called evidence based Chinese medicine over using modern scientific methods like clinical trials, Placebo, controlled randomized control trials, and instead of giving you experts at drunk we're using for example, in ancient acupuncture protocols or in my case was elbow pain it's like a two thousand year old extra puncture point protocol that they've been using since at least two thousand years per elbow pain and re looked at it was the is out son of modern science and understanding how that stuff works but we are playing these ancient principles. The Same WanNa do for you today was these five health tips or twenty twenty TM health. Cultivation, wisdom, that's what they call for staying. Healthy. So I, WanNa give you a few tips and ahead of quotes from the ancient books, and then I also pulled up a few research studies that kind of backup, what they're saying or giving another perspective on it. So we re using these ancient time tested principles, and then we're also looking at them. You know some the lenses of scientific method world of mearns,
The Different Types of Herbal Tonics
"Hey everybody say Popham here founder of the School of Evolutionary herbalism and what exactly does the word tonic mean you know this is a word that we see used a lot in herbal medicine and in the alternative health world here about health tonics and rejuvenated tonics and nutritive tonics and bitter tonics and Chee Tonics and. Tonic gets used a lot and I think this is one of those terms in western, herbalism or herbalism as a whole really that can really use a little bit of clarification to make sure that we're all on the same page when we use that word. So question came up in a recent Q. and A. Session with my students and around what's the difference between A. Tonic from the perspective of Physio. Medical ISM versus. The way the word tonic is used in, say your medicine or Chinese medicine. So that is what the topic for this video is, and hopefully it provides some clarity for you on what is oftentimes a little bit of a nebulous term question number one is coming to us from Stephen Roberts in the chemical. And Steven is asking are the PHYSIO medicalised? Term Tonic and the IR Vega, Russell, Yana for the most part interchangeable in your view. If not could you share some situations that might highlight where they do not correlate that? Well, that's a really great question Stephen. And it really brings me to the. Kind of conversation about the word Tana can and what the word tonic means. It's in Western herbalism a pretty loose nebulous term that. I find being used in a wide variety of contexts and depending on those contexts. The word has a very different meaning. So I'd like to define this term tonic a little bit and. Kind of elucidate a little bit of those different context. So we can understand what this word actually means. So oftentimes will see the word tonic be used alongside something like a bitter tonic or a nutritive tonic or a rejuvenating tonic. Or just a tonic herb. And oftentimes, those really all mean very different things and so to me like when I think of the word. Tonic. I really like at all right I really like thinking about the roots of words and how those roots of words correlate to other words and through understanding other words that are related words that are related to one. Another I think we can get a better sense for what they actually mean, and so if we look at the word tonic, the root of that word is tone. Right tone and when in the context of herbalism when we're looking at tone. We're looking at tonal quality of tissue which really is looking at how tight is it or how relaxed is it, and this is one of our. Kind of polarities that we see. In terms of herbal energetics oftentimes, we just look at temperature and moisture of hot and cold and Wet and dry, and it's very common to overlook the tonal aspect. and. That really is what makes up the six tissue states of the Physio medicalised you're mentioning here. So you have a heat check citation and cold depression in terms of temperature, and you have damp stagnation and dry atrophy in terms of moisture, and then you have a tension and relaxation. In terms of tissue tone and tension and relaxation are really really important to consider when we're looking at a tissue. It's not always pertinent but when it is, it's really pertinent. Right and you got to really address it because if the root cause of an imbalance is due to the tone of tissue. It's not GonNa be corrected just by attending the hot cold wet and dry right. So this is a very, very good understanding to have about. The energetics of a the tissues and conversely how the re what remedies we want to apply
Is This The Reason You Find It Hard To Meditate?
"One of the most frequent questions I get from people in our communities, why am I finding it hard to meditate? Are they using the wrong techniques? Saturday, utilizing incorrect strategies are they just not suited for meditation or is it something else? This is an important topic that we're going to explore interests episode, which happens to be the third party for. A yogi breath work CD's I've done two episodes before this is to make sure that you listen to do as well. But before we proceed especially, if you're on your iphone, the make sure that you hit the subscribe button because that does something. To the Algorithm makes the episode appear in front of a stranger who otherwise would never have come across our podcast. So take half a second please press the button subscribed. So, going back to our topic for today, which is why do people find it hard demented and it's interesting because I had the same challenge when starting out on my own spiritual awakening journey and this this can be hard because you feel if I don't meditate then it's over for me. What else am I supposed to do how we like on my mind? How will I reduce the stress that I'm experiencing right now huckabee alleviate this anxiety. That's. All only well, firstly, calm down because lucky for you. The aid should Yogis of India spent thousands of years through trial and error to figure this stuff out if probably went through the same challenges as you and me were going through and what is the challenge when it's hard to control your thoughts it's so hard to control your thoughts because your thoughts are subtle, you can't hold onto them. You can't catch them you can't move them. They're always there. And when you thought the of died down, the gentle begins once again sounds familiar. So it's heart and I feel you. So before we talk about the solution that these Yogi musters came up with, let's I understand what is the goal of Yoga? What is it going to yoga the goal of Yoga? Is Do not get fit although that's worth. A lot of people think the real goal of Yoga is to unite east to merge. Merge with what you ask well. With the universe around you the goal of Yoga is to dissolve your ego self and go beyond the sense of separation and realize that you my friend are connected with everything around you. The animals, you objects, the people when you go past this separation, it is as if you have downloaded the truth of the universe and you feel an intense sense of release and joy and bliss, and some people are able to see a magnificent bright shiny star in their Thursday. As if you know, there is a star that has manifested. That has the density of thousand suns now. This as you can imagine, is not just that reduction of stress or alleviation of anxiety which are verticals along your path. This is the realization that you are not this body. You are not this meet bank that you're occupying right now you are a divine being flight. So that's good but somehow the yogis realized that you cannot jump street to that level or at least normal people would find it hard to jump straight do an advanced level, which is why they came up with an eight step blend of self realization we discard a tongue up our sh- means it. Dunga means limp in Sanskrit you see the Yogis will methodical very systematic and one can argue that they were very scientific as well in approach to self realization and self healing and guess what the meditation practice that brought you and me were trying so hard to do is step number seven. Out of eight steps, which card dion. So it's like attempting to go into seventh grade of school without really going through preschool second grade and third grade. You gotta go step by step they've advised. So Deanna means uninterrupted flow of concentration. When Yoda, able to effortlessly quiet in your mind and let go of all your thoughts in this my friend can be hard without a lot of practice but the yogis realized something realized the interconnectedness of our being. Disconnected with our senses, our senses are connected to our breath are breath is connected to our physical body and so on and so forth controlling your subtle thoughts might be hard but what you can attempt to control is how you who your body and that's where they began but even before starting their physical practice realized that Yoga is a very sacred and divine practice. So step number one out of this eight Ford Baath. Yama Yup. Deals with one's ethical standards and sense of
How to Use Crystals & EOs Together
"I'm here with Haley Crowley who's the founder of whimsy and wellness? Haley. Believes in making wellness, simple, lighthearted and fun four years ago. She began making these really beautiful essential oil labels as a way to distract yourself from wondering when she would get pregnant again, armed with a silhouette cameo machine and a roll of vinyl. Haley sold the first whimsey and wellness products out of a tiny oetzi shop since. then. She's grown into a full family business with three kiddos running circles around her desk. Haley, on a mission to help people use crystals and essential oils in their every day life and make it fun in the process. Haley. Welcome to the show or so glad you're here. Thank you so much for having me I. Love Envisioning Your Kids just certainly on your on your desk because I have to myself. Just today we were packing up, you know mailers, sit out and just chilling out, help me stuff envelopes and it's fun to have a family business and it's also very chaotic. So I imagine you use some oils now and then to keep it calm. Yeah that's exactly right I. mean they're helping with like air quotes helping it really. Twenty Times longer but it's good they feel so important. Yes. Well. You said that you started making your beautiful pretty labels to distract yourself from wondering when you wouldn't get pregnant again is that part of your story tell me more about that yeah. So I started using oils actually as a way to like sent Christmas gifts like the that I was making I wanted to find a natural way to sent them, and so that's what started. Me With oils and then fast forward a couple of years. It was after our second miscarriage and I was like, I need something to do. I was in between jobs at the time and so I was like I'm GonNa. Just start this little at seaside thing to give me something to do and maybe bring a little bit of income like on the side for our family. And after a couple of months because we were one of the first essential accessory shops, it just took off and it just kept growing and growing and I kept working and it kept growing was that that was in two, thousand sixteen. So. Been Four Years Yeah and my husband now works fulltime with me and it's just getting more than I ever imagined. That's awesome. Well, this is not the topic of our interview today I want to get to crystals and oils soon, but I couldn't help it just pick up on the fact that you were using your side hustle a little bit as a therapy. You know let me need to distract myself I need to do something I just relate to that so much when I became a mom I really struggled with postpartum depression and doesn't that transition into parenthood was like a huge shock for me and along can of worms and long story we won't. Get into. But when I started, it was partly the reason besides from just sheer financial need that I started my business and it made me feel so much better. It made me feel like I'm pouring myself into something. It's mine. It's an outlet gifts. Me Gets me talking to other people it just really saved me away. So just related to that that aspect for she absolutely, and just what you said, I talk about that too like I felt like Lynsey wellness gave me purpose kind of like what you said like it gives me purpose and at the time I didn't think I was GONNA. Feel that until you know I, had a baby or babies but. With us it's crazy. It's almost the opposite, but it says such similar feelings. It's really interesting. It's funny. How per I? Mean we I think we are capable of having multiple purposes in one lifetime and even. More than one at the same time and sometimes that's what I need. I need more than one thing happening or I go crazy. So. Yes. Well, how did you start using crystals and essential oils together? Yes. So after I had seen wellness, we started with bottles and labels and. I was looking at product. I don't know what I was looking at but somehow I stumbled across these premade perfume blends and I saw on them. They had the roller top instead of it being like glass or stainless steel. It was made out of a gemstone a crystal and I was like, that's so cool like I want that for my customers who I know don't want to buy the perfume, they put their own oils in it. So I searched and searched and searched for so long five or six months to find a supplier. For these to offer them and it was so hard to find one without a little hole in it because all the stones at that size were spacey right and so I finally found a supplier and was hand making those on my couch watching TV at nighttime and everybody loved them. So I went to Tucson is the world's largest gem and mineral show that they hold once a year. I went there in search of a supplier that could make these for me because I couldn't do it myself anymore. And I didn't find that. But instead, I saw these giant piles of tiny crystals. And I was like those would fit inside of a roller bottle right and I had seen other people do that again in their own blends house like I wonder if people would like that as an option to and so I had no idea if people were actually going to like it but I was like well, I have to get something while I'm here I came all the way here. So I bought them and carried them in my carry on backpack and got stopped at security. But I think they're used to it because the gem show, but it was just so funny I'm like anyway. When? Oil Convention you know all TSA agents are like Oh yeah. There must be another oil convention that's. Smelt. Exactly yeah. They're used to it with the crystal show and so anyway fast forward to now everybody really loved that and just along the way I started of course learning more and more about crystals and just kind of doing my own research I feel like when I started this, there wasn't a ton of research like information out there about using oils and crystals together. So I felt like I just kind of research from a Bunch of different places in kind of put together my own I own research, my
A Look Into Stronger and Harvest Spice
"I we want to take a deep dive into the stronger protective blend. The bright uplifting sent of stronger helps to evoke feelings of wellness and vitality whenever you need it the most. Powerful combination of rose. Let's. Cedar Wood and Frankencense essential oils bring a strength and a utility to this blend that we know you'll love. The rose. A symbol. Of. Beauty. Love. Purity. and Faith for centuries. There are over one hundred species of roses and the world each with their own history and legacy. The rose that we will be focusing on is the Rosa Damascene. Ah. More commonly known as the d-mass grows or sometimes as the rows of Casteel. It's a rose that has been written about throughout literature. With the fame Syrian poet knees are couponing writing. I come to you from the tales of the Damascene rose that depicts the history of all fragrance. Shakespeare reference, the flower and his play twelfth night as well as his sonnet one thirty. And the English poet Thomas Rivers wrote a whole owed to the Damascus grows. Now. Oldest known tangible historic evidence for the existence and possible use of roses. Comes to us from the Minoan civilization. The evidence is in the form of. Of a fresco from the palace at. In Thirty, seven, hundred BC. The Damascus froze gets its name from Damascus the capital of Syria were the rose originates. The French Crusader Robert Debris who took part in the siege of Damascus in eleven forty eight at the second crusade. Is sometimes credited for bringing the mask rose from Syria to Europe? However other accounts state that the ancient Romans brought it to their colonies in England. And a third account is that the physician of King Henry the eighth. Gifted him one in fifteen forty. Whatever way it made its not Europe, it has made a large impact. On not only the culture but also the economy. For instance in Bulgaria. In Bulgaria's Rose Valley, the Damascus rose has been grown an picked for more than three hundred years. and. It's the center of the modern rose industry. The rose has been utilized in everything from cooking to perfumes and rose waters to even some traditional medicinal practices. And now it brings a beautiful floral note and years of tradition to this blend. Lithium might be the oil and this blend that you might be the most unfamiliar with. It belongs to the Lorraine J. Family, which includes the true. And it's relatives although it's a very broad family that includes things from the bay leaf to the Avocado. Lychee Cuba commonly known as May. Be Chinese pepper or Mountain. Pepper is a small tree native to southern China and Tropical Southeast Asia. The tree bears Pale, lemon scented flowers and small fruits that looked like peppers. Which is where the nicknames come from. Although, it is native to southern China and other parts of Tropical Southeast Asia it is most widely cultivated in Japan. Taiwan and China.
Marijuana sales spike during COVID-19 pandemic
"Making a comeback what's going up the hill from his radio? Yeah. Good morning, Tony. This is this is really an interesting twist here because in the midst of the pandemic where we've seen our economy go onto shaky ground we have We have our unemployment hovering in double digits. Now the marijuana industry has really gone through the roof. Here. We have seen a an increase of 40% over last year so far this year and the sales of cannabis in the country. Medical and recreational expected to be more than $15 billion that number is expected to go over 35 billion by 2024. And is this connected right now to the pandemic, the experts say. Absolutely, it is Tony because anxiety right now is the number two reason that people list for getting a medical marijuana card and medical marijuana is now available in 33 states and the District of Columbia. In some form, like in Kentucky, CBD oil is allowed as part of that. But, ah, anxiety is listed as number two on Lee behind chronic pain, and, of course, anxiety has risen for a number of reasons during this pandemic. Another thing, the experts say, another factor involved his boredom. People are just a shuttered and in many cases have been from time to time during this pandemic, and this was kind of a release there, and also another factor to is that they say. That the extra $600 a week for the unemployed well with extra disposable income. Some of that went to the purchase of U got it Marijuana, So this is really creating a situation where this is booming At a time when many businesses are really struggling, there have been record sales reported. In states like Illinois, Oregon, Colorado all have recreational marijuana, Of course, Michigan expected to top $2 billion in sales over the next couple of years. California's number wanted over $3 billion a year in sales and get this one in Pennsylvania. Tony Patient visits to cannabis dispensaries, up 70% since February. Wow. So are they smoking token or nibbling doing a little of each? It's a little of each of the main and and of course, it varies from state to state on what is allowed for medical marijuana. Like I said in Kentucky, it's CBD oil in others. You might have any, uh, any type of option in other states who might have only edibles allowed or even some type of topical treatments. So it varies from state to state, but still, the most popular overall is the inhaled variety. So let me ask you a question, because what's interesting to me about all of this is that it is still a federal crime possessed by or sell pot. If the if the fans wanted to crack down and they don't have the prison support And or the placing, probably to be able to do this. But if they were to crack down on this particular topic what for that, too? Could it be done? I really don't think it could be done because a lot of states in particular have decriminalized. If they have not legalized it. They have de criminalized. It s so that even possession of marijuana for recreational use will not be prosecuted. If the federal government wanted to try to crack down on your right marijuana is still a schedule one Drug, according to the federal government. The same thing is like heroin would be or cocaine. So if they wanted to crack down, I suppose they could, but they would not get any cooperation from local authorities. That's for sure. Ah, and it's only a matter of time before that changes on the federal level as a CZ evidence continues to mount that that there may be some some riel benefits of of cannabis use for some people who might be suffering from Chronic pain or things like post traumatic stress disorder and a number of other ailments. It is shown to be effective for. Yeah, that's that's a great question. Another one Tony is what do we do about driving under the influence? Since there really is no test for this? You can't do a Breathalyzer. But as the youth becomes more common nationwide. You would think that there's gonna have to be some type of measure taken to confront that
LUCAS RUWE :A POSITIVE SOAP STORY
"My guest today is a gentleman by the name of Lucas Rui. Lucas is a veteran of the air force and after he got out of the Air Force, he well, he's going to tell you what happened then but he has created a company co founded a company called the hero soap company where they make very healthy soaps and scrubs and a portion of that. Those prophets go to helping homeless veterans, which is a big part of his mission, and his mission is also about entrepreneurship in bringing strength back to the country with individuals creating businesses, and he's tell you how he did that. And, how his personal mission to help homeless vets was was actually a big part of that. So here he is. This is Lucas Really of the hero soap company. Let's just go a little do a little background, your military background and how you then how you segue into having this hero soap company which sounds really interesting. I WANNA find out more about that automobile. Thanks for having me on your Bob So my background I grew up. On, a farm in northeast Nebraska. Living candidate in the middle of nowhere, and then I joined the Air Force shortly after I graduated high school. I did four years. They're mistakes data Omaha doubt one tour over. No Mon that was a pretty fun time. Nothing too crazy over there. And then once I got out. Move Down There Zona came. Issue and I I was instantly blown away by the amount of homeless vets that were all over the streets under the viaducts. It's just kind of heartbreaking and it doesn't seem like those numbers have been going down to the last nine years that I've been here so One of my buddies, his his background, his brother owns a company that's in the hygiene space innings. He's got a fancy for making soap. And I had this burning desire to to make some change and a I actually graduated with a liberal arts degree which doesn't necessarily really line up with my personality at all. And I see. So many of my peers get involved in activism and they were doing so by really just making a lot of noise. I'm not really putting any solutions forward. and. I I didn't necessarily agree with that not that you know it's a bad thing to do or anything, but it just didn't seem like the most effective way to make change. And with zero. So we kinda created this activism through capitalism. In were blessed capitalism in America or we can flourish and. Is like what why not do something for the community can pull whole more away from those big stores that have the monopoly over everything really you know bring up small business gazette is our economy and then give back to those causes. It people believe in had pretty amazing response from the American people so far it's actually brought a lot back to me. I've seen how how many great patriots are actually out there who who do realize a the issues that America's going through right now and trying to make that shift to to really build a strong against that's been a huge blessing to see that. Amazing response from everyone well congratulations I mean the idea of actually doing something rather than as you were saying, making a lot of noise noise is a great way to start and get some information out there. But if you're not actually, you know cleaning up some little corner of Your Life you know what really gets done. So I really applaud that that that idea of of course you know capitalism and money really makes things turn and that's you know it's a huge motivator for people to earn a living and to end and the idea of giving some a portion of that back to people less fortunate is certainly you know a high calling in my opinion. So, tell me about the soap and because I'm. I'm interested. I like like great healthy product. So we talk about that. You know it's promote your company a little bit. It's got a good cause behind it too. Yeah. So I might. Send my my partner. He is always had a thing for making soap in some background in the hygiene space in my wife She's a holistic nutritionist oh. Okay. So she's she's really come into my life and. Cleaned out the shelves said speak and really got in a natural products. Everywhere, in our life at this point and. I saw the changes in my skin, my health by implementing those things in. That, you know this is the kind of product that we need to. Deliver back I've seen such good results by using those products that you'd recommend that more full of all the chemicals. So we decided, hey, let's create a product like this that we can. Give to the people and so we use A. Natural Goat, milk? So Essential oils in the natural colorants from the earth such as charcoal or to marriage. To give the coloring and. We chose to go that route because. Deisel have different chemicals in it that we're putting into our skin that's getting absorbed in the allowed the mainstream soaps they use what's called parabens. In the FDA recording to their site. Parabens are found in breast biopsy, Breast Cancer Biopsies and cosmetic reproductive. Issues. And Those are two things I'd like to
The Allergic Load
"Hey there everybody say Jay here the School of Evolutionary herbalism, and in this week's episode of the blog, we're GONNA be talking. About. Addressing allergies you know this is a really big thing that a lot of people struggle with especially in terms of seasonal allergies here we're kind of in the early stages of summer here, and this is that time where a lot of people get really affected by a lot of the pollens in the air and dealing with upper respiratory stuff and and so I just thought it was a very pertinent thing to share with you at this. But. Also thinking about like, why do we get allergies right like what are what's at the root cause of that? Why is it that sometimes, we have an allergy when we're a kid and then it goes away but then it comes back later in life what's going on there. So in this episode, talking a little bit more about some of the underlying physiology behind allergies and why they can come and go and and what you can do kind of on a on a foundational level to try to not just treat allergies with herbs. I'm not really going so much into how to treat allergies with herbs so much as what are some of the fundamental things that you need. To Do to address that root cause of those allergies. So I hope you enjoy this week's episode of the evolutionary herbalism blog and I read I have been working with a medical herbalist for over a year. My initial concern was my seasonal allergies that have gotten consistently worse over the past five years I knew it was something deeper, most likely related to my gut health and sure enough the majority of the support and guidance I have received has been around digestion absorption and elimination. Great sounds that sounds like a good approach. That's probably what I would do to. However this is my second year using daily nettle infusions starting in January until around May to help with my seasonal allergy symptoms and has definitely helped but listening to the video here made me reflect in my reliant on nettles. What exactly are they doing in my body that my body isn't able to do for itself time to dive deeper great. Great Question C.. I just want really start off by. Acknowledging the place that your question is coming from, which is wanting to get to the root cause Just being really reliant on an herb to keep a symptom at bay. But as you said, diving deeper into what what's going on here, why am I having these allergies? What's at the root of and what can I do to? Cut that route so that I just don't have this problem anymore right So. I would say, generally speaking with our G type symptoms I would agree that the gut is an important area to focus on. One way that it was explained to me and this is something that I learned from the herbalist Paul Bergner. And he explained allergies. In. A way that made a lot of sense to me, which is basically that and this is going to be kind of shared in Layman's terms but. Essentially that the body has a certain. Tolerance of. Antigens or things that the body comes in contact with that, the immune system responds to Let's say for example, that the body has a hundred points. So to speak of an allergic load that it can tolerate without generating symptoms, right? So you know maybe you're. Maybe, there's some cats that you have. A little bit of an alert out allergic allergy to and they take up maybe seventy points, and then you maybe eat food that your body isn't super. Doesn't really like that much, and that takes up another twenty nine points, right. So now you're at ninety, nine and. And then all the sudden. The grass pollen. Starts, spitting out it's pollen and you walk outside and that Paulin. Fifty points of an allergic load. Well, that just tipped the scales, and now your body starts having an allergic response to that pollen right. So oftentimes, the approach to treating allergies in general is to look at the different areas of life and try to reduce those potential. Allergen triggers now, obviously if you like. have an animal that. Lives with you it's not like most people weren't going to get rid of their animal's. But if you're safe for example, eating food that you're slightly intolerant to, that's something that you can work with.
The Strange Myth About Oxygen And The Yin-Yang Gases With AJ
"Ever since which urine witold that we need a lot of oxygen to survive were to breathe in deeply so that we can get enough oxygen oxygen has been touted as life giving gas that US earthlings can art survive without but is this entirely true or is there more than meets the eye on today's episode we're going to explore this very interesting and profound dodig, and by the end of this episode, you will actually understand in a very simple and easy manner how you're breathing translates to more energy deeper relaxation. Oh mind and better hilt. But before I, continue our request you to please hit the subscribe button on your phone especially if you're on an iphone. Something to the podcast algorithm that ensures that people who wouldn't normally see this episode Ashley come across. So please hit the subscribe button right now. All right. So before we dive deeper I, think we need to take a few steps back and understand how energy is produced in the body from a scientific perspective and this is really interesting when you breeden. You're taking oxygen which goes down your throat into your lungs and into your bloodstream. The oxygen then binds to the him global in your blood cells. Now, the oxygen is then transmitted into the mitral. Contra. And if you remember lessons from school, you'll remember that it is the powerhouse of your cell and through a chemical reaction the Oxygen Burns with the glucose in the cell to form Energy Carbon Dioxide and water vapor, and then when you breathe out. You exist the governor dockside along with the water whip. The energy is then transmitted to wherever it is needed in your body. Isn't that amazing? All of this happens between your in him. An exile. Now oxygen can be likened to fuel that Burns to release energy too little fuel and you really can't start a fire and what happens when they're stu much fuel. Well, there could be a fire or literally an explosion. So what do you think happens when for some reason, you inhale too much of oxygen. You can't be good for you. Right. It turns out that it actually isn't just like when you expose I n to air for long periods of time, the oxygen in the atmosphere reacts for the through a process that is called oxidation to cause rust in the same way when you breathing too much oxygen or a period of time that can lead to oxidative damage in your body. In your disuse in your muscles in the form of inflammation and cell damage. Now, this can be tricky. Because on one side, I'm saying that we need oxygen to produce energy but we're also saying that or exposure to oxygen can lead to inflammation and cellular damage and the key to understanding this lies in a process guard bores effect. Be. Or are bores effect when you breathe in Oxygen Surf. The oxygen binds with your haemoglobin in your blood and a member the oxygen needs to get released from your hemoglobin and has to reach your mic Andrea, which is a powerhouse of yourself for the energy to be produced. So if there's a high level of oxygen. Did remain bound to your hemoglobin and over a period of time this can cause tissue damage and what happens is the free radicals actually start attacking your own system. This can lead to depression Lou Energy Fatigue and immune disorders does this sound familiar the solution to the challenge lies and somehow decreasing the level of oxygen which leads to the hemoglobin releasing or ejecting the oxygen, which can then go to the Powerhouse, off your cell the Mitochondria for energy production. And the UNSUNG hero over here is Garvin Dioxide in other words for cellular hilt optimum energy. You don't just need oxygen, but you also need carbon dioxide for your body to be able to produce energy
Your Purpose is Beauty Mercedes Lyson
"Today's guest is Mercedes Lisin. Mercedes. Thank you so much for taking the time to be on this podcast. You have a podcast called. Your purpose is beauty can be found on your website over L-, more. Ella. Music, DOT com. I wanted to talk to you about this because. Your podcast. Oh, my gosh, it's such a beautiful podcast. Gosh. Thank you. It's one of those shows I tuned in and. Your Voice on that are cast is just so soothing. But at the same time, you're talking about a wide array of subjects that I felt like my listeners would really gel with you're talking about alternative health. You're talking about beauty product. You're talking about. Different sociological things you're talking about house music I am. Yes. I'm very lactic person. So. How did you kind of come into this? Did this sort of? Choose you or did you sort of choose this profession herself? There's a lot to unpack there. So the podcast is really an outgrowth of work that I have been doing since two thousand fourteen when I started a youtube channel and the impetus for that goes back, even a little bit further. I was having some health challenges around two, thousand, eight, two, thousand, nine. So my my into holistic health and wellness is probably that unique. Unique I feel like a lot of people come into Those proclivities with some sort of health challenge which I had, and at the time I was really kind of unsatisfied with the directions that Western medicine was gonNA take and trying to get a diagnosis. So kind of divine timing on my side. I ended up starting to see an acupuncturist with no real. Background acupuncture I didn't know much about it. It was a friend of a friend and it basically sort of changed my life, which is why I was so excited to hear from you as an acupuncturist because that was really the beginning of my journey into this whole world. So in addition to acupuncture over ten years ago at this point solving might acute health problem. It also instigated as deeper awakening. How just What I can do to engender vibrant house in a sustainable way and I have actually had a very longstanding interest in beauty released since childhood. And I was kind of having this bigger awakening about what my life looked like in lifestyle choices. A lot of that started to coalesce around personal care products in and beauty. So at the time, I was getting into this. This is now like twenty, ten to twenty twelve. There was like a very nascent community of green beauty bloggers, Emin youtubers, and the Internet was I always talk about how different the Internet was back. Then it was just a very different space and blogging in Youtube is. Not, what it is today with rampant influence or marketing and things like that is really this very intimate and helpful community of very like minded and passionate people. So I started learning about all of the problems with a lot of conventional personal care products, and there were these like very small niche fatigues that were opening up mostly online at the time. And I basically just kind of fell in love with this world of Artisanal handcrafted luxury beauty products in the realms skin care makeup body care, and I was also getting very deep into the Youtube Beauty, community? which was like a whole, a whole thing at the time, this is all going on when I was in graduate school as well. So this was sort of my creative outlet at the time and I am someone that has always needed a lot of creative to balance the hyper academic backgrounds that I come from. And I just saw there were not a lot of people that were making content There were a lot of people making beauty content. There weren't a lot of people making videos specifically about organic judy products or clean green. Whatever you. WanNa call it has so many labels. So I had graduated am I earned my PhD in twenty thirteen and in the spring of twenty four team decided to just take the plunge and start recording videos on my I really had no idea how to edit video footage or. How did you any of it? Really, but it was sort of a very soup to nuts process of teaching myself in building kind of a blogger presence for myself through youtube and blogging to some extent. And Yeah. Fast forward. Now, six years I decided that I wanted to add a podcast to my suite of offerings mostly because I have benefited so much from podcasts and I think that there's such an accessible way for. People to consume content and learn and it my my appreciation for podcasts went to this whole other level when I had a baby in November of twenty eighteen. So I'm the mother to amazing twenty month old little boy. But as anyone that has had to be will know you need to be hands free all the time and you get nap trapped I them and you're laying with them for long periods of time and it can be very idle time. So I mean podcasts have just been my companion really on long stroller walks on vk bedtime. Even doing just mundane chores around the. House. And yet. Again, I found that there was not a lot of people in the beauty space podcasting about things that I am interested in personally and listening to