Self preservation: by my definition is to shield or safe guard oneself from actual or perceived harm. Self preservation is innate. Or is it learned? Young children arrive as tender hearted, trusting, naive and innocent. Over time the cares of life opens the eyes and awakens the soul to the dangers we encounter on life’s open road. The more harm done to an individual the more coarse their heart and mind become. The more scars, the more distant and closed to people we become—we self preserve to ward off future potential
Rest & Digest
When we have too much norepinephrine in our system we are in “fight or flight” mode. This neurotransmitter inhibits digestion. Our gut needs to be at rest to digest.
In this time of extended stress and uncertainty another way you can boost your immune system is to actively focus on relaxation before eating.
Currently, with this quarantine and the corona virus (COVID-19), we are all a little bit in a state of perpetual flight or fight.
Try not to stress eat
Instead, take some
Just breathe. Just relax. Rest. Don’t you know proper rest is essential for proper recovery and immune health? All statements you may have heard before.
Our Parasympathetic Nervous System is our bodies way of regulating involuntary activities. It is a part of the Autonomic Nervous System and it tells our body what to do without our having to think about it. It just happens automatically. It says such things as “rest-and-digest” or “feed and breed”. This is because it is the system that tells us to relax and take it easy
Benefits of Supplementing with BCAA’s
Supplementing with Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) has shown 5 strong benefits:
1. Increases testosterone and reduces cortisol. This creates a quality hormonal environment.
2. Inhibitor of Catabolism. Catabolism is “breaking down”, in this case, prevents the breaking down of muscle. Research shows we cannibalize a certain amount of muscle tissue during exercise. BCAA’s work like shrink wrap on your muscle inhibiting this process and telling the body to utilize body fat for energy.
3. Reduces fat and stimulates muscle growth. BCAA’s basically take energy from fat instead of muscles
Spiritual fitness is a bit like physical fitness. Health, wholeness and healing come to all who expose their being to possibility.
When we exercise our mind and free expression we open our world and it becomes larger. One thing I’ve always said college can do for a young person is give them a bigger world view and expand their deductive reasoning abilities.
When you work a muscle with resistance training you explore the possibility the muscle fibers offer. Will I get stronger? Will I grow bigger? Will I
Yesterday I came across a photograph of my boys that was maybe from 7 years ago. Kids change so much so quickly, it’s beautiful and painful at the same time. Bitter sweet I guess you would call it. I just sat drinking in the picture. They were all huddled up close to one another, laughing, the baby on my 2nd oldest son’s shoulders—they were so happy. I am so grateful that their early and middle childhood years were happy years for them.
When my kids were really little we would sit on
Living in the Central Valley of California . .
When most think of California (especially when you travel), they think of it as Los Angeles or San Francisco. But the middle of the state is a grand valley full of life and beauty. Central Valley California is agricultural, providing countless variety of fruits, vegetable, nuts and don’t forget the vineyards as we live in the heart of wine country. For years I’ve lived on the Mokulumne River with wineries as my neighbors. Row after row of delicate vines. Beautiful
I remember when my daughter was maybe 10, maybe a little younger…I had to explain to her why exercise was important to do even when you didn’t feel like doing it. Because she saw me consistent with it she assumed I always wanted to do it. I told her I didn’t always feel like working out. She seemed surprised. Then I walked her through a talk about our family health history.
When you know your history, you know what needs to happen to change the future so history doesn’t repeat.
This is the air I breathe…
These are the words that sing to my internal mind and sweep through my soul as I open my eyelids this morning.
This is the air I breathe..
The breath of Heaven is a glorious thing. If I could somehow communicate how intoxicating it is to breathe Him in deeply.
People all over looking for something. But what? Most probably don’t even know what it is they are searching for. I suppose they feel they will know when they find it?
It’s a bit like falling in love. Well,
Why Can’t I Get Motivated?
This may be a question you’re asking yourself right now?
You have dreams, things you want to do, experiences rich inside the heart and mind, but something comes up lacking when it’s actually time to take the required action steps to move upon your goals. Why?
You maybe be experiencing a vicious cycle of deleterious effects because of a “start-stop syndrome”. You’ve got the best intentions, you may even begin that daunting task, that exercise program or clean eating menu—but something inside just isn’t clicking and the motivation