Why is trusting ourselves so hard? I’ve been pondering this question of late after some very deep introspection on what was holding me back from truly going after my dreams.
And, it boiled down to not trusting myself and believing fully in myself. In the core, in the depths.
It took some unplugging, silence, meditation, and two friends telling me like it was to see this in its entirety.
Why are we not able to see our full radiance as it really is? Why are we afraid of shining bright and truly owning our power?
I believe much of this has to do with our loss of connection with our ancient birthright and wisdom that lies within our connection with the Earth.
For most of my adult life, I felt like I was searching. Searching for the next certification, the next level of healing, the next thing to make me feel WHOLE. Then, I went through a complete transformation that changed everything.
I KNEW on the primal level that everything I was searching for was false. That only within myself and within my connection to all things, all of Earth, would I ever find the peace I was looking for. The Wholeness my soul ached for. It was in a moment of intense grief after a loss, where I let everything go, because I had nothing else I could do. In was in this moment and the months to follow that the awakening and unfolding came.
It is in our birthright to reclaim this knowledge and many women have already been awakening to the wisdom that is whispering inside them.
That you are not separate from all that is. That you hold all the knowledge, awareness, peace, energy, and awakening inside you, right now.
It is the relaxing into, the RELEASING, that we can fee
l this oneness.
It is in the stillness, the rhythm of Earth herself that we can unfold into the energy that just IS. It is the vital springing forth of all life. Shakti. Life Force Energy. Chi.
We have been told we need to look outside ourselves to feel happy, abundant and peaceful. We have been told that we don’t have the power to heal ourselves. We’ve been told we need surgery, medications, and to “just get over it”.
When you awaken to your radiance, it is about truly believing in yourself, honoring your self, and connecting with your deepest power.
It helps us to make empowered decisions that come from our deepest desires, not from trying to please others or make others feel comfortable.
It is about releasing shame, blocks, and things that hold us from our truest potential.
This is the energy of all creation, and it is available within us and all around us.
We need a new paradigm for understanding our bodies and to not feel like we are being betrayed by them.
We also need practitioners who are skilled at holding space, honoring women, and understanding healing on the deepest levels.
That is one of my gifts.
The big ah-ha was that it was ONLY ME holding myself back.
And by holding myself back, I was holding out on my divine gifts to the world.
To even hold and acknowledge that I had a divine gift–to not just understand deep within, but within every cell of my body, and womb, was huge.
And, I decided once and for all, I was not going to be held back. It took a good 20 years of my life to come to this place.
On the fall equinox, I’m opening up my new offerings for women to heal, reclaim their radiance and activate their inner power.
There are several ways to work with me and I hope one of them resonates.
I look forward to our journey together dear one.
People of all ages need to ensure they are getting their daily dose of vitamins and minerals, but it does become more important as you get older. Although old age is still a very long way away it may be time to start taking precautions to ensure you stay healthy as you get older, and if you are a new mother or you are hoping to start a family you need to make sure you’re getting all the essential vitamins for both you and your baby.
The healthiest way to get your vitamins and minerals is through good quality food and nutrition. There are many pills and supplements out there and if you are unable to get the required dose of one or more vitamins or minerals then supplementation is a good option in addition to naturally nutritious food.
The Top 5 Essential Vitamins For Women Over 30
Read on to find out which vitamins you can’t do without.
Everyone knows that antioxidants are essential for a healthy immune system, healthy cells and combating ageing, but do you know what vitamins and minerals count as antioxidants? This group includes vitamins A, E and C, all of which are essential for good health and well-being and may even reduce the visible signs of age!
- Vitamin C is abundant in citrus fruits, peepers, potatoes, tomatoes and broccoli etc.
- Beta-carotene is changed into vitamin A once in your body, and it is important for your eyesight and skin. It can be found in spinach, carrots, guava, kale and tomatoes etc.
- Vitamin E is essential for healthy cells. It can be found naturally in sunflower seeds, peanut butter, what germ and hazelnuts etc.
2. The B Group
There are quite a lot of vitamins in the B group and all of them have their own health benefits, but the most important ones are B12, B6 and folate acid.
- B6 is important for a well functioning brain and energy levels and it can be found in chickpeas, bananas, oatmeal and certain meats.
- Folate acid helps with the production of new cells and may help ward off cancer. Folate acid is especially important for pregnant and breast feeding women and it can be found in foods like lentils, oranges, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
- Vitamin B12 is important for a healthy metabolism and red blood cells. As it is normally found in animal products like milk, eggs and meat vegetarians and vegans may need to take supplements to make sure they are getting enough.
3. The Sunshine Vitamin
Vitamin D works as a hormone and it transports calcium and phosphorus into your bloodstream to ensure your bones stay strong. Vitamin D is naturally absorbed from sunlight and so it should theoretically be quite easy to get, but if you spend most of your day indoors or it’s the winter season then you may need to boost your intake by eating fatty fish cheese, egg yolks or food that has had vitamin D added to it.
4. Eat That Cheese!
Calcium is a mineral which is very important for women after the age of 30. Calcium is essential for healthy bones and it is especially vital if you are pregnant, breast feeding or approaching menopause. Vitamin D and calcium go very well together and it’s a good idea to make sure you are getting enough. Calcium is mostly found in dairy products, but if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, or if you prefer to get your calcium throught vegetables like I do, you can also find it in watercress, bok choy and kale.
5. No Anemia For You
Your daily dose of iron is very important for all women, but it is especially essential if you are pregnant or you experience particularly heavy periods. An iron deficiency can lead to fatigue, infection and iron deficiency anemia so to make sure you’re getting enough iron stock up on beans, wholegrain pasta, dried fruit, peas and spinach.
Too Much Of A Good Thing
It is possible to overdose on certain vitamins. Whilst you may think that the more vitamins you take the healthier you will become it is very possible to have too much of one or more vitamins/minerals in your body. Overdoses are very rare and a lot of vitamin supplements are still very safe, but in extreme cases a vitamin overdose can be very dangerous and possibly even fatal.
Vitamin D is very important for healthy bones and a vitamin D deficiency may lead to tons of health problems later in life, but too much vitamin D comes with its own set of problems. Having too much vitamin D in your system can lead to nausea, diarrhea, heart rhythm abnormalities, mental development issues in babies and, in extreme cases, it can cause permanent damage to your heart and kidneys. This is very rare, and I find that even with supplementation, I have never seen a case of toxicity. If you are supplementing with high levels, over 5000 I.U a day, it is a good idea to get your blood levels checked at least yearly or as recommended by your health care provider.
Iron is very important for your red blood cells and it is something women are often concerned about, but did you know that an iron overdose can be fatal? It is actually the leading cause of poisoning in children under 5 so if you have young kids it is far better to ensure they are getting their recommended daily dose of iron from spinach, strawberries and eggs rather than relying on artificial means.
If you think that you would benefit from health supplements you will be fine as long as you stick to the recommended dose and don’t try to make yourself healthier by overdosing on certain vitamins and minerals. If you want help on working out what supplementation is good for you and to learn about what I use, then schedule in a free chat with me by hitting reply to this email with FREE CHAT in the subject line. I’d be happy to hear from you.