A Letter to My Daughters This Mother’s Day

When I met the father of my girls, I told him that having children would be the most important thing I ever did with my life. This baffled him because I was such a corporate girl, at the time. Shortly after we were married, I even went so far as to tell him that I thought we should apply for adoption, in case we were never able to have children. That’s how important having children was to me.

Giving birth and raising my girls has been the greatest pleasure of my life. And having my girls led me to my calling. Because of what they taught me, I get to be a “mother” to many individuals, through my company “The Resourceful Mother”.

I am dedicating this blog post to my girls, Taylor and Paige. Oh boy, the tears have already started welling up in my eyes…

Dearest Taylor and Paige,

Your bodies taught me the value of eating healthily and we can see the results of doing so in all aspects of our lives. Your emotions have shown me the value of truly feeling, then encouraged me to learn how to process those emotions properly and, in turn, allowed us to always find the perspective we needed to heal from any situation. Your minds have challenged me to find greater wisdom, guiding us to learning unique information about this world. Your spirits caused me to probe deeper into what lies beyond that which we are able to see and, as a result, we know that we are never alone on this planet and that there are a multitude of beings that help us each and every day. Your hearts, open wide right from the start, pried mine wide open, which then allowed us to keep our hearts wide open, as we navigated the trials of being human.

I was not truly living until the two of you entered my life. I owe my energetic body, my deep joy, my unique wisdom, my deep connection to spirit and my great love and respect for myself and others to the two of you. And I now know that this is an opportunity that EVERY parent has when they give birth and raise a child.

We have spent almost 18 years learning from one another. This fall, you head off to university, Taylor. I don’t feel any pulls at my heart strings because I know I have done my job and you have done yours; I have full confidence that you have everything you need to venture forth in this world. And Paige, you will enter grade 11, and through your co-op, you will decide the direction you will take in venturing forth in this world. I have full confidence that you will make the right decision for you. Whether or not either one of you makes the large contribution to this world that you plan to make, our souls have evolved in the direction they were meant to go in.

I am infinitely grateful for the two of you. I thank you for the depth of our connection and for the profound joy and never-ending love that we experience. I thank you for giving me the family I always wanted so badly. Thank you for allowing me to celebrate the gift of YOU each Mother’s Day and every day of my life.

All my love and appreciation,

Mama

Beating the Blahs – Tips on Improving Your Mood

Start With Loving Yourself

bigstock-depression-703551There isn’t an adult I know who doesn’t experience the blahs every once in a while, if not, on a regular basis.  As I have been helping others get through those rough periods, I have been making notes on the most effective methods for improving the mood and it gives me great pleasure to now share those methods with you!

First of all, moods start with your emotions. If you are sad, angry or frustrated with something or someone in your life, it is likely that your mood is dampened, if not ruined.  If this happens occasionally, that is completely understandable.  If this happens regularly in your life, you need to learn to work on yourself so that you no longer attract the negative.  The key to inner happiness is loving yourself.  If you love yourself, your whole world will brighten and everything will go more smoothly for you each and every day because your love of yourself will be mirrored by all those around you!  And the more love you show yourself, the more love you will want to share with those around you.

Just a few ideas for learning to love yourself:

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What is Candida and What Can You Do About it?

How to Recognize Candida

20271236_sThe majority of today’s adults, as well as children, have candida.  Many clients ask me to explain what this is and what to do it about it.  All members of my family have experienced various degrees of candida and so I have had a lot of personal experience with bringing candida under control.

Candida occurs when one has insufficient good bacteria and yeast has overgrown.  Candida Albicans is a yeast that normally lives in our intestinal and vaginal tracts, along with friendly or good bacteria.  Yeast helps good bacteria grow, as long as the good bacteria is there in sufficient numbers and has the advantage in numbers.  It’s excessive growth (to at least 60 yeast and fungus type organisms) that creates an imbalance in multiple systems in the body that is called candida.

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Dreaming the Dream

bigstock-Success-Freedom-Woman-near-the-30640106At this time, each year, we have the privilege of experiencing a moment of time, in which we think about what the New Year might hold for each of us.  We can dream of making an aspect or many aspects of our lives better or we can dream about continuing to be overcome by the joy that we are currently experiencing.   Dreaming the dream is, in itself, so incredible…. and whatever we can dream for ourselves really is possible for ourselves, otherwise we wouldn’t dream it.

When I think back to the dreams I had last January, I remember wanting my book published and in my hands by my 41st birthday even though I had no idea how to publish a book – it arrived two days after my birthday.  I remember wanting to have sold all 1000 copies of my book within a year of receiving them because if I could sell that many books, I would feel as though far more families were being helped than I was able to help without the book – I accomplished that goal within 9 months of receiving my book.  I remember wanting my girls to become the happiest they had ever been at school – that dream, too, was accomplished.  In fact, when my husband asked my eldest what her greatest accomplishment was last year, she said it was attending her new school and finding it to be all that she had visualized!  There were even more dreams that were realized by our family last year but you get the idea.

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7 Ways to Prevent the Flu in Your Household

Don’t let the flu paralyze your household

6117094_s The flu, originally called Influenza, has been attacking households for weeks now.  Having successfully prevented and treated the flu within our family and with my clients, I felt it was time to spread the information to help others do the same! Below you will find 7 tips to avoiding the flu in your household this season.

How do you prevent the flu? The flu is a virus that enters the body through the mucus membranes in the nose, eyes or mouth.  More than 200 different strains of viruses can cause colds or flu and strains of these viruses are constantly changing, so flu vaccines are not the most effective method for prevention.  Not to mention the fact, that the flu vaccine contains  thimerisol i.e., mercury as a preservative, which has numerous health implications. Better methods for prevention include: –

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The Gift of Health

9 Options to Achieving Healthier Families

As you review the past couple of months of your life, how much time have you spent trying to help your child focus on getting their homework done or getting an earful from their teacher at parent-teacher interviews or caring for your sick child?  There are too many families suffering these days. Children who are unable to focus, misbehaving, getting sick frequently or not sleeping properly is rampant. How can any of us fulfill our purpose in life when this is what is going on in our homes? As a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (R.N.C.P.), I work with families to implement new strategies into their lives to cope with these challenges.  With a new year upon us, consider giving the gift of health!

Cars need gas, generally, to run. If we were to fill the tank with donuts and chips, the car would not move. The human body is far more sophisticated and incredible than a vehicle. If we feed our bodies donuts and chips, it will run!…for a while…and then eventually, the chemicals, sugar, and bad fats will make us sick. If our bodies were not so adaptable, we would not be able to eat donuts and chips; we would know immediately that these foods do not nourish the human body or help it perform.  Just changing your child’s diet will impact your son’s or daughter’s life in unimaginable ways!

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