Friday, May 13, 2016

Optimum Health

Everyday in everyway I am happier and healthier.
Every little cell in my body is happy; every little cell in my body is whole.
Life is good and getting better.
I love my body and it loves me and supports me in doing what I love.

Optimum Health at Every Age

While here in Hawaii, we review how best to maintain optimum health.
Over the years, we have experimented with a number of diets and lifestyles.
Robert, my life partner and husband of thirty-one years, is a naturopath.
We have studied, taught and practiced many different holistic health practices and paths.
We have maintained a vegetarian diet, mostly vegan the last few years.

We have explored different exercise programs and ways and times of eating.
Macrobiotics, sugar free, glucose free, and for 15 years before Robert, only brown rice and veggies.
Today we continue to explore and adapt to our own unique metabolism and energy usage.
The foods we eat often depend on where we live and find good quality fresh produce.

What we discover is that our bodies’ needs change over time with schedule and stress.
Recently we have tried raw food diet, blood type diet, and just added eggs and some dairy.
Consumption of calories also changes with different foods eaten and exercise changes.
It is always best to pay attention to what your body asks for to be most energized and healthy.

Our usual schedule for good energy.
At home we usually wake up at 5:30AM, breakfast at 7:30 AM with brown rice cereal and some eggs.
Lunch at 12:30, 20-30 minute power nap and dinner between 6-7 with bedtime at 10 PM or so.
Robert exercises on a stationery bike and I will be adding walking and Tai Chi daily.
I work in the office with clients 8-12 and 3-7PM usually. 
The rest of my time is spent phone coaching, writing Loving Reminders, responding to email requests and office work, plus simply enjoying the life I have.
I use my time with focus on learning and teaching, giving and receiving all I have in service.
Everything is quality time serving each one and everyone, including myself.

Hawaii Time
While here in Hawaii on sabbatical, our schedule is similar with writing Loving Reminders and correspondence 6-7, walking and water exercise from 7:30-8:45, Breakfast of fruit and yogurt.  Lunch is brown rice and organic veggies and beans. Power nap mid afternoon. Another 45 minutes water exercise and then dinner a fresh organic salad.
We spend time inner listening, visioning what the next year is calling for, planning the schedule and preparing the next steps.
There is plenty of quiet time and opportunity to tune in.

Summer Time
We have the grandkids as much as possible throughout the summer.
It is our joy to offer them time in nature, horseback riding and local ranch work daily,
They love mornings at the Owens ranch and afternoons swimming, plus free creative time with us. Lots of games and crafts and reading.

Dan McDonald is a favorite online presenter and raw foods teacher with lots of practical recipes and lifestyle experimenting. 
Here is his simple recipe for health, happiness and energy.
Oxygen is the number one nutrient for health and the key to health, happiness and energy.
Keep your circulation good with fresh fruits and fruit juices, pure water and sunlight on the skin.
Get vigorous exercise in the freshest air you can find. Walking is the king exercise. 
Focus on saturating your body and mind with oxygen and your health and outlook on life will improve dramatically.

Life Saving Recipes

I love us all to be healthy and happy.
We spread goodness and joy everywhere we are.
Loving you in loving you well.
Betty Lue

Ingest the best and forget the rest.  Take into your body, mind and spirit only that which supports, sustains and inspires the BEST in you.

Life is flow. To move with the flow is healthy. To resist is stressful. Move with the natural inner movement physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, etc.

To breathe in (inhale) fully life energy, Spirit, Prana, inspiration, is to expand our awareness to open to an enlightened mind.  To exhale fully is to truly release what is no longer needed.

Reaching out with Love and respect for each other opens our bodies and beings to trust in the gentleness we all deserve to experience.

Choose for those thoughts which heal and free you to be unlimited in health and wholeness. Forgive (erase) the beliefs which are limiting or false.

Carry with you an attitude of gratitude and love for yourself and others.  Allow yourself to see all things work together for good.

Moderation in all things will bring your life into harmony.  As we give ourselves what is really best for us, the extremes are gently released.

What you perceive in others and the world you strengthen in your Self.  Focus on illness, disease and weakness and you actually weaken yourself.  See only health and wholeness and you move yourself in the direction you are looking.

To clear out toxins and purify the system requires a willingness to eliminate toxic thoughts, activities, relationships as well as foods from your system.  Flushing the system clean is aided with water, fresh air, gentle movement and forgiveness.

To rest and relax your mind and body are invaluable to being refreshed and revitalized. Each person has unique methods of relaxation - meditation, music, being in nature, focused simple activity.