Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Response to 'The Dangers of Neglecting Time Alone'

I agree with this post wholeheartedly and admit that I am addicted to be connected. Anyone, who knows me at all, could tell you that I love having an online presence, however, I must add that it IS possible to have a balance. 


I journal alone every morning, getting up at least an hour earlier to do so. I also do yoga and meditate, although not nearly as much as I would like to. 


For me, in a place where I have never 'fit in' it's a necessity to have online friends around the world. I feel more accepted and less depressed. It's not like I was ever able to go out into my local area and find like-minded friends. And ya, there's an abundance of support online when I find out my Aunt died but thank the gods for that since I am bound to home with a wee child and pets and my spouse is working away from home. 


Balance is hard to find. It's rare. It's a minute to minute work in progress. But, that's life. The never-ending attempt at joyful balance. 


The post to which I am responding to is here, please read and consider disconnecting to the digital world to do yoga, meditate, journal, walk in nature... and find your balance. 

http://www.becomingminimalist.com/the-danger-of-neglecting-time-alone/

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Intuititive Abilities


A friend was participating in a Facebook game, which was a certain number (someone else gave her the number) of things about yourself that others may not know. I got 5 and this was my 5th thing:

5. I could 'feel' energies and see/communicate with 'entities' most can't see, since as far back as I can remember. I don't normally talk about it though.

I was honoured and blessed to have people make lovely comments and even send me personal messages about this. It was encouraging and I thought I would so some blog posts about it. My intention is to maybe open some eyes about what it's like and help others who have caught a glimpse of their intuitive abilities but either didn't know where to go from there or feel it fading away and would like to keep it 'open'. 

First, let me tell you of my first memories of my intuitive abilities. I was maybe 5, living in Cold Lake, Alberta and it had to do with 'imaginary friends' that I could feel, see and hear. But, not in the way you do with 'real' people. 

'Seeing' them is like remembering a movie playing out in front of you. Only, you know you aren't seeing it with your eyes. I don't know how else to explain it, other than that. A memory but it didn't happen, it's happening now. 

I could also 'feel' the woods, like it was alive. The denser the woods the higher the vibration there is. I guess it's the same with people. Only, the affects are quite the opposite. With a great amount of people I feel overwhelmed but with a great forest I feel hugely grounded. 

I always thought it was being an only child that these intuitive skills developed but, after my Facebook post and the messages I received, I now think maybe it was from living in such a magical, heavily wooded place. Others who lived there are also more connected to the earth and interested in metaphysical things than others who have not lived there. 

Those who have felt similar things, please continue to spend time feeling and focusing on them. In this day and age, what do we need more??

Be blessed ~Kim

Friday, July 18, 2014

Baking Soda, Part Two

I had heard of using baking soda to cure cancer and that using it as toothpaste changes the inside of your mouth to a more optimal PH but after writing my last blog post I found this link, which makes baking soda a super food, in my book. 

In a time where just about everything CAUSES cancer to find something that is so ANTI-CANCER.... I think I just found my lifetime staple for body and home care!! And the longer I think about what I read in the link (below) the more uses I find. Toxic cleaning products cause throat and lung cancer (my mom died of a cancerous tumor in her throat-- she was a cleaner) so I will be sure to add baking soda to the homemade spray cleaners I make. Maybe baking soda in the air would make the air more alkalized and therefore healthier...? Something to think about, anyway. :-)

Please read the link and comment below. Also, please share to as many people as you can, this information just may save lives. 


An Aha Moment in Body Care (part 1)

As a Holistic Lifestyle Coach, I help to guild people to a more holistic life. Recently, I came across something that I wish I would have known 15 years ago, when I started my search for a natural and cruelty-free deodorant. BAKING SODA AND WATER!! 



It's so simple I can't believe I didn't find out until now. Just put a teaspoon of baking soda in your hand, add a little water and rub your hands together and voila, rub on armpits. I found it to last all day and right through to the next day. You also get the added bonus of softer hands. 

I already used baking soda for cleaning and toothpaste and now I'm also testing it out in place of shampoo. What a great find!!

(Part 2 to follow)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Innovating


A business I started in 2002, which had grown in leaps and bounds since then, had a major change in the Summer of 2013. I downsized. Big time. I closed the doors to my beloved centre and didn't have a plan. I had no ideas. 

The first few months were okay as I continued to teach yoga in local parks and sell holistic products but then came the cold and everything came to a screeching hault. It was awful. I was not at peace with it. 

But, then I started reading a new book, which helped. The book is called, "The Greatness Guide"and one of the things I read that helped me to feel better about my business situation was, " ...just keep innovating. Innovate at work. Innovate at home. Innovate in your relationships. Innovate in the way you run your life. Innovate in terms of the way you see the world. To become stagnant is to begin to die. Growth, evolution and reinvention sustain life." 



I still had no ideas but then I read an affirmation that turned everything around ..."when you are at peace inside your situation outside will change". I started meditating and the answers came. Little things like 'get the heat fixed in the trailer, so your work season lasts longer' and I saw an ad on Facebook for a life coaching class, which I bought and was inspirational. 

Once again, my business has evolved and been reinvented. A renewed sense of purpose is always a blessing. ��

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Brene Brown/Oprah e-Course Week #2

I'm doing a Brene Brown/Oprah e-course and love it!! The book is called, "The Gifts of Imperfection". Here's part of today's message: 

"Being perfect is about trying to get approval and acceptance. It's about trying to avoid the hurt of being hurt & judged. People try to be perfect because they think it might make them more lovable. But really, being perfect doesn't protect you from being judged, it protects you from being SEEN. The only way to be TRULY loved is to be open and to be seen for who you are - in all your glorious imperfection." 





Really makes me think of how I 'hide' my own imperfections. I used to post on Social Media, whatever I was thinking. Doesn't everybody...?  Ummmm..... no, they don't. Apparently, SOME people don't ever have bad days and allow others to walk all over them, because when I would post about MY feelings I was jumped all over and when I held to my boundaries and didn't allow myself to be taken advantage of I was called names like 'crazy' and said I should be better than that since I am self-employed.  Ummm... what??? Yup, apparently, those who are self-employed need to also be 'fake'.  LoL!! Wow, eh??  Actually, what really confuses me is that the person who was taking advantage of me and disrespecting me on my personal Facebook page was also self employed and she was not judged as being crazy.  I guess fake people are looking for a popularity contest and I can be proud to say I am not part of that crowd.  :-) 

After that huge incident I 'self protected'.  I only post personal feelings on a 'close friends' list as a way to avoid being shamed, criticized, or hurt in any way.  Of course, I can't be 100% sure that it's working... I don't know whenever someone removed me from their social media list or blocks me from their news feed wall.  But, after reading the definition of 'authentic' I'm ready to give myself more of a break.  


There is no such thing as perfect just the effort for the impossible which leaves us frustrated and expecting more from others can honestly be attained.  Find perfection... in the IMperfection.  If we are aiming for perfect then we aren't being our 'true selves' and those who love us are not loving us for the 'real' us, are they?? ;-)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Today's Food Adventure


I hate to cook.  Now, I CAN cook, I just REALLY dislike it usually.  Blending.... now that's different!  I thought I would share my creations for today.  


Let me start first by showing you one of the new fruit I bought yesterday, it is called persimmon (shown above).  It looks like a tomato but tastes more like a thick-skinned peach. We were going to use it in today's smoothies but we liked it so much that my 6 year old and I couldn't save it and ate all I bought right away. I think we'll have to buy lots more next time!

Here is a link for some persimmon facts: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/persimmon-fruit.html

Today's smoothie... spinach, dragon fruit, apple, aloe vera, blue & blackberries, banana, hemp hearts, ground raw pumpkin seeds and steam distilled water.



Another new fruit we tried today was star fruit.  A little tart (should be bright yellow but my daughter (again) couldn't wait) 

For lunch I made some raw pumpkin seed butter (2 C raw pumpkin seeds and 1/2 C coconut oil) on multigrain bread. Tomorrow I'm going to try banana pancakes with just 1 banana, 2 eggs and maybe some ground seeds. Such as, flax or pumpkin.

It's very encouraging to see my 6 year old drinking and eating so many fruits and vegetables! How many parents can say that?? :-D