What it means to THRIVE

What it means to THRIVE

I coined a word years ago. It’s my own thing/idea about how I live. I shared it with someone last night for the first time and it was received enthusiastically, and encouraged to share it with others. Thrival. Thrive+ al This is what happens when we/I go BEYOND survival. I know many people feel like they’re just getting by right now. They’re surviving. Or they have survived some truly difficult things in life. Trauma, abuse, assault, ruin, loss, hardship, health issues, etc. We all have had to overcome situations and difficulties in life. I’ve absolutely had my share. Some of the most painful for me happened young. One example is that I was kicked out at the age of 16. I’ve been “on my own” ever since. Here’s where Thrival comes in: When faced with difficult circumstances and the crucible they provide, I have found ways to come out on top. Those things have made me who I am. A Thrivalist. I didn’t just “survive.” I freaking worked through, found the lessons, dug deep AF, confronted my $hit, and ROSE like a muthereffing PHOENIX. Each time was an opportunity to grow and go beyond what I thought possible, reach beyond my expectations of myself, and gain more out of life. And my life is extraordinary. I’ve come to see that when it’s get tough, things fall apart, $hit hits the fan, and problems occur, they happen for important reasons. Those things are often opportunities to RISE and grow, heal and move on. Die to what is or was. And be reborn to a new vision/version. Thrive is one of...
Self Care During Intensity

Self Care During Intensity

So many people are struggling and asking what they can do to help with this intense AF energy and facilitate their heart-expansion. As you read through my recommendations, note how much of this is simply doing what’s real and true, as well as how many times I’ve repeated the same advice over the years. This is not necessarily new information. It’s being echoed in order to be reinforced. Most of these things are integral to living a healthy, spiritual life. These suggestions are also useful in finding balance and bringing you back to/towards center when things are “off.” In no particular order… Meditate. This is a key that unlocks your potential. This is especially how you tune in to your inner wisdom. If you’re not already doing this regularly, now is a great time to begin. Rest. Get outside and relish in fresh air, sunshine, and the beauty of nature. Hug a tree. Lay on the ground. Look up at the sky. Move your body. Seriously, this is part of how we move stagnant energy. I’m not telling you to punish your body at the gym. I’m telling you that walking, hiking, dancing, yoga, love-making, etc., are joyful ways to move and crucial to overall health on absolutely every level of your BEing. Eat healthy, real foods – fruits, veggies, protein. Drink lots of water. And some herbal tea. Nettle is great right now. Get some Greens in your body. Things like kale, spinach, algae, chlorophyll, etc., will help your body integrate the new energy that’s downloading. These things raise your vibration. Sing, drum, scream, howl…. also ways to...

COVID 19 Recommendations

Sharing my thoughts on the Met-Picture view of Corvid-19   The following is a great list, not compiled by me, but looks very much like my own list or practices and go-tos for health and wellbeing. I’m sorry there was not name attributed to the list. Man’s forgotten farmacy. <3 Immune System: Vitamin C – Immune boosting, detox. Vitamin B12 – Immune System building, Cognition, Brain health. Vitamin B Complex – Immune System building, Cognition, Brain health. Full Spectrum Minerals – Immune System Health Elderberry Syrup – Immune System Booster Echinacea – Immune System booster. Goldenseal – Immune System booster. Garlic – Immune System booster. Ginger – Immune System booster, digestive aide. Beta Glucan – Immune System booster. Oil of Oregano – Immune System booster. Ashwaganda, immune tonic safe for everyday use. Good for stress relief. Chinese Goldenthread – Purify blood, detox, & immune system repair Turkey tail mushrooms – The natural anti-viral and anti-fungal qualities of this mushroom support the body in fighting off viruses infections. This includes a range of health problems, from the common cold and pneumonia to E. coli, Herpes, and HIV. They also are said to have anti-cancer properties. Anti-Inflamatory: Turmeric – Anti-inflammatory, digestive. Molecularly distilled fish oil/Krill oil/Cod Liver Oil – Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, brain, mood/depression, and heart health. Wobenzym – Anti-inflammatory, joint health, environmental toxins, blood clots, and heart health. Zinc – Anti-inflammatory, immune system booster, free radical fighter, hormonal imbalance, and cancer help. CBD Oil – Anti-inflammatory, cell regeneration, cancer help. Cannabis with THC, Indica & Sativa – Anti-inflammatory, cell regeneration, systemic restoration. Resveratrol – Protects cells from free radical damage, Inhibits...
Step Outside the Matrix to THRIVE!

Step Outside the Matrix to THRIVE!

You have so much untapped potential inside you! Dear One, It may be summer time, but life is super busy, super crazy – everyone’s rushing around taking care of all the things! Does that sound about right? Ugh. I say NO. That’s not right at all. That’s no way to live a fulfilling life. Society is not set up to help you thrive. It’s set up to make sure you “follow the rules”, that you’re a good little cog in the government/corporate machine, that you’re a good little consumer unit – buying, spending, busy – all while working hard to pay for it all. Staying busy keeps you from paying attention to what truly matters in life, insuring that you’re too wrapped up in all the things you “should” do. When you’re that busy and distracted, the government/corporate Machine continues to indoctrinate you, sneaks behind everyone’s backs with detrimental policy-making, destroying the environment, and exercising “Power Over” the people. If you’ve ever seen the movie The Matrix, then you’ve had a glimpse into this world of illusion that only works to serve the government, the institutions, bureaucracies and the very wealthy. Here’s what I know to be True (with a capital T) – You absolutely DO NOT have to live inside the Matrix and, Life gets MUCH BETTER when you stop following “the rules” I’m not saying you should disobey laws, hurt yourself or others, or go completely AWOL. (though sometimes that has a nice ring to it – like becoming an ex-pat.) What I AM saying is that there are so many choices available to you that you...

Self-Care

This entire blog is predicated on my belief in Self Care. This is a philosophy I’ve formed over time, but I got the term “self care” from famous author and life coach, Cheryl Richardson. She wrote a book (that I have not read) called, “The Art of Extreme Self Care.” I liked her term, and so have adopted it. Self Care means to take care of oneself, on every level of health – body, mind, spirit & heart. Self Care means doing all the things that you must do to care for yourself. It’s all those common-sense things that we know we should, or must do – things like getting enough sleep, eating healthy food, resting & relaxing, exercise, fresh air, etc. It means having healthy habits and mechanisms by which you care for your self, in place throughout your daily life, to manage stress and tension. It means engaging in activities that bring you enjoyment and allow you to relax. Things like reading, cooking, spending time with loved ones, dancing, listening to music and so on. Self care means limiting your exposure to toxic chemicals, people, food, environments & activities. It means caring enough for ourselves to remove from our environment, things/people/situations/thoughts that cause stress and disease. It also means replacing bad habits with new, healthier ones. Self care is looking to one’s future by doing things in the present moment that promote longevity and a sense of happiness and well-being.One of the reasons I think that our health is so important is because to be healthy is to be happy – without good health we have nothing!...