Archive of ‘health’ category

How an alarm clock will help you sleep better

Do you sleep with your cellphone nearby?   Are you scrolling through social media up until the moment you fall asleep?  Do you check for new messages when you get up to go to the bathroom at 3 a.m.? Do you check your phone first thing when you wake up?

If so, it’s gotta stop!

I’m not sure exactly how or when I stopped using an alarm clock and began using my cell phone to wake me up, but like many of you I’ve been sleeping with my iPhone within arm’s reach.  I thought that since my phone was on Airplane Mode it wouldn’t harm my health.  But I was wrong! [TWEET IT]

Here’s why:

Studies have shown that being exposed to the blue-and-white light given off by phones, laptops, and other electronic gadgets at night prevents our brains from releasing melatonin, a hormone that tells our bodies it’s nighttime.  Yikes! I’ve been looking at that little screen up until the moment I turn the phone off and roll over to go to sleep!

And it’s not just the light that’s harmful.  A 2008 study funded by major mobile phone makers showed that people exposed to mobile radiation took longer to fall asleep and spent less time in deep sleep.

“The study indicates that during laboratory exposure to 884 MHz wireless signals components of sleep believed to be important for recovery from daily wear and tear are adversely affected,” the study concluded.

The solution?
An old-fashioned alarm clock.

Choose one that only lights up when you press a button or has an amber, orange or red light (those colors are best for restful sleep)

Also, choose one that wakes you up with a sound that isn’t shocking to your nervous system.

 

A good night’s sleep can enhance:

Digestion
Hormone Balance
Metabolism
Mood
Muscle Repair
Cognitive Function
And much more…

So do yourself a favor. Use an alarm clock and leave your cell phone in another room (or at least 6 feet away from your bed on airplane mode).

Here’s to your healthy sleep!

It’s time to get my mojo back. How about you?

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven
Ecclesiastes 3:1

Just like nature, our lives go in cycles.    Since last June, I’ve been in a cycle where I took a sabbatical from all but the most essential aspects of my business in order to focus on my son’s last summer at home, his participation in Olympic Swim Trials and his move to college.  Once he was settled in college, I spent the next few months reorienting myself to my SELF as  a single woman.

Now it’s time for me to get my mojo back – and it feels super exciting!

I realize I’m not the only woman who is feeling this way.  All around me I am aware of women who are waking up and ready to step more fully into their power

I made a short video for you with the energy practice we did in my PranaShakti class today so you can join us in calling your energy back.

 

And here’s the playlist we used to dance into our mojo.  I hope you enjoy dancing to it as you begin 2017.

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Here’s to your mojo,
Deb

4 Healing Practices from India You Can Do At Home

As you know, the guidance to go halfway around the world in order to heal deeply-held trauma in my body came to me in a dream.

While I was there I received Ayurvedic medicine and therapies which were designed to reduce stress and inflammation, support my immune system, remove toxins and rejuvenate mind, body and soul.  Every single day I thought “I can’t wait to share this experience with my community!!!”

Instead of writing about it, I decided to show and tell you about it.    So I made you a short (17 minutes) video.   Just click here to watch.

Healing Connections

In case you don’t have a pen and paper when you’re watching the video, here’s a list of resources I mention:

Ayurvedic massage oils: http://www.BanyanBotanicals.com
Breast massage oil: http://www.PomegranateBreastOil.com
My Free e-book to determine your Ayurvedic Dosha: http://www.DrDebKern.com/free
The “Clear the Way Program”: http://www.DrDebKern.com/clear

***If you want to be coached by me through the “Clear the Way Program” be sure to sign up no later than May 18th *****

Why I went halfway around the world to heal.

My issues were stuck in my tissues. This is not a normal blog topic, but it’s something I feel called to share with you because I know I’m not the only one who has dealt with this and I’m hoping my story will be helpful.

Last year my marriage ended a few months shy of its 20th anniversary. It was a marriage that I cherished and nourished and tried my best to make work; but ultimately I couldn’t keep it going.

Despite all the tools in my tool belt (prayer, meditation, PranaShakti dance, yoga, journaling, etc) and all the help I received from therapists, body workers, energy workers, spiritual guides and friends I couldn’t seem to let go of the past and pull myself out of grief, depression, fear and anger.

I knew I needed to let go and move on, but it just wasn’t happening.

 

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Then I received bad lab results.  The stress had taken its toll on my organs, glands and immune system.  This news added a new emotion:  shame.  After all, I’d spent 27 years studying and teaching mind/body techniques for healing.  I, of all people, knew that every cell in my body was eavesdropping on my thoughts.   So why was I still swimming in an ocean of unhealthy thoughts?

 

Unfortunately, knowing that my stressful emotions were the cause of my physical symptoms wasn’t enough to heal me.  So I did what I always do when I can’t find an answer with my intellect:  I prayed for guidance to come in my dreams.  And the very night I said that earnest prayer I received clear guidance to go to India for panchakarma (the Ayurvedic protocol that eliminates toxins and strengthens immunity.)  While it made perfect sense to do panchakarma, I thought there was no way I could take the time to travel all the way to India!   

I felt like one of my clients when they simply can’t see the logic in the guidance I’m offering – only to discover after following the guidance that it was exactly what they needed.  So I ignored all the ‘logical’ reasons why going to India for 3 weeks was not feasible (I’m a single, working mom with a son who’s about to go to college!) and booked the trip anyway.

My whole nervous system instantly relaxed when I arrived at the Ayurvedic hospital high in the mountains of Tamil Nadu, surrounded by tea plantations and eucalyptus trees.  And that was the first step in my healing….relaxing and breathing pure, mountain air.

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Next week I’ll share the exact protocols I followed – and how you can do some of them at home.   Stay tuned

AN INVITATION:

It’s not India….but it’s wonderful self-care you can access for free from wherever you live.  My friend and colleague Ashley Burnett interviewed me along with some of my favorite women (including Terri Cole, Rochelle Scheick and Sianna Sherman) for an online event called the “Uninhibited Women Leadership Conference.”   Just click on the image below to register:

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Tired, bloated, cranky, achy? Maybe it’s time for this…

I’ve lost count of the times a client has said, “I feel like my body is betraying me!”

Trust me.  Your body is not betraying you.  Your body is doing its best to provide a vehicle for your spirit.  But if you mistreat it, it cannot function properly.

So how come a person can be exercising and eating “lean, clean and green,” and still not feel good? In most cases, the root cause of chronic dis-ease is inflammation.  And we can trace inflammation to poor digestion and detoxification.

There’s a saying:  You are what you eat.

But that’s only partially true.

You are what you eat, digest, absorb (and can’t detoxify).  (TWEET IT) 

In researching this topic for decades, I’ve developed a program called “Clear the Way” to support people in finally feeling better.

I created a video to tell you about my program but also to teach you:

  • the 3 key factors that impact weight, bloating, energy, and immunity
  • 6 R’s to restore healthy digestion, detoxification and absorption

 

Clear the Way Video

 

Just click on this video and enter the password: ClearFeb2016 to view it.

 

 

Join Us!

I really want you to benefit from this too.  If you’re ready to Clear the Way to your vibrant life after watching the video, all you need to do is click here to email us and we will contact you to get you started!

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