Creating Radiant Wellness

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Join us Sunday Nov. 15th 10am PST for Menu Planning to Create Balance with  Sheri DeMaris M.Ed, a holistic health counselor who has taught whole foods/macrobiotic cooking for decades.

Then don’t miss out on the last three calls Monday & Tuesday November 16th &17th!

My long time friend, Meredith McCarty will teach us about Healing Cuisine Monday Nov.16th 12pm PST.

Everyone’s favorite San Francisco Bay Area Yoga teacher and my friend, Stacey Rosenberg, will teach Four Keys to Living Better in Your Body Tuesday Nov.17th 10am PST.

To wrap up and end the Radiant Wellness Speaker Series, it is my turn! I will teach you how to Creating Resilient Wellness Tuesday Nov.17th 12:00pm PST.

So much valuable information has been given by each and every speaker in the keys areas you need to know about, to have a healthy and joyous life.
It is worthwhile and amazing to receive all the positive feedback!

Be sure to purchase the Entire Recorded Series, NOW for only $37 — for Unlimited Access.

Carl Ferre will also give everyone who purchases the series by November 18th –  a complimentary pdf copy of his book Acid Alkaline Companion that presents a clear explanation of acid and alkaline theory, how to tell one’s current condition, and numerous tables of the acid-forming or alkaline-forming effects of various foods.

After November 18th, the series the recordings price increases to $67.

If you can’t make it live, make sure you register for each speaker’s talk and my Creating Resilient Wellness presentation, to listen to the FREE replays for (only 48 hours after the call). You will receive the links to the each recording in your inbox.

I’ll see you on the calls!
Patricia

Radiant Wellness Online Speaker Series Intensive

For Women and Men Who Want to Feel Better and Develop New Habits!

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Your Experts!

Are you feeling tired or fatigued way too often? Do you eat empty calorie muffins and coffee on the run and end up depleted?  Do you wish you could eat better and lose weight? I know how you feel. Fortunately making changes in your diet and lifestyle can be simple and relatively easy. Learn what the experts have to say. November 2 – November 17, 2015

Register for each one separately * It’s FREE!

Join Wellness Coach Patricia Joy Becker as she interviews these leading health and wellness experts. You will be able to listen in live for free from your computer. Patricia will interview her favorite teachers in the fields of yoga, food and mindfulness. Each call will be about 50 minutes.

Pre-purchase the “Entire Recorded Series” with each speaker’s interview! NOW for only $37 — to listen to whenever and wherever you want, for as long as you want!

After the series the “Entire Recorded Series” price is $67.


New! Acid Alkaline Balance for Health Nov 9th 10am PST

Monday Nov. 9 10 am PST                                             Carl Ferre • Acid Alkaline Balance

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You’ll learn:

  • What an understanding of basic Acid Alkaline Theory can do for you.
  • Why some acid foods produce an alkaline effect during digestion.
  • How to navigate “miracle” alkaline diet claims on the web.

Carl Ferré has studied macrobiotic principles since beginning his practice in 1975. He began work at the George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation in 1978. He is the current President of the Foundation, editor of Macrobiotics Today magazine, and director of the French Meadows Summer Camps. Carl is author of Essential Guide to Macrobiotics, Acid Alkaline Companion, and compiler of Essential Ohsawa. He and family live in Chico, California. www.ohsawamacrobiotics.com

Carl Ferre is one of 13 speakers on the Radiant Wellness Online Speaker Series

November 2 – November 17, 2015

For Women and Men Who Want to Feel Better and Develop New Habits!

Register for each one separately * It’s FREE!


5 Ways to Improve Our Memory

11822489_10153153597766553_67650649898895692_nThough it seems unnecessary, memorization is important for many reasons beyond being great at trivia night. For one, it disciplines the mind, making it more focused and productive; what you hold in your memory also informs how you think about things, and helps you understand concepts more quickly. By reducing stress, improving your diet, and changing the way you think, you can increase your memory power.

Meditate. Mediate every day for 10 to 15 minutes each day physically changes your brain, making you less anxious, and more rational and empathetic. In addition, research has shown that meditation enhances concentration and improves sleep.

  • The four best times of day to meditate are first thing in the morning, whenever you’re stressed out, on your lunch break, or at the end of your workday.

Do yoga. Besides increasing your physical strength and flexibility, yoga changes your brain. Research suggests that in addition to reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, yoga protects the brain from shrinking with age.

  • Yoga prevents shrinking mainly in the left hemisphere of the brain, which is associated with positive emotions such as joy and happiness.
  • Along with meditating, yoga will also help you be more present or “mindful” in your everyday life.

Laugh. Laughter can improve short-term memory in older adult. It also increases endorphins and boosts the immune system, lowering stress and improving memory amongst all age groups.

  • Watch comedic films or YouTube videos, share jokes with friends, attend a stand-up comedy show — do things that make you laugh on a regular basis.

Drink enough water. The brain is made up of roughly 80% water; when your brain is chronically dehydrated, it does not function properly.

  • Drink more water on days where you sweat more, from exercise or hot weather.

Eat whole grains. Eating whole grains promotes cardiovascular health, which promotes blood flow throughout the entire body, including the brain. Aim for 1/2 cup of whole-grain cereal a day.


5 Ways to Modify Yoga Poses as We Age!

1. More  Stretching
Always begin by stretching. Muscles need to be warm to function effectively, maybe as long as 12-15  minutes. You can include;   twists, cross-legged forward bends, stretching with arms overhead and doing a twist in both directions and side bends,  extended forward standing bend with arms over head and some knee flexes from side to side. Watch you flexibility continue to increase.

2. More Restorative Postures
Bringing the body to balance and flexibility is a benefit of any yoga practice. However, an extended focus on restorative yoga postures is a grounding and calming experience. It’s a way to let go of mind clutter and decompress from a stressful day. Putting your legs up the wall is a great posture to fully open your heart and pay more attention to the breath. Child’s pose is another way to be fully present to your mind, body and spirit.

3. More Neck Rolls
Neck rolls sound simple, right? You may think it’s kind of an okay thing to do in yoga, but the neck roll movement is so very important to the base of our neck, upper back, shoulders and to the all around line of our spine. One intention in yoga is to keep the neck vertebrae in line with the vertebrae of the spin, which forms a straight line from the crown of the head down to the lumber and sacrum. So spend more time with head rolls rather than glossing through it.

4. More Knee Work in Chaturanga
Putting your knees down first on the floor. That puts less weight on your back, shoulder and arms as you lower yourself down to the mat. This will still strengthen all the muscles involved in the upper back and arms,  without the added physical stress.

5. More Time in Savasana
Savasana or corpse pose is the most important posture in a yoga practice. Don’t get antsy because most everything you want to do can wait! With a more meditative and purposeful yoga practice, you give yourself due and mindful respect.  Feel the benefits of letting go and gaining acceptance as you end your practice.

ACCEPTANCE
Sometimes a (temporary) physical limitation or healing injury can teach you more about the profound benefits of yoga than you could imagine. Go for the longevity of your yoga and meditation practice. Honor your body with greater awareness. Each one of us is perfectly imperfect!

adapted & edited from HuffingtonPost