You’ll Love this Sweet Relief for Bones, Muscles, Ligaments 

Got pain? Back? Low back? Neck? Head? Shoulders? Hands? Hips? Shins? Feet? Anywhere in your skeleton?
Modern habits – the way we drive, commute, work, sit, communicate, engage in media – all these reinforce the body pattern of curling up, curling inward, and not supporting our form in a healthy way. This can lead to pain in any body part.
In fact 80% of us will experience chronic back pain at some point in our life.
But we can reverse this.

  • Relieve pain in the back, neck, limbs and all over
  • End lumbar pain and weakness
  • Get stronger, able to meet the task at hand and lift heavier things
  • Diminish headaches
  • Ease joint pain and muscle soreness
  • Better breathing, more lung space
  • Healthier organs and digestion (more space)
  • Feel Better in your Body

Dr. Eric Goodman, after being told he needed back surgery, found ways to strengthen, align the body and release pain forever. You can do it too.
Pain is unnecessary, says Goodman.

Chronic pain is a warning signal to the body that it is out of alignment.
We have repetitive patterns of misalignment.
So we need to change that movement pattern and spend a few minutes every day to reverse it.

It all hinges at the hips, as you will discover when you explore Foundation Training, Goodman’s remarkable approach to strengthen your back and every part of your body, opening up your chest and your lungs.
Most of us tend to bend at the spine (not the hips). This sets us up for deterioration. This pattern alone can be the root cause of back pain and all kinds of body pain, from head to foot.

You want to reverse the typical curl-up posture that happens in ordinary life.
You want to open up the front of the body and breathe deeper.
You want to strengthen the back of the body.
Foundation Training will show you how to do this.
People are surprised and delighted with the effectiveness of these exercises.

Once you learn the principles, five or ten minutes a day over a few weeks can make a huge difference in the way you feel.
It does not matter how old you are or what kind of shape you are in, this stuff works.
The first time I attended a class, I felt markedly better in my body, stronger, more aligned, for the next three days.
My sister and I have not needed a spinal adjustment in two years, since we incorporated this core work into our daily routines. We are thrilled with steady improvement.
All my Foundation Training classmates have seen huge benefits in strength and alignment.

A wonderful opportunity is coming on Saturday May 27th from 10 am to 11:30:
Foundation Training Workshop hosted by Stacey LaPlante
at TruFit studios in Fountain Hills. $50 – includes exercise cards to take home.

Sign up now with Stacey, or reply here, as we need to have enough participants to hold the class.

You can feel better.
You can change your pattern.
You can get strong.




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How to Quit the ‘Gasping Guppy’ and Empower Your Fitness

For years my marathon-running father hosted a 10k race, the No Wimps Run, so named because nobody stood by to offer water on the desert terrain. I felt like an imposter, a wimp at heart, trotting with the tough non-wimps.
I’ve never been good at sports.
Summer softball at age 8, I would sit down and daydream in the outfield. Told my mom, “It’s no fun to bat, they all yell, ‘Diane can’t hit it.'”
She said, “Oh Honey, the other team is trying to rattle you.”
“No, Mom, it’s my own team!”
In P.E. they’d have us run around the whole field several times.  Who wants to do that?
And the less fit you are, the worse it feels.
I mean, how do you feel about exercise?
The word itself turns me off. I’d rather say fitness, invigoration, rejuvenation, empowerment, strength. Yes, I want this.

Experts say 20 minutes of aerobic fitness gives you a mood boost for the next 12 hours.
A rushing bloodstream clears out sludge, opens up vessels, and sharpens the brain. Immediately. Even better than coffee.
We’ve already heard hundreds of health benefits, but sometimes we drag our feet.

Researchers say we tend to focus on the unpleasant beginning moments of exercise. We create a mental hurdle, knowing that in those first moments the body may feel achy, weak, gasping for air.
(Poor little guppy thrown out of our soft lazy environment. We used to be young and strong, didn’t have to bother with this stuff; but now we gotta use it or lose it.)

Yet we all enjoy peak moments of feeling great, energetic, at the middle and the end of our activity. If nothing else, we feel glad we did it, gratified.
The advice is to focus on these exhilarating moments and build them up in our mind.
Like: “Yes! Body is strong! Going further than before! Feeling good! Thank you, arms, legs, core!”
Convince yourself, say the experts.
Try starting the workout with the most enjoyable part. Get your ‘eager’ on.
End exercise on a pleasant note. Enjoy the afterglow.
Studies say the cool-down stretching at the end of a class leaves a pleasant memory that doubles our chance of returning to the next class.
Changing our routine certainly helps.
Find fun new activities.
Look at this amazing workshop on Foundation Training May 27 – your body will thank you!

All I gotta do is get out of my head, get my butt moving, get my good habits working for me.
Revel in those big expansive lungfuls of air — they feel delicious.
Drink in the energy, strength, appreciation for what my body can do.
Be a better partner to my body and say, ‘Okay, let’s revitalize, refresh, renew.’

How do you motivate yourself?
How do you firm up your fitness habits?
How do you tell yourself to keep going?
Can you turn off your head and just do it?
I admire you for building the fitness habit. Share your tips with us.

If you want inspiration, check out my 87-year-old dad, Lyle Langlois,
who has the vitality of a much younger person, thanks to his running, biking, swimming. And now yoga.
In high school he was the waterboy for the football team. He didn’t start a fitness routine until mid life. Then, between age 50 and 70, he ran a marathon in each of the 50 states.
See? There’s Hope.

(Happy Birthday today, Dad! Thanks for the inspiration!)

Feel better, get balanced.  Diane does hands on healing for your biofield and gives you practical ways to enhance your energy system.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills     (Thanks, Pixabay, for the photo – may we all jump for joy.)
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You Need to Know the Magic of Placebo

Funny thing, in conventional medicine we think of “placebo” as “fake.”
Placebo comes from the Latin word “to please.”
In the 1800s physicians gave sugar pills as a consolation to please and reassure patients whom they could not cure.  The placebo was for psychological, not physical, benefit.

In the past century, new drugs are tested against placebos. The placebo is looked upon as having no effect, used only as a control.
Here’s the kicker.
Drugs approved by the FDA usually show an effectiveness of 30% to 50%.
Yet many placebos show an effectiveness of 60% to 70%.
That’s right, the placebo effect heals us just as much or more than medication does.  This is the power of our mind, the role it plays in releasing our ailment.

As long ago as 1799, Dr John Haygarth in England tested a popular medical gadget against a sham gadget. Both achieved healing at the same rate.  Thus he demonstrated “what powerful influence upon diseases is produced by mere imagination.”

Now, let’s not judge it as mere imagination — it’s stupendous, advantageous, restorative imagination!
Your attitude, your spirit, your outlook impacts your health.

At Harvard Medical School, patients with asthma reported the same amount of relief with a placebo as with a medication.
In another study 60% of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) patients gained full relief even though they knew they were taking a placebo. They reported improvements equal to the strongest IBS medicine.
In 2002 New England Journal of Medicine published the outlandish knee surgery study, in which osteoarthritis patients were given either real arthroscopic surgical repairs, or sham surgery where nothing was done. The patients enjoyed equal success with their knee, whether it was real surgery or not.
These are but a few of abundant studies on the placebo effect.

In 2009 Scientific American stated, “Placebos have helped alleviate pain, depression, anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory disorders and even cancer.”
Placebo effects can arise not only from a conscious belief in a drug but also from subconscious associations … from the pinch of a shot to a doctor’s white coat. Such subliminal conditioning can control bodily processes of which we are unaware, such as immune responses and the release of hormones. … Researchers have decoded some of the biology of placebo responses, demonstrating that they stem from active processes in the brain.”

Blockbuster Biologist Bruce Lipton tells us:
“If the brain expects that a treatment will work, it sends healing chemicals into the bloodstream, which facilitates that. That’s why the placebo effect is so powerful for every type of healing. And the opposite is equally true and equally powerful: When the brain expects that a therapy will not work, it doesn’t. It’s called the “nocebo” effect.”

Mind over Matter.
The Spirit infuses the Body, heals the Body.
We want to have belief, confidence, faith that everything is working out for us.

How to release negativity, doubt, distrust, despair, lack of confidence?

–  Meditate (gain a fresh outlook – discover the benevolence of the Universe)
–  EFT meridian tapping to release specific issues  (call Diane for personalized session)
–  Align spirit-mind-body with Energy Medicine / Healing Touch (see below)
– ______ fill in your suggestion – How do you find confidence in your good health?

Feel better, get balanced.  Diane does hands on healing for your biofield and gives you practical ways to enhance your energy system.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills     (Thanks to pixabay for the mind bubble.)
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How to Brighten Up with Your Wonderful Heart Energy 

Your mood is a vital key to good health. Negative emotions damage and age our body, but positive emotions restore, repair and refuel us. Good moods keep us younger, stronger, more vibrant.

Did you know when we shift our emotions, 1400 biochemical changes occur instantly inside us? So say the scientists at HeartMath, who have studied stress, the heart, and the mind since the 1990s.
They tell us the heart sends more information to the brain than the brain sends to the heart. The heart has an intelligence all its own. We’ve all experienced this when we listen to our heart.

Negative emotions bring stress, and stress causes 98% of all ailments.

heart incoherenceWhen we’re stressed, the incoherence of our heart rhythm (measured on an extremely fine scale) shows a jagged erratic waveform. During these times, the hormones of stress are tearing us down. We don’t feel good. We’re uptight. We may be worried or frustrated. It’s part of the human condition. Yet we can do something about it.

When we take time to breathe, to appreciate and have gratitude, our heart goes into coherence, measured as a smooth sine wave of harmony. We feel harmonious. At that moment 1400 biochemical changes  are restoring us. Nurturing us. We can feel it. We feel good.
heart coherence feelgood DS
So here I am, in a moody state of mind. Rumination brings me down.
Descartes said, I think therefore I am. Nope. You are a whole lot more than your thoughts. Your thoughts can drive you crazy.
Thoughts classify, divide, separate, make your opinion superior, stoke your ego.
Logic is a fine thing, but.
Heart is something else entirely.

We need to go to our heart. Our heart can brighten us up.
Everything hinges on the moment we stop to notice: I am out of sorts. What can I do about this?  I deserve to feel good. I must have a tool here somewhere. Oh, yes, I have a heart that wants to engage with life in a good way. It wants to love.

Here is the heart coherence tool recommended by HeartMath:

1.  Place your attention upon your heart and breathe deeply, slowly. Imagine the air flows in and out right through the front of your heart. Feel whatever sensation arises at your chest.

2.  As you continue to Breathe Into Your Heart, summon up a feeling of appreciation for something or somebody. Gratitude. Count one of your blessings or accomplishments.
Next, feel the love you have for a pet, a person, a place, a memory. Focus on anything you love or appreciate.
Bask in this. Keep breathing. Notice how mellow you become. Stress is displaced, gone for the moment.

Did you try it?  Take a moment, test-drive it . . .
How does it feel for you?

Even 3 minutes of this heart coherence method recharges you. Do it a few times a day, or even once a day. It feels yummy. That’s how you know you’re ‘there.’ Yummy.

Our vibration, our mood, affects others.
So the side effect is that those around you may lighten up too.
This may look like a small thing.
It’s not.
It’s huge.
Vibrational effects are real.

Besides –Breathe stone flickr
In the face of enormous earthly repairs, I must start with myself.
What am I in charge of? Only myself.
So I put on my own oxygen mask before I help others.
Then I can truly, naturally uplift my surroundings.

Tell us – how does heart coherence feel for you?

Feel better, get balanced.  Diane does hands on healing for your biofield and gives you practical ways to enhance your energy system.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills  — now booking in May.

Mysteries of the Heart
I Feel You, but How to Restore my Good Vibes?
6 Ways to Stop Grumping and Feel Good
Scared? Find Alignment
Lift the Chaos





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I’m trying to make sense of advice given to me by an elevated being. (He would say there is no hierarchy, but I would say he’s darned close to total unconditional love).  This minister naturopath physician traveler philosopher, Dr. Peebles, told me,

“Life is not about what you do.
It’s not about how much you accomplish in a day.
It’s not about what you build (even if you build orphanages, food banks, charities, brand-new political parties).
It’s about how you be.
Your character.
What are you accomplishing within yourself?
Are you able to bask in a sense of love, compassion and caring, and simply employ these when you feel inspired to do so?
You already have the understanding to get through this life with joy.”

I’ve been chewing on his words, hoping to fully digest them. Because my mind doesn’t work that way.  Does yours?  I was brought up to focus on both interior and exterior goals.  My habit-of-mind prods me, asking,
Are you good enough?
Are you nice enough?
Are you important enough?
Are you productive enough?

It’s as if I keep focusing on where I could go in my car.
I map out the next goal, again and again. Draw the next road map.

But, according to this heavenly guy, the underlying purpose of life is not to mess with the road maps.  The destination means nothing.
The point is to be a friendly driver. Let my car hum and enjoy its cushy seats supporting me and others.
Metaphorically speaking, of course.

Can I learn to Be? Just Be, and breathe, and appreciate what’s here in front of my face?
Can I stay mellow and grateful for whatever pops up?
Can I stay humming, with a light heart?
That’s what I’m here for, apparently. Learn how to hum.  Learn How to BEEEEE.
Learn to Appreciate myself as I am.  Appreciate others as they are.
“Increase communication with all of life and with respect,” as my friend Peebles says.

I’m here to love. That’s the bottom-line.

There are seasons for industriousness, buzzing around to build the hive.
But I fall into that busy compulsion.
I tend to not let myself fully relax.
Do you?
How good would it feel to enjoy “what is,” here and now? Give thanks for it.
What do you say?

Feel better, get balanced.  Diane does hands on healing for your biofield and gives you practical ways to enhance your energy system.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills  — now booking in May.
(Gratitude for this pic – Relaxation by Meagan at flickr.)

Relaxation by Meagan at flickr

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Make a Focus Wheel to Cheer You Up

The mind is a dictator.
Our attention sticks to the difficult, worrisome, dangerous, messy, unfair, uncontrollable, heart-aching, confusing, painful.  Our mind tries to resolve the issue. So we hone in deeper, stiff-necked and determined, without realizing our focus is making us miserable.

It’s a mental habit, and we won’t notice it until we step back from the mind.
Meditation strengthens our Inner Observer (a.k.a. Witness) so we can see what our head is doing.

Thank goodness the mind can go to only one place at a time.

So as we direct our focus, one place at a time, we can glide into joy.

colour wheel maxpixelThis  Focus Wheel Process was given by Abraham-Hicks. A wheel of 12 spokes.
You can use the simple template at the bottom of this page, but first consider:

Choose your topic you’d like to lighten up.
What aspect of life would you improve?
Feel into your desire.
How will it feel when you get there?

For instance, I strained my hamstring. I desired more health. I needed a positive future outlook – such as “I love my healthy body.” I chose this phrase:my health focus wheel center

Write your expansive good-feeling statement in the center of the wheel.

Look at the way your life is now.
Find a positive aspect related to this issue.
Write it in one slice of the wheel.
Continue writing true statements around the wheel.
Jot down the positive aspects you already “own.”
These are things that feel real and true to health focus wheel right side

Each statement should feel accurate, encouraging, juicy, feeling-good, optimistic (but not blind).
Don’t use any statement that feels like a stretch. It must resonate with your truth.

Every line will be encouraging, will lift your vibration a bit more.
You will feel good just looking at this focus wheel.

And you don’t have to fill in the whole thing right now. New statements may take time to blossom.

Have you tried this method before?  Share your thoughts with us?
Re-read your focus wheel each day/evening and add more on the page, as you lighten up. (Use this jpeg image resized large to fill a page.)

focus wheel jpeg

Feel better, get balanced.  Diane does hands on healing for your biofield and gives you practical ways to enhance your energy system.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills  — now booking in May.
(Thanks to maxpixel for the colour wheel picture above.)

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Is Your Ego Sandpaper a Blessing in Disguise?

Ever notice how the people closest to you sandpaper your ego?
I think it’s in the Plan, to smooth out our rough edges.
Merrily you roll until this abrasion sideswipes you.
Ouch.  Throws you into turmoil, as I know so well.

Ego defenses rise.  You’re only human.
You get to chew on this one again.
You get to digest this coarse emotion.
You get to listen to the tormented voice in your head.
Why do you give so much credence to that voice in your head?
It’s only your head.  Your head is not your friend.

But you think your head is you.  Just as I do.
It’s a case of mistaken identity.
Your particular habit of mind is calling the shots again.
Who left the mind in charge?
It’s an old habit of the old regime:  the head kidnaps the heart and soul.

Your heart is smarter than your mind.
Your heart wants to drop this conflict and simply connect.
Your heart knows you are Bigger than your ego, Bigger than your body, Bigger than you can imagine.

Your true Identity is not your ego at all.
Of course you know this.  It’s another piece of data in your head.
Until you experience it.
One night years ago I caught a glimmer, thanks to the sandpaper.
Of course I keep forgetting it.  Trying to remember it.
That’s sandpaper for you. That’s the way it goes, right?
Here’s my note from that dark night:

Desolate with anger.  Gnashing my teeth.
Can’t live with this situation.  How can I?  What can I?
Thrashing out of bed at 1 am, exploding.
Must get out of this place. My place.

Out to the darkness, past my neighbors’ sleeping homes.
How could it come to this?
Now that I see the bleakness of it all, the futility of my efforts, I rage inside.
Expectation thwarted.

Rage, rage, rage.
I’m cornered.
Can’t live with this.
Can’t stand for this.
It doesn’t work for me.

Everything is broken.
Can’t fix it.  Can’t fix it.  Can’t fix it.
Every step up this dark hill.
Kill.  Take my life.  Just take it, end it.
Honest to God, I cannot live This.
You can have it back.  Take it.
Despair.  Death.

It hits me:  this here is the voice of my ego.
My ego cannot tolerate the strain.
Life squashes my ego’s expectations beyond repair.
My ego rages, demanding its own death.

Well then.  Not such a loss, the ego.
Fine with Me.
I suppose I can walk back home . . .

So.  How has your ego blown its cover?



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