9 Ways Water Can Save Your Life Right Now

Thirsty is too late!
You might need a gallon a day. Can you do that?
In our busy life we zoom around and forget to drink water.
This is slowly killing our bodily functions.
(And shriveling us into a mass of wrinkles …)

Over the decades a mild lack of water causes your arteries to constrict to keep enough pressure in your hose (bloodstream). This chronic constriction can lead to high blood pressure.

Over the decades a mild lack of water inhibits the production of insulin (hello, diabetes) and the production of hormones. (Hello, dwindling libido?)

Over the decades a mild lack of water dries out the joints of the body and the cushions between vertebrae, producing pain and stiffness. (Boost your water intake and watch your pain diminish, in some cases.)

Lack of water makes the blood thick, sluggish, and more prone to blood clots where they don’t belong (risking strokes and heart attacks).

Lack of water starts a chain of reactions in the immune system, producing more cortisone which suppresses and weakens your immune system.

A healthy happy living brain is so full of water it’s almost like jelly. (How dry is yours?) A drought in the brain can bring anxiety, depression, headaches, migraines, and insomnia.

Often we get confused about thirst vs. hunger. We think we are hungry but really we are thirsty. So be sure to drink water first and then wait 20 min before eating. This is a great approach for weight loss.

What happens to an un-watered colon? Constipation.

So: we just saved our life from stroke, heart attack, diabetes, joint pain, poor immune system, depression, headaches, insomnia and constipation. (And wrinkles?)
Here’s the Bonus: Water gives you energy!!!

5 reasons to drink water now and get energized! 

  • Drop your fatigue! Water plays a vital role in the sodium-potassium pump on the membrane of every cell. This pump creates hydroelectric energy for us all day long.  (ATP or GTP)  Yes! Drink water and feel energized!
  • Your brain craves water. Drink some now and you’ll be alert!
  • If a headache is creeping in, drink 2 glasses of water and put salt on your tongue. Relief! (Amaze your friends, as I have done 😉
  • Often bodily pain indicates water shortage and toxins (cellular garbage) in the painful area. Flush your body with water to stop the acidic buildup and reduce pain.
  • Water is essential to absorb all the nutrients in our food, to transport everything, to produce enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, all those juices that help us feel good.

Much of this info comes from Dr F. Batmanghelidg MD, who discovered water resolves stomach ulcers. His books include Water: for health, for healing, for life: you’re not sick, you’re thirsty! 

Dr. B. recommends plenty of healthy sea salt (Celtic salt, high in trace minerals) to enhance hydration. (But NOT if you have kidney disease.)
Some of us like to put the salt right into our water, to keep a good ratio going. (See Watercure is Vital.)
Watercure Recipe: ¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt per liter of water. (1tsp per gallon)
Each day drink half your weight in ounces (140 lb ≈ 70 oz).

ALSO it’s important to avoid some bottled waters and R.O. water (Reverse Osmosis) because these are acidic and detrimental to the body.

For more water-details on the ailments below, see How Does Watercure Help?
auto-immune disease
back pain
colitis & constipation
headaches, migraines
high blood pressure, hypertension
immune system
stomach ulcers

I’ve been drinking this mild salted water since 2007, and all my cells are buoyant and happy about it. (My BP is great, 114/68 at age 60 now.)
Friends who drank salted water relieved hip pain and asthma, among other great effects.
Have you tried it?
Do tell!

Diane Stallings RN does health coaching, energy healing, and gives you practical ways to enhance your wellbeing.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills. Inquire about our weekly healing class, Tuesday evenings in Phoenix. Free meditation classes in Fountain Hills.
(Thanks to wikipedia for this awesome salt water wave!)
Large_breaking_wave wikipedia

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Smashing Idea – a curious story from Dream Land

Next week we’ll return to practical health tips, but for now I’m going with last week’s theme, not a-scared of death in this flash fiction . . .

“What if we smash into your car tomorrow?” Zinger and Zeedee asked in unison. Soul mates, they were super-attuned with each other, especially here on the astral plane each night while their bodies slept.

“Tomorrow’s Saturday. I won’t be driving much,” Adam replied, scratching his astral neck. “I like to veg out on Saturdays.”

“Would you rather quit your body with some other method?” Zeedee asked.

“We like the car smash idea, because the two of us could die together quick,” said Zinger, holding Zeedee’s hand.

“Right, I like an instant death, myself,” said Adam. “I hope you hit me hard enough to get me there.”

“Oh, Honey,” said Zeedee, “this isn’t our first rodeo.”

Adam hesitated. “Are you sure it’s okay to do it like this? We’re just – deciding?”

“Yes!” said Zinger.

“Of course it is.” Zeedee gave Adam an indulgent smile. “You are such a young soul.”

“We have free will, remember?” said Zinger.

“Yes, but -.” Adam’s brow crimped. “Wouldn’t a lawyer say this is like – assisted suicide – for all three of us?”

“Do you see any practicing lawyers around here?” Zeedee asked. “No you don’t. Or, Source forbid, judges? None.”

“Look,” said Zinger. “Haven’t we three already determined that we each have finished everything we came to do on Earth?”

“Yes, but -.”

“We learned everything we came to learn, this go-round?”

“Yes, but -.”

“Our paths on Earth have come to a close.” Zinger shrugged with easy acceptance.

“Yes. But. All this makes sense to us right now. But what if we’re cutting out too soon for the bigger scheme of events? How many other lives will we impact? There might be thousands of repercussions, for all we know.”

“It’s okay,” said Zeedee. “That’s the beauty of the Unfolding. That’s life.”

“We have the choice,” said Zinger.

“Are you totally sure? I know you’re older than me. I know you’ve done this before, but-?”

“Sure I’m sure,” said Zinger. “Ask Raphael or somebody if you don’t believe me.”

“Well?” Zeedee squinted. “Here’s the thing. Most people around here would totally agree with us. They share our view of reality. But Raphael? He might give you what I call a blessing smile. Not a yes or a no, just his smile. He’s coming from a different plane of reality than we are.”

“Huh.” Worry wrinkled Adam’s face. “So how can we know, really know, this is the right thing for us to do?”

“We can’t know everything in the cosmos,” said Zinger. “It’s impossible. Give up knowing. Follow your heart. Make your choice. This whole Thing is a Game, anyhow. It’s an ongoing experiment, and you get to ride the waves.”

“Zinger’s right,” said Zeedee. “I mean we’ve learned this for eons. Choose. Learn. Ride the waves.”


“I mean,” she said, “if you want to take advantage of our millennia as old souls.”

Zinger gazed at him. “This is the most natural thing in the world, Adam. You’ll see.”

“You don’t have to do this at all,” Zeedee reassured him. “A moment ago you looked eager about it, and it’s no accident that we three naturally merged on this particular night. Everything is beautifully orchestrated, you know, to allow us to fulfill our choices.”

“Huh. I don’t think I know you guys on Earth.”

“You’re right.” Zinger grinned.

“We three have been in the same grocery store at the same time, once or twice,” said Zeedee.

Zinger wouldn’t quit grinning. “We are perfect strangers. Isn’t it beautiful, the way we touch each other’s lives, even as strangers? As an Earthling, you assume you’re separate from me. But we’re always in touch! Any of us! All of us!”

Adam tilted his head. “I can feel that.”

“Isn’t it sweet?” said Zeedee. “And it feels stronger, the higher you go, realm upon realm.”

“I guess I’ll do this with you two.”

“You guess?” Zinger asked.

“I choose to do it. Not Saturday, but Monday, if that fits your schedule?”

“Monday it is!” they said simultaneously, flashing smiles.

Zeedee elbowed Zinger. “You owe me a coke. Again.”

“How will we come together at the exact moment?” Adam asked.

“Do you need to know?” Zinger wondered. “Why not leave that to higher powers?”

“I want to know.”

“He’s so young,” Zeedee sighed.

“Okay,” said Zinger. “Here’s what I see, the likely scenario. But given free choice, things could change at the last minute. It’s a giant web of players. Anything might crop up.”

“What is your scenario?”

“You won’t remember it consciously, we hope, but here’s what I see. This Monday we’re all driving to work. Zeedee and I always carpool.”

“Always together.” Zeedee rested her head on his astral shoulder.

“We will stop for gas at 7:31. You, Adam, will stop for coffee like you always do, at 7:32. Moments later the two cars will come together perpendicular to each other at Ninth Street and Hardy. I will be zooming in on the last of the yellow light, then red, to get through. You’ll be coming up fast in your empty right lane past a bunch of cars that block your view of me. You’ll be happy when your green light pops up in the nick of time, so you don’t have to slow down. You love that. Both cars need to be going fast to produce our fatalities. But they will be fast. You and I like to drive fast.”

“I’m surprised I feel fine, hearing your description. It sounds easy.”

“It is! Of course it is,” said Zinger. “The things I can’t predict are the possibility of a delay, or pedestrians in the way, or whatever any other driver might do.”


“Hey. Calm yourself. The only way anybody else could be hurt would be if their spirit made that choice for themselves.”

Zeedee nodded agreeably. “This is the most natural thing in the world, Adam. You’ll see.”

©2018 Diane Langlois Stallings

(Thanks to Flickr and Pixabay for these several images we combined 😉
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What If You Weren’t A-Scared of Death?

My favorite bailiwick is to squash the fear of death.
According to my dead relatives, “Death is like crossing the street, no big deal.”

How does life change when we know for sure that we do not die? That we simply move on to another realm, wearing our ethereal body instead of our dense physical body?
(This is not the first time you’ve heard it. Nor the last.)

People around the world tell similar stories when they come back from their near-death experience (NDE). An international survey says 4% to 15% of us have died, revived, and remembered an NDE.
Invariably this changes our life, transforms our outlook and our priorities.

Just take a moment to imagine you are fine with dying.
Let yourself know, way down in your core, that you, the real you, will advance to new places.
You will never die.
How does your earth life change?

There are no threats. Nobody can threaten you with death, because you don’t care. (Being in a hostage situation is no fun, but at the same time, terrorists would lose their leverage.)
No terror, no problem . . .

Would we still have wars?
What’s the point in killing each other?
I’ve read accounts of World War II soldier enemies shooting each other, then arising from their dead bodies to meet and shake hands. This blows my mind. How much hugging is going on, spirits hugging with relief and elation and forgiveness, right there on the battlefield?
Right there automatically they understand love, not war.

If we know for sure that death is no big deal, we won’t get so nervous and spend so much time, energy, and money, trying to hold it off.

We won’t be so stressed!

How relaxed will you be when you know there’s no time limit, no deadline (wink, wink)?
How relaxed can we get as we approach our physical demise?
Can we be okay with it?

A million intensive care nurses including myself have declared that we want a tattoo that says “Do not resuscitate,” because we’ve seen the long drawn-out unnecessary expenditure of pain and heartache and confusion dragging on for months or years after a slightly successful resuscitation.
(Okay, okay, on the other hand if we didn’t resuscitate people we might not have so many accounts of NDEs. I’ll give you that.)

Lots of correlating data has amassed from case studies of NDE.
Most people meet dead relatives, friends and/or spiritual masters, see vivid colors and/or celestial landscapes, have an altered sense of time and nonlocal space, feel great peace, harmony, and joy. They return to Earth with new insight.

Their life is utterly transformed.
Life is no longer the same as it was.
Life is more precious than ever.
There’s a radical change in personality and attitude. (Like with Ebenezer Scrooge, remember?)
Malignant illnesses disappear, and there’s less pain for the rest of their life.

Researchers say these survivors have lower blood pressure, lower body temperature, and a slower metabolic rate.
They need less sleep and have more energy.
Their senses are sharpened with a deeper appreciation of smells, tastes, touches.
They are more sensitive to light, sound, noise, and they can no longer handle much alcohol or pharmaceuticals.
Some studies say their mental abilities increase.

The most dramatic shifts happen in attitude, bringing in new values and life goals.
They feel awake to their own life,
feel a reverence for all life,
feel they are surrounded and filled with divine energy.
These people live more deeply and more purposefully than ever.
They are humble and self aware, with more tolerance and compassion for others.

They are now “immune to society’s fear-mongering about death,” Julia Assante PhD writes in The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death. (Much of the material on this page is paraphrased from Assante.)

Assante observes that these people come into a broad view, moving into “a more universalist spirituality” rather than an Orthodox religious mindset.
They feel certain a supreme being or benevolent source exists. (Even atheists come to this conclusion.)
They understand that every person on the planet plays a vital role here.
They know love is the most important thing, always and ever.

Many experience an increase in psychic abilities.
Studies say that up to 65% feel they have developed the gift of healing, and they open to new careers as counselors, massage therapists, health practitioners.

So what do you think of all this?
Do tell.

Here’s one of my personal affirmations:
“No rush, baby. We have all the time in the worlds. We have forever.”


Death?  No such thing.  part 1
Death No Such Thing part 2
After-life News to Charm and Enliven Your Heart  
Blow Away the Veil to the Next World and Cheer Up

Diane Stallings RN does health coaching, energy healing, and gives you practical ways to enhance your wellbeing.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills. Inquire about our weekly healing class, Tuesday evenings in Phoenix. Free meditation classes in Fountain Hills.
(Thanks to pixabay for this image.)
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Want to Drop the Mask and Try Honest?

Romantic love has been a freaking confusion for me, I admit it.
Decades ago I thought the appropriate thing was to adore my partner.
I thought adoration equals love.
But who can hold up under that much adoration?
We’re only human, and we’re bound to fall.

I thought loving my partner meant feeding his ego, telling him he was great, loading him up with compliments. Yup, good approach, right? Praise and compliments are important.
On the other hand it was a little contrived.

Too much emotional caretaking is exhausting.  I mean, if I try to deal with others’ emotions and take responsibility, try to shore them up, patch up their feelings?
That’s not for me to do.
That’s invasive.
That’s not my business.
That’s crazy.
It leaves me all strung out and teaches them to suck on my energy.

After decades now, I find that when I live my truth,
when I do what I love and love what I do,
I feel tons of freedom and tons of love.
I get in alignment with my own heart, and it feels delicious.
In being true to myself, I float straight into the love vibration.
Love naturally extends from me to everyone, to my partner, to all I see.

You’ve been there too, I’m sure.

When I’m loving my life, I’ve tapped into the source of love.
I’m standing in an ocean of love.

The place I get stuck is the old “people pleaser” habit.
My old recording says, “Sure Honey, whatever you want, burgers again.”
Or “I know this means a lot to you so I’ll go along” (even though I find it stifling).
Or “I’m fine,” when really I’m a wreck of dismay, anger or revenge.

Yeah. Darn it all. There’s that.

Of course compromises happen in partnership.
But even so, why do we squash ourselves just to be nice?

Why does it feel like such an act of bravery to tell it like it is, to say what I’m really feeling or what I really want?
Because indeed it is an act of courage.

Since childhood we’ve been trying to perform well, to show our good side, not our bad side.
We worry that the other person won’t like us.
We’re attached to their opinion, their judgment of us.

We withdraw, we fudge the truth, we clam up, we fake it a little, we perform well instead of revealing our truth in the moment.

You know the scenario – most of us do this.
It blocks real connection.

If both parties are wearing a mask, how will they ever truly see each other?
This is dreadfully dissatisfying.
This is slow starvation.
This is so human of us.
It is okay. Seeing it is the first step.

I hope to shift into accurate truth more often.
I hope to slow down enough to notice the instant I hide myself.
Notice the moment the mask pops up.

If we cultivate our true self and love our whole self, warts and all, then it’s easier and more natural to be truthful.

We can express our feelings in a kind way.
Simply our feelings – without opinions, defenses, or judgments.
Feelings are not right or wrong – they’re just energy.
I voice my feelings; you voice yours. We let their energy come and go.

This leads to real connection with others.
This leads to a feast of love.
I have seen a few people actually doing this. It blows my mind.

I am aiming for gentle bald honesty. Expressing my feelings with kindness and respect.

If you have any hints for me and for others, please share them.

We need it now more than ever.

How Do I Love Me?
3 Heart-Full Steps to Find More Love

Diane Stallings RN does energy healing and gives you practical ways to enhance your wellbeing.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills. Inquire about our weekly healing class, Tuesday evenings in Phoenix. Free meditation classes in Fountain Hills.
(Thanks to Max Pixel for this image.)

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Love is Listening and How to Do That Maybe

In this Valentine month how can we sweeten our relationships in ways that truly matter?
Relationship can be the most challenging thing on the planet.
It is not easy, especially for long-term relationships.

I have found my best help through the emotion-focused work of Dr. Sue Johnson and her book, Hold Me Tight.

Yet I’m always working on loosening up,
not taking things personally,
trying to allow me to be me, and my partner to be my partner.
Allowing is a super big deal.

The skill of good listening is essential.
Good listening conveys not only love but healing upon the speaker.
Good listening is balm for the soul.

Have you ever met a good listener?
The first true listener I met amazed me.
Has a true listener ever happened to you?
What was it like?

Some years ago I followed a suggestion to
just breathe and fully focus on listening for 30 seconds.
You can do that. It may grow longer. But even if you stay at the 30-second mark, your love will grow.
It actually worked.

My friend Bernadette Wesley teaches about “Circle Talk” for deep listening, compassion, and connection. Check her out.

She referred me to a wondrous TEDx talk on The Power of Listening
presented by Leon Berg,  whose home page (Tools for Togetherness)
says, “Imagine a relationship that grows throughout time . . .”
That line itself warms my heart.

Berg emphasizes that real listening is vital for friends and partners – even more vital for enemies.

If we let go of our tight agenda,
if we hold our personal views a little loosely,
if we can allow and take in the other,
love becomes more possible than ever.

Currently I’m taking an online class, Intimacy Without Responsibility. It’s helping me become more aligned with allowing.

Some of my favorite encouragements from this class are:
I let go of thinking that I must take care of someone.
I permit myself to love others without taking responsibility for their happiness.
I will no longer take responsibility for your feelings.
I release any feelings of fear that I must do something to make a situation safe or comfortable.
You are accountable for you and I am accountable for me.
I feel gratitude now for all we have learned together
I am committed to telling you my truth in a loving way.
I will not take responsibility for your reactions.
I will take responsibility for my reactions.
I am free to be real in our relationship.
I am willing to heal and transform my triggers.
I let go of needing to be right.
I truly honor that our perceptions are different.

How does all this work for you?
Any insights or hints you can share with us will be so appreciated.
This topic is my biggest personal challenge, I feel. 😉


3 Heart-Full Steps to Find More Love
How do I love me? One Vital Breakthrough

Diane Stallings RN does health coaching, energy healing, and gives you practical ways to enhance your wellbeing.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills. Inquire about our weekly healing class, Tuesday evenings in Phoenix. Free meditation classes in Fountain Hills.
(Thanks to pixabay for this image.)
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If I Were a Ghost by Rod Drought

Deep thanks to my friend, poet Rod Drought, for this delicious guest post.
This is a sneak peek into his next book of poetry.

If I Were a Ghost

I would not haunt,
Rattle chains across your floor
Instead I would give an ethereal tap on
Your shoulder so light you might not notice
Just enough to stop you from texting,
To break the trance
Unlock your stare from the cage
Of an insignificant screen
An imperceptible nudge to lift your eyes
To awaken with wonder once again
Catching your breath noticing the sheen
Of ice on barren trees, on telephone lines
The brilliant and blinding reflection
Of a winter sun after the storm

I would hover like a bee around a stamen
So that you would flower from the mundane,
The doldrums of a grocery excursion
In a casual glimpse you would pause, appreciate
The unsteady gait of an elderly couple
Making their way to senior day at Goodwill
Their weathered hands clasped, rooted together

When times are hard
I would be the light
That defines your shadow then
I would rise, be your noon
Eclipse with time all your sorrow

I would want to be there
To see you live your life
Without ghosts, without interference
Freedom my diaphanous gift
As I stay by your side
You may feel a warm blush
On your tender face
A sweet, mysterious comfort
That flutters by your ear
A whisper of love
When you need it the most
You might never see me
But you will know
I am always there

©Rod Drought – January 2019

rod ghostly on forest-sunlight by pexels

You can find more of Rod’s refreshing poetry in his three books (and e-books):
 The Song We Left Behind,
The Wake of The Desert Belle
, and
The Adventurers and other poems
Thanks for this inspiration, Rod!


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Biofield Tuning: Amazing, Remarkable, the Next Great Thing for You

Dear Friends, I can’t wait to tell you about Biofield Tuning, a (new to me) healing method that uses sound vibrations to clear and refresh the human energy field, right down into the nervous system of the body.

The human electromagnetic field, shaped like a donut of energy, flows up the center and fountains out around the edges. This is called a toroidal shape or torus.
Planet Earth also is enveloped in such a torus of energy. (As is the sun and each planet.)

Just as the Earth has a standing wave or vibration called the Schumann resonance, we humans too carry standing waves of energy in our field.

In this wellness method developed by Eileen Day McKusick, we comb through a person’s field using a tuning fork.

Let’s remember that the entire world is composed of vibration and energy.
It is hard for us to grasp this idea, but it’s true.
Everything is energy. Nothing is truly solid.
Each thing in the world carries its own signature frequency (vibration).

Inside a person’s field the tuning fork easily encounters tangles or small clouds of difficult energy – old events and tough moments from childhood and throughout one’s life.
As we know, we still subconsciously spend energy on our old events and traumas. When we think about them they drag us down; they burden us.
They suck our energy because we left unresolved energy in them.

In this super cool tuning process, the tuning fork harmonizes and untangles the trauma.
It does this vibrationally.

The tone, the note, the megahertz entrains that cloudy part of your field into harmony. It neutralizes the fear, sadness, angst and every emotion, transmuting it into simple basic energy that you can use.
With the tuning fork we bring this energy back into your body (and into your chakras which process and organize body-energy).

You become stronger and more balanced. Happier.

The older we get, the more we carry burdens from our past. This method dissolves the burdens and gives us new understandings about our life events. We gain new learning from every decade.
Releasing an old burden can improve our health dramatically, in some cases.

In particular Biofield Tuning has improved thyroid imbalances, diabetes, MS, Parkinson’s, depression and bipolar disorder.

My friends and I are delighted with the way this method clears up old issues even after years of inner work.
After receiving a session I feel totally altered and reset.
Tuning is strong stuff.
It turns over a new leaf for me.
My life opens up even more.
More ease and flow and joy.

Have you tried it? How did it feel for you?

You’ll find more inspiring data and more practitioners at biofieldtuning.com.
(Did you know all of our cells have tiny antennae that take in and react to sound?)

Biofield tuning is transformative, truly.
Message me if you would like to experience a taste of it.

Meanwhile check out this 15 min body tuning info video presented by McKusick at the 2015 SAND Conference (Science and Non-duality).

Let us know what you think.

Have fun!


For another easy way to use sound healing on yourself, see How to Heal Yourself (Free!) with Your Astounding Voice 

Diane Stallings RN does health coaching, energy healing, and gives you practical ways to enhance your wellbeing.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills. Inquire about our weekly healing class, Tuesday evenings in Phoenix. Free meditation classes in Fountain Hills.
(Thanks to pxhere and pixabay for these combined images we enhanced. Red cloud “tangles” are cleared and restored here to a golden 3rd chakra.)
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