365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 202: Returning To A Youthful Spine

Youthful SpineWhen it comes to dealing with the spine and its health, most people find themselves trapped in fear and misconceptions. They’re scared by terms like degenerative disc disease, protruding discs, kyphosis and scoliosis.

They’re also confused by a term like injury prevention and aren’t sure what it really means. They are guided to do some exercises, but discouraged to do others. They are told that some of the discomfort they feel is due to the aging process. They are told to take anti-inflammatory and pain killers and to limit their movement until the discomfort subsides. And if they’ve actually suffered a spinal injury, they feel that they’ve been sentenced to a long and hard recovery and sometimes to a lifetime of pain.

There are a lot of different books, articles and conflicting research reports in the media; and at the end of the day they are left feeling confused and helpless.

The key to a healthy spine lies as much in the way we think about it as in what we do about it. In Western culture, we forget that the spine isn’t an isolated structure but a key part of the whole body. We all know that a chain can only be as strong as its weakest link, so if our spine is weak, our body will be weak—and vice-versa.

Let’s consider a few points:The health and well-being of the whole body is reflected in the health of the spine. For example, good functioning of the digestive system will ensure proper nutrients for the entire body (including the vertebrae, the spinal cord and all the other structures attached to it).

  • The state of day to day and long term hydration or dehydration will affect the spine. If we are dehydrated, the connective tissue in the body will be less mobile and will restrict the good functioning of all the organs, as well as create mobility and flexibility issues.
  • The hormonal changes that we are subjected to when we are under stress create changes in the quality of our tissues. The body responds to our levels of stress or well-being by producing hormones that will increase or decrease the stress on the body.
  • The belief system that we have chosen for ourselves works at deep levels in our bodies every single day. For example, if we believe that we are growing old and that there is nothing to do about it, then there is nothing that will truly ease our discomfort. If we believe that growing old does not need to create discomfort and loss of strength and mobility, then we will maintain our youthful appearance and attitude.

How, then, can we keep our spines supple, mobile and healthy?

For example, we need to understand that living stressful lives will affect our health in general, and this will affect the health of every single structure in the body, including the spine.

We need to drink more water in order to keep our tissues supple and mobile.

Moreover, when we talk about Whole Body Health, we are talking about the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of who we are. Each of these components can either help the healing process or create discomfort.

Returning to a youthful spine is a process that requires us to think holistically and remember what ancient traditions of health teach us.

Letting go of an isolated way of thinking about our spines is the first, necessary step.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 201: Healing Power

Healing Power

You have extraordinary healing power.

And so do I.

And so does everybody else.

Our very nature is so extraordinary that we have access to an extremely powerful healing mechanism: THOUGHT!

We are not defined by our DNA; this is an old thinking model, completely obsolete. It is only through the great inertia that we humans are capable of that the next piece of information is not known by every single one of us.

Cell membranes contain receptor proteins that allow them to perceive their environment. The signals perceived by the cell membranes can be ions, which are material, physical signals, but they can also be vibrational in nature.

In Dr. Bruce Lipton’s words:

“…. because receptors can read energy fields, the notion that only physical molecules can impact cell physiology is outmoded. Biological behavior can be controlled by invisible forces, including thought, as well as it can be controlled by physical molecules…a fact that provides the scientific underpinning for pharmaceutical-free, energy medicine.”

Thought, thought, thought…

What do you think?





365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 200: A Different Form Of Meditation

This seems to be quite a milestone for my blog and to celebrate it with you, I am posting this cute video I took a couple of years  back.

Meet my dog: Merlin. He is as chill as you see him.

Merlin taught me how get grounded through play. He showed me that meditation does not have to be “rigid sitting with your back straight” meditation.

Meditation can be as light and as unconventional as long walks through beautiful ravines.

Meditation can take the form of playing with abandon, being present in the moment and enjoying the interaction with a beautiful being.

I am so grateful that Merlin came into my life. He brings lightness and love, presence and joy.




365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 199: Connect To Your Life Force

Breathing is a subject you will find to be very controversial. There are many different types of breathing that people teach and write about: deep versus shallow; yoga style versus Pilates style; rib cage breathing versus abdominal breathing; etc.

But here’s a different perspective: breathing to take in the fullness of your experience and the richness of life itself.

Do you breathe in such a way that connects you to your very Life Force or do you breathe just to exist?

How would it feel if you took in a breath right now, a breath so perfect and complete that brought you the awareness of your greatness and uniqueness?




365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 198: There Is Always A Way!

Today’s message is an invitation to ponder on the idea that even though you might not yet see the solution to a problem, the answer is always there. It does not matter if your challenge you are facing right now is with your health, your finances, your career or your relationships. There is a solution to your problem, even if you cannot see it in this moment.

There is always a way!




365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 197: The 3 Universal Laws Of Healing

Healing does not happen in the past.

Healing does not happen in the future.

Healing happens in this very moment.






365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 196: Signals From The Body

Do you listen?

Do you pay attention to what your body is trying to tell you?

This short video is an invitation for you to take a little break right now and tune into your body. Does it feel at ease or is it tight and uncomfortable? Are you in pain or are you enjoying a flexible body that moves with ease and grace? Are you facing physical issues that are more serious than discomfort and tightness?

Do you want to heal your body? Be willing to examine your life with compassion and love.

Once you figure out what is not working in your life and start to take the steps to align your life with who you truly are, your body will be ready to heal.

Feels like too much work and too overwhelming a process?

Your health is your BIRTHRIGHT!

You have every right to be healthy, abundant and happy!




365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 195: Clearing Limiting Beliefs Facilitates Healing

Limiting beliefs: I wrote about this topic many times, but because I see it everyday with my clients, I want to make the point again.

Your body will follow where your mind is willing to go.

It is that simple, but it is not that easy. Most people do not know that they can change their belief systems in such powerful ways that vibrant health, abundance and wealth, as well as fulfilling relationships will be their new, day to day experience.

What do you believe about your body, its health and capacity for healing?

Are you willing to shift your beliefs and perception so that you can heal?




365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 194: You CAN Think Yourself Into Health

I am teaching my clients to change their thinking in order to heal their bodies.

What do YOU think with respect to your body, your health and your overall well-being?

I want you to see yourself enjoying a healthy, vibrant and radiant body!



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 193: Healing Coming From Within

Healing your body and living a pain free and vibrant life is your birthright!

Everything you need to know in order to heal is already yours, but you must allow this knowledge to come to the surface.