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Mental Health

Amberleigh CarterComment

As May comes to an end, I'd like to touch on mental health, as this month is Mental Health Awareness Month! So, here are some tips for your mental health:

Did you know that there are more neurons in your gut than in your brain?! Mental health is just as important as physical health--your mind & body hold hands. So if you suffer with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal tendencies, obsessive compulsive disorder, and the like, nutrition is largely a wonderful way to help! 

1) Salt water lowers histamine and adrenalin levels, which can greatly help to reduce anxiety and the incidence of panic attacks. (Sea salt or Morton Canning & Pickling salt).
2) Fruit is a wonderful mood-booster and helps to clarify thoughts, as it contains a sugar off of which the brain solely runs.
3) Meat & bone broth are also helpful in building neurotransmitters that are responsible for mood.
4) Staying hydrated with water helps to clean out neurotoxins that could be affecting the way that you think.

5) Low levels of cholesterol are associated with increased levels of depression.  Saturated fat, fruit, and lifestyle changes like meditation, rest, sunshine exposure, and exercise (even if it's walking outside) all help to normalize cholesterol levels and are all excellent ways to get back in touch with yourself, find your center, boost your mood, balance emotions, and empower you to conquer your day!

Always be mindful of what's in your food (& lifestyle), as what you eat (& how you live) can manifest into how you view the world!

The Law of Action

Amberleigh Carter2 Comments
Vision isn’t enough unless combined with venture. It’s not enough to stare up the steps unless we also step up the stairs.
— Vance Havner

No matter what we feel we know, no matter what our potential gifts or talents, only action brings them to life.  Those of us who only think we understand concepts, such as commitment, courage, and love, one day discover that we only know when we act; doing becomes understanding. 

Action is not easy in this world.  Still, we must act. Turning all the words, concepts, and ideas into action requires energy; it requires sacrifice.  We have to overcome insecurity and hurdle past self-doubt, lethargy, apathy, excuses, and a hundred good reasons not to rock the boat, to stay the course.  But we keep getting the same message from life: It’s better to do what we need to do than not do it and have a good reason.  This states, as well as anything, the Law of Action.

Still, most of us take action only when the emotional, mental, or physical pain gets so bad that we have to.  Let’s change this.

Let’s acknowledge that action and change require initial discomfort, effort, and energy.  Even if we are ready to take action, it boils down to actually doing it: Just do it.

Most of us wait for permission from our insides to do anything.  We wait to “feel motivated”.  We wait until fear is looking the other way, until self-doubt and insecurity step aside and give us permission to act.  But action is stronger than subjectivity; there are times when we have to act with strength and courage no matter how we’re feeling or what we’re thinking.

Our mind may whisper, “Wait, you can’t do this.  You’re not up for it.  You’re not ready.  You’ll make a fool of yourself.  You’ll only get hurt.  You’ll fail…and then what?”  All of these voices may pass through our mind, but act anyway.  Soon, these voices or feelings stop coming around so often…and then you’ll wake up one day to find that you’ve done it: You’ve made the change.