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I'm a Nationally Board Certified Reflexologist and Fitness Professional who teaches workshops on a variety of alternative health and self-discovery topics.

Reflexology Walking Path

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By goddessbody · November 19, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Discover a Korean reflexology path on the Qi Ranger Vlog.

These aren't quite the same, but maybe in a pinch.... 

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Tagged with: foot path, Reflexology, fitness, walking

Essential Oil Spotlight: Geranium

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By goddessbody · November 12, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

 
Aromatherapy and essential oils have been coming up frequently in conversations so I thought I'd do a quick profile on one of my favorite essential oils.

Essential oils (EO) are the aromatic chemical compounds of plants, trees and fruits. They can be used in many ways, from diffusing the scent into the air, or blending the EO into an oil or lotion.

I use geranium essential oil whenever something is in need of balance - hormonal or emotional. It's interesting that I often run out of this oil just when my life is really topsy turvy and I'm in need of a more balanced outlook.

Physical Indications: Treats diarrhea, gallstones, kidney stones and urinary tract infections; relieves respiratory problems and sore throats; balancing oil for hormones; stimulates lymphatic and circulatory systems; soothes skin problems like eczema; accelerates healing of bruises, cuts and other wounds.

Emotional/Spiritual Indications:  Promotes balance in every area of life; eases heartache; nourishes femininity; enhances creativity; overcomes feelings of abandonment, invalidation and rejection; massaging pineal gland reflex stimulates cellular regeneration; shows you the way; connects you with the guidance you need to see your direction in life.

Caution : Can lower blood sugar.

Please use essential oils with caution and under the guidance of a professional.

  

Recommended resources for aromatherapy beginners. 

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Tagged with: essential oils, geranium, Aromatherapy

Hoop Bliss

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By goddessbody · November 5, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

I am still transitioning from my move to a new state but found the time to finally buy a hoop this week. I stumbled across the Hooping Book & DVD set (a steal for less than $6). So, I needed to get a hoop. The video below was partly my inspiration. I've been fumbling with the hoop for a few hours now and it's not as hard as I thought it would be. I can tell it will be a fun addition to my workout!

Some hooping websites:

www.hoopgirl.com

www.hoopnotica.com

www.hooping.org

Eva Mendes' Red Hot Lipstick

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By goddessbody · September 10, 2011 · 0 Comments ·


Eva Mendes was spotted wearing a red hot dress accented by red hot lipstick (Lancome's Color Design Matte) recently in New York.

via http://www.celebritybeautybuzz.com/

Filed in: Beauty
Tagged with: lipstick, beauty, Lancome, Eva Mendes

What Does Your Longer Second Toe Mean?

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By goddessbody · September 3, 2011 · 0 Comments ·


As a foot reader, I'm asked this question a lot! 
Much has been written about the longer second toe (2nd toe longer than big toe) often called a Morton's Toe and much of it I don't agree with.

So here's my insight on the longer second toe. The Chinese often label those with this trait as having a big appetite. This is because the stomach meridian is on the second toe. I have found that there seems to be some degree of truth to this. Folks with these toes are often big eaters although they tend to be on the slim side. They sometimes have an Earth imbalance (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and may be addicted to sweets and stimulants like coffee.

If we use "big appetite" as an analogy, the longer second toe also reveals someone who is always seeking to fill themselves emotionally but never quite gets full. This could show up as changing careers or relationships frequently or simply a desire to learn new things or reach higher spiritual planes.

The longer second toe is also connected to leadership, however, I've found that people with this trait are often in second-in-command or partnership positions. Although they have all the skills to make a fabulous leader (good organization, follow through, efficiency) they usually don't have the desire for the responsibility of full leadership. I believe the longer second toe signifies a combination of the elements of Earth and Metal which reveals some key life conflicts: holding on vs. letting go; empathy vs. emotional boundaries; and contentment vs. seeking.

Foot reading resources I recommend:

Lift Your Breasts Naturally....in 15 Seconds

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By goddessbody · August 27, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

For perkier breasts, learn to lift your ribcage! Rob from www.codetocatchhim.com shows you a really easy workout you can complete in 15 seconds that will help you fight gravity. Yes, it's easy...all the most effective exercises are.

INSANITY™ Workout by Shaun T

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By goddessbody · August 20, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Have you tried this yet? You might remember Shaun T from the Hip Hop Abs videos. Now, he's come up with an inverse interval workout with no weights that boasts serious fitness results in just 60 days.  Here's the promo:

INSANITY™ is the most challenging cardio program ever put on DVD. Your personal trainer Shaun T will push you past your limits with 10 workout discs packed with plyometric drills on top of intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. No equipment or weights needed. You don't have to be in extreme shape to do it. As long as youre ready to dig deep, Shaun will help you get insane results in just 60 days.

The DVDs are only available through http://www.beachbody.com.

Untangle Your Brain with Zentangle

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By goddessbody · August 13, 2011 · 0 Comments ·


Have you ever let your mind wander and doodled something extraordinary? If so, then you've probably stumbled upon Zentangle. Zentangle, created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.

Above is a gallery of Rick and Maria's zentangles.

Visit the Zentangle website or go to http://tanglepatterns.com/ to learn the tangle patterns.  There is also a kit you can purchase on Rick and Maria's website that includes an instruction book and DVD, pens, and 34 paper tiles to draw on.

Recommended tools for your tangling obsession.

 

Tune Up Your Body with Tuning Forks

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By goddessbody · June 4, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

 

Sound energy expert, Eileen McKusick, explains and demonstrates her Harmonic Balancing method (now called Sound Therapy Body Tuning)  using tuning forks.

Sound is a very powerful medium that most of us take for granted—we don’t stop to consider how sound really effects us. And yet, if you pay attention, you will find yourself reacting continuously to sound throughout your day. As humans, we are wired to be exquisitely sensitive to sound and music. The faculty of hearing is the first to develop and the last to depart. Not only do we hear sound through our ears, but we also perceive sound through our bodies. Americans spend more money on music than they do on medicine. What does that tell you about how strongly influenced we are by sound? Sound Therapy recognizes the subtle power of this medium, and operates under the principle that less is more. Therapeutically applied sound has the potential to soothe the nervous system, quiet and focus the mind, settle emotions, relieve pain, and more. The body responds to sound. (via http://www.eileenmckusick.com/)

 

Fresh Shapes Salsa Fitness

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By goddessbody · May 28, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

 

Looking for a new dance fitness workout? Found this on youtube - Adriana Martinez' Fresh Shapes workouts. They look fun, and easy enough for a beginner with minimal rhythm! You can purchase the DVD and music CD from the website.

www.freshshapes.net 

 

What I'm Reading This Month

This is a great resource for understanding the body's hidden emotional messages. Contains summaries of emotional and spiritual issues underlying a wide variety of physical ailments. My favorite is the section providing the physical correspondences and emotional factors related to the spinal vertebrae.



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