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January Holistic Happenings - New Year's intentions, freebies and help needed from herbal experts
January 05, 2016

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Table of Contents

1- Greetings from Val
2- New Year's Intentions
3- Hypnosis and Meditation Freebies
4- A Question for Herbal Experts

Greetings from Val

Wow - Can you believe it is 2016? Seems like just a few years ago that we all thought the digital world as we knew it was going to end with Y2K. Remember that? Now look how far we’ve come.

The new year has filled my inbox with a flood of emails about intentions, resolutions, non-resolutions. Some had good thoughts that I’d like to share with you.

One recurring theme was our inward life. One I especially liked was to look at what was right about last year. Instead of focusing on everything you judged as wrong about yourself and want to change or fix (yes, I do that too), look at everything that went RIGHT in your life and decide to make it even better in 2016. Feels better and more do-able, right?

For those less than positive thoughts and habits you want to shift, remember this EFT tapping statement first: "Even though I ... fill in the blank with the problem/emotion/current condition... I love and accept myself."

First comes unconditional love and acceptance of yourself. Then comes change, usually with much less effort and greater success.

New Year's Intentions

A very popular New Year’s resolution, at least for a few weeks in January, has been weight loss, and judging by my inbox, it still is. And it’s a worthy goal for your health if you are overweight. Read here for weight control help.

Here is an intention you may wish to consider. It encompasses many resolutions and is really at the heart of the matter.

I will take steps to become the best version of my Self. This means I will do what I can to nurture, heal and evolve my spirit, mind and body.

Beyond the obvious that may look like this:

*treasure the moment - be present and find joy in little things

*accept and allow yourself to be yourself and others to be themselves without judgment and recrimination

*where there is no love, put love for your fellow humans and other living beings. As John of the Cross says, “Where there is no love, put love - and you will find love.”

*Give thanks for all things. Recognize that your every experience, whether good or bad, contributes to your evolution when you allow it and glean lessons from them. *Be true to yourself. Speak from your heart. Listen to what others are speaking from their hearts.

*Seek to become all that life created you to be, not who the world thinks you should be. “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” ~ Catherine of Siena

Some practical tips:

**Meditate for 5-10 minutes a day. Connect to your inner self and your divine source. Connect to that sense of peace, calm and beingness that is and always has been inside you.

**Create a dream bucket. Include personal, professional and philanthropic goals. If your dreams require money, create a separate account and save what you can toward fulfilling your dream. Put little and big things in your bucket. Do you want to go on a vacation, take a day off, bring treats to the dog shelter, check out a book from the library (and actually get to read it)? Write it down. Make at least a few of your dreams come true in 2016.

If you want, create a visual version of your dream bucket. Make a vision board with photos and magazine clippings or drawings. This will activate your mind and to make it happen.

*Good health will help you achieve your goals. Make a commitment this year to improve how you take care of yourself and address health issues that have been keeping you down.

A good place to start is a holistic detox. Remember to clean up your environment, too. It affects you more than you’d ever realize and speaks to who you are and who you are becoming. Yes, it’s an on-going process. Every step in the right direction for you is a good step.

**Make a commitment to stand up and move your body more to keep yourself limber and healthier. Supplement with Vitamin D3 (most adults do well with 2,000 IU a day) unless you are young and in the sun a lot. If you are not a regular mackarel, sardine, herring, or wild salmon eater, you may also want to supplement with Omega 3’s as well.

Meditation and Hypnosis Freebies

Do you like freebies? Me, too!

Get the benefit of an hour of meditation in just 12 minutes thanks to the power of brainwave technology. I love brainwave audios. They make meditating quicker and easier. With the Zen 12 Meditation audio, all you have to do to experience results is listen.

Level one of Zen 12 doesn't cost a penny. Check it out here.

If you want to try out the full program, risk-free, use the code VZ54YTD6 during checkout. That'll give you $50 off, making the whole package just $47.)

Want to give hypnosis a try? The folks at Hypnosis Live are giving away one of six programs. You get to choose the one you want and download it for free. Get yours here.

A Question for Our Herbal Experts

Your expertise is needed! We have a question about adaptogens in our members area from Dr. David Nuchovich from the Jupiter Institute in Florida.

I won’t call you out by name, but I know some of you know more about adaptogens than I do and would love for you to share your expertise with us.

Read Dr. Nuchovich’s question and my answer here.

Share your insights in the comment section below.
Thank you very much!

PS-If you aren't an herbal expert, but have had a good experience with an adaptogen or other stress-relieving herb, we want to hear from you, too.

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Until next time,
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season filled with happiness and healing of mind, body and spirit.

Val Silver

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