Happy Heart

Always Follow Your Heart ♥ ♥ ♥

“A good heart is better than all the heads in the world”

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

One of the healthiest things we can do is to honor our soul and follow our heart.

When we don’t follow our heart, instead of expanding, we shrink and we never grow by shrinking.

When we grow, we expand, and when we expand, we allow goodness to come to us. This also means that we allow in wellness of body, mind and spirit.

Follow your heart…. it knows the way.

Canada Food Guide, Dehydration, Drinking Water, Hydration, Water

5 Easy Ways to Add Flavor To Your Water

Hydration is a HUGE Deal!

We all know that staying hydrated is so important and I am sure most of us would agree that we need to drink more water!

In my emails today, I received an update from the Canada Food Guide and it has some great tips for drinking more water. Here is an excerpt from it with 5 ways to add flavour to your water:

From The Canada Food Guide:

5 ways to add flavour to your water

You can add fruits and herbs to your hot or cold water for flavour. Here are some ideas to try:

  1. blackberries + mint
  2. raspberries + cucumber
  3. strawberries + fresh basil
  4. chopped apples + a cinnamon stick
  5. pear slices + a drop of vanilla extract

To release the most flavour:

  • crush the berries
  • chop or tear herbs
  • cut fruit into cubes

If you like some fizz in your drink, try carbonated water.

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I thought these were great ideas. I will also share the full article here if you want to read it in its entirty:

Here is a link to some of my other articles supporting hydration of the body:

Berries and herbs in water in glass jars with cute straws.

Body Image, Self-Love, Your Amazing Life

10 Affirmations For A Positive Body Image

10 Affirmations To Love Who You Are….

  1. I love my body just as it is and in all its glory.
  2. I am more than my physical features… much more. I have skills, my own personality, and strengths that are unique to me and that is a beautiful thing.
  3. I let go of what society considers beautiful. I am beautiful just as I am.
  4. I deserve to feel good about myself. I deserve self-respect and respect from others and most importantly from myself.
  5. My physical features are not my identity.
  6. Today I appreciate my body and all the wonderful things it does for me.
  7. I am perfect just as I am, just as nature and God created me. I was meant to be ME.
  8. I treat my body with respect and I show it Love.
  9. I love all my parts and features of my unique body and I marvel and its wonder.
  10. No one but me dictates how I feel about myself and my body.

“To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.”

Ellen Degeneres

Health, medical medium

Small Steps Do Matter!

This morning I was reading from Anthony Williams book “Liver Rescue” and was once again both reminded and inspired to take small steps in my day to enhance my health.

I think sometimes we lose ground and fall backward and then think why bother? Or we shame ourselves for not being as disciplined as we maybe once were in the past. Or we’ve gained weight and we shun ourselves about it, and in turn become immobilized about doing anything to balance this out.

This is what I read today that inspired me:

“People don’t get enough credit for taking care of their health. They’re taught to put so much ahead of their own well-being, which means that when they take steps to heal, they can feel almost guilty about it, like it’s not real work. They can feel like taking time to go to the farmers’ market, or to make juice or cut up fruit or order their supplements, isn’t as productive or important as if they were using that time to send emails or pay bills or check off other boxes on their to-do lists. Don’t let yourself fall into the trap of thinking that caring for yourself doesn’t matter. Know that every step you take to heal has great meaning.”

I hope you found this inspiring and well for me I am off to make my cucumber juice 🙂

Have a great day everyone!

Friendship, Self-Care, Self-Love

Hey 🎀 𝐵𝑒𝓈𝓉𝒾𝑒 🎀

“Friendship with oneself has no season”.

– Judith Schwartz

A woman hugging herself with a smile on her face and eyes closed.

How is your friendship with yourself? Have you checked in on that lately?

Our friendship with ourselves is the most important friendship we will ever have.

Are you supporting YOU?

Are you loving YOU?

Are you caring for YOU?

Are you saying nice things to YOU?

Are you doing nice things for YOU?

Are you listening to YOUR own heart?

Are you working on YOUR dreams?

I sure hope so and if not, maybe it’s time to check in with YOU! 🙂

Your Amazing Life

Say YES. It’s Good For Your Health


The word yes written in the sand.

Most people are so busy with their everyday life that they don’t make time to get out of their comfort zone and do something different.

When was the last time you tried something new or challenging?

Be open to new experiences, start saying yes to yourself, and choose to do things that feel good.

Say Yes to Life. Say Yes to Love. Say Yes to Adventure. Say Yes to YOU!

Sleep

One Easy Tip For Difficulty Falling Asleep

“Sleep is like a dove. If we keep our hand calm she will sit on it. If we try to catch her, she flies away.” Paul Dubois

A dove sitting on a hand

Sleep is so important for our health. It is important not only for physical health but mental and emotional health as well.

Frustration

Sometimes when I get really frustrated about something, I think of children who are tired. We are just like children. When we are emotionally drained or exhausted, we just want to cry or whine or lash out. At least I do. 🙂 This can be when sleep comes to the rescue!

Naps are Good!

I am a lover of naps and I do tend to stay up too late and to also get up early so naps help to balance out my sleep when I need help with that. I see naps as very healthy.

Don’t Fight Your Sleeplessness!

What I have learned over the years is that sleep can be evasive, just like the quote refers to. So, I have found that the best thing you can do is to not fight your sleeplessness. When I cannot sleep I say something to the effect of “It is okay that I am not sleeping, my body is still resting and this counts”. Or “It is okay that I am not sleeping, by lying here my body is healing and rejuvenating regardless”.

As a person who both studies and works with the power of the mind, I know that by saying these things and programming my mind to believe them, they work!

Do not underestimate this simple technique. If you have trouble sleeping, I encourage you to try it and to let go of the struggle. 🙂

Aloe Vera, Your Amazing Life

Aloe Vera – Amazing For Summer!

My huge Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is an amazing plant for healing and nutrition. I am grateful to have this huge aloe vera plant that has recently given me 4 babies or pups as they are called. The babies are bigger than most aloe plants that I have seen in the past lol. You can see the one pup that I have left in the pot with its Mom.

Aloe is good for both internal use and external and you can find a lot of information on the internet about it and ways to use it.

With summer here in these parts of the world, if you don’t have an aloe plant handy for using you might want an alternative. I love this aloe vera gel for having on hand for things like sunburns, fly bites and even swimmer’s itch, which we get sometimes here in my neck of the woods.

Here is the link for the gel and if you are interested in getting some for your summer tool kit, I would love to give you a discount. Use 15OFFMA and you will get 15% off.

I hope you are as excited about the summer coming soon as I am. EnJOY!

Fear, Love, Your Amazing Life

Be Free of Fear

One of the best things you can do for peace of mind is to work at being free to be who you are and to live fearlessly.

What is the opposite of Fear?

It is 𝐿♡𝓋𝑒.

You might enJOY this post I wrote yesterday over on my main blog that talks about this exact thing. Here is the link:

Have a great day everyone!

ALemonLover, celery juice, Drinking Water, Hydration, Lemons, Water

My Sunshine 🌞 Drink Recipe

So many people have asked me for this recipe

Every day I start my day with this drink. After drinking this delightful concoction, that I fondly call “My Sunshine Drink”, 🌞 I drink my straight celery juice and then my Isotonix Vitamins, that I have been taking faithfully for 23 years now.

I love starting the day with my Sunshine Drink 🌞. It started off as warm lemon water but now I have evolved it to a threesome of citrus fruits along with honey.

I have made a short video to show you exactly how I make my Sunshine 🌞 Drink.

Here it is, just click on the arrow and enJOY.

I hope you find this helpful and if you want more info on how to make celery juice and why it is beneficial you can learn more here:

And info on Isotonix Vitamins, my vitamins of choice, you can learn more here: