Major Misconceptions About Health Food 2.28.21
My interest in healthy living was born a long time ago, but little did I know about nutrition and what eating healthily means until about 10 years ago. That was when I started to learn more about metabolism, food science and how to apply nutrition to my everyday life.
I decided to take nutrition, while I was working on my degree in biology, and I was blessed with an incredible professor who was passionate to teach how to eat good food, even when one was on a budget. After I finished my nutrition course, I managed to cut my food expenses to half, and money has never had a chance to keep me away to fulfill my desire to give my body exactly what it needs.
Yet, even after I started to work as a health coach, I learned that most people so stubbornly believe that healthy food never tastes good. But they couldn’t be more wrong! The reality is that what we find delicious depends on what we’re used to, so “delicious” is not only a relative term but it is also as subjective as it gets.
The reason why eating well is a huge adjustment for most people is because most people grew up on a diet that lacks many components that are good for us. In addition, most standard diets as well as processed food products are full of “fillers” (cheap ingredients) that are neither nourishing nor resemble the taste of real food. These include but aren’t limited to gluten, sugar, soy, artificial flavorings, salt, msg, processed dairy, hydrogenated oils, flour, and the list goes on and on.
So, eating healthy is difficult at first, because going from processed food to whole food is like drinking water instead of soda: at first it feels lame but once you skip your soda habit (let’s say) for a month completely, you’ll realize that soda isn’t that delicious at all. This goes to most everything else as well that comes in the shape and form of foods and drinks.
Those, who think healthy food doesn’t taste good should understand that for those who eat whole food regularly it’s the opposite. When we eat real, unprocessed, home made, reasonably seasoned and plant-based meals regularly, junk food tastes lame, and not the other way around. But you know the saying: the proof is in the pudding! And in this case, it’s quite an understatement.
The Third Eye Chakra 2.19.2021
The ‘third eye’ or the ‘sixth’ chakra is an energy center located around the forehead between the small brain and the eyes. This chakra is believed to be strongly associated with the pineal gland, which is a part of our brain responsible for both melatonin and DMT production, which both are responsible for regulating sleep and dream cycles as well as foreseeing things with the help of our most powerful sense, the mind.
No wonder that pine cones, which often symbolize this part of our brain 🧠 , are (up until today) such incredibly powerful spiritual symbols as well, representing the biological key-organ in us which can put us in direct communication with God almighty on demand (depending on its health and efficiency).
Nowadays, it’s a popular trend to attempt to achieve a level of consciousness, in which an individual has free access to the universal wisdom with the help of activating his/her 6th chakra. However, due to the tremendous amount of power that lies in a deliberated mind, the resurrection of this power requires us more than to simply focus on one chakra being empowered. In order for us to activate divine vision, we must have strong chakras all across the board, and to achieve that we need to learn to balance those chakras somehow on a regular basis.
If you want to learn more about your chakras and how efficiently they work, please set up a consultation with me by visiting the services section of my website and hit schedule!
The Power of Knowing That Our Brain Can Grow Continuously 2.10.2021
If we can increase our muscles by working out, then we can increase our intelligence (by consistently working out difficult problems that challenge our brain). In addition, we already know that we can get better at any activities that we practice regularly, and because of neuro-plasticity, we now also know that we can work out new neural networks that change not only how we think but also how our brain looks like.
Based on our last article, it is clear that if we have a growth mindset, then we can improve any aspects of our lives that we wish. But did you know that besides of your mindset you can also change your thoughts and the physical look of your brain? It is TRUE!!!
Back in the 80s, scientists used to believe that synaptic pruning, a process of our brain that constantly changes our neural networks by replacing the old ones with new ones, by the end of our teen years would stop completely. Fortunately, this isn’t true, because today we know that our brain grows constantly as long as new incoming information makes us learn something or realize something important that then will change our life, behavior or the way we think.
If we can change our brain and our mindset, then we should have no problem with changing any of our thoughts, either, right?
For more information on how to train your brain/mind, please visit my website (link in bio), and feel free to schedule a consultation with me from the Services section!
Growth Mindset and its Importance in all aspects of our life 2.7.2021
To achieve our goals, we’re often required to go through changes, and many of these changes we end up not accomplishing or they don’t stick. Why is that…? We know that each and every change we need has to spark from our mind that’s coherent with our heart, and that’s why this article is about mindset. When our mind isn’t in the right place, the heart doesn’t join in, and when our heart doesn’t follow, our mind ends up spinning with no follow up action or meaning…or we just give up, after a while.
If we don’t believe that we’re capable of changing, then we won’t change. And that can be a problem for many.
For those of you, who are on this side of the scale, I offer a ‘mindset assessment’ evaluation, which you are advised to fill out before you continue to reading the rest of the list
The ‘Growth mindset’ is a belief that our basic qualities, including our intelligence and talent can be cultivated through effort, and without this mindset we have little to no chance to bring changes into anybody’s life
A ‘Fixed mindset’ which is the opposite on the scale to growth believes that these same characteristics (namely, talent, personality and intelligence) were fixed at birth and stay the same for the rest of our lives.
Those of you, who feel as though you are closer to a fixed mindset than you would want to be after understanding its significance in your life, don’t feel too alone! For we live in a society, which conditions us, people, in a way that we’d rather believe that we have no chance to achieve one of our big goals then actually try to see if we’d really fail at it.
This society doesn’t want us to succeed, because the wealth, health and happiness isn’t the answer to control larger populations. We’re more controllable when our behavior is predictable, because our mind is conditioned to sameness, and when we operate on fear rather than when we feel happy or accomplished.
Our society grades us, starting from school, tests us and our IQs, which are rarely revised or checked twice or more than that in one’s life. Yet, we’re taught that these scores identify us and that we’re stuck with them, right?
Let alone the fact that we also live in a culture that is obsessed with “natural” talents, and our physical abilities are tested beyond measure when it comes to professional athletic measures, which leave one’s body damaged from stress at such young ages, which do not seem natural at all.
The reality is that people, who work hard to develop their abilities far out win the natural talents on the long run, which also confirms that mindset comes way before behavioral changes!
People with a fixed mindset often fail or give up, because they will never put the same amount effort into improving themselves. From their perception this makes sense, but from an objective point of view, if you really believe that you can’t change and 100% improve yourself then you gotta get outta HERE! LOL
Finally, growth influences all aspects of our life from financial, emotional, spiritual, mental and social as well. It is incredibly important to dig deeper and reflect upon how you perform on this scale in order for you to know if you’ll ever succeed at anything your heart desires.
If you have any questions about self-evaluation tools or other self-assessment quizzes let me know….I’m happy to share whatever I can, whenever it's appropriate :)
The Sacral Chakra 6.30.2020
Thinking back of all my dysfunctional relationships in my life reminds me of my first conversation with my #energycoach during one ☝️ of our initial sessions. She said, feeling love and feeling loved are emotions contributed to the heart 💚 chakra, whereas trust and intimacy are emotions associated with our Sacral.
The sacral #chakra is also called the 2nd chakra, for this energy center is the one located next to our first chakra (the root). Whether one’s Sacral chakra functions properly can be told by analyzing how safe and authentic one feels in his/her intimate relationships with another one.
According to New York Times best selling author, Dr. Joe Dispenza, “each energy center has its own energy frequency ... its own glands, its own hormones, its own chemistry 🧪 its own individual mini brain 🧠 and therefore its own mind” which in the case of the Sacral chakra are all related to our reproductive organs and sex hormones.
Tuning into this chakra can open up your understanding of the mistakes you’ve made in your love-relationships and help you to increase your trust in others, and especially in those that can become potential love interests in your life.
However, a higher functioning Sacral chakra will also help you to balance other relationships, for it will give you confidence to disclose as much about yourself as it is needed in order to create meaningful connections with others.
Unleash your full potential 6.29.2020
Unleashing our full potential is a process and not a magical 🧙♂️ moment that some people experience and some don’t.
The goal of my training program is to help you to bring into an optimal state of being and to teach you how to do it on your own. This state of being feels as though you’re operating in a wonderful flow of energy, where everything synchronistically is at the right place at the right time.
The more time you spend in this state of being aligned with this universal flow the more natural will it feel functioning from that space.
The end result is: better performance at work/school, more focus on your goals and less on your problems, less addictive and self-destructive behavior, better relationships with others around you, and an increased ability to stay healthy or to heal faster.
Side effects include but not limited to experiencing bliss and love attacks (instead of anxiety attacks) on a regular basis, and a heightened sense of intuition accompanied by an increased creative flow pouring out of you!
The Root Chakra 6.18.2020
Living a calm life is a lot like becoming a tree 🌲 🌳🌲, for repeating the recreation of mental calmness provides not only stillness but also a sense of being more connected to both our life and a biosphere, in which there are hopefulness and a brighter outlook to life.
“Anxiety is a sign of our inability to stay in the present moment,” they say. Yet, even if it’s true, staying in the here and now 💯 % is more difficult than what it might seem at first.
Yet, with the help of balancing our energetic self, we can create a sense of contentment with whatever we are presented in our life, for with practice we can reduce our resistance to accept what it is.
The root chakra can be tuned by sitting 🧘🏻♀️ in a simple cross-legged position on the floor or on a chair 🪑 with a straight back, and/or by standing on the ground and focusing on bringing energy up from the ground through the root chakra (located at the bottom of the spine).
The regular practice of meditation 🧘🏿♂️ and these exercises above ☝️strengthened my connection to my life and manifested new relationships that pushed me away from holding the perception of my own limits.
Strengthening this chakra can help you too not only to balance your health or finances, but also to live a more peaceful life, in which your desires will charge you to move towards your goals with ease while pulling you out of stress and worry and guiding you into a state of mind that’s focused on health, wealth, and joy at the same time.
Be Careful What You Manifest! 6.7.2020
The corona virus and the social disturbance caused by current events have created a mental health crisis, and now is our time to step outside of our comfort zone, and share every little thing we learned over the years about mental conditions, disease and how we healed from them or working on them.
Besides the usual topics of my posts (including hacks and facts on daily health with meditation, exercise and proper nutrition), I have to speak more of the importance of a proper spiritual life as the missing link one needs in a fight against mental anguish.
As a health coach, I am committed to help everyone, even those who need help but lack financials. Therefore, I can take anyone who reads this message, and feels being in desperate need for a change in the quality of their life.
However, there is one thing that either one of you can do and should start to think about, for you need absolutely nothing to follow this regimen. That is that the power of the mind is magnified by not only your spirit but a collective consciousness as well, and therefore many aspects of the battles we are in right now are more relevant to a spiritual realm than a physical.
What this means, is that if one knows how to spiritually uplift him/herself, then he/she knows how to get out of despair, even when there’s no one else to help him/her. Having said that, a regular daily spiritual practice increases not only your spirit but it increases the vibrations of your thoughts and emotions, and therefore it, sort of, clears the way for your physical being in the physical world by aligning you with creation itself, which inevitably leads to better relationships with your human fellows.
That is why we can hear so many people, who dealt with debilitating mental conditions, saying that they couldn’t have done it without faith. Me EITHER! The spirit world feels more real, less chaotic, more supportive and more beneficial in improving my life than anything else I can get from the physical world. Words of wisdom and technical knowledge of ancient scriptures are the very things that heal my soul and the mind at the same time. These two things were enough for so many others in our history to say focused and effective as well, and there are so many of us who got nothing else but this at the moment.
Don’t be afraid! Don’t be discouraged or mad! All of these emotions are your personal enemies in the spirit, for they destroy your mind and physical body if you let them rule you. As a friend I ask you to consider this over and over, when you are in that dark cave, all alone again.
I’ve been there, and I know that there is a solution to every situation, but you need to be able to reach out your hand and ask for help FROM the right place with the right intention. So, be careful what you pray for!
Healing From Health Care and Poorly Trained Practitioners
All of us have experienced traumas in life, and unfortunately, many times this has happened due to our relationship with another one.
As you could read it on the ‘Services’ page of this website, I am a holistic wellness coach, and my goal is to change your life by improving your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being all at once, by improving how you perceive and live your life.
I grew up in an environment that can be defined as supported by conventional western medicine, and the over prescriptions of antibiotics in my childhood created changes in how my brain is wired. The effect of pharmaceuticals on my digestive system and their effect on my brain development were supposed to have detrimental consequences to my health for the rest of my life.
In a way they had, for my chronic health issues starting in my adolescence made me interested in other therapeutic methods than what I was already getting from different doctors in Europe. I have not found a medical doctor whom I fully trusted until I moved to the United States. In Denver, CO I found a physician, who supported any modalities I ever suggested to her, and she also offered acupuncture in her office as well as daily prayers, exercise routine ideas and suggestions for dietary changes.
I started to heal at an incredible speed. However, based on my studies as a health coach, now I know that we all need to heal from traumas (whether emotional, mental or physical) and the best way to do this is with the help of someone else, who will guide and encourage us to stay on the right path.
I needed to heal from digestive and endocrine issues, which I have done while I also started to be able to minimalize my migraine symptoms to the point where they barely exist anymore. Yet, my work here doesn’t entail much healing the physical symptoms of anybody at all. I am rather here to coach my clients how to manage or diminish their symptoms on their own with the help of a corrective emotional experience, which comes from their relationship with me.
Besides of being disappointed many times in the doctors of western medicine, I also had traumatic experiences during my attempts to improve my life with multiple psychologists. This was the point in my life, where I started to understand the significance of the therapeutic alliance which happens (or does not) between two humans, when a healer and healee come together with one common goal in mind.
Doctors in the United States spend an average of 9 minutes with all their patients. My job, as a coach, is to offer you the attention that your body, mind, soul and spirit deserves, and to guide you on your own journey of healing or health. By giving a few extra minutes/week to what you already do for your health, you can upgrade your life not only by feeling better but by optimizing your performance at work/school and in your relationships with others as well as yourself.
Perception & Conditioning 4.27.2020
The human bioenergetic system is as complex as human beings are. To understand how the human body works requires us to realize that there are subtle energies of the body that we cannot see or measure, and sometimes not even with the help of our most advanced technological devices.
Why does this matter? Because our understanding of a subject will influence how we interpret information regarding the same subject. Also, how we interpret information coming from both internal and external sources changes not only how we will feel about that subject but also what events will manifest in our existence, and this particular case in our body!
Am I going to be happy and healthy or grumpy and sick all the time? It depends on how much I understand how my mind and my body works. Simple, right? Well, not exactly … Your cultural background, ethnicity, religion, gender, and age are all factors that influence the type of information planted in your subconscious mind. This previous conditioning of your mind influences how you interpret signs, sensations, and energies. With another world, it shapes your perception of reality.
This is why for a greater understanding we have to get beyond who we are…I’m sure you heard one of the very famous quotes of Albert Einstein: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” And although I am sure some of you are thinking right now: “My problems are not made up by anyone, and especially not by me!” let me share the good news with you: Even if you did create them, changing who you are can solve all of your issues!
On Neutrality & Whether or not too neutral is the way to go (?) 4.13.2019
One of my main goals nowadays is to practice neutrality, and I’ve been getting some great help from my husband in regards to this matter. I’ve been living my life based on my intuition for quite many years now, and I’m aware of that some might think I am strange because of how this process shapes my personality. It’s okay and it is well with my soul. My decision of living this way come from a deeper place than where the main decisions of most others derive from. I believe living this way is an important condition of a profoundly spiritual life, which I chose for myself to experience in order to see the potential of life to its fullest extent. I believe we are here to learn, and therefore, I inevitably see both rising and especially falling as the most educational moments of one’s life.
I learned very early in life not to care about what others think of me, and back then I decided this was the right approach for good. I thought of not being concerned with others’ opinions as the prerequisite for the most carefree and grateful way of existing as a human. What I just realized though is that sometimes not caring about what certain things mean equals to running away from one's own feelings. What I mean by this is this: both light and dark are part of who we are and what we experience here on our earth, hence both dark and light are essential parts of our dualistic existence. What I learned from yoga, meditation and practicing kindness to myself in the last than ten years is that we should never run away from pain, death and everything we are so profoundly afraid of.
What most people do when they "run away" from themselves is that they "check out", as I like to call this habitual approach of us as perhaps "having another beer and eating another banana muffin" (as Brené Brown said in one of her Ted Talks) would brilliantly described it. Bringing awareness to everyday existence has become such an increasingly popular approach in psychology because of its healing effect on those spending more than 80% of their days in an emotion-driven and induced world lacking means to deal with pain and suffering. When we’re not in love with ourselves, we are not in peace with life.
There are many things about myself I have never liked, and the easiest way to handle them was not to care about them. It was the same with some of my old friends as well in my past, when they disappointed me I escaped from them. But re-evaluating my emotions, and allowing myself to reattach new meanings to them and to my past memories allowed me to promote neuroplasticity in my very brain, which is the store-house of my past experiences, and the catalyst of my current lifestyle and commonly occurring emotions.
Meditation has been my way to reinvent myself on a regular basis, so that I can stay on the path of regularly increasing my potential of serving my environment with reeducating my personality about who it is that I really want to be in this world.
The Significance of Quantum Mechanics in Our Mental, Emotional and Physical Health 6.20.2018
Quantum physics offers a brand-new way of describing consciousness as our understanding or our personal experience in the universe. According to popular scientist, Dr. Joe Dispenza, consciousness is like the very "fabric of our experience" on this planet. The theory of quantum mechanics revolutionizes how we understand the physical and chemical processes of everyday objects, such as our brain or the human mind. Therefore, it profoundly changes how we perceive anything, and it offers a new way to explain why and how our thoughts and emotions influence our physiology so profoundly. It does it elegantly, in such a way that reveals to enthusiasts why and how new scientific findings of neurology and bioenergetic systems can explain the possibility of events such as spontaneous healing, or how to slower or faster time within the ageing processes of individual human beings.