Healthy is the New Beautiful

Sherry HarrisHealthy is the New Beautiful

Rev. Sherry Harris, MSW, RSW, Psycho-spiritual counsellor, coach, teacher, healer

Why are we so enchanted when we look into the eyes of a new baby? What do we see in their eyes that is so compelling? I believe it is the purity, the cleanness, the depth we see as if we are looking directly into their soul. It is also the radiant health we see. It is seeing pure potential; life untouched by pollution on any level—body, mind or spirit. We remember just a little how that felt and we long to be there, to feel that pure, that untouched again.

Feeling light and clean is addictive because it feels so good and has so many benefits. It is a natural high. How clean we feel is a direct reflection of how we eat. I am assuming most people reading this have a good grasp of hygiene and keeping their outer bodies clean. Keeping our inner terrain clean is another story and even more important. This requires looking at all the energies that impact us, starting with how we eat. Next is how we think, how we feel, how we practice our spirituality, what we choose to have in our environment and  what we surround ourselves with energetically.

How you eat is a reflection of how much you love yourself. If you think you can put garbage in your system and be high functioning, feel good, and be growing in consciousness, you are wrong. Body, mind and spirit all work in harmony. If you are still eating gluten, dairy and sugar your body is being stressed. It takes a lot energy to detoxify  these three so called foods. Ever noticed how much energy it takes to digest a big meal, how it knocks you out and makes you sleepy? Try juicing for a while, with your digestive energy reduced to a minimum, and  see the rise in your energy level. My suggestion is organic greens 80% and organic other vegetables 20%, juiced or not. I have found juicing so beneficial in terms of promoting cleansing, detoxification, balance, lightness and conscious growth, I can’t imagine how I managed to feel good eating three heavy meals a day. Truth is I didn’t feel good and my energy was very low. Feeling clean and light is so addictive, you’ll find yourself returning to it over and over. It brings a natural high.

Being radiantly healthy brings such flow to life, everything works better.  You may laugh, but I get more parking spots at the front and more green lights. Just a small example of what being in the flow brings. When I love myself and treat my body with love and respect, I draw to divine flow to me and other loving, self respecting people who value themselves and see their connection with all life. Like attracts like. If you want healthy people in your life you must make that commitment to yourself.

If you want to glow, want your light to shine through, detox and juice, green preferably. Your skin will shine, your eyes will glow with a magnificent light from within and your energy will double, at least. You’ll need less sleep, your stress will be reduced as your body is not spending so much time trying to digest indigestible foods. People will notice you’ve lost weight, changed your body shape and are even moving differently. You are showing that you love yourself and that is not only beautiful, but sexy as well, at any age. Vibrant health is contagious. People see you changing, see your light shining through and they want to know what you’ve done. Can’t say this enough—organic green juicing is a  great start. Add to that daily quiet time, gratitude for life and all the experiences it brings including loving, like-minded companions to grow and share with and you are off to a good start in raising your vibration. When you start to show life you value it, love and honour it, life/ consciousness reflects that back to you. When you love yourself, love flows back to you. As above, so below, it is one of the hermetic laws.

I am ready to teach a select number of people who are ready to sky-rocket forward in their consciousness. I want to share how to be really healthy and in so doing how to raise  their vibration significantly. We will be working on cleansing the physical, removing emotional blockages, releasing mental/egoic patterning, and transcending low levels of consciousness by expanding the love we have, not only for ourselves, but all life, all consciousness. We will examine how we eat, think, feel and live our spirituality. We will be growing on all levels and this will take a commitment of 6 weeks, one night a week,  where you are ready to make the needed changes to clean up your life in all areas. Groups will be $180 upfront for 6 sessions, probably on a Monday or Wednesday night, 7-9 pm, and will be limited to 8 people. Insurance receipts will be available covered by most providers. Call me if you are interested, ready to commit to spiritual cleansing and think this group will be a good fit for you. 613-236-8852. I hope to start soon and will do so as soon as I have the right 8 people. I am calling this group–Clean Up Your Life.

Rev. Sherry Harris is a psycho-spirtual counsellor, coach, teacher and healer. She may be reached at 613-236-8852 (preferably) or by email at 2belight1@gmail.com. I am old school, I really enjoy hearing a voice and all the energy it carries.

Family Fitness How To Get Everyone On The Path To Fitness

family fitnessFamily Fitness How To Get Everyone On The Path To Fitness

When you have kids it is hard to find time to exercise. Many parents feel guilty about going to the gym to workout while their children are home. There are many things you can do to get your exercise in while spending time with your family. The following article will help guide you on your path to fitness for the entire family.

There are many kids games that will give you the exercise you need to stay fit and trim. A rousing game of tag can increase your heart rate and help burn those calories! Kids can play games such as tag for hours, so this is the perfect activity to do when trying to get your family fit.

Schedule a family activity. For example, a day spent at the zoo offers you a perfect way to walk away those pounds and get in shape. Most zoos are quite large. A trip to the zoo may equate to walking several miles while seeing the animals.

Another great family activity is swimming. Playing in the pool can help you burn excess calories. When you are swimming, you must utilize all the muscles in your body, making it a perfect exercise to help you get lean muscles.

If your children like to play sports, get out in the backyard and practice with them. A rousing game of touch football or an exciting soccer match will help you burn maximum calories, while still having fun.

Teach your kids about nature. Schedule a day to go hiking in a nearby area. Hiking allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and talk with your kids. Show them different species of wildlife, different types of trees and plants while hiking. This will not only build memories that will last a lifetime, but this will also help build the love of exercise into your child’s life.

Do yard work. Yard work and gardening can help you build muscle. Digging, hoeing and raking utilize the upper arm and back muscles; while weeding a garden can help build leg strength. Get your youngsters to help with the garden chores. You will be amazed at how quickly you and your family can get into shape by simply gardening.

Learn a new skill. Many families are realizing the importance of learning new skills as a family. One such skill that will help your entire family get into shape is dance. Whether you choose hip hop dance or tap dance, you can rest assured that you will quickly be working up a sweat. Dance is a great way to incorporate a cardiovascular routine into your day to day life while having a lot of fun.

If you have young children, you may find it difficult to carve out time for exercise. However, there are many ways to incorporate fitness into a family activity. Follow the advice listed above and you will soon be on your way to a healthier you.

The Reward

Ottawa Personal TrainerThe Reward.

In a post I wrote about, Rob’s 5 Tips To Help You Lose Weight and Stay On Track On Your Own, one thing I’d like to write about is fitness and healthy lifestyle rewards..

Losing weight and getting into a healthier and leaner condition is a reward in itself. The feeling and respect you get is surreal. The people that have negative things to say, can stay jealous. You are gold. As an example, there’s nothing like training your ass off, putting in all that hard work with meal prep, workouts and balancing the rest of your life and you successfully reach your goal.. dropping 35 lbs, 60 lbs, 100 lbs plus!! How do you feel?? I know, it’s amazing !  The reward, outweighs the work.. And that’s what people need to know when starting to a transformation challenge. The Rewards outweigh the hard work and pain…

How much effort did it take you to overcome skills like walking ?  You probably don’t remember, but it took you practice and practice and you finally took those steps and walked.

So, like walking you learn new skills, one skill at a time, don’t stress out. Practice and you’ll get there. Encouragement from others is what you need and require to get there, just like your first steps. Get it online or in person, whatever moves you. Here’s my 10 ten list of rewards you can get from achieving a healthier weight and looking great.

  1. Walk your pet around the block, instead of standing in front of your home. (it’s pretty bad if your here).. so work HARDER and SMARTER
  2. Boost your confidence and get more compliments
  3. Better sex (core work, better cardio etc.. endurance).
  4. Opposite sex notices the changes
  5. You get to play with kids and not get tired after 2 minutes (it’s pretty bad if your here)
  6. You realize your beautiful again and everything seems new
  7. You just increased your chance of not getting cancer by 50% if your already healthy.
  8. You probably will get 90% to 100% of your bucket list done
  9. Your success in your physical well-being trickles to every area of your life
  10. You learn to listen, believe, adore, and empower yourself on a daily basis, in a postive way.