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  In Chinese astrology each year represents a different animal. There are a total of 12 animals that cycle. Your animal is based on what year you were born. Click here to find out. Beginning February 19, 2015 we move into the year of the Green Wood Sheep (goat/ram) the 8th animal in Chinese astrology. Under the yin influence, the sheep is a symbol of peace, balance, harmony, and calmness. Some years/animals are more suited for each sign  but tuning into...
  We are all living in fear with this new Ebola virus. Rumors of Ebola being the governments way to control the population and that this variant strain may have actually been created to do so. Every where you look there is new information coming out to put our bodies into fear, which can actually be one of the worst things for our immune systems defense. I am not sure what to believe but I do think it is wise...
[caption id="attachment_2369" align="aligncenter" width="639"] Mala Beads by www.tinydevotions.comShot by @fivetwophotos[/caption] With all that we have to do each day, it is easy to get stressed, side tracked and forget what is truly important in life. Here are some simple things you can do through out your day to help keep you centered, grounded, grateful and living from your heart center. 1. Mala beads- Traditionally used for Japa meditation. Similar to a rosary, where each bead represents a number of times...
  [caption id="attachment_2111" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Shot by Alexander F. Rodriguez[/caption] Day 5: Prayer. Being thankful before you eat. It’s also a way to connect your family and make everyone present. I am a big believer in prayer and have never missed a prayer at bedtime. It’s my time to connect and check in with myself and the universe and simply have gratitude for my day. * What if you woke up today with only the things you were thankful for yesterday? ...
[caption id="attachment_2109" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Shot by Alexander F. Rodriguez[/caption] Day 4:  Journal what you are grateful for everyday. Start with obvious things like, the roof over my head or the job that helps me support my family. *Gratitude opens the door to...the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.- Deepak Chopra 
Day 3:  Gratitude circle. My family and I get in a circle and say what we are grateful for, what we acknowledge in ourselves and each person in the circle. It is an amazing tool to connect with your family, especially in our busy lives. It always brings us back to our hearts and someone always ends up crying…happy tears. *We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. -Cynthia Ozick
  [caption id="attachment_2113" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Photo by Tony Prower[/caption] Day 2: At bedtime, don’t count sheep, count your blessings. I go through the alphabet and list a person or thing that starts with that letter that I was grateful for that day. Example…A is for my Aunt or B is for that yummy broccoli I made for dinner and got my son to eat! *Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. - Aesop  
The best way to create abundance in your life is to have gratitude for what you already have. [caption id="attachment_2117" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Shot by Tom Hardless/wearing Iamvibes[/caption]   It’s so easy to complain and focus on what we don’t have. I think it becomes a habit for some people. I do believe that it is a learned trait and it can be turned around to seeing the glass half full instead of half empty. For five days I will be...
Day 5: Exercises to Target Detoxification Jumping or rebounding, preferably on a trampoline, has special benefits regarding detoxification. It stimulates the lymph system, which is where the body stores unwanted debris, such as fats, bacteria, and other harmful materials. The lymph system relies solely on the body's movements to help filter this debris through the lymph nodes. So start with simple low impact jumps, preferably on a trampoline but if not, jumping rope, jumping jacks, or even hop scotch is...
  Day 4: Apple Cider Vinegar, Tumeric, Tangerine or Lemon Juice with Chai Seeds optional Upon waking up in the morning make one cup of this ultimate cleanser. Boil some water into a kettle or on the stove top. Meanwhile grate some turmeric (about the size of your thumb),wrap into cheesecloth and squeeze juice into a clean cup. Put up to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into cup with turmeric. Add juice from a lemon or tangerine and a...
Day 3: Mineral Salt or Epsom Salt and Baking Soda Hip Bath. Run a hot bath and add a handful of epsom salt or my favorite, Amazing Minerals Dead Sea Bath Salts . Also add half a handful of baking soda. Fill the tub up to your waist and cover your upper body with a towel to keep the heat in. You will begin to sweat and perspire. If you want you can lay deeper into the water, keeping the towel covering...
  Day 2: Spirulina & Raw, Organic Honey Face Mask. You can get organic Spirulina from your local health food store. It usually comes in tablets or powder form to be taken orally. If in tablets, crush a couple pills in a bowl and add a little water to make a paste. Add a tablespoon of raw, organic honey and lather the mixture onto your face and neck. It is best to massage in into your face for a couple...