Do you have a minute?


One Minute Meditationrelate

I don’t know about you, but my world is crazy busy most days!

Doesn’t it seem like we are constantly surrounded by the hustle and bustle technology and a hyper fast-paced work world? No matter how hard we try, the stress of our go-go-go society just creeps in and blocks us from reaching our full potential…  this is true for work, relationships, self-care… you name it!  Think about it:  when was the last time you felt truly able to focus on being the best YOU at work, at home, or alone?  We’re living in a world that is so interconnected that our sense of self can get muddled.

If you’re the kind of person who’s got a little more stress than you’d like (and, honestly, who doesn’t feel that way, sometimes?), I invite you to try this one-minute meditation.

Give me your minute and we’ll get you a little bit closer to feeling more like you!  This quick meditation will help you to center yourself and find some inner peace amidst the chaos of everyday life. And believe it or not, even this simple minute meditation will help you to reduce inflammation in the body and decrease the toxic load on your organs.  In life, every minute counts.  Honest.

You ready to try?

Okay.  Just read these instructions and get down to business, right where you’re sitting… the only requisite is that you’re able to be safely still for one whole minute.

To do the one-minute meditation, breathe in slowly for 15 seconds, then exhale slowly for 15 seconds. Then repeat.

That’s it. It’sback to center really that simple.  But…. 15 seconds can actually be a looonnnnggg time to inhale if you’re not used to it.  So, what do you do?  Well, give it a good college try before you pooh-pooh the exercise.  I like to count while I’m breathing in-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15 AND out-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15.  If it’s too deep too soon, just try going in 10 second intervals.  No worries.  You don’t want to go much below 10 because we don’t want you to breathe too quickly.  The aim is slow, steady, mindful, deep breathes in and out.

If you’d like to change it up, you can breathe in one nostril and exhale out the other, switching the nostrils for inhalation and exhalation on the second round. You could also play around with how long you breathe in for and how long you breathe out for. The longer the inhalation, the more energy you will have. The longer the exhalation, the more relaxed you will feel.

Experiment, and see what works for you.

What did you think about this exercise?  By integrating simple things like this and coupling it with a little sweat and good nutrition you can make a real impact on your health and well being.  I’d love to help you reach your goals.

 I have a few spaces left in my Autumn Glow Detox.  This 15 day, whole food reboot is a no powders-pills-gimmicks- program that offer practical guidance designed to help your body eliminate some of the toxix burden that’s built up, while promoting a strong immune system and healthy digestion. You’ll get access to over 60 vibrant, tasty recipes, daily inspiration and support via email and a private Facebook group.  We roll in 3 days, so if you’d like to join us click over to www.sarahlawrencehealth.com/autumn-glow-detox for the details and to register.  It’s your time.  Give your body the benefit of some focused TLC that’s really do-able: 4 days of Pre-detox that allows you to gently reduce or wean off caffeine/sugar/alcohol and processed foods; 7 days of gentle, whole food based detoxification that does not leave you feeling hungry or deprived but also doesn’t require you to purchase crazy ingredients or mad kitchen skills; and we wrap with 4 transition days to help you integrate what you’ve learned with the more familiar things you love.

Sound good?

Pop over to www.sarahlawrencehealth.com/autumn-glow-detox and claim your space before it’s too late!

Xoxo,

Sarah

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What’s the deal with Detox?


What’s the deal with Detox?

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“Detox” and “Cleanse” are total buzz words these days.  Unfortunately, most of the programs I’ve seen on the market involve hundreds of dollars for powders and pills and leave you with little to no support through the process.  This is the 3rd year I’ve been coaching people through whole foods detox programs… and what I can tell you right up front is that there are no gimmicks, no powders or pills — in fact, the only “supplement” I recommend you purchase is a good probiotic ((but I also show you a fabulous and easy way to make your own probiotic rich foods and beverages!)) As a Certified Holistic Health Coach, my job is to support you through your experience so that you can go deep, do the work and see results.  The “Autumn Glow” program that runs September 14-28th is a seasonally inspired detox program.  This means that I highlight nutritionals that are available and that are appropriate for this time of year.  In the summer our bodies can stand watery, sugary fruits because temps are hot and we need to cool down.  In the fall and winter our bodies start to seek out warming foods, spices and drinks in order to balance out the cooler temps and keep our digestion from stagnating.  Just think about how it would feel to eat a cup of icy cold watermelon in December as opposed to eating it in July!

So, it is suggested that we formally detox 4 times a year, once with each season, to cleanse our bodies of the toxins that accumulate each quarter from environmental factors, stress, and lifestyle choices.  I offer short detox programs in September, December/January, March and June.  With each season we do a little tune up.  Just like the rhythm of the day, the week, the month, the year, so becomes the rhythm of self care.  As we learn to honor our bodies and the changes that come with each season, we become stronger, our digestion improves, our skin clears and our immune system balances.  One of the major improvements that my regular clients report is freedom from allergies and seasonal afflictions like colds and sinus problems.

Let’s take a minute and look at some signs that your body is experiencing the effects of toxicity:

  • Allergies
  • Constipation or loose stools
  • Fatigue
  • Acne and other skin problems
  • Bad breath
  • Poor circulation
  • Sinus infections or excess mucus
  • Headaches
  • Bloating and weight gain
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • And so many more!

What are some of the benefits you’ll see after detoxing your body?

  • Better sleep
  • Increased energy
  • Better, more regular bowel movements
  • Clear skin
  • Lose weight
  • Kick the cravings
  • Look great and feel even better!

Detoxing in the fall is critical for building the immune system and strengthening your digestion. It’s also a chance to slow down and give your body a break after the busy summer months.

In the fall, we focus on detoxing the lungs and the large intestine, which are the two organs that need the most attention during this season according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. This is possible using a combination of physical and emotional tools, combined with proper diet, all of which I cover in my program Autumn Glow.

If you’d like to learn more about detox, sign up for my newsletter and check out the details for the program here:  http://www.sarahlawrencehealth.com/autumn-glow-detox

 

Early bird pricing is good through midnight tonight! (Wednesday September 10th)

After midnight your investment in yourself is only $147!

But, because I love you and I want you to GET YOUR GLOW BACK, here are some savings:

Early-Bird Special:   $99 — Sign up before 9/10 and save!

Early Bird 2 for 1:     $147

– Sign up at the regular program rate before 9/10 and I’ll give you AND a friend access to the program!

- See more at www.sarahlawrencehealth.com

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