Power and Love

Wow guys God is so good. He is opening my eyes to the broken people all around us everywhere we go. For me lately, this has been at school. I have been surrounded by a lot of atheists and Wiccans at my school.

About a week ago I prayed for my project partner who is a very strong liberal and atheist. He is highly intelligent, and can explain “why God doesn’t exist”, but also struggles with self-hatred and past addiction.

We agree to disagree on most things, but are slowly becoming friends. He was struggling with some knee pain one day as we were walking back to class. I told him a testimony of a guys hips that just got healed over the weekend as I prayed. “Huh” he thought about it. I offered to pray and he reluctantly shrugged his shoulders. “You’ve got nothing to lose” I pointed out. He finally agreed and we went to a corner and I casually laid my hand on his knee. Simple and sweet I commanded pain to leave. I told him to check it by walking up the stairs that hurt before. He did and when he returned surprisingly said it was better! Haha!

Today after Yoga (a great place to find atheists!) I connected with one of the girls in my class. Previously I had noticed her wearing a pentagram ring and jewelry. She is always very quietly and subdued and insecure, but has often complained of consistent back pain. I’ve wanted to connect with her and pray for a while, but was waiting for Holy Spirit’s lead. He is the answer for all situations, not just a bullhorn of righteousness.

So as we walked out of class today,she was telling me she had a headache and stomach ache. We chatted about puppies and work and food allergies/genetics. We landed at the parking garage and we’re about to part ways when I simply asked “hey do you still have that headache?” “Yeah”, she replied. I proceeded to gently ask if I could pray for her. She looked as if she would decline and stated how UN-religious she was. I said it was ok, and that it didn’t matter, I just wanted to love her and be intentional and see if it would change. She agreed that Love and intention can change things, so she sat down (without me even asking!) I began by thanking God for her. She smiled a little on the inside. I then asked for his presence to come and asked if I could lay my hand on her head gently and I commanded headache and backache to go. When I was done I asked how she felt. She smiled and said better! And again I assured her she didn’t have to “be nice”… as she is a very kind person. We kind of laughed it off and she explained that she thinks most religious people are full of judgement especially of her looks, as if she had been hurt by the Christians before. I told her that Jesus showed Love, so I believe in that. I began to tell her how awesome she was and she started to cry and then she hugged me. I finished simply by telling her I love her and she responded “I love you too”.

God is love, and Love is enough to break all the stereotypes and brokenness.

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Be a Bear

>>> Why Crawling Fixes Everything… by Brett Klika <<<

I've often thought of Fitness in a box. But the older I get, the more adventurous I'm becoming in trying new things.
A friend of mine recently asked me if I knew my "ABC's"
– "Ape" crawl, "Bear" crawl, and "Crab" walk. These are some movements that he utilized in one of his spartan training sessions and things we implement regularly to our kids at Tumblebees. Teaching Preschool Gymnastics has taught me a lot. One of those things is the importance of Crawling in human development. But it's also beneficial for mobility at any age! Let me know if you guys try them!

“Ape” – is a sideways movement, like the animal it represents. Start by crouching low, moving your arms (hands flat) and legs in a lateral motion. Make sure to get low and really extend your legs.

“Bear” – is a crawling movement. It’s simple, just get on your (flat) hands and feet. Try getting low and keep your back flat. You want your hips to be low too. This movement can be done forward, backward or sideways.

“Crab” – Start sitting on your seat with hands and feet flat on the ground (fingers facing your back). Lift your seat off the ground and begin engaging your core. You can move forward, backward or sideways in this movement as well.

cheers,

Jules

Happy New Year!

2017 was full of new experiences and adventures. Here’s to even more in 2018! I believe this year will be a year of fulfilled dreams and new beginnings. To me the “8” represents “infinite” possibilities. Time to put in the work and receive the reward.
Much love to you all, and a Happy New Year!

cheers,

Jules

2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

These cookies are gluten free, sugar free, and dairy free! 😛mine wound up a little more like biscuits, but still good. #glutenfree #christmas2017

– 2 cups GF flour

– 1 cup powdered xylitol or erythritol

– 2 teaspoons vanilla

– 1 teaspoon almond extract

– 1/2 cup of softened vegan butter or coconut oil

– 2 eggs

**bake 10-15 min @ 375

Happy Holidays, Everyone! Many Love and Blessings!

Cheers,

Jules

75 Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome by Dr Lam

I’ve been doing some research lately on the Adrenals, since it’s been a bit of a stressful season. Here’s what I’ve found.

Found on Dr Lam’s website http://www.drlam.com

“It’s important to note that not everyone has all of the signs and symptoms listed below associated with Adrenal Fatigue. Everyone’s body is different, and as such, every body presents differently. However, the higher the intensity and the more widespread the symptoms listed below are, the higher the likelihood of having Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome becomes.”

Characteristic Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue

1 Unable to fall asleep despite being tired

2 Waking up in the middle of the night for no reason

3 Heart palpitations at night or when stressed

4 Consistently low blood pressure

5 Low libido and lack of sex drive

6 Low thyroid function, often despite thyroid medications

7 Feeling of hypoglycemia though laboratory values are normal

8 Depression, often unresolved after anti-depressants

9 Endometriosis

10 Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

11 Uterine fibroids

12 Fibrocystic breast disease

13 Hair falling off for no reason

14 Irritable under stress

15 Anxiety

16 Panic attacks

17Feeling “wired” and unable to relax

18 Feeling of adrenaline rushes in the body

19 Foggy thinking

20 Inability to handle stress

21 Waking up feeling tired in the morning even after a full night’s sleep

22 Feeling tired in the afternoon between 3:00 and 5:00 pm

23 Inability to take in simple carbohydrates

24 Needing coffee to get going in the morning and throughout the day

25 Coffee, tea or energy drinks triggering adrenaline rush and adrenal crashes

26 Feeling tired between 9:00 and 10:00 PM, but still finding it hard to go to bed

27 Craving for fatty food and food high in protein

28 Craving for salty food such as potato chips

29 Dry skin more than usual

30 Unexplained hair loss that is diffuse

31 Exercise helps first, but then makes fatigue worse

32 Chemical sensitivities to paint, fingernail polish, plastics

33 Electromagnetic force sensitivity, including cell phone and computer monitors

34 Delayed food sensitivities, especially to dairy and gluten

35 Unable to get pregnant, requiring IVF

36 Post partum fatigue and depression

37 Recurrent miscarriages during first trimester

38 Abdominal fat accumulation for no apparent reason

39 Temperature intolerance, especially to heat or sunlight

40 Dysmenorrhea advancing to amenorrhea

41 Premature Menopause

42 Constipation for no apparent reason

43 Joint pain of unknown origin

44 Muscle mass loss

45 Muscle pain of unknown reason

46 Cold hands and feet

47 Premature aging skin

48 Inability to concentrate or focus

49 Psoriasis of no known reason

50 Gastritis despite normal gastroscopy

51 Low back pain with no history of trauma and normal examination

52 Dizziness for no known cause

53 Fructose mal-absorption

54 Chronic Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)

55 Numbness and tingling in extremities bilaterally

56 Recurrent mouth sores

57 Shortness of breath even though breathing is fine

58 Presence of ovarian cyst

59 Breast cancer associated with estrogen dominance

60 Grave’s disease

61 Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

62 Legs that feel heavy at times

63 Dark circles under eyes that do not go away with rest

64 Loss of healthy facial skin tone color

65 Body feeling tense all over and unable to relax

66 Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia

67 Irritable Bowl Syndrome, with more constipation than diarrhea

68 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome unimproved with medicine

69 Fibromyalgia unresolved after conventional help

70 Systemic Candida that gets worse when under stress

71 Electrolyte imbalance despite normal laboratory values

72 Irregular menstrual cycle that “stops and goes”

73 Lyme Disease but unable to fully recover after medication or intolerance to drugs

74 H. Pylori infection in the past and was told resolved but never feel the same since

75 Heavy metal and mineral toxicity may mimic Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome

“This list is not intended for you to self-diagnose Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome. If you think you may have some of these symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, the first task is to get more educated. Because of the rather convoluted and complex nature of this syndrome, always consult a qualified health professional prior embarking on any recovery plan. Most recovery programs fail and the condition may worsen if you lack a clear understanding of the symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue and what lies ahead.”

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And Here are some foods to HELP with adrenal fatigue, as seen on Draxe.com

“Some of the top superfoods for adrenal health include:

• Coconut

• Olives

• Avocado and other healthy fats

Cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, etc.)

• Fatty fish (e.g., wild-caught salmon)

Free-range chicken and turkey

Bone broth

• Nuts, such as walnuts and almonds

• Seeds, such as pumpkin, chia and flax

• Kelp and seaweed

Celtic or Himalayan sea salt

• Fermented foods rich in probiotics

Chaga and cordyceps medicinal mushrooms

These foods help overcome adrenal fatigue because they’re nutrient-dense, low in sugar and have healthy fat and fiber.”

Opinions 

I’d like to pose a question to anyone reading this… a question, that I thought in my own way and timing, not some plug to pitch a religious practice or program. I want to know genuinely – what do you think about God? Because if we’re honest, that question can and probably should shape how we live our lives. If there really is a supernatural being somewhere, its probably pretty significant. Atheist, believer, agnostic, “spiritual”, unsure… everyone has an opinion of God. And many of our experiences with PEOPLE create that opinion. I’ve seen it in different communities, races, and cultures that have been hurt by “Christians”. I’ve seen it within churches and friend circles. But here is another question… why do we let our experiences with people dictate our belief about God? People believe in all kinds of things… aliens, ghosts, and conspiracy… it’s exhilarating to connect with something unknown. And I have to say, that’s how I often feel when I encounter God. Could be on the street, in prayer or worship in a corporate event. But God is so much bigger, and more mystically mind-blowing than we imagine in our traditional religious mindsets. I encourage anyone with an opinion of God to really ask for God – who knows you better than you know yourself – to encounter you.

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