The GUT and BRAIN…a video worth your time

The very first step in unlocking depression and anxiety 
is having a desire to look at the possibility of healing.
The second step is gut health.  This video explains the connection between gut health and brain health.  I will forever be grateful that I had a doctor who believed there was a connection…and who began to help me discover the connections in my own body. 

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Crying….MIND Key

How often do you cry?  Daily, weekly, once in awhile?

One of the side effects I experienced while I was on Prozac was loosing the ability/desire to cry.  The medication made me pretty numb.  It took a very long time for me to figure out this was a result of the medicine.  So when I tapered off the anti-depressant, I began to feel again which led to crying.

Our society too often says we should not cry–especially in public.  How often do you apologize for getting emotional, for tears that are on the surface…?  Perhaps you are in the position I was in with the medication and it has been months or years since you had a good cry.

Judith Orloff, M.D., of Psychology Today says, “Try to let go of outmoded, untrue, conceptions about crying. It is good to cry. It is healthy to cry. This helps to emotionally clear sadness and stress. Crying is also essential to resolve grief, when waves of tears periodically come over us after we experience a loss. Tears help us process the loss so we can keep living with open hearts. Otherwise, we are a set up for depression if we suppress these potent feelings. When a friend apologized for curling up in the fetal position on my floor, weeping, depressed over a failing romance, I told her, “Your tears blessed my floor. There is nothing to apologize for.”

My invitation today is to allow yourself to have a good cry.  Begin in a quiet, secluded spot if you want.  Allow the emotion to come and then feel it.  If you don’t feel like crying or it just does not come easily, be patient.  And when the urge DOES come, ALLOW it!  Cry and cry some more.  Unlocking the blocks inside of you through tears is critical to healing.  I have seen it personally time and time again.

Cry…It matters!!

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Hurting…and Silence MIND KEY

Everyone is hurting.  Maybe I should say just about everyone.  Most of us carry around at least one secret sorrow, at least one hurt that we have at least subconsciously nursed for possibly decades.  These hurts show up in at least one limiting belief we have about ourselves–and this belief continues to create negative outcomes in our lives.

My husband and I just attended a three-day mentoring conference called Limitless with Kris Krohn and Gerald Rogers.  150 people participated in a trust fall.  I saw grown, 60-year-old men cry as they released a limiting belief that had been haunting them for decades.  I saw young, 20-year-old women and men cry as they, too, released a limiting belief.  I saw massive belief breakthrough.  I saw 150 people of purpose, people of honor, people who want to change, people who have fears and anxieties, people who know they have something to give to the world but also know they are stuck for some reason.

My husband and I were trained a year ago in Belief Breakthrough mentoring.  We were also mentored the year before to be shown our blind spots through this process.  We witnessed incredible change and growth within ourselves, our relationship, and our parenting–not to mention with how we interact with others.

You are not alone in your hurting.  I have witnessed over and over in large and small crowds this stark reality: people are hiding their pain behind a shield of, “I’m okay.”  For some reason, too many of us believe we not only can but should muddle through the pain and hurt alone.

Whether you struggle with depression or anxiety or not, I invite you to consider that there is someone who can help you see what you cannot see youself.  I invite you to take on the belief that hurt lasts as long as you continue silent.

It matters!