Evolving Magazine February 2020

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February 2020 ~ Volume XI, Issue 12

Evolving A Guide for Conscious Living


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Looking through my travel journals I saw I had written, What is the tension — the obstacle — on this trip? You see, I have come to realize that life is like writing, both filled with characters and tension and, eventually, resolution. On this particular trip by train through Colorado, I had written as the tension of my story: 1. Drunken skiers loud at night 2. A blizzard upon arriving in Winter Park 3. Navigating an unknown bus system — in said blizzard 4. Altitude sickness 5. Seeing a train derailed 6. Spending 65 hours on the train in two weeks


There were more, but you can see that this trip that I remembered as being ideal was riddled with obstacles and tension, just like life in general. Yet it was one of my favorite trips to date. It’s simply a matter of how we look at it — our thoughts about a situation — that creates the experience I bring this up now because winter itself can be hard: snow, ice, bitter cold, cabin fever… I used to think my purpose as a writer was to write about the beauty of life, but I’ve learned that, just like fiction, the story of life requires tension and resolution to feel fulfilling. The frustrations, obstacles, and setbacks that lead to the subsequent discoveries (joy!) are the beauty. This illusion (our way of thinking) about imperfection creates perfection. At TheWork.com, Byron Katie suggests a method for questioning our thoughts so they lose their power over us. The process involves 1) noticing what has upset you, 2) writing out your stressful thoughts, 3) questioning, and then, 4) turning it around to find the opposite thought. Looking within is a powerful process and one of the keys to “conscious living.” Best to you this season.

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Freedom to Dream: Red (detail) POLLY ALICE merges oil painting and soft sculpture with imperfect stitching to demonstrate the improvisational, beautiful nature of daily relationships. Aren't we all just piecing it together? This painting is one of twelve #timesup muses on the nature of the feminine, one painting in the series for each hour on the clock. Find her at thatpollygirl.com.



The Blind Spot Oracle Cards Ask yourself: What are you not seeing? The Blind Spot Oracle Cards seek to help querents uncover what they are not aware of. Not being aware of something on our life path is just as dangerous as not seeing something when we're driving. Our blind spots may hide motives, fears, desires, needs, truths, reasons, habits, patterns ... and more. This oracle will reveal the unseen, and once you are aware you can take action. The deck features 78 Sigils – seals or symbols painted by the author during a trance. Each one of these can influence you, like a teacher, in discovering your blind spots, and each one has a super accessible name, ranging from "Your Fear" to "Denial" to "What You Really Want and Need". The more you use the deck, the more your relationship with these potent sources of insight and energy will deepen. To use the deck, simply ask for clarity on a specific issue, draw a Sigil card, then look up the card in the guidebook and read the description. You can use the deck to see what you don't see about another person, your job, your true desires, needs or motives, an addiction, a habit, your own character, your future, your path, a health condition, a decision, your current perspective, and so much more. Teal Swan is a social influencer and modern spiritual leader. She has created spreads to use with this deck: a spread for understanding a conflict situation, a spread for assessing past, present and future perspectives on a question, a spread that reveals all the blind spots people in a group situation have, and a spread that allows you to assess the different areas of your life at once. The deck also includes 49 temporary tattoos to allow you to deepen your connection with the Sigils. Teal is the author of The Anatomy of Loneliness, also published by Watkins. https://tealswan.com

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Grabbing Lightning: The Messy Quest for an Extraordinary Love New Book Shows We All Have the Capacity to Experience EverDeepening True Love that Transcends Life’s Day-to-Day Pressures and Limitations. Do you long for a love so deep and enduring that it transcends life’s day-to-day pressures and limitations? One that lifts you to a place where you feel truly connected with your partner and fully nourished by your relationship? It is possible — more so than most people think. Grabbing Lightning: The Messy Quest for an Extraordinary Love, by Donald and Paige Marrs is a heartstopping story of how such a relationship was born. But true to life, even the most extraordinary love is not all about bliss. As the book shows, it’s also messy—as it often has been for the authors, Paige and Don Marrs.

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Through an engaging and deeply personal narrative, Grabbing Lightning brings readers along on this messy journey toward true love. Alive with a cast of colorful L.A. friends and loved ones, it presents a fascinating look at how Don develops his second career providing his Fortune 500 marketing expertise to small, values-driven businesses: the coveted antithesis of his previous role representing mega corporations as a Chicago advertising exec. All the while, the book gently nudges readers toward an awareness of what transcendent love implies and how extraordinary and boundless love can truly be.

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Journey to Wholeness

The Year of Seeing Clearly BY JUDE LACLAIRE, PH.D.


very day, we face situations that require us to make choices that range from simple to complex, from easy to difficult. There are times when a decision must be made quickly with little chance to consider options. Practicing sound and effective ways to make clear decisions can give us the skill to make both quick decisions and more contemplative ones. The real criteria for decisions come from all of our life experiences, both negative and positive, and the principles and values we form as we mature. Listening to some of the young teens involved in the Parkland High School shooting on February 14, 2018, we see individuals who showed us their values. Within days, a campaign began called “March for Our Lives.” There were many speeches, gatherings, media coverage, and the beginning of many political actions to change gun violence. The result was national awareness and the strengthening of the existing calls for gun control. Florida laws were changed. Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg has become a worldwide phenomenon, challenging all people, organizations, and nations to think about climate change and what needs to happen to prevent more disasters. Her groundbreaking speeches are included in the book No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference. No matter our age, our decisionmaking processes and our actions based on those decisions are important aspects of our everyday lives. Robert Downey was asked in a recent interview what mantra he lives by. He replied, “The rules are the tools, which means if you are wondering what to do, then take the principles that you live by and

“The real criteria for decisions come from all of our life experiences, both negative and positive, and the principles and values we have formed as we mature.” use those…the same spiritual principles apply to everything.” Think about the values or beliefs that influenced you growing up. Have you evaluated them by asking which ones you embrace? What are your current beliefs or values, and do they work for you? As constantly maturing people, our beliefs or values may change and new ones may develop. Following a decision-making protocol enables us to process information, old and new. This simple five-step process, applied with patience and perseverance, can help:     

Identify your goal. Gather information for weighing your options. Consider the consequences. Make your decision. Evaluate your decision.

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Being impulsive, perhaps ignoring data and impact on people. Fearing taking risks. Making decisions without adequate information. Considering only your experience or area of expertise. Being a loner in decision making. Having only one solution. Not having good follow-up. Not delegating decision making to others.

Racial, ethnic, religious, and gender stereotypes can influence our decision-making processes. Women often question their own abilities, while their male counterparts can be influenced by prevailing beliefs about women’s inadequacies. Minorities


understand, and research verifies, that people who mask their race on resumes have better success in getting job interviews. In one study, the researchers created resumes for black and Asian applicants, sending them out for 1,600 entry-level positions. Some of the resumes included information that was scrubbed of racial clues. While 25 percent of black candidates received callbacks from their scrubbed resumes, only 10 percent received calls when they left ethnic details intact. Among Asians, 21 percent got calls based on scrubbed resumes, while only about 12 percent heard back if the resumes had racial references. Being able to wisely evaluate the foundations of our choices, and to change them as needed, are worthy goals. I challenge myself, and each of you, to think more clearly about these aspects of decision-making. Ask the hard questions about your unconscious biases and your strongly held beliefs that may be grounded in misinformation or your own fears. Be courageous and try to see more clearly, making better decisions and taking positive action.

Jude LaClaire, Ph.D., LCPC is a counselor and educator at the Heartland Holistic Health Center. She is the author of the “Life Weaving Education Curriculum” that teaches creative, effective, holistic problem solving. For counseling appointments, seminars, training, speaking engagements or information on Neurobehavioral Programs and Imago Couple’s Therapy call 913-322-5622 or drjude@heartlandholistic.com; www.heartlandholistic.com

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Common Herbal Dietary Supplement Drug Interactions BY NANCY RUSSELL, M.D. AND EMILY DAY


well known medical journal for physicians, “American Family Physician” advises physicians to discuss use of dietary supplements with their patients in an article, “Common Herbal Dietary Supplement-Drug Interactions”. Estimates show that between 40-60 percent of U.S. adults with chronic disease use dietary supplements, and among those people taking prescription medications, an estimated 2025percent concurrently use a dietary supplement. Accordingly, there has been increased concern for the potential for dietary supplements, particularly herbs to interact with prescription medications. These interactions are infrequent, but can have consequences. There are two ways that herbs can interact with prescription medications: pharmacokinetic versus pharmacodynamic. A pharmacokinetic reaction affects the drug’s concentration in the blood and its action on the body, which can be significant. In many cases, these pharmacokinetic reactions can be safely countered by adjusting the dosage of the prescription. In this type of interaction, the herbal supplement shares the same mechanism of absorption, distribution, metabolism or elimination of the prescription drug. Less commonly, herb-drug interactions manifest as pharmacodynamic interactions, when an herbal supplement has a direct effect on the mechanism of action of the prescription drug. This type of action makes the herb potentially harmful with the drug and should not be used. The article summarizes several commonly used herbal dietary supplements for interaction risks based on national surveys, research studies and clinical experience. Herbal supplements with overall low risk of drug interactions include black cohosh, cranberry, gingko biloba, american ginseng, milk thistle, saw palmetto and valerian. There are some exceptions which are mentioned in this article as seen below.

Black cohosh does have some concerns for interactions with OATP2B1, which could reduce the effectiveness of such drugs as amiodarone, fexofenadine (Allegra), glyburide, and many of the statin medications. It should not be combined with these prescription drugs. Ginkgo, also known as ginkgo biloba is known to inhibit platelet activity so theoretically could increase the risk of bleeding in a person. Caution should be given with people on the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin) and the blood clotting test, INR should be monitored closely or refrain from using ginkgo biloba. American ginseng has a similar warning and should not be taken with Coumadin or the INR closely monitored. Milk thistle, also known as silybum marianum, depending on the person’s CYP2C9 genotype, may reduce the metabolism of losartan (Cozaar). There is also potential for milk thistle to decrease concentrations of other medications metabolized by CYP2C9 such as warfarin (Coumadin), phenytion (Dilantin) and diazepam (Valium). Asian ginseng (Panax Ginseng), has been shown to induce CYP3A4, which could decrease the effectiveness of many drugs, including calcium channel blockers, many chemotherapy and HIV agents, cholesterol lowering statin drugs and some antidepressants. For this reason, it is suggested to avoid use of Asian ginseng, including products containing Chinese, Japanese, and Korean ginseng, with most medications. Definitely avoid using these herbs with warfarin (Coumadin). Curcumin has been shown to induce CYP1A2, which could cause a decrease in many antidepressants and antipsychotic agents. If has also been shown to increase

sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) levels. Echinacea has been shown to effect CYP1A2 and CYP3A4 enzymes which effects the metabolism of medications that are metabolized by either enzyme. This would include many antipsychotic and antidepressant medications. Echinacea, since it boosts the immune system should not be given to a patient with autoimmune disease such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, etc. Garlic should also be avoided by people with auto immune disease as it can also rev up the immune system. Garlic enhances the activity of white blood cells, particularly macrophages and lymphocytes. Garlic extract has been shown in human studies to decrease concentrations of drugs that are transported by P-gp, but it has no effect of CYP1A2, CYP2D6 or CYP3A4. Medications that are transported by P-gp include colchicine, digoxin, doxorubicin, quinidine, rosuvastin (Crestor), tacrolimus (Prograf) and verapamil. Each of those medications should not be combined with garlic supplements. Goldenseal herb has been shown to inhibit two major metabolic enzymes, which are responsible for metabolism of more than 50percent of currently used prescription medications. Although some drug combinations with goldenseal may be safe, until data from further human clinical trials are available, clinicians recommend against the use of goldenseal in combination with most other medications. Green tea extract herb has been investigated for potential drug interactions in humans and other studies with conflicting results. Green tea extract has been shown to increase simvastatin (Zocor) concentrations. Two additional studies have demonstrated that green tea


extract may inhibit drug transport mechanisms and interferes with the action of many drugs, including statins, fluoroquinolones (cipro, levaquin), some beta blockers, imatinib (Gleevec), and antiretroviarls (used to treat HIV). Therefore, green tea extract should be avoided in combination with drugs that are transported by P-gp, OATP1A1, or OATP1A2. St. John’s Wort has been shown in multiple human studies to be a potent inducer of CYP3A4 and P-gp. Clinical studies have shown reductions in action of the following drugs; cyclosporine, tacrolimus, warfarin, protease inhibitors, irinotecan, theophylline, digoxin, venlafaxine, and oral contraceptives. It is strongly recommended to avoid concurrent use of St. John’s wort with most over-thecounter and prescription medications.

It is important for you and your medical provider to educate yourself on potential interactions between prescription medications and supplements. Human herbdrug interaction studies are being published regularly. Even though there are interactions known, overall these interactions are infrequent. Examples of reliable sources to investigate these interactions include PubMed, Natural Medicines Database, the Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, Lexi-Natural products, and the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements. Be aware and be proactive to your health care decisions. Nancy Russell, M.D., is a holistic Internal medicine physician, blending traditional and alternative medicine in her Kansas City northland practice for over 30 years. For more information on getting to know Dr. Russell, visit her website, www.nancyrussellmd.com or call her office at Nurturing Optimal Wellness at 816-453-5545.


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Holistic Keto for Gut Health


xcerpt from Chapter 1: An Epidemic of Autoimmunity and the Unhealthy Gut

You’ve probably heard the maxim: you are what you eat. The truth is closer to this: You are what you digest and absorb. Most people in developed nations consume grains, gluten, milk, eggs, processed foods, transfats, preservatives, food colorings, non-organics, soy, corn, buckets of sugar, and increasing amounts of genetically modified foods. We’re exposed to hundreds of toxic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, paints, sealers, glues, and heavy metals through our air, water, food, and body care products. We endure incredible burdens of stress in a culture ever more obsessed with speed and consumption. We don’t just want fast food, but also instant medical treatments, get-rich-quick business deals, rapid promotions, turbo-charged cars, hyperpassionate relationships, dramatic detoxification programs, power yoga, and even instant enlightenment! All these factors impact your overall health and well-being, especially your gastrointestinal health, where the gut’s capacity to absorb nutrients becomes impaired, resulting in malnourishment (even as you overeat) which contributes even more stress. The gut is the throne of immune function. The complex enteric nervous system (often referred to as the second brain) located in your gut is a vital organ that affects every aspect of your physical, emotional, and psychological health. If there’s any imbalance, your body is compromised, and you will suffer in some way . . . eventually. Bottom line, if you’re alive on the planet today, your gut is under attack, and the epidemic of autoimmunity and autoimmune disease, cancer, and allergies in the United States today is proof. These are all symptoms of immune dysfunction. Autoimmunity occurs when your immune system is misdirected and attacks your body by making antibodies against your own tissues. Symptoms of immune and gut dysfunction are ubiquitous and rarely identified as what they really are. Hypersensitivities to foods or to environmental allergens such as pollen, perfumes, toxins and cleaning products often appear prior to a full-blown autoimmune disease. Digestive disorders including constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, excess

weight, abdominal or stomach pain or discomfort, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD or acid reflux), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or irritable bowel disease (IBD), and blood or mucus in your stools are so common few doctors relate them to autoimmunity. Recurrent infections, joint and muscle pain and swelling, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, lupus, scleroderma, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, type 1 diabetes, immune dysfunction disorder (also known as chronic fatigue), and Epstein Barr virus are also autoimmunity and gut problem indicators that usually end up not being treated at the level of gut function. Which means the number of people affected in the U.S. is realistically closer to 72 million--nearly a quarter of the population.

food is scarce. This is the essential formula for a true ketogenic-type nutritional plan. After all, most of us aren't going without food for extended periods as our ancestors once did. And Paleo diets that feature highcarbohydrate foods (e.g., starchy root vegetables) that appeal to sugar/carb addicts, fail to deliver the metabolic benefits of a highfat, low-carbohydrate, true ketogenic-type diet. Unlike other diets, the functional ketogenic gut repair program is:

1) high in healthy fat--approximately 60-75 percent of calories (gasp!) 2) adequate in protein (2 to 4 ounces twice per day depending on your weight and exercise or 20% of calories) 3) low in carbohydrates (1 ounce or less per day or 5 percent of calories) 4) free of grain-based and starchy vegetable carbs 5) high in a wide variety of vegetables 6) focuses on gut repair (unlike any other ketogenic type diet which includes gutFrom Chapter 5: Functional Ketogenic damaging foods like dairy and eggs) Gut Repair Basics 7) empowers you with the info you need to have appropriate functional testing First off, please note that when I talk about 8) addresses stress, hydration, exercise, and diet I’m not talking about the modern concept sleep of the word--a fad or weird formula of eating 9) acknowledges the emotional aspects of the you painfully embrace for a few weeks in gut, offering guided introspective exercises. order to lose weight on some crash program. The functional ketogenic gut repair program is the exact opposite of a fad diet. It might be Kristin Grayce McGary, L.Ac., better and more accurate to call it the M.Ac., CFMP, CSTcert, CLP, is an Functional Ketogenic Lifestyle, because this is internationally recognized about making an overall nutritional, lifestyle, authority on autoimmunity, and attitudinal change about your food and functional blood chemistry health. analysis, thyroid and gut health, Secondly, please note that ketosis is not the food as medicine, and integrating same thing as ketoacidosis. Sometimes people mind, body, and spirit in health Photo by Ben Hoffman misunderstand and confuse these two terms. care. A health and lifestyle Ketoacidosis is a dangerous metabolic state teacher, she weaves together more than 22 years of that can even be fatal, most often occurring in experience, education, and wisdom to empower you untreated type 1 (insulin-dependent) to heal on all levels. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. diabetics. There is some debate as to whether https://www.kristingraycemcgary.com/ a ketogenic diet is healthy for people with any type of diabetes. The literature points to Holsitic Keto for Gut Health: A Program for positive benefits in preventing, halting, and Resetting Your Metabolism by Kristin Grayce even reversing diabetes symptoms by McGary, L.Ac., M.Ac., CFMP, CSTcert, CLP lowering blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c © 2020 Findhorn Press. Printed with levels. This is especially effective for type 2 permission from the publisher Inner (non-insulin-dependent, that is, “adult Traditions International. onset”) diabetes and is effective in type 1 www.InnerTraditions.com diabetes with the guidance of a knowledgeable healthcare practitioner. Ketosis is the metabolic state in which the Price: $16.99. To purchase this book visit body relies primarily on fats rather than B&N.com, Amazon.com, carbohydrates for fuel. It’s the natural (and InnerTraditions.com, or your local bookstore. desirable) state to evoke, because over millions of years we’ve evolved to store fat when food is abundant and to burn fat when EVOLVINGMAGAZINE.COM

Feature 9

Improve Your Relationship in Eight Minutes a Day An excerpt from Love Skills by Linda Carroll


alling in love is never a straight line to “happily ever after.” Relationships go through seasons of change, renewal, darkness, and light. So promises long-time therapist and couple’s coach Linda Carroll in Love Skills: The Key to Unlocking Lasting, Wholehearted Love, which offers specific, effective solutions to the most common struggles that couples face.

the highs, lows, and small moments of their day. Whatever you choose to do, make your daily reunion a time of welcome, genuine interest, and appreciation.

Moment Four: Going to sleep and separating.

Going to bed is not the time to work out hassles or talk about problems. It is a time to keep technology to a minimum, release some of those great touch chemicals by kissing, holding, or ### making love, and appreciate that you each made it through the day. One of the most common If you go to sleep at the same time, complaints couples have is not take just a moment to connect. If having enough time to work on — you go to bed at different times, and enjoy — their relationship. tuck each other in with care and We don’t need to take long kindness. vacations or have extravagant Another thing you can do anytime nights out to stay connected. Regular walks, simple date nights, talking nonstop and other times kisses him goodbye as she starts to is hug. Research shows couples who hug each other on the same and setting aside short moments quietly looking in different vacuum. I find those scenes day they have a fight tend to be during each day when we come directions. During some tough annoying, but science has less upset about the fight. Think of together and move apart are even relationship seasons, they were so demonstrated the power of that it as an insurance policy. If you more important than the more upset they didn’t speak to one kiss. Even a quick kiss releases a dramatic things like climbing another during their walks — but burst of adrenaline and oxytocin. hug and don’t fight, it will feel great. If you hug and do fight, you Machu Picchu or taking a they walked anyway. They have Taking a pause to say goodbye, will get over it much more quickly! Mediterranean cruise. often said this morning ritual has looking at each other even for a Can you commit to eight kept them together through the moment, and wishing each other a minutes a day that will guarantee rocky periods in their relationship. good day sends you both off with a # # # a huge return on your investment? Having time for a walk is great, feeling of being cared for and Linda Carroll is If so, consider spending two but two minutes of intentional connected and eager to reunite. the author of Love minutes connecting with your focus can also make a big impact Skills and Love Moment Three: Coming partner at each of the four on how you feel toward one Cycles. While she home and reconnecting. transition times described below. another the rest of the day. has worked as a Beginning the day with Whatever distractions you therapist and Moment One: Waking up connection also provides our may be dealing with, when you couple’s coach for and reconnecting. bodies and hearts with a healthy walk in the door set aside two over three decades and has dose of oxytocin, one of the “love Thanks to Tim’s lattes, I always potion” chemicals that floods us in minutes — at least — to say hello. acquired numerous certificates start my day feeling grateful to Before you check email, return and degrees along the way, she The Merge stage of our him. If you can find a minute (or texts, or head for your workout says that her own thirty-five-year relationship — and is always two) to meet, say hello, ask about available to us. room, stop and look at one marriage is the primary source of each other’s dreams, or silently another, ask how each other’s day her knowledge when it comes to spoon before rising, you can start Moment Two: Leaving and went, and give each other a the cycles of love. Visit her online the day with a sense of mutual welcoming hug. Two minutes — at https://lindaacarroll.com/. separating for the day. openheartedness. you can do that! (Maybe even I know one couple who take a The idea of the goodbye kiss three!) Excerpted from the book Love walk on a beach near their house makes me laugh (and slightly Some couples share a ritual of a Skills. Copyright ©2020 by Linda every morning, no matter how cringe). I think of those old TV drink together each night: a Carroll. Printed with permission busy their day is or how rainy and programs and movies from the kombucha drink, a sparkling from New World Library — uninviting the weather. Over their 1960s in which the man rushes Pellegrino, or a glass of wine. For www.newworldlibrary.com. forty years of marriage, they have out to work and his wife (already others, mealtimes are a sacred walked holding hands, sometimes dressed in pearls and an apron) ritual in which each person shares EVOLVINGMAGAZINE.COM



How to Be an Invincible Being BY SERINA ARAMAKI We shall never truly be defeated your sisters teased you about your in life. (From Invincible Thinking clothes growing up and you think by Ryuho Okawa) you’re not talented enough to go into fashion design? Maybe you hat does it mean to want to learn to rock climb but be an invincible don’t go for it because you still being? Ryuho think of yourself as the Okawa, global overweight, uncoordinated kid visionary, renowned spiritual from gym class who couldn’t leader and founder and CEO of possibly scale a mountain? Happy Science, the fastest Whatever the limiting belief, growing and most influential write it down and realize it’s not spiritual movement in Japan the truth of who you are now. It’s today, talks extensively about this just a past story blocking you. in his book Invincible Thinking— By making concrete efforts to a book that has sold more than identify your negative self-beliefs two million copies in Japan. and stories and go beyond them “Invincible thinking is a on a day-to-day basis, be assured powerful attitude that enables us that you will make steady to triumph under any progress to discovering your circumstance,” Okawa says. “It invincible self. helps us learn from both success The second step is: and failure and grow into capable Master your time in life and exceptional leaders. During the course of any Invincible thinking embraces the lifetime, we go through various philosophy of positive thinking experiences, some good and and principle of self-reflection, which together help us shape our others bad, bringing both happiness and misery. If you look future as we face all the at how people deal with the circumstances life brings.” various situations life brings, Here are three introductory some make smooth progress as steps to becoming an invincible long as things are going their way. being. The first step is: It’s easy sailing a yacht in a Discover your invincible tailwind. Right? But as soon as they find themselves facing a stiff self headwind, they stall out and stop To make this discovery, take progressing. They complain, quit, time and contemplate the and go under like a capsized ship. possibility that you, and you Many people fall into this alone, are the one limiting your potential and capabilities. Are you category. And then there are the others at letting past failures take over your life? Do you have a fixed image of the opposite end of the spectrum who show an indomitable will to who you are or what kind of persist with their dreams and person you should be? Okawa is clear that we become desires even in the face of adversity and opposition. “An the person we think we are, so indomitable spirit is an essential the first step to invincibility is attitude we need to cultivate to be removing negative self-talk and truly empowered by invincible limiting internalized images of thinking,” says Okawa. “We all the self that keep us from get excited about new ideas, but becoming the person we want to the authenticity of our wishes can become. “You are what you think,” says Okawa. “The problem be proven in the passage of time.” To see whether you are using is often that our minds are stuck the power of invincible thinking, in the past, and past failures reflect back on yourself and your remain strong in our thoughts.” goals from six months ago, a year So, monitor your thoughts. ago, two years ago or three. Have Grab hold of that inner critic you moved steadily forward when s/he surfaces and identify towards your dreams and your negative self-images and desires? Have you regressed and where they come from. Maybe backed off? Have you given up you did poorly in school and think you’re not smart enough to altogether? We need to constantly check be successful in business? Maybe whether we are staying on or


straying from the path we set for ourselves. The third step to invincible being is:

Finding God’s purpose in everything A crucial point to effectively and permanently turning our perspective around and becoming an invincible being is opening up to the idea that there’s more going on than just focusing on positive thinking, self-growth, personal achievement, and making our journey through life smooth sailing. Changing our perspective to see the positive light in everything is founded in a core belief that life has a deeper purpose and that the universe and the world we live in now were designed with divine benevolence and purpose. Positive thinking is highly secular. Invincible thinking, on the other hand, helps us find our purpose in discovering and gaining light from all our various experiences in this physical world by becoming convinced deep within that this is God’s world of goodness and splendor. When you bring the divine into the picture, then no matter what your condition or situation, your surroundings should not appear vile to you. “Everything we find in this world is a precious material that can promote our spiritual growth and enrich our souls,” says Okawa. “Going through life with this perspective will help us to never allow any precious resource for spiritual learning


and nourishment to go to waste.” When we live from this perspective, we find ourselves continually winning in life. We develop strong, unshakable minds and solid, fortified hearts that are impervious to hardship. We can take advantage of difficult times to fertilize our souls and grow, no longer fearing adversity, truly becoming invincible beings. Interested in becoming invincible? Check out the film Immortal Hero, based on the true story of Ryuho Okawa, who suffered complete heart failure, yet literally came back to life through the force of his own mind and will in order to complete his mission on Earth to help uplift humanity. Since then, his life and his works have inspired millions. For more information visit www.immortal-hero.com. Serina Aramaki was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1991 and the youngest among four siblings. She went to boarding school in Switzerland, then went on to study Studio Art and International Studies at a university in Rhode Island. She received honor cords as well Art Awards for her work but realized she wanted a more spiritual path. Right after graduation in 2014, she went back to Japan and started to work for Happy Science, the most influential spiritual organization in Japan. In Happy Science, she has worked in the Secretary-General department for two years, worked as staff in the head temple in Tochigi, and worked as a minister. She is now working in International media as a director of Production and Distribution.

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Caring for the Family Caregiver: Ways to manage your health and wellbeing while supporting others (BPT) - Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness is something millions of Americans do every day. Whether it is a parent, spouse, extended family member or friend, the stress of caring for another adult can take a toll. "I have to do absolutely everything for her," explains Anthony Cowels, whose 71-yearold wife, Florence, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1986. As he watched her disease progress, his caregiver responsibilities grew. What's more, for some of the years Cowels also cared for his elderly parents, compounding his responsibilities. "It has been a long journey of caregiving," says Cowels, 70. "I try not to let it overwhelm me. I always look for ways to do better." Cowels learned to care for both himself and his wife better through useful tools, education and friendship and by joining a caregiver support group. He says he can "interact with others who identify with my situation."

Family caregiving: A growing trend Cowels represents a growing number of Americans who care for older or aging loved ones. About 41 million family caregivers in the United States provided an estimated 34 billion hours of care to an adult with limitations in daily activities in 2017, notes the AARP report Valuing the Invaluable: 2019 Update. What's more, as the population ages, caregiving demands are increasing while the pool of potential caregivers is decreasing. As the Valuing report states, "Americans will have more older relatives or close friends to potentially care for than children in about 15 years. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that, by the year 2035, adults ages 65 and older will outnumber children under the age of 18 for the first time in U.S. history. This fundamental demographic shift is the result of the aging of the U.S. population,

“Exhaustion, worry, loneliness and financial stress are common challenges caregivers face.” increasing longevity, and a declining birth rate. "

also work a full-time job, it can be demands, it can feel as even more difficult to balance though there is little time left your needs and responsibilities. in the day for yourself. Even Caring for yourself While you may not achieve if it is just 15 minutes, make In addition to helping with self- perfect balance, it is important to time to do something you care activities like bathing, prioritize your physical and enjoy, such as walking or dressing and going to the mental wellbeing, so you can be reading. bathroom, family caregivers today there for the person you care for.  Don't be afraid to ask for often perform complex medical These first steps can help you find help. No one person can do it tasks, including wound care, some balance as you navigate your all. It takes a team to care for giving injections and handling caregiver journey: someone, especially those medical equipment. The tasks that with complex medical were once provided in hospitals  Join a support group. Ask conditions. You can start by and health care clinics are your health care provider asking your provider about increasingly the responsibility of about local options. local health care resources family and friends, who are often Community centers are and reach out to family and given little training or support. another good resource. If you friends for assistance. While many family caregivers live in a remote area or have often report positive feelings in difficulties commuting, It is important for family their role such as a sense of online support groups are caregivers to stay mentally and purpose or connection with their another useful way to connect physically healthy so they can loved one, it often comes with with others in similar provide the best care possible to feelings of being overwhelmed. situations. the growing number of people Exhaustion, worry, loneliness and  Make time for yourself. When who need support. For helpful tips financial stress are common you care for another person and caregiver resources, visit challenges caregivers face. If you and have your own life www.aarp.org/caregiving. EVOLVINGMAGAZINE.COM



3 Ways to Add Wellness to Your Vacation

(BPT) - Why not focus on your health this year by planning a trip that will help you relax, recharge and refocus on your top wellness goals? The following are a few ways to focus on your health while on vacation. Here are just a few ways you can make the most of your vacation while getting your health goals off to a great start.

1. Stay active What's better than a great workout in the great outdoors? In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, you can stroll along the shoreline, bike the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway, hike a trail or take an outdoor yoga class. You can also enjoy golf courses, like the Dunes Golf and Beach Club. Kayak tours at Black River Outdoors, fishing from the 2nd Avenue Pier and jet skiing with Action

Water Sportz are other active outdoor options.

2. Relax and unwind If your wellness resolution is to unwind more in 2020, consider a Himalayan Salt Stone massage at the Cinzia Spa in Myrtle Beach, where hand-carved warm salt stones gently soothe away the accumulation of stress and tension, while bringing the body and spirit into balance. Or you can plan an entire day of spa treatments at Awakening Spa, including facials, wraps and aromatherapy, on your own or with a partner or friend. You can just relax and soak up the sun on one of many beautiful beaches, or while enjoying a sailboat charter or riverboat tour of the Intracoastal waterway. Your idea of relaxation might include bathing in beauty. If so, spend a day at Brookgreen Gardens to enjoy both the natural outdoor beauty as well as the sculptures. The area is home to dozens of art galleries for your perusal, as well as The Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum, which features southern artists in a


range of media. For those who find creative pursuits relaxing, the museum offers art classes.

3. Eat healthy While eating healthy on vacation can be challenging at times, focusing on fresh, ocean-to-table seafood offerings can be easy. In Myrtle Beach, visit Hook & Barrel restaurant to enjoy a fresh take on dining with distinctive seafood dishes and local produce in its ethereal, eco-friendly environment. You can't get any fresher than the wide selection of seafood at Wicked Tuna in Murrells Inlet, or try the inventive take on elevated Southern fare at the Rivertown Bistro in Conway. Destinations like Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, make it easy to stick to your wellness goals while on vacation, providing plenty of water sports activities along 60 miles of pristine coastline, with plenty of places to walk, bike and relax, plus endless, fresh seafood offerings available. For more information, check out visitmyrtlebeach.com.

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February Horoscope Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Happy birthday, Aquarius! It’s a powerful time for forgiveness. Releasing old wounds makes space in your heart for love, joy, and personal empowerment! Include yourself for falling short of your own expectations. Meditation is tough for you since your mind is so active. Try again from a new angle. Movement can help, like zen walking meditation, yoga, qigong, or even lying on the floor and allowing your body to move intuitively. Being grounded in your body soothes your mind and opens your intuition! Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Mercury retrogrades in your sign, but not to fear! It’s a great time to focus on creative visions for your future. What would you like to manifest? Also, meditate on relationships of all sorts and see how you could set up and maintain better boundaries. You’ll feel safer, and connections will flourish! Take risks and get involved with activities you find compelling. Reach out to interesting people and have fun! Aries (March 21 – April 19) You’re having a two-year high point in career! Pay attention to intuition since ingenious ideas can come to you. You’ll need to take a risk to solve problems or create new programs, but they’ll be amazingly effective! Meditation can be boring to you, but please try. That’s how your insights are strengthened. Examine unusual investments — they could really pan out. A new relationship can also start, and you’ll both have an uncanny set of connections and almost be able to read each other’s mind!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Spiritually, let go of all your ideas about “God” that keep you from surrendering to the flow of life. Forgive old concepts that cause shame and “dim your light.” Meditate and steep your mind and heart in a vision of love that nourishes you! Enlist trusted friends for support. Also plan a trip that sparks enthusiasm! In general, make time for things you love to do. Listen to favorite music. Contact

friends who make you laugh. Enjoyment resets your stress level and gets you in touch with your authentic self!

Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Meditation may not be your strong suit, but do attempt even five minutes a day to awaken your intuition. You’ll have insights about trust, intimacy, and even finances. You’ll see unconscious blocks that impede receiving. When you want, release them and create paths to fulfillment. Don’t jump to conclusions about leaving a job or a relationship. More information will be revealed now through March so you can make balanced choices from a place of clarity and empowerment. Cancer (June 21 – July 22) You can be starting a sexy and powerful relationship! You’ll have surprising things in common that are quite astounding. In general, do fun activities with friends and be open to new people. At work, you can get a bonus or raise! Spiritually, return to yoga or meditation practices that previously helped you feel secure and “in the flow.” Pay attention to your dreams or any other “signs” that come to you. Your soul is guiding you in various ways, so give subtle ideas your full attention. Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) This is an awesome career month! Keep using creative visualization not only to see your goals, but also feel their fruition!

You can get a creative, inspiring new job, or an unexpected raise or promotion. You can also have health breakthroughs. Insightful answers can come through meditation. You’ll find surprising healing with deep breathing or cleansing — or even from drinking more water (many issues come from chronic dehydration). You can also heal issues of betrayal that have kept your heart closed. Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Playing is spiritual and also healthy! Make an effort to have fun this month. Play sports. Dance. Be silly with kids or pets. You can also start dating someone very cool, or find renewed flirtation and sparks with your current partner! Refresh your spiritual life with new styles of meditation, inspirational books, or alternate forms of yoga. If people from the past want to come back into your life, hear them out, then take a few days of contemplation before deciding. Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Meditate on forgiving family of origin issues. You’ll have amazing insights that lead to breakthroughs of thought and action. You’ll have freedom to trust others more deeply, and better career situations will even result. Issues relating to sexuality shift almost “magically.” In fact, a new relationship that starts now can be very transformative and may become a life partnership. If already bonded, your intimacy on all levels deepens in ways you’ve never imagined possible! Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) You’ve been working hard to shift relationship patterns, especially when it comes to avoiding intimacy, or attracting unavailable people. Here’s the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for! Be fully upfront about your values and desires for bonding with anyone new. Trust your gut about red flags. In current partnership, you can create more open communication and expose yourself in ways that are scary but result in clarity and hope! In


general, be kind to yourself with healthier eating, stress breaks at work (even a few deep breaths in the restroom), or getting a regular massage. You are worth your own love! Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) You can have awesome job changes or opportunities! Since Mercury is retrograde, don’t jump at offers. Ponder things, ask important questions, and get clear answers. You can also have almost miraculous health changes. Be open to unlimited quantum possibilities. Tune into a new frequency in meditation and throughout the day. Really feel what it’s like to be in that state of wellness and peace. Connections with family and close people improve as you heal old miscommunications during this Mercury retrograde. Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Energetic Mars is in your sign through March. Take bold actions that match your values and passion. This is a once every two-year transit of empowerment, so enjoy! You can get a new job or start an exciting relationship. You can also set healthy boundaries with others. You’ll feel healthy and strong and find ways to keep that trend going! In meditation, dwell on your gifts and talents, and let go of picking on yourself about “all the things that are wrong with you”!!

Aluna Michaels is a second-generation astrologer. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than three decades. Her book “Spiritual Gifts of the 12 Astrological Signs” is now on Amazon in Kindle version and as an E -book on her website. Aluna is available for appointments in her home, by phone or Skype. Call (727) 239-7179 (no texting please), or text (248) 583-1663 or visit www.alunamichaels.com



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