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Natural Woman Heal

October 2012

Eliminate Stress

Get rid of stress for good

Skin 411 Sassy Water New ways to Detoxing

From Breast Cancer

Cultivating Sexual Energy Top 8 Natural Hair Do's

Natural Woman is dedicated to bringing the most resourceful, entertaining, and empowering news, that will help each and every woman awaken to her Goddess self. Natural Woman Staff AZIZAH NUBIA Editor-in-chief TAMMARAH OVERTON Chief of Beauty & Fashion

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Words from the Editor

This is a dream come true to be able to share and inspire women to become the best they can be. This magazine was created to awaken the sleeping goddess that has been dormant for some time now. It is time for her to rise from her slumber and take back her rightful place as the molding force for our culture. I promise that with every issue we will bring you truth and give you all the resources needed to make your life the best that life can be. Thank you for reading and many blessings to you all! Azizah Nubia ~ Editor- in- Chief


Sassy Water Sassy water was first introduced to the world through the Flat Belly Diet. The diet was designed to help lose the unwanted belly fat and there have been claims of 15lbs weight loss in 32 days. Sassy water is made up of cucumber, grated ginger, lemon and spearmint mix in a pitcher of distilled water. This refreshing drink not only taste refreshing but has a boat load of health benefits you all will love.

Cucumber ~Because of its high water content many health benefits of cucumber are physical, such as clear skin, reduction in under eye swelling and sunburn relief. But the water content in cucumbers is also responsible for helping rid your body of toxins that can make you sick. Ginger ~ginger has been used as an effective cure when it comes to common cough and cold. While ginger helps common illnesses, it’s positive effect on more serious health conditions can not be disregarded. For years, ginger has been known to provide relief when it comes to beating ovarian cancer.

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Raw Cuisine Mango & Avocado Salad

Spearmint is considered a good herb for weight loss, according to Nutrition Data. The spearmint leaves also add a pleasant flavor to the Sassy water. With powerful ingredients like that who wouldn't want to try Sassy Water after a week of drinking Sassy water with the appropriate diet, you will not only loose weight, you will also feel lighter, have clearer thoughts, you will experience less stress, and even fresher breath. With results like that Sassy Water makes for a excellent Detox cleanse.

Ingredients 2 Ripe Mangoes, peeled, pitted and chopped 1 Large Avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped 1 Tablespoon Lime Juiced 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Cilantro Leaves 1 Tablespoon Black Sesame Seeds Instructions: Hand mix all of the ingredients together and serve. 6

Living Green

Recycle Recycling saves energy and water, lowers pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, improves air and water quality, preserves landfill space and conserves natural resources. It doesn’t make sense to use paper, plastic, glass, aluminum, steel, and petroleum products once and then throw them away! We can benefit from the raw materials and energy that have already gone into their production. Recycling is cleaner and more energy-efficient than mining, refining, and processing new items from raw resources.

What can I recycle? Paper Cardboard Glass Plastic Metals


Grounding Nature's Cure Realigning and balancing your energy field can be done by simply spending a few minutes a day soaking your feet in the cool lush grass or walking barefoot through a sandy beach. Yes, this is a technique called "grounding" or "earthing" and it can be done in the comfort of your own backyard and most importantly its FREE. Grounding can bring major beneficial results to your life, by reducing inflammation in the body the number 1 cause of most dis-eases and it reduces the process of aging. Because of our abundance in water our human body is a good electrical conductor,

Grounding allows negatively charged free electrons from the Earth's surface to enter our body and destroy free radicals. Today humans are developing disease at a much faster rate then ever before, among the many things that contribute to poor health (i.e. drugs, chemicals, poor diet, lack of exercise), being bombarded with electromagnetic fields is by far the most pervasive. You see, we live in a world where our environment is dominated by a positive charge. If we combine this with our body’s inability to neutralize free radicals (because of not being properly grounded to the earth), we end up with accelerated aging, inflammation and subsequently, disease. As a consequence of being perpetually exposed to this type of environment, sever cellular (DNA)


deterioration/mutation develops. Seeing that we would treat acidosis with alkaline rich foods to neutralize acidity, it would only make sense that a similar offsetting mechanism be applied concerning our exposure to positive energies. In this case, getting connected to the earth would be the ideal practice. The physical benefits of grounding are phenomenal, but the spiritual benefits are remarkable too. Grounding on a daily basis allows you to be centered and it can remove the build up negative energy that causes, stress anxiety and worry. Removing negative energy from your energy field helps us to live in a more blissful state, something that should come natural to a Natural Woman, but due to our day to day schedules of being mothers, wives, and business women it is easy for a negative build up to cause a spiritual breakdown, but by simply grounding for 10 minutes a day we not only eliminate the negative energy we also continue to build a better relationship with ourselves and the universe. So remember the next time you want to release some tension, take a stroll in the grass and relax, your body will thank you for it.

Physical Benefits of Grounding include: Improvement or elimination of the symptoms of many inflammation-related disorders. ●Reduction or elimination of chronic pain better sleep and faster to sleep increased energy. ●Lowered stress, more calmness by cooling down the nervous system and stress hormones. ●Normalization of the body’s biological rhythms. ●Thinner blood, improved blood pressure and flow. ●Muscle tension and headache relief lessened hormonal and menstrual symptoms. ●Dramatically faster healing and reduction/prevention of bedsores reduction/elimination of jet lag. ● Protection against potentially healthdisturbing environmental electromagnetic fields (EMFs) ●Accelerated recovery from intense athletic activity. ●


Reflexology 101 Reflexology is the ancient art of foot massage which originated in Ancient Egyptians. It is believed that energy runs through the body in channels known as meridians and that massage of the feet stimulates these energy channels, promoting healing and relaxation. Every part of the foot corresponds to an area of the body, and massage of the feet stimulates the corresponding part of the body so that receiving a reflexology massage is regarded as the equivalent of a full body massage. Reflexology increase the flow of energy, increases the circulation and stimulate the digestive system. It is so effective at this that most people feel a need to pee after a session, and are nearly always thirsty, as toxins are eliminated from the body.

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Benefits of Reflexology‌ Stress Reduction When we are stressed our body's defenses break down and we become more susceptible to illness and disease. Reflexology reduces stress by generating deep tranquil relaxation, helping the body balance itself and allowing healing energy to flow. Improved Circulation Blood needs to flow freely throughout the body carrying oxygen and nutrients to all the cells and removing the waste products of metabolism and other toxins. By reducing stress and tension, reflexology allows the cardiovascular vessels to conduct the flow of blood naturally and easily. Stimulated Nerve Function By stimulating more than 7,000 nerves in the feet, reflexology encourages the opening and clearing of neural pathways. It interrupts pain pathways, reducing pain. Improved Immune System Reflexology stimulates the lymphatic system thus reducing risk of infection. It cleanses the body of toxins and impurities and also stimulates the production of endorphins, leading to an improved immune system and sense of well-being. Increased Energy Reflexology revitalizes energy throughout the body by relaxing and opening up energy pathways. 11

Azizah's Cupboard I love to cook, ever since I was a little girl cooking has been my passion. Through cooking I have learned a lot about herbs and spices from using them to make delicious flavors to using them to heal any health ailment. In Azizah's cupboard you will learn about all the benefits in certain herbs and spices and how you can incorporate them in your kitchen.

Benefits of Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower your bad cholesterol (or LDL). ●Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing the amount of insulin production in the body. ●Cinnamon has antifungal properties, and it's been said that candida cannot live in a cinnamon environment. ●Cinnamon can reduce the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells. ●Cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on the blood. ●Honey and Cinnamon combined has been found to relieve arthritis pain. ●When added to food, cinnamon inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative. ●Just smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory. ●Cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices. ●Cinnamon has been found to be an effective natural remedy for eliminating headaches and migraine relief. ●Cinnamon can also help stablize blood sugar (which is great for weight loss). A couple of dashes in your morning tea or cereal is all it takes. ●


HEAL Naturally with Breast Cancer Breast

Cancer has played

apart in many lives from grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts cousins or a close friend. We have been touched by this dis-ease in one-way or another. With this being breast cancer awareness month I want to shed light on the issue, to give you a holistic approach to healing from this dis-ease. According to v “About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. v In 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 54,010 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer”.

“You can Heal” According to the National Cancer Institute, “white, non-Hispanic women have the highest overall incidence rate for breast cancer among U.S. racial/ethnic groups, while Korean American women have the lowest rate. Among women ages 40-50, African American women have a higher incidence of breast cancer than white women. African American women also have the highest death rate from breast cancer; Chinese American women have the lowest death rate.

Just as any dis-ease breast cancer is a manifestation that we create. “ Western medicine treats dis-ease at a physical level, but as any other dis-ease breast cancer can be healed naturally by understanding the human energy system. On a metaphysical level breast cancer represents; “Not appreciating one’s nurturing side. Never wanting to nurture or not having the opportunity to nurture”.


In order to find the root to this disease you must first learn how the dis-ease manifested itself. The breast of a woman is one of the most nurturing places on earth, we give our babies their first foods from our breast. When someone is upset there is no better place to lay then on “mama” chest. Erykah Badu in her song “Ye-Yo” sang “if you wanna go to heaven lay up on my breast”, even our men can’t help but to find comfort from our breast. This is our center of love, and when this center has gone through a severe beating over the years, blocks do develop and if these are not addressed at a spiritual, mental, or emotional level the physical manifestation of this can be breast cancer. Lets look at the four layers to our being to see how this dis-ease can manifest into one’s life. Spiritual Level: Issues with the breasts, whether experienced by a man or a woman, indicate insecurity about our ability to provide for others or protect them, lack of loving/ nurturing self unconditionally.


left breast represents: Feeling

unloved, refusal to nourish oneself. Putting everyone else first. The right breast represents: Over protection, over bearing, difficulty in giving love. Energy moves through us constantly, through what are called energy centers or “chakras” Breast cancer is nothing more then a energetic block that stops the flow of energy to the “Heart chakra” The Heart Chakra represents - Safety trust, risktaking, and unconditional love for all, this chakra is also a “energy storage center” for women. When this center becomes blocked, many dis-eases can manifest such as; heart attacks, asthma, highblood pressure, hypoglycemia, and cancers. The color for this chakra is green or pink

Thought level: at this level the individual has a disruption in their attitude and understanding of love. They may want to give love with the hopes of gaining control of a person or situation and thus confusing love with manipulation, or they may be giving their love in the hopes of gaining recognition to boost damaged self esteem. You may consequently be a possessive and mistrustful person who lacks much compassion. Emotional Level: Due to the negative thoughts about love the individual will begin to generate emotions that make them feel the way they think. As we all know this is the perfect combination to attract experiences into your life that will cause the following scenarios: shaming, authoritarianism, volatile situations, domination of will, physical abuse, dangerous environment, fear of punishment, enmeshment, age inappropriate responsibilities, using money for love, lack of nurturing as a mother.


Note: since this a extra energy storage for women, if the woman has experienced a lot of heart break, she usually stores the fear of “getting hurt” in this center and this too will result in cancer. Since any emotion of fear creates cancer Physical Level: At this level the manifestation will present it self as Breast Cancer To heal from this you must go back to the root of the manifestation and that is loving and nurturing self unconditionally. Remember, “what is felt on the inside reflects what’s on the outside”- Azizah Nubia When we can’t love ourselves unconditionally, we cannot love any one conditionally. As soon as one can begin to love and nurture themselves unconditionally the healing process has begun. Ways to strengthen this chakra: Foods: ● Leafy Green Vegetable, (spinach, kale, dandelion greens ect. ● Air vegetables: Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery ● Liquids: Green tea ● Spices: basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley (Cancer is a sign that the body is too acidic, eating a lot of green foods will help alkaline the body restoring the natural balance in the body) Herbs ● Garlic ● Arugula herb ● Dill seeds herb ● Green Tea ● Red Clover (Red Clover has been used in America for over 100 years to treat and prevent cancer.)

DRINK PLENTY OF PURE SOFT WATER How much is plenty? It depends upon how much you weigh, you take your weight, divide it in half and that is how many ounces of water you need in a 24 hour period. Of course if you are working out in the hot sun and perspiring a lot you would need more. For example: you weigh 160 lbs. Half of that is 80 so you need 80 ounces, which would be 10 eight ounce glasses. The type of water we need to drink is soft water, that is water that has no minerals, as the minerals in water are inorganic and are harmful to our health. Where as the minerals in food are organic and our body needs this type of minerals. Two types of water that have no minerals are distilled water and reverse-osmosis water. Alkaline or Kangan water is great too! BARE FEET ON THE SOIL EVERY DAY everything on this earth has an electrical frequency, the earth, the seeds, the plants animals, and the human body. Cancer cells have a different electrical frequency than normal cells. Our bodies can easily get off the electrical frequency that they are supposed to be on. How can we get it back on track? Very simply, by standing or walking bare foot in the soil. Wearing shoes is not a natural thing, although we need to protect our feet, as shoes insulate our body from the earth so it would be good to spend at least 10 minutes a day outside barefoot in the soil.


EXERCISE OUT OF DOORS Brisk Walking is a good form of exercise, but not jogging, as the impact of jogging is harmful to all the joints of the body. Bicycling and swimming are two other good exercises. Exercising in a gym is not ideal as there is no fresh air, its like exercising in a dirty shoe. The best piece of exercise equipment one can use is a regular or mini trampoline. By jumping on a trampoline you are exercising every-one of the trillions of cells in your body. Use it from one to three times daily for a minimum of 3 minutes or longer each time. This exercise is especially good for anyone who has cancer of the lymphatic system. GET 7-8 HOURS SLEEP EVERY NIGHT The earlier you go to bed the better. Every hour of sleep before midnight is worth two hours, every hour after midnight is worth one.

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EMERALD, JADE, ROSE QUARTZ, AVENTURINE, AGATE, DIOPTASE Remember we have the power to heal ourselves if you or a loved one are suffering with this dis-ease and want to heal it naturally trust the power of your own being. Our body is a living healing instrument it can heal it self, but in order for that process to happen you must know thyself


The Sacred Kitchen Grilled Eggplant & Portobello Sandwich 4 servings

INGREDIENTS 1 small clove garlic, chopped 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound), sliced into 1/2-inch rounds 2 large or 3 medium portobello mushroom caps, gills removed (see Tip) Canola or olive oil cooking spray 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread, lightly grilled or toasted 2 cups arugula, or spinach, stemmed and chopped if large 1 large tomato, sliced

Active Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

PREPARATION Preheat grill to medium-high. Mash garlic into a paste on a cutting board with the back of a spoon. Combine with mayonnaise and lemon juice in a small bowl. Set aside. Coat both sides of eggplant rounds and mushroom caps with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Grill the vegetables, turning once, until tender and browned on both sides: 2 to 3 minutes per side for eggplant, 3 to 4 minutes for mushrooms. When cool enough to handle, slice the mushrooms. Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons of the garlic mayonnaise on each piece of bread. Layer the eggplant, mushrooms, arugula (or spinach) and tomato slices onto 4 slices of bread and top with the remaining bread.

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Great Reads Dr. Jeff Menzise reflects his thoughts on The Mis-Education of a Negro by Dr. Cater G. Woodson in his latest book Dumbin' Down: Reflections on the MisEducation of the Negro. With this latest book Menzise revisited what Dr. Woodson said in 1933 and connects the dots from then to now on the insidious nature of white supremacy's poisonous influence on the education of African Americans. Dumbin' Down not only presents Menzise's deep knowledge of Woodson's prophetic work on educating African people, but he also gives detailed ways to apply them to today and provide practical ways of implementing them in the classroom and beyond. Dumbin' Down is must read for every African American who is ready to liberate themselves from the genetically engineered way of African American lifestyle and become empowered by the truth of the contributions of our Ancestors to the advancement of society today. So they to, can become the highest expression that they can be. To learn more on Dr. Jeff Mensize or to purchase the book please visit


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Sexual energy can have a significant impact on your health, wealth and success, when it's harnessed and transmuted. Very few women are taught how to do this and they either suppress their sexual energy or release it through orgasm. In our culture we tend to separate sex ans spirituality , but sex and spiritual energy are one in the same. Cultivating sexual energy is a spiritual act which can bring us closer to God or the Creator, regardless of what your beliefs are. We were given the power to generate sexual energy not for us to suppress or over indulge in it, but to understand how it can be sacred in our lives. By learning how to harness and use your sexual energy, you can transform any area in your life from Bringing in more money ●Weight loss ●More Success ● Improve your health ●


Learn how to harness your sexual energy in just a few steps 1. First find a quiet place where you will be undisturbed. You can practice alone or with a partner, sitting or lying down.

2. Sex starts in the mind, so close your eyes and allow your sexual imagination run away with you. Allow yourself to drift down into any thoughts, sounds or images that start to stimulate your senses. Notice where in your body you can feel any changes as sensual energy begins to grow inside you.

3. Start to slowly stimulate yourself or have a partner do it. Gently sweep your arms, your breasts and your belly with the tips of your fingers, dancing across your skin, tantalizing you before moving onto the genitals. Remember, this isn’t a race to the finish line. Your goal is not to achieve orgasm, but to utilize this magical energy to heal, inspire and excite you

5. At this point, simply place your tongue to the roof of your mouth and inhale deeply into your stomach, focusing on a spot 2 inches below the navel. As you exhale, focus on the crown, at the top of your head. Repeat this breath combination for a total of 4 breaths.

4. As you find yourself growing more and more excited, continue until you reach the peak of your orgasm, but before you do‌ Stop. I know, it may be hard at first if you’re first learning about orgasm control whether you are male or female, but as your body gets used to it, you will discover the hidden benefits behind it.

6. On the final exhale, slowly open your eyes and allow that energy to spread into your heart…filling your entire body to overflowing with sensual energy.

7. Repeat the process 3 times (or more if you can), keeping in mind that the energy will multiply itself the more you practice. You can also spread it out throughout the day or several days, or prior to lovemaking and orgasm.


nd now…Take a tour of your body. Notice sensations and any new vibrations where

there weren’t any before. Some people experience a buzzing or tingling feeling in their bodies. This is your sexual energy, through you. As you continue practicing this exercise daily or even weekly, you might notice changes, such as a more youthful appearance and a lasting “after sex glow”. There may also be changes in your mood as frustration from repressed sexual energy begins to melt away, leaving you feeling happier, calmer and more open to love allowing you to be free to create as you please.


Skin Care 411 Our skin is the largest organ on our bodies and the first line of defense from foreign invaders .We want to protect our skin at all cost, but there may be one thing that may slip through our fingers when come to our skin care. We are all familiar with skin care products soaps lotions and bubble bath, but did you know that these products may contain ingredients that are highly toxic to your body Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and its close relative are commonly used in many soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes and other products that we expect to "foam up". Soaps and shampoos containing sodium laureth sulfate can lead to direct damage to the hair follicle, skin damage, permanent eye damage in children and even liver toxicity. Yes that’s right, many of the top named products we find in stores and use contain this chemical. So why is a dangerous chemical like sodium laureth sulfate used in our soaps and shampoos? The answer is simple - it is cheap. The sodium laureth sulfate found in our soaps is exactly the same as you would find in a car wash or even a garage, where it is used to degrease car engines.

In the same way as it dissolves the grease on car engines, SLES also dissolves the oils on your skin, which can cause a drying effect. It is also well documented that it denatures skin proteins, which causes not only irritation, but also allows environmental contaminants easier access to the lower, sensitive layers of the skin. This is why a new born baby skin dries out and peel off a few day after birth because popular baby soaps and lotions contain Sodium laureth Sodium laureth sulfate is also absorbed into the body from skin application. Once it has been absorbed, one of the main effects of SLS is to mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen. This has many health implications and may be responsible for a variety of health problems from PMS and Menopausal symptoms to dropping male fertility and increasing female cancers such as breast cancer, where estrogen levels are known to be involved. The use of sodium laureth sulfate in children's products is particularly worrying. It is known that, whether it gets in the eyes or not, skin application DOES lead to measurable concentrations in the eyes of children. This is known to affect eye development, and the damage caused in this manner is irreversible. If you have children DO NOT USE products containing sodium laureth sulfate or SLS - they will thank you for it one day.

Do not believe that just because a product is labeled as "natural" it is free from SLS or sodium laureth sulfate. Most common brands of "Natural" or "Herbal" shampoos and cleansers still use these harmful chemicals as their main active ingredient - check your labels! That is not to say that you can't get sodium laureth sulfate-free shampoos, soaps, detergents and toothpastes. Some highly reputable companies have been producing such products for years. These products not only contains no sodium laureth sulfate, they are also free of other harmful chemical colorings, preservatives and even flavourings. So remember READ your labels and if i can't go in your mouth it doesn't belong on your skin. Products commonly found to contains SLS or Sodium Laureth Sulfate Soaps Shampoos Conditioners Bubble-baths Tooth paste Washing-up liquid / dish soap Laundry detergent Childrens soaps / shampoos Stain Remover Carpet Cleaner Fabric glue Body wash Shave cream Mascara Mouthwash Skin cleanser Moisture lotion / Moisturiser Sun Cream

Eliminate Stress for Good

Emotional Stress is the number 1 cause of

dis-ease in our society. We stress about everything from how we look, to paying bills, even in our relationships. Emotional Stress is not good, it taxes our nervous system causing us to be snap on our babies and be hard on our men. It makes our life unhappy, living a stress free life should be every woman's aim if they wish to live a blissful extraordinary life experience. And the truth is, we control what cause us stress and many times the stress we experience is self induced. Yes that's right we cause our own stress, by the constant chitter chatter of our mind internalizing experiences and replaying it over and over again. So what is stress and how can we begin to reduce the amount of stress we encounter on a daily basis?

Stress is a normal bodily response, but if the energy from stress is not channeled into the right place stress can be comes deadly. There are 2 types of stress we humans experience and that is physical stress and emotional stress. Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed by something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood. These chemicals give people more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if their stress is caused by physical danger. But this can also be a bad thing, if their stress is in response to something emotional and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength.


Many different things can cause

stress -- from physical (such as fear of something dangerous) to emotional (such as worry over your family or job.) Identifying what may be causing you stress is often the first step in learning how to better deal with your stress. Some of the most common sources of stress are: Survival Stress - You may have heard the phrase "fight or flight" before. This is a common response to danger in all people and animals. When you are afraid that someone or something may physically hurt you, your body naturally responds with a burst of energy so that you will be better able to survive the dangerous situation (fight) or escape it all together (flight). This is survival stress. Emotional Stress - Have you ever caught yourself worrying about things you can do nothing about or worrying for no reason at all? This is internal stress and it is one of the most important kinds of stress to understand and manage. Internal stress is when people make themselves stressed. This often happens when we worry about things we can't control or put ourselves in situations we know will cause us stress. Some people become addicted to the kind of hurried, tense, lifestyle that results from being under stress. They even look for stressful situations and feel stress about things that aren't stressful.

Environmental Stress - This is a response to things around you that cause stress, such as noise, crowding, and pressure from work or family. Identifying these environmental stresses and learning to avoid them or deal with them will help lower your stress level. Fatigue and Overwork - This kind of stress builds up over a long time and can take a hard toll on your body. It can be caused by working too much or too hard at your job(s), school, or home. It can also be caused by not knowing how to manage your time well or how to take time out for rest and relaxation.



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hardest kinds of stress to avoid because many people feel this is out of their control. Later in this course we will show you that you DO have options and offer some useful tips for dealing with fatigue Stress can be the number 1 cause behind your health issues, and by eliminating stress from your life, your health can be restored. When we are stressful our thoughts are not clear, we fill confused, our insight becomes muddled, our organs become over worked, our bodies shut down. We are in control of our life's bliss we cannot play victim, we are the creators of our realities and now is the time to take back control and begin to experience our inner most desires. We do not need to stress lets start looking at life from a whole new perspective. Lets look at life as unlimited possibilities that can be experienced, not a life full of worry, anxiety, fear. and regret life is much more than that.

Letting Go! There are two part to emotional stress and that is: Anxiety =Fear the future and Depression= regretting the past In order to understand what causes your stress, take some time to become aware of how you are feeling during the day, watch your thoughts. Are you thinking about something from your past, and how you could have done things differently? Or are you worrying about whats going to happen in the future. You may be doing a combination of both, it all stress. Once you become aware of your patterns you can begin to change you point of focus. Think about something different, some thing that makes you feel good, it may take a while to get to that place of peace but trust you will get there. If you have difficulty in the skill of refocusing your train of thought you may have hard wiring in your brain that has you locked into negative behavior in which case you would have to reboot. Yes "reboot" are minds are like computers whatever we program into ourselves we create. if this is the case there are many options in helping you .

8 Ways to kick the Stress 1. Detoxing & Cleansing we are exposed to many toxins from our food, cleaning supplies, television and music programming, chemicals in beauty and hair products, water, even the air we breathe. Our bodies has the power to fight toxins off but due to our over exposure to toxins we overwork our bodies and they eventually give out. Toxins cause us to have negative feelings and thought we are even addicted to them. Detoxing and cleansing with natural herbs will help your body remove toxins from your helping your body to restore balance allowing higher vibratory thought and feeling. You may even have to detox from your environment and relationships toxic people and places are harmful too.

3. Changes in environment If your current location is giving you stress maybe a change in scenery can life your moods. Now I know we can;t all move out on the beach with the warm sand and cool waves, but even if you cannot relocate you can make you home/temple the paradise you've always wanted. Gardening, buying plants, and fountains can help raise the vibration of your surroundings

2. Change in Diet let's face it changing the way that we eat not only helps us shed those unwanted pounds they also help us feel great. By changing your diet to eating more fresh live fruits, vegetables, whole gains, nuts, and fresh pure water, you will not only see the benefit, but be able to feel it too.

4. Change in relationships People can be toxic too, look at your core group of people what do they represent is it a bunch of negativity, or do the bring peace and joy. You are who you hang with, if you are staring to notice that you need a change of friends don't sweat it, just do you . Start changing yourself and your friends will either change with you are leave you.

5. Energy Clearing There are many types of energy clearing practices from reiki, chakra balancing, even feung shui for your home. Sometimes we may have to move out negativity from a energetic level if your physical changes are not working. If this is the case energy clearing works wonders it will even help you get to the core of where the negativity is coming from

7. Hypnosis is not a bizarre as television tries to make it seems, it is actually very beneficial and shows remarkable results. You can make an appointment to see a certified hypnosis are to hypnosis at home by purchasing hypnosis tracks or books.

6. Spiritual Guidance when our attempts to clear energy from a physical and emotional levels becomes difficult spiritual guidance may be necessary to get to the root of the problem. There are various types of spiritual guidance available from counseling, tarot, physics, angels, life coaches ect. Make the best decisions for you whatever path feels right to you go with that.

8. Meditation is something that should be practiced by everyone. Meditation helps us to quiet our mind to be able to focus and manifest our inner desires. Meditation helps us build up our skill of focusing and when practices daily the results are remarkable

It takes about a month or so to reprogram yourself if you stay disciplined to one of the regimen above. The effects of eliminating stress are wonderful, you have more patience, you feel happy, you have clarity you begin to see life out of new set of eyes. Take your life back and begin to live a life of bliss!

Natural Woman Magazine  
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Natural Woman Magazine October 2012