I recently watched a show called “The Game Changers”.
I watched it on Netflix and I would say that it motivated me enough to become a Vegan for a while… I’m not claiming to be a Vegan forever but I’m trying to do it as long as I can to see if I can help clean out my blood vessels from all of my life’s indiscretions. Okay so I have been doing it for two months now and I would say after week one or two the annoying pain in my lower back from wear and tear stopped being there. I can only a attribute this to my Diet. And it may just be lack of certain foods that are known to be the cause of inflammation… Like white flour and sugar. Eating healthy foods like beans and whole grains and Fruits and veggies in any way you want is the focus of Vegan… So, being a vegan means eating no animal products, which includes eggs, milk, cheese and meat of course.
It does sound tough to do… but there are many products that can help you with this. When I decided to become Vegan… the hardest part for me was replacing Cheese. I would have to say that I found a product that I really like and highly recommend.
“Miyoko’s, this is company you should know if you want to be a Happy Vegan.
Almost famous quote, SensuousLifeCoach.com
Anyway, I love their Cream Cheese and their Mozzarella Cheese and it helps me make things I love to make that include cheese. That helped me a lot with being a Vegan. Their Vegan cheeses are made with cashew cream, fermented with live cultures. Read their website if you’re interested there very cool company run by an interesting woman! Miyokos.com
I encourage you to try this if you want to make some improvement in your life. I think anything you can do to reduce inflammation is helpful to your overall quality of life!
If you decide that you want to try to be a Vegan… Try to do this for two weeks and see if you feel more energetic… I think that this is a good test for this particular idea. I really do think being a Vegan will have a healthy effect on you… and you could see results that you’re surprised to see. In the next few blogs I’m going to talk about things I’ve done to make it easier to be a Vegan. It’s hard to be a vegan in our eating out world. But there are a few things you can do…Also I will be adding recipes and the next few blogs so follow me if you want to see them… Or check in from time to time.
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Sleeping Naked can make you more Sexy, Sensuous, and Healthy in several ways. Here are a few of the reasons to peel off your clothes every night before you go to bed.
~ Your Skin . . . Your skin will benefit by being exposed to fresh air all night. Since you will be unencumbered by clothing, you will be able to feel the sheets moving over your skin, and this improves your body awareness. As you relax, and get ready to fall asleep, you can give yourself a massage by just running your hands along the curves of your body. Explain to your Lover that you are doing a Sensuous Exercise, and becoming more in touch with your skin. If your skin feels dry, just pull back the covers, and start applying Massage Oil to your dry skin. Massage Oil should always be within arm’s reach while you are in bed, in case someone needs an emergency massage. Close your eyes, and pay attention to how your skin feels as your apply the massage oil. Imagine that a Sensuous Massage Guy is oiling up your body. . . . You may find that your Lover will enjoy watching you, and may decide to join in.
~ Your Sensuous Hormones . . . Melatonin and Growth Hormones . . . One of the most important things to remember when you sleep is to “Be Cool” . . . Sleeping in a dark room is essential for increasing your Sensuous Hormones. Darkness helps your body release Melatonin, which in turn helps your body cool down while you sleep. This is important because . . . keeping your body cool promotes the release of Growth Hormones, which regenerate the body while you sleep. According to Natasha Turner (author of the best-selling book, “The Hormone Diet”), “As your body temperature drops, Growth Hormones are released, and work their regenerative magic.” The release of these hormones keeps your skin and hair looking healthy, sensuous, and sexy.
~ Fat-Burning Hormones . . . By keeping your body cool while you sleep, you are also helping your body release Fat-Burning Hormones. When your body is cool, you sleep deeper, which in turn decreases your Cortisol level, and increases your Appetite Controlling Hormones.
~ Oxytocin . . . Another great reason to Sleep Naked is skin-to-skin contact. Skin-to-skin contact with your Lover increases Oxytocin, the feel-good hormone. Oxytocin is involved in fighting the harmful effects of cortisol, reduces blood pressure, and increases sexual response and orgasm.
~ Your Vagina . . . Sleeping naked lets your private parts breathe. Okay, so your vagina won’t really be taking deep breaths, but good air flow improves it’s health and well-being.
~ Your Lover . . . Most men love the idea of having a naked woman in their bed. If you usually go to bed in some kind of clothing . . . it will be a fun surprise for your Lover. When you decide to Sleep Naked . . . sneak into bed without his knowing what you have planned. I’m sure that you will enjoy his response to discovering a naked woman in his bed. You may find that you spend all night long increasing your Oxytocin.
“The key to Your Sensuous Self is your “Creative Imagination”. If you maintain a strong connection to your Creative Imagination… You will always be a Sensuous Woman”…” Peggy Durham
Sensuous Life Coach
I was writing a Creative Imagination exercise for my “Be Your Own Sensuous Life Coach” Meetup next week when my lover brought me breakfast out in my garden. I had just imagined something just like that 🙂
Create your own personal Everything Shake ! Drinking one of these shakes everyday will help you in a variety of ways. This is a great alternative especially when you are too busy to fix breakfast. I feel like it keeps my body humming smoothly, reduces food cravings and keeps my weight down without really trying. Also, having a high protein breakfast gets my metabolism fired up for the day… And, no matter what else I do that day I feel like I’ve improved my nutrition for the day if I start my day with an Everything Shake. It’s always one of the things listed on my Fridge Checklist! Your Shake can be made in a variety of ways depending on your preferences. You can choose a protein powder that is either vegan protein or whey. Currently my favorite protein powder is Arbonne’s Vegan Protein Powder* made with rice, cranberry and pea protein. It contains 20 grams of protein, 20 vitamins and minerals, has a low glycemic index and is gluten free. To find a Protein Powder that meets your needs, just read the labels. I always prefer stevia as the sweetener. Do not use juice in your shake as the main liquid. It’s just too high in sugar.
Peggy’s Favorite “Everything Shake”
Combine 1 – 2 scoops of Arbonne Protein Shake Mix in blender with 1 1/2 cups soy, almond or skim milk (calcium), 1/4- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (antioxidants), 1/2 Tbsp Flaxseed Oil (anti inflammatory), 1/2 -1 tsp psyllium seed fiber (regulates digestive system) and a few ice cubes. I also add a probiotic to improve my immune function. The best probiotic is bacillus coagulans found in Arbonne’s Digestion Plus or in a product called Digestive Advantage. Create a shake that you love by using your favorite fruit and if you like you can add a few spinach leaves for additional nutrition. Have fun and use your imagination to create your own personal “Everything Shake” with all of your personal favorites . Add it to your Fridge Checklist to help you improve your Health and Well Being every day! And that is vital to becoming a Sensuous woman.
Arbonne Shake mix can be found at HealthandWellnessLifeCoach.MyArbonne.com
I have always created lists on paper of things that I want to accomplish. Of course, I make these lists so that I will work on my goals and reach them… And then, sometime later, when I find the lists, I discover that I have worked on some of the items, but not all of them. I am not perfect and at times not very organized when it comes to reaching some of my goals. 😉 This is especially true of things that I want to do everyday to make me a Sexy, Sensuous, Healthy Woman. That is why I started my “Fridge Checklist”. A Fridge Checklist works really well…as long as I remember to put a new one up on your Fridge every week.
This is how it works… Create a list of the things that you want to focus on in your Journey toward becoming a Sexy, Sensuous, Healthy Person. Begin with at least three goals. Imagine the things that you would do every day (if you had unlimited time and energy) that would help you become the Sensuous, Sexy, Healthy Person you always wanted to be. Make sure that your list includes goals for all three categories – Sensuous, Sexy, and Healthy. Put these goals into a weekly chart, with goals down one side, and the days of the week across the top. Then draw lines to make boxes. Make your own list that reflects what is important to you. Start slowly, with just three goals . . . adding more as you go. Put the list on your Fridge. Seeing the list on your Fridge will help remind you to do these things every day, and that will help you reach your long-term goals. Make a check mark each time you finish a goal. Each check mark that you add to the checklist will get you closer to becoming the Sensuous, Sexy, Healthy Person that you want to be. You don’t have to be perfect. Just try to get as many checks as you can each week. You will feel good when you look at all of the checks and know that you becoming “The Person you Want to be” more and more each day. You can add any kind of goal on your Fridge Checklist. I sometimes put long term life goals on this list as a way to remind myself of them on a daily basis.
Here are a few examples of things to put on your Fridge Checklist… Eat lots of Fruit and Veggies … Walk, Swim, Run, or Ride a Bike 30 min… Have Sex, or Think, Read, or Write about it… Spend time in Nature, Breathe, or do Yoga. The possibilities are endless! Motivate Yourself with “Fridge Checklist”.
When you are having fun… make noise! I’m thinking of Sex and Massage as I write this because for most people noise is a natural part of expressing Sensuous and Sexual activites. The next time that you are having Sex or getting a Massage be sure to take deep breaths and let Sound happen. You may notice that you find yourself trying to control the sound or judge it. This reduces your connection to your Sensuous Self. So… Stop controlling…stop judging… Instead just feel what is going on and let the sound come out as nature intended… Ask your Lover or Massage Person how they feel about someone being noisy or loud. In most cases I’m sure you will find that being noisy is good and preferred. It lets the other person know what you like, and what you don’t like. Feedback In the form of unsensored expression of sound is an excellent way to ask for what you want and need without saying a word. A person really enjoying themself makes Noise. I also find myself being Noisy when I eat a Sensuous meal. Some meals are just Orgasmic. If you don’t know what I mean… you will when you read my book or a future blog! There are many pleasurable activities that just make you want to let sound out. After a cold swim in a pool or a day of skiing , a hot shower can make you want to moan…so do it. Start to become aware when you censor yourself as it relates to sound. Of course there are some occasions when you do need to hold back… and that’s understandable. But for the most part it’s important to let sound out of your body. The vibrations of Sound can be very energizing and healing. So be Noisy whenever you can.
Singing is also a wonderful way to be Noisy. Sing everyday. My Lover walks around the house making up songs. If you have that talent…use it. If you are shy like me, about singing, do it in the shower, in your car, at home with the stereo playing loudly… or with friends if you are feeling brave.
If singing is not your thing, you could try Chanting. Chanting is amazing with a large group of people or just by yourself. OM is the sound that the Universe vibrates to… So chant it at least 3 times or as often as you wish. To chant OM take a deep breath and and say Ohhhhhh for most of the breath and them Mmmmm for the ending. The deeper you breathe, the longer you can stretch it out. Breathe deeply again and repeat Ohhhhhh then Mmmmmm. Do this as long as you like and remember that you are vibrating to the sound of the Universe. This is very calming and even more mystical when done with a group of people. You can feel the vibration in the air that surrounds you. The next time you are with a group of friends ask them if they’d like to try to chant the sound the Universe vibrates to… Ok they may think that you are wierd but it is an easy way to see who needs help being Noisy or getting in touch with their Sensuous Self. 😉 You could also share this concept with them and help them get healthier by freeing the Noise that may be stuck inside of them.
To improve your connection to your Sensuous Self, use Sound to connect to your world whenever possible. And whenever you feel disconnected from the Universe take a deep breath and Ommmmm.
Until next time,
Get in touch with your Inner Wisdom and Sensuous Self