Sensuous Guilt Free Dessert!

So last night I wanted to make a dessert that was guilt-free so I took some plain Greek yogurt and added some stevia extract and Young Living Orange Essential Oil to make it sweet put it in a bowl and added fresh blueberries and dried cranberries, in the few nuts and some dark chocolate. When I was eating it I felt like I was having berries and Orange  whipped cream and chocolate which was very Sensuous! Orange essential oils is also great for the hormones you need to Google it.
If you want to buy the best orange essential oils its Young Living go to youngliving.com and use my ID number for sponsor and enroller ID 305-6729. You can also email me with questions Peggy@SensuousLifeCoach.com

Palo Santo and Nutmeg Sensuous Essential Oils for supporting Healthy Joints.

Palo Santo and Nutmeg

Sensuous Essential Oils for supporting Healthy Joints.

Living life Passionately is what it’s all about… and taking care of our bodies is the key to a Long and happy Life. In my quest to keep my body Happy,Healthy and Sensuous I rely on many things. And when I find something amazing I feel compelled to let you all know about it.  I love to share my latest discoveries to help each one of you feel more Vibrant, Sexy and Sensuous every day!

One of the things that I learned later in life is that our joints are very important to being able to do everything we want to do… and they really need all the support they can get. One of the ways I support healthy joint function is with Essential Oils. Studying Essential Oils and experimenting with them is my latest Passion. So on that note… I want to share some information about my new favorite Essential Oils, Palo Santo and Nutmeg.

I cannot tell you that Essential Oils will cure anything and I suggest that you do your own research to decide what is best for you. But…I have been reading an interesting Book called “Essential Oils Pocket Reference” by Life Science and here are a few interesting things that I read.

 I find this information fascinating. I use Palo Santo and Nutmeg and love both of them. I believe that they support healthy joint function which is very important for me.

From the Book “Essential Oils Pocket Reference” by Life Science

Palo Santo:  “Palo Santo comes from the same botanical family as Frankincense, Palo Santo is known as a spiritual oil, with a deep rooted tradition in which it was used by the Incas to purify and cleanse the air of negative energies and for good luck. It is used in South America to repel mosquitos…”

“Uses: Inflammation, Regrowth of knee cartilage, joints, rheumatism, gout, respiratory problems, reduces airborne contaminants when diffused.”

If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Should not be used for children under 18 months old.

 

Nutmeg: “Nutmeg a source of myristicin, has been researched for it’s anti-inflammatory effects in several studies. It works by inhibiting pro-inflammatory prostaglandins when taken internally or applied topically”.

“Uses: Rheumatism/arthritis, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, hepatitis, ulcers, digestive disorders, antiparasitic, nerve pain, fatigue/exhaustion, neuropathy”.

I also use a Rollerball that is made with 10-15 drops each of Frankincense, Peppermint and Copiaba which are in the Premium Starter Kit

 

The Premium Starter  Kit is $160 and includes a cool diffuser  and 11 oils …and then you get 24% off all Young Living orders…forever. . YoungLiving.com  And if you don’t know anyone who sells Young Living Oils use my Sponsor/Enroller ID# 3056729

Peggy Durham

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You are the Architect of Your Life !

You can Improve every part of your Life  with your Thoughts! Or  you can destroy your Life with your thoughts. It’s important to remember that you have the power to create the Physical and Emotional Health that you desire by paying attention to your Thoughts. Your Thoughts are very powerful! I have always believed that you can change your Life by becoming aware of your thoughts, embracing Positive Thoughts and letting go of the Negative ones. And although it is true that you can’t control everything that happens to you, you can control your reaction to it. And that has an impact on your Health and Well Being.

Recently I have been reading a Book by Dr Caroline Leaf called “Switch on your Brain” and I wanted to share with you some of the information that I thought was fascinating.
The Book refers to the Mind Body Connection and how our thoughts directly affect our Physical Well Being.

~ Research shows that 75-98% of mental , physical and behavioral health comes from one’s thought life.
~ DNA actually changes shape according to our thoughts.
~ Research* shows that thinking and feeling anger, fear and frustration caused DNA to change shape.
~ Due to our thoughts and feelings the DNA responded by tightening up and becoming shorter, and switching off DNA codes which reduced the Quality of Expression.

“Quality of Expression” means how well our DNA does what it’s supposed to do and relates to which genes are turned on and off and how they well they work. All of that, in part, depends on our thoughts…   So when we say we feel shut down by Negative Emotions it kind of makes sense.
~ Negative Thoughts lead to Stress which affects the Body’s ability to Heal itself.
~ This can all be reversed by Positive Thoughts of Love, Joy and Gratitude.Becoming aware of our Negative Thoughts is the first step.  When you become aware of a Negative Thought, ask yourself if you can let go of it or reframe it. Sometimes looking for the Positive in any situation helps. Remembering things that you cause you to feel gratitude can also help you change that Negative pattern of thinking.  It’s very important to notice when you are engaging in Negative Self Talk or holding onto Negative feelings.  Just tell yourself to “Stop” and think of something that makes you happy or engage in Positive Self Talk…whether you believe it 100% or not. Positive Self Talk can be something simple  like thinking ” Everything is OK, everything is Fine.”  or  ” I am thankful for all of my Blessings.”  Positive Self Talk is very Powerful! And remember that giving Negative Energy to any situation, never helps and it can make you sick in both Mind and Body.

This also relates to messages that we give to ourselves… like…” I’m not very Sensuous.” Thinking of yourself as a Sensuous Person is all it takes to begin  to change that mindset…

For other Sensuous Thoughts and Daily Sensuous Activities… refer to my Book ” Be Your Own Sensuous Life Coach” available from Amazon.com

And remember …  you are the Architect of your Life !

PeggyDurham
Peggy@SensuousLifeCoach.com

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* Institute of Heart Math

Create A Sensuous Bedtime Routine!

img_20160205_233906004.jpgA good nights sleep is essential to being a Sensuous Woman… And for many of us Sleeping can be a challenge at times. For others it can become a Lifelong pursuit to have a great night’s sleep…

In my Book, “Be Your Own Sensuous Life Coach” you will find a page called “Sleep and the Sensuous Woman”  which will give you lots of suggestions of how to get better sleep.  I also shared that page approximately one year ago in this Blog… You can scroll down and find it if you want!

As we all know, sleep can be disrupted for so many reasons it would be impossible to list all of them here. But whatever the reason that you have trouble sleeping, there is one thing that you can absolutely do about it… Create A Sensuous Bedtime Routine!

Sensuous Bedtime Routines

A Sensuous Bedtime Routine can include just about anything that you want to do every night before you go to bed. Being consistent with a Bedtime Routine often helps us sleep more deeply.

A Sensuous Bath

Sensuous Essential Oils can be a great addition to any Sensuous Bedtime Routine. As often as possible I like to take a Bath with Essential Oils.  I use only Young Living Essential Oils due to .their “Seed to Seal” Promise.*

So I gather my favorite Essential Oils and choose one or two. I often grab a cup of Epsom Salts and a sprinkle of Sea Salt.  Then I use 3 -8 drops of my favorite oil or sometimes I pick 2 oils. I drop the oils onto the Epsom Salts and mix them up. Sometimes I just put the mixture into an old Jelly jar and shake. Then, in they go, into my hot bath. The scent from the oils in the hot water is very relaxing. Be sure to inhale deeply. Slow deep breathing also gets you ready for bed.

Lavender * is classic and well known for it’s sleep inducing properties. It’s also wonderful mixed with Cedarwood for a lovely night’s sleep. Be sure to use Young Living Lavender grown on their pristine Farms.

Joy** is a very Sensuous Young Living Blend that tends to bring a feeling of relaxation and romance. It includes Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Bergamot and more. And it smells wonderful.

Stress Away ** is yet another Young Living Blend that has always been one of my favorites. It is relaxing any time of day and especially calming in a hot bath. It smells yummy and contains Vanilla, Lime, Cedarwood, Lavender and more.

After my Sensuous Bath I rinse off my face and pat it dry. I put a drop or two of Frankincense* in the palm of my hand and then rub the palms of my hands together and Press my hands onto my face very gently. After that, I cup my hands over my nose and inhale deeply.

I also have a small spray bottle of Lavender or Stress Away mixed with water that I use to  spray on my pillow. I make my spray with a few drops of oil and filtered or spring water.

Then I put some oil on my feet. In the winter I use Thieves to boost my immunity, or Stress Away or Lavender. Sometimes I put socks on to keep my tootsies warm.

And if I’m having a really restless night I put my diffuser on with Lavender and Orange or Cedarwood.

With this sort of routine you are pretty much guaranteed a Sensuous Night’s Sleep !  It’s fun to Create your own unique Sensuous Bedtime Routine.

Sweet Dreams Sensuous Women!

Until Next time,

Peggy Durham

 

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 ** Young Living Exclusive Blend

*They monitor the plants that go into their oils from Picking the Seeds to Distilling the oils and bottling them. They’re Organic and Sustainable. And the oils are so pure that you can ingest them.  They even have a Dietary Line called ‘Vitality”

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My 1st You Tube Video “Keeping your Knees Healthy”

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My first You Tube Video is called “Keeping your Knees Healthy”. Please watch it and give me a thumbs up…if you like it. It’s me doing my favorite knee exercises to keep my knees strong.
Please share with anyone who has knee issues.
“Keeping your Knees Healthy” with Sensuous Life Coach Peggy

Thanks,
Peggy Durham
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Happy New Year 2016

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Wishing all of you a Happy, Healthy, Sensuous New Year filled with Joy!

Peggy

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Have a Happy, Healthy, Sensuous Heart! Magical Magnesium

 I have had high blood pressure, aka “Hypertension,“ on and off since I was 20 years old. After lots of investigation, it was determined there was no medical reason for the issue, and that it was most likely due to Stress.

So, one of my goals in Life has always been . . . to learn how to cope with Stress in a Healthy Way, and to do it as often as possible. I’m sure that this is something that has shaped my Life. Tension seems to be something I’ve been trying to figure out for years, and many of the things that I have tried have worked well. I started transcendental meditation back then, and my Blood Pressure was managed extremely well.  But that’s another story. . . .  There are many other things that I do . . . that relate to trying to be Less Tense or More Peaceful, like Yoga, Eating Healthy Food, Expressing Feelings, etc.  And, I sometimes remember that worrying about it has the opposite effect.  Yin and Yang . . . it’s all about Balance.

“Balance in Everything is the Key.” Almost Famous Quote

                     Peggy Durham ~ Sensuous Life Coach

Most recently, I have been having some heart palpitations or PVC’s (Premature Ventricular Contractions).   My cardiologist says that they are common, and usually do not cause any problem.  And, if you have heart palpitations, you should definitely see a doctor about them first.  Then what?  I figured that there might be something I could do to make them go away.  Of course, I had to read everything I could find on the “whys” and the possible solutions.  So, what I have learned so far is that you need to check your Lifestyle, and look for triggers for the PVC’s. There are several possible causes which include caffeine, alcohol, exercise, high blood pressure, anxiety, or an underlying heart problem.  It might also be related to a mineral deficiency in your Diet.

Our bodies are Electric, and the Heart’s rhythm is Electrical.  It makes sense that if some of the minerals in your Body are out of whack, the Electrical System may not work as well.

Magical Magnesium

Apparently, we are all a little low in Magnesium.  And, Magnesium is the Calming Mineral.  So, I’m pretty sure I’m low in that one.  We have a problem getting enough of that Calming Mineral because of our Diets (too many processed foods, white flour, and sugar), and also because Soils are not as rich in mineral content like they used to be. Magnesium is important for so many reasons in our bodies, and low magnesium levels have been shown to have an impact on Depression, Diabetes, Asthma, PMS, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, High Blood Pressure, Heart Failure, Pre- Eclampsia, Colorectal Cancer, and Restress Leg Syndrome.  In addition, Magnesium levels usually decrease after Menopause.

There are many things that contain Magnesium.  Here is a list from Baylor University, where studies have been done concerning the benefits of Magnesium in preventing many of the Issues mentioned above.  A diet with whole grains, and lots of fruits and vegetables is a good start.

                                                 Dietary Sources 

Rich sources of magnesium include: Other good dietary sources of this mineral include: Many herbs, spices, and seaweeds supply magnesium:
Tofu

Legumes

Whole grains

Green leafy vegetables

Wheat bran

Brazil nuts

Soybean flour

Almonds

Cashews

Blackstrap molasses

Pumpkin and squash seeds

Pine nuts

Black walnuts

Peanuts

Whole wheat flour

Oat flour

Beet greens

Spinach

Pistachio nuts

Shredded wheat

Bran cereals

Oatmeal

Bananas

Baked potatoes (with skin)

Chocolate

Cocoa powder

Agar seaweed

Coriander

Dill weed

Celery seed

Sage

Dried mustard

Basil

Fennel seed

Savory

Cumin seed

Tarragon

Marjoram

Poppy seed

Source: Magnesium | University of Maryland Medical Center

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/magnesium#ixzz3m5zajkts

I eat a Healthy Diet most of the time, but I was still having Heart Palpitations.  So, my plan was to take a supplement for a while to see how it works.  I read all about which type of Magnesium to take, and the opinions vary.  I decided to buy the magnesium supplement, “Heart Calm,” and have been trying it this past week.  So far, my heart palpitations have stopped.  I will continue to do my own research on Magnesium supplementation in my body.  I have also felt more calm, and am sleeping better. Awareness of your Body is very important, and necessary for figuring out what works for you. . . . Be sure to check with your doctor before adding any supplement.  Other supplements I take include a Multivitamin, called “Alive!” and a , “Omega-3”Fish Oil Pill by Body Vega.

I believe that one of the Keys to having a Happy, Healthy, Sensuous Heart is having enough Magnesium.  Other things that you can do to improve the Magnesium in your Life, besides improving your Diet and supplementation, is to make Compost and grow Veggies in Rich, Organic Soil.  You can also absorb a small amount of Magnesium by taking a Bath in Epsom Salts.

Please share this information with someone who might benefit from it.  Let me know how increasing Magnesium in your Life works for you.  I’d love to hear from you.

Until later,

Peggy Durham

Peggy@SensuousLifeCoach.com

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I learned how to walk (mindfully) at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies!    

I’m just getting back to the real world after a week of R&R at Omega Institute in Reinbeck NY. Omega is a place that I refer to as Yoga Camp.  For me, it is a place to rejuvenate my Yoga practice, and reconnect with my Inner Wisdom and Sensuous Self. . . . But it’s a whole lot more.  It’s a beautiful place in the country with a Peaceful Lake and great Vegetarian food.  And, of course there are lots of wonderful people that you meet along the way . . . including the excellent staff, and the other guests that you meet at mealtimes, in workshops, at the café, or just walking along the path next to the mountain stream that runs through the campus. . . . The overall relaxed feeling that surrounds you,    helps you let go of stress.  

 At Omega, there are all kinds of workshops related to being Creative, Mindful, and Healthy in Body, Mind, and Spirit.  Omega is also very involved with innovations to help us become more aware of how to help our planet be more Healthy.  This week, they had a Permaculture Workshop with Andrew Faust, which related to Sustainability and the Health of the World. I enjoyed the tour of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living.  

 The things I liked best at Omega:

~ Yoga Class . . .  with Kayla Valentino, “a passionate Yoga Instructor who focuses on self-love and the sacred union of body, mind, and soul.”  * I thought that she was gentle and used lots of beautiful, encouraging words during the practice about self-love and nurturing… My most favorite Yoga Class I’ve had in a long time.  

~ Walking Meditation . . . Learning how to walk (mindfully) with Craig, the visiting Zen Guy.  As I walked behind him, I realized how difficult it was for me to walk slowly. . . . I heard messages from my feet, and gained an understanding that I need to slow down a bit to stay grounded.  

~ Walking the Labyrinth . . . Learning how to walk (mindfully) with an elephant walk was taught to me by Christina Zaccheo, R&R Coordinator. . . . She explained several philosophies about Walking the Labyrinth . . . and then she walked it with me.  

~ Playtime with Howard Moody was probably my most favorite activity. . . . He said that children laugh 400 times a day, and adults only laugh 15 times a day. . . . He proceeded to make us laugh 400 times an hour. It’s all about Creative play that Adults can really get into . . . it’s very hard to explain. You will reconnect with your Playful Self with Howard, who knows how to play, and makes it easy for you to let your playful self come out to play. . . .  His playful Spirit will inspire you…  

~ Group discussion on Signs, Symbols, Archetypes, Numerology, etc. . . . led by Marcy Currier. This group somehow evolved into finding insights into how we feel about our Names. Spending time thinking back on what our Names meant to us throughout of lives and sharing this with the group,  brought us all closer together as each of us gained new insights into this powerful word which is our Name.  We also discussed thoughts on Numerology, and how to remember names . . . which I needed!  I will never forget the names of my new friends that I met in that group!  Lori, Kelly, Rick, and Marcy.  

  ( Also won’t forget you Kim…1st person I met at Omega … I will be reading your Book called “Kicked out of the Garden”)  

~ Shamanistic Sound Medicine Experience with Rich Goodheart was amazing. He talked about the sound of our own name…  another theme for me this week . . . . I got up and sang my name…Very scary and liberating.  He also created a concert within a Workshop.  We had our eyes closed throughout the performance, and I was sure that he brought in several people to help him with the music which was quite complex and beautiful.  

Other Fun Things at Omega …

~ The Garden was beautifully designed and had been given lots of attention. A lush blooming Cherry Tree was the centerpiece of the Garden.  The Raised Beds and overall Sensuous Design inspired me to start planning new things to incorporate into my Gardens.  

~ The food was wonderful, colorful and Healthy and I really enjoyed having someone else cook!  I was also inspired to add new things to my Menus at home…The food was Vegetarian mostly. . . .  

~ The cafe overlooking the stream was a beautiful place to listen to music by Rich, and talk with new friends (David, Kelly and Martha) … And of course I have to mention the exotic teas, and other Sensuous, Edible Things . . . like Dragoba Dark Chocolate with Chilis, or Dark Chocolate with Lavender and Blueberry.  

~ The Wellness Center… Has Endless Sensuous Experiences… Massage is always a great option, and I loved my AMMA Massage with Elise.    

The most important thing to remember about Omega is to try to take the “relaxed you” from Omega, and integrate yourself back into the World, staying connected to your Inner Wisdom and Sensuous Self.    I highly recommend this experience to anyone who needs to Relax, have Fun, and get  Healthier.  

 I will be back next year for a Workshop or R&R. . . . I’m also planning to finish my book, “Be Your Own Sensuous Life Coach,” by early 2015, and then applying to Omega . . . To do my Workshop called “Be Your Own Sensuous Life Coach” in 2016!    

For a Memorable Experience, I recommend that you Go To Omega Institute As Soon As possible. . . . you will be happy that you did!    

Check it out at  eOmega.com.   Thanks Omega!  

  And special Thanks to my Soulmate, Jeff who encourages and inspires me to Be the Person I want to be!  

I’m going to go do Yoga Now!    

Peggy@SensuousLifeCoach.com

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* from the Omega R&R schedule