Dawna Markova

February 7, 2014

I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible;
to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance,
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom,
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.
Dawna Markova

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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What a person believes to be true about life, about other people, about faith or luck, for instance, plays a very powerful role in determining how a person lives. Because what we believe is intimately connected to our emotions, our beliefs influence our emotional response to life. The empowering belief patterns and positive mental attitudes that we posses are, therefore, essential to create a healthy body as well as a healthy life.

We are not meant to stay wounded. We are supposed to move through our tragedies and challenges and to help each other move through the many painful episodes of our lives. By remaining stuck in the power of our wounds, we block our own transformation. We overlook the greater gifts inherent in our wounds — the strength to overcome them and the lessons that we are meant to receive through them. Wounds are the means through which we enter the hearts of other people. They are meant to teach us to become compassionate and wise.

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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In you is all of Heaven. Every leaf that falls is given life in you. Each bird that ever sang will sing again in you. And every flower that ever bloomed has saved its perfume and its loveliness for you. — A course in Miracles

 

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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It is much warmer here in Phoenix but in other parts of the country (and parts of the world) winter is taking place and still in full swing. I had this video done about a month ago when, in my humble opinion, it was very cold.  YES, it was cold in Phoenix… that one day…

Here’s an easy recipe that is healthy, warming and grounding for the body to incorporate into your diet. It’s gluten free (I use ezekiel tortillas instead of flour) and use all organic veggies.

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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I posted this video a few weeks ago on 2BAware. As active as I am, I still find that I spend much time in front of my computer and so, here are 3 simple, upper body stretches that you can incorporate into your daily regime. It doesn’t require much time nor much space.  Enjoy!

 

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

I grew up a soda drinker and as I entered my 20’s I became an avid coffee drinker. The affair lasted about 10 years. If you would have told me 3 years ago that I would eventually quit coffee completely AND I’d have amazing energy and feel better than I thought I ever could I would slap you and call you CRAZY! That is just how much I LOVED coffee…. Let me re-phrase: That is just how dependent I was on coffee for what I believed provided me with great energy and clear thinking.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love the ‘idea’ of coffee. I love the smell and the pleasure it brings to people. But, I no longer drink it. It’s been two years now. I rarely crave it and life is good. Yes, I am a recovering coffee-holic.

So, now to the tea: Turmeric Root & Ginger Root Tea

I learned about this homeade tea from Christa Orecchio of The Whole Journey. She has some great recipes on her website and many I incorporate in my diet.

Ginger (above) Turmeric (below)

If you are not aware of the healing benefits of Turmeric Root then I encourage you to take a look at the following link: 20 Health Benefits of Turmeric

I buy organic turmeric root & ginger root. I slice about one inch from both (skinned and about the size of the tip of your thumb) and I steep in about a gallon of boiling water for a few hours. I drink a cup or two a day. It’s a mild taste and I LOVE the benefits from it.

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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The Whole Journey

February 4, 2011

 

I get asked often how I stay in shape.  All the exercise with flamenco dancing certianly helps keep me trim, but that’s only part of it.  My diet has had a huge impact on my ability to stay healthy and energized.  About 5 months ago I was fortunate enough to cross paths with an incredible nutritionist, Christa Orecchio.  I am taken aback by Christa’s knowledge & understanding of the human body and the foods that work best for each individual.  She’s thorough, honest and extremely precise.  If you or someone you care about is struggling with food allergies, chronic physical pain, even emotional stress then you may wish to consider contacting Christa.  Her website includes great recipes, articles regarding several health topics, etc. Vist her website at:

The Whole Journey
christa@thewholejourney.com
760-533-0163

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