Monthly Archives: January 2015

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TDM-EmailHeaderGraphic-600x200My Desire Map workshops start… NOW!

The Desire Map started out as a book, written by Danielle LaPorte. From there, it became the driver of over 500 book clubs around the world.

At the heart of it all? A commitment to feeling good.

Cynics would say that choosing to place your focus on feeling good is silly – maybe, even selfish.

But I (and thousands of other Desire Mappers around the globe) know better. Because who wants to live a life that doesn’t feel good?

Who wants to work in a job that sucks their life force?

Who wants to be in relationships where they don’t feel nourished and honored?

Who wants to feel bored in their own life?

Not me. And I’m pretty sure, not you.

The Desire Map taught me how to make better choices by making decisions based on my core desired feelings. And that boils down to living a life that feels good to live.

I’ve watched this book inspire major transformation in my own life and in the lives of many others. I believe in this material — I know that it works.

… which is why, I’m taking my passion for The Desire Map one step further. I have become an Official Licensed Facilitator of The Desire Map. Woo!

I’m stepping up and offering to guide other people through the desire mapping process by hosting my very own workshops. First up: In Person The Desire Map Workshop: Level 1.

March 14 & 15

Terre Haute, IN (The Crossroads of America)

For more details on exactly what we’ll cover at the workshop, dates and signup fees, click on the link below.

I don’t believe we’re on this planet to live unfulfilled lives, or to let our potential go unrealized.

I DO believe that we’re each here to design a life that feels good. Feel good at work, in your clothes, in your relationships, in your heart.

It’d be my honor to support you in creating that. I’d love to see you at my Desire Map workshops.

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xoxo,

Cecelia Marie

The Magic of Vitamin D

The Magic of Vitamin D 

Many health experts consider the benefits of vitamin D to be one of the most important health discoveries in the last century!!! How amazing is that?

The first thing that comes to mind when you think about Vitamin D is usually SUNSHINE. 🙂

 

The Basics: 

Vitamin D is found in 2 forms. Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol) is made by plants. You can find it in foods that have been fortified, such as juices, milk, or cereals (not really the best source and not usually very fortified). However, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), the most complete form of Vitamin D, is made when the skin is exposed to sun.

We’ve been somewhat “brain-washed” by the media to think that all sun exposure is bad. This is NOT TRUE! Getting 15-30 minutes of direct sunlight on unprotected skin is usually enough to get in your daily dose. Nature is your best bet for Vitamin D. Including foods in your diet that contain vitamin D, like fish (wild salmon is good), cod liver oil, milk, eggs, fresh fruits, and vegetables will also help. Unfortunately, most of us cannot get enough Vitamin D through food sources or sun exposure, and especially during the winter months.

It is estimated that up to 2/3 of the population (and I would say that number is probably MUCH larger than we realize) is Vitamin D deficient and needs to take a Vitamin D3 supplement. Keep in mind that it is a fat-soluble vitamin and should be taken with a meal for the best absorption possible.

So what are some of the benefits? 

  • Bone Health – Vitamin D aids in the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous
  • Increases bone density & helps decrease fractures
  • Helps to prevent osteoporosis
  • Enhances the immune system, lowering the incidence of colds or flu
  • Lowers incidence of cancer & rheumatoid arthritis
  • Controls hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Aids in heart/cardiovascular health, preventing premature death
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Prevention against diabetes, autoimmune diseases, & multiple sclerosis
  • Eases muscle aches & fibromyalgia symptoms
  • Improves serotonin levels, thus aiding the control of depression
  • Helps control appetite and even improves fat-loss efforts!!

As you can see, Vitamin D is absolutely necessary for good health & the list of benefits just keeps on GROWING.

 

How do I know if I am getting enough? 

According to Dr. Mercola, exposing your “unprotected” skin to direct sunlight daily until it becomes slightly pink…not red…(never red) is adequate. This can take 15-30 minutes during the high sun hours, depending on your skin type.

Have a blood test called 25(OH). It is the ONLY blood test out there that measures the amount of Vitamin D to determine if you are getting enough or not. This test is especially important if you have family history of cancer or autoimmune disease.

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