Listening To Our Bodies Wisdom – By Kathleen Russell

The process of Recovery is all about learning to listen to our truth.  When we tap into this place within, we practice listening to our voice more and become aware that we’ve had it all along. Getting down to causes and conditions allows us to tap into being quiet and as we continue to do so, it’s a transformation to enlightenment. Listening with new insight, from the heart center instead of the brain center, we find an amazing companion.  Learning ways to be still teaches us to become more open and we have a new best friend. Learn to hear the wisdom of your body through the heart’s intuition, tapping into your own awareness of, “HALT”, { Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired.}  With mindful intention to these feelings, often a glass of water, a good meal and a conversation with a trusted friend, puts everything into perspective. Feeding the health of… Continue reading

A Thorough Look At Your Eating Plan – Kathleen Russell, CNC, HC

Being thorough with our nutrition intake has so many benefits for our wellbeing but it’s one of the hardest changes to make in our lives. We tend to make excuses as to why we can’t do it. Indeed it can be overwhelming to think about especially when our supermarkets are full of foods that tend not to be good for us. So were do we begin? Simple ways to be thorough First we must really become aware of the condition of our bodies. How are we functioning? What health difficulties do we deal with daily? How do I feel physically? Asking these questions can help us find the motivation to make changes. Once we decide to take some action in a direction of self-care we have a new connection with ourselves that is very real and very exciting. Like anything in our lives it is amazing how comforting it is… Continue reading

Lets Examine Our Nutrition Intake – By Kathleen Russell

I often wonder how self examination of my behaviors and patterns offered me any real directions in my life. I loved writing in a journal, reflecting and contemplating the mystery of this universe. When I was around the age of 6, I discovered behaviors that helped me get my own way. I pushed with all my might to get away with what I could. These learned behaviors developed and taken into juvenile years and through my 20’s, led to self deception….and I was the last to know. I searched out only what I wanted and the rest didn’t pertain to me. No real truth came my way long enough to stay awake. I went back to sleep. Staying unconscious kept the ball of confusion going. I was stuck in my rebellious nature. I lived without a care of consequence until I got caught red-handed….real fear! Self-empowerment is within, not out… Continue reading

Nicola talks to Damien Wade about the Fundamentals of Wellness (Podcast)

Damien Wade is the owner of a holistic health, educational, performance & rehabilitation center, called Health 3.0 and setup in 2011. “My journey started when my mother was diagnosed with cancer back in 2006. I was brought on an educational roller coaster to find answers about the cause of her disease, a search which is still on-going 4 years after her passing and will continue for the rest of my life. She was one of my best teachers, and through her humble battle against this dis-ease, she taught me some valuable pearls of wisdom that I feel in my heart must be shared with the world to help people understand how we can become diseased on different levels. My passion for health has taken me all over the world helped me pursue an education that has given me the tools to help humanity understand and reverse dis-ease”. The mission of… Continue reading

Surrender To Win – By Kathleen Russell

I will never forget the first time I heard the phrase Surrender to Win. It was shared at one of the 12 step meetings I attended in early recovery. It’s a very powerful statement….but what does it mean? I give up? I’m a loser? My life is just over? I am a failure? Instead of looking at everything that way, I had my very first spiritual awakening. My first real perspective shift, and the earth moved under my feet. I can win if I Surrender? In this admission I finally understood that it was ok to need and ask for help. Surrender has never come easy to me, by any means. However, once the admission came through this strong willed and deeply convicted mindset, a spark ignited, and my mind opened. Surrendering this white flag from self-righteousness to humility was my invitation to enter the world of the Spirit. But… Continue reading