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Do you believe prayers can be answered?

Do you believe prayers can be answered?

How are you doing? It was a challenging February, my best friend of 17 years passed... have you ever gone through this? 

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I had no idea how deep this loss would be, my furry mate, Jackson was the longest relationship I'd had... he knew everything.  Now, who am I going to tell all my secrets and dreams?  You?  Maybe I will, keep reading.

Since last June I've been on a quest to better my tiny slice of the world, this included my business (how I was making an impact on my client's lives), my prosperity, my health (the chronic icepick pain, the cycyle of depression, tummy issues, and anxiety), but it also included my family relations, (aka marriage) and all of my personal relations (friends, business colleagues, the mailman, the woman who works the cosmetic counter at Walgreen's, even those who walk their barking dogs at lunch in front of my house).  Last year when I was at World Domination Summit I sent out a prayer, and said, "Universe I need help." 

Do you believe in the Universe answering your prayers?  I do.  Here's a little of what came of that prayer.

I had been introduced to the magical world of PrimeMyBody through an amazing business colleague and wellness coach, Nicole Keating. I wasn't confident about the company, especially because of it being a Network Marketing Company, which means some kind of pyramid thing that never works.  The cool thing about Nicole is that she was steadfast in her belief about the company, she never sold me the product, only sampled it to me and told me to do the research on the Endocannabinoid System.  I could barely say the word, let alone know what the heck she was talking about.  It was crazy, me the long-term biohacker had NEVER heard of this system, how was this possible?    

That seems like forever ago, because now I am knee deep into studies on Cannabinoids, this incredible network of cell receptors that communicate via chemical signals throughout the body, how we can upregulate our genes, and even how these molecules can help someone with an opioid addiction feel supported and dose off of their pain medication.  YES, I'm learning A LOT.  Study after study support these Phytocannabinoid Diols AKA Hemp Oil.  These studies lead to success, health, and happiness. 

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When I sent that prayer up last year I had been struggling not only with that chronic pain, but there was also a deep sense of loneliness and disconnection from my peers and, well, let's be honest here, humanity!  One of the greatest gifts and what has been revealed to me through becoming a part-time- some-time-work-when-I-can affiliate with PrimeMyBody is that it has brought me back into living.  It has touched me with a tribe of people who are here to help the planet.  They care deeply -- like I do about what is happening to people's health, relationships, and their bank account.  

I just had no idea that becoming an affiliate would offer me such an opportunity to connect and help so many people, people I don't even know. (But now I do!)  I was able to spend some time with a chiropractor today, a new affiliate, we were setting up his new side-part-time, do when he can business.  As we were setting it up he stopped, looked at me straight in the eye and said, "Lane thank you for doing this for me, I know this helps so many people, and without you, I wouldn't have known, thank you." Then he gave me a hug. It was awesome. Connection. Change. Relationship.  All I did was show up and share the product, I never sold it to him.  I am not a salesperson, forget it, I'd starve if I sold cars, or computers, or even jeans!  I'm so grateful that I don't have to sell this product or the opportunity, the business adventure, it sells itself.  I simply just show up and ask Who I'm going to help today?  

So much has happened over these past six months in my adventure with Hemp Oil and PrimeMyBody.  If you want to learn more reach out to me, I love sharing this company and what we are all doing.

I want to share a couple of my favorite studies and a few articles on how this incredible Endocannabinoid System works.  Maybe you too want to learn more...

As I continue down the rabbit hole of research and sharing I'll keep you posted, next up I'll be talking about how we can clean up the detox pathways and change our genes...  Stay tuned.

So let me ask you this, "What have you been sending up to the Universe? Need some help manifesting it?  


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Why I Love Being A Woman

Why I Love Being A Woman

Being a woman is everything. I love everything about it, I love standing on my own two feet, sometimes I even imagine wearing a cape!

How To Grow A Stronger Mind

How To Grow A Stronger Mind

All things are Possible!

The only things we have absolute control in life are our feelings, behaviors and our own thoughts, (and honestly at times I don’t even think I have control of those!). Everything else is beyond our control. Even mentally strong people know that. As a mentally strong individual, you must find your center by learning about, and improving your patterns. The way you think, feel and act are all considered automatic and by doing these in a systematic manner, success can follow. This is the very reason why you, as a woman must grow a stronger mind.

You’re a go-getter, right? Do what you can to get ahead.

Let’s look at science and find ways on how you can become mentally stronger. By learning how to be aware and improve things that you can control - thoughts, feelings, behavior patterns, you can grow much happier and mentally healthier.

1. Have a purpose

Figure out the reason why you are thinking, feeling and acting a specific way. A journal can assist you in identifying aspects of yourself and assist you in your self- understanding. You may flinch from time to time because there are certain aspects of yourself that you don't like but if you do not acknowledge these then you won't have the full ability of controlling your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in the long run. Self-understanding is the key. 

2. Understand Your Emotions

Are you an intentional and rational thinker? Is there an overly emotional side in you? If yes, then it is very important to explore this. Your emotions shape your behavior, thoughts and actions in ways that you don’t even realize... By learning the pattern that is considered unhealthy, you can manage and control your emotions better. Understanding emotions is the first step to take to grow a stronger mind. I just recently realized that I have to work on this when it comes to parenting… Oh my! 

 

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3. Love Yourself

Mentally strong people love themselves. If you want to become one, listen to your emotions and validate and love yourself so that you can be capable of empathizing, and loving yourself. Take the time to care for your well being. Know that if you put yourself first, you can control your thoughts, feelings, actions and behavioral patterns which result to the success that you have been meaning to obtain.

4. Be True To Yourself

There's no other person you should be, aside from you yourself. Let people in on your life, let them know who you are, because in the end you can help them by simply being who you are. Be aware of your needs and goals and the challenges that come with them. Keep your relationships with people on a high pedestal because it’s these relationships that will support you in the end. These are the people who are aware of your personal challenges, and they can help you get through those crazy times! These are the people you will grow close with through the years, and treasure. You can find out who these significant people are in your life are by just staying true to yourself. 

5. Only You Can Live Your Own Life

As a confident individual, know that what is best for you is... what your inner calling desires. I know that may sound like a bunch of “magical thinking” but in all honesty, when working with thousands of entrepreneurs it always comes back to the individual's needs… and fulfilling them. Listen to others for advice and consider their perspectives, but in the end, you have to make your own choices. Taking a time out to listen to your inner voice is key in growing in your business and life!

6. Commit

Commit to your mission and vision, your purpose! For instance, if you want to grow a stronger mind, research on strategies and make plans to improve your behavioral patterns. Devote yourself to weekly activities such as meditating, writing on a journal and attending seminars on the matter. I give you total permission to be the best you. Commit!

 

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An Upgraded Sleep Case Study

An Upgraded Sleep Case Study

A serious crisis is occurring in our world.  No one is sleeping. Are you a part of that crisis too? You're not alone! Read on for how I helped Sophia!  

What You Need To Know About Nootropics

What You Need To Know About Nootropics

Are you suffering from brain fog... memory loss, or you just don't have enough gas in the tank to to take you through an entire day without five espressos?  Then READ on...

Back in our cave man days we only had a few impulses that our brains had to worry about. Sleep, hunt, gather, care for your young and try not to get eaten by any saber tooth tigers. Now we have complex languages (yeah I’m even counting text speak and emojis in there), demanding jobs, rich family lives, incredible technological advancements and serious TV addictions to contend with. Since our lives are demanding so much from us at all times it’s not surprising that our brains are struggling to keep up.

These days my only real connection to those cave man days is when my husband grunts at me when he’s concentrating on his phone screen, but rather than wanting to revert to a time of less brain function it’s time to help our brains reach their full potential.

Did you know that humans only tend to use 10% of our brains? And when you think about it, a lot of the functions that our brains perform aren’t active functions, they’re the automatic ones that we need to live such as breathing or moving around. As technology progresses we’re using fewer and fewer opportunities to challenge our brain purely because we definitely have an app for that.

Why use a map when my GPS will tell me how to get there - as well as the routes that have the most traffic and my estimated arrival time? Why take the time to read up on a subject to find out an answer to a random question that pops into my head (Which artist was famous for his polyphasic sleep patterns again?) when I can just Google it to get the answer in 3 seconds? (I was thinking of Leonardo da Vinci, by the way).

Hell, when was the last time you did a simple math question without using the calculator on your phone? It’s not surprising that most adults no longer know their multiplication tables or bother to memorize phone numbers. Our phones have basically replaced our brains.

There are lots of ways we can help our brain to work better, even just being sure to constantly challenge it and occasionally take a break from mindlessly staring at our screens to read or try something new is incredibly beneficial, but another way is to boost our brain power with Nootropics.

AN INTRODUCTION TO NOOTROPICS

Your memory, motivation, alertness and creativity can all be affected by poor brain function. The cause of your sluggish brain could stem from a number of things including stress or a lack of sleep, but if you’re topping it up with brain-loving nutrients from the get go then you’re starting your day off on the right foot.

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Let me take a moment to introduce you to my new little friend, Nootropics!  Nootropics are natural drugs (I use that word lightly here, think nicotine) or supplements that have a beneficial effect on brain function in healthy people and can even help to reduce age-related declines in brain function. They can be taken in a drug form or in some cases (such as caffeine) they can be incorporated into your diet to help with memory, focus and creativity.

Your brain isn’t the fixed form we see it as - it can change, grow and improve. Nootropics that are beneficial for brain function are derived from naturally occurring compounds such as Phosphatidylserine, a type of fat compound found in the brain that can help to improve thinking skills and memory. Supplementing your diet with these drugs assist your body’s ability to regenerate and function at its highest levels - especially when you have dietary gaps because of food intolerances or a vegetarian diet.

When you think about it, our bodies are not only fueled by the foods we eat but made up of them and if we’re not giving it enough of the good stuff it needs then it’s going to start depleting its own resources.

NOOTROPIC STACKS

Generally, unless you’re specifically getting a multivitamin, when we take the regular old supplements that you pick up from the pharmacy or supermarket you’re getting one type of compound that has been synthesised in a lab. Think those chewable Vitamin C tablets or iron supplements - that is all you’re getting when you pop one of those little tablets.

A lot of Nootropics work like this as well, where you can pick one type of ingredient or benefit and select a single Nootropic that has been designed to specifically target that field, and by taking it regularly you’ll definitely start to see some improvements - but only in regards to that one function.

However, to really get the most out of Nootropics it’s better to find a Nootropic stack that will get you covered from every angle and support all the gaps in your brain chemistry. If you make yourself a big bowl of spinach leaves for dinner, say it’s a salad and then call it a night, nobody can claim that you’re not being healthy. Spinach is full of beneficial vitamins and nutrients that have a positive impact on your body, but they work in tandem with the other foods we eat to nutritionally support all of our body’s functions.

Nootropic stacks work in the same way. By combining - or “stacking” - together multiple nootropics you’re able to support the various needs and functions of your brain. You can buy nootropic stacks in a single dose or stack them yourself. You should always start by trying single doses so you can assess the benefits and affects individually first.

Before we jump into my favorite 5 nootropics to help improve brain function, it should be noted that not all nootropics on the market - especially those made from previously unknown, exotic compounds - may not be thoroughly tested. In addition, everybody’s brain and body reacts differently, and there’s no definitive way to tell how your body will react to any compound, so you should always proceed with caution and consult your doctor if you feel you’re having a bad reaction.

 

5 NOOTROPICS THAT CAN IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN FUNCTION

  1. Qualia
    This is the main nootropic stack I’m currently using so I definitely wanted to start here. Qualia is a combined stack of 10 nootropics that helps your mental focus, creativity, alertness and even your ability to feel empathy. When I take Qualia I feel more present and aware, with better brain function and an increased ability to problem solve. Basically, I’m my best version of me.

  2. Piracetam
    This is one of the most common nootropics and is a member of the “racetam” family of nootropics that are designed to help cognitive function. It has been shown to have an effect on the release of neurotransmitters and the activation of acetylcholine which helps the brain take up oxygen with improved blood flow, as well as promoting transference from one brain hemisphere to the other.

  3. Modafinil
    This is an incredibly popular nootropic with a wide variety of devoted users. It helps to increase brain function in a number of ways, but two of its main uses is to increase your resistance to fatigue and improve your mood. It has been used to increase brain function in sleep deprived doctors, so is definitely one to keep in mind if you regularly find yourself running with less than the optimum amount of sleep. While it is not a stimulant (ie. it won’t keep you awake) it does help your brain to function at a higher level when you’re sleep deprived which in turn will stop you from being a slave to fatigue.

     

  4. Bacopa Monnieri
    Bacopa Monnieri is a creeping marsh plant native to India and is used as a nootropic to help improve cognitive function. This nootropic works in two ways: it helps to improve your mood and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, while also helping to improve your memory and overall cognitive function. This does seem to take a bit longer to work than others so it is recommended that you try it for a month before giving up on it.

     

  5. Unfair Advantage
    When it comes to accurately named products you can’t beat Unfair Advantage because its ability to help power up your body by providing your brain with energy without the jittery caffeine high of coffee. It works on a cellular level, supplying your mitochondria with the raw materials it needs to repair cells and function at its highest capacity.

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Sleep and hormones?  (Sleep Series: Part Two)

Sleep and hormones? (Sleep Series: Part Two)

Struggling with your zzzzzs at night?  This is Part Two of Sleep Series.  Need to read Part One?  Want to grab the Sleep Reset Guide?

One of the quickest ways to sleep better is to start paying attention to balancing out your hormones. Hormonal imbalances can mess up (your) sleep like nothing else!

In fact, around the time you’re 40 and menopausal or perimenopausal you start to lose estrogen. (Our feel good, womanly hormone.) When this happens, it’s like the beginning of the end (just joking, but not really) brain fog becomes a regular part of living, that extra weight won’t budge, your supercalifragilistic happy mood no longer shows up when you need it, and your luscious, most cherished time of sleeping eight hours goes awry!  Yes, sleeping becomes a long ago friend.

One of the first things I recommend when you notice your sleep getting disrupted or when you find that you’re not waking up feeling 100% recharged and refreshed is… drumroll please...  meditate.  You might not want to hear that solution but science backed data proves that this sleep hack works!

The main and primary reason meditation can work wonders for sleep is because it helps to increase the production of melatonin in the body.

What is melatonin?

It is a hormone made by the pineal gland and helps you sleep soundly.  {Yeah!} 

When your hormones are out of balance, melatonin production is impacted dramatically. Meditation can help assist in restoring that balance.

Research has indicated that meditation can boost levels of melatonin in the body naturally and help you sleep better.

I personally meditate before bedtime for optimum results during those times when I know my cycle is at its worst.  Good news for you, you don’t need any special equipment or training and you can do it anytime, anywhere.

The site has an easy-to-understand set of instructions for both mindfulness meditation and relaxation meditation to help you get started, tonight!

My other go-to resource for hormone health is Dr. Sara Gottfried’s book, The Hormone Cure. I was one of Dr. Sara’s first students a few years back, becoming trained in what she is known for, The Gottfried Protocol which helps restore balance to our hormones.  You can read and use the resources in this book to repair your body’s imbalance, increase melatonin levels, and improve your sleep quality as well.

In the book Dr. Gottfried talks about a 3-pronged, powerfully effective and natural approach to treat hormonal imbalance with herbal therapies, bioidentical hormones, supplements and lifestyle changes, exactly like the one you're reading about now.  (I personally have done all the above and have been using bioidenticals for over 15 years now, total lifesavers!)

Practical Clean Living 

I want you to get a copy of Dr. Gottfried’s book either from Amazon, or you can even walk on over to your local library and check it out for couple weeks!  

Also, set aside 10 to 15 minutes every evening to meditate. Start small, even 5 minutes of meditation will help you settle into your evening and bring you a more peaceful night’s sleep.  

Here is one of my meditations- it's super easy.

  1. Light candle.
  2. Sit in front of a candle.
  3. Focus on the flame of the candle.
  4. When tiny thoughts or big thoughts enter your brain, say, “Thank you, I’m meditating now and being quiet.”
  5. Focus on the flame again.
  6. Inhale and exhale deeply on a count of 5 or 7 -- inhaling for five -- hold for five -- exhale for five.
  7. You can increase the count of the breath to 11 as you increase your meditation.
  8. Stay focused on the flame.
  9. At the end of your time, simply say, “Thank you”
  10. Blow out the candle and get into bed.

 

Remember, you can do this. You can create powerful changes for a positive lifestyle, I’m here to help you every step of the way.

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Don Draper the One & Only

Don Draper the One & Only

Don Draper, man of many words teaches us how to effectively change a room.  Communication is everything.