Why I drink magnesium everyday

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Last year I had a health scare. I had been experiencing a lot of pain in my lower abdomen for about a month and went for a doctor visit. As I sat in the doctor's office all manner of scary scenarios entered my brain. The doctor came back in and said "After the x-rays, we see that your bowels are blocked up. I am writing you a prescription for magnesium citrate. You will be better in no time." Leave it to me to think I'm terribly ill only to find out I'm just full of crap! ha! So I went home and began furiously researching magnesium. I realized that there were many symptoms of low magnesium...

My favorite source for meditation

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I have been practicing meditation regularly for a couple of years now and I still have a lot to learn. Meditation requires patience and the willingness to be still for a few minutes each day. If you are like myself and have the desire to grow in your meditation practice, I encourage you to try guided meditations. These are meditations where someone talks you through a particular focus point and assists you in eliminating distractions. Oprah & Deepak free 21 day meditations are my favorite! They have a round of free guided meditations every couple of months, and if you love them you can...

7 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 7

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Today we enter the last day of our Sarah Beth Yoga 7 Day Challenge on Gratefulness . I hope you have gained some insight and perspective in going through this practice. Today's challenge focuses on deep stretching for the chest and back. As a bonus, Sarah added an extra 30 minute back bending practice. I plan to do that one this evening as we close out the challenge. A big thank you to Sarah Beth Yoga for providing these videos on youtube. If you like what you have done so far, she has many more practices and challenges available on her channel. Thank you all for participating!

7 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 4

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I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and loved ones. We enjoyed a lot of good food and hearty laughs yesterday. But, I was on my feet a lot and spent my night sleeping on a couch (a very comfty couch, but still a couch!). This lower back yoga was much needed. Today we continue our 7 Day Yoga Practice from Sarah Beth Yoga on Gratefulness .

7 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 3

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I hope those of you participating in this gratefulness yoga challenge from Sarah Beth Yoga have been seeing some benefits. I love reminding myself to be thankful every day. It has brought me a lot of peace. Sarah Beth says about this third day " This power yoga workout for back strength is fantastic way to improve your posture, stand tall, and build a healthy back and spine to prevent back pain." Let's get moving!

7 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 1

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This Thanksgiving I have a heavier heart than usual. We recently lost a precious person in my family that I love dearly. This will be our first Thanksgiving without her. I am so excited to see my family and prepare an amazing meal for us all to enjoy together, but my heart misses my sweet aunt. I have decided to take an extra step in my gratefulness journey with a 7-day yoga challenge on gratefulness from Sarah Beth Yoga . By participating in this challenge, I hope to lighten my heart a little and remind myself of all the amazing things in my life. My aunt was one of the most joyful people I...

My favorite hot tea right now

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One of the suggestions I recently received on my post about stress reducing methods was incorporating more hot tea into my life. I love teas, but sometimes I do not make the time to sit and relax with a warm cup at the end of the day. I have started adding this routine back into my life and I can tell a difference in my level of calm. My current go to tea is Yogi Honey Lavender Stress Relief. The flavors, aromas, and ingredients are so calming. I hope you'll give it a try soon!

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