Sunday, December 16, 2007

Twis the week before Christmas and what can you do?

1. Break Your Fast (Breakfast) the right way.

* One American out of four starts the day without eating breakfast

* Studies have shown that adults and children who skip breakfast tend to have higher cholesterol levels and, consequently, are at a greater risk of developing heart disease

* A 12 yr-old who skips breakfast has the reaction time and mental agility of a 70 year old in the classroom. (Wonder how that ages adults in the office, in the car, in relationships ...)

First Things First.
Upon rising make yourself a glass of hot water with (click here for more more including the Fatigue Be Gone Fatigue Busting Breakfast!)

Psst. Now is a great time to treat yourself to a holiday season and New Year filled with energy. Click here for more information and to order the Fatigue Be Gone! Jumpstart e-Guide

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Letter from a tired woman ...

Hey Viveca,

My time seems to never slow down!

I think last time I emailed you I said I was trying more starchy carbs in the morning, but I think those are hurting me more, by making me crave more I'm still trying to find a happy medium when it comes to carbs and providing energy.

The past week I have been back to feeling pretty tired during the early mornings and early evening hours ...


Dear Feeling Pretty Tired,

PLEASE keep a food and beverage journal for at least the next 3 days. Then send it to me so I can have a peak ...

* I am wondering if you are eating more sweets, sweetie? From Halloween onward we tend to slip in a little and a lot of sweets. These raise us up and drop us flat and craving more and feeling tired.

* I am wondering if you are drinking enough water - at least 8 glasses a day starting with 1ST thing in the morning.

* I am wondering what your blood type is? If you are type "O", the most common blood type, then I recommend that you get off of all wheat and dairy and add more meal into your diet.


Tired in the morning points to allergies - the most common allergy triggers are wheat and dairy. You can easily substitute Ezekiel bread and ezekiel or buckwheat cereal (for the wheat) and Almond milk, goat cheese and yogurt (for the cow dairy). Try this for a week and see how you feel.

Tired in the early evening points to Toxin Overload. Drinking more water, with a squeeze of lemon, can help clear out your system enough to notice is your are feeling better and need to do more ... (and you probably will, but after the holidays.)

Final note (until I hear from you!) Add more protein into your diet. Protien cuts the carb cravings. (Beef, seafood, tofu, beans, eggs, yogurt, turkey & apple sausages (yum!)

Energetically yours! Viveca

P.S. If you are reading this and you do not yet own the Fatigue Be Gone Jumpstart e-Guide don't wait another moment. NOW is the right time to check in with yourself and make a couple tweaks to energize in time to enjoy this special time with friends and family. Click here for more info. You can also gift it to a girlfriend, mother or sister!)

Monday, December 10, 2007

How to talk to your doctor

I found this step-by-step "How to Talk to Your Doctors," by About's Guide to Panic Disorder, quite complete. Right now this is exactly what my husband and I are doing! We've been working with a homeopath to help him heal from chronic migraines and acid reflux. This teamwork approach vs. fix me is working GREAT.

Here's How You Do It:

Preparation is essential. Before your appointment, write a list of all questions and concerns you have. Between appointments, keep a sheet of paper to write down questions as they come to you.It doesn't have to be a question. If you can't put a concern into question form, don't be afraid to discuss it. Just start with, "I don't understand why..." or something along those lines.

Keep a record. Keep an ongoing journal, list or simple page of notes on how you're doing -- the good and the bad. This may include side effects, new symptoms, progress, setbacks, or thoughts you have from day to day.

Keep everyone informed. Make sure all of your health providers are aware of your total treatment: including medications, the other health providers, and self-help methods.

Bring someone with you. If it helps you feel less anxious to have a friend or loved one with you, then do it. You may decide how much access you want the person to have (such as coming for the whole appointment or waiting in the waiting room).

For the rest of this checklist by Cathleen Henning Fenton, click here

Friday, November 30, 2007

You are not alone

I have a web page on the Fatigue Be Gone website that lists communities and resources to help you deal with fatigue - whatever the cause be it physical, emotional or spiritual.

One of my favorites is called Hormonal Haven. Tracy, the leader, shows up daily with excellent information and a cheerful, can do attitude. Here's the official description:

Health information, support and camaraderie for Women and their families.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Some of my favorite topics ...

Here's an easy-does-it-way for you to find a topic that fits your needs today. Scroll on down ...

Energize Your Mom (and you'll energize your relationship with her ...)
Are you lonely? (Join the crowd.)
Procrastination causes Fatigue (Don't put off reading this!)
Anxiety, Fatigue and Insomnia. Sound familiar?
Fatigue Statistics - Do they include YOU?
Tired, and it's only Tuesday?
High Self-Esteem Is Essential to Good Health (and GREAT energy.)
Never stop learning (We are surrounded by amazing healing opportunities. Be open and let it in)
What is Fatigue? Symptoms of Fatigue (Are you on this list?)
Favorite Relaxation CDs (Turn them on!)
The "Gift" of Fatigue (Is there one for you?)
Re-Energize Your Root Chakra. (Feeling better from the bottom up.)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Blood Type Diet Update

Blood Type Diet Update :: A month ago my husband and I met with a holistic practitioner. We were desperate to find a different and better way to deal with his chronic migraines.

Long story short she put us on the "Blood Type Diet." Over these past 3 weeks the improvement in his health is fantastic. Migraines are down - energy is higher.

Reminds me of what a friend used to say to me "Don't give up before you get your miracle."

Check back later - I am going to post some recipes that we have been developing. My husband is a gourmet and whether it is the Blood Type Diet or any other diet he demands a "delicious" meal ...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Energize Your Mom

I don't know about your mom ... but mine is somewhat stubborn, leaning towards diabetes and feeling tired much of the day.

Long story short I went to a meeting with her about her diet and diabetes. It started around lunchtime, lasted 2 hours and was way too complex. We left hungry, exhausted and toting a notebook crammed with information about food categories and combinations.

That was in May. I arrived back home for a visit in October. The notebook is in a drawer and mom was feeling about the same -- tired, cranky and easily aggravated.

My keep it simple solution is to get her on the following supplement routine. We started 2 weeks ago and she is feeling much better. What a relief to be able to give back a little of the support she has poured out onto me. (And to have our time together be more enjoyable.)

These are high quality products, economical, in capsules for easy absorption and there are not a lot of pills to swallow. Another plus is they work for me too.

B Complex 100
B Complex 100

B Complex vitamins are a group of important water-soluble vitamins with similar functions in the bod
Bottom Line: Vitamin B provides the body with energy. Also essential for proper functioning of the nervous system and provides nutritive support for healthy hair (vs. thinning hair), healthy skin (vs. flaky, blotchy, itchy skin) and immune system function.

Once Daily High Energy
Once Daily High Energy

Once Daily is one of Solaray's popular Multi-Vita-Mins. This highly advanced formula contains miner

Bottom Line: Another benefit of high energy is improved memory. Whatever our age, we all want more of that.

Mega Multi Mineral - Iron Free
Mega Multi Mineral - Iron Free

Solaray's popular MultiMineral formula without Iron. Amino acid chelates plus electrolytes and miner

Bottom Line
: Power packed including a generous supply of Calcium and Magnesium.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Are you lonely? Join the crowd.

About a fourth of Americans say they have no confidants outside of their families.

According to Researchers at Duke and the University of Arizona the number of true confidants that Americans say they have in on the decline. In fact, since the 1980s, it has dropped from about three to about two. And, about a fourth of Americans say they have no confidants outside of their families - twice the percentage of two decades ago.

Translation? Americans are increasingly cut off not only from emotional support but from the therapeutic benefits of physical touch as well. Humans, not just Americans, are pack animals. We are "hard-wired" to thrive in social, touchy feely environments. Studies have proven that a simple hug – a little touch – not only lowers output of cortisol, a stress hormone, but triggers a surge of our two “feel good” brains chemicals, serotonin and dopamine.

Perhaps this explains why massage therapy is on the rise. A recent survey by Opinion Research Corporation International, August 10-13, 2006 concluded that:

· More Americans are getting in touch: Thirty-nine million Americans – more than one out of 6 – get annual massages. They are also talking to their doctors about integrating it into their health care for medical and general health care purposes.

· Men vs. women: The number of both men and women who received a massage in the last year has doubled since 1972 but, at 23%, women still get the most massages.

· General Acceptance: Baby Boomers, ages 55-64, have tripled their use of massage therapy over the past ten years. 94% of Generation X & Y believe that massage therapy is beneficial to their health and prefer it as a form of pain relief over medication.

And, mayhaps this also explains the success of (click here for more re-Energizing "Now What?")

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Benefits of Olive Oil

I love it! A simple, easy-does-it way to improve your health and energy level. I made this switch 3 or 4 years ago and have never looked back. You can start today ...

This information is from the article "Accolades for Olive Oil" found at

Starting an olive oil habit could be as healthful as kicking a
smoking habit. And the proof is in your urine.

Microscopic substances in your urine reveal how well your body is
defending against everyday cancer-causing cell damage. Think of the
substances as shrapnel -- too much means your body is taking some
serious hits. Enter olive oil. In a study, men who upped their intake
had less of the damage-signaling shrapnel in their urine samples. How
much less? The drop was similar to what smokers experience when they
quit. Now that's some potent oil.

Olive oil is full of good-for-you substances. So which one is
responsible for the cancer-fighting effects? Until this recent study,
researchers suspected it was the phenolic compounds in the oil;
phenols have antioxidant (read anticancer) properties. But the
phenolic content of the oils seemed to have little impact in this
study. Three different types of oil with varying amounts of phenolic
compounds were tested, and the type made little difference in the
amount of cell-damage markers found in urine samples. Researchers
suspect there is something anti carcinogenic about monounsaturated
fat, in and of itself.

Which would mean that olive oil, rich in monounsaturated fat, is not
only a heart helper but may also deter cancer. That helps explain
why, compared to Northern Europeans, Southern Europeans, whose diets
tend to overflow with the oil, have lower rates of both heart disease
and cancer.

But one caveat to keep in mind: The men in the study didn't add olive
oil to their diets. They used it to replace the fats they normally
consume -- about 5 teaspoons total per day. Use olive oil to chase
out the butters, margarines, and shortenings in your diet so you
don't increase your overall calorie count; if you go overboard on
calories, you're looking at a different set of health problems.

Did you know that everything you allow to cross your lips can either make you feel better or worse? Are you attempting to fuel your body with energy-zapping foods such as sugar, caffeine or energy drinks? Simple dietary changes can result in amazing energy gains. Discover nutrition and dietary supplementation secrets by subscribing to the Fatigue Be Gone newsletter. Signup for your free copy today at

Friday, November 09, 2007

Procrastination causes Fatigue

How much time have you lost this week - today - as a result of procrastination?

Does the guilt of putting something off until the last minute stop you from doing something you really wanted to do? Spend more time with your family? Sleeping well at night? Feeling energized in your life?

Procrastination is that pebble in the shoe that can ruin the perfect walk. Tune into this interview with Rebecca White of Heal Yourself Talk Radio and her guest, Kerul Kassel, author, Stop Procrastinating Now. (see below)

(For information on other fatigue causes, click here.)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Anxiety, Fatigue and Insomnia. Sound familiar?

I was chatting today with a girlfriend about anxiety. Last year, during the holidays, it over ran me - exhausted me. Information is power but what we do with it makes us powerful and ... energized!

Here's the article I ended up writing with some cool techniques that help me keep anxiety at bay. Try 'em out for yourself and feel free to pass this on to a friend ...


Hey Mom – is anxiety making you feel tired all the time?
3 Ways to Journal IT Away – Today

The IT is anxiety. My little friend and antidote to a good night’s sleep and fun filled days. IT interrupts my day and wakes me up at night with its insatiable “To Do” list of miscellaneous concerns, fears, shoulds and potential crises.

You forgot to call the vet, need to re-order his migraine prescription, Dad’s birthday is coming up - where is that birthday card?, defrost the chicken, finish the press release, why hasn’t Richard e-mailed me the pictures?, is there enough money in my account for that check? Savannah’s concert is when?, What is that horrible smell?, Velvet needs her rabies shot, clean the house, I still need a gift for Mom, pick up the photos, we’re out of milk, I still haven’t called Roxanne back, shouldn’t have to weed –but the yard looks like crap – I’m a renter not an owner, I still need to renew my passport – Scott needs new shoes. Today, after school?

Anxiety is random. Miscellaneous. Mundane. Merciless. ”Generalized Anxiety Disorder,” a.k.a incessant worry about everyday everythings, affects four million Americans. This is about 2.8% of the population. And, guess what?! Click here to continue ...

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Fatigue Statistics - Do they include YOU?

20% of Americans claim to have fatigue intense enough to interfere with their having a normal life. (Is this you?)
80% of American women will suffer from Adrenal Fatigue. (Could this be you?)
In brief, 50% of adults who seek medical treatment complain of feeling tired all the time.
MOST ARE Women. (This was me. How about YOU?)

If YES, why? What causes fatigue? And, what can you do to help yourself?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Tired, and it's only Tuesday?

When was the last time you thought about or were tested for Adrenal Fatigue or Allergies or Borderline Anemia or Candida or Dehydration or Eye Strain or …

Most fatigues don’t show up on our annual physical results. And, we’re too busy in our heads to notice how are bodies feel. We say we're "O.k." or "Fine" or "Getting Along." We discount our fatigue and blame it on the holidays "everyone is tired", or staying up too late or getting up too early ... It's the worry about the wedding, the move, the new job, the newborn, his parents, , my parents, the boss, PMS …

My personal favorite … "being tired is just a natural part of getting older."

What are your favorite excuses for feeling tired today?

I used all the above plus some! Never thought I was tired - just thought that's how life went. Finally it got baaaaaaaad. You can read my story, click here.

I hit bottom and had to stop & figure out what was going on. Was it physical, emotional, spiritual?

It took me a year and half to get my groove back. Now my mission is to help other women get to their “bottom line” & re-Energize - fast. Here’s a starting point for your journey. The A, B, C, D, E, G, HHidden Fatigue” Suspects …

A - Adrenal Fatigue – Affects up to 80% of the population! If you are most tired between 3pm – 5pm AND ... click here for more

Friday, November 02, 2007

Healthy Divas Thanksgiving Feast

You are gonna love this full menu of healthy, delicious and dazzling recipes by The Healthy Divas. It is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any special occasion you would like to celebrate this fall or winter …

You get it all.

Appetizers (The Artichoke and White Bean Dip, Roasted Pumpkin Seeks); Soups (The Great Pumpkin Soup or Quinoa Soup with Greens and Potatoes); Salads (Quinoa Apple Salad or Persimmon Mesculin Salad); Entrees (Roasted Turkey or Baked Atlantic Cod); Side Dishes (Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Couscous Stuffed Artichokes), Beverages (Orange Coconut Frost and non-alcoholic Pina Colada) and Deserts (Creamy Pumpkin Pie and Rice Pudding with Cranberries.)

This holiday feast is FREE with your purchase of the Fatigue Be Gone! Jumpstart e-Guide.

So, not only can you feel better and re-Energize yourself in time for the holidays but you can entertain the gang in style. Special thanks to Kathy Browning for her contribution.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

High Self-Esteem Is Essential to Good Health

Having High Self-Esteem Is Essential to Good Health
by Dr. David Lipschitz

Do you feel good about yourself? Do you compare yourself favorably to others? If you answered "no," your health could be at risk.

A large study by the MacArthur Foundation found that high self-esteem is a powerful predictor of health and longevity. If you don't feel good about yourself today, you likely will not fare as well as someone who has high self-worth and a positive attitude.

People with high self-esteem are confident of success, feel loved and are content with themselves and their lives (and not coincidentally, they usually have a good body image).

Conversely, people with low self-esteem often have a negative self-image, find themselves unattractive, lack confidence and could be described as shy. A poor self-image relates negative thoughts about yourself -- always feeling like a failure or unlovable.

But the picture of a person with low self-esteem varies greatly. Not always the classic "shrinking violet," people with low self-esteem are often workaholics and highly competitive. Underneath a strong exterior, a person with low self-esteem is extremely critical of himself.

Low self-esteem often contributes to dysfunctional relationships and destructive behaviors. In extreme cases, people with low self-esteem do not take care of themselves, have few friends and are often alone.

Research shows that an individual's self-esteem is largely determined during childhood. Children who are loved and supported by their families often have high self-esteem. On the other hand, children who are criticized, neglected or abused by their loved ones often exhibit low self-esteem later in life. Children also are affected by the school environment -- doing poorly in class or being taunted and bullied by classmates.

Of course, self-esteem is affected throughout one's life. As an adult, self-esteem can be damaged severely by a bad relationship, a difficult work environment and being physically or emotionally abused. Loss of trust can be particularly damaging.

In any form, low self-esteem can have a major impact on your health. In addition to affecting how you age, it leads to stress and increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Low self-esteem can be associated with nutritional disorders including morbid obesity, anorexia nervosa and bulimia. It is also an important cause of depression and fatigue. It is associated with a much higher risk of suicide and addictive behaviors including alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, compulsive spending and promiscuity. Low self-esteem also may be the root cause of criminal behavior including burglary, violent crime, sexual assault and white-collar crime.

Many psychiatrists and behavioral specialists believe that low self-esteem has all the hallmarks of a life-threatening disease. It is similar to depression, anxiety and heart disease -- all conditions that an individual cannot control necessarily.

Just like many behavioral disorders, low self-esteem has causes, symptoms and signs, a natural history and serious consequences that could prove fatal. It is imminently treatable, and positive treatment can greatly affect the quantity and quality of life.

Low self-esteem is not a narrow issue. It can affect individuals across the spectrum, regardless of age, ethnicity, sex or socioeconomic status. If you think you have low self-esteem, consider a screening test to gauge your situation. There are numerous screening tests for low self-esteem available on the Internet. A good site is

If you feel this is a problem for you, there are many tools for improving self-esteem. First, become empowered to improve your self-image. Make sure your needs are met, and actively look for the good in you and in others. Learn to reward yourself for a job well done, and work on eradicating negativity.

Avoid destructive relationships, and build trust with those around you. Finally, learn to recognize and understand the destructive nature of bad habits. This takes a great deal of work and can be a lifelong struggle. A good site to get started is at

How you feel about yourself affects every aspect of your life. Never be disheartened, look on the bright side and be empowered to help yourself live a healthier, happier life.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Never stop learning

Real vitality is physical, emotional and spiritual.
-Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Co-Author, Your Seven Energy Centers

Your Seven Energy Centers is a fascinating book. I took my husband to the emergency room today so I had hours and hours to read it.

He is feeling better. So am I. Sometimes what we need is literally at our fingertips. The way the information is presented is consciously, practically and inspires reflection and inspection. It is also purse size so you can carry it around with you anywhere.

I am sure I will have more to comment on later. You can order your copy here.

Friday, October 26, 2007

What is Fatigue? Symptoms of Fatigue

Fatigue - it affects women and men and most are completely unaware of it ... Fatigue, so easily blamed on anything and everything but the physical cause. I'm fine but ... tired of him/her or the kids, I got up too early, went to bed too late, PMS, too many or too few hormones, I worked out too hard or not enough, lack of motivation or smarts or ambition or inspiration or ...

Symptoms of Fatigue: Depression, insomnia, strained relationships (tired of him/her), constipation, feelings of confusion and overwhelm, short temper, lack of motivation, head aches, hair loss, weight gain especially around the middle, moodiness and food cravings, lack of interest in sex and dry eyes (to name a few.) Fatigue acts out in procrastinating, pessimism, isolating and withdrawing from friends, favorite activities and clubs. Too tired for fun, walking the dog, meeting new people or staying in touch with friends and family. Fading back ...

Could a hidden fatigue be dragging you down? Click here and find out more.

Health Quote - Happiness is ...

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
-Albert Schweitzer
An Ancient Chinese Proverb tells us, “If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.” If you are tired of feeling tired all the time, perhaps it's time for a new direction. The Fatigue Be Gone Jumpstart e-Guide provides re-energizing solutions through simple lifestyle changes. Abundant health awaits you at (

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Blood Type Diet - Never stop learning - 4 Blood Types, 4 Diets

I have good news and bad news. First the good news.

As your energy returns so do all those hours in the day that were given away to the couch, the brain fog and the "victim" syndrome. And, as you do what you need to do to get your groove back it will become easier to do more for yourself and to help others.

This week I spent hours researching Dr. Peter D'Adamo's Blood Type Diet. I learned about 4 Blood Types, 4 Diets and the Eat Right Diet to help my husband clean out and heal from a 20 year migraine problem. Today while shopping at yet another health food store I reflected back to my first such shopping spree ...

It was 2 years ago. I was the patient. It was overwhelming. Partly because I was so tired. Partly because it was so foreign. Spelt? Millet? dairy free this, gluten that. That first time I shopped till I dropped, literally. I cried on the drive home. The journey seemed endless and tasteless and bleak and ...

I have come along way. Didn't cry today. I felt great researching this and that for my love,
Mr. Type "O" Blood.

If you are now where I was then, don't despair. The good news is that if you keep doing what you need to do for yourself there really is a light at the end of the tunnel. Take it one day at a time and before you know it ...

The bad news. Oh it isn't really that bad. It is best summed up in one of my favorite quotes.

"Change is not without discomfort, even from worse to better."

It isn't comfortable having to learn a new diet whether it is the Blood Type Diet or the Low Glycemic Diet or the detox diet or ... It isn't fun putting up with crap from people who are uncomfortable when you change. (Beware of family and friends who will tempt you back to the trough or bar stool to maintain their comfort level.)

My best advice is to hang out with friends and family who want to head in your direction -- health. They can follow or they can lead. It is fun taking turns!

Any experience on this topic to share? Click on "comments" below.
Psst. Did you know that everything you allow to cross your lips can either make you feel better or worse? Are you attempting to fuel your body with energy-zapping foods such as sugar, caffeine or energy drinks? Simple dietary changes can result in amazing energy gains. Discover nutrition and dietary supplementation secrets by subscribing to the Fatigue Be Gone newsletter. Signup for your free copy today at

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

My Daily Vitamin & Supplement Routine

My Daily Vitamin & Supplement Routine

1st Thing in the Morning ...

I drink a glass of water then slip on a cup of hot water with a BIG squeeze of lemon juice. 20 or so minutes later I have a deeeelicious breakfast and take these supplements ...

B Complex 100 by Solaray Vitamin E Softgel by Olympian Labs Once Daily High Energy by Solaray Vitamin D 1000 IU by Now

(FYI - whenever I miss more than a couple days of B-Complex, the stress vitamin, my fingernails start breaking ... this stuff is amazing!)

Afternoon energy boost. I take these 3 around 2:00 p.m. with a handful of walnuts ...

Adrenal Caps™ by Solaray Vitamin C 1000 mg w/Bioflavonoids  by Solaray Multi Mega Mineral - Iron Free by Solaray
(Just added the adrenal caps. If you are dealing with adrenal fatigue, this is an excellent addition.) For more information about adrenal fatigue, visit this page.

Bedtime -- Sleep Tight Routine
500 MG Magnesium (Click here to read all about it!)
Additional "Must Have" Supplements for Women
Rescue Remedy by Bach Flower Remedies (Rescue Remedy is a must have product. It goes in my medicine bag with band-aides and anti-biotic lotion. Click here for more favorites to help with relaxation and stress elimination.)
Magma Plus by Green Foods Magma PLUS was recommended to me by my accupressurist, one of the world's healthiest people! It helps "alkalize" our bodies. If you are a raw foodiest you don't need it. If you are a normal person. like me or my husband, it is an easy way to dramatically improve your diet.
I take it twenty minutes before lunch every day. The rest of the day I do my best to eat 50% raw fruits and veggies to 50% cooked/baked/chilled.

Once A Week - Every Monday is ... Fruit and Veggie Day!

Join Us * Join In, click here for info ...


Did you know that everything you allow to cross your lips can either make you feel better or worse? Are you attempting to fuel your body with energy-zapping foods such as sugar, caffeine or energy drinks? Simple dietary changes can result in amazing energy gains. Discover nutrition and dietary supplementation secrets by subscribing to the Fatigue Be Gone newsletter. Sign up for your free copy today at

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

You are what you think about most.
-Catherine Wambach

This is a reminder for you to watch your thoughts. Better yet, choose your thoughts carefully. Are you spending a lot of time feeling tired, feeling sorry for yourself, feeling helpless? Join the club - the human being club. Been-there-done-that.

BUT the good news is you don't have to stay there. Shift into a new gear with a gentle walk through the leaves or call a friend who needs to be cheered up or journal about how great you feel (fake it till you make it) or write out your vision for the perfect Parisian getaway.
Whatever floats your boat - put your focus there. mmmmmm. Feeling better already.

Monday, October 15, 2007

The "Gift" of Fatigue

The gift of fatigue ... where do I begin?

Fatigue slowed me down long enough to fall in love and marry Michael. (The old me was always on the go and alone. Who has time for Love?)

Fatigue made me choose to do "what matters most" vs. "whatever" was on my plate. (The old me was a work-a-holic who couldn't prioritize.)

Fatigue offered no easy recovery solution. It made me search far and wide - grow. I discovered a new, fascinating and fun world that involves all my senses AND my heart, mind and spirit. (Highlights: I've been certified in Reiki, studied Reflexology, built an intimate relationship with God, become nutrition savvy and made many fabulous friends. Now I am learning all about Chakras, aromatherapy and the power of prayer and patience. Fascinating stuff.)

Fatigue armed me with information and been-there-done-that compassion. (I used to be so hard on myself and everyone else. My goal was productivity. Now my goal is love, connection, contribution and en-JOYment.)

Fatigue hung on long enough to make me form healthy habits that now help me stay balanced, grounded, peaceful, confident and happy.
I Love my new life and I am grateful to fatigue for making this possible.

So ... what gifts have you gained, or are you creating, from fatigue? Do share ...

And ... if you want to start clearing out your fatigue and get to your "Why me?" and "Now What?" faster, purchase the Fatigue Be Gone Jumpstart Guide. It is only $9.95 - I've kept the price low so anyone can afford it.
You know what else? It is an internet download product so it is available to you within seconds of payment. Your new life could start NOW.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Get dirty. Feel better.

Today I took the morning off from worrying over a loved one and took on that gardening chore I've been putting off and off and off.

I headed back there with my clippers, weeder, shovel and a prayer of faith tucked into my back pocket on a neon yellow index card. I'd pull, chop and cut and pause to read it and fill my mind with ...

Faith, Faith, Faith. I have faith in God. I have faith in people. I have faith in things.

Faith replaces fear. Faith energizes everything - body, mind and soul. Fear, well, it is that rocking chair that gives a feeling of activity but goes no where.

Anyway, I realized a couple things today.

I realized that the longest part of recovery is the time it takes to get into action. Then the rest just flashes by. (My garden looks great. Nothing to it.)

I realized that faith is awesome. That person I prayed for instead of worrying over? They felt fine and had a great day. So did I.

So the next time you feel really down and out and faithless go out into your garden and get dirty. Take a prayer with you. Exhilarating.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Re-Energize Your Root Chakra .

Red panties in your future?

Reading The Book of Chakras and I am fascinated starting with the root chakra and its color red.
In brief … the Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with the adrenals and the adrenal glands are associated with … energy!

The Root Chakra grounds us. According to author Ambika Wauter, its intelligence “helps us to administer our life force. It is concerned with the qualities of order, security, structure and stability that we need to make a viable existence.

The Root Chakra has associated archetypes … The Mother and The Victim.

The balanced root chakra is “The Mother” is as you would imagine – strong, loving, positive, nurturing, self-sufficient, connected to the community, positive, trusting of herself and the process of life. The out of balance root chakra is “The Victim” ruled by outward circumstances, tired out by the weight of the world, hopeless, angry, defensive, impatient, negative, resentful, isolated and fatigued.

I talked about this with a girlfriend in-the-know and she recommended a simple boost “wear red panties.” I’m buying them tomorrow! Maybe you want to nab a pair for yourself and we can compare notes a week or so from now?

What else can you do to strengthen your root chakra? Practice patience, cultivate serenity and a live and let live attitude. Develop meditation skills, keep a gratitude journal, learn how to pray (there are many ways) and get physical in ways that demand your attention -- yoga, a breathing practice, Salsa Dancing, wind surfing …. make it fun.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Fatigue Speedbump ... Energy Vampire ... What hit me?

Today was one of my 4 a.m.ish rise and shine and go to the gym days. And so I did - easily as a matter of fact because I'd gone to bed at 9:00 p.m. the night before. It makes my day when I walk my talk!

Anyway, I got up, bipped off to the gym and had a great workout. I felt strong and oh so invigorated. It was fun.

Then came a delicious breakfast of poached eggs, toast, hash browns, bacon, pancakes, butter, syrup and coffee. Half an hour later I was on the road heading home and going through antics to keep my eyes open. I felt exhausted.

What hit me?

This is what I consider the "fine tuning" phase of my recovery from fatigue.

When my fatigue recovery story began I felt like this all the time. When you feel like c-r-a-p all the live-long-day there are no speed bumps just blahhhhhhh. Now when I feel this way I know to go through a process of elimination ...

Is it an allergy to something I ate? I will try this and omit that with this breakfast until I find the trigger. Maybe I'll need to opt out of this restaurant fare and wait till I get home for my Oatmeal Blueberry Energize ... keep it simple.

If you are feeling tired all the time OR having noticeable bumps during your day PLEASE get and follow the instructions my Fatigue Be Gone Jumpstart e-Guide. Why? Because I want you to get your life back too.

The guide isn't a cure. If you are down way low it probably won't solve all your fatigue issues BUT it will get you on the road. It will help you route out one or more key issues and get them cleared up. Just feeling a "little bit" better can make a HUGE difference. That little bit of relief and extra energy will help you feel better and continue to upgrade your diet, exercise, relationships ...

It takes time to wear yourself out. It takes time to build yourself back up and you can do it. The guide will help.

Then ... a year from now you will notice your speed bumps. You will hit them - need to figure out what you ate, what you were thinking or what you were feeling before the wind was knocked out of your sails. That's great. That's life vs. still life.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Shrimp & Papaya & Mango & Chicken, Oh my...

Just browsing through one of my favorite magazines, Health Magazine, and came across a couple energy boost foods and recipes to share with you!

1. Shrimp. A 3-ounce serving has 14% of our recommended daily amount of energy boosting iron. Furthermore, it recommends that we look for "Wild American" Shrimp because it is free of contamination issues. (Iron carries oxygen to red blood cells to help prevent anemia. Anemia is extremely fatiguing - been there, done that.)

You know what else? This is an easy kapeezy lunch addition. Pack 'em in a Tupperware with a little Tupperware of dipping sauce ... yummy!

2. Papaya-Mango Chicken Salad. Says to mix pre-cooked chicken with fat-free creme cheese, diced papaya, scallions and some mango chutney. Then a dash of salt, pepper and lime juice.

I'll make this for Michael and moi lunch tomorrow - his will be minus the creme cheese 'cause he is lactose intolerant. Well, gotta run off to the grocery store ... See you tomorrow.

Pssst. Have posted a number of energizing recipes here, check 'em out. And, if you want to re-Energize your body, mind and spirit then check out the Fatigue Be Gone! Jumpstart e-Guide. It has what you need and is instantly available upon receipt of payment.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Watch what you notice - your thoughts are magnets

Do you know that you get what you focus on most?

The freshness and beauty of a new season ... the smiles of friends ... an abundance of wealth, health and happiness.

Start small. Look down, look around. Where is your magic showing up today?

Look at what I found in my friend Ardenia's garden last week. So pretty - I had to go back there today with my camera to bring it here to you. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

"Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence."
– Lin Yutang

Hope is the ultimate energy boost. It is right up there with gratitude and Love. If you are reading this and feeling low STOP and call a girlfriend and LOVE. Or, start a gratitude list and see how many letters of the alphabet it takes for your energy to start rising. Or, take a moment to close your eyes and visualize the best-case-scenario outcome. Stay with that vision and that warm, happy, hopeful feeling. Our minds are so powerful ... what we hope for and what we can see or feel, we can achieve.

Be well. Think happy thoughts. I am sending you mine.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Adrenal Fatigue and Cortisol Deficiency

According to Dr. Lee, author, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You, the below symptoms may indicate a "cortisol deficiency" caused by tired adrenals.

What tires out our adrenals? The simple everyday mix of juggling a job and juggling a family PLUS a drip of chronic stress -- extended family expectations, financial downsize (or upsize), an illness, a major life change ... (Psst. Any change is stressful, even from worse to better.)

Here are the symptoms of Cortisol Deficiency per Dr. Lee.

Debilitating Fatigue * Unstable blood sugar * Foggy Thinking * Low blood pressure * Thin and/or dry skin * Intolerance to exercise * Brown spots on face

Recognize any of these? Personally I wasn't aware of unstable blood sugar (what test is that?) or my low blood pressure (which I was assured was "fine." See below.) But the rest was me - oh yeah - right down to two large brown spots on my face.

Rule of thumb. Actually, a few.

1. Watch out when Drs. assure you that something is "fine" or "normal" after they remark or call attention to it as in "Boy, you have low blood pressure, has it always been this way?" Then you say something like "I don't know. Is this a problem?" and they say "Of course not, this is normal in lots of people including world-class athletes." (This is an actual conversation that I had with a doctor. BTW, I was not a world-class athlete. I was just a woman who was tired all the time!)

2. Check out Dr. Lee's books: Dr. John Lee's Hormone Balance Made Simple: The Essential How-to Guide to Symptoms, Dosage, Timing, and More and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM): Premenopause, Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty

3. Cortisol, what is it? It is a steroid hormone manufactured in the adrenal glands. It puts the ump into our fight or flight which is why it is referred to as "the stress hormone."

4. Stress, who needs it. If you feel stressed all the time and your life really isn't "on the line" PLEASE find a way to soothe your spirit and give your hormones a break. One of my somethings is the practice of Reiki. Learn more about it with this easy-to-follow book called "Portable Reiki." In minutes a day you will feel the difference and, like it implies, you can take it and do it anywhere.

5. Stay in touch. We put out a weekly energy-boosting newsletter. (Click there to read "Fatigue & Insomnia -- YIKES!")

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

What do I use? Vitamins, Minerals & Herbs - my "basics"

Pssst. These are all at special discounted pricing through my supplier AND I Love ordering on-line - no run around, no traffic, no waiting in lines, always in stock ...

Multi Mega Mineral - Iron Free by Solaray Calcium Citrate Multi-Mins by Rainbow Light Emergen-C Cranberry by Alacer Corporation Schizandra Adrenal Complex by Planetary Formulas Multidophilus by Solaray

10 Ways to Boost Your Energy TODAY.

1. How do you break-your-fast?
2. Just Say No.
3. Get help. Don't be shy.
4. Turn it off.
5. Love someone.
6. Live Your Own Life.
7. Refresh Your Activities.

What do you do for fun? What do you do to fuel your spirit? Where and with whom do you gather to boost your energy?

Me, I volunteer at the SPCA on Wednesdays and walk the dogs for a couple of hours. More than walk I hug, encourage, tickle, pet, skip, wheedle, treat ... I do whatever I can to bring them happiness and make my time count.

Over the months this time has become a cornerstone for my own recovery from fatigue. It is a time where the cell phone, aggravations, to dos and worries get put on hold. I come out of it tired but refreshed. Heck I've even lost 7 lbs!

If you are reading this ... take a moment to think about what has floated your boat.

Love to dance, do you? Try something new -- Salsa or Tango or Jitterbug or ... Want to get back into your running shoes and make new healthy friends? Check out the Girls Gotta Move Running Club at Do you love to entertain but don't feel up to being the hostess with the mostess? Make it easy and affordable with the ...

1-2-3 Girl's Night In Potluck Plan

1. Pick a menu at
2. Invite your friends to come over and
3. Cook it up and clean it up together.

Game of charades? Optional, but recommended. Category?
Self-Help Books!

It will be hilarious acting out some of those titles like ... The Fat Flush Plan, Men Are From Mars and Women Are From Venus and Excuse Me Your Life is Waiting. How about Hot Times How to Eat Well, Live Healthy, and Feel Sexy During the Change ...

You got a better idea? Do it (and post it here for the rest of us to try!)

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Friday, September 28, 2007

My Vitamin and Suppliment Routine

For years I would not take any vitamins or supplements. I was "on strike." Why? Because I felt overwhelmed by what to take - what brand - which vitamin, which supplement, what dosage? Capsule, tablet? It seemed too complicated and expensive.

Then came the fatigue AND insomnia AND ...

Long story short I learned first hand how important it is eat, drink and be merry. And I found out what supplements to take at a price that is very, very right. Click here to visit the Fatigue Be Gone Supplements Page and update your regimen.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Unhappy, Unhealthy Relationships are exhausting.

Get it right the first time, or this time with ...

Marry Smart: How to Attract and Marry the Man of Your Dreams by Terry Hernon MacDonald.

If we could just marry smart the first time, or next time, we would avoid the heartache, fatigue, anxiety, pain and suffering that goes with a broken or disappointed heart.

If you are getting ready for love, or ready to love again, STOP and order Terry's book. She teaches you the secrets to attract and marry the man of your dreams! Click here to learn more about this love guide.

By the way, Terry was one of Viveca's first relationship advisors and a favorite guest on the Get Ready for Love Show. Terry's formula worked for Terry, Viveca and thousands more.

BONUS: Marry Smart: How to Attract and Marry the Man of Your Dreams includes Terry's
"Attract True Love Tele-seminar." Terry tells you how she walked her talk (Secrets of Attraction) to attract and marry her husband. You're next.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

10 Ways to Boost Your Energy TODAY.

1. How do you break-your-fast?
2. Just Say No.
3. Get help. Don't be shy.
4. Turn it off.
5. Love someone.
6. Live Your Own Life.

It is exhausting to live someone else's life. I know because I have tried and tried.
So why do it?

Because you've been doing it forever so it feels natural. (I started rescuing broken winged birds when I was five and my brother became disabled.)

Because you feel fearful of something and that turns into an overwhelming need to control. If only he/she would eat, sleep, work more, work less, gain weight, lose weight ... then I could relax, be happy, work more, work less, eat more, eat less ..

Putting your life on hold until someone else's life changes to suit you is a no-win, fatiguing, dispiriting downer way to live. Well you're not really living, you are waiting to live. Big difference.

When you love someone you also respect them. You trust them to make the best choices for themselves. You have faith that they have a higher power and guardian angel protection, just like you.

Respect ... trust ... faith. How do you feel when someone gifts you that? On fire.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Energy Boost Tips - Walk Away & Hold It

Walk Away

Toxic relationships can lead to poor mental, physical and emotional health. Nearly everyone involved in one becomes stressed out and ends up suffering from chronic fatigue, insomnia, and a host of other ailments.

If you're in a toxic relationship that's sucking you dry, you don't have to stay. You can literally walk away. And while it might be easier said than done, eliminating toxic people from your life can be the most liberating and empowering experience you can give yourself. Keep reading and you'll find resources to help you break free.

Hold It!

People who are negative and angry all the time are frequently referred to as Energy Vampires because they suck the life out of you. These Energy Vampires can be friends, family, co-workers, business associates, or customers.

When dealing with Energy Vampires on the phone, a simple solution is called Hold It! It's simple. Just ask them to "Hold It." Push that hold button and take a break from the conversation. Take the time you need to collect your thoughts, breathe deeply (through your nose and out your mouth) and relax. Then, when you are ready, get back on the line and handle the situation calmly.

Feeling victimized is exhausting. Remember - YOU have choices. Use them!

Pssst… Need help managing "boundaries" and knowing how to spot unhealthy relationships? Here are a couple of easy-does-it conversations that are available to you 24/7. Come on over and listen in!

Nice Girls - Toxic Love and Breaking the Ties that Bind - Asante Penny and Viveca Stone-Berry

Healthy Relationships, Alanon and Hidden Fatigues – Rebecca White and Viveca Stone-Berry

Viveca Stone-Berry is the founder of and author of Fatigue Be Gone! Jumpstart e-Guide which helps women of all ages re-energize themselves and their relationships.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

A Stay At Home Mom’s Day Off Starts Today

Time saving, sanity saving, energy raising tips for Stay-At-Home Moms

No matter what is going on or how busy you may be there is still one thing you have to do everyday. Several times a day. You Eat. When you're a mom you feed others too. When you are a stay at home mom that means, Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Breakfast, lunch, arggggggg!

Mom, do you want a day off. This week? You can have it every week with these time saving, stay at home mom saving tips.

Save Time, Double Up And, get a mom's day off from cooking. One way is to "double up." Specifically, double up every dinner recipe you make this month. Gonna cook for four? Cook for eight instead. One meal goes on the table, the other goes in the fridge.

Another way is to "add extra." Your recipe calls for a cup of rice and a pound of spinach? Make it a cup and half and a pound and a half. What you don't eat for dinner turns into a microwave lunch. Still a little "left over"? Freeze it!

Your goal mom - should you decide to take it on - is to cook double enough and extra enough so that you don't have to cook at all for at least one day a week! We'll call that day, Mom's Day Off!

Save Sanity. Swap with another Stay At Home Mom - And, take half a day off from your kids. So many women left mom, grandma and their sisters behind, in another state, when they married the love of their lives. That's fine and dandy, but they are paying the -- click here to read on --

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Holistic Herbal Garden - "How to"

Just came across this very cool interview on Heal Yourself Talk Radio.

I've been wanting to plant an herbal garden. Actually I want to be extremely wealthy and hire an expert to plant the garden, tag each plant so I'll know what it is, add some awesome statues, a Koi pond, beautiful flowers ...

In between now and that fantasy world I clip out articles and hunt up FREE advice on the Internet. That is how I came across this interview with Rebecca While, founder, Heal Yourself Talk Radio and Carols of Carol's Scents-n-Soaps.

So, if you are interested in how to start a medicinal herb garden, what plants and herbs are medicinal "musts" and more. Click here to go to the show page and learn "how to."

Friday, September 21, 2007

Tired all the time?

If you are you sick and tired of feeling tired, join the crowd. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), Sleep In America Poll 2007 ...

*More than half of American women (60%) say they only get a good night’s sleep a few nights per week or less and 67% say they frequently experience a sleep problem.

*43% say that daytime sleepiness interferes with their daily activities.
*Women’s lack of sleep affects virtually every aspect of their time-pressed lives, leaving them late for work, stressed out, too tired for sex and little time for their friends.

*Women who spend less than 7 hours in bed at night are more likely to doze off during the day, report symptoms of depression, drive drowsy and use coping mechanisms just to make it through their day.

Now, suffering is optional. So is membership in this club. If you are ready to make a change and help yourself get out of this rut, order the Fatigue Be Gone Jumpstart Guide.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Healing Benefits of Valerian Root

Excerpt from a "must read" article by Kathy Browning.

Valerian has been used around the world for centuries. During the middle ages it was used as a perfume. Native Americans used the valerian plant as a substitute for flour, as well as to treat horses with distemper. In the early 19th century, Shakers grew valerian as a principle cash crop. It was given to soldiers and civilians during World War I, to assist with stress and anxiety. German women used valerian as a coffee substitute and the British used valerian as a soup base. Today, valerian is the most common non-prescription sedative used in Europe.

One the most well-known affects of valerian is its ability to promote sleep and aid with insomnia. Valerian is not an addictive substance and does not leave one feeling tired and disoriented like some sleep aids.

Another health benefit of valerian is its ability to help alleviate the effects of stress and anxiety. Valerian has also proven useful in alleviating headaches, reducing pain, improving menstrual flow and cramps, and as an aid with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

There's more ... click here to read about it, all about it.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

STRESSED out? Unhealthy Responses to Stress only make it worse.

5 Of The Most Common Stress Monkey Habits and how they affect you:

If you tend to deal with stress in less-than-healthy ways, you are compounding the negative impacts of stress on your health by exacerbating the stress levels and creating new problems in your life and health. The following are some common unhealthy ways of coping with stress, along with some of the negative effects of each, and ideas on how to curb or change the bad habit itself or lessen its impact.

Bad Habit #1 - Consuming Too Much Caffeine: (Yep, did this one.)

Multitudes of people enjoy a daily caffeine intake, as evidenced by the extreme popularity of Starbucks and other coffee houses. And while the occasional coffee isn't going to do you great harm, it's important to remember that caffeine is, in fact, a drug, and it's possible to have a full-blown caffeine addiction. More likely and common, however, is caffeine dependence, where people use caffeine to jump-start their energy in the morning, use it throughout the day to stave off a `caffeine crash', and then find their sleep disturbed by caffeine, causing them to wake up tired and need the caffeine jolt to get going again the next day. As the cycle continues, caffeine affects stress levels as well. If this sounds a little too familiar, here are some resources to help kick the caffeine habit.

Bad Habit #2 - ... What could it possibly be? (I did this one too. first thing in the morning, all day long, last thing at night.)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Health Quotes

A good rest is half the work.

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

-Albert Schweitzer

Good friends are good for your health.
-Irwin Sarason

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.

-Spanish Proverb

Saturday, September 15, 2007

10 Ways to Boost Your Energy TODAY.

1. How do you break-your-fast?
2. Just Say No.
3. Get help. Don't be shy.
4. Turn it off.
5. Love someone.

Nothing energizes like Love. Nothing feels better than leaving our own worries and pains behind and putting everything we have, everything we are and every breath we take into loving someone.

Years ago a mentor told me to "focus outward - outside myself" whenever I was feeling badly.

"Call a friend and cheer them up - do something, anything to get the focus off of yourself" she would say. Excellent advice and it really works.

Try it, you'll like it. So, who will you call first? Can I help you decide?

Whoever came to mind first when you were reading this. That's who.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Nine Tips to Help Moms Overcome Fatigue and Insomnia

9 Moms helping moms sleep tight – TONIGHT!

It's cruel how fatigue AND insomnia oftentimes go hand-in-hand; especially for women. This is particularly true for moms who have endless "To Do" lists and are constantly on the go. With so much to do and think about, it's no wonder so many women feel tired and wired all the live-long day (and night).

As a woman who was suffering with both fatigue and insomnia, I was desperate to find answers. Personally, I didn't want to turn to prescription medications, although it was quite tempting. In a quest to find answers I scoured the Internet and talked with professionals, friends and sleep deprived moms. Through this research I discovered a common theme.

Today, I share nine tried-and-true Sleep and Sanity Saving Tips which can help you close your weary eyes and get some much needed rest.

Tip #1. Buddy up and get the support you need. Many new mothers lie awake at night worrying about whether ... Click here fto read the rest of the article


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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Eat This for Better Blood Sugar and Energy Balance

Eat This for Better Blood Sugar a.k.a. balanced energy throughout your day.

Question for you. When you want to grab a blood-sugar-balancing snack, which is better:
a fresh apple or a slice of rye toast?

Answer. Go for the bread -- as long as it's whole grain.

Getting about 17 grams of grain fiber a day (the kind found in whole-grain breads and
cereals) could slash type 2 diabetes risk by a third, research shows.
And rye bread seems to steady blood sugars best.

When it comes to preventing type 2 diabetes, controlling blood sugar
is what it's all about. And fiber keeps blood sugar nice and steady,
so you don't get glucose spikes that send your pancreas into

For more on this topic, click here

Psst. Feel like a piece of burnt toast throughout the day? Or maybe your brains feel like scrambled eggs? You might be suffering from adrenal fatigue. Take our free Fatigue Questionnaire at to discover the true causes of fatigue.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

10 Ways to Boost Your Energy TODAY.

1. How do you break-your-fast?
2. Just Say No.
3. Get help. Don't be shy.
4. Turn it off.

I remember the first time I heard the term "News Fast." I was reading an Andrew Weil book and I did a double take. What? A day without news? A day without boiling over something someone did or did not do. A day without worrying about strangers or taking on a new cause. A day without EXTRA guilt, stress, sadness and strife. What a concept. Am I permitted?

T.V., radio, Internet, e-mail, blackberries, newspapers, telephones ... yes it comes at us fast from everywhere but we can just say no - not today.

Ahhhhhhhh. Feeling more relaxed just thinking about it. Imagine how good it will feel when you actually do it. Twenty-four hours of peace. Twenty-four hours of keeping the focus on your precious present, on yourself and YOUR life.

I like it. You will too.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Act as if it were impossible to fail.

"All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail."– Dorothea Brande

Reminds me of another saying, "In a bacon and eggs breakfast the chicken was involved but the pig was committed."

Perhaps today - NOW - is a good time for you to take action and commit to your health ... you are just 8 easy steps away from feeling GREAT.

Boost Your Energy with "Portable Reiki"

I just laid me down and gave myself a pick-me-up thanks to this cool little book called "Portable Reiki Easy Self-Treatment for Home, Work and on the Go"

I love the way it shows and tells "how to." The photos are excellent and its titles make it easy to choose what to do. For example I have been on the verge of a full blown migraine all morning and I've been feeling stressed over a loved ones health problem.

So ... I chose to do the "Settling Down, Calming Down" series which consists of three hand positions to 1) strengthen the kidneys, adrenal glands ... 2) reduce stress, enhance clarity of thought and intuition and position 3) harmonized both sides of my brain, helps memory and brings on the joy.

Doesn't get much better than that!

Other series include: Chakra Balancing, Nonsense Meditation!, Unjamming the Traffic, Plane Travel, Grounding, Sleep Help, Quick Work De-stresser, Getting Your Head Together, Four Quick Pick Me Ups and Reiki to Refresh Your Energy.

Results of my hands on self-healing? Feeling more energized and that migraine headache is fading back. It is almost gone and so it that nagging anxiety over my friend. Cool beans.

Click here to order your own copy of Portable Reiki and learn how easy it is to start healing yourself. And, for more reading and energy boosting resources do visit the Fatigue Be Gone! Reading Room. BTW - any suggestions to add to our room are welcome. Just drop me a note at

Monday, September 03, 2007

Laws for Attraction - Thanks to Heal Yourself Talk Radio

I love Internet radio 'cause I can listen in, anytime, 24/7. Works for me.

FYI Heal Yourself Talk Radio offers weekly conversations with healers like Dr. Jack Singer, Kim Emerson, Jenn Givler and more. Here are a couple interviews I thought you'd find interesting we attract what we think about most -- including great health and boundless energy OR, the lack thereof ...

Laws of attraction Kim Emerson and Jenn Givler address taking inspired action to amp up law of attraction. Listen in for an exercise you can do for yourself to shift your thought patterns and gain greater prosperity in your life.

Laws of attraction part two Last week Kim gave Jenn an exercise to help you resolve issues with intentions and being held back. Listen in this week as you hear what has happened to Jenn this week and as they discuss the comercerilzation of "The Secret"

Sunday, September 02, 2007

EFT ends Insomnia for Terry

I have been meaning to post this tip from Terry Hernon MacDonald, the founder of -- If you are suffering from insomnia maybe you can relate to what T. shares and try EFT for yourself. And, if you have a tip or technique that is helping you sleep tight -- do share.

If you're having trouble sleeping, I can relate.

After my mother died, I woke up in the middle of the night for 13 straight months with panic attacks. My sister said it was time I "got a prescription," but, fearing long-term side effects, I made a decision to avoid drugs.

I read somewhere about EFT being an effective, drug-free solution to physical and emotional problems and arranged to meet with Alison Held, an EFT practitioner in my area. Amazingly, after just one session with her, I slept through the night and continued to sleep through the night.

The great thing about EFT is that it's simple. It doesn't involve equipment. You can use on yourself, or with a friend or a practitioner. EFT has helped people lose weight, end migraines, enjoy restful sleep, and much more. I consider it a small miracle.

Friday, August 31, 2007

10 Ways to Boost Your Energy TODAY.

1. How do you break-your-fast?
2. Just Say No.
3. Get help. Don't be shy.

Do you know that saying, "Pride goeth before the fall?"

I don't know about you, but I have been far to slow to ask for help. Somewhere I learned that needing help was a sign of weakness. So ... I had to do it all by myself. It is exhausting to take on the world and to take on activities that didn't suit my personality or style.

If I knew then what I know now I would have let go - hired out and kept it a whole lot simplier!

Here are a few of my favorite pit-stops for support. Send me yours ...

1. Hire an organization professional at (Also has excellent "how to" products.)

2. Get expert relationship advice. Nothing is more exhausting than an unhealthy relationship. Whether it is their fault or yours doesn't matter, You, yes YOU, need to get the help you need. Visit Tune into an expert and a topic that can help.

3. Figure out your best "style" and go for it! I'm a "hare." In other words, I am an idea person who thrives on coming up with fun and creative ideas to launches or promote just about anything. That is what energizes me. What I don't like is the tedium of follow through -- talk about fatigue! Click here to take the "Hots" Test. It is short and sweet.

4. Connect with others. You don't have to do anything all by yourself. There are groups to help you with just about anything. Click here and see if you don't find just what you need right now at "You Are Not Alone"