Someone didn't want to sleep past 4:30 today 😬😬 When a girl craves sweet potato, she's gotta get up!! Luckily I baked 4 more sweet potatoes last 🍠 Today will be a contrast shower, green juice kind of day. I was actually going to do my adrenal & neurotransmitter test today but will hold off because you really want to test on a normal week day, and I'm not usually up at 4:30!! I'm excited to be checking in on where I am now that I'm almost 1 yr postpartum. I tested my thyroid this week (which came back great!), vitamin D & now hormones, #adrenals & #neurotransmitters .
Da série: “Pode o mundo desabar ao teu redor, mantenha os olhos fixos nos seus sonhos”. Da mesma série, o que os outros fazem, os que os meios de comunicação veiculam, o que as outras pessoas pensam, o que o padre vai achar, não me interessa, mantenha o olho no pote de ouro no fim do arcoíris!
Frase de um egoísta que eu adoro “mantenha os olhos em você, não olhe para o lado”. #lunchtime#vqv#alimentosquefazempensar#neurotransmitters#neurotransmissores
💭 We perceive #reality based on how we are chemically feeling. This creates a positive feedback loop 🔃 where your persistent #emotions continue to manifest as hormones and #neurotransmitters until you change your mind. Positive #thoughts cause your body to be in harmony and have strong immunity while negative thoughts create the chemicals that do the opposite.
You gotta love them magic brain drugs that make us feel things… thanks @sciencemag for the #inspo 🙌🏽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Bubbling away inside our brains and travelling thru our body making us see the world in completely different ways… thanks @sciencemag for the #inspo 🙌🏽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Making us be unique, special, like no other… Apologise for nothing 💝 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the immortal words of @RuPaulOfficial “if you can’t love yourself, how he hell are you gonna love anybody else?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Can I have an amen in here?! 💅🏾⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We all know how that feels. Pressure from external and internal forces. In reality, pressure is always around us - from the personal objectives we set for ourselves to the expectations set upon us by others. In some ways, pressure is a constant. [I'm not physics major; in fact, I dropped out of physics in grade 11).
😓😣😥 The hardest part is not to succumb under pressure, to break under pressure, to burst under pressure. [Ah! Even just typing the word 'pressure' out so many times has created some sort of pressure on my mind.]
😲😩 So how can we possibly avoid falling to pieces under this force? Sometimes we can't. And that should be normalized. Too often, we believe we must always be composed and in control. Reality is, we can't always be that way. If you break, normalize the situation. Because if you were built to never break, you would be a supernatural force on this planet. And really? We know the answer to that. [That's only Deadpool] @vancityreynolds 🚶
When you feel that pressure, to be someone or something, to do something, have something etc, - Take a moment and defuse away from that pressure, use deep breathing. Funny thing is, being in control does not mean that the events of your life go your way. Being in control is simply to be able to adapt to a changing situation so that you can prepare and guide yourself through the changes. Being in control means you can cry when you need a release; go apeshit on a punching bag when you need a release or if you're like me, watch some Reba.
But whatever your defences are against stress, make sure they work out for you in the long-term. Sleeping all day everyday to avoid something isn't in control, it's being out of control.
Pressure can kick our butts. But we can learn to kick right back. Identify with your own wants. Remember, breaking under pressure is normal BUT it creates a lot of stress on the body. So choosing how take care of yourself - can be in your control. And asking for help - well even superheroes need help.
so RISE UP
Taking a stab at some perspective pieces as well..you can find more of these at @understandingpotential .... There is a saying 'the past does not equal your future or present.' But to be bluntly honest - if you think your past is gone and has no bearing on you today or tomorrow, you are lost in the maze of your own mind.
There are a few quotes that put this into perspective:
A good knowledge of things past is an armour against events to come.- Edward Counsel
Only by acceptance of the past will you alter its meaning. -T.S. Eliot
A man who denies his past is a man who truly denies himself a future, for he refuses to know himself. - Tobsha Learner
Although the past does not define your future, it can certainly be an indicator for your future. To be positive about the future, you must understand your past. And as 'Tobsha Learner and Edward Counsel' state, unless you validate and understand your past, you likely fail to understand who you are today and where you want to go tomorrow.
There is a difference, however, between dwelling on the past and learning from the past. Being stuck vs. moving forward. Your past may never be truly gone, perhaps only in time, but never gone. It has composed of what and who you are today. But getting lost in the past is troublesome. This causes one to be stagnant. Although the past may never be the past. Karl Marx states - 'The past lies like a nightmare upon the present.' - BUT it is a nightmare we can wake up from.
To ignore you past, means you are ignoring a part of your own history that has had some impact on who you are at this very moment. Regardless of how we can categorize your past, we do need to VALIDATE the effects of what we have gone through in our life. To ignore it, we are DENYING our own existence. Our trials and tribulations. Our lessons learned or unlearned.
We must create a spot for our past. A healthy spot, one that we can learn from, grow from and even learn to respect. The past is not gone. It is carried with you every day. As you choose to move forward on to brighter days, the past reminds you of just how RESILIENT YOU CAN BE!💕
Yes, my Dad used to call me “Deanna Banana” when I was growing up. I think I was destined to be a nutritionist from my name alone.
I have been working on some fabulous content for a course I’m teaching in January, exploring the neurotransmitter substances in food. Bananas are a mentally-soothing food. Perfect for the FIRE within us that gets out of control. Bananas put us back in alkaline (potassium) balance, and they contain serotonin and dopamine metabolites. Truly a ‘mood food’! Calming for a busy, overactive mind...
Anti-inflammatory molecules, fat burn, collagen production, mood, norepinephrine levels, energy levels, skin tone, mental performance, workout results... and the list keeps going #vancouvercryotherapy
Nomophobia is the fear of losing your phone. 📱Yup. That is a real phobia now. As a psychotherapist, it is often interesting to come across anxiety-related behaviours because there is usually a point in time, where the brain was conditioned to become afraid. That amygdala I talked about in one of my previous perspective piece posts - this structure can become heightened in the face of stress and pressure. We can add, losing our phone, to the list of things that the Amygdala has to watch out for. 📃
If you think Nomophobia applies to you, here are some tips to help you with this fear:
1. Start limiting the time you spend on your phone. Set a time-limit for browsing. For posting. For texting. For anything phone related. 🕰
2. Begin separating yourself from you phone in tolerable increments. You can do this by leaving your phone upstairs in your bedroom, while you are having dinner with your family. Or you can leave you phone at your desk and take a 5 minute walk around the building. As you become more relaxed without your phone, you can begin to increase the time spent away. 👣
3. What type of activity do you do most on your phone? Whatever the activity is, make it contingent on the fact that you must spend time [face to face] with someone else or even alone with yourself but fully engaged in what you are doing. This means, try watching a half hour show without looking at your phone. Or try waking up in the morning - without looking at your phone as the first thing you do - complete your morning routine and then take a glance. 👀
4. Ask yourself 'what is the worst that could happen?' - there are some worst-case scenarios that even I wouldn't want to be in without a phone. However, the likelihood of this, is minimal. There are STILL payphones around, most people don't mind if you use their phone in an emergency, or borrow a friends'.
5. Try a silent retreat. You might find yourself in many ways that you never knew. You will be able to connect wholly to you and yourself - and the world around you. It is a mindful way to recognize the power of the world on us. It is a mindful way to let go of that power as well. 🤐
Our ability to forgive is not only ours. It happens across the animal kingdom. Chimpanzees will reconcile after a fight, in fact over 50% of aggressive fights between chimps are followed by some sort of forgiveness act: kissing, touching, embracing etc. Not only is this forgiveness left to the great apes and chimpanzees but also to other animal kingdoms such as dolphins.✌ Our ability to take revenge or hurt someone for their transgressions is also historical. It has been an evolutionary advantage to societies long before ours to take revenge. It was self-protective to each society.💪 To forgive is to allow ourselves to wish the best for another (ourselves included)- no matter how bad they have hurt us.
Sometimes, we forgive but we do not forget - we've all heard this saying. This simply means that we still wish for the other to do well - but we won't forget the hurt that has been caused. Because of that - we may put up walls, we may push people out of our lives and never look back or we may continue being as we were with a hint of residual anger.
Forgiveness is a powerful tool that we can use to our advantage just like we do with revenge. The difference is - revenge provides us with the satisfaction we have created justice for ourselves. Forgiveness - well, it almost makes us feel weak. 😟
But this is not true. Forgiveness - is wildly more difficult than an action of revenge - it is something we have to find within ourselves to mentally and emotionally be in control of our feelings. Revenge - it's a release. An excuse to take back what was taken from us. Forgiveness - it is a thoughtful reaction to actions that hurt.🙄 Forgiveness is FOR YOU AND to be GIVEN to OTHERS. It creates a window to the way the world could be if we all took a moment to just understand the actions of others.
It's not always possible to forgive. But with forgiveness comes acceptance. And without acceptance - healing after any transgression - whether one committed by another to us or by ourselves or within ourselves - healing cannot truly begin. -keep it UP!
That Keto grill and chill is in full effect.
What’s everyone having for dinner ?
Δ Ginkgo Biloba (Ginkgo biloba)
Δ This pretty leaf reminds me of a butterfly, it is used in Naturopathic treatment plans as a herbal liquid or in tablet form, Ginkgo can also be dried and used in herbal teas.
Δ Ginkgo displays major actions as an antioxidant, circulatory stimulant, is tissue perfusion enhancing, protects neurotransmitters and enhances cognition. These actions mean Ginkgo may be used in the treatment of the following conditions:
• dysmenorrhoea relief
• antioxidant protection
• support for healthy vision
• support for improved concentration, cognitive performance and memory
• support for healthy blood flow to the periphery and brain
• healthy peripheral nerve function support
• healthy tissue support in minor wounds
Δ Ginkgo is contraindicated in those with a known sensitivity to Ginkgo preparations and professional supervision is advised during pregnancy and lactation. Consult a professional for potential drug interactions. X
Very important to educate your baby's brain cells since the first second in language diversity for advanced cognitive development!
We should teach several languages to our babies because that system will promote in the young brain the formation of new brain regions and neural circuits to impact the neurogenesis and neuroplasticity process and that capacity will provide the neuronal network that will form the limbic system in a correct model and brain functional activity organizational output to interact with the exo world towards neocortex configuration.
@Regrann from @neurosciencenew - Hearing Different Accents at Home Impacts Language Processing in Infants
Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/accents-infant-language-processing-8108/
Infants raised in homes where they hear a single language, but spoken with different accents, recognize words dramatically differently at about 12 months of age than their age-matched peers exposed to little variation in accent, according to a recent study by University at Buffalo expert in language development.
I thought I knew, but I still don’t know what love is between two people. All I know is that at the end of the day, we all want to love and be loved because that in a nutshell (IMO) is the greatest gift in life we can give and receive. #love#hormones#neurotransmitters#weird
The undergrowth ☘️ Going in for a closer look, microbes, micronutrients, bacteria, microflora...
Could the micro life we largely ignored to this point, be the solutions to our biggest Health/Wellness issues ? .
Let’s look at the bigger picture and connections of performance, movement, mental health & cellular health.
I would love to know your feels on this?