Archive for September, 2009

The Joy Diet – Nothing

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It has been a very beautiful week! I taught my class: Indian Summer – Balancing your energies during this transitional time. We created a plan to live 7 Mindful days during the change of season.  

Chapter 1 of the Joy Diet requires doing 15 minutes of nothing as a foundation for Joy. Thankfully this is something I have been practicing for years and it is truly a foundation for my wellbeing. Martha Beck mentions her squirrel brain and that sitting meditations do not always work for her. For myself I always connect with my body and soul and follow and do what I feel like at that moment.  This week it is following what I put together for myself for living 7 Mindful Days. I begin with a prayer in the morning and have my rose oil infused water which carries the energy of love. It also includes drinking more water during the day to cleanse and eating foods from the abundant fall harvest amongst other things that are nourishing my soul. It is doing me a world of good to dedicate 7 Mindful Days to myself.
During really frantic times here are 2 tips that help the body get into a state of deep relaxation.

Use a warm compress on the forehead and lie down for 10-15 minutes. In Ayurveda there is a deeply relaxing massage called Shirodara that uses sandalwood infused oil on the forehead (also known as the brow chakra or 3rd eye chakra). Sandalwood is deeply relaxing. It is also very expensive. Another option is to use Lavender that is soothing and calming. Apply the oil on the forehead and put on the warm compress. The compress will cool down and will help with overactivity of the brain. Voila! You have your own mini Shirodara treatment.

An epsom salt bath with a relaxing oil blend like Peace & Calming will really help bring you back to a centered, grounded place. The magnesium in the epsom salt is cleansing and detoxifying as well as calming. You can also use Himalayan or Dead Sea Salt. They are rich in minerals, help cleanse negative energy and nourish at the same time. Peace & Calming is a blend from Young Living, my favorite essential oil company. Use a cup of salt and 8 drops of essential oil. If you are new to this it might make you feel tired so it is great to do this before a nap,at bedtime or when you can take it easy.

Wishing you all a joyfilled glorious Fall week of Truth!

Fatma XO


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The Joy Diet – Welcome

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I am taking part in the online book blogging club created by the highly creative and wonderful Jamie. As always Jamie sure knows how to pick the right book at the right time. I am  delighted to be blogging about the Joy Diet by Martha Beck every Friday for  the next 10 weeks.

I am particularly delighted because  a few months earlier I had decided that I want to help people connect to and live their Joy. I have created a little poster of Joy-FULL Affirmations that you will be able to download next week! Joy is the emotion with the highest vibration. What a Joy to help people live their Joy and make this world a Joy-FULL place!

As a Law of Attraction Coach I will be writing about that aspect  and as a Nutritional Consultant add to the delicious buffet of the the Joy Diet with a recipe here or there.

With experience I know that clients can get stuck in their issues and disconnect from Joy and that essential oils are one way to create a shift in vibration so I will talk more about that too.

I love how the Universe conspires with you once you are clear and the signs show up everywhere. This week I also connected with Mary Ann Lowry who is a Master Life Coach trained by Martha Beck. Joyfully she agreed to write a guest post. Yeah!

So be sure to come by and partake in this delicious experience! I look forward to reading your comments! 🙂

Next week’s post will be about the first element of the Joy Diet: Nothing! It will be interesting to see what I can write about Nothing.

P.S. Check out my new course for next week here.

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