Having a family or being a part of a family, is such a soulful experience. There is nothing more powerful to complete the circle of love, than family. The sense of family and community can extend outside of our immediate family. There really is no perfect definition of family except that it involves groups of people with common connections. In today’s world there are so many beautiful examples of families. There are small families, large families, blended families, spiritual families, business families and on it goes. The gift of families is found in the challenges and in the joys, the ups and the downs but at the end of the day, the gift of being a part of a family, in some way, offers us the greatest gift to our soul and to having a soulful experience. May you appreciate who you are, what you are a part of, and see the blessings in all of it. The gift of each and every experience begins with a heart that is open to both feel and see the wonderful gifts that life has to offer and family is one of those very treasured gifts.
Month: February 2013
Amazing Mineral – Magnesium!
Do you know the amazing benefits of Magnesium? Magnesium helps to maintain normal muscle and nerve function and helps to keep heart rhythm steady. It supports a healthy immune system and keeps bones strong. It helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, it’s involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. There is also an increased interest in the role of magnesium and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Dietary magnesium is absorbed in the small intestines and excreted through the kidneys; therefore the status of the digestive system and kidneys significantly impacts the uptake of magnesium into the body. Magnesium also comes in as a superstar in improving sleep quality! There are many sources of magnesium in our foods. Some great sources are Wheat Bran, Almonds, Spinach, Cashews, Pinto Beans, and Brown Rice. There are also many supplements available on the market if you choose that route. Due to the fact that the Digestive System places such a key role in the efficiency of magnesium uptake, I am partial to an Isotonic delivery system.