The Latest Grounding Study + An Easy Way To Make Grounding More Effective

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Hello!

Today is my last in the series of blog posts I’ve written over the past month and a half on Grounding!

 

So far we’ve gone over together:

 

and today…  I review for you the latest medical study on grounding and give you a quick tip on making grounding more powerful!

 

This medical study is, to me, the most conclusive yet, showing that grounding ***even in the face of dense EMFs fields all around*** helps support your brain, your nervous system, your heart, your lungs, your digestion — all by boosting vagal nerve function.

This study was done in the most vulnerable of all of us — premature infants who technically should not even be born yet — in NICU incubators.  Grounding them instantly boosted markers of survival.  It’s important information to know because it has a direct baring on your health too… here’s how:

 

The Latest Study On Grounding:

 

 

 

And, do you ever feel like when you ground you are not getting the same results that other people are getting?  I think I might know why — you are likely mineral depleted.

Give me a few minutes to explain why that makes a difference and how you can easily fix that:

 

The Easiest Way To Make Grounding More Powerful:

 

 

My Fav Mineral Drops:

 

I have the Concentrace Mineral Drops that I personally use (and show you in the video!) waiting for you at a discount in my online dispensary right here!

 

 

But what if you don’t want to use mineral supplements?

My Fav Mineral Infused, Topical Conductive Gel:

 

You can actually enhance your conductivity simply by topically applying a mineral rich gel.

Especially important right now at the end of winter when we all have dehydrated, dried out skin…

Keep this pump by your bedside and lightly moisturize with it before slipping onto your grounding mattress panel at night, or before sliding on your grounding socks or grounding wrist band in the AM!

And you will exponentially reap the benefits to the enhanced conductivity.  It will absolutely make an immediate difference — with this gel on, the slightest contact with your grounding tool or the earth makes you instantly & powerfully grounded.

If you’ve ever tested your grounding tools and they are grounded, but when you test yourself you are not grounded, it’s because your body is not hydrated enough and lacks enough minerals to encourage conductivity.

This gel fixes both — moisturizes your skin and provides advanced cellular silver & trace minerals to boost your body’s grounding potential exponentially!

 

Enjoy all these fun ways to play with grounding!!!

xoxoxo, Laura

 

 

P.S. — I’ve been asked so many times for a list of all of the medical studies on grounding that I went ahead and created a master list for you right here!

 

I’ve included links to every single medical article and many of them are in PDF for you to print out if you like!  Share this resource far and wide with everyone you know who would like to know more about the science behind grounding!

Grounding Studies — A Master List!

Grounding Balances Your Hormones Automatically (Plus 6 More Ideas)

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Today let’s talk about the messengers of our body (our hormones!) and how grounding balances them for you, automatically.

 

Adrenal function, thyroid function, sex hormones, even leaky gut — it’s all interconnected.

Your energy level, your sex drive, your daily rhythm, how good you feel each day — it’s all improved by getting grounded.

There is a cascade of inflammation and auto-immune signaling in these interconnected hormonal pathways that ultimately lead to thyroid issues, adrenal depletion and out-of-wack reproductive hormones that cause us to feel less than our best.

As a physician, I am convinced that you can not have full resolution of any hormonal issue — adrenal (cortisol) or sex hormone issues (PMS/perimenopause/libido issues) or thyroid issues — without grounding.

Let me share with you exactly why this is so and what you can do about it in the video below.  Then I have a nice assignment for you today that will get your hormone levels supported and get you feeling an internal boost…

Let’s get started:

 

 

 

Click below to read the original cortisol normalization study that got physicians first understanding why Grounding is so important to our adrenal function:

Grounding and Cortisol Patterns

 

And click here to read an overview of how Grounding affects the entire body!

 

 Grounding Medical Literature Review

 

Want a list and links to all of the medical studies on Grounding over the past two decades?

I pulled this together for you right here:

Grounding Studies — A Complete List

 

Plus, 6 more holistic ideas to support your

natural hormone balance:

1. Direct Grounding in AM Light

 

All week long, let’s support your natural healthy energy rhythm by combining morning light on your face with grounding.

Giving your body the *clear signal* that it is daytime is absolutely crucial to feel your best.

Medical studies have shown that a few minutes of morning light on your face is actually **more effective** than a prescription anti-depressant in treating depression!

Combine this with the centering, adrenal supportive healing therapy of Grounding and this one daily practice could very well transform your entire life.

Even one minute is okay… just get out there and do it… all week long and see how your body responds.  Your mood.  Your energy.  Your sleep.  Even your sex drive!

In fact, try to allow this gentle routine to become a lifelong habit that will continue to help you feel the very best you can possibly feel, for a lifetime!

 

2.  Assess Your Adrenals

 

 

Click the link below to print out my free Adrenal Assessment Quiz to see if your adrenals are functioning optimally.  This assessment is part of my 5 Day Adrenal Recovery Online Class.  

If you take the quiz and find your adrenals are in need of support, I would love to work with you to repair them!  Just fill out this free adrenal assessment quiz to see if your adrenals could use a little TLC heading into spring!

Free Adrenal Assessment Quiz

 

If you have been through any kind of recent stressful situation or big life transition or change (even fun, positive ones!) chances are your adrenals could use some rejuvination.

In this healing class I’m going to share with you exactly what causes adrenal fatigue and all the absolutely CRUCIAL ways to address it.  In fact, we are going to start actually repairing your adrenals together, right from Day 1!

And luckily, my class starts next week!  This is the last week to sign up and join in.

 

3.  Eat thyroid and adrenal supportive foods:

 

What you eat matters.

Click here to print out a list of foods that naturally nurture your adrenals and boost your thyroid!

 

 

4.  Thyroid supportive supplements:

 

In addition to consuming thyroid supportive foods as outlined in the printable food list, consider adding on a thyroid boosting supplement.

 

Grounding, taking thyroid supportive supplements and stopping gut irritation by decreasing or eliminating gluten, sugar and dairy is often enough to make a noticeable change in the need to supplement with thyroid Rx, so be sure to work closely with your in person physician to monitor and adjust (usually decreasing!) your thyroid Rx doses as your body is better supported, your gut heals, and your adrenal glands repair.

Find my very favorite pharmacy grade thyroid supplements in my online dispensary here.

 

 

5.  Work personally with me all next week!

 

 

Let’s go deeper into repairing your adrenals so you feel more like yourself again.  Let’s spend next week together to support better adrenal function — possibly better than you have ever had before!

 

 

6.  Check your hormone levels via labwork:

 

I know that many patients really like to have definitive answers, in the form of concrete numbers, so that they can know for sure what stage of adrenal fatigue they are in and also so they can follow recovery and repair by repeating the labwork to see concrete results.

If this is you, the test you are going to want is to do a salivary 24 hour cortisol test along with a DHEA test to get the answers you are seeking.  You can ask your physician to order these test for you, or contact me if you would like me to have these labs checked for you.

To your vibrant, energetic, always healing, always renewing body!!!

xoxox, Laura

 

 

How Grounding Promotes Weight Loss… With Zero Effort

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Did you know that grounding affects your metabolism and weight?

 

Grounding has the ability to help you find your perfect weight and stabilize you there.

 

I know this because this is a subject I personally conducted my own research on… with my own patients.  In today’s video, I’m going to walk you through exactly how my patients simply touched the earth for 15 minutes a day and lost up to 15 pounds in two months… without changing their diet or exercise at all!!!

This is my favorite topic in all of the wonderful health benefits we’ve talked about from grounding… because this is where we can really take a step back and see the bigger, broader, and more intuitive aspect of earth’s healing power.

No longer just looking at one organ or one tissue of the human body, we can see the interplay of the earth’s support and our entire body’s response, our entire metabolic function as a whole and how it changes and shifts when we connect to the planet.

The earth’s healing flow is able to meet our body’s needs very efficiently, triaging what matters need to be attended to first and foremost (like active inflammation and pain) and what matters can be addressed and supported secondarily for our long term health (like metabolic function and weight.)

Today, let me tell you all about the study I personally conducted on Grounding and give you a few fun assignments for you to reap your own benefits when it comes to stabilizing your own metabolism… just click on the video below:

 

Grounding and effortless weight loss:

 

 

And click here to read or print out the

Grounding and Bioelectrical Processes report I reference in this video!

 

The bottom line?

Trust the earth to know what supports your body best as you move towards wellness.

 

Weight is just the body’s attempt to ground itself.

Folks who are very open energetically (empaths) are the perfect example — sometimes the body tries to use weight to ground and shield itself from the draining effects of other people’s energy… but it isn’t healthy to manage energy in this way in the long term.

You can support your well being by DIRECTLY USING THE EARTH TO GROUND, as we were meant to, instead of your body trying to build up enough mass to ground your soul energy.

Fasting, yoga, meditation, supplements, raw foods, etc… won’t ground your body fully or directly.

If you are not touching the earth daily, you are not soul grounded.

Connect to the earth.

Weight will fall away effortlessly (or gain accordingly if you are underweight and need the help grounding your body into something physically more stable) as you become a *vessel* not a container for energy flow.

You don’t want to be the final destination of energy… you are not a *dead end* you are an avenue for expression and LIFE!!!!

I see this all the time with energy healers… grounding profoundly affects weight over time.

Often grounding was the *one* missing piece!

 

If you want to go further with learning how to stop absorbing energy and instead flow with it and release it… then my next online class is perfect for you (it runs next month, so sign up to hold your spot today!)

Join my “Expand Your Intuition” Empath Health Class!

 

This class is a *must* for all empaths who find their energy affected or drained by others.

I’ll explain exactly why this happens and teach you how to become more resilient and strong by tapping into your intuitive gifts, instead of buffering yourself from others or playing small.

Click the button below for more info or to reserve your spot today!

 

 

The Most Important Thing To Know About Your Weight… 

Here it is:

 

 

This is not something you are going to hear from your regular doc.

But it is so so important and you should know it and *feel* this truth:

You are biologically driven to have an appetite, and you are MEANT TO EAT!!!

And you do NOT need to lose weight… not even one single pound…unless you are morbidly obese.

 

If you are overweight, you actually have LESS risk for dying then someone in the ideal weight category.

And if you are mildly obese, up to BMI of 35%, you have a death rate that is exactly the same as those in the “ideal weight” category.

 

This is based on a study looking at almost 3 million people and published in the most respected medical journal in the world, JAMA.

 

Straight from the medical literature to you: Excess Weight Does Not Increase Mortality.

In other words, if you are slightly overweight or even mildly obese, you are just as healthy as a person who falls into the “ideal weight” category.

It’s true!!!!!

Only severe obesity is associated with an increased risk for death… but lesser amounts of excess weight do not increase the risk and may even be protective, according to the results of a huge longitudial study published in the January 2, 2013, issue of JAMA.

This study was a meta-analysis of 97 different published studies that included more than 2.88 million participants.

In this study, grade 1 obesity was not associated with any higher mortality and overweight was actually associated with significantly lower all-cause mortality.

 

Here’s what this all means:

 

Compared to ideal weight individuals, overweight individuals had LOWER mortality rates than ideal weight participants, and those with Grade 1 obesity had no increased risk (having roughly identical death rates as the ideal weight participants.)

Only participants who had a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher had significantly higher mortality rates.

So… if the overweight patients actually had a lower death rate than “ideal weight” patients… should we strive to fall into the overweight category?  Should you purposefully gain weight?

No… gaining weight past the normal weight range should not be a purposeful goal, you should let your own body select the best weight range for you. The one you fall into naturally. The one that your body seems to gravitate towards as you go about making the healthiest choices for you.  How do you do get to your body’s ideal weight?  By grounding daily.

• But it does mean you need to IMMEDIATELY drop the guilt if you feel like you should be losing those last 5 or 10 pounds.

• And it does mean that you should be thankful and grateful to your magnificent body right this very minute.

• And it does mean you should feel good about eating and good about nutrition and good about every inch of your precious soul-containing skin.

 

When you are in balance energetically by grounding, your body will physically choose the weight range that is ideal for you, so purposefully trying to gain weight into the overweight range doesn’t support your energetic health best, unless this range is your natural balance.

Researchers do acknowledge that “small excess amounts of adipose tissue may provide needed energy reserves during acute catabolic illnesses, have beneficial mechanical effects with some types of traumatic injuries, and convey other salutary effects that need to be investigated.”

The take home message here is that if you are told you are overweight, this does not mean you should be focusing on losing weight.

The real focus should ALWAYS BE on feeling as healthy and vibrant as possible.

This means focusing on muscle tone.

On heart strength.

On endurance.

On lung capacity. 

On bone mass. 

On energy levels. 

On restorative sleep at night. 

On happiness. 

On quality time with loved ones. 

On meaningful relationships. 

On spiritual strength.

The only patients that should even be at all *thinking* about losing weight are patients with a Body Mass Index of over 35 kg/m2 or higher — those are folks significantly in the pink zone in the above chart.

And even if you are at 35 BMI or higher?

Focusing on energy levels, bone mass, restorative sleep and such will create a path of natural weight loss anyway.

So my recommendation is NO ONE should be focusing on weight… and now you have the science to back that up.

Feel better?

Good!

This is my entire goal and the reason I do what I do.

I want every single person who crosses my path to feel better after working with me then they did before!  After all, this is what health and healing is all about – feeling better and better and better.  So why would anyone make healing and health care negative and dismal???  Getting help and support from a health care practitioner should feel amazing — like a wonderful uplifting lifeline of support.

A sense of relief, a sense of life unfolding how it was meant to unfold, a sense of purpose… these are your divine rights as a human being and it is my mission to help give you validity to reach for this through your health, every single time.

For more important, awesome information regarding the fact that you can be healthy at any size, click right here to read and download the Association for Size Diversity and Health’s Fact Sheet.

This is a wonderful organization that is sure to help you expand your definition of what a healthy weight means!!!!

 

Today’s Grounding Idea:

Ground While Eating!

 

Today, I’d like for your 20 minutes of grounding outside to be while you are eating one of your meals today.

Take your coffee and yogurt outside for an early morning way to start the day right!

Or take your lunch outside on your lunch break and eat sitting on a park bench or sidewalk step… barefoot.

Or… better yet, grab the entire family for a nice picnic dinner outside!

Drink a big glass of water before eating to be sure you are nice and hydrated (I typically have the routine to drink a big glass of water every time I enter my kitchen to make any type of meal or snack…) and then eat while grounded outdoors at some point today.

And take notice of how it feels to have your body directly supported energetically by the earth while you put food inside of it to nutritionally support your body as well.

Your digestive system will be calm, receptive to the nutrients you are consuming, and more effectively able to metabolically respond, with less inflammation and irritation throughout it all.

 

To feeling your absolute best at the weight that works for you!!!

xoxox, Laura

 

Bonus Info:  Beyond grounding…

8 more ways to support healthy weight, naturally:

 

1.  Hydrate fully

 

By the time you are thirsty, you are already volume depleted.

Try to make a habit of drinking often and fully — at least one glass of water immediately upon waking up, prior to all meals and snacks, an hour before bedtime, and any time you feel pain or fatigue.

No biological processes can function without hydration… support your body on a cellular level by a constant intake of filtered, fresh water.

Not only that but did you know that hydration status is *THE* single biggest factor in constipation?

If you are even the slightest bit constipated, you need to up your water intake — water intake is even more important than fiber for regular elimination.  A constipated person is a dehydrated person!!!

 

2.  Aloe Vera Juice

 

Aloe vera juice is incredibly soothing and healing to the gut lining.

Part of my approach to healing any leaky gut, inflammatory or autoimmune issues is to support digestion with consuming 4 oz of aloe vera juice daily, or taking aloe vera supplements if — like me — you can’t stand the taste of straight aloe juice.

 

3.  Digestive Enzymes

 

A second part of healing the gut is to support full digestion of foods by taking digestive enzymes with every meal.

Digestive enzymes help the body break food down more easily and decrease any bloating, pain and irritable bowel symptoms after eating.

 

4.  CoQ10

 

CoQ10 is a wonderful and powerful antioxidant that also aids in gut repair.

Find my favorite, tried and tested aloe vera supplements, digestive enzymes and coQ10 supplements that really truly work right here in my online dispensary, with an automatic discount waiting for you!

 

5.  Decrease Sugar & Gluten

 

We’ve touched on this with the central nervous system (as gluten is a chronic neurotoxin) and with heart health (as sugar is extremely inflammatory to the body and sets the body up for cardiovascular disease) but today is even more pertinent to mention again because decreasing gluten and sugar is the closest thing to a *diet* I would ever recommend to a patient.

This is my standard advice when asked about weight loss from a patient:  start grounding, hydrate fully, decrease gluten and sugar, and increase protein, healthy fats, fruits and veggies.

If sugar or carb cravings are keeping you from decreasing your sugar and gluten intake, try L-glutamine supplements.

They help decrease cravings for simple carbs and are often just enough to help get you to your goals.

 

6.  Eliminate Regularly

 

Did you know that although using a toilet is a wonderful advancement in sanitation, it puts our colon at the wrong angle for having a bowel movement?

If you have difficulty  having regular bowel movements, using a Squatty Potty (on top of hydrating more than ever!) can transform your life.

Find out more about the squatty potty and other ways to naturally correct constipation in an article I wrote for you here:

10 Natural Ways To Get Constipation Relief

 

7.  Deep Restorative Sleep

 

As I blog about here, sleep dramatically impacts your weight by altering your metabolism.

Did you know that if you don’t sleep well you gain weight 9 times faster??  Egads!!!

There is absolutely no healthy way to lose weight if you are sleep deprived… yet another reason to sleep grounded!

 

8.  Walking Daily

 

AsI blog about here, simply walking every single day is one of the best things you can do to prolong your life (and give your metabolism a boost!)

If you can just to get up and move with a gentle walk to start or end each and every day, your body, mind and outlook will be totally transformed.  Some physicians are even recommending getting a dog you have to walk each day as a health solution, since daily walking has been shown to have every bit as powerful cancer recovery results as most of the chemotherapies we have on the market today!

Read more about that in an article I wrote for you here:

Walking and Cancer Recovery: A Crucial Connection

 

 

Grounding Immediately Supports Your Heart & Boosts Circulation

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Our hearts emit the strongest electromagnetic field of our entire body…

…thousands of times stronger than the electromagnetic field of our brains!

 

The human heart’s electromagnetic field is measured at about 100,000 times stronger electrically (and 5,000 times stronger magnetically) than the human brain.

This electomagnetic frequency that pulses out from your heart center is 100% matched and resonant with the Earth’s Heartbeat, the Schumann Frequency — and this is no coincidence.

In today’s video, I review the latest medical literature on exactly how connecting to the earth — and getting our heartbeat resonant with the earth’s heartbeat — supports our cardiovascular function.

From increasing our heart rate variability (the key to the health and resiliency of your heart function) to increasing circulatory perfusion of our capillaries to decreasing our risk of blood clots, heart attack and stroke, the earth is essential to keeping your cardiovascular system functioning well.

Just click on the video below and I will walk you through the science behind this healing support, give you multiple studies as well as my own experience as a physician using grounding with my patients, and a few tips on using the earth’s healing energy to keep your heart at peak performance.

Give me just 15 minutes and I’ll tell you exactly how to protect your heart’s function for a lifetime!

 

 

 

 

Click the links below to read several of the medical studies I reference in today’s video, and to see how blood viscosity changes after just 2 hours of grounding:

Grounding and Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

Grounding and Zeta Potential (on your red blood cells)

 

 

Bonus Info:

More holistic ideas to support your heart!

 

 

1.  Exercise grounded!

 

Go on a long walk outside barefoot, do some yoga stretches at a park with bare hands on the earth, wear a grounding heel strap on your favorite shoes while going on a nice hike, even having sex on your grounded mattress panel

…indoors or outdoors, make sure to get physically active today *while* allowing a connection to the earth that supports your heart function and your muscular perfusion and your subsequent recovery!

See if you can feel the difference that exercising grounded makes in how it feels to exercise and in how quickly you recover from exertion when grounded!

 

 

2.  See the earth’s heartbeat in the documentary The Grounded (for free right here!)

 

This fantastic film literally shows the heartbeat of the earth — for the first time ever — captured using a Faraday Cage with a Cymascope!

 

Watch the earth’s heartbeat in stunning, beautiful motion in film The Grounded!

 


3.  Gratitude 

 

Nothing strengthens our heart energy like focusing on gratitude.

I made a printable worksheet for you that will prompt you through 5 different gratitude mini-lists… I promise you, if you take the time to fill it out, your heart will be centered and in a vibration of sustained heart coherence, which is wonderful for reducing cardiovascular stress and getting into a state of pure, positive Well Being.

Just click the link right here to print it out and get started!

 

 

4Chanting OM

 

As exemplified in this OM chanting video, you can use vibrational healing to support heart health.  Chanting OM in yoga or meditation as a way to center on a healthy heart frequency supports a coherent electromagnetic heart field.

Try listening to this video for several moments while feeling your awareness in your chest, to see if you can find greater awareness of your own powerful heart energy!

See if you can make this a daily healing practice.  If chanting isn’t your thing, you can still use sound healing without ever making a peep!  Here’s how:

 

 

5.  Sound healing with Tuning Forks.

 

Like a baby being held near the heartbeat of the mother that carried her, listening to and feeling the vibration that Mother Earth holds us in is a womb like, nurturing, deeply healing state.

Just as astronauts use a Schumann Resonance device to *play* the earth’s 7.83 Hz heartbeat as a grounding healing frequency to keep them feeling centered and calm in outer space, you can hold the earth’s resonance in your hand by striking a tuning fork and placing it directly on your body to soak in the healing vibration… or hold to your ears to soak in the healing sound.

These tuning forks are precisely calibrated to echo the Schumann Resonance of the earth, which emits a 7.83 Hz frequency.

This Otto tuning forks have been shown in medical studies specifically to support heart health… to facilitate the release of nitric oxide, a substance in our blood vessels known to relieve pain and promote relaxation and health as well as increase circulation.

Find out more about using tuning forks to heal by clicking here. 

 

6Decreasing sugar and gluten

 

Sugar (and to a lesser extent, gluten) are both pro-inflammatory and over time, this is what leads to the wounds in our circulatory system that attract plaque to build there.

In medicine we are starting to realize that it is not actually saturated fat but long term damage from the inflammation that sugar and gluten cause that wounds our blood vessels and make them start to accumulate brittle plaques and develop life threatening clots.

Decreasing our intake of sugar as well as minimizing our intake of gluten help to decrease the amount of inflammation in our cardiovascular system and ultimately decrease our future risk of heart attack and stroke.

 

7.  Supplement with Omega 3 Fatty Acids

 

In medical school we learned that Omega 3s are essential (quoting my professor here:) “from womb to tomb.”

Meaning, everyone needs these fats to develop and function well, from a fetus growing inside their mother to the elderly, Omega 3 fatty acids are absolutely essential for proper function.

I can now say after almost 20 years of clinical practice that this statement is absolutely accurate and I’ve seen Omega 3 fatty acids help resolve everything from skin issues to autoimmune disorders to pain issues.

So for the last three weeks in a row that we’ve addressed grounding and it’s impact on the muscles, bones, brain, peripheral nerves and now the heart and circulation, I’ve mentioned Omega 3 fatty acids for whole body support and for good reason.  These essential fatty acids are helpful across the board, for not only our musculoskeletal system and our brains but for our cardiovascular system too.

 

8.  Supplement with Resveratrol

 

Resveratrol is so heart healthy, each capsule of this supplement has the heart protective benefits of 50 bottles of red wine, without the toxic side effects of drinking that much alcohol!

 

9.  Supplement with CoQ10

 

The last in the triad of *musts* for cardiovasuclar support (fish oil, resveratrol and CoQ10 being the three top supplements for heart health!)  CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant and is known for it’s anti-aging benefits both cardiovascularly and beyond!

 

10. Ensure you have lots of good minerals on board

 

Minerals are essential for proper cardiac function.  Many of us are magnesium and potassium deficient.  Mineral deficiencies can give rise ultimately to cardiac arrhythmias and worse.

To protect your mineral balance, I recommend using a mineral supplement like trace mineral drops on a daily basis.

Learn more about trace mineral drops and why they are absolutely essential for enhancing grounding in this video I made for you right here!  (this is going to be a video featured in an upcoming blog post dedicated to the importance of minerals!)

Find all of my favorite, trusted supplements for heart health (resveratrol, coQ10, omega 3 fatty acids, mineral drops and more) right here in my online dispensary.

You really don’t want to buy your supplements from online shops that are not exclusively dedicated to supplements — there is no way that Amazon or Ebay has the proper storage facilities to maintain freshness and purity, and to assure pharmaceutical grade quality.

Supplements you are putting into your body have to be of the highest quality so that you are not doing more harm than good.  Here is where I get all of the supplements I trust for my patients, my parents, myself, even my own children:

 

 

10Sleep grounded

 

Like we talked about last week, sleeping grounded is really one of the best things you can do to protect your long term health from head to toe… and that includes the protective benefits of grounding your heart all night long.

Increase your heart rate variability, decrease the inflammation in your cardiovascular system, and decrease the toxic effect of stress on your heart by sleeping grounded.

The best way?  Sleeping on these grounded mattress panels.

 

 

To a strong resilient heart and healthy blood pumping through your veins!!!

 

And please share this holistic info with anyone you know who has a family or personal history of heart disease…

xoxoxo, Laura

 

Grounding Instantly Helps Your Brain, Mood, and Sleep

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As I’ll talk about with you on today’s video… EEG studies of brain activity show that grounding instantaneously shifts our brain wave patterns and reduces ambient stress levels.

 

Getting into the relaxed but alert alpha brain wave pattern, which is seen in deep meditative states and healing sleep states, is the hallmarks of grounding.

Grounding allows the brain to spend more time in that healing, restorative alpha brain wave state, and allows us to feel calm and alert during waking hours as well.

Deeper, more restorative sleep at night puts us in a zone of healing, while lack of sleep affects everything from increasing your risk of dementia to accelerating weight gain (did you know that medical studies show you have a 9 TIMES more rapid weight gain when you carry a sleep deficit!)

Click on the video below and let me take you more deeply into the medical literature and tell you exactly how you can use grounding to boost your brain function and sleep better than ever!

 

 

 

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

 

Click here to read and print out a PDF of the “Grounding and Sleep” study I referenced in the video

 

Want to test your own sleep quality?

 

In the office, clinicians use an assessment tool called the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI for short!)  The test will give you a score for your sleep quality — on a scale from 0 to 21.  The higher the number, the worse your sleep quality.

600 middle aged patients (from 38 – 50 years old) were given this same exact test, and the average score result was 5.8, so clinicians now typically consider any score at 6 or above to be worse sleep quality than desired.

If you want to take this assessment quiz, simply click here to print it out.

Be sure to record the date you took it, and try taking this quiz again after a month of grounding to see if your numbers have changed!  Hopefully you will be able to see very concretely how sleeping grounded at night makes a measurable, significant change.

PSQI sleep quality rating

 

Increased time spent in alpha brain wave patterns equals greater time in the restorative healing phases of sleep and the healing processing time of sleep, which is when dreams occur.  This is why dreams often increase in intensity when we sleep grounded.

While we sleep, we cycle through alpha sleep states and REM sleep states and each time we do we are held in beautiful resonance with the Earth’s healing energy.

This is one of the reasons why getting a good night’s sleep impacts our entire body from head to toe… as discussed in the video, high quality sleep does everything from preserve our brain volume and function to enhancing weight loss!

What are some other things you can do to optimize sleep?  Read on…

 

Holistic ways to support your brain function to help you get a better night’s sleep:

 

1.  Melatonin — the hormone that signals it is time to sleep for our body, our melatonin levels naturally decline with age.  If you find it hard to naturally  fall asleep, try boosting your own melatonin levels with a low dose melatonin supplement.

2.  GABA/L-Theanine — GABA is very soothing to the brain and if you are have trouble with anxiety or racing thoughts at bedtime, you might feel the calming benefits of supplementing with a product containing L-Theanine, which crosses the blood brain barrier and converts to GABA to help relax over active thoughts.

3.  Probiotics — the mind/gut connection is completely underrated.  Decreased gut flora has been linked with anxiety and probiotics are now shown to be a very effective treatment for both anxiety and depression, and as a bonus, they boost immunity.

4.  Zinc — low levels of zinc are linked to depression.  If your multivitamin doesn’t have zinc in it, consider supplementing your zinc levels with a supplement.

5.  Magnesium — Magnesium is very relaxing and because it helps your muscles relax and release, it is a wonderful nighttime drink.  On nights when I am feeling tense (especially helpful for anyone who grinds their teeth at night or has restless legs!) I enjoy a hot cup of water with a teaspoon of Natural Vitality’s Calm magnesium drink, found in my online dispensary here!

6.  Supplements that protect your brain — if dementia runs in your family, I highly recommend these two supplements.  Omega 3 fatty acids, which preserve brain volume, and Resveratrol supplements, which stop plaques from growing in Alzheimers disease.  Blueberries have also recently been shown to give memory a boost in mild cognitive impairment… if you don’t get enough berries on a daily basis, you could supplement with blueberry supplements to help boost your memory function as well.

7.  Sleep Grounded — To take your sleep resonance to the next level, you can combine your brain’s healing alpha sleep state with the Earth’s energy directly, not just through resonance of frequency but by directly grounding the body when sleeping with in indoor grounding product.  I have invested a great deal of time and research creating the highest quality, most reliable, washable, and ethically respectful (crafted by hand right here in the USA!) grounding healing tools.  Tools like:

 

  • Grounding Mattress Panels — the ultimate in grounding all night long using the highest quality eco friendly fabrics (like organic cotton and hemp along with medical grade stainless steel to ground you for years and years and years without fail!). Wash as often as you like with no loss of conductivity!

 

  • Grounding Carbon Bands — all new carbon based grounding technology in a lightweight, travel friendly mattress band that you can simply roll up and take anywhere, so you never lose out on a good night’s sleep!  Comes in a reusable travel bag!

 

  • Even Grounding Eye Masks — which block RF radiation to your eyes while you nap, help you recover from headaches and help reduce inflammation in the sinus cavities by grounding… these little eye masks are hand sewn and one of a kind!

 

Upgrade your nighttime grounding experience by clicking here.

 

I hope this information on how grounding impacts your central nervous system, your mood, your sleep, even your circadian rhythm was helpful!!!!

A good night’s sleep is absolutely crucial to maintaining wellness as well as healing from absolutely anything your body needs to heal — one thing is for sure, it needs good sleep to do so!

xoxox, Laura

 

P.S. Want some more sleep support?

Watch this video on additional holistic ways to help your sleep that I made for you below!

 

 

 

 

How Grounding Supports Your Muscles, Joints And Bones

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Over the next five weeks, I’m going to be running a series of detailed videos and helpful information on exactly how grounding supports our body —

…from cardiovascular support to metabolic support to hormone support and more.

 

I’ve noticed there just isn’t a lot of concrete information disseminated on exactly how grounding works.

So I decided to change that.

Starting today.

Over the next month and a half I’m giving away all of the information that I taught in my Earth Rx online health class… for free!
The first topic in the course is all about how our bones, our connective tissue, our muscles, and everything that holds our body together (like our fascia, ligaments, tendons) is actually a grounding conduit — all of our connective tissue is actually a grounding conductor that brings healing immediately to all areas of our body, even scar tissue, even dense bones, even injured muscles.

So today I am going to walk you through several amazing studies that focus on the profound effect that grounding has on our muscles, reducing muscle tension immediately and reducing the severity and duration of soreness after exercising…

…as well as the amazing effect grounding has on our protecting our bone health and joint health.

 

One of the most immediate ways that grounding supports our health is by reducing inflammation in such a profound way that it directly decreases whole body inflammation — let me tell you how direct this support is in the 15 minute video below.

This decrease in inflammation is what is responsible for the immediate reduction in pain that is felt when grounding.

 

Our connective tissue actually is a conductor, speeding anti-inflammatory support directly to all the areas of our body that need it the most.

 

Even walled off pockets of inflammations are immediately affected because grounding is not something we absorb through our digestive tract and have to deliver through circulation like an ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory medication or supplement… No.

This is DIRECT whole body access through our connective tissues electrically.

Let me tell you more:

 

 

 

Watch the video on YouTube here.

 

And click the link below if you want to read or print out a PDF of the “Grounding and Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness” study I referenced in the video:

Grounding & Reduced Muscle Soreness Medical Study

 

 

 

 

Maintaining your living matrix… your intracellular electrical gel — with a bounty of ever available free electrons means your body can adapt and respond instantaneously to any stress in the environment, trauma, illness, toxins, allergens, injury and more…

…actually PREVENTING the full extent of damage that would be seen without grounding.

 

Not only that, but it shortens recovery time from any damage that does occur as well as prevents it from turning into a chronic, smoldering, life long situation.  Absorbing and mitigating damage in real time… as it occurs.

Have you ever noticed that minor injuries are more commonly turning into long term health issues?

Chronic fatigue?

Chronic infections?

Chronic join pain?

Chronic back issues?

Chronic sleep issues?

Chronic allergies?

Chronic food intolerance?

This is because we are all living totally depleted and cut off from our reservoir of healing… touching the earth.

Keep your healing reservoir full and ready to respond to protect your short term healing *and* long term health.  Because grounding is not only protective… but anti-aging!

Aging, especially of joints and bone and skin and connective tissue and muscle tissue, is a function of cumulative inflammatory damage over time.  Arthritis, skin changes, many cancers, heart disease, metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes, even dementia is a result of sustained inflammatory damage.  We will go into these studies through the next few weeks!

If we keep our living matrix in a prepared state of anti-oxidant rich electron reserves, we have already taken away the basis of age related change over time.  So today, I have a very simple suggestion for you: 

Go outside and directly touch the earth for 20 minutes or longer today.

 

 

See how you feel.

Notice any changes in your energy, pain levels, mood.

And if you want to do more to support your body’s muscle recovery and bone health other than grounding, try these ideas as well:

 

 

1.  Turmeric Supplements — turmeric is anti-inflammatory to the whole body, decreasing pain very effectively.

2.  Omega 3 fatty acids Supplements — fish oil (or krill oil) is one of the most whole body supportive supplements you can take — decreasing inflammation and protecting your brain, joints and skin from aging.

3.  Vit D Supplements — Vitamin D is essential to prevent disease in healthy aging.  Have your levels checked and make sure you supplement with a fat emulsified formula for the best absorption.

4.  Magnesium Supplements or Epsom Bath Soaks — magnesium is essential for proper muscle function and recovery… I highly recommend supplementing with trace mineral drops in your daily drinking water to keep your mineral balance strong.  Also, soaking in a warm bath with a cup of Epsom salts in it will help reduce muscle soreness after exercising and help relax muscles deeply before bedtime.

5.  Topical Magnesium Oil — alternatively to the Epsom bath soak, you can soothe sore muscles directly by spraying or massaging on a topical magnesium lotion.

6.  Decrease Gluten and Sugar Consumption — gluten is a neurotoxin and over a lifetime incites cellular damage… and sugar is pro-inflammatory.  Both decrease your body’s ability to fight infections and decrease inflammation.  I recommend reducing your intake of gluten and of sugar as much as you can tolerate.  We will be talking more about this in an upcoming blog post, and I’ll give you some tips to get past those sugar cravings too!

7.  Alternating Ice and Heat — this helps stimulate blood flow and alleviate muscle pain, soreness and stiffness after working out or injury.

Exponentially sky rocket the healing power of heat and/or ice with the worlds only Grounding Hot & Cold PackCombine grounding and hot & cold therapy for triple action musculoskeletal support!

One of the most powerful holistic healing modality of all time, heat helps loosen stiff muscles, increase blood flow to the area of application, decreasing soreness and pain, keeps the body warm and limber, relieves cramps, abdominal pain, muscle tension and tension headaches, and much much more.

Cold is every bit as healing, helping to decrease inflammation, cool down painful injured areas of swelling, decrease joint pain and pain associated with pinched nerves, arthritis, inflammation, trauma, contusions, over use injuries and much much more.

Alternating ice and heat on an area of pain or injury allows the body to recover more quickly and significantly decreases pain and swelling.

You can take all of these positive healing aspects and make the effects exponentially more powerful by grounding the body at the application site as well, because grounding independently has been medically proven to decrease pain, decrease muscle tension, decrease muscle soreness, increase circulation and much much more.

Using these two healing modalities together could not be any simpler than with my grounding cozy slipped over a gel pack that has been cooled in the freezer or warmed in the microwave in just seconds.

These grounded hot & cold packs are essential for every first aid kit!

Next week we review the impact that grounding has on our Neurology and Sleep!

Until then…

xoxox, Laura

 

P.S. Bonus Video:

Strong Bones for a lifetime… holistic ways to decrease your osteoporosis risk:

 

 

Watch the video on YouTube here.

 

 

The Healing Process Of Grief

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Grief after experiencing a sudden loss or unexpected change in circumstance can knock your feet right out from under you.

 

Whether from the death of a loved one, a trauma, a job loss or divorce, severe illness, surgery, or any other unexpected change, it can be hard to endure…

…both emotionally and physically exhausting.

But it can also make room for growth.

For survival, for strength,  and ultimately, for a new you to emerge.

Even if you are forced to become a new version of you that you never even wanted to be…

…the process of grief is actually an alchemy transformation that gives you more than it takes away.

 

I still remember being in medical school and learning all about the classic model of the grief process, set forth by the amazing and brave Elisabeth Kubler-Ross:

DABDA, meaning:

D — denial

A — anger

B — bargaining

D — depression

A — acceptance

We learned in med school how patients go through this grieving process in any order, and may take as long as necessary in each phase before coming through to acceptance of the loss.

But what I found, through both patient experiences and my own first hand personal experiences, is that this model did not serve me (or my patients) very well.

DABDA never quite captured the true essence of what goes on during the grief process nor do I feel the final term of “acceptance” really captures the true beauty in the healing process that ultimately unfolds.

There are so many gifts that can accompany loss.

 

There are so many moments of breathtaking beauty, of love, of rawness, of support, of gratitude, all swirled into the moments of hurt, of ugly, of anxiety, of fear.

 

So I began to identify a new way to think about the grieving process, one that served me better, one that felt more accurate to my experience and the experiences of the patients I’ve worked with.

The new paradigm, for me, looks more like this:

 

Resistance —> Surrender

 

Not moving randomly through the 5 phases of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, but moving systematically from resistance to surrender.

 

Denial feels like: “This can not (or should not) be happening.”

And surrender comes in breakthrough moments of:  “This *is* happening and yes, I can do this, I will do this

and each time we surrender to what is happening, hope immediately returns.

 

The path from resistance to surrender ebbs and flows like any painful healing journey… one step forward into surrender and then three steps backwards into resistance and then another tentative two steps into surrender.

Every single time we take a step backwards in the healing process, it is because we are resisting it.

And every single time we take a leap forward in the healing process, it is because we are surrendering to the transformation and ALLOWING IT TO BE something different than what had stood in it’s place before.

The ugliest messes have a way of being the most necessary, meaningful, healing experiences possible.

And even when our gut is creaming “no, no, no, no, NO!

…the entire time, our soul is singing “yes, yes, yes, yes, YES!

…and surrender happens.

And healing happens.

And growth happens.

 

And our ability to heal becomes directly proportional to our ability to surrender.

 

It turns out, stepping fully into the process of trusting what is unfolding is what real, deep, soul healing has been about all along.

 

Surrender into grief and allow it to show you the path through and out to the other side.

Want more concrete help for specific grief symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, fatigue, sadness and decreased appetite?

Here are some holistic things you can do to support you through the many phases that you can journey through during the healing transformation of grief:

 

1.  Depression

 

  • Zinc — In the December 15, 2013, the medical journal Biological Psychiatry published the results of a huge study that found that zinc deficiency mediated depression can be effectively reversed by zinc supplementation… and also, perhaps more importantly, that zinc added to antidepressant therapy produces more rapid and more effective improvement in symptoms of depression than without zinc supplementation. So if you or any of your loved ones suffer from depression, supplementing with zinc (even in addition to using a prescription medication) may provide more relief, better relief, and faster relief.
  • Probiotics — The natural flora of the gut is diminished in depression, so restoring the natural vitality and variety of healthy organisms in the digestive tract is a very powerful way to improve outcome in depression (and other mood disorders, such as anxiety.)  One study showed decreased depression when participants received probiotic supplements for 30 days, and another study reported clinically significant improvement in mood when participants ate probiotic-containing yogurt for 3 weeks. Yet another study showed that participants with chronic fatigue syndrome who consumed probiotics three times a day reported significantly less anxiety compared to those who did not.
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids — shown in many different studies to impact brain health… from improving symptoms in ADHD, protecting brain volume as we age, and decreasing postpartum blues, omega fatty acids are a must have to soothe and support your entire body inside and out, from skin to brain.
  • Vit D — The link between low levels of Vit D and depression have long been established, but newer research suggests that Vitamin D supplements, taken for 12 weeks, can reverse depressed mood.  Most of us are Vit D deficient, so if you are experiencing depressed mood this is a great time to give Vit D supplements a try!

 

 

2. Sorrow

 

Sadness needs to physically flow through the body in order to release.  You must *feel* the sorrow.  Don’t try to resist it or put it off, instead get into the state of allowing the flow using this one simple trick: water.

Water is the ultimate medium of flow on earth, and comprises the majority of our body.  In fact, water is the body’s natural choice of release as well, in the form of tears.  Tears often help facilitate the flow of sorrow through the body and allows it to release more easily.

So one tip is — allow the tears.

Let the water of your tears release your sorrow and lift it from your body.

 

Can’t cry?

You can still use the power of water to help facilitate the release of your sorrow, worry or grief.

  • Use a hot water bottle full of warm water and hold it on your body where you are feeling the sorrow (chest, abdomen, neck, back…)
  • Take a long hot bath (add some baking soda and apple cider vinegar to turn it into a detoxing experience)
  • Sit in a warm shower and envision the water carrying your sorrow down the drain for you
  • Go for a relaxing swim or soak in a jacuzzi
  • Use steam/humidifiers to help hydrate your head, clearing out the old mental fog and allowing room for the new
  • Drink water — hydrate hydrate hydrate during times of worry or sorrow more than any other time of your life. Let your body be flushed out inside and out and with every urination or bowel movement recognize you are flushing the old energy down the drain and making way for new healing
  • Just can’t get into the flow?  Take a nap. Just allow your body to do its thing and rest more than normal… repairing from grief and sorrow takes time and is exhausting… allow your body the down time it needs and don’t put any expectations on the process.

 

 

3.  Fatigue

 

The feeling of heavy fatigue or draining depression means your body needs a break… NOW.

Not later.

You must to honor this sensation/symptom for the important information it is providing instead of ignoring or resisting it.

Fatigue and depression show up to alert us that we are in a time of healing/repair and not in a time of action.

Help it by:

  • Low key exercise — Respect your body’s need to slow down. Now is not the time for strenuous exercise… honor caring for your body in gentle ways such as yoga, stretching, long slow walks through nature.
  • Get help — You don’t need to do it all alone. Ask for help. Call a friend. Lean on family to help with some of the burdens you are seeking relief from.
  • Passive body work — Your body needs to get into receiving mode and not giving mode. Your giving mode is burnt out. What I’ve noticed is that most people who struggle with depression are the givers who are giving to everybody but themselves. You DESERVE to give your body the message that there is a time to stop and receive. Get a massage, acupuncture, reiki, physical therapy, a facial, a haircut. Anything that is a passive process for you — let others actively help move that energy through your body and help you on your way to release it.
  • Deeper sleep at night… see below

 

4. Sleeplessness

 

 

You absolutely, 100% ***NEED*** deep, restorative sleep!

 

It’s non-negotiable… poor sleep causes:

  • memory impairment
  • shorter life span: decrease response time + decreased motor skills = increased risk of accidents
  • weight gain
  • anxiety and other debilitating mood disturbances
  • dementia and an increased incidence of Alzheimers
  • widespread brain atrophy and much much more!!!

 

For example, a study published in Neurology on Sept 3, 2104 found a widespread change in brain volume with poor sleep over time.  If poor sleep causes the brain to atrophy, than high quality restorative sleep may help repair and protect the brain.  Here are some ways to get that much needed, deep restorative sleep you absolutely NEED to make your way through the process of grief:

  •   Grounding — connecting to the earth has been shown in sleep studies to increase the amount of time we spend in deep sleep, as well as treat jet lag and other circadian rhythm disturbances.  Sleeping with a grounding product will support your body’s healing process from head to toe, all night long… find my favorite indoor grounding products on my website at www.Intuition-Physician.com
  •  Melatonin — Taken 1 hour before bedtime, melatonin allows sleep to be deeper, less interrupted, and more restorative.
  •  Daily activity — simply getting up every single hour of the waking day and walking for a bit (instead of spending several hours in a row inactive) just might be the best gift you could ever give your body.
  •  Develop a nightly routine — turn off all the lights, make sure there are no computer screens or clock faces or nightlights lighting up the room while you sleep, and drink a soothing cup of warm milk, sleepytime tea, or take a hot bath to relax your body and transition into bed.
  •  Sleep with an external source of warmth — we all have a deep-seated, cellular need to be connected to others while we sleep — it comes from the caveman days of sleeping in groups to help increase survival.  So especially if you have recently lost a spouse that you are used to sleeping with, insomnia might be a real struggle right now.  Fulfill your instinct to sleep share by sleeping with a hot water bottle (the warmth provides that deep comfort your body is craving) or with a loved pet or pray to loved ones and angels to surround you as you sleep each night so you go to bed feeling connected and supported.

 

5. Anxiety

 

 

Anxiety is a very active state, where you have lots of energy building up inside, and the answer to this (as in all emotions) is to really allow the flow to open up and release it to find relief.

So with this energetic state you generally need to get into a more active state state of off gassing extra energy, in contrast to the passive allowing state required by sadness, grief, depression and fatigue.

 

Anxiety states respond to active release… so give some of these a try:

  • Meditation — this is a very aware state that puts you in the perfect open-but-alert mind-frame necessary for relief. Focus on taking 5 deep breaths in and out and choose a mantra for the in breathe and the out breath.  If you can do 10 breaths, do 10. Work up to 20, 30, 50 breaths of focused openness:

breathing in:  I am lovable

breathing out:  I am loved

or

breathing in:  I am safe

breathing out:  I am taken care of by God

or

breathing in:  I am protected

breathing out:  I am healing

 

  • Movement and exercise — moving the body and quieting the mind is the goal of many gentle, healing practices such as yoga, tai chi, qigong. If your energy feels more intense and will not allow you to settle down enough to do those types of exercise, honor your body’s need for active processing by something a bit more intense like pilaties, karate, kick boxing, or going on a long jog.
  • Give to others. Unlike depression and fatigue, the gift of anxiety is the gift of having energy to give and express… and one of the best way to off-gas this is to give to others in need. Volunteer at a cause that is meaningful to you, start a year of gratitude (doing one act of thankfulness to loved ones or strangers each week and record it in a gratitude journal) or just go out into the world each day asking that you be shown a way you can be of service. The point here is not to add any more stress into your life — do not do ANYTHING that doesn’t feel right. This is not a burden, it’s a very simple way to get rid of extra energy/tension. Consider doing simple things that don’t require a lot of preparation but will allow you to actively process and off gas extra energy. For example, walk along a road in your neighborhood and pick up litter for an hour after dinner. Pick up an extra pizza on your way home from work and give the extra one to a construction crew as you pass (this was my daughter’s favorite “gratitude attack”) or head to your local SPCA and take some of the dogs on a walk each weekend. In fact…
  • Care for a pet. Caring for a pet is the PERFECT way to allow your energy to flow in a loving and active, yet low stress way. Simply walking your dog every day, spending 30 minutes petting your cat while she purrs on your chest, whistle to a pet bird and teach him your favorite TV show theme song… study after study has shown that pets improve our health simply by being in our lives. During times of anxiety and frustration, loving on a pet a little extra each day gives a heart-centered but simple way to open our heart chakras and allow excess energy to flow.

 

 

6. Decreased appetite

 

 

It’s important to consume nutrient dense food even when your appetite is low-to-gone.

Your body needs healthy fats and protein in order to keep up it’s immune system and help get you through the intense and often exhausting grieving process.  Just when you don’t feel like eating at all is right when you need the nutritional support the most.

So here are three tips to help you stay healthy even when your appetite has left:

  • Hydrate — it’s really important to at least stay well hydrated during emotional times.  Although you can go for days without eating, you can not survive for days without water.  Drink non-fluoridated, fresh, filtered water and drink drink drink some more.  If you simply you can’t eat a single bite… at least drink a glass of water and take a deep breath and stay well hydrated.
  • Gentle movement — while it is okay to want to curl up and not move while you are hurting, it’s also important to make sure you get gentle activity each day — going on a daily walk in nature is the best therapy.  The movement stimulates gut peristalsis and will help gently nudge your appetite back into place.
  • Nutrient dense foods — when all you feel like eating is a few small bites, make every bite count.  There is a reason folks deliver nourishing bone broths like chicken noodle soup to loved ones who aren’t feeling well… the healthy fats and minerals in bone broth is nutritionally sound and will help keep your immunity high.  Other options include easily digestible casseroles, stews, organic nuts and peanut butter (when my kids just don’t want to eat, we compromise on a scoop or two of organic peanut butter), healthy fats such as avocado and coconut oil, organic yogurt,  and organic butter (a comforting warm grilled cheese sandwich with organic cheese and grilled in organic butter is wonderful, especially alongside a cup of bone broth!)

If your grief is particularly intense, lasting longer than a few months or accompanied by suicidal thoughts… or you simply want the support of a counsellor… be sure to seek professional help with a practitioner who is experienced in grief counselling.

There absolutely IS a way to the other side of grief… you will get there… ask for help when you need to and healing WILL happen.

 

 

Want more support directly from me?

 

I’m creating a Trauma Healing online class, from a mixture of my own experiences with grief, trauma & PTSD as well as from a medical standpoint as a clinician with almost 20 years of experience supporting patients through every kind of life challenge you can imagine… and I’d love you to be in on this class.

Because of the personal and intimate nature of this course, and because I want to be personally available to each participant for as much support as they would like, I’m keeping the class size small… so please reserve your seat to make sure you have a spot in the course.

Simply click over here to find out more and to reserve your spot today.

 

xoxoxox, Laura 

 

P.S.  I wanted to share with you a poem that helps me get into the zone of surrender:

 

Letting Go

                                 -Suzanne Lucas

Giving up is merely quitting

Letting go is sweet release

Giving up is cries of anguish

Letting go is perfect peace

Giving up is hard and heavy

Letting go is loose and light

Giving up is simply failure

Letting go, success in sight

Giving up is very human

Letting go is most divine

Giving up is death at sundown

Letting go, the rising sun

Giving up is “There, it’s over”

Letting go, “I’ve just begun!”