Autism and Reiki: How to do Energy Healing at Home

20120525-192237.jpgWe healed our family from severe autism, seizure disorder, candida, food allergies and many other health imbalances with something more than just diet. In fact, Doug, who was a skeptic about the nutritional aspect of our healing at first — jumped right on board after he had a profound physical shift with energy work. Within five minutes of distance healing, his previously shattered shoulder bones physically moved back into place. That was 7 years ago. We now use energy work every day. And we keep finding new reasons for needing it and new ways to use it. Read more

Reiki Certification Training for Conscious Parents, Autism and Special Needs: Tele-Class (Levels 1-2)

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This Class IS FULL  OF AMAZING MAMAS AND PAPAS. AND WE HAVE BEGUN OUR WORK TOGETHER

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Heal Our Children:: Heal Our Planet

We want you to feel the relief and transformation we get to see with our son every day! We want your children to live up to their potentials and have fun on the journey thereReiki is a beautiful form of energy healing that helped us heal our son from an autism diagnosis.  Now, we are offering this virtual course that combines Reiki Teachings with the intricacies of helping ALL of our children THRIVE. 

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Forget GMOs — Eat Your Bugs

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I got pretty fueled about prop 37. This “opportunity” we had to label GMO food meant (to me) that my friends and family who are not already in the loop about the dangers of these genetically modified foods– would be given a clearer choice.

But, last I checked… the proposition didn’t pass.

So, I want to share with you some simple things you can do to take back your health. Because you are always in control of what goes into your body, and you always have the opportunity to make clear, informed choices.

What Are GMOs, Really?

Pretty much every fruit, vegetable, meat and grain that we put into our mouths has somehow been manipulated by humans to taste and grow a specific way. This is called “farming.” Simply put — wild, natural foods are different than farmed foods. Farming, over time, has changed the way that we humans eat…

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No More “Guilty” Pleasures, I’ll Take Plain and Simple Regular Pleasure

The other night a friend and I laughed at how I knew all the words to some obscure Air Supply song. I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for those tunes my younger bro and I sang  in front of the TV while watching “Solid Gold.” Up until 2 days ago, anything 1980’s or chocolate, or crocheted,  or anything resembling a cupcake were all guilty pleasures. Not anymore. The guilt is gone and I’m jammin with my Trader Joe’s gluten-free vegan ginger snaps– that I am eating sans guilt despite the sugar.

A lot of guilt goes into and comes out of changing to the “healthier” side of things, you know what I mean? But, the worst I’ve created for myself comes from what I decide I want to eat. Once  you dive into learning what goes into our food — from the ingredients to the energy, processing, and scams behind who is making money by poisoning us with chemicals, gmos, and godknowswhat, your higher self doesn’t want to go back. Healthy food makes you feel food. It tastes good. And us smart and savvy peeps have found ways to even make it cost less, prevent and heal illness and give us enough energy to stay feeling young for long.

Coming to Chicago to visit family and  make our first Bliss Tour stop has taught me that I’ve had to let go of a little bit of my  “healthy” eating. That is because ultimately, I have to eat. I have these ideas of what I am supposed to eat, what I want, what I need, what I crave and all of that. But, my experiences here have taught me just how hard it can be for the average person to make these healthy choices. Whole Foods Market is more full of processed and sugary foods, than it is of “whole foods.”  The Farmer’s Markets cost 3x as much as the one in Santa Monica, and the discount organic market has older produce that is ready for the trash.  Believe me, you can find good, organic and healthy options here. I know it. I used to live here. But, living in California spoiled with variety, convenience and price. I never had to shop at Whole Foods in California. We bought everything at the farmer’s markets.

I initially felt guilty for making choices to buy fruit and veggies that I knew were sprayed with chemicals. Our family has gotten  sick for the first time in years. We were exposed to mold. And, I originally blamed that on my poor meal planning and poor shopping decisions.

But, I think the guilt hurts more than the pesticides.  It’s proven  that not only are emotions connected to our physical health, but that our heart vibration is the strongest vibration  we emit. If our hearts are heavy with guilt, that has the potential to harm us even more than what we eat. 

Pleasure, on the other hand… pleasure has the power to raise your heart vibration and actually bring physical healing into your body. So, what if I eat my chemical-laden grapes with the utmost gratitude and pleasure? What if I just enjoy them today because they are what I have? What if I give gratitude for the experience that helped me better understand how  most people have to struggle to get healthy food? It’s gotta work.

So, that’s what I am doing now. It’s important to me  to eat the best I can because it does make me feel my best. But, if I live rigid-style how am I going to help anyone? Diets stink.  I’m glad I discovered my guilt because I realized I was living in a diet mentality. When  you are on a diet you have “forbidden’ foods. This is never going to work in reality.

Guilt is one of those complimentary emotions granted to the good-hearted, bleeding hearts. Believe it or not, it’s one of the hardest emotions to get a handle on. It took me forever to realize how selfish it is to be guilty. How that emotion strips us away from ourselves because it often involves pleasing others. The only real remedy for this is joy — doing whatever truly makes the real you happy.

 

The next time you feel a tinge of guilt coming from your mama, your spouse or your inner critic, try smacking that experience in the face with some pure happiness. Stop what you are doing. Stop right in the middle of doing it and focus your attention on the happy part of it.  Be thankful that you have that experience.

It may be natural to feel guilty. But, that doesn’t mean it always has to be so. You can change your story. You can find the Bliss in any moment. I’m erasing guilty feelings all day long with a simple thought, and sometimes a bite of cookie.

Rock on!

 

Gina

If You Like Green-ya-Coladas

And Getting Caught in the Rain

Today’s one of those cheese-ball Chicago days where I’m finally giving in to the weather,  and allowing it to inspire me.  I let go of my glamorous sunshiny California life.  I’m livin’  on the road. I have to deal with weather. And, in this case that means rain, shine, humidity, HEAT, COLD, wind, and more rain.  Oh, and HAIL twice in June. I’ve been sad that the “shine” part has been hard to catch. But, we’ll be packed up again any day now, so it’s high time we dive into this experience.

There’s nothin’ like the lovin’ ZING you get from a boost of green juice BLENDED with some fermented coconut kefir.  Yeah, you heard me — I’m over here blending up fermented  green bevvys that will boost your  mood, energize you, and keep you light enough on your feet to dance in the Chi-town rain all morning.

Here’s how I make my Green-ya Coladas

Ingredients

Process

  • Blend pineapple and water in blender until smooth
  • Add in e3 and blend for a few seconds
  • Add in coconut milk and blend a bit more
  • Pour into cold glasses and stir in coconut kefir or Innergy Biotic.

Other options: You can add any green juice of your choice or green powder of your choice. You can also ferment home-made pineapple juice by adding it to equal parts coconut water and using a Body Ecology Culture starter or some coconut kefir to start the fermentation process. Recipes like this are in my new book, “Are you Eating your Bugs?”

Now,  I’m gonna go sip on this loveliness and dance on off to the farmer’s market with my girls.

xo

G


Have you seen my new book, “Are You Eating Your Bugs?” I’d love for you to get a free excerpt to help you analyze your digestive prowess. You can get it for free, here.

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I’d love to help you create bliss in your life through healthy eating! Contact me for your personalized session!


 

Autism One Recap: Canary Party Launch, Byron Katie’s “Work” and Sugar-Laced Vit. B12 Lollies

The Autism One Conference gifted us with free registration this year, which  opened the door for many interested parents to learn about the causes and cures for autism symptoms. The conference promised to be a place where talking about recovery is well-accepted and even common. In fact, I did meet several parents whose children have fully recovered from autism, and who came to the conference to learn and share even more.

I’m a dig-between-the-lines kinda girl, so I don’t really mind investigating deeper to find the answers I’m looking for. I went to the conference this year because The price was right, some of my clients were going, and I really wanted to learn from some of the speakers.

 Canary Party Launch

To be present when the Canary Party announced its mission to de-toxify pharmaceuticals via science-backed political pressure  — made me feel like the most Blissed chick in town. Finally!  –A group is coming together to demand safe and effective  medicine that doesn’t harm our kids. I have a child who has been harmed by the toxins in vaccinations and pharmaceuticals and subsequently infected with autism. It has taken a great time, sweat and tears to detoxify and re-build him. He is recovered from autism, but still has some of this toxic build-up in his system. If I need to give him medications or vaccinations, he could get really hurt again. Many of us are being hurt because the chemicals and additives in our medications are not being tested before being recognized as safe. Canary is urging that the burden of proof be shifted to the government and drug makers.

I think this proves healthier times are on the way for us. We are taking our Bliss Tour to the MN Canary Party Convention on July 22. Come meet us there.

Byron Katie’s  The Work

Byron Katie and Jenny McCarthy presented “The Work” as the conference keynote. You simply cannot put a price on the feeling of relief that results in taking our emotions and thoughts for a little truth challenge. “The work” can be a little frustrating because it forces us to look at what we “believe” to be true.

The  parents attending  the conference discovered many common  beliefs that don’t serve to make us feel any better or progress. Beliefs like “vaccines are to blame,”  “my child will always be sick,”  and “no one understands me.”  I’ve had all of these, and I use Byron Katie’s tips in my own life and in my coaching and healing programs

Katie asks us to go through what upsets us and ask ourselves “is this true?” Are we believing something “true” or are we creating a reality that is driving us nuts? Please check out her free site.  You can download worksheets and be your own  best therapist.

I’ll have more soon on how I specifically use “The work”  in my life so stay tuned.

Meeting Great Doctors and Inspirational Parents

I had the chance to meet Dr. Corinne Allen who runs Brain Camps and  sells some pretty cutting edge supplementation. Dr. Allen spent a great deal of time with my husband and I explaining the benefits of this product (MaxOne) that enhances glutathione production in the body.

Every cell in the body requires glutathione. In David Kirby’s  book “Evidence of Harm”  he says that the word  Glutathione literally translates to “get the metal out.”  We are naturally equipped with glutathione to help us rid ourselves of daily toxins. And, many of us parents with children on the spectrum have tried chelation, fermented foods, chlorella, cilantro, and other methods to get the metal out of our babies. Dr. Allen  feels that this supplement , which is derived from food, is a much more efficient choice.

I bought the “Max One” for Dougie and am going to begin trying it in a few days. I thought it was worth blogging about because we just don’t do supplements that are not whole foods themselves (like spirulina etc).  Something about this one spoke to me. I’ll keep you posted on the results we see.

Sugar Sugar

So, there seriously wasn’t a healthy thing to eat in sight at this conference. And, it seemed as though some people DID go through tons of trouble getting good, tasty, gluten-free, casein-free eats for the event. Problem is… so much of it was processed and full of sugar.

While, it may have been “less” harmful (and Blissfully Free),  it’s not the message I want to share with families who are trying to recover their children.  I’d be very surprised if someone recovered  from autism by simply removing gluten and casein. Surely, this is not what the conference was saying. But, there wasn’t enough about what to eat. The “picky eaters” lecture was teaching parents how to work with various flours etc. Children with autism often have such weak and sick digestive systems that eating flour of any kind will harm them.

All of the presenters were well-meaning. I just don’t feel that enough attention was given to how to truly use food to heal.

More Suagr

I stressed myself out walking up and down the aisles of vendors giving away gross processed-high fructose corn syrup-laden candies like Reese Cups. But at least they were not selling them. One B12 supplement rep. told me that they “had” to use sugar (not stevia, honey, agave, xylitol, yacon etc) in their lollipops because it was way healthier.  Oh Puuulease!

Sugar, please excuse my french, is the devil to autism guts. It makes candida grow, and leaks through the gut into the brain and other  organs. I wanted so badly to hear more about eating whole foods, and fermented foods.

I did learn tons more that I want to share with you. More tomorrow!

Namaste,

Gina

Autism Healing Class coming to Hartford, CT July 10

We’re so excited to meet more of you and share everything we know about healing from the toxic overload of autism and embracing the BLISSFUL beings beneath the autism mask. We recovered our child, Dougie through nutrition, energy healing, sensory learning, detoxification, homeschool/unschool and all  natural, non-invasive HOME MADE healing. And, we did it all on the tightest budget imaginable (that is.. no budget at all).

We’ve designed this groundbreaking class to share our views and methods behind the true messages of autism and how we can both accept and honor our children’s differences and help them become their healthiest, truest selves.

We want to put the power to heal yourself and your family back into your hands where it belongs. You can learn about your body, your intuition and your specific nutritional and emotional/energetic needs. And, YOU CAN SAVE YOUR FAMILY!

autism Undone Intro Class

Come discover the root causes and  natural solutions to autism. Find out how nutrition (built specifically for your needs), energy healing, sensory learning and  other natural remedies helped undo our son’s autism and illness. And, how your children can THRIVE.  The Bliss is in the JOURNEY, and life gets sweeter each day.

Coming to Hartford, CT July 10 

7/10/11

10am-6pm

The Growing Green Coopertunity

203 New Britain Ave. Hartford, CT 06106

$222


Healing autism means healing the root causes of all illness on Mama Earth, and we will show you how earth provides us with every natural solution to healing that we need. We will dig deep into energy, intention, food, detoxification, vaccinations and more.

Read Healing Earth’s autism here.

Each class is uniquely tailored to the students in it. So, please come get your questions answered, and learn something new with us!

Get the Goods on:

  • Detoxification
  • Vaccination and natural immunization
  • Immune Building
  • Supplements and Super Foods
  • Body Ecology Diet
  • Raw Foods
  • Beginning Lifestyle change on a budget
  • Tricks for getting picky eaters to try new things
  • Starting slowly and taking baby steps for lasting results
  • Using energy, intuition and intention to guide your way
  • Gut/Brain Connection
  • Candida/Yeast infections
  • Fermented Foods and Probiotics
  • Colon Health
  • Sensory Learning
  • Unschooling

Get your personal questions answered (if we don’t have an answer we will find it).

$222

Prepay through PayPal to secure your seat by June 28, 2011

Guess what? we can raise healthy kids! In fact, we can raise vibrant kids — autism just may prove to be  what we need to become healthier and more radiant than ever!

If you love someone with autism and want to make their lives brighter, you will LOVE this class. See you there!

Contact Gina@BlissedLife.com with questions or comments

Gina

Autism Healing Class coming to Asheville, NC July 3 with Emily Shaules

We’re so excited to meet more of you and share everything we know about healing from the toxic overload of autism and embracing the BLISSFUL beings beneath the autism mask. We recovered our child, Dougie through nutrition, energy healing, sensory learning, detoxification, homeschool/unschool and all  natural, non-invasive HOME MADE healing. And, we did it all on the tightest budget imaginable (that is.. no budget at all).

We’ve designed this groundbreaking class to share our views and methods behind the true messages of autism and how we can both accept and honor our children’s differences and help them become their healthiest, truest selves.

We want to put the power to heal yourself and your family back into your hands where it belongs. You can learn about your body, your intuition and your specific nutritional and emotional/energetic needs. And, YOU CAN SAVE YOUR FAMILY!

autism Undone Intro Class

Come discover the root causes and  natural solutions to autism. Find out how nutrition (built specifically for your needs), energy healing, sensory learning and  other natural remedies helped undo our son’s autism and illness. And, how your children can THRIVE.  The Bliss is in the JOURNEY, and life gets sweeter each day.

Coming To Asheville, NC July 3 with Emily Shaules of Raw Breakthrough

Emily, a former attorney, healed herself of Fibromyalgia, Ulcerative Colitis  and many other “incurable” illnesses through nutrition and lifestyle changes.  She coaches people worldwide how

ow to do the same.  Emily lives in Asheville.

7/3/11

10am-6pm

Rose Pilates: 670 Weaverville Hwy., Ste. 2, Asheville NC 28804

$222


Each guest will receive an e-copy of Gina’s new book, “Are You Eating Your Bugs? — Your Probiotic Diet to Bliss” and a complete intro pack that guides you through implementing diet changes and our healing methods in your home. 

PLUS: Special presentation on Detoxification By Emily Shaules of Raw Breakthrough

Healing autism means healing the root causes of all illness on Mama Earth, and we will show you how earth provides us with every natural solution to healing that we need. We will dig deep into energy, intention, food, detoxification, vaccinations and more.

Read Healing Earth’s autism here.

Each class is uniquely tailored to the students in it. So, please come get your questions answered, and learn something new with us!

Get the Goods on:

  • Detoxification
  • Vaccination and natural immunization
  • Immune Building
  • Supplements and Super Foods
  • Body Ecology Diet
  • Raw Foods
  • Beginning Lifestyle change on a budget
  • Tricks for getting picky eaters to try new things
  • Starting slowly and taking baby steps for lasting results
  • Using energy, intuition and intention to guide your way
  • Gut/Brain Connection
  • Candida/Yeast infections
  • Fermented Foods and Probiotics
  • Colon Health
  • Sensory Learning
  • Unschooling

Get your personal questions answered (if we don’t have an answer we will find it).

$222

Prepay through PayPal to secure your seat by June 28, 2011

Guess what? we can raise healthy kids! In fact, we can raise vibrant kids — autism just may prove to be  what we need to become healthier and more radiant than ever!

If you love someone with autism and want to make their lives brighter, you will LOVE this class. See you there!

This class is for adults only (unless nursing).

Contact Gina@BlissedLife.com with questions or comments

Gina

A Delicious Liver Detox: Raw Vegan Cultured Beet Crackers (Gluten-Free)

Just in time for liver-lovin’ season (spring/summer) — beets, artichokes and turmeric are in season now- and all have a wonderful healing effect on the liver. I love making snacks with healing power. My men will keep asking for more, and keep showing signs of better health.

Check your local farmer’s market for the ingredients in this recipe.  Fresh and organic vegetables have far more nutritional energy, and make these crackers great for liver support.

These crackers are probiotic because they’re made with fermented beets. So, if you’ve got kids who won’t eat the sour-ish cultured veggie blends — take this inspiration and create a cracker for your fam. All of the healthy bacteria are still in-tact –just crispier.

I know tons of people who do extensive liver cleanses and love them.  But, they can be rather tough on the body. My approach is more mommy-style gentle.  I like to get my medicine through food.  Since our livers must filter every single chemical, food, and emotion that we take in — you better believe that most of our livers are pretty taxed and can use some help.

Raising a child whose toxicity levels have affected his development has made me really conscious of how important it is to support all of our organ functions. Our livers need constant support. So, these crackers can be good any time of the year. I usually resurrect them around spring/summer, naturally and notice Dougie will sleep a bit longer, release more, sweat more and emerge more focussed and able to better express himself.

Our bodies require energy to help us detoxify poisons. So, many of my recipes were created to help build that strength. Of course, I love to add fermented foods (cultured/probiotic foods) too because they are my (not-so) secret weapon against all illness. Fermented foods build our health from the gut-up by filling our digestive systems with healthy bacteria. These bacteria (probiotics) create our immunity, influence our moods, keep our skin and minds clear, energize us, and even make vitamins for us. Not to mention — they help get rid of all toxins. So, you really want to incorporate them into any cleanse you are doing.

You will need to make some cultured beets to begin. I like this Dill-Lishous Cultured Beet recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups dill-lishous cultured beet salad
  • 3 cups artichoke hearts
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 4 cups sprouted raw flax seeds (or mixture of flax and chia seeds)

Optional: Add dill, cumin or any other seasonings you may like.

Process:

  1. Blend flax, artichoke, turmeric, sea salt, pepper and garlic in a Vitamix or high speed blender.
  2. Stir in cultured beets.
  3. Spoon onto dehydrator tray, shape into crackers, and dehydrate for 5-10 hours, depending on the texture you like.

Other awesome liver support options I love include milk thistle tea, and LivAmend by Body Ecology.

Enjoy!

Have you seen my new book, “Are You Eating Your Bugs?” I’d love for you to get a free excerpt to help you analyze your digestive prowess. You can get it for free, here.

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I’d love to help you create bliss in your life through healthy eating! Contact me for your personalized session!