The 6 part process to transform you into an independent, self-sufficient, and self-reliant person

Most people live as a passive, unwilling victim of their circumstances and their “Story.”
While no one is invalidating the truth of where they are coming from, these beliefs have bad after affects that impede them living in their power and freeing themselves from the red tape.

Yea, they say, easier said than done.
But done is the simplest part honestly.
Doing the inner work might seem like a maze and a labyrinth of sinkholes and pain from unresolved issues. But it doesn’t have to be.
There might be pain, but it’s ok because healing the wounds is the only way to move past the chains of your surroundings and yourself.
Below you will learn 6 simple methods that together will free you to become your own self sufficient and independence person.

1. Determine the why’s of your beliefs

Think of the age old question “Tell me a little bit about yourself?” This question is so loaded because it tries to condense your intricacies into smaller phrases, words and statements. You yourself know you are so much more than just those words because you know why you say those things. This same space is powerful to do the necessary introspection that produces independent thinking.
What do you “believe” about the nature of yourself, and the world around you? And more importantly, why do you believe those things? Acknowledging this will free you from being in a reactive state, swayed by dogma, or taken advantage of. The clarity of this with yourself will make you a powerful self sufficient person that can overcome any obstacle or problem and make good decisions.

2. Clean up inner emotions and outer emotions for mental clarity.

We have this horrible stigma in Western Society that emotions are bad. While sometimes moods can be problem some, emotions are not the root of all evil. Where did this idea even come from? After all we are emotional creatures and it is within our nature.
I think most would agree that emotions are not the problem, but resulting emotional imbalances from the past is the real problems. Most insane emotions are trickle-downs from other unresolved issues. Coughing down this issues puts you into an emotional survival mode to cover up the issue and over time begins to control you. You become a slave to your triggers, fears, and past experiences.
To achieve independence from allowing the past to control you is to approach the touchy situation with a sense of neutrality, as if you were telling someone else. This way may be painful and it will resurface; let it do so and validate your own feelings. By stating the facts and validating your feelings you have realized your true power and are no longer a victim. Both parts of you are at peace: your logic and your emotion. From this balanced place, you have the power to allow that past situation to not snowball and derail your life and future.

3. Determine the obstacles that you back. Be honest and don’t sugar coat.

So many people feel like they have no idea what they want to do. Most times this is because they are so disconnected from themselves that they have no idea how to tell what their soul is drawn to. This is perfectly ok. Just start from wherever you are and think and do things that make you deeply happy. Do this a lot, knowing and practicing the feeling of genuine happiness will open internal doors within you to reveal your passions and make the path clear.
While you’re doing this peacefully without judgement regularly, you will intuitively know what steps are necessary to do some of your wants and dreams. What is stopping you from doing those things? are your barriers external or internal?
Understanding and seeing your internal and external barriers is not about knocking them down, it is about realizing that they never existed. This ability to see around internal and external obstacles is key to being an independent person who can fully be who they are and understand their purpose and true joy. This puts you in the drivers seat of your life. Moving past barriers internally will make you a whizz at moving the external barriers that approach you along the way to your passion and path. You will be an unstoppable force.

4. Decide their own version of the truth they stand on and approach the world with.

In an endless ocean of information and opinions, what you pay attention to says a lot about you. Of the information you consume, do you consume the information to tell you what to think, or to use it to form your own opinion?
Figuring out what you believe separate from external stimuli is the very meaning of independence. It allows you to plot your own course and decide the direction of your energy and your place in the universe.

5. Understand finances where they are now, and where they want to be

Money is a real thing. I understand that some people don’t care about it, and it is good not to be attached to it…… but it’s not healthy to pretend it’s not there. Finances is a part of life, and understanding yours will fix a lot of your uncertainty.
Taking a step into financial literacy will put you in the drivers seat of life and illuminate the path of self sufficiency. You want to live your life on your own terms internally and externally as well. Be a slave to nothing.
Determine what you can do to make money enough to the things you want. Remember that money is not the goal, the way you want to feel is. Money is owned by you it does not own you.
Financial honestly and literacy one of the keys to seeing internal and external independence. The sooner you start, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner.

6. Becoming of self aware of the present moment

Of the past, present, or future, which holds your power now? The present. Your power is within the present, and this also can control your future. The actions and decisions you make today change your world forever to affect your past and future. This is powerful and is the key to taking action to become your own person.
So many people are controlled by what they think their future would be, or what their past was. Yes those may be real, but neither of those are within your power right now. Be in your power!
Become independent and a soaring star by taking responsibility for your present, not to change your views of the past, not just for your future, but also for the pleasure and power of this moment.
This way you become free from hypothetical what-ifs, overthinking, and made-up obstacles.

Conclusion

Becoming independent is the only way to free yourself period.
This does not mean not relying on other people for somethings. It just means that at the end of the day you are the only one that holds the present and future keys to your life and your story.
Great pleasure and responsibility wait at the door of your self-reliance independence.

Much love and light to you.

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9 Conventional simple foods as remedy for swollen, stiff, and painful joints

Introduction

Joint pain is something that can make everyday life nearly unbearable. We all know people who are constantly suffering from joint discomfort, some young, some old. Horrible conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout exist and many more have persistent nagging joint pains that attack them even in their youth with no seemingly direct cause. To combat joint issues and deterioration from plaguing you, or even for those with chronic joint conditions, adjusting your diet can give your body the tools to heal itself and lessen the frequency of discomforting symptoms. In this post, you will learn 9 simple tasty foods you can add to any diet or lifestyle that can increase your joint health and prevent the advancing of joint deterioration.

1. Cherries

The vibrant identifying color of this fruit is the secret to its PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER! *yes DisneyPlus is my best friend, don’t judge* These are called ‘anthocyanins’ and they are great at reducing inflammation within the body quickly, making it perfect for those with long term joint issues to use everyday to manage ongoing symptoms. The high levels of antioxidants in this also helps joints reduce free radical concentration in the body throughout the day, reducing opportunities for swelling and discomfort in joints. These can be eaten as great ingredients to breakfast porridge, lunch and dinner sauces and glazes, and also dessert toppings and pies. In addition to that, because of their special power, there are pill forms and extracts of this fruit for special circumstances.

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2. Turmeric

Famous for its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is good not only for long term joint health, but also for relief from immediate discomfort and pain. The nutrient responsible for this is curcumin, which has been shown to be remedy general inflammation, as well as internal attacks on joints that happen in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Not only can you gobble this up guilt free in an Indian dish or Thai curry, you can also drink Turmeric teas that can be found in any grocery store or hundreds of online platforms.

3. Walnuts

Being that these nuts have the highest amount of Omega 3s, walnuts are great for cartilage health and elasticity. In addition to that, these nuts are great at the reduction of inflammation as well as helping cardiovascular and lymphatic health. Although this might seem like it is unrelated, cardiovascular and lymphatic systems help joints in their supply of nutrients as well as their drainage and lubricant supply. By improving the health of these systems, joints have more nutrition to grow stronger as well as proper drainage and passage of synovial fluid and similar lubricants. These can be great dry snacks, added into Asian stir fries, or add a great protein kick to vegan sauces or salads.

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4. Olive Oil

Taking the cake for ultimate versatility- drumroll- IT’S EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil!!!! For your joints, this oil offers a specific protein that encourages the production of synovial fluid within the joints, the body’s natural joint lubrication. Also the abundance of Omega 3s is great for the health of cartilage throughout the body giving joints the bounce back power for joints when responding to everyday pressures and stresses. This can be put in almost ANY dish from Italian Spaghetti to a dressing ingredient for a summer Spring Mix salad. The possibilities are endless.

5. Chia Seeds

This superfood grain, some refer to it as a nut, is one of the richest source of Omega 3 fatty acids on the planet. I LOVE THESE THINGS!!!! For joint pain specifically, they are great at reducing inflammation as well as helping joint cartilage, strength, and lubrication with Omega 3s. Unique to this food, it greatly reduces blood pressure, which has been shown to rise conjunctively with high amounts of joint pain. Reduced blood pressure reduces swelling and discomfort, and allows the body to more easily flow nutrients in and drain waste out; something of high important large joints like in the knees and back. This food has no taste and therefore can be put in ANYTHING!!!!! It can even be a vegan egg replacement, when added with water, for baking dishes such as breads and muffins; two things I can never get enough of!

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6. Pineapple

These fruits are just EVERYTHING!!!!! The high amount of Vitamin C within this fruit is a key part of the production of collagen within the body, an integral part of the resilience in joint cartilage. An anti-inflammatory enzyme in pineapple not found in many fruits is Bromelain. This enzyme helps stop the body from attacking joints as well as promotes proper joint drainage in the body. This enzyme has been shown in many studies that is works especially well for knee pain. This fruit is so indulgent just diced up raw, but also it is a great ingredient to stir fry recipes, smoothies, sauces, and sweet citrus desserts.

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7. Sweet Potatoes

The high amount of Beta-carotene within this food helps, like the cherries, to significantly reduce the amount of free radical concentrations within the body. Also like the cherries, the color holds the key to its power! Unique to this strong anti-inflammatory and Beta-carotene mix, it prevents the frequency of flare ups and symptoms of joint fatigue, so much so that it contributes to its brilliant orange color.

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8. Ginger

This is a an extreme anti-inflammatory spice key in Ayurvedic medicine just like the above mentioned Turmeric. Unlike turmeric, this spice works more with hormone production in the body in addition to inflammatory fighting properties. Because of this, it promotes the body’s better direction to joints, making them function better and lubricate easier; reducing everyday inflammation and pain consistently. This can be consumed in a tea, found in thousands of platforms online and in brick and mortar stores, or it can be put in delicious stir fry recipes and noodle dishes.

9. Papaya

Papain is the main anti-inflammatory ingredient within this fruit that makes it a remedy for those suffering from chronic and ongoing arthritis and gout. This anti-inflammatory nutrient is unique amoung its colleagues because it specifically helps the body breakdown fibrin, a contributing cause of arthritis and gout inflammation flares. This fruit can be eaten as part of phenomenal breakfast combo, or even great flavor to make custards with at dessert time. In addition to that, because of their special power, there are pill forms and extracts of this fruit.

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Conclusion

Use food to pleasure your way to joint health with the 9 foods mentioned above. Now you have simple delicious ingredients that are versatile enough to add to almost any pallet to mitigate joint pain, increase your joint health, and protect your bones for years in the future.

Much love, peace, and happiness. 😊

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