25 Jun

special needs babies

Infant massage can be very helpful for babies who have experienced challenges in their lives. It is a wonderful way to strengthen the communication between parents and their children.

Massage therapy may help young children with DS improve their muscle tone, motor development, and visual function. It also helps to boost brain development by increasing blood flow and muscle activity.

Your IAIM Infant Massage Instructor will be able to guide you as you massage your baby. You and your baby are welcome in IAIM infant massage classes.

https://www.infantmassageusa.org/blog/2018/3/9/massage-for-infants-and-children-on-the-autism-spectrum

“As a parent of a 24 year old son with Down syndrome who had infantile spasms (bad seizure disorder) as a baby, I can attest to how infant massage helped to engage him and enliven him while he was “zonked out” on heavy seizure meds (depakene and klonipin). They also made him blow up like a balloon and lose his hair. It was awful.  However, with infant massage and brushing techniques that we incorporated as part of his daily regimen,  it helped to enliven him so that he could continue to cognitively learn and develop throughout this difficult period.  It also helped me to counter the negative experience of having to inject him in his little chubby thighs with seizure meds throughout the day.  He fortunately overcame the seizure disorder and went on to do just fine.  I’m a first-hand believer!” – Agency Director of Family Support

24 Jun

What parents think of Infant massage workshops

“As my children grew up, I looked for those quiet moments when they really appreciated a massage. Sometimes it was when we all snuggled up in bed. Sometimes it was when I was visiting with a friend and a child found my lap was free and crawled in for a rubdown. Or after a bath. Or when they were sick. My youngest, who is now 19, still likes me to give her a massage. And sometimes she gives me one, too.”

A MOTHER

FROM UNITED STATES

“My twins are typical toddlers in lots of ways, but there really haven’t been any out of control fits or screaming or anything like that, and they’re both pretty centred for the most part. I give massage most of the credit for that”

SINGLE DAD OF PREMATURE TWINS

FROM DENVER, COLORADO, USA

22 Nov

Now is the best time to learn

I have a workshop for you! READ about what I have to offer. Contact me to set up to learn.

HEALTH AND HEALING WORKSHOP

What is health to you?

what is healing to you?

What is your definition of the health condition and healing action?

Have you thought of “well-being”? This is a term not considered much.

Do you know what true joy is? Is your finances, career, social life, physical fitness, cooking, home environment, and relationships accounted for in your health and well-being?

The subjects no so common in a health course are: Creation, Before the womb, in the womb, primary food, secondary food, core gut physical health, core gut spiritual health. I have a course for this. The healing is amazing when we put all this together and know we have the power created within us, the knowledge created within us, and the empowerment to see it one on one. You can take this journey. You know more than you think you do.

Goals include: walking away with confidence, authority, and will to mend, heal, prevent, prepare, treat, research and utilize all options. You will question and prove all things. You will understand what medicine is.

SELF-CARE WORKSHOP

Bring a someone to learn some basic massage techniques and feel empowered to heal together. Contact me to set up a learning session.

Are you long distance from my local area? Lets chat to find a way to set up a group long distance learning session.

INFANT MASSAGE INSTRUCTION

10 Reasons to Massage Your Baby

Would You Like To ?

Love

To do something warm, loving and special with your baby

Rest

To help your baby have regular bowel movements and relieve tension from daily stress (teething, gas, emotions..)

Regulation

To reduce crying, and ease transitions to sleep or to alert states

Attachment

To build your baby’s sense of security

Attunement

To learn how to communicate better with your baby

Relax

To help you and your baby relax (a lifelong skill!)

Relationships

To help your baby have a lifelong appreciation of touch and warm relationships

Relief

To help relieve constipation and help your baby have regular bowel movements

Cognitive

To help your baby’s brain development

Bonding

To help you and your baby fall in love with each other

29 Aug

GROUNDED

Are You Grounded?

Our culture would have you believe you are defined by your looks, weight, bank accounts or by what you do. That’s not what God says defines you.

Sign up for this FREE series. Become GROUNDED in your God given identity.

I have personally had to ground myself many times in my life. I have written a book to show a time of my greatest grounding experience. I believe it is a constant process to reset, reprogram, and reboot. The Word of the bible had 66 books to give us guidance and instruction on in this important task. Let the Spirit lead you to the best awakening in your life. Let your mind, body and soul become peaceful and live with true joy knowing you have taken steps toward being able to tethered to the presence of the Father Almighty God, aligned with the Creator’s purpose, and connected with Grace.

Check out my book Weeds, A health journey of struggle, discovery and healing with the master gardener .

09 Mar

Stress and Anxiety

25,000 genes at conception

These genes multiply to trillions upon trillions as organs grow and humans develop.

Genes: 65% are the same as a banana, 75% are the same as a fruit fly, 80% are the same as a mouse, 99% are the same as a chimpanzee. We are human, not animal. We have a percent that is only human, setting us apart from all life forms.

96% of all elements in the body are Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen. 4 % are all the other elements. All are important blocks to our body.

What does this have to do with stress and anxiety? Before our birth (constitution), our conception day, while we are in the womb, our birth, place of birth, and after birth (condition) play a part in our daily lives. Stress and anxiety can be from imbalances of elements, trauma, circumstances, food, environment, and more.

Everything that occurs in our lives is embedded in our fascia; imprints of trauma in life never go away, but it can be turned around/changed.

Join us as we take on this huge subject, break it down into intricate parts, and tune into bio individuality.

Live Stream, Rumble, each Thursday at 10 am. It will be recorded as well. WE will be in the series of stress and anxiety for the next 6 weeks or more. Series episodes will include: nutritional influences in connection to emotional eating, dehydration, maternal caregivers and general caregivers, navigating relationships, and physical manifestations such as allergic reactions, panic attacks, and mood disorders.

12 Mar

jazz it up with PAZAZ !

Did you also know that dancing is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s?! Dancing requires your brain to work harder to master the steps, it also involves cross body movements and elevates your heart rate so not only are you giving your body a great workout but your brain too! If you want to keep your brain sharp you should PAZAZ regularly.

If you are new to Faithful Workouts, PAZAZ may be a new term for you. It’s a fun name for our cardio/dance style workouts. This style of workout is such a fun way to exercise, plus they help women improve their heart health, reduce anxiety and depression while promoting better sleep.      Here’s another fun fact for you: PAZAZ comes from the Hebrew word David used in the Bible to describe dancing with joy for all that the Lord had done as he was leading the ark into Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6:16).   We offer a variety of styles of cardio so if you haven’t tried PAZAZ you are in for a real treat! You will love this workout filmed in Costa Rica.
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19 Feb

Get out of your head

“What if, instead of spending our energy trying to fix the symptoms, we went to the root of the problem? The reality is that our emotions are a byproduct of the way we think. What’s good about this news is that we can change our thinking.”

As I read that quote from a bible devotional, and thought of what that means, I began to get back to the meaning of my callings in Life. I had lost a little bit of the passion that grew this business this past year. I had been so busy taking care of the business as it has blossomed, that I lost a tiny portion of the initial seed that sprouted. (I am a gardener and I cannot help but speak in gardening terms).

Scripture is bringing me back to that seed core. This statement is bringing me back to that intention for each and every interaction, from clients to marketing, that I have invested into this amazing work: “God, help me break the cycle of my out-of-control thoughts. I want Your truths to invade every decision, every emotion, every thought I have. Amen.

I truly care about you.

04 Mar

thoughts on the trail

Appearances are not always what they seem.

You have probably seen the picture of the small iceberg that appears to be harmless. Yet, underneath is a much larger picture of the iceberg’s true size. This picture is used a lot in self help arenas.

I have another picture for you. I was walking along and kicked a small rock. It did not move. I decided to reach down and pull it up to move it. It did not budge.

I kicked and pushed and pulled for many minutes. Finally I took hold of it, pulled in several directions, and managed to get it out. It was a large rock, not a small rock as it appeared from the surface. And, to top that off, it had an L shape in in.

The hole was deep. I stepped back and just marveled at this for a few moments, thinking about how we kick and tear at issues, people or situations in our life; most often than not, they are rooted bigger than we expect them to be. If we stay at it and finally get the entire thing worked out, the hole is usually deep.

The relief is revealing, calming, closing, refreshing, anguishing, exasperating, penetrating, unyielding, struggling, and trying. We then work on mending the hole. I will leave this with you to ponder. I am pondering it, reading scriptures to understand it, and keeping it as a reminder of our human intricacies.


I am here to help you through these times of kicking, tearing and figuring things out.

28 Apr

Are you ready?

I want you all to be thinking of this. I have taught the following class, with the following outline many times. Please make sure you read after the outline for a supply list that I highly recommend you put together; I have had one my entire life, and it is well worth the effort. Each year, I make sure all things are still in good condition and have not expired. Each year my kids were schooling, they were required to read a new survival or first aid book to keep it all current in their heads. It is vital that we all know how to help ourselves and others at any given time.

Outline Safety Class 101 😊

  • Recognize emergencies—adults and children
  • Deciding to act
  • Be prepared
  • Preparing for emergencies
  • Taking action—emergency action steps (check, call, care)
    • What happens when you call 911 or EMS
  • Checking the victim
    • Checking the conscience and unconscious victim
  • When seconds count—adult and child life threatening emergencies
    • Breathing emergencies
    • If a person has trouble breathing
    • If a person is choking
    • If a person is not breathing
    • Signals of heart trouble, chain of survival, CPR
  • Injures
    • Cause of injury
    • Reducing your risk
    • Cuts, scrapes, bruises
      • Dressings, bandages, soft tissue injuries
      • Special situations
    • Shock—very vital information, personal stories
  • Burns-care
  • Injury to muscles, bones, joints
  • Sudden illnesses—recognize and care
  • Poisoning
    • Household and outdoor
    • Bites, stings
    • Prevention
  • Battling the elements
    • Outdoor safety
    • Heat-related illness
    • Cold-related illness
    • Weather related emergencies
    • Lightning
  • ANATOMY OF A FIRST AID KIT
  • ANATOMY OF A SURVIVAL BAG
  • HEATH AND NUTRITION
    • Natural, holistic vs physicians views (general)
    • Know your options
    • Food and liquid play an important role in your survival skills and safety
      • Why? How? Comments.

PREVENTTION! PREVENTION!  PREVENTION!

  • After asking “what is an emergency” and “what is safety”
  • After practicing what is in your first aid books and your FEMA/RED Cross packets
  • After you know how to recognize an emergency using your senses and awareness
  • After learning all about how to ACT in an emergency and what you, and what a kid, CAN DO
    • Stay calm, check the scene, do not put yourself in danger, CALL, and do no harm—assume the worst)
  • After you PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, for PREVENTION, PREVENTION, PREVENTION…

For

  • Beach, bugs, insects, bites, poison, blisters, bloody nose, burns, sun burns, chemical burns, choking, cuts, scrapes, bruises, ears, eyes, cold issues, poison plants, food poisoning, splinters, sprains
  • Auto safety, water safety, darkness safety, electricity safety, playground safety, street safety, sports safety, sever weather safety, outdoor safety, survival safety, heat-related safety, dehydration
  • People, stranger, public, body, home, buddy, power, personal, SAFETY
  • Safety outside your normal, every day surroundings and circumstances, vacation, zoo, museums, events, etc.

WHAT NEXT?

PRACTICE IT ALL AGAIN!

CLICK HERE FOR A FAMILY SUPPLY LIST, (the Kids’ready kit)

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23 Apr

disinfectant/healing

https://learningherbs.com/remedies-recipes/jethro-kloss/

How to Make Herbal Liniment by Jethro Kloss July 1, 2010/

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in Remedies & Recipes /by Kimberly Gallagher

Rosemary Gladstar’s book the Family Herbal: A Guide to Living Life with Energy, Health, and Vitality

this recipe is one of our family favorites and we are very excited to have this opportunity to talk with her and share her herbal wisdom with all of you. She describes this remedy, Jethro Kloss’s Liniment, as “a very old, very strong recipe & useful for reducing inflammation of the muscles, cleansing wounds, and soothing insect bites.” This liniment was first concocted by a famous old herbalist named Dr. Jethro Kloss, hence its name. The herbs in this liniment by Jethro Kloss have antiseptic, warming, stimulating, and anti-inflammatory properties. They will also help increase circulation in areas where muscles are sore. We haven’t made a liniment in a while, and wanted to update our supply, since we definitely find that it is a great addition to our herbal family medicine chest. I used our liniment a lot for sore back muscles during my first pregnancy and found this one by Jethro Kloss to be very effective, and it is very simple to make. Herbal Liniment by Jethro Kloss What you’ll need… 1 ounce echinacea powder 1 ounce organically grown goldenseal powder (I do want to emphasize the organically grown part of this description. This plant is endangered in the wild from over-harvesting, so be sure and get it from a healthy, cultivated source. If you can ‘t find that, Rosemary suggests substituting chaparral or Oregon grape root) 1 ounce myrrh powder 1/4 ounce cayenne powder 1 pint rubbing alcohol Need organic herbs or supplies? Get them here! Ok, start by weighing out the powders and putting them in a pint jar. Pour the rubbing alcohol over the powders, leaving a good 2-inch margin above the herbs. Stir and put a lid on the jar. Place the mixture in a warm location and let it sit for 4 weeks. (2 weeks is also fine). Strain and rebottle.

Label the bottle clearly FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY (rubbing alcohol should not be taken internally). We’ve found that bottling our liniments in a spray bottle is very handy. It’s easy to spray it onto areas with sore muscles or onto wounds that need cleaning.

Enjoy this wonderful addition to your family medicine chest from Jethro Kloss. About the Author – Kimberly Gallagher Kimberly Gallagher, M.Ed., CCH is author of the Herb Fairies book series and creator of the Wildcraft! board game. She is also co-founder of LearningHerbs. Kimberly is passionate about sustainable living, cultural transformation, healthy cooking, parenting, and storytelling. Read more about Kimberly »


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