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DEEP BEAUTY International Blog Tour 2019

Today I have the great pleasure of being the host here in Sedona, Arizona, USA on Day 4 of the Virtual Blog Tour of author Carolyn A. Brent, whose book, “Transforming Your Life through Self-Care: A Guide to Tapping into Your Deep Beauty and Inner Worth” is celebrating its big Worldwide book launch on May 8, 2019.

 

CAROLYN A. BRENT is an award-winning bestselling author and a National Physique Committee (NPC) Masters Women’s Figure Champion at age 60. She is an expert on both self-care and caregiving; she is the founder of Across All Ages and two nonprofit organizations, CareGiverStory Inc. and Grandpa’s Dream.  Carolyn’s written works is in the Library of Congress the libraries of Harvard, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and numerous other medical centers and universities.

 

Yesterday, Carolyn visited Andrew Mondia in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he interviewed Carolyn on the subject of Words, Home and the “ME” in Self-Care 

 

Today, I’d like to share with you a recent interview I had with Carolyn when I got to ask her on the subject of debt, different body types/exercises and money/health connections. I hope you enjoy it.

 

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Krystalya Marie’: I’m in debt, working 60 hours a week just to keep my head above water, how can I possibly find any joy in my life when all I do is work, sleep and eat?

Carolyn A. Brent: Krystalya, this is such a great question, let me start off by saying; I know exactly what you are going through, from first-hand experience.  My personal finances have ranged from earning a high six-figure income to having no income. I have experienced massive debt such as student loans, mortgage, and the high cost of medical expenses. Also, I have experienced paying off all of my debt.  All too often, once you’re financially-free, a sudden
and unexpected emergency may Carolyn Brentshow its ugly face, causing you to go into debt again. But I firmly believe your goal is always to live a financially-free life. It is a fantastic feeling to live a life that is free and clear of debt.

Nearly fifteen years ago I had the opportunity to learn from the financial guru Dave Ramsey, of whom I have written about in my new book. Boy, did my life change drastically once I understood his concepts on finances and started implementing his economic principles. His get out-of-debt system really works!

In 2016, was the first time I had ever experienced a debt-free life. But, unfortunately a few years later, I received an unexpected invitation from the IRS. Can you imagine the stress I felt? Believe me, that is an invitation you never want to have. But, instead of staying stressed out about it–I faced and tackle my “new” tax debt head-on; which I talk about in my new book.

So, to answer your question, I highly recommend Dave Ramsey’s books, classes, mentor’s, coaches/cheerleaders, educators, Financial Peace University, and FREE workshops at a church in your area that teach the “Snowball Plan” to financial freedom. Dave’s system will help you Track your progress through the 7 Baby Steps. Take it slow and steady!

The Baby Steps are designed to be followed one right after the other, leading you out of debt and into a life of saving and giving. Millions have worked this proven plan. So can YOU!

The following are steps to get you started…

Step 1: Write Down Your Total Income

Step 2: List Your Expenses

Step 3: Subtract Expenses from Income to Equal Zero

Step 4: Track Your Spending

Step 5: List your debts from smallest to largest.

Step 6: Make minimum payments on all debts except the smallest—throw as much money as you can at that one. Once that debt is gone, take its payment and apply it to the next smallest debt while continuing to make minimum payments on the rest.

Step 7: Repeat this method as you plow your way through debt. The more you pay off, the more your freed-up money grows—like a snowball rolling downhill. Chapter 13 The Real Connection Between Health & Money.

 

Krystalya Marie’: Are there different types of exercise for different body types and if so, can you define the body types and the differences in the types of exercises for each?

 

Carolyn A. Brent: Let’s begin with three simple and short definitions of the body types.  You may have some qualities of each in your body, but most people have one primary type.

 

  1. Ectomorph: Lean and long, with difficulty building muscle.
  2. Mesomorph: Muscular and well-built and highly suited to muscle building activities like body building.
  3. Endomorph: Large, often pear-shaped, with a lot of body fat and a high tendency to store it.

 

Fitness Planning for Ectomorphs

Research shows that ectomorphs may look skinny and find it hard to put on weight, but they can have more body fat than you think, especially as they age. They have the ability to develop lean muscle quickly and easily. Ectomorphs need to be careful not to over train.

 

Fitness Planning for Mesomorphs

Mesomorphs have naturally athletic bodies, large bone structure, and dense muscle mass. They have an ideal body type for body building.

 

Fitness Planning for Endomorphs

Endomorphs usually have a more significant amount of body fat and muscle. They have the capacity for high fat accumulation and storage. In addition, endomorphs are known to have smaller shoulders, shorter legs and arms with a larger bone structure.

 

Full details are in my new book in its entirety for all body types, daily exercise and meal plans. Chapter 10: How to Exercise for Your Body Type and Abilities.

 

Krystalya Marie’: Is there a connection between Health and Money and if so can you define what that connection is?

 

Carolyn A. Brent: What is The Real Connection between Health and Money?

Herophilus, the ancient Greek physician said, “When health is absent, wealth is useless.”  Another sage, the Roman poet Virgil, said it in a different way: “The greatest wealth is health.”  Both of these wise men recognized that riches do not mean a thing if you do not have your health.

 

The opposite is also true, however. If you don’t have money, it is harder to have health. Having money makes it easier to be healthier much of the time. You have money for trainers, health clubs, trips to relax, supplements, and, of course, medical care…  Learn more: Chapter 13 The Real Connection between Health and Money.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this interview with Carolyn A. Brent and that you’ll check out her book on May 8, 2019:

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Thanks for reading! Please share your comments and thoughts below. I love reading your feedback.

AND… be sure to follow Carolyn tomorrow when the next stop is in San Diego, California, USA with Brenda Adelman, who will be interviewing Carolyn on the subject of red flags, self-care and connection between health/money. To visit Brenda, go to http://bit.ly/2Dm5Sho

DEEP BEAUTY Wellness Retreat Summer 2019

Where is Your Attention Focused?

Focused AtWhen you have an illness or an injury, where do you focus most if not all of your attention. If you’re like most people you immediately focus all of your attention on the illness and the physical cause. That makes sense and is appropriate, yet…

The real question is, how long do you focus on that illness or cause?

A while back, I injured my right eye and was in significant pain. I wear contacts, which I immediately took out, used Eye Wash and Eye Drops and then went to bed. As I fell asleep I was focused on the pain and my concern about what was wrong with my eye.

The following morning when I awoke, the eye was totally Bloodshot, in fact there didn’t seem to be any white around my Iris. I immediately got concerned and put my focus was on the symptoms, instead of being focused on what the underlying cause was and how I could heal it.

Of course it is important to take care of the immediate symptom and doing things, like in this instance taking out my contacts, using Eye Wash and Eye Drops. Yet, once you have taken care of the immediate issue, it’s just as important to get calm, send the effected area healing energy and begin your work for determining the underlying cause. There can be a physical cause which needs to be addressed and then there is likely to be an underlying belief or emotional cause that got you to the point of creating the physical symptom.

When we are in pain, or when we are struggling with a health challenge of any sort, it can be easy to put all of your focus on the physical symptoms and cause and  forget to consider the underlying cause, such as beliefs and emotions. It is also easy to allow ourselves to get so caught up that we forget to do the innate things we know for healing our body, such as sending love and healing energy to the injury.

Here are the steps that I follow once I have taken care of the physical symptoms and cause.

Step 1

Quiet your mind and visualize golden light around the affected area while intending that it is healing the area. In this case I would simply say that my eye is totally and completely healthy. Be care how you word this, if you are focused on anything being wrong, such as restoring your eye to health, you are giving energy to the fact that something is wrong. See your eye as perfectly healthy as it always was until the injury rather than focusing on where it is at the moment.

Step 2

mindset

Open and balance the Chakra or Chakras that are related to the issue. This gets the energy flowing and opens you
up to receive insights to the underlying cause of the problem.

In this case I used the Chakra Opening and Balancing Symbol to restore the flow of energy. Then I used the Third Eye Chakra Symbol to work more directly with the Chakra related to the injury or illness. You’ll find specific symbols for each of the Chakras in my book Power Symbols for Balanced Energy.

Step 3

Find the underlying belief or emotional cause. In this particular case, once I took care of the physical causes and calmed myself down and eventually started looking at what was happening in my life that I didn’t want to see. I then considered the fact that it was the right eye and so I looked at it from my heart / feminine aspect and considered what it was that I didn’t want to see.

One of the keys when looking at these types of issues is to Never allow yourself to dismiss anything that pops into your head. It’s easy to say, oh that’s silly it can’t be that, or no way, I’ve done lots of work on that issue and I’ve cleared all of that.

In my experience, if you are shown an issue by a fleeting thought (I call those messages from spirit), or a friend who lovingly reminds you of something from the past (another message from spirit), or some other form, there is more than a 99% chance that there is still something lingering within your subconscious that has not yet been cleared. Remember it’s a journey and sometimes we have buried those painful issues very deeply.

Ancestry Clearing

The issue may even be in your hereditary genes and not something you experienced, but rather something that one of your ancestors experienced. You’ll find great insights and tools in Ariann Thomas’s book about Clearing your Ancestral Lineage called: Healing Family Pattern’s. 

Step 4

I also  like to refer to various resources that I have in my library for getting insights as well. I don’t though just take everything it says as gospel but instead I sit with each thing and determine what I resonate with as I read them. I allow myself to feel into it and see if I get an emotional charge or a flash about a belief or even an event that may be related.

Heal Your Body

The easiest and quickest resource is Louise Hay’s, Heal Your Body. I highly recommend this book as a great place to start.  In many cases this is the only book I need, because I get enough simple insights that my spirit continues to guide me to the actual belief, event or emotion that is the underlying cause of the problem.

In this case she says that Eye Problems, relate to “Not liking what you see in your own life. In this book, she touches on ten (10) different eye problems.

Key to Self Liberation by Christianne Beerlandt

When I find that I’m still not able to heal fully, or I don’t get an emotional charge or clarity on a belief based on what is provided in Louise’s book, I then refer to Christiane Beerlandt’s book, The key to Self-Liberation. I consider this book my best go-to-book, when I want to take a deep dive into potentially related causes to any health challenge. Her work is channeled messages that go deeply and beautifully into the emotions and beliefs around an issue. There is typically 3-5 paragraphs for any given health challenge and she covers 1000 diseases. Unfortunately, the book was translated from Dutch and I sense that some of the deeper meanings/intent were lost in the translation. The other issue is that this book is out of publication. To give you an idea how much more comprehensive this book is, she has a written materials specific to the left and right eye and covers, 45 different issues one might have with their eyes. For my Right Eye she discusses the potential issues over two and a half pages within the book. She starts off with… “An urgent call for a Solid Grounding of yourself. With the force of the ‘right side’ you push yourself, as it were, very strongly into yourself. With assertiveness, energetic action…. Now you decide to plant yourself resolutely in the Earth!”

Metaphysical Anatomy

If I still don’t have a full resolution, I refer to yet another very helpful resource by Evette Rose, Metaphysical Anatomy. In her book she does a nice job of bullet pointing issues and breaks down eye issues, based on Left and Right and into 17 specific issues.

In this case she provides several areas of potential emotional causes for Eye’s in General and then states…
Right Eye… “Your grandfather’s history and how responsibility and leadership affected you”. Which means consider the emotional issues in relationship to your grandfather. Remember much of what we create is in our DNA and comes from our Ancestors.

Step 5

Once you are clear on the beliefs and underlying emotions that are related, you will then need to embark on the journey of changing negative, non-supportive beliefs to positive supportive beliefs. You will also want to clear the old emotional baggage until you have no emotional charge when you think of the person or event.

Keep in mind it’s a journey and with new events continually happening in our lives. Without those events and experiences there would be no life experience. Enjoy the journey, embrace change and you will be healthier in Body, Mind and Spirit.

 

 

What Your Chakras are Telling You About Your Health

MeditateWhen one or more of your Chakras are blocked or out of balance, it can be one of your first clues to an impending health problem. It can also be one of the first places to start when it comes to healing. When I first learned about this I was skeptical, but as I learned more about energy, it became clear to me why an out of balance or blocked Chakra is giving us our first indication of an impending health challenge.

As you experience life you unconsciously interpret the things you are taught, the actions your parents take, the scolding you received or an incident that you observed. In each case you may unconsciously shut down one or more Chakras as a way of protecting your energy. In most cases the energy opens back up shortly after the incident. Yet, over time, if you experience similar issues that create a pattern you end up keeping the Chakra(s) closed down longer and longer, until there comes a time that you don’t allow that area to be open any more, without a conscious effort to do so.  All of this, of course, is not something you are consciously aware of, much less aware of the long term impact.

The best example of this, is represented in the fact that Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of premature deaths in the world. As a child, when you felt as though your parents didn’t love you because you were constantly told that you didn’t do something right, or could have done it better, you may have shut down your Heart Chakra, in particular if for you this made you feel unloved, unlovable, or not good enough. You may also have felt abandoned. In each of these cases, it is most likely that you would shut down your Heart Chakra. If on the other hand you felt unsupported, you might have shut down your Root Chakra, which is the center for support.

Continuing with the assumption that you felt unloved during those time, you would have shut down your heart and each time that you did, you would have shut it down longer and longer, until you closed off some part of you, so that you could not longer be hurt. You might have eventually been hurt in one or more relationship, continuing subconsciously to prove that you aren’t loved or lovable, while shutting off your Heart Chakra energy even more. Eventually, because your Heart Chakra is not receiving the supportive energy that it needs, you start having more relationship problem, whether they are love relationships or business relationships and it’s all related to your shutdown Heart Chakra. The problem doesn’t stop there though, because over time due to lack of energy feeding your Heart it is likely that you will manifest physical problems with your heart, by having a heart attack, your lungs by having asthma, shortness of breath or other breathing problem, or some ailment in another portion of your chest and upper body.

Each of your Chakras relate to both physical illness and success challenges in your life. Just by being aware of this and monitoring where your energy blocks are in your Chakras will give you a clue about why you are having the outcome you currently are experiencing as well as they can be a good prediction of your future if you continue to allow the energy to be blocked.

A Simple Chakra Tune-up

The good news is that you can start tuning up your Chakras in just a few seconds by following these simple steps:

  1. Hold the palm of your non-dominant hand over the Chakra Opening and Balancing Krystagraph to the left.
  2. Allow the energy of the Krystagraph to come into your body for about 20 seconds or until you feel complete

That’s all there is to tuning up your Chakras and getting the energy flowing. Once the energy is flowing again, you’ll want to address the underlying emotional issues and feelings that caused you to shutdown you Chakra(s) and you’ll also want to change any non-supportive beliefs related to the shutdown Chakra as well.

 

 

Tips for Healing Anything

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to healing anything? From my experience so far, it is absolutely possible. The minute you ask that question though, you already are placing some doubt about your ability to heal. The right question is not is it possible, but instead I recommend that you ask this question everyday of your healing journey until you are restored to complete health… What step can I take today, that will bring my body, mind and spirit into total and complete health? Each day, ask that question before you get out of bed. Then pay attention …CONTINUE READING HERE: Tips for Healing Anything

Perfectly Afflicted

When I first heard the name of this organization, I wasn’t very comfortable with it. If you know me at all, I’m always looking for positive ways to say something and the idea of claiming to be afflicted just didn’t make sense for me. Then I looked closer at the organizations by-line and realized that it was the perfect name. Their by-line is: There’s Only One You! I met the organizations’ co-founders at a recent Body, Mind, Spirit Expo and was so excited about their message of hope for everyone, with a particular focus on kids and veterans. They inspired …CONTINUE READING HERE: Perfectly Afflicted

How Your Spirituality Can Change Your Life & the World

What You Put Your Attention on is What You Create We’ve all heard that what we focus on is what we create. So why is it that it seems that more people today are focused on negative news than ever before. Some of my most spiritual friends are suddenly mentioning negative events that have happened. In fact, it seems that although I stopped watching the news or reading news, over 20 years ago, that suddenly I am finding myself drawn into news because either my computer browser or my phone shows me stories, or a friend brings up the latest …CONTINUE READING HERE: How Your Spiritual Practice Can Change Your Life & the World

How to Shed Extra Pounds Permanently

If you are like most people you over indulged during the holidays and figured you’d be able to easily take off those extra pounds in the new year. I remember those days oh so well, myself. With two weeks behind us in the New Year, if you are like most of people, the New Years resolutions have started to take a back seat to your busy days and you keep thinking tomorrow I’ll start that new diet or exercise program. But tomorrow never seems to come. Sound familiar? Diet and Exercise Alone Don’t Work The problem is that weight loss …CONTINUE READING HERE: How to Shed Extra Pounds Permanently

Message from An Archangel

If you dread the holiday gatherings or are finding that negativity seems to be coming at you from every direction, Archangel Michael has a special message for you. The following message has been channeled and was not edited other than for typos, since my channeling work is done by giving my hands to the messenger and allowing them to type through my body. I found this method allows me to type what is coming through with less influence from my earthly experience. While sitting with the Krystagraph™ below, which I was guided to call Message from Michael, I posed the …CONTINUE READING HERE: Message from An Archangel

All She Wants for Christmas…

What’s on your Christmas list? Is it the latest iPhone? Large screen TV? Or maybe simply a white Christmas with friends and family sharing a meal as the brightly decked tree sparkles & glows near a warm crackling fire in the fireplace? One thing for sure though it’s not water you are dreaming about this Holiday! Ah, but yes Virginia, there is someone out there that is dreaming of just that and she lives right here in the good ole U.S.A. But wait! There’s more…this young lady is not dreaming about water for herself, she gets that from her …CONTINUE READING HERE: All She Wants for Christmas…

Streets of Charlottesville

Earlier this year I was given the gift of being able to visit with the beautiful lakefront home, of my friends Misa Hopkins and Jeff Burger, located just outside of Charlottesville, VA. I met many of their friends, went into town several times and walked the streets of beautiful Charlottesville and even visited some of the beautiful monuments of times gone by. So, when things turned horribly wrong on August 12th of this year, it was personal to me. It brought tears to my eyes and an ache in my heart. I couldn’t even imagine how Misa and Jeff were …CONTINUE READING HERE: Streets of Charlottesville