by Sandie Gascon
GENRE: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Healing
The body wants to return to balance. It just needs the tools to do so. Heal Yourself ~ Body ~ Mind ~ Spirit ~ helps you discover the messages your body is sending, and it also shares the tools to aid your body in healing itself.
"Part One: Body" covers Sandie's whole-body approach to healing: rebuilding and rebalancing the body, removing stress, and addressing the root causes of chronic illness. All key systems in the body are covered, including functional laboratory test analysis to determine what support your body needs, and the forms of supplements that are right for you. Because everything in our body is connected, we must also focus on our mind and spirit in order to heal. When we change our negative thoughts, beliefs, and responses to ones that serve us, we remove a huge burden of stress from the body.
"Part Two: Mind" dives deep into all areas of personal growth, from empowering language to the Laws of Attraction, building healthy relationships to wealth consciousness, and so much more.
"Part Three: Spirit" is focused on meditations to help further your spiritual journey. Through meditation, you learn to become the observer of the body. From here suffering becomes optional, allowing you to shift to a vibration of peace where the body, mind and spirit can heal.
Depriving yourself of your ideal fuel and limiting what you eat will only cause further stress and harm to the body. At the end of the day, we need to start listening to and respecting our bodies. We need to eat. Yes, some people thrive on fat, and some thrive on protein. The key is finding the ideal fuel ratio and avoiding your individual sensitivities, while rebuilding the body so the sensitivities go away.
Our ideal fuel ratios will change throughout the day. For breakfast, I eat oats with sourdough, spelt or millet bread that is made at a local bakery with minimal ingredients, all well sourced. I have grass - fed butter on my toast, and I also put maple syrup on my toast because it does not taste good without it. I add honey and cinnamon to my oats. Before having Kaiden, I just had oats with berries, but throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding, I needed the extra carbs for fuel. I feel fueled and full until lunch. For lunch, I often eat leftovers, a salad, or soup. Sometimes I have a treat meal for lunch.
I healed from all my health issues while having treat meals. A treat meal is anything I want to eat. It could be pizza or something from a restaurant. A treat meal is not whole foods. On my healing journey, there was no food that I gave up completely. Yes, I reduced the quantities of some, but I still had things in moderation. I realized after years on strict diets that left me feeling more sensitive, sicker, and isolated, that I was overlooking something. Why could some people eat whatever they wanted and live until one hundred years old? It did not seem to be the food or toxins. It was the fact that their bodies were able to handle the food and toxins. I needed to get my body healthy enough to handle those things. I have the desire to eat clean and fuel my body, and I want to be able to live a normal life and enjoy processed foods on occasion, without issue.
The isolation and depression from extreme diets puts a halt on healing. Life is worth living, yet I see and know so many practitioners who cannot leave their house because their diets are so strict. They then push strict diets onto their clients, creating and feeding the food phobia. They add to the guilt and shame by creating unrealistic expectations for others who are not in a position to give up their own lives and live in a bubble. These practitioners may work from home and not have to leave their houses, but most people do not want to live like that. I know I do not.
From mindset work, I understand how important it is to shift from illness mentality toward healing, passion, and purpose. It is impossible to do this if you are consumed with your diet and depressed because of it. There needs to be some balance.
About the Author:
Sandie Gascon is a Health Coach who has helped guide hundreds of people from over twenty-five countries on their healing journey. After suffering severe side effects from medications during her twenty-year battle with chronic migraines, when she was diagnosed with Lupus she committed herself to healing naturally. Through her experiences, she developed a whole body, mind, and spirit approach that addresses the person in a truly holistic manner. She takes the guess work out of the equation by running functional lab work to see what the body needs. She healed herself of migraines, depression, lupus, interstitial cystitis, and cystic acne. Her purpose is to help educate others on the importance of shifting focus to rebuilding and rebalancing the body and removing internal and external stress so the body can heal itself.
Sandie lives in Ontario, Canada, with her husband Eric and son Kaiden. She has a passion for riding horses and spends much of her free time at the barn with her horses Bee and Vala. She loves playing with Kaiden, spending time with family and friends and hiking with her dogs.
Sandie is available for speaking engagements, workshops, and personal coaching. Find out more at www.motivated2heal.com
Q&A With the Author
When did you first consider yourself to be a writer?
I don’t know that I consider myself a writer even now that I have written a 192-page book. I don’t write as my profession. It is like pulling teeth to get me to write and email or a blog post. I felt a calling to put my knowledge and system into a book so I could help as many people as possible heal their bodies naturally. I feel that I was guided. The ideas would flow to me during the night, and I would catch them and then type them up.
What advice do you have for a new writer?
If you aspire to write a novel or a book what worked for me was to sit down at my computer each day and just type. Commit to typing for thirty minutes to an hour each day. Don’t edit. Don’t reread it. Just sit and write whatever comes into your mind. It doesn’t have to make sense and it doesn’t have to be good. It is getting into the habit of writing. Do this every day. Don’t skip any days. Once a week or so read what you write. If you already have a general layout or plan of your book, you can do some editing but do it at another time besides your daily writing time. This way, your writing time is free of judgment and separate from the editing times. Another tip is to allow yourself to awaken around four or five in the morning. Just listen. Everyone has access to ideas and inspiration. You just have to become quiet enough to receive them. It is also important to work on any emotional issues you have. Any anger, resentment, fear, or emotional stress. All of these will create blocks on your connection to source where all inspiration lies waiting.
What is the easiest part of the writing process for you?
The easiest part of writing for me is the writing. Sitting at my computer and letting the words flow out. I never experienced writer’s block. I actually wrote too much and had to cut out over fifteen thousand words. I feel this is because of the mindset training and personal growth I have done. It has allowed me to tune in and listen. It also allows me to be very focused and present in the moment.
In your writing, what stresses you the most?
Editing is the most stressful part of writing for me. I am not well versed grammatically. I must have skipped those classes in high school. Or I may have slept through them. English was not my favorite subject. With a major in science, it wasn’t that important anyway. I must have reread my book Heal Yourself ~ Body ~ Mind ~ Spirit~ over thirty times and had it edited professionally seven times. When I free write I don’t use any grammar. I require my fingers to go as quickly as my thoughts and I only type with four fingers. Those four fingers can sure fly. They just don’t know where the punctuation marks are.
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