Category: Wellness

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How I Healed My Body With Prayer

I was chatting with a good friend of mine from Oregon today when I learned she had been experiencing pain due to chronic illness. She was having back issues and said she is now walking with a cane. This is friend is very spiritual herself and knows the power of prayer. Yet, she has not […]

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Answering the Plank Challenge

I love seeing others sharing their fitness challenges and successes. I believe we really can benefit from the inspiration of others and learning about their journey. Here is my video I made in response to a planking exercise challenge I received from my friend Joe Bailey. Please watch it — I’d love your feedback! SHARE […]

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How The Incredible Hulk and Arnold Schwarzenegger Inspired My Bodybuilding Journey

In December of 2008, I was working for Hewlett-Packard (now HPE) on contract through a contracting agency called Synova. I had been a workaholic for three years — literally taking my work home with me. Now, I was trying to have a social life. I had done some online project management training earlier that summer, […]

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John Farmer’s Tales – EP 3: What I Learned from My Encounter with Fire Ants

Recently I was digging a hole to create a fire pit in backyard. I had been digging for about an hour when I decided to rest. But, when I sat down on a “Big Wheels”-style, battery-powered toy SUV to take a break, I suddenly felt pain around the seams of my socks, where fabric meets […]

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John Farmer’s Tales – EP 2: Where does sugar come from? A visit to a local sugarcane farm

As a child of the 1970’s and 1980’s growing up in the United States I was in love with the many different varieties of breakfast cereal. From those with crunchy “marshmallows”, to those shaped like tiny woven wicker pillows or crispy little donuts, the main ingredient that made them awesome was undoubtedly one thing: sugar! […]

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John Farmer’s Tales – EP 1: The Magically Delicious Heart-Healthy Smoothie

Growing up, Grandma was the best cook I knew. She could make anything from Spanish rice to potato boats to macaroni and cheese to apple crisp. Now I’ve always been fascinated with wizards, witches, conjurers, and magicians. To me, cooking was a kind of magic and recipes were its spells. As a young’un I watched […]

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Conversations With God: Chronicles of Metatron – Pt. 1

Greetings Earthlings! You may think because my attitude is at times whimsical and sometimes sarcastic, that this is a work of fiction.  Let me assure you brethren and sistren — this is no joke.  These are the chronicles of actual things that have been spoken to my by God and the Archangel Metatron in these […]

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Running With Coyote Spirit: How I Stopped Being Lazy, Depressed, & Lethargic and Began Living In Vitality!

2014.10.23 Breaking away from old habits Last night I felt very lethargic. My pattern for the past 4 weeks–ever since I started attending Fall classes–has been to retire to the bedroom when the sun disappears and proceed to try to stay warm under several layers of covers while watching up 3-4 movies in a row […]

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Top Ten Natural Ways To Heal Chronic Illness

Essential Oils Yoga/Stretching Headstands and Handstands Raw Honey Grade B Organic Maple Syrup Alternating Hot and Cold Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Hemp Oil Soap Raw Juicing The Master Cleanse Water Fasting Aloe Gel Alternating Pushups/Situps So, I’m in bed sick today with what would be characterized by the allopathic medical community as “Bronchitis”. Taking a more […]

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JOURNAL: October 14, 2013 – Diatomaceous Earth Helps Bowel Regularity; Relieves Constipation

10/14/13 Greetings glorious beings-of-light! Here’s a quick update on my progress with DE and the teeth grinding issues: Diatomaceous Earth I had a bowel movement on Saturday (10/12) and Sunday (10/08).  This is great news because I haven’t really changed my diet except to starting eating 3-4 apples or pears a day and taking the DE. […]

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