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Why your Body Loves a Glass of Water   1 comment

ImageHealthy Living Series: Water-Part Three

by Stan Sauerwein

Pure Leadership News is delivering a Healthy Living Series on the subject of water.  Readers of the Pure Leadership textbook series will be acquainted with some parts of this topic as it was well covered in Lift the Veils to Reality and Change is Natural.

What does water do in my body?

If we don’t know the many ways that water functions in our physical body, we’re not likely to care very much about the quality or the quantity of water we drink.  We might even assume we’re getting enough water from our daily dose of latte or caffeinated tea, and the three or four more cups of java or cans of soda we might slurp (when we feel we need that little energy boost), or that frothy glass of beer after work (which we’ve misconceived is going to calm things back down). Seemingly, many people think that is the way to hydrate.  In fact, it’s been estimated that 40% of the North American population is in a chronic state of dehydration because so many of us have that impression.  Some people are in a state of dehydration for so long they’ve actually lost the ability to recognize when they are thirsty!

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Posted November 14, 2012 by Pure Leadership in Healthy Living, Stan Sauerwein

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Inside my Suitcase   Leave a comment

What I’m Packing-Kandis Twa

It is always an exciting moment for me as I pack my bags in anticipation of another adventure to see the world. I have been very grateful for all of the traveling that I have experienced this year with Pure Leadership, however this trip is even more special because I’m going with my husband. Tomorrow we leave for India-off to Rajasthan to experience the best and greatest of this part of the world!

I have shared many of the things I have learned about traveling, and this time I would like to share with you a few of the things that I pack which help me to have a wonderful and healthy trip. (As you are reading this please keep in mind that I am not a doctor-this is not advice-this is simply a list of what works for me).

1. Lavender oil

I pack a great big bottle of Lavender oil which has all sorts of wonderful uses. I rub the oil directly onto my skin-just the exposed parts-a couple of times a day. Not only do you smell wonderful, but we found that the oil is a very effective insect repellent. Rubbing lavender oil on the bottoms of your feet helps to balance your nervous system as well I find it an excellent antiseptic for cuts and scraps. If my hotel room feels a little grubby I will sprinkle some on the curtains, the carpet or in the bathroom as a general disinfectant. I also like to put a few drops on my pillow in the hotel to help me sleep.

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Tips for Tasty Travels   Leave a comment

A Food Lesson Learned on the Dusty Road-Kandis Twa

Something very important I discover as it relates to food, and when it comes to food those who know me, know that I LOVE a good meal! Whenever we travel one of the best things is the opportunity to experience a different culture, and I think that most of you would agree that culture expresses itself in a large way through its food!! Now, what people eat in different parts of the world can be very delicious or it can be….to our way of thinking very strange as well as to our bodies. I’ll share with you how I managed to have the maximum amount of happy digestion and enjoyment while minimizing the ick factor while we were travelling. When presented with a lovely plate of food never ask “Oh, what’s this?” If you are able to get through a meal after hearing that what your host has so proudly presented you with is in fact a steaming hot plate of chicken bones and frogs then I applaud your gustatory mastery! I am nowhere this skilled, so this is what I’ve learned: never ask what it is you are about to eat…I mean never. If you ask, you are done for. Just smell your food, know that it is delicious, and do what your host does. I will repeat: just smell it and know that it is delicious! As you are eating you can say to yourself “I am consuming divine energy”. This will raise the energy of what you eat and your body will know exactly how to digest all of this exciting new food. Is there anything you have learned about enjoying your meals while travelling? Love to hear it!