Heart Dust 💖

We began rolling up the one that has been there for years, and much to our surprise, there was an abundance of dust and dirt that covered the hardwood floor beneath it. Perfectly clean from the side that we looked at daily, but filth below.

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Lisa McCoskey
Ditch & Switch: Wine Edition

U.S. vineyards are one of the most heavily sprayed crops in the world. Because of chemical overuse and the contamination that is throughout our soil, even organic crops test positive for glyphosate. That’s not all though, many vintners also include Mega Purple and Ultra Red coloring agents in their product for enhanced visual appeal, and added sweetness. It’s estimated that 25 million bottles produced annually include these chemicals. To learn more, read on…

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Lisa McCoskey
No more headaches!

Ever wonder why chiropractors adjust the spine??? Take a look at this graph. It’s called a Meric chart and it demonstrates the relationship between vertebrae, organs and symptoms. It seems like in the past couple of weeks, I’ve noticed more and more women posting about migraines and headaches, so let’s take a look at that first.

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Lisa McCoskey
Master Mood Booster: 5 simple ways to live better

Two of the health concerns that we frequently see in our office are depression and sleep-deprivation. Many times these issues are looked at separately, but physiologically speaking they are connected. Research has shown that when people are depressed, they have trouble falling asleep, and then have trouble staying asleep.

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Lisa McCoskey
Toxic Load

Aside from being a fire hazard because of the residue that they leave on the lint screen, that same residue is rubbing against your and your children's skin. All. Day. Long. These chemicals are absorbed into your blood stream within 26 seconds. They build up in your body, and can directly affect your central nervous system.

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Lisa McCoskey
Is BIGGER always better??

Then there's the inherent nature of wild things… wild-caught salmon versus farm-raised, grass-fed free-range beef versus industrial, grain-fed beef. We can talk about those comparisons in a different post, but they are critical to a Living Well life.

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Lisa McCoskey
Restoration Report

At times, you have to think radical thoughts and take drastic measures if you want to affect a measurable change! You have to shift enough to make an impact. No matter what it is, health, relationships, career, finances, if you don’t like it, you have to make the choice to make it different. 

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Lisa McCoskey
Sands of Time

As I was preparing this sand for its new home here with us, I had a revelation. That just as sand shifts and changes constantly, so do our lives. Sometimes we are prepared for those changes and sometimes they happen regardless of our thoughts or expectations…

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Lisa McCoskey
Feed your STRESS: 6 strategies to reduce adrenal fatigue

People are experiencing major disease like diabetes and cancer, metabolic syndrome, and mystery illnesses. We are becoming more tired, less clear, more troubled, less rested, more depressed and less well. Though our bodies are trying to keep up with these challenges, there’s a limitation of matter. And for many, this limit has been exceeded. That’s called bio-burden.

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Lisa McCoskey
Rose-colored Glasses

I was recently at a park, sitting outside on a glorious afternoon, sipping on some lemon tea, enjoying a peaceful time making notes about a new project that I am working on, and two women came along. They sat down nearby, and began complaining about their lives, their husbands, their children, their jobs, their other friends, their homes. They seemed to feed off of each other, appearing to outdo the last comment with something even worse in their own life. It made me sad.

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Lisa McCoskey
Mind Your Mind

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by life that you just wanted to crawl under your covers and sleep forever?? Has your to-do list ever threatened to swallow you alive?? Are you having difficulty finding peace in any corner of your life??

Admittedly, this is me. Right here, right now. 

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Lisa McCoskey
Actions & Consequences: 5 steps to a living well body

Think about what happens when you get a bruise, or twist your ankle, or get a cold. The body instantaneously releases extra fluid and blood to oxygenate the tissue to support the affected area, and the immune system sends it’s fighter cells to ward off infection. This is an important and necessary part of healing. You can see the swelling, you can feel the discomfort and you realize exactly what’s happening to your body. It doesn’t feel good, but you understand it, and it’s temporary.

The challenge arises when this inflammatory condition becomes lingering and persistent AND internal. You begin having unexplained aches and pains, upset stomach, diarrhea, headaches, blood sugar imbalance, irregular heart function, and you become concerned - rightly so.

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Lisa McCoskey
Cashew Cream Power Bowl: a recipe

Our family is certainly not perfect when it comes to nutrition, but we excel at making health a priority. We are continually learning about new ways of eating, combining foods, and maximizing those nutrient dense foods in our daily lives. This is one of those recipes that is delicious and makes me feel happy and fulfilled serving it to the ones I love most!

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Lisa McCoskey
Blasted Bio-burden + a Toxin-free Experiment!

The symptoms of toxicity are exhaustive, but include migraines, weight gain, challenges with menstrual cycle - too early, too late, pre-menopausal, early puberty in girls, high estrogen in baby boys, erectile dysfunction, depression, faulty memory, skin conditions like acne, rashes, and eczema, blood sugar disorders, fatigue, compromised immune function and even cancer. 

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Lisa McCoskey
Living Well Water: electrolyte replacement recipe

Just like the earth, we are made up primarily of water, and if that water is stagnant then so are our bodies, promoting acidity, disease, and malfunction. Our bodies were designed to drink cold running water from streams, bubbling up from springs that are deep within the ground pulling up salts and minerals along with it, but we no longer have access to that living, vibrant water, which decreases our wellness in significant ways. The water that we drink now has lost it’s essential nature, and the quality is poor, which inhibits our ability to utilize it in our system. And as a result, we have become chronically dehydrated as a society. 

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In Me, On Me: 3 ways to elevate your health + a recipe

I selected the best of what I had to choose from, even though I knew in my heart that it was not for my highest benefit, and multiplied my efforts doing all the good things that we knew to do… feeding my skin from the inside out… focusing on the healing powers of the food that God created! Like this delightful drink to counteract the environmental toxicities that we endure each day:  

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Lisa McCoskey
Released Emotions = Clear Skin: a testimonial

In 2007 after a series of tragic events, my immune system was severely suppressed and my skin took the brunt of it with my first round of full blown desimated shingles on my face. Now at the smallest sign of stress or a cold, my skin has a more mild (but still very painful) outburst of "crazy".

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Lisa McCoskey