Anyone else experiencing some discomfort? How can we not?
We are deep into a personal and social experiment right now. And the secret to this WHOLE scenario is to strengthen our emotional intelligence.
And that is through our hearts.
Did you know your heart has its OWN intelligence?
“Coherence is the state when the heart, mind, and emotions are in energetic alignment and cooperation,” HeartMath Institute Research Director Dr. Rollin McCraty says. “It is a state that builds resiliency – personal energy is accumulated, not wasted – leaving more energy to manifest intentions and harmonious outcomes.”
Re-read that again.
Coherence, heart, emotions, resiliency, energy, manifest, and harmony.
How do we get more of this?
Since I do the food thing, let’s use nutrition as our topic.
Eating is so strongly connected with our feelings, whether we are happy, sad, overwhelmed, anxious, ANGRY, lonely or depressed. Since we eat every day, we get to practice our discernment often.
If we can balance between heart, mind and emotions, we can use intuitive discernment on what and when to eat.
Heart intelligence unfolds practical intuition. Instead of just ‘thinking’ with our mind, we can connect deeper to increase our ability to intuitively discern a better course of action in the moment.
When I finally learned how to relax my mind and FEEL from my heart around food, I felt freedom. I didn’t have to expend so much energy stressing about what to eat. Instead, we can increase coherence in our heart rhythms that will help make intuitive information more available!
How can we create more coherence with how we make choices for our health? Cardiovascular issues are the #1 cause of death worldwide, with 17 million deaths a year, so what can we do for our heart health?
1. Breath: Try to slow down your breath and practice 5-6 breaths for a one-minute period. Deep breathing slows down your heart rate, allows the body to take in more oxygen and ultimately signals the brain to wind down. It also balances your hormones by lowering cortisol levels and increasing endorphins in the body. During my live courses, we begin with 5 deep breaths. This helps calm our brain, feel more heart-centered so we can listen and RECEIVE more new information. Also, I recommend these 5 deep breaths prior to meals, grocery shopping or dining out.
2. Foods for y♥️ur heart: Add in wild salmon, walnuts or walnut butter, buckwheat, blueberries, avocados, Swiss chard, asparagus, broccoli, green tea and dark chocolate (magnesium). Tonight, I am having salmon and asparagus, a twofer!
3. Herbs: Cinnamon, Tumeric, Bromelain, Cardamon, Ginger, and Berberine. One of my secrets to share with my clients is: sprinkle cardamom, ginger, cinnamon into your coffee grounds before whichever method you use! Notice if your energy levels increase in the late afternoon.
4. Emotional & Mental Health Support: Who is on your speed dial when you are in need of support? Sometimes we go inward and sometimes we need to call a friend or expert. I have been working with an expert for over 15 years, and she was on speed dial this week. I use to feel ‘selfish’ spending time and paying to focus on my emotions. Now, it is essential for my thrival. If you are unable to afford expert health advice, there are many complementary programs, please email me back for information.
I got to practice being a better heart listener a LOT last week in Mexico. I was blessed to meet an amazing woman who recently and suddenly lost her young husband. She shared his life, photos, and their love story with me. Because of her bravery to open her heart and share, I am a better person. She thanked me for my empathy and I thanked her because my heart got to witness her pain, love and all of the emotions in between.
The more each one of us actually LISTENS to each other from our heart, we can love deeper. One aspect missing from diets and even Intuitive Eating is how to work WITH your emotions. Instead of stopping emotional eating, we practice, learn, adjust, discern and repeat!
Learn your Food Relationship Type and next week during the LIVE one-week Appetizer course, we dive deeper into how to relate to your emotions and intuition.
We begin Tuesday, April 20th, and tune in each day on how we can up-level our nutrition, one bite at a time.
with abundant nourishment,
Heather Fleming, C.C.N.
P.S. Ellie received a message on Instagram recently from a woman wanting desperately to get rid of the media images of the “perfect” woman and body. This message truly pulled at her heartstrings and she instantly had a desire to dive deep and create something worthwhile to help her friend find a solution.
We all know how easy it is to think that everyone has all of that figured out from what we see on social media, but let me tell you…we don’t! However, what we do have are specific things we do each day to help set us up for the ultimate success in health and happiness.
In order to truly find that inner peace, there are some pretty simple things that you can start implementing NOW and reap the rewards IMMEDIATELY.
Ellie has gathered a panel of INCREDIBLE speakers (including me!) to chat about the things I listed above. We will be speaking at a FREE event called, HEALTHY HABIT MAGIC: Secrets to Full Body Confidence Through Daily Habits of Happy People.