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How to Elevate Your Mood Using Your Mind – NOT Drugs

It’s a good morning this Wednesday. The sun is shining, the air is crisp and new and my mind is full of ideas and imaginations. Don’t get me wrong, I am not always like this. We all have our days where we feel a bit, what should I say, moody? Sometimes, for no reason at all, we feel as though we would snap at Mary Poppins. No human contact is needed or wanted during these days, as the world is plotting against my efforts. We all go through this. What you want, however, is to not stay stuck in this.

Using Your Mind to Get Out of Your Funk

I never use the word funk, but I believe that is an appropriate one to use for this subject. Sometimes when we are in this state of mind, where negative things seem to multiply by the minute and we continue to think, I am a good person! Why is this happening to me?
The problem is, while these things are happening, we constantly believe that this are happening to us. It is understandable, afterall, seeing how the problems seem to center around our person, and how people or events just don’t work out at the time. It’s very logical to think that these things are happening to us.
However, the reason why these negative things continue to happen is because we allow them to happen with our mindest. Let me explain. Every belief we hold initiates our actions. When we believe that a burgular, for instance, might break in because the door is unlocked, our immediate action is to lock the door. We do this without even thinking because we believe that this is a possibility and our actions prove this.
Therefore, whenever we believe that bad things are happening to us, and that they will continue happening to us, they will actually continue happening. Until you fall asleep and can go within, where your subconscious mind starts filtering the events into important and non-important things, you will continue feeling miserable and at odds with the world.
How You Can Change Your Mindset to Change Your Day

You don’t have continue sabotaging your day with your thoughts any longer. There are certain techniques to change your brain, body and verbal language easily and instantly in order to change your day.
  1. Get out of yourself. Do something for others. I know this is one I’m sure you have already heard, and you might be over it, but it really does work. Knowing that contributed toward another person’s life, even in the most miniscule way, can have a powerful impact on your mood. One single act of kindess–a smile, a “thank you”, opening the door for another–can change that person’s mood, creating a wave of good feelings that stride though many, many people throughout the day. You could help better the moods of so many people you may never have a chance to meet, all in one day, just by being kind to another.
  2. Drink water! I am big on nutrition, as well as the mind. But in order to have a healthy mind to really get the benefits of hypnosis, you have to give it what it wants. Your brain needs water, oxygen and essential nutrients to work right, to think correctly and to handle stressful situations. The easiest thing for you to do to feel better, elevate your mood and turn your day around is to drink more clean, cool and refreshing water. It’s getting me thirsty just thinking about it.
  3. Use hypnosis. This is my favorite method, as I’m sure you are aware. Using your mind to accomplish anything you want is definitely not new to you by now. There is a way to heighten your sense, produce endorphins and raise your mood almost instantly.
Start by finding a cool, private place that you can have to yourself for 2-5 minutes. Close your eyes, relax and start breathing. Breathe in for a count of two beats, hold this breath for a count of two beats and then release the breath for a count of two beats. Getting oxygen into your brain really provides a natural alleivieator for pain and mood. Do this exercise for about a minute and a hal.
Next, see yourself in your mind as having a really good day–and I mean really good. See yourself smiling, engaging with others, having fun, loving your life while still retaining humility and still adhering to your personal morals. After imagining yourself like this for a minute, continue breathing and then imagine yourself “jumping” into that imagined you. Imagine totally immersing yourself and feeling aligned with those feelings of happiness and of having a really good day. You have turned your day around and you feel great and alive. Fully integrate yourself with this imaged you, and incorporate all of your five senses within the imagination.
Continue the breathing and then count backwards in your mind to wake yourself up. Go throughout your day and notice the difference. Your mood, your ability to handle stress and your emotions will remain stable and in control the rest of the day.
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These things have always worked for me, and I’m sure they will work for you as well. I’m currently working on a program that uses hypnosis to turn your day around and helps put you in a better mood instantly. Will be available very soon, so keep an eye out!

The Raw Pecan Pie Recipe

Well I have talked about it in a couple of posts now, but here it is. I own a collection of different raw dessert recipes, and this one is at the top of my favorites, I must say.

The flavors in this pie are so deep, and so rich, that it seriously does not take a huge portion for your mouth (and stomach) to feel satisfied. This really is a pecan pie to live for, and everyone will change their minds about raw cuisine once they try this pie.

I must credit Kimberly Snyder, over at KimberlySnyder.net, for this recipe. Kim is a clinical nutritionist (I shall be one soon, too!), and a raw food chef who has appeared numerous times on television. I LOVE reading her website/blog, and trying out her recipes. My favorites are, well, this one, of course. But also her green smoothies and raw fudge (really!). You can find the original Pecan Pie recipe at her website here.

By the way, this is called a Raw Pecan Love Pie, probably because it is so lovely. At least, that’s my perception!
The crust is made up of walnuts, dates and coconut flakes. Walnuts are extremely healthy as they are very high in omega-3 fatty acids. Contrary to omega-6’s, omega-3’s are anti-inflammatory, beneficial for the skin, nails and eyes, and are very beneficial for optimum brain function. They will also contribute a good amount of fiber in this dessert.
The dates are raw, meaning they will contain all their beneficial enzymes and vitamins, plus they will also add their fiber content to this yummy dessert. Coconut is rich in medium chain fatty acids which are quickly turned into energy for your body to burn.
As you can see above, the crust alone provides a powerhouse of nutrition! Compare this to white flour (no fiber, turns to sugar quickly in the body), vegetable oil (different fat chain sizes compared to coconut oil–vegetable oils mainly deposit as fat storage instead of energy), salt and sugar. Plus, all of this would be cooked and destroyed (well not destroyed, unfortunately). As you can tell, this hypothetical (but very real to most people) crust alone has nothing really going for it, and just sounds devastating.
Now the filling calls for raisins, pecans and maple syrup. No refined sugars, no corn syrup (thank goodness!) and no canned fillings. Just simple, whole food, tasty staples every health advocate should have on hand (or at the very least, knows where to get some very quickly!). I didn’t use maple syrup this time around, as it was unavailable at the time, but I did use pure raw honey. I’m not a raw vegan, so I substituted. It tasted incredible just the same, but I will try the maple syrup next time. If you make it, let me know how it is.
One interjection – pecans are an incredible source of anti-oxidants, which I will discuss in a later blog post. However this entire dessert is chock full of anti-oxidants, so I really shouldn’t just put the spotlight on just one ingredient.
This dessert, compared to other cooked dishes, will not leave you feeling hungry hours later. I calculated and found that per 1/8th of this pie has about 10.25 grams of dietary fiber, low in carbohydrates (no refined carbs, as would be in a traditional pecan pie), high in manganese (helps build and maintain strong bones, promotes healthy thyroid function, anti-oxidant abilities), and extremely high in taste! I’m telling you, you MUST try this; it will blow you away at how good it is.
Now here it is…
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Crust

– 2 cups walnuts
– 3 cups of pitted dates
– 1 cup coconut flakes, finely ground

Pit the dates yourself, extracting each pit and discarding. Add the dates, coconut flakes and walnuts to the food processor and mix until thoroughly blended.

Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of a pie tin. Set to the side.


Filling

– 2/3 cup filtered water
– 1 cup raw pecans, soaked about 15 minutes
– 1 cup organic Thompson raisins
– 1 Tbs. vanilla extract
– 1 tsp. nutmeg (optional, I really like this spice!)
– 1/3 cup maple syrup
– 1 tsp. Celtic sea salt

Blend all ingredients together in the blender until smooth. Pour onto the crust of the tray, and garnish with fresh, raw pecans into a pretty pattern.

Set in freezer overnight, or for at least 5 hours before serving.

Slice up and enjoy!

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Thank you again Kimberly!

A holiday treat

Until next time, this has been The Healthy Advocate.

Are Cartoons Ruining Your Child's Potential?

Hello everyone! I am so glad to be blogging again, to help bring you important news, tips, and advice to help you lead a healthier and happier (and more vibrant!) lifestyle.

Today I was watching, you guessed it, television. I don’ normally tune in to anything anymore, just because I can’t stand having my brain fall asleep. Besides, I always have something else that I can be doing that is much more productive, much more exciting and exhilarating, that will help me move forward and upward in life (don’t you just love getting into that feeling?).

I was watching one of my favorite children’s cartoon, Arthur. I have always loved this show, and it sends a wonderful message to children in each and every episode. However, today one of the characters, called “Brain” due to his high intelligence, reported a wrong answer during a pre-math contest (kind of like a spelling bee).

He obsesses. He believes his brain has quit on him, and he quits being who he is (a genius), and tries his hand at comedy. In the end, though, he returns to his true calling, and his love for everything math, science, and geography related. This is great; it really is a great message to children to tell them, “Be yourself; you are special and unique in your own way, and everyone loves you just the way you are.”

However (and there’s the word, however), before the actual Math-a-thon, he tells himself, “Don’t be scared, don’t be scared, don’t be scared.”

“Oh no!” I exclaimed, as everyone else in the room watching the television looked weird at me,
“You can’t say that to yourself!”

Knowing what I know about the mind, hypnosis, and the power of positive intention and belief, is that we cannot process or accept a negative believe, comment, or idea. Our brains automatically go the actual “meat” of that sentence and bring it into reality. For example, if you were to say, don’t be scared, your brain will actually do the opposite and fulfill your desire of not doing that specific thing.

Especially in children, where their minds are already in a hypnotic state, open and receptive to suggestions, they are much more prone to the wrong kind of thinking, thus leading them into a downward way of living.

After the episode, I came up with an idea to try and develop a hypnosis program to help children of all ages (0-100), so they can rewire their thinking (in a sense), and start being able to tell themselves of the things they do want to accomplish, and what they do want out of their life. Only when you are actually talking and thinking about what you do want is the time when your brain will set of lights, sounds, and images that will give you ideas on how to accomplish your desires.

So when I get this program going, I would like to have some testers. Perhaps parents who would like to use it with their children, or perhaps parents who would like to use it on themselves. As long as you are ready to begin thinking differently, feeling differently, and living differently, do you qualify.

I’m going to leave you guys on that note, and I hope each and everyone of you has an amazing week (just believe that you will; expect it, and watch it happen). Tell yourself throughout the week of the things you want in your life, rather than the things you don’t want, so your brain can start working on ideas on how to uplift your life and bring forth your dreams.

Please rate, comment and share! The more people who knows about the blog, the farther we can let people know how to help others reach their goals, achieve their dreams, and in turn, help others. Goodbye, and have a pleasant week.

Are Cartoons Ruining Your Child’s Potential?

Hello everyone! I am so glad to be blogging again, to help bring you important news, tips, and advice to help you lead a healthier and happier (and more vibrant!) lifestyle.

Today I was watching, you guessed it, television. I don’ normally tune in to anything anymore, just because I can’t stand having my brain fall asleep. Besides, I always have something else that I can be doing that is much more productive, much more exciting and exhilarating, that will help me move forward and upward in life (don’t you just love getting into that feeling?).

I was watching one of my favorite children’s cartoon, Arthur. I have always loved this show, and it sends a wonderful message to children in each and every episode. However, today one of the characters, called “Brain” due to his high intelligence, reported a wrong answer during a pre-math contest (kind of like a spelling bee).

He obsesses. He believes his brain has quit on him, and he quits being who he is (a genius), and tries his hand at comedy. In the end, though, he returns to his true calling, and his love for everything math, science, and geography related. This is great; it really is a great message to children to tell them, “Be yourself; you are special and unique in your own way, and everyone loves you just the way you are.”

However (and there’s the word, however), before the actual Math-a-thon, he tells himself, “Don’t be scared, don’t be scared, don’t be scared.”

“Oh no!” I exclaimed, as everyone else in the room watching the television looked weird at me,
“You can’t say that to yourself!”

Knowing what I know about the mind, hypnosis, and the power of positive intention and belief, is that we cannot process or accept a negative believe, comment, or idea. Our brains automatically go the actual “meat” of that sentence and bring it into reality. For example, if you were to say, don’t be scared, your brain will actually do the opposite and fulfill your desire of not doing that specific thing.

Especially in children, where their minds are already in a hypnotic state, open and receptive to suggestions, they are much more prone to the wrong kind of thinking, thus leading them into a downward way of living.

After the episode, I came up with an idea to try and develop a hypnosis program to help children of all ages (0-100), so they can rewire their thinking (in a sense), and start being able to tell themselves of the things they do want to accomplish, and what they do want out of their life. Only when you are actually talking and thinking about what you do want is the time when your brain will set of lights, sounds, and images that will give you ideas on how to accomplish your desires.

So when I get this program going, I would like to have some testers. Perhaps parents who would like to use it with their children, or perhaps parents who would like to use it on themselves. As long as you are ready to begin thinking differently, feeling differently, and living differently, do you qualify.

I’m going to leave you guys on that note, and I hope each and everyone of you has an amazing week (just believe that you will; expect it, and watch it happen). Tell yourself throughout the week of the things you want in your life, rather than the things you don’t want, so your brain can start working on ideas on how to uplift your life and bring forth your dreams.

Please rate, comment and share! The more people who knows about the blog, the farther we can let people know how to help others reach their goals, achieve their dreams, and in turn, help others. Goodbye, and have a pleasant week.

What a Fantastic New Day

Today I had a variety of organic fruits and vegetables, water, and whole grains. I feel amazing. Combined with my Power Yoga workout, I feel fantastic.

What I want to know is what YOU are doing to supercharge your health? What are you doing to keep your body healthy, young, vibrant and alive? What could you do differently in your life to help sustain and improve your physical condition?

I’m currently developing a “Healthy You” hypnosis program designed to make you love to exercise, love to eat raw fruits and vegetables, whole grains and superfoods and water. Helps you develop a belief that you are healthy, strong, young and alive. If there are any ideas you can help me with, please don’t be hesitant to let me know!

I’ve finally come out with my Hypnosis for Skin CD! You can find it on the homepage of my site. I’ve provided a session from the CD just for you (look below, or Click Here). I’m so excited because this program has suprised me so much with its effectiveness. The day after just recording the session I noticed a vast improvement in my skin. I can’t tell you how powerful hypnosis and subliminal messages are to help heal your skin.

I’m off now to think of new ideas, explore new avenues, and find ways of becoming healthier and healthier everyday. You should to.

Love you all,

Brandon

Ultimate Health-Immune System Booster

Wow. I’ve done it. I created an mp3 using subliminals and a beautiful “Christmas” like piece of music designed to provide optimum health.

I just got done listening to it, and I’m amazed. I can’t believe how light it made me feel. Recent research says that when listening to joyful music, our blood vessels expand, thus allowing better blood flow to the areas that need it.

I’m so proud of this mp3, that I might even put it in CD form, if any one is interested.

Meditation and self-hypnosis also have been scientifically proven to boost immune system and function. Just think about! Never being sick, and everyone wants to know your secret!

You can purchase now, or sign up to my newsletter to be entered into winning this amazing mp3 for free!

Optimum Health mp3 uses a beautiful musical piece by Kevin MacLeod that is totally appropriate for the upcoming holiday.

Recent research has shown that listening to joyous, beautiful music, combined with meditation or self-hypnosis, boosts the immune system by up to 100%!

The subliminals used in this mp3 use words like healing, health, love, laughter, instructing the immune system to strengthen (our bodies actually respond to our thoughts!) and getting all those healthy cells active so they can fight off infections.

The subliminals also alternate from ear to ear, in a round about method, so both hemispheres of the brain are receiving the messages! Delta binaural beats are also lightly used to help facilitate healing. I’m telling you, this is my favorite product of mine.

So if you want to get rid of that cold, or boost your immune system for the upcoming months, or perhaps get that blood pressure down, then try this out. You won’t be dissapointed.