This is gonna sound Blasphemous!
My Mama told me something that hit me like a ton of bricks…
I will never forget it.
Recently I went to visit her after many years of being separated by
many miles of highway.
Just let me tell you upfront, my mother is a woman of profound wisdom and
out of the blue insights.
There we were enjoying the short time we had together spurting out stories
and catching up on all-the-info when she says to me:
“You know that Gods name is ‘I Am’… and when you say ‘I am ugly, bad, stupid’, etc…
you are in actuality taking Gods name in vain.”
POW! Right in the Kisser!
Why am I telling you this story?
Number 1 in Anti-Aging is… what we Tell Ourselves about Aging.
To begin with… the whole idea of anti-aging and the prolific use of the term itself
is a bit oxymoron-ical… Something like the living dead!
Human beings respond to this terminology because Google said so.
I like to think of myself as Timeless, because I said so.
I remember reading Ellen Wood‘s book, ‘The Secret Method for Growing Younger’
[ A better book of Ellen's is 'Think and Grow Young']
and hearing her story of how terrified she was of suffering from Alzheimer’s
like her mother. She uses the (unfortunately over-used and abused) Law of Attraction
to help us see how our words can affect the way our minds tell our bodies what to do.
Words like; “I’m having a Senior Moment”, “It’s all go’n South”, “At my age”… (fill in the blank)
“Be Impeccable With Your Word”
It’s not just a nice idea from Don Miguel’s ‘The Four Agreements‘, it’s a way to
think and speak about ourselves.
Number 2 in Anti-Aging is… Your frickin Face!
Remember when Ellen Degeneres became an International Covergirl?
Haha!… “Inner beauty is important, but not nearly as important as outter beauty.”
Why do you think we laughed our butts off ?
Because it’s so flippin true!
Ah Vanity, a woman’s prerogative?
More like a compelling need for the female of the species!
Now, I consider myself an advanced-ish-kind-of thinker but I still hate looking like crap!
Generations of ‘Dust and the Divine’ have made it so.
The upside is that when someone loves us we become more beautiful to them
In the meantime…
I found the coolest product right here online.
I actually Googled all over the place to find this ‘timeless’ skin renewal product all
by my little self.
Nerium. You may have heard of it or are currently using it…
So Why Didn’t You Tell Me About It Earlier?!!
(Sorry for the tantrum)
I’m only on 60 days and I LOVE it… No, really I do!
You gotta go check out the photo section of the site.
Photo section of the site
I’ve spent 19 years in the beauty biz and I’ve seen more ‘Magic’ products
than Hookers seen Herpes! (I hear there’s an ointment for that as well)
So go get your Game Face on!
[I made some fried chicken tonight and it's the closest thing to a natural face-spa that I can recommend... lot's of grease and humidity to get the pores a'goin... Not!]
So?… What about the rest of the skin?
Nothing says “Geriatric Alert” like the look of the hands.
I have resisted this one simple-super-effective-invigorating practice my whole life:
Now I can’t stand NOT doing it.
Awesome right before the shower, wait and see, you’ll be addicted too.
Just be sure to use a natural fiber brush and sweep towards the heart.
I know it sounds all Hippie Health Seventies Stigmata Granola Crunch,
but you will GLOW by brushing off the alligator scales and you will also get your
lymphatic system running smoothly.
Also, you do not want to use Nerium AD during the day, use raw organic
coconut oil and a bit of castor oil for the face and neck and then heavy shea butter for
the limbs and torso.
Coconut castor oil mix:
In a super small tupperware-type container. (you know, the ones we use to save the last three olives in the fridge with?… that size.)
Fill it with 2/3′s coconut oil and then 1/4 of the castor oil.
Mix: it should be chunky and smell like coconuts or it’s not raw… no worries
though, the chunkiness will dissipate as you rub a conservative amount into your skin.
NOTE: Yes, I am a brand partner for Nerium AD, so quit yelling at me!
Number 3 in Anti-Aging is… that Hot Bod
(Hate this one.)
Hate exercising, all those fake movements to mimic living health!
However I have descovered an easy way out!
I have been everywhere looking for ways to get my butt happy and satisfied in the
It’s called the ‘Five Tibetan Rights’.
It’s actually a charming story found within the pages of a book called ‘The Fountain of Youth’
by Peter Kelder.
Aging, out of shape man goes to Tibet, finds monks doing these five
exercises, starts doing them, comes back to England a much changed younger man.
Crazy stuff, right?
And that’s why I like it!
I’m betting what really happened was more like; a bunch-o-monks were sitting round on their laurels,
meditating and contemplating the cosmos, of course, when suddenly one got up and asked his
fellow illuminates if his butt looked big in his shemdap.
Who knows how all things come to play on this planet, but I really dig the idea of
these five simple exercises that supposedly turn back time!
The Five Tibetan Rights are a way of setting the bodies energy systems to spin
optimally. Obviously this is based on the five chakra centers of the body and, as the
story goes, when your chakras are aligned you are open to the full benefits of robust health
and spiritual insights.
Worth a go at it, don’t ya think?
Loomba’s version of all 21 sets.
(Yes, everyone seems to think they know the right way…
We are a delightful bunch of coconuts.)
Warning: Do not spin counterclockwise and don’t underestimate the power of the spin,
it’s the most important element of the Rights.
Remember the Whirling Dervishes?… they whirl for illumination.
Also, you may find Jennifer Jolan’s book; ‘How to Loose Weight by Spinning Around in a Circle Like Kids‘ interesting as well.
Number 4 in Anti-Aging is… Less is More, ‘Life’… that is.
I am not a happy camper about diets and starvation just makes me pissy, but the
Alternate Day Fasting concepts really spoke to me.
Because, this way of seeing food intake is all about longevity and staying young.
I found that alternating every other day was a bit taxing for me, but I reconsidered the idea
when I viewed Michael Mosley in BBC’s Horizon: ‘Eat, Fast, and Live Longer‘.
The copy for the series goes exactly like this:
Michael Mosley has set himself a truly ambitious goal: he wants to live longer, stay younger and lose weight in the bargain. And he wants to make as few changes to his life as possible along the way. He discovers the powerful new science behind the ancient idea of fasting, and he thinks he’s found a way of doing it that still allows him to enjoy his food. Michael tests out the science of fasting on himself – with life-changing results.
Now That’s What We’re Looking For!
He did not fast every other day, he did the 5:2… meaning 2 days of fasting every 7 days.
Obviously everyone will have there own way to go about this but this one is so doable it’s insane!
He did not not eat on the fasting days he ate less…
I’ll shut up and let him tell you:
“I found that I could get through my fast days best if I had a light breakfast (scrambled eggs, thin slice of ham, lots of black tea, adding up to about 300 calories), lots of water and herbal tea during the day, then a light dinner (grilled fish with lots of vegetables) at night,”he said. “On my feed days I ate what I normally do and felt no need to gorge.
“I stuck to this diet for 5 weeks, during which time I lost nearly a stone and my blood markers, like IGF-1, glucose and cholesterol, improved. If I can sustain that, it will greatly reduce my risk of contracting age-related diseases like cancer and diabetes.” -BBC News
Simply pick two days out of the week, not consecutively, where you will eat only 50% of the usual dose and do this until you have reached your desired weight and then dabble at it once or twice a month until dead.
Number 5 in Anti-Aging is… Cellular Inner Beauty, and you don’t even have to be Nice!
Let me Tell-o-You-about-a Telomeres!
And the Nobel Prize in Physiology for 2009 goes to?… Three American scientist discover… drum roll…Telomeres!
Telomeres become progressively shorter each time the cell divides. When they get too short they can no longer divide.
The results?… conditions associated with old age.
Manufactured as TA-65!
Telomerase is an enzyme that can add DNA repeats to chromosomes and actually grow back telomere length.
What are the benefits?
Improved energy and feelings of vitality
Improved appearance as related to skin, hair, nails
Improved sexual performance
Improved memory and mental ability
Improved vison, including the need to change to weaker eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions
The Up Side!
You can activate your body’s own natural telomerase with TA-65, it is touted as the world’s first proven telomerase activator.
The Down Side.
This product costs $219 for one bottle of 30 tablets… some people take 2 to 3 tablets a day… add that up. Yes, they are cheaper is bought in packages but still.
I am thinking the price will drop to a more manageable size as we become more educated in this science and the demand becomes universal.
However… I have talked myself into taking the supplement because it’s cheaper than hospital and doctor fees, not to mention all of the vitamins and green stuff I’d have to buy to come close to getting my cells to rebuild themselves.
To learn inside of the out of this visit TA Sciences.
Als0, keep your eyes peeled on the Suzanne Show interviews. Lots of interrensting tips and studies a goin on there.
Happy Timeless living darlings!
Live Long & Prosper