17264136_10155909580724689_5602209581804963075_n

Dear Reader:

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

Do you suffer from pain, chronic pain, or Fibromyalgia?I was given a bottle of Rejuvenation Lotion from The Fay Farm to try out.  I have to say, this lotion is amazing for pain!  It also smells great!

I was given a bottle of Rejuvenation Lotion from The Fay Farm to try out.  I have to say, this lotion is amazing for pain!  It also smells great!

I found this lotion consistently therapeutic for a chronic pain condition.   I’ve had a knee injury that has taken a long time to heal.  While it is healing, there has been low-level chronic pain associated with it.

Using this lotion has provided consistent relief from not only my knee pain, but other aches and pains that I experience from time to time.  This lotion has many fabulous ingredients, including hemp oil extract and magnesium oil.

I have always wanted to try magnesium oil, as I have heard that it helps with pain, and perhaps other symptoms as well.

It has been wonderful to try magnesium oil in this fabulous lotion, made with organic and top-quality ingredients, that are also skin and environmentally friendly.

As I mentioned, this lotion also smells great and is highly moisturizing!

You can check out the Rejuvenation Lotion and  The Fay Farm here.  Btw, they are offering a discount code of “chronic” if you’d like to use it and live in the United States.  This will provide you with a small discount and free shipping!  Check out their website here:

http://thefayfarm.com/

Here is a description of the Rejuvenation Lotion from their website:

“Our Rejuvenation Lotion is made with all organic ingredients and is paraben and phthlate free. Great for use on sore, aching muscles. Loved by people suffering from fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, neuraopathy and other deep joint and muscle pain. Magnesium Oil provides deeper relief. Our Rejuvenation was developed alongside the consultation of fibromyalgia sufferers, small fiber neuropathy sufferers and multiple sclerosis sufferers. After many batches, we came up with a product that provided relief for all in these groups. We hope you enjoy our Rejuvenation Lotion as much as we’ve enjoyed making it for you!”

Ingredients: Purified water, hemp oil, grape seed oil, apricot kernel oil, emulsifying wax, stearic acid, argan oil, white sesame oil, apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil, magnesium, essential oils, 200 mg. hemp oil extract, fennel, licorice, turmeric, valerian, gluconolatone, and sodium benzoate (a certified natural preservative).

17157503_10155909581129689_8815279113778825924_o

The Fay Farm is dedicated to creating quality natural body care products. We offer an extensive line of natural shea body butters as well as our highly acclaimed Healing Hemp Salve, which is an excellent natural treatment for Psoriasis, Eczema, Ichthyosis, Contact Dermatitis, itching skin, burn care and bug bites. Our Warming Muscle Rub has been used for the relief of sore muscles, rheumatoid arthritis, cluster headaches, migraines, and as a pre- and post-workout balm.  None of our products contain parabens, alcohol, mineral oil, or phthalates.  We use our products on ourselves and loved ones and only craft our products with all natural, organically-sourced materials!   http://thefayfarm.com/

They have some pretty cute goats on their farm too.  Check it out 🙂

223774_225825500795605_2030777_n

MDg1OTY3MkQyM0I2Nzc3MUY1Mzk6MzliNTJhMTQwZDJmOGYxNTNmMDQ5ZTZlZjNiZmNhNmQ6Ojo6OjA=

You can check out the Rejuvenation Lotion and  The Fay Farm here.  Btw, they are offering a discount code of “chronic” if you’d like to use it and live in the United States.  This will provide you with a small discount and free shipping!  Check out their website here:

http://thefayfarm.com/

bigspooniebox_2_orig

A monthly care package

for chronic-illness fighters!

Dear Reader:

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

I received this wonderful care package from Spoonies Essentials Box.  You can check out their website here: http://spoonieessentialsbox.com

What is the Spoonie Essentials Box?  Here is a description from their awesome website:

The Spoonie Essentials Box is not just a beauty box, it’s a box inspired by spoonies, just for spoonies! Each month our CEO Brittani, a Spoonie, carefully selects products, goods, and services built around the culture of being an

Each month our CEO Brittani, a Spoonie, carefully selects products, goods, and services built around the culture of being an invisible-illness warrior & chronic disease ninja! Our CEO’s selections are intended to support us spoonies on the bad days, compliment us on the good days, and enhance our always amazing infusion or hospital stay-cations!

Our CEO’s selections are intended to support us spoonies on the bad days, compliment us on the good days, and enhance our always amazing infusion or hospital stay-cations!

“Inspired by you, just for YOU:

Whether you’re surviving chronic-illness or know someone who is, hand selected gifts of new health & wellness products, cute comforts, inspiring words, DIY projects or more … “

 

The Spoonie Essentials Box is built with you in mind. Each box is curated to nourish the mind, warm the heart, comfort the soul, fuel the body, and brighten the day of every Spoonie subscriber! The Spoonie Essentials Box celebrates EVERY birthday and adheres to EACH dietary and or medical restrictions.

Each month, the Spoobie Essentials Box will be centered around themes unique to invisible-illness such as “NAMA-STAY in BED”, “Pill Popper”, “Save the Spoons”, “Pillows & Pajamas”, “Certified Big Spoon”, and many more. 

-SEBCeo Brittani

Check out my unboxing of the monthly care package – it’s pinned to the top of my FB Page: Chronic Fatigue Support.  If it’s not there, check the videos section for my page.  🙂

The theme was “Self-Love” – check out future themes like “Netflix and Ill” theme:  https://www.facebook.com/ChronicFatigueSupport/

Here is the box after I unopened it.  So many wonderful, caring, uplifiting, inspiring, and comforting items reminding me to take care and practice self-love!

17192189_10155890808434689_4191003719349128681_o

Check out one of my favorite items: this awesome beverage container.  Yes, you are chronically fabulous.  🙂

17192643_10155909082874689_6646768371158460390_o

Here is a close up of some of the items, like the amazing-smelling bath salts, chocolate from barkTHINS, and the awesome, comfy socks that are pink. Did I mention I love pink yet? 🙂

17191898_10155890390314689_3042921559375317025_o

They also included paints and a paint brush for the creatively-minded warrior…how completely awesome and lovely!

I am a big believer in the concept that being creative and engaged creates positive neurochemicals and neurotransmitters that help create well-being.  Creativity can also help put us into The Relaxation Response, where healing occurs.

Check out the Shea Butter Lotion Bar as well.  It smells simply divine!

17097235_10155890390874689_3614900188665429574_o

They included some treats too, like Tazo Herbal tea, garden veggie heart chips, organic gummy bears, and did I mention chocolate? Treats are good for the soul, which in turn, is good for the body.  🙂

17158884_10155890390554689_412931304623281841_o

Another one of my favorite items is this amazing, inspired piece of jewelry – two spoons and a heart-shaped lock – from Chronically Jewelled.  Simply precious!

17239676_10155908826039689_4182394974073333989_o

Also included was this DIY stich kit from hope the black dog:

17264860_10155908825544689_4483939427417952698_n

There were many inspiring quotes and stickers as well, including an awesome quote from Demi Lovato:

“I think scars are like battle wounds – beautiful in a way.  They show what you’ve been through and how strong you are for coming out of it.”

17039172_10155890388529689_7271909748974709719_o

This is my favorite love-note of all.  I am a huge believer in putting yourself first and practicing deep self-care.  It makes all the difference!

Give yourself or your loved one the gift of a monthly self-care package to remind you or them to take care and know they are loved.  Uplifting gifts and easy to do DIY projects like painting, etc. can keep our minds, souls, and hearts engaged and keep us a bit more connected to the world at large.  Fantastic gifts and concept, thank you!

17191719_10155890390054689_7040764663900082730_o

With love,

The Wellness Coach

Edie Summers xox

PillDrill_Scan_BottlePillDrill_MoodCube12710836_1689650414611386_6759400145866723033_o
Note to Readers:

This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

PillDrill_Scan_Pod

Some people have to take a lot of pills.  This is just reality.  And some people have to help other people take their medication.  Whether you have chronic pain, an acute or chronic condition (or multiple chronic conditions), or you are a caretaker helping your loved one to take their medication, PillDrill is the easy, efficient, effective way to take and track your medication!
PillDrill_Scan_Bottle
This part is key:
“A quick scan of your pill container is all that’s required to log a dose as taken — a single easy gesture that fits right into the physical flow of taking medication.”
 PillDrill_ScanningTags
I know I take a lot of supplements, and many people have to take a lot of prescription medication.  Having a way to accurately and effortlessly track your required medication can be a gamechanger in adherence.  PillDrill can also help you to track your mood and experience with new dosages.  You can record your experience as great, good, awful, etc.

PillDrill_Hub

I think the gamechanger is that finding a way to stick to your medication or supplement (or both) routine is key. 
What makes PillDrill key is effortless engagement with the patient or a system that allows caretakers to not feel like they’re nagging the people they love and are trying to help take their medication on a regular basis.
Being able to record your moods and experience is not only helpful – and maybe even fun –  but engaging as well, which is key to adherence.
 PillDrill_MoodCube
Here is more information on Pill Drill curated for you from: https://www.pilldrill.com/:

PillDrill_FullKit_2

Medication made easy.  For Patients & Caretakers!

Simplicity. Flexibility. Dignity.

Peace of Mind for Patients & Caretakers

PillDrill was designed to be the first truly user-friendly medication management tool: simple enough for everyone to use, flexible enough to help anyone, and dignified because health products don’t need to be scary to work well.

Effortless medication tracking.

No fussing with a smartphone or manually jotting down what you take. With PillDrill, a quick scan of your pill container is all that’s required to log a dose as taken — a single easy gesture that fits right into the physical flow of taking medication.

Effective and intelligent reminders.

When a dose is due, the Hub captures your attention in three ways: the Hub glows teal, sounds an alert, and displays precise dosage information on screen. The message is loud and clear.

But if an item has already been scanned at the time of its scheduled reminder, the Hub will remain blissfully quiet because it knows there’s no need to bother you.

Compatible with any type of health regimen.

Keep your medication in its original packaging? Our scanning tags attach to pill bottles and irregularly shaped items alike. Use a weekly pill organizer? Ours was custom-built for superior ergonomics and compatibility.

There is no one size fits all with medication, so whatever the specifics of your regimen PillDrill has you covered.

Works for managing your own routine or a loved one’s.

The difference between using PillDrill for individual use or family use is essentially the role of the PillDrill app.

For individual use, the app can be used to get reminders and log doses on the go. For family care, the app will send you real-time adherence and mood updates throughout the day so you can always know how the user is doing – without nagging. Your loved one doesn’t even need to use a smartphone at all.

Greater health insights.

Want to see how that new dosage is affecting your mood? How about exporting detailed compliance history?

PillDrill’s combination of adherence data, wellness tracking, and a dynamic reporting interface helps you better understand the effect that medications are having on your body and make more informed health decisions.

A better pill organizer.

Most AM/PM pill organizers are flimsy, cheap, and hard to open. So we designed a better one. It’s ergonomically advanced and perfectly compatible with the PillDrill system: each pod is individually removable, easy to open, and has a built-in scanning tag on its base. The strips themselves snap together, so you can connect as many as you need to accommodate your schedule. There’s even a secure travel strap that tucks under the base when not in use.

“PillDrill is the smartest, simplest way to manage any daily pill routine.”

“A smart, intuitive pill organizer that doesn’t embarrass the user.”

The PillDrill approach

Whether you manage your own medication regimen or help a loved one manage theirs, PillDrill’s intuitive scanning system keeps you on track with ease, elegance, and intelligence.

No matter what your regimen, PillDrill makes your life with medication less stressful and more efficient.

Learn more here:  https://www.pilldrill.com/

PILLDRILL WEBSITE:

How does PillDrill Work?  In Four Key Ways:

REMIND

Clear, timely alerts remind
you when doses are due.

The hub reminds you when doses are due…

The Hub sits next to your pills at home, knows your medication schedule, and issues clear audio visual alerts when doses are due. The only two requirements are power and Wi-Fi.

TRACK INTAKE

Scan your pill container to
log each dose as take.

Scan your pill container to log a dose as taken

Our scanning tags allow you to “activate” any pill bottle or other container. Attach a tag to any container, and it’s ready to scan. Whenever you take a dose, wave its container over the hub to mark it as taken.

…. or use PillDrill’sweekly pill organizer

If you keep medication in an AM/PM pillbox, our weekly pill strip offers the same organization while being uniquely PillDrill-compatible. Each pod removes individually and has a built-in scanning tag on its base.

TRACK WELL-BEING

Scan the Mood Cube anytime
to log how you’re feeling.

Scan the mood cube anytime to log how you’re feeling

The Mood Cube has five faces — Great, Good, OK, Bad, and Awful. Scan any face to register your current mood or pain level.

NOTIFY

Real-time updates instantly
notify friends and family.

The app keeps you up to speed at all times

Use the PillDrill app to create and edit your med schedule, get reminders and log doses on the go, or be notified about a loved one’s adherence and mood in real-time throughout the day.

 Here are some testimonials too:

“I really, really love this product. As a person with multiple chronic illnesses, PillDrill is the first thing I’ve found that actually makes my med tracking easier.”

– Nicole S., Pennsylvania

“I can easily see when the medicine was taken, which medicine was taken, and I don’t have to nag or become the grand inquisitor. PillDrill makes our relationship better.”

– Dirk H., Illinois

“Like a FitBit for taking medication.”

13846 13853

 

 “I believe it came down to this little man. He came and asked me for help, and he needed me more than I needed to abuse my own body.”

 

This warms my heart!  Here is the story of the  power of  positive attachment:

By Kate Woodberry,

Born in the UK, James moved to Australia with his mother and step-father following his parent’s divorce. A tense and unsettled home-life, combined with bullying at school led to problems and James was later diagnosed with ADHD, manic depression and schizophrenia.

In 1997, alone, he returned to the UK, where he would go on to spend the next decade sleeping on the streets and in shelters. Heroin became his escape.

Finally off the heroin, he was enrolled on a methadone programme, earning money by busking in London and living in sheltered accommodation.

Returning home one evening he noticed a ginger cat sitting in the hallway of his building. Believing it must live there, he didn’t think much of it, until the next day, and the day after that, it was still there. As each day passed the cat remained. James asked the other residents, but no one claimed ownership. Upon closer inspection it was evident that this cat had an injured leg, so James took it to a charity-run clinic who prescribed a two-week course of antibiotics.

13836

After this the pair became inseparable.

When James went busking, the cat would follow him to his spot. It was clear this animal had no intention of leaving his new found owner’s side.

James named the cat Bob and fashioned a lead from some old shoelaces until he could afford a proper harness. He was shocked to discover that the cat liked to perch on his shoulder.

James (and Bob!) began selling The Big Issue.

Brits will know of this wonderful magazine, a means to providing a legitimate income to people living on the streets as well as offering a support network. (Anyone visiting the UK, be sure to purchase one from a vendor. Not only will you be helping someone out, but you also get a great read.)

The Big Issue seller with the ginger cat on his shoulders became a popular sight. James also taught Bob how to do high-fives, gaining further attraction. Videos of the duo soon began to be uploaded on YouTube. In turn, tourists heard of the pair and would head their way.

Speaking to the magazine, James said of Bob:

“The day I met Bob my life changed forever. I was no longer invisible. People not only stopped and bought a copy of The Big Issue from me but often stopped to talk to me.”

Soon gifts of food and knitted items began appearing for Bob. At one point the cat boasted a collection of 20 custom-made knitted goods!

With Bob by his side, James’ life began to take a positive turn.

When James went busking, the cat would follow him to his spot. It was clear this animal had no intention of leaving his new found owner’s side.

James named the cat Bob and fashioned a lead from some old shoelaces until he could afford a proper harness. He was shocked to discover that the cat liked to perch on his shoulder.

Clear of heroin, he finally stopped his methadone programme, crediting his furry companion as the driving force.

“I believe it came down to this little man. He came and asked me for help, and he needed me more than I needed to abuse my own body.”

One day a literary agent who passed the pair daily asked James about his life. That conversation resulted in a book deal.

A best seller, over 3 million copies were sold worldwide and the book has since been translated into 35 languages. In German schools, the book is even used as a textbook for learning English.

Since publication, Bob has featured in even more books including ‘My Name Is Bob’, a musing of Bob’s life before he ‘adopted’ James, and ‘The World According To Bob’.

Such has been the impact of James’ and Bob’s relationship that the story is also being made into a film. Five ‘Bobalike’ cats have even been trained to do the cat’s famous high-five.

James and Bob have toured all over for book signings and appearances.

The inseparable pair now regularly feature in the Big Issue.

13862

Read more about this remarkable, life-affirming story here!  http://www.trendingly.com/james-and-bob

 13835

set-2-_1260x720_4x-NY-Times-best-selling-author-min

set-3_-1260X728Register-for-this-FREE-live-event-on-Mindset-and-how-it-can-shape-your-life.-This-is-the-deep-learning-that-can-last-you-a-lifetime.-min

 

What if your “mindset” could open doors to everything?

Mindset is a muscle. You can LEARN how to apply it, if you’re ready to create real magic in your life.

Register for this FREE live event on Mindset and how it can transform your life! Join 4x NYT bestselling author JJ Virgin + other top transformational teachers.

https://portlandwellnesscoach.com/livetraining

When life gets tough – and it does for everyone – what we need is a strategy, a way forward to the bigger, better things that are available to all of us. (No matter how it feels sometimes…)

The answer isn’t hard, it’s just something that most people don’t know! Join me for JJ Virgin’s Live Training, where you’ll find out how to master the strong, positive mindset it takes to transform your life.

Whether you want to lose weight, uplevel your finances, be your own boss, or find fulfilling relationships, the first step is always mindset. In just minutes, JJ and a team of leading transformational teachers will show you how to leave behind your anxiety and face challenges with the purpose and courage it takes to achieve your biggest goals.

JJ has several top trainers coming to share their most powerful tools with you.

GUESTSJJ--min

This special live event includes the following life-changing training:

  • A proven 3-step formula to bounce back instantly, with Sonia Ricotti
  • How to ride the 90-second wave and handle fear, with Dr. Joan Rosenberg
  • A fast exercise to handle stress that you can do anywhere, with Dr. Pedram Shojai
  • The incredible science behind stress and mindset, with Dr. Heidi Hanna
  • Interviews with JJ’s real heroes, her sons Bryce and Grant
  • The most important lesson JJ learned during Grant’s accident and recovery
  • The #1 thing you can do in just minutes to make every single day a great one
  • Inspiring success stories from people who have mastered their own mindset and changed their lives

And so much more!

>>>>> This WILL fill up quickly. Please click here to save your seat. <<<<<

Register for this FREE live event on Mindset and how it can transform your life! Join 4x NYT bestselling author JJ Virgin + other top transformational teachers.

https://portlandwellnesscoach.com/livetraining




youarestrongerthanyouthink-movieposter-800h-min

Hi there,

Every once in awhile, something comes along that you can tell has the potential to change lives for everyone involved. I’m supporting an incredible new launch, and I’d love to invite you to support it as well.

I don’t know if you’ve met or heard of JJ Virgin. She’s best known for her work in health and weight loss, with 4 NY Times bestsellers and two hit diet programs. However, you may not know what’s been going on behind the scenes during that same time.

In 2012, just as she launched her first book, her 16-year-old son was the victim of a hit-and-run accident and left for dead in the street. His injuries were so severe that doctors told JJ to let him die. She decided to fight instead, and that’s when her work really started.

JJ will tell you that the past four years have been both the worst and the best years of her life. Her son is alive and thriving, but he also still battles the effects of the accident on a daily basis. As it all unfolded, JJ was hesitant to talk about it – in part because it’s so personal, and in part because she didn’t see how any good could come from sharing their struggles.

However, as the years went on and more people heard the story, the question they invariably asked was, “How did you do it?” As JJ looked back, she realized that what ultimately saved her son (and JJ herself) was her mindset. And she also realized that sharing how to build that mindset could actually do a LOT of good. That’s when she decided to write Miracle Mindset.

Miracle Mindset is a moving, uplifting book about leaning into fear, taking imperfect action, and turning challenges into massive opportunities. It shows you that you are stronger than you think and that you can harness this strength to live the life of your dreams.

I believe this story and its message can change lives, and I’ve committed to helping get the word out. I would love for you to join me. JJ is launching her memoir Miracle Mindset, a powerful movie inspired by the book, and the Miracle Mindset Academy on February 8-20, in an exclusive free online movie premiere. She’ll also be hosting a live online training on February 23 and February 25-26, along with a live coaching session on February 26.

Here are the official details so you can join me:

Sign up here:

https://portlandwellnesscoach.com/JJAffiliate

You’ll receive 50% commissions on any sales you generate. There is also an opt-in contest and a sales contest. JJ is giving away some super cool stuff, including MEVOs, tickets to her annual Epic Wine Mastermind, a TESLA Model 3, and cash. (You can get all of the details in the affiliate center.)

Thank you so much for joining me. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and if you have any questions for JJ’s team, please reach out to her affiliate manager, Brandy, at Brandy@jjvirgin.net.

In gratitude,
Edie Summers xo


youarestrongerthanyouthink-movieposter-800h-min

I want to invite you into the most powerful conversation about miracles – and mindset – that I think has ever taken place. My friend, JJ Virgin’s, movie premiere, You Are Stronger Than You Think opens today. (And I have a front row ticket for you).

Check it out here!

https://portlandwellnesscoach.com/mindset

The world’s leading minds debate that miracles are even possible.
…But this movie has created a powerful idea to consider:
not only are miracles possible, they come from you, not happen to you.

Here are the facts:

  • JJ’s 16-year-old son was in a near-tragic hit-and-run accident and left for dead.
  • He was given a VERY low chance of survival.
  • This story – and what happened next – are life-altering.

grant-photos-007-cropped

 

Click here to join me (and I want to hear your thoughts – please add your comments on the world premiere page after you watch the movie).

Check it out here!

https://portlandwellnesscoach.com/mindset

 

P.S.: I know you’re going to be moved by this experience! The next step is JJ’s memoir, Miracle Mindset. Watch for it – I couldn’t put it down.

* This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime stories. The movie is uplifting and life-altering…

 

16402618_10155761130689689_1293645386505514729_o

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network.

Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

WHAT IS TECHCARE MASSAGER: It is a combination of TENS and EMS device, drug free method of pain relief used by Physical Therapists and prescribed Doctors for over 40 years. The Techcare Massager delivers low-voltage pulses to the skin to stimulate nerve fibers effectively blocking the pain signal to your brain. Also increases natural endorphins–a natural pain reliever.  (Copy from Amazon.)

PAIN RELIEF: Techcare Massager contracts and releases the muscles, gets the knots out and will give you all the benefits of a massage (Copy from Amazon.)

Find it here! http://amzn.to/2jkkINN

I was given this wonderful device to try out.  It reminded me very much of the type of therapy one might receive in a physical therapist’s office.  I believe it does more than just block pain.  I actually felt therapeutic effects from having used it.

You will want to read the instructions well in order to begin using your massager.  It is actually quite easy to use, but read the instructions beforehand.

I used this wonderful device on both my knee (or around my knee) as well as on my back.  I have a few long-standing injuries.  They are slowly but surely clearing up, and this massager is a wonderful addition to my arsenal.

This device has several settings to choose from.  I recommend trying them all, but try at the lowest level first!  Actually, each time you try a new setting, you will have to start again with setting the level as well.  I found the lowest levels work super well and are very therapeutic.

This definitely felt like therapy for my nervous system as well as my pain!

Some of you may know, I have dealt with chronic health issues.  I am always seeking new tactics and tools to help my body feel better.  This is why I joined the Chronic Illness Bloggers network, and this is how I was given the wonderful opportunity of trying out a wonderful product like the TechCare Massager!

In addition to helping me with my chronic pain and injuries, this device feels like a very therapeutic massage – that you can administer yourself!

This is a great device to add to your pain and wellness arsenal.  Highly recommend!

P.S. Don’t be intimidated by getting your TechCare Massager set up.  It only takes a few minutes to read the instructions, get set up, and then you are ready to go!  This really is like any other massager on the market, as it feels more like a professional treatment you might find in a physical therapist’s office.  The only difference is that you are in your own home, and you can have a therapeutic massage that addresses your injuries and chronic pain as well!

P.P.S.  A little goes a long way!  I recommend starting out with just 10-20 minutes! 

Again, you can find this wonderful massager here!  Find it here! http://amzn.to/2jkkINN

The-Connection-DVDTWHL-Cover-3D

 

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network.

Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

The documentary The Connection is a must-see for anyone facing any type of health challenge, auto-immune, or chronic condition.

The Connection explores the mind-body connection, how stress affects DNA, the power of the mind, and much, much more.

Many of you know that I have faced health challenges.  As a result, I wrote a book, gathering research about the best and latest tactics for well-being.

The Connection compiles much of the same, evidence-based research I came across as well.  If you are seeking answers, this is the film to watch!

It interviews all of the top leaders and researchers in the fields of mind-body medicine, epigenetics and more.  You will see exclusive interviews with Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Esther Sternberg, Dr. Dean Ornish, John Kabat-Zinn, Dr. Herbert Benson, and much more.

When one faces a health challenge, the first thing one seeks is hope.  If you are seeking hope, watch this film!

In addition to finding hope, you will find crystal-clear tactics to take from A-Z, starting with the mind-body connection, and how powerful it is in affecting health and well-being, all the way through to how stress affects our DNA.

Stress may affect our DNA and how genes express themselves, but the good news is that lifestyle choices we make – like meditation, eating well, exercise, and making and keeping positive connections – can all affect, even reverse, shortened telomeres.   Shortened telomeres may be implicated in diseases of aging like heart disease, but we actually have it within our power to lengthen our telemeres (they protect genetic information) through conscious choices about what we eat, say, think, do, and with whom we interact.

For those of us facing autoimmunity or chronic conditions, harnessing the power of the mind-body connection can elicit both hope as well as what is known as The Relaxation Response.  The Relaxation Response is the opposite of the stress response, and is where healing happens in the body.

Investigative journalist Shannon Harvey interviews key players in mind-body research, including an emergency-room doctor who developed MS  himself, and then later recovered.

This film is clear, concise, and very easy to watch.  Do yourself a favor and watch this film several times to absorb critical information you need to address your health challenges.

Check out the companion and follow-up book to the documentary as well:  The Whole-Health Life:  http://amzn.to/2f4Oor6

Listen to my interview with the author and investigative journalist Shannon Harvey here!

TheConnection-Production-1Shannon-Harvey-2

Being healthy in this crazy, busy, modern world is not easy.

For journalist Shannon Harvey, finding the solution became personal when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. This inspired a 10-year journey testing treatments, searching through 1000’s of scientific papers, and interviewing pioneering researchers.

About ten years ago Shannon Harvey faced a personal health crisis and doctors couldn’t give her a cause or a cure. As a journalist, she went in search of answers, compiling the latest research proving a connection between our mind, body and health.

She made a film which includes remarkable stories of people recovering from illnesses like cancer, heart disease, infertility, chronic pain and MS.

The Whole Health Life is a follow-up to The Connection.  It is 320 pages, filled with simple, evidence-based solutions to help improve your health. The ten chapters cover topics ranging from stress, emotions, beliefs and relationships, to food, sleep and exercise, as well as healthcare, the environment, and how to make the healthy changes last.

Discover why:

  • Meditation can turn off genes affecting disease
  • Sitting is considered the new smoking
  • One simple change to your diet can add years to your life
  • A walk in nature can boost your cancer fighting cells by more than 50%
  • Getting enough sleep makes you smarter, faster, and even better looking
  • Being positive can help you heal more quickly from a wound
  • Loneliness is on par with obesity and addiction as a leading risk factor in chronic disease
  • And much more…

https://www.thewholehealthlife.com/

12705645_10154633130789689_8077410762652560810_n

Help me do my book tour and spread the messages of hope for those with chronic conditions, living a healthy lifestyle and becoming a conscious consumer. As a way of saying thanks, I will reward you with my book an/or coaching programs! https://igg.me/at/R6UUv9F-0sU/x/6099321

Let’s change the world, one conscious choice at a time both personally and socially! This book took me ten years to write. Help me to spread the message! Help me spread the word about the power of mindfulness, the mind-body connection, and living a healthy lifestyle. Help me spread the word and give hope to those who have chronic conditions. Help me spread the word about being a conscious consumer, and how people can make the biggest and quickest impact by voting with their pocketbooks!

Help Me Empower People to Live Well!

It is my goal to empower as many people worldwide as possible to embrace the mind-body connection, living a healthy & conscious lifestyle, and giving hope to those facing health challenges!

  • Thank you so much for checking out my campaign!  My name is Edie Summers, and I have positive recovery from a chronic condition known as ME/CFS/SEID.
  • I have a new book out that details how I used deep nutrition, mindful living, and becoming a conscious consumer in order to heal.  My book is called The Memory of Health, and I need your help to spread the word!
  • As I mentioned, it is my goal to inspire and empower as many people worldwide to embrace a healthy lifestyle, and to empower those facing chronic conditions.  I am seeking your help to do a book tour, targeted at natural foods stores, natural foods expos, and bookstores across the USA and even the globe!

Help me reach more people and I will reward you with my books and coaching programs!

What We Need & What You Get

My goal is to attend Expo East & Expo West (the Expos for the Natural Foods Industry) & Do Talks at Natural Foods Stores That Promote Educational Seminars for Their Customers on Healthy Living & Conscious Consumerism

  • My goal is to attend both Natural Industry Expos (East & West) and to set up talks and book signings at natural food stores across the USA.
  • In exchange for supporting my book tour, I will gift you my books and/or coaching packages based on the level of your donation.
  • I will set up as many talks at stores as I can, based on your donations.

The Impact

Holistic Well-Being is More Important than Ever As Is Being A Conscious Consumer.  We Need to Make The Choices We Make as Consumers Count!

  • Being a socially conscious consumer is more important than ever.  The quickest way to make a difference is with your actions as a consumer.
  • In addition, more people than ever are turning to alternative means to solve their health and wellness challenges.  This is how I became a conscious consumer, in my quest to solve my challenges with chronic fatigue.
  • This is why the natural foods industry (both their expos and the natural foods stores) are the ideal places to promote my book as well as talk about living a truly healthy lifestyle, overcoming health and wellness challenges, and rising up as consumers to demand change at the grassroots level.
  • My book, The Memory of Health, is not only a story and resource, it is a call-to-action.  I am looking to empower people to realize their own power not only as consumers, but as whole beings, who truly can make a difference.  We CAN make a difference and it starts with what we buy!  This book to took me ten years to write.  Help me to spread the message!
  • Other Ways You Can Help

    Can’t contribute?  No problem!  Perhaps you can help me spread the word?

    • If you can, please share on your social media channels.  Perhaps you can interview me on your blog, podcast, etc.?   I can interview you too on my top-rated internet radio show! Much gratitude in advance!
    • Please remember to use the Indiegogo share tools!  Thank you so much!!

    Ready?  Here we go!  Let’s change the world, one conscious choice at a time.

    Contribute here! https://igg.me/at/R6UUv9F-0sU/x/6099321