Live Fruitfully was created in part to promote a healthy diet plus smart, safe fitness training to help people achieve their ideal body composition, gain and maintain strength and mobility, age well, and avoid dependance on costly prescription drugs and invasive surgeries.
After spending the bulk of my own life trying to overcome various physical and emotional issues, and maintain strength and mobility as I age, I have come to realize just how much our mind, emotions, and many other forms of 'food' which we regularly 'consume' are greatly influencing our ability to experience true and lasting health, vitality, contentment, and inner peace.
It occurred to me that certain therapists focus on helping us better manage stress and emotions, while health coaches focus on diet and exercise. Meanwhile the doctors give us drugs to placate symptoms. It's all compartmentalized, reductionistic approaches. Emotions, stress, and health are all intertwined, but too few are connecting the dots.
More recently, I discovered just how much the forgiveness process can also liberate us from negative emotions, like anger and resentment.
As a result of forgiving my parents ~ especially my mother which I have always believed did her best given her own upbringing ~ I felt like a different person. I actually felt a huge weight lift off of me ~ including all my emotions which was like a miracle.
All my yearning, disappointments, regrets, remorse, struggle, striving, and even a deep inexplicable sadness just evaporated!
I had identified as an emotional, highly sensitive person (HSP) my entire life. I thought the emotions were normal and natural!
Not one therapy nor therapist in all my years of trying to resolve my physical symptoms and emotional issues helped me to transform so instantaneously and effortlessly!
It was an amazing and miraculous 'supernatural healing' and it really opened my eyes to the bigger picture.
In fact, suddenly I could see things very clearly. And, the path before me illuminated.
As I see it, the three main components to living a healthy, fruitful life include:
What, then, constitutes a fruitful life?
The word fruitful conjures images of a healthy, productive, high-yielding, bountiful fruit tree.
According to the thesaurus.com, synonyms for fruitful include:
In the Old Testament, God told Abraham to "Be fruitful and multiply." Meaning be useful, effective, gainful, plenteous, prolific and fertile to grow and blossom humanity.
Contrast that to not being fruitful, as described by the antonyms to fruitful, below.
When we eat and live right, as described above, we blossom, flourish, and are rewarded in ways, beyond what we could imagine.
By contrast, if we succumb to bad habits, we inevitabl become impotent, sterile, useless, unproductive, barren, unhelpful, and disadvantageous to the rest of the family, and humanity.
So, to live fruitfully requires eating right and living right.
Once we have a better understanding of what it takes to live fruitfully ~ how to eat and live in accordance with the divine order ~ we can rectify what may be in discord to our experiencing a flourishing, rewarding, useful, successful, fruitful life!
Whether you are interested in improving your physical health, or overcoming stress, habitual worry, and other toxic emotions ~ what I refer to as the 'hidden killers' in The Strong Spirit 10-Step Plan ~ we have information, resources, and services that may help!
Hallmark traits of living a fruitful life:
Can you imagine experiencing all of the above?
Would you believe me when I say that it is our birthright to live fruitfully, and experience all of the above, and more?
And, with relative ease?
Many won't, which is unfortunate. Many are swayed more by what I call the shiny dangly things of life.
They may never know the ease and grace that comes when we align our lives appropriately, and allow our life to unfold, rather than will our personal desires into reality.
Best of all, no Laws of Manifestation or Attraction, vision boards, or constantly reciting affirmations needed!
I believe that a truly fruitful life is one that is illuminated from within.
Your Creator wants you to live in Divine Alignment, and live a fruitful life ~ far more fruitful than we could manage when operating as if we are in control, when we are not. In fact, you have no idea what great things may be in store for you! No Laws of Attraction or Manifestation, vision boards, or daily recitation of affirmations needed!
No matter how much I strived to improve my physical health, or overcome my own emotions and anxieties, or how much I attempted to make things work in my life, my real healing came about once I forgave, and began a daily present-moment focused practice to disbelieve my thoughts.
I've been in 'alternative' health care half my life. Every single client has some type of challenges and issues. Yes, challenges are part of life. The problem is that we judge them, and react emotionally rather than respond rationally.
What could be more fruitful then to go through such a simple process, and receive such grace and healing in return?
The primary objective of Live Fruitfully website is to inspire living fruitful lives!
More specifically, to provide information and resources for those who desire support achieving any of the following:
I especially desire to guide and mentor younger women to avoid living in a way that will lead to regrets down the road ~ something I wished I had when I was younger!
If you are experiencing ongoing inner strife including:
...then perhaps it's time to get to the root of the matter to live fruitfully!
You can overcome toxic emotions and limiting beliefs, and renew your life! You just need the right tools, and to take some basic, simple steps.
As 'diet' actually means a prescribed way of eating and living, it is critical these days to be aware of the food we are 'ingesting' in all forms ~ not just physical!
The right foods help us to feel physically and mentally uplifted, balanced, and energized.
To enjoy a simple, healthy diet plan and easy, delicious recipes, check out Meats & Sweets, A High Vitality Diet, co-written with my husband, Don Matesz.
For a MAP to help you get from Point A, where you are to Point B, where you desire to be, check out The Strong Spirit 10-Step Plan.
Look for my follow up book, The Golden Compass, a guide for living your most awakened, and illuminated life.
I've spent years experimenting with many 'diets,' therapies and methods to overcome physical health issues, and emotional obstacles that kept me stuck.
No matter what I tried, nothing seemed to last ~ until the stars finally aligned.
Three important things came together for me that helped me overcome my lifetime of emotions, stress & anxiety, and finally live a more fruitful life.
I now see how critical it is to help others overcome their emotions and stop believing their thoughts (or egos) to return to their natural state of being. Stress, anxiety, anger, and resentments are literally killing us ~ individually and collectively.
I have great admiration for the work that Peterson is doing to help men live more productive, fruitful lives ~ as men. I hope to make my own contribution helping women to overcome the toxic emotions which are like a dark spirit that derails our lives.
To overcome our major societal ills, we all need to return to our divine right order. Our children, families, communities, and nations will all better flourish when we do.
The wrong foods, and/or lifestyles in discord to our genuine needs, desires, and true nature leads to poor mental and physical health, and increased stress, disharmony, disquietude, lack of peace and lack of flow.
Negative, lower vibrational 'food' in the form of dark, violent images, movies, music and subliminal symbols and messages are everywhere. If we are not careful and discerning, too much of these 'foods' will scramble our nervous system and thoughts, and throw us off center. They implant into our psyche like a virus of the mind, short circuiting our own operating system, and inner divine, Golden Compass.
Instead of organically trusting and following our natural and divine desires, our wires are crossed, and we chase the shiny dangly 'things' of life ~ activities and relationships that divert our focus, diffuse our power, and/or are superficial, toxic, empty, or counter to our true nature.