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YOU and how Trauma affects the Brain

Trauma disrupts the stress-hormone system.  It plays havoc with

the entire nervous system, which prevents people from processing

and integrating traumatic memories into conscious mental



Rachel’s has a lot of information on trauma and how

it affects YOUR brain.


On the website, it gives very detailed information about the brain

and how it works in trauma


Trauma creates chaos in our brain:


The amygdala is a small, almond-shaped portion of the brain


It is the emotional part.  It is the primitive part of the brain


It interprets messages that there is a danger.


It knows nothing about reasoning originative functions.  It deals

with feelings and emotions


It controls emotional reactions such as fear and anger

It is the alarm portion of the brain

It becomes high active during and while remembering a traumatic


It controls our behavior.  When you have been in trauma it is

hypersensitive-overreacts to normal stimuli

Trauma freezes thinking.

It is as though the left side(cognitive) and the right side(emotional)

are disconnected from one another.


Usually, our body and emotions and thoughts are all connected.

Trauma separates these from one another

I remember when I went through trauma- loss of mother, brother,

and sister in little over 2 years, and then I was having hips

problems at the same time.  Listed below are some things that

may help you overcome trauma:


  1. Learn about causes and risk factors of trauma


  1. move frequently in ways that exercise your arms and legs


  1. make the face-to-face connection with others a priority


  1. learn about and practice things that soothe your nervous system


  1. make choices that will boost your physical health


  1. learn more by reading related articles. talks about that:

During trauma, your amygdala is responsible for emotions and

actions motivated by survival needs.  In threatening situations:


Increases your arousal and autonomic response associated with



Activates the release of stress hormones

Engages your emotional response

Decides what memories are stored and where they should be

placed around the cortex

Applies feeling, tone and emotional charge to memory

Adjacent to the amygdala the hippocampus is responsible for the

formation, organization, storage and retrieval of memories.

Technical, it converts them from short-term to long-term, sending

them to the appropriate parts of your outer brain for storage

Trauma, however, hijacks this process; the hippocampus is

prevented from transforming the memories and so those

memories remain in an activated, short-term status.  This stops

the memories of being properly integrated so that their effects

diminish.  In some cases, when the hippocampus’ function is

suppressed it has been shown to shrink.

The blood flow to the brain is affected and trauma that is strictly

mental or emotional rather than the result of a physical injury can

manifest in our bodies in a variety of ways including chronically

restricted tissue, the shrinking or bracing of the overall structure, a

tight diaphragm and shallow breathing, cold hands, and feet—

which is the body summoning energy from the extremities to the

central nervous system and core), and strong tensions at the

base of the skull and at the bottom of the spine.


There is lots more to trauma than just the trauma itself.  Having to

get past the trauma and the effects on your WHOLE being.










YOU and Marcus Aurelius and his book “Meditations

One of the world’s most famous and influential books,

Meditations, by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius incorporates

the stoic precepts he used to cope with his life as a warrior and

administrator of an empire.  Ascending to the throne in A.D. 161,

Aurelius found his reign beset by natural disasters and war.  In the

wake of these challenges, he set down a series of private

reflections, outlining a philosophy of commitment to virtue above

pleasure and tranquility above happiness.


Marcus wrote for himself, to improve himself, to consider what

and who he should be; as a result, he wrote a guide for the rest of

of us.


Self-perception, self-examination, and the power to make of itself

whatever it wants. it reaches its intended goal, no matter where

the limit of its life is set.  Marcus Aurelius makes comments and

points based on faith and as a believer, I like that.

Marcus Aurelius kept a diary and “Meditations” is from those

journals and writings.


There are different translations and you just have to find a

translation that works for you.  But, they all will follow the thought

process and wording of Marcus Aurelius’.


“Meditations” are unique in classical literature because it is the

personal and philosophical diary written in Greek by an

intellectual Roman emperor without any thought or intention of

publications – and remain of unique interest and relevance to the

modern world.  A lot of his thoughts and writings in the

diary is held by many when reading them today.


I loved reading his biography many years ago by Anthony R>

Birley.  I am sure there are other biographies about Marcus.

Here he was a Roman Emperor and writing about:










The following could be said by any number of motivational

speakers today:


“Do not imagine that, if something is hard for you to achieve, it is

therefore, impossible for any man but rather consider anything that

is humanly possible and appropriate to lie within your own reach



How wonderful to know that thought from a Roman Emperor?




“If someone can prove me wrong and show me my mistake in any

thought or action, I shall gladly change.  I seek the Truth, which

never harmed anyone; the harm is to persist in one’s own self-

deception and ignorance.



Here we are, how many centuries beyond Marcus Aurelius, a stoic

prince who became an Emperor, after Hadrian who as far as I have

read never thought that deeply about much except his next move

as Emperor.  And I did read a biography of him and the Hadrian

wall and all his wars and being away from Rome for long periods

of time.












YOU and Searching for a Meaningful Life


Atara Frankel is the great-granddaughter of Victor Frankel and

knew him for the first ten years of her life.  What an experience to

hear it from the actual family member of their past and history that

has affected world history for almost 80 years now.


Victor Frankl, an Austrian Jew, studied neurology and psychiatry

with a focus on depression and suicide years before being

arrested and deported by the Nazis in 1942.  He defied odds by

lasting three years in the concentration camps.  He lost his

parents, brother, and his wife, who was pregnant.  He was given a

visa but his family would not leave their home country.  Victor

worked as a slave laborer for awhile and then was able to work as

a physician until he was freed.


While in the camps he watched people that were there with him

Those without any purpose seemed to perish.  Those that

developed purpose and meaning to the harsh conditions got out

of bed every morning to face another unbearable day so they

could survive.


Read this book if you have any of the following:


Feeling scared

If you feel lost

If you are happy

If you have time

If you do not have time


Here are  some of the wonderful insights that are in this book:


“We who lived in the concentration camps can remember the men

who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their

last piece of bread.  They may have been few in number, but they

offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but

one thing:  the last of the human freedoms-to choose one’s

the attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own



Throughout the book, Professor often quotes Nietzsche: “He who

has a why to live for can bear with almost any how.”

The book is essentially two works; his story from Nazi

concentration camp and his philosophy he called “Logotherapy”.

Logotherapy is a school of thought and in his writings, Frankl says

it is our duty to find meaning in life.  Being productive is his

message, and from my own life, it is the only way I stop on top of

my mind, body, and spirit. The one and only thing that you have

control of in the end is YOUR attitude.


YOUR attitude will make you age healthy if you use it to that end.

Read it once, and then read it again because it inspires you,

empowers you, and will likely lead you to find meaning in YOUR

life and keep developing as you age and as you develop.






YOU and a really good probiotic


Dr. Axe talks about the first and most overlooked reason that our

digestive tracts are critical to our health is because 80 percent of

our immune system is located in your digestive tract.


In addition to the impact on our immune systems, our digestive

systems are the second largest part of our neurological system.  It

is called the enteric nervous system and is located in the gut.

That is why it is called our second brain


Many people have health issues, such as thyroid imbalances,

chronic fatigue, joint pain, psoriasis, autism and many other

conditions do not realize that these illnesses originate in the gut.


If these issues and many others are connected to our gut health,

then what elements are essential for digestive health?


The statistics are staggering, yet poor gut health actually affects

much greater numbers than these statistics illustrate.

Your digestive health affects every physiological system in your



The many toxins we are subjected to today decrease digestive

function, affecting our ability to utilize nutrients and dried ourselves

of cholesterol, triggering chronic inflammation in the body, which

is the cause of many chronic conditions and diseases.

another secret to restoring your digestive health is all about

balancing out the good and bad bacteria in your gut.  If you are

going to be healthy, you must consider consuming probiotic-rich

foods and supplements daily.


Probiotics are bacteria that line your digestive tract and support

your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection.  There

are actually 10 times more probiotics in your gut than cells in

your body.


Your skin and digestive system by themselves host about 2,000

different types of bacteria.  Probiotics benefits have been proven

effective in supporting immune function and healthy digestion, as

well as beautiful skin.


Good gut bacteria are also responsible for:

Production vitamin B12

Crowding out bad bacteria, yeast, and fungi

Creating enzymes that destroy harmful bacteria

Stimulating secretion of lgA and regulatory T-Cell


Adding more probiotic foods into your diet, you could see all of the

following probiotics benefits:

Stronger immune system

Improved digestion

Increased energy

Better breath

Healthier skin

Reduced cold and flu

Weight loss


Dr. Axe continues on about the top 7 Probiotic killers are:

Prescription antibiotics



GMO foods


Emotional stress

Chemical and medications


Research has proven that there are at least 20 benefits by taking



Boosting immune system

Preventing and treating urinary tract infection’s

Improving digestive function

Healing inflammatory bowel conditions

Managing and preventing eczema in children

Fighting food-borne illnesses

And new studies are underway that may soon prove probiotics

can help with much more.









YOU and Benefits of Magnesium are endless

Information below is from website:


Some of the facts about magnesium from ancient to today and

your body.


Magnesium is essential for the human body, integral for plant

Earth, and is used in many electronic today.

Magnesium reaches across many platforms of use.

Our bodies need magnesium

Earth’s crust has magnesium

Plants need magnesium

Used to construct missiles, automobiles, cell phones, and computers

Also, assists in medicine production


It is white and gray in color

Just as essential to your diet as potassium or calcium

Magnesium has an effect on more than 300 bodily chemical

reactions.  Maintain heart health, sustaining blood vessels,

boosting and maintain energy levels, product in new cells and

proteins, and enabling enzyme activity.

These chemical reactions not only affect the overall health of your

body, but your ability to perform daily tasks.

Sir Humphrey Davy discovered magnesium in 1755:  but that is

not really when people realized it’s potential –and probably in

ancient times it was part of their history.


Listed below are some facts:

Magnesium is one of the most common mineral deficiencies.

The chemical element symbol for magnesium is Mg.

The atomic number for magnesium is 12

Magnesium is essential for photosynthesis to take place

Magnesium has a boiling point of 1,091F.

Aside from sodium, magnesium is the most plentiful metal found

in seawater

Magnesium is essential for life: not only for our bodies, but for us

planet as well


10% of the Earth’s mass is made up from magnesium

the human body absorbs anywhere from 10-50% of magnesium


magnesium is essential for sleep

Listed below are some signs of inadequacies of magnesium:

Respiratory issues


Calcium deficiency

Nausea, dizziness, and fatigue

Type 2 diabetes

Poor memory functions or confusion


Muscle cramping

Irregular heartbeat

Involuntary eye movements or tremors


Loss of appetite

Panic attacks

Heart disease

Bowel disease

Blood clots


Listed below are benefits:


Bone health


Muscle building

Chronic pain

Eases muscle pain

Heart health

Insulin and diabetes





Collagen production

Bladder control


I have taken magnesium into my body for probably 15 years.  For

years I used the transdermal magnesium in my bath water, and

still love that but at the present I take magnesium along with

melatonin for my sleep and I must say my sleep pattern has never

been better.

When I used transdermal magnesium I ordered it from:

Global Light network out of San Antonio and any products they

have are A+ and probably as close to anything organic one can


Mark Sircus also has a book about “Transdermal Magnesium

Therapy” which is excellent.

Have Joy today and practice Prevention Health for YOUR aging










YOU and GOD and science

GOD is everything to me. He created all, all the universes, all the

way everything functions, and if YOU look at the Fibonacci theory

that tells a lot about GOD because everything GOD has made

can be traced by the Fibonacci theory – numbers.


But, there is a new DVD that can be ordered and really understand

that GOD is becoming better understood in the scientific

community and scientist themselves are coming to understand

that GOD is the force behind everything.


“The Principle” movie can be ordered online.

It talks about how scientist are becoming more acceptable that

GOD created all.  I am sure there are always going to be atheists

but many will change over time


“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at


Just like Immanuel Velikovsky – anyone different in theory from

the norm and from what universities having been taught for

probably centuries and anyone attending those universities has

believed what they have been taught – like a “wedge” of the pie

only.  Read about how the head of Harvard went after Velikovsky

for years-all Velikovsky’s research has proven to be valid over the

years and theories change and become solid science.


Science has been grappling with basic assumption into that

question for years.  About GOD.


The spirit of LIFE is grounded in that GOD has created all and

science and creation are blending and it is too perfect to be a

happenstance.  But, again look at the Fibonacci theory or series as

some say.


Watch Michael Schneider’s YouTube talk about how an artichoke

is created and YOU will understand how more and more scientist

are having to turn to GOD as the creator of all.  Look at the planets,

vibration, the rotating and the movement of all planets.


The more scientist study the universe, the closer the scientist

seem to come to GOD.


Belief is a wonderful thing that we humans have – everyone has

certain beliefs and the important thing to remember is that as we

age or develop in LIFE – our belief system can change or become

really strong in our grounded beliefs.


There are probably always going to be atheists but as science

proves more and more is explained about the universe operates

there will be more of a change towards GOD and all he has



Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the Human

Genome Project.  He is a scientist and a believer and finds no

conflict between those world views.


JOY for today.

Age healthy

Prevention Theory





The mind can trap you to feeling irritable and exhausted but can

stress and harm to those around us because we can become very

demanding as we seek absolute control and perfection from

everyone and everything around us.


When YOUR expectations are not met exactly as we want, we

experience feelings of intense frustration.  T can be a huge cause

of stress because we use so much energy trying to make things

unfold exactly as we want them.  It is exhausting for us, as well as

everyone else around us.


Do not get caught in the grip of the expectations trap we can

become very demanding.  When we invest greatly in something or

someone, then we tend to expect a far greater return.  This is

often between parents and children.  The parent is desperate for

the child to live up to their expectations.  These could be passed

down through the generations.


Child will almost certainly rebel in some way or other.

When we place unrealistic or unnecessary expectations on

ourselves or others, inevitably we will experience disappointment,

frustration and even anger.


Do you see the problem here?

What are our expectations of others or ourselves?


The question should be:

What does LIFE expect from YOU?

Not what YOU expect from LIFE

There has been so much written about expectations but they are

not realizing or even thinking they do not know how to ask the

right question or what the right question is to ask.

Having expectations for SELF and others only brings about what

we now can say is all our diseases of modern day.

But turn the word expectations around and always and forever


What does MY Life expect from SELF?

What does Life expect from me?

Never what YOU expect from Life


What does LIFE expect from YOU?

YOU will only know what LIFE expects from YOU until you work

the book on this website and listen to the podcasts because there

is nothing on the internet or nothing in counseling that, or nothing

in any school that prepares YOU to ask the QUESTION:

What does LIFE expect from YOU?

It is the biggest question in YOUR life.

It is the biggest question in anyone’s life.


It makes you think differently.

It makes you acknowledge your uniqueness

It makes you start writing down YOUR skills, talents, intellectual

abilities, likes, dislikes, habits and all your characteristics

YOU have this time and space to do what is:

Life’s expectations of YOU.

YOU only have this time and space –

SO age Healthy and Happy and

Acknowledge and learn about WHOLE SELF so YOU can know

What LIFE expects from YOU

If you do not know YOU and all the wonderful and beautiful

characteristics of who you are; you will never get the complete

picture of:

What Life expects of YOU

Be Brave

Be courageous

It takes courage

Start today learning about SELF so you will know what



You will never get YOUR expectations from SELF or anyone of

your family or friends.  It will only cause stress, disease, and any

of the other issues you may have throughout your life if you do

not ask right question


The Journey of Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Growth is a Journey – a Journey of Knowledge

It is an expansion of ourselves. YOU must be willing to expand your knowledge – and giving up on some of the  ‘old’ self and wanting to become the ‘best you can be” as they say. Empower SELF with that knowledge and expand SELF.

Some of the steps YOU can take for Spiritual Growth is:

  • Not watching TV
  • Read non-fiction books –spiritual, history, autobiographies, etc.
  • Work on being in Balance with Mind, Body & Spirit
  • Being positive in YOUR daily walk
  • Work the Serenity Prayer into YOUR life
  • Meditate
  • Stay off electronics for all but an hour a day
  • Read from my list of Spiritual books

It is more comfortable staying where we are than to be willing to develop a broader vision of what may be.

  • Be courageous
  • Be brave
  • Be willing to want to be Happy and Healthy
  • This website is about YOU.
  • How you feel
  • What you are thinking
  • What are your thoughts

YOU take charge today –

  • Let go of old behavior that takes you nowhere
  • Let go of behavior that is negative for your Mind, Body, and Spirit
  • Be on time, get your job done early or on time, do no procrastinate. Do time-management for your daily life.
  • Make every day – a day with a mission.

I am on a mission every day —

I was reading in Dr. Peck’s book about “Kathy”-she had problems but her biggest problem was her mother. Kathy was never free to be “ME”. I always wanted my children to be free to be themselves. My daughter called me one day and asked me “How did I get to be me”. And I told her how important it was for me that my children were “Free to be Me” and that was how I raised them. And she said, “OH”.

To really be “free to be me” YOU have to know:

  • What you think
  • What you feel
  • What you believe is important
  • What your views on how you want your life to look like
  • What your plans are for your future

Expanding your knowledge makes YOU more at peace with SELF.

  • STOP looking outside of SELF for answers
  • LOOK With-IN and grow – be courageous

Do not put off, do not procrastinate – that is what Dr. Peck’s books is about, Self-discipline is about all parts of your life.

Do not judge anyone else for how they handle their life – just make sure YOU are running YOUR life straight down the track. It is harder to get back on the track once off.

Say YOU are 90 years old – what do you want your life to look like? If I live to be 90 – I want to be able to walk, live in my own condo and enjoy my world being Healthy and Happy.

What does your world look like at 90? Close your eyes and use your imagination – it is a wonderful thing – your imagination.

Spiritual means having YOUR life in order – be disciplines and reading The Road Less Traveled and putting it into practice on a daily basis.





YOU and Energy

As you will have noticed from reading the blogs on this

website there are several types of energy in YOUR body,

mind and spirit.


Energy from your body that makes everything work together

to produce energy and fuel that helps your body function

at the highest level possible – helping you to exercise, and

give you stamina.  This type of energy comes partly from your

thyroid and the fact that it is working at the highest level

possible.  Blood type 0 has a high propensity to having thyroid

problems – so make sure your thyroid has enough iodine (I use

nascent iodine) and that is after 30 years of having thyroid

problems and not knowing how important iodine is).

But, the other energy comes from energy flowing throughout

YOUR body and extends beyond your body and probably from

science what Shamans have known for ever mixes with the

energy from other around you and the whole universal


So that energy comes from how healthy your body is and how

it flows throughout your body.   And the higher the energy level

of hertz the better energy flows up and down, and in and out so

keeping the PH level and energy flowing it is always for the

betterment of YOU.


It is up to YOU to keep the energy and make sure YOUR body

Is kept healthy and high on good organic food, and by

Exercising to keep everything running at the top level of

Energy YOU can.

It is about YOU and it will only happen because of YOU.

Do you have the courage to find out?




It takes courage and time to get YOU into the healthy

And happy shape so you can age well.

YOU are extraordinary – I am sorry YOU have to prove that


YOU have to know your body, mind and spirit so that YOU

Know how and what makes YOUR body run at it’s highest

Level and best maintained function.  YOU will not know that

By listening to well-intentioned family, friends, and any other

Environment you are in.


Do not worry about what family and friends think of you.

YOU are on a MISSION:





That takes time and effort on YOUR part because YOUR


And you need to know what power your sub-consciousness can

Sub-conscious mind can provide the answer if you put in the time

It is all powerful, provides the energy you need, provides the

Creativity you need so you know:



It is a daily walk with SELF – and of course, YOUR Higher Power

that has connected everything from the universe to the little lady



You would not be here, at this website, on this day, and at this


Time if YOU did not want to find out about


YOU will build your own TOOLBOX of  SELFhood so that you will
















You need to use this under utilized part of the spirit and mind.

Sometimes there are times in our life when we have difficult

situations and cannot see our way clear, the best procedure

Is to assume that infinite intelligence within your subconscious

Mind knows all and sees all, has the answer and will reveal it to

You now.  Your new mental attitude will help bring about a happy

Solution and enable you to find the answer.   Attitude of mind will

Bring order, peace, and meaning to all YOUR undertakings.

YOU are a creature of habit.



That if you have a habit it is your subconscious mind.  I would

Have known that if I had not read Dr, Murphy’s books 30 years


To expand SELF – YOU are going to have expand SELF.

To expand SELF, YOU are going to have to be here at

this website because it is the only website or only place that

wants YOU to find:


And to find out what life expects from you

YOU need to know SELF:  Mind, Body and Spirit Balanced

and keep developing and keep learning about SELF and keep

growing and expanding.

My spirit soars with forgiveness, peace and harmony and joy.

The habit of keeping your good habits on track and getting rid

of the negative habits.  It is hard to get rid of bad habits, and it

may take some considerable time to get rid of them.

Forgive yourself for whatever it is in your past.  Forgive others

for their transgression against YOU

Harmonize all of SELF – mind, body, and spirit.

But when you learn to harmonize the functions of the conscious

And sub-conscious mind the two will cooperate, and the idea or

Desire implanted in the subconscious mind is realized.







When your relaxing body is getting into a relaxed, drowsy, and

meditative state and fill your mind with the picture of the desired

end, knowing YOUR subconscious mind can bring YOUR

desires and wants into being.


Be regular, and practice and meditate in the way outlined above

and your subconscious will keep working for the rest of your


You can liken your conscious mind to a camera and that your

subconscious mind is the sensitive plate on which he registered

and impressed the picture.




YOU just need to meditate and focus and sit quietly have it

become a habit

Confidently expect to experience the picture YOU are developing

in YOUR mind.


Be there for YOU

Have an intense desire to overcome any block in your llife and

You will come to a clear-cut decision that there is a way out and

the course you wish to follow, and then victory and triumph

will be assured.