Introducing The 30 Day Challenge

 

Greetings friends!

Proud to be announcing this new FREE program through Nourish the Brain Institute.  

I invite you to participate in these easy to follow and engaging activities that will reveal to you the power within yourself. Developing and lifting yourself to a higher level of vibration is within your reach!

I am excited to be on this journey with you,

Yours in Health,

~Gemi

 

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No Routine Morning Routine!

Good Afternoon!

I'm going to talk to you about another morning routine. Another morning routine today is the possibility of not getting a chance to have a morning routine, like today. Today I had to leave the house really early as I had things going on, conference calls and meetings all morning until now. I didn't get a chance to stop one second to talk to you guys, but this is how it works sometimes. It's not always perfect and that's also good.

I will be back with another morning routine, bye bye! 

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I Truly Believe In Morning Routines

Good morning!

I'm walking downtown, in San Luis Obispo. Walking is one of my morning routines. It's a recently added one, and I really, really enjoy it. It's early in the morning. There is barely any traffic. Nobody's on the street, it just relaxes me and makes me feel like I can do this little bit of activity and cardio that my heart and my body enjoys in the morning. So I don't go from laying down in bed, to sitting up in a desk or sitting up in a table to have breakfast at work.

So, what are your morning routines? 

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How Adopting My Daughter From Haiti Changed My Life

As women, we have the choice to have kids or not, be a stay-at-home mom or working mom, be a business woman or take a hiatus when you have children. Nobody should judge what we do with our body, or with anything else in our life. We make mistakes and we learn, we fall and we get up, with no complaints we go on.

When I decided to adopt my daughter Ili, I was a single mom to my son Pol. I owned a business and I was studying, in someway I always have. I decided to adopt because I’ve always wanted more than one kid, having a daughter was a dream of mine. If I learned something about becoming a mom, it’s the fact that a baby coming from my body or my soul is painful in many ways, sometimes unbearable, but I’m a woman and as a woman we can take a lot of pain with little complaining. Adoptions are never easy, they are complex, tricky and you never get it right the first try so you just have to keep insisting until the day some country, orphanage or government takes your...

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N E W Opportunity in Your Future With Nourish the Brain Institute

 

 

It's been an incredibly busy time at Nourish the Brain Institute.  The launching of the new program Dynamic Nutrition Specialist is something I've been looking forward to for the last six months as our team has been working to build it from the ground up. 

From script writing to filming, to the addition of new team members and website features, there is so much to celebrate!  

It all started when I had an idea, that I could not have developed fully without the use of my higher faculties.  


 

One day my mentor, Bob Proctor, helped to realize the importance for the world what I do and how that can help many in the world.

“It would be selfish to keep it for yourself, it is your soul calling, you have to educate people about the importance of what you do, how that can heal their brain, body, and mind."

That phrase took me totally out of my comfort zone but didn’t matter whatever would take I was going to do it and I did it....

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Goals Write the Map of Our Future

When we set up goals for our life, the best and most effective thing to do is to narrow them down to be the most specific and detailed versions of what we want to achieve. 
Don’t worry about the “how”. This is the hardest part of creating goals. When we are creating a goal we want to know everything and if we don’t we get stressed, anxious, fear kicks in and we are done! Fear stops us from taking any sort of action.
This is very usual
How many times have you created a goal and before you take the first action, you give up because you don’t know how it is going to play out?
Healthwise it happens the same way. When clients come to me, often they have a physical goal they want to achieve. The truth is that soon enough they realize the goal they set up is not really the goal they need to achieve in the first place but if they hadn't set up the first goal they wouldn’t know that.
When we want to transform our lives in a better way we...
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Time to Get Back on Track!

Have you ever counted how much time it takes for you to get “back on track” after the holiday season? One day, one week or a whole month? 

 

Some people adjust really quickly and are able to go right back to their everyday routines. For others, it takes what seems like forever. Everyone is very different.  Have you ever thought this could be related to your brain functionality? 

 

The cingulate system is the line between the two brains. This line is responsible for managing our ability to shift attention, makes us more adaptable, more flexible or more able to “go with the flow”.

 

When the cingulate system is too active, we have problems in shifting our activities or habits, and when it is calmer, it’s much easier for us to “go with the flow”.

 

The cingulate system is the one you want to nourish if you want the ability to adjust faster to new situations. This also applies to returning to our normal...

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The Holiday Season is Here!

December is upon us, the last month of 2018.  It is usually the time that we look back and take inventory of the past year, acknowledge our achievements as well as identify the things that we could have done better and set our goals for the new year.

 

When you look back over 2018, how do you feel about the year as a whole? What, if anything, would you have done differently?

 

The good news is that with the start of a new year, you get another chance to re-do the things that didn’t go so well in 2018.  If one of your 2018 goals was to lose weight or get into better shape, you can start again!

 

Think of losing weight and getting leaner as a marathon, not a sprint race. The more steadily you lose excess weight, the longer it will last. Why? The reason is very simple. Our brain needs time to make changes and to create and develop new neuropathways that will stick forever. When we make small changes, one at the time, it is easier to stick with this new...

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A Holistic Approach to Depression

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A couple of years ago I had a conversation about depression and antidepressants with a neuro-psychologist. He believed that depression could be cured within 18 months of treatment. After 18 months, one should either look within the body for another cause of the depression or research another type of treatment, which I completely agree with.

 

Many of my clients who are dealing with depression have sought out my services because they have been in treatment for many years, some for the majority of their life. They are searching for a different approach to treating their depression. The majority of these clients are already working with their doctors to reduce their prescription medication and I work with both the doctor and the client to support this process.

 

Antidepressants are widely prescribed medications that are being given to people for far too long.  The medication eventually stops working and then the doctor prescribes either another antidepressant or another...

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Shrimp Boodles with Basil

 

Ingredients

  • 1 box butternut squash noodles
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 pint Cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 small bunch fresh basil, slivered
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions

If you can’t find butternut squash noodles, use a spiral slicer to cut butternut squash into noodles. Lay noodles on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Heat the oil in a large skillet and add the shrimp. Cook until pink and remove from pan. Add the garlic and mushrooms to the pan and cook until softened. Add the butternut squash noodles and cook until just softened.

Season with salt and pepper and add the shrimp, tomatoes, and basil to the pan. Cook until heated through and serve.

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