Let’s Talk About Plantar Fasciitis

Let’s Talk About Plantar FasciitisIt’s painful and hard to get rid of. I haven’t had plantar fasciitis for 4 years until this last week.

Four years ago I tried exercise and over the counter pain meds to get rid of it. Nothing really worked. It kept coming back. Eventually, I got desperate and tried some Agilease from Young Living. Agilease supports joint and cartilage health, helps with inflammation, joint flexibility and mobility.

I had some on hand and someone had suggested I try Agilease. I took 2 before bed and the next morning the pain was 50% better. I continued to take 2 Agilease before bed for two more days. On the 3rd day the pain was completely gone. It didn’t come back for 4 years!

When it did come back this last week I took 2 Agilease before bed for two days and the pain was gone! I tell you, I love this stuff and it works great for me!

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Well, that is it for now. We will chat again later.


Let’s Talk About Issues with Heartburn or What I Call “Gas Episodes”

Let’s Talk About Issues with HeartburnI get these times when I feel like I have a buildup of gas in my abdomen/chest area. Like if I could just poke a straw in it all this air would come out and I would feel so much better. Ever have that feeling?

I used to grab some Tums and if that didn’t work, I would grab some carbonated drink (coke). If those didn’t work or weren’t available, I would reach for some minty gum or mints. Of course, the longer it took to get rid of the pressure buildup the worse the pain got.

Now I reach for my Young Living Peppermint Vitality oil. I put a couple of drops in my mouth, under my tongue and wait. Within 2 – 5 minutes I am starting to feel better. By 30 minutes all the pressure is gone.

This has happened a few times and each time I get the same results. Mind you waiting for those first 2 – 5 minutes can be a bit painful and having me doubt whether it will work this time. But if I am patient and wait, it does work for me.

If you are interested in learning more about any of the information in these blogs please feel free to contact me through The Hammock LLC.

Well, that is it for now. We will chat again later.


Getting Grounded (earthing)

Getting Grounded (earthing)The phenomenon of being grounded involves being centered, focused, embodied, and in better control of all your faculties. It is a helpful state of being for reducing anxiety, dealing with depression, and addressing trauma.

Walk in the Grass in Bare Feet!

What is it: Take off your shoes and allow the soles of your feet to come in contact with the sand, grass, rocks, soil, or even indoors.

Why it works: People who talk about the phenomenon of earthing describe the electron transfer between living systems and the electromagnetic field of the earth. They may sound a bit esoteric, but research does confirm the antioxidant effects of walking barefoot on the earth. Some of the additional benefits include stimulation of reflexology points on the feet as well as the articulation of the joints of the foot and the benefits of the massaging action of walking barefoot on the fascia and other tissues of the feet.

Walk inside with bare feet while its cold, but get outside with those bare feet when it warms up.

God’s Pharmacy in real food!

It has been said that God first separated the saltwater from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, He made animals, and fish all before making a human. He made and provided what we would need before we were born. The foods listed below are best and more powerful when eaten raw. God left us great clues as to what foods help with what parts of our bodies.

CarrotA sliced Carrot looks like a human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like a human eye. Science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow and function of the eyes.
Sliced TomatoA Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopene and are indeed pure heart and blood food.
GrapesGrapes hang in clusters that have the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
WalnutA Walnut looks like a little brain, the left and right hemispheres, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three dozen neuro-transmitters for brain function.
Kidney BeanKidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like human kidneys.
CeleryCelery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specially target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don’t hand enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Ten Attitudes that Cultivate Healing Presence


PatienceJudgments (especially premature judgments) can stifle our compassion.  Judgments can make us feel as if we are “experts” when in reality being judgmental can limit the options and opportunities that are available.  A judgmental nature can make it hard to feel at peace.  Staying with whatever arises without judgment requires gentleness, kindness, and compassion.


To be patient requires tolerance and even-tempered perseverance.  Patience strengthens your ability to calmly endure challenging or painful situations.  Patience helps us accept each moment exactly as it unfolds and teaches us how to be complete in each moment.

Beginner’s mind

When we look at life with a beginner’s mind, we are in awe and possibilities abound.  We don’t beat ourselves up because we are not experts – we allow time to practice and learn and allow others to practice and learn.  We don’t let our expertise on a subject limit what we can learn or what others can learn.  When we are beginners we are learning, practicing, absorbing, and building from the ground up.  We live in the moment.


Trust is essential for personal growth.  When we trust we give up control and the illusion of authority.  We learn to trust our intuition – our deep inner wisdom – our instincts and our own emotions. This usually results in less self-judgment.

Letting GoNon-striving

Almost everything we do, we do for a purpose; to accomplish something or go somewhere.  The tendency to be driven in our culture and society has enabled us to enjoy unprecedented standards of living, comfort, and security.  This has also resulted in extraordinary levels of depression, dissatisfaction, and feelings of isolation.  Within this context, non-striving is the attitude of not straining for or forcing a result or an intended outcome.  Loosening expectations of how someone should be (including yourself) can be extremely liberating.


There may be no greater gift you can give than to accept someone (including yourself) exactly as they are showing up in your life at that moment.  The gift of acceptance is needed before any transformation can truly begin (and stay).  The attitude of acceptance requires kindness, self-compassion, and non-judgment.

Letting go

Another way to think about letting go is non-attachment.  The tendency to want to hold on to what is pleasant in our experience and to reject what is unpleasant is a common human experience.  Letting go allows us to experience and learn to respect each new moment without holding on to old ones.  When we let go, we remove old burdens and grudges; we let go of assumptions and expectations.  We start fresh each time.  Letting go allows for new possibilities and growth.

Gratitude GenerosityGratitude

Gratitude involves a feeling of or giving of thanks.  It can be an appreciation for something large or small.  Adopting an attitude of gratitude trains our brains to look for things to appreciate (or increase in value).  For instance, we can be grateful that our organs are working properly, or that we have the ability to take a deep breath.  Additionally, an attitude of gratitude allows you to see the value in any lesson that might be learned from an unpleasant event or occurrence.


Giving freely of yourself (e.g., your time, attention, thought) to someone other than yourself without expectation of anything in return enhances interconnectedness and personal fulfillment.


CompassionCompassion literally means “to suffer together.” Among emotion researchers, it is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering.

Compassion is not the same as empathy, though the concepts are related. While empathy refers more generally to our ability to take the perspective of and feel the emotions of another person, compassion is when those feelings and thoughts include the desire to help.

Scientists have started to map the biological basis of compassion, suggesting its deep evolutionary purpose. This research has shown that when we feel compassion, our heart rate slows down, we secrete the “bonding hormone” oxytocin, and regions of the brain linked to empathy, caregiving, and feelings of pleasure light up, which often results in our wanting to approach and care for other people.