Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Volunteer Much?

The first thing I heard in the way of news today was that the State of Utah is #1 when it comes to volunteering. I'm really proud to tell you that NEBRASKA rates just behind Utah, coming in at #2!

Volunteering is fun, so that's the big draw for me. If something isn't fun, I won't be interested for any length of time.

There's more than fun in volunteering, though. Volunteers live longer. That can be for a variety of reasons--the social networking aspect of volunteering is good for your health and your immune system. People who volunteer are likely to have lower blood pressure and fewer immune disturbances. Besides, volunteers really widen their horizons.

Our tiny town has so many opportunities for people who want to help others by volunteering. We have churches who step up to deliver Meals on Wheels. We have a Faith In Action foundation whose mission is to assist people as they age. We have a Volunteer Fire Department with volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians and we have a service club similar to Kiwanis; and military groups: a Veterans of Foreign Wars club and auxiliary. You should see how they spiffed up their new building! It was all done by volunteer labor!

There are people who help by volunteering at the local nursing home and hospital. We have a festival every year that has creative, devoted volunteers to plan and execute its functions. Our little town even has a museum. You just need to call the volunteer caretaker and make an appointment for a visit.

There is an active rural group called Southeast Nebraska Grassland Pasture Association. It's made up of volunteers who conduct "pasture walks" to learn from one another how to be better stewards of the earth.

I am fortunate to be a volunteer at our local state prison, Tecumseh State Correctional Facility. There are a number of people in our community who volunteer regularly for their religious activities; I am a sponsor for LibOrators, an International Toastmaster club which teaches speaking and leadership skills.

All of our local church groups have various opportunities for volunteer service. Sunday school classes, governing boards and such like. There are 4-H Clubs and ball teams with volunteer coaches...the list of opportunities is amazing!

Our Action Center has a volunteer Board of Directors. The Action Center makes sure people have enough to eat and clothing to wear. The food and clothing comes from volunteers who donate their time and resources.

Even in our tiny town of 1700 population much gets accomplished because of volunteerism. And we have not even discussed the Rosies who walk to a friend's home to check on their welfare. Or the Ineses who make it their life's work to see so their frail and elderly friends are safe. Or the Bobs who scoop the snow from the sidewalk and never charge a penny for his effort. What about the Norms and Janets and Karens and Joyces and Nancys and Charlenes who serve their churches because they can and because they care and because they feel it's the right thing to do?

If we took these volunteers out of the equation...it would be a sad, lonely, expensive world and I don't think it would be much fun. What do YOU think?

Connie Baum

Monday, July 27, 2009

Whole Foods and Food Supplements?

Dr. Nancy Snyderman, is a highly respected physician who appears on NBC TV. She made a statement this morning that not only shocked me; I was offended.

Here's what she said, "Parents, you are wasting your money if you give your children supplements. It gives them nothing they cannot get from their food."

Oh, really? I guess Dr. Nancy did not get the memo the Feds sent out in 1936: They announced that the soils in this country were depleted. I know nothing about an updated memo letting us know that the soils are now full of nutrition. I have noticed that there are a great number of genetically modified foods, but that's another blog post for a different day.

Dr. Snyderman's medical training has led her to believe that supplementing a child's diet-or an adult's, for that matter-with elements the body needs to maintain or regain vibrant good health is a waste.

Frankly, I don't know whether that is just sad or if it is sinister. Dr. Snyderman is a good woman. She has a family and successful career; she is being her best self, I'm sure. It's just that the information she has and shares so willingly is UNTRUE. The system is set up so as to mislead, misinform and misuse people, in my humble opinion.

Here is the truth of the matter: The human body must have nutrition in adequate amounts from WHOLE FOODS and to supplement those whole foods with more of the same will get you healthier and keep you healthy as long as you also drink good water and plenty of it; as long as you get enough quality sleep and exercise AND if you keep your emotional, spiritual, and social life balanced. Moreover, if you have access to ORGANIC WHOLE FOODS, so much the better.

Another facet to well being is Energy Medicine. Never underestimate the power and efficacy of energy medicine to enhance lives even though you cannot see, touch, taste or smell it! The human body is designed by its Creator to heal itself from the top down, from the inside out, from the left side to the right side and from the present to the past. The wisdom of the body to be well has been seriously disregarded, particularly by Big Medicine and Big Pharma. But Mother Connie has known this for a very long time and I know in my heart of hearts that this is true.

Please use whole foods. Buy organic whole foods if you can. Drink your water. Take your vitamins and minerals-there are a LOT of good ones available; there is even healthy coffee! Move your body, get plenty of sleep and fun and please look into Energy Medicine and see how it can improve the lives of the people in your circle. Just click here for truthful information.

Connie Baum

Friday, July 24, 2009

H1N1 Flu Shots?

The Center for Disease Control and the media are getting on my last nerve!

The CDC and every television network are mongering fear and flu shots and I have had it with this misery! The last straw came when I heard on the "news" that they now want everyone to inquire about a vaccine recently made available for shingles.

Who knows why I did not have a stroke when that came across the airwaves. Must be my great diet of whole foods, super filtered water and my new exercise regimen. Or maybe it could be my stress relief strategies. Yes, all that must have helped me to remain intact.

Anne Shuchat, of the Center for Disease Control, says her agency is 'strongly recommending' immunization for kids aged 6 to 18. The same agency is advising mothers of teen aged girls to be immunized against the papaloma virus, too. I'm sure Anne and her cohorts would be ecstatic if we all lined up to have shots for shingles.

It makes me angry to have everyone all in a dither over a flu that may or may not arrive. To promote vaccinations is, in my humble opinion, pure evil.

The main 'selling point' for the CDC insisting that every man, woman, and child needs this vaccination is that deaths from this particular flu have been recorded. What they fail to mention is that in every case, there was an underlying health issue-and medical treatment-that contributed to flu sufferers' demise.

Why can't we take a more pragmatic approach? Why can't the CDC offer people vitamins and minerals and suggest they eat well and wisely? Why can't the CDC understand that the human body is NEVER deficient in toxic medications and vaccinations? It is most likely to be deficient in nutrients, which help the immune system to protect us from flu, colds, allergies and more drastic things. I shudder to ponder the REAL reasons why the CDC won't do the above mentioned items.

The medical care delivery system is irreparably damaged. Our insurance system is beyond belief, it's so badly upset. The whole approach to medical care is upside-down in the United States and completely and utterly fails the people. If we don't take full responsibility for own well being and stand up to the bullies who insist "the government knows what's best for us" we'll be shot! With a hypodermic needle.

This diatribe is not meant to be incendiary. It is offered with good intent in love and truth. It may make you squirm and you may feel icky when you read it but I want you to understand that this is the absolute truth. Learn how to be well. Learn how to optimize your health. Don't be a victim in this movement to "help" that is not helpful in the least bit.

Learn how Energy Medicine can be useful for your family by clicking here.

Connie Baum

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Healing Codes: The Dark Truth?

Every authority on the planet agrees that stress causes problems. Here are five things stress causes in the human body:
  1. It makes us sick. 80 to 100% of all illness is stress related.
  2. It enervates us. We are not only SICK but we are TIRED.
  3. It dumbs us down. Decreased blood flow literally drains our I Q.
  4. It creates negativity in our energy, causing bad feelings.
  5. It causes us to fail.
Stress response-not the GOOD kind, which protects us from imminent danger like bears and fires-is caused from LIES.

Here's how it works: Stress is noted in the hypothalamus gland. Real stress, like a threat from a knife or a gun gives us the cue to take flight or to fight. This kind of stress is meant to happen on a once-a-month basis or less.

In today's world, with a crummy economy, too much traffic, more responsibility than we care to bear and all the details of survival, we might have that flight/fight response 10, 20, even 30 times IN ONE DAY!

The worst of that is that all those stress responses are probably triggered by a LIE. The heart knows the truth, so there is conflict between the truth of the stress and the falsehood: I might ask myself: "Am I really going to fall off a cliff?" Probably not in most cases. So the lie causes me stress.

The important thing to remember is to live your life IN TRUTH. Have the COURAGE to tell it like it is. Keep it real. If you don't want to go to lunch with the guy who works at the desk next to yours, be honest and say so. Be kind and loving, but be honest. Tell him, "Golly. This is more about me than you, Tom. I just don't want to do lunch with you today. Nothing personal; I'm just telling you my feelings." Tom will respect you much more than if you tell him a story about how you must make a phone call. And your heart will know you are living your truth.

We probably are not bank robbers and we are most likely not having illicit affairs and we probably are not embezzling funds from our companies. Those are the big things. But in the little matters of life, those dark truths-LIES-we tend to gloss over that kind of behavior.

Energy medicine
can sweep the dirt off the floor of our hearts and help us to live our truth; we can live our lives in loving, caring ways and become de-stressed and healthier in the process.

Do you have health issues? Are your relationships satisfying and rich? If not, you would be very wise to investigate energy medicine and The Healing Codes.

If you or someone you love has benefited from The Healing Codes, we hope you will place a comment here for all to know how someone has been helped.

Connie Baum

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Healing Codes: "Why Can't I ___?"

Do you struggle?

Is your weight, your mood, your income a constant source of stress for you?

Have you ever been told to JUST-fill in the blank-LOSE the weight? Or JUST GET OVER IT? How about this one: JUST work harder!

Yeah, right. If all it took were WILL POWER, the fight would have ended and we would not need assistance to overcome the issue!

Here's the short answer about WHY we can't fill in our blanks: Your HEART disagrees with your HEAD.

Let me cite you an example: If I lay out a steel beam that's 6" wide and 8 ' long and offered you $100.00 to walk across that beam, you probably would jump at the chance and when it was over, you 'd declare that was the easiest hundred bucks you ever made.

THEN, if I moved that beam and placed it between two step ladders with people holding the ladders steady and offered you the same deal, you'd shudder. Most people would decline. Statistics indicate only 4 in 10 would make an attempt to walk the beam under those conditions.

FURTHERMORE, if we took that same beam and laid it over the edge of one tall city building to the edge of another tall city building and offered $10,000.00 to walk across the very same beam during city rush hour there would be hardly any takers!

That's because the HEART and HEAD are conflicted and when that happens, the heart, seeking to protect us, always wins!

These are not my ideas. Dr. Bruce Lipton and Professor William Tiller have shown proof through quantum physics and scientific studies that when the head and the heart are in conflict, the heart ALWAYS serves to protect the body. That is JOB ONE for the heart. The heart ALWAYS protectively overrides the head. ALWAYS.

That's why will power has little bearing on whether we eat properly or follow our exercise routine or make a blog post! All we want is for the pain of our struggle to go away.

Dr. Lipton recommends that we all need something like
The Healing Codes to repair the programming of the heart, the sub-conscious. If there is faulty programming and our beliefs are incorrect The Healing Codes can gently work with the body to reprogram the incorrect ideas so our heart and our head can work in tandem. That harmony will give us the results we want in life.

If you are in pain because you worry about money issues; if you struggle with your weight; if you are chronically depressed; if you have experienced trauma or deep sadness you need to understand that Energy Medicine can help you.

For more information about Energy Medicine and The Healing Codes, CLICK HERE.

Connie Baum

Monday, July 13, 2009

Art Work: Chris Garza and The Indian Man

Art and art work is very personal. Think about the jewelry you wear. No doubt your watch, your earrings, and any other trinket you wear reflects your fashion style. Consider for a moment what you have chosen for the walls of your home or office. People want any photos or prints or paintings to resonate with them and to speak to the viewer in some way. Art work is expressive, so there can be emotional connections from the energy infused in any piece itself.

The image at the top of this post was done by someone in my circle who is talented and dear to my heart; to me this image is so realistic I can almost smell the sage that circles the Indian man's head! The first time I saw it, there were tears in my eyes. The energy of its creator resonates with my own; I admire this artist so, quite naturally, I admire this artist's work.

Chris Garza is the young artist who created this beautiful image. If you would like more samples of Garza's breathtaking images you are welcome to send a message to his contact person: bobbistark@hotmail.com . You might mention you found Chris's Indian man on Mother Connie Sez.

You are welcome to comment on this piece of art. You know the drill-comments must be moderated-and we are so grateful for every person who takes the time to stop by and leave their mark.

Art work is therapeutic. So are The Healing Codes. You can see just how the therapeutic powers of The Healing Codes affected Dr. Ben Johnson if you CLICK HERE.

Connie Baum

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Have You Washed Your Mouth Out With ToothSoap Today?

Mother Connie, as you are well aware, is keenly interested in your health. Why else would she nag you about drinking good, pure, filtered water, eating well and wisely, and fuss at you about brushing your teeth? If she is not carrying on about getting adequate rest and exercise, then she's on her soap box, ranting and raving about toxicity.

Today will be no exception but this message comes with a disclaimer, which appears at the bottom of this post, because THIS, my dear readers, is a complete and total, shameless commercial for ToothSoap!

I have been enlightened! Karen Van Cleef has prepared a little booklet in which she explains how easy it is to have perfect teeth and gums for all the days of your life! She was on a quest to find good dental products for her family and in the process, she learned about Dr.Judd's book "Good Teeth, Birth to Death" and it completely and totally upset every traditional thing Karen-and all of us-have been told about taking care of our teeth!

Dr. Judd explains how our teeth will remineralize if we do not coat them with glycerin, which is contained in a great many dental products. He talks about how important it is to care properly for our teeth and that care does NOT include fluoride. SIDEBAR: I will refrain from my tirade regarding fluoride, so you are safe to keep reading. Grin. END SIDEBAR

I have been using ToothSoap for one month. The sensitivity to hot and cold is gone and my teeth feel smooth and clean. When I wake in the morning my teeth do not feel "fuzzy." Oh, dear. I do hope I have not given you more information than you wanted. The bottom line is that my teeth are beginning to remineralize and that is going to mean my teeth are as healthy as they can possibly be, even though I have been 33 so many times!

Here is the disclaimer I promised for you:

Disclaimer: These testimonials do not imply that similar results will happen with your use of our products. We have no competent or reliable scientific evidence to suggest that the testimonialist's experience is due to the use of our products. These testimonials are not intended to recommend any supplement as a drug, as a diagnosis for specific illnesses or conditions, nor as a product to eliminate diseases or other medical conditions or complications. We make no medical claims as to the benefits of any of our products to improve medical conditions.

These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To prevent our products from being classified as drugs under Section 201(g) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, we are required to inform you that there is no intention, implied or otherwise that represents or infers that these products or statements be used in the cure, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease.

And you can find more and pertinent information about keeping YOUR teeth healthy and remineralized if you CLICK HERE!

Connie Baum

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Healing Codes for Toxicity?

I'm really not privy to a list of foods and beverages ingested by the celebrities who recently passed away. Nor do I have a clue what celebrities who are still among us are drinking or eating. However, being a health nut AND a foodie I was interested to see a piece dealing with this subject.

The article I saw was written by Dr. Betty Martini, D. Hum. She reiterates the toxic properties of sugar free foods and their devastating effects on the human body, and reminds us they CAN cause sudden death.

I'm not accusing anybody of anything. I'm just saying that "diet" soda pop has the capacity to wreak havoc with a human's immune system and it can create very bad results.

This blog has repeatedly warned against the use of the carcinogenic laden soda pop. WHAT IF both Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson had been fond of diet sodas and drank those on a regular basis?

I understand the famed Michael J. Fox is the spokesperson for a soda company and has admitted to drinking many diet sodas every day. Fox suffers with the cruel symptoms of Parkinson's and all of Big Pharma's medicines have offered him precious little relief.

It's too late for Farrah and Michael to mend their ways. But let's imagine for a moment that Michael J. Fox could be persuaded to think outside the box long enough to establish some new dietary habits...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if this great guy and fabulous actor could detoxify his body, drink pure water instead of carcinogen-laden canned drinks? He would be so much healthier if only he would eat organic whole foods. It would be glorious for him to allow his body to heal itself, the way it was Divinely designed to do!

Let's take that premise one step further. As he cleaned up his system, he could use The Healing Codes to completely transform his life!

How do I know? Because I have shared the information about The Healing Codes with many people and I have seen the transformations. I have heard with my own ears the stories of healing people have told over and over and over again!

Dr. Ben Johnson's dramatic story of healing is awe-inspiring. You can hear his story if you click here: Dr. Ben Johnson's experience with The Healing Codes.

It's too late for Michael and Farrah; Michael J Fox is probably not going to see this web page. But you are here, reading these words. If you want to be well from the inside out, here is your golden opportunity to see for yourself how The Healing Codes could enhance your life. Or save it. AND PLEASE DO NOT DRINK DIET SODAS EVER AGAIN!

Connie Baum