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The Secret To Whole Health With Wellness Expert Danny J

“I am here to show up, and help, and love, and serve people.” - Danny J

REST, REBUILD, RECONDITION: Danny J healed herself with those 3 key actions. While her words are different, it's not too far removed from the food, mindfulness, and movement that I used to heal after my injuries. 

Danny Johnson or "Danny J"  is a wellness expert with over a decade of experience and first-hand knowledge of achieving wellness herself after her body stopped working properly, she gained weight despite doing everything "right," and she had to give up and give her body what it was crying out for. She is the creator of the Find The Money Project, is the co-creator of Social Academy, and she has coached me in taking full advantage of social media so that I can better reach and help you! 

I am so excited to share her interview with you! We talk mindfulness, adrenal fatigue, money, and what really matters, so sit down and enjoy our half hour chat. I broke it into two 15 minute parts so it's easier for you to watch. Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

“I  feel like I’m constantly learning, and I’m constantly pushing myself to see more and expand more, and to be whole I just think you need to address all those sides of yourself."

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What My Full Recovery From A Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Looks Like

On Nov. 24, 2007, I survived near death when I was hit head-on by a drunk driver. I fell into a coma, my body was a broken mess, I had to be resuscitated in the ambulance, and I was hospitalized for three months.

But after working hard to heal for over seven years, I achieved a full recovery.

My Whole Healthy | Maggie Yount | Broken humerus | broken bones |motor vehicle accident | Drunk Driver | TBI | Traumatic Brain Injury | Recovery

Not every victim of traumatic brain injury can say that. I think most probably can't. These photos are just a peek inside what my injuries looked like in the early stages of my recovery, and I know that NOT achieving anything close to a full recovery was a very real possibility.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and I hope my story can inspire others and perhaps be a stepping stone to the next level of recovery for anyone who is a victim of TBI like me. Instead of writing about it, I made a  video so I could just talk to you. This is by no means a complete account of what I experienced following the accident, or what I still live with every day. But I think it helps me connect with you in a more personal way and shows a more accurate picture of who I am now.

After making this video, and even trying to write this little post, I know I thought of things to add, and promptly forgot them again. Like exercise (the aerobic type)! That helped me in a huge way. And I forgot to talk about it and only just remembered it now two days after recording the video. So there you go.

We've all experienced trauma, but it's what we do with it that defines us. Watch the video and let me know in the comments how you transform your trauma! Share this post if you found it helpful and let me know if you have any questions. I'm here for you. 

xoxo

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Meditation for Instant Health

Get healthy, right now. No diet, no fitness plan, no nutritionist, no doctor.

I'm completely serious.

The things about health is that the biggest part of it, and the biggest obstacle preventing us from achieving it, is our thoughts.

The wonderful thing about thoughts, though, is that they are completely within our control.

Thought patterns and beliefs can be really hard to change and they love to dig in their heels and pull us back into old, comfortable ways of thinking. But YOU are not your thoughts. You do have the power to create new thought patterns that will invite wellness in. 

No matter your state of health in this moment, this meditation creates the space for your body to become perfectly healthy and whole. By repeating this mantra in the present tense as your truth, your body will respond by moving into that place and creating that truth for you.

If you are unable to watch the video for whatever reason, the meditation is written below.

MEDITATION FOR HEALTH

Find a comfortable seat or lie down if that is most comfortable.

Breathe in and bring your shoulders up towards your ears.

Breathe out and allow your shoulders to fall, feeling your shoulder blades drop down your back and your chest lift.

Breathe easily at whatever pace is comfortable for you without forcing anything.

Take 3 full breaths in and out. Just notice each breath. 

The feeling of the air entering your nostrils, traveling down your throat, filling your lungs. 

The feeling of your your belly tightening as you exhale, your ribs contracting, the air tickling your nostrils as you breathe out.

Inhale…

Exhale…

As you breathe in this next time, repeat silently or out loud:

My body is in its perfect natural state

As your breathe out:

I am healthy. I am whole.

My body is in its perfect natural state

I am healthy. I am whole.

My body is in its perfect natural state

I am healthy. I am whole.

Repeat this mantra as many times as feels right and as often as you need to.

Allow yourself to continuing noticing your breath and experiencing anything that surfaces.

You may feel relaxed. You may feel emotions surface that surprise you like frustration or anger. That's ok. Just notice without judgement and keep breathing while you repeat your mantra silently or out loud.

"The words you speak become the house you live in." - Hafez

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