La multi ani, tata!


La multi ani tata!

La 71 de ani, ani plini de munca, de sudori, de osteneala, dar si de recolta, iti dorim cati mai multa sanatate si Domnul sa te tina in bratul Lui. Stiu ca nu-i usor fara mama, dar ne bucuram de un tata atat de muncitor.

La multi ani binecuvantati mai departe:)

Two great Lyme documentaries- not ours- not yet

The second documentary coming soon!

Part of our documentary process is lots and lots of research. I came across these two amazing documents, the second one is not out yet, and I have two strong contradicting emotions after watching the trailer and the documentary:

  1. I love these documentaries (at least the one I saw but the trailer of the second one looks great as well) and there is so much great information shared in them.
  2. What the heck were we thinking doing a documentary! I feel utterly unprepared, and now I’m utterly scared. How am I going to handle this? Answer: Just keep going and do your best and your best will be good enough, Carmen. Yes, I do have to talk to myself like that, more often than you guys realize. This coming Saturday’s interviews will bring the expertise of two great biological dentist who specialize in removing amalgam fillings (mercury filled fillings). I’m looking forward to learn so much from them.
  3. Well…I’m not going to quit no matter how unqualified I feel in documentary making. The great response from people participating in it is so overwhelming to me (in a loving, great way) that I’m not about to quit on them or walk away from the the encouragement this may bring to others. Have a good and blessed day today. GodBless:)

Practical Ways to Manage Your Chronic Pain

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Article written by Dana Brown

Receiving a chronic pain diagnosis can be shocking. Even harder is the pain itself that you must endure day in and day out. And if you’re not careful, chronic pain can take control of your life. However, by learning to manage your pain on a daily basis, you can keep that from happening and lead a healthy, fulfilling life. Here are some tips and resources from Carmen McKnight for managing your chronic pain.

Embrace the Diagnosis

The first step to living a fulfilling life when you have chronic pain is to accept your diagnosis.

  • Work through the initial shock and denial that comes with an unexpected diagnosis, and feel free to vent to family members and/or close friends. 
  • If you find yourself becoming angry that chronic pain is happening to you, use that anger to facilitate your treatment and recovery.
  • It’s also common for depression to set in after an unexpected diagnosis, in which case it’s essential to foster your mental health through psychotherapy, counseling, acupuncture, or any other professional method that helps you move on. 

Take Care of Your Body

Diet, exercise, and sleep will play critical roles in your pain management. 

  • Take gradual steps toward a healthy lifestyle. Making small changes over time, such as starting with 10 minutes of daily exercise and increasing from there, is how healthy habits are formed.
  • Find a practical exercise routine that you can do on a daily basis. 
  • Create a nightly routine that helps you fall asleep, such as walking or doing light yoga
  • If you wake up in the middle of the night, try breathing exercises to fall back asleep.

Prioritize Relaxation

It’s also important to find relaxing self-care activities to fit into your routine.  

  • Declutter and clean your home to create more of a healthy, relaxing living environment. 
  • Learn exercises and stretches that can relieve muscle tension and stress in your back, neck, shoulders, legs, and other areas.
  • Try incorporating meditation into your routine; mindfulness, visualization, and body scanning are a few types of meditation known to help some people treat chronic pain.
  • Use other natural remedies for pain, such as spices and herbs, omega-3s, icing and heating. 

Although it’s certainly overwhelming, a chronic pain diagnosis is not a death sentence. Although it comes with its fair share of challenges, you can learn to manage your pain and live a great life. Try to accept your diagnosis for what it is, and make sure you are looking after your body and adding relaxing activities to your routine. 

Brainspotting with Nancy Tung

“Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing.” https://brainspotting.com/about-bsp/what-is-brainspotting/

Îngerul- (Poezie)

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Îngerul de Carmen McKnight

Copil eram, în drum spre școală,
Cu cap plecat și burta goală
Și mi-era somn, ghiozdanul greu
De-abea trăgeam piciorul meu.

Afară totul era înghețat,
Alunecos, și gri și totul era prea uscat.
Și sufletul meu de copil, era cam întristat
Cu vânătăi pe față eu am cam umblat.

Și tu ai apărut, în dreapta mea într-o dimineață
Tăcut și pur, și alb, și nemaipomenit
Cu cap plecat pe lângă mine ai plutit
Respectful tău instant mi l-ai dăruit.

Și mă întrebam în sine mea: “De unde ai venit?
Ce vrei? Și cine ești?” Tăcut tu mult erai,
La fel ca mine.
La început nu ți-am vorbit de fel,
Furată mult de gândul trist al meu
Dar când mai zilnic tu ai apărut,

Și de urât atâta timp tu mi-ai ținut
Curiozitatea într-un fel pe mine ma umplut.

Și tot sperând că minte-i nu-i nebună
Am furișat priviri ascunse peste umăr

Tu tot la dreapta mea pluteai
Tăcut și pur și alb tu veci erai.

A luat o săptămână bună, chiar sau două.
Până curaj am prins să te salut.

“De unde vii?” Te-am întrebat ușor,
Îmi era frică că mă vei părăsi.

Din cer eu vin, trimis de Tatăl
A ta ființă să-o alin, să-o protejez
Aici am fost de când tu te-ai născut,
Urât să-ți țin mi-e mult mia plăcut.

Și ani de zile sfaturi tu mi-ai dat
Fără să miști o buză, tu ma-i îmbărbătat.
Fără furie eu de Dumnezeu multe-am aflat
Iar felul tău era așa de pur, de blând, de neuitat,
Atât de diferit de cele ce păstorul predica,
Sau mama, tata, mătușa sau prietena -mi spunea.

Și-ți ascultam tot sfatul. Balsam pe inimă el producea
Înviorându-mi inimă atât de grea.

Ai încercat să mă alini de atuncea pururea.

Când îmi ziceai de Tatăl tău ceresc
Fără religie era, femeile El nu le ura,
Și nici copii. El josnici nu-i considera
De multe ori deși greșelile creștinilor El le vedea.

“Carmen, tu iartă.” Așa mereu mă sfătuia.
Ei zic ce cred și fac ce pot,
Dar multe lucruri încă nu cunosc.
Eu am răbdare, îi iubesc și recunosc
Că multă creștere mai trebuie în toți,
Dar nu mă sperii, nu mi-e frică, nu mă storc.
Tu vezi…o creștere ia timp, eșec și grea voință
Nu-ți fă probleme pentru mine, eu am biruință.
Pe-ai mei copii, pe toți eu îi iubesc enorm
Fie creștini, baptiști, atei sau hoți.
Nu-ți umple capul cu necazuri,
Hai la taifas să stăm noi amândouă.

Sprânceana mult sa ridicat
Când am auzit ceea ce mi-a oferit.
Nu te mira. Mascul nu sunt și nici femelă
Ci amândouă, chiar mai mult. Nu înțelegi. Nu-i bai.
Care-i necazul tău în astă zi?

Zi-mi mie, și ca o mamă dragă sfat eu îți voi da.
A ta mămică e cam ocupată
Cu ai tăi frați, surori, răbdare nu mai are
Un sfat să-ți dea, durerea să-ți asculte
Ea ar dori, dar e prea obosită.
Și Dumnezeu pe mine ma trimis
Să o ajut pe ea, căci pentru tine rugăciuni ea a transmis
Pentru că te iubește mult, dar corpul ei e obosit.
Și uite-mă în locul ei aicea sunt.

Atunci eu lacrimile mi le-am ștres urgent
Că-un zâmbet larg pe față-a apărut.
Și buni prieten eu de atuncea sunt
Cu îngerul trimis de Dumnezeul sfânt.

The Time Is Now [a poem]

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By Carmen McKnight 


The time of day to live not stray
is now.

The time of night to love and not to fight
is now.

The time to open up your heart
is now.

The time to cry those tears of joy
is now.

The time to send those fears, ahoy
is now.

The time to eat your beefy stew,
is now.

The time to let the others have a breakthrough,
is now.

A time to practice your forgiveness
And leave your crusted hate behind
Along with that entitled intuition.
All of it is now.

The time to hate has passed away, to love
is now.

The time to mourn a lost reward, and smile
is now.

The time to look behind no more
is now.

The time to hope for a brave tomorrow
…is absolutely now.

Porphyia- what is it?

I never heard of this until a month ago. I’m adding an article and a video that talks about it a little bit, since I’m still very unfamiliar with this topic but it seems to be important for those who have a severe nausea/vomiting and anxiety reaction when changing medication or supplementation. The reaction is similar to that of a HERX except it last way longer and the treatment holds some surprises, but you go ahead and read about it from those who know what they’re talking about. I’m adding a small fragment from the article. Have a good one and God Bless:)

What are the symptoms of porphyria? They are global, and it will be obvious that they are similar to those of mold toxicity, Lyme and co-infections, mast cell activation, and PANDAS. Like these conditions, porphyria sets off a series of biochemical reactions, inflammatory in nature, which can affect virtually every system of the body.

Symptom Charts of Lyme Disease and its co-Infections

Bartonella– Bartonellosis is a group of emerging infectious diseases caused by bacteria belonging to the Bartonella genus. Bartonella includes at least 22 named species of bacteria that are mainly transmitted by carriers (vectors), including fleas, lice, or sandflies. Both domestic and wild animals can be infected with Bartonella species (Bartonella spp) by these vectors. -NORD, https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/bartonellosis/

Mycoplasma– Mycoplasma refers to a genus of bacteria which lack a cell wall and it is currently considered the smallest known cell at about 0.1 micron (µm) in diameter. Infections in reptiles often cause upper respiratory tract signs.-https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/mycoplasma

Babesia -Babesiosis, as with Lyme disease, is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick. However, in a similar fashion to malaria, Babesiosis is caused by microscopic parasites (intraerythrocytic) from the genus Babesia – also known as “piroplasms” – that infect red blood cells.- https://igenex.com/tick-talk/babesiosis-disease/

I had (I hope no longer have) the Babesia Duncani strand-https://danielcameronmd.com/babesia-duncani-emerges-in-eastern-u-s-and-poses-treatment-challenges/

There are thousands of great articles on the net of these co-infections if you like more information.

I have been diagnosed with all four and experienced 98% of these symptoms. Out of these infections Borrelia is the least threatening (Lyme Disease) but the Babesia Duncani is the most deadly. I felt it on my own skin (the air hunger was terrifying). This year, the 8th year, seems the best one of them all. I’m not fully healed, but I’m beautifully better, despite the residue of neurological damage on which I’m still working on.

Keep healthy in and out and I do hope from the bottom of my heart you’re well.

God Bless:)

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