Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cathy's New Book Club - Reader's Empowerment Circle Non-Fiction Book Club

Cathy's New Book Club
I will be taking my  new book club with me to Dallas,  
"Reader's Empowerment Circle 
Non-Fiction Book Club."

 
Cathy Harris
Speaker, Author, Coach

Press Release
For Immediate Release
June 1, 2016
 
CONTACT:
Angels Press
Attn: Cathy Harris, CEO, President and Publisher
P.O. Box 800511
Dallas, TX 75380
(512) 909-7365
 
Cathy Harris Creates 
Reader's Empowerment Circle 
Non-fiction  Book Club
 
Dallas business woman, Speaker, Author and Coach, Cathy Harris has always wanted her own book club, especially after forming her "Let's Read Campaign" -- eight years ago. 

She wanted the book club so that she could highlight not just her writings and books but some great books by others, who also had great stories to tell. To join the book club join the meetup.com group "Austin/Dallas Community and Online Writing Club."
 
As an author of 23 books, sure Cathy's books are great and 'easy to read' and can be read by 12 year olds and above but there are other authors, who can help empower your entire family and she does believe in sharing. 

We live in a country that has taught everyone to reach for wealth. But being wealthy is not always about money and power, there has to be a health and wellness proponent attached to everything you do because the United States is the unhealthiest industrialized nation in the world. And you certainly can't be wealthy -- if you are not healthy.
 
Many of us continue to be heartbroken as we see the people that we truly love die from preventable and avoidable diseases. We don't share our knowledge or ideas so Cathy Harris wanted to create a book club to open up a dialogue of sharing information starting with the title of the books selected in this book club. Make sure you check out the e-book, paperback and audiobook version of the books.
 
The first 3 books in the book club were written by women and the next 3 by men. There is a reason the first 3 books were written by strong women who all ending up getting divorces, while raising two daughters. They all have great stories to tell and all were featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
 
The next 3 books were written by men in the medical profession who also believe in natural and holistic healing. This book club will be a physical and virtual book club and will meet every couple of months online and in Dallas, TX. 

Feel free to skip ahead and read the first 6 books in our selection and because the world is moving so fast, we will discuss two books every two months.
 
The first six months of books include:
  • "Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating A Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder" by Arianna Huffington - June 2016
  • "Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription of Radiance, Vitality and Well-Being" by Christine Northrup - July 2016
  • "How To Take Control of Your Own Life: A Self-Help Guide To Becoming Healthier Over the Next 30 Days" (Series 3) by Cathy Harris - August 2016
  • "Eat Right 4 Your (Blood) Type: The Individualized Diet Solution" by Peter J. D'Adamo - September 2016
  • "The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health" by Shelley and Dr. Robert O. Young - October 2016
  • "Unleashing the Power of the Female Brain: Supercharging Yours for Better Health, Energy, Mood, Focus, and Sex" by Dr. Daniel Amen - November 2016.
Short description of each book:
"Thrive" will talk about how the author woke up in a pool of blood after creating one of the largest and most successful news empires in the world and will bring our attention to how important it is to get enough sleep.
 
"Goddesses Never Age" will help all women understand why they feel the way they do and how not to make life altering mistakes that you simply can't take back.
 
"How To Take Control of Your Own Life (Series 3)"  was written by an author despite filing 10 EEOC.gov workplace complaints, a Sexual Harassment and a Whistleblower Complaint, her biggest fight - her fight to live - did not come until 2 years after she retired from working 11 years in an abusive workplace environment, especially when 6 doctors including two specialists failed to diagnose her with any illness - despite having pain over half her body.
 
"Eat Right 4 Your Type" is a way of eating that will not only help you live an energetic life full of vitality but the book will provide a list of foods to eat for your blood type and will also help you clear up many myths about foods.
 
"The ph Miracle" will educate everyone on why diseases and sickness cannot exist in an alkaline environment and the different foods and steps you need to take to move toward an alkaline lifestyle.
 
"Unleashing the Power of the Female Brain" is a book written by a neurosurgeon who grew up surrounded by many strong female women in his life so who better can understand the female brain than a neurosurgeon.
 
Cathy Harris is an Empowerment and Motivational Speaker, Non-GMO Health and Wellness Expert, Self-Publishing and Business Coach and the author of 22 non-fiction books, including 4 books on health.  She can be reached through her empowerment company, where she also provides seminars, workshops, webinars and coaching at Angels Press, P.O. Box 800511, Dallas, TX 75380, Website:http://www.angelspress.com, email: info@angelspress.com.

 

Book Club Discussion 
"Reader's Empowerment Circle 
Non-Fiction Book Club" 
presents our 
1st book club discussion 

  
"Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating A Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder." 
(Available as e-book, paperback & audiobook)

Until I can find a new place in Dallas, TX to hold physical book club discussions, I will start off today in this e-newsletter discussing our first book with you. 

I will also be discussing all of the books in the book club through our virtual platforms, so read all the recommended books.

I would like to discuss what the first book in my book club meant to me. The book is entitled  Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating A Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder." 

Some people don't like people with accents, therefore, they might not enjoy listening to the audiobook version of this book, however, I did this several times. 

The author, Arianna Huffington, hired another person, who also had a thick greek accent like her, to read the audiobook verison of the book, so basically she sounds just like the author.

Even though I recently bought the paperback version of the book, I never read this version of the book, but I have listened to the audiobook version several times and the book was really special to me.

The book discussed why many women need to sleep themselves to the top. For most people when they hear anyone make a statement like that, they would think it is a negative statement.

However, what the author meant was, you need to get enough sleep every night, so that you could be in top form everyday to do what it takes to make your life work.  

I know this is true because last year, at age 59, I went 3 months without sleeping. Right after joining CampGladiator.com, and having to get up at 4:30 a.m. for a 5:45 a.m. hour workout in the morning 3 or 4 days a week, I had a hard time trying to get a good night's sleep.  

Three months ago I injured my right arm after lifting too much weight, too many times. However, I continued the workouts and received great results after altering some of the recommended exercises.  

Not only did I have a hard time trying to  get a good night's sleep, but I can't tell you how many times I went to the CampGladiator.com morning workout, without even having gone to sleep.  

I definitely don't advise anyone to do this. Not only is it unhealthy for you, but this can also make you prone to accidents when working out, so NEVER workout if you are feeling too tired. 

It wasn't until I attended a meetup.com event and sat down for 5 minutes with a Sleep Therapist, that I was able to realize what was happening to my body and understand why I was having a hard time sleeping every night.

He said that when I got prepared to go to sleep every night, because I had such a BIG CREATIVE SIDE OF MY BRAIN, my creative side would literally wake up and talk to me.  

I would use this time to go over what I had accomplished each day and no matter how much I accomplished, I always felt I was falling short. I can't tell you how many times, I got out of bed and went into my home office, just to write things down. 

My accomplishments over the last 21 months while in Austin was astronomical, however, again I always felt I was falling short or that I should be doing more. I guess this is just how creative people and their minds work. 

These are just some of my accomplishments during my 21 months living in Austin, TX: 
  • Released the book "The New CEO"
  • Released the book "How To Raise Smart, Talented and Responsible Children"
  • Released the book "Love After 50"
  • Help educate everyone as a GMO educator and help pass new GMO legislation
  • Brought the GMO movie "Consumed" to a theatre in Austin
  • Held regular GMO movie screenings at Peg's Place
  • Answered questions and gave hope through my DearCathy.com forum
  • Expanded my business to CathyHarrisInternational.com
  • Created New Banners for Website
  • Created New Pictures for Website
  • Created A New Target Audience with VirtualTrainingforWomen.com
  • Trained Many Women on Zoom.us
  • Increased Videos on Cathy Harris TV on YouTube.com
  • Created MP3s for my Product Catalog
  • Launched Periscope and became known as "The Empowerment Queen"
  • Launched Blab.im
  • Launched CathyHarrisWebinars.com
  • Interviewed wonderful guests on "The Cathy Harris Show"
  • Created a Non-Fiction Book Club
  • Created 9 Meetup.com Groups
  • Became a Tarot Reader and Advisor and launched a new website for my readings
  • Joined CampGladiator.com
  • Found a New Computer Expert 
  • Just to name a few...
As you can see, dynamo accomplishments so after meeting this Sleep Therapist located in Austin, TX http://www.hypnosisaustin.com   for just 5 minutes, who I highly recommend to others, he gave me a list of several things I could do.  One included when I went to bed every night, to concentrate on a certain part of my body. 

Just pick one body part and concentrate on it, he said, so I picked my stomach. Why did I pick my stomach? I felt if I concentrated on my stomach, even though my eyes were closed, my eyes would not wander upwards or sideways, but instead go downward, and this worked for me every time. 

The next thing I remember after doing this exercise is waking up in the morning, feeling refreshed, energetic, springing out of the bed - ready to take on the day. 

A lot of people like to go around pretending and won't and can't admit when they need help. They don't want anyone to see them vulnerable. 

Many people, especially business owners, have all types of talents and even though I am an Empowerment Speaker, I try to seek out help when I need it because even the best of us can get off track, so you need to figure out when you need help.

The bottomline is the meetup.com community in Austin, TX saved me. It saved my mind, body and soul because of all the great information I encountered in the meetings. This is also why I created my own 9 meetup.com groups at www.CathyHarrisInternational.com so I could PAY IT FORWARD. 

This is a great low-cost platform (you get 1 or 3 meetup.com groups for $19.99 a month) that everyone can use to form thriving communities and just take care of each other. Remember that no one is an island and we all need each other to survive.

Arianna Huffington's book "Thrive" was an awesome read. I will continue to discuss this book in future e-newsletters, and at physical and virtual book club discussions. 

I would like to close this discussion today by making the statement, "if you are a female and you never read this book, again it is highly recommended that you do so as soon as possible." 

The book has forever altered my mind on how I think when it comes to getting a good night's rest. The book has forever changed my life! Good luck!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

New Book Release - Love After 50: Love Questions from DearCathy.com After Hours

New Book Release

 
Love After 50: Love Questions from DearCathy.com After Hours


Available as an e-book & paperback



Table of Contents

Section 1 - Singles Over 50 Love Issues
  • Still Hoping and Searching for Love
  • Dating A Younger Man
  • True Love - But Two Households
  • Mate Won't Destroy Sex Tape
  • In Love With Friend's Ex
  • New Mate Too Clingy
  • In Abusive Relationship
  • Mate is the Jealous Type
  • Dating Outside My Race
  • Bald Men Make Better Lovers
  • Getting Breast Implants for Mate
Section 2 - Couples Over 50 Love Issues
  • Sick of Being Sexless in Seattle
  • Wife Seeks More Intimacy
  • Couple Need to Shop Online
  • Husband Left Along on New Years
  • Husband Can't Say He Loves Wife
  • Married to a Homebody
  • Senior Couple Dislike Seniors
  • Mate Won't Give Up Closet Space
  • End of Dancing Days
  • Wife Attracted to Other Women
  • Mate Avoids Intimate Conversations
  • When Is It Time To Move On?
  • Leaving Financially Secure Mate
Section 3 - Health Issues Destroying Relationships and Remedies
  • Sick and Dating
  • ED and A Younger Woman
  • Leaving Mate Because of Diet
  • Garlic Playing Havoc on Relationship
  • Toxic Household Products and Sex
  • High Blood Pressure, ED and Sex
  • Testosterone the "Love Hormone"
  • Manhood Lost to Prostate Cancer
  • Wife Has "Female Pattern Baldness"
  • Fight Off Depression
  • Painful Menstrual Cramps
  • Unbearable Hot Flashes
  • Hysterectomy Ends Sex Life
  • Treat Husband for Yeast Infection
  • Controlling Outbreaks of Herpes, Shingles and Urinary Tract Infections
  • Viagra Side Effects
  • Supplements Raises Sexual Desires
  • Seeking Sexual Activity Through Diet
  • Healthier Enough for Sex
About the Author

Preface - A Note To The Reader

This is probably the most difficult book I have ever written. A couple of years ago I became a " Love Coach" and started advising others including couples at DearCathy.com .

When I first thought about becoming a "Love Coach," I had my doubts about my abilities to motivate people, who were seeking their soulmates.

However, I have known my entire life that I have the ability to bring people together and to let them look at all the possibilities and opportunities, that their lives have to offer.

I would like for everyone to know upfront that this book is not some x-rated book, that will offer you different positions to please your lover in bed.

Instead, it's a book about answering all those too intriguing and important questions, that men and women have about each other as they age.

It's about finding a suitable spouse, partner, mate, significant other or someone that you can enjoy your life with. And mostly, it's about facing the facts in your own life.

I wrote this book because I spent close to 30 years working in a male dominated industry, where my co-workers would ask me all types of questions about their wives or mates. They even called me "Dr. Ruth."

Even after a short marriage and being single for many years, I still knew what went on in most relationships and what it took to make them work.

Everyone would like to have a life companion, someone exciting to walk into the sunset with for their remaining years. But if it doesn't happen, it doesn't mean you are not living a worthy life.

Many couples don't want to talk about what it really takes to stay together. Many would rather hide what's obviously broken in their relationships, so that they can go on pretending it doesn't matter.

This results in many years of being unfulfilled and unsatisfied in their relationships. All of it matters, if they ever plan on having a meaningful relationship, or if they ever plan on creating the type of life that they can truly love.


Excerpt from Book:


Ending Message To Singles:
I know it will be mostly women reading this book. So my ending message is to all women, especially single women.

I was single for years after a short marriage that produced two gorgeous daughters. I am now in the third act of my life. The first 30 years was the first act and the second 30 years was the second act.

As I turn 60 years old in October 2016, this is the last act of my life and I have to get it right. Therefore, I am looking forward to all that life has to offer, whether I am single or in a relationship.

Single women need to stop saying that they are going to wait until they get married to travel the world, or wait until they get married to buy their dream home and other luxuries of life, that they truly desire.

If you truly desire to do these things, then don't wait. If you continue to wait for a mate to live your dreams, then you might not never live your dreams.

And don't forget that many times, it will be your mate that will zap your energy and vitality and keep you from living your dreams.

But because you have lived your dreams when your mate shows up in your life, or if you meet him, while you are out there living your dreams, you will be ready for him.

However, what you also need to understand is that sometimes it might be meant for you to travel this world alone -- without a mate. It does not mean that you are not worthy, and that you are not living a worthy life.

I have spoken to tons of disgruntled single women, who have homes. They spend every dime they have on these big, lonely, empty, homes and can't do anything else, but pay the mortgage, keep the lights on, and buy toxic GMO processed foods.

Instead, they need to sell these homes and downsize and get out there and eat good food and have fun. Be courageous and step out on your faith. When you get older, you especially need to downsize.

Stop being in love with things and fall in love with your brains first and eat good brain foods and take brain supplements. By doing this, it will help you make better decisions in your life, and bring more happiness into your life, especially as you go into your golden years.

So spend money on your insides, instead of your outsides. Once you fall in love with your brains, you will have more options and choices in your life.

Happiness is an inside job and women need to stop making excuses why they can't buy organic foods, which will give them more energy and vitality, while keeping down doctor's visits.

Some women buy all these beautiful things around them, then they have to cry themselves to sleep at night, because they are all alone and just unhappy. They don't have anything else but expensive things around them.

Some spend hours on the phone gossiping, criticizing and complaining or looking at television, when their homes could literally become learning centers, where they can empower themselves and their families to build a new life.

You need to put all that sexual energy into something else -- a hobby, a business or travel. The goal is to figure out your true purpose and get out there and live it before you leave this earth.

Do the things that you were truly put on this earth to do and have fun doing it. Again, nothing is etched in stone in your life.

And never forget that no one can complete you, but you, which means only you can carve out the type of life that you truly desire.

Ending Message to Couples:
I believe there are 4 areas which couples need to build around -- Love, Communication, Trust and Respect.

There must be love in the first place in order for you to be in someone's life; You must be able to communicate everyday of your relationship, which means no words should be left unsaid; You must have trust that when the both of you get out of bed everyday, the other person will put the other person's needs first - always; and respect is very important because once couples start losing respect for each other, everything changes and not for the better.

5 Points To Remember:
There are 5 points that everyone need to understand when it comes to relationships:

-Don't try to commit yourself to a person, who is obviously not ready for you to be in their life. When it is time, it will or won't happen.

-If you are in a relationship where your partner devalues who you are, then move on. Ladies never forget that "one man's loss is another man's treasure,"so if you are being mistreated, chances are another man will probably treat you like the queen that you are.

-Guys when you see that woman and you know she is a queen, don't spend an entire lifetime getting with her. Always keep her close and make her a part of your life, before you lose her to another man. If you know that she is special, then other men will know that also.

-Don't put your dreams on hold waiting for the right person to come into your life. Get out there and live your dreams!

-Be grateful for all your life experiences, whether you are walking this earth with a mate or alone. Love every minute of your life!



Cathy Harris, Speaker, Author, Coach
Angels Press, CEO, President, Publisher
Non-GMO Health and Wellness Expert
Dallas, TX 75380
(512) 909-7365
National Non-GMO Health Movement
http://www.nongmohealthmovement.blogspot.com
www.CathyHarrisInternational.com
(Seminars, Workshops, Coaching)
www.CathyHarrisWebinars.com
(Webinars)
www.AngelsPress.com
(Empowerment & Publishing Company)
www.DearCathy.com
(Advice Columnist)
www.TheCathyHarrisStory.com
(The Cathy Harris Story)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

New Book, New City, Brings New Dreams and Aspirations


 
New Book, New City, Brings New Dreams and Aspirations

June 1, 2016

As much as I would love to get off the grid for a while and disappear and just work on me, as a former U.S. Customs Service whistleblower, I know this is not possible, so in order to protect myself, I always stay in front of others via family, internet and community.

As a Speaker, Author and Coach, like always I have to hit the ground running when I move to a new city, while I stay in front of my new waiting audience.

It's all about balance and to me balance means "Doing Everything Equally." I get so excited when I move to a new city. Moving to a new city with a new product or service, automatically levels the playing field for any business owner.

Therefore, I am proud to announce that I am now a resident of Dallas, TX and my new book "Love After 50: Love Questions from DearCathy.com After Hours" is now released as a paperback and e-book.

It is book number 23 for me at AngelsPress.com ( 23 e-books, 15 paperbacks, 3 audiobooks) and I am so proud of this book.

With this book I gained a new title. Now I am also a"Love Coach." At this point in my career and life, I wasn't looking for another title, however, sex sells in this country and everyone wants to be in love.

At age 59, if I was in my 40s, I would probably start my own dating service because again, people do want to meet their true loves or soulmates.

Many people are hooking up today on social media especially on the meetup.com groups, so this is also another reason I have 9 of these groups at www.CathyHarrisInternational.com.

My latest book release "Love After 50" is another 'easy-to-read' guide that will allow my readers to take a close look into their own relationships and discover the truth about themselves.
When I usually move to a new city for me it's one door opening and another one closing. A world of opportunities and possibilities will present themselves before you.

However, opportunity will not just knock at your door. Only you can get out there and seek out these opportunities that can bring you even more peace, joy and happiness into your life.

The below is a checklist that I have put together for my new city. I will probably follow the steps pretty closely, so for those of you who will be relocating to another city or who is thinking about relocating...and you have a product to sell or a service to provide, check out my list of what to do when moving to another city:

  • Move in and Organize New Place with a Good Mattress for Sleeping 
  • Find Health and Wholefood Stores at Google.com 
  • Find CampGladiator.com Workout Groups and Locate LAFitness.com Gyms (They have apps for these) 
  • Open New Business P.O. Box 
  • Obtain New Advertising Material (Business cards, flyers, brochures, t-shirts, magnetic car signs, etc.) 
  • Retrieve Names of Local Media (talk radio, print news, etc.) and Send Out Press Releases and Media Kit 
  • Attend and Monitor Local Meetup.com Meetings for Venues, Collect Emails and Ask About Locations to Hold Business Events (Book Club Meetings, GMO Movie Screenings, Health, Writing, and Business Workshops and Seminars, Empowerment Boot Camps/Think Tanks/Roundtable Discussions, etc.) 
I look forward to cherishing all my new experiences in my new city with an opened heart. I love you all. Reach out today.


Cathy Harris, Speaker, Author, Coach 
Angels Press, CEO, President, Publisher 
Non-GMO Health and Wellness Expert 
P.O. Box 800511 
Dallas, TX 75380 
(512) 909-7365 
(Seminars, Workshops, Coaching) www.CathyHarrisWebinars.com
(Webinars) www.AngelsPress.com
(Empowerment & Publishing Company) www.DearCathy.com 
(Advice Columnist) www.TheCathyHarrisStory.com
(The Cathy Harris Story)

 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Why I Won't Tolerate Women Who Criticize, Complain and Gossip


By Advice Columnist, DearCathy.com

 
 May 1, 2016

My mother and I had an uneasy relationship.   I grew up watching my mother, day-in and day-out, gossiping up a storm on the telephone with her female friends.  

Something about it never sat right with me and this could also be another reason why my mother and I, never had a close relationship.

I grew up in rural Georgia.  I was the 6th child of 9 children. By the time I came along, my mother and my father had already picked out their favorite children.   I was the youngest daughter with 3 older sisters, two in particular that my mother and father idealized.  

As the youngest daughter, I was able to sit back and watch the dynamics of my family play out and this is how I became a good listener.  

Not only was I the youngest daughter with 3 older sisters and 3 younger brothers, I was the family's black sheep.  Being the family's black sheep is no longer a negative thing.

Somehow, I just knew early on that being the family's black sheep would propel me into greatness - and it has.  You can never let anyone define your level of success or greatness, so you have to define it yourself.  

What it did was allow me to live life on my own terms.  
Eventually, after high school I left home and never returned for the next 20 years.  During that time, my father, who was a functional alcoholic, passed away. 

I chose not to be a part of my family's life, because of the negativity I experienced growing up.  Making this decision was right for me in order to hold onto my own sanity and I am sure many people today, would agree with me when I make the statement that "Your friends could be your family - blood has nothing to do with it!"

After my daughters turned 13 and 14, I eventually decided to move back home to the same state that I grew up in, so they could be around my family before they graduated high school and went off to college.  

However, the bond and nurturing my daughters hoped for never surfaced, especially from their grandmother.  I saw the disappointment on their faces when they realized, that it would be as good as it would get.

My mother passed away 5 years ago at the age of 82.  I spent the last few weeks of her life by her bedside sitting with her, so I was able to make peace with my decision for choosing to move away from home, and not stay in touch with them.  

Well that's my story and I have no remorse about how I chose to live my life.   As I age, there is one thing I know for sure, that I am responsible for my own life and actions, and when you reach a certain point in your life, you have to set standards for your own life.  

I will no longer put up with others, especially women who criticizes, complains and gossip.  They will never be in my circle of acquaintances.

You see people everyday who are frustrated with their lives, especially many women.  Instead of taking action to change many situations in their lives, they criticize, complain and gossip about everything and everyone under the sun.  

They do this in their own communities, and also on the internet.   The person I am today is because of the books that I read and the books that I write.  

One book I read said when you gossip about someone you are actually committing "little murders" by defaming that person's character.  

You are gossiping about them simple because you can't get an audience with that person.  And that sounds pretty accurate - right?

The book was given to me by my youngest daughter years ago and it was entitled "A Complaint Free World."   After reading the book you should order the purple bracelets and try to go 3 weeks straight without criticizing, complaining and gossiping.  

Most people can't do that, especially most women.  Remember it takes 2 to 3 weeks to form new habits.  If you can do this, it will bring more peace, joy and happiness into your life. 

It works because it worked for me years ago.   I recently bought the audiobook version, so every month I take time to listen to parts of it to remind me of how I need to stay on track, and not complain, criticize and gossip.

Instead, I have learned how to be grateful and show gratitude for everyone and everything in my life.   We are all a work in progress, so don't beat yourself up if you have to read the book several times to actually get it. 

We are only on this earth a short time and everyone needs to decide today, whether they will be a part of the problem or a part of the solution.  

It's never too late to transform your life and create the type of life that you truly can love.  The choice is simple!  Don't choose to be a part of a generation that continues to 'break the spirit' of the common day man by criticizing, complaining and gossiping about others.  Life is too short!!!

Cathy Harris is an Advice Columnist at  DearCathy.com , an Empowerment and Motivational Speaker and the author of 23 non-fiction books, including 4 books on health, and can be contacted through her empowerment company, Angels Press, P.O. Box 19282, Austin, TX 78760, Phone: (512) 909-7365, Website: http://www.angelspress.com, Email: info@angelspress.com.  She is available for seminars, workshops and webinars athttp://www.CathyHarrisInternational.com .

   
Read This Book and Take the Challenge 
so that You Can Bring More 
Joy and Happiness Into Your Life
 
A Complaint Free World: 
Take the 21-Day Challenge

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cathy Harris Comes Clean On An Eye Issue - How Western Medicine Almost Blinded Me

April 1, 2016

by CathyHarrisInternational.com

In 2015, my motto was "It's Time to Come Clean in 2015" - however, I always like sharing the truth with my waiting audience.

One of the most greatest thrills a reader can have as they go gracefully into their golden years, is to be able to read a book. However, many Seniors today are facing blindness. 

Not only is reading a book one of the greatest pleasures that one can have in their lives, Seniors would like to keep their independence by continuing to drive cars, however, many Seniors have to park their cars, especially at nighttime because they cannot see. 

Blindness is indeed a major issue today, not just for Seniors, but many kids in schools can't see the bulletin boards and many parents don't even know to get their children's eyes checked, especially families that live in low-income communities.

I will never forget the day when my youngest daughter told me, "Mom tell the teacher to stop writing with colored chalk."  What she was telling me is that she couldn't see the bulletin board and that she needed to be checked to see if she needed glasses. 

I had never worn glasses so it did not occur to me to have my two daughter's eyes checked. At 59 I wear bifocals for reading and writing but I can see fine otherwise. I have no issue driving at nighttime but I have friends who refuses to get behind the wheel at nighttime.

My ex and my daughter's father did wear glasses so because they had a parent that wore glasses, I should have known to get their eyes checked at an early age.

After taking my daughters in to get their eyes checked, they both started wearing glasses before the age of 10, so parents get your kids eyes checked.  

Not only did they start wearing glasses but I made sure that their teachers knew to sit both of them closer to the front of the room. I believe this alone helped me raise smart, talented and responsible children, who was always good students that excelled in their studies.

Not only did they both go on and get their Master's Degrees but they both became business owners in their early 20s.
  
India was the testing ground for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and this country has the highest blind population in the world, so GMOs can probably be contributed today to many Seniors and others going blind.

In the last e-newsletter in March 2016, I mentioned what happened to me when I was diagnosed with glaucoma and how I was able to heal my ownself holistically, through my diet, exercising, sleep and detoxification, instead of going on medication.

But today I want to mention another issue that was also related to my eyes a few years later. I never had any more issues with glaucoma and even today, doctors are telling me that the veins in the back of my eyes looks great.

However, I had another eye issue, 3 years ago. Before now I felt I could not mention this issue because I wanted to make sure it had been addressed fully and I was on my way to recovery from what happened. 

I never want my waiting audience to look at me as a victim but instead as an Empowerment Speaker, that will educate, inform and empower the masses. There is a lesson in all stories and you have to tell your story from a position of power - not defeat.

Back in January 2013, I left Atlanta after 20 years, only a few weeks after my car was almost stolen twice, so this time had been very stressful for me.

I did not leave solely because of the attempted car thiefs but it was one of my main decisions after realizing that the area of city I was living in, had become a crime-infested area.  

After 5 years most communities will deteriorate unless the community demands that politicians allocate funds for the upkeep.

Anyway, after leaving the city, for a 15 state tour, my first stop was Detroit, MI. It was my intentions to spend an entire year on the road, which I eventually did.

However, at the beginning of my tour, I woke up one morning and could not see out of my right eye. It was like a fingerprint was over my eye so I sought out help from the VA hospital in Detroit, Michigan. 

Luckily my first stop on the tour was my daughter's state so she drove me to an appointment. I felt really comfortable with the eye specialist that was assigned to my case.  

He said I had had an "eye stroke" and that basically because of what had happened to me, I should have had diabetes - not just diabetes but a bad case of diabetes.

When you hear the word that you have had any kind of stroke, it's really scary. The first question out of my mouth was "Am I At Risk for a Stroke of the Brain?" 

Most strokes can be mild or acute.  Acute strokes arenow a treatable condition that warrants urgent specialist attention. Drug treatment and specialist care both influence survival and recovery -- so the sooner you get to the emergency room after a stroke, the best chance you will have of survival. 

However, many stokes can leave many people unable to speak and sometimes even paralyzed on their left side, where many will end up in nursing homes.

And no one want to go blind from a stroke so the situation was pretty scary. Weeks earlier I had felt a slight pain throughout my face on the right side, where the stroke occurred so I guess there was an issue with blood restriction to my eyes.

However, aside from the stressful few weeks in Atlanta dealing with the car thiefs, at age 56, I was in pretty good shape and have never had diabetes and for the past few years, none of my numbers were ever out of range -- so what happened to me was a complete mystery.  

It puzzled me so of course I had to figure out why this had happened to me. After deep thought and concentration on what could have caused this problem, I finally contributed it to having a complete (total) hysterectomy a few years earlier.  

Once you have a "complete" or "total" hysterectomy, you are at risk for heart disease, Alzheimers and Osteoporosis, so again ladies never undergo this procedure. Always keep at least one ovary. I had had the procedure at the young age of 48.

This could also be why many nursing homes today are filled with Alzheimer's patients because of how they use to give unnecessary and unwarranted hysterectomies years earlier. They are even calling Alzheimer's "Type 3 Diabetes."

I am glad to announce it's been 3 years since my eye stroke and at 59, I was able to regain at least 95% of my eye sight back. 

At the time the treatment was for the doctor to stick a needle in my eye to break up the blood vessels or I could just wait for everything to go back to normal -- so of course I elected to wait until the blood vessels dispersed on their own.

My eyesight starting returning pretty quickly after it happened without any medications and no medical procedures. However, I helped it by continuing to eat good foods, exercising and getting plenty of rest, and even engaging in detox programs, despite being on tour on the road. 

Today I also take Vitamin E and the herb Gingko Biloboa, every 3 or 4 days, which are blood thinners that helps with circulation throughout my body -- so hopefully I won't have this problem again.

However, you have to be careful with blood thinners, especially if you are on any other blood thinning medications, "over-the-counter" or "prescribed" or any type of other medication because if you have any type of injury, you could bleed out. 

So if you are ever admitted to an emergency room or is scheduled for a surgery, it's imperative to tell a doctor that you are on blood thinning medications or supplements.

But I am not on any medications and I rarely ever take anything over the counter.  After a couple of weeks of rest, I was raring to get out there -- so I started holding events in Detroit then I branched out to Ohio and other states and the rest is history. 

What if my condition had kept me from living my dreams? I had always wanted to put all my belongings in storage and just hit the road. I believe everything in life happens for a reason and I believe this happened to me so I could continue to be a voice for women -- everywhere.

Holistic medicine is under attack today by the government and many believe in the future that holistic healers will be totally put out of business but I will never stop sounding the horn on Western Medicine and how you can have repercussions years later after unnecessary procedures.

Five years after I had my complete hysterectomy, I realized I should have never allowed doctors to do this to me but basically I woke up too late and now I have to deal with the consequences. 

The message in this article is to learn everything you can before going under the knife for any procedure. Learn everything you can about how the human body actually operates and you can start by reading my first health book "How To Take Control of Your Own Life: A Self-Help Guide To Becoming Healthier Over the Next 30 Days" - available as an e-book and paperback.

Cathy Harris is an Empowerment and Motivational Speaker, Non-GMO Health and Wellness Expert, Self-Publishing and Business Coach and author of 22 non-fiction books, including 4 health books. She is available for seminars, workshops, webinars and coaching at www.CathyHarrisInternational.com.