Friday, August 5, 2016

President Obama Signs the DARK Act (Deny Americans The Right To Know)




The legislation passed by Congress two weeks ago will require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic code readable by smartphone that indicates whether the food contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. 

The problem is poor people don't have smartphones.





Cathy Harris Discusses "The DARK Act (Deny Americans The Right To Know) and Explains  Side Effects of GMOs

Monday, August 1, 2016

How I Realized I Had Hypothyroidism

How I Realized I Had  Hypothyroidism

Aug. 1, 2016

by DearCathy.com, Syndicated Columnist
 

Cathy Harris 
Empowerment and Motivational Speaker, Non-GMO Health and Wellness Expert, Advice Columnist at DearCathy.com, 
Self-Publishing and Business Coach at

Hello Everyone:

Today I would like to discuss a topic up until a month ago, I knew very little about -- hypothyroidism. Like most people I googled the symptoms before so I wasn't totally in the dark when I realized the illness could be affecting me directly.

I was hoping by the time I turn 60 years old on October 6, 2016, I would fully understand how the human body actually operates. Because the medical industry is BIG BUSINESS, we are a society that have been left with fending for our ownselves with regards to our health.

Remember that most doctor's life span in conventional medicine is only 60 years old -- so in order for you to be able to live to be 100 years old, you will need to become ENTRENCHED in holistic and natural communities, which are located in every city.

Getting healthy is like putting a puzzle together and once you put all the pieces in the puzzle together, only then will you be able to reach your maximum level of health. However, keep in mind that as you age, "age-related" illnesses might pop up.

As a holistic and natural healer and Non-GMO health and wellness expert, as I write this article you need to understand that I don't consider myself to be an expert on hypothyroidism. My goal is to put the issues out there, then hopefully you can continue to conduct your own research.

It is my belief that I have suffered from the side effects of hypothyroidism for many years and recently, I sat out on a journey to truly understand the illness.

No one wants to admit that they might have some type of disease, especially an autoimmune disease so for the sake of this article, I will replace the word disease with illness or a condition.

My Past Health Woes and How I Healed My Ownself

Most of my audience members know my health story and background and how I became a Non-GMO educator in the first place, when I successfully cured my ownself.

Nine (9) years ago when living in Atlanta, GA, I had to save my own life after 6 doctors, including two specialists, failed to diagnose me with any type of illness or disease, despite having severe pain over half my body for 30 days.

My health testimony is outlined in 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, in the preface. You can also read a short excerpt on my blog at "The Awakening."

How I Found Out I Had Hypothyroidism

Moving to Dallas, TX less than a month ago has not only been empowering for me mentally, physically and spiritually but it has totally launched my business, my empowerment company, Angels Press, in another direction.

After arriving in Dallas pumped up and ready to meet others in the community, I attended a Holistic Life Fair. Because I am so much into holistic healing, I was at the fair for 4 hours and spoke to every single fair vendor present.

One of my main reasons for attending was to meet other Non-GMO educators in the Dallas, TX area. However, despite a large vendor turnout for the event, there were no other Non-GMO educators in the room, and this in itself is a problem today because foods affects everything that you do.

A vendor, a holistic healer, called me over to his vending table and looked at my neck and made the statement to me, "You know you have hypothyroidism - right?....While giving me a handout on hypothyroidism.

I looked at him and thought back about many of the symptoms of the illness that I have experienced for years, even though my lab tests were always normal. He then told me because of the way the lines are located on my neck, the puffiness and apparent swelling that I hadn't noticed -- that I had the illness.

Alarming Statistics for Hypothyroidism Sufferers

According to the American Thyroid Association an estimated 20 million Americans have some type of thyroid disease, and about 60 percent of them don't even know it.


Hypothyroidism primarily affects middle-aged women but also can occur in men and women of any age and in children. It's even estimated by some natural and holistic healers that 80 to 90% of women have been suffering for years from hypothyroidism but will never know it.

What was also alarming is that I found out that nine (9) women to every one man suffer from hypothyroidism, which is also called a "slow moving thyroid."

Tons and tons of women are told by doctors that they need their thyroid taken out and they have to be on thyroid medications for the rest of their lives.

As a Speaker, Trainer and Coach at CathyHarrisInternational.com, I can't tell you how many times I have spoken to women on the phone and I literally thought they were men because they did not have their thyroids.

What You Need To Know About Hypothyroidism


The thyroid gland is part of your endocrine system, which produces hormones that coordinate many of your body's activities. Hashimoto's disease is a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid, a small gland at the base of your neck below your Adam's apple.

The resulting inflammation from Hashimoto's disease, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, often leads to an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).

So Hashimoto's disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. Hashimoto's disease is a "disease" and hypothyroidism is a "condition." Hashimoto's thyroiditis is named after the Japanese surgeon who discovered it in 1912.

Undiagnosed thyroid disorders can put you at risk of developing several serious diseases, including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and infertility.
Everyone should find out how to identify thyroid disorders and most importantly, how to bring your hormones back into balance for optimal health.

Undetected and misdiagnosed thyroid problems plague millions of Americans and conventional treatments are ineffective for 6 out of 7 thyroid disorders. Even those who are correctly diagnosed often find their thyroid problems are mismanaged by their healthcare providers.


The conventional thyroid disorder treatment of hormone therapy is only effective for one out of the seven known categories of thyroid symptoms. Most other cases of thyroid disorders are mishandled, leading to stress and frustration for the patient as they move from one provider to another, looking for answers.

Those who are responsive to hormone treatment can expect inconsistent results, primarily because such treatments lack any sort of proper functional support.

Lab Tests Looks Normal

Many patients suffering from symptoms of thyroid disorders will be told that their lab work "looks normal," yet they continue to try to cope with the daily symptoms that adversely impact their daily lives.


The problem with testing is that most causes for hypothyroidism can be traced to stress of the immune system. Since this is not caused by the thyroid directly, the problems won't show up in most standard lab tests, leaving the patient without the help he or she needs to avoid further health risks.

The Only Way To Truly Tell If You Have Hypothyroidism


During a period of research and education, I went back and looked at my TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) level on my physical last year because unlike many others, I keep a copy of all my physicals (Lipid Panel Profile) so I can compare the numbers every 6 months.

Last year the TSH number was 3.8, however, according to my research this number should be 1.8 or below and the only way to obtain an accurate reading is to have a COMPLETE THYROID PANEL, which is not offered by most doctors.

Not only is these panels not offered by most doctor's offices, but many doctors, whether they are your primary doctors (or internists) or OB/GYNs, don't even bother to check your thyroid levels at all - so you will need to ask for this test during your physical.


Also remember that there is no way you will be able to heal your thyroid unless you also look at your adrenal glands located on top of the kidneys, get rid of your leaky gut and you need to have a functional liver.

List of Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

It just made sense that I was suffering from hypothyroidism since I already had many of the symptoms of the illness which includes:

  • Fatigue 
  • Increased sensitivity to cold 
  • Constipation 
  • Dry skin 
  • Weight gain 
  • Puffy face 
  • Hoarseness 
  • Muscle weakness 
  • Elevated blood cholesterol level 
  • Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness 
  • Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints 
  • Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods 
  • Needing more sleep to function properly 
  • Thinning hair 
  • Slowed heart rate 
  • Depression 
  • Impaired memory 
  • Ringing in your ears 
  • No outer eyebrows 
  • No bottom eyelashes 
  • Environmental allergies 
Many people get hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism symptoms mixed up but you can actually have both conditions. Graves' disease is often the underlying cause of hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease is named for the doctor who first described it in Ireland, Robert J. Graves.

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
  • heart palpitations 
  • Inward trembling 
  • Increased pulse rate, even at rest 
  • Feeling nervous and emotional 
  • Insomnia 
  • Night sweats 
  • Difficulty gaining weight 
Why You Need To Be Careful If You Are Type O Blood Type


What is so alarming is that I found out that many women (and men) with O blood types, have underwent thyroid surgery. So I have tested my theory many times. Every time I see someone with a scar on their throats from thyroid surgery, even women in their 20s or 30s, they always tell me they are O blood types so read the book "Eat Right 4 Your Type" because many O blood types are especially at risk for hypothyroidism.

My Past Hypothyroidism Diagnosis

Years ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism by my OB/GYN doctor in Atlanta, not my internist, and chose to go on a natural supplement, however, I did not slow down long enough to self-educate myself like I am doing today on the illness. So my advice to everyone, especially all women, stop and slow down and educate yourself on this all too important illness that is plaguing many women today.

Why You Need To Listen To Your Body


The reason I knew something was wrong was when I moved to Dallas, I was eating less food and exercising more, however, I had an extremely hard time losing weight.

Many people make excuses for not losing weight, especially the fact that you are getting older. At 59 I still did not want to buy into this -- so once again, once more in my life, I sat out on another journey to figure out what was happening to my body. I looked back at some of my past symptoms which are listed above.

I always walked around my place in socks because my feet were always cold. I have had numb hands and feet in the past and even had stiff joints.


The goal is to avoid any type of radiation if you have thyroid issues. I had environmental allergy issues all the time and despite allowing a VA.gov doctor to give me a MRI, a few months ago to see what was happening with my sinuses, it probably also affected my thyroid since the MRI contained radiation and usually when you get this exam, they fail to cover your thyroid.

I also had an x-ray after injuring my shoulder at CampGladiator.com and the x-ray technician told me I was getting radiation in my thyroid.

Also when you get dental exams they fail to cover your thyroid, which can also cause hypothyroidism to flourish, especially in many women.

The History of Iodine

Years ago iodine was placed in many of the foods and the soil that grows the foods have been depleted of iodine because of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Many women in 3rd world countries have big goiters on their necks from a lack of iodine in their diets so iodine deficiency is a big, big issue today, especially with many women.

Cruciferous Vegetables That Blocks Iodine

The goal is to avoid foods that blocks iodine. A list of these cruciferous vegetables in the mustard family that can block your daily iodine intake include:

  • African cassava
  • Babassu (a palm-tree coconut fruit found in Brazil and Africa) 
  • Bok choy 
  • Broccoli 
  • Broccolini 
  • Brussels sprouts 
  • Cabbage 
  • Cauliflower 
  • Chinese Broccoli 
  • Collards 
  • Daikon 
  • Kale 
  • Kohlrabi 
  • Millet 
  • Mustard 
  • Peaches 
  • Peanuts 
  • Pine nuts 
  • Radishes 
  • Red Radish 
  • Rutabaga 
  • Spinach 
  • Strawberries 
  • Turnips 
  • Watercress 
Avoid These Foods Also
Other foods and items to avoid include:
  • soy 
  • gluten 
  • fatty foods 
  • sugary foods 
  • processed foods (especially GMO foods) 
  • excess fiber 
  • coffee 
  • alcohol 
What Else is Blocking Your Iodine

Chlorine is now used to purify water instead of iodine. Fluoride is almost universally found in toothpaste and drinking water. And bromide replaced iodine in commercial baked goods over 30 years ago.

Unfortunately, these minerals aren't just toxic for your thyroid, they's dangerous for your health overall. Fluoride is a problem because it blocks the ability of the thyroid gland to concentrate iodine and bromide can cause depression, headaches, and even hallucinations.

Minerals and Supplements That Can Heal Your Thyroid

I also found out that it's imperative to get on the following daily supplements mentioned in this article if you think you have this illness, especially the herb selenium (200 mcg) daily, which goes hand-in-hand with any thyroid therapy.

Other supplements needed because of hypothyroidism, which also supports your adrenals include:
  • Multi-Vitamin for Women (or Men) 
  • Selenium (200 mc) daily 
  • Probiotic (helps with leaky gut) 
  • Milk Thistle (regenerates your liver) 
  • Vitamin C & E (which are antioxidants) (be careful with E because it's a blood thinner) 
  • Ginkgo Biloba (be careful because it's a blood thinner) 
  • Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplement 
  • Vitamin D3 (take along with Calcium and Magnesium and try to take these away from other vitamins because calcium can strip other supplements of nutrients) 
  • Ginseng (Ginseng can raise your blood pressure so not every blood type can do ginseng so read "Eat Right 4 Your Type"
I buy most of my supplements from health or wholefood stores, VitaminShoppe.com or other health sites that deals specifically with selling vitamins and minerals. You can't buy these supplements from Walmart, Target, CVS or other stores. Vitamins bought at these venues can cause more harm than good.

My Action Plan to Deal With the Hypothyroidism

I plan on holding several webinars, seminars and workshops, book club and meetup.com discussions around this all too important topic, especially through my platform at VirtualTrainingforWomen.com .

Many women suffer from depression, weight gain, and hair loss, which I believe are three (3) of the most depressing symptoms of hypothyroidism, which can cause any women to fall into a state of hopelessness.

Initially, as I started to conduct my own research, I thought I would need to write another health book on the topic if there were not good information out there. But during the research stage, I came across several great books and teachings on YouTube.com about hypothyroidism.

But I know for sure there will be a chapter on hypothyroidism in my next book entitled "Forever Young: How To Reach Your Maximum Level of Health While Feeling Good and Looking Great" -- due to be released after my 60th birthday in October.

The biggest disappointed was that I had to totally revamp my diet again, which was a lot of work. I found out all the green foods in the mustard family (cruciferous vegetables), that I was eating by juicing, steaming and blending at least 3 times a day, was blocking my daily intake of iodine.

However, I self-educated myself by reading books, listening to audiobooks on www.audible.com , watching presentations by holistic and natural healers, especially many chiropractors on YouTube.com.

The holistic healer at the fair referred me to a herbalist in Dallas who offers FREE 15 minute consultations. He also gave me a link for a lab where I can obtain a COMPLETE thyroid panel.

To learn more about your thyroid read this book " Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? when My Lab Tests Are Normal: a Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Hashimoto's Disease and Hypothyroidism" by Datis Kharrazian - available as an e-book, paperback and audiobook.

Also check out several videos on YouTube.com by Dr. John Bergman and Pharmacist Izabella Wentz.

Supposedly after 3 weeks to 3 months after following some of the action steps in this article and conducting your own research, you should feel much better.

I am very happy to announce that I feel like my old energetic self again. The information was not only empowering for me but as usual, whatever I learn about the human body will be shared in my network with my waiting audience.

Again, I count my blessings everyday because if I never moved to Dallas, TX, and never attended this Holistic Life Fair, I never would have known I had hypothyroidism issues. Change can be good and it certainly can be empowering.

Cathy Harris is the author of 23 non-fiction books including 4 books on health. She provides webinars, seminars and workshops through her speaking platform at
http://www.cathyharrisinternational.com and can be reach through her empowerment company, Angels Press, CEO, President, Publisher, P.O. Box 800511, Dallas, TX 75380, Phone: (512) 909-7365, Website:
http://www.AngelsPress.com, Email: info@angelspress.com.

Friday, July 29, 2016

July 4th is the Beginning of Cancer Causing Season for Men


Happy 4th of July 

July 2, 2016

Hello everyone and Happy 4th of July.  Most people don't have any idea what the 4th of July really means. They just love to have an excuse to be off work and celebrate. 

Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.  

Cancer-causing Season

Okay enough history lesson -- basically, as a Non-GMO Health and Wellness Expert, I have always looked at the 4th of July as the launch of cancer-causing season, especially for men.

June 20, 2016 was the first day of summer so many men  and their families started giving barbecues and picnics and will eat tons of meat at these events. Not just at these events but during the entire summer months. 

For all you MEAT-EATERS, especially HEAVY MEAT-EATERS, the month of July can bring many health issues in your life and many people are only 30 days away from some type of major health issue.

How Are You Preparing Your Meat?

Don't just look at the quality of the meat, but also the way the meat is prepared. Some men barbeque or grill their meat on their back porch or in their back yards the entire summer. This type of preparation can definitely lead to cancer.

Studies have been conducted that cooking meat at the high temperatures you use to grill, as well as broil and fry, creates compounds linked with some cancers. 

Animal and laboratory studies suggest that these compounds may damage DNA and spur the development of tumors in cells of the colon, breast, prostate and lymph system. 

Most Meat Contains Parasites

I use to work for U.S. Customs Service (now called Customs and Border Protection (CBP.gov)) before they went under the Department of Homeland Security in 2005. 

During that time, the Department of Agriculture (www.USDA.gov) stopped inspecting a large portion of the meat that is imported into this country. So a large portion of the meat that is imported into this country is infected with parasites, which are worms.

Over 85% of people in this country have parasites and unless the worms are seen crawling under their skin, in their eyes or coming out of their anus areas, most Western doctors cannot diagnose you with having parasites.

Parasites Can Turn Into Cancer

What's unfortunate is that parasites can turn into cancer and this is another reason why cancer is the 2nd largest killer in the U.S. today.

Do you feel weak, sluggish or run-down, then there is a good chance you have parasites. Remember parasites are worms which lays eggs. 

Most of the time the eggs will be carried out of your body through your fecal matter, but the host parasite can travel throughout your body causing all type of havoc because wherever it lands, it can become a breeding ground for cancer.  

How Much Meat Are You Consuming?



In the U.S., at least culturally speaking, we still seem to believe that men need meat. There's just one problem with that -- The close association between masculinity and meat is literally making men sick. 

How much meat you are actually consuming? If you are eating more meat than the size of a deck of cards every day, then you are consuming too much meat in your diet and it's important to eat the right type of meat. 

When you eat meat, it stays in your body for 3 days turning into parasites and toxins, so the goal is to eat foods that will give you a quick transition from your body. So it's important to have 2 to 3 bowel movements every day.

Eat foods in as natural forms as possible, preferably fresh, raw, organic, wholefoods, juiced, steamed or blended, with as little meat as possible and with very little cooking because cooking depletes nutrients.

You Don't Need Meat To Get Protein

Community myths, urban legends and old wives tales would have you believe that you have to eat meat to get protein in your diet and this is just not true. 

Two of the largest animals in the world, elephants and gorillas, are plant eaters so again that is just not true. 


For more info on cancer 
read the below book...and watch 
the book trailer
Cancer Cures: 
Heal Your Body and Save Your Life 



Available as E-book and Paperback:

Book Trailer - Cancer Cures

Book Trailer - Cancer Cures

Book Trailer - Cancer Cures: 
Heal Your Body and Save Your Life

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Book Trailers - Love After 50

New Book Release

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

Available as an e-book & paperback

Book Trailers for "Love After 50"

Book Trailer I - Love After 50
Book Trailer I - Love After 50

Book Trailer II - Love After 50
Book Trailer II - Love After 50


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
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