Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Best Birthday Present Ever…Loving Your Inner-self

Hello Everyone: 

Last weekend, Oct. 6, 2013, was my 57th birthday.  Most women will receive presents from others and even buy themselves something special during their birthdays. 

In the past I have bought myself a new item such as a piece of jewelry, clothing, or something else to make me look pretty or feel good about myself on the outside.  But as I age gracefully one thing is clear in my life, looking pretty and feeling good is all about giving my insides what it really needs. 

This year I gave myself the best birthday present ever when I decided to give myself a LIVER DETOX.  A few months back in order to make sure my kidneys were running properly, I gave myself a kidney detox and before that I had my regular colon cleanse or detox.

After conducting extensive research a few years back on how the human body operates, I found out that there are 3 organs that cleans out the entire body.  So to keep looking good and feeling good, I realize for the rest of my life, I can’t ignore these organs.  They are my colon, liver and kidneys. 

I make sure I am feeding these organs what they need to ensure my body continues to run like a well-oiled machine.  Many people don’t understand what detoxification is.  Instead of springing out of bed everyday like most people should, they have yet to make their health a priority in their lives so they get out of bed everyday and complain about feeling weak, sluggish and run-down. 

Most people have no idea what is going on when it comes to their health.  Many of us push our own health problems to the background and we engage in overwhelming activities in order to help and assist others. 

Detoxification is a natural healing process needed more than ever in today’s toxic world.  With the onslaught of chemicals in our food, air and water, we can all do with undergoing a specific program of periodic cleansing.

Just as the outer environments in which we live can become polluted with trash, violated with industrial chemicals, and covered in sickness-causing smog, our inner environments (our bodies) can become filled with toxic garbage as well. 

Many of these toxins comes from our diets, drug use, and environment exposure, both acute and chronic.  Internally, free radicals and other irritating molecules act as toxins.  Poor digestion, colon sluggishness and dysfunction, reduced liver function, and poor elimination through the kidneys, respiratory tract, and skin, all add to increased toxicity. 

Detoxification involves dietary and lifestyle changes which reduce the intake the toxins and improve elimination.  Avoidance of chemicals, from food or other sources, refined food, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and many drugs helps minimize the toxin load.  Those lifestyle changes are a direct result of choices you make in your life. 

By engaging in a detoxification program we are actively assisting and supporting the body in its own natural cleansing actions, to help in ridding the body of substances that may be detrimental to our health. 

Organic fruits and vegetables are essentially good for detoxification.  The goal is to begin to transition to a diet rich in fresh, raw, organic fruits and vegetables with very few cooked or processed foods, to help keep your digestive system free of mucus plaque.   

The goal is “bad stuff out and good stuff in.”  Regular and easy elimination will be the rule. Toxins will not build up and foods will be fully digested and utilized.   

Detox diets are hard to start but at the end you will have more energy and vitality.  Since it was a process of years or decades to get the body so full of plaque and toxins, it will be a process to detoxify and get your body pure and back to its highest possible state of health.  

Face it…if you are materialistic and rather spend money on the outside of your body instead of the inside, you are going to have a hard time healing your body and moving toward your optimal level of health and happiness.   

To learn more about the detoxification process, read my health book “How To Take Control of Your Own Life: A Self-Help Guide to Becoming Healthier Over the Next 30 Days” which is available as an e-book and paperback book at or my low-cost article “How to Engage in A Complete Detoxification Program” at: - .99 - $1.50 - $1.50

Good luck!!!

Cathy Harris, Non-Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Health and Wellness Expert, Follow me on my 6 months Florida tour at

Monday, April 15, 2013

Business Success 101

April 15, 2013

Hello Everyone:

I haven't posted a blog post in a while because I am on the road with my 15 statewide humanitarian tour.  I named this blog post "Business Success 101."

What are you willing to do to become a successful business owner? Would you travel across the country and tell your customers and clients that you have a product or service that can potentially be life-changing for them? Or will you simply sit back and try to build a local audience that you have outgrown and that no longer value what you have to offer?

When I decided to take my business on the road on Jan. 2, 2013, I knew upfront that my Empowerment Company, Angels Press, had the potential to deliver 'life-altering' information to those who need it the most. After all -- I had spent years building the business so now my only goal was to deliver.

Everyone asked me why would you get on the road in the dead of winter and travel up north to do something that you could have done in the south? My response was"you can never wait for the perfect conditions in your life -- to change your life." 

At some point, you need to get out of your comfort zone and step out on your faith especially if you are trying to build a successful business.

Being successful as a business owner means one thing - 'passion.' Being passionate about your business and especially your customers and clients is what will propel you into business success.  

Business success is about making money - that's clear and simple. If you are not making money as a business owner, then you are simply building a 'hobby' - not a business.

To launch and build a successful business, I realized early on that you needed to be dedicated and committed. You also need to be a self-starter, have a good understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, have self-discipline and will power. However, just because you don't have those characteristics doesn't mean you won't obtain them as you move forward and build your business.

Remember as you have heard from some of the great speakers in the past, "You don't have to be great to get started - but you have to get started to be great." Have you started your dream yet? What are you waiting on?

More than anything to be successful as a business owner, you need to have a 'vision.' Before anything can happen in your business life, you first need to have a vision of things to come.  

To visualize your dream of being a successful business owner, will require that you engage in daily meditations and seriously explore from the inside out what is happening in your personal and business life. 

It also requires that you live a balanced life. That's not always easy because most people are overwhelmed with life -- so balance will be the key to bringing business success into your life. No business owner becomes successful overnight so the goal is to pace yourself and stay focused.  Keep your eyes on the prize.

Keep visualizing your dream, stay balanced and set goals. The goal is to set 30 day, 60 day, 90 day, 6 months, 1 year and 5 year goals around your health, your finances, your business and career.  Put yourself first in whatever you do while you take care of your family and others that you deeply care for. Your motto should be "Self, Family, and Community."

As a business owner, once you make your customers and clients successful, you too in the process will become successful. Being successful means different things to different people so don't let anyone define success for you - define it for yourself!

At the end of the day it all boils down to what are you willing to do to become a successful business owner?  It's all about bringing joy and happiness into your life while you live a balanced and fulfilled life. Good luck!