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Why Motivational Quotes can make you Depressed

2 min read

I have a Love/H*** relationship with positive quotes. 

I love them because they are Grrrrreeeeeaatt (in my Tony the Tiger voice), but I H*** them because the effects are fleeting. 

If you are dealing with something heavy, it may make you feel good or see things from another perspective for a little bit, but then what?

As great as it is, have you ever achieved your goal or truly had lasting change from the following quote:

So are quotes completely useless or can they serve a purpose in your life?

I think they can if you pull the weeds from your garden and allow them to just be another form of rain sprinkling your newly planted garden.

In other words if you don't permanently release those self-destructive limiting beliefs (the weeds) that say, "I am not good enough" "I always fail" "I am not loved" "I am not special" "I am not beautiful" "I am not complete" you will not allow a positive quote or anything else to penetrate to your subconscious/heart.

Therefore your reality will not change.

So do the necessary task of pulling those weeds out and then you can be motivated to action by: 

 

Joy Brown

1 out of 4 Women Have Turned Down a Wedding Proposal and....

2 min read

24% later regretted it. What does that have to do with anything? I watched Forest Gump for the very 1st time this week (don't judge me lol) & was shocked when Jenny (his long-time friend & love interest) turned down his wedding proposal. Check it out here:

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Jenny had a limiting belief that she was not worthy & felt lots of shame (which is actually worse than guilt). It stemmed from her father sexually abusing her as a child. Symptoms from that strong belief showed up in her life as:

  • Drug use
  • Attracting physically & verbally abusive men into her life
  • Continually landing in dangerous environments
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Sexual promiscuity
  • Attempted suicide

I'm sure there are valid reasons and  times when you should turn down a wedding proposal. However, she had a 'good guy' who deeply loved & cared for her. Forest Gump protected her & displayed great character, leadership & faithfulness. However, she belived that SHE WAS NOT WORTHY OF THAT LOVE. It's almost a sick way of giving yourself what you believe you deserve & sabotaging anything that remotely gives you glimpses of light.

 

We all have sabotaged a good thing before. The key is to look at areas of your life that continually have the same issue resurfacing over & over again. What are you running from? What area of your life do you kee battling? Could it be deeper than what it appears? Could there be a deeper wound that you're overlooking?

 

The Emotional Blockage Release is a strategy I use for people who are about to join our 6-week Holistic Body & Mind Challenge. I refuse to just treat symptoms. I refuse to just give someone a good eating plan or a good diet when they have a MASSIVE wound in their Emotional Aura. If this speaks volumes to you go to www.R3Method.com & Apply. I do the EBR strategy on the qualification call, so even if you don't join the challenge you can capitalize on that release. Just see it as my gift to you for being you.

 

Joy

 

 

Joy Brown

My 10-Day Store-Bought Juice Cleanse

4 min read

A client emailed me and challenged me to do an exteded juice detox using only store-bought juices. I obliged because I have always done my cleanses using 95-100% fresh pressed juices, with maybe a few of those as a 'filler'. I consider a filler to be a store-bought juice from the local grocery store or health food store to hold you bcs you just wanted to try something different or give your fingers a break from juicing or left your final juice at the office so grabbed a filler in its place. So using what I call a "filler" juice exclusively on a 10-Day Juice Cleanse was major for me to say the least.

 

I grabbed juices like the ones pictured from Whole Foods, Walmart & Trader Joes for my cleanse. Each moring I picked 4 for the day with varying colors. Here are the highlights of my experience:

  • These juices DO NOT taste nearly as good as fresh juices. They were decent, but I could tell all of them were bottled except a Beet/Carrot/Orange/Lemon one I had. The worst one I had was unpalatable. Do you know how Bitter Chard/Grapefruit/Lemon are...who thought to mix them?
  • My body sculpt was slower. Example: The sculpt I got from this 10-Day Detox, I could've easily got with a 5-Day fresh Juice Detox.
  • My mental clarity & accuity was just ok compared to what I'm used to on a cleanse.
  • My energy was just ok compared to what I'm used to on a cleanse.
  • The white coating on my tounge (toxic release) was minimal. It is usually completely white, whereas I still saw through to the pink on this cleanse. 
  • On a scale of 1-10, 10 being not hungry at all...my hunger is usually a 10 on a juice detox. On this one it was a 10 for 80% of the time.
  • On the plus side, it was awesome not slicing/juicing/cleaning anything. 
  • It was only about $20/day on this cleanse.

Would I ever do it again? No

Why not? Because the stores use High Pressure Processing to increase the shelf life on these juices. Therefore, when I take a specific period of time to abstain from deliscous meals to purify my body, mind & organs, I want to make it worthwhile. I want to give it the good stuff. I literally don't buy pre-cut vegetables because I know that they are losing prescious enzymes, so why would I want to use juices that have denatured enzymes & lowered nutrients. I look at detox times as a special experience. I wouldn't want to spend my 20th wedding anniversary in a Motel 6 because it will be a special experience that deserves the best. I feel the same about a detox. I am dedicating time to put myself on a physical, mental, emotional & psychological retreat & bygolly it needs to show!!!!

 

What exactly is fresh juice? Juices derived from a juicer that was made on your own counter, a health food store or bottled up by a company like Blueprint Cleanse & put in front of you to consume within 48 hors or it will go bad.

What was the main thing you missed about fresh juices while on the store-bought juice detox? Variety & nutritionally balanced combinations. I usually put fresh herbs, different greens & a wide array of vegetables in my personally-made juices. I make sure that they are high in the right amounts of antioxidants, vitamins & minerals. I also make sure that the recipes for clients ar varied, nutritionally balanced & tasty.

 

Are you ready for a Pro-Guided Holistic cleanse? Go to http://r3method.com & pick a package!

(Pictured: My Day 4 with 3 down & 1 to go)

Joy Brown

Sticks & Stones...LIES...Words Hurt!

4 min read

Have you ever had someone's words penetrate so deeply, swiftly & aggressively through your cells, mind, with a final landing crushing through your heart? I'm sure many of us have at many different times. Let me tell you about when one of those many times happened to me. I used to send out an e-newsletter similar to this one (with my 4 pillars of Food/Fitness/Mindset/Supplements & beauty) for over 12 years now. I'm faster now, but it used to take me an entire day to research, gather, structure, write, add pics/links/credit etc & send it out to my readers. I always enjoy doing it because I love to share what I'm passionate about & what can truly help others.

One day in about 2009 (just minutes before the production crew came to film us for Wife Swap), I opened an email. It was from an old client from St.Louis who I thought highly of because of her life story & determination. Imagine my shock when I found out she was actually writing because of an event I posted in my email & asking if I were going to have any other professionals hosting this event because basically "who do I think I am to host such a powerful event." She went on to tell me that a small group of old clients I had who I also saw as friends didn't really like me & talked about me behind my back & that she's being brave enough to tell me to my face. (Is this high school? Am I being pranked? Where's Ashton Kutcher) She finally went on to say that my newsletters have lots of grammatical & spelling errors. I will never forget reading that email. I remember where I was sitting in my house. I remember what color I had on. Remember guys, when something highly & emotionally charged (positive or negative) happens in your life you remember more details (unless you stuff in your subconscious).

So what did I learn from those harsh words? How did it cause me to change? Well, it caused me to check more closely for proper implementation of their, there, they're...LOL just kidding. It caused me to know that someone's opinion of me does not have to be MY definition of me. It caused me to realize that you can help a million people in amazing ways, but there still may be 100 that decide to focus on your mistake or what you could've done better. I forgive that person because whether intentional or not she hurt my feelings, but I'll hurt myself if I limit myself by staying in a mental jail cell because of  words. This is one of the reasons why "Mindset" is one of my 4 pillars of optimal health. It is not optional, it is foundational. You need it for everything. You need it for every relationship. You need to reverse, retrain & rebuild your mindset from not just your outer world but also for the inner world. Yes, we think 60-80,000 thoughts per/day & most of them are negative, old, recycled thoughts. Take all the people who have ever said anything negative about you over your lifetime & add them up & it would not compare to what you say to yourself. Let's reflect on some of our destructive & toxic mental thoughts over 2015. Kiss them & cast them into the sea. Forgive yourself & others & move into the New Year with Love & Belief in yourself & others.

 

p.s. The founder & publisher of one of the hottest magazines in Naples Fl happened to be on my email list. I could've done 100 rows of cartwheels the day he emailed me to tell me he that he loved my e-newsletters & they looked professional. Not that I needed the validation, because I do EVERYTHING from the heart & so that fuels my passion...but it didn't hurt either! ;)

 

Joy Brown

Day 5 of my 7 Day Water Cleanse

9 min read

I have not done a Water Cleanse in about 10yrs! I remember it like yesterday because I failed miserably. The hubs & I were inspired to do it for an all church fasting inspired by Jenetzen Franklin after watching one of his broadcasts & after being on it for just 2 or 3 days we quit & ordered chinese (COMPLETELY NOT RECOMMENDED LOL)!!! 

Fastforward & now it's hard for me to believe that I am huge holistic health proponent that SWEARS by the power of a cleanse/detox for weightloss, toning, hormonal reset, mental clarity, cravings controller, cardiovascular functioning, elimination regulation, metabolism refresher, blood sugar level balancer, disease healer, emotional releaser, sexual enhancer, energy increaser and on and on and on.....

 

Who Is A Detox For: Any adult who is not pregnant or nursing. Some would say that a detox is NOT for people with certain medical conditions, however I find it interesting that those same people who are ruled out, have cured themselves using this ancient-old practice. Although I believe everyone should detox, I know that there are a few who should not & should get medical approval. A good example is if someone is getting chemo, it would not be productive to cleanse because as you're putting healing & concentrated cancer-fighting nutrients into your body, the toxic poison of the chemo will be increasing the free radicals in your body. 

 

Is a Detox Just For People Who Want To Lose Weight: NO! It is the perfect body balancer...meaning if someone is underweight it can help them to get at a healthy weight. It will help someone who is at their desired weight maintain that weight. The bigger someone is the more they will lose. The average person loses about 1-3 pounds/day on a detox. I've seen clients who were morbidly obese lose about 5-6 pounds/day. The body is smart & very intuitive. It actually even releases the fat where you store it the most and the dangerous stored fat around your organs 1st before it starts releasing from the rest of your body. You actually lose mostly stored fat and a small amount of water weight.

 

Don't You Gain It Back Once You Start Eating Again: Many people do because they don't break the fast properly. You are supposed to start refeeding your body again gradually. For fasts more than 3 days, you are supposed to start back with fresh juices, fruits, smoothies and salads as your digestion system gets used to digesting again (Remember it's been given a much needed break & has been resting & rebuilding).

 

How Often Should You Do A Detox: My favorite question;) I am a fan of (IF) Intermittent Fasting...If you grab a few books on IF, read some reviews & then try it yourself, you will be HOOKED! Intermittent fasting or Intermittent Detoxing is where you do a detox regularly. You will intuitively find a rhythm that you like & that makes you feel & look good. I started out doing a 3-Day Detox at the beginning of every month & stuck with that for a couple of years. I then read that Jack Lalanne did a 24 hour juice detox once/wk & I tried that pattern & really loved it (most people prefer Mondays). Now I do 24-hour detox once/week. A seasonal short detox (3-7 days) 4X/yr and an extended detox (8-30 days twice/yr) usually my birthday month (August) & (January). I also recommend doing a 1-7 day cleanse if you have a BIG decision to make. You will get inner resolution that goes beyond paying a top psychotherapist & you wil Know that it feels right to move ahead without any doubt. Sooooo to answer your question do a detox at least 4x/yr.

 

Joy, What Hooked you on Detoxing: I used to be completely addicted to sugar. The last straw for me was when I polished off a box of Krispy Kremes in a day like it was nothing. Eating all that sugar didn't cause me to gain 200lbs, but I had every single symptom of hypoglycemia & I knew from working in the medical field that it would only be a matter of time before I had full blown diabetes because of my fork! (Actually beause of my fingers, because most of the sweets I overindulged in didn't require a fork.) I did lots of research, (this was before my book, R3 Diet) & ended up doing a 30-day Raw Detox. It totally changed my taste buds...changed my cravings...changed my body....changed my life! We started having our fitness clients start with the 30-Day Raw Detox & I still get goosebumps when I think of all the amazing stories we've heard over the years from them. I have file cabinets, email files & cards to prove it because I alway want to be able to cherish those stories.

 

Why Do You Think Most People Don't Detox: People fear what they are not familiar with. Most people's fridge & pantry looks similar to their parents or grandparents. They purchase food & eat out of habit & cravings. They think it's a hard process to change their eating habits. They think that it's a form of deprivation. They don't know it's natural & what our bodies desperately desire. I didn't know back when I was plowing down donuts & cookies that a big plate (not a snack) of colorful, fibrous fruit would rectify that sweet tooth & keep my elimination system smooth. I used to have bowel movements every two weeks back in the day. The bottom line is food & drug industries are about dollars and cents. They have NO benefit in sharing this simple yet powerful technique to the masses. They want to keep you addicted & continuously add more and more chemicals to foods and snacks to see to it that they do. When you start detoxing as a way of life, you will be sold the same way that you are sold on gravity. It does start off difficult, but by your 3rd or 4th detox, you'll feel like a pro. Keep in mind that the first 3 days are always uncomfortable, but not unbearable.

 

Does This Mean You Can Never Have A Donut Again: NO! In my book R3 Diet which is a Lifestyle Eating Plan, it allows people to have "anything" meals on weekends (Fri-Sat). My research showed me that the feeling of deprivation was the #1 reason most diets fail. They tell people to NEVER eat pasta or NEVER eat ice-cream & so people have to use will-power just to try and hold on. Snacks/Desserts have their place. We used to consume them as treats because it used to cost more time & money for your parents & grandparents to purchase them and make a delicious pie or cake. Now they are easy to grab from vending machines, gas stations, stores & drive-thrus. The average american went from consuming a 5lb bag of sugar per year/per person at the turn of the century to now consuming an 150 lb bag of sugar per/person. So don't tell me we don't need to detox.

 

What Made You Do A Water Cleanse: This was completely unplanned & intuitive. It was Thanksgiving this year & I just felt the urge to do a 7-Day Water Cleanse starting the next day. During a detox you become sensitive to cold & your body is always cold, so I'm using only very warm water. I feel very grounded. My main symptom was a headach & bad breath which are normal during a detox as the toxins release. I am getting great ideas & creative inspirations. I will post the details of this and all of my personal detoxes on my app. Email me if you want to be invited on.

 

Why is Mindset Such A Big Part of The Detox: It would be a wasted opportunity to detox the body with an amazing cleanse & leave out mindset. Blocked emotions & unresolved past traumatic experiences come up naturally during a physical cleanse & if you don't add the mental element, then you will want to quit under pressure. However they come up to be dealt with once and for all. We just guide you through the process, so that you can understand those emotions and replace them with new healthy beliefs. We also know that those old blockages are the true problem that's causing you to sabotage your health, body, mindset, perspective & relationships. Therefore as you transform your physical body through powerfully concentrated nutrients & enzymes, we're going to also reverse and rebuild your emotions, limited beliefs & toxic thoughts and habits to create a true mental transformation as well. 

 

What Shocks You About The IF Lifestyle: I guess the biggest thing that blows me away is that I've only been to the hospital to have babies. I rarely if ever get sick. My energy & mood is always lifted. I have a desire to live on purpose & at my best. I want others to experience their best. I will shout this stuff from rooftops so that people will get a taste of this. It is the answer to so many woes. It is transforming in every way & reaches mind, body & soul.

Which Detoxes Do You Recommend:

 

Over the past decade I usually do and recommend the following:

  • 30-Day Raw Detox
  • 7-Day Juice Detox
  • 10-Day Purium Detox
  • 10-Day Master Cleanse

In addition to my Custom Crafted Cleanses:

  • R3 Mono Detox
  • Triple S Detox
  • 30-Day R3 Method Detox

To grab my book R3 Diet as a resource during or after the clease go here: R3 Diet