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Week 42 – The Wisdom of You: Health Bits & Pieces


If you missed last week’s webcast with Oprah after her Lifeclass that covered the topic, “You Become What You Believe,” you can watch it here.  Her Lifeclass joins millions of people around the globe in the kind of learning that truly changes lives.  I hope you’ll follow it on the OWN network.

Have a beautiful week…



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Topic of the Week

I’m still in Pasadena at the I Can Do It conference and just ran into Dr. Chris Northrup in the makeup room before a video shoot.  Our chance meeting inspired me to rerun a newsletter that included her wisdom…

The Wisdom of You

Yesterday I had the honor of teaching with Dr. Christiane Northrup during a day of self-care and healing for women in Boston, MA.  I use the word “honor” because I consider Dr. Northrup to be a pioneer in the field of women’s health – someone who’s been willing to rock the boat, speak the truth, and stand up for what women need to know to live fully empowered, healthy lives.

Her work changed my relationship with my body and my approach to healthcare when I first read Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom.  And her subsequent books continue to have a significant impact on my life and my work.  As a matter of fact, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause, were required reading for all of my female clients.  I consider studying them to be a vital act of self-care.

I taught in the morning and Chris taught in the afternoon. She’s smart, engaging, and very funny.  During her part of the program, I took notes and thought I’d share some of her wisdom with you.  Here’s what she had to say:

The period between age 40 and age 55 is a time when a woman becomes the “Queen of Herself.”  It’s an inward phase of starting over when all that you haven’t dealt with comes up to be addressed.

The mind can stay engaged with data forever but it’s the heart that actually instigates change.

There is no illness that is incurable.

Divine Love is the most powerful healing force of all.

Women report having the best sex of their lives in their sixties and seventies.

Just because you have a uterus and breasts does not mean you are biologically designed to do grocery shopping.

The era of the “Battle of the Sexes” is coming to an end and we are now focused on learning how to effectively work together.

Menstrual blood is loaded with stem cells.

The issue of this century is educating women and girls.  It’s the one thing that will make the planet green, stabilize the economy, and put an end to terrorism and war.

We must die to the outmoded ways of behaving that no longer work for us in order to truly live.

Every thought you think and every emotion you feel changes your hormones.

Illness is the only acceptable form of Western meditation.

Chris certainly is a doctor who makes you think, huh?

Take Action Challenge

This week, empower yourself with knowledge and wisdom.  Get educated about your body. Pick up a copy of Chris’ book, do a little research online about a health issue you’d like to know more about, or find a new healthcare practitioner who’s ready to partner with you so you can enjoy vibrant health. Educated men and women, who take responsibility for their health, live longer, more fulfilling lives.

Be one of them #x1F600;

Check out this extraordinary video of an eagle owl flying toward the camera.  It’s a beautiful, silent meditation… You can find it here.

Life Makeover For The Year 2011 (sm) is written and produced by Cheryl Richardson. If you have any questions or comments, or for reprint permission of this newsletter, please email: © Copyright 1999-2011. Cheryl Richardson, P.O. Box 13, Newburyport, MA 01950. All rights reserved.