Are you lucky? Or are you ALIGNED?

Are you lucky? Or are you ALIGNED?

As you may know, my fiancé and I are just days away from traveling to the green landscape of Ireland. And it got me thinking about LUCK versus ALIGNMENT. 

We all know those people in our life who we claim to be "lucky." They win raffle prizes all the time, find the perfect parking space at the exact right moment, manifest dreams into reality often, etc. Some may call it LUCK...but I'm going to challenge you this week on that belief.

Perhaps it's more than just luck. Perhaps it's conscious intention and focus on a desired outcome. Perhaps it's mental, emotional, and energetic awareness on a dream they are intending and acting on into reality. 

See, the brain LOVES creating consistency between our internal experience and our outer world. When our thoughts and emotions are out of alignment with our physical reality, our nervous system experiences what we call cognitive dissonance. This can be both serving AND sabotaging if our actions and/or beliefs don't change. 

Supported by neuroscientist Dr. Joe Dispenza's work on the placebo, the mind, and healing, this dissonance within the mind if not acknowledged becomes physical tension and misalignment within the body. These misalignments within our spine, body, and nervous system can lead to a myriad of symptoms including high blood pressure, fatigue, indigestion, weight gain, hormonal imbalances, trouble sleeping, brain fog, headaches, low energy, chronic pain, and even mental/emotional imbalances including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more. 

So with all this being said, consider that people we perceive as "lucky" in elements of life (health, finances, family, relationships, etc.) are more than just, well, lucky. Consider they are truly aligned not only within their physical body, but with their beliefs, thoughts, actions, mindset, emotions, and spiritual self.

How are you staying in alignment this spring? Comment below AND share this blog with someone you know you could use some more alignment strategies this season. 

Yours in health and alignment,

Dr. Mel

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Winter in Minnesota is full of snow, ice, cold temperatures, slow traffic, short days, long nights; you get the picture. On the flip side, one thing Minnesota winters often lack is sunshine. Besides energy, warmth, and light for visibility, sunshine provides us with vitamin D, one of the most important nutrients AND hormones for bodily function. The majority of us are deficient in Vitamin D, and the effects, though subtle, can be devastating. In this article, we will explore what Vitamin D is, why it is so important, and how to make sure you are getting adequate amounts year-round.

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