Mirror, Mirror On The Wall


Posted by Judy Moon

I recently saw Dr. Christiane Northrup on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday show-win win, two of my faves! I especially love Dr. Northrup, she was rockin leather pants and cowboy boots and pulling it off. Love it!

She was talking about a simple daily action that can really change your life. I was on the edge of my seat…what ground breaking tidbit would she share that would change my life??? I love adding tools to my self-care toolbox!

She was referring to Louise Hays Mirror Work. I totally pray to the church of Louise Hay, have seen her speak several times, 90% of the books I own are from Hay House, I get it. In fact I ALREADY practice mirror work.

What the heck is mirror work you might ask?

Mirror work is standing in front of a mirror, looking yourself in the eyes and saying, “I love you” to yourself.

Sounds easy right? Not always. The first time I was given the assignment, I found it really hard to look in my eyes and say those words. I looked everywhere else. I even would throw in some negative self talk -“I love you – wow, your hair looks stupid today”, or “I love you, when are you going to get your eyebrows waxed”. It took some time to get comfortable with it. Plus aren’t we taught that it’s conceited to think that way?

If you’ve ever had a LifeLine session with me, you know that mirror work is part of your homework assignment. Repeating whatever intention we have created – “I am peaceful, feeling joyful” for example, ten times looking in the mirror, twice a day.

So Dr. Northrup challenged you for 30 days to just simply look in the mirror everyday and say “I Love You” several times. I love a good challenge, especially one that’s going to change my life, so I’m in! Unkempt eyebrows, crazy hair and all!

It’s been a week since I have been practicing this. My practice in the past was a more sporadic; as I felt I needed it kind of thing. I am stoked to stay committed to the 30-day declaration of self love. It’s easy some days, other days it’s a little tricky, but it feels pretty juicy when you are saying it, meaning it, feeling it and you see yourself smiling back at yourself.

I love you…

Who wants to join me?

Who Needs a Hug?

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Posted by Judy Moon

I am a hugger, I will admit it.

I was recently saying good night to my peeps after a wild and crazy night of knitting and my friend Tina went to hug me and she said “whoops, wrong way” and switched directions. She knows I like to hug “heart to heart”. My friend Melissa questioned this right side wrong side conversation and I explained that when I learned the LifeLine Technique, I was taught by someone that instead of raising you right arm and leaning in towards the left, if you do the opposite you are connecting hearts when you hug. I love that! I do my best to convert anyone I hug.

It made me think about hugging in general and it’s history.

Wikipedia states – A hug is a near universal form of physical intimacy in which two people put their arms around the neck, back, or waist of one another and hold each other closely. If more than two persons are involved, this is informally referred to as a group hug.

My research revealed that hugging seems to be a natural innate thing that we do. Our bodies are hard wired for this type of connection.

There was a very cool study in the 50’s involving baby monkeys. They created these “surrogate monkey moms” out of wire. One mom had access to a bottle so the baby could eat, the other mom was covered with a fuzzy surface that the baby could cuddle into. As the monkeys began to thrive, the ones who spent more time cuddling with fuzzy mom did better than the ones who didn’t. Way cool!

So I’ve already mentioned that I dig the heart to heart hug, which by the way, totally throws some people off. Is ii because a lot of people are right handed? Is that hugging from the heart is too intimate for some? I’m not sure.

Brain research also shows that it takes 20 seconds of connection for the hormone oxytocin to be released. This is the same powerful hormone that increases during lovemaking, child birthing, and kissing. Oxytocin acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain and increases the bond we feel with others. So whenever my husband gives me a hug, he jokingly will start counting to me.

Next time you give someone a hug, try switching it to the other side and if you are really feeling it – go for the 20 second hug- spread that oxytocin!


What’s Love Got To Do With It?

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Posted by Judy Moon

I am channeling my best Tina Turner right now. The scary thing is that my hair can actually look like hers after one of Gwyn’s scalp massages!

What’s love got to do with it = everything! I have had the honor and privilege to study with Dr. Darren Weissman who has taught me about the healing powers of love and embracing life with an attitude of gratitude. In his book, The Power of Infinite Love and Gratitude – Darren describes the foundation of the LifeLine Technique, a healing modality incorporating 14 modalities. The LifeLine technique is a system that removes “emotional roadblocks” from the subconscious so our body can do what is was designed to do – heal, regenerate and be whole.

My personal favorite part of the LifeLine and what inspired me to become certified was working with the energy of love and gratitude.

If you are familiar with Dr. Masuru Emotos work with water and the effects that different stimuli had on the water then it will be of no surprise to you that one of the most beautiful crystals that formed was when the water was exposed to the words “love and gratitude.”

Why is that so cool?  Our bodies are 70 to 90% water – so when WE are exposed to the words infinite love and gratitude – all of the water in our bodies, in every cell, in every organ – is transforming and shifting.

We are getting ready to celebrate St. Valentines Day which is all about love and I would like to inspire you to use this power of Infinite Love and Gratitude for yourself.

Would you ever choose to feel stress – hell no! – take a breath, shift your vibration, repeat Infinite Love and Gratitude to yourself over and over till you feel the shift. The stressful situation doesn’t necessarily go away – but how you react and respond to it can. It’s all about choice – what do you choose love or fear? I know what I choose.

For bonus points, put your hand in the American Sign Language position for “I love you”

And place it over your heart – that’s right, you are telling yourself that you love you. It’s called self-care, self-love – give it a whirl!

And if you really want extra credit – say it with a smile on your face.

With Infinite Love and Gratitude – Happy Valentine’s Day! Celebrate love!