Healthy Eating

I used to teach a class on healthy eating for the Drug Abuse Alternatives Center in Santa Rosa. This morning, as I pondered the following questions:  What kind of information do people really need?  How can I contribute to greater health on the planet?  I was reminded of that class.

As I prepared to teach that class back in 2007, I realized that teaching people how to eat healthy seemed silly.  Everyone already knows how to eat “healthy”.  To test my hypothesis I started the class with a question.  Which one of these is healthier?








As I suspected, everyone picked the apple.  While they both have an equivalent number of calories, the Coke has what we call empty calories and the apple gives us vitamins, minerals, fiber and natural compounds that prevent cancer and heart disease.  Similarly, when offered a choice between cookies and veggies, the class participants chose the veggies.  Once again I came smack up against the truth that more information isn’t really necessary.  Lack of knowledge isn’t a barrier to healthy eating. It is something else.

Some of the barriers are practical:
●    Can’t find the time.
●    Don’t have enough money.
●    Too much work.
●    I’m too tired.
●    The people around me don’t eat well either.
●    There is no good food in the house.

Other barriers to healthy eating are internal.  Sometimes people eat when their body doesn’t need food because they have specific triggers or have picked up habits that are hard to break.  Some of the reasons for inappropriate eating include:

●    Lack of awareness that we are eating.
●    Eating when we get home.
●    Eating when we get a break or during times of transition.
●    Treating ourselves with food.
●    Eating to calm down.
●    Eating because other people are eating.
●    Eating more because other people are eating.
●    Eating because we are cooking for others.
●    Buying food that others like even though it isn’t very healthy.
●    Depriving ourselves of food and getting too hungry.

The therapy for these type of blocks include a process of introspection and conscious behavior change.  It is all about making a choice and increasing awareness. Specific techniques for changing eating habits include my favorite ThetaHealing®.  Sometimes we are compelled to eat a certain way due to subconscious beliefs and programs.

Five Healthy Eating Tips


Basic ThetaHealing – June 26-28th

  • Learn how to easily access the theta brain wave state to tap into the highest frequencies for peace and healing!
  • Instantly eliminate beliefs that stand in the way to greater success.  Be able to do the same for your clients.
  • Get what you want in your life.  Using the theta wave to manifest is effective 80-90% of the time.   (Compare to visualization at 50%)
  • Become a certified ThetaHealer® and help you and your clients prosper.

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The heart of this workshop is the practice of techniques that allow you to change life patterns held in place by core genetic, historic and soul  beliefs.  You will learn to identify your own limiting beliefs and will practice pulling them for others in the class.  This practice can quickly reveal systems of belief that might take traditional psychotherapy years to uncover.  Web page for Basic DNA course.

The course is 75% hands on.  Other topics covered in the Workshop:

  • The formation of ThetaHealing®
  • The power of words and thoughts
  • Electromagnetic field and the energy break
  • Free agency & co-creation
  • Intuitive abilities and how to enter the theta state
  • How to do a reading
  • The healing technique
  • Why people do not heal
  • Four level belief work (core, genetic, history, soul)
  • Muscle testing
  • Programs for feelings and other downloads
  • How to “Dig” for the bottom or key belief
  • The Seven Planes of Existence
  • Manifesting from the Seventh Plane
  • Guardian Angels and Waywards
  • Soul mates
  • Retrieving soul fragments
  • Remembering the future
  • DNA activation and gene replacement


June 26th-28th 2015:  9:30 to 4:30 each day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Course includes: ThetaHealing® book by Vianna Stibal, a Practitioner’s Manual and Certificate of Completion.

Cost:  $445 before June 19th ($85 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit required to hold your spot.)
$485 after June 19th
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Instructor:  Dorena Rode, Ph.D.

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We Are Not Our Emotions

dakota ridge boulder CO chi gung spotMoods intrigue me.  I woke up this morning and headed out for a morning walk just before dawn.  I was, as always, watching myself.  I was in a foul mood.  I didn’t want to get up and I didn’t really want to be walking.  The thoughts that kept arising were predictable and almost humorous.

I was miserable and the weather was no good (actually perfect: clear, sunny, and about 40 degrees).  I could be satisfied by nothing including the nice warm coat I was wearing (scratching my neck).  I did not give much energy to the thoughts that would pop into my mind and decided to just be in my state of blues.

After I walked for about a half an hour on the Sanitas Valley Trail (trailhead just a few block from where I was staying in Boulder, CO) I noticed a heaviness in my heart.  I was walking quite slow on a fairly flat trail, but I could feel that my heart was not functioning properly.  Physically my heart is in great shape, but I am aware that a certain number of heart attacks are caused by emotional, and not physical, effects.  I could feel that it was not pumping adequately and that my blood pressure was just a tad low.  I breathed energy into the area and kept walking.

Finally I came to a lovely spot in the sun overlooking the entire city of Boulder and beyond.  Nestled in the boulders I had done my morning Chi Gung exercises here yesterday.  Today, I just lay down on the rocks.  No energy for anything else.

The pressure in my chest was still there, so I did an advanced Thetahealing technique called heart toning.  This lifted the pressure within minutes.  I then proceeded to clear my energetic field of negativities.  I am aware that being negative can attract more negativity and that picking up negativity can subsequently make one negative.  In either case, I used Thetahealing to clear myself.

Although I was resolved to just be in Dakota Ridge Trail, Boulder COwhatever state I was in, the energetic work shifted everything.  I felt connected to all-that-is and energized.  I got up and did  Dragon and Tiger Chi Gung and even the Eight Brocades Chi Gung that I rarely find the time or energy to do.

The day suddenly seemed marvelous.  Moods seem so arbitrary and transient, yet it is so easy to give them more weight and attention than they deserve.  Thought for the day:  What would true freedom from moods be like?