Thursday, February 14, 2013

Aviva Romm: Is Your Libido Low?

Is Your Libido Low?
Do you wonder whether your libido is low? Do you take care of women or have friends or relatives who are wondering?
Important questions to ask include:
  • Has there been a recent change in your libido? When was it higher? What changed?
  • Are you having any medical symptoms, for example, fatigue, dry skin, or weight gain that might indicate an underlying problem?
  • What's going on in your personal life: A new baby? Caring for an elderly relative? Trouble with children? Work stress? Other stressors?
  • What do you believe might be contributing to this decrease in your sex drive?
  • And perhaps most importantly, how is your relationship with your partner?
Libido is profoundly influenced by our sense of personal well-being, our physical health, our hormones, stress levels, and our relationship happiness.

To learn more, read on!

And check the website later for a second special post today - a Maca Dark Chocolate and Cherry Truffle recipe! Maca is a restorative tonic for general health, energy, and sexual vitality. And chocolate, well, it may just be one of nature's perfect foods!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Aviva Romm: Getting Comfy With Your Sexual Health

Getting Comfy With Your Sexual Health
This month, in honor of V-Day, I am launching sexual health month. This week's blog is a meditation on sexual health. You can read it here.

Forthcoming blogs will include:

Do You Have Low Libido?
7 Foods to Spark Your Sex Drive
Is There Sex After Baby?
Aphrodisiacs for Health and Pleasure
Maca Dark Chocolate Truffles
Choosing the Birth Control That's Right for YOU
Hot Sex After Menopause: Yes You Can!
How often should you be having sex?
Safe Sex: What We All Need to Know About It

Ok, it may take more than a month to write all of these but I am on my way. And don't worry, my website is not becoming a sex ed site! You're still gonna' get all the great stuff on natural parenting and pediatrics, pregnancy and birth, a little bit of empowering philosophy here and there, and tons more on women's health. And oh yes, delicious recipes and herbal medicine tips!

I always love to hear from you on what you want to hear more from me about! So please be in touch and let me know what YOUR most pressing concerns are.

PO Box 216, Monterey, MA 01245

Steven Horne: Upcoming Herb and Natural Health Classes

February is here and Steven Horne's School of Modern Herbal
Medicine has more opportunities for you to learn about natural
healing.  Here are this month's classes.

Balancing Hormones 
It isn't just about menopause anymore...
Webinar with Kimberly Balas, ND
February 18, March 11, March 25
8:30 Easter, 7:30 Central, 6:30 Mountain and 5:30 Pacific time

Hormones play a vital role in our overall health.  These powerful
chemical messengers circulate through your blood stream,
generating a wide range of cellular and emotional responses. 
The balance of hormones impacts every major organ and system
in your body. Every time you get angry, become tired, laugh, cry,
have sex, wake up, feel hungry, or fall asleep your body is
responding to hormones.

Health requires a delicate balance and the body has the innate
wisdom to try to maintain that balance.  Part of this involves
constantly adjusting hormone levels and ratios.  Weight gain,
depression, PMS and symptoms associated with menopause are
alarms telling us that this hormonal balance is off.

Researchers have found that a decrease or imbalance in hormones
plays an important role in the aging process. Increasing hormonal
imbalance ultimately impairs muscle development, sexual function,
sleep patterns and various brain functions, including memory.  So,
as your hormones become increasingly imbalanced it reduces your
verall sense of well-being.  It also puts you at a higher risk for
cardiovascular problems, osteoporosis and other diseases associated
with aging.

In some women, this imbalance becomes so severe they can barely
get out of bed! We're all different — and we love that because it makes
life much more interesting— but it also means that your biochemistry
is unique.  So just as you have your unique life history and path, so
your path to hormonal balance will be unique.

Learn how to balance your own hormones in this special three webinar
class taught by Kimberly Balas, ND.  You'll learn to understand hormones,
read saliva hormone reports and know how to improve hormonal balance
so you can help yourself and others to greater health.

Click here to learn more and register.

Tree of Light's Associate
Program Webinars

Tree of Light has an Associate program with three different webinar
topics each month.  Associates can download handouts and
recordings for each webinar (and all past webinars) from the member area. 
They can also download the PowerPoint presentations to modify and use in
teaching their own classes.

In addition to the three webinars and access to the member archives,
members obtain discounts on all Tree of Light courses, books and other
materials. Learn more about becoming an associate.

Here are the upcoming webinars for Tree of Light's Associate program:

February 13, 2013: Business Coaching
Begin with the End in Mind

Remember when you were young? Most of us when we're young have
lots of hopes and dreams.  For many of us, however, the setbacks we
suffer in life cause us to lose our hopes and dreams.  This webinar is
about finding your hopes and dreams, again, and how you turn them
into achievements and successes.  More importantly, it's about discovering
your life vision and pursing your unique life purpose.

February 19 and 20, 2013: Busting the Cholesterol Myth
People have been brainwashed to believe that heart disease is
caused by eating too much saturated fat and cholesterol.  It's a myth,
that is not backed up by good science.  In this webinar, we'll be busting
that myth and telling you the truth about cholesterol, the hazards of
statin drugs and the real causes of heart disease. February 19 we'll have
Kimberly Balas as our special guest for the Nature's Sunshine version
of this webinar and Thomas Easley will join us on the 20th for the
generic version of this program.

March 4, 2013: Restoring a State of Grace
If you watch wild animals you'll see that their movements are graceful
and flowing. So are the movements of happy young children.  As we
grow older we lose this grace as our body stores more and more trauma
in tense, locked muscles.  Emotional healing is about unfreezing this
trauma from the body and restoring it back to its original graceful state.
This also takes the person's psyche away from a state of shame, fear and
guilt and into a state of grace, happiness, trust, joy and peace.

Cost for the program is just $19.95 per month and your first month is free.
Visit for more information or call 800-416-2887 to enroll.

Free Webinar Series: Prophecy and Preparedness

This is a series of webinars Steven will be doing this year on
his understanding of what is about to happen in the world
based on his understanding of prophesy and personal spiritual insights. 
We will start off looking at what the future may hold for us and then
discuss what we can do to be spiritually and physically prepared.

Because of the spiritual nature of these webinars Steven decided
to hold them on Sunday evenings.  These webinars are free.
Click the following link to register for these webinars:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Photo Contest - Using Etchings App

For those of you who love photography as much as I do, be sure to check out the Etchings App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch!  Etchings turns your photos into unique works of art with filters inspired by stamps, currency and 19th-century illustrations.
Just in time for the weekend (and a snow storm here!) Etchings has posted a contest with some really great prizes - just for entering your newly etched photos!  You'll have until Feb.22 to post as many entries as you wish!  Good luck!!