Happy Friday | Where is your Faith?

Here is a great article that I would like to share on faith posted on
February 7, 2014 by Ali Brown. A very good motivational read. In fact, I personally met Ali Brown a year ago in SF and have learned a great deal from her business model that has help my business grow tremendously. Please enjoy.

Ali brown In 2002, I had been married two years to my first husband, whom I’ll just call “G”. While we each had our own reasonably successful business ventures (I was just really starting to ramp up my online business), we were still struggling financially, living in a rented one-bedroom apartment in
Los Angeles, and carrying more than $30,000 in credit card debts. It was surely causing a lot of stress in our marriage.

A friend of ours invited us to attend a “money mindset” seminar that sounded perfect for our situation. Although the event was free, it was still a big decision to take three days off, drive down to San Diego, and pay for a hotel.

Once we arrived, our initial skepticism transformed into excitement and hope, as we listened to the information, did verbal and written exercises, shared, cried, sang, and broke boards with karate chops. (Yep, we drank the Kool-Aid.)

I remember driving home with G after that event, listening to him talking with a friend on his cell phone, and he sounded different—positive and confident, like the man I had originally married. It was so attractive! I felt different too. I was so excited for us to grow together, to have a bright future, to live together in this new positive mindset we’d found. I could barely sleep that evening.

The next morning, I got out our workshop materials, and we continued the work we agreed to do each morning. The first week was no problem. Then, the next Monday morning G made some excuse, and the next day, and the next day, and that was the end of that. I kept doing them alone.

The next time we took our weekly walk along the beach by the large and stunning multimillion dollar homes, I told him I wanted to start going to open houses… to set the intention we’d one day have a gorgeous home like these. He said, “Why should we bother? We’ll never have a house like this. We’re in tons of debt.”

I went by myself. (And, later, I actually bought one of those houses… but that’s another story.)

In the months that followed, my business began to grow, and more money started coming in. I excitedly shared these results with G (“See? It’s working. Isn’t this exciting?”) and gently encouraged him to get back on track. Finally I realized he didn’t even want to hear about my success. He finally got angry and said, “Listen, I did the seminar, I get it… I don’t need to do that stuff every day or think that way, OK….”

I didn’t make a big deal out of it, and I let him be.

But as I grew, both personally and financially, and began investing in my growth via trainings, workshops, and coaching, G became more stuck and frustrated. I tried everything… helping him with business ideas, getting us counseling, hiring him a coach, and more.

And then one day, I realized his negativity had become absolutely toxic, and I just couldn’t carry him anymore. I was heartbroken but knew I had to move on. (He didn’t argue with me.)

What was the difference here? Was it really my attending seminars and getting the coaching and doing the personal work that made me successful, and not G?

Well, no. Because you also see a lot of folks going to seminar after seminar and not getting results.

Really the core difference was that I was learning to live in faith. It was truly my new OS (operating system), and still is today.

While unpacking boxes with Brett at our new home in Scottsdale, I came across a great book a friend introduced me to years ago. It’s by Robert Russell, and it’s called God Works Through Faith.

(And if you’re not comfortable with that G word, whatever. Just insert your own here, like Source, Spirit, Universe, Higher Power… just stay with me here.)

He writes, “Faith is the belief that you have the power to do all things. It is a magnetic power that attracts the answer to your prayer. Results do not come by chance, accident, or fate. They are molded by your faith in your power through God.”

Faith is belief in what you cannot see and cannot understand. It’s belief in a power greater than you. And when you align with it, stay in faith, let it flow through you, and follow its messages, miracles happen.

This doesn’t mean I don’t have my moments of worry, fear, or doubt. But the key is simply catching yourself when you go to that place. Take a deep breath and gently redirect your thoughts to what you want to happen, how you want to be, and how you see your life and business evolving.

One of my favorite teachers on worry is Joyce Meyer. She says worry is negative prayer—it’s essentially praying for what you do NOT want.

Worry is a huge problem for most of us, and especially for women. I come from a long line of worriers, and this is something I have to continually monitor and manage. If I don’t, it will just eat me alive.

I seem most vulnerable to this right when I wake up in the morning. My to-do list comes crashing down on my head as soon as I open my eyes. An endless list of things for the business, the house, the kids, my mom. If I don’t immediately take control of my thoughts in a positive way, my brain will instantly start spiraling downhill. (And now that I have children, this has also seemed to double, by the way.)

To shift it, I take a deep breath and move into gratitude… I think about all the wonderful things in my life right now such as my twin babies and their dad, our beautiful new home in the desert, having a business and clients I love, and the exciting opportunities I know are in front of me. That seems to get me in the right direction, and all the little things in the way seem to lose their power over me.

There’s a lot more to it, but that’s what gets me started in the right direction. Because I found faith to be such a powerful part of what drives me and my success, I created a program called “Divine Success: The 7 Phases to Realizing Your Dreams”, which I think you’ll really enjoy. You can take a look at it here—it may be exactly what you need right now.

“Entrepreneur mentor Ali Brown teaches women around the world how to start and grow a profitable business that make a positive impact. Get her FREE CD “Top 10 Success Secrets for Entrepreneurial Women” at http://www.AliBrown.com”

Have a 2GORJIS Day

Super Power Juice Tips | For a Healthier You

Monday Healthy Juice Tip: Super Power Vegetable Juice
Drink anytime & any day
Kim Evans, MA ~
Beauty Expert, Health Educator & Nutrition Wellness Coach

I would like to share with you one of my amazing super power juice drinks. Many of you have been asking me some simple tips to juicing. Here is a simple and quick juice. It’s great for when you need a boost in energy, feeling sluggish, it helps to heighten your immunity and simply tastes fabulous.

3-4 Celery Stalks (helps to lower blood pressure)
1/4 Ginger (boosts immunity)
1/4 Lemon (for Zest)
1 Green or Fuji Apple (great fiber)
3-4 Carrots (helps detox the liver, good for digestion)
Handful of purple cabbage (for anti-cancer fighting properties)
Handful of any greens (shown here is spinach, phyto- nutrient)
Juicer, ( I use the original Jack La Lanne’s, or use a Bullet).

Kim Evans Super Power Vegetable Juice


Kim Evans, Green Salad with Purple Cabbage

1 tbsp of (Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acid), a good fat or Coconut oil
**Your Juice Drinks and Smoothies should always contain all three:
Fiber, Fat, & Protein in them to make them complete. Add to your super power drink a well-balanced salad.

Wash, chop and place all ingredients in a bowl then use your juicer.
Serve in your favorite glass with a twist of orange or lemon.

Abundance, Love, Peace & Healthy Living
Kim Evans, MA
Beauty Expert, Nutrition Coach & Health Educator


“Sexy & Fabulous”~ Healthy Chicken Soup w/ Roasted Vegetables

“Sexy & Fabulous Get in Shape”~ Chicken Noodle Soup w/ Roasted Vegetables

Spring is upon us, spring cleansing offers a great new start to get ourselves in order and Easter is near for a great spiritual reconnection celebration.  What an awesome time to cleanse our bodies, start anew, refresh our minds and rejuvenate our spirits with clean eating that helps to enhance our bodies to become healthier, stronger and better.  I would  like to share with you this wonderful fabulous quick and easy recipe to jump-start you to better health and feeling great about your body for spring.

Simple Homemade Healthy Chicken Vegetable Soup w/ Roasted Vegetables: all items can be purchased from your local supermarket or local Farmer’s Market.

(1) Package chicken legs or chicken breast

(2) Beets

(1) Cauliflower, ( you will only use 1/2)

(4) Carrots

(1/2) Fennel

(1) Yam or (1) Sweet Potato

(3-4 ) Yukon potatoes

(3-4 ) Red potatoes

(1) Celery Root

(1/2) Bunch of Collard Greens or (1) Zucchini

(1/2) Bunch of Parsley

(4) Bay Leaves

(Optional) 1/2 Bag of Peas

(Optional) ~Ginger root, you will use one part of the root, reserve the remaining

(1) to 2 tablespoons of cut garlic, depending on your taste

(1) Small Red Onion or Yellow.

(1) Box Organic Chicken Broth, get at Trader Joe’s.

Tools:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In a Crock Pot, (great for the working person with limited time) or if you prefer use a ( 5 Quart Dutch oven or pot) over your stove top, (I will describe it here for slow crock pot cooking for the for simpler cooking).  Get all your ingredients, cleanse, chop and cube all vegetables. Add to your slow crock pot before going to work.  After you have cubed all your vegetables, roast vegetables before adding to your Crock pot by adding to a baking dish, season to taste with salt and seasonings and then drizzle with olive oil. Bake on 400 degrees  for 45 minutes or 250 degrees for about two hours, slowly. When complete, you will add this mixture to your crock pot to finishing cooking.

Chicken: Season Chicken to taste, add to your Crock pot,


Season to taste chicken by using;  (Turmeric, kosher salt or sea salt, black pepper, dill, cayenne pepper, poultry seasoning, cayenne pepper, rosemary, lemon pepper and tarragon).

Preparing Initial Ingredients:  Saute Garlic, onions, on a stove top in Olive Oil, then add to your crock pot.  

Add one box of Organic Chicken broth to crock pot over your chicken.   Add garlic mixture.  Next, after all your cubed  vegetables are roasted in baking dish, add mixture along with chicken legs or breast to the crock pot, continue to season to taste.  After all ingredients have been added,  top with chopped Collard Greens or with one chopped cubed Zucchini.  In final add to your crock pot mixture, cooked rice or uncooked egg noodles. You may prefer neither and simply enjoy all the wonderful taste of the vegetables alone.  They will automatically cook along with remaining ingredients.

Let simmer for four more hours and your meal is complete when you arrive from work.  Make sure your Crock pot temperature is turned to “LOW”.  Remember, optional add rice or noodles at the end. Top crock pot with any additional water if needed.

Add: Cooked Rice or uncooked rice noodles at the end.

Serve with  Cornbread,  Sourdough bread or Ezekiel Bread   & Green Salad

Enjoy & look “Sexy & Fabulous”

Healthy Tips: 6 Herbs for preventing the flu (pt.1)

Are you feeling a little chill and body pain?
Do you feel that you may be coming down with the flu?
Are you feeling a little achy?
Has someone close to you recently been exposed to the flu?
Are you feeling a little tired and low of energy?
Are you suffering from congestion or post nasal drip?

You may just be experiencing flu like symptoms or coming down with a
glorified cold from this season’s severe extreme cold weather.

Here are some quick herbal tips to help you get back on your way to better health
and to prevent further reaction, if you feel that you may be coming down with the flu
or simply experience the prelims of a glorified cold.  Remember if symptoms
persist for any length of time always seek medical attention and call your doctor.

Take a hot herbal bath with Lavender Aromatherapy Essential Oils:
Yes that is correct, take a hot bath. I know many love their showers; however in instances like this, a hot aromatherapy bath is best.  Fill your tub with Lavender Epson salts. A better suggestion would be to bathe in natural sea salt with drops of Lavender essential oil. You would use a handful of salts and as the water is running add few drops of Lavender Essential oil and two drops of Peppermint essential oil. This is the best relaxation tonic for sore muscles, aches, pain and low energy, especially if you feel a chill or fever coming on.

Ginger Tonic Herbal Tea Tonic,  an ancient secret: (Strengthens the immunity)
Go to the store and purchase one ginger root, a garlic clove, bag on lemons and an (optional extra tip), some lemongrass. Cut up thinly slices of ginger, little slices of garlic, (anti-viral), lemongrass combine altogether in clay tea pot with hot boiling water. Steep for about 7 to 8 minutes pour and add honey or plain and serve with lemon slices. Top the tea with a sprinkle of Cayenne pepper and drink all day. This is the best cold antiviral fighting tea you can ever drink.

Lemon Balm Tea (option):
If you don’t like ginger because you may be experiencing IBS, or like the taste of ginger, then try Lemon Balm Leaf Tea. Purchase it fresh in the root herb form from a local health food store. You will wash, cut up the leaves and simply steep with hot boiling water in a clay tea pot. Steep for 7 to 9 minutes pour and add honey and lemon or simply drink it plain. You home will smell of fresh lemons and essence of lemon verbena, as you are brewing this powerful tea.

Elderberry Tea: (Anti-viral)
this herb helps to encourage perspiration that helps rid the body of toxins. This is especially functional if you feel a cold coming on. This help can be taken in a tea or tincture form. This herb is made up of berries and flowers and is very tasty.

Cherry Juice or Cherry cider (Anti-oxidant)
in times like these it’s best to keep the body well hydrated with plenty of fluid. Cherry juice has many properties, but used here serves as a great anti-oxidant to help fight off invaders or (pathogens), which potentially can further harm the body defenses. This juice helps to strengthen the body defenses.

Echinacea: (Helps to destroy virus and builds immune support)
There are several brands of this herb and it is often packaged with the herb Golden Seal. If your system can manage it, this would be a great  dual option; otherwise, always drink Echinacea alone.  Echinacea can be taken all year round and scientific research has shown this herb in fact can keep immune system healthy and strong. In a Natural News.com web article, stated that Echinacea extract works against an enzyme called hyaluronidase that destroys the body’s defenses against diseases.

Boneset: (Anti-Viral)
I had a client mentioned to me that they were feeling body pain and ask for an herbal remedy. I did a little research and came across this herb, which is an immune stimulant and has a long history of being effective in cases of influenza. It helps to diminish any coming on fever and aches. It also helps with congestion. Its antiviral properties help to dry out mucous and dry out digestive toxins.

Ask any herbalist and they would highly recommend this herb, which is an ancient secret, as one of the best kept herbal remedies for treating the flu.

Colloidal Silver: (Immune support)
Kim’s top favorite for immune support herbal remedy. This is by far my favorite dietary immune support tonic which helps to prevent infections, eye infections and colds all year round. Colloidal silver also helps to prevent and heal diminishing ill health. I take this every day to help build strong immune support, as a Massage Therapist, I am in contact with a lots of people and my number one priority is building and sustaining immune health.

If you or someone that you know is in contact with lots of people daily,
Your job function requires the shaking of hands with lots of people during the day,
Work in tight office spaces with lots of people,
Constantly talking on the phone and switching cubicles with various unclean phones,
Commuting on Bart, or taking any form of public transportation to and from work then,
I highly recommend that you grab a bottle next time you are at your local health food store.

Make sure that you purchase this brand, Sovereign Silver with the blue label.  You will take about 5 to 10 droppersful under your tongue daily. Make sure that you read the bottle carefully. When you find a cold coming on you will take more and add a Vitamin A supplement. This will make l sure to turn your cold around in no time.

Where can I find these products? This is a great question.

Whole Foods, Harvest House, Trader Joe’ s (Cherry juice), Vitamin Shoppe or call me and I can order some of them for you.

Where can I purchase my Aromatherapy bath salts?  2GORJS Custom Bath salts, shop our online store under salts. I will be happy to custom make some for you.

How much do I take of each herb? Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the bottle.

Book your Nutrition Wellness Consultation with me today? Book online

Abundance, Love, Peace & Healthy Living
Kim Evans, MA
Health Educator & Nutrition Coach

Sources for the article & additional reading:
Alternative Medicine (2002), Trivieri & Anderson, 2nd Edition
Natural News.com
National Center for Complimentary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

8 Tips to Beautiful Healthy Hair for 2013

8 Tips to Beautiful Healthy Hair for 2013

It’s a great new year to start out having healthy and voluptuous hair! I have had the privilege of having a dynamic Hair Stylist Extraordinaire for over 20 years and she knows how to keep your hair healthy.  Debora shared some 8 quick tips on achieving healthy hair for the new Year!

Tip 1: Moisturize, Moisturize!  A good product to moisture the hair is Moisture Mask by Enjoy. You can purchase it at Chantal’s Hair Design  Salon.

Tip 2: Get a Trim.   Trimming the hair not only help to keep the hair healthy but looking fabulous with lots of body.     

Tip 3: Take your Hair, Nails & Skin Vitamins.

Tip 4: Get rid your curling iron and your Flat Iron both tools  really damages and dries out the hair.                                    

Tip 5: Roll your hair at night or use rollers for quick  volume in the morning.                                                       

Tip 6: Schedule a hot oil treatment for your hair on your next hair appointment.

Tip 7: For Thinning Hair use  Volumizning Shampoo & Conditioner by Enjoy Products. 

Tip 8: Book your hair appointment with Hair Extraordinaire, Debora Truso.

Deborah can be reached at Chantal’s Hair Design located in Pleasant Hill, CA 925-689-6642 or by email deboratruso@yahoo.com  Mention that you were referred by 2GORJIS.

Have an Amazing Hair Day!

Be Well in 2013

Did you know that therapeutic massage is part of your corporate wellness benefit plan in 2013? 2GORJIS Wellness is a preferred massage vendor and affiliate “Choose Healthy” partner for: Kaiser, Aetna, Cigna, Health Net, Blue Cross & Blue Shield. For more info please visit our web site http://www.2GORJIS.com  Book your massage appointment today.

March is National Health & Wellness Month

March is health and wellness month, what are your doing to change the way you eat? One way to start is by keeping a daily health journal. You are what you eat, breathe, think, say and do! Make a decision today to live healthier.

Health Tip:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Start by introducing more plant base foods into your diet. By that try adding a more servings of whole grains and legumes to your meals. A simple way to remember that you are eating the proper amount of vegetables and fiber is the new plate model. For example, take your plate and cut in half, then cut the remaining half in half. The first half of of your plate should be full of colorful vegetables, 1/4 of your plate should be protein and the remaining 1/4 of your plate should be filled with legumes and complex carbohydrates.                

Lifestyle Tip:

Make a commitment to exercise at least four times a week and add one fun activity for example; Yoga, Swimming, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Salsa Dancing or Kick Boxing.


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