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It starts with WAKING-UP, Ugh!

Waking-Up with Pain
Pain in Waking

I try to stay positive in all of my posts, but let’s face it; everyone has THOSE days where you wake-up and you immediately want to fast forward to the next day. If you are a member of the “chronic pain” club, then you know what I am talking about and understand the depth of the UGH.

How Do I Get Past “Ugh”?

The first thing that I do is take a hot shower as this helps take away some of my pain immediately. My next step is to stretch. Stretching is crucial for people with arthritis

Stretching for Health
Stretch Through the Pain

and many other debilitating, chronic disorders.  It helps to get oxygen to the muscles and helps realign my body, making it easier to move.

I also have the pleasure to live in a City that has “healing waters”. Desert Hot Springs  truly has “healing waters”, which are offered to the public at a daily rate at several spas across the town.

DHS Spa
Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel

I often soak at Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, as it offers 8 pools, sauna, locker rooms with showers and a restaurant to have a refreshing bowl of fruit or salad after soaking in the water.

Herbal Remedies to Relieve Pain and Inflammation

I recently learned of an herb, Boswellia, which is said to

Boswellia Plant
Boswellia (Frankincense) Plant

relieve pain caused by inflammation. It can be found through several vendors; Nature’s Gift, DoTerra and Aura Cacia.

Another herbal remedy that a friend of mine is making for me, kombucha. Kombucha is known for having a history of health benefits, including reducing inflammation and fighting cancer, arthritis and other degenerative diseases.

Need Relief Now?

Soaking in Epsom Salt not only helps your skin to look young and beautiful again when used as an exfoliant, it also helps with inflammation.  The Epsom Salt Council suggests soaking in a bath three times a week for at least 12 minutes at a time.

Blueberries, broccoli, ginger root, grapes, kale, mint, peppermint and rosemary are just a few home remedies that are simple finds and are commonly found in stores. Today I will make sure to include at least three of these in my diet.

Herbs ARE the solution!

Today I am grateful for the realization that I can use the fruits and plants of the Earth to provide for me completely. Whether it be for pain, refreshment or energy, I know that I can find all I need right here in Nature.

A Fresh Peception of Desert Hot Springs

I believe in leading a balanced lifestyle in all parts of my life; body, mind and spirit. I have started a new weekly course at Desert Christian Center called “Seek God For the City,” which gives you an app or booklet to read daily prayers for 40 days (finishing on Palm Sunday). I have never loved living somewhere so much as I love living in Desert Hot Springs. The local government and news would have you believe that this is the worst City to live, but read on and understand why it is the BEST!

Dual Aquifers
Desert Hot Springs                Water Tables

Desert Hot Springs is one of two places in the whole world that has dual aquifers. Meaning, we have both hot and cold water that comes up from the earth and contains minerals like NO WHERE else in the world. The waters are truly “healing” waters. I have been diagnosed with several debilitating disorders and yet I have not stopped moving. On the days that I “disappear,” I am soaking away the pain that has become unbearable. It keeps me going for another day, sometimes week,but I always know when I soak in the water I will feel much better. There are groups of people that come from all over the world to soak in the water of Desert Hot Springs. There are many hotel’s from other areas in the Coachella Valley that state they have Natural Mineral water, but Desert Hot Springs is the only City with the “healing waters.”

Desert Hot Springs Beauty
Desert Hot Springs

The second reason I love Desert Hot Springs, the views from our City are amazing. We get to watch the “Angel” on the mountain every night at sunset. San Gorgonio Mountain is the first view outside every morning and San Jacinto Mountain is my second view. Awesome is hardly an accurate description.

Beautiful San Jacinto Mountain
San Jacinto Mountain
      Desert Hot Springs

The third reason that I love Desert Hot Springs is that it is one of the last small towns in America. If you live here long enough, you know most of the people in town. The compassion, phileo-love and grace abounding is what keeps me from moving to another town. We are a town that has been quietly established with several recovery centers,  our community thrives on second chances, lives being saved and lives needing to be saved. It’s my belief that this has brought a spiritual strength to our community. We have all been in need at one time or another, so we can empathize with our neighbor, our community and we help serve those that haven’t found balance or peace. I believe more prayers go out of Desert Hot Springs and for us than any other town in the Coachella Valley. I have never prayed for a community as I have Desert Hot Springs and I know many other people who feel the same way.

Serving in Desert Hot Springs
Service With A Smile

There are many other great things I can list, but I will leave it to you to come and see for yourself. I would love for you to comment below on what you like about Desert Hot Springs, positive comments only, please.