How to have a better year in 2019

2019 is upon us!

Here are some tips on how to live in ever greater bliss in 2019.

In addition to my Haritaki business I am a  High Performance Coach, I work with top executives to help them live an optimal life.

Here are a couple of the worksheets that are helpful for planning the best life possible for 2019.

Please feel free to use them. They take only a few minutes each.

One of my gifts to you for 2019!



2019 Life Planning ideas:

Health: What does optimal health look like for you? E.g., I regularly take care of myself so I feel my best. I am energetic and strong every day. I eat well, sleep well. What do you plan to do to get there?

Mental/emotional wellness: How would you like this area to be in 2019? E.g., I live a joyful, blissful life, aided by my positive outlook and attitude. I create my amazing reality constantly. What do you plan to do to get there?

Exercise: What does optimal exercise look like for you? E.g., I plan to run a marathon. I plan to exercise to loose 10 lbs.  I plan to walk ½ mile every few days.

Family: What does optimal family life look like? E.g. I am present with my family. I create deep connections with fun and positive energy.

Work: What does optimal work look like? E.g., I plan to enjoy my work even more this year.

Partner/Love: What does optimal partnership/Love look like? E.g, I live through my heart and I am compassionate.

Experiences: What does optimal experiences look like? E.g., I plan special experiences that increase love of life, appreciation for others, the joy of creation, and the fun of friends.

Mission: What does optimal engagement in life look like? E.g., I feel clear and energized about why I am here on the planet, and my contribution.

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Brain Function News

Brain function increased with haritaki research indicates
Brain function increased with haritaki research indicates

New research indicates Brain Function increased with Haritaki

The latest news is that Haritaki has been shown to increase brain function. Researchers found out to their surprise that haritaki improved brain function and slowed cognitive decline. This obviously is very profound considering the number of people who are noticing issues with brain function diseases such as Parkinson s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

The researchers  used the “cholinergic hypothesis” of Alzheimer’s disease which is linked to a decline in the amount of the acetylcholine in the brain.

 Researchers  discovered the biochemical and histopathological movements of the neurotransmitter markers that happen to the brain patterns of patients, and found that acetylcholine amounts were

The story here has more details about these research discoveries:

Laila Nutraceuticals files patent on ‘highly potent’ herbal blend for brain health

 By Kacey Culliney

India-based herbal exports specialist Laila has developed a synergistic blend of Brahmi herb and haritaki fruit for use in dietary supplements and functional products targeting age-associated cognitive decline.


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More insights on how haritaki works.

More insights on how haritaki works.

Research reveals that more than half your body is not human. What this more than half of you is, is bacteria that have an independent life while living within you.

These bacteria cause us to be healthy or unhealthy. Research has indicated that when we change the bacterial composition in us we then change our health.  We know that haritaki is amazing at eliminating bacteria that is harmful to us, and fostering bacteria that is helpful to us. Looking at the effects of haritaki through this lens we see how potent it can be for massive transformation of our bodies, as Paramahamsa Nithyananda discusses with us regularly.

How haritaki works
How haritaki works

There is a wonderful article in the BBC News about this that I highly recommend.

To quote from the article:

More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.

Human cells make up only 43% of the body’s total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.

Understanding this hidden half of ourselves – our microbiome – is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson’s.

The field is even asking questions of what it means to be “human” and is leading to new innovative treatments as a result.

“They are essential to your health,” says Prof Ruth Ley, the director of the department of microbiome science at the Max Planck Institute, “your body isn’t just you”.

No matter how well you wash, nearly every nook and cranny of your body is covered in microscopic creatures.

This includes bacteria, viruses, fungi and archaea (organisms originally misclassified as bacteria). The greatest concentration of this microscopic life is in the dark murky depths of our oxygen-deprived bowels.

Prof Rob Knight, from University of California San Diego, told the BBC: “You’re more microbe than you are human.”

Originally it was thought our cells were outnumbered 10 to one.

“That’s been refined much closer to one-to-one, so the current estimate is you’re about 43% human if you’re counting up all the cells,” he says.

But genetically we’re even more outgunned.

The human genome – the full set of genetic instructions for a human being – is made up of 20,000 instructions called genes.

But add all the genes in our microbiome together and the figure comes out between two and 20 million microbial genes.

Prof Sarkis Mazmanian, a microbiologist from Caltech, argues: “We don’t have just one genome, the genes of our microbiome present essentially a second genome which augment the activity of our own.

“What makes us human is, in my opinion, the combination of our own DNA, plus the DNA of our gut microbes.”

The article is here:

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Bizarre Haritaki stories from India

I just came back from India.. 
I was taking a course in third eye awakening, and a lot of weird things happened associated with Haritaki.
Now this may sound strange to some of my readers but here goes!
Ready for some odd stories about the benefits of Haritaki?
The way I was introduced to Haritaki was through an Indian guru, called Paramahamsa Nithyananda. He has been making sure that all the people who he speaks to hear about the extraordinary benefits of Haritaki.
From Nithyananda’s perspective Haritaki is not only the “King of Herbs” and good for an amazingly healthy body it is the most powerful tool to awaken the mystical third eye.
“What the heck is the third eye?” You may be asking.
It is the source of intuition, of inner knowing and sixth sense. For Nithyananda its use is normal, basic and natural, but for most people on the planet, its use is occasional to never.
So much for the background now on to the Bizarre stories.
In India, we take Haritaki daily, often twice a day. We take it at night just before bed to cleanse the system so that in the morning our bowel movement is so extensive that we know we have cleansed all yesterday’s food and toxins from the system. I felt so so light after doing this, like I could jump a tall building. (which I did not try!)
There were about 300 of us who would sit and meditate and then practice various third eye powers.
My Results
Body Scanning for illness and remedies
I found that I could body scan people and let them know of injuries, sore spots and remedies for those problems.
Remote Viewing
I was able to remote view. Look at a person’s house who I did not know and then describe it to them. One person, when I scanned his house all I saw was nature and fields. I could not find the house. I thought that perhaps he was a nature lover. When I told him what I saw he informed me that his house was being built in a field right now!
Moving objects with my mind
We found out that when an object such as a coconut is held in another person’s flat hand, we could move them quite easily so that they would roll out of the hand on to the floor. I rolled hundreds of coconuts using this method. Moving the same coconut on the ground was much harder and I was not able to do that. I think that we become one with another person much easier than we become one with the ground.
I could move a round crystal that was placed on a flat surface with my mind. I moved it about 6 inches. Once. not again. yet!
I saw hundreds of examples of third eye awakening and activity, it was a super fun time and quite like Hogwarts Harry Potter school of magic at times. Some of the people attending were able to read any book at all while their eyes were covered.
What does all this mean for your physical health?
  1. What it means is that there is now ample proof that Haritaki has remarkable effects on brain. The third eye is part of the human brain, and as it increases in performance so does the rest of the brain.
  2. Body scanning reveals the effects of Haritaki on the body. Just about all body scanners were able to see the strong cleansing effects of Haritaki on the digestive system vs any other normal digestion. They reported to me that it is almost like two different beings, one regular without Haritaki, and two cleansed and healthy and vibrant, with regular Haritaki.
Recent reports from Haritaki users
Increase in eyesight- 2-3 reports
Increases in energy- many reports
Ease of digestion- many reports
Skin issues clearing up- 3-4 reports
Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information.
From Haritaki India

Link to other benefits here
I also got to participate in some wild traditional yoga practices called Malakambha, or pole yoga. Here our team is doing a group demo practice.
Yogic super practices using our kundalini, haritaki and third eye
Yogic super practices using our kundalini, haritaki and third eye

Haritaki for Athletes

Increase Strength and Energy with Haritaki

There are a whole pile of videos coming out of the Nithyananda ashram in India about Haritaki,  in this blog poste here we are focusing on Haritaki for athletes

I was at the ashram in August for about 10 days and had a remarkable time experiencing new openings in my third eye. As you may remember I was there in January at the Ashram for a month. In that time I was able to remote view houses around the world and describe them. I was also able to body scan.

In the meantime I had also developed more advanced skills. I was able to move coconuts that were placed in the hands of a person. I would go into a state of oneness with the coconut and then it would roll out of the hand.

This time in August I was able to do even more. I was able to move a round crystal called an Atma Linga, with my mind. It moved about 6 inches on a flat surface during a specific meditation that went on for 42 minutes. This meditation was also all about being in oneness with the world and with the crystal in particular. Paramahamsa Nithyananda describes it this way “You are in oneness over the object and at that point it becomes an extention of you, just as your hand is an extension of you.”

Haritaki is considered essential to develop all these powers.

Each day we were drilled on the importance of haritaki to cleanse and remove toxins from the body so that the third eye could function to its optimum level

Here is a video of me speaking at the ashram about my adventures. I apologize for the quantity of the video. It was a dark and wet day.

Haritaki and Pole Yoga

Our morning sessions were all about yoga and this image shows us preparing for a demonstration. Al. l athletes are taking haritaki daily. It is taken in the evening just before bedtime and then again in the morning as the teeth are brushed.


Yogic super practices using our kundalini, haritaki and third eye
Yogic super practices using our kundalini, haritaki and third eye

Here are some links to this type of yoga

This next video is my my great buddy who a number of people have been identifying as my son. However that is not the case I have two great sons who are living in Canada.

This video is all about Haritaki for athletes. Enjoy!

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Finally here is my friend from Chicago sharing his athletic and haritaki experiences:

Cleansing with Enema to increase Haritaki Effects

The cleansing power of Organic Haritaki Plus is increased when daily enema is applied.

If you don’t know what enema is then you are in for a treat. It is the cleansing of the colon by inserting water through the anus to flush  that part of the digestive system.  It is extraordinary effective. I personally take enema daily. When I spoke to a number of people in the Nithyananda Ashram who are gifted body scanners they all reported the same thing.

“We can tell the difference between people who take Organic Haritaki regularly and the people who do not. They are healthier and more energetic.” ” The healthiest people we see are those who take Organic Haritaki and do daily enema. Their entire digestive system is extraordinarily healthy.”

How enema affects me

“When I do the enema in the morning I can tell pretty quickly if I am moving my food intake through effectively or not. I can tell if I am more dehydrated or not. When I have an effective enema and haritaki intake the night before the feeling in the body is one of cleanliness and great clarity. I feel lighter. I can move faster and more elegantly. ”

Enema benefits

Article from this source WHEN DO YOU NEED AN ENEMA?

Before we get into enema-techno, let’s take a look at what you could see disappear with regular home enemas:

  • Backache
  • Bloating
  • Candida yeast infections
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Flatulence
  • Indigestion
  • Headaches
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Loss of concentration
  • Sinus congestion
  • Skin conditions
  • Unpleasant breath
  • Weight issues

If you experience any of these conditions, perhaps you should consider an enema. Whenever you’re feeling lethargic or constipated, it’s a sure sign that an enema should be scheduled into your immediate future. Even if you’re feeling great, releasing extra toxins can only make you feel better.

As a note, enemas can help to keep you regular and relieve constipation caused by everyday stresses and our modern diet. But if you find yourself chronically constipated with symptoms that even an enema won’t fix, it’s important to see a doctor right away. In 2016, Yale researchers uncovered a surprising connection between constipation and herpes infection.1 Later that year, another link between constipation and kidney disease was revealed.2 Add to that the fact that chronic constipation can increase the risk of colorectal cancer, and you may have a serious problem on your hands that could benefit from routine home enemas and/or medical help.3

How to use enema at home after haritaki

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Pneumonia and Haritaki

Pneumonia may be helped with Haritaki

Research indicates that the cytomegalovirus can be a cause of pneumonia. Research into cytomegalovirus indicates that Haritaki may be helpful for this condition. I am posting a link here to the article on cytomegalovirus and Haritaki.

Here is some background on Pneumonia. Your doctor can advise you if the particular virus that is causing your pneumonia could be helped with Haritaki.

How much Haritaki to take for Pneumonia?

The amounts of Haritaki to take vary according to your digestive system. If you tend towards constipation then Haritaki is best taken in larger amounts. What I mean by larger amounts are 1-2 tablespoons per night at bedtime. When your constipation  turns to regular bowel movements first thing in the morning with a feeling of complete elimination then you know you are on the right track.

This next post describes the health issues that Pneumonia can generate:

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may cough, run a fever, and have a hard time breathing. For most people, pneumonia can be treated at home. It often clears up in 2 to 3 weeks. But older adults, babies, and people with other diseases can become very ill. They may need to be in the hospital.

You can get pneumonia in your daily life, such as at school or work. This is called community-associated pneumonia. You can also get it when you are in a hospital or nursing home. This is called healthcare-associated pneumonia. It may be more severe because you already are ill. This topic focuses on pneumonia you get in your daily life.

Germs called bacteria or viruses usually cause pneumonia.

Pneumonia usually starts when you breathe the germs into your lungs. You may be more likely to get the disease after having a cold or the flu. These illnesses make it hard for your lungs to fight infection, so it is easier to get pneumonia. Having a long-term, or chronic, disease like asthma, heart disease, cancer, or diabetes also makes you more likely to get pneumonia.

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Cytomegalovirus and Haritaki

Research indicates promising results for cytomegalovirus by using Haritaki

cytomegalovirus belongs to a family of viruses related to the herpes group. Researchers in Japan at the Department of Virology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, studied the effect of haritaki on the cytomegalovirus in mice.

PMID: 8891165

Mice were subcutaneously treated with various doses of cyclosporine, and immunosuppression and MCMV infection were monitored by suppression of antibody production and virus yield in the lung, respectively.

Each herbal extract was orally administered to mice treated with 50 mg/kg of cyclosporine from a day before intraperitoneal infection, and the efficacy of herbs was evaluated by the reduction in the virus yield in the lung.
Terminalia chebula significantly suppressed MCMV yields in lungs of treated mice compared with water treatment.
Efficacy of oral treatment with 750 mg/kg per day of Geum japonicum extract was similar to that of the intraperitoneal administration of 2 mg/kg per day of ganciclovir in increasing the body weight of infected mice and reducing the virus yield in the lungs.
These herbs may be beneficial for the prophylaxis of CMV diseases in immunocompromised patients

How common is Cytomegalovirus (CMV)?

Between 50-80% of the population in the USA have Cytomegalovirus (CMV). However it does not complicate for most people. When it does interfere with health it shows up in various forms.

Symptoms and effects on the body can be very serious if the person has a weakened immune system already. Particularly at risk are HIV patients and people with autoimmune diseases.

Symptoms vary according to age and health of the patient. Some of the symptoms include:

  • Infants who are infected before birth usually show no symptoms of a CMV infection after they are born. They may develop severe symptoms including hearing loss, blindness, neurological, and developmental problems over time. Some infants may have other symptoms at birth including premature delivery, jaundice, enlarged liver and spleen, small head or microcephaly, being small for gestational age, seizures, rash, and feeding difficulties.

  • Newborns affected with the virus after birth by passing through the birth canal of an infected mother or by consuming breast milk from a mother with the virus or due to contact with an infected person usually show no symptoms of CMV infection. Some may develop pneumonia and other complications. If the babies have been born prematurely they are at a greater risk of complications.

  • Young children with the infection may develop insignificant illness. In some cases there may be complications like pneumonia, hepatitis, or a rash. Older children and healthy adults may have a few days or couple of weeks of mild illness with muscle pain, fatigue, headache, fever, and enlarged liver and spleen.

  • Those with a weakened immune system may develop severe complications like involvement of lungs, nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and the eyes. source: 

Here is a video about this topic


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Haritaki cleanses the gut-brain connection

Haritaki is vital to the health of the gut-brain

How Haritaki awakens the brain and third eye as recommended by Paramahamsa Nithyananda
How Haritaki awakens the brain and third eye as recommended by Paramahamsa Nithyananda

Here is a map of how Haritaki works on the body.

  1. Haritaki starts off in the mouth where it cleanses sores and gums.
  2. It enters the stomach, then into the Your intestines are home to 3 trillion bacteria, 60% of which are unknown. Many of the known bacteria are harmful.
    1. Haritaki’s anti-bacterial properties cleanse the billions of bacteria that do not serve you.
    2. Repairs lesions that cause Parkinson’s.
    3. Kills bacteria that cause Dementia
    4. Kills bacteria that cause Autism
    5. Supports bacteria that increase brain performance.
    6. Its anti-microbial properties expel worms that, believe it or not, 50% of the human population suffer from.
    7. Anti-parasite properties kill intestinal parasites
    8. Anti-fungal properties reduce other forms of bacteria present.
  3. It enters the large colon and speeds up passage of toxins out of the body. This reduces toxic poisoning by some 300%.
  4. In the lungs, it oxygenates the blood which then flows to the brain.
  5. In the brain, it increases oxygenation and removes negativity.
  6. In the pineal gland, it removes toxins including mercury poisoning.
  7. In the frontal lobes of the brain it increases IQ.
  8. It provides the cleanliness for the third eye to open.

A great resource for more brain information is this web site Here is some information from there:

For years, Russian scientists harvested the brains of exceptionally smart people, trying to locate the source of their intelligence. After V.I. Lenin died in 1924, for example, the Russians invited the great German neuroanatomist Oskar Vogt to try to locate the “source of genius” in the leader of the Russian revolution. Vogt cut Lenin’s brain into more than 1,100 slices, but he found nothing exceptional except unusually large pyramidal cells.

The last brain that the Russians studied in this way was that of Andrei Sakharov, the nuclear physicist and human rights activist who died in 1989. From the dozens of brains they studied, the researchers made many observations about brain size, the density of neurons and the number of convolutions of the cortex, but their findings revealed next to nothing about human intelligence.

Today, scientists around the world continue to search for the physiological basis of human intelligence, but they also focus on genetic variation, which appears to determine about half of a brain’s cognitive ability on average, as measured by standard IQ tests. And by using modern scanning techniques, they are gaining much more detailed insights into the structure and function of the brain than the Russians could achieve through dissection.

The emerging consensus is that intelligence depends not just of the efficiency or power of various brain regions, but also on the strength of the connections that link them.

This video summarizes the gut brain connection and the importance of Haritaki.

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Haritaki has many Healing properties

Manifesting powers
Manifesting powers

Haritaki has been shown to have anti-cancerm anti-bacterial, anti-fungal,  and anti-spasmodic properties

Research is showing that haritaki has an ever increasing list of healing properties, caused by the extensive list of “Anti” properties in the haritaki.

I found this list very interesting:

Non-clinical studies: Antibacterial, anticancer, antifungal, anti-mutagenic, antispasmodic, cytotoxic, cardio-tonic, hypolipidemic, hypotensive, immunosupresasant and prokinetic.

  1. Sohni and Bhatt (1996) reported antiprotozoal activity of a combination of Terminalia chebula, Boerhavia diffusa, Berberis aristata, Tinospora cordifolia and Zingiber officinale.)
  2. Jagtap and Karkera (1999) reported antibacterial activity of an aqueous extract of chebula against Streptococcus mutans.
  3. Phadke and Kulkarni (1989) reported antibacterial activity of crude extract of chebula against variety of pathogenic bacteria.
  4. Dutta et al (1998) reported antifungal activity of aqueous extract of chebula.
  5. Thakur et al (1988) reported hypolipidemic activity of chebula.


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