Happy Emotions, Happy Heart

Valentine’s day in the month of February has us focused on loving and taking care of others emotional and physical hearts, which is a beautiful thing….. but so is taking care of yourself.

Let’s be honest, when it comes to loving our bodies and minds we probably treat others better than we treat ourselves. How many times do you insult your friends by telling them their thighs look fat in those jeans, uhh NEVER….. or worry about the toll stress is taking on our loved ones rather than our own, ALWAYS! Yet we routinely dismiss our own negative self-talk or lack of healthcare.

It’s not ok to dismiss your emotional and physical needs on a daily basis. If you want to increase positive vibrations, get rid of negative self-talk and support a healthy heart through emotions and nutrition, YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST LOVE AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST.

Join me–Dr. Seleme–and Rebecca Precious tonight for a 30-minute training call and learn how through the use of essential oils and nutrient infused supplements, you can start supporting a healthy heart and happy emotions today. Just click the link below.

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 8:30 pm EST

https://zoom.us/j/167370747

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Or Telephone:

Dial:+1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 167 370 747

No registration required, just click on the link at 8pm and you will be automatically added to the call.

Please feel free to invite anyone that you think might enjoy this amazing training!!

The training will be recorded.

 

8 Tips for Surviving Holiday Stress

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la……Ouch my back hurts!” Does this sound like you? Obligations and expectations keep us running this time of year in hopes of this year being the perfect holiday! 


Our bodies respond to stress whether it is brought on by good or bad events. 10 minutes late getting ready for the party, you can’t find your best sparkly earrings…stress. Traffic at the stores and fighting a fellow shopper for a parking place…stress. Obligatorily family visits that you purposely avoided for a year…LOTS of stress. Drinking too much wine at that family gathering…MORE stress!

There is a lot of meaning in all of our family traditions this time of year that have made memories for us, help us feel grounded, and give us a sense of belonging.  Unfortunately, the need to continue “tradition” can hold us back from experiencing something new and even better.

The stress of the holidays we all experience because of “family traditions” can lead to acute body aches and pains. Most low back pain is brought on by weakness in the kidney and adrenal glands. Two major players this time of year. The kidneys are busy maintaining the body’s ph levels, and removing toxins while the adrenal glands are “running interference with handling the holiday stress.”

Chinese medicine associates the kidneys with the responsibility of storing our “Jing,” or the essence of our body. Every organ has an emotion connected to it and for kidneys it’s fear. Fear of not enough time, not having enough money, having to deal with fearful people or events, even fear of not being happy or alone. You get the point; while the holidays for some really are the most wonderful time of the year, for others, they can simply be stressful.

When fearful situations come up, either consciously or subconsciously, (because the brain is always working), your life force or “chi” drops down to your lower centers of energy in the lower abdomen, lumbar spine, and sacrum. These areas are included in your first chakra, (which is responsible for your feelings of security, safety, money and power) and your second chakra (where your inner child resides). Hmm, guess it’s no surprise a lot of us are in pain this time of year!

Your body on an unconscious level contracts muscles and back pain begins. Stress can cause an undue amount of adrenaline to be excreted from your adrenal glands–leaving you fatigued, drained, and achy. The ligaments of the body are in direct line of fire from adrenal stress and blow out relatively quickly in the form of backache and neck pain.

Neck pain related to digestion is a very common ailment this time of year as well. All the muscles that bend your head back and forth as in, “Yes, I’ll take a second piece of pecan pie” and turn your head left and right as in, “No I don’t want broccoli on my plate,” are related to the stomach meridian or the “sea of nutrients.” You can well imagine the strain that is put on the neck muscles from rich holiday meals with too much sugar, dairy, and wheat (not to mention alcohol). In addition, tension at the neck and shoulders travel along the small intestine meridian, which runs from the pinky finger up your shoulders, and to your ear along your face.

Initially stomach energy ascends while digesting food, then the energy gets sent to the spleen and lung before it travels downward to the small intestine where nutrients are absorbed. If your stomach is having a difficult time assimilating the food you have eaten and the energy cannot descend downward to the small intestines, then the needed nutrients to strengthen your body, mind, and spirit will not get absorbed and you will feel an achy neck and your energy levels will feel low. Other symptoms from a weak stomach meridian may include headache, sinus issues, nausea, cold sores, bloated feeling, and stomach ulcers.

While all of this sounds dismal, I promise I have some wonderful tips for your ailments. Unfortunately, a bottle of wine is NOT included in one of the remedies!


8 Tips for Surviving Holiday Stress:

1. Use a support for your neck and back while sleeping or sitting on long drives to visit family and friends. My organic, all natural, millet therapy pillows are fantastic for these purposes and are available for purchase at http://www.selemehealth.com/collections/pillows-cases. Remember, only sleep on one pillow, never two! Sleeping on two pillows reduces your cervical curve. The great thing about my pillow is it will help reintroduce the cervical curve while you sleep and can always be molded to each individual’s needs. Not only that, but they come in a wide variety of beautiful prints and patterns. Perfect gifts for you and loved ones.

For more information about the multitude of ways you can use Dr. Seleme’s organic, therapeutic, millet pillows, click on the video below!

Dr. Seleme’s organic, therapeutic, multi-purpose millet pillows make a PRACTICAL, FANTASTIC, CUSTOMIZABLE, & BEAUTIFUL gift anyone would love!

 

2. Take a digestive enzyme with every meal. Your body will love you for this. It will remove the added burden of having to digest so much food by itself and unfortunately not having the vital digestive power we all need so desperately. Most of us begin to lose digestive power as we age.

3. Take a kidney or adrenal glandular supplement during the stressful period of the holidays. Many times this can quickly alleviate your back pain. This will allow your body to stand up to stressful events and help rebuild weak organs. If you are unsure of what to take, call our office and schedule a mini appointment to get your nutrient consult.

4. Use essential oils in a diffuser to create the mood you want. A mix of Lavender, Frankincense, and Orange can be calming and relaxing. Lavender, Roman Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang can relieve stress and anxiety. Want a more upbeat environment? Try Lime, Lemon, and Peppermint for an energy boost. Need a diffuser and therapeutic essential oils? Stop by the office. We have plenty and would love to share the amazing uses and beauty of the oils!

5. Use a natural flower remedy called “Bach Flower Remedy” to handle whatever particular emotions come up for you this season.See the list of my recommendations below.* These can be purchased at a local health food store.

6. Take an Astralagus or Fo Ti supplement during the winter months to nourish your adrenal glands. These are well known Chinese and Ayurvedic supplements to assist your body with the extra burdens of stress, food, change in seasons, and any other difficult event.

7. BE CONSCIOUS and not on auto-pilot when you eat. Perhaps you have a small meal before the party, or in between every glass of wine you have a glass of water. Ask yourself, “Am I eating because I’m hungry, or just because it tastes good?” There are always leftovers you can have tomorrow. I have always thought food is overrated. I like to eat but “nothing tastes as good as the way that good health feels!”

8. Take reflection time to find out what really matters the most to you and your close meaningful relationships. Perhaps you make small changes this year to accommodate the way you really would like to spend this precious time. Be brave, it takes courage to change tradition, and of course, we understand we will never please everyone all the time, but that is part of our growth cycle. Above all else, be true to yourself. As the old saying goes, “When you do what’s right for you, you do what’s right for others.”

It’s never too late to create excitement and true meaning more aligned within your heart’s desire in the holiday spirit. Who knows? You may have some of the best new, holiday memories getting ready to be made just around the corner!

Happy Holidays! Namaste!

Dr. Venus Seleme

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*Natural Bach Flower Remedies

can help with stressful events this time of year. Here are some of my favorites:

Impatiens for impatience, irritability and extreme mental tension.  Great for emotional back pain.

Beech for those desiring perfection and easily find fault with others. Overreact to small annoyances. Great for that relative who seems to always be complaining.

Centaury for those who are overanxious to please others, and thus are easily exploited by others. Good for caregivers who are running around taking care of everyone.

Elm for those who may experience momentary feelings of inadequacy and being overwhelmed by their responsibilities. For anyone feeling that they cannot afford to buy great gifts.

Holly used when troubled by negative feelings such as, envy, jealousy, hate, suspicion, revenge. Vexations of the heart, indicating a need for more love. Wonderful when we feel forced to spend time with people with whom we have a hard “history.”

Honeysuckle for those dwelling in the past, nostalgia, homesickness, always talking about the good old days when things were better. For those who feel the ones they love are unable to be with them for whatever reasons.

Mimulus for fear of known things such as heights, water, the dark, other people, of being alone. For people who aren’t feeling the love this season, because they can’t be with someone they love.

Olive for mental and physical exhaustion, as well as, zapped vitality with no reserve. Too much shopping, cooking, traveling etc.

Red Chestnut for those who find it difficult not to be overly concerned or anxious for others. Always fearing something wrong may happen to those for whom they care. Worrying about ill family or friends.

Star of Bethlehem for grief, trauma, and loss. Mental and emotional effects during trauma. Perhaps a loss of a job or loved one at the holidays.

Sweet Chestnut for those who feel they have reached the limits of their endurance. Moments of deep despair when the anguish seems to be unbearable. Dealing with a loss or major grief.

Sunday Seminar: Diving Deep Into Essential Oils – How & Why They Work

Ready to REALLY understand how and why essential oils work? Then join my seminar with Sherry LaMarche on Sunday, Nov. 13! Learn very practical information on how to discover what oils are best for you, how to use the oils, and why they’re effective for maintaining health and well-being.

Make sure to RSVP by Nov. 11 for an early-bird discount through my office by calling (703) 273-0573! Click on the image below to enlarge the flyer.

Hope to see you there!
Dr. Seleme

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Group 21-Day Detox: Oct. 9 – 29, 2016

Tired of trying detoxification protocols that are ineffective, scary, or leave you feeling tired and unmotivated?

Then follow Dr. Seleme’s methods and program with her detox products–formulated with over 20 years of experience as a holistic health practitioner. Her detoxification program has 3 tiers to custom fit to your commitment level, all while providing you with the tools and knowledge to empower you to effectively cleanse your body. Choose from the following for your cleanse:

DETOX BOX*

Level 1: Clean (basic cleanse)

The “Clean” version includes:

  • Foundation of Youth: The First 21 Days (detox book)
  • Protein Shake
  • Protein Shaker Bottle
  • Purchase your own detoxification products based on Dr. Seleme’s recommendations (listed in book)
  • Direct online support from Dr. Seleme and live interaction with other program participants in a private Facebook group

Level 2: Cleaner (more advanced)

The “Cleaner” Detox Box includes:

  • Foundation of Youth: The First 21 Days (detox book)
  • Protein Shake
  • Protein Shaker Bottle
  • 4 Detox Supplements:
  • Nat Colon Clear
  • Colon-Plus Caps
  • Livotrit-Plus
  • MCS-2
  • Pill Organizer
  • Direct online support from Dr. Seleme and live interaction with other program participants in a private Facebook group
  • Purchase your own additional detoxification products based on Dr. Seleme’s recommendations (listed in book)

Level 3: Cleanest (extensive cleanse)

The “Cleanest” Detox Box includes:

  • Foundation of Youth: The First 21 Days(detox book)
  • Protein Shake
  • Protein Shaker Bottle
  • All 8 featured Detox Supplements:
  • Nat Colon Clear
  • Colon-Plus Caps
  • Livotrit-Plus
  • MCS-2
  • Bromelain
  • Omega-3
  • Flora Syntropy
  • Spectralyte
  • Pill Organizer
  • Direct online support from Dr. Seleme and live interaction with other program participants in a private Facebook group
Detox Box: Cleanest

Detox Box: Cleanest

Purchase your Detox Box now for FREE registration and enrollment into Dr. Seleme’s upcoming 21-Day Group Detox! You will also receive an invitation to join her 21-Day Group Detox Facebook group where you, Dr. Seleme, and other group detox participants can share tips, recipes, stories, questions, answers, and support to each other while doing the cleanse. Many report a greater sense of motivation, fun, accountability, and camaraderie from doing Dr. Seleme’s 21-Day detox with others at the same time. So join us this Sunday, October 9 for an empowering and reinvigorating cleanse!

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Upcoming Webinar: Essential Oils for Health & Beauty!

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You’ve heard the commercials and the hype about miracle creams that promise to make you look 18 again or the product that will dissolve every line on your face after one application. But us “oilers” know it takes more than that! Where do we start to get the wonderful glowing, radiant look we all dream of achieving?

Join my webinar to find out how to support key organs within our body through the use of essential oils and oil infused products, which will have a dramatic effect on how wonderful our faces look!!

So make sure you register ASAP for this amazing webinar. If you can’t make it, STILL continue to register, as the recording will be made available to you afterwards. You will just miss the Live Q&A with me after the training.

September 21, 2016
8:30pm EST

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER!
Link: http://bit.ly/2cE2To3

Win a pair of FREE tickets to Pathways Natural Living Expo!

Curious to check out the Pathways Natural Living Expo and want to go for FREE instead of paying $15 (or $10 w/ coupon)???

Then enter my raffle to win TWO FREE tickets to this amazing event by doing the following:

1) Like my Seleme Health & Wellness Facebook Page
2) Comment on my offer your favorite detox method(s)
3) Share the offer with 2 friends

I will draw FIVE lucky winners this Thursday! Time’s ticking so don’t delay! Enter to win NOW!

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For more information on the event, visit www.pathwaysmagazineonline.com.

– Dr. Seleme

Body Mind Spirit Expos: Austin & Denver 2016

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Dr. Seleme’s traveling the USA and spreading the word about the importance of detoxification! She will be present at these two upcoming Body Mind Spirit Expos to lecture about this topic and to offer her line of healthcare products:

Body Mind Spirit Expo
Austin, TX

Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX

Sat. July 23 (10 am – 6 pm) – Sun. July 24 (11 am – 6 pm)

Booth #155
Lecture on Face Diagnosis & Detoxification @ 2 pm

Weekend Admission: $12

Body Mind Spirit Expo
Denver, CO

Denver Mart
451 E. 58th Ave
Denver, CO

Fri. Sept. 9 – Sun. Sept. 11
Fri. 1 pm to 9 pm | Sat. 10 am to 7 pm | Sun. 10 am to 6 pm

Booth # 223
Lecture on Face Diagnosis & Detoxification @ 4 pm

Daily Admission: $7, cash only at door

We hope to see you there if you’re in the area! Please share with friends and family in the area!

Illuminate, Annapolis – July 17, 2016

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Come see me at Illuminate, Annapolis–a mind, body, spirit festival–on July 17, where I will be giving a lecture on Face Diagnosis and Detoxification at 3 pm!

Illuminate, Annapolis

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Annapolis
210 Holiday Court
Annapolis, MD 21401

July 17, 2016
11 am – 5 pm
Lecture at 3 pm

www.illuminateannapolis.com

Illuminate Annapolis hosts holistic festivals, workshops and  more in the Annapolis, Maryland area. We’re here to enlighten our community to alternative healing practitioners, modalities, and products including:

  • ACUPUNCTURE – Acupuncture aims to treat a range of conditions such as anxiety, depression, pain, PTSD, ADHD, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and helps with smoking cessation, among others by stimulating specific points along meridians in the body with thin needles.
  • REIKI – Reiki uses a technique commonly called “hands-on-healing” as a form of alternative medicine that practitioners use to transfer universal energy in the form of qi (life force) through their hands, allowing for self-healing.
  • MASSAGE – Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques to aid in the healing process, and to promote well-being.
  • TAROT – Tarot readings use a deck of 78-cards (major and minor arcana) as a map of mental and spiritual pathways to help facilitate growth and insight.
  • PSYCHIC MEDIUMS – Psychic mediums are naturally gifted practitioners who intuit information about you, others, or a situation (psychic) or channel information from those who have “crossed over” (mediumship) to deliver messages of guidance and/or insights into the future.
  • ESSENTIAL OILS – Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds and are used to help the body heal itself of various ailments, as well as enhance the user’s life through topical application or aromatherapy.
  • BEHAVIORAL HEALING – Behavioral healing offers emotional healing for people and pets as the practitioner tunes into the energy of the client (pets need not be present, a photo is fine) to facilitate healing and growth.
  • IONIC FOOT BATHS – Ionic foot baths gently pull clogged, toxic material from the vessels and nodes of your lymph system and gets things moving by charging the water with a current slightly stronger than and the opposite polarity of the lymphatic system’s fluid.  Helps the body detoxify and heal itself.
  • CRYSTAL JEWELRY, LUXURIOUS SPA PRODUCTS, UNIQUE HANDMADE GIFTS – Crystal jewelry, luxurious spa products, and unique handmade gifts made to delight by local artists.

These are just a few of the many modalities featured at Illuminate Annapolis events. We invite you to join us!

Awaken & Heal Your Inner Child Retreat (April 15-17, 2016)

 

Have you lost your zest for life? Has your direction in life become unclear, confusing, or lacking? Have you thought to yourself that there must be something more? Does your soul yearn for something that seems mysterious or unattainable?

If so, then you may want to consider reconnecting with your inner child through my weekend retreat from April 15-17, 2016. I am very excited to offer this workshop to help you rediscover your true self. Save the date for a fantastic weekend of:

    • chakra clearing and energizing
    • guided meditation
    • sound healing with crystal singing bowls
    • deep connections and insights
    • fun creative activities and games
    • guided, playful, story yoga classes
    • optional reiki sessions and angel card readings
    • delicious vegetarian meals

all at Yogaville’s Lotus Conference Center! This is the perfect setting to embark on an inner journey. We will be set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the James River Valley, wooded hiking trails, breath-taking vistas, serene lakeside oases and artfully landscaped shrines. This inspiring and restorative setting allows communion with nature and furthers the experience of connection with your inner Self. Here, you can take a step back; immerse yourself in silence; emerge refreshed—mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

 

Space is limited to 18 participants, so register as soon as possible to reserve your spot! Last day for registration is April 1st and we’ll be sending out reminders of our retreat, so no excuses for not registering on time! 🙂 Check the eventbrite page for live updates on available rooms.

The cost of the retreat will vary depending on the type of sleeping arrangements you choose. During our retreat, we will be discovering, playing, healing, and staying at a community lodge called the Lotus Conference Center at Yogaville.

The Lotus Conference Center is located on 750 acres of tranquil countryside in Central Virginia, at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville. Sitting high atop an overlook, the Center offers magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the James River. The Lotus Conference Center provides private, semi-private, and dormitory-style rooms. All the rooms are comfortable and come with private baths.

Among the features, facilities, and programs available to Lotus Conference Center participants:

* Meeting room – fully carpeted, with many windows with a beautiful view of the James River valley and Blue Ridge Mountains.
* Living room with comfortable seating.
* Visits to the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS) dedicated to the principle that “Truth is One, Paths are Many.”
* Saturday night programs (satsang) at Sivananda Hall with kirtan (chanting), special guest speakers and video of H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda.
* Bookstore, library, gift shop and Cafe.
* Swimming in a 16-acre stream-fed lake located on the property.
* Scenic walking trails.
* Indoor sauna, outdoor hot tub (in season)

Below is a list of the number of available types of rooms, sleeping arrangements, and the total cost of the retreat based on the type of room. (Check our Eventbrite page for live updates on available rooms)

Awaken & Heal Your Inner Child Retreat
Lodging Options
# Available Description Bed Description Total Cost*
1 Private Master BR 1 Queen Bed $495
3 Private BR 2 Twin Beds $450
2 Shared Dorm 2 Bunk Beds $405
1 Shared Dorm 3 Bunk Beds $395
*The total cost covers the entire retreat weekend: tuition, room, food, and supplies.
Your choice and payment will count for one individual registration & reserve one bed in the chosen room. If reserving the queen bed for one individual, payment for two spots will be required.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BRING

While all food and supplies are included in your registration (including yoga mats, blankets, and props), please bring the following personal items with you:

  • pajamas (we’ll be having a pajama party as one activity!)
  • toiletries
  • change of clothes for the weekend
  • reusable water bottle
  • your own yoga mat, if desired

OTHER NOTES

Yogaville is a coffee-free and vegetarian environment. However, black and herbal teas will be available.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICIES

  • Last day to cancel for full refund: April 1.
  • Cancel by April 8 and receive a 50% refund.
  • Cancel within 3 days of retreat start: receive a $100 refund.

HOW TO REGISTER

Please fill out the registration request form below. We will contact you to process payment. If you run into any issues, please contact us. You may also register through eventbrite.

Awaken & Heal Your Inner Child Retreat

  • Price is total cost for the entire retreat weekend: tuition, room, food, & supplies. Your choice and payment will count for one individual registration & reserve one bed in the chosen room.
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QUESTIONS?
Call us at (703) 273-0573 or email us at drseleme@drseleme.com.

Pathways Natural Living Expo (April 3, 2016)

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We’re back at Pathways Natural Living Expo on Sun. April 3, 2016.

Stop by our booth to say hi or introduce a friend or loved one who could benefit from our amazing health products and services. Dr. Seleme will be speaking again on the importance of detoxification and how we can even read our faces to see where in our body is struggling to function properly. She will be available for face diagnosis readings throughout the day. Emily Do will also be available for 15-30 minute Reiki sessions–perfect for trying out this gentle healing modality. We’ll also be offering Dr. Seleme’s line of Seleme Health products: pain-relief salves, detoxifying bath salts, organic millet pillow, coffee scrub bars, and magnesium oil sprays.

And for only $10 (with coupon, found online or through our office), you can attend Dr. Seleme’s lecture as well as any of the other 56 workshops and 156 vendors! See below for more information. We hope to see you there!

Pathways Natural Living Expo
Enjoy 150 Exhibitors Who Heal, Entertain, Enlighten
and Offer Lots Of Wonderful Products.
Choose From 56 Dynamic, Creative Mind, Body, Spirit Workshops
All Included in the $10 price of admission (with coupon) 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
10 am – 7 pm

College Park Marriott & Conference Center,
3501 University Blvd., East, Hyattsville, MD 20783
We are going back to the newly renovated site on the University of Maryland Campus
Free Indoor Parking

We’ll be at booth #75 and Dr. Seleme will be giving a lecture on Face Diagnosis and Detoxification at 1:00 pm at Room # 1105.
Additional information and discount coupons at www.NaturalLivingExpo.com
Call Us Now! 703-273-0573