Hi, I’m Noriko Hasegawa.

At my friend’s apartment in Paris.

Thank you for visiting, and welcome!

If you’re here, that is probably because you want to find out how to make income remotely, from a safe environment for you, and get peace of mind as well as financial and geographical freedom.

In a nutshell, you are here because you are seriously looking for a solution to your burning issue, so that you can reclaim and improve your quality of life.

You may have had to leave work because you were no longer able to work in that environment for whatever reason…

You may be pressed to look for another means of income because you quit your job or became sick…

Or you may be sick and tired of the long commute and your pain-in-the-neck boss or colleague…

Or perhaps, you may have some kind of symptoms or restrictions that require you to be in an isolated or a safe environment for you to live and/or work?

Then, the information that I am sharing here may help you, because I have been there myself a number of times.

If you are serious about changing your life, click this link: https://noriko-hasegawa.com/start/home

My Journey on Recovering from Sensitivity to Chemicals

Hi.

Thank you for stopping by.

If you are here, I assume you may have some physical or mental condition disrupting your life at the moment? And perhaps you may be looking for a cure that’s like a needle in a haystack?

If that is the case, I can imagine how challenging to be in your shoes, because I’ve been there myself.

In this blog, let me share with you my experiences in:

  • Being challenged with a long-standing ordeal
  • Coming across a glimmer of hope
  • Cracking open a hole of possibility for recovery

I sincerely hope that what I share here on an ongoing-basis, would be helpful for you in some way.

Long-standing Ordeal

I have been suffering from sensitivity to multiple chemicals, or MCS, for more than 15 years.

In particular, I would get headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathing difficulties, skin and eye irritation, whenever I am in contact with chemical in the environment including:

  • shampoo
  • hairsprays
  • detergents
  • fabric softeners
  • air fresheners
  • deodorants
  • insecticides
  • paint
  • solvents
  • furniture
  • bed mattresses

among many others.

Just like a sommelier capable of sniffing subtleties of wine, those with MCS like me can sense different chemical odors and scents.

And so, I became homeless. Also, I lost my job. Plus, I was no longer able to do what I used to love doing like

  • going to theaters and museums
  • taking ballet classes
  • singing and acting in theater troupes
  • working out at gyms
  • flying and traveling
  • staying at various hotels
  • dining with friends

And the list just goes on…

In other words, it became almost impossible for me to be out in the public or inside in buildings with chemical materials. I no longer had a life nor a place to be.

Isolation became the norm. Being around family members became difficult.

I had gone to many doctors and clinics for help, but to no avail.

Moreover, I left no stone unturned: I tried just about everything that was out there:

  • Ayurvedic treatment
  • acupuncture
  • Various massages
  • past life regression therapy
  • family constellation sessions
  • wave activity water
  • flower essence
  • wave motion therapy
  • color therapy
  • sound therapy
  • exercises
  • yoga
  • diet and fasting
  • meditation
  • astrology reading
  • various spiritual and health related workshops
  • psychic
  • clairvoyant
  • healing
  • channeling
  • colon cleansing

But, none of it worked, really

As a result, I became completely exhausted and depressed from years of fatigue, and was about to give up. I felt like I was permanently trapped in a dungeon.

A Glimmer of Hope

However, at this darkest moment is when I saw a silver lining in a dark gloomy cloud: I found Dr. Joe Dispenza’s videos on YouTube!

In particular, this was a video titled “Healing by Thoughts Alone.”

He talks about

  • The power of a human mind: how thoughts can heal, dis-ease, or even kill you;
  • The placebo effect: by simply believing in a thought that you are receiving real substances or treatment can heal you

In addition, I watched a few other videos of his, and learned of so many people healing themselves from diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.

The facts and information shared in his videos convinced me that this was my WAY OUT!

So, I immediately signed up for his online intensive and progressive workshops just two weeks ago. And, I am currently watching them with utter awe and delight.

At the same time, I have been meditating and pretending that I am healthy and wealthy. Often times, I, or my ego, get in the way, preventing me from going in deep. Nevertheless, I have been practicing this daily.

And guess what?!

I think I am starting to experience some changes already, although it’s just a tiny, baby step!

Has A Hole Cracked Open?

After a week into listening to the intensive workshop videos, I took on an interpretation assignment from a client. I had been working with client for several years, and had a very good business relationship with them.

However, as the scents and fragrance of cleaning and personal care products got stronger in general, I started getting more and more sensitive.

And as those products became widely consumed, some of the client members started using such products to which I started reacting.

Thus, I was not able to work for this client for a while.

But since I was running out of money from 5 years of being homeless, hotel-hopping and global trotting, in quest for clean air and a breathable room, I had to work.

So, I showed up on the day of the assignment, bracing for impact, assuming that the conference room would be smelly and that I’d become ill.

But lo and behold!

I didn’t sense any scent at all!

Can it be that they had stopped using such fragranced products? Or can it be that I have become somewhat desensitized?

Whichever the case, I was able to sit in the room for an hour without going dysfunctional whatsoever.

What a surprise! This was a completely new phenomenon!

If someone like me who was dreading for decades over seemingly an incurable dis-ease, can make a breakthrough with meditation, wouldn’t you agree that you may be able as well?

I am looking forward to how things unfold as I continue working on transforming myself following the teachings offered by Dr. Dispenza.

I’ll be updating my progress as I go along in this blog series.

5 Ways To Create Income From Home

How To Create Income From Home
How to Create Income From Home

Are you looking for a way to make money from somewhere safe and comfortable?

Or are you a lone wolf who would rather work solo than belonging to an organization?

Here are 5 ways to make that happen:

1. Start Blogging or An Online Business

You may have heard of a “blog” or “blogging” but never thought of starting one, like me. I would not have started it, if it was not for my health condition; I would just have continued to work as a conference interpreter.

However, because of the situation, I had to look for alternative ways of income that allows me to work alone in a safe environment. Being able to work from a safe place was my top priority.

When I did a research, I found out that so many people called bloggers earn enough money through blogging alone, that they were able to retire or quit their jobs.

I was completely tech-phobic and had no knowledge, whatsoever, on starting an online business. Plus, I was already fatigued from my conditions and my living situations, I was at a loss how to get started.

But fortunately, I was also able to come across a great solution to figure this all out. I found an education program on how to start an online business from scratch. The great thing about it is that I can learn while I earn!

If you are seeking for a way to acquire the know-how to start a solid, successful online business, check out: noriko-hasegawa.com

2. Get Paid By Being Healthy

The health app Achievement https://www.myachievement.com/ gives you rewards for being healthy!

You can choose from and connect with over 20 popular apps and earn points for exercises and activities such as:

  • walking
  • meditating
  • tracking meals
  • answering cutting edge medical research surveys

You earn points and be redeemed for cash or with Paypal.

For every 10,000 points, you earn $10. The reward is paid within 7 business days.

Note, that this is only for U.S. Citizens.

3. Go Freelance

Freelancing can help you make great income.

If you are looking after your mom or dad at home with a creative writing degree, or a seasoned developer, a designer, or an editor, there are sites like Upwork, https://www.upwork.com/ where you can sign up and start working immediately.

Another site you can go to is Freelancer. https://www.freelancer.com/freelancers/

Thousands of employers around the globe are hiring for various types of writing and editing tasks.

So why not check them out?

Get paid for every article you write while building a great reputation.

4. Become A Virtual Assistant

This is another great way to work from home.

Tasks include

  • checking emails
  • do internet searches
  • travel planning
  • book keeping
  • doing administrative work

among others.

Again, Upwork is a great source to go to. https://www.upwork.com/

5. Start Affiliate Marketing

Once you start a blog on topics that you are passionate about, start generating income from there.

All you have got to do is to join an associate program like Amazon Associate or Google Adsense. Then, choose products or services you want to promote, and advertise them on your blogs.

Whenever someone comes to your blog and clicks the ad and/or make purchases, you are paid.

Conclusion

These are some of the ways for you to make income from home.

As I was searching for an alternative way to make income remotely, I found and signed up with a wonderful education program and community that teaches me how to start an affiliate business.

If you are want to learn more about how to start affiliate marketing, click here: https://noriko-hasegawa.com/start/home

6 Ways to Detox and Lose Weight

Woman eating berries

1. Drink Warm Water

Drinking warm water is a practice of Indian Ayurvedic medicine. And just by doing so will improve metabolism, making it easier for your body to burn fat.

In particular, here are 3 reasons why you can slim down by simply drinking warm water.

1. Boosts Blood Circulation

Your organs such as your stomach warm up. This will improve the blood flow immediately.

When your organ temperature goes up by 1 ℃ or 33.8°F, your base metabolism, or total number of calories your body needs to perform basic, life-sustaining functions, go up by about 10 to 12%.

Thus, you can increase fat combustion. As a result, your body becomes less prone to gaining weight.

2. Promotes Visceral Function

When your organs are warmed up, they become more active. This will promote digestion and the ability to detox.

Once toxins are discharged from your body, your liver and kidneys become more active, contributing to cleaning up the “house”.

As a matter of fact, I drink a cup of warm water first thing in the morning. I started doing so, because I used to have chronic constipation. But ever since I started drinking warm water rather than cold water, my stomach is no longer bloated or constipated.

3. Improved Urine Output

Blood and lymphatic circulation is also improved.

Lymphatic liquid is the “garbage collector.” So, if the lymphatic liquid can flow smoothly, waste matters can be collected and discharged more easily. Naturally, the more you throw away, the lighter you become.

Moreover, drinking warm water is also expected to alleviate constipation or swelling.

A cup of hot water

2. Drink Spiced Warm Water

You can add spices into warm water before drinking for better results.

As you may already now, spices have many benefits such as…

  • Promoting blood circulation
  • Burning fat
  • Improving digestion
  • Boosting your immune system
  • Activistes metabolism
  • Detoxing

and many more.

So, adding spices to warm water would have a synergetic effect.

3. Fast

“Fasting” is to fast, or stop eating for a certain period of time. For example, you can simply skip a meal of a day, breakfast, for example. Or, you can reduce the number of meals to one or zero a day. Even more, you can choose to eat significantly less than you normally do.

By intentionally cutting down on food intake, your body can direct its energy from digesting to detoxing and repairing.

This will assist detoxing of your body. The more you declutter and dump garbage, the lighter your become, and the more space you would have. Thus, you naturally lose body weight.

Sliced avocado on plate

4. Eat Food that Burns Fat

Some foods boost metabolism, suppress blood sugar from rising, and contribute to burning fat. So adding these to your daily diet may be effective in detoxing and losing weight.

Here are some examples of those fat burning food:

  • Turmeric
  • Almond
  • Avocado
  • Berries
  • Pineapples
  • Chili peppers
  • Salmon

A hot tub

5. Take a Hot Bath

Try to make it a habit to soak yourself in a hot tub on a regular basis.

This will stimulate your sweat glands, making it easier for you to sweat.

The purpose of sweating or perspiring is to discharge body heat, so that our body and brain can cool off. It’s the homeostasis at work, trying to stabilize the body temperature.

Moreover, sweating can support removal of toxins from the body.

6. Go For A Walk

Walking increases your heart rate and advances blood circulation. As a result, it strengthens your heart and cardiovascular health overall.

Conclusion

Detoxing and losing weight can be done in many ways including the ones suggested above. I suggest you try them out!

6 Things You Can Do to Improve Sleep Quality

Woman sound asleep in bed

Getting quality sleep is crucial to wellness, living a healthy life. And yet, many people are having difficulties trying to get good nights sleep. What can be done to improve your sleep quality and get well rested? Here are 6 tips on how to improve your sleep quality.

1. Dim the Lights Before Bedtime

When your brain senses light, your sympathetic nerve that controls wakefulness will become active. As a result, your biological clock can be thrown off balance. Then, falling asleep may become difficult.

For a good nights sleep, it is important to

  • Dim the lights in the room
  • reduce the amount of light that your eyes see
  • maintain the cycle of your internal sleep clock

In particular, finish working on your PC or mobile devices at least an hour before your planned bedtime.

The blue light emitted from displays increases alertness, rather than making you feel sleepy. It delays the release of sleep inducing chemicals.

2. Choose The Right Pillow And Mattress For You

Not having the optimal pillow and bed mattress for you can prevent you from relaxing and getting quality sleep. This can take a toll on your body. As a result, you may not feel well rested.

If your pillow is too high or too low, your airway and blood vessels may be compressed. So, it is best to select an optimal pillow that allows you to maintain the same posture as when you’re in an upright position.

When it comes to selecting mattresses, you may want to take into account your body type as well as your sleeping patterns.

Memory foam mattresses suit well for those

  • who toss about less frequently
  • short sleepers” who get only 3 to 4 hours of sleep
  • with lower backaches
  • couples

High resilience foam mattresses, or hard mattresses, are said to be suitable for

  • athletes and muscular-built people
  • those who are sensitive to heat
  • those with medium to heavy body weight

But it all boils down to choosing the most comfortable hardness for you.

3. Reduce Noise in the Bedroom

It is difficult to fall asleep, let alone relax, in a room that is noisy. Ambient sound of 40 decibels or higher can increase your alertness. This is obviously counterproductive.

Using sound-proof or blackout curtains can also help to reduce noises.

Wearing earplugs is also effective in shutting out noises.

4. Listen to Relaxation Music

Listening to relaxation or meditation music can be a good way to relax and calm your senses.

One thing you want to be aware of is to choose something that doesn’t come with lyrics.

Songs with lyrics stimulate the language area of the brain. This can heighten your alertness.

If you fall asleep while playing music, the sound can prevent you from sleeping soundly. So setting the timer to stop playing the music may be a good idea.

On the other hand, if you are waking up at night frequently because of anxiety or stress, you may want to play so something that runs for 7 to 8 hours. They are readily available on YouTube.

5. Take A Warm Bath

Woman taking a hot bath

Drowsiness will creep in spontaneously by taking a bath about an hour before going to bed.

This is because the core temperature of your body will rise, and then drop suddenly, once you get out from the tub.

The body is innately equipped with what’s called the “core temperature rhythm”. It is designed to peak at around 9 o’clock at night and then descend afterwards.

By taking a bath around this time of the night and raise your body temperature, your body will try to bring it down to the original level. This causes a sudden drop in body temperature, making it easy for you to fall asleep.

A word of caution: it takes about an hour for the core temperature to drop, so it is counterproductive to take a bath immediately before going to bed.

6. Finish Dinner At Least 3 Hours Before Bedtime

clear vegetable soup

A type of hormone called leptin secretes when your stomach is full. This hormone causes drowsiness. But try not to sleep at this timing.

This sleep-inducing leptin also promotes digestion in the stomach. So the body would not get enough rest, resulting in poor quality sleep.

It takes about three hours for the food to be digested, so eating dinner at least three hours before your bedtime is ideal.

You would also want to be careful of what you eat for dinner. Fatty food takes longer time to digest. When you have dinner later at night, something that is easy to digest like soup would be stomach-friendly.