Archive | July 2011

Speaking in Tongues

Speaking in Tongues Am I not anointed because the Holy Spirit has not yet filled me to overflowing? Am I not chosen if I don’t speak in tongues? I believe that I am anointed and God does speak to me often. I started speaking Spanish in class when the Holy Spirit came upon me. I do speak a little Spanish in the natural but this was different. I knew and could see words that I don’t really know. I’m starting to hear people speaking Spanish and have understanding as if it was in English. This happens to me a lot. We taught on speaking in tongues to the children. I had not received my prayer language as of yet. I tried to speak in tongues (maybe that is the problem). I couldn’t. It was as if something tied my mouth shut and I just couldn’t do it. I understood and loved the lesson. It really helped me see clearer. I am not much of a vocal person. Most of my gift has to do with listening and challenging people to grow spiritually, then mentally, and last physically. That’s why being a counselor (therapist) and life coach fits me so well. I listen and help others find their path to healing. I guess the biggest thing God has shown me today is I don’t trust him enough, I don’t trust life enough, I don’t trust what the spirit tells me enough. I got to say that the revelation hurts. I love God so much and I take serving him very seriously especially wanting to coach full time. I’ve been asking for two years to be a healing minister. I’ve been trained up for such a time as this. I see in the spirit visually more than I do vocally. Also, on the way home, I could see a prayer language so…..yeah, I suppose when the spirit moves me at the right time I can pray in tongues too. I received so much love, understanding and forgiveness in God today. It took 2, five year olds to understand it for me. I got to say that my friend who taught the lesson Ivan Alvarez totally changed the way I was taught about tongues. The greatest thing he said is when you are not used to using tongues, they are different. When you lead a spirit filled life, Life is different. Thanks God and Ivan. Much love to all out here reading this. Coach CrystalD-Voice of Fibromyalgia


What do you take for Depression/Fibromyalgia?

As a response to many inquiries, I wanted to address the question What do you take for your Depression and Fibromyalgia? As a professional who helps others as her lifestyle, I get asked this a lot when clients want to get to know me. I love this question. First, I wanna say that I am not a doctor and I recommend that if you think you have either of these illnesses please seek medical help. Follow the instructions of your doctor. Second, I believe in taking nutritional/herbal supplements from a certified herbalist in order to regain health and to remain as healthy as possible. I have a great herbalist. Her name is Marguerite Wright. She knows about meds, interactions, and has never steered me wrong. I highly recommend consulting her with your health issues. Her website is She charges $35 for her consult and it is worth every penny if not more. She will design your own personal healthy program. I am currently on Day 7 of my healthy program. I still battle with the loss of motivation and fatigue of Depression and Fibromyalgia combined. However, I can tell a big difference. My pain levels remain pretty low (I take one pain pill per day vs. every 6 hours), and my mood has been consistently good. Here is my list of everything I take: Cymbalta-120 mg Zyprexa-5 mg Inderal-40 mg Celexa-20 mg Naproxen-500 mg Meloxicam-40 mg (? Not sure have to get my refill) Robaxin-750 mg Welltabs-one tab per day (They really work) TCM Mood Elevator-one tab per day NutriCalm-3 tabs per day ProYamG cream-2 pea size drops per day I have also done the Tao He Cleanse and I’m on Day 7 of my Parasite Cleanse. All of these products except for Well Tabs are purchased through Nature’s Sunshine. I buy them from Marguerite’s Site. I feel strong and healthy for the first time in my life. It’s been a true blessing. I am hoping to eventually be med-less. I am moving in that direction slowly but surely. I feel happy consistently for the first time in a long time. It makes a difference. I hope you find what works for you. I am not a medical professional and the information on this post is not to be used to treat, prevent, or diagnose any condition.

Low Energy Days

One night this week I couldn’t sleep. I have been catching some flack from my body since then. My body really gets cranky when I don’t get enough sleep. This getting 4 hrs or less is just not working for me. I read on the internet that low energy might mean you have low testorone. I am a woman so naturally, I am supposed to have lower testorone. I am using a hormone cream and it helps quite a bit. I keep on trucking the best that I can. Of course when my energy is low, My boys’ energy seems to go into hyperdrive and they fight. I just try to prioritize and spend time doing what I enjoy like writing on my blogs or writing in a journal. Listening to upbeat music works too. I think my Celexa (citalopram) needs upped. I have had 3 panic attacks in one day this week. I haven’t had a panic attack in a long long time.

Low Energy

Low energy days happen to everyone including myself. I started getting what i call manic/panic one night this week. I stayed up to 3am chatting with other depressed people in chat. I love it. It helps so much to have supportive friends who go through it to. : )  Anyways, every since then I have been having low energy days. I look at these days as a quiet time to relax, reflect, check in with myself, and see what kind of feedback my life is giving me. Right now, It is to just have some fun. Right now, I am listening to Jordan Knight’s new album Unfinished. It is really good. I love it. It uplifts me every time I hear it.  Another favorite cd of mine is CeCe Winans Songs of emotional healing.

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.”

Saint Francis de Sales


I think I will just have love and patience with myself and enjoy the music and writing time I have.

What the heck is Fibromyalgia?

What the heck is Fibromyalgia?


I have been asked this question so many times this week. I decided to write down my experience and what I think the root causes of this Dis-Ease are. If you figure out how this spirit came to live with you, then you can address the issue and reestablish how you react to it. Eventually, I will write my life story as an ebook and get it on here as well. So….Introducing my friend Fibromyalgia.


My friend Fibromyalgia came to move in my house 6 years ago. It was not friendly at first. I started having migraine headaches so bad I would be in bed for days. My fiancé wanted me to go to the doctor and get checked out so, I did. The diagnosis was migraines. I was put on migraine medicines. That got better, and then the pain moved to my neck. Every time we would address a specific area, it moved until I had pain head to toe. It was so bad I cried daily from it. I was sick. My doctor diagnosed me as having Fibromyalgia.  I looked up what Fibro was immediately. Can ya say Google?  The prognosis I found was heart breaking to me. This is a life sentence with a friend that now, I see as an enemy. I must fight this thing. With every fiber in my being, I fought. I had 11 out of 18 tender spots. I told my fiancé if he wanted to leave me he could with no hard feelings. He stayed. Fibromyalgia is a neurological/autoimmune disorder that affects the nerve endings in your muscles. Your muscles spasm and become sore and painful to the touch. Even light touches send pain signals. There are medications out there for treatment and it’s getting better as more and more research is done. You need nutritional support, exercise, and spiritual support for living successfully with this friend. It took me a long time to see the blessing of Fibro. One thing I have learned is I am strong even when my body doesn’t agree with me. I am an overcomer. I have overcome the pain. Do I still have pain days? Sure. What shifted my mindset about seeing Fibro as my special friend who has come to help me and not harm me is knowing Coach Marla. Marla and I are great friends. I never knew anyone else with this condition until I met her. She has a worse condition called RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy). She has 5 pain disorders in one body. She is truly a pioneer. She is the first RSD coach. Marla is so positive that it is contagious. We had a great adventure through her coaching. I was her cohost on Winning Life Through Pain. She named me the Voice of Fibromyalgia.  I still frequent the show and am begging my way back on. I keep chat going most of the time there. LOL…..I’ll put a link to the show on here. She saw her conditions as teachers and friends. Fibro has made me face the reality I only have life NOW, live it up. It makes me slow down and appreciate the friends and family I have who love me for me. Marla inspired me so much that I became a life coach too. My motto is “If this girl with Fibro can live a successful life, anyone can do it.” I do Fibro Coaching. It’s a safe place to explore your inner world and rewrite the stories in your head to set ya free. I believe that all Dis-Ease to its core and fabric are negative thoughts and experiences trapped in our bodies. If we release them, we start healing. It’s true in my life. I also love Zumba. It burns 1000 calories per hour and you are just dancing away. The music is so upbeat. I love love love it.

You gotta find what works for you. If you want a free session, please feel free to contact me. I am currently working on a Depression Buster Program.

Any ideas on what to include in that? I’d love to hear from YOU!


God is still working miracles today

Writing this blog post could potentially be dangerous.  There will be people with a religious spirit that will criticize it, try to argue out of it, etc. Those people I don’t write for anyways.  This is my personal testimony about two of my friends. The team I am on prayed for the Alvarez family during some hard times.  They were obidient to God in all areas of their lives. You see, Ivan doesn’t have a job.  He gets 2 job offers per day, he could have a job but he is waiting on THE job that the Lord wants him to do.  The Alvarez family got 10,000. Their testimony at church elevated my faith. Yesterday, I had a perfect day. Literally, timing was on point all day. It flowed, it was so amazing that I got 3 hours of sleep last night.  It was the Lord not mania.  I told the story to my friend, Kath.  I did not know she was worried about her finances.  She’s my Fibro sister.  She is having a lot of pain right now.  Anyways, she just received word from the tax people that SHE is receiving  $10,000. I’m praying mine in next along with clothes and a car that doesn’t guzzle up gas.  God’s not a genie but he is far greater than you can imagine. Wanna know him? Follow me.  Come learn from me as I do my best to be like Jesus.  Is this kinda thing for you? Yes, The Bible says that God is not a respector of persons. What he will do for one child, he will do for all.  Not a child, yet? Contact me. I’ll help you become one. That is my heart’s desire.

Much Love from Him,

Coach Crystal D-VOF