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One of the most wonderful things about being an acupuncturist is the ability to stimulate points on my own body when I need to. If I get a headache, or feel a cold coming on, I can always hop up on my table for a quick tune-up with some needles. Even when I’m not at the office, the magic of acupuncture can still work for me – as long as I know where the points are and what they do, I can press on them and get results. continue reading
No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, setting goals is one way to help you get there. Often, when people have no goals, they lack motivation, focus and direction. Setting goals also provides a benchmark to determine whether or not you are succeeding. But how do you set goals if you’ve never done so before? Or what if you have set goals in the past, but you didn’t achieve them? Do you just give up and tell yourself that goal setting doesn’t work? That’s one option, but let’s put things into perspective. continue reading
Stress is something that affects everybody. Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional tension or strain resulting from demanding or adverse circumstances. This can result in a multitude of symptoms, including headaches, muscle tension, pain, insomnia, worry, anxiety, depression and even disease. And according to a recent survey, nearly 77 percent of all Americans regularly experience physical or psychological symptoms caused by stress (American Institute of Stress, May 2017). continue reading
Stress is a word many people are familiar with. The dictionary defines stress in multiple ways, but there is only one that matters when we discuss how stress affects our physical bodies. The definition is this, “stress is a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension.” And while most people think of stress as being detrimental, it truly does have a function in our bodies. Stress is the body’s way of signaling for help or a break in the routine. If we don’t listen to these signals, we can develop imbalances in our bodies, which can then lead to illnesses. continue reading
Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey have a website and app that allows numerous meditations to run. Every few months, they offer a free series (which you may choose to later purchase). This is a wonderful resource, including daily installments of an intro from Oprah, an explanation from #Deepak, including a daily lesson and mantra, and a 10 minute interval of calming music during which you are asked to #meditate while repeating the mantra. Each session can be repeated as often as you choose, for up to 5 days. I find it very simple to listen in before bed at night, and before jumping into my day each morning. Each session also includes a journaling capability, with 3-4 questions to help expand your own thoughts and practice. I believe the whole experience can greatly improve your self worth and calm.
This is an EASY WAY TO MEDITATE! Why not start on July 11?
Below is their intro, and links for a YouTube video and sign up. I find having the app on my phone most useful. Many might prefer a tablet, fewer might opt for an email primary connection.
“Are you ready to participate in the next free 21-Day Meditation Experience, Getting Unstuck: Creating a Limitless Life? Together, we will embark on a boundless meditation journey to break free from the past, ignite your creativity, and embrace healthy change that brings freshness and renewal to each day.”
Here is an article on a study showing anyone doing any type of visual art benefits with reduced stress.
So, color, doodle, mold, sew, sketch, or snap: don’t stress, have FUN!
Don’t forget about physical exercise
Believe it or not, when you’re exercising your body, you’re exercising your mind as well. Aerobic exercise gets your blood pumping, which increases the oxygen going to your brain and lowers your risk of disorders such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease that can lead to memory loss. If you can, start with some exercise in the morning. This can clear your head right off the bat to stay focused and alert during the day. Exercises that require coordination are especially helpful for keeping the mind active such as simply throwing a ball back and forth. continue reading
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your loved ones how much you care. Below are some ideas to make this year’s holiday a memorable one.
Start the day off right
Make a homemade breakfast for your loved one or close family and friends in your life. Everyone can appreciate waking up to something homemade. Try doing breakfast in bed for your significant other or hosting a friends and family brunch at your house.
Show your appreciation
Don’t forget to tell your loved one how much you appreciate them. Show them how much they mean to you by making a creative list of all the reasons you are happy they are in your life. continue reading
The workplace is one of the top sources of stress in the average person’s life. According to a 2009 study conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), a staggering 69% of employees in the U.S. say work is a “significant source of stress,” and 41% say they are tense throughout the workday. If you constantly feel stressed at work, try some of the following tips to create a more tranquil and relaxing work environment. continue reading