The New Year’s resolution often is defined by health and wellness. Everyone wants to lose weight, start running or cut down on sugar in their diets. But these resolutions can fall flat. They force us into a state of discouragement and fear of failure, where pressure is counter productive. In this 21st century life, we have more than enough external forces criticizing us or tiring our exhausted bodies and minds. Why should we add to that?
Articles from: January 2018
The key to good health and wellness is found in our relationship to stress, not in the elimination of it. Conversely, the key to poor health is also found in our relationship to stress. A person’s ability to adapt to stress, while under stress, is the difference between feeling exhausted and feeling energized. Even seeking relief from stress, while on the surface can seem very inviting and sane, becomes a danger when it is the first reaction and deadly as the only response. If our response to stress is not empowering our ability to adapt to the stress, in real-time, it may be a part of what is ailing us. If we could adapt to the stress, we could harness it as a resource for greater health and wellness, and we would be relieved of dreading it. Stress is to a person what water is to a fish. Acceptance is key.
Annie Appleseed Project announces their 12th Evidencebased Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therapies conference, being held March 1 to 3, 2018 in West Palm Beach. The event features informative speakers, an exhibit hall, organic meals, fresh-squeezed organic juices, giveaways and much more. Visit AnnieAppleseedProject.org for a list of renowned speakers who will be sharing their expertise at the event.
The month of January often brings a quietude and sense of calming peace. As we enter the new year with all the possibilities of beginnings, we inevitably are faced with the questions they provoke and the questions that are persistent at every juncture of one’s life and just as often get waylaid by life’s obligations:
“Stressed out because you’ve run out of money before you’ve run out of month? Racking up credit cards and loans to get your kids through college? What if there was a way to work part time hours from home to create a full time income so you never have to worry about cash flow again? Even better, what if you could help others maintain their health naturally while they were getting paid? Good news. There is. Contact us to get started on your Young Living journey to wellness, purpose and abundance today,” invite Tina Sadler and Chris Annan.
“Do you believe there is more to your life, something more profound than your everyday existence, a deeper meaning? I want to help you discover how to delve into your soul, so you can find out where you came from and where you are going. Through Soul Realignment®, I can help you in a spiritual way. By looking into your past, I can help you create the life you want now, explains Laurine Pisarri, Akashic Records consultant, Soul Realignment® counselor, meditation instructor, certified hypnotist and life coach.
Abi Keene of Abi Keene Bodywork believes that we all long for a quieter place inside where we are more in tune with ourselves and with the world around us. “We all need a place where healing can happen,” affirms Keene. “Are you stressed out? Having a hard time relaxing and letting go? Are you suffering from aches and pains or other maladies? We might not be able to avoid stress but what we can control is how we let stress influence us.”
“I believe that it is our birthright to live our lives as the inherently vibrant, creative, passionate, energized beings we were made to be and teach this to our children by being living examples. All too often the demands from family life, work and the world at large leave us feeling stressed, depleted and overwhelmed, wondering ‘what’s left for me’?,” shares Jessica Hans-Smolin, RYT yoga teacher, licensed master social worker and transformational health and life coach.
When we reflect on the times in our lives when we have felt a comfortable sense of calmness, we can see that our thoughts and bodies were aligned with this peaceful feeling. This is our natural state – for our thoughts, feelings and actions to correspond with each other. If we think of times when we’ve felt angry in the past, we can notice our thoughts and actions were angry as well. If we think of times when we felt anxious or worried, we recall that our muscles were tense, our breathing was shallow, our hearts were beating quickly, and our thoughts were likely focused on worst-case scenarios.
Local holistic doctor John Lichtenstein, MD, knows that millions of Americans are dealing with sleep deprivation and anxiety disorders. “However,” he shares, “sleeping medications can be dangerous on many occasions. Some of them may cause serious memory loss in a percentage of patients. Also, anti-anxiety drugs, such as benzodiazepines, can be extremely addicting and cause rebound anxiety. Benzodiazepines can also cause a fatal withdrawal if stopped suddenly. Sleep medications and anti-anxiety medications can also cause drowsiness and unclear thinking.”