9 powerful methods to deal with perceived stress:
When you feel the symptoms of perceived stress- such as palpitations, an irritable bowel, insomnia, headaches, or loss of appetite- do something positive. You could useholistic massages
on a more frequent basis and also consider the following measures:
- Establish some healthy boundaries and learn to say" No' when you are taking on too many things to do any one good enough.
- If you work at a desk or have a sedentary lifestyle, getup and take some
Five little known ways to have fantastic energy!
- Drink a big glass of water before you get out of bed. This helps to bring hydration into your body and in particular into the large intestines which have their peak performance time between 5am and 7am (according to Traditional Chinese Medicine/ 5 Element Theory/ Acupuncture). If your body is hydrated the colon does not have to absorb water from the bowel and therefore one can pass and get rid of any waste easier and smoother :-). This creates space (literally and metaphorically)for the NEW day!
A color energy meditation:
....close your eyes and
imagine a red ball of energy spinning just at the end of your spine your coccyx
and let that deep vibrant red energy gently expand at just that one spot,
strengthening your sense of security and feeling of connection to your primary
family... now imagine an orange energy spinning in a ball, round and round at
your belly button area, spinning and softly expanding at just that one spot,
healing relationship issues and inspiring your creativity.
Today I was reminded about gratitude and to keep the heart open to all the
beauty and grace every day brings, as every day is a gift. I would like to
share this short video from Moving art-Louie Schwartzberg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj2ofrX7jAk
The end of the year also brings the end of an ancient calendar which has
been widely discussed. The Mayan calendar is ending and for many this is a time
For me it is the time to keep my heart open and to embrace and cherish every
person, every animal, every bit of nature, very moment in awe, as if it was the
first and the last time I am going to experience it.