Sunday, September 24, 2017

Finding the energy to rebuild

After a terrifying summer, many are in the position of rebuilding - starting over from scratch or trying to repair and rebuild what has been lost.

Between the hurricanes in the East, the wildfires in the West, flooding from heavy rains in various
locations, and the damage inflicted by rioting protestors and terrorists, it's been a season of fear and tension for far too many people.

And now, many are in a state of exhaustion while others live with the ongoing fear.

For many in the West, the fire danger has passed with the coming of snow and rain. A few are breathing sighs of relief, while those who lost homes and property are facing the aftermath.

Life goes on and we must go on, but sometimes finding the energy and strength is difficult.

Fortunately, while Dr. Bach's flower remedies can't replace what's been lost, they can help individuals deal with the emotional fall out.

Olive is the essence for those who feel emotionally, psychologically, or physically fatigued. Olive can help replenish physical vigor so whatever must be done can be done.

Sweet Chestnut provides a sense of hope and relieves feelings of despair, while Walnut helps us adapt to change. Mimulus will help those whose fear is ongoing.

The emotions you might feel when faced with any of these terrifying situations and their aftermath are both natural and understandable. But to move forward, you do need to re-balance and come to terms with what's going on in your life.

FeelBach! can't replace homes that have been lost, but our flower remedies CAN give you the emotional and physical energy and hope to get on with living your life.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Back to School – a time of anxiety and fear for many youngsters

When a child is entering Kindergarten or perhaps first grade, it’s natural to be a bit fearful. Will the teacher be nice – or mean. What about the other children? Will they like me or hate me? 

Then making the transition to Junior High or High School brings a new anxiety. Suddenly the child is
moved from “upper classman” to a lowly newbie. And they know that many of the older students won't let them forget it.

Then there are all those poor kids who have moved over the summer and are entering a new school where they don’t know one soul? Terrifying! 

All the parental reassurances in the world won’t stop some children from going into that first day – and even those first weeks of school without fear and apprehension. 

Dr. Bach’s Mimulus flower extract will help. 

Some flower essence practitioners believe that the Mimulus fears are akin to the fear of the newborn – coming from a safe womb into a harsh new world. And isn’t that much like what children experience when being thrust into a new environment where their protectors (parents) cannot follow.  
Mimulus helps regain the soul quality of courage, allowing the sufferer to bravely move forward.

Aspen is another of Dr. Bach’s essences that will aid a child at this time. Aspen relates more to vague fears and apprehension – as when a child is fearful but can’t say exactly why. 

Rock Rose is most helpful in situations where the child knows exactly why they are fearful. Perhaps they’ve been bullied or ridiculed – or even physically assaulted in school. Those fears border on terror and panic.

All of these remedies can be found in Feel Bach’s Feel5iveformula. This is one that many of us keep on hand to use in occasional stressful situations – a job interview, a trip to the dentist, or a first meeting with a sweetheart’s family. 

Click the links and read more about each of these remedies, then choose what’s right for your child. Start treatment a few days before school starts, so he or she can begin building inner defenses against that crippling fear.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Pine Personalities need to be rescued

Do you have a child who is a Pine personality?

If so, he or she probably tries your patience with the never-ending words, “I’m sorry.” No matter how
many times you might say “There’s nothing to be sorry for,” it doesn’t help. A few minutes later he or she will be apologizing again.

Years ago, before I knew that Bach Flower Essences could help such folks, I knew a young boy who was a Pine personality. You could not speak with him for more than a minute or two before he said "I'm sorry."

He was a bit of a mischief maker, so there were times when he really did need to say these words. He was, after all, the 12-year old you could catch smoking out behind the barn. Most of the time, however, there was absolutely nothing to be sorry for. Most of the time he was a sweet and considerate child. He was sorry anyway.

At the time, I thought his misbehavior was a way to get attention, and of course that could have been part of the problem. He was the youngest of three children his Mother had from her first marriage. Now he had a younger sister who appeared to be the apple of both his Mother’s and his Step-father’s eyes. 

Feeling brushed aside is not good for Pine personalities. Above all things, they long for love, acceptance, and attention. 

After researching and studying the Bach Flower Essences, I've learned that people in the severe Pine state do tend to apologize for their very existence. They don't seem to recognize that they deserve to live, and certainly not to live happily.

In extreme cases, the Pine personality will even apologize for events that happened long before his or her birth.

Because they lack joy in life, they are often tired and are prone to illness. And they'll apologize for bothering people by becoming ill.

If you have a child or another loved one who suffers from this energy imbalance, read the rest of the story
about Pine, and then come back to FeelBach! and get him or her started on treatment. You'll be giving your loved one a valuable gift.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Summertime responsibilities – Don’t let them drag you down

Summertime responsibilities – Don’t let them drag you down.

If you’ve got kids, there are summertime activities to coordinate. If you and your family are going on
vacation, you’ve got those plans to make. If you live in an attractive area for friends and relatives to visit, you may be having house guests – perhaps several times over the summer.

And if you have a job outside of your home, you have to juggle all of those extras at home with the hours and demands of that job. 

It can be overwhelming, and can knock your energies seriously out of balance. 

The first step in getting your balance back is to realize that in order to be of any use to your family, your friends, and your job, you have to take care of yourself. Carve out a half hour every day to find a quiet spot and just relax, and breathe deeply. If you’re a morning person, get up ahead of everyone else and savor the quiet. If you’re a night owl, wait until everyone else is sleeping. 

If you’re filled with anxiety, take a deep breath, turn your eyes heavenward, and sigh. Do it several times if need be. This, by the way, is an exercise you can do even when you’re with other people – you just have to do it quietly. If you find yourself in a meeting that seems to go on forever, try it. Do it again if you’re on the phone with someone who is determined to tell you all of his or her troubles, and won’t let you go. This exercise releases the pent-up negative energy that’s working to keep you out of balance. 

Then, turn to Dr. Bach’s flower remedies to put you back in touch with your inner guides.

  • Agrimony will help you release tension and anxiety.
  • Elm will help you get organized and maintain control over your life.
  • Hornbeam will help you regain energy to face your daily tasks with enthusiasm.
  • Larch will help you gain the confidence to know that you CAN handle all of summer’s demands.
  • Oak will help relieve the guilt you may feel over taking a half hour a day for yourself.
  • Rock Water will help you let go of the idea that everything must be perfect.
  • Walnut will help you cope with the change in schedules that summertime causes. 

Which combination of Flower essences do you need? Come to FeelBach!, take ourquestionnaire and let the experts help you decide. 

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