Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Using Bach Flowers for summer colds

Summer colds are always a puzzle - why now, when the weather is hot and we're no longer closed up in rooms with other people who are sneezing and blowing?

The answer could lie in our own mental and emotional states.

According to the book, Heal Your Body, by Louise Hay, colds are a result of mental confusion and disorder - too much going on at once and focusing on small hurts. Since summer is often a time of frantic activity, and asking ourselves to do more than anyone should try to accomplish in a day, that could explain summer colds.

Parents of school-age children are under tremendous pressure to make sure the kids enjoy the summer, stay productive, and stay out of trouble. And all of us want to try to find a little time for ourselves to enjoy warm weather activities. We may even feel some duty to host BBQ parties or go boating with out of town visitors. All that adds extra duties to an already full life.

The result - we can begin to feel inadequate, like we're the only ones who can't seem to manage it all smoothly and effortlessly. Of course that's nonsense, but we're always more critical of ourselves than of anyone else.

I think a good cure for summer colds would be to use the questionnaire at Feel Bach! and start working on those emotional weak spots that summer brings into full play. In fact, that's exactly what I'm going to do - and then maybe my rotten summer cold will go away.

Now thatI figured that out, I wonder if there's a cure (other than mayhem) for a disobedient cat who insists on landing in the middle of my paperwork every few minutes. I've dumped her on the floor 3 times since I started this note to you.
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