Monday, December 27, 2010

The Holidays – Time for the Larch Personality to Suffer

Larch personalities whose energy is out of balance are in for a tough time during the holidays – especially when they’re forced into the host or hostess position.

When in balance, the Larch personality is realistic and able to assess situations objectively. He or she perseveres, even in the face of setbacks. But when Larch energy becomes unbalanced, feelings of inferiority take over.

The out-of-balance Larch personality knows absolutely that he or she “can’t do it,” or will fail upon an attempt to do it. As a consequence, the words “I can’t” come up again and again, as do excuses not to try. Severe sufferers will even become ill to avoid facing situations they think they can’t handle.

Thus, entertaining guests during the holidays – even if those guests are family – will be a painful experience.

If you feel that you’re in this state, first stop and think if it is the pressure of the holidays that brings it on, or if you carry this feeling of inferiority throughout the year.

If the problem is chronic, begin treatment with the Larch Bach Flower Essence and continue until you come back into alignment. If it is seasonal, begin treatment a few weeks before the next stressful holiday.

With all the experiences life offers us, it’s a shame to miss out and feel that you “can’t” do what you’d like to do. So take charge – resolve to get your energies back into alignment with Bach Flower Essences in 2012.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Christmas Reminder for Pet Owners

While the holidays are both fun and stressful for you and your human family members, they might be merely stressful for your furry family members.

Strange visitors in the house - the hustle and bustle of getting ready for parties - the stress that YOU may be exhibiting as you try to get everything done on time - all put stress on your pets.

In addition, if you've gotten too busy to give them their usual measures of attention, they'll become even more upset.

Cats may merely go hide, but either cats or dogs may seek to escape by bolting out the door. So if it's unsafe for them to be out and about in your neighborhood, be especially careful when people are coming and going.

Meanwhile, you can help them get through the season by remembering to put a few drops of Feel5ive in their water dishes each time you fill them. The Bach Flower Essences in Feel5ive will calm their nerves - without making them drowsy or "dopey" feeling.

While you're at it, if holiday preparations have you in a tizzy, give yourself 4 drops 3 or 4 times a day. When you're calm, the tasks you still need to do will be much easier. Do the same for other family members who are feeling stressed and you'll all enjoy a happier time together.

By the way - if all you have on hand is one bottle, it's perfectly safe to treat both you and your pets from the "human" bottle or the "pet" bottle.

One more thing... Some holiday treats can be dangerous for pets. Chocolate and raisins can be fatal to dogs, but most dogs love both. So keep them out of reach and make sure holiday guests don't slip them a treat just to be "nice."

If you don't already have Feel5ive in your house, visit FeelBach! today and get a bottle on its way to you!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Are Holiday Emotions Bringing You Down?

The holidays re a time of joy for many – and a time of stress and overwhelming negative emotions for many others.

This year, with the job losses and overall economic chaos, an emotion that is taking center stage for thousands of Americans is jealousy.

Are you one of those who is suffering from this painful emotion?

Do you look at people planning trips to visit family over the holidays and feel jealous, angry, and hurt because you can’t afford to go anywhere?

Are you looking at the ads for fabulous gifts that you’d love to buy for the people you love – and feeling awful because you simply can’t afford to do it? Is it making you feel bitter and angry?

If you lost your home to the mortgage meltdown, you may be living in smaller accommodations and feeling jealous of those who have the space for a huge tree while you’re stuck with a table model.

Of course, money isn’t the only reason to feel jealous right now. If your kids are grown and gone and live far away – or if you never had children – you might be feeling jealous of people who will be setting a huge table for children, or for children, spouses, and grand-children.

If you’ve lost a spouse you may be feeling jealous of happily married friends.

Everyone has felt jealousy at some time or another in their lives, and it is truly debilitating. It casts a dark shadow over everything you do and say and sucks the joy right out of living.

Holly is the Bach Flower Remedy to free you of this crippling emotion.

Once in a positive Holly state, you will be able to take pleasure in other people’s achievements, possessions, and joys, even if you don’t have everything in life that you want. You’ll live in a state of inner harmony, free of the turmoil that comes with jealousy.

Come to Flower Bach to read more about Holly and its connection to the loving feelings that will free you from the pain of jealousy.

If you think your "down" feelings at the holiday season may be a combination of jealousy and other emotions, do visit FeelBach! and take the questionnaire. it will help you to identify the Bach Flower Essences that will help get you back on track - so you can greet the new year with happiness and hope.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Preserve the Past, While Enjoying the Present

The holiday season is upon us, and along with it, sadness for far too many people. We all experience a bit of nostalgia, but for some, it becomes the focus of their lives, preventing joy in the present.

Those who have lost loved ones and are now alone find this season to be the toughest time of year – when they see other people gathering with families, laughing and making memories.

And even for some whose families are all still living, the nostalgia is painful. We miss those years when our children were small and we could make the world wonderful for them with just a decorated cookie or a Christmas stocking.

We miss the huge gatherings, the noise, and the confusion. Quiet holidays feel somehow lacking.

The feelings are all too real, and they can lead to a deep depression if not recognized and dealt with.

Honeysuckle is the Bach Flower Remedy to help get through these days.

Treatment with Honeysuckle allows a person to move forward into enjoying things of the present. In a positive Honesuckle state, individuals are able to recall the past with fondness, keep what they’ve learned from it, and yet expect more good things from the present.

If you’re “stuck” in the past, wishing for events and people who cannot come into your present experience, visit FeelBach! and begin treatment with Honesuckle now so that you can enjoy this holiday season.