Monday, November 28, 2011

Another Stress-buster From Nature: the Cucumber

We all know that Feel5ive will relieve stress and help us stay on an even keel. But what if you want an activity you can do that will help you focus on unwinding and letting go while it soothes you?

First step: head to your refrigerator or the grocery store… for a cucumber.
You probably already know that sliced cucumber on your eyelids can relieve tired eyes, but did you know that cucumber steam can relieve anxiety?

Tests have shown its effectiveness, so why not give it a try – especially since the cucumber steam will give your face a skin-smoothing, beautifying treatment at the same time.

Just cut up a whole cucumber and put it in a pot of boiling water. Then breathe.

Here are three more ways that cucumbers can help you relieve stress:

1. Avoid stinky breath by cutting a slice and use your tongue to hold it on the roof of your mouth for about 30 seconds.

2. Avoid hangovers the morning after those holiday parties by eating several slices before going to bed.

3. Snack on low-calorie, vitamin-rich cucumbers before the party to help avoid over-indulgence in those calorie-laden treats that make you cry when you see them resting on your hips come January.

We might have to label the cucumber a "super food."

We all know that cucumbers are low in calories, so are a good snack food for those trying to avoid weight gain. Now you know they'll help you relieve stress.
But did you know that they contain most of the vitamins you need every day? A cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

Meanwhile, be sure to tuck that bottle of Feel5ive into your purse or pocket – for those stressful moments when you're away from your kitchen.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holidays = Stress

There's no way around it. Unless you happily live alone and are independently wealthy, holidays bring stress.

It might start with the money – how to stretch your budget around gifts and the extra expenses at the grocery store.

It might start with trying to live up to other's expectations.

It might start with knowing you'll be spending time with people who love to criticize you.

It might start with trying to fit all the extra activities into an already-full schedule.

And once you're in a "stress mode," things begin to snowball, causing you even more stress. But you don't have to stay in that mode. Instead, you can do two things:
1. Do the "sigh and look up" exercise. Simply let out a big sigh while looking toward the heavens. This helps release pent-up negative energy. It's also a great exercise to do when someone you love tests your limits. Instead of blowing up, just sigh and look up.

2.Take Feel5ive from Feel Bach!

I keep a bottle handy for those times when I need to calm down and get on with life. It even helps to relieve anxiety when you're heading into a situation that you think will be stressful. (Going to a dental appointment, giving a speech, meeting with your child's teacher, going to a job interview, driving on icy roads, or meeting your sweetheart's parents – just to name a few such situations.)
Get your bottle of Feel5ive today and enjoy the holidays!

Oh – one more thing. Your pets also experience holiday stress, so put a few drops in their water dish each day when things around your house begin to get hectic.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

When Longing for the Past Prevents Present Happiness

The holidays often bring melancholy to those who long for "the way it used to be." No present celebration brings joy, because today's celebrations are not the same as yesterday's.

People are missing –through death, through divorce, or through children growing up and moving on. Sometimes it's good friends who have moved away and left a void.
Big noisy holiday dinners, with perhaps 20 friends and family members around the table, become a thing of the past. Cooking for only one or two is depressing rather than joyful, and the longing for how it used to be prevents finding new ways to make the holidays special.

Feeling nostalgia for happy times is natural and normal, but when those feelings destroy enjoyment of the "now," they need to be addressed. The sufferer needs to move forward, accept change, and find enjoyment in today while still retaining and cherishing good memories of the past.

Honeysuckleis the Bach Flower Essence that will help re-balance those energies and allow a person to live well in the present.

If you or a loved one is having trouble letting go of the past long enough to live in the present, visit FeelBach! to get your personal remedy. Shipping is fast, so in just a few days you'll be on your way to a happier holiday season.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

A Little Gratitude - a Lot of Benefit

As anyone who studies the Law of Attraction will tell you - celebrating Thanksgiving every single day of your life is the best way to attract good things. The more you give thanks for what you have, the more you'll have to give thanks for.

With the shape of the economy right now, that can sound almost impossible, but the truth is, we all do have something to be thankful for, even if it's nothing more than the ability to walk or talk or read or think.

So why not set aside this month of November to create a new habit?

Just choose a time of day when you can be quiet for a few minutes and give thanks and appreciation.

If your life is too full of people and noise and things you need to do, take an extra minute or two in the shower to just think about the good things in your life. If you can't think of anything else, think about that hot water and how good it feels.
If you drive to work, use that drive time to be thankful that you have a job and a means to get to it.

Get a pocket sized notebook. Keep it handy and make notes to yourself about the things you're thankful for each day. Start noticing the little things, as well as the big ones. Give thanks for a sticky kiss or a bright smile from your child or grand-child. Give thanks because you happened to look out the window in time to see a Cardinal or a Blue Jay hop across the yard. Give thanks because you turned on the radio in time to catch an old favorite song.

When you start to look for things to appreciate and feel thankful for, you'll find them all around you.

If you're really down - over the economy, over an illness, over a legal or financial problem, or over a loved one's troubles, try using Get Hope Back from FeelBach!

If you're unable to let go of old emotions that block your happiness,try a few drops of Joy throughout the day.

Let this November be the month that you begin to experience the happiness you were born to enjoy.

Start right now, with giving thanks that you can read this message, and that you can get over to FeelBach to get the remedies you need!