Saturday, July 27, 2013

Cure Summer Colds With Dr. Bach's Flower Essences?

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 be simple.

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. Thus, the "busyness" of summer could be the source of summer colds. It's easy to feel small hurts when too many people are asking you to do too many things.

Parents of school-age children are under tremendous pressure to make sure the kids enjoy the summer, stay productive, and stay out of trouble. Depending upon your source of income, your work life may be busier than ever because it's summertime.

And who wants to miss out on summer? All of us want to have a little time to enjoy warm weather activities. But then there are those out of town visitors, and our business obligations, and what our families want and demand. 

Things can pile on so much that finding time for ourselves becomes another obligation rather than a pleasure.
The result – frustration, and possibly resentment of everyone who is making demands on our time.

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. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Don't let self-pity destroy your life

Considering what's been happening in the U.S. the past few years, it's pretty easy to fall into a pattern of self-pit, bitterness, grudges, and even hatred.

It could be directed at the government, at the bank that forced you out of your home, at the corporation that kicked you out of a job you believed was secure, or at any individuals who played a part.

Even if you haven't had any financial disasters, you could be feeling a great deal of resentment because people you care for have been harmed by this economic chaos.

The truth is, those feelings won't help a thing - but they will harm you. 

So instead of letting them fester, take action and take back your own joy in living. 

Start by investing in a bottle of Dr. Bach's Willow flower essence, and take it regularly. That will help you re-
balance your energies and have the desire to go back to living a joyful life. 

Then take stock of all the good things in your life. List the people and animals who love you. List your capabilities (that no one can take from you). List the small courtesies that have been paid to you by perfect strangers. List the possessions you enjoy having and using. In short - look around with gratitude. 

It's a truism that the more you thankful you are, the more you'll have to be thankful about. 

A second benefit is that once you get back on track to living a happier life, solutions will come to you. You'll be able to see things you could do to improve the situation, whereas you couldn't see them at all when you were under the spell of self-pity. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Will You Become an Empty Nester This Year?

Life is filled with changes, some small and some huge. Likewise, some changes are welcomed while others definitely are not.

Many families are facing a major change this year as the children who just finished high school leave the nest to go to college. As a parent, you're pleased and excited for them, but...  the change in your life will be substantial. That's especially true if it's the last child.

You'll now officially become an "empty nester."

If you're having trouble adjusting to that change, try Dr. Bach's flower essence, Walnut. 

Walnut helps realign your energies so you can adjust to any kind of change in life - and still function in all your other roles.

Next, try getting involved beyond your home. Take those hours you used to spend with your child - or taking care of tasks related to your child - and turn them into volunteer hours for a cause you care about. You could also get more actively involved with a hobby - perhaps one you gave up when you became a parent.

Whatever you do, don't sit home and dwell on missing your child. Fill those hours with activity that will make you feel good - even if you don't feel much like doing it the first day. 

Friday, July 05, 2013

Did the new horse need Feel5ive?

Did this beautiful little guy need Feel5ive?

I put some in the water trough, but no, I don't think he needed it. He seemed curious about his new surroundings, but perfectly calm about the change. Mostly, he was interested in all that green grass!

Was Feel5ive still useful? Oh yes. For me.

This horse hadn't been ridden for several years, and I hadn't ridden for 2 years, so when I decided after a few days that he'd settled in and it was time for a ride, I was the one who was nervous. Horses can sense that and sometimes react negatively, so a dose of Feel5ive before saddling up was just the thing.

And what happened? He was a perfect gentleman. As soon as the weather cools a bit, we'll go for some longer rides.

If you're facing an event that makes you nervous, and even happy things can make you nervous, calm yourself with Feel5ive. 

If it's a really stressful event, start taking it the day before, then be sure to take more in the morning, and more just before you have to face whatever is scaring you.