Thursday, November 15, 2018

Facing the Holidays With the Grief of Loss

For many approaching this holiday season, there is no joy or cheer. 

They’re suffering from grief over the loss of a loved one who
“should” be with them, and they’re stuck in the past and how life was when that loved one was there. 

The loss could be through death, divorce, or a seemingly irreparable rift between siblings, friends, or parents and children. It could stem from the loss of a beloved pet as well as a beloved human. 

Whatever the source of the loss, it left a gaping hole, and that hole has been filled with grief, loneliness, and despair.

Some sufferers retreat to live in the past, longing for what was and what could have been had the loss not occurred. Cheerful greetings of Happy Thanksgiving or Merry Christmas fall on deaf ears, or elicit a silent response of “There’s nothing to be thankful for,” or “Being merry is not an option when your life is over.” 

They’re lonely, even if surrounded by friends, because those friends cannot take the place of the one who is missing. 

People in this state need the Flower Essence Honeysuckle. This flower remedy helps sufferers look back at the past and preserve what was beautiful, without grieving for its loss. It also helps bring them back into the present where they can begin once more to appreciate what they still do have in their lives. 

Water Violet is another flower remedy that can help people stop wallowing in their grief, come out of the shell, and begin to interact with others again. 

Many who suffer are hit with a “double whammy.” They are experiencing their own sorrow and are also concerned for the feelings of others who share the loss. Their excessive care can actually be harmful and crippling for those whose suffering they would hope to alleviate. 

Red Chestnut will help put their energies in balance, so they can be supportive in the shared grief, but not overpowering. 

If you’ve suffered a great loss in recent months you may be unable to summon feelings of joy for the holidays. But with help from Flower Remedies from FeelBach! you can put your energies in alignment so you can at least enjoy pleasant memories of that person or pet who is no longer with you.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Are you too shy to succeed?

The business world is competitive, and those who stay in the shadows are destined to remain in lower-level positions, even while contributing greatly to other’s success. 

There are times when it’s necessary to speak up and speak out. There are times when one must assert themselves and be both seen and heard. 

But… it’s hard. 

I speak from experience, because while I’ve always enjoyed talking with people one-on-one,
I was terrified to speak up in large gatherings. Years ago, when I became a real estate broker, I felt a need to attend City Council and P&Z meetings. Then, due to the behavior of our city leaders, I learned that I HAD to speak up, even though the idea was terrifying. 

Dr. Bach’s flower essences helped, as did a trick I learned: Always sit in the front row so you don’t notice all the people behind you. 

What causes shyness, and what flower remedies help you overcome it? 

Shyness can come from fear or from lack of self-confidence, and the two are tied together. You fear being ridiculed because you don’t have the self-confidence to ignore what other people might think of you. 

Have you ever felt that way? I certainly did. 

To release fear, use Mimulus. To overcome lack of self-confidence turn to Larch. 

In a negative Larch state, you may feel that you “can’t” speak up for yourself. You “can’t” give a presentation or meet with an important client. You’re simply too sure that you’ll make mistakes, or “make a fool of yourself.” 

Thus, you’re apt to let others take the credit for your ideas or the work you’ve done. . When you do that long enough, you’ll need another of Dr. Bach’s remedies – Willow, to help you release the resentment that you yourself helped to cause. 

Instead of staying in the shadows, visit Feel Bach! Today and get your own personal blend of flower remedies. Get your energies back in alignment, then go forth and create the success you know you deserve.

 Graphic courtesy of Stuart Miles @

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Healing emotional energy can cause physical symptoms

Scientists and the medical profession have slowly come to the
realization that a person’s mental/emotional state does have a profound impact on their physical state. We humans are not machines with parts and pieces that operate independently from each other. 

The most widely understood connection between emotion and physical health is that of stress causing high blood pressure. Most doctors do now acknowledge that as fact. 

Many also accept that physical “cleansing” can be beneficial to a body’s physical systems. The most enlightened recognize that emotional cleansing can also positively impact a body’s physical systems. 

We’ve seen people concerned that after a few weeks of taking Dr. Bach’s flower remedies to alleviate long-standing emotional issues such as depression, fear, or insecurity, they begin to experience physical symptoms such as rashes or a discharge. 

They mistakenly think that while the flower essences are making them feel better mentally and emotionally, they are causing a negative physical reaction. 

They are causing a reaction – but it is not negative. It is, in fact positive, because it is a symptom of cleansing. The rash or discharge demonstrates that the body is releasing toxins that have built up over the years in response to the emotional blockages.  

The really good news is that the end result of releasing those toxins will likely cause renewed physical energy and health. The patient will enjoy newfound well-being on both a physical and emotional level.  

graphic courtesy of Stuart Miles @