Sunday, May 25, 2008

Holidays and Your Dog

Memorial Day week-end - the start of the summer season for tourists, and here in Idaho, probably a disappointment to many. Cold wet weather isn't the friendliest setting for camping and boating, but I still saw plenty of people headed toward the lake today.

Many of those tourists had dogs with them, and this week-end they'll probably enjoy the vacation. But the next big holiday will be a different story. Fourth of July stands out as the holiday when the most dogs get lost. The noise of the fireworks scares even the calmest dogs, so they start running to get away from it, and many become hopelessly lost.

Even dogs who are kept in the house can be traumatized. So this year why not plan ahead? Get a bottle of Feel Bach's Thunder Storms remedy so both you and your dogs can enjoy the 4th.

This blend of flower essences helps dogs deal with all sorts of noises - like thunder storms, fireworks, and gun fire.

I'll never figure out why one of my dogs pays no attention to target practice, while another pays no attention to thunderstorms but gets scared even at the sight of a gun - or a gun case. She doesn't enjoy fireworks, either. I've had her since she was a pup, so I know no one has ever shot at her!

Meanwhile, the horses don't even look up from grazing when they hear gunshots or thunder. And they're supposed to be more high-strung than dogs.

Wishing you a memorable and happy holiday week-end!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The weather, Feel5ive, and hope for the garden

Wow! Summer came to North Idaho last week. One day we were at 50 degrees with frost at night, the next day it was 90 degrees and my husband was whining over the heat.

But... summer was short lived. Today it's back to 50 and rain. Big Sigh. I had intended to finish digging the grass out of the garden plot today. This will be a year for short season crops, and that's a "for sure." Other years my veggies have already been up and growing by now. I'm hoping that at least the lettuce and spinach will have time to grow!

Oh - and even though the temperatures on Sunday were in the 90's, there was still snow in the ditches along my road. How long does it take to melt a foot of packed snow when the air reaches 90 degrees?

It would be fun to have a camera that took timed photos - just to watch it melt.

Meanwhile, I've gone back to volunteering at the animal rescue shelter - and there's a big fella named Augie who is in desperate shape. The poor guy had been beaten, and he expects every new person who comes near him to inflict more of the same. Unlike some dogs who are afraid, he shows no aggression - only cowers in the corner of his cage with eyes filled with fear.

Luckily, my friend who borrowed my Feel5ive a couple weeks ago returned it, saying she had ordered some for herself. So yesterday I took my bottle to the shelter and gave the kennel manager instructions on how to use it to help Augie. Hopefully, she'll do it, even though she had never heard of Bach Flower Essences before. She said she was open to learning about them, and was willing to do whatever it took to help Augie overcome his fear. The way he looked when I was there Sunday, there would be no hope of him finding a new home unless some completely empathetic soul saw him and took pity.

I'm going to go back to see him in a couple of days, so I'll soon know if he's getting the proper dosage of Feel5ive.

Meanwhile, I've got a new bottle coming - because you just never know when someone you know and love will need a little help!

Hoping all is well in your world...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Watch for big news from Feel Bach

This is a sneak preview, and I'm not going to give away all the surprises just yet, but do keep an eye on your email for news from Feel Bach! I promise, if you miss this one you'll be kicking yourself later.

One surprise is the new website - and a new service that I know you'll love.

That's all I can say for now, but if you're a Feel Bach! customer, do be on the lookout for the newsletter before the month is out. And watch your "snail mail," too. We're sending you something useful!

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Feel5ive Saved the Day!

A couple of days ago a friend confided in me that she had to appear in court yesterday, and she was terrified. She was sure that her fear would either cause her to say something stupid, or make her throat close up so she couldn't say anything at all.

Another alternative she'd thought of was that she might just throw up, or faint. This lady was scared with a capital S.

So... I looked on my shelf and found a bottle of Feel5ive for pets. And I thought "What the heck, it will also work for humans." Then I got in the car and went to her house. I told her to take a few drops before bed, a few more when she left the house in the morning, and a few more before she went into the courtroom.

Later in the day she called me, overjoyed because she hadn't made a fool of herself, hadn't said anything stupid, and hadn't been frozen with fear.

I'm sure glad I had that bottle on my shelf! Now I guess I'd better replace it - I don't think she wants to give it back.

I wonder if Dr. Bach realized all those years ago that his flower remedies would still be helping people and their pets long after his death. What amazes me is that in spite of all the modern technology, no one has found anything to replace Dr. Bach's methods or his blend for reducing stress.

I think it just goes to show that nature has what we need if we only look for it.

Wishing you health...

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Natural Health Remedies are Gaining Attention

News about the health hazards contained in pharmaceuticals always makes me worry about the future of our society. I fear that our young people could be old and feeble by the time they're 40 if they take all those pills advertised on T.V.

That's why seeing the results of our Feel Bach! poll makes me feel good. Did you notice that while 39% of the respondents have been using Bach Flower Remedies for 3 years or more, 26% have just started recently. Maybe that means that over a quarter of our population is waking up to the fact that natural remedies work - and work without causing harm.

We also see a rise in the number of books on the market promoting natural remedies and natural supplements for good health. And some doctors are beginning to recognize the value of a balanced diet.

Wouldn't it be something if the majority of people started saying no to chemicals that cause more problems than they cure?

If instead of Prozac or Zoloft to numb their feelings they used Bach Flower Essences to get at the root of the issue and re-balance their energies?

If instead of sleeping pills that cause scary side effects, they used one of the Bach Flower Sweet Dreams blends to give them natural sleep?

If instead of mind-altering drugs parents used FeelBach's Attention Deficit blend to help kids calm down and focus.

So many of our modern problems are the result of unbalanced energies, and can be so safely treated with Bach Flowers. I'm sure it won't happen overnight, but if those of us who know keep spreading the word to family and friends we'll at least be doing our part for a more healthy world.