Wednesday, April 29, 2009

When Stress Intesnsifies Disease...

Stress seems to be the watchword of our times - triggered by everything from health issues to economic woes, to fear over the state of world politics.

And while some react predictably by becoming irritable, snappish, and ultimately suffering from high blood pressure, others react with physical symptoms not immediately attributed to stress.

Take, for instance, the gentleman who, after 2 years, didn't get over his bout with the flu. When the major symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea finally faded, he continued to experience headaches, fatigue, stomach cramps, nausea, bloating, gas, loss of appetite, serious weight loss and more. It didn't feel good to eat, so he quit - then eating irregularly caused more problems - the intestines just don't react well in that situation. So, the problem took on a life of its own.

Because this worried him, he began going to doctors and undergoing one test after another, becoming more and more stressed over the thought that he could have a serious illness. Finally the doctors diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome. They did recognize that stress was contributing greatly to this man's ever escalating medical distress, so prescribed anti-anxiety medication. But he won't take it because he fears the side effects of prescription drugs even more than he fears his present condition.

I wish I could talk to this man. I'd suggest Bach Flower Essences, starting with the Feel5ive formula for stress. Had he been taking it two years ago when all this started, his original stomach virus would likely be a distant memory.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Are you an "Angry American?"

Many are angry today - as evidenced by the huge attendance at the April 15 "Tea Parties."

But anger alone won't bring about the changes that citizens seek. In fact, an overload of anger and resentment - and hatred - can immobilize a person and prevent them from taking steps that might be productive.

Holly is the Bach Flower Remedy that helps dispel hatred, envy, resentment, and doubt - all of which can get in the way of positive action.

For many, fear of the future goes hand-in-hand with the anger - especially if the economic downturns have meant job loss or salary reductions. Mimulus is the anti-fear Bach Essence. This flower essence helps us to face challenges with will-power and determination. Used with Honesuckle, which helps us accept things as they happen, rather than live in the past, it can be the ticket to creating a bright future.

Visit FeelBach today and choose the remedy that will keep you on a steady emotional keel while we navigate these troubled economic waters...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Are you feeling "Burned out?" Banish that feeling with Bach Flower Remedies

Do the words "burned out" ring a bell with you?

I used to feel irritated by them - because so often the people who told me they were "burned out" were those who appeared to be doing far less in their personal and professional lives that others who maintained their energy and production levels.

Truthfully, I thought they were just using that as an excuse for laziness.

Now that I know more about how our energies work, and how an imbalance can wreak havoc with even the most ambitious person, I have the compassion I should have had then. I also now know what to do about it!

First, let me say that I know some people do need a change. They've done the same job or been overburdened with responsibility for so long that they need a physical break - a change of scenery and pace. But when those feelings bring on an energy imbalance, they can't even see the physical way out... they're stuck!

The Bach Flower Essence Hornbeam can come to the rescue! Hornbeam removes negative feelings, lifts energy lefts and dissipates the lethargy that creates Monday Morning Blues. It helps bring enthusiasm and passion back so we can do our work well while we seek needed change.

Sometimes other emotional blocks add to the problem. For instance, a person with too many responsibilities may be unable to sort out their thoughts and reach decisions about the future. Elm nurtures a sound mind and decision-making skills.

Others have felt the "burn out" for so long that their performance has suffered - making them label themselves "loser." Gorse will combat that feeling and renew the self-confidence necessary to make positive changes.

If you're suffering from burn out - or from any emotional imbalance that hampers your personal joy or professional success, visit FeelBach! and choose the Bach Flower Remedies that can restore your natural vitality.

You can either read the descriptions and choose your own blend, or take the questionnaire and let the Feel Bach experts create the solution that's right for you.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Do you dislike being the boss?

Two primary personality traits mark those who really don't like being boss: One is impatience.

These folks have trouble tolerating those under their supervision who can't seem to follow directions, work too slowly, make mistakes, talk too much, or any number of other irritants.

If you find yourself in this situation, Impatiens is the Bach flower essence for you. It helps extend patience for those around us, and helps us to stay calm and diplomatic.

Another reason many dislike supervisory jobs is their own insecurity - lack of confidence in making decisions. This trait sends us off to seek advice from others even when we know what should be done.

For that situation, Cerato is the Bach Flower Essence to choose.

If you aren't enjoying your life as you know you could, Bach Flower Remedies can probably help. The first step, of course, is recognizing the emotions that are holding you back. Only then can you choose the flower essences to rebalance your energies and put yourself back on the path to happiness.

Visit Feel Bach! today - read the descriptions of the 38 Bach Flower Essences and what each is used for - and then get your personal blend.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Sometimes too much love is damaging

Do you love your friends and family so much that you could be harming them? If so, you need Red Chestnut.

Red Chestnut is the Bach Flower Essence for those who worry unnecessarily about the health and well being of their loved ones. For instance, the Father who can't go to sleep at night until his children are safely home in bed, the Mother who walks the floor until her adult child, or anyone else she loves, calls to say they have safely made it to a destination, and the Grandmother who tries to discourage her grandchildren from participating in sports because she fears for their safety.

Unfortunately the person needing red chestnut is not the only one who suffers. While the concern is based in love, the over-protectiveness and hovering can be stifling and even emotionally damaging to those they worry about.

Dr. Bach even told about the reactions of his friends when he had suffered an accident - he said he felt their worry as an acute physical pain in his own body.

Visit FeelBach! today and learn how Bach Flower Essences can help you release the fears that keep you from enjoying having people to love.