Friday, July 31, 2009

Do You or a Loved One Suffer From "What if?"

"What if" is a terrible ailment, because it prevents the sufferer from enjoying life - and from allowing his or her children and other loved ones from enjoying life.

Sufferers often exhibit irrational fear of illness - being afraid to take their infants out of the house for fear of being exposed to disease, being afraid to let older children play outside on cold days, and being afraid that every sniffle is a sign of debilitating disease.

They also worry endlessly if someone doesn't call when expected, and they try to discourage friends and family from participating in any activity that might carry a hint of danger. "What if" parents never fall asleep at night until their teen-aged children are safely home.

I had an Aunt who suffered most of her life from "What if" and she really did suffer. One event sticks out in my mind - we had a very old, very gentle horse, and one of her children wanted a ride on that horse. Her response was "What if it bucks her off?"

Had we known about the Bach Flower Essence Red Chestnut at that time, my Aunt might have enjoyed life a lot more - and I'm sure her children would have too.

Most people who suffer from a negative Red Chestnut state do so for short periods of time, but those like my Aunt suffer all their lives.

The Red Chestnut state can occur in reaction to an event - such as the birth of a child. It can also be an occupational hazard. Counselors and nurses sometimes fall into this state.

If you feel yourself becoming overly fearful about the health and welfare of your loved ones, you probably need to treat with this Bach Flower Remedy. You'll feel better, and your family and friends will too.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Feel5ive - My Lifeline


That's the only word for it when I even contemplate going to the dentist. And this week I had to go. I'm the person who has probably canceled more dental appointments in her lifetime than anyone you've ever met. I'm terrified.

My kids laugh at me and tell me it's no big deal, but that doesn't help at all.

So, by about 2 days before I had to go I had a terrible headache - just stress. Then I remembered that I had Feel5ive and started taking it. I took a couple of drops every time I walked into my bathroom. Then before bed I put a few drops in the water I keep at my bedside.

And you know what? I still didn't want to go, but I was actually able to breathe on the way there and the whole time I was in that dreaded office.

I'm giving thanks to Dr. Bach for creating this formula - and more thanks for the fact that I had Feel5ive handy when I needed it.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Does Your Child Suffer from Bed Wetting?

He or she may be suffering from a negative Cherry Plum state - which can be dangerous.

In this state, people feel ready to explode because they keep so many feelings pent up inside. They keep themselves under tight control, not letting on to the outside world the turmoil that resides within.

In adults, it can lead to violence when the "dam finally breaks." It also leads to depression, and an inability to stay focused and on track. In children, it can lead to bed wetting. These children exhibit extreme control when awake, and only during sleep do they "let go." Unfortunately, that release of inner anxieties often results in a wet bed.

Not only is the child embarrassed at home, he may deny himself many of the joys of childhood - such as camping trips and sleep-overs with friends. Bed-wetting is a problem no child wants his friends to know about.

The Bach Flower Essence, Cherry Plum, can free your child to share his worries and anxieties with you - and free both of you from the stress and embarrassment of bed wetting.

Visit Feel Bach! today and help your child get on the path to happiness.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Good Time for Feel5ive

Anxiety? Worry? Frustration?

All of the above when we look at the invasion going on in our neighborhood!

Yesterday my neighbor came over to get me to do an internet search for an answer, but I really didn't find one. We've been invaded by grasshoppers, and outside looks like something out of a bad movie. Alfred Hitchcock perhaps.

The air is filled with their flying bodies and the front porch is covered with bugs sunning themselves. The driveway is also alive - and when you walk through them they rise up, banging into your body, getting caught in your hair, and falling behind your eyeglasses or down your neck.

Of course, everyone is worried that they'll eat all the pasture grass and leave nothing for the cattle. My neighbor and I are both concerned that they'll eat our garden vegetables and our flowers. And none of us is happy about all the dead bodies in and around our homes...

I learned that they live for 6 weeks, but since they reproduce quickly, they could be here until first frost. We don't want to see that very soon, now that the tomatoes are just beginning to ripen!

So, another dose of Feel5ive - stay cool, enjoy everything else because there doesn't seem to be anything to do about the invasion.

(But I am spraying my garden with garlic oil to repel them.)

Do you do too much?

Are you the dynamo in your group? Are you the one who serves on every committee... and then gets the work done while others fool around? Are you the one who provides cookies for every bake sale and tends your neighbor's dog while she goes on vacation?

Are you just unable to say "NO" to any request?

You may be in need of the Bach Flower Essence called Centaury.

As much as you love your family and friends, you may be feeling tired, overworked, and even slightly resentful of the burdens placed upon you. The only way out is to begin saying "no" or "Sorry, not this time." But when you're in the negative Centaury state, those words just don't seem to come. Instead you put on a cheerful face and say "Sure, I can do that."

Often, this "yes" state is caused by a fear of rejection, or a fear of taking charge of your own life. Centaury will help get your energies back in balance and allow you to be free of those fears.

Happily, the end result will not be rejection, but a new respect from friends and family when they realize that you do know how to take care of yourself as well as them.

Try Centaury now, and enjoy summertime along with your friends and family. You really don't have to be the one to get all the work accomplished while others relax on the beach! Just get on over to FeelBach! to place your order - then get ready to start doing some of the things YOU want to do.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Monsters in the Closet?

Does your child fear the "Monsters in the closet?" Maybe they're under the bed instead, or maybe he or she wakes up screaming from a bad dream and can't calm down and go back to sleep.

Plenty of parents have shared this experience and felt helpless to assure their children that all is well.

Overcoming these fears may be as simple as turning off the TV - kids do absorb all that horrible stuff they see. Even some shows geared for children are full of violence and fear-inducing images.

It might also help to stop talking about fearful subjects when the kids are listening.They can pick up on your conversations and translate them into imaginary terrors even more horrifying than the events taking place in the world. If you yourself are fearful, they will of course pick that up. Kids are "tuned in" far more than the average adult.

Meanwhile, a bottle of Rock Rose on the bedside table could let you all get some restful sleep. This is the Bach Flower Essence of courage - the one that helps banish terror.

Rock Rose is one of the ingredients in Feel5ive - the formula that lets you face stressful events with calm assurance. I use it if I have to go to the dentist (a horror from youth that won't go away) or if I have to drive or ride a long way on icy roads. It also helps when preparing to speak in public, go on a job interview, or any of a hundred other things that create a stressful anticipation.

Sleeping pills are not a good idea for children - and could actually cause greater nightmares, along with other harmful side effects. So if your little one needs a dose of courage to chase away that closet monster, get a bottle of Rock Rose.