Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Season is Officially Started!

Once the Thanksgiving Dinner dishes were done, the Christmas season had begun.

It can be a time of joy, happiness, and good-will - but it can also be a time when your nerves get frayed and your temper short, in spite of your best intentions.

Stores crowded with shoppers, heavy traffic in the parking lots, kids asking for every toy they've seen on TV, cats or dogs who pull the garland back OFF the tree every day, and the hurry-hurry to do every task you've set for yourself can really take a toll.

What to do? Keep your bottle of Feel5ive handy. Take a few drops morning, noon, and night - and in between if you need it. That will help keep you from stressing out. Once you're calm, instead of seeing the pushy shoppers, you'll see the joy on someone's face as they choose the perfect gift for a loved one.

Instead of screaming at the cat or dog, you'll move that garland to a different spot and stop to give your pet a moment of affection.

Instead of losing patience with the kids for wanting everything, you'll be able to sit down and explain that no one gets everything, so they need to really think about what they want most.

You might even regain your equilibrium enough to let the kids help you with that Christmas baking - and start a new family tradition.

Monday, November 23, 2009

When the Past Prevents Happiness in the Now

The holidays often bring melancholy to those who have lost loved ones, or who yearn for the days when their children were small and the family was large and boisterous.

They miss the noisy holiday dinners, with perhaps 20 friends and family members around the table. They mourn for those who have passed on, and wish that their children could be home again, rather than living in some other part of the country - or dining with their in-laws.

If holiday dinners are now the same as dinner every other day - cooking for only one or two - it's easy to feel depressed.

These are natural and normal feelings, but when they destroy enjoyment of the "now," they need to be addressed. The sufferer needs to move forward, accept change, and find enjoyment in today while still retaining and cherishing good memories of the past.

Honeysuckle is the Bach Flower Essence that will help re-balance those energies and allow a person to live well in the present.

It's also natural to have regrets from the past. Everyone has done or said something that he or she wishes could be erased. If those regrets have grown into genuine feelings of guilt, then Pine can be added to the Honeysuckle for a more complete Bach Flower Remedy.

If you or a loved one is having trouble letting go of the past long enough to live in the present, visit FeelBach! to get your personal remedy. Shipping is fast, so in just a few days you'll be on your way to a happier holiday season.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Thanksgiving Insecurities

Thanksgiving brings so many reasons for insecurities to surface...

If you're the one cooking the feast, you naturally want everything to be perfect, and if you're insecure about your culinary skills, you may be worried to the point of feeling ill. For many, this insecurity causes them not to attempt such a thing - but sometimes you just can't get out of it, no matter how worried you are.

If you're seeing family members you haven't seen since last year, and things haven't gone well for you financially in this past season of economic turmoil, you may be worried about what they'll think of you. You may be bracing yourself for cutting comments or criticisms couched in the guise of "suggestions" for ways to get out of a financial mess.

Even if things are going fine, you may dread facing someone who always criticizes your haircut, your clothes, your children, your pets... and on and on.

These feelings all stem from a lack of self-confidence, and there IS something you can do about it.

Get over to FeelBach! and get a bottle of the Bach Flower Remedy Larch.

Larch can help you regain your self confidence, so that you're not afraid of what people think or say. You can let them babble on, trying to make themselves feel important, and realize that it isn't your problem - it's only their own insecurities that make them so obnoxious.

And, if it's the dinner you're worried about, you'll be able to get through it knowing that you DO know how to present a great meal - and if anything goes wrong, it's no big deal.

But hurry up... if your feelings of inferiority have been with you for a long time, you need to start changing those energies now, so that you're ready for Thanksgiving and for the whole holiday season.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Here Comes Holiday Stress Season!

Are you one who loves the holidays and looks forward to all the extra work, socializing, and activities? Or are you one who dreads the whole thing and wishes it could be over before it begins?

If you're dreading all this, there could be many reasons why. The first, of course, is just that your days are already filled to the brim and now you want to add more.

You actually WANT to do all the decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping, and entertaining. And you actually want to write nice letters in each card you send. Then you want to go to all the parties, caroling, parades, and other holiday events.

It's all just too much, unless you have a way to put your other work on hold for a couple of months.

Now might be the perfect time to set aside an hour for yourself and think about it. Think about how many hours are required for each of the things you want to do, and then put them in your schedule. Or think about which activities are your favorites - put them in the schedule and decide not to do the others.

Think about which activities you do because YOU really want to do them, and which you do because you want to please or impress someone else.

Maybe the solution is to spread some of your activities out over more time. You could start addressing those cards and writing those letters this week. You could send them for Thanksgiving rather than Christmas or Hanuka. Or, you could schedule them to do in the week after Christmas. In fact, if you send them at an unusual time, it's more likely that your recipients will have time to enjoy reading them.

Meanwhile, if you begin getting stressed just thinking about all of it, take a lot of deep breaths and keep your bottle of Feel5ive handy. When you feel yourself becoming anxious, take a few drops and settle down.

Holiday stress has too many causes to address in one post, so watch here for more clues on how to make the most of this season - or get over to FeelBach!and fill out the questionnaire. Get your personal remedy now and you'll be ready to actually enjoy the holidays this time!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Celebrate Thanksgiving all Month

The people in "The Secret" will tell you - celebrating Thanksgiving every single day of your life is the best way to attract good things. So why not set aside this month of November to create a new habit?

Even when things are tough, we all have something to be thankful for, so choose a time of day when you can be quiet for a few minutes and give thanks and appreciation.

If your life is too full of people and noise and things you need to do, take an extra minute or two in the shower to just think about the good things in your life. If you can't think of anything else, think about that hot water and how good it feels.

If you can find time, start a notebook and write about the things you're thankful for each day. Start noticing the little things, as well as the big ones. Give thanks for a sticky kiss from your child or grand-child. Give thanks because you happened to look out the window in time to see a Cardinal or a Blue Jay hop across the yard. Give thanks because you turned on the radio in time to catch an old favorite song.

When you start to look for things to appreciate and feel thankful for, you'll find them all around you.

If you're really down - over the economy, over an illness, over a legal or financial problem, or over a loved one's troubles, try using Get Hope Back from FeelBach!

If you're unable to let go of old emotions that block your happiness,try a few drops of Joy throughout the day.

Let this November be the month that you begin to experience the happiness you were born to enjoy.

Start right now, with giving thanks that you can read this message, and that you can get over to FeelBach to get the remedies you need!