High Anxiety

November 14, 2019

The Holidays are quickly approaching and that means people become more stressed than any other time of year. People put so much pressure on themselves to get everything done. Being around family can trigger certain behaviors that you would rather avoid.  It seems like everyone is so stressed out these days. Anxiety is the # 1 condition that children are now plagued with. The research is showing that here on Long Island NY, where I live that Xanax is the highest prescribed medication than anywhere else in the country! Why are people so stressed? And a bigger question is why are children becoming so stressed out?

There are three types of stress that people experience.

  • Physical Stress: Injuries to the body, such as broken bones, torn ligaments, wounds or any other trauma that can inflict the body.
  • Chemical Stress: Food poisoning, hang overs, chemical sensitivities, electro-magnetic interference from Wi fi, environmental toxins, viruses and other such reactions.
  • Emotional Stress: Single parenting, working two jobs, divorce, type A personality, work overload, traffic jams, deadlines, unexpected bills, caring for elderly parents and the list can go on and on….

All of these will affect the mind and body in a negative way.

When you are having a difficult time quieting your mind, your body will give you signs that your out of balance. IBS (Irritable bowl syndrome), headaches, rashes, aches and pains and a myriad of other symptoms can appear as well as disturbed sleep, depression and so on. 95% of all illnesses are stress related.

Taking Xanax and other such medication has become a crutch and an addiction. Anxiety can be treated in natural ways by developing a healthy lifestyle.

Here are Seven tools that can help ease the stress and anxiety.

1-Breath: Take a few deep guttural breaths in and out when you feel like your head is spinning and your thoughts are racing. It will calm the neuro-pathways in your brain and relax your body.

2-Movement: Take a walk, dance, yoga, qigong, swim or anything to change the energy in your body. Your body always keeps score. Emotions are energy in motion, so change the energy and change the emotion.

3-Diet: Unfortunately, our food change has become corrupted. The more live natural and organic foods you can eat, the better. Eliminate sugar, processed foods, wheat, meat and dairy as much as possible. It has a direct correlation to anxiety in stress. A healthy microbiome is #1 defense against illness and disease.

4-Meditate: Quieting the mind chatter and focusing on a mantra is a wonderful practice to stay in the present moment and eliminate distraction.

5-Nature: Connect with the outdoors. Take a walk in a wooded area or by the ocean. You are a part of nature and so many people have disconnected themselves from the natural world. Touch the soil with your feet and feel the energy from Mother Earth. It is healing.

6-Purpose: Discover what you love to do and do it every day. What are your gifts, abilities and talents? By focusing on your purpose, you will find that your mind will be absorbed in something greater than your worries.

7-Laugh: Laughter is good medicine. You can heal so many ills through laughter. It is good for the mind/body and soul.

Also reach out and talk to a professional, such as a coach, therapist, or specialist that can help and support you. Having someone who is compassionate and understanding to talk to is vital to heal the wounds, trauma and anxiety that you have bottled up inside yourself.

Let’s change the course of direction for our children and ourselves by utilizing these natural ways to alleviate stress and anxiety rather than numb and medicate.

Let’s become a more compassionate, grateful, loving, caring, understanding, creative and imaginative world. It all starts with YOU!


How to Make Positive Lasting Change

October 27, 2015

change your mindOur bodies are actually an electromagnetic broadcasting station. That is, our thoughts are the electric signals that we send out into the universe and the magnetic resonance is the feedback signal that is returned to us. So if your thoughts are muffled,fearful, or any emotion (energy in motion) that is sending out waves of negativity, that is what you are attracting back to you. If you are living in joy, happiness,and peace that is what is returning to you. If your confused, you will be resonating static. Just like a radio or television station that does not have a clear picture or sound. So how do you create positive and lasting change? First you must understand the difference between the mind and the brain. The brain is an organ of the body. It is the switching station where thought is processed. The mind is activity, that is expressed through out your body. You must begin to fire new thoughts that lead to new choices. New choices lead to new behaviors, and new behaviors lead to new experiences, and new experiences lead to new emotions.

Ask yourself,does the outside world control you? To change you need to be greater that your environment.  You must create a vision in your mind before it can manifest as your reality.

You see everything is created twice, once in the mind and then into the physical. So if you want to create lasting positive change in your life, take a journey inside your brain and rewire to fire new thoughts. Do this over and over and over again, until you’ve created the lasting positive change you are seeking. You are the creator of your life!


What’s on Your Mind?

August 18, 2015

How does your brain or mind work? Actually your brain and your mind are not the same. Your brain is the portion of the central  nervous system. It is responsible for the interpretation of sensory impulses, the coordination and control of bodily activities, and the exercise of emotion, memory, and thought. Your mind is consciousness. In very simplistic terms, it’s  like your brain is the hard drive, and your mind holds the programs. We have a conscious and subconscious mind. We also have a right and left brain. The left hemisphere of your brain is dominant in language: processing what you hear and handling most of the duties of speaking. It is logical, and mathematical.

The right hemisphere is mainly in charge of spatial abilities, face recognition and processing music. Intuition and visual imagery are processed here. It is considered the creative side. Most people use their left brains more than their right. However it would serve us well if we were able to utilize both sides efficiently. There is so much we still don’t know about our minds and brains. We have come to learn that our brains are plastic. This means  that it has the capacity to be flexible and change. It is able to relearn, reprogram, rewire and reconnect. So, if our brains get damaged some how, we can reboot the hard drive and if we don’t like the programs that have been down loaded we can delete them and add new programs. It is quite fascinating and amazing! Never under estimate the power of your mind and brain. After all we are pure consciousness, expressing ourselves in physical form.

persoanl intelligence


Do You Do What You Know?

July 28, 2015

In life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Most people know what foods are healthy and what foods aren’t good for them. So why do people eat foods that they know are not good for them? Most people know that smoking isn’t good for them. So why do people smoke? Most people know that exercise is a healthy regime to maintain their bodies health. So why don’t people do it? This list could go on and on, but you get the point. Do you do, what you know?People know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. If you are not in alignment with your body, mind, and spirit, you will be guided by your emotions, which will always steer you down the path of least resistance. You must be consciously aware of your choices, and disciple yourself to choose what you already know is best for you. So, you can do what most people know, and don’t do, or you can do what you know, and be healthy, and empowered. The choice is yours.  You Know What to Do


Life is a Puzzle

April 28, 2015

Life is a puzzle. It seems that we need to find the right pieces to live the life that feels right for us. You can’t force the wrong piece in place of the one that’s supposed to fit there. I know sometimes in my life I have tried to do this with results that did not work. You need to get a vision of what you want your life to look like first. Try turning all the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle over to the non picture side and put it together. It will probably take you a life time or never to put it together. When you have all the picture piece face up, you can begin by putting the edges together, then the middle starts to come together. The same concept holds true for your life. When you have a picture set in your mind, the pieces can begin to fit into place. So before you begin working on your life’s puzzle, create a picture of what you want it to look like and then start to fill in the pieces. remember a picture says a thousand words.Life is a Puzzle


Healthy Soil Healthy Life

April 15, 2014

healthy soilAh yes, spring is finally here. The forsythia is in bloom and the daffodils are brightening our days with their cheerful presence. Everything is coming back to life. It is miraculous. Underneath our feet is the earth that supports the growth of these plants and all life on earth. Soil, or what can be referred to as earth must be healthy in order for our plants to thrive and grace us with there beauty. Unfortunately, many people have lost the connection with nature and are destroying our soil with chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and insecticides. Then feeding it with toxic fertilizers. The earth is alive, and just like our minds must start out with a healthy foundation in order to grow strong, vibrant and healthy. Compost, using natural alternatives, (and there are many out there) to toxic ones that destroy all of the micronutrients that support the infrastructure of our soil. Like our bodies and minds we too are made up of this soil. Healthy soil supports a healthy community. Like above so below. Pick up some soil today and feel it, smell it,bless it, thank it and support it. Your life depends on healthy soil. Reconnect with your roots.


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