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Discover what they don't tell you about depression and some things you can do to lift your mood and feel more empowered.
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I love springtime and the Easter Holiday because it delivers the promise of new beginnings, life after death, and just a much needed re-birth for everything.
Today I heard something that really disturbed me so I think it's time someone spoke up about it!
I was listening to some study music on Youtube and it was interrupted by a drug commercial. The ad was all about some new sleep medication that promised a better nights sleep with only a few of the following inherent risks.
Hi Everyone! How are you doing???
One of the biggest things that makes us feel lighter and full of confidence is when something just finally clicks for us and our whole being to the very core just screams "YES!"
I was standing at the concert. Everyone around me was swaying to the music and clapping their hands. I hadn’t been to a concert (just for fun) in 20 years. The only reason I was even there was the surprise night out had been a birthday gift from my parents.
I felt stiff and awkward trying to relax and clap along. My body seemed rigid instead of flowing with the music, and I felt like crying for some reason. :/
In that moment, it hit me how serious and heavy I had let my life become. I had grown obsessive about learning and dealing with life’s problems. Every day had become filled with serious study, serious books, serious workouts, and even serious conversations filled with a constant analyzing of life and always trying to get to the deeper meaning of everything..
Don’t get me wrong, I love all these things! Good, in depth conversations are still my favorite!
Yet, last night it dawned on me how much I had forgotten how to let go, be silly, and just have fun! To laugh and talk about nothing, the things like the funny pants the drummer was wearing, the 75 year old man on steel guitar drinking a can of red cream soda… Life is full of hilarious, random moments designed to lighten things up yet I’d been missing the opportunity to laugh and enjoy the majority of them.
Do you struggle with anxiety or worry? When we stress and anguish excessively about something, it puts us at risk energetically to absorb other people's issues and problems. This doesn't help them (as they will just re-create it momentarily) but it can break us down and make us feel shaky, sick, drained, and literally like we're going crazy!
For me, what I’m finding helps is to visualize the person or situation as being surrounded by a Spiritual Healing Team of comfort, guidance, and support to help things along. I ask for the support and then know that it’s my task to work to release my own fear, anguish, need to control, panic, and attachment to how I think it all should work out, etc.
It was a miserable day. I was feeling exhausted and burned out.
Do you ever have days like this? Where you just feel like an invisible work horse? Like everything you do is vitally important but only noticed when it’s not done??
I found myself grabbing handfuls of jelly beans and chocolate Easter eggs which I think was my own desperate attempt to give myself a boost so I could keep going. The laundry, dishes, and bills weren’t going to do themselves right?.... (This is significant, if you’re a part of my closed group on Facebook, we have been discussing the emotional contributors that cause cravings for all kinds of different foods. It’s fascinating how much you can find out about your inner life simply from examining the types of food you crave. To find out more, if you haven’t already click here to join the group!)
Do you ever wonder what's up with the days you just seem to wake up agitated and in a bad mood?
Today I knew it was going to be one of those days. For some reason, I just woke up with a chip on my shoulder. All morning long it felt like I was battling with the thoughts in my head. I was thinking about the state of the world, then politics, just one nasty cynical thought after another. It seemed like no matter what I tried, even looking for a positive subject...the negative tone stayed. What really bothered me was I could tell that this cynical agitation was zapping my energy and my ambition to do anything.
I just found some really great information about guilt and how best to heal and work through it. I wanted to share because guilt is one of the most difficult emotions we all will deal with, especially us moms! Louise Hay, author of “You Can Heal Your Life” cited guilt to be one of the most useless emotions we feel. Can you believe that? In her book she says that guilt actually creates the most pain and suffering in our bodies and is a big contributor to illness and disease.
Yet.. a part of me cringes when I hear it said that “guilt is useless” because there’s a part of me that believes that we need the guilt, like if we don’t have it, we’ll be terrible people. After all doesn’t it seem like the most cold blooded criminals have little or no remorse and that’s what makes them terrifying?
Does something in your life feel like it's coming to a close and you're really wishing it wouldn't? (Or maybe you kind of wish it would but it scares you that it might? As weird as that sounds..)
• Is it a relationship?
• A painful destructive pattern within that relationship like... the part of you that constantly needs a certain person's approval to feel whole?
• A job that feels draining and just wrong for who you want to be?
• A love affair with a food that's hurting your body?
• Putting off what your heart most wants you to do?
Sometimes these are the kinds of things that are cluttering up our lives and blocking the inspiration and guidance we so desperately need and want.
Caroline Myss, New York Times Best Selling Author and Medical Intuitive, says that receiving guidance is easy, the first step to connecting to it is acknowledging, "I'm not happy in these areas of my life."
Don’t you just love it when you find that perfect quote that sticks with you all day?
Here are a few I just saw from Hugh MacLeod. (He’s a writer that expresses universal truths with comedy and doodles. I think he’s a fun read because he’s a little bit controversial. J)
Do you struggle with feelings of depression? Since it can be such a difficult and mind numbing experience, I wanted to share a few different possibilities. As you'll soon notice, I don't see depression the same way most people do. After struggling with it for years and reacting horribly to all of the medications, I was forced to find another way which has blessed and enriched my life in ways I could have never imagined! So, I hope if for nothing else, the following ideas will offer some different insights...
Thanks so much for reading my blog! I love being able to share ideas and the journey of healing with others who are on the same path. So.....
What if the experience of Depression is not a road block or a crisis but more of a turning point?
What if you could change the way you see it and interpret it?
I just recently found some very compelling information about the brain in Dr. Ron Ruden’s book, “The Craving Brain” and I had to share!
Dr. Ruden teaches that the chemical, Dopamine that’s found in the brain, is responsible for sending the message “I’ve gotta have it, go get it.”