Archive for the ‘Physical’ Category

Mirror Work

March 4th, 2010 in Personal Growth, Physical[ 14 Comments ]

This may sound silly, but when was the last time you looked in the mirror at yourself and said, “I love you.”

What is mirror work?   It’s when you face yourself in the mirror, look into your eyes, and say affirmations to yourself.

Louise Hay, in “You Can Heal Your Life,” clearly describes this simple process.   She helps you gain back your personal power by looking in the mirror and saying “I Love You (put in your name).”   This simple affirmation can have profound affect on your well-being.   

An Episode of Back Pain

June 21st, 2009 in Personal Growth, Physical[ No Comments ]

As the day progressed yesterday, my lower back became more tensed and by the end of the day, it was difficult to bend down or get up off the couch.    The pain was speaking to me.

Last night I didn’t sleep that well because every time I turned, my back sent a message to me.  It’s really no fun when you back goes out.   Every day there are so many small actions that I take with my body that uses my back.     It’s amazing how my back just performs without my thinking until the tension in my body heads south to the lower back.  I don’t get back pain often, but any time is too often.

The Stress Quartet

June 10th, 2009 in Finances, Health, Personal Growth, Physical[ 4 Comments ]

We seem to have a steady diet of stress these days.   Similar to controlling our food intake, we need to find solutions to the stress we ingest into our bodies.

Stress occurs when we have issues with finances, work, relationships or with ourselves. Life can be messy, so there are always opportunities for stress to surface up.    None of us has perfect lives.  Yet we have plenty of opportunities, on a daily basis, to decide whether to increase or decrease the stress in our lives.

Are You Feeling Tired?

January 4th, 2009 in Personal Growth, Physical[ 1 Comment ]

I’ve definitely know what the feeling of fatigue is and lately I’ve been experiencing it more.  I’m basically healthy for an older adult so I know this tiredness is caused by other than sickness.  To be on the safe side, I did check out my fatigue with my doctor to insure that there were no physical causes that was generating this tiredness.

The Power of Forgiveness

October 10th, 2008 in Personal Growth, Physical[ 9 Comments ]

When was the last time you forgave someone? It’s not a common word in our vocabulary. I wonder why! I ask myself, how often have I forgiven another or myself and let go of the negative thoughts. As I grow older, I see the value of forgiveness. In my emotional suitcase are many past hurts, misunderstandings, and archaic beliefs that are just weighing me down.

I have to put myself on an emotional diet and weigh in with forgiveness as my tool.

No Such Thing As A Coincidence

September 26th, 2008 in Personal Growth, Physical[ No Comments ]

In 2004, I was exposed to Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) at a retreat in Santa Fe.   What fascinated me about this technique was that I could use it on any negative thought, at any time and it didn’t cost me money. That’s empowering!  

What’s Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)?  
EFT is based on acupuncture, without the needles.   A self-help technique that works on bringing relief to the intensity of our emotions, as well as increasing our physical wellbeing.    When using this technique you tap on different areas of your face and upper body.

The Most Important Priority In My Life

August 31st, 2008 in Physical[ 5 Comments ]

My health is the #1 priority in my life.  I don’t always treat it so, but my intention is to keep myself focused on my number one priority.  It’s a learning curve for me, and every day I wake up reminding myself that  “today my health is the most important focus for me.”  When I go to bed, I ask how did I treat my physical being today.  Was I neglectful, a little respectful or did I center my energies in treating my body as a priceless gift.