“Often we take breathing for granted as it happens automatically with little effort or thought on your part. Yet poor breathing habits such as deep sighs, gasps, breath-holding or taking rapid, shallow breaths are common, and can contribute to high blood pressure. “Just taking time to inhale deeply can lower your blood pressure in less than a minute, whether or not you are on antihypertensive treatment.”
Traditionally, for me the week between Christmas and the New (Calendar) Year is spent in preparation. I use it to get a sense of what - energetically speaking - the upcoming year might have in store for me. As well as setting goals and intentions.
My mama always reminded me, "you can't take care of anyone else if you don't take care of yourself first."
A Happy Monday morning to you, my friend. Did the weekend treat you well? I do hope so. What is on the agenda for today? For me, I’m focusing on self-care, on regaining my equilibrium, physically as well as spiritual. I am grateful that I am not as “out of whack” as I have been […]
When one is “spiritual”, there is a common misconception that everything is sunshine and rainbows. This idea is illustrated in Sonia Choquette’s new book, Waking Up In Paris, which (surprise!) I started reading this morning. (Isn’t synchronicity a fabulous thing?!) “As a spiritual teacher and intuitive guide for the majority of my life, I have observed that […]
Not too long ago, my family and I moved from rural Missouri to the suburbs of South Carolina. To say that it was a big change, would be an understatement. From a small town to of approximately 6,000 people to an area with a concentrated populace of 100s of thousands (at least). To be honest, […]
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
I just spent the past hour or so writing a new post. In a fraction of a second, I lost it. Just goes to show how unpracticed I am writing posts online and have forgotten one hard learned notion. ALWAYS copy your text before doing anything! That way, you’re able to paste it back into […]
Just because a person ‘wakes up’, though, and begins living life in a more ‘conscious’ manner doesn’t mean life is suddenly and consistently filled with rainbows and roses.