Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pain Management without Medication

Don't underestimate the power of your mind to control pain.  

Sometime we have no choice but to take medication to relieve severe or chronic pain.   But what if you had some alternatives that would either eliminate or at least relief your pain without the pill?  Would you try it? 

Did you know, ‘when we experience pain we often hold our breath, which can contribute to inflammation through the release of the stress hormone cortisol,” says Jane Permotto Ehrman, a behavior health specialist at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Lifestyle Medicine?  

What if I told you if you closed your eyes and imagined your body growing more relaxed every second?  As your breath through our belly, visualize oxygen filling any area of tensions with comfort and calm.   Then see the pain dissipating with each exhalation.   “The longer your exhale, the more you stimulate the vagus nerve in the brain, telling it you’re in a safe environment,” says Chicago psychologist Michael Merrill, PhD.  

The Mind is the most powerful tool we have.  We have all heard this but, how many of us have been taught how or how to use it.   Don't under estimate your power.   Learn more today.  

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Coming to Your Senses – Disengaging from Your Stressful Thinking

Recently I have had a few people tell me they don’t know how to stop the negative thought patterns that are relentlessly stressing them out and possibly making them sick.   The mind being the most powerful instrument for creating wellness in our bodies is something most of us just let run aimlessly with random stressful, negative thoughts that will more than likely create illness overtime.    But, how do you stop that thinking?  What if I told you, you can’t.   It’s true, it is impossible to stop any thought but, you can change your thinking to different ones.   There are somethings you can do to redirect your thinking and one is coming to your senses, literally.  

Through your senses—with the ability to touch, see, smell, taste, and hear—you gain an appreciation of what it means to be human and of what an incredible miracle it is to be alive.  You will actually feel that aliveness and you come into the present moment and are disengaged from the previous negative thoughts.  

The mind-body connection is fascinating with so much potential to create wellness in your everyday life. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Plato once said: “The greatest mistake physicians make is that they attempt to cure the body without attempting to cure the mind; yet the mind and the body are one and should not be treated separately!”

Now, 2,500 years later, science has finally proven Plato right!  And, the medical profession is starting to take notice.  

Sunday, June 28, 2015

We Are One

A simple thought can affects every aspect of our lives from our health to our relationships.  “When two or more are joined” those thoughts (or prayers) are even more powerful whether they are thoughts of hate or peace.   Research has proven that when people come together and meditate or pray with the same intention, it can actually change the behavior of others?

In 1993 an experiment was done with 4,000 people from a hundred counties who did TM meditation for long periods time within the same day on the so-called murder capital of the world, Washington D.C.   The crime rate dropped so significantly that day that the police chief  at the time become a collaborator and author of subsequent studies.    .  

In a few weeks, on July 11th at noon EST, there will be an opportunity for you to join an estimated half million or more other people from all over the world who will be participating in something similar with Deepak Chopra who is conducting a Global Meditation for Compassion  His online global group will have one common intention, to bring more compassion to the world while renewing what truly matters, empathy and love.  It’s free but, the benefits will surely affect us all.   Mark your calendars; even get a group of your friends together.  Let’s do our part to make the world a more loving place. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Power of Your Mind

The Power of Your Mind

For thousands of years, human beings have practiced refined techniques of mental focusing, designed to change the habitual conditioning of the mind.  In recent decades, modern science has dramatically confirmed what professional and Olympic athletes have long claimed—that the mind offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning, emotional health, as well as for physical health and wellness.  Some of the many practical benefits include:
Marked and lasting reduction of stress

Increased physical strength and performance

Increased ability to focus and concentrate

Clarity of thinking

Freedom from detrimental patterns of thoughts and emotions

Increased learning capacity and memory

Greatly enhanced well-being and peacefulness  

Whether it is mindfulness, meditation, creative visualization or using one of the many other mind-focusing techniques, you will be better able to embrace life’s every-changing impermanence, to live in equanimity with the inevitable ups and downs of being human, and to feel deeply connected to the whole of life.   

Monday, January 20, 2014

Meditation to Improve Your Health and Wellness

Meditation can take many different forms, from secular relaxation to Zen Buddhism but, whichever type you try, meditation can improve your health and wellness by slowing your heart rate, improving blood flow, relieving muscle tension, and minimizing the release of stress hormones.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

You are not what you think you are, but .....WHAT YOU THINK, YOU ARE.

There is a law in psychology that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be, and you keep and hold that picture there long enough, you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking.  ---William James

Perhaps  the most important mental  and spiritual principal ever discovered is that you become what you is going on outside of you is a reflection of what is going on inside of you.   You can tell the inner condition of a person by looking at the outer conditions of his or her life.   And it cannot be otherwise.  
Your mind is extraordinarily powerful.   Your thoughts control and determine almost everything that happens to you.   They can raise or lower your heart rate, improve or interfere with your digestion, change the chemical composition of your blood, and help you to sleep or keep you awake at night.  
Your thought can make you happy or sad, sometimes in an instant.  They can make you alert and aware, or distracted and depressed.  They can make you popular or unpopular, confident or insecure, positive or negative.  Your thoughts can make your feel powerful or powerless, a victim or a victor, a hero or a coward.  
In your material life, your thoughts can make you a success or a failure, prosperous or poverty-stricken, respected or ignored.  Your thoughts, the actions that they trigger, determine your whole life.   And the best news of all is that they are completely under your own control.  
As children we are born with no self-concepts.   Every idea, opinion, feeling, attitude, or value you have as an adult you learned from childhood.  Everything you are today is the result of an idea or impression you took in and accepted as true.   When you believe something to be true, it becomes true for you, whatever the fact may be.   You are not what you think you are, but what you THINK, YOU ARE. 
Most parents tell their children they can be or do anything they set your minds to but, their way of living and speaking does not model or demonstrate the truth of these words.   What is your life mirroring back to you and your family?   Do you need to change your thinking?