Welcome to The Examiner, Jane. You’ve been a teacher, a minister, a vocational counselor…all satisfying, giving careers. Did any of those careers influence your writing?
Develop the habit of spending a certain amount of time each day/week/month and year in solitude or mini breaks for recharging your battery. It doesn’t matter if it is walk in the park, slow relaxed meal, reiki master practitioner time or just sitting doing nothing.
I am sure you know the feeling of being overwhelmed – the need to satisfy everyone and everything in your life as well as the desire to create a sense of peace in your life knowing that you – while working on other people’s issues, expectations and demands – have not abandoned your own requirements for success, achievement and success as you have chosen to define it at any given point in your life.
The Gift of Touch – We live in such a fast-paced, high stress society. Some days, the only touch we receive is getting bumped into by other people. According to massage therapist Brett Pace, “a healing practitioner can bring a feeling of well-being, helps your body serve you better and can even boost your immune system.” When was the last time you touched, hugged or held someone you loved?
I need quiet. When I play to music or reiki stress relief have the television on I’m easily distracted. I listen to the words which means I can’t get my own down on paper-or that they sound very much like what I’m listening to.
In Ayurveda most prescribed treatments involve using food as medicine. One treatment requires the client to drink ginger tea every morning. Some other treatments bring balance back to the body and mind with a sesame oil foot massage every night before bed. For most, the treatment is effective and produces the results that they were looking for and then they stop doing it. That’s like not brushing your teeth and expecting the previous results to last., Or trying to save up fitness. In order to see continued results and prevention you must continue the treatment.
The link between breath, life and the divine appears in both Eastern and Western spiritual texts. Modern science now recognizes the benefits of proper breathing. Learning to use the breath with awareness renews and strengthens body, mind and spirit.