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Treating Depression with Parasympathetic Oil

Stimulating the vagus nerve can help lessen symptoms of depression. In fact, recent studies demonstrate that vagus nerve stimulation “can significantly reduce multiple symptoms of depression, including anxiety, sleep disturbance, and hopelessness.”  Continue reading Treating Depression with Parasympathetic Oil

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Stretch Don’t​ Stress

Life is filled with stress. Chronic illness brings tons of additional stress. Our own thinking is even stress-filled. It is everywhere and we cannot run away from it. We can build healthy boundaries and limits to help protect ourselves but it still does not make us immune to stress. So how are we supposed to grow and learn and flourish into who we are meant to be without stress in our lives? Continue reading Stretch Don’t​ Stress

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Relax… Get Your Toe Out of the Bowling Ball

Have you ever watched something so odd that you cannot help but to smile? I saw a lady with her toe stuck in a bowling ball of all things. Her adorable attitude is what caught my attention more than anything. Life comes with drama but when we relax into it we can even get our toes unstuck from a bowling ball. Continue reading Relax… Get Your Toe Out of the Bowling Ball

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Contagious Joy

True joy is contagious. Try to avoid it and see what happens. No matter how grumpy one is, set them near a joy-filled person and see what happens. Test it out for yourself right now. See if you can keep from having the contagious joy from striking you. Continue reading Contagious Joy

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Relax in YOUR Cabin

Chronic illness and pain create so much stress that at some point we need to find a way to relax and chill. Many of you love cruises and can relax that way. I am not a cruise loving fan so I find other ways to dream about relaxing. A cabin in the mountains on a lake is my idea of a grand chill. Continue reading Relax in YOUR Cabin

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Grow slow like a tree, not a flower

Humans are the most fascinating anything I have ever observed, at times reminding me of flowers and trees. Flowers are small and fragile but trees are mighty and strong. Flowers come and go, yet trees take decades to fully develop into a tower of beautiful strength. Flowers can get trampled although they provide temporary beauty, fragrance and sometimes food or medicine. Trees repeatedly adorn nature with scents, food and medicines. Both provide an array of incredible attributes too long to list. As humans, how do we grow?  Continue reading Grow slow like a tree, not a flower

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Loneliness in Men

The recent mass shooting tragedy in Las Vegas brought this to my attention, loneliness in men. I am not a man so I don’t have that insight. The recent events revealed some interesting insight into trying to understand why men are struggling with this so much. I know as a female, I want a man who has friendships that contribute to his well-being.  Continue reading Loneliness in Men

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The Best Dreams Come With OBSTACLES

The only dreams I know about that do not come with obstacles are the ones in Hollywood. As you work through your dreams, you will come across obstacles. It will slow you down, make you wonder, make you mad and for some of us, will make us fight even harder for what we want.  Continue reading The Best Dreams Come With OBSTACLES

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Setting Your Dream into Action

Now that you have a dream, one you really REALLY want, what do you do with it? How do you get a plan into action? Some people take baby steps and others put the rubber to the road and go full speed. The step of action is the hardest part for most. What is it that makes some take action and fulfill their dreams?  Continue reading Setting Your Dream into Action

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Dream Big, Set Goals, Take Action

Sounds so simple. I have had more dreams than one person should have been allowed. Dreaming is fun. That truly is the easy part. Setting goals and taking action is where it gets a little sticky. We have to be realistic and at the same time be willing to extend ourselves to be able to reach those fantastic dreams of ours. So, what is realistic?  Continue reading Dream Big, Set Goals, Take Action