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Words to Live By – 7/28/2022
The Universe’s message for today is short, sweet and simple.
Have a healthy happy day!
What is Reiki and How Can it Help You Lead a Healthier Life?
What is Reiki?
Reiki is defined as “ universal life force energy”. Reikiis a Japanese technique used to reduce tension and stress and to promote healing.
How does it work?
Ki” is the life force energy that flows through our body. When the flow of energy comes slow or stagnant, stress and illness can occur. In Reiki, a trained practitioner places their hands on or above the client and allows Reiki energy to flow through them and into the client.
How can you do a session if i am not there?
Because Reiki is a universal energy, it can be “ sent” to clients through a distance healing. Using a photograph or the clients name on paper, the practitioner can focus Reiki toward the client.
What can Reiki be used for?
Reiki can be used to help alleviate stress and tension. In addition, Reiki can be used to help create a positive environment within the body that can help facilitate healing. Reiki can help address physical, mental, and emotional conditions. It can also be used to encourage the release of bad habits and help accelerate achieving a goal.
Will Reiki cure my illness?
No, Reiki cannot cure a particular disease or illness. However, it can work in conjunction with traditional forms of healing to help enhance and speed up the healing process.
How will I know my session has been performed?
It can be difficult to know if a Reiki distance healing session has been conducted, particularly if you are distracted by daily activities, however many clients have reported a feeling of sudden ease or relaxation occurring while a session is being performed. In the hours and days following your treatment, you will notice that you have more energy, your mind is clearer, and you are better able to manage stressful situations.
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Holiday, Do It Anywhere Workout
The holiday season can frequently lead to a hectic schedule. Between social engagements, shopping, wrapping, baking, and traveling, finding time to go to the gym can be a challenge. Many of my clients say they simply don’t have the time to workout.
I can completely understand how life can get in the way of workouts. It happens to all of us. But, a busy schedule does not mean you have to ditch your fitness goals.
Just because you don’t have time go to the gym and do an hour workout doesn’t mean you can’t exercise. Whether you get up a few minutes early, give up a working lunch for a workout lunch, or exercise while watching TV, you can find 15-20 minutes in your day to get a little bit of exercise.
I have several short workouts I can do at home whenever life gets in the way of gym time. Below is one of my favorites:
This workout is designed to be fast and effective, it can be done just about anywhere and doesn’t require equipment. If you have light dumbbells or resistance bands, you can use them to amp up the workout.
Remember, just because you don’t have time for the gym doesn’t mean you have to miss your workouts.
Start Your Week with a Healthy Plan
- Take a walk after dinner every night this week?
- Eat more vegetables?
- Quit smoking?
- Devote 10-15 minutes to your meditation practice each day?
- Cut back on your alcohol intake?
- Take a yoga class?
- Eat slowly and mindfully?
- Get 6-8 hours of rest each night?
Feel free to share your answers in the comment section below or on our Facebook page.
Think Positive, Sleep Positive
How many times has this happened to you, you get settled into to bed hoping for a good nights’ sleep only to lie awake thinking of your “to do” list, problems, and worries? “Monkey mind”, as it is often called, can wreck a nights’ sleep.
Luckily, there is a way to stop monkey mind before it starts. Before bed, take a few moments to list the good things that you experienced during your day. Making this list allows you to focus your mind on positive thoughts. Focusing on the positive redirects your monkey mind away from your sleep stealing thoughts and puts you in a more relaxed state of mind. These peaceful happy thoughts can lead to better more restful sleep. In addition, focusing on the positive before bedtime ensures you wake up with a more positive mindset the following morning leading to a better more productive day.
Tonight before going to bed:
Your list could include things like:
- Traffic was lighter than normal
- Your kids did the dishes without being told
- Your work meeting was productive
- You received a compliment about your beautiful smile
- You heard your favorite song on the radio
- You achieved a personal best at the gym
- The sun was shining
- You saw someone do something kind for another person
Or anything else you can think of that makes you feel good today.
Give it a try for the next week and see how you feel.
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Take a Few Minutes to Relax this Summer
Summertime is full of fun activities: picnics, pool parties, days at the beach, and family vacations give us the opportunity to get outside, enjoy nature and spend time with love ones. But summer fun can also lead to stress. Make sure you take 10-15 minutes every day to sit back and relax without distractions. Try this quick meditation to chill out and get your “me-time” fix:
Last Monday, I suggested you spend a few minutes of your day doing something that makes you happy ( Do Something…). Don’t worry if you missed it, because this week you are going to have the opportunity to do it again AND even more!
This week I encourage you to:
Here are some tips:
- Try playing with your dog, going for a run, taking a nature walk, playing a game with your kids, reading a book, doing tai chi, meditating, baking cookies, or even sitting on your back porch listening to the birds sing.
- Feel free to do the same activity every day or change it up from day-to-day, whatever feels good to you.
- Don’t stress out! Do your best to get 15 minutes in each day. If you have a day where you simply cannot spend the full 15 minutes, try for 5-6 minutes instead.
- Take notice of how you feel and how your week progresses.
Do Something that Makes You Happy
Take a walk, play with your kids, pet your cat, sing, dance, read a book, watch a movie, write a poem, meditate, or cook a nice dinner for yourself.
Whatever it is, spend at least 10 minutes today doing something that brings you joy!
No guilt, no judgement, just have fun!!!!