Saturday, June 27, 2009

Every Day Is Special!

I was recently asked, "What is your favourite day of the week?" Although my first instinct was to say Sunday because it is a day when I can relax, spend time with family and friends, go for a walk on the beach, or just veg. out at home, I began to think, well, every day is special and no matter what challenges or disasters occur, that day will never come again.

There are opportunities everywhere in every day to enjoy moments of pleasure, no matter how small, no matter how bad your circumstances may be. You may be presented with an opportunity to help a friend, or even a total stranger, in turn giving you a sense of wellbeing and achievement.

Health challenges are there to be bourne and overcome on a daily basis, but even at our lowest ebb we can glean a spark of wisdom and joy in the overcoming.

I have found that keeping a journal of my thoughts and the things I have learned on a day to day basis is a most rewarding exercise, it only takes a few minutes to quickly review the day, and you may be surprised at the jewels you will find there.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Help For Depression.

Do you feel low in the winter months? Lack of sunshine and shorter daylight hours can lead to lethargy and a general feeling of being slightly below par!

Here are a few things you can do to help....

Try to exercise daily. A walk with a friend, weight training, or Yoga will all give not only the benefit of the exercise, but help put your life in a better perspective, and it has been proven that exercise actually elevates your mood.

Make sure you are having sufficient rest - you may need more than usual at this time.

Deep breathing, meditation or a soothing bath with essential oils of Lavender and Jasmine I find are all wonderful "mood busters".

Herbs and supplements such as St. John's Wort, SAMe, Gingko Biloba, and Ginseng can be a great benefit, but do consult your Health Care Practitioner if you are considering beginning a course with any mood elevators.

And remember, spring is only just around the corner!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Life's Little Secrets No. 26


When you see a rainbow or think of rainbows what do they bring to mind?

My view of a rainbow is a new beginning, a promise of better things to come, brighter days, a more positive state of mind.

Let this wonderful gift of nature impregnate into your inner self, to bring about a lifting of your spirits and a new outlook for the future!

And don't forget to make a wish!

Sunday, June 07, 2009


How many of us suffer or have suffered from lack of sleep due to stress, anxiety, lifestyle (late nights), hormone imbalances, or many other causes?

Nothing can be so frustrating as lying in bed with countless thoughts whirling through your mind or waking at 4 or 5am unable to fall back to sleep!

Here are a few helpful strategies which I have found to be of great benefit during times when I have suffered from this disturbing situation.

1. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow. Lavender is a potent oil for relaxation and is calming to your mind.

2. Try a cup of chamomile tea before bed.

3. Avoid caffeine and alcohol during the evening, as they are stimulants.

4. Use Lifewave Silent Nights non-transdermal patches which utilize new technology to gently stimulate acupuncture points, improving the flow of energy in the body for significant sleep improvement. They really work!