Thursday, April 30, 2015

Finding Spirituality: In My Backyard

    

     The cool air breezed by me. Strands of my hair waved over my cheek. Looking up at the cloud-covered sky I wondered if he was thinking about me. As if on cue, the sun peaked out from behind the clouds and casted a beam of shiny, yellow light onto my hands resting in my lap. I smiled at the plausible coincidence and then continued to wonder when I was going to talk to him again.
     I had been sitting in front of the fire pit in the middle of my backyard. The air became cooler as the day wore on, but I didn’t mind. The lounge chair cushioned me while listening to the birds talking put me in my own, little reverie. I tried sitting on the ground upright, on my knees in a proper meditative stance hoping to lose myself within. The struggle was real; thousands of thoughts and images ramshackled in and out of my mind like a train plowing through a station without stopping. I longed for the pause in between thoughts and pictures, but found myself getting frustrated rather quickly.
     Instead I gave up and relaxed myself by sitting on the chair, allowing my mental wanderlust to take over. A fly soon buzzed by my left ear startling me. Its buzzing mimicked the endless noise in my head and I laughed quietly to myself, and then began thinking about how we [human beings] sometimes get so wrapped up in our own minds that we forget there’s a bigger world around us. Sometimes we need the downtime to go over all of the thoughts and ideas streaming through our mental state. Sometimes it helps things sort themselves out, sometimes it makes things worse, and sometimes it doesn’t get us anywhere at all. I felt the latter was happening here.
     But I supposed losing myself in my own thought processes while noticing the sounds and scene around me formed my own, little meditation. It’s not every day I get to experience the outdoors in this capacity. It’s not every day I have a few hours of downtime, of “me” time. It’s not every day I get to meditate – that may be a white lie. I could make the time to meditate, but I guess I sometimes choose not to. And I guess I sometimes fall into a self-meditative state just by allowing my thoughts to come and go as they please. And I guess I will let myself think about him again. I hope I get to talk to him soon . . .

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Helpful Tips to Prevent Injury

     Prevention is vital when it comes to your health. You don't want to keep getting sick all the time, nor do you want to be laid up in bed because you strained or tore a muscle from having to bend down to pick up your keys.
     [Okay, maybe you wouldn't actually tear a muscle from bending down to pick up some keys you dropped - but I definitely have worked on people who have thrown out their backs from performing everyday, mundane things! Like, from sneezing? Yep. From turning while driving? You betcha. From putting on your socks? Hell yea.]
     To be in pain is not fun. But there are a few things you can do to help keep your body pain, stress, and tension-free!
Get Adjusted
Regular Chiropractic adjustments keep your spine aligned so that you (your body) can function at an optimal level. Because the nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body, chiropractors focus their attention on the health of your spine being properly aligned and if there are shifts, helping the spine come back into alignment.

I tell my clients all the time that Chiropractic and Massage go hand in hand, or, go together like "peas and carrots." Thank you, Forrest Gump! Essentially, Chiropractors work the spine and bones and Massage Therapists work the muscles. By getting regular work done on your entire body, you will be able to stay relaxed and healthy long enough to prevent any injuries from occurring.

Interested in learning more about Chiropractic care, how it prevents injury, and how it accompanies Massage? Check out my good friend, Dr. Nick Prosser at Proactive Chiropractic & Wellness. He's right down the street so you won't have to travel far, either. Get a massage and then an adjustment and you're good to go!


Tone Those Muscles!
Another key factor in preventing injury? Keeping your muscles healthy and toned!

As you get older, your bones lose density (mass), your joints become stiffer and less flexible, and your lean body mass decreases. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to slow or prevent muscle, joint and bone problems. A moderate to vigorous workout program can help you maintain strength and flexibility into your golden years.

And if you are in need of a great personal trainer, look no further than this guy: Ryan Thain of Fitness Together. He trains at their Newton Centre location, but don't let the distance scare you. His one-of-a-kind approach is worth the trip! He will make sure your needs are met while receiving a worthwhile return on investment. And if you're feeling just a little sore after your workout you can always schedule a massage afterwards to keep those muscles and joints loose and limber!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Oracle Thursday 04/16/2015

     Sometimes people like to know what the cards have in store for them. For today's oracle reading I decided to use 3 decks: Oracle of the Angels, Gaia Oracle, and the Archangel Power Tarot deck. Please watch this video and select either deck 1, 2, or 3 for your message today. If you feel you need more than 1 message, that's fine. Go ahead and choose a second deck. Sometimes we need more than one answer for a single question, and sometimes we have more than one question that needs answers.
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

7 Days to a Better You

     I've been practicing meditation for a little while now. I will say that it took me quite some time to really get into. I have my moments where my mind wanders a little too much for my liking. I have to learn to just sit with it. But I've recently been guided to start my own little meditation project. I have created several guided meditations and have placed each of them in their own emails amongst other things for people to enjoy and receive healing from.


     It's called 7 Days to a Better You Guided Meditation series. Each guided meditation is different, of course, as it pertains to achieving a certain level of healing. I completed the emails with stones that can assist those that need the extra assistance, as well as angels and ascended masters that may help on your path to self-healing.

The link to register for this series is http://goo.gl/815UdG