Reduce stress & look younger through technology

Emotional & Spiritual, General, Health on September 28th, 2011 No Comments

Honestly, the older I get, fewer things excite me and as I contemplate it, I feel it basically boils down to two main criteria

  1. It has to make me feel great
  2. Or make me look younger :)  Oh, and if I lose weight, that is an incredibly magical bonus!

I recently have been using some amazing App’s that certainly exceeds these engaging standards.  Http://withAndrewJohnson.com is a link to a site with mp3 apps that deliver.  Not only will they make you “feel good” with a soothing dictation of traditional hypnosis technique but also, I absolutely love that he has two that you can download for FREE.

"With Andrew Johnson"

Infinite Relaxation, I need some of that!

Of course, to really thrill me, a product has to also make me look younger as well.  I am pleased to tell you that it is scientific fact, when you reduce stress through deep breathing, exercise, a healthy diet, meditation or prayer, you can clearly create a more youthful appearance.  Stress ages us.  I think I made that perfectly clear in a previous article.

If you are into the Apple products, you may prefer to link to his most current production, the “Infinite Relaxation” App.  This looks absolutely fabulous with the ability to manipulate the time you have to relax from 5 minutes to 60 minutes; to have the app put you into a deep sleep for the night or to have it awaken you and more.  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id460610625?mt=8

I could wow you with his success stories and mimic his list of credentials but as a trained Hypnotist myself, I think just a nod of approval will encourage you to check him out.  My website isn’t fancy.  I do all the writing.  Those of you who have worked with me personally know I am careful about products I choose to use and share.  I encourage you to give him a “free” try and make sure you share your feedback.  http://www.appbrain.com/app/relax-with-andrew-johnson-lite/com.hivebrain.andrewjohnson.relaxlite Here is another link, you may find useful to App Brain.  There are over 500 comments with just this one App :)  So Relax for a more beautiful you.

The UGLY Truth

Emotional & Spiritual, General, Health, Skin care on June 10th, 2011 No Comments
Stress is desserts spelled backwards!

Oh yeah!

Over the past five months, I have become uncomfortably acquainted with the damaging effects stresses emit on the body, mind and spirit.  I am pretty sure my first indicator was looking in the mirror and seeing a drawn reflection, void of expression, often tear filled eyes staring back at me.  Some struggles empty your spirit as you work to find the coping strategies capable of encompassing common sense and in an act of poetic expression caring for each other, the mind shuts down or the body produces illness forcing you to sleep.

The fullness of my every minute has come to an abrupt halt leaving me in a shell shocked world trying to rebalance and find trust in the belief, although I am no longer able to control my loved ones environment because they are no longer here, I take the time to visualize an invisible protection so powerful, they are impervious to pain, abuse or any number of dangers common in our world today.
So impeccably strong is the power of a Mother’s love.  Balanced wisdom grows within us as we mature and the inner strength we gain from our own Mom, reminding us of what we cannot change and must accept.  I find myself comforted by simple things like,  healthy self talk such as “I am safe in this moment”, “I feel good”, “I am loved” and I continue to surround myself with the beauty I create within the confines of my physical world, appreciating my home, my community and my family and friends.
For me, most daunting, have been the obvious physical changes, weight gain, unhealthy skin tone, wrinkles, puffiness, nervousness, sleep disturbances, racing heart, emotional instability and fatigue while with others weight loss amongst other irritations and numerous other health conditions can occur.  How do we pull ourselves through times of struggle?  Big or small, stress is UGLY and a part of our daily lives.  I believe we have to create our own prescriptions for health.  I suggest you consider making lists.  This is how I dealt with my stress.
  1. While in the thick of it, I think we have to let go. Meeting expectations for others becomes such a tall order; I chose to not stress myself beyond emotional break.  This meant to make healthy meals but if I wanted more, or treats, I let myself have it.  The worry here is becoming a victim of my old bad habits, but I told myself “this is a moment in time, let it go” and I did what I had to do.  Caring for four extra people, three of which were very sick, in a home built comfortably for two, turned my world upside down.  Finding time to sleep was a challenge.  I even reversed my schedule and became a night care giver to my Granddaughter feeding her through an NG tube and watching for vomiting to prevent aspiration while working my day job in between massive interruptions.  Unfortunately, I also let go of exercise and meditation, as there was no time.  In the morning, I worked on my emotional health while drifting off to sleep, earplugs in and an eye pillow to block out all light.
  2. A simple physical change I could make in my home was I diffused and use therapeutic grade essential oils such as citrus smells, peppermint, lavender and Frankincense to alter the frequency of the limbic system.  The science of smell is powerful.  My Grandchildren reminded me of this daily, I was able to change their states waving an open bottle under their little noses calming them instantly.
  3. I understand I have high expectations; I had to let that go.  To be able to work and sleep, I let my home go as much as I could stand.  I decided asking everyone to pitch in became too much, so I chose what I would neglect and what they actually did do, I attempted to appreciate it while reminding myself to not be a martyr.
  4. Finally, I showered less often and I did not take the time to shave my legs.  I most often didn’t put on makeup and I didn’t take the time to care for my skin.  I tried to avoid the scale and the mirrors.  I didn’t have time to fuss about them.
  1. Open Heart Surgery on our 5 month old Granddaughter

    Post Open Heart Surgery, let the healing begin.
  2. It has been five days since my life has returned to my previous routine.  Today is the first day I have felt like writing.  Yesterday was the first day I took time to meditate.  I have had an eye twitch for a week and I am trying to cure it by first accepting it and realizing it is a manifestation of the cumulative months of upheaval, genuine concern over family health, sadness and loss of my Father in law and the complete and total breakdown in the value of time.
    It is easy to say “you have to take the time to care for yourself” but I know there are occasions when that is impossible.  Today is the day I move forward in rebuilding my wellbeing, developing my prescription for health, reflecting on my gratefulness to my family, as always, who came to my rescue in moments of despair and I am celebrating in those little things, reconnecting to the blessing of breathing in ‘time’, a slower pace, smiling at the antics of my pets, the option to not cook or prepare a meal, rocking on the back deck with a glass of wine while enjoying the chirping of the birds and an occasional sweet fragrant breeze, piddling in my yard, redesigning my living space and dreaming of the life I choose to live.  Rather than being controlled by chaos, give in and go with the flow.

    Happiness : ) is my husband and healthy Grandkids.

    The Serenity Prayer

    God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.
    Living one day at a time;
    Enjoying one moment at a time;
    Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
    Taking, as He did, this sinful world
    as it is, not as I would have it;
    Trusting that He will make all things right
    if I surrender to His Will;
    That I may be reasonably happy in this life
    and supremely happy with Him
    Forever in the next.
    Amen.
    –Reinhold Niebuhr

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    Magazines, ugh, enough already!

    General on October 27th, 2010 No Comments

    I am done!  I refuse to purchase anymore magazines. I feel they are so little content and all advertisements and we are fools for purchasing them.  And furthermore, what I want to see, the photos are so small, I need magnification to really view what truly interests me.  Am I off my rocker, getting too old or are you feeling this way too?

    I remember when I was in high school, how I looked forward to the new Cosmopolitan, Glamour or Seventeen.  I don’t know that I read all the articles but I felt like I viewed a lot of fashion, hair, make-up, beauty tips, music and exercise ideas.  I spent hours scouring the information.  I would review them and refer to them and I remember magazines used to get a sort of a worn look to them as sisters and girlfriends shared them.

    Hell, I actually open them from the back now.  This is where the meat of the magazine is anyway.  For years now, you haven’t been able to view the table of contents without flipping through presentation of at least eight pages of advertisement.  How stupid do these people think we are anyway?  I find myself skimming through them in an expedited manner barely taking the time to lick my fingers to flip a page, if I miss a few, who cares, nothing missed other than a bundled advertisement spread.

    So the bottom line is…  they are archaic.  I am bored by magazines.  I suppose times have changed with the internet and for my age, I have become fairly technically savvy.  I can zoom into photos and really see a wide range of styles and fashion literally from a world of perspective.  I believe the time has come to save more trees!

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    RE-Claim your Spirit!!!

    Emotional & Spiritual, General, Video on October 20th, 2010 No Comments

    Beautiful video of remixed songs… loved it!

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    Have you been rejected? Giving up is not an option!

    Emotional & Spiritual, General, Video on October 20th, 2010 No Comments

    Get inspired!  You are going to love this.

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    Women inventors, wonderful!

    General on October 20th, 2010 No Comments
    Holly Tucker, Inventor

    A shoe storage solution

    I loved this!  Shoe storage problem?  Let Holly offer a solution!

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    Fractal Zoom, beautiful!

    General, Video on October 19th, 2010 No Comments
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    Wishing I understood this!  Fascinating!

    Water, yes, it does the body good if you like loosing weight!

    General, Health on October 19th, 2010 No Comments
    Water for weight loss!

    Water will aide weight loss!

    I know this isn’t news really, but an important reminder.  Enjoy ready how you can loose more weight with this simple trick!

    Continuous Chest Compression CPR

    General, Health on September 21st, 2010 No Comments

    Continuous Chest Compression, vital health info!This is vital, must see information!  Please share this with everyone you know!

    http://medicine.arizona.edu/spotlight/learn-sarver-heart-centers-continuous-chest-compression-cpr

    Powerful Information about our food supply & what you need to know!

    General, Health, Video on August 16th, 2010 No Comments

    Although there is a lot of information in this interview, it is important for us to listen to it and make changes in our buying habits.  We have the power to change how companies produce products for us.

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    So let’s work on this together starting with educating ourselves so that we can educate our families.  Since the video is long, may I suggest you open a new tab and do other computer tasks while listening.  Our time is valuable but so is this interview.  You will be very pleased you took the time to listen to what this brilliant man has to share with you.  I am going to purchase “Corrupt to the Core” Dr. Chopra’s book today!

    "Corrupt to the Core"

    Dr. Shiv Chopra's new book exposing issues surrounding food safety.

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