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Coping Skills to Stay Positive During the Holidays

November 19, 2018

The holidays are upon us with the frenzy of accomplishing decorating and gift shopping, cooking and baking large amounts of food, and socializing with families and friends all to be done in a certain amount of time. 
All of this is so exhausting, even to think about it.

 I originally was going to write about our family traditions, but I wasn't inspired to finish the article.  I decided to write about how to "stay grounded" and positive during joyful times that can also bring us exhaustion, negativity, and overwhelm.  These are techniques that I, a sensitive, like to use during the holidays and any other time I'm around many people.
Whether shopping in a crowded mall, driving on a busy interstate or visiting with relatives at  Thanksgiving, give these a try to help yourself stay positive and grounded.

1).  Carry a 1 inch essential oil bottle with you that has a mixture of 50% olive oil or any other carrier oil to 50% Lavender essential oil  (authentic ess…

Let's Talk about Meditation, Series 1

Meditation is the practice of having focus on a sound, breathing, movement, object, or visualization in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and to increase spiritual growth.  Some would say meditation is actually not focusing, it's just clearing your mind and watching what comes to you in your mind and letting it go.
Depending on how you are meditating, I'd say they all are right.

Meditation dates to prehistoric religion.  Prehistoric religion meaning from Paleolithic-Iron Age religions.  Meditative practices are recorded in Genesis 24:63, showing evidence of practices among Judaism.  Throughout the Hebrew Bible, Judaism always contained a central meditative practice.  Early Christian meditation involved repetitive words or phrases, using a specific posture.  This has been raced back to Byzantine period.  Western Christian meditation contrasts with most other forms of meditation, because Western Christians do not use a specifi…

Traveling Made Easier

Traveling Made Easier

Tis the season when people who live in the north want to escape the cold and cloudiness for the beautiful warm and sunny days in the south.
In the past, I've had many stressful trips due to not being prepared.  Not knowing what to pack, not knowing where to park at the airport, not knowing the amount of money I need for parking and the trip, being around so many people in the airport, being packed so close to so many people on the airplane, and not knowing what to do with myself while flying a long flight. .   Traveling tips for packing and some coping tips for highly sensitive/Empaths.
Traveling can be stressful.

 I know I learned the hard way years ago.  I was forced to throw away a brand new, large tube of toothpaste before entering the airplane.  It pays to learn and understand the regulations of transport and other countries.
While waiting in airline lines, I've witnessed people unpacking their suitcases  to either put on multi-layers of clothes or throw a…

My Legs Want to Move!

My Legs Want to Move!
September 24, 2018
Do you ever have it where your legs just want to move?  This use to happen to me quite a bit when I was a child , sleeping.  If I ever had to share a bed, I'd be promptly told to "stop moving your feet".  It felt good to move my feet back and forth in the bed sheets, getting rid of the restless feeling.
This is what I call "Restless Legs".  

Now that I'm older, I've had this happen once in a while during my sleep.  I will have slept about 4 hrs and I wake up to this feeling.   My legs felt like they had drank 5 glasses of dark coffee while  I slept!  Feeling restless legs makes me feel like I want to get up and walk or jog around.  Trying to sleep with restless legs is just about impossible for me.

Well, I used to think taking magnesium supplement would help relax my legs.  I found out the magnesium with calcium at a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio did nothing for my restless legs, but it did give me a relaxed feeling to fall a sle…

A Quality Breakfast

A Quality Breakfast Produces Focus, Energy, & Calm!
September 28, 2018

There are a lot of breakfast foods, ‘ready-made, just heat’, located in the grocery stores.  Problem I see with many of them is the quality.

I am a sensitive person who needs to have high quality food.  If I don't eat quality food,  I suffer with foggy thinking, very little energy and a overall anxious feeling.  And so I wanted to  touch base  on my definitions of quality and provide you with a quick recipe for a great tasting breakfast or snack.
My definition of qualityfor breakfast foods would be-a food that contains no preservatives, no artificial coloring, contains fiber, contains whole foods, contains high quality fat, has little or no refined sugar or sweetener, has little salt added, and preferably has sea salt for the added minerals.
My definition of high-quality fat is- a natural fat that has little or no processing that helps to support the body. I feel using unprocessed Olive oil (I enjoy the USA Oliv…