Can I Heal Myself? Well, Of Course You Can!

December 2nd, 2013 by admin No comments »

I am a great fan of DIY (Do It Yourself).

When the first DIY stores opened up there I was running up and down the aisles filling my shopping cart with anything that fit. I even bought an electric drill and put up shelves everywhere, then hung pictures wherever I could find an empty wall. I was on a roll.

A whole new world opened up for me. No more frantic calls to plumbers, electricians, painters, and what have you. I eventually started to save money, and who could argue with that?

“Not bad for a single Mom with 4 kids breaking things all the time”, I said as I patted myself on the back.

What is my point? Empowerment. I felt empowered because I was in control of something that had previously been an unknown.

When I began learning how to heal my own body and mind, I experienced the same elation. Wow! And yet another whole new world opened up.

Self Healing is empowering. This is your body and your mind we are talking about. Wouldn’t you like to play an active role in their care and nurturing?

The process of self healing needs to begin before you feel ill or come down with something. It needs to begin in the mind, and the body will have to follow.

Self healing incorporates the concept of total wellness at all times.This is the natural state of the body. It is only when an unresolved emotional issue can no longer be ignored, the soul starts to speak to us through the body. Were you even aware that the body speaks to you? What a concept. But this is not illness. This is the amazing dance between the mind and body, keeping us on track at all times, and showing us what needs to be cleared out and when.

A powerful and effective way to release and clear out issues, and therefore get back to health, is through Meditation.

In keeping with the self healing path, meditation allows and even assists you to quiet first the body, then the mind.

Once the mind is relaxed, one can easily enter a dialogue with any area of the body that needs balance. » Read more: Can I Heal Myself? Well, Of Course You Can!

Having Good Heat Sense

December 2nd, 2013 by admin No comments »

Heat and humidity are a part of summer that many people dread. It’s uncomfortable and it can be deadly. Perspiration beads up on the forehead, and if the humidity is high enough, it doesn’t evaporate. How you deal with it can have a dramatic impact on your health. Here are a few tips that could protect you during your next heat wave.

1) A/C versus Fans: While they are more expensive and use more electricity, air conditioners are the best bet. If humidity is part of the problem, make sure it has an ability to drain moisture safely. If you can’t afford an air conditioner, definitely use fans. You still may have hydration problems, as the fan cools by evaporating sweat rather than cooling the air.

2) Cooling Centers: If the thermometer reads high enough, many urban areas open cooling centers for those who can’t afford to cool their homes adequately. This is particularly important for the elderly and very young children. Call you senior center or city hall to find out if your area has a center, where it is and what the hours are.

3) Exercise: While it is still very important to get adequate exercise, you may have to change the time. Exercising shouldn’t be done in the heat of the day, but very early in the morning or later in the relative coolness of the evening.

4) Hats: Wearing a hat when out in the heat is very important. The space between the top of your head and the underside of the hat creates a bit of insulation, blocking your body from absorbing the maximum amount of heat. While a baseball cap is better than nothing, a broad brimmed straw hat is a better choice. This will shield your face and neck from the sun, but let air in.

5) Hydration: As the temperature goes up, your need for fluids does as well. Water is always a good idea, but if you are sweating a lot, a sports drink or coconut water may be a better choice. This will balance the electrolytes lost through perspiration.

6) Proper Clothing: If you’re going to be outdoors, shorts and a tank top may not be your best bet during a heat wave. Long sleeves and pants made from light, breathable material is a better idea. This will protect your skin, and as with the hat, creates a bit of insulation between the material and your skin to avoid overheating.

7) Warning Signs: Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious, life threatening problems that can occur…especially if it’s extremely warm. Heat exhaustion symptoms include a headache, confusion, nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, fatigue and trembling. If it has progressed to heat stroke, the headache is intense, the patient may be semi-conscious or unconscious and the skin is dry; there is no sweating.

If you suspect either of these conditions, medical attention is required. Call 911 and follow the dispatcher’s instructions. While waiting for help to arrive, have the person lie down in a cool area. If conscious, ask about giving the patient cool water or sports drinks. Never give food or liquids to someone who is not fully conscious. » Read more: Having Good Heat Sense