Driving thoughts

I’m singing along with The Greens. Singing Mercy Found Room For Me. Mercy found room for me. That’s right. Mercy is how I describe, when I was so emotional, I just felt like it was my dad talking to me and mercy found room for me. Mercy found room for my dad and mercy will find room for each of you.

I had to stop and pick up my nettle tea which is fantastic for any breathing kind of issues that you have going on. Or even if you have a cold or something or allergies, and the other one I love is Pau D’Arco. This is for you, Mama. I love you so much. My mom was drinking Pau D’Arco tea years and years before she passed. She had found it so detoxifying and cleansing for the body and helpful. It wasn’t until a couple years ago, maybe even in within this last year, I found it to be so helpful though.

Oh! I’m always open to receive; I’m open to see from mom, dad, and my ancestors whose blood runs through my veins. I hug myself and I honor you. I thank you for all the gifts that you’ve given me and continue to give me and some of you I’ll see you soon. So, I love you. Love, love, love, love is what it’s all about. Let’s not spend a moment more in sadness or grief or arguing or disagreeing. Okay?

Love is everywhere. Love is where it’s at. From what I’ve seen in my experiences, when our human body dies, we meet our creator. And in that moment the only words I’ll want to say is, Thank YOU!

I’ve seen it in my visions. Those two words are ALL I say! Thank YOU! I’ve told you this before. But they mean so much. We say them so flippantly and so easily to people and we say this phrase without meaning it but when we face our Creator and when I face my Creator I know what I’m gonna say. Those two words. Thank you. Thank you Thank you for EVERYTHING.

Omniscience knows ALL. Omniscience is always with you. You are never alone.

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12 easy ways to reduce stress!

The following list of helpful and easy ways to reduce stress, is ordered from activities that require the least physical effort, to the most. For the most part, this is a list you can reach for during your workday break times (as there are many more ways to reduce stress when you’re home).

Give one or more a try, especially if any are new to you! You may be surprised with the results!

My favorites are:

  1. Prayer
  2. Meditation / Mindfulness
  3. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT “Tapping”)
  4. Jin Shin Jyutsu
  5. Pranayama breathing
  6. Sniff some essential oil
  7. Gentle stretching
  8. Get up and walk around
  9. Swaying to music
  10. Mindful stair-climbing in conjunction with EFT / JSJ
  11. Yoga
  12. Pilates

For a bit more information on these, I like the following links:

Guided prayers

Or, my favorite prayer is simply, “Thank you“. If there is time, you can think of and add anything you’re grateful for. You just cannot be grateful and upset at the same time.

Meditation and yoga teacher Dr. Alison J. Kay offers weekly group telephone calls, online video-conferencing (Google Hangout), and private sessions where you can learn about meditation techniques. She teaches yoga classes too! Alison’s yoga classes are designed for specific issues / needs; i.e., yoga for triathletes, yoga for runners, yoga for hockey players, yoga for teenage girls, etc. Her group fitness classes include: yoga, mind-body, and core-strengthening. Check out my blog post about her here.

My wonderful Jin Shin Jyutsu teacher, Michelle Giambra offers classes at her studio in Sarasota, Florida and she has a Facebook page here.

Find someone who sells Young Living essential oils and buy Stress Away, a beautiful blend of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, and Lavender.

Gentle stretching might involve a few chair yoga moves, or just raising your hands and arms as high as you can and slowly lowering them out and down to your sides while breathing with purpose to slow down. Click here to find some chair yoga videos.

It’s amazing how just breaking your attention, even for a few moments, can ease stress and anxiety! Get up and walk around. A few minutes of walking around will help you to calm, breathe, look at other things, and change your focus. Yes, even just going to the restroom counts!

I like to sway to some original music when I come home after a work. Who wants elevator music? If I could do this at work, life really would be a breeze! To find some exciting new music, click here.

Mindful stair-climbing is something I’ve sort of invented for myself. Well at least I thought so, until I Googled it and found this. I do all sorts of meditation while climbing 8-10 flights of stairs, twice a day. I do it for exercise, and to relieve stress. It clears my head and I can return to work in less than 10 minutes – refreshed. I climb sideways, count backwards from 100, count by 3s, or 4s, etc. and sometimes I just focus on a mantra. It works for me!

Pilates has been the best new class I’ve embarked on in the past year. It’s given me increased range of motion, taught me to breathe more deeply into different areas of the body, and motivated me to eat less and better so I could lose weight (down 13 pounds so far!). Guess I’ll have to keep updating this page to tell you my progress, huh? If you’ve never tried it, check it out. I go to Blue Sage Pilates in Bradenton, Florida. If you live in the area, you may want to give Karol a call and schedule a session! If you can’t find a Pilates class near you, check this out — click here.

Ah, now doesn’t that feel better?

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here.

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