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July 19, 2018

 

 

 Not feeling your usual vibrant shiny self?  It is easy to get bogged down with the stuff of living.  Cleaning the house, weeding the garden, running the kids to their activities, working , freezing rain, blistering heat or shopping with mobility problems ......all of these things can suck the life out of life. 

 

So sometimes this can leave you feeling blue, exhausted and stressed.

Perhaps time to do a life audit and see what changes you can make. Sometimes just some small tweaks can do wonders for your state of well being. 

 

First lets define the word stress.  The Oxford English Dictionary defines stress as

"a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.' 

 

However not all stress has to be distress but instead can be happy stress such as planning a wedding, celebratory parties or the birth of a new one.  Actually we need stress to get us up and moving and under normal circumstances the body will easily adapt to  stress and most of the time we do not even notice.

 

It is only when the stress starts to take over that our bodies have a problem getting back in balance and we  start to feel the effects of the stress on our bodies and on our well being. 

 

So what can be done?  First and I am not being a smarty pants here, just breathe.  Seriously deep breathing helps your nervous system to switch gears from "flight or fight' mode to 'rest and digest' mode which calms everything down.  Three deep breaths anywhere and anytime can instantly help. 

 

Making the time to do meditation, yoga, tai chi, walking, having lunch, walking in nature or a  belly laugh with your friends all have positive effects on one's well being. Find what works for you!

 

 If you are experiencing a lot of stress, the first step is to identify what stresses you out the most and strive to resolve it as best you can one stressor at a time.   

 

If you are really feeling the ill effects of stress there are many natural, gentle therapies and remedies that can help.  Energy Work is an amazingly fast working therapy as it helps clear any emotional buildup that naturally occurs for all people….regardless if they feel it or not.  People often report a feeling of lightness after an appointment and if anxiety is present a sense of calmness as well. Other therapies that can help are aromatherapy or massage. 

 

From the plant world there are herbs  for helping with the blues, herbs for building up the stamina of the body and herbs for assisting the body to adapt to the stressors that can not be readily changed. 

 

As you are unique in body and soul what works for your friend may not work for you. This may be a time to seek help on what is best for you and your needs.   Having a well thought plan can go a long way towards attaining your goal of health and well being. 

 

And remember Just breathe....

 

Wendy

 

Please contact me for a 15 minute free consultation to see what can be done to bring you back to yourself. 

 

705.924.3852

wendy@herbalapothecary.ca

www.herbalapothecary.ca

 

Disclaimer:  The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen.

 

 

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