Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat . . . it's Halloween!!!

Halloween Jack-o-lantern
As you walk through the crispy rustle of Autumn leaves, that sharp breeze goes through you . . . maybe you can even sense there's someone behind you . . . and when you turn around there's no-one really there . . . or is there!!! The tiny hairs on the back of your neck begin to stand up . . . sending a shiver down your spine . . . you start to walk faster . . . your heart beating like mad . . . your imagination soars . . . you must get back home . . . forgetting yourself you start running . . . you ask yourself "Why is it I get spooked like this?" . . . the answers all lie within.

So, what is it about Halloween that makes it okay for us to scare the life out of each other . . . or even worse out of little children.
Why is that type of FEAR acceptable and okay, when other fears are not?
Why would you even want to put yourself through yet another viewing of Nightmare on Elm Street or Halloween?
Do they still give you nightmares now?
For some people the scarier the movie the better!

For me, I quite like my heart beating naturally, just as it should be . . . maybe because I can jump at the slightest thing . . . my best example of that is watching Jaws the movie (any of them) ~ my rational logical adult mind knows that it is a plastic/rubber shark and that when the spooky music comes on it builds up the anticipation that Jaws is about to appear ~ never-the-less I could still jump out of my skin every single time! So I made a decision, because I like my heart and mind to feel more peaceful that I have no need or desire to watch spooky/scary/jumpy things anymore (where at all possible). Am I hiding away from my fears or am I understanding that there is enough 'real' life fears in the world that I don't need to create any more than needed.

Enjoy Halloween, but keep it lighthearted . . . after all it is supposed to be simple childish fun.

My recommendation today is that if it really scares you then STOP! Do something different, something positive and lighthearted instead. You will feel much safer, much more secure in yourself. Your unconscious mind will always step in when you are scared, whether it's Halloween fear or other fear ~ your sympathetic nervous system will kick into play, stimulating our natural fight or flight instincts, causing the heart to race, the breathing to become quicker, all that adrenaline firing up so we can get as much oxygen and blood flow to our muscles to run away form the fear as quick as it can.
So if you really want to run away from your sofa during a movie tonight, now you know why. Your body and mind are trying to protect you as it can't work out whether that fear is real or just on T.V. ~ all it knows is what it sees it thinks is real . . . what it hears it thinks is real . . . what it feels (scared) it thinks is real ~ so do yourself a favour and consider letting your body and mind have a peaceful calm night tonight instead!

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Boost Your Immune System

Well today in Northamptonshire the cold Autumnal weather has finally arrived, as I'm sure it has all around the Country too! I had a lovely facebook message from a dear Yoga friend in Finland saying it snowed yesturday. . . as beautiful as it is, I'm thankful we don't have any yet.

With seasonal change often comes challenges to our Immune System, the starts of coughs and colds are already floating around. So alongside our extra doses of Vitamin C, Zinc and Echinacea I thought I'd share my offering of an easy immune system tonic recipe which I've used for many years now, which is an old wives remedy health drink ~ Cider Vinegar, Honey & Water.

As easy as ~ 2 tblsp Apple Cider Vinegar + 2 tsp Honey (to taste) + 5 tblsp water (warm or room temp)

Simply mix the vinegar and honey first until dissolved, then add the water and drink! It's a bit like a sharp apple juice, so adjust the honey and water suit your tastes.
Recommended daily to help maintain health, or soothe throats, or help clear chest infections. Try it out to see how you might like it too!

And if this finds you already feeling under the weather (so to speak!) then please click on this link and you can download my FREE "Healing Garden" hypnosis track to help speed up the healing process and increase your sense of wellbeing.

Wishing you a happy and healthy Autumn!

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Do you feel you are Valued?

So, what do you really think . . . do you feel valued or not?

What exactly is 'Being Valued' . . . is it something external about others . . . or internal about ourselves?
We often look towards others when we consider being valued . . . however what if it's nothing to do with anyone else's opinion, thoughts or belief's and actually all about US and our self-opinion's, thoughts and self beliefs.

If you don't value yourself then why or even how should others value you either?
Everything ultimately has to start within. . .
  • The more you respect yourself . . . the more others do too
  • The more you believe in yourself . . . the more others do too
  • The more you like yourself . . . the more others like you too
  • The more you appreciate yourself . . . the more others appreciate you too
  • So . . . the more you value yourself . . . then the more others will value you too!
So next time you feel anything less than being valued, take a good look at yourself, your behaviour, your beliefs and search for all the positives that ARE there. . . notice all of your special qualities . . . and start to value yourself . . . it's all those little things that add up to making a bigger difference.

Recommended positive affirmation of the day . . .

"I value and believe in myself"   

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Smile and the World Smiles with You!

They say a smile can speak a thousand words . . .

A smile is infectious . . . smile at others and watch it spread . . .

Do you know how good smiling is for you?
How beneficial it is to your Immune System and sense of Wellbeingness . . . mentally, physically, emotionally and even spiritually!

So just for today practise smiling . . . smile to yourself . . . smile at others . . . smile at your pets even!

It not only makes you feel good, but you may also brighten someone else's day . . . and how good is that!

Would love to hear your smiling adventures and spread the smiles around . . .

I'll start . . .

"This morning I smiled at my cats as they raced past me to run upstairs and snuggled on the bed for the day . . . "

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Stoptober changing a habit of a lifetime . . .

Well, we're now on 4th October and day four of Stoptober . . . any smokers out there still on track?

Do you really want to stop, is the question  I always ask, because if you don't . . . then you won't!

Often, a bit like with reverse psychology, if you're told to stop something . . . or are told you shouldn't do something . . . or told this is 'when' you have to do something . . . then very often we revert back to the child within and say NO . . . I don't want to do it . . . or I'll do it in my own time.

It's like telling a child "Whatever you do don't touch the pen!" . . . curiosity is an amazing quality of the mind, because once something has been pointed out to you, you can't help but be drawn towards it more and more . . . that temptation has been put there . . . like dangling a carrot in front of a donkey . . . it's hard to avoid the very thing you want it to avoid.

So whatever you do don't stop smoking in October . . . you'll never do it because you've been told to do it . . . not because you want to do it . . . because you don't want to stop now do you . . .

So when you are really sure that you don't know you can do it . . . easily with hypnosis . . . then you can relax during October and just change those habits of a lifetime for good. You could have a craving free month . . .