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Bedtime Routine~

Bedtime Routine~

How’s your sleep? Do you have a bedtime routine that is helping or hurting you from a good nights rest?

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC encourages you to embrace an Ayurvedic Bedtime Routine by being in bed by 10pm.
To make that happen:

Turn off the TV at least an hour before bed.

Resist online anything—shopping, Twitter, Facebook, news gathering, or working.

Use that extra hour for self-reflection, journaling, restorative yoga, or meditation.

Treat yourself to a foot massage. Rub lavender-scented warm sesame oil on your feet and pull on a pair of old socks.

Put on your favorite deep relaxation CD or yoga nidra CD (earlier in the day) to help you practice resting and to take the edge off the nervous system. Doing yoga nidra too close to bedtime could refresh your energy instead of moving you into deep sleep.

Make yourself some warm milk laced with special sleep-inducing herbs. Pour 4 to 6 ounces of milk (organic) into a saucepan, along with a pinch or two of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and saffron, and a teaspoon of ghee, and simmer for about three minutes. Remove from the heat and let set for a minute or so. Add raw honey to taste—either more than or less than a teaspoon. Bottoms up!

Lights out

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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Reiki at Gloucester Healthcare and Senior Center This Week

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Reiki for Relaxation, Comfort and Calm – Reiki (ray-kee) will offered to residents at Gloucester Healthcare (Formerly Golden Living Gloucester.) Monday, November 13.  2 pm – 3:30 pm. 
Gloucester Healthcare Residents can sign up through the Activities Department. Family members and health care agents can sign up loved ones unable to sign themselves up (Alzheimer’s, dementia, post-stroke, or other cognitive issues.) Family members and staff may also participate as time allows. Attention is paid to comfortsafety, hygiene and confidentiality.
Reiki for Seniors at the Rose Baker Senior Center – Friday, November 17. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Suzanne Sweeney, 3rd Degree Reiki Practitioner and I will be there offering Chair Reiki Sessions. Pre-Register: 978- 281-9765. $5 Donation.
*Active Duty Military and Veterans – Contact us to ask about our discounted Reiki Sessions during the month of November.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reiki is considered generally safe and has the potential benefits of relief of stress and anxiety, improved comfort and increased calm. 
Magical Mexican Yoga Retreat

Magical Mexican Yoga Retreat

February 9 – February 16, 2018

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Join us! Escape the dark of winter, melt away your cares, ann expand your practice – directly on the magical beach of Tulum.

You’ll practice twice a day, meditate each morning, eat clean food, make friends for life, and have hours of free time to explore or just rest your soul.

We have been leading retreats in Tulum for years, so you will be in excellent and experienced hands. Travel to Cancun is very easy and you’ll have an air-conditioned ride directly to Amansala, directly on the beach. Master Baptiste Teacher Elizabeth Huntsman DeAngelis will lead the meditation and asana sessions.

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February Sunrise over the Atlantic. 82 Degrees Fahrenheit

EARLY BIRD – pay in full before DECEMBER 1, 2017 SAVE $150

REGISTRATION CLOSES JANUARY 15, 2018 – after this date availability is not guaranteed.

BEST BEACH VIEW KING – $3,250/ shared – $2,750pp

BEACH VIEW KING – $3,000/ shared – $2,500pp

SEMI SEA VIEW KING – $2,750/ shared – $2,250pp

BEACH VIEW DOUBLE – $2,250

GARDEN KING – $2,500/ shared – $2,000pp

GARDEN DOUBLE – $2,000

GARDEN TRIPLE – $2,000

GARDEN ECONOMY – $1,800/ shared – $1650pp

Register Now!

Reiki for Veterans: Healing the Wounds of War

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Photo ©  Jay Alpert. Reprinted with permission.

Thank You for Your Service!

Dreamtime Wellnesses™ is ‘Giving Back’ to Veterans throughout the month of November.

A Chance Meeting With a Word War II Veteran  –  A couple of days ago, I rode the elevator at the medical building where I have an office. A man riding the elevator with me mentioned, “I don’t care much for elevators.”  Since I work with people in my professional practice to help them overcome fear including ‘fear of elevators,’ his mentioning this led to a conversation we may not otherwise have had.

Turned out Jack, (not his real name) is also afraid of other closed-in spaces, crowds, and fireworks that he related began while on active duty. I asked ‘Which war did you serve in?’ and was shocked to hear “World War 2.” He looked much younger than his stated age of “92.”

We spent the next twenty minutes in the freezing cold as Jack shared his experiences, then and now. Jack said, “four soldiers were from one street in Peabody. I was the only one that made it home.” Jack kept apologizing for “taking up my time.” What he didn’t know is that I so loved talking to him and could have spent hours listening to his story.

Back then, the veterans of WWII and even Korean and Vietnam Wars had little support for what is now diagnosed as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.) Most of the returning soldiers never spoke about their experiences, not even with their families.

Remembering My Uncles That Served in WWII.

My Four Uncles Serving in World War II – Four out of my eight uncles saw combat in World War 2. My cousin Cindy recently gifted me a beautiful book (*excerpts from her book) about our family’s WWII history, for which am most grateful.

Cindy’s father (Uncle Mike) was on the European front. My other three uncles from our mother’s side all saw combat in the Pacific. “They all participated in key battles in the war and were awarded numerous wards for their participation and bravery.”(*) Cindy had two other uncles on her father’s side that served, ‘Babe’ and Anthony who were also on the European front. All of our relatives survived the war.

Uncle Warren – Warren was our remaining WWII family survivor, until this past January when he died at the age of 96. He started off in the Navy but was transferred to the Marines as a Corpsmen. “Warren saw about 25 days of constant battle on Iwo Jima.” (*)

Soft-spoken and mild-mannered, I could never imagine my Uncle Warren (or any of my uncles) being in combat. Warren came home from the war with permanent hand-tremors, his only visible ‘scars.’ Many years later, Uncle Warren had the opportunity to return to Pearl Harbor on a U.S. carrier, along with his grandson Michael. There he told me he had the opportunity to “speak with and shake the hands” of former soldiers from Japan, which seemed to be very healing for him.

Uncle Al – Of all my uncles, Al spoke the most about his experiences in WWII, sometimes choking up and with tears in their eyes. He was in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. I loved looking at his photo albums, which reminded me of  National Geographic. Al, a medic received an individual Bronze Star for rescuing and saving some wounded soldiers. “Al had a distant cousin from New Hampshire that was one of the men that assisted in raising the flag on Iwo Jima.” (*)

Uncle Stan – Stan received 3 Bronze Stars while in WWII. He also rarely spoke about WWII. He returned from the Philippines with a pair of bamboo sandals which he gave to his mother, but which have since returned to the Philippines and are now on display there in a museum. (*)

Uncle Mike – Mike was in Germany and the only one physically wounded but refused his Purple Heart because “my mother would have a heart attack if she received a letter stating I had been wounded. He was awarded 5 Bronze Stars, later replaced by a Silver Star.” (*) Prior to enlisting, he worked at Sentinel TV and was responsible for the radio communications equipment.” (*) Uncle Mike was a man of few words, and I don’t recall him ever talking about the war. He died (too) young at the age of 59 of a heart attack, taking his ‘wounds’ to his grave.

My Mother and Aunt’s Role in WWII – My mother and her twin sister (Cindy’s mother) both now 90 years old, worked in a factory that made raincoats for the military. Mom relates a story where she slipped a piece of paper with a note into a pocket of one of the raincoat.

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Crossfit Cape Ann Community Class Saturday Morning

Join us at Crossfit Cape Ann Saturday at 9AM for our Community Team WOD. You can even bring a friend! The More the merrier! $5 for all non members which is donated locally. No Crossfit experience necessary. If you’ve been wondering what Crossfit is all about, no better time than now. See you there!

Check us out at http://www.crossfitcapeann.com of find us on Facebook @crossfitcapeanners

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Float like a balloon…

Float like a balloon…

Are you anxious, tense, stiff, tight or sore to name a few?

Experts estimate that ninety percent of disease is stress related, and nothing ages us faster than high stress.

That’s where Massage Therapy becomes important in our lives, in our healthcare. It may not eliminate all of your anxieties and pressures, but massage can help to manage stress.

Contact Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC to feel like a floating ballon and experience the emotional and physical benefits from regular bodywork.

info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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