THE THREE PHASES OF LIFE – By Vishnu Om
#Ayurveda is a preventative system of medicine and health care but also a guide to support you in optimal living.
How we choose to live our lifestyle will determine if we will incur disease or redirect it.
Our lifestyle should be a reflection of our life, and our life should be supported by choices that enliven us versus enslave us.
As we live according to the daily cycle, seasonal cycle, annual cycle, lunar cycle and life cycles, we can recycle…
Lisa Kawski of Sound Healing for the Soul invites you to an evening of Guided Meditation and Sound Healing for the Soul at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC
Everything is vibration. Vibration is energy. We connect through energy, to ourselves as well as others.
Creating ceremony, ritual and offering sacred sound is a means to connect with one’s self on an intimate and personal level. Gentle guidance through meditation invites relaxation – turning inward, expanding outward.
Listen to your heart. Let the soothing sounds of crystal singing bowls, gong, chimes and bells transport and heal you.
Sound vibration is a powerful tool to help recalibrate the body, mind and spirit. Feel yourself relax and melt away during this time dedicated just for you.
Please bring anything that will aid in your comfort, we will have yoga mat, blanket, bolsters & eye pillow. Bring your crystals to energize them with your intentions and the vibrations of the crystal bowls.
Tickets are required – $25.00 pp.
Thursday, Feb. 6 from 7- 8 pm
Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC
25 Lexington Ave, 2nd Fl. Magnolia, MA 01930
New Year’s Day began with a ‘walk of good intentions.’ Blessed with sunshine and mild temperatures on Cape Ann, friends and strangers came together for a walk in Dogtown. We hiked to Whale’s jaw. A piece of the Whale’s jaw boulder broke off in 1989, but Whales Jaw still stands as it has for over ten thousand years. Standing as a reminder of strength, resiliency and endurance, and symbolic of Gloucester’s fishermen and women. There, we celebrated the new year with a guided meditation and sharing good intentions of gratitude, tolerance and peace.
With Gratitude. Thank you to Jimmy and Laurel for extending their annual New Year’s walk to this community event, to Wendy for her soulful guided meditation, for the all those who came out for the walk and their positive energy, and to Laura, for the beautiful space to gather! One sentiment shared by the the group was the hope that our beloved Dogtown endure throughout the ages, for many new generations to come. We came upon many others celebrating the new year in Dogtown Commons, walking, jogging and biking, enjoying the peace and beauty of nature.
Appreciating Babson and his reminders of virtue. Babson donated more than 1,100 acres to the city of Gloucester in the 1930s “as a park and watershed.” Carved Babson boulders found throughout Dogtown Common remind us of some of the virtues that are the foundation of good moral being, the fabric of a healthy society. Among my favorites are Industry, Courage, Help Mother, and Kindness.
Happy New Year and number 4!
2020 is a very special year of perfect vision and accomplishment *(20/20 vision).
2020 is reduced to a single number = 4. The number 4 is our foundation that represents order, responsibility, stability, family, home, manifestation, conservation, peace, physical reality, and practical solutions. It is also the number of work and of getting things done. You are being asked in 2020 to be fully invested in creating a foundation for long-lasting success, security, and grounding by building something of value that stands the test of time.
The number 4 brings a sense of calm. Focus on what matters, and ultimately supports you to build new foundations and dreams. So, in 2020, you will have additional strength, discipline, and fortitude to work miraculous results for yourself! 2020 will create remarkable opportunities for you to take your foot off the brake and move forward with diligence and courage.
So in summary the essence of 2020:
2020 is the year of exceptional change in the structures, values, and natures of our modern world and YOU, everyone of us play an important role in bridging this shift into a Universal Humanity. There is work to be done. 2020 is our get real moment of walking the talk. Mindfully choosing to be an active emissary of love.
“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😀
Taking time off through New Years, I was looking forward to some planned ‘down time.’ Be careful what you wish for!
I have been home with a bug since before the holiday. Generally, I am in very good health, but a lingering cold put a damper on my holiday plans and festivities. I sit at home today, enjoying a cup of hot tea, with honey, lemon and ginger. My Reiki Teacher, Hyakuten Sensei, a Buddhist monk from Kyoto Japan teaches that – “A cup of tea. A cup of enlightenment.” Hopefully, along with enlightenment comes a cure for this cold! 😉
The message on my Yogi tea bag (each bad has a written positive saying or quote), gives me pause to reflect – “An attitude of gratitude brings opportunities.”
‘End of Year’ Accounting. 2019 is nearly over and I find myself making time for a retrospective accounting of the year. Not the financial kind that the IRS is looking for, but the psycho-spiritual kind, making note of that which has fed my heart, nourished my spirit, and brought Joy.
New experiences and adventures, meeting new people, exploring various cultures, and learning … all bring me joy. They also bring opportunity to gather new information and skills to share with students and clients. Their positive feedback and improved results is what brings me joy. Do what you love. Love what you do. Seeing their smiling faces after sessions, hearing their reports of “feeling better,” “more hopeful,” learning of their positive changes, hearing their expressed gratitude …, makes my work Joyful.
Gratitude is a two-way street. Whether we give or receive, there is Gratitude.
The holidays may be happy and joyful for some, but not all. For many, the holidays can also be a time of added stress
Some Tips to Enjoy a More Peaceful and Healthy Holiday Season –
#1. Moderation. Moderation. Moderation. Simply your life, especially at the holidays. Moderation in everything, eating, drinking, shopping, and holiday parties and gatherings. Don’t feel like you have to do everything and accept every holiday invitation. L
#2. The 80/20 Rule. Also known as the “Pareto Principle,” named after founder, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, back in 1848. Pareto found that people can achieve 80% of success with 20% effort. Knowing that we cannot do everything, and perfection is a myth, Instead of trying to do the impossible, a Pareto approach could be, deciding which holiday projects or events are most important to you. Then, consider 20% of the specific tasks to focus on to achieve those goals that make you happiest. Do those, then drop the rest.
#3. Learn to say ‘no” and loose the guilt. Overextending oneself, even for fun activities, can lead to frustration, stress and even exhaustion and illness. Guilt weights heavy, both literally and figuratively. Make heart-centered, healthy choices, with a me-first attitude, knowing that taking care of yourself, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, allows you to be more present for others, when needed.
#4. Make Time for Yourself to Relax Each Day. Breathing relaxation, mindful meditation, guided imagery and meditation, self-hypnosis, self-reiki can all be learned and put into daily practice. Even 3, 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes can make a difference and promote health and wellbeing. Treat yourself to an acupuncture, massage, reflexology or reiki session. Take a gentle, yin yoga class.
#5. Make Time to Exercise Each Day. Research shows that exercise (especially aerobic) helpfully boosts our mood and make us feel better by releasing healthy hormones and raising healthy neurotransmitter levels (i.e.endorphins, serotonin). Mantras for Healthy Exercise: “Exercise energizes me.” “Exercise makes me feel better.” Exercise makes me smile.” “A day without exercise is like a day without brushing my teeth.”
#6. Healthy Holiday Eating/Drinking. Eat a healthy meal or snack before the party. Small plates and bowls allow for healthy portions. Maintain healthy thoughts around healthy eating. Guilt-free holiday eating from Harvard Health Publishing. Mantras for Healthy Eating: “Healthy, balanced, nutritious meals energize me.” I make healthy choices in line with my highest good.” “Healthy is as healthy does.” “A sliver instead of a slice.” “One is enough, two is too many.” “One and done.” Another 80/20 Rule – Stop eating when 80% full. From the teachings of Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei, Buddhist monk and Founder of Komyo ReikiDo™ – “It is advisable to eat frequent, small amounts rather than two or three big meals, and to leave the stomach 20% empty. A feeling of slight hunger goes a long way toward many health benefits.”
#7. Create Special Holiday Memories. Rather than purchasing material items, consider making the holidays about making fun memories with family, friends and neighbors, at low or no cost. Consider a movie, music, cooking baking or scrap booking night. Walk or drive to view holiday decorations. Enjoy an evening of star gazing. Material things can get lost, broken or discarded, but memories live on.
#8. Do Something for Those Less Fortunate. Research shows that helping others is actually beneficial for your own mental health and well being. It can help reduce stress, improve your emotional wellbeing and even benefit your physical health. Consider gifts and/or letters to those serving in the military overseas. Visit someone in a nursing home. Volunteer at a shelter or soup kitchen. Offer to bake, cook or decorate for someone who is not able.
#9. Maintain and Daily Attitude of Gratitude. Keep a daily gratitude journal; find one to three things you are grateful for each day. Think about or meditate on people and things you are grateful for. Recommended reading: Simple Abundance, by Sarah Ban Breathnach.
#10. Seek Professional Help. The holidays can lead to increased thoughts and feelings of depression. If that is the case, seek support. Talk to your doctor. Reach out to family, friends, neighbors that live alone, and offer support.
For Information on and Services for Relaxation and Stress Relief – Emaildreamtimewellness@gmail.com or phone 978-283-4258.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and memorable holiday season,
~ Karen Pischke BSN, RN
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- Inamoto, Hyakuten Sensei. Chuden/2nd Degree Reiki Manual. 2019. pg 25. Komyo ReikiDo™ Kyoto Japan.
- More Evidence that Exercise can Boost Mood. Harvard Healthy Publishing.
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