Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit
NBC News Report Today –
- Smoking kills 1200 people a day.
- Tobacco companies worked to make cigarettes as addictive as possible.
- No there no such thing as a safer cigarette.
Big Tobacco “fought for 11 years to delay the truth.” (nbc news.)
Smoking and Nicotine Addiction – Nicotine Addiction is a serious addiction that often requires a combination of treatments (cognitive behavioral therapy, tobacco treatment counseling and medication) to successfully stop smoking and decrease the risks of the harmful effects caused by smoking.
Get Help. Talk to Your Doctor.
Motivation to Stop Smoking: ‘Top 10 Reasons’ to Stop Smoking – (heard from my clients.)
- My health
- Health of a loved one
- More quality time with family/ children/ grandchildren
- Have more energy
- Better able to exercise
- Save money
- Feel better
- Breathe easier
- Sex life will improve
- Help prevent cancer
- Help prevent heart disease
- Easier to walk up stairs
- Get rid of that nagging cough
- Get rid of the social stigma
- Hair, skin and breath will smell better
- Food will taste better
- Car will smell better
- Traveling on planes will be easier
- I can attend events without have to leave
- Regain control over your life
- Enjoy a sense of pride …
What Are Your ‘Reasons to Stop?’ One of these listed above? Or something else? Share your ‘reasons to stop’ with Good Morning Gloucester Friends of Blog (FOB) and help motivate others!
Already stopped?? Congratulations!!!
Let Good Morning Gloucester Followers Know – What Was ‘Most Helpful’ for Your Success?
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 comfort, safety, 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.
Community Reiki Share November 5th.
5:15 pm – 8:15 pm at the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. On the MBTA Train line. Convenient Parking. Wheelchair accessible.
Reiki Sessions ‘By Donation.’ $20.00 suggested donation. ($10.00 for Seniors, Veterans, those in treatment for cancer.)
Together We Can Do More. Partnering with charitable causes to help others in need.
Thinking of our friends with family members in Puerto Rico and Saint John – a portion of our proceeds are donated to the ongoing efforts for hurricane relief.
“God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us, in the dreariest and most dreaded moments, can see a possibility of hope.” ~ Maya Angelou
Advance Register – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-283-4258.
Join Us in helping to bring ‘peace, comfort and calm’ to those in need.
Katie Schroeder is the owner and main yoga instructor at North Shore Restorative Yoga. She has taught yoga for over a decade at many of the wonderful studios on the North Shore and holds masters degrees in conflict resolution and psychology. Her dream and passion is to create a space where the community can find health and well-being through traditional flow yoga, restorative yoga, mindfulness, meditation and other healing arts that connect us deeper to self-love, balance and true connection to everyone in our life.
Katie considers herself a gypsy soul after a childhood of moving every couple years all over the US and abroad due to her Dad’s corporate job. Her easy going personality and love for life were the perfect mix for meeting new people and exploring new places with ease. Katie is happy to now call the beautiful North Shore home and is grateful to live in such a special place with a diverse community. She has always been a spiritual seeker for optimal health and happiness and is thankful to her amazing mom who introduced her to yoga in high school. Yoga has been the anchor for Katie during the uncertainty and constant change that life can bring. It inspires her to be a better person, better mother and better partner in all of her relationships. It has especially taught her the value of self-love and self-respect that comes with a daily yoga practice.
Katie is well-known for her speciality of restorative yoga and is grateful to share her gift of relaxing people. She is a fun loving teacher who supports each person on their own unique journey to well-being and healing, always threading a beautiful message of inspiration into all of her classes, workshops and private sessions.
Check out one of her classes, workshops or a private holistic healing sessions to experience Katie’s bright light and big open heart.
Check out all of our classes and workshops at http://www.nsryoga.com
Sleep apnea was recently mentioned by Joey on the Good Morning Gloucester podcast. Joey shared his personal struggle as he recently tried to adjust to wearing a sleep apnea mask and joked good naturedly about how the mask can interfere with “sexy time.” I thought this a good opportunity to help increase awareness about sleep apnea risk factors, potential negative effects on health, and possible treatments.
The CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) mask shown here looks a bit like a medieval torture device, yet can have life-saving benefits.
Sleep Apnea – a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Loud snort or choking sound often signifies breathing has begun again. Sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed. (National Institutes of Health.) More than 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. (American Association of Sleep Apnea.)
Types of Sleep Apnea – The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA.) This most often occurs in people who are overweight but can also occur in with enlarged tonsils and deviated septum.
Central sleep apnea is less common. This disorder occurs if the area of your brain that controls your breathing doesn’t send the correct signals to your breathing muscles. As a result, you’ll make no effort to breathe for brief periods.
Central sleep apnea is more common in people who have certain medical conditions or use certain medicines. Central sleep apnea can occur alone or with obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring is not typical with central sleep apnea.
Today is National Relaxation Day – A good reminder to take time to slow down, unwind and relax!
We all need a break from our fast-paced and often hectic lifestyles. Too much work and stress can make us feel run down, tired and even sick. Taking time to relax, recuperate and rejuvenate tired minds and bodies may help prevent disease and improve health. #nationalrelaxationday
Stress management programs – often include relaxation techniques along with cognitive behavioral and other therapy.
Through the lens of Ayurveda there is a strong connection between mind and body. Relaxation has enormous benefits to your health and plays a major role in preventing disease.
Let’s explore the calming effect that some crystals (like Blue Lace Agate) can assist us in quieting our mind, body and emotions.
Blue Lace Agate:
Links your thought processes to the spiritual vibration. The serene energies of Blue Lace Agate induce profound peace of mind.
Try taking 15 minutes out of your day to relax with a Blue Lace Agate crystal which will bring you inner peace for all to see and feel. Keep on your night stand for a deeper peaceful sleep.
Don’t know where to find crystals? We support our partner: ZuZu’s Healing Arts, Inc – check them out!
“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”