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Just Breathe - A Real Stress Reliever
Breathing exercises is one of the best stress relievers and a great way to increase your energy. One of the best breathing techniques comes from a yoga. It is the art of Ujjayi, the "psychic" or victorious" breath. The technique is very simple and extremely powerful when done correctly.
Use this technique whenever you want to cool down in a stressful situation or just relax. Try it - you will see a huge difference in your stress level.
• Sit comfortable with your eyes shut
• Breathe in deeply through your nose at the same time contracting your muscles around the top of your windpipe. Focus on your throat and you should hear a gentle hissing sound.
• Now, breathe out as slowly as possible through your nose. Focus on your throat and you will hear a gentle hissing sound.
• Now breath out a slowly as possible through your nose, closing off the muscles around your epiglottis. Your breath will sound like you have a bad cold.
• Breathe in and out in this way for six times
• Now relax and breathe in and out normally six times.
• Repeat this process four full cycles ( six Ujjayi breaths, six normal breaths)
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I AM TURNING 60!! I know there are many women out there that don't like to tell there age. I get it! It's a personal decision. But when I first stared PraiseWorks and then later the brand Wellness Woman 40 and Beyond, I decided that I wanted to be transparent about my age. I want to send the message that aging is not a curse, and it doesn't have to be a traumatic event. Aging is a very beautiful part of life. If you make a choice to look on the bright side of what aging is, you will discover a lot of surprisingly positive things about aging. You can decide how you want to age. I am not talking so much about how you look, but how you feel about you on the inside. Your self-love and self-care is crucial as you age. Getting comfortable in the skin your in is a must. Finding the part of your life that gives you a sense of excitement and adventure is important. And...having the passion to pursue your dreams is what makes the aging process that much more exciting. Try …
Can you possibly heal if you don't take care of yourself?
Every woman I know takes care of this that and the other thing too besides herself! What happens when illness, fatigue, grief and all around weariness comes? Can you possibly heal yourself if you don't take care of yourself? Short answer: NO! The mind, body and spirit requires an amount of attention and care. Colds, Flu and chronic illness not to mention stress has an adverse affect on the body, yes mind and spirit. When you are not feeling well everything is HUGE and unreasonable! Your body follows what your mind and spirit feels. So what's your defense? NONE...It's the offensive that is needed! Take care of yourself first then all other things fall into place. YES, I said take care of yourself FIRST. Difficult to imagine? You are a Mother and have children and a husband, a business woman with a business to run, grandchildren to motivate....LOL...and yourself DEAD last!!
When we talk about wellness for the mind, body, and spirit we sometimes forget that wellness encompasses all parts of our lives. Our home and/or office environment is an important part of our wellness. The colors we use, the positioning of the furniture, the aromas we smell, the kinds of pictures and paintings on the wall, the overall energy of the room can make an impact on how we feel in our mind, body, and spirit. Sherry Burton-Ways, Principal Designer and CEO of SBW Aligned Expressions shares with us holistic ways we can make our living environment in a sanctuary of wellness for our mind, body, and spirit.
Listen as Sherry shares with us ways we can holistically enhance our interior space and our lives
Many have asked what is it I actually do. So I decided to introduce myself to you...again!
I love helping Women over 40 thrive in their lives. For me life didn't begin until after 50!! Now at almost 60 I am having a ball. Mostly because I have learned how to live a holistic life that addresses my mind, body and spirit needs. It's not always easy and I am still learning. One thing I know for sure it is my passion to share with other women what I have learned through the products and services I promote. I am more motivated than ever to encourage Women over 40 to take good care of themselves by reducing their stress, anxiety and increase their wellness at the same time. I know quite a bit about that because I had an anxiety disorder for almost 10 years. It was not until I decided to make some lifestyle changes that my life begantochange for the better. If you are suffering from stress, continual anxious thoughts, fatigue, lack of focus and depression I understand...I have b…
As we move into 2018, many of us are mindful of the idea of making some changes in our lives that will bring more wellness, peace, and joy.
Here are some guidelines I am working on to increase the joy, happiness, and peace in my life. These guidelines have served as a check and balance for me in terms of how I approach my life. I don't have them all down yet, I am still a work in progress. But, I can tell you that my life is changing as a result of going through the process of making my Mid-LIfe a GREAT life. I encourage you to give these guidelines a try. You will be surprised what a difference they can make in enhance your life and your wellness.
Try a new hobby - I actually tried this one. How I decided what to do was not planned. It just happened. I was at a bookstore and came across the adult coloring section. I haven't colored since I was in elementary school but something about the color books I saw really grabbed my interest. So I gave it a try and I loved it. …
I have to admit that I could do a better job of taking care of myself. Yes, since I am a Wellness Expert you would think I would not have a problem with making sure I take good care of myself. But frankly, I suffer from the same thing that most women do when it comes to taking care of themselves FIRST and FOREMOST.
The number one reason women do not take care of themselves first; the number one reason women put themselves on the back burner; the numeral uno reason women put off taking better care of themselves is...GUILT. That's right the number one reason women put off spending time doing things they want to do, taking care of themselves first, putting their self-care on their priority list, is GUILT.
I confess that I too have suffered from GUILT when it came to taking more time to take care of me. But when I found out I had an anxiety disorder, I realized that I needed to take myself from the back burner and put myself on the front burner. I had to take more time to care f…