Say Goodbye to Seasonal Allergies

If you suffer from seasonal allergies you are all too familiar with the annoying symptoms of sneezing, coughing, red itchy eyes, post-nasal drip, sore throat and ears, poor quality sleep and fatigue. The primary culprit is pollen from trees, grass and weeds. But what is really happening when seasonal allergies act up? The immune system treats pollen as an irritant, a harmful substance. Any contact, inhalation or ingestion of this allergen is experienced as an...
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Forgiveness is a Gift

Forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves. It is an act of self love. Before forgiveness there is a wound that needs to be healed. The energy cleared. Because anger is holding something negative within. There are times in life when circumstances present the perfect learning opportunity. Feeling anger and choosing to forgive is one of them. It can be challenging but ultimately freeing. When we forgive we feel a shift, a release of...
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Pain Is Weird

Doctors measure pain on a scale from 0 to 10 where 0 is “no pain” and 10 is “the worst pain imaginable.” That subjective measurement influences the amount of pain killer prescribed. When you think about it, it’s kind of crazy. MRIs, CAT scans, blood work can be so precise. But with pain, it’s up to you. Is my 7 the same as the doctor’s perception of a 7? And should my 7 really be...
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Your Body’s Response to Imagery

Ooh, that is sour! Imagine yourself holding a lemon and a sharp knife. Slice the lemon in half. Pay attention to the bright lemony scent releasing. Lift the lemon half to your mouth and bite in. The tart juice squirts right on to your lips and tongue. If your mouth began to water, you responded physically to something you imagined. Vivid imagery is real to the body. It stimulates the same brain centers as it...
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Body Consciousness and Weight Loss

What would your excess weight say if you were able to interview your body? (“Stop criticizing.” “I feel sad.” “Feed me.” “Leave me alone.” “I am taking over.” “Help me.”) It would be specific and different for each person. Losing weight isn’t always just about healthy eating and exercise. Sometimes certain beliefs, emotions, even the residue of an experience can interfere with weight loss. The influence of family, friends and coworkers, the images from magazines,...
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