Life Lessons

judging

 

Recently I had a battle with my ego. It started with a water leak that was not fixed right the first time and ended in a rock throwing contest to see how much stuff we could bring up to insult the other. This was not my first time collecting these rocks and I was ready to win the fight! After being totally wrapped up in frustration for an hour or so I had to stop and take a breath.

I went to my Spirit Junkie app, which everyone should go and download right now, and the affirmation for that day couldn’t have been more perfect! “Judging others blocks me from inner peace.” BAM. That smacked me right in the face! I smiled and reread it a few times because that was EXACTLY what I needed to read at that moment and it really helped put things in perspective. I finally realized that this would not resolve itself with more rocks but rather with no rocks at all.  I was reminded that not everyone is perfect and we all make mistakes from time to time.

Don’t sweat the small stuff because everything is small stuff!

-AU

 

Soul Adjustor

I am a chiropractor. But really I am a soul adjustor. I am amazing at uplifting people with my positive energy and I have devoted most of my life to helping people feel better by putting them back into alignment. When you work with me, you can expect to feel less pain in your body, feel uplifted by my positive attitude and be guided to live a healthier lifestyle. And you will probably be surprised and delighted by my down-to-earth approach to your treatment. My work matters because it helps to alleviate the suffering caused by aches and pains in the body. And I’m here to remind you that, you do not have to be in pain or give up doing what you love because of pain. This pain is not forever. It does not define you or what your life has to be from now on. My question for you is, What is out of alignment in your life that needs to be re-aligned?

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Heart in a child’s hand by Lisa L Wiedmeir | WANA Commons

-Dr. Medwin

10 Things you can do today for a healthy back, mind and spirit

If you have emotional baggage, there are ways to help unpack that toxic load and keep it from building up again, says Ann Kearney-Cooke, Ph.D., author of Change Your Mind, Change Your Body. The following steps will provide your entire self–back included–with some much-needed stress relief:

1 Get plenty of rest. When you skimp on sleep, your ability to handle stressful emotions decreases. Small problems can send you over the edge more quickly.

2 Prioritize the demands on your time. By overcommitting, you have fewer inner resources to cope with challenges. Figure out what activities are really essential and concentrate on those.

3 Know yourself. Things in the past (an unfaithful spouse, a miscarriage) color your reactions to current events. “It’s like wearing emotional sunglasses,” says Kearney-Cooke. Knowing your prejudices can help you recognize inappropriate responses.

4 Acknowledge your anger. That doesn’t mean yelling obscenities. Instead, explore your feelings in a journal. Recognizing negative emotions can help you dispel them.

5 Distract yourself from stress. Call a good friend, head out for a walk, or rent a funny movie.

6 Don’t sweat the small stuff. It can be tempting to react angrily when someone cuts you off on the highway or snubs you at a party. But stewing over minor insults will only impede your happiness.

7 Limit your frustration. If you’ve suffered a blow like getting passed over for a job, allow yourself to feel hurt and angry. “But put a limit on it,” says Kearney-Cooke. “When the time expires, get on with your life.”

8 Develop an inner applause meter. Your spouse, kids, and boss won’t always appreciate you, so call their attention to major efforts. But sometimes the satisfaction of a job well done is its own reward.

9 Get plenty of exercise. A brisk half-hour on the treadmill boosts feel-good brain chemicals. “It won’t solve your problems, but it will help release your anger,” says Kearney-Cooke.

10 Eat healthy. Comfort foods high in fat and sugar may reduce stress hormones in the short run. But in the long-term, a well-balanced diet contributes to better brain chemistry and emotional stability.