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Join Me for a Self-Discovery Journey to A Happy and Healthy Life...

Join Me for a Self-Discovery Journey to A Happy and Healthy Life…

20 Feb 16
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As you know it is my passion to help women to feel happier and healthier. I believe the key to a happier and healthier life is Self-Care and Self-Love.

If you are like me, your family is very, very important to you. Women are caregivers and we often care and give more to others than we care for ourselves.  I know you can relate to this. Most women can. 

Many of us actually lose ourselves in caring for others with our lives being so busy and there is so much to do. I hear this every day. 

Women often experience overwhelm before they realize it is crucial to their health and their happiness that they care for themselves. Overwhelm can show up as despair, anxiety, depression, or it can manifest as aches and pains, discomfort, imbalances, and dis-ease in our physical bodies and our emotional beings. 

Some women experience mood swings, weight loss or gain, irritable bowel syndrome, while others simply feel unwell or worry about their own health.  

I want to let you know all of these feeling and symptoms are common, but not normal.  

If you are experiencing any of these things or if your gut is telling you to find a new way to deal with your busy life, then please accept this invitation to join me and other like-minded women to a full-day workshop I’m holding on March 5th.  

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My friend Susan Krautter and I have created a wonderful day just for you. It will be filled with us sharing invaluable information you can take home so you can begin to care for yourself like you may not have ever done before.

Susan is an RN who has been helping women for decades, all over the globe, to feel happier and healthier by balancing hormones naturally. Susan’s energy and positive approach to wellness is like a breath of fresh air. 

With the practical and easy steps Susan shares at this workshop you will have the tools to begin to take charge of your own health. She will help you determine if you have a hormone imbalance and what is the next step for you. Either way, you will understand what is necessary for good hormone health and why it is important to your future health and happiness.

So, with a cup of tea or coffee you will enjoy a morning of self-discover with Susan. 

At noon we will take a break and enjoy a light lunch of soup and salad. This will be a perfect time to chat and get to know each other.

After lunch I will take you on a journey to discover how stress can affect your health and happiness. I am a therapist who helps women to let go of old emotional hurts and limiting beliefs so they can live the life they dream of. 

Did you know that stress can cause imbalances in your physical self?  Emotional hurts effect our cells.  By letting go of old emotional pain you can change your cellular memories and heal from the inside out. 

I will teach you specific breathing techniques you can practice at home to help you in stressful moments and when you are taking quality time for yourself. We will discuss the importance of self-love, chakra balancing and relaxation. 

After our discussion, I will invite you to enjoy a group guided relaxation and chakra hormone balancing session.

This full-day workshop promises to deliver a ton of valuable information you can use to help reclaim your health from a body, mind and spiritual perspective.

You will also take home with you:

  • A Writing Journal
  • A relaxation audio recording CD
  • Blissful Bath Salts & Joy Body Spritz
  • Discount Coupon for $50.00 off The Raindrop/Reiki Treatment

I hope you will join us for this special day of self-discovery.  

It is our desire to give you the best experience possible, so we have limited our participant enrollment to 12 beautiful women. I invite you to book your seat today and please share this invitation to your friends or anyone you believe would benefit. 

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I look forward to seeing you soon. 

Bonnie

P.S. I hear women of all ages tell me they don’t have to be concerned about hormone health. I find this an interesting statement.  Women at all ages and stages need hormones. 

Balanced hormones are crucial for fertility, pregnancy, and menopause as well as for healthy breasts, healthy bones, and strong vascular health.  Balanced hormones are even important for emotion health, happy relationships and sexual satisfaction. 

These are just a few things that pop into my head.  We all know women who have experienced the above health challenges.  I was surprised when I was finding out all about ‘The Change’ as my older sister was beginning to experience hot flashes and night sweats.  As I researched, I found out that I also had symptoms that indicated I was experiencing some hormone imbalances.  I’m so happy that I was able to resolve those imbalances before I began hot flashing.  

Did you know imbalances may take a long time to manifest into a symptom that needs to be urgently addressed?  What you are doing today is setting the stage for your health 10 years from now.

So come join us for this important workshop to find out what you need to know about your hormones and dealing with stress.

Stressed Apple & Orange

Why Stress is Contagious and What You Can Do to Prevent it

25 Aug 15
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Autumn is sneaking upon us and before we know it we will all begin new routines and schedules. Lazy summer days come to an end and we prepare for changes in weather, work and play.

And for many, this time of year brings on a sense of overwhelm.

Isn’t it interesting that as a new school year begins, we all seem to get into the spirit of starting new projects and classes or we begin to consider plans for the Fall and the Winter?

For many women all this excitement creates a lot of stress and feelings of overwhelm, anxiety and no “ME TIME”.

When I am out in the community speaking with women about creating time for themselves they agree they often put their own needs for self-care at the bottom of their priority list.

Self-abnegation: the act of putting the needs of others before your own needs.

So many women totally get this and agree it is super hard to create ‘me time’.

What happens if we ignore our need for ‘me time’?

What happens when we don’t take care of us?

Can YOU put off your own self-care for another month?  How about another year or possibly a decade?

Maybe you feel the time isn’t now… you need to wait until the kids are older, or possibly when you retire, or possibly something will  happen so you can stop and take time to breathe deeply.

I want to let you know that THIS is the ‘perfect’ time for you.

It is time to create a practice of self-care.

The perfect time for self-care is NOW!

And, what if you don’t take time for you now?

You will experience frustration and overwhelm, and you will not be living in the life you desire and deserve.

These feeling of frustration begin to affect you physically, mentally and emotionally.

Those feelings of frustration begin to affect how you interact with other people.  Your sense of overwhelm affects your relationships with those closest to you and your relationship with yourself.

Do you think your family and friends will see your smile and not notice you are in a funk or maybe even angry beneath your attempt to hide it?  Those around you can ‘feel’ your unrest.

Stress is contagious!

Think to a time when you have been with someone who is angry or upset.  You can sense it, can’t you?

Emotions are energy is motion. 

We can feel other peoples’ angst and they can feel yours.

We are especially open to ‘catch’ stress from those whom we are closest to.  You feel stress when your children or your spouse are stressed and they ‘feel’ stress from you, as well.

This all reminds me of a couple of excellent commercials on TV.  One commercial is about a child who senses her mothers’ depression and sits about appearing to be concerned and sad.

The message is how depression affects those around you.

The other commercial shows a young girl daydreaming about her parents’ argument at home, as if it was happening now, yet she is at school trying to focus on the teacher.

Both of these commercials clearly show how stress can affect those around us

When we are feeling stress our adrenal glands help us deal with the situation causing the stress by producing cortisol.  This is our bodies’ way of helping us respond with our automatic responses of fight or flight.

It is perfect when we are dealing with an emergency situation or when we are in danger.

Our ability to respond instantly to danger was crucial when humans were running from tigers, but today our stress is not usually life threatening.

Our stress is a daily occurrence.

Many people find themselves in chronic stress and they have an overdose of cortisol running through their bodies.  This excess cortisol can have negative effects on our bodies.

The healthy answer is to find a balance between activity and rest.

Self-care begins by recognizing your stress levels and making a decision to find ways to reduce and manage stress.

Share your feelings with those close to you.  Ask for help and allow your family and friends to help you.  Asking and accepting support from others is also allowing those people the wonderful gift of giving to you.

Creating a self-care routine and sticking with it is super important to help you let go of stress, frustration and overwhelm.

Join a yoga class, learn and practice meditation, mindfulness or self-hypnosis.

Find activities that bring you inner peace and joy.

Begin a gratitude journal and use it daily.  Make a list of all the things you are grateful for and add to this list every day.  Review this list when you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious.

I help my clients to let go of old emotional hurts and traumas that are adding to their stress.  Is it time to let go of old unprocessed issues that are no longer serving you?

Letting go of outdated issues and emotional unrest is a positive step in self-care.  You deserve to live the life you desire.  Call me today if you want to discuss the steps I take my clients through to release those issues that no longer are serving them.

Share this article with anyone you know who is experiencing overwhelm, frustration or anxiety.  Take care and have a stress-free day!

Human Chakras

How to Use Chakra Balancing to Relieve Your Stress

18 Aug 15
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I have found that many, if not all, of my clients suffer from stress and this directly affects the energy within their physical bodies. They experience pain, discomfort, or illness and often feel out of control because they are unable to think clearly.

With that in mind, I would like to share with you a technique I have found very helpful to balance your internal energies.

We live in a world of chronic stress.

There is little down time, we are connected 24/7, and many of us are feeling stuck, overwhelmed and anxious. You may be experiencing this, or know someone who is.

Many of my clients can totally relate. They feel like they are on a hamster wheel and have no idea how to get off or even how to slow down.

I see this every day in my office – people are looking for ways to slow down and enjoy life.

To help them through their stress, I teach my clients how to gain control by letting go of old emotional hurts, pains or trauma. I teach them how to quickly get into a calm, present moment state of mind and how to meditate using self-hypnosis.

We discuss gratitude and setting positive intentions to begin to take back personal control over their life experience.

One very powerful technique I teach them to use daily is Chakra Balancing.

You may have heard of Chi or Universal Life Force. This is taught in Eastern medicine and philosophy. This chi or energy flows through all living things. It flows through our bodies.  We cannot see it, but we know it is there, it flows through and around us.

When we are stressed our energy flow can be affected.

You may experience shoulder or neck tension when you are stressed. You might know someone who gets stress headaches or can’t think when they are stressed.

The first thing I do is check my client’s chakras or chi as we begin to work together. 9 times out of 10 their energies are not flowing easily.

I take time right then to help them to open up the energy flow as we begin our work together. When we open our chakras and allow the energies to flow we feel grounded, emotionally stronger and happier.

You can use this Chakra Balancing technique anywhere, anytime.

The more you practice the easier it will become and you will begin to notice positive results.

Here’s how to perform chakra balancing for yourself:

It is helpful to begin this technique in a quiet setting where you can concentrate and visualize.

Begin by taking 3 nice big belly breaths. Close your eyes and imagine the energy within your body. This energy moves through your body and connects you with the earth.

Imagine you have an energy cord traveling all the way down your body. It moves like a laser beam, down your back, down through your legs and leaves your body through your feet. Your energy laser beam moves easily and effortlessly through the floor, through the foundation of your home and into the earth below.

Imagine it continuing down through the many layers of the earth. Your energy cord travels down through the soil, the sand, the clay, down through the rock and water, travelling deep, deep into the earth and spreading out in many directions like a root of a very tall tree.

Imagine just as a tall tree would gather vital nutrients for its health, your energy cord gathers vital energy necessary for your health and well-being. Imagine this energy travelling up, through the layers of the earth and foundation of your home and up through the floor.

Imagine this energy beginning to enter your feet. As it enters your feet it is a beautiful red color and brings a sense of strength, courage, and being grounded. This red energy moves up into your legs and into your reproductive area.

As your energy continues to move upward to the sacral area, that is the space below the navel, it becomes a beautiful orange color. As it moves through this area, touching all the muscles, nerves, cells, tissue and organs it brings a sense of safety, security and sturdiness.

As your energy continues to move upward to the midriff or solar plex area it becomes a bright beautiful yellow. This yellow energy moves through this area touching all organs, muscles, nerves, cells and tissue bringing a sense of contentment and happiness.

Now, notice this energy changing to an emerald green as it moves upward to your heart and lungs. This green energy connects you with healing love, self-love, as it moves through the front, back, up to your shoulders and down your arms into your hands.

This beautiful healing love energy continues to move upward and as it reaches your neck and throat, it becomes an aqua blue. Moving through this area, into your chin, mouth, nose, cheeks, sinus, and ears it brings clarity for communication. This is clarity to speak your truth from your authentic self and to really listen and possibly gain a different perspective.

As this energy moves into the eyes it becomes a beautiful violet. This violet energy moves into your forehead, top of your head, back of your head and all parts of your brain. The violet energy opens you up to all ideas, intuition, inspiration, inner knowing and inner guidance.

Allow all these energies to move to the crown of your head and imagine a golden opening. All the energies move out the crown opening and create a protective bubble around your body.  All the energies continue to move easily and effortlessly up and down and around your body.

If you have time to enjoy the quietness you have created that is perfect. Take a moment to notice how good you feel. Practice this technique daily. The more you practice the easier it will be for you to maintain energy balance.

Have you heard of chakra balancing before or do you do this already on a regular basis? Share in the comments section below your experience with it. And if you would like me to help you further with your stress, contact me for a chat about how I can help.