Tuesday, January 19, 2010
During the winter some of us seem to be plagued by a seasonal form of depression. It shows up for each of us differently but some common symptoms are; lack of energy, increased sleep, carbohydrate cravings, and afternoon slumps with little energy. With the latest forecast of rain for weeks, we may be experiencing these symptoms for the first time or are feeling even more depressed than usual.
Causes of seasonal depression are unknown but are related to the lack of ambient light and low vitamin D. Getting full spectrum lighting may be a challenge unless you have access to a device. But, you can purchase "daylight" lightbulbs from any hardware store and sit with it shining on you for short periods of time. Regarding, vitamin D, get some for your local health foods store or http://mynsp.com/murphystouchhealth take some as directed on the bottle. Eat foods high in Vitamin D, as well. Those being; eggs, mushrooms, spinach, potatoes, milk or soymilk with added vitamin D, fish especially salmon and beef kidneys/liver. If you want to start your day with a Vitamin D boost try Kellogg's All Bran with Extra Fiber and soymilk with added Vitamin D.
For those energy slumps through-out the day try "Ear Unrolling" Here's how;
Turn your head to the left and then to the right.
Notice any discomfort.
Start unrolling both ears from the top to the bottom while slightly tugging.
Do this 3 times.
Remember to breathe deeply.
Assess your shift by turning your head to the left and then to the right.
Most people find that they have increased energy and that if there was any neck pain it is lessened. You can't hurt yourself by doing "ear unrolling" but do take out your earrings if you wear them so you can get the full effect!
Remember our thoughts direct our moods, so be kind to yourself and know that if God takes care of the birds, He takes care of you too!
Peace, Lisa Murphy
Friday, January 1, 2010
Happy New Year! Cheers!
It seems to be a common practice to "think" about a New Year's resolution these days but not really make one. We all have a desire for things to be different from 2009, don't we?
If we are reluctant to make a resolution to loose weight, how about one to be successful in business? Or one to get organized? Any change should not overwhelm you like a goal to reduce credit card debt by $50,000 this year. How about a commitment to pay an additional $500 a month towards your credit card debt?
Keeping resolutions real can just about guarantee success. So when you are reflecting on 2009 and setting your direction for 2010, keep it doable, achievable and fun! Remember to tell someone or publish it on your social network. Having someone holding you accountable is a formula that will assure more success.
If you really desire to achieve your resolution, try BioFeedback. I have the tool, you just need to make the resolution and call for an appointment. It is added energy to not only meet your goal but exceed it. Make 2010 a positive year with the changes you desire! (especially since it started with a Blue Moon!)
PS If you call and make an appointment by January 16, 2010, I will discount your first appointment by 25%!