Thoughts and insights from a Wellness Expert
Thoughts and insights from a Wellness Expert
We are all living within constant change which we at times find exciting, challenging, motivational and inspirational while at other times fell may feel anxious, stressed, angry, worried and even defeated.
With these changes in our world often our thoughts and emotions feel like they are on a roller-coaster racing up and down and twisting every which way. This eventually becomes totally overwhelming.
Have you ever wanted to just - stop that thought from going round and round in your head? let go of the worry, anxiety and stress of it all?
How awesome would it be to have the ability to do just that?
Believe it or not, we cannot have more than one thought at a time, seems inconceivable doesn´t it when your head is spinning and it feels like the thoughts are all queued up and even jumping the queue!
There is much debate about the number of thoughts we have in a day, however - it´s a lot!
Most "experts" do agree that up to 80% of those thoughts are negative and they even suggest that a whopping 95% are repetitive thoughts, exactly the same as the day before. This isn´t too surprising when we look at our daily routines.
So the BIG question is how do we take some control of our thoughts to help us relax and feel happier more often?
The first step is to make the decision to do just that. Yes, I know it sounds too simple however, it´s true. The one thing we have absolute control over is how we feel, doesn´t feel like it, does it?
We have the choice every second, of every minute, of every day how we feel, how we react or respond to anything.
When you begin to connect to your feelings with this understanding your life will change - for the better!
We are all very different, we have unique perspectives and reactions to the world around us and this means that what works for one person will not necessarily work for you nonetheless, there is always something that will work.
so, if you would like to feel better more of the time, let´s look at some ways that will help:
Proper breathing is the MOST beneficial thing that you can do for your physical and emotional health.
We use this all the time without realising it. Your subconscious mind is in constant communication with your breath. Breath gives us life and optimal health.
The first thing we do when we enter this world is inhale and the last thing we do before we gain our Angel Wings is exhale.
When you practice breathing consciously you oxygenate the cells and tissues of your body and you create and maintain flow.
Breathing practice can:
When we are flowing, we feel good….it´s that simple!
When we are in pain, stressed or anxious we have a tendency to hold our breath or breathe shallow breaths. This sends a distress signal to our brain that we are not feeling safe and relaxed, and can make the situation worse.
By using breathing exercises we can avoid this and also promote better health and emotional peace.
As soon as you take a focused, conscious breath the message is sent that you are safe; your body floods with endorphins which make you feel relaxed and increase well-being.
One of the simplest breathing exercises is to focus on the out breath; when you blow that breath out through the mouth it´s like releasing the air from a balloon or opening a valve, you can feel the tension leaving the body. Try it!
2. THE 3-3-3- RULE
When you feel anxious, worried or have thoughts spinning in your head the 3-3-3 rule helps to shift the focus which helps to reduce the feelings.
As with every tool, the first thing you do is take a deep breath; immediately your body chemistry will change.
3. WALK / RUN / EXERCISE
When we initiate the stress response the body releases adrenaline and we get a "buzz". The physical act of moving helps to use up the adrenaline, makes us focus on breathing (we do not actually realise that we are focused on breath) and so communicate to our subconscious that we are in control.
4. ACTIVATE THE TRIPLE WARMER
Have you ever noticed people standing with their legs slightly apart and holding their wrist either in front or behind them? This stance is a natural way in which we calm ourselves. There is an energy meridian that runs through the body called the triple warmer. This meridian controls our fight or flight response. When you hold your wrist and breathe you are again communicating that you are safe. It´s a tool you can use anywhere and is highly effective!
Tapping on the body´s energy meridians effectively sends a message to the brain that says “ I am safe” , "there is no threat" and the brain then takes the body out of the “FIGHT OR FLIGHT “ mode.
There are many tapping techniques that you can use, here is mine:
REMEMBER to breathe throughout.
These are some simple tools to use and there are many more.
If you would like some help please feel free to contact me here.
Wherever you are , whatever you are doing, have an awesome day!
" When we know why we have clarity and
when we have OUR why, we have our everything.
Children understand this even at a very young age."
Why is WHY the most important thing you can know?
Why does the world keep on turning?
Why is the sky blue?
Why are we here?
Toddlers start asking why almost as soon as they can talk.
Why? - because when we understand why we understand the reason for what, when, who....
The why is the reason!
Toddlers ask why because they understand from a very young age that knowing why brings clarity, growth and happiness.
Take time to ask why. Take time to explain why.
"Why explains the reason behind the what.
When we understand the reason, it changes everything! "
Understand the 'WHY' behind everything you’re doing.
Change the way you look at things and
the things you look at change!
Quantum physics has proven that we are all made up of energy and that we have a physical body AND an energy body.
What most people do not understand is that the physical body is encompassed in the energy body.
What is the significance of this?
Well, the energy body communicates with the physical body using emotions (e-motions - energy in motion) when there is an imbalance in the energy body, if not addressed, it will create an imbalance in the physical body and manifest as a symptom producing a dis-ease.
We feel emotions and sometimes they feel good and sometimes not so good.
This is our internal guidance system. Just like the GPS in your car or phone , our internal GPS knows what we want and how to get there and it guides us through our feelings.
When we ignore our feelings or we push against them, we feel negative emotion and if we allow that to continue it will eventually manifest in a physical way as a symptom in our body.
So, how to keep the balance?
"All that ever matters at any time is How you feel!"
~Linda Ledwidge ~
All that ever matters at any time , is How you feel!
Now when I say that, I do not mean that you should push away, or against negative emotions.
On the contrary, welcome them, they are messengers. The trick is knowing how to deal with them. It´s ok to feel them AND it´s also ok to let them flow and go!
" You can´t take something that feels bad and feel better about it.
Don´t try, find something that feels better."
You can´t take something that feels bad and feel better about it.
Don´t try, find something that feels better.
EVERY physical symptom, dis-ease, illness is a communication from your energy body.
When you treat the root cause , you treat the physical AND the energetic cause and that is when true healing takes place.
You can treat the physical symptom / dis-ease / illness and you may or may not get relief however in order to heal you need to treat the root cause and the root cause is ALWAYS in the energy body....ALWAYS!
Learn how to communicate with your energy body for optimal health & wellness.
#FreeFloLiving #FeelingOnPurpose #KISS
FEAR is the fastest spreading virus known to mankind. Are you ready to take 100% responsibility for you?
It is my belief that we must take responsibility, 100% responsibility , for our health and our actions.
The body has an inbuilt, natural defence system and by doing all that we can to get into optimal health and strengthen our immune system we are taking responsibility for our self AND at the same time protecting others.
In the weeks and months to follow there is going to be a lot of information out there, and you will wonder what is right or wrong.
Only you can decide on what works for you.
"FEAR is the fastest spreading virus known to mankind"
Stress, worry , anxiety, fear, all paralyse the immune system if left unchecked, and effectively mean that you are more susceptible to contracting and spreading any virus that is around.
The fear mongering and media frenzy is unlikely to be addressed therefore it is up to you to take control and arm yourself with the tools you need and get into optimal health!
You have got this!
One of the tools I use is "Tapping" and this is a very effective tool for releasing anxiety and fear.
Whatever you use remember to K.I.S.S. - Keep It Super Simple. When we start to complicate things , that´s when we give up.
The Free Flo Living 4 pillars of health will give you the strong foundation to maintain and strengthen your immune system.
"There are and will always be viruses out there.
The only way to live in this world is to protect ourselves, physically and mentally."
There are many ways to do that and we are always learning more.
You will hear about vaccines, hand washing, masks, gloves, etc.. however, NONE of these will protect you as well as your own mind & body.....use whatever means you feel are right but
don´t forget about the power of your own health and immune system.
NOW is the time to recognise that you have the power, you have the control.
Do not give it away to anyone else!
Take your power back!
Are you ready to take 100% responsibility for you?
What does that even mean ?
Well when we make other people or events responsible for how we feel, our actions and our responses, in effect we give them power over us.
We give away our power!
Now, how does that make you feel?
Do you want to have the power to live your life, do the things you want, be happy?
Do you want to give that away to others?
Stop and think about that........
Every time you say, he / she / it made me feel...., he / she / it did that and that made me do this......
You are giving your power away.
Nobody can make you feel or do anything that you do not want to feel or do.
No one else is responsible for your happiness, or your unhappiness for that matter, only you.
If you find yourself in a situation where you feel that someone or something is making you feel or act a certain way that you are not happy with and you cannot change the person or thing , what do you do?
You change the way you look at / react to it.
When you change the way you look at things....
The things you look at change.
~ Wayne Dyer ~
You have response - ability.
Take your power back.
Take 100% responsibility
Be happy! Be Healthy!
Zoot ♡Zoot ♡ Zoot ♡
Are you ready?
Need some help?
Contact me here.
It’s Footsie Friday and guess what ...we are talking about FEET!!
Yes, you heard me FEET.
How important are our feet?
Did you know that there are 26 bones and 33 joints in each foot?
Wow, all so well connected and helping us to move, fast, slow and swerve in every which way.
What about the weight they carry around every minute of every day!
So how well do you look after your feet then?
“The human foot is a masterpiece
of engineering and a work of art. “
- Leonardo da Vinci -
Today I am encouraging you to play Footsie, you can share with a partner or go solo and pamper your feet!
The soles of your feet absorb essential oils faster than any other part of the body as well as having reflexology points therefore you can help to strengthen your immune system by massaging with a mix of Olive oil with added Oregano, Eucalyptus, Tee Tree and Lemon essential oils – see the attached recipe.
Do some research too and find what works for you and helps you to “Feel Good” after all - what is the only thing that matters?
“How YOU Feel!”
“If someone wants to suck your toes,
those toes should be worth sucking.”
- Margaret Atwood -
Whatever you do today – have a Fabulous Footsie Friday!
Zoot ♡Zoot ♡ Zoot ♡
Linda Ledwidge -
Qualified General Nurse
Certified Practioner Level IV
Emotion Code Certified