Sunday, February 22, 2015

Night Sweats/ Hypnotic Climate Control

This article is about Night Sweats. This happens when you have a Hot Flash at night, it causes you to sweat profusely, and then you wake up!

I researched this topic a few years ago, when I discovered that Hypnosis can relieve hot flashes.

There is a technique I use to quench the hot flash, which uses some trigger words and a hand motion. All you have to do is say the word and make the motion, and go on with your life, because it stops the hot flash after a few seconds!

Now I also discovered a tea that can reduce hot flashes which occur at night, so you don't have to wake up so often at night.

Recipe: fill tea cup less than full, with boiling water. Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of honey. Stir. Drink! It tastes something like hot apple cider!

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is amazing! I have heard it used medicinally for all kinds of things! Drinking a glass of hot water with ACV and honey is an amazing way to reduce morning sickness, gas, AND Hot Flashes.  If you drink it twice per day, you can eliminate hot flashes and night sweats. I used this along with the Hypnotic Climate Control previously described. I worked for me. What a relief!

So try this and let me know! Just leave a comment below. Thanks!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Psychosomatic Wellness

Everyone has heard of a psychosomatic illness. People seem to get sick (or sicker) when they are stressed, anxious, or distraught. Some people become angry when the doctor tells them there is nothing wrong with them!They are convinced the doctor is wrong,and they don't believe he might be right!

So if there are psychosomatic illnesses, where the mind and emotions make the body sick, can't there be psychosomatic wellness? How can we use the mind to make us healthier?

There is so much new evidence about mindfulness, meditation, and hypnosis that suggests that these techniques can have a positive impact on your heath. All of these techniques take advantage of the salubrious effects of the theta brainwave state. Relaxation creates an alpha brainwave pattern, but a little further, and the brainwave pattern is called theta. You have to practice to enter this brainwave pattern and stay there for any length of time, which is what long-term meditators do.

Learning these techniques helps you achieve longevity and wellness. I have decided to provide some workshops on these topics this year. I hope you decide to attend a workshop and learn how these techniques can have a positive impact on your mind, body, and immune system.

Voices in Your Head

How many voices live in your head?

I like to think only one. But sometimes when I speak, especially when I yell, it sounds like my mother!

There is a monolog in my head almost constantly. That's why it is so refreshing to take a break and practice mindfulness for a few minutes each day. And it's healthy, too!

If someone says, "You're thoughtful," it's a a compliment. But, "Be mindful," is a warning, like watch where you're going!

It is NOT easy to stop the flow of thoughts, or the monologue in your mind.

But very good for you. There are many benefits.It calms you down. It helps you concentrate. It helps you get in touch with your feelings. Do you remember feelings, or have you been too busy to really experience them? Really, who has the time?!

I need more time to come to a thoughtful conclusion. I wish all those voices would just be quiet and let me think!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Brain Squall

If a Brain Storm is a Big Idea, can a small idea be called a brain squall?

I think apostrophes should be optional. No one seems to know how to use them anyway. Note: the word "apostrophes" is correct. There is no apostrophe required for a plural noun.

Enuff is enuff! I think most words look better without the gh, and are much easier to spell. That is my thot, but I'm not sure what to do about laff. The silent gh can just be left out. We can spell though as tho, and through as thru. Thoughout is another story, unless we use a hyphen and write thru-out. Thru it all, I just want to say enuff is enuff!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Meditation Games

I like to meditate every day, but lately I have been distracted and every time I sit quietly, I think of something I have to do immediately. So I am trying a new game. I think, what will my thought be? and then wait for it to come. It's more like a game this way!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

100 Names for Love by Diane Ackerman

I love this book: 100 Names for Love: a Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing.

I was browsing through some quotations when I came across this one by Diane Ackerman.

“Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky. When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth. We walk through it, yell into it, rake leaves, wash the dog, and drive cars in it. We breathe it deep within us. With every breath, we inhale millions of molecules of sky, heat them briefly, and then exhale them back into the world.” 
I went to the library and found this book. I took it home and started reading. It was fascinating. I couldn't put it down! I finished reading it in 3 days.

I recommend it to anyone who has a relative who experiences a stroke. The author's husband had a stroke at age 75 and this book chronicles his 5 year recovery. The famous neurologist, Oliver Sacs, visited them shortly after he returned home from the hospital. Dr. Sacs inquired as to what they were told about the "window of opportunity." The author said 3 months. Dr. Sacs informed her that the brain can continue to heal and learn new skills as long as it is challenged. The author decided to devise her own therapy to encourage her husband to recover his verbal faculties. The book shows how successful they were.

After I finished the book, I purchased a copy and sent it to a friend, whose husband had a stroke 3 weeks ago. Her husband is much younger, but has brain damage in some of the same areas. I encouraged her to read it, because it is optimistic in it's viewpoint, and also has resources in the last chapter.

I think this book deserves 5 stars.

The vocabulary is fantastic and I will write another blog and publish it in my other blog, Philolog's Blog.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Why do they call it gluten?

Why do they call it glue?

You can make glue from flour and water. And gluten sticks to your intestines and gums things up.

So did they call it glue because of gluten or gluten because of glue?


This word is supposed to come from Greek, meaning I found it! Probably a gross mispronunciation.

NO, glue is not related to gluten., Though gluten can refer to something sticky.

Glue is a gelatinous substance obtained by boiling animal products, not wheat or grains.

I suspect the glu in gluten is related to glucose!