Hope, Faith & Energy

Hope, Faith & Energy

Are you feeling at odds, unhappy, maybe lonely? Are you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what you should do next to clear the to-do list? Perhaps you’re also taking care of others, and you have their feelings and needs to look after, too.

If you have all of that going on and even more “stuff,” you might experience a sense of hopelessness, feeling that it’s never going to change. And, with all of that, you’re most likely experiencing some fatigue. Dealing with it is just too much!

Look at everything that is going on in this crazy world. COVID-19, social distancing, massive civil unrest, fires or hurricanes or flooding depending on where you live, evacuations, destruction, the election. Okay. The list is already too long, especially since each one of those can create stress and anxiety and the feeling that “it’s just too much.” No wonder we hear the phrase “pandemic fatigue.”

Kids are Feeling Stressed Out

What’s sad is that children are experiencing the same stress, overwhelm, not knowing what’s coming next, frustration, and sadness. They feel exhausted by social distancing, not being with their friends, and feeling hemmed in.

How do we cope and get on the other side of it? It’s super important to help our bodies get to that place. Otherwise, our bodies will think they are in constant trauma.

Trauma Adds Stress

Trauma and the effects of trauma bring us to a place of being on edge, wary, confused, even holding our breath. Energetically, trauma causes the energy pathways to get blocked and stuck. Energy needs to move, and it needs to change. Otherwise, our bodies will manifest “projects” that can cause unhealthiness and chronic fatigue. (Instead of problems, let’s use the word projects. They’re more fun to work with, and they have a beginning and an end).

Tips for Reducing the Effects of Stress

I have some easy-to-do ideas on how to get on the other side of it all.

Number One

We can help our bodies get out of confusion and create calm. You can do easy self-help acupressure to let go of fatigue and develop physical, mental, and emotional balance. It will help you sleep easily, feel healthy, be happy and joyful, have clarity and focus, increase self-esteem, and feel optimistic about tomorrow and beyond.  That’s where hope and faith come into the picture! (There’s a link at the end of the article to get you to easy self-help energy tips).

Number Two

I think we need to take Oprah’s advice that I read in her recent Inspiration Newsletter. We need to embrace hygge, the Danish art of coziness. Danes rank as the happiest people in the world, even today.  How do they get to that place?

Man smiling, crowned with flowers

Photo by Daria Rem from Pexels

What the Danes Do to Feel Happier

The Danish make sure that several essential elements are part of their daily lives, including relaxed thoughtfulness, meditation, and time spent with others. And, yes, we can spend time with others without actual physical contact. Now more than ever, we need to create time with others that create an atmosphere that is warm, relaxed, friendly, down-to-earth, close, comfortable, snug, and welcoming. It is like a friendly hug—but without the physical contact. In this situation, you can be yourself and relax completely. Therefore, the art of hygge is also the art of expanding your comfort zone to include other people.

So, I guess we have to do it with social distancing and maybe even over Zoom. No matter what, create the time for cozy togetherness! Our bodies, hearts, and souls hunger for it!

Another significant element the Danes bring into their lives is “living lights.” They make use of candles to bring light and create sunny smiles.

Maybe this year, we need to make sure we put up those holiday lights for the color and the sparkling lights that bring those big smiles. As many of you know, I love Christmas. What I also know is that I need those lights as the days get shorter and shorter. And, even though very few people will see my Christmas extravaganza, it just might be the year it all gets displayed.

Read more about Embracing Hygge:

http://www.oprah.com/health_wellness/how-to-embrace-hygge#ixzz6cNxufzLL

Hope and Change

Another piece we need to be aware of—change wants to happen, and it needs to happen. The body you walk around in is in constant flux because it’s energy. A body in energetic balance will quickly experience the change, and it will be a positive shift. The trick is to be creative in appreciating ourselves and find enjoyment within the shift. Maybe the difference is merely relishing an accomplishment.

Consider using this simple worksheet to help you see the changes that you can implement. It uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which uses your mind to notice the good stuff. It focuses on behavioral changes in your daily life, for instance, tracking your emotions according to your activities. So, it’s learning how to notice when your body is giving you a message.

behavioral-activation quiz

If you would like to learn more about behavioral-based therapy, visit the Therapist Aid website.

Your Key to Hope, Faith  & Energy

To help your body thoroughly experience change and get messages, go to my website and click on the purple button, “Learn the Daily Flow.” You will receive self-help acupressure suggestions that will help your body experience balance and harmony. Included is the Daily Clean Your House Flow® and energy tips to expand the breath, let go of frustration, achieve focus, boost motivation, and increase productivity. Now, those are some changes your body will appreciate!  And you are fully experiencing hope, faith, and energy. Enjoy the movement and the difference!

 

 

 

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Keep Your Breath Moving!

Breathe the air today

The fire season is here. The holidays are on their way. This has been one crazy year and I bet you have been holding your breath.
 
It’s time to get your breath back!

 

You know those phrases we have a tendency to use after a crisis?
“It took my breath away.” 
“Waiting with bated breath.” 
“Waiting for the next shoe to drop.”
Those phrases describe our bodies without enough breath. And, our bodies have a memory of “not having enough breath.” After the traumatic experiences of the last year, it is easy to recognize that we need to revitalize our respiratory systems. With full breath, you will boost your immune systems, be more alert, and prepared for whatever comes your way.
$47 will secure your spot in the  90-minute workshop on October 6 at 6:30 pm PDT. What a deal!
Register now to secure your spot. https://bit.ly/DMWoct6
After you register, you will receive an email with the details for joining the workshop.
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Breath is the Key

women relaxing and breathing

How is YOUR breath?  Are you feeling like you’re getting enough air into your lungs?

I love the fall. It’s one of my favorite times of the year with the changing of the light, the season’s colors, and the harvest of all that Mother Nature and my garden created. It also is the time to evaluate the first part of the year and determine what I need to take care of before the onset of wet weather and the end of the year. You know that thing called “getting all your ducks in a row?”

But 2020 has taken all of us on a crazy ride, and everything seems so disjointed and out of sorts. Like you get something started, and then it gets interrupted. It’s not procrastination; we are experiencing total disruption. It’s hard to experience safety, security, and accomplishments amid being enmeshed in all of the craziness.

 

The upheavals and stress of 2020

All of us are coping with so much. Depending on where you reside, you might live with the threat of wildfires, intense heat, or life-threatening storms. There is the pandemic and all the fallout, the underlying concern about whether one’s health is in jeopardy, and the violence that seems to run rampant. And, if you’ve experienced any loss, whether it’s the loss of a loved one or personal or property loss, your life is filled with figuring out how to handle all of it. No wonder so many people are experiencing depression.

Everything I’ve listed can too easily create anxiety, and anxiety can develop into “shortness of breath.” Many say that they can’t get their lungs to move the air. And, if you’re living where there is a lot of smoke in the air and intense heat, your physical body is in massive reaction. If you have preexisting respiratory issues, your body is even more sensitive, challenged, and stressed.

The all-important inhale

Stress can take our breath away, cause us to wait with bated breath, and cause us to wait for the next shoe to drop. And, when that’s the case, “held breath” brings about other “projects” that can affect physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

We all know how important breath is. We need expansive inhales to bring in the oxygen that gives us life and vitality. And we need the purging power of our exhale to make room for the new inhale. We can help our bodies always have space for the breath, no matter what gets in our way, what disruptions occur, what calamities take place. We can help our bodies prepare for whatever might come at them and for whatever we ask them to do for us. And it’s not telling them, “I expect you to be stuck and not be able to do this.” It’s telling them, “I love you being in the flow, and this is how we’re going to do it together.” Doing your self-help acupressure is about you being a partner with your body.

Let’s help your breath move! Bring on health and vitality!

Please share this information with others in your life, including kids. Self-help acupressure works for all ages.

  1. Do the Daily Clean Your House Flow®! You’ve heard me say that lots. But it’s a foundation that can create stability and ease and calm. So, do it at least once a day. You can see the step-by-step on my website at deborahmyerswellness.com. Click on the purple button to get a copy. And see the animated video of the Daily Flow in its entirety.
  2. Do the Jumper Cables (last step of the Daily Flow) whenever you think of it, or when your body tells you to do it! It will balance all emotions and feelings.
  3. Hold upper arms by folding arms across the chest
  4. Hold thumbs
  5. For respiratory distress – anxiety, holding your breath, lung tightness
  • Right fingers—hold the right base of the ribcage
  • Left fingers—hold the right chest below the collarbone
  • Switch hands and hold opposite sides
  1. Right hand—cup your sternum directly below the collarbone
    Left hand – hold fingertips in a vertical pattern below the naval

Whenever you do your energy balancing, visualize ease, calm, and strength for all parts of your body: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. And picture the same flow for others in your life as well as for the rest of the world. See that same calm experienced and enjoyed by our environment, including our forests. They are just as hungry for peace, strength, and health.

I wish each of you calm and peace and lots of easy breath.

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Stay Fit and Healthy

women at yoga class

Stay fit and healthy while you are at home. Searching for an outstanding fitness class? Here are my recommendations:

BikerBarre Fit

BikerBarre Fit is located in Santa Rosa and offers virtual classes accessible anywhere you live. It is your one-stop-shop for strength, flexibility, and fun fitness. Someday soon, I’ll be back there in-person. Until that happens, I love their live stream classes. Check it out!  And my daughter Nicole is an instructor.

https://www.bikerbarrefit.com

Blue Door Yoga

Blue Door Yoga in Penngrove is an impressive yoga studio. The studio focuses on health, flexibility, and spirit and specializes in creating safe classes for all levels of yogis. They are offering a variety of online yoga classes. Be sure to check them out no matter where you live! My daughter, Nicole, is likewise an instructor at Blue Door!

https://ilovebluedoor.com

Enjoying Mother Nature

Being in the outdoors can feed your soul. Whether you wander, hike, bike, ride horseback, garden, stroll in the sand at the beach, climb a mountain, or sit and listen to the birds singing, allow yourself time to soak up the environment. It’s one of the best ways to discover breath, be in joy, and relax. Mother Nature will assist you to have a perfect meditation.

BreatheEnergy Tips for Getting & Staying Calm

Breath is the key! When we have full expansive inhales, our breath feeds us. And those inhales allow us to have full purging exhales.

So much of what has been going on the last four-plus months can affect our breathing. Stress causes us to hold our breath, to wait with bated breath, expecting the next shoe to drop. When our bodies are dealing with stress, anxiety, frustration, sadness, or fear your nervous systems can be on edge and fired up. Heightened arousal = burnout, irritability, fatigue.

Super easy energy tips for ease and calm:

  1. Hold fingertips on opposite upper arms and feel your breath (first step in the Daily Flow)
  2. Hold right fingers on right base of skull and left fingers on outside of right wrist
  3. Hold left fingers on left base of skull and right fingers on outside of left wrist
  4. Cup right hand at sternum below collarbone and hold left fingers on tummy.
  5. Hold right fingers on outside of right knee and left fingers on outside of left knee

Check out my Deborah Myers Wellness Facebook Page for videos of some energy tips while I give you a tour of my garden.

See the animated video of the Daily Clean Your House Flow, an Easy Self-Help Acupressure Flow that both kids and adults love and practice to create a foundation for health and wellbeing. Go to DeborahMyersWellness.com/covid19. It’s available to watch and use at no charge.

vegetables

Creation from your garden’s bounty or from the farmer’s market

Grilled Summer Vegetables

You’ll need a good-sized grill pan coated with a bit of olive oil.

Coat chunks of onions, zucchini, green beans, garlic, peppers, and whatever else you have with oil. (I enjoy using large slices so everything stays firm).

Season with salt, pepper, and any seasoning that complements the other dishes you’re serving. Then place them into the hot grill pan.

In a separate pan, have a single layer of mushrooms and dry grill (they’ll stay firm and are easy to mix with other veggies).

When veggies have finished cooking and still firm, dump into a large bowl, incorporate sizable chunks of fresh tomatoes and basil. I also add basil salt that I made from last year’s crop.

Stay fit and healthy

It is easy to do. Mind, body, spirit in harmony.

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Lower Your Stress Meter Fast!

Lower Your Stress Meter Fast!

Stress takes away breath, disrupts sleep, amplifies emotions, causes body pain, and dampens immune response. Add in fatigue from living in close quarters, and explosions may ensue!

Discover easy-to-learn and remember ways to get ahead of anxiety and stress.

Register for this 3-week workshop series and leave all of that behind.

We will meet 3 times

Wednesday evenings on June 10, 17 and 24

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Live Zoom meetings with handouts.

Registration will close on June 8.

Click to Register

Meetings will take place via Zoom. You will receive an email with instructions for joining the webinars after you register. You can join via computer, mobile devices, or phone.

We will record the sessions and make them available to those who register. We encourage you to attend the live event and take part in the Q&A.

More Information

We will cover how to easily and effortlessly create balance and harmony and improve your sense of wellness and health:

  1. Experience your body as an energy system. Being in touch with your body will become second nature. And you’ll discover your breath, ease, calm, and vitality.
  2. Boost the immune, endocrine, and adrenal systems. Help your body become healthier and more robust.
  3. You will be better prepared to handle potential exposure to viruses and bacteria. AND gain knowledge of how to improve your sleep!
  4. Manage pain and recover from trauma
  5. Energy tips to promote healing, relieve pain, and let go of symptoms. Whether from flu, respiratory conditions, injuries, post-surgery, chronic conditions, or emotional distress.
  6. Manage feelings and emotions: recognize them and re-pattern them so you can effortlessly have positive, smoother experiences instead of stumbling blocks.

You will gain tools to last a lifetime and your investment in your improved health is only $77.00 for all 3 class meetings.

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Lower Your Stress Meter Fast!

Lower Your Stress Meter Fast!

Stress takes away breath, disrupts sleep, amplifies emotions, causes body pain, and dampens immune response. Add in fatigue from living in close quarters, and explosions may ensue!

Discover easy-to-learn and remember ways to get ahead of anxiety and stress.
Register for this 3-week workshop series and leave all of that behind.

We will meet 3 times

Wednesday evenings on June 10, 17 and 24

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Live Zoom meetings with handouts.

Registration will close on June 8.

Click to Register

Meetings will take place via Zoom. You will receive an email with instructions for joining the webinars after you register. You can join via computer, mobile devices, or phone.

We will record the sessions and make them available to those who register. We encourage you to attend the live event and take part in the Q&A.

More Information

We will cover how to easily and effortlessly create balance and harmony and improve your sense of wellness and health:

  1. Experience your body as an energy system. Being in touch with your body will become second nature. And you’ll discover your breath, ease, calm, and vitality.
  2. Boost the immune, endocrine, and adrenal systems. Help your body become healthier and more robust.
  3. You will be better prepared to handle potential exposure to viruses and bacteria. AND gain knowledge of how to improve your sleep!
  4. Manage pain and recover from trauma
  5. Energy tips to promote healing, relieve pain, and let go of symptoms. Whether from flu, respiratory conditions, injuries, post-surgery, chronic conditions, or emotional distress.
  6. Manage feelings and emotions: recognize them and re-pattern them so you can effortlessly have positive, smoother experiences instead of stumbling blocks.

You will gain tools to last a lifetime and your investment in your improved health is only $77.00 for all 3 class meetings.

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Lower Your Stress Meter Fast!

Lower Your Stress Meter Fast!

Stress takes away breath, disrupts sleep, amplifies emotions, causes body pain, and dampens immune response. Add in fatigue from living in close quarters, and explosions may ensue!

Discover easy-to-learn and remember ways to get ahead of anxiety and stress.

Register for this 3-week workshop series and leave all of that behind.

We will meet 3 times

Wednesday evenings on June 10, 17 and 24

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Live Zoom meetings with handouts.

Registration will close on June 8.

Click to Register

Meetings will take place via Zoom. You will receive an email with instructions for joining the webinars after you register. You can join via computer, mobile devices, or phone.

We will record the sessions and make them available to those who register. We encourage you to attend the live event and take part in the Q&A.

More Information

We will cover how to easily and effortlessly create balance and harmony and improve your sense of wellness and health:

  1. Experience your body as an energy system. Being in touch with your body will become second nature. And you’ll discover your breath, ease, calm, and vitality.
  2. Boost the immune, endocrine, and adrenal systems. Help your body become healthier and more robust.
  3. You will be better prepared to handle potential exposure to viruses and bacteria. AND gain knowledge of how to improve your sleep!
  4. Manage pain and recover from trauma
  5. Energy tips to promote healing, relieve pain, and let go of symptoms. Whether from flu, respiratory conditions, injuries, post-surgery, chronic conditions, or emotional distress.
  6. Manage feelings and emotions: recognize them and re-pattern them so you can effortlessly have positive, smoother experiences instead of stumbling blocks.

You will gain tools to last a lifetime and your investment in your improved health is only $77.00 for all 3 class meetings.

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Easy Stress-Busting Tips for Your Kids and You!

Stress-Proof Your Kid

In this free webinar, you will learn how to use self-help acupressure to get ahead of anxiety and stress. You will experience how to find your breath, ways to relieve stress, what to do to get better sleep, and boost your immune system.

Click Here to Register

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Free Webinar – Relieve Anxiety and Stress

Relieve Anxiety and Stress

Join me Wednesday evening the 25th at 7:00 p.m. to discover easy-to-learn and easy-to-remember ways to get ahead of anxiety and stress.  Register here for the free class.  And, if you can’t attend the live class, you’ll be able to receive the recording.

In this free webinar, you will learn how to find your breath, relieve stress, get better sleep, boost your immune system.

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Level One Wellness Workshop

Put the power of wellness into your hands!

Discover ways to:

  • Increase productivity and focus
  • Compliment your exercise program
  • Recover from trauma
  • Reduce anxiety and stress

Get Relief from:

  • Headaches, fatigue, allergies, insomnia
  • Menopausal /PMS symptoms
  • Arthritis and fibromyalgia symptoms
  • Many other discomforts

Deborah Myers, founder and director of Deborah Myers Wellness and Health at Your Fingertips, will teach you how to help your body heal itself….so YOU can easily improve your energy level and well-being. Learn time-honored self-help techniques (Jin Shin Jyutsu and acupressure) designed to help you reduce stress, relieve pain, promote healing, and improve your sense of wellness and health.

Level One Wellness Workshop

9 hours: (includes comprehensive workbook)

3 Thursdays: March 12, 19, 26 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm              

Early Bird: $399.00 Tuition: $469.00 Review: $379.00

Location: coLAB, 427 Mendocino, Santa Rosa, California 95401

Registration: Call 707.546.5692 to reserve your space. Mail registration form with payment to 2816 Hidden Acres Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.

Or register online at http://bit.ly/DMWone20

Contact Deborah Myers: 707.546.5692 or deborah@deborahmyerswellness.com

Download a 2020 Wellness Workshop Level One Flyer V7 with all the details and share this with people you care about.

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FREE COVID-19 ANXIETY BUSTER!

Click here to view the entire Daily Clean Your House Flow animated video.

And watch it whenever you want to during this COVID-19 crisis.