-Vincent Van Gogh
"If you hear a voice within you say, 'You cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
-Vincent Van Gogh
When you are off center, place your hands on your torso. Be mindful that placing one hand on the physical center of gravity about four inches below the naval, and one hand on the heart is most centering. Others find it centering to place both on hands on the belly or both hands over the heart.
Please Join us:
STAYING SOBER OVER THE HOLIDAYS
Saturday, November 16th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Comfortable Conversations with therapists Jo Fletcher, MFTi, and Chris Massman, MFTi, addiction specialists who wish to contribute to the community a free presentation and discussion about beating the holiday blues, and keeping on the path of sobriety! 28310 Roadside Drive, Suite 255. Please join us!
A brief hug and 10 minutes of handholding with another person greatly reduce the harmful physical effects of stress, according to a study reported by the American Psychosomatic Society. Hugging has also been linked to improved memory due to the lowered stress levels. Hugging and showing love is more than just emotionally healthy for you, it can also scientifically improve the health of your body.
BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD
DON'T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST
The Four Agreements ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
As the holidays approach, we realize the expectations of family. Realize that you are not in the only family with discomfort or dysfunction around the holidays. Seek extra comfort and care over these times. Choice and planning can provide a safety net to get through!
It is important for us to honor and respect the amazing strengths and sometimes even compulsions that got us through our childhood. We need to honor the gifts that helped us survive in our individual oceans of pain.
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We can applaud our survival strengths and as our knowing grows, we learn to find the "volume knob" and slowly take control.
Jane Middleton-Moz & Lorie Dwinell