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Roller Coaster of Life

Roller Coaster of Life
Life's Ups and Downs

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I tried a new therapy today

Lately, I have been thinking about getting some massage treatments to help relax and calm the stress and body tension and hopefully help my emotional down times. So today I did it. I chose to receive a chair massage. I asked the therapist all about what massages can do to help people. Basically it gets the circulation going and moves the blood more to the surface of the skin. It also breaks up areas of toxins within the body so that the body can eliminate them. And massage loosens up the muscles so that you feel more relaxed and flexible. It was wonderful and I felt so very good afterward. I plan on going once a week to receive my MASSAGE THERAPY.

Monday, January 21, 2008

A good laugh

I am always grateful to my friends and family who send me some of their forwarded e-mail fun things. No matter how down I happen to be on a given day...if I receive a “funny” from someone and it happens to hit me just right, I find myself in a good, loud, side hurting laugh over it. I consider a good hard lengthy tears in the eyes laugh to be very good medicine.....for anyone...and for anything that troubles you!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

New determinations

Call it resolutions or whatever....but the last two weeks I have really felt like trying harder to exercise more and eat better. I have felt renewed and revitalized since January began. I guess that because December was such a very low time for me that this new year has sparked a desire to pull myself up out of the dark miserable feelings that I was experiencing and do the healthier things that I know will make a difference, such as walking every morning in the fresh air and sunshine. And while I walk I try to do the deep breathing exercises. Our weather has been very the 50-60 degrees, so that makes it nice for wanting to be outdoors.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

December is a magnifying glass

Yesterday as I was getting a treatment from my acupuncturist I talked to her about the very difficult December I had (worse than I ever remember), and a lot of other people I know.

She said that yes, December is the month that the sun is at its lowest peak, there is the stress and exhaustion of the extreme busyness that we get caught up in, there is the debt and money problems that is caused by the highly commercialized Christmas, and there is more irritability cause by all of the above. She also said that there are more suicides and murders in December. More people experience depression on this month of the year than with any of the other months.

I heard somewhere lately that Christmas is like looking at your life through a magnifying glass. Everything looms larger. If you are feel even lonelier. If you are feel even sadder. All our problems seem to be suddenly worse...with the effect they have on us.

So what then is the solution to our NEXT December. Do we want a repeat of what we just went through....or do we find a way to change it? For me....I say simplify, simplify, simplify!!!!. And find a way to expose our self to more light, whether by sitting under full spectrum lighting or sitting in the yard on days when Mr. Sun is out. I also just sit in my car on sunny days maybe when the air was a little chilly. I make sure the sun is shinning on me through the windows.

Friday, January 4, 2008

2008 is full of promise

Well..busy, hectic, stressful, sometimes overwhelming and depressing December is behind us. We’re into a brand new year now that is full of promise.

There’s something about January that is fresh, clean and uplifting. It is almost like we have a clean slate to begin with. The old is out....old year, old depression bouts, old messed up thoughts and feelings.

The new is in....a new year, a new beginning, new fresh healthier thoughts and feelings, a chance to set things right for a change, and every new day is an opportunity to strive to make our self and our life better than it was the day before.

And I have learned the power of prayer. We DO have a God that cares about us and desires to help us IF we turn to him and have faith in him. It DOES make a difference.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year...New Changes

My 2008 thoughts and wishes for all of you are expressed in the holiday LINK at the very bottom of my home page: "GranGran's A Wish for Peace in the New Year".