“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” -Socrates

This will only take 5 minutes of your time (or less). You might be thinking that you don’t really have five minutes during your very busy day. Everyone is so busy! As days slip by have you found yourself more wrapped up in external activities as opposed to what really makes you feel good or even more productive? Consider taking just a few minutes during your day to focus on how you really want to feel in your life versus a mindset of merely “getting through a crazy, busy day”. The reality is because of all of the technology today; we actually have more free time today than we did decades ago. Researchers call it “contaminated time”. Contaminated time is time spent with the tape that runs in our heads about what needs to get done that day. It makes us feel busier than we really are or in extreme situations we can even feel as if we are overwhelmed. It lets us believe that these things have more importance than they actually do.

The bigger problem is that this state only brings you more of what you’ve already got.

Find quiet place and close your eyes and visualize in your mind exactly what you want to feel and things that you want to do. Focus on your desired feelings. Imagine what happens when you follow your emotions. If you are aiming for something particular, visualize how it feels to have achieved your goal already. Visualize or tell yourself what needs to be done in order to get there. Sit with a sense of what you want until you have emotions to accompany the story or vision. The emotional reaction activates your subconscious and gives you a stronger sense of direction and purpose. That part of you which knows and understands what you are asking for, by feeling it. Emotions burn things into the psyche. When you get to a point where there is an emotion actively involved in the thought or vision that you want to experience, you can stop. You have empowered your best feelings and intentions by repeating this simple and fast exercise.
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Some Energy Lifting Ideas:

A few focused minutes in your day can improve the way that you feel. Set an alarm if you have to in order to consciously remind yourself to choose activities that are like likely to improve you energy.

Stretch and take a couple of clearing breaths.

Stand up and stretch your arms, back, legs, and neck. Take a deep breath through your nose, hold it, and let it out slowly and forcefully, through your mouth. Repeat several times.

Breathe and let go.

Let go of needing to control everything all of the time! Breathe, let go!
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Love vs Fear

Fear – Cortisol

Aggression, anxiety and overall feeling stressed-out.

Activates addictions. Suppresses libido. Associated with depression. Can be toxic to brain cells. Breaks down muscles, bones and joints. Weakens the immune system. Increases pain. Clogs arteries. Promotes heart disease and high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis.

Love – Oxytocin

Feeling calm and connected.

Increased curiosity. Lessens cravings & addictions. Increases sexual receptivity. Positive feelings. Facilitates learning. Heals and restores. Faster wound healing. Diminishes sense of pain. Lowers blood pressure. Protects against heart disease
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For Beyond 50′s ”Natural Healing” talks, listen to an interview with Alison Sonenfeld, a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

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Alison Sonenfeld:
Release Your Fears and Traumas with Hypnotherapy
For Beyond 50’s “Natural Healing” talks, listen to an interview with Alison Sonenfeld, a Clinical Hypnotherapist. She’ll talk about how hypnotherapy can help people to liberate themselves from habits, beliefs and physical and mental states hold them back from getting what they want. She has successfully guided clients to a stronger, more resourceful place within themselves.

To Hear the Past Recording, Click on This: Episode 309

Who are you becoming?

How do you define yourself? Who are you without those definitions? Are you the collection of thoughts, feelings, and reactions to experiences that have happened up until this point in your life? Have you shaped your identity based on other people’s expectations of who you should be?

Who would you allow yourself to be if you were free of those expectations? Is there one thing that you would do differently if you had the power to change? It all begins with a thought. A persistent thought moves us towards or away from our achievement of goals. One idea can cause a profound shift. Allowing your mind to accept that you can change anything about yourself and that it only hinges on your decision to do that, or not. One single thought allowing the possibility can transform everything if you are ready and willing to focus, believe and take action.

“Your life is the manifestation of your dream; it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if you aren’t enjoying the dream.”
– Don Miguel Ruiz