Where Are You? Imagine that you are in a waiting room at a doctor’s office. A mother is standing, talking with a friend. Her young daughter, grabbing at her knee, is making it difficult for the two women to talk. The only words out of the little girl’s mouth are “mommy, mommy, mommy.” Her … [Read more...]
Vagus Nerve Center
Coaching Tip #1
The vagus nerve runs from the brain (central nervous system) directly to the stomach down to the small and large intestines. The stomach speaks to the brain (sends signals) and the brain speaks to the stomach.
The vagus nerve delivers information about the gut, liver, heart and lung health to the brain. The gut is also called our second brain.
Whenever we are in fight, flight, high stress, or runaway thoughts we can control it via the vagus nerve: deep belly breathing, loud water gargling, and slow foot massage.
Immerging your face and cheeks in cold water, and laughter. These techniques lift our mood, help pain management and wellbeing.
Tip #2 will follow – Rewire your brain from anxiety.
The colors of health are beautiful. Think of 5 people (or more) that you love and eat healthy for them. The best way to say "I care" is good self-care! Eat clean, Doc … [Read more...]
For the next twenty-four hours… In recovery, we live life one day at a time, an idea requiring an enormous amount of faith. We refuse to look back—unless healing from the past is part of today’s work. We look ahead only to make plans. We focus on this day’s activity, living it to the … [Read more...]
Character You must learn to deal with the harshness of life and realize that life is difficult for everyone. To be honest and trustworthy. To delay your temptations. To stop being impulsive. To learn to problem solve naturally. To learn to make the hard choices and hard … [Read more...]
The present moment is all we have. Yes, we have plans and goals, a vision for tomorrow. But now is the only time we possess. And it is enough. We can clear our mind of the residue of yesterday. We can clear our mind of fears of tomorrow. We can be present, now. We can make ourselves available to … [Read more...]
Recovery Message “How much do we need to let go of?” a friend asked one day. “I’m not certain,” I replied, “but maybe everything.” Letting go is a spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical process, a sometimes mysterious metaphysical process of releasing to God and the Universe that … [Read more...]
One day, my son brought a gerbil home to live with us. We put it in a cage. Some time later, the gerbil escaped. For the next six months, the animal ran frightened and wild through the house. So did we—chasing it. “There it is. Get it!” we’d scream, each time someone spotted the gerbil. … [Read more...]
JUST FOR TODAY Just for today I will stop nagging, nit-picking, complaining and fault finding. Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, be liberal with praise, criticize not one bit nor find fault with anything, and try … [Read more...]
Be real, authentic, honest, and speak the truth. Everyone has bad chapters and bad experiences in their lives; but it isn’t the end of the story. Learn and grow because God has the most amazing plan for you! Blessings, Doc … [Read more...]