Mitigating Holiday Madness
First my heartfelt prayers to you all as we all suffer the sadness of a great world tragedy at this time. ( Pause)
For some just thinking about the holidays brings about stress. I know for myself just the mere bombardment of ads, sales pitches , the push toward consumerism and to boot the traffic increase in the area are enough to make me want to retreat. Finding the simplicity within the holiday madness takes some self awareness and effort, like two wings of a bird!
Thanksgiving is around the corner, which can be a beautiful doorway to the true meaning of the holidays. Giving thanks and experiencing gratitude holds the highest vibrational energy. When we are not living in the future or in the past we can seize the moment of gratitude. It begins right at home. My husband and I left a gratitude list with each of our names on the dining room table and each day we wrote down what we appreciate about each other. It boosted and reminded us of why we love each other and why we have stayed connected for 32 years. You may try it yourself even if you feel some resistance all the more make the effort.
The essential oil of Nutmeg can help mitigate or intercept some holiday challenges which I feel is the best we can do.
The three benefits are:
-Reduces mental exhaustion and fatigue- Apply directly on adrenals ( mid back) with a carrier oils 2-3 drops before leaving the house.
-Aids digestion and reduces bloating, flatulence after a big meal- Apply 2-3 drops on stomach before or after a meal with a carrier oil.
-Apply a few drops on the feet before bedtime for more restful sleep which we need more of during busy times.
Remember, the sense of smell is the most powerful of the five senses according to Ayurveda. It affects the “limbic” part of the brain which governs emotions and hormones. That’s enough to make a shift in how you feel right now wherever you are! And don’t forget to diffuse some in your home so that your guests can also benefit. It can also appease some of those more aggressive thinking family members. Explore!
I invite you to my upcoming Holistic Approach to Grief and Loss Class this Sunday at the Conscious Living Center in Canton, Ga register @www.gedaliahhealingarts.com with Pay Pal. If you have attended this class once and you bring a friend you may take this class FREE!
The holidays often remind us of lost loved ones and this class is a safe place to be present with grief and loss leaving lighter and more expanded.
I also invite you to the opening of “Small Works” art show with some of my artwork included this Saturday Nov 21st at my studio collective- Artists Atelier 800 Miami circle suite 200 from 12-4pm… I will be there toward the end of the day around 3:30pm! Hope to see you there!
with heartfelt regards and blessings,
Ayurvedic Health Specialist
“specializing in transforming women’s emotional health using natural modalities”
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