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Improve Your Focus Naturally

Very often the brain and nervous system become fatigued and overloaded. Much like a computer receiving too much data all at once, the brain can become overwhelmed, slow down, or even crash. This can result in an inability to focus, brain fog, memory loss, ADD/ADHD-like symptoms, a “wired” feeling, or the inability to cope with daily life. The key to turning these conditions around is to give the body what it needs to strengthen specific areas of the brain and nervous system. This can be achieved naturally with specialized nutritional formulations, which will replenish the body and alleviate symptoms.

Cannabis for PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is classified as a psychiatric condition linked to surviving or witnessing a traumatic life event. The condition can cause agitation, impaired concentration, memory problems, flashbacks, insomnia, and nightmares. Two recent studies point to the way that cannabinoids may help treat PTSD. One shows how cannabis can reduce activity in the amygdala – a part of the brain associated with fear responses to threats. Meanwhile, another suggests that the plant’s cannabinoids could play a role in extinguishing traumatic memories. Both effects could be therapeutic for those suffering from PTSD – according to recent studies.

Fall Prevention Tips

Falls in the home are all too common and making a few modifications in the home can prevent dangerous situations, such as slippery floors, poor lighting, loose rugs, electrical cords and clutter. Visit each room in your home. Then look at the space objectively and ask: Is this safe? Are there objects or items that present a falls risk? If so, think about the many ways to create a safer home: wear non slip socks or slippers, use night lights in dark hallways, remove throw rugs, keep electrical cords safely hidden behind furniture and organize your projects so they are off the floor and out of walkways.

Let Kindness be Our Inspiration

Kindness is the gift that keeps on giving. It expands the light within us and touches the light in others. Small gestures inspire our hearts to open and be touched. It is one of the simplest ways to share our hearts with humanity. Whether it be letting someone go ahead of us in a grocery line, sharing our resources, opening a door, or finding ways to pay it forward. When we choose to act from the best place within ourselves, we nourish the seed of hope in others and lift the vibration of the world. Join me by putting one act of kindness into action daily. I can’t think of a time when we needed it more!

8 Pillars of Holistic Health

For holistic wellness, #Balance incorporates 8 dimensions that should work in harmony. These include: Financial – overall financial health; Spiritual – connected to something greater than yourself; Intellectual – refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities; Emotional – inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength; Physical – promotes proper care of our bodies; Social – refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others; Occupational – is the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure; and Environmental – is an awareness of the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment.

8 Pillars of Holistic Health

For holistic wellness, #Balance incorporates 8 dimensions that should work in harmony. These include: Financial – overall financial health; Spiritual – connected to something greater than yourself; Intellectual – refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities; Emotional – inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength; Physical – promotes proper care of our bodies; Social – refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others; Occupational – is the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure; and Environmental – is an awareness of the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment.

Renewing Our Energy

“Surrender to what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be” are the many themes we are facing amid a third wave pandemic. Many of us have hit our walls of exhaustion, boredom, frustration, and isolation and desire a summer of freedom and play. Tired of being told what to do and how to do it, yet here we are banning together to keep ourselves healthy and safe. Surrender is not about giving up; it’s about letting go and grieving what you cannot control then finding and discovering the small joys in what you can do to renew your energy and set yourself free.

Helping with the Effects of Covid-19

The pandemic has changed lives and relationships dramatically over the last year. We have felt, seen, or heard about the negative impacts on Canadians’ mental health and wellbeing due to increased stress and anxiety. We have felt fear and uncertainty about health, employment, finances, and social isolation. A Coach can make 2021 different for you! A Coach is supportive, without judgement, so you can share and create more effective ways to cope. A Coach can help you with self-care, routine, or work strategies that will benefit you today and throughout the year. Contact #Balance where Thriving People = Thriving Business!

Financial Fitness

A relatively new financial offering, residential sale and leaseback (aka Sell ’n STAY) allows homeowners to leverage the equity they have built up in their home without having to leave it, since they can sell their home and lease it back. A couple of important things you should know about Sell ’n STAY include: 1) It involves fewer restrictions. Reverse mortgages often have age restrictions, while HELOC loans often have credit restrictions. Sell ’n STAY offers more flexibility. 2) It’s a good option for those who are more concerned with a stable place to live than with owning a home.

Cherish the Memories When Downsizing

Downsizing is often a stressful process — both emotionally and physically. When the time comes, give yourself plenty of time for the process to make it seem less overwhelming. As you go through and sort things, recognize and acknowledge the sentimental value of a once-prized stuffed bear and decades-worth of Mother’s Day cards. Grandma’s bone china will remind you of all the happy family times. It is ok to get lost in nostalgia. Remind yourself that the memories will always be there, but the future holds an infinite number of new memories and possibilities. Trust the process and enjoy every moment.

Calming Anxiety with CBD Oil

CBD oil has received a lot of attention recently as the nonintoxicating cannabinoid that can potentially alleviate myriad symptoms and conditions. Of those, anxiety is at the top of the list. A 2015 study found that CBD reduced symptoms of anxiety in people with a diagnosed anxiety disorder. Brain scans of participants revealed changes in blood flow to the regions of the brain linked to feelings of anxiety. In this study, CBD not only made participants feel better but also changed the way their brains responded to anxiety. Just like with any medication, speak with a professional to see if the use of cannabis is right for you.