It’s incredible how much stress we can take on before we finally feel the weight of all our life stressors. Between work, family, bills, we must maintain a functional composure in our society that is deemed acceptable. In other words, showing friends and family that we are dealing with all that life drama and not […]
Do you live in a mode of gratitude? Do you take the time to sit back and evaluate your life and really realize just how lucky you are? “Who me? I’m not lucky…” you may be thinking. That simply isn’t true. We all have things we can be thankful for… Our health Our friends Our […]
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Do you live in a mode of gratitude? Do you take the time to sit back and evaluate your life and really realize just how lucky you are?
“Who me? I’m not lucky…” you may be thinking.
That simply isn’t true. We all have things we can be thankful for…
Maybe the place we live or a person in our life
A favorite restaurant
The smell of your favorite flower
A good glass of wine
The freedom to go outside and feel the wind in our hair
To live in a place with year-round sunshine
and on and on…
Sit down and make a list of all of the things, people, and places that bring you joy and that you love. List anything that makes you even the slightest bit happy.
You may be surprised how long the list gets.
This may seem silly when in reality it is vitally important to do on a fairly regular basis. There is such a generally pessimistic cloud over American society today that we easily fall into the trap of complaining and looking on the downside.
It’s a law of nature that we are bound to attract what we feel and think about most of the time. If you focus on the negative and what you do not like in your life, you actually invite more of the same to come to fruition. Which is exactly what you do not want.
It takes time, patience with yourself, and practice to change your focus. But when you are focused on gratitude, fear begins to disappear and abundance appears in its place.
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Our physical health does not exist in a bubble. The mind, body, spirit connection is the trifecta of overall wellbeing and optimal health.
In modern day life we are so scheduled and so rushed all of the time with appointments, social engagements, work, school, family, friends, we barely have time to sleep let alone consider self-care as anything more than a luxury.
This is problematic thinking.
Somehow taking the time to take care of ourselves has been labeled as selfish. The truth of the matter is that if you do not take care of yourself and put yourself first, at least once in a while, you will eventually get worn down. At that point, you are no good to not only yourself but to anyone else either. In that worn out mode, you can become depressed, too exhausted to cope with daily life, or even physically ill. In any of these scenarios, it becomes even more difficult to continue the level of support you give to others.
Taking the time to care for yourself on a deep spiritual, emotional, and physical is necessary for your continued health, quality of life and longevity. It has been proven time and time again through neuroscientific studies that the brain is ever changing and can rewire itself back to optimal function when given the chance to relax, unwind, be at peace and actually heal.
In light of this, Monarch Wellness has chosen to offer several neuro-friendly integrative services to help you develop an ongoing state of tranquil mindfulness. Sand Tray Therapy is one such modality which incorporate the whole brain and neurological system (the right creative brain is engaged during the building phase, and the left brain is integrated through storytelling as the builder translates the tray into verbal language to make sense of it).
While it may feel selfish at first to take the time out of your busy week to participate in sessions focused on self-growth, you will soon come to realize that by doing so what you are offering those around you is incredibly valuable – a new more energized refreshed happier version of you.
To learn more please visit www.monarchwellness.net.
With so many fads and trends that come and go in the health and wellness industry, one time-tested proven fact holds true. Stress can make you physically ill. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 75% of all health problems brought to doctors is Emotional Stress-Related. We all have stress. Stress (a […]
With so many fads and trends that come and go in the health and wellness industry, one time-tested proven fact holds true. Stress can make you physically ill. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 75% of all health problems brought to doctors is Emotional Stress-Related.
We all have stress. Stress (a certain level of pressure) can be healthy and motivational. It can propel us towards being deadline oriented, organized and successful. But when stressors are too numerous and come at you from too many directions at once you can start to feel overwhelmed. That sense of being overwhelmed can lead to feeling less than capable of handling your own life or career. That, in turn, can lead to higher levels or stress and even into depression with accompanying issues like insomnia, improper diet, and lack of self-care.
Operating at these constantly high level isn’t normal despite the picture today’s society presents and it isn’t healthy. Constant pressure can lead to anxiety and fatigue as your body is tricked into feeling as if you are in an ongoing “fight or flight” scenario. This wears on your hormones, your endocrine system and can lead to adrenal issues.
The mind, body, spirit connection is the trifecta of health. To attain truly wonderful vibrant health, you must work on all three.
The How: It may sound overly simplified:
Cut Stress – We do know that it is easier said than done, but taking small steps to cut down on, if not eliminate altogether things, situations, people and places that stress you out is well worth the effort. The only constant in life is change.
– If you do not enjoy your job – work on finding a different one.
– If you have toxic people in your life, work on spending less time focusing on them, and cut them out entirely if possible.
– If bills are piling up – work on a budget and paying off debt.
– Don’t love where you live? – work on a plan to move.
Whatever it is that is stressing you out, there is always some kind of a solution or way to modify. Monarch wellness offers classes, therapeutic services focused on resolving emotional concerns, as well as preventative stress management for optimal health and well-being.
We would like to cordially invite you, our readers, to attend our OPEN HOUSE here at Monarch Wellness. It will be held on Saturday, April 29th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at
Monarch Wellness 843 Myrtle Terrace Naples, FL 34103.
It will include a CLASS SAMPLING:
3:30-3:50 pm SALIMA-Children’s Yoga
4-4:20 pm DEVI-Gentle Yoga
4:30-4:50pm PEGGY-Integrative Relaxation
5-5:30 pm WILLIAM-Restorative Sound (Crystal & Tibetan Bowls)
RSVP here: http://monarchwellness.net/open-hours-anniversary-rsvp/ or Call 239-231-3208!
Additionally, we offer:
Peaceful Mind, Healthy Body Class.
STARTS: June 3rd and is held for 8 consecutive Saturdays from 9 am – 10:30 am, STARTING JUNE 3rd. COST: $400 for the full 8-week session. (Clients participating in Monarch Therapy $360)
This is an 8-week group focused on whole body wellness with healthy lifestyle choices.
Topics and group discussions include:
-Incorporating Exercise into Daily Life
Call to Register by MAY 26th:
Stop for a moment to imagine what your life would be like if you got everything you had ever wanted. At first thought, I am sure that makes you smile pretty widely. I mean, who doesn’t want everything they have ever wanted, right? I can almost guarantee you don’t. Think back over the course of […]
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Stop for a moment to imagine what your life would be like if you got everything you had ever wanted. At first thought, I am sure that makes you smile pretty widely. I mean, who doesn’t want everything they have ever wanted, right?
I can almost guarantee you don’t.
Think back over the course of your life. Start with wishes from childhood.
“I wish I didn’t have to learn math”, “I wish my parents would stay together”, “I wish I never had homework.” Even with just those 3 simple requests – Where would that have landed you? You wouldn’t be as smart or capable as you are now because you learned math and did your homework and you may have grown up in a household with more arguing in it than need be.
Now progress to your teen years – “I wish (insert first boyfriends name here) would be in love with me forever and we would never part”, or say someone did something to hurt you and you wished them ill will… Had those come true you could have damaged someone else’s life and you would still be with the first boy you dated, regardless of how he grew (or didn’t).
As an adult, we make many decrees on things we want and desire. “I want to get a certain job”, “I want to marry this person”, “I want my parents to live forever”. But what if, by getting ‘that’ job, you missed the really right for you job that popped up just after you were turned down for that one? What if you did marry the guy or girl you felt to be of your dreams, yet missed your soul mate because of it? And what if your parents lived forever, but because of that wish it was really too long for their bodies and they were in terrible or terminal health?
There is a lot to be said for allowing the balance of what you desire to be tempered by divine guidance. Sometimes what we want just isn’t in the plan for us nor is it in our long-term best and highest interest.
Sometimes, not getting what we want at that time in hindsight turns out to be just what we really needed all along.
For more interesting articles on life, wellness, mental health, alternative healing, as well as classes and one on one sessions we invite you to visit www.monarchwellness.net.
It seems every self-help guru under the sun these days wants to point you to setting goals. Goals are wonderful, we all need a direction. The problem comes in that many people take that to the extreme. They become so goal oriented and focused on what they desperately want to happen way in the future […]
It seems every self-help guru under the sun these days wants to point you to setting goals. Goals are wonderful, we all need a direction. The problem comes in that many people take that to the extreme. They become so goal oriented and focused on what they desperately want to happen way in the future that life is zooming right by them day after day and they are not able to be present in their daily life, enjoying the here and now.
Take time to appreciate what’s good in your life already
If you aren’t doing these things on a regular basis, you could actually be sabotaging your dreams by being too action based and focused on the future.
Appreciation and gratitude for what we already have brings more of the same energetically. Action steps towards goals are fantastic, just so long as you make sure you aren’t lost in a blur of reaching constantly while still feeling a state of lack for what you don’t yet have and yearn for. Yearning and a feeling of not having something, in turn, bring more lack.
If what you are currently doing makes you feel good, happy and complete on a daily basis, keep on going. If it makes you feel tired, worn out, and like you are missing out on life it may be time to re-evaluate how your time is spent.
Time is an interesting thing. None of us know exactly how much of it we are allotted. Spend the time you have with people you care about, doing things that make you happy.
There really literally is “no time like the present” the past and the future do not exist.
Life really is that simple.
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