Thursday, October 25, 2018

Ginger Essential Oil

Another favorite autumn essential oil is Ginger. Ginger essential oil is good for the respiratory system, digestion, and for nausea. The scent of ginger improves your mood. Also, it improves blood circulation when it is used during massage therapy. This essential oil can be used for arthritis, pain, and for depression.

In addition, this essential oil can be used in a warm bath in the mornings or at night. When this essential oil is used in a warm bath, it will help you relax, and it helps relieve the inflammation of the joints. One of the main causes of arthritis is inflammation and stiffness in the joints. Last, ginger essential oil has a light, woodsy, sweet scent when it is used as a diffuser. Here are a few resources about the benefits of ginger essential oil. 

Organic Ginger: 

http://www.floracopeia.com/Essential-Oils/essential-oils-sub/organic-ginger-oil-zingiber-officinale.html

Benefits of Ginger Essential Oil: 

https://draxe.com/ginger-essential-oil/

Ginger Oil:

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/ginger-oil.asp

Ginger Essential Oil for Arthritis: https://www.healthline.com/health/essential-oils-for-arthritis





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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Calm Meditation App Review




*This is not a paid sponsored blog post. The Calm App photo image is from https://www.calm.com/.

The first meditation app that I tried on my cellphone was Calm. The Calm app was amazing! It has nature sounds, music, sleep stories, and instructional classes. The best part was that it had a section for Timed Meditation for 1 minute, five minutes, and a variety of minutes. At the end of the Timed Meditation, it had a bell sound. The Calm app has meditation for sleep, anxiety, personal growth, inner peace, focus, and meditation for beginners.

It had a variety of meditation themes for college students and for meditation at work. I enjoyed listening to the nature sounds and seeing the nature images.  Another great feature is the mindfulness reminder. The Calm app gives you a seven-day free trial. Then you can pay $12.00 a month for using the app. It is a great tool for practicing meditation. This app can be found on Google Play for Android and the Apple store. I would highly recommend this app for anyone who is interested in practicing meditation. 

Here are a few resources about the Calm app.


Best Meditation Apps for 2018: https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/top-meditation-iphone-android-apps#10-happier

Top Apps for Relaxation: https://www.edmontonramada.com/top-apps-relaxation/



Friday, October 19, 2018

Meditating while You Eat


One way to stop food cravings and to make better eating choices is by meditating. It will make you aware of what you are eating, and it will make you feel content afterwards. By following these simple steps, you will be able to be more conscious of what you eat, enjoy your meals, and will have no regrets.
The first step is to eat your meal in a slow pace and not to eat in a rush. The second step is to listen to our body and not to our brain.

This will help you avoid any emotional eating due to stress, depression, or nervousness. The third step is to concentrate on the meal that you are eating and not to be distracted. Sometimes, with interruptions, you will tend to over eat and not enjoy your meals.  Taste every portion at a time, smell the delightful aromas, and cut your food in smaller pieces. Last, be thankful for the food that you have on your plate or bowl.

Meditating while you eat will reduce emotional eating and will help you feel better. After practicing this type of meditation, you will notice a difference in your food selections. Furthermore, you will notice a difference in your emotional health. Moreover, you will be more attentive to your body signals.  Here are a few resources about meditating while you eat. 

Meditation in Action


Mindful Eating: 



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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Drawing as a form of Meditation




“Drawing is rather like playing chess: your mind races ahead of the moves that you eventually make.”
-David Hockney

Another form of meditation is by drawing. Drawing for a few minutes a day can reduce your stress levels. Drawing different shapes, lines, and curved shapes will make you feel focused and will help you concentrate more. Don’t worry about how the drawing looks, just continue drawing and adding more elements to the drawing. After you finish drawing on paper or on canvas, you will feel calm, creative, and energetic. 

Here a few resources to get you started. Enjoy!




Patterns-for-Meditative-Drawing: 
https://www.strathmoreartist.com/blog-reader/patterns-for-meditative-drawing.html




Tuesday, October 16, 2018

How Do You Conquer Fears and Phobias?


Meditation can help you overcome your fears and phobias by changing your mindset. According to EOC Institute, meditation helps you live in the present and not in the past.  Therefore, you can do Visual meditation to stop your fears and phobias from taking over your thoughts. Another way is by writing down your fears in a journal or in a notebook. By writing a list of your fears, you will be able to take the challenge to change your thoughts and feel less anxious.

Once you have made the list, you can accept the challenge and face your fears. Sometimes, you can face your fears with a friend or with a family member, who can give you the support that you might need. Studies have shown that by using the buddy system, people feel more positive, have fewer doubts, and less fear. However, it takes time and it won’t be easy at first. By letting go of your fears, you will feel happier and will have less stress. How do you conquer your fears and phobias?

Here are a few resources about conquering your fears and phobias.

Guided Meditation: 

Conquer Fears Guided Meditation:

EOC Institute: 

The Tools Book: 

Understanding Fear: 




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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Autumn Walking Meditation





This is the best time of the year to do an autumn meditation walk. It only takes a few minutes to do a meditation walk at the park, at your home, or on your way to work. Feel the cool breeze, listen to the different sounds, look at the falling leaves, and do not let any negative thought enter your mind. Take deep breaths while you walk. This will help you release any tension, relax your nervous system, and help you feel serenity.

You can use a timer to do a five or a nine-minute walking meditation.  In addition, you can download a guided meditation walk on your cell phone and listen to it while you walk. Another way to do an autumn meditation walk is by bringing your journal. You can answer a few questions, reflect, and write your answers inside your journal. Collect the leaves that you might find during your meditation walk and save it in your journal. Here are a few resources on how to do your own autumn meditation walk. Enjoy! 

Autumn Guided Walking Meditation: https://www.mindful.org/walking-meditation/


Autumn Meditation Questions: 

https://yogaseasonal.weebly.com/autumn-meditation-questions.html

Autumn Walking Meditation: https://www.yogaflavoredlife.com/tis-seasonfor-walking-meditation/


Mindfulness-Journal: 
https://blog.calm.com/relax/calm-mindfulness-journal

Fall Meditation: 

https://chopra.com/articles/fall-meditation-to-embody-openness-and-self-reflection




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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Free Meditation Quizzes





Are you bored with your meditation techniques? Do you want to try a new meditation technique?
There are several quizzes online that can give you an idea to try out new meditation techniques and new mantras. Quizzes are a fun way to give exercise to your brain. Also, quizzes can help you improve your memory, clear your mind, and help you be more creative.

I found three quizzes online. One meditation quiz will help you choose a mantra. The second quiz will help you choose a meditation style. The third quiz will also help you choose a meditation style and a free guide to your new Meditation technique. Here are the links to the quizzes that I found online and have fun taking these quizzes. 

Free Meditation-Mantra Quiz: 
http://quizdoo.com/what-is-your-ideal-meditation-mantra/

Meditation Style Quiz: https://www.goodnet.org/articles/whats-your-meditation-style-quiz

Free Meditation Quiz: 

https://www.fosterandflourish.com/free-meditation-quiz/



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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Autumn Affirmations


One way to use positive affirmations in autumn, is by e-mailing yourself or your friends motivational photo images. You can e-mail your friends in the morning before going to work and this will brighten your friend’s day. By reading positive affirmations every day, you will build more happiness and more optimism. A few autumn affirmations can be about the changing seasons, a reflection about autumn, or anything that reminds you of the autumn season. Last, you can personalize your greeting or your e-mail closing with an autumn affirmation.

Another way to use autumn affirmations is by writing it down in a journal or in a notebook. Also, you can add a photo screensaver on your cellphone with positive affirmations. You can decorate your meditation room, with your favorite autumn affirmation.  In addition, you can write down autumn affirmations in your Birthday cards, Thank You cards, and other occasional cards. Here are some resources about autumn affirmations. 

Fall Affirmations: 
https://aimhappy.com/fall-affirmations-reflection-renewal/

Morning Affirmations: 

http://www.autumnedginton.com/morning-affirmations-to-start-your-day/

Affirmations for Fall: 

https://www.didwithcazoshay.com/blog/2017/10/2/10-affirmations-for-fall

Affirmations for Fall Season: 

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2015/09/24/9-affirmations-staying-grounded-during-fall-season#




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