Keeping things simple and not getting lost in our own thoughts has been one of the ways we have found (and research has as well,) to live in a more peaceful state. SO in today's Music Therapy Monday, we hope you focus on just enjoying your life exactly the way it is today and not over thinking some of the simplest things in your life and just appreciating them.
Ben Rector's "I Like You," seems to sum up simplicity and is our message for you today! We like you," just the way you are in this moment. Enjoy the simple things today SeekerHood!
I'm stressed out today. I had knee surgery three months ago and somewhere in between then and the holidays, a lot of my own personal self care took a small hit. Because I know the value of it, I never let it slide too far, but this morning I woke up in a funk. I shut off my work out DVD and the instructor who just said push harder and realized, what I really needed was to not sweat this one out, but sit this one out. So that's what I did.
I grabbed my morning reflections book and put on my aromatherapy mister, pictured below, filled with orange citrus. The benefits of orange citrus are many and you can read all about those here, but somewhere between my reading and sitting and smelling, even for five minutes, I found a sense of calm again and was read to get my day re-started.
We all know music can change our moods, for better or for worse. The power of music is why I started performing music. It provides so much power to help you feel hopeful, loved and happy in just 3 mins. Now, understanding the functioning of the brain more, I know the scientific reasons behind those changes. (A blog for another day.) For now though we are kicking off Music Therapy Monday! A new song here each week, different styles, different feels and different emotions, all though bringing you beauty, hope and love. To kick it off, the sweet and smooth sound of James TW. One of our new and favorite artists.
You may have heard all about adult coloring books and how good they are for all of us, but it wasn't until actually using them that we here at WellSeekers, (me especially,) have seen how right other therapists and doctors have been about the magic in coloring as an adult.
I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Key West last month. It was an incredible time for a few reasons, lots of laughs, a healthy dose of vitamin D filled sunshine, a new place I could explore and lots of clean, healthy food.
I have had autoimmune disease since I can remember, but I was only diagnosed in 2006 after a series of horrendous issues that those that struggle with autoimmune and chronic illness know about. Needless to say that (combined with my journey out of an eating disorder) made learning to form a new relationship with food tricky, but along the way I have learned so much about new ways to cook and new ingredients to use that leave me feeling nourished and full!