Friday, May 31, 2013

A kind word is like a Spring day. ~Russian Proverb

Monday, May 20, 2013

It's OK to Love Yourself

If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.  ~Nicholas de Chamfort

Do you treat yourself in the way you treat others?  With respect, care and nourishment.
Do you love yourself in the way you should? 

Think of how you behave toward your friends/neighbors. 
When you say you are going to do something for a friend,  do you do it?  
If your neighbor calls for help, do you run to assist them, lend them a hand?
If your friend/neighbor needed food, would you feed them?
If your neighbor were suffering in any way, would you find a way to comfort them and bring some joy  into their lives?   Of course you would...yet why is it that sometimes we don't take the same care of ourselves...why is it we can hear/see/feel others needs and not hear/see/feel our own.  Why is it that we may be attuned to our own needs yet do nothing about it?   Listen to your body, pay attention!! Know that it is OK to love yourself,  it's OK to pay attention to your feeling/emotions/signals and it's OK to Love yourself in the same way you would love and care for others.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sailing your ship

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.  ~Louisa May Alcott

Monday, May 6, 2013

Molecules of Emotion/ Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d

      My original intent was to write about what I have learned from reading the book "Molecules of Emotion" by Candace Pert, Ph.D, but now I find myself reading her most recent book "Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d.  This is a fascinating read.  An accomplished, respected scientist who has made the connection between the workings of the body and the mind.. explains her research simply and clearly.  The connection comes down to the simple cell and it's workings.   The functioning of the body(mind) is directed by individual cells (their signals and reactions), based on their interaction with ligands (neurotransmitters, hormones and enzymes). This is the basis of the bodymind communication system.

Ligands are responsible for  98% of all data transfer in the body and brain. Each cell has surface receptors that move and shake creating a vibration, which will resonate with a ligand vibrating at the same frequency. At this point the binding action of the cell and ligand creates the signal for the cell to take action; grow, divide, repair etc.    This cellular vibration is a force of attraction.

Molecules of Emotion -Ligands
What you experience as a "feeling" is the attracting vibration and the connection of cell and ligand is the manifestation of that feeling.