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Tension, stress and anxiety!

Updated blog originally named Essential Oils can they relieve stress?

Essential Oils can they help relieve tension, stress, and that anxious feeling that is always hovering about your head like a black cloud? What a good question and of course the answer is up to you and how you feel about essential oils and whether or not you are up for learning about their benefits or maybe no benefit for you.

Think about the following as you move along here

essential oils and my health!

essential oils and my bettering my health!

essential oils and furthering your knowledge of essential oils!

essential oils and understanding how to use!

We all have times where the above, tension, stress, and anxiety are prominent in our lives. How about right before that first big date, or when you are getting ready for a test, or the interview where you have to do a video first before anyone human will even talk with you. How about this one, you are going to take your driver’s test for the first time and all of a sudden your mind goes blank. Remember your wedding where everyone else was so tense and you just wanted everything to be over with.

The world of essential oils is here for you to venture into, to see if they might improve some of the above situations and help you

Here are a few essential oils that may help with your stress and tension:

Angelica Essential Oil – Has a calming aroma – You can diffuse it, dilute it or apply it directly to the skin. Helichrysum Essential Oil – Diffuse while doing homework. – Can diffuse it, directly inhale or apply topically Spearmint Essential Oil – Uplifts and calms. Can diffuse it, directly inhale or dilute and apply to the skin.

These are just three of the essential oils that might help you. Remember always check with your physician , if you are on medications, and follow the safety rules , i have written about in my other essential oil blogs. Less is always better, than more when using oils.

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Sense of Rushing?

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Does anyone else feel like there is a sense of rushing, rushing in the world, even in the blogging world? Everyone is pushing themselves to develop new ideas, designs, blogs, lists , calendars, to keep us all on our toes . I applaud those of you who are fantastic in these areas and hit the right buttons at the right time. No one can say there isn’t enough information out there to learn everything possible. The good, the not so good and the wonderful.

No one can say that bloggers are uncaring, don’t understand what you are going through, never had to work as hard as you do, never had to work a full time job, never had financial troubles , never had their feelings hurt, never had their writing criticized . The reason you can’t say they (bloggers) are uncaring is because it isn’t true and you know it, especially if you have researched any of your favorite, fantastic, fabulous, friendly, famous bloggers.

Right now stop that feeling of rushing, relax and take a step back.

Ask yourself just exactly you are trying to accomplish for yourself and your family:

Begin all over again with the organization thing.

Take one thing at a time, limit buying courses until you see what you have and what you really need?

Have you purchased anything related to organization, stress relief, taking things slowly while you reflect on what you are trying to do?

Hope this blog has helped you some and that you might find some benefit in following me.

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TWENTIES, A TOUGH DECADE

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You are twenty and think the world belongs to you. All wrapped up in a big bow. Problem is now you have to begin looking at the world with the eyes of an adult. Wow! Here are some of the things you need to think about.

  1. School or training program finished! How much debt do you have?
  2. Where are you going to be living? Living with Mom & Dad may be your only option right now and there definitely has to be some guidelines. Adults in their 20’s think differently than adults in their late 40’s or early 50’s.
  3. What time do your parents expect you in? Too much drinking?? What is considered too much??
  4. Do you have a job ? If no what are you planning on doing with your day? Playing video games all day? I have a feeling that is not going to set well .
  5. Other discussions between you and your parents, should include what your role in maintaining the household is going to be. You want to talk about what will be your responsibility as far as your meals, your room, your laundry and of course any other costs.
  6. You may find that you are sensitive and have feelings you don’t know how to handle. It is key at this point in your life that you discuss your frustrations and feelings, thoughts, anxieties and relationships before you jump forward. Talk with a professional if necessary. Don’t hold back with the professional. Get help. It is blessedly beneficial as you are traveling your growing up journal.
  7. Always look at your life and where you want to be in a couple of years? Change what you don’t like and work on better outcomes.
  8. Outcomes such as getting a job, any job while you are looking for your niche. ‘
  9. Another outcome could be starting a savings account . Just a small one at first.
  10. Have an open discussion with your parents and try to work together on making things work out while you are finding your way.
  11. God Bless everyone who can relate in anyway. Take care!

Always remember you are an adult now, act like one. Want respect you have earn it. Enjoy the small changes that you make and look at each new day as an adventure.

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Thanksgiving a special time.

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Updated11/10/2020 changing title and some of my thoughts. Hope you enjoy and can relate. Visit my barb’s resource library. Password is HELEN. Thanks again for stopping by, barb.

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Always remember life continues with it’s ups and downs even if the holidays are around the corner. Beautiful babies continue to be born, our growing children need to be fed, surgeries are ongoing, people are looking for jobs or loosing jobs. Churches are encouraging people to remember their religious beliefs, and people still die no matter how much we wish they wouldn’t.

Does part of your preparation of life, especially at the holiday times, include a time for mental relaxation? All the hype on the radio and television, plus the chaos in your own home leaves you restless, anxious and wanting some time to invest in your own health and time for relaxation. Here are some tips you might be able to use:

  • Invest in a yoga class.
  • Reflect on a positive quote daily.
  • Read a good book. One that transports you to a time of relaxation. Not a thriller that leaves you tingling, and unable to sleep.
  • Watch less TV. It gets so boring anyway.
  • Promote good health to your family members, setting the positive example for them.
  • Share some good recipes
  • Look for information on good health.
  • Spirituality -Needed now more than ever. 2020 has definitely been different year. Share like you have never shared before. Share with family, friends and others.
  • Help prepare a meal for a family in need. Do your children understand there are other families hurting out there.
  • Give to a special charity.
  • Go and visit someone who is home bound, in a nursing home or a hospital. If the virus is still with us, design some cards, have your children help. Pack them in a box and send them to the person you love.
  • Be a volunteer. Show respect of others and their traditions.
  • Be safe! Don’t become careless with the safety of your family and yourself.
  • Try an essential oil. You might be pleasantly surprised.

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Bettering your health means less stress?

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Updated October 12,2020

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Define the word stress for yourself. I can define it for you and I will but curiosity compels me to say what does it mean to you? Defined in – Webster New American Dictionary as a factor that induces bodily or mental tension. Factor – loosely defined -things actively contribute to what is going on in your life. So you need to evaluate what is going on in your life.

Better health means less stress? Good question and I surely do not have all the answers, but maybe the suggestions listed below will help.

Try to get a better handle on the stress in your life. Sounds simple but we know it isn’t.
It seems that we want everything done immediately and if not immediately, yesterday will do.
Everywhere you look there are opportunities for losing weight, getting fit, eating healthy, how to stop smoking! So much is thrown at us, that it becomes difficult to get a handle on what possibly is our core problem. So what happens we become more stressed.
Here are ideas to think about to begin working on that healthier life style you want.

Ready, set, go
Say a short prayer daily asking for help with your challenges!

Establish priorities early .

Be motivated! Tiring, yes but it helps.

Remind your family, support is needed not nagging.

Small steps forward, be happy.

Say thank you at the end of the day.

Share only what you wish with others.

Seek professional help, if needed.

Believe in yourself.

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Thinking positively about weight and exercise!

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Remember when you were young and you played hide and seek, or jumped rope? I even remember roller skating and it was such fun. Here we were exercising and did not even realize it. Swimming was another healthy exercise, and swim we did several times a week. I was never a tiny person so swimming did help me maintain my weight.

The seasons are changing, so fast it seems, even with our situation of having to wear masks and social distancing we need to be sure we are active and we (our family included in that we) are thinking proactively and doing something physical to maintain our health.

Magnificent positive, encouraging positive, active positive, thought provoking . OK I know enough about positive. However no matter how down in the dumps you are , take tiny baby steps, one at time to get into the right mood to begin. Start with watching what you put in your mouth and once you have that going , then think exercise. WALK, WALK. Slow walk, free swinging arms and walking, listening to music while walking, memorize your homework while walking. run and walk, slowly at first.

.Start journaling about what you eat. Be realistic and don’t tell fibs. Be honest.

  • Write down everything you eat or drink.
  • Include condiments you are using, how much and how often.
  • Look at portions. Look at big portions and think do I really need this? Look at what you are taking or asking for as second helpings. Don’t do it.
  • If this is depressing you, then remember baby steps, and you don’t have to tell anyone what you are doing, just do it.
  • Look at what time you are eating and if you can do anything about changing the times. Maybe that means helping with the preparation to get the meal on the table earlier.
  • When you reach a goal you have set, celebrate. Don’t go nutz just a small celebration.
  • Do not put off till tomorrow, what you can do today!
  • Smile and when someone says you look like you are losing weight, just say thank you and smile.
  • Helpful tips below:

Eggs a good source of protein.

Remove bun, cheese and ketchup and it would be acceptable..
No salt , no butter and a lesser amount, would be acceptable.

Good luck keep working on losing before the holidays?

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Life is like swinging on a swing.

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When I was a child the most wonderful thing to do was ride a tire swing, go to a park and swing or go to my grandmother’s and ride the neighbors glider swing,which we did for hours. Up and down, back and forth, up and down back and forth. Doesn’t that equate to what life is about?  Getting hard knocks, picking yourself up, shaking yourself off and starting all over again.

This last week blogging would go into that category of hard knocks definitely like swinging, up and down. That is exactly how I felt working on my blog. Up and down. Several people I know have had hard knocks this last couple of weeks.  Difficult health issues to deal with,  job issues, family issues, stress and anxiety.  Made for an interesting week, but made me see even more life can not always go the way we wish it too.

Learn how to deal with what is going on in your life:

  • Pray – Difficult to do sometimes. Remember God is there for us we just have to ask and talk with him.  In his time, not yours and maybe for a reason we have not even thought about.
  • Work on the most important issues first, think does that pertain to your health, getting a job,or working on the mental health issues? Take a deep breath and get yourself organized.
  • You will find an organizational list in selectionsfrombarb – resource – library. Library is pass-word protected – HELEN
  • Exercise for at least 20 minutes daily. Do 15 minutes if 20 too much.
  • Eat sensibly,

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Common sense! How will we as a society react to emerging from isolation?

It is 7AM here in good old Indiana. The weather professionals are predicting a fairly nice day for today and then back to rain for tomorrow. Spent the morning so far putting a picture in a frame that I have been meaning to do for months, wiping down the bathrooms and the kitchen hoping that we will continue to avoid getting hit with the #virus.

Being formally in the #health arena myself, I truly understand what a tough role our #health care professionals have trying to educate their patients and figuring out what is the right thing to do in giving good care. They need our prayers every day. They also go home very tired and have to learn to live with the decisions they make and discuss with #families who are also anxious.

Now that states are beginning to emerge into the business world again, I hope everyone is sensible and doesn’t overboard on going out into the big wide world without remembering to continue to follow some good guidelines. These we all know, but it can’t hurt to mention them again.

  • Do not go out publicly if you have a cold. Stay at home and #get well. I know no fun, but necessary.
  • Always #wash your hands. Can not tell you the number of people I have seen in restrooms who have not washed their hands. They even fix their hair, put on makeup and then some wash hands and some do not. Think about that. How clean is your face and your hair now? Heard that is even true in the men’s restrooms.
  • #Social distancing! Now that is a tough one, but doable. If we continue to try and work that out whenever we can perhaps that virus will not hit us again.
  • Remember to be #kind to others. It is appreciated more than you will ever know. Two neighbors recently told me, that if we needed any help to please let them know. We have both their telephone numbers. That is kindness.
  • Be sure and check on #family members. Even if it is a hi, how are you doing , love ya, take care.
  • Check with your physician about #flu shots and should you have one and when. Mark it on your calendar, put message in your phone. Do what you have to so you won’t forget.

Hope this gives someone food for thought! We all have good days and bad days. Work hard on trying to have more good days. Keep yourself busy. Tell yourself to smile.

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Shingles, no I am not talking about roofing shingles!

Husband started complaining of pain in his arm and chest area and feeling very weak. His pain tolerance is good, so we all (family) became concerned. Took him to the emergency room on Friday night (2 weeks ago) and every test they did came back, ok. The physician thought maybe it could be cellulitis.

Cellulitis is a common and sometimes painful bacterial skin infection. It may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. The redness and swelling can spread quickly. It most often affects the skin of the lower legs, although the infection can occur anywhere on a person’s body or face. http://www.healthline.com>health>cellulitis.

We were sent home with husband on an antibiotic. The following Wednesday he was in such pain he could barely stand it and I noticed the start of a rash on his chest. We then went to our physician and he said you have SHINGLES!. Oh boy what a shock. First thing asked did you have the shingles vaccine? Yes he did, but it was the older vaccine, not the one they recommend now. Apparently the older vaccine was not as effective as the one currently being given.

Shingles -The virus that causes shingles, varicella zoster virus (VZV) can spread from a person with active shingles and cause chickenpox in someone who had never had chickenpox or received chickenpox vaccine.

VZV spreads through direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters.

Most people who develop shingles have only one episode during their lifetime. However, you can get the disease more than once.

A person with active shingles can spread the virus when the rash is in the blister-phase. You are not infectious before the blisters appear. Once the rash crusts, you are no longer infectious.

VZV from a person with shingles is less contagious than the virus from someone with chickenpox. The risk of spreading the virus is low if you cover the shingles rash.

To prevent spreading VZV to others:

  • Cover the rash.
  • Avoid touching or scratching the rash.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid contact with the following people until your rash crusts:
    • pregnant women who have never had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine;
    • premature or low birth weight infants; and
    • people with weakened immune systems, such as people receiving immunosuppressive medications or undergoing chemotherapy, organ transplant recipients, and people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
  • The information on shingles came from http://www.cdc.gov>shingles>about transmission
  • Content source: National Center for Immunization & Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases. Page last reviewed July 1, 2019.

The pain and itching are very very bad with shingles. On a scale of 1-10 as my husband says the pain itself is at least a 7 or higher. Most of the time higher. The itching on a scale of 1-10 is at least a 15. He has had a miserable couple of weeks so far. The rash is finally scabbing. He has done lots of resting, drinking fluids, taking pain medicine and an antiviral medication. Recovery can be slow and each case is different.

Check with your physician when you are getting near retirement age about the shingles vaccine. Educate yourself. Usually younger adults do not get shingles, but apparently that has been changing in the past few years.

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Strength defined and how you can empower yourself to use it.

Definition of strength – The quality or state of being physically and mentally strong. The ability of an object or substance to stand against great power, pressure or force. Others word that define strength are toughness, muscularity, vigor, energy, mentally alert.

Strength is good if you learn to use it properly. Using it improperly can bring you much unhappiness. Even in a job interview you need to understand how to present your good strengths without sounding arrogant or full of yourself.

Strive for the following good strengths

Strength to live a good life. Short and Simple. No! It is an ongoing challenge each and every day.

Strength to be loyal to your family and friends.

Strength to care for others when all the physical and mental strength you have is needed.

Strength to raise your children, teenagers and young adults to become functioning, well rounded adults.

Strength to share your faith especially by setting a good example.

Strength to cope with the adversity, by learning from your mistakes and begin again.

Strength to prioritize, prioritize and then prioritize again.

Strength to get healthy and energized.

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