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February 2012

Honesty IS the Best Policy

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Why do people lie? Perhaps every reason can come down to one: FEAR; trying to protect ourselves from some perceived danger (real or imagined). So great are the dangers of lying that one of the great 10 commandments advises us not to engage in this behavior. Yet people do. Politicians lie. Husbands lie. So do wives. Students lie. So do professors. Children lie, as do parents. Even priests lie. We manipulate the truth to our advantage, yet in doing so we give our power away. People try to rationalize their lies by calling them white. In an effort not to hurt others we sugar-coat the lie to make the situation palatable. It takes courage to tell the truth. Diplomacy helps. So does humor. In the words of Chaucer, “Many a truth be told in jest.” Today we are living in a world with many lies, from personal to global interests. When trust is lost by those we lie to, it is ever so hard to regain. Living in a cloud of lies, black, white or gray only deepens our separation from happiness. Step into the light.

Stress Tip for the Day:

Make it a point to rise above the habit of twisting the truth for personal gain or pleasure. Speak not only your truth, but truth in all things, from the personal to the universal. Replace the filter of fear with the translucent filter of compassion in action through words. If necessary, add the filter of humor. Time is too short on planet earth to keep secrets and hide insecurities with words. Come clean with your thoughts, ask for forgiveness (as well as offer forgiveness, if need be) and sleep easier knowing you have a clear conscience. Honesty is always the best policy.

Links, Books and Movies Worth Noting:

Here are a few links on the topic of honesty and stress:

http://turnonyourinnerlight.com/Honesty.html

http://www.deepermeditation.net/stressadviceblog/archives/stress-addiction-compulsion-and-honesty.html

Quote for the Day:

“Tell the truth, it’s easier to remember.” — Mark Twain

Photo for the Day:

This photo has absolutely nothing to do with today’s blog topic, but it was too good a photo not to share. We have had some MAJOR winds blow through here in Colorado the past few days, enough to blow over a couple of semi-trucks, and that’s no lie. Enjoy!

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (7e) and the forthcoming, A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals. He can be reached through his website: www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

A Stress Free Vacation: A Magical Trip to Ireland this Summer

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Dear friends, fans and colleagues,

I am taking a group of people to Ireland this summer and we have 4 coveted spots left. We would LOVE to have your join us. This will be the last year I take a group of people to Ireland so this is THE year to go. If the past two years group trips are any indication, then this year’s Spirit of Ireland Journey will also be quite the magical adventure; a trip of a lifetime… with enchanted memories and lifelong friendships. Unlike most Ireland vacations where people take lots of photos and drink pints of beer, our trips include doing some energy work for planetary peace and healing at various sacred sites (stone circles, portal dolmens and monasteries). We will certainly see some amazing sights in County Donegal, County Mayo and County Galway (providing some great scenic photo opportunities, including a few castles) and spend our evenings listening to some wonderful traditional Irish music (and yes they will be serving pints there as well). My tours to Ireland are based on having the “authentic Irish experience,” which is why we travel in a small group and visit sights even the locals like to keep secret. You don’t have to be of Irish ancestry to enjoy this trip, but those who care the Celtic gene in their DNA will be buzzing for years to come. Please consider joining us this year.

Stress Tip for the Day:

As we all know, vacations can be stressful, YET there are certainly vacations that are nearly stress-free. The Spirit of Ireland Journey is one such vacation. We include in this trip morning meditations, music therapy, guided mental imagery, and wonderful support groups, more commonly called “real friends.” If you have ever thought about taking a trip to the Emerald Isle, this is the year, and this is the trip. Traveling in a small group (16-20 people), having someone else do the driving (they drive on the other side of the road), having the hotels taken care of, and traveling with superb guides who know the locations of the sacred sites, know the history of the country, the politics, the spirituality makes for an unforgettable and more rewarding experience.

Links, Books and Movies Worth Noting:

Below are links to the Trips to Ireland link on my home page as well as a link to the PDF brochure with all the information which includes the registration form on the last two pages. If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

http://www.brianlukeseaward.net/tripstoireland.html


http://brianlukeseaward.net/2012_spirit_of_ireland_journey.pdf


Quote for the Day:

May the road rise up to meet you,

May the wind always be at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rains fall soft upon your fields and

Until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Irish Proverb

Photo for the Day:

Ireland is a country filled with stone monuments, from portal dolmens and stone circles marking the summer or winter solstice to scores of castles and monasteries. This photo was taken last year of our wonderful group at the Poulnabrone Dolmen, a sacred portal tomb in County Clare, Ireland.

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He isthe author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (7e) and the forthcoming, A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals. He can be reached through his website: www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

Like Water for Chocolate: Cooking With Love

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In a conversation with a good friend the other day, the subject of food came up. Not merely just good quality food, but the preparation of food. Not the avoidance of Teflon (though this is a great idea) but the inclusion of intention with the slicing, dicing and stirring. We both agreed that the most important ingredient included in any recipe is love. If we accept the premise that thoughts and emotions are energy, then we must also accept the fact that one’s intention while preparing the food is actually infused into the meal. Anyone who has savored a specially prepared home-cooked meal where the art of cooking becomes a process of adoration and passion knows that the food simply tastes better! The same can be said at great restaurants where the chef places quality over quantity. Now think for a moment about the preparation of fast food, junk food, processed food and the like. Not much love there. Just the negative energy of corporate profits; often listed as additives, preservatives, hormones, antibiotics, herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, petrochemical fertilizers and genetically modified organisms. If you ever saw the movie, Like Water for Chocolate, then you understand the concept of love as an ingredient. Once you get it, eating food without this ingredient is barely possible.

Stress Tip for the Day:

Today (and from here on out, everyday) make a habit to be conscious of the foods you eat in terms of energy. How are the foods prepared? Remember that convenience may be great in the short term, but the payback, as they say, is a bitch (code for many chronic health problems). When you prepare your meals, turn off the TV and put on some of your favorite music. If you cook with a spouse, friend or children, infuse the cooking process with great stories and or funny jokes. Fill the kitchen with good vibrations. When you eat, eat consciously. It is also important to add a word about the slaughter of animals for food. It’s a well-known fact that animals killed in a state of fear flood their muscles (meat) with stress hormones, which are then consumed when eaten. For this reason alone make a habit to eat free range meats when possible, as these animals tend to be sacrificed more humanly.

Links, Books and Movies Worth Noting:

I googled the words, “cooking with love” and of course, there is a website and book with this title. So… here is the link. Enjoy!

http://www.cookingwithlove.com/


Quote for the Day:

“Considering all of the additives, preservatives, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, antibiotics, petrochemical fertilizers and hormones in our food supply these days, saying grace before a meal takes on a whole new meaning.” — Brian Luke Seaward

Photo for the Day:

I am going to lose points today for not having a photo of chocolate, I just know it, but I ate it all before I thought to photograph any. Oops. This photo was taken at the renowned Flagstaff House in Boulder and I can say with great certainty, that all meals are made with love as the essential ingredient. Bon Appetite!

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (7e) and the forthcoming, A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals. He can be reached through his website: www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

A Meaningful Purpose and Health

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Current research reveals what intuition has suggested all along: Those people who have discovered and engaged in a meaningful purpose in life tend to live longer and for that matter, healthier lives. Conversely, those people who feel like their lives have no purpose tend to have many health related issues. And how can anyone forget that the vast majority of heart attacks are known to occur on Monday morning. The implication being that a lack of a meaningful purpose chokes the human spirit which then wrecks havoc in the body. A meaningful purpose in life, it should be noted, is the hallmark of spiritual well-being. It is fair to say that one’s health status is a complicated phenomenon. Yes, there are biological factors, and hereditary factors, even environmental factors. But let us not forget the health of the human spirit, which contributes so greatly to our physical health as well. When allowed to bring forth it’s vibrancy, the human spirit ignites every cell in the body to hum with happiness.

Stress Tip for the Day:

Time to take stock in your life today. What gives you meaning? Is it your family? Perhaps your job/career? Is it your passionate hobby? It makes no difference what it is, only that you have something passionate to live for. In the course of our lives, we will have many meaningful purposes. As one chapter closes we must become aware of what the next chapter will be, even if we have to write it ourselves. There are many spiritual luminaries who will tell you that accessing your meaningful purpose in life is THE most important aspect of being alive on the planet earth. So what is your passion? What matters most to you? Do you merely think about what matters or does your passion call you to do more than think about it; in essence act on it. A meaningful purpose in life calls you to engage in life. Take time to listen and answer to this call.

Links, Books and Movies Worth Noting:

While there are many, many books to suggest, if you have not read Victor Frankl’s classic book, Man’s Search for Meaning, please make it a point to read this book ASAP.

And while there are many movies that may inspire you, please consider viewing St. Ralph!

Quote for the Day:

“He who has a why to live can endure any how.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

Photo for the Day:

Today’s photo is an image I took of the Skogafoss Waterfall in Iceland. Though I may have already used this image in a previous blog entry, I think it’s worth looking at again. I hope you agree. Enjoy!

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (7e) and the forthcoming, A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals. He can be reached through his website: www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

Malnutrition in America

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When you hear the world malnutrition, images of starving young children in Africa typically come to mind. In the richest country in the world, however, the word malnutrition takes on an entirely different meaning: Empty calories! It’s hard to imagine that in a country where obesity is nearing epidemic proportions, that the word malnutrition comes up, but along side obesity we have a HUGE problem with malnutrition. People may be stuffing their faces, but in actually starving their bodies. Processed foods, junk foods and comfort foods, while certainly convenient contain few if any vitamins and minerals, hence the expression “empty calories.” By denying your body these important nutrients, you are actually starving your body of the necessary nutrients for healthy metabolism. The human body has an amazing ability to compensate… to a point. Then all hell breaks loose with regard to the proper functioning of the cardio-vascular system, the immune system, the reproductive system and so on. The end result is a host of chronic diseases.

Stress Tip for the Day:

Make a habit to eat nutrient dense foods. Example: an apple is more nutrient dense than a Hostess Twinkee. An orange is more nutrient dense than a candy bar. You get the idea. Try to be more conscious about your food choices. It’s OK to have a dish of ice cream (once in a while). It’s OK to have chocolate, but not everyday at every meal. You get the idea. When in doubt, reach for fruit and veggies (organic if available). Make each meal a nutrient dense meal.

Links, Books and Movies Worth Noting:

Here are a few links for more info on this topic

Donna’s Top Ten Nutrient Dense “Super Foods”

http://tkranch.com/faq/nutrient-dense-foods.html

http://bruisedfruits.net/2814/nutrientdense-foods-diet.html

Quote for the Day:

“It shouldn’t be long before we see chocolate bars bearing FDA-approved health claims. (When we do, nutritionism will surely have entered its baroque phase.) Fortunately for everyone playing this game, scientists can find an antioxidant in just about any plant-based food they choose to study.” —Michael Pollan

Photo for the Day:

I could have taken a photo of junk food, but I didn’t have any in the house (healthy food boundaries) so to remind you the significance of empty calories I took a photo of an empty plate!

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He isthe author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (7e) and the forthcoming, A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals. He can be reached through his website: www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

Avoiding Genetically Modified Organisms (GOM’s) Frankenfoods

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When Mary Shelley wrote her book, Frankenstein, she was making a philosophical statement about the grave dangers of technology (even back then, 100 years ago). Today, we have much greater dangers and many of these are in the foods we consume. Splicing a gene of a flounder fish into the DNA of a tomato to withstand lower temperatures is one such example (is it a vegetable or animal now?) Splicing genes of the herbicide Roundup into corn is another, and there are many, many more. A few years ago the EPA (note, not the FDA) banned some corn products because it was considered too toxic for human consumption, including Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Taco John taco shells (moreover, many Monarch butterflies died on their migration route through the US as they fed on the corn pollen.) In fact, the biggest problem with GMO’d foods is food allergies, a problem which is skyrocketing as a health issue these days. That’s right, food is now a stressor to your body. Estimates suggest that over 70% of the foods sold in your local grocery store are “Franken-foods,” including corn and corn products (from chips and popcorn to high fructose corn syrup), to soy and soy products, tomatoes, canola oil, sugar beets (table sugar), salmon, pigs and much more. Europe has banned GMO’s. sadly, in this country they are not labeled as such. The politics of food in the US is very dicey (thank you, Monsanto Corporation!) The only way to know you are NOT eating GMO’d food is to buy and eat organic foods. Let the buyer beware!

Stress Tip for the Day:

Time for all of us to clean up our act about the foods we are eating. Your body will thank you. Begin by buying and eating more fruits and veggies, ORGANIC fruits and veggies. Next, if you do eat meat, try to opt for free-range meats. Cows are supposed to eat grasses, not corn. Corn, as we now know is GMO’d. The cows eat this and you eat the cows (hamburger, sirloin, etc.). These toxic chemicals are now in you (and often get stored in your fat tissue). Prefer to eat wild salmon rather than farm bred salmon. And please do yourself a favor and watch this TEDx talk: It may save your life:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc&sns=fb


Links, Books and Movies Worth Noting:

There is no shortage of information on this topic, but if interested, I highly suggest you start with the book, Seeds of Deception, by Jeffry Smith. Here are a few more links of interest:

http://www.naturalnews.com/028245_GM_food_side_effects.html


http://www.invigorate360.com/reviews/top-10-dangers-of-genetically-modified-food/


http://www.businesspundit.com/10-genetically-modified-foods/


Quote for the Day:

“We have entered an era of genetically modified foods, which are just that — genetically mutated foods that are not necessarily better for you. The health implications not only to humans but also to the environment is a hotly contested debate; the introduction of genetically altered food could have serious consequences, such as allergic reactions and increased resistance to certain antibiotics. Two of the prime targets for genetic engineering — soy and corn — are America’s cash crops.”

—Brenda Watson and Leonard Smith, The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps


Photo for the Day:

A cornfield in Colorado! Due to the strong winds these days, the pollen from GMO’d corn is now thought to contaminate ALL corn grown in the US, making a mockery of anything called “organic corn.” Just saying…

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (7e) and the forthcoming, A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals. He can be reached through his website: www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

Embrace Your Shadow

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We all have a dark side. A side of us that is less than flattering. A side of us that can be rude, even offensive, and most definitely one that shows prejudice. This dark side is an aspect of the ego that, in moments of insecurity, brings others down to build itself up. Politics is filled with “shadows.” So is the workplace environment. Renowned psychologist Carl Jung referred to this aspect of ourselves as “The Shadow.” In moments of stress many people exploit their shadow. Abdicating the driver seat, they let the ego careen out of control with rude comments, racial slurs, inappropriate gestures and other less than civil behaviors that end up only causing more stress. These are NOT proud moments, but sadly, they are quite common in the human condition.Carl Jung was an advocate of embracing the shadow, not exploiting it. Through his writings and lectures he encouraged people to engage in personal reflection. In doing so, one examines these thoughts, feelings and behaviors and reflects on shedding light on this dark corner of the mind to raise one’s consciousness. This reflection process must be a daily event. It was his belief that by embracing the shadow; moving from a place of fear to love, one would train the ego to work through stress and rise above it.

Stress Tip for the Day:

How do you embrace your shadow? You can begin with a regular meditation practice. Learn to observe your thoughts, your feelings and reflect on past situations with a detached ego. What did you do? Why did you do it? Why did you REALLY do it? What was the underlying intention? What can you learn from it? How can you stop yourself from repeating this behavior? Embracing the ego does not mean to beat yourself up for past behaviors. It means to domesticate the ego so that you can learn from these experiences and move on. Much like polishing a gemstone, there is friction in the observations and pain in the remembrance of our less than desirable behaviors. But when a gemstone is polished, is a beautiful sight to behold. Take time today (and everyday) to embrace your shadow. In doing so you will find a deep-seated comfort that will prove immeasurable the rest of your life.

Links, Books and Movies Worth Noting:

If you wish to read more about the concept of the shadow, here are a few more links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_(psychology)

http://ieric2010.hubpages.com/hub/Carl-Jung-and-the-Shadow-An-Introduction


Quote for the Day:

“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything; no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imaging figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” —Carl Gustav Jung

Photo for the Day:

Perhaps there is no better metaphor for the shadow than a lunar eclipse. This series of photos was taken last December during the early morning lunar eclipse, where Earth’s shadow covered the moon. Enjoy!

PS. Even the earth’s shadow over the moon is very brief.

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (7e) and the forthcoming, A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals. He can be reached through his website: www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

This Moment Called Now

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In the course of everyday stress, it is quite easy to become flooded, if not haunted by thoughts and feelings of the past… or anxiety of what may occur in the future. Becoming lost in the past or future robs us of the present moment; truly a divine time zone. I received an email over the weekend with news that a dear friend had passed away; a fatal heart attack. He died while on a Celtic music themed cruise ship in the Caribbean. Tom was one who loved traditional Celtic music. He lived for it. And he died doing what he loved. Surrounded in the vibrations of Celtic fiddles, penny whistles, guitars, banjos and Uilleann pipes, there was only this moment called now for Tom, and he taught us this in many ways. The news of the loss of a loved one can bring up many emotions, not the least of which includes grief, regret, anger, sorrow and doubt. While all of these emotions are valid, let us not forget to live in the moment. Living in the moment means to enjoy the stimulation of all the senses, whether it be music, food, art, roses or the wisp of wind through your hair. Living in the moment means to be present with your thoughts and feelings as you experience these sensations. Living in the present moment means to live life without regrets. A full heart is a happy heart.

Stress Tip for the Day:

Living in the present moment is the true nature of mindfulness. And living in the present moment includes vanquishing feelings of guilt (past) and fears (future) that rob us of the present moment. When you consider all the wasted time on guilt and worry you begin to realize just how precious the present moment really is. The news of one’s death becomes a time to gain perspective on what is important. So today, take time to be grateful for what you have (starting with the gift of sight, sound, taste, touch and smell). Ask for forgiveness from those you may have hurt, forgive others for their inappropriate actions, tell close friends and family you love them, because you never know when your last moment might be. Enjoy the present moment; truly it is all we really have.

Links, Books and Movies Worth Noting:

Perhaps there is no better way to honor Tom Piggot’s love of Irish music, not to mention his velvet Irish tenor voice, than to share this video of him singing the song, The Parting Glass. Enjoy!

Quote for the Day:


Death is nothing at all.

It does not count.

I have only slipped away into the next room

Everything remains as it was.

—Irish Saying (shared by Anne Kearney, thanks Anne)

Photo for the Day:

One of Tom Piggot’s favorite places in Ireland was the Cliffs of Moher. In his honor, I selected this image as a tribute to him. Tom you are beautiful soul and the world will be a lesser place without you. Thanks for your great love of Irish music, Irish people, the beauty of the Emerald Isle and your passion to share this with all you encountered along the “enchanted way.” Safe home, my friend!

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (7e) and the forthcoming, A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals. He can be reached through his website: www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

Entrainment: What Everyone Should Know

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When two fireflies land on the same branch, they begin to flash their lights in unison, like lit bulbs on a Christmas tree. Birds of a feather often fly in unison (entrainment). It’s a well-known fact that (some) women who live together or work together begin to have their menstrual period on or about the same time. The science behind the physiology is called “entrainment” and it comes to us from the field of physics. When two objects of like vibration are in close proximity, the object of lesser (weaker) vibration will begin to match the object of stronger vibration. Noted scientist Christiaan Huygens discovered this with pendulum clocks centuries ago. It’s now a law of physics Entrainment is best described as the conservation of energy. We learn from the field of quantum physics that everything is comprised of energy. Our bodies (not just the physical, but mental, emotional and spiritual bodies) entrain to various vibrations in our surroundings, from high-tension power lines (known to promote cancer) to cell phones (also associated with cancer) to music. Cancer cells vibrate at a different oscillation than healthy cells. Understanding a little more about entrainment is advantageous to your health. And…by understanding the concept of entrainment, you begin to have a better appreciation for the concepts of harmony and coherence, not just poetic concepts, but ideals in which to live your life. Stated simply, stress is the opposite of harmony!

Stress Tip for the Day:

Have you ever heard the expression; the tension was so think you could cut it with a knife? What you are sensing is the vibration of stress. Today become more aware of your surroundings by taking time to sense the energy, including your workspace, people (and their emotions), even food (does it contain a healthy vibration? Hint: processed foods have little if any healthy vibrations.) Music is a great way to entrain the mind into a state of relaxation, but the best music is instrumental and the best instrumental music for relaxation is that which is a bit slower (which is why classical music works). At the end of the day, turn off the TV and computer and put on some headphones and entrain to some soothing vibrations….of tranquility.

Links, Books and Movies Worth Noting:

Perhaps the best book to add to your library about this topic is the landmark book by Robert Becker called Cross Currents. To this we could add the classic book, Vibrational Medicine by Richard Gerber.

Below is a link of a video shot near the river Shannon in Ireland of some starlings flying in a cloud… Entrainment from our feathered friends….enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEgSlRarcC8&feature=colike

Quote for the Day:

“When the universe is in harmony with man, the eternal truth is known and felt as beauty.” —Tagore

“Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.” — William Hazlitt

Photo for the Day:

Well, I don’t have any photos of fireflies, but if you ever saw the movie Winged Migration then you know that birds (even fish for that mater) use the law of entrainment. Here is a photo of some birds in flight… And by the way, Happy Groundhog’s Day.

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (7e) and the forthcoming, A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals. He can be reached through his website: www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.