When the days are short and the nights are long, do you feel like crawling in a cave or at least under the covers until springtime? Do you feel like Lord Byron expressed-“I am always more religious on sunshiney days”?
Mood variation dependent on the amount of sunlight affects many of us, mostly women. Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, as it is called, mimic those of depression-fatigue, lack of interest in things that used to be pleasurable, cravings for carbohydrates and weight gain.
If this is describing how you are feeling, here are 10 Tips:
Get outside even if it’s just to rake leaves or shovel snow at least 10 minutes a day.
Open all the blinds and curtains in the house to let all the sunshine in that is available.
Take your laptop or book to sit by a window.
Make sure you are taking enough Vitamin D.
Replace your light bulbs with full (broad) spectrum ones.
We are mammals. If you are getting sleepy earlier than usual, don’t fight it. Go to bed.
If you must start your day before sunrise, set a timer on your bedroom light to come on a half hour before the alarm goes off.
If possible, plan your vacations in January or February and go south to sunnier climes.
Push yourself out of the cave. Get together with friends and do something fun. Join a Meetup group.
Remember it won’t last forever. Each day from today on will have a few more minutes of sunshine!
Take a look at this lively, informative interview with the founder of Biofield Tuning, the profound new healing work that I do. I love sharing it with clients and see the deep releasing that happens, but I also love what it’s done in my own life over the last year that I’ve been experiencing it.
To keep those pounds off, we have to change what’s going on inside, emotionally and mentally. Find out about this whole person approach to create the body you desire by using the power of your own brain. Gain new tips and imagine yourself into the healthy lifestyle you’ve been wanting!
Facilitator: Victoria Bresee, MAR, CHt, Certified SMART Recovery Facilitator Date/Time: Sunday, May 7; 3:00-5:00pm? Location:The People House, 3035 W. 25th Ave. Denver 80211 Loft; PH 25th Cost: $45 Register/Information: Victoria Bresee, 720-460-0758, email@example.com
Women drink and metabolize alcohol differently than men. So, it makes sense that what truly supports us to recover may be quite different than what men need. Find out about this new tailor-made program, with evidence-based perspectives and tools that have been demonstrated to really work for us!
Facilitator: Victoria Bresee, MAR, CHt, Certified SMART Recovery Facilitator Date/Time: Sunday, June 25; 3:00-5:00pm Location: The People House, 3035 W. 25th Ave. Denver 80211 Loft; PH 25th Heart of Service: Donations to People House welcome. Register/Information: Victoria Bresee, 720-460-0758, firstname.lastname@example.org
Because some of our anxieties and fears may not actually have had their start in our own lives, they are especially difficult to soothe. Learn about the new research, how Biofield Tuning can help, and gain techniques to release your inherited wounds. Time to gain a new sense of freedom!
Facilitator: Victoria Bresee, MAR, CHt Date/Time: Sunday, July 16; 3:30-5:00pm Location:The People House, 3035 W. 25th Ave. Denver 80211 Loft; PH 25th Cost: $45 Register/Information: Victoria Bresee, 720-460-0758, email@example.com
Gathering women over 60! Drawing upon the wisdom we’ve gained, finding our own ancient archetypes, together we will open to powerful new energies, find new bearings and be ready to embrace a new consciousness for the last great phase of our lives.
Facilitator: Victoria Bresee, MAR, CHt Date/Time: Sunday, August 13; 3:30-5:00pm Location:The People House, 3035 W. 25th Ave. Denver 80211 Loft; PH 25th Cost: $35 Register/Information: Victoria Bresee, 720-460-0758, firstname.lastname@example.org
–and you don’t need to be a practiced yogi or meditator to enjoy the benefits.
You don’t even need to go to a class or pay a teacher with today’s audio downloads and smartphone apps. All you need is a place where you won’t be interrupted for a short time and it can be done in any physical orientation (sitting, lying down, or even standing. Through guided imagery, breathing and body scanning, you submerge yourself into a restful, healing state that is a unique combination of alert awareness and deep relaxation-yoga nidra. Your brain waves slow to the alpha state or even theta, where you are able to tap into your subconscious mind and source of intuition, creativity and healing while remaining aware and conscious.
As you scan your body and explore sensations, emotions, and thought patterns you will be guided to move back and forth between feeling and witnessing, observing without responding, as your nervous system unwinds and comes into balance.
Through the integrative process that that balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, it quickly relieves anxiety and slows the fight or flight response. Stress hormones are reduced, blood pressure and heart rates decline and the metabolic system slows down.
Since Yoga Nidra has been shown to reduce levels of stress, hostility and anxiety in chronically-ill patients, veterans and school counselors it has been integrated into a program to treat vets with PTSD.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Body: Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted by Daniel G. Amen
The key to a better body—in shape, energized, and youthful—is a healthy brain. Based on the latest medical research, as well as on Dr. Amen’s two decades of clinical practice at the renowned Amen Clinics, where Dr. Amen and his associates pioneered the use of the most advanced brain imaging technology, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body shows you how to take the very best care of your brain.
Each of our organs, bones and tissues have a particular resonant frequency. Vibration is the fundamental creative force of the universe. After a brief introduction to entrainment, frequencies and cymatics, experience an orchestra of sound and vibration within your own body with vocal toning, tuning forks and crystal bowls.
Take a look at this incredible demo on how sound affects everything in our environment, then come feel how the vibrations enter you and create shifts and bliss! Go to Meetup to register and for more info-MeetUp
Sunday, February 19; 3:30-6:00pm The People House-3035 W. 25th Ave., Denver CO 80211
Spiritual growth is not a linear process from unconscious to enlightened being. When we look at our lives we see many crossroads and ups and downs. Where did we totally lose our bearings? Did we realize at some point that the religious teachings we received as a child no longer worked for us? What insights did we gain along the way from roadblocks or when teachers appeared when we needed them? Explore your path and gain new understandings while having fun.
Cost: $40/person if you register by 2/16, $45 thereafter. Workshop will be canceled if there are less than 4 registered by 2/16 at 5 pm, so please make sure to register if you plan on coming.