Breast Cancer Awareness Month => A Big Shout Out to my Brothers & Sisters who Have Learned the Art of Storm Dancing I was diagnosed with advanced cancer in 2006 and told I had a 50 percent chance of survival one week prior to my final divorce court date. My business was, and is, empowering people worldwide to live life without stress and the “how to” skills to create happy/healthy life styles. So, here I was facing two of the top stressors in life. WOW! What an amazing schoolhouse of opportunity to practice what I had been learning and teaching for 20 years! In less than two years I experienced a divorce, a double mastectomy, 12 surgeries, 16 rounds of chemo, one year of Herceptin® infusions, six weeks of daily radiation and a blood staph infection. I have no feelings of victimization in any of this because it truly led to an amazing connection with all of humanity… we all have our “dark night of the soul” experiences and how we choose to respond to them makes ALL the difference in the outcome! So what did I learn? I’m not my breasts. I’m not my hair. When I connect to … Continue reading
The following excerpt is taken from the book NEW LAUNCH Oct 2014 of Stress Solutions for the Soul with Pearls of Hope By Lauren E Miller and Edie Hand Now Available on Amazon Day 3: Flexibility = Strength Did you know when trees are buffered by the wind they crack and sap fills in the gaps making it more flexible when hit by the next gust of wind. God speaks through nature…I literally just climbed a pine tree and witnessed this simple truth first hand. As you move through the gusty winds in life remember you will be left with the ability to endure. Everything is sent to make you fearless don’t shrink back from the opportunity to remember your God given strength to overcome! Dear God, I pray for the ability to remain flexible and unattached to the work of my hands. I know the more attached I am to the outcomes in life the less flexible I become. I want to be able to move quickly in life to where ever the Holy Spirit sends me. Grant me the grace of release and flexible responses to everything that will unfold today. Pearl of … Continue reading
Just for Fun click “continue reading” at the bottom of this post to Watch: How to Release Stress & Boost Confidence from a Child’s Point of View The Following Tip is from my Recent Best Seller: 5 Minutes to Stress Relief…How to Release Fear, Worry and Doubt Instantly! Grab and Go stress-relief tips When you understand what you are really feeling behind the stress, this understanding gives you the opportunity to connect with a positive perception of the situation at hand, which results in creative solutions. Life is meant to be experienced; not defined. Practice letting go of your need to interpret events, and allow yourself to be present to the lessons contained within the experiences. All of life contains the opportunity to expand in your ability to love. Give yourself permission to feel any and every emotion without judgment. You used to live this way when you were young, and could move through negative emotions back to inner peace very quickly. Return to this practice. In the midst of emotionally challenging days I will often say, “Help me to pass the test and get the lesson so this does not circle around again in my territory.” Explore … Continue reading
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out all fear.” 1 John 4:18 Fear is simply a label we place on an undesirable feeling of anxiety fueled by the thoughts: I’m not safe. I can’t handle this. I’m not OK and I might die…perhaps to EGO (my need to be liked, right or understood). Sound mind returns through the choice to allow love to have its way with us… within and through perceived threatening situations. As we lean our entire personality back into God and use techniques that neutralize the emotional flare up in our biology (EFT, NLP, Time Line Therapy) we regain our confidence in what our soul always knows: With God, All Things are Possible. This includes our ability to resurrect courage in the midst of perceived threatening situations. As I went through 5 years of treatment and surgeries throughout the experience of advanced cancer, I had many opportunities to practice this choice. I can say with full confidence that love wins out every time and we are the gate keeper in the midst of the choice between fear or love. Now Pause, Breathe in the Holy … Continue reading
Gratitude & Random Acts of Kindness Can Save Your Life: Yes, it’s true that when you practice random acts of kindness and gratitude on a daily basis you get physiological benefits in the Earth suit: · Increased immune system · Improved cognitive performance · Increased energy · Lower heart rate · Balanced cortisol (hydrocortisone) levels, which result in less internal stress · More likely to live a longer and a more satisfied life · Laughter and inner joy resulting in decreased stress hormones · Lower blood pressure and · Diminished pain Wow, that’s a lot of benefits! So, how often throughout your day do you practice gratitude and carry out random acts of kindness to those around you, including yourself? When the cloud of depression appeared in the midst of my chemo treatments, I remember experimenting with different techniques to see which one was the quickest at removing the clouds. Gratitude won me over every time. You cannot be depressed and grateful at the same time. Talk about a destructive cloud in life to remove. Whenever I shifted my focus from the “stressful situation” of the divorce, chemo, radiation and surgery to all that I was grateful for-down to my … Continue reading
“A Man is enslaved to whatever has mastered him.” 2 Peter: 2:19 What is enslaving you this week? Unfinished projects? An unkind response you received this week? Fear? Doubt? Worry? Needing to know how things will turn out? Illness? Physical challenges? Whatever we choose to give power to blocks our ability to see life as it truly is, creating an impoverished view of reality. Be very careful at the choice of energy & focus you give to outer circumstance. When we give more power to that which exists outside of us versus what dwells within us we become vulnerable to rising and falling depending on outer feedback and situations. For example, fear (doubt & worry) is created by the power we give to outside circumstance to define our ability to successfully handle that which is before us. If God is with us, who or what can be against us? Only our choice of focus can determine our ability to resurrect triumphant success or a paralyzing perspective of worry, doubt and fear. Now Pause breathe in the Holy Spirit and exhale any self doubt Today, Dear God, Help me to remember You are for me. Resurrect a conqueror’s … Continue reading
Here is a quick tip to release tension in your body taken from my new book: 5 Minutes to Stress Relief …Enjoy: Finger release Squeeze each finger with your opposite hand from the base of each finger out. Imagine pulling out your body’s tension through each fingertip as you say a phrase of release, such as “Releasing all tension in my body easily and effortlessly.” After pulling out the tension through each finger on both hands, go back and squeeze each fingertip, and pull until your grip releases, as you say, “Releasing remaining tension, releasing remaining tension.” Shake both hands when you are done. Want More? Check Out Stress Solutions University, Making Life Style Stress Solutions Easy for You.