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Breathing Therapy

Saturday, July 05, 2014

I recently learned this "Breathing Therapy":
1) Exhale for a count of 4 - to empty your lungs of all the old air.
2) Inhale for a count of 4 - to start, lay on your back with one hand on your stomach and the other on your chest. When you breathe in, your chest should rise, then your stomach. To make sure you are breathing full, and not just upper lungs only, or shallow breathing. You can then learn to do it standing or siting upright, etc. - filling the upper AND lower lungs!
3) Important part: hold that breath for a count of 4 - to allow your body to use up the oxygen that you just took in! Try to focus on sending the oxygen to various parts of your body - where there is pain or health issues.
4) Exhale for a count of 4, to empty your lungs of the old air.

Repeat several times!
You might feel dizzy from doing this - mainly because the brain is not used to all that OXYGEN!

Do that first thing each day:
- before getting out of bed
- when feeling stressed
- when in any situation where you're not feeling relaxed or having difficulty concentrating..... = OFTEN!

I struggle with "Anxiety" and with keeping my "FOCUS" where it should be.

We read in Hebrews 12 "fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of your faith... so you won't grow WEARY and lose heart."

Circumstances and people will distract us - it's so good to just step back, practice "Breathing Therapy" - breathing in the very thought that Jesus is the air we breathe....

"EXHALE" out the stress
INHALE in the very breath of God!
HOLD on to God's unchanging hand!

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LADYOLIVER 7/7/2014 4:28PM


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FITGRANDMA120 7/6/2014 10:01AM

    I like this very much, thanks for the visual. I so much appreciate the reminder that God is with me, I'm not alone. I've also been looking for breathing techniques for stressful situations

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PATTISTAMPS 7/5/2014 10:44AM

    Wow! That feels amazing! I am going to practice this! TFS!

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"For He does not enjoy bringing affliction or suffering on mankind."

Sunday, June 22, 2014

For several months now I have been waking up in the middle of the night and noticing the time on the clock is 3:33.
Many afternoons I will notice the time is 3:33.

A friend and neighbor invited me to join her at an "End Times Bible Prophesy" conference in TN recently. I started to think, maybe God is trying to tell me something with this 3:33 "message", so I looked up EVERY book in the Bible to see which ones had a chapter 3, verse 33 - there are only 6.

There was ONE VERSE of those 6 that became obvious to me - this is a message from the LORD God Most High!

Jeremiah was known as "the Weeping Prophet" - his message of REPENTANCE didn't go over well. I'm thinking it is not a popular message in THIS DAY AND AGE, either!

God is warning us in Lamentations, 3:33
"For He does not enjoy bringing affliction or suffering on mankind."

Please take the time to read the entire chapter in the translation of your choice at this link.

It is eye-opening STUFF! emoticon
A call to REPENTANCE - emoticon
Lamentations 3:40 "Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the LORD!"

THEN I decided to do a search and just typed in 3 33 and found this:

Jeremiah 3:33 -'Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'

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LINDA! 6/22/2014 10:52PM

    Very interesting!!

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CANICE 6/22/2014 9:07AM

    Emily, I have always "been a fan" of finding numbers on the clock that are all the same number or numbers in progression

10:10 - 11:11 - 12:12
1:23 and 12:34
1:11 - 2:22 - 3:33 - 4:44 - 5:55
I'm just GLAD there isn't a 6:66 emoticon
666 is the "mark of the beast"

Comment edited on: 6/22/2014 9:10:36 AM

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    I was waking at this exact time for several nights a few years back and had to retrain my brain not too. It was very odd as I would wake up and look and yes it would 3:33. Also I always seem to look at the clock at 11:11.
Anyhow I know we both look at things in different ways but I enjoy your blogs and thought it was odd to see you had the 3:33 awake times too.

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Advice from my Naturopath Doc

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Advice from my Naturopath Doc, Martha Whitney, from Health In Hand

1) "It's all good"

My thought: God promised in Romans 8:28 to work in and through all things for our good and HIS glory.

2) "I'm going to let this one go"

My thought: "Let go and let God" deal with it.
Holding on to hurts will only hurt you

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PATTISTAMPS 6/18/2014 11:28AM

    AMEN!!! You have it all right there.

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Your Love Sets Me FREE!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

"Hope Now"

If everything comes down to love
Then just what am I afraid of
When I call out Your name
Something inside awakes in my soul
How quickly I forget I'm Yours

I'm not my own
I've been carried by You
All my life

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free

When my life is like a storm
Rising waters all I want is the shore
You say I'll be ok and
Make it through the rain
You are my shelter from the storm

I'm not my own
I've been carried by You
All my life

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free
You've become my hearts desire
I will sing Your praises higher
Cause Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free



Thursday, June 12, 2014

1. Bed linens. These can hold germs, grime, and allergens. Wash at least once a week using the hottest washer and dryer settings. It takes extreme heat to kill most bacteria.
2. Pet toys. These can be a source of staph, as well as coliforms, yeast, and mold. Hard toys should be cleaned once a month with hot soapy water, rinsed, disinfected with a mild bleach solution, then rinsed again. Sanitize soft toys with laundry on the hot water cycle.
3. Refrigerator ice and water dispensers. A recent study found these can be loaded with yeast and mold. Clean the ice dispenser monthly. Turn off and wash the bin with dish detergent and warm water, then dry with a clean towel. Every six months, pour 3-4 cups of distilled white vinegar into the water supply tube and let it run through to sanitize. Wipe water spout once a week with cotton swab and a dry cloth.
4. HVAC ducts. In a year, a 1500 square foot home's ducktwork can collect 40 pounds of dust containing allergens, bacteria, dirt, fungi, mold, and about 40,000 dust mites per ounce. When you turn on the system, all this circulates, causing fatigue, sinus problems, and asthma. Have a NADCA-certified company clean ducts every 2 years.
5. Sponges. Unless disinfected, a sponge is a prime place for germs to grow, and then spread around the kitchen. Clean a nonmetallic sponge by completely wetting it and placing it in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. Throw out sponges after two weeks. Better options are towels, dishcloths, and rags you can sanitize with bleach in your washing machine's hot water cycle.
6. Ceiling fan blades. These are home to dust mites which the fan then circulates. Put a pillowcase on each blade and pull it off while wiping the dust into it. Empty it outside, and then launder the case inside out on your hottest washer and dryer settings.
7. The dishwasher. Mold can form here when moisture lingers after the heat cycle ends. Run your dishwasher only when you can empty it soon after it stops.
8. The washing machine. Mold and staph can grow here. Once a month, use the self-clean cycle or put a cup of bleach in an empty machine and run on the hottest setting. Leave the door or lid open when not in use.


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