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Wednesday, October 12, 2005
  You May Be Spiderman's Mamma, But You Can't Stay Here
I know that I was on a rant yesterday, forgive me. NOT! Anyway, Our home was sprayed by the Terminix people today inside and out. We just kept seeing spiders everywhere. I saw all kinds: big ones, little ones, brown ones, black ones, and some very pretty colorful ones that had to meet the bottom of my Birkenstocks. Sorry, spiders, I really am, but I just, well, I'm scared of you. That's about it! I also don't want to get bit in the middle of the night and I don't want you to bite the Godfather before he eats you! This computer is not letting me space between paragraphs for some reason. Please forgive the messiness. I just wanted to do a quick little post. It seems when I got into my car accident that I damaged the main nerve/blood vessle/whatever behind my ear. My doctor seems to think that I have a clot. I have been instructed to avoid ALL stress and to take it easy. (easier said than done) He's scared that if it pops that I could have a stroke. Well, thanks, Doc, now I'm scared too! If you don't hear from me in a while, that's why. I'm avoiding stress. Not that you are stressful at all. I'm just really trying to sit around and do nothing, literally! On that pitiful not, my friends, pray for me and live life for me because I can't do a darn thang right now. I love you all!!! ttfn
 
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Everyone has days when they are down, worn out, chronic anxiety and just not feeling all that happy.

That's OK, you need to have days like this, otherwise how would you know when you are happy. You need to have something to contrast your happiness with. What is black without white?

Even though you know that sadness (chronic anxiety) is a part of life, let's try to make it a small part of life.

With that said, here are a few tips to help you feel better when you are feeling down in the dumps. They are easy to do, easy to practice every day and they work!

1. Stand up straight, sit up straight. When your body is in alignment your energy can flow and when your energy is flowing freely, you can flow.

2. Smile! Yes, just smile. Easy to do and effective.

3. Repeat positive affirmations. Things like "I feel good", "Positive energy flows through my body", "I see the good in all".

4. Listen to some music that you like. It doesn't have to be anything specific, just something you enjoy. Certain types of music work better than others, but experiment and see what works for you. Studies have shown that Classical music and new age music work best.

5. Take some time out for yourself, relax and read a book, do something for yourself.

6. Meditate. Meditation is an excellent habit to develop. It will serve you in all that you do. If you are one who has a hard time sitting still, then try some special meditation CDs that coax your brain into the meditative state. Just search for "Meditation music" on Google or Yahoo and explore.

Our outside work is simply a reflection of our inside world. Remember there is no reality just your perception of it. Use this truth to your advantage. Whenever you are sad, realize that it is all in your mind and you do have the power to change your perception.

These tips will lift you up when you are down, but don't just use them when you are sad or chronic anxiety . Try and practice them everyday, make them a habit. You will be surprised at how these simple exercises will keep the rainy days away.

On a final note, if you are in a deep depression that you can't seem to shake, please go see a doctor. This is your life and don't take any chances. chronic anxiety
 
Rhodiola Rosea is the latest natural remedy to join the arsenal of natural anxiety and stress (benefit of rhodiola) reducers.

Rhodiola Rosea, also known as Golden Root, is a native plant of arctic Siberia. For centuries it has been used by eastern European and Asian cultures for physical endurance, work productivity, longevity, resistance to high altitude sickness, and to treat fatigue, depression, anemia, impotence, gastrointestinal ailments, infections, and nervous system disorders.

The first recorded medicinal applications of rodia riza (renamed Rhodiola Rosea) was made by the Greek physician, Dioscorides, in 77 C.E. in 'De Materia Medica'. Rhodiola Rosea has been included in official Russian medicine since 1969.

Despite its long history, the Western world has only recently become aware of the health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea. It has come to the attention of many natural health practitioners because of studies which tested its affects on combating anxiety and stress.

Rhodiola Rosea is considered an adaptogen. This means it has an overall stabilizing effect on the body without disrupting other functions. Its ability to normalize hormones may be effective for treating depression and anxiety.

Studies of Rhodiola Rosea show that it stimulates neurotransmitters and enhances their effects on the brain. This includes the ability for the brain to process serotonin which helps the body to adapt to stress.

Since adaptogens improve the body's overall ability to handle stress, it has been studied to identify it's effects on biological, chemical and physical stress.

A study was performed to test the effects of Rhodiola Rosea when stress or benefit of rhodiola is caused by intense mental work (such as final exams). Such tests concluded that using Rhodiola Rosea improved the amount and quality of work, increasing mental clarity and reducing the effects of fatigue.

The effects of Rhodiola Rosea have also been tested on stress and anxiety from both physical and emotional sources. A report by the American Botanical Council states that "Most users find that it improves their mood, energy level, and mental clarity." They also report on a study that indicated Rhodiola Rosea could increase stress tolerance while at the same time protecting the brain and heart from the physical affects of stress.

This report included details of studies which highlight the overall health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea.

The generally recommended dose is 200-600mg/day. The active properties should be a minimum 0.8 percent salidroside and 3 percent rosavin.

It is important for consumers to know that Rhodiola may be sold using other species that do not share the properties of Rhodiola Rosea, benefit of rhodiola, or at ineffective strengths for treatment. Anyone with depression or anxiety should also check with a health professional when treating these symptoms.

benefit of rhodiola
 
thank you to my readers that left comments. it makes me feel better knowing that you care enough to take the time to write to me. i really appreciate it, more than you'll ever know.

i will sit up straight. i will smile when i feel like crying. i will try meditation.

i will also try to get my hands on some rhodiola asap. y'all have really made me feel so much better. sometimes all you need is to know that there is someone out there reading that actually cares.

i thank you both from the bottom of my heart. you are sweet people and i don't even know you. thank you for making this lonely and sad girl feel like she's not alone anymore!
 
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