So, I bet you didn’t know May was National High Blood Pressure Education Month, eh? Very important, this blood pressure business. It’s nicknamed “the silent killer” for good reason: you can have it and not know it’s there, while it gets busy wreaking havoc on your arteries. If you know you’ve got hypertension, you can remediate it or reduce it by making simple lifestyle changes.
I’m delighted to tell you that the new Traci Stein CDs are in the warehouse and ready to ship! So if you’ve pre-ordered any of these hard copies, they’re on their way.
We’re very proud to have these beautiful guided meditations in our Health Journeys collection. I’d been looking for some fresh mindfulness resources for some time. We were after superior writing, psychologically sophisticated content and gentle but compelling narration, and Traci really delivered the goods with Mindfulness Meditations: Finding Peace & Perspective in the Present Moment.
Well, we're in the middle of National Nurses Week and I just wanted to say a couple of things about this group of people who are responsible for us when we need help the most. Well, maybe more than a couple of things.
Listen up, college students (and those who love them)! That time of fear and loathing is nipping at your heels. Yes, finals week is almost here. So I thought I’d share a few pointers on learning, performance and test anxiety.
High on the list of counter-productive moves for test taking are these: pulling all-nighters, overuse of caffeine and sugar, taking amphetamines to increase focus, fleeing into procrastination and distraction with social media, stopping regular exercise, and trying to ingest too much information in too short a time.
So, as Mother’s Day approaches, I’m reminiscing about a May morning many decades ago, when I was about 8 and my sister 11, and we forgot to get our mother a Mother’s Day present.
My mother went absolutely nuts – I mean, totally ballistic. Where normally, when we disappointed her, we might hear her mutter a few sarcastic words under her breath, this was an all-out rant that shredded us, calling us out for the selfish, ungrateful louts we were, and leaving us mortified and guilty - my brother, who was a blameless 5 or 6, escaped her ire. She then took to her room and slammed the door. She was probably crying.
My sister and I felt horrible. We quickly put our heads together, pooled our meager cash reserves, and walked to the drug store up the street (the only venue that was open on a Sunday). We found some low-end perfume we could afford. (We may have gotten a temporary loan from the clerk. It was a small town and people did things like that.)
Two of our new mindfulness-based meditations are ready. Mindful Meditation Mix, a sampler of mindful awareness exercises by three of us: yours truly, Traci Stein and Steve Kohn; and Mindfulness Meditations: Finding Peace & Perspective in the Present Moment, a super-effective program by Traci Stein, are ready in their download iterations.
And so is Traci’s extraordinary Self-Compassion Meditations to Release Self-Criticism and Foster Self-Kindness.
Okay, so I’ve been told that April is Stress Awareness Month. Hah! I could ask what month isn’t Stress Awareness Month. But I won’t.
Instead, I’ll offer three simple, everyday things we all can do to manage our stress and take better care of ourselves.
It’s your chance to win our downloadable Day & Night Healthy Weight and Body Image Set by Dr. Traci Stein
Starting Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. ET, you can private message us your email address through our Facebook page to enter. We’ll randomly select a winner and notify them at Noon ET on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Health Journeys will announce the winner’s first name and last initial on Facebook. Winner will be notified by email.
Well, Traci Stein’s Healthy Weight and Body Image self-hypnosis audio program is now officially in the new catalog, and the response to it has been just terrific. Just click on the audio sample (via the link above) and see for yourself.
It’s for people who want to adopt healthier habits around eating and exercise, but it also works for anyone with an overly harsh, distorted perception of his or her own body, including people with eating disorders, like anorexia, bingeing or bulimia.
So, yes, finally – multo boxes of our new hj catalogs were delivered to our warehouse, and dropped at the post office last week. If you're on our mailing list, your copy is no doubt winging its way to you.
We know that your patient and gracious selves have been waiting for them for way too long. Cheryl and Maggie - always the champions and advocates for The Paper People (generally those of us of a certain age) - are especially glad for their arrival.
You'll find some fine new stuff in there: more, wonderful guided imagery from Peg Doyle, for starters – Beyond Cancer, some guided meditations for survivors of the Oncology Wars who are done with treatment and/or in remission, but still terrorized by check-ups, scans and doctors' visits.
And we finally found something we've been looking for, for quite a while now – some thoughtful, sensitive guided imagery for Grieving the Loss of a Pet by Karen Adele Litzinger.