As the trees show their magnificent colors we are
reminded just how much there is to learn from
nature’s constant change and to pay
to the magnificence of the many gifts that surround
My Sanity Saver Music Helps You Feel Young
Again gives you helpful suggestions to tap into
the music from a time in your life when you were
relatively carefree. As you contemplate how to
maintain balance in your life, consider creating a
few moments each day just for yourself. To help
achieve this, I offer
some tips in Meditate to Ease Stress.
Everyday there are life challenges that require our
sanity saving which is why I'm writing a new book
called Sanity Savers: Tips for Women to Live a
Balanced Life. You can pre-order it on line.
Look for its release in February 2007.
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Music Helps You Feel Young Again
Sometimes when you feel “old” and unable to begin a
task because there are just too many jobs waiting
to be done, it is helpful to totally stop and “regroup.”
You're overwhelmed and feel stressed which
negatively impacts aging. You can break that
music that brings you back to a time when you
were “free and easy." That may
be “MOTOWN,” “SWING”, “JAZZ” “ROCK AND ROLL”,
or “COUNTRY WESTERN.”
Remember, it is not how much
stress you have but how you handle it that matters.
Letting go of stress
is easier if your stress busters are readily available.
So keep your iPod nearby and give yourself a few
moments to let the
music “fill” you. See what happens.
- Music is Therapy- For many women
in particular, hearing those melodies can bring you
back to your basic, essential self. Dancing around
the living room or kitchen, remembering a favorite
dance partner can give you energy. Listening to
music can even help with your
health by lowering your blood pressure and heart
rate, as well as improve your mood. Listen and
play to keep yourself “in internal shape.” Let music
evoke a time of freedom, ability and joy.
- Rhythm is Therapy - Sign up for
drumming lessons, join a woman's drumming circle, or
just buy a drum. Drumming can bring a
feeling of relaxation almost immediately.
- Singing is Therapy - Music does not just
have to be in the background. Focus on the
sounds, the melodies, the words, and the rhythm.
Sing along and feel the spark you felt when you were
Music is ageless.
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A Good Daily Habit
Plug into "calm" and recharge your batteries by
Meditating is like brushing your teeth. You wouldn't
risk tartar build up and dental decay so why risk
stress build up and mental/emotional decay?
Whether you find time in the morning, midday or as a
relaxing ritual before you go to bed, meditate each
|Sanity SaversTM TIPS
Meditate to Ease Stress
Is life going too fast? Are decisions difficult to figure
out? Do you have too many choices and feel
overwhelmed? Is there a relationship that’s weighing
on you? What is in your soul that’s longing to come
We all need to be still to slow life down and sort
through our lives. Meditation is a way to find that
stillness and connect with a revitalizing source of
energy. It can help foster tranquility, creativity, and
Many people conjure up the image of gurus, crystals
and incense. But, quieting the mind is available to
can be effective and
calming. Here’s how to do it:
- Relax Your Mind - Focus on our
breath. Empty your thoughts. When your mind
wanders to what you have to do and what stresses
you, bring it back to your breath. Watch or feel it
come into and out of your nostrils.
- Relax Your Body - Allow yourself to
release all tension in
your muscles, and all parts of
your body . . . around the eyes, jaw, shoulders,
stomach, hips, legs. Breathe deeply and slowly.
- Let Go . . . and be. Don’t control, just go
with the flow. Let your mind and body float and
welcome the feeling.
You deserve to relax. Meditate and let go.
Leave the mind in its natural, undisturbed state.
Don't follow thoughts of "This is a problem, that is a
problem!" ... In this way, you will stop seeing
miserable conditions as problems."
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, "Transforming Problems Into
DALE V. ATKINS Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist,
lecturer and commentator in the media who appears
on the Today show.
She has more than twenty-
years of experience and focuses on living a balanced
life, parenting, aging well, managing stress, life &
work transitions, family connections and healthy
Dr. Atkins is the author
and/or co-editor of several books including:
SistersFrom the Heart:
Their Private Thoughts about their Private
Families and their Hearing-Impaired
OK, You're My Parents
Let Go of Anger and Create a Relationship that
Wedding Sanity Savers
Handle the Stickiest Dilemmas, Scrapes and
Questions that Arise on the Road to Your Perfect
book . . .
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