Living Healthy – Online!

Living Healthy in Today’s World is getting tougher and tougher.

Living healthy online is just as important as it is in the real world.

Many of us grew up long before computers were part of everyday life.  Our idea of high tech was that new color television that we only had the opportunity to watch at our grandmother’s house. And no one had more than one television in their home!

Why, that was just a silly thought.  Who would even imagine such a thing?

Thing have changed immensely.

Now, our young people can hardly carry on a conversation in person. They prefer to text each other rather than to talk face to face…even when they are sitting at the same table in a restaurant or cafeteria at school.

We so seldom get “real mail” that is not a bill or an advertisement that when it does arrive on our birthday, it is worthy of a huge “thank you” to the sender.  Probably appreciated as much as any other “real” gift.

The things that we used to take for granted about what and who and where was safe are being shattered left and right.  For example, let’s look at a few of the events in the news recently.

1.  Churches have been considered sacred and safe for centuries. During many wars, the churches were spared the ravages of war, because both sides of the war agreed that they were off limits.  This week, in the news, an absolutly awful event happened after the perpetrator had spent about an hour in Bible study inside a church with his eventual nine victims.  This event has shaken the very foundation of the idea of what is “safe” in our world any more.

2. The red cross has been the symbol of hospitals for many decades, if not centuries.  In wartime, the red cross on the top of a tent (or on the side of a vehicle) meant that there were wounded and health care providers there and that it was not a fair target. Of course, more than once, the enemy has decided to take advantage of that to demoralize the troops on the other side by attacking the weak and wounded at their most vulnerable.  After all, if there is no one available to patch you up and give you morphine, how willing will you be to take the risks inherent in an encounter with the enemy, right?

I am a Registered Nurse and have worked in health care for about four decades.  It was very sobering — after all that time — to have to read and sign that I had read it — a policy and procedure for what to do in case a gunman should happen into my work place.  While it had occurred to me that perhaps someone might come looking for the drugs I had access to while at work, I never really considered all the other dangers that lurked — just waiting for the moment to present themselves.

When I was in the US Army Nurse Corps, we did train to be ready to carry weapons if we were in a field hospital and needed to defend our patients.  However, it never occurred to me that the same situation might ever arise when not on the battle field.  Maybe I should start wearing a flak jacket to work, eh?

3.  Then comes the topic of today’s post, online safety. As we have become more and more used to “being connected” via the internet, the wireless/mobile phone network, instant messaging, face time, Skype, email, Facebook, Instagram, etc. we must become more diligent in keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe and secure.

For starters, are you aware that for each photo that you post to Instagram, the date, time, and location that the photo was taken can be retrieved online by anyone who happens to know where to look?  (It really is not that hard!)  So when you take those pics of your adorable children and post them online for all the world to see, what information are you giving to the pediphile that lives just outside the legal distance from a school, nursey school, or childcare center and happens to live two doors down and across the back yard from you?  When you post the departure pics of your trip or your departure or arrival at your destination when you leave on a vacation or business trip, what info have you just supplied to that burglar that was planning his/her next hit?

What about that young pre/teen who spends so much time alone in his/her room talking to friends online?  How are those conversations going anyway?  Are these friendly conversations about school and making plans to go the mall after school?  Or is there harsh teasing that turns into harassment?  That eventually leads to depression, anger, and suicide/homocide?

Perhaps you think that I am being overly dramatic.  Or an alarmist. Or a “glass half empty” kind of person.

However, if you think back over the last several years, we have witnessed — if not in person, at least via the news media — the senseless killing of students and teachers in elementary and high school — by fellow or former classmates/students who had been harassed by other students and/or authority figures in their lives.  Schools were once considered a place to learn and to make lifelong friends.  Now they are simply a place to survive.  If you happen to learn something, all the better.  But getting out alive at the end of each day is considered success in more schools than we would care to admit.

When you are online — or teaching your children, parents, grandparents to navigate the internet, it is very important to relay the following tips to stay safe and healthy online:

1.  Never give information online that you would not give to a complete stranger in person.

2. Never say anything online that you would not want your mother/father/pastor/priest/favorite teacher to know you said.

3.  Always remember that there is a live person on the other side of that screen reading/hearing only your words.  They have no non-verbal communication to clue them in to the more subtle aspects of communication such as tone of voice, body language, facial expressions, and more. Be sure to read through your message before you send it looking for ways to “soften” the language. Feeling are a lot easier to hurt than they are to repair.

4.  Look out for each other online. Be aware of what others may be saying about your friends and defend them if they need someone to stand up for them. Support them when someone decides to “beat them up” online…or threatens to do so in the physical sense. Make the adults aware and call the police if necessary to keep everyone safe in the situation.

5.  While this next one is a common practice online, please protect yourself and DON’T do it!  Never pretend to be someone you are not.  If you are 13 years old, don’t pretend to be 21 so you can talk to the older guys/gals.  Such practices tend to lead down dangerous roads from which you may or may not return.

6.  Never agree to meet someone alone in real life that you met online…even if you have chatted with them for months.  If you buy something on a local yard sale site, take someone with you to complete the transaction and arrange to meet in a highly populated public place (restaurant, school, etc.) where there is security highly visible.

Staying safe is part of Living Healthy.  Safety online is part of Living Healthy, too!

Take what you have learned today and keep living healthy online!

Until next time,

Zona

Stress Management Tips and Techniques to De-Stress

Stress Management Tips and Techniques to De-Stress

Stress management is something that everyone needs on an everyday basis. We all get stressed.

The common tips and techniques recommended to de-stress are:

  • prayer
  • meditation
  • deep breathing
  • relaxation
  • watching the sunset (sunrise)
  • taking time to smell the roses
  • enjoying a hobby
  • exercise

Something that may help with stress management is something old that has been used for centuries in Asia. Something that is worth giving it a try.  There are no side effects to worry about. It is non-addicting (at least in the physical sense of the word).  And who knows?  It just may be the missing tool in your stress management toolbox.

So what is it?

The Chakra 7 Tower of Power

The Chakra 7 Tower of Power
The Chakra 7 Tower of Power

The Chakra 7 Tower of Power is made of  Orgonite.

Dr. Wilhem Reich, who rediscovered orgonite early in the 20th century, claimed that orgonite was an ancient “cosmic energy.” The term “orgone” has been used interchangably with vril, prana, frequencies, chi,  love, mana, light, magic, and true source energy. He claimed that it effected everything from life in the known universe to the color of the sky and even gravity. In a sense, it is part of the energy life force that connects everything and everyone.

Follow Dr. Reich’s rediscovery, a movement of other Orgone students and creators began and grew.

Orgonite devices are created with the intent to emit an Orgone Field that will absorb and change bad and negative energies in to good and positive energies.  Intent for the use of Orgonite plays a role in how it works.  Jewelry may be worn to shield the wearer from negative Orgone. However, at the same time, it is claimed to boost its wearer’s inner Chi to a level of higher vibration, love and inner energy.

The powerful effects of Orgonite that have been recorded to include:

  • calmer home and work area
  • increased blood circulation
  • turns negative energy into positive energy
  • helps plants to grow better
  • mental clarity
  • improved sleep
  • helps control mood swings
  • detoxifies water
  • deepens meditation
  • slows aging
  • re-aligns Chakras
  • protects against EMF, EMR and EMP
  • empowers prayer
  • stabilizes concentration
  • improves focus

Knowing all the potential benefits, creators have been producing a variety of items claiming orgonite benefits including bracelets, necklaces with pendants, wands for use by reiki practitioners, charms, keychains, and earrings.  More elaborate, more inclusive items utilize multiple elements that may contribute to the beneficial effects.

The Chakra 7 Tower of Power is made of three (3) different levels of density in the mineral/metal matrix’s. Each matrix is made up of a combination of forty-five (45) minerals and six (6)  metals. The outer layer has stone layers and copper layers you can see in the pic.

What makes the Chakra 7 Tower of Power unique is its core.

As seen in the pic it is a seven (7) Chakra Stone Core as to meet each individual Chakra’s vibration and tune them all together for perfect resonance. It is approximately 9 inches tall and 2.75 inches wide at its base. A total of 12 hours of Chakra Binaural Beats and over 24 hours of Reiki Work have gone into this piece. Keep it in a work place or close to your mediation/sleep area for best effect.

From the above description, can you see how you could benefit from the Chakra 7 Tower of Power for stress management?

Order yours today at youfeelingbetter.com

 

Could You Be Experiencing Bad Effects of Cell Phones? Sleeplessness, Cancer, Anxiety, and More

Cell phones are all around us.
Wi-Fi is everywhere.
Cell towers are sprouting like weeds.

Have you ever wondered if there were any deleterious effects of all these waves?

I had heard some rumbling about a possible link between cell phones and brain cancer, but as a nurse had no direct information to help me resolve the conflict caused by possible health dangers and inconvenience of NOT having a cell phone.

Not long ago I met a fellow nurse who had carried her cell phone in her bra for about ten years when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was told at the nationally-recognized cancer center where she sought treatment that it was her cell phone being carried in her bra that was the most likely culprit. She had no family history of cancer. She reported being told that the cell phone should be carried at least four inches away from the body. How many of us do that?

Now I put my cell phone in my purse instead of my pocket if at all possible.

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I found this documentary to be eye-opening and enlightening.  I hope you will find it useful.

It is worth the time to watch in its entirety.

Check out http://youfeelingbetter.com for more info.

To Your Health,

Zona