Showing posts with label A GAL NEEDS....Wellness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A GAL NEEDS....Wellness. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

I Took The Free Ayurvedic Quiz. Is Ayurvedic Healing For You?

 Ayurvedic medicine has been around for about 3000 years. Originating in India, there have been many aspects of it that have flourished here in the states. Think about the practice of meditation, and the benefits it has in our busy lives. It gives us a chance to manage the stress we see every single day. Essential oils and aromatherapy also branch out from Ayurvedic Medicine. Yoga is another beneficial branch of the practice. There is also the nutritional aspect. The herb turmeric is renowned for its cleansing of toxins inside the body.


I have utilized every one of those branches of Ayurvedic holistic practices at one time or another in my own life. None of them have necessarily been used simultaneously. But rather, at the time that they presented themselves and at a time when I needed them most.

At their roots in India, Ayurvedic practices have been described as very earthy and even primitive. I have a friend who actually visited India for a good length of time and was able to participate in the native Ayurvedic Medicine. She said there were many  more varied techniques, different from the things we have taken and assimilated here in our western culture. She talked about extremely hot massage techniques with heated oils and stones, a cleansing steam treatment that encompassed everything except the head, and was extremely hot! She talked about healing medicine for the scalp that included invertebrates.  

I love living in the U.S. because there are so many different cultures blended here, with various healing arts from food to medicines. It seems to me that the best mind and body techniques usually surface and become mainstream in some form or fashion. I love to take advantage of the best of these and incorporate them into my own life. For instance, during the past 6 months I started drinking an herbal Ayurvedic tea in the mornings and the results have been amazing! The hand excema that I usually get in the summer has been virtually eradicated. I feel like this drink has a lot to do with that!

I took the quiz and received an initial consultation for review purposes

I recently had the opportunity to have an Ayurvedic consultation with a dedicated practitioner and healer who is based out of Spain and lives in Ibizia, where the beautiful Balearic islands are located. She has dedicated her life to the Ayurvedic lifestyle and practices healing and health. Her name is Sophie Foucher and she is the founder of Sadhana Journey. She has an impressive resume of schooling and experience in India. Here is just some of what she has done to gain her knowledge and expertise.

  • Vedic Institute of India, Dr. Frawley, 2019
  • Mysore Ayurvedic Chakra House, Dr. Kumer, 2018
  • Chopra Center, 2016


Sophie Foucher

Friday, May 7, 2021

3 Tips To Increase Your Productivity At Work

 The morning cuppa has long worn off, lunch lag has set in, and the caffeine drink beside you isn't doing the job. The brick wall is approaching fast....all you really want to do is look at your phone and have some down time. Unfortunately, paid time off is for vacations, extreme illness, or family emergencies. Could we just get some non-productivity pay as well? (Try making THAT suggestion at the next office meeting!)

Being productive at work is important because (hello...) it is what keeps you in a job and pays your bills, but it isn't always the easiest thing to be, given that life happens, even though you might have a job that requires you to be there a certain amount of hours per day, rain or shine. Lack of productivity at work, however, is not the end of the world as long as it is rectified quickly and not left to get worse.

There are a number of things at work and home that can affect your productivity and cause your work to slump. If you feel you are struggling with productivity at work and you're unsure what you can do to correct this, hopefully these few tips will give you an idea of what you can do and get you started working towards a more productive work life.

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Make Sure You Are In A Job You Like

A major impact on your productivity is whether or not you are happy in your job. If you're in a job you don't enjoy or if you're in a job that is not the career path you want to be on, then you should make the change to something that does make you happy. Depending where you are in life, you could look at a complete career change. If you're already in the health industry, you could start a new career in emergency medicine or change hospital wards you work on----anything that would make you happier. With easier obtained opportunities to re-educate in new fields, you should have no issues changing careers and picking up any qualifications you might need for a happier life. 

Set Schedules For Yourself

Setting up schedules will allow you to plan your day and tick things off as you work. This helps you to remain focused and also know what you need to be doing at any given time. Frequently, a problem with productivity is not knowing what needs to be done and what time you have to do it. If you have a schedule you know how much time you have and where to slot in the work you need to do.This will allow you to manage your time and increase productivity. Also make a note of when you feel most productive in the day and make sure you schedule your harder tasks for that time to increase productivity when at your best.

Watch Your Health

Although you may not think your health impacts your work, it actually can. For example, if you exercise and eat well, this increases your energy and your brain function, allowing you to be more productive and have increased focus. Exercising before work can help to energize and give you focus for your day. It's often tempting to eat sugary snacks, which are seemingly always put out for employees. It's almost like a booby trap. Rewarding someone with sugary foods will definitely lower productivity over the long run.  Try to bring healthier alternatives and learn to say no to the sugar. Also, getting enough sleep will make a huge impact on how your day goes.


 Following at least some aspect of the above suggestions will certainly contribute to a better work day and beyond! What additional tips have you found to help you have a better and more productive work day?

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Top Six Reasons To Exercise Before Going To Work

 If you feel as though you are in a rush every morning before you go to work, then you are not alone. So many people are in the same position that you are in right now! But believe it or not, there are a number of reasons why you should try and work out before you clock in. Here are some very persuasive reasons to give some serious consideration to doing just that.

Give Yourself An Energy Boost

Coffee shops have sprung up on every single corner, or so it seems. It's safe to say that it's now easier than ever for you to grab one on the go. Research has shown time and time again that exercise gives you energy. If you are able to start your day on just 30 minutes of exercise, then you will soon find that you have a much better wake-up call when compared to having a cup of coffee. If you want this, you will soon find that you are able to wake up more and that you can have the best start to the day. If you are not a confident runner, then you're not alone there either. Go early, stick to the quieter streets and build your stamina.

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