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EFT number 1 Stress buster

 image by Brett Ryder  " the world in my hand"

image by Brett Ryder  " the world in my hand"

How wonderful  EFT is being the number 1 stress buster

"One probable reason we’re knackered? Daily stresses: they can disrupt sleep. But instead of necking a glass of wine when you’re frazzled, try the emotional freedom technique (EFT). In short, it’s ‘psychological acupuncture’ – you tap on acupressure points (i.e, under eyes) while reciting an affirmation, such as ‘Even though I have this problem with [X], I accept myself.…’ Sounds a bit woo-woo, but an NHS study found it significantly improved anxiety symptoms. For details, go to "

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Poem and Wall Street Journal article

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image by Adam Scott Miller


“After every storm the sun will smile, for every problem there is a solution,

and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer”

                                                                                       William R. Alger


But some times you need some help and tools to help you along.

Excellent article for just that.

Wonderful to see EFT mentioned

Thank you @EBernsteinwjs

Also find link on Twitter @catherinecheval

We shape our thoughts thereafter they shape us

I have been saying  and sharing these words in many of my twits, @catherinecheval

Because I believe these words to be true.

And have been reading and researching material to validate my quote.

One of the books is

Cure , a journey into the science of, mind over body. By Jo Marchant

A well-researched page-turner…raises questions about the role of culture, environment and neurochemistry in our responses to treatment—and may very well lead to widespread changes in the ways we practice medicine. New York Post


Instead of reaching for the pills, as many doctors prescribe, As Jo found out, Doctors have no time ( ten minute slots to see their patients) , Not long enough to finding the root of the problem, just give a pill to ease the pain....

“ In a medical system based on evidence from trials results, the medicine we end up with depends on the trails that are carried out. So perhaps it’s not surprising that in western medicine, there is little attempt to nurture an harness patient’s psychological resources. Despite their best intention, medical professionals are working within a system that priorities access to medical technology and allows increasingly little space for the human aspects of care.” Jo Marchant

I truly enjoyed reading this book, I wanted more to be written on Alternative Medicine. CBT was mentioned. BUT not EFT . Alas. but at least acknowledgement of other modalities were mentioned to help to heal our mind and bodies. Too many to name.

Need toread the book

Be good to your body and your body will be good to you 

Catherine Chevalier



Mindful Monday, Tale of the Teeth

Tale of teeth and the dentist.  (Don't worry, no gory detail).


I went off one morning not looking forward to …..  Yes, Dentist & Hygienist day!

My hygienist told me that my back teeth were loose, that I had weak gums and that along my bottom teeth, the gums were receding.  I could feel this when I rubbed my tongue on them.

She said I might need some work done and possibly pulling my wisdom teeth out....

 eeeeek no thanks.

eeeeek no thanks.


Teeth cleaned & polished, she said “see you in four months”.

I was determined not to have my wisdom teeth out or any other teeth pulled out for that matter.

I started to floss every night. I did my usual teeth maintenance. In the morning I brushed with a hand held brush, taking time to get to the wisdom teeth.  In the evening, I used an electric toothbrush not on the highest setting. And I flossed.

I also started to speak to my teeth and gums, telling them to heal.

I made up statements, positive affirmations which I repeated to myself.

“I have healthy teeth and strong and healthy gums.”

I started to imagine healthy teeth not thinking of them in a negative way.

I massaged my teeth and gums with my tongue, as often as I thought about it.

 Four months later, another day to look forward to with the hygienist.

I sat in the chair, she had a good look, she rooted around, not saying much.

After a while, she said with some surprise, “Your gums are healthy and you have no wobbly teeth. And along the bottom teeth, you have no receding gums.

All cleaned and polished. See you in 6 months.”

Moral of the story: You can heal yourself.

“Replace your conscious negative thoughts with positive affirmations.

 Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want.”

 Dr. Lissa Rankin, Mind over Medicine, Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself