Holy Allergies! How to Better Control the 4 Factors that Affect Your Health, Energy and and Well Being 0

Holy Allergies! How to Better Control the 4 Factors that Affect Your Health, Energy and and Well Being

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017

I was so tired a week ago. It was super humid in NY, and I felt totally wiped out, and the cough I had from my pollen allergy was activated again!!!! Ugh!  I thought I had beat it. I had been taking my supplements, and it had gotten better, virtually disappeared, so what happened? And, why are some of my clients suffering from allergies and others, not at all? Some of it is predisposition, and some of it is the cumulation of many different stress factors. See, what I didn’t tell you is that I moved apartments the weekend before. We moved to an apt with a better lay out and view in our building, a great move, but a move non-the-less. Despite the fact that we hired movers,  it was complete with lots of bending over, lifting things, inhaling dust, eating fast food and the emotional stress of feeling unsettled and not knowing where anything was for a few days. Allergies, just like viruses, tend to affect you more If your body is already taxed by unperceived stressors. You just get more watery eyes or an itchy throat like me, or if you were exposed to a virus, a cold if your body’s resistance is down. And, your...

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Short on Time? How to Instantly Create More ;) 0

Short on Time? How to Instantly Create More ;)

Posted by on May 17, 2017

Tis a busy season for a lot of you with graduations, end of school year events, weddings, prepping summer homes and getting ready for your own vacations. Find yourself revved into a stress stage just pre-planning everything you need to do? Putting too much pressure on yourself to get too much done in too little time? Feeling afraid you won’t have enough time? I created this super quick and easy Tapping for Time exercise to help calm both you and me down when we have lengthy to-do lists with impending time pressures. It’s helped me get more done in less time! While time is finite, we can expand our experience of it. Anxiety and worry have a tendency to make everything more difficult. When you are stressed your mental capacity is hindered because your primal response is to send energy and resources to your limbs to power your fight or flight. Tapping these meridian points from The Chinese Acupuncture System helps your body calm down. Since there probably isn’t a lion, tiger or bear chasing you, it would be best to calm your body’s innate response, so you can send blood and oxygen back to your brain, improve your cognitive function, think more clearly, and solve problems faster. The more...

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The Question That Changed My Life 0

The Question That Changed My Life

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016

Last year around this time, I had a conversation with my husband that has changed my life. We were talking about what we wanted in our future together, and I felt hindered. I didn’t see how I could contemplate starting a family with all the responsibilities of the old studio.

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I am giving you permission to… 0

I am giving you permission to…

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016

I am giving you permission to… I am giving you permission to rest. I actual highly recommend getting more rest than usual right now. In your preparation for the holiday, please take time for yourself to take breaks, to eat, catch your breath, and even sleep more. Pre-think about your list of things to do, and ask yourself: -Is there anything I can order online, versus having to go pick it up? For example, using InstaCart (grocery delivery,) Amazon and Amazon Prime, and Postmates (specialty food delivery).This could help you save some running around time for yourself. -With what else can I ask family members or friends to help? -Is there anything I am overdoing and could simply cross off my list? -What could wait until after the holiday? You are used to pushing yourself to get things done, but winter is the season to refuel on rest, love and inspiration. It’s actually healthier right now to give yourself a break. Chinese Medicine doctors recommend you sleep more, eat and drink warm, nourishing foods, enjoy time with friends and family, and expose yourself to inspiring art or books; take the time to restore your body, mind and spirit. And, try this super easy Head Hold you can do before...

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Overcome Holiday Time Pressure in Just 3 Minutes 0

Overcome Holiday Time Pressure in Just 3 Minutes

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016

Overcome Holiday Time Pressure in Just 3 Minutes  Feeling stressed trying to get it all done before the holidays?  You can get it all done without undoing yourself, so you can actually enjoy your holiday preparations!  Try this Tapping for Time video. While time is finite, we can expand our experience of it. Pressure and worry have a tendency to make everything more difficult. When you are stressed your mental capacity is hindered because your primal response is to send energy and resources to your limbs to power your fight or flight. Tapping these meridian points from The Chinese Acupuncture System helps your body calm down. Since there probably isn’t a lion, tiger or bear chasing you, it would be best to calm your body’s innate response, so you can send blood and oxygen back to your brain, improve your cognitive function, think more clearly, and solve problems faster. The more brain power you have, the more effective you can be. The more effective you are, the less time you need! Voila! You have just created more time! Rate your stress level before and after you do this, then do something fun with the extra time you create!!! To having it all! Share and Enjoy Much love and joy, Lara  ...

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Bummed about the Darkness and Cold? 0

Bummed about the Darkness and Cold?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016

Anyone else bummed about it being dark at 4pm??? Is the darkness making you feel tired and pulling you to go to sleep earlier? By 9pm it’s been dark for 5 hours. My bed is calling me earlier, and it’s harder to get up in the morning. The cold makes me want to stay under the cozy covers and cuddle with my hubby and puppy. It’s OK, and actually natural and in alignment with the season, to give yourself more time to rest. Fighting your natural tendency to sleep more is fighting nature, and it could contribute to you getting sick. This time of the year, it is effective to yield, to allow your self to relax, and to spend some more time feeding your creativity and pondering what you want.  To help counteract the swift shift into greater cold and darkness, we celebrate the holidays, eat and drink heartily, socialize frequently, and try to avoid the aloneness that winter can bring without realizing that the cold, darkness and desire to retire inside, away from the world can give you an opportunity to recharge your body and to nourish your mind and your soul. Winter is a time of stillness and quiet, and turning inward. In Chinese Medicine, they call...

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