Reflexology For The Spirit

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Concerns, Challenges, and Stress? Change Them With One Challenge Management Technique

We can’t eliminate all of our daily challenges, concerns, and stress.  But, we can manage our reactions to them.

Challenge management will make your life easier.  You’ll change the way you feel, and the way you act, as you respond to your concerns and stress.

Worries distract and steal your energy.

Through the years, I’ve learned that challenge management can improve your daily life.  This encourages you to focus and move  toward your goals.

So – what you do is this:

Set aside and schedule time specifically for thinking about your challenges.  Name each challenge and examine your emotions surrounding it.  Examine how your life would be if things worked out for the best.

Then, get a piece of paper and quickly write about what’s on your mind.  Focus on the concerns, challenges, and stresses that are foremost on your mind this very minute.  What are your daily distractions?

Don’t worry about the grammar or spelling.  You aren’t writing this for someone else.  You’re not going to show these words to anyone.  Your private thoughts will help you identify and describe your situation.

What is going on in your mind?

Describe your concerns and worries.

To find a possible positive outcome, ask yourself “Where is the peace in all of this?”    Focus on an ideal situation.  Identify where and how things might improve for you.

Where is the hope?

When you schedule writing sessions where you focus on a positive outcome, you decide where to focus your time and energies.

As this writing exercise shifts your energy to a more positive outcome, you let go of the negativity.

Calm moves into the space that negativity just vacated.

Your mind becomes a powerful tool to create your own life, focusing on you.  You can now create your reality from peace and positivity as fears and worries disappear.

Making a habit of this exercise will bring hope and positivity and good change your way.

Making time to listen allows you to embrace your inner wisdom.

As you process your worries, you can support the good things you need.

You may decide what is the best thing you can do for yourself.  You may decide it is a good thing to stop hanging onto things that are of no help to you.

At some point, you may feel gratitude.

Thank you for reading this blog post.  Please forward it to your favorite social media network and share it with your friends and relatives.

For more information, please check out some earlier posts on this blog.  This blog has been exploring healing for over 10 years. Reiki and Reflexology have been important in my life for years.

You may even get a copy of my first book:

You can find it listed on www.Thurmangreco.com.  OR, you can contact me directly at thurmangreco@gmail.com.

This is my latest book.  I loved writing it and feel that you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Even if you are not interested in the Tarot, you will find the archetypes found within the pages far interesting and have a practical application in your life.

Find out ore about Thurman at www.thurmangreco.com.

 

 

One Thing that Works When You are in an Anxiety Bubble

It seems, these days, that everyone I encounter is in an anxiety bubble.

At the Mower’s Meadow Flea Market Saturday, people were slowly walking through the market not even seeming to notice the booths they were walking by.

They didn’t even seem to even know that Woodstock was in the midst of a gorgeous day.

Frankly, I’m not surprised.  All we have to do is glance at the news on the phone – or on the computer – or on the TV.  None of us can escape current events.  Even my friend Annie, who knows how to block out all kinds of current events, can’t get away from this.

Now is a moment to schedule a Reiki or Reflexology appointment.  Scheduling several sessions over the next few weeks is ideal but reality permits us this healing based on what we can do.  One session is certainly better than nothing.

Now.  It’s time to rely on inner resources for peace.

It is time to be alone.

Just like that reflexology session you need, it may be you need to be alone and can’t get the time.  Truthfully, maybe you are terrified to be alone.

Whatever the situation, it’s time to feed your mind, your body, your soul.  You need to do this so your inner self can do its job properly.

Now is a good opportunity to follow in the footsteps of a Hermit as you take a short time off from the world so your inner and outer selves can meet, collaborate, and support you in the ways you need.

The Hermit is a card in the Tarot.  The Hermit is an archetype.  Well, you may not have the luxury of a neighborhood card reader.  Really, the Hermit can become a player in your story without a Tarot spread.

Were you ever in a situation where contemplation and soul-searching helped you come to an authentic decision?  Were you able to keep a mental/spiritual space to mull over your thoughts and situation without interference?

When you are in such a situation, you know this on some level: a truth is waiting for you.

Are you there now?  Is life calling for a time-out to reset things.  Use this time-out to think, rest, read, meditate, pray, focus on the important issues.

Sometimes you can get away.  Sometimes this getaway is a mental time out in your living room or a bench in a park or a walk through the flea market.

After all, your light is your light.  Your path is your path.  You need to work things out on your own.

You’ll feel better and calmer after its over.

Trusting in the change is basic.  All things change when the time is right.  With the Hermit, your inner voice will speak out to connect you to your wisdom.

Consider your long term aims and ambitions.

We all travel alone – each on our own vision quest.  This is how we find humility and peace.  Withdrawing from the hustle and bustle of the everyday world, we regain a perspective which includes the wisdom of silent introspection.

Enjoy this peace.

Solitude and soul-searching are the rules of the day.  When you are finally alone, you can be free of the external.  You have a chance to process what you’ve learned so far.

Enlightenment is on the way!

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Contact me at thurmangreco@gmail.com.

Learn more about healing, wellness, and hunger in America at www.Thurmangreco.com.

New books and popular books:

A Healer’s Handbook” has been popular since the first book was printed.  Thanks to everyone who has bought and shared it in over 3 dozen countries!

 

That One Thing We All Share

When I do my weekly grocery shopping at my local Hannaford, I always get (or try to get) individual cups of plain yogurt.  I love the flavor and texture of the store brand.  The plain nonfat Greek variety is my favorite!  The texture, flavor and the ingredients are perfect.  This yogurt has no artificial ingredients.  There are no words in the ingredients list that I can’t pronounce or understand.

This product is healthy.  Yummy.  And, the price is right!

But, getting this yogurt is almost like going on a quest.  For starters, it’s on the very top shelf in the refrigerator section.  Often, I can’t even find it.  I know where it’s supposed to be but I’m not quite tall enough to see up there.

I begin by seeking out an employee who’s a few inches taller.  When I can’t find one, I look for a ladder or step stool.  Finally, my final option is to find something on a shelf, like a fly swatter, that I can use to push the yogurt I can’t see to the front of the shelf.

Then, finally, I push it out the front and grab the cups and put them in my grocery cart.

By this time, I’m so determined that I clean out the store.  I buy every cup of the plain Hannaford’s yogurt I can find.

For me, this situation is a challenge.  It’s not about my height.  But, it is about my height.

Life is all about limitations.  What I can and cannot do.  How much can I ignore?

Shopping at the Hannaford’s is especially all about limitations.

Getting to the heart of the matter, life is all about limitations.  This is one thing that is true for each and every one of us.

Shifted to the bottom line, limitations are all about acceptance.  This is not about being a victim.  It IS about doing whatever we need to do to get the job right.  Limitations are, literally, a means to an end.

It is also about acceptance.  I occupy a space on this planet in my body.  This space is mine and mine alone.

This limitation becomes, and is, a meditation.

This space and my body are mine.

Each day, I take a few moments to come back to this.

I pay attention to my breath.

I pay attention to my arms and my legs.

I pay attention to the temperature and smell and texture of the air around me.

I focus on this opportunity to realize that what I need is right in front of me if I’ll only recognize it and pay attention.

I am fully alive in this moment.

After this meditation, I return to the room around me, walk into the kitchen, and have a cup of my favorite Hannaford Yogurt.

Thank you for reading this blog post.  Please share it with your friends and relatives.  Forward it to your favorite social media network.

Check out my books on www.Thurmangreco.com.

“But for Gabriel” is the newest book.  It is available in both ebook and paper book versions.

“A Healer’s Tarot Memoir” is coming soon.  It will also be available in both ebook and paper book.

ENJOY!

By a long shot, “A Healer’s Handbook” is the most popular.  It’s gone out to over 3 dozen countries and people are still buying it.

If you are interested in traveling further into the world of healing, Reiki and Reflexology videos are waiting for you on “Let’s Live with Thurman Greco”.

Thanks for reading this blog post.

Hope to connect with you again soon.

Thurman Greco

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do One Small Thing For Your Success.


Choose one small opportunity.

To get yourself out of your rut or away from whatever is holding you back – do one small thing which will give you a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of success.

Success, no matter how small, takes you the distance.

So, how does this work?  Choose one small opportunity.

Take your goals and break them down into tiny components which will not let you down.  Life can get frustrating when we work toward goals which aren’t going to happen anytime soon.

When you break things down to small tasks, you can achieve success much more easily.  And, all it takes to get you unstuck is to do one small thing.

Recently, I found myself in a real stuck mode.  I felt as if I were wading in thick mud and getting nowhere.

I thought about a small success:  I decided to finally write that letter I’d been putting off for weeks – months, really.

So, I sat down and wrote one sentence:  “Several days ago I read a post on the net somewhere by Trish Lease-Way.”

I set the letter aside and continued with my day.

Things went much better after that.  That one sentence of the letter shifted the energy.

And, guess what, the mud disappeared with the shift.

That sentence turned out to be a bonus!  I finished the letter in a few days and sent it off.  AND, i moved forward with my primary objective.

I don’t always get a bonus.  But, an energy shift works really well when I’m stuck in the mud!

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Find out more about me at www.thurmangreco.com.

Coming Soon!

“A Healer’s Tarot Memoir” should be available on the website in a few days! This book explains how to use Major Arcana Cards for greater insight into your life and to discover more about your role in the world.  Representing important events in your life, these archetypes explain the wisdom in your soul so they can do their work.

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It’s Spring. Discover One Completely New Thing

Trying something new can be daunting.  I get out of my comfort zone every April.  I know when the Forsythia starts to bloom, it’s time to dust off my learning skills and experience something new.  It doesn’t matter what it really is.  The important thing is I’m enjoying discovery and adventure.

Living in upstate New York, I live the four seasons.  Coming from the south, I thought I lived the four seasons.  And, actually, I don’t think I really did.  Then, living in Venezuela, I learned about living with 2 seasons:  rainy and dry.

Because I chose to live where I live, I look forward to each season.  I see Spring as a new energy.  I experience Spring as an opportunity to try something completely new.  It doesn’t really matter what it is.  The important thing is I’m enjoying discovery and adventure

One thing I expect is this:  not getting it right.  I get to enjoy being a learner again.  I might not like what I learned but that’s okay.

My friend Karen is a professional learner – every time I visit her, she’s got something new in her life:  this spring she’s learning how to play a concertina!

Karen has learned to take the pressure off her days.  She’s leaving the stress at the door and she’s simply enjoying a new activity.

I never know how long she’ll stay with the concertina or whatever magical thing she is learning.  And, it doesn’t matter.  When she learns something new, she makes her world bigger and newer.

May we all be a little like Karen!

 

Thanks for reading this article.  Please share it with your friends and neighbors and forward it to your preferred social media networks.

Check out my books on www.thurmangreco.com.

I do have one new book coming out soon.  “A Healer’s Tarot Memoir” is going to be published soon.

The role of this book is to learn to use Major Arcana cards for greater insight into your life so you can discover more about your role in the world.  Representing important events in your life, these archetypes explain the wisdom in your soul while they do their work.

I’ve known about this book since 2015 when I sat down with a Tarot Reader in the Washington Square Park late one summer afternoon.  He was reading my cards and suddenly, we were the only two people in the park.  He read my cards and confirmed that one day I would write a book which would bring me joy.

His reading was spot on.  I did.  “”A Healer’s Tarot Memoir” is the book.

Find out more at www.thurmangreco.com.

Contact me at thurmangreco@gmail.com.

Until “A Healer’s Tarot Memoir” is released, my latest book, “But for Gabriel” is available in both ebook and paperback at thurmangreco@gmail.com

Thanks again!

Thurman

ONE MORE THING!

Reiki and Reflexology are ALWAYS APPROPRIATE!

Physical Therapy – How to Get the Most from Your PT Session

We go to physical therapy because we want to get to the other side – of whatever the situation is.

Maybe you’ve been in an accident.

Maybe you just realized that your neck won’t move right.

Maybe you just finally looked in the mirror and your left shoulder and your right shoulder don’t match – at all.

Whatever the reason, physical therapy takes a commitment.  It means going to two appointments weekly with homework between the sessions.

Some people go to their physical therapy sessions and do their homework and things seem to just go right.

I’ve gone to physical therapy sessions several different times in my life.  Each experience impacted my life differently.

In my 40’s, I went to physical therapy, and followed the series of PT sessions up with a fitness club membership which helped me immensely.  The physical therapy sessions followed by the regular fitness sessions changed my life for the better.  The impact of these physical therapy sessions lasted the better part of a decade.

A couple of decades later, my physical therapy experience was just as positive but the therapy was completely different.  I spent a lot of time on the table receiving heat treatments.  My back and shoulders loved this attention and appreciated the healing applications I received twice weekly.

Now, with different needs, my current physical therapy experience is different yet again.  My  body  does not want to move so fast.  Healing is not so easy this time.  I leave each session feeling fatigue and pain.  My body needs to rest and restore.  It needs attention beyond what is happening at the physical therapist’s office.

It took two sessions for me to realize what was happening.  What did I do?  I ran for the Reiki therapy!

I’m sharing this with everyone because I’m seeing other people coming away from the physical therapy session who need restorative healing.  Some people get this information quickly.  Others need a little nudge.

What I’m finding is that the physical therapy session is not completed without a Reiki session to follow up.

Actually, other modalities work well also.  Reflexology certainly offers the deep calming needed to end a session totally.

But, really, it doesn’t matter whether you schedule Reiki or Reflexology or massage or …………  Many modalities available will work.

The important thing to know is  that when we get physical therapy, the work takes your body “so far”.  To get your money’s worth in healing, schedule the Reiki session on the same day if you possibly can – certainly within 36 hours.

Schedule these bodywork sessions think of them as part of your life.  They  stimulate your body’s own healing processes.

When you combine Reiki or Reflexology or whatever modality works best for you, you will receive more healing for your health care dollars.

If regular Reiki sessions turn out to be a challenge, take some classes and learn to give sessions.  That way you can exchange sessions with others.

Ask a friend to join you in a learning adventure.  The two of you can learn together and exchange sessions.  This is self-care, an important activity which we all need to include in our daily lives.

Thanks for reading this blog post!  New articles have been posted for 10 years.  This blog was created to be a conduit for your own healing.

With blogs, books, classes, and sessions, I am not here to change your story.  Instead, I am here to be a conduit for your own healing.

Thanks for reading this article.  Please share it with friends and relatives.  Forward this post to your preferred social media network.

For more info, my books are located on www.thurmangreco.com.  They are all available in both ebook and paperbook form.  So far, “A Healer’s Handbook” has gone out to readers in over three dozen countries.

You can also discover more information when you explore previous posts on this blog.  Posts focusing on reflexology or Reiki therapy are on both the blog and on YOUTUBE.

My Latest Information! – “A Healer’s Tarot Memoir” has just gone to the publisher!

Eight Ways to Fight the Fear

To be honest, things are becoming more and more confusing as the days go along.  Every time I greet a friend or neighbor or anyone, for that matter, she talks to me as if we are all lost.

And, maybe we are.

It’s hard-to-impossible to figure out sometimes where this year is headed.  Some of my friends and acquaintances are solving their dilemma by simply not reading papers or watching TV.

Others choose their channels with care, blocking out everything that seems to be problematic.

Still others are becoming information junkies, focusing their lives on a particular channel offering information they can understand and accept.

On the home front, our Woodstock community is undergoing gentrification.  We’re all facing the fact that we’re living in a place far removed from the community we chose to live in when we moved here.

And, this situation comes on the heels of the stresses of Covid and everything that went with that.

Our home is hardly recognizable.

And, I haven’t even brought other news:  economic, climate change, the election, our local schools – and any other thing you can imagine.

Then, there are all the economic and social changes in our country.

Sometimes, I think that each of us is on our own, private, Yellow Brick Road.

And, that leads me to the whole reason for this blog post:  Fear

The Fear is palpable.

It has an odor.

I see it on the street in the way people walk and the way they talk and the way they dress.

There are some things we can do as we make our way forward into a future many of us are having trouble even imagining.

ONE.  Speak Your Fear.  As soon as you begin to share your fear, it begins to lose its power over you.

TWO.  When fear covers you with an invisible tent, practice breathing exercises.  Include meditation sessions.  Find what works for you and practice it regularly.  When this breathing exercise becomes a part of your life, you should be able to find calm which will send the panic running.

THREE.  Exercise regularly.  Regular exercise slows down the fight-or-flight reflex.  The options are open here.  Do what you enjoy.

FOUR.  Seek out friends you can chat with who will have a calming effect on you.  This step has been helpful for me.  When I’m upset, I call Carey and we chat.  Sometimes she calls me.  Over the last few months, I’ve gathered a few friends who call me.  We’re an informal support group.

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FIVE. Enjoy Reiki, or other bodywork modality, regularly  I’m watching healing groups form in the area.  People gather regularly to share and exchange their sessions.  I cannot tell you how important these groups are.  Peace.  Calm.  Lower Blood Pressure, Sleep………….

SIX.  Get the what-ifs out of your life and your mind.  These lists of fears can wreak havoc on your day.  And, they will not save your situation.  They are a waste of time which will get you nowhere.  Instead, focus your energy on things you can manage.

SEVEN.  Write something.  This can be a memoir, a journal, a diary, a letter to the editor, a note to a friend you haven’t seen in awhile – whatever works for you.  If you’ve never written anything before, now is a good time to begin.  Don’t worry.  Everybody has a first sentence or chapter or essay.  I had one.  I never wrote anything but my name before 2013.  And, now I have 2 blogs and several books – one of which has been purchased by people in over three dozen countries!

When you begin to write, don’t be afraid of a blog.  My first 2 blogs certainly kickstarted my career.  I bought a book by Nina Amir:  “How to Blog a Book”.  I read this book and followed Nina Amir’s instructions.

EIGHT Stress and what-ifs are good invitations to develop our spiritual and religious lives.  This is a good time to meet fear with a renewed trust in your spiritual and religious beliefs.

Sometimes reality can be downright scary.  This week, meet the uncertainty and fear in your life with a renewed calm.  Work your way down the list and see what item helps you the most.

And, finally, thank you for reading this blog post!

Thurman Greco.

Find out more at www.Thurmangreco.com.

You can also find out more about healing and many other things at this blog.  Let’s Live is a program airing weekly in Woodstock, NY for about 20 years.  Guests on the show are people who have become a part of Woodstock for a day, a week, a decade, or a lifetime.

I look forward to hearing from you about how you like the show.

Find out more about the books at www.thurmangreco.com

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Good Health is Not That Hard to Achieve. Really.

You and I are constantly bombarded with conflicting information about our health.  What’s good.  What’s bad.  We’re complex beings.  Good health involves our bodies physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  You may not agree with all the information on these pages.  But, for me, these words resonate with the truth.

For me, good health comes down to 7daily habits:

Not Smoking is Essential.

I put this habit first because it has a tendency to make people angry when they hear about not smoking or read about not smoking.  So, I’m just getting it out there in front.  That way, you can get over your anger reaction when we move on to the other essential habits which are easier to deal with and much more positive.

But, before we move on I do have one suggestion:  Reduce your habit to five cigarettes a day.  When you get down to five a day, zero is an easy goal.

Have you tried the gum from the pharmacy?

Is there a smokers support group in your area?

Hypnotherapy?  Biofeedback?

Whatever?.  Do whatever you have to do to give up the smoking.

Maintain a Healthy Weight.

Losing or gaining weight to reach your ideal weight gets harder with every passing year, so the younger you are when you work on your weight, the easier it is.  Weight Watchers or Overeaters Anonymous may be a good option for you. Biofeedback can help.

An interested  nutritionist can guide you to your goal and include specific foods  contributing to your continued good health at the same time.  You’ll get twice the bang for your buck with nutritional guidance.  For example, if you  need to gain or lose weight, and you have heart health issues,  a nutritionist can work on the weight situation along with your heart disease.  I don’t know about you, but I love I love to accomplish two things at a time.

Eat Many Fruits and Vegetables.

Wellness gurus teach five servings of fruits and vegetables are a minimum number for a well-nourished person to eat daily.  This five-serving recommendation is easy for me to share.  It can be fun.  I like the idea of thinking about which five fruits and vegetables will be on my plate today.  Planning for each day’s selection gives them focus and importance.  Planning gives me a chance to experiment a bit.  You can do this, too.  It’s easier than you think.  Choose one new vegetable or fruit each week at your grocery.  Take it home and learn about it:

What is it called?

Where is home for this food?

What are some popular ways to cook it?

How should it be stored?

What is the best way to combine it with other foods?

How should it be eaten?

If you discover one new fruit or vegetable weekly, your dietary skills will be vastly different in a year.

Exercise Regularly

The field is open here.  Your exercise can be drudgery or fun.  Spend as little or as much money as you want.  Choose one or two activities to participate in regularly.  The point is to stay active throughout your life.  Combine exercise with other daily habits.  I wear a fitness watch which beeps when I don’t move enough.  It also rewards me with a beep when I’ve exceeded my daily goal.  I have a job requiring that I stay off my seat and on my feet.  I’m making money while exercising a fun bonus!

Avoid Stressors

Stress is a biggie.  It plays a part in many health problems.  Meditation walks, laughter, sharing, singing, nature bathing, journaling, drawing can help you reduce stress.  Make room in your schedule for stress reduction activities.

Note:  There are several articles on this subject in earlier posts in this blog.  I periodically discuss stress.   If you look around on the blog, you’ll find  much information.

Include Healing Bodywork in Your Life.

If you’ve never gotten a massage, received Reiki therapy, or other bodywork, schedule a session.  Just to learn about it.  As time passes, schedule another session with a different healer.  Schedule a reflexology session (or other bodywork) to celebrate an event:  birthday, anniversary, a good day at work, the Spring Equinox, etc.

.In short, schedule healing bodywork sessions whenever you want.  If you end up on a cruise, hang out in the spa instead of the bar.

Over time, you’ll get inspired and book regular sessions.  Your body will thank you for the attention!  Everything always seems to go better with reflexology!

Support Yourself.

Do something nice for yourself each day.  Spend time meditating.  Think positive thoughts about yourself.  These supportive thoughts are a treat you give yourself.  You deserve it!

Thanks for reading this blog post!  New articles have been posted regularly for 10 years.  For me, this blog was created to be a conduit for your own healing.  Please share it with friends and family.  Forward it to your preferred social media network.

For more information, check out my books on www.thurmangreco.com.  Purchase them at this website in both ebook and paperbook form. So far, “A Healer’s Handbook” has gone out to readers in over 30 countries.

Contact me at thurmangreco@gmail.com.

If you enjoy the blog, you’ll enjoy my weekly shows on YOUTUBE.  This program has been running with a few timeouts now and then for over 15 years.  My program is an informative and entertaining unrehearsed hour with no rehearsals.  You can find it on Woodstock’s own TV Channel 23 or on YOUTUBE.

My guests are people whose lives have brought them to Woodstock for a day, a week, an hour, a decade, or more.

 

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The List: Things to help you balance your life when it seems to unravel.

Following is a selection of things you can do minimize and defray unraveling.  This list offers ways to give yourself and others relief right now.   ENJOY!

Try not to do everything at once.

Give your best self to the world.

Create your best-ever to-do list.  Be sure it includes helping you chart your path.

Have fun along the way.

Learn something new.

See things through the eyes of a child.

Make sleep a first priority.

If you don’t need it, don’t buy it.

Don’t jump to conclusions.

Drink lots of water.

Let some good news into your life everyday.

Toss out old guilt.

Believe in yourself.

Arrive on time.

Know when to walk away.

Go to bed at the same time every night.

Begin each day with a smile.

Value quality.

Make someone happy each day.

Shop at a farmer’s market.

Let everyone sleep late when it’s a day off.

Be authentic.

When you like someone, tell them.

Unstick yourself:  Move on!

When the opportunity is right, be brave!

Eat ice cream!

Be enthusiastic.

Pay attention to your hunches.

Teach by example.

Roll up your sleeves and get to work.

Get out of your own way.

Try to do something you always wanted to do.

Gratitude is always in good taste.

Give up things that bind you.

Make a wish at a fountain.

Don’t wait for the perfect moment because it will never come.

Move on.

Give second chances.

Do breathing exercises.

Practice the Golden Rule.

Laugh at yourself.

Like yourself.

Don’t get too…hungry, tired, angry, lonely.

Do something every day that you enjoy.

Quiet your mind with yoga.

Share what you can, when you can.

Give someone a flower.

Stop being unhappy.

This article is filled with simple suggestions you can incorporate into your everyday life.  They have the ability to enliven and enlighten your life.  I hope you will agree and that you’ll want to incorporate some of them into your life.

They can speak to you today.  Or, they may speak to you years from now.  But however and whenever they speak, take what you want and leave the rest.

It is my hope that the suggestions on this list will help you open your heart and put a spark in your spirit.  Hopefully you’ll celebrate them and strengthen yourself mentally, spiritually, and emotionally as you become stronger totally in an unraveling environment.

However you use this blog post, please forward it with friends and relatives.  Share it with your preferred social media network

Let’s Live with Thurman Greco is a program aired weekly on Woodstock’s own educational TV channel 23.  This show is an informative, upbeat hour with no rehearsals.  Some segments support the blog information and highlight Reiki Therapy, Hand and Food Reflexology, and other wellness subjects.

Guests are various people whose lives have brought them to Woodstock for a day, a week, an hour, a decade, or more.  I can truthfully boast that guests report they enjoy the experience.

Let’s Live has been running for over 15 years with an occasional intermission now and then.

Enjoy interesting and fun programs while getting a peek into Woodstockers being themselves.  Search “Let’s Live With Thurman Greco” on YouTube and check out the ever-growing list of videos.

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Celebrate this blog’s journey with posts for over 10 years!

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“But for Gabriel is the newest book.  Like all the others, it is available as an ebook as well as a paperbook.

I’m currently working on a new book:  “A Healer’s Tarot Memoir”.  You can preorder it now at thurmangreco@gmail.com.

Thanks again for reading this article!

Thurman

What to do When Your Life Begins to Unravel Around the Edges

What bodywork does for you when your life unravels around you:

Years ago, I took a reiki class in Reston, Virginia, in Reiki Jinkei Do, taught by Gilbert Gallego.  This was at a time when I was taking Reiki classes from anyone and everyone who taught one.  I learned something wonderful at each class.  I remember each and every class fondly.

Giving my memory one takeaway, it is this:  Bodywork in general works in our best interest, supporting health and healing on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level.  Reiki and Reflexology are in this mix.

I write a lot about Reflexology and Reiki because I spent the most time studying those two modalities.  I teach both of them and I know the good they can do for a person.

Bodywork in general is cumulative, whatever the modality, which means that the more sessions someone has, the greater effect they will have on that body.

So far, the only modality I’ve found without contraindications is Reiki therapy.  This means you can use it on anyone, anytime, anyhow, anywhere.  Reiki is a soft touch on a clothed body so that it can be used in a private healing space,  a bus station, airport waiting area, ICU, or accident scene.

Bodywork of all kinds have reactions.  They depend on the modality, the client, the healer, and what is happening in the life of people on the day and time they receive help.

When clients receive Reflexology and/or Reiki, their reactions are different each time they receive a session.  One of the reasons we don’t think about is the fact that our bodies are different  each and every day.

I’m discussing this now because I’m seeing more and more people whose lives are unraveling.  Stress and uncertainty over a long period of time have a way of untethering a person from those things that ground us.

There are many things you can do.  The first of these is to recognize your situation for what it is.

The second is to list the things you can do.  You want to know what you can choose from.  The options are, possibly, many.  Which ones are more realistic and which ones are less realistic?

Make your  healing list.  .

Be prepared to change your list several times, at least.  Maybe you should be prepared to change your list more times.

What is practical?

What is affordable?

What is the option that you prefer?

Work this list through as you winnow it down to fewer and fewer options.  Finally, this list will be short – possibly only 1 or 2 items.

Until you get down to the final option, there is one thing you can do now.  There is one thing which will help you.  It probably won’t interfere with your life.

It can change your daily life for the better.

And, what is that?  BODYWORK!

There are many modalities that ground the person receiving the work.  A good thing to do when the “going gets tough” is to schedule and receive regular grounding bodywork.

Your body will be grateful for the attention.

One example of this is sleep.  Both Reflexology and Reiki sessions can help restore disturbed sleep patterns.

The effects of a bodywork session are often experienced immediately after a treatment.  For example, a client may notice that a headache has disappeared or a frozen shoulder may has become much more mobile.  Other symptoms may take three or more sessions to improve a condition or complaint.

Generally, a disorder that has been around for a long time may take a longer time to improve.

The problem with this is that we live in a society that wants instant results.

Schedule regular bodywork sessions as part of your life.  These regular sessions will stimulate your body’s own healing processes over time as you have regular visits.

If you find regular sessions to be challenging, take some classes and learn to give sessions.  That way, you can exchange sessions with others.

Ask a friend to join you in a learning adventure.  The two of you can learn together and exchange sessions.  This is self-care which is extremely important in these times.

With blogs, books, classes and sessions, I am not here to change your story.  Instead, I am here to be a conduit for your own healing.

For healers everywhere, thank you for reading this blog post.  Share this article with friends and relatives.  Forward this post to your preferred social media network.

Check out my books on www.thurmangreco.com.

“Healer’s Handbook” is in its third edition.  So far, this book has gone out to three dozen different countries.  The best way to buy a book is to contact me at thurmangreco@gmail.com.  The books are listed on thurmangreco.com but the website is undergoing repairs and upgrades.

“But for Gabriel” is available as both ebook and  paperback at thurmangreco@gmail.com.  Until the repairs are completed, email thurmangreco@gmail.com

I host “Let’s Live with Thurman Greco” a program aired weekly on Woodstock, New York’s own educational TV channel 23.  This show is an informative, upbeat hour with no rehearsals.

My guests are various people whose lives have brought them to Woodstock for a day, a week, an hour, a decade, or more.

Let’s Live has been running for over 15 years with an occasional intermission, now and then.  You can find some programs on YOUTUBE “Let’s Live with Thurman Greco”.  My assistant, Renee, adds new programs weekly.

I look forward to our show each week.  And, I look forward to hearing from you at thurmangreco@gmail.com or 845-399-3967.

THANKS!

Thurman Greco