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Do you believe that the mind can affect the world around you?

Here’s an article from buddhistvision.com with data that supports that…

10 Scientific Studies That Prove Consciousness Can Alter Our Physical Material World

Catherine

Foresight

3/25/14

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For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better” her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

 

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We all know that meditation is good for us- but did you know that the act of meditation actually physically changes your brain?

Check out this great article by Dr Sarah McKay from MindBodyGreen.com on how meditating regularly creates brain activity and brain tissue

How Meditation Changes Your Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains

Catherine

Foresight

3/4/14

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For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better” her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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Hey there.

For a lot of us, it’s the last dash until the holidays with too many good things to be done and not enough time to do them all.

It’s too easy to “shop til you drop”; but in the holiday season, it’s also important to remember to take care of ourselves as well

So, while you’re baking or wrapping or checking things off your life, here’s a little gift for you- a gift of five and a half peaceful minutes. Put down the spoon or the tape or the check list and take a moment to watch and breath and relax

and then do what you need to do to deck them halls and jingle them bells :)

Happy holidays to you from Foresight.

Catherine

Foresight

12/19/13

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For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better” her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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…then try walking a labyrinth.

Labyrinths have been found throughout many countries and cultures throughout history. They’re a part of many different spiritual paths.

Walking the labyrinth is a kind of moving meditation. People have used it for such purposes as finding their centers, calming stress, healing, accessing insight and making contact with the Divine.

There are many famous labyrinths throughout the world, but you can also find labyrinths in more obscure settings as well. There’s probably a labyrinth near you and many are open to the public.

Want to find a labyrinth to walk? Try here for where you can find them and for more information about labyrinths in general.

Catherine

Foresight

5/23/13

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

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For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her latest book “Manifesting Something Better” all from Foresight Publications, click here

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It’s been a rough week, and I think we could all use something to sooth our spirits.

Like this maybe…

Calm.com

Namaste

Catherine

Foresight

4/19/13

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

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For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “Manifesting Something Better” all from Foresight Publications, click here

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…then check out the resources at a wonderful site called Do As One. Lots of great meditation tools and the chance to meditate together with other people all over the world.

Enjoy

Catherine

Foresight

3/26/13

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For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “Manifesting Something Better” all from Foresight Publications, click here

 

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In amongst all of the hustle and bustle, I’d like to invite you to put everything aside, take a deep breath, and spend a minute getting in touch with the peace of the season…

Peace be with you.

Catherine

Foresight

12/20/11

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ( or Yule, or Hannukah, or Solstice, or Kwanzaa…) , and while many of us are well under way with our holiday shopping, there’s always someone who’s hard to buy (or make) for.

Fear not (to paraphrase a certain angel). Alternative health is back and it’s got you covered….

It’s important to remember that, while there are certain things that are good for everyone, everyone’s approach to health is individual and unique (so remember to give something your recipient would enjoy, as opposed to what you think they should want. Hiking shoes for the person who’d prefer gentle tai chi is not a caring gesture…)

Brain stimulation –

Studies find that our brains stay in good shape longer if we use them (and I’m not sure why that would surprise anyone…), so things that make us think keep us mentally clear and active. Puzzles, mysteries, games that involve quick thinking are all a part of this.

Related to this, meditation and games using biofeedback, such as Quest for the Wild Divine and the Star Wars Jedi Trainer game can help us learn to more easily achieve the brain wave states associated with health, stress reduction and mental clarity.

Massage –

Massage not only feels great, but it also relaxes tired muscles, reduces stress, stimulates the immune system and helps our bodies release toxins.

A massage pillow,  or a gift certificate for massage is a great gift.

A new way to exercise - 

Right now, we’re in the holiday season with all of its parties and tempting foods, but soon we’ll be in the New Year, and people will start thinking about holiday pounds.

Exercise not only helps folks to shake loose some of those cookies, but also builds a healthy body that’s more resistant to illness. Unfortunately, many people either don’t like to exercise, often because they’ve gotten bored with what they’re doing or never found a type of exercise they like, but there are lots of fun and interesting ways to exercise, whether it’s bellydancing, tai chi, swimming, skiing, swing dancing or something else.

Got someone who wants to exercise but is tired of their routine? Gift certificates to a center with lots of different options, a video gift card with the designation “for exercise video of your choice” , or  a certificate that says you’ll try something new with them as their exercise buddy may be a god choice.

Non-medicinal pain relief -

And related to the above, whether after a workout or the coldness of the season, sore and achy muscles are common at this time of year. Analgesics can help, but there is a limit to how much you can safely take, and the aches and pains can outstrip the recommended dosage

For those with achy bodies, the massage noted above can help, as can accupressure (one book I’d recommend is “Accupressure Potent Points” by Michael Reed Gach)and rubs including elements such as capsicum (element in hot peppers – great for aches, but don’t get it in your eyes).

 By now, I’m hoping that you’re beginning to see the light at the end of the shopping tunnel, and are finding some time for yourself to enjoy the beauty of the season.

Catherine

Foresight

12/15/11

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We’ve talked a lot about 5 minute meditation; about how even small bits of meditation can have a positive effect on your health and well-being in body, mind and spirit; and about ways to fit little bits of meditation into your normal routine.

So the final step here is to actually make it happen. And for that, it helps to have a plan.

Take a moment or two and think about what your routine is like. Where could you fit in a 5 minute meditation or two?

If you’re waiting for a ride, you could listen to the world around you ,

If your’re standing in line at the grocery store, you could do a walking meditation,

If you’re having lunch, you could do an eating meditation,

If you’re sitting in front of the computer, you could do nothing for two minutes or do a guided visual relaxation,

If you’re waiting for an appointment, you could do a relaxation exercise,

If you’re at a traffic light, you could do a breathing exercise,

And almost any daily repetitive routine can be transformed into a meditation.

All you need are the elements of focus, relaxation and a willingness to come to that calm, still center within you, and meditation is there.

So sit back, and give some thought to where 5 minute meditation might fit in your life. Have a plan and build a routine. Give yourself reminders, if you need to, to take a little meditation break. ( I find index cards saying “Breath” in my Dayrunner and taped to places like my car dashboard, and beside my bathroom mirror are helpful.)

And make 5 minute meditation a good part of your life.

It does a body good.

Catherine

Foresight

11/3/11

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Because we live in a busy, busy, multitasking, “six impossible things before breakfast” kind of world, we tend to build up a lot of tension; and many times, that tension can settle in our muscles and joints.

The jaw. The neck. The shoulders. The back. Any part that’s a part of you can get tense and tight and painful because you’re stressed.

And meditation, even for 5 minutes, can help with that.

Pick a time when you’ll be free from interruptions for a few minutes. (Hide in the bathroom, or in your car is you need to.)

Put yourself in a comfortable position, sitting or lying, with your arms and legs uncrossed (so they won’t go to sleep).

Close your eyes.

Start by doing some relaxing deep breathing .

As you feel your body start to relax, begin to gently look at the different parts of your body, starting with your toes and working your way upwards.

Where are you holding your tension? Your neck? Your back?

When you find a part of your body that’s tense, stop there and breath. Picture yourself breathing light into that part of the body – light that fills it, heals it and lets it relax.

Be aware of that part of you as it relaxes. See how good it feels? That’s how it’s supposed to feel. Make a note of this feeling, so that, the next time it starts to get tense, you’ll be aware of it, and know you need to do some more relaxation

Once that part of your body relaxes, move on to the rest of it.

And, when your time is up and your body is relaxed, open your eyes.

This is a very simple but effective technique. You can do your whole body, or, if you’ve only got a minute or two, you can focus on the parts of your body where you know you tend to carry your tension.

Either way, it’s good for your head and good for your body as well. (Tense muscles are more vulnerable to injury).

So, go ahead. Relax!

Catherine

Foresight

10/20/11

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