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“The 7 Secrets of Stress Reduction.” – Doc Meek

Monday, November 15, 2010. Today I am grateful for knowledge that helps us keep calm in times of severe stress.

You already have all the resouces you need

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“You don’t have to go there to get there.” – Doc Meek


(1) Stop Creating Your Very Own Stress Bucket in the First Place
In our culture (western industrialized), over-pushing income and its twin brother debt creates our own private hell, no matter how successful you are financially.  Obviously if you take a more “conservative” (read “sensible”) approach, you can be reasonably well off and content and satisfied as well.
As the old farmer said in the Farmer’s Almanac:
“If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” 😮
(2) Use Body Movement
A daily workout is vital to our mental, physical and emotional health, as most of us know. “The best pill,” as my son says.
Even if we are not “officially” doing a daily workout, we need to get lots of physical  movement: walking stairs instead of taking the elevator, walking from the far end of the parking lot, walking in nature if we can, as it restores our heart and soul as well as our body.
Swimming is a geat boon to body and mind.
(3) Find a Good Source for Bodywork (Therapeutic Massage)
Therapeutic massages of various types are heavensent in times of stress, and also at other times. If we are short of funds, there may be friends who can exchange talents with us, or a massage school nearby that has student rates.
(4) Seek Active musical involvement
Not just listening to music, although that works great for some who have practiced that; taking voice lessons has bailed out many a panic, even if the person is not a great singer. 😮
Some have learned to play a new simple musical instrument, even if just percussion. Or maybe especially if it is percussion. Beating on drums can be a great relaese! Especially if you can fnd a way to do it without driving anyone else crazy. 😮
(5) Use Low-Dose Lithium
What!? Lithium!?
This is almost unknown (as a background gentleness generator) because lithium is almost always associated with manic-depressive disorder and the associated medically-prescribed high dosages and needed watchcare over toxicity issues.
However, a comparable-county study showed that natural trace lithium in the water of county “X” resulted in lower crime rates, less domestic violence, and better medical and psychological health, compared with county “Y” with no natural trace lithium in the drinking water.
Johathan V. Wright, MD,  recommends 10 -20 mg natural lithium daily and at this level, toxicity is not even a remote concern. Dr. Wright tracked patients at this level for 10 years and finally stopped testing for toxicity as it is not an issue at natural low dose levels (compared with, say, 800 mg being prescribed for a patient with manic-depressive disorder). 
A little flaxseed oil can be taken as insurance against toxicity if the patient atill feels concerns. Flaxseed is helpful for high doses too, obviously, where toxicity is a real concern.
Natural lithium is available across the counter in health food stores in the US (not in Canada). It is usually available in 5 mg caplets and 20 mg caplets.
This is not a buzz pill or a downer; or a conventional “tranquilizer” drug.
Natural lithiuim is a very quiet background natural aid to the body and mind and heart, which does a world of good without being intrusive in any way.
(6) Try Screaming into a Pillow
This can be very effective for reducing acute stress. The purpose of the pillow is to avoid attracting outside attentiion to your heathy exercise. 😮
(7) Simply Stare at the Stars
Not the Hollywood type. Go out on a clear night and look up. Stare at the stars. Contemplate the cosmos. Stay put and let it sink into your mind, heart and soul. For most people, regardless of belief, they can get a larger perspective on their “earthbound” problems and carry away a light load even though its weight is just the same. 😮
Here’s to daily self-mandatory walking and clear-night staring at stars to keep stress at bay!
Doc Meek, Monday, November 15, 2010, at Strathcona Public Library, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

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