Jack’s Winning Words 3/23/15
“Take 3 slow, mindful breaths. Let all the tension in your body melt down into the ground. Rest, relax and enjoy this moment.” (Calm.com) Calm.com is a free web app to help those to relax who don’t have time to relax. It’s a 2 minute “gulp of fresh air”…a soothing voice, soft music, beautiful scenery. During a storm the frightened disciples called to Jesus for help. He didn’t say, “Go to Calm.com.” He said, “Peace, be still,” and there was calm. ;-) Jack
FROM TARMART REV: Interesting . . . an instructor at a recent Critical Incident Stress Management training demonstrated something similar. We were told to inhale, counting slowly to 6 and then exhale the same way. We do this repetitiously 4 or 5 times, pushing farther when exhaling as we progressed . . . this is to relax tension and gain newer and fresher air into our lungs . . . it would have not worked for me in my earlier years I don't think when bowling 2-3 times during the week at the local smoked filled bowling alleys.====JACK: Now, you can take slow, mindful breaths of Target's fresh popcorn. Mmmmm!
FROM DR J IN OHIO: Namaste!====JACK: Is that how you begin your Yoga classes?====DR J: that’s how we end it ;-) It means: The spirit in me acknowledges and respects the spirit in you… ;-)
FROM MY LAWYER: I do just that every time I sit in the dentist's chair. Sort of a type of self hypnosis. It works!!!====JACK: It's estimated that 5% to 10% of Americans are orthophobics.
FROM FACEBOOK LIZ: Like....JACK: HAND
FROM DR ERIC: Sad that we need web apps to take 2 mins to breathe. Sigh.====JACK: "Sigh" sounds like a breath. "Sigh Sigh Sigh", and you should be relaxed.
FROM TL IN TEXAS: You are a ROCK STAR, Jack! Thanks for your daily injections of healing!====JACK: ...and I'm older that Mick Jagger, too!
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: The statement could also be labeled, stop and smell the roses!====JACK: Or, stop and smell the "Chic Sale."
FROM EEC: I just looked at Calm.com. What a neat site!====JACK: There's also a site called, Nervous.com.
FROM MOLINER JT: One of your best. THANKS !!====JACK: I wonder if anyone ever dared to rate the sayings of Jesus with regard to which was the best?
FROM BLAZING OAKS: Laughed out loud at you telling Dr. Eric to sigh, sigh, sigh.....Enjoyed today's blogs. I'm sure it works. I often have to take a deep breath, and it IS calming!
FROM TAMPA SHIRL: Today was just the opposite. There was a concert in Clearwater for the Adults at Leisure which we have gone to for years because it is at 1 pm. Today it turned out to be a rock concert by sha na na. It was anything but calm and was certainly the first rock concert of my life. It reminded me of my teaching days in :Long Beach, CA. There was so much energy for 90 minutes.