Monday, March 23, 2015

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.”  ( 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”  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 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 What a  neat site!====JACK:  There's also a site called,

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.

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