Archive | September 2015

5 Tips on Creating a Healthy Work/ Life Balance

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“Our lives are full of stress: transitions, growing responsibility, our goals, and our work. We may encounter more stressful situations at different times and in various stages as we transverse through our life journey even coping with happy situations can sometimes be stressful.”

  1. Recognising symptoms of stress

We have all experienced stress and no doubt you have a pretty good idea what generates it in your life, and the havoc it can wreak. Most of us would like to have less stress but, it can be difficult to eliminate it entirely as we work, have families.

Stress symptoms can include:

  • Reflux
  • Irritable bowel
  • Ulcers
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea, constipation
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Immune system related disease
  • Cancer
  • Muscles spasm
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol and drug misuse and dependence

Understanding the symptoms of stress, can help us understand if we maybe suffering from any one of them. We realize that there is help out there and we must not be afraid to ask for it. Taking care of ourselves is necessary and we must not feel guilty about it.

  1. Making time for yourself

Are you are in a position where another person’s wellbeing depends upon you? This might be your children, your spouse, your work or even just caring for your family.

Making sure that you have me time is vitally important for your own mental, emotional spiritual and physical wellness. Your family and loved ones will benefit from you being well and happy. We can often be so caught up in making sure everyone else is looked after that we forget about the most important person. You. Here are a few quick suggestions for enhancing your mental and emotional wellness by doing every day ordinary things.

  • Walking, jogging and running really help with mental wellness
  • Use relaxation techniques
  • Lessen the amount of caffeine taken daily
  • Do something just for you
  • Soak in the bath
  • Read a book
  • Do yoga or Tai Chi
  • Ask a friend to look after your children
  • Talk to someone about how you are feeling, don’t bottle it up
  • Meeting up with friends is vital
  • Keep up your interests to whatever extent you can
  1. Learning relaxation techniques

Meditation is one of the most powerful tools we have in our modern world. The benefits of meditation are many; it is a naturally relaxing and healing process, which focuses on calming the mind and relaxing the physical body.

Relaxation meditation is based on focusing attention on consecutive areas of the body and relaxing the muscles by tensing and releasing, until the process is completed throughout the whole body. It allows the mind to be eased of the

physical state of consciousness and enjoy a heightened sense of relaxation and wellbeing.

There are free meditations available for download on my webpage judithtehuia.com

  1. Having enough sleep

Sleep is just as important as food and water in order for our body to function efficiently. The problem is that a lot of us don’t get the amount of sleep our bodies really require. Sleep deprivation can lead to learning difficulties, lack of concentration, fatigue and often-impaired judgement which inturn can lead to accidents happening. Most adults require around seven to eight hours of sleep per night, so what happens if they only get six? This two-hour loss of sleep can have a major impact on how they function during their day.

Here is a list of tips and tools see which ones work for you:

  • Waking at the same time every day, and going to bed at the same time each night. Setting a routine really helps.
  • Try not to have alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine before bed, as they can make it harder to get to sleep, and cause your sleep to be unsettled.
  • Try reducing your TV or computer time in the evenings. Take TV’s out of your bedroom.
  • Try not to nap during the day, as this’ll make it harder to sleep in the evening, in saying that if your body requires a nana nap then have a short one, 10 minutes can make all the difference.
  • Exercise first thing in the morning, or on your lunch break, getting outdoors in the fresh air can do wonders. Raise a slight sweat when doing it. By exercising we release tension Sunlight can help reset your body clock.
  • Learnrelaxation and meditation techniques to help you switch you mind off in the evenings.
  1. Eating Well

You have heard it before, ‘Eating well is really good for you’. The reason you have heard it is because it is true.

Denise Linn, in her book the Mystic Cookbook said; “food is so much more than food, your approach to it, can open up pathways to spiritual renewal”.

Whenever you are preparing food, or about to eat it, treat the food with the respect it deserves. Make this time a joyful time not just a chore. Give thanks for it and eat with the intention that the food will heal and strengthen your body.

We need food to fuel our body but it is what we eat that makes the difference.

When you eat a well-balanced diet:

  • You will have a lot more energy
  • You will feel good and look healthier
  • Your immune system will function as it should
  • Your thoughts will be clear and you will find that you handle stress better
  • The likelihood of you getting diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease will decrease.

Having the right attitude goes a long way if you seriously want to change your eating habits. Work on changing your attitude and giving thanks. Using positive affirmations. Asking for help when you need it.

Here are a few tips that can help:

  • Take baby steps, just trying one thing at a time. Making too many changes at once can lead to disaster. Or no change at all.
  • Start with something easy, a piece of fruit or a salad or both if you want, on the first day. Just work your way gradually into what you want to achieve.
  • If you struggle with three meals a day break them up into 6 smaller meals.
  • Experiment with various foods and see which you like.
  • Try not to skip meals.
  • Don’t cut everything out completely just, decrease the amount. You are more likely to stick with eating well if you let yourself eat less healthy foods once in a while.
  • If you don’t like a lot of veggies juice them, this is healthy and you are still get your required amount of healthy food.

Learn to meditate in my FREE  meditation e-course will help reduce the symptoms of stress, getting enough sleep and with your general wellbeing.

Check it out on my webpage judithtehuia.com

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Tell-Tale signs that you need a Clarity Session


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Y ou’re going to love it!!

You have no idea where you’re going in your life. You’re feeling frustrated, unappreciated and unsupported at home and at work. You are starting to feel like you have lost the connection with yourself and your life, which is so important to you.

You keep thinking there needs to be more and something needs to change but what? What can I change if anything? Should I just put up with it? What do I really want to do? What do I want to get out of life? How do I get there?

Above one of my clients wrote what they get out of a Clarity Session with me.

My approach is Holistic and Individual, as no two people are alike

No session is the same, as your needs are different from anyone else. But you will feel at ease and have a much clearer perspective at the end of the session.

We’ll spend 60 minutes together, by phone or Skype or in person. This time is yours where I will guide you through a set of exercises and questions designed to bring clarity to your jumbled thoughts and ideas. With both of us working together your direction perspective and balance will be come clear. Wow the relief.

This is all done with compassion and sensitivity and you will find it is never too painful.

Will you require more than one session?

That will be determined during your session.

Why work with me?

Hi, I’m Judith Te Huia, a Registered Nurse specializing in Mental Health, Transpersonal Counselor, Author, Clairvoyant and Medium and have the ability to get to the heart of the matter allowing people to gain clarity and direction. My mission is to help you find perspective again, it just got lost for a moment. Everything re-aligns, and you back in the driving seat again. We need you back in charge of your life, and directing the passion you have for your business, your family, your journey.

Clarity Sessions are currently available on Wednesday mornings, Australian time. If you know you’ll need a different time, please contact us before booking to check availability.

Investment: $100 AUS. Book here judithtehuia.com

By phone or in person

Clarity Sessions are valid for six months from the point of purchase.

I’m confident you’ll be delighted with our work together. You can’t, of course, know that for sure until you’ve actually experienced the session and I want to make sure you have nothing to worry about – which is why I offer an Investment Guarantee. If you fully participate (i.e. email the preparatory information in advance, attend for the full 60-minute Clarity Sessions, and engage whole-heartedly with the exercises and the process) and you’re not completely satisfied, email me within 48 hours of our session to request a full refund (minus PayPal fees if applicable).

What Happens Next?

You’ll be taken to my online calendar to book a Wednesday morning slot that suits. If our time zones are different we will work out the best time for us both.

Once your session is confirmed, you’ll receive an email asking for some preliminary information; this will help me to fully prepare for our time together.

Then, get ready for clarity purpose and direction.

Never Ever Give Up

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How many times have you just wanted to give up? Walk away and not look back. Some times it becomes all too hard and you ask your self why you are doing it?

There are other times when you probably need to go but you can’t, you want to but circumstances stop you.

I sit in front of the computer finishing the last chapter to my second book. I’m doing the homework that I need to do for the course I am taking. I set my self tasks to do each day so that I can get things done, and then out of the blue this voice comes into my head saying” what are you doing this for? No one is going to come to your classes, they won’t want to see you as a client”.

I have had times when I just want to give up, when nothing is happening and I think why am I doing all this work? I am tired; I have nothing to show for it. I read blogs where people are successful and they are getting a head and making a career out of their work. What am I doing?

Sound familiar, I’m sure it does to some of you.

It’s about this time that I think, “it’s time to go for a walk” which is where my crew in spirit decides to tell me what’s what. This is what they had to say.

“At one time those people who are successful will have been at this point that you are, don’t ever give up. People need to hear what you have to offer and if you give up what is that saying to them?”

I keep remembering what one of Reid Tracy’s the (CEO of Hay House) favourite sayings is “It takes 10 years to become an over night success” for some it maybe 5 years for others they may need to identify what being successful really means to them.

There will be times when you feel like this, but take sometime out to go and have a break. Catch up with a friend, have a chat on the phone to someone, or Skype, I do with my lovely online business manager Erin who listens to my verbal diarrhea and then does her best to get me back on track. Whatever you need to do, do it. As this time will pass.

¨    Tell that negative voice in your head to take a hike they don’t have a place in your life.

¨    Be mindful.

¨    Take time out to meditate it helps get things in perspective.

¨    Go for a walk.

¨    Have a chat to someone.

¨    If need be have a rest.

¨    In all cases take care of yourself.

One of the things that I find that works is find a quite place; do some breathing exercises. Concentrate on your breathing for a minute or two, and then ask. “What is it that I need to do in this situation?”

Your intuition will know, learn to trust it and use it often.

 Life is about creating your own backdrop

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Mine at the moment is watching the blossom coming out on the pear tree.

Be strong, be true and never give up.

Until I see you next time

Smile and be happy

There are some more free meditations on my webpage http://www.judithtehuia.com/ – !freebies/cpv7

A Guided Relaxation Meditation By Judith Te Huia

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How many of you meditate?

Have started and then stopped because it doesn’t work.

Have thought about it but find your too busy

Meditation doesn’t have to be long just learning to concentrate on you breathing helps to relax the body and mind. You don’t have to sit cross- legged on the floor. Just sitting comfortable on a chair is good. If you lie on the floor, you’re more likely to go to sleep, which defeats the purpose.

I can still hear, “but yeah I don’t have time for that”

Don’t you?

Have you ever stopped to think about what it can do for you?

Or what can happen to your body when under stress?

The Impact of Modern Living

“Our lives are full of stress: transitions, growing responsibility, our goals, our work. We hear about it in the media constantly. It’s almost become such a common topic that our eyes will pass right over it. We stop thinking about it and stop worrying about it. Or we stress about being stressed!  We read article upon article, piling on the stress while trying to relieve it.

It has been documented that most people will face a flight or fight decision at least 12 times a day. The flight or fight response is a response to acute stress that can adversely affect heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, and the general effectiveness of the immune system. Having the ability to focus on goals and clarity as to the successful out come of the goals can be achieved through inner calm and peace, a by product of meditation.

The Benefits of Meditation on our health

Meditation is one of the most powerful tools we have in our modern world. The benefits of meditation are many.

  • It is a naturally relaxing and healing process, which focuses on calming the mind and relaxing the physical body.
  • Many cultures have preserved some practice of this ritualistic technique whether it’s in the form of prayer, reflection, or moving meditation such as Tai Chi or Yoga. These practices promote advances from the normal levels of perception that may result in a feeling of union and greater wellbeing to the world around you.

There has been much research to find out how much of an impact meditation has in our everyday lives and health matters. It’s been found to hold such a wide range of helpful and healing benefits across a broad spectrum that it is now included in medical mainstream practice as a great way to avoid general stress.

  • In some cases, it has helped people to reduce their medications, in addition to pain management.
  • Reduces anxiety.
  • Lowers blood pressure.
  • Increased Immunity.
  • Emotional Balance.
  • Increases Fertility.
  • Relieves Irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Helps with the immune system.

Learning meditation was a lifesaver for me and I could not imagine my life with out it now. It does not have to be difficult.

The Forest Meditation

  • Close your eyes and ask for protection. (Creating a sacred space). Take a big deep breath; hold it to the count of six, release it slowly, repeat this up to six times.
  • Breathe in through your mouth and out through your nose, allowing your body to relax.
  • Now imagine you are on a path, it is leading through a forest, it can be any sort of forest that you like, because remember, it is your forest. It is a beautiful warm autumn day, the leaves on the trees are starting to change colour, you can hear them crunch under your feet as you walk on them, you stop and take a deep breath, you are breathing in all the smells of the forest.

 

  • You become aware of the trees and how beautiful they are, how majestic they are as they tower above you, walk towards one of the trees, put your arms around the tree, feeling the texture and the bark, feel the wonderful energy that comes from all living things in nature, step back from the tree and notice all the other plants that live in your forest, you are aware of the animals, they don’t seem to be afraid of you, you feel that you are becoming a part of your forest.

 

  • Sit down with your back to a tree if you wish, close your eyes, breathe in all the smells, allow yourself to relax, feeling peaceful and calm, you open your eyes and observe all life in your forest, feeling relaxed as you do, in no rush when you are ready, standing up slowly and as you do you can see a beautiful lily pond on the other side of bridge, you make your way towards the bridge and cross over.

 

  • Standing on the bank you admire the different colours, you seem to be drawn to one in particular. Go and sit on the bank near the water lily that you are drawn to, imagine that you are breathing in the colour; it fills you with peace and contentment. When it is time to leave the lily pond you realize that you are wearing a scarf of the same colour it brings you the same feeling of peace and contentment.

 

  • Walking slowly back over the bridge and along the path, you feel different, floaty and really relaxed. When you reach the edge of your forest at point you entered, slowly come back into your awareness; back into the room, and when you are ready open your eyes.

 

Sit quietly for a few moments, to allow yourself to become present in your mind and body. When we are doing any form of relaxation or meditation we go into an altered state of awareness so sitting for a moment allows us to come back into our conscious waking state.

You can find this meditation as a mp3 download from my webpage  judithtehuia.com,or try the ‘Golden Relaxation Meditation’, which is also a free download on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zil-KYJNntg

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Do You Have a Drunken Monkey Brain? – 3 ways to sober up your monkeys

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Are there times when you brain just won’t shut off?

You have exams coming up or a new job interview or your not sure what to do about your life and all these thoughts are going around in you head and you just want to shut them up.

What do you do?

Not every one finds it easy to sit and meditate; in fact most find it difficult. You’re thinking to yourself, “I have all these things  I need to do, I can’t give myself permission to sit and meditate”. I don’t have time.

Here are 3 things you can try:

  1. Write a list of all the things that are worrying you.
  2. Now looking at them one at a time, ask yourself, Can I do something about this? If you can, then write down what it is. If you can’t I want you to say, ‘I’m handing this over to the universe” and then let it go. It is amazing what works out by its self when you’re not stressing about it.
  3. Don’t look at the issues all at once as then it can become overwhelming. Just work through them one at a time.
  4. If you find you can’t keep still long enough to meditate, get out and go for a walk or a run or to the gym where you go to de stress. This gets the positive endorphins happening in your brain.

Breathing

Focusing is a really good way to bring thoughts into some order and you can do this by focusing on your breathing. Just sit quietly for a moment concentrating on your breath. Breathing deeply from your diagram and releasing the breath slowly. Do this for a few minutes and your thoughts will be under control. You will also be feeling more relaxed. This allows your thoughts to become more centred and not be flying off in all directions. It is better not to try and stop them just acknowledge them.

Meditation

Meditation can be as easy as listen to some soothing music and doing your breathing technique. It does not need to be some complicated process.

Relaxation meditation is focused and as you are working through relaxing your body your thoughts may pop in, you may start to think about what your having for tea or if you need to get your suit dry cleaned for next week, but just let them wander for a moment. Then bring yourself back to the meditation. Doing guided meditations at the beginning is easier as you just need to follow the guidance. Or look for a group to do it with. This will also help with your wandering thoughts.

You will defiantly benefit from using the breathing techniques and learning to meditate. It also empowers you to have these skills to use in the future.

If you feel you have benefited from this article please pass it on.

My “Golden Rose Meditation” CD is available from my webpage judithtehuia.com

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