Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health awareness month and I think we should talk about this… Mental health is all about your well being, but too often you get off track and your well being turns into what is referred to as mental illness.

What I believe is that mental illness is a short circuit in your brain when you have excessive stress, pain, depression, fear, abuse, or being in a stressful environment.

Every year millions of people are suffering from depression, some even going so far as committing suicide… millions are addicted to alcohol and drugs, whether they’re legal or illegal… people are manifesting disease in their bodies… all of these lead to mental illness. It happens to every race, gender, to the rich and the poor. It has no preference.

Some of you may not even be aware that you have a ‘mental illness’. That is just a name though for having a monkey on your back . That doesn’t make you a bad person! You’re not broken and YOU CAN HEAL with some help.

My goal here is to lift you up and to give you a different way of seeing things and for those who don’t have a mental illness… just be kind to everyone because you never know what they’re going through.

Your mind is a powerful thing. It can be your worst enemy or your best friend…. It can heal you or kill you. Mental Illness can be prevented if you get the help you need before it takes over.

I also understand that everything is energy and I understand how the mind works. Your brain has billions of nerves working with other nerves, going through this complex process of sending electricity ( which is energy) throughout your body.

When you’re stressed, depressed, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs its altering your brainwaves, I see it as the nerves shorting out the circuit causing the mental illness. The more you hang onto whatever it is that has you down, the more your nerves are shorting out.

I want to go a little deeper… because EVERYTHING is energy, it not only effects your mind and body, it effects your entire life. That energy radiates throughout the world and because of how this complex universe works, whatever energy that you carry around inside of you is what you’ll attract more of. Energy never stops. It goes full circle till you flip the breaker and say thats enough. All it takes is making that decision.

If you are suffering, I want to remind you that you’re an amazing human being. Think of all that had to happen for you to exist and what your body does every day to keep you breathing. You are here to be happy and fulfilled…. and KNOW that you are loved.

Every challenge that you face only has the meaning that you give it. Life is full of challenges and always will be. These challenges are to help us grow, to be wiser, more compassionate, and more equipped to make a difference to others. Thats what it’s all about.

No matter how bad things look there is always things to be grateful for, theres people who love and care about you ( heck, I don’t even know you and I love you), and always remember that there is always a Higher Power working on your behalf. There is no problem that doesn’t have a solution and every problem is temporary as long as you’re willing to let the crap go.

If you are struggling reach out for help… friends, family, or there are many support groups. If you feel theres none you can talk to, shoot me an email and we’ll arrange to talk. I wish nothing but the best for you!

Sending Lots of Love,
Susan
susie@mindoverbodymassage.com
www.mindoverbodymassage.com/ health-and-wellness-blog

How to Stop Being Stressed Out

mind body and soulWouldn’t you love to just know how to stop being stressed out?

When you’re stressed out it’s a sign that it’s time for a change!

For you to be at peace with yourself and your life, you need to give your mind, body, and soul the nurturing that it requires so that life can flow.

Just nourishing one aspect doesn’t cut it, my friend!

It has to be all three!

If you believe that you are capable of anything and can handle anything but you don’t care for your body, you’re going to feel like crap and eventually your going to end up with health problems and not be able to move because your energy is so wound up.

If you take care of your body but not nourishing your mind and soul, you may have more energy and feel okay, but you’re not living your full potential.

If you feel connected to your soul but don’t nurture your mind, you will never live in peace and harmony with yourself and your life.

Stop being stressed out!

It’s time for change!

It’s time to bring something into your life– maybe a new job, a new partner, a move to a new location, a new way of taking care of your body, your spiritual awareness, or maybe just a new perception of yourself and the world around you.

Maybe it’s time to sit down and have an uncomfortable conversation that you’d rather not have at all ( remember that the discomfort of that talk is temporary, whereas not having it can cause you years of discomfort).

Maybe it’s time that you sat down and looked deep in your soul to see just what it is that would bring you peace. Join church or at the very least find someone that inspires you, even if it’s just a book that expands your mind and your mission in life.

Maybe it’s time to let something go from your life– maybe your job, your partner, certain foods that you eat, certain habits, responsibilities, or limiting beliefs.

I know there’s times that you get overwhelmed by all your responsibilities, when you feel like you’re dragging and can’t think straight. When you’re feeling that way, the most valuable thing you can do is to take a moment and check in with yourself to see what’s not getting nourished.

Are you keeping your thoughts and feelings on the good?

Are you nourishing your body and mind with the proper foods? Drinking plenty of water? Stretching to keep the energy flowing? Are you remembering that you are in the hands of a Higher Power? That everything is working in perfect order according to the thoughts you are holding in your mind?

You have the right to be at peace in your life! You also have the responsibility!

You are here as part of a universal creation… meaning that we are all connected and everything that you are energetically putting out there affects everything and everyone across the globe.

So stop being stressed out and have a fabulous day! <3

Love You,

Susie

www.susiecraig.com

PS. If you would love to be free of your stress and be at peace with yourself and the would, I would love to chat with you to see if we would be a good fit to bring you to that place of peace so that more reasons for you to feel peace can flow to you. Shoot me an email at susie@susiecraig.com <3

The Effects of Stress

mind body and soulI’ve been a massage therapist for 18 years and I’ve seen and felt the effects of stress on the mind, on the body, and on the spirit.

Stress has no preference. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do for a living, most everyone is dealing with stress at some level on a daily basis. Sometimes on a dangerous level, where it’s affecting your health. If your health is in limbo, nothing else really matters.

Hon, when you’re stressed out all of the time, it’s a sign that it’s time for change. It’s time to bring something into your life, it’s time to get rid of something in your life, or it’s time to shift something in your life, even if it’s just a shift in the way you perceive things.

When your stressed out in any area of your life, it affects every area of your life. Nothing is untouched by your stress. It’s your choice to live your life as you have been and keep getting the same results or to make a change and see miracles happen.

When you’re stressed out your mind gives you every reason that you can’t change the situation… you’re too old, you’re too young, you’ve worked too hard to get to where you are, you don’t have the skills, it’s going to be too hard, you don’t have time. It’s all crap! You’ve forgotten that there is a solution to every problem, you’ve forgotten that all of the stress that you have keeps things from flowing and that you are attracting back to you the things that are energetically aligned with what you are putting out there.

When you’re stressed out your muscles get tight and you get so wrapped up in what’s going on around you that you forget to stretch. You forget to drink your water. You don’t take care of your body and you end up hurting, and eventually it’s going to affect your health if you don’t change things. The energy in your body needs to flow in order for your body to function at it’s greatest capacity. That can’t happen when your muscles are tight. That energy can’t flow. Your body needs to be nourished and detoxified with water and the right nutrients.

When you’re stressed out you forget who you really are and what you’re truly capable of. The Higher Power that created this world… and created you, is inside of you in every second of every day. There isn’t anything that you don’t know. It’s all there if you just relax and listen. You are the master of your own life. Each new day gives you a blank slate and YOU make the choice what gets created on that slate!

The effects of stress in your life are keeping you from living a fulfilling life… a life where you are excited about the day and KNOW that there isn’t anything that you can’t accomplish.

Love You,

Susie <3

www.susiecraig.com

PS I’d love to help you reach your fullest potential.

I can help you learn to master your mind. To be able to look at things in a different light that eliminates the stress.

I teach you simple things you can do to keep your body rejuvenated and refreshed.

I teach you how to connect with that part of you that has all the answers.

I teach you how to confidently and courageously step into that life that brings you more joy and fulfillment than you ever imaged.

If you’d like to set up a strategy session to see how I can take you on a journey into a stress free and fulfilling life, email me at susie@susiecraig.com

Stretch For Your Health

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                                         It’s time to stretch for your health!
I know that you’re busy and sometimes ( probably more often than you’ll admit)
you tend to forget about the little things that keep you functioning properly… the
things you need to take the time out for to do for yourself .
 One of those things is stretching! As you grow older your muscles tighten and you
don’t have the flexiblity that you had before. That can put a damper on the things
you do for fun and that also makes it easier for you to get hurt doing the things you
do for fun.
Stretching loosens up your muscles so your energy can flow, to keep you healthy, more productive, and feeling top notch!
 It doesn’t matter if you sit behind a desk or are on your feet all day, stretching is
so important! Just take a few seconds ( that’s not very long) to take a nice,
refreshing stretch. Here are just a few of the benefits of stretching regularly:

 

  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased muscular coordination
  • Increased circulation
  • Increased energy
  • Stress Relief
Even if you’re working out it’s important to stretch and it doesn’t matter how
young you are. You have this body for the rest of your life, so take care of it.
Don’t be one of those saying that if they’d known they were going to live this
long, they’d have taken care of your body.
 When I give a massage I can tell which of you aren’t stretching. I can feel it in
your muscles. Just do yourself a favor and take the time to stretch. Do it before
you even crawl out of bed . If you can’t remember put a note on the first thing
you see when you open your eyes, then stetch for a few seconds here and there
throughout the day, and then before you go to sleep at nite.
 I will pester you about this because I care and I know how easy it is to forget.
Try to make a habit of it . You’re body will thank you for it.
 On that note, I hope that life is treating you wonderfully and I send you many
wishes for happiness and prosperity your way.
 Have an Awesome Day!
Susie

Hope For The World

hope for the world

The only way there there will ever be hope for the world is when we all take responsibility for all the stress in our lives and do whatever it takes to bring peace into our own lives.

You’ve lost your vision for the future

Settling for what is

Then being bummed about the way things are.

Everything you see in the world around you, (your life!), is a reflection of the energy that you are carrying around inside of you, in the deepest part of your soul.

Did you ever think that maybe you have this stress because you’re just looking at things are wrong?

Do you think that maybe there’s bit of a possibility that there could be a better way to see things?

That just maybe with just a slight shift in your perception, it could change the whole story?

You don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes in the great scheme of things. None of us do!

Could you just open your mind to the possibility that everything that happens in your life- the good, the bad, and the ugly, is manifested by none other than YOU?

Once you take responsibility for this then you can do something about it.

One step at a time.

It is your right to have peace in your life.

That’s why we are even here.

To discover that part of us that is our higher self.

That part of us that that knows the answer to everything and understands that EVERYTHING is working in perfect order according to the thoughts and beliefs that we have about life and ourselves.

You certainly don’t have anything to lose by opening your heart and mind to this.

You have everything to gain.

It’s absolutely your responsibility to bring peace into your life so that there can be hope for the world.

Everything you think and feel is energy that travels out across the globe, it never stops. It is always in motion causing a shift in the universe. Everything that you see in the world is a reflection of the energy that we, as a whole, are sending out.

There is hope for the world but we need to find peace in our own lives!

I invite you to take one small step to accomplish this, starting today! When you start stressing out about things, catch yourself and think of all the things that you have to be grateful for or go to a happy memory and feel those feelings.

Our greatest weapon against stress is our ability to shift from one thought to another so make this a lifestyle and your whole world will change.

Susie Craig

http://www.susiecraig.com

 

PS If you’d like to work with me to help you overcome your challenges,  deal with your stress, and bring peace into your life, I’d love to chat with you. Shoot me an email at http://susie@susiecraig.com  <3