This Reiki Principle And Becoming A Full Time Practitioner

“I earn my living honestly” and “Devote yourself to your work” are two interpretations of the Reiki Principles gifted to us by Mikao Usui. I took them literally and lived as an energy practitioner since. So, how do you do it?

One of the challenges that face many an alternative or complementary therapist and practitioner is that most work available out there is self-employed. There are of course opportunities for an employed job. But they are very rare.

For employed jobs, you may need to travel, such as doing your complementary therapy in a trendy new spa somewhere else in the world, or on cruise ships. If you have no commitments and like travel, it is worth investigating. Some years ago, I was asked if I could work in Dubai doing Reiki and Emotional Freedom Techniques, for example. And some massage therapists have learned Reiki with me because it gave them more work opportunities in a spa or on a cruise ship. There are some NHS jobs in the UK for Reiki, as well as charities, such as cancer care charities and rehab charities that sometimes look for a Reiki or EFT Practitioner. Massage is more popular though with charities. However, from my observations, working for a charity or even the NHS is usually part-time, with part-time pay. It is great experience, and if you can mix it with another job or working for yourself, it can be just the outlet you are looking for. It can provide both stability of a regular dependable income plus help you to help others as per your heart’s true desire.

Another avenue for being employed within your authentic vocation is to find a way to do what you already do and add your modality to it. For example, some teachers, doctors, physiotherapists, and nurses add Meditation, Mindfulness, Reiki or EFT to their work. This of course, has to be approved by the management. There is no harm in approaching them and asking. The worst that could happen is that they say no. But, the may say yes. Even if you used to be a teacher, say, and left teaching in the hope of finding employment as an EFT practitioner and did not, what is the harm of applying for teaching jobs? You can mention EFT to them at the interview and say that you would like a trial say, one hour a week, where you can help students with EFT if they are having challenges with exam nerves or homework. Do not rule this out. If you had trained in one initial vocation and want to be a practitioner in your new heart-based vocation, there is no reason why you cannot have both. OK, it is not the same to you perhaps, and it is not your entire dream, but it is a step in the right direction. Like one of my previous managers in my old employee days used to say to me, “Never say never”. And she was right.

If no employed opportunities are available to you, you need to seriously consider working for yourself. Not everyone is born an entrepreneur. However, by earning your living honestly and devoting yourself to your work, you can find a way to be self-employed and earning what a salary would have otherwise paid you.

The biggest trick to being self-employed in the complementary and alternative health field is to be your authentic self and also be a business person. The two are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary, they go together like a hand fits a glove. They are the perfect match. If you want to be a health entrepreneur, my advice is that you find someone who is already successful in your field, and either copy their business model or ask them for mentoring or courses. Many successful entrepreneurs offer this service, and it need not cost the Earth. It can save you from making beginners’ mistakes. Later on, it can help you stay on track and be the best that you can be.

In conclusion, there are many ways that you too can live according to the Reiki principle that was and still is my and many other happy practitioners’ motivation. Be your authentic self, do no harm, and do the good that you have been trained to do. Earn your living honestly, and devote yourself to your work. Get joy and satisfaction from your heart-based work. There are many paths. I truly hope that you will find one of them the right path for you.

The 3 Cs of a Healthy Life

If you are ready to focus on losing weight and getting in shape, let’s address the 3 Cs of a healthy life which are Courage, Change, and Choices. An easy way to remember the 3 Cs of a healthy life is with this simple sentence: To develop a healthy life you need to have the courage to change the choices you face. Does that sound like something you’re up for? Let’s dive into each one of these topics to see just what they actually entail so you can have as much success on this often difficult endeavor.

The 3 C’s of a Healthy Life

The Courage To Develop a Healthy Life

One of the first most important fundamental necessities to develop a healthy life is courage. Courage is of utmost importance since you will need to face some issues that will likely make you feel uncomfortable. You will be purposely forcing yourself to confront topics you have likely avoided in the past which is why you reached the weight amount you are today.

For example, you will need to have courage to get off the couch, put some tennis shoes on and get outside to walk or run for an hour 3-5 days a week. You will have to have courage to cook a healthy meals for lunch or dinner in your own kitchen. It takes a hefty amount of courage in order to effectively deal with weight loss on a daily basis.

Changing To A Healthy Life

Once you’ve determined you have the courage to give this weight loss process an honest effort, the next item of business is the fact that changes must be made in your life. Gaining weight is generally the result of taking in far too many calories than your body needs on a regular basis along with not consistently getting a sufficient amount of exercise. These are the specific areas that need to be addressed and turned into moments that will be beneficial for your health.

You have to be willing to change a number of aspects in your life if you want to have any chance of successfully losing weight. Changing from soda to water. Changing from enormous fast food meals to home-cooked, appropriately portioned meals. Changing from potato chip snacking to almonds with raisins. These are the changes you need to have the courage to make.

The Choices In A Healthy Life

Once you have the courage to tackle the weight loss process and are willing to make specific changes in how you live your life, the final step is to deal with are the many choices you’ll be confronted with on a day-to-day basis. This may be the toughest part of this whole endeavour since there are quite a number of choices that you’ll have to make each and every day.

Think about everything that has happened today since you woke up this morning. There have likely been 5-10 choices related to nutrition and exercise you had to decide on since getting out of bed. Here are some likely choices you’ve dealt with:

– Should I wake up early to run before work?
– What to eat for breakfast?
– Should I snack while watching TV?
– What will I have for lunch?
– Should I get something from the vending machine at break?
– Stop on the way home from work and pick up fast food or a pizza?
– Snack on this bag of chips while driving to work?

Each one of these choices will have an effect on your weight loss efforts. The effect will be a positive one if you make controlled, conscientious decisions. The effect may be negative if you don’t maintain self-control and a strong willpower.

It’s all on your shoulders to make the right choices that will benefit your health and in turn help you lose that excess weight. This process takes time so stick with the 3 C’s of a healthy life and you will reach your goal.

Preparing For An Ostomy Emergency

Emergency preparedness is important for everyone. Weather conditions can disrupt electricity, water and shipping. You should always have canned goods, flashlights, water, extra batteries, and an emergency radio on hand just in case.

But what if you have a medical condition, like an ostomy? This brings a whole new reason for emergency preparedness. Most people have their ostomy supplies delivered to their home directly from a medical supply store. When shipping halts due to impassable roads, you need to have a backup plan. Earthquakes, flooding, snow may not affect your immediate area, but that does not mean they won’t affect your supplies being shipped.

What should you have in your emergency ostomy bag? How many supplies should you have on hand? I think it is a good idea to aim for three weeks’ worth. This is especially true if you are relying on your supplies to be shipped to you. When there is a weather emergency, it will affect a lot of people. Once normal shipping resumes you are liable to run into issues with your supplies being on back order. Three weeks sounds like a lot, but if you live on the east or west coast sometimes shipping can take up to seven business days, and that is if they are in stock. Having an ostomy means you must look ahead and plan for all those maybes.

Emergency Ostomy Supplies:

– Cut to Fit ostomy bags, enough for three weeks (I would recommend cut to fit so you avoid sizing issues)
– Scissors or a stoma opening hole cutter
– Water proof plastic bin that holds supplies comfortably
– Clean water
– Skin cleanser that does not have lotions or oils or added fragrance
– Ostomy pouch liners
– Ostomy Disposal Bags
– Adhesive remover wipes
– Skin prep wipes
– Exam gloves, in an emergency, you don’t know what the conditions will be when you have to change your pouch

Having an emergency kit isn’t just about supplies it is also about being ready. One way to do that is to have written documentation of your medical information. Your cell may not work, your internet could be down, you still need to be able to get the medical care you need.

General Medical Information to Have Inside Your Kit:

– Doctor’s full name and phone number, including the hospital they are associated with
– Ostomy supply store address and phone number
– Reference numbers for all supplies to make reordering easier, make sure you write down the manufacturer
– Ostomy care instructions for family members in case you are not able to take care of it yourself. It is important that whenever possible a person in your household is capable of helping you care for your ostomy in case of an emergency.

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Incontinence – What Can You Do?

Incontinence is occurring more and more and is often uncomfortable and embarrassing. However your practitioner can help and there is much support if you know where to look. Incontinence is the involuntary leaking of urine. It can happen when you sneeze or run and is more likely in women who have had children and in men as they get older.

Older people get incontinence more as the body changes when you age but any age can suffer from incontinence. It is important that you talk to a natural therapist or doctor and not let it progress. Many people suffer in silence thinking it is only happening to them. It may be treated with medication, altering your behaviour and certain exercise or in difficult cases with surgery.

There are four general types of incontinence. These are stress, urge, functional and overflow. Stress incontinence occurs when you are coughing, sneezing or exercise. Urge incontinence is when you can’t seem to hold the urine flow until you get to a toilet. This is because the bladder is not filling, storing or emptying properly.

Usually the bladder fills and when there is about one cup of urine there stored you feel the need to go to the toilet. The bladder keeps filling while you have the urge and the urine is stored. There are muscles in the bladder that contract to force the urine out while your body relaxes the round muscles to expand and empty out. If any of these don’t function properly it creates issues. There may be many illnesses that cause this such as urine infections, prostrate issues, injuries, weaknesses in the bladder area, side effects of stroke, prolapse etc.

Treatment varies depending on the causes but there are exercises you can do to strengthen the muscles of your pelvic floor. These include a schedule of when to go to the toilet and Kegel exercises for the pelvic floor. Your doctor or therapist will be able to help you with these.

There is also electrical machinery which can teach you how to do these exercises better. It does this by making you aware of where the muscles are and how to contract them. Supermarkets have lots of pads and under undergarments to help with leaking although they are not pleasant so it is better to start doing your pelvic floor exercises now so you prevent incontinence when you are older perhaps. It is also important to avoid constipation, watch your weight and what you eat as these can also affect you in the long-term.

If your symptoms are really bad you might need an operation or medication to relax the bladder, increase its muscle tone or strengthen the sphincter. Doctors sometimes insert artificial sphincters and if it’s really bad the doctor will recommend a catheter although this can increase your chances of infection.

Ladies talk to your gynaecologist, men to an urologist or natural therapist about this condition. Your general practitioner will be able to refer you to a specialist. There are herbs that can help and hypnosis can suppress the urge to go to the toilet. Don’t let incontinence silently continue. It could be symptoms of something else. Your doctor will do a urine test, cystoscopy (inspection inside the bladder), and even maybe an urodynamic study to measure the pressure and urine flow. It is important to get these done to stay healthy.