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INSPIRATION STATION- AN INSPIRED MIND-WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

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BLOGTALK RADIO SHOW -A INSPIRED MIND-JUST ONE STEP

Posted on August 10, 2016 at 2:06 AM Comments comments (0)
As a Drugless Practitioner, I want to write\talk about things that will help me and the World learn about the importance of SELF CARE! So, in 2016, I will continue to make it my business to share awareness about Massage and Wellness!!
 
Just some information that everyone can find interesting, enlightening and/or helpful! If you find it useful....share this Blog with your inner circle of people you LOVE & CARE about.....
so each one,  can reach one!!
 
"When you FEEL GOOD......You DO GOOD!
 
 
I want to welcome everyone around the world, to my very first BLOGTALK INTERNET RADIO SHOW
 
A INSPIRED MIND
Listen to the first Topic
 
 

DID YOU KNOW....EMOTIONAL WELLNESS HAS TO BE PRACTICED?

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)
As a Drugless Practitioner, I want to write about things that will help me and the World learn about the importance of SELF CARE! So, in 2016, I will continue to make it my business to share awareness about Massage and Wellness!!
 
Just some information that everyone can find interesting, enlightening and/or helpful! If you find it useful....share this Blog with your circle of people you LOVE & CARE about.....so each one,  can reach one!! 
 
"When you FEEL GOOD......You DO GOOD!"
 
ENJOY!
 
Denise Baker-Inegbenebo, LMT, HHP, MMP
The Wellness Journey Studio
 
 
DID YOU KNOW....EMOTIONAL WELLNESS HAS TO BE PRACTICED?
 
I think it is important to me, as a Holistic Health Practitioner, to speak truth into the World, that ALL people can breathe in.  In the United States of America, we are suffering thru some turbolent times regarding Race Relations, because in my opinion, WE, the People, have not been able to speak truth about what INJUSTICE really means and how that plays into Emotional Wellness. 
 
My favorite Orator, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was so eloquent when he stated that.... "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!" But, more profound were his words, when he stated....."We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now!" Globally and Nationally.....this is becoming SO TRUE....WE ARE IN THE SAME BOAT NOW!!  I recently posted on Facebook to vent my anger, hurt and sadness about the VIOLENCE taking place across the World, but more close to me, here in the United States. Violence has taken innocent lives.....BLACK AND WHITE!!! SO...As painful as it seems.....NOW, WE ARE IN THE SAME BOAT! The Tipping Point is sweeping the country and the rage is degrading the emotional wellness for many people.  I do not want to contribute to the fury taking place and I want to speak my mind and offer a different view!!  The toll of hurt and pain is high and no matter what side you are on, it is time that we individually make a CHOICE to practice and keep our EMOTIONAL WELLNESS in top shape during these times!  It is our choice! So, I want to explore and share with the World, HOW we all can have Mindfullness in our MIND, BODY & SPIRIT during these turbulent times.
 
When I look at the definition of Emotional Wellness, I choose to define it as that dimension that is focused on wellness which involves putting the mirror up to SELF, developing focused awareness and acceptance of our deepest feelings. When people are considered to be emotionally well people, they are able to express feelings freely, debate with integrity, along with managing those very same feelings effectively by taking a look within, what I like to call...."Putting the Mirror up to SELF".  Emotional Wellness is a state of mind that is PRACTICED, it IS a constant process of individual change and personal growth. When your Emotional Wellness is balanced and in peak formation, you can maintain many different types of relationships, take on and deal with conflict, all the while remaining grounded in your spirit, even during stressful times. You are able to look at yourself and understand your greatness and your weakness....working to make weakness become a strength over time!
 
Here are some TIPS to practice and explore that enhance emotional wellness:
 
  • Understand that every person has a different story of their life...good, bad or ugly!
  • Try to walk in the shoes of those less fortunate than yourself...it promotes humility.
  • DO NOT live a life of IGNORANCE. Learn about diverse people.
  • Remember.....Do not LIVE in the PAST.....YOU CANNOT CHANGE IT.
  • LIVE THROUGH YOUR DREAMS....It will take you a long way.
  • Know that everyday is a.....NEW DAY...TO GET IT RIGHT.
  • Take responsibility for your individual behaviors and actions...knowing that all you do may affect many.
  • Learn to be more aware of your feelings through self-reflection, journaling meditation and/or other spiritual practices that serve you well.
  • Accept that your feelings are real....rather than denying them
  • Understand and be open to the feelings of others...even when you do not agree or understand.....be open to LISTEN.
  • Express your feelings in responsible ways that serve you and all you love, as well as people you do not know.
  • Get help and seek support and guidance when your feelings and emotions feel like a volcano....getting out of control about people, places and things.
  • Have some people in your life that you can have as a strong social support network.....people you can share and debate with.
  • Recognize that you ALWAYS bring YOU in the room, so be open to continual personal growth
  • Stay far away from any NEGATIVITY that changes your emotional stability-OR- Acts as a trigger for bad choices and behaviors.
  • Learn new things about LIFE.
  • Find a Spiritual path that you can believe and open your spirit to.
 
In closing, I will share some very LOVING words from my mother who always told me......"GOD loves YOU....so do not worry about the PEOPLE....When you fall down....get back up...kick the dust....then take your next step forward to LEARN, GROW AND PROSPER. Emotional Wellness follows when we take deliberate action!!

DID YOU KNOW.....THE MEDITATION LOVE SESSION

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 7:18 PM Comments comments (0)
As a Drugless Practitioner, I want to write about things that will help me and the World learn about the importance of SELF CARE! So, in 2016, I will continue to make it my business to share awareness monthly about Massage and Wellness!!
 
Just some information that everyone can find interesting, enlightening and/or helpful! If you find it useful....share this Blog with your circle of people you LOVE & CARE about.....so each one can reach one!! 
 
"When you FEEL GOOD......You DO GOOD!"
 
Denise Baker-Bradley, LMT, MMP
The Wellness Journey Studio


DID YOU KNOW.......MEDITATION QUIETS THE MIND NOISE??

In the LOVE month.....I just wanted to talk about why it is very important to have a daily Meditation time to love self!  Meditation can be used very effectively to quiet all the racing thoughts....that mind noise that runs through our thoughts daily making us feel stress and anxiety.  Everyday, we are bombarded with things we should be doing.....places we should be going.....status that we absolutely need to "get in where you fit in". Society has conditioned humans to believe that if you are not following the standards that they create......you are a FAILURE!!  We know that is just not true......BUT...yet and still, we are constantly comparing ourselves to the unrealistic standards. This is where a Meditation Love Session can become your favorite buddy!!

Meditation is quieting the Mind Noise and allowing the brain to be still and take a break. It is not Prayer nor does it have anything to do with Religion. There is no better way to reduce stress, nervousness and anxiety than by having a daily Meditation Love Session.  Meditation is a powerful  tool that makes the racing thoughts come to a stop and not move the body into a stressful state of mind!!  It is a relief of the mind that is so sweet that once you start doing it on a regular basis, you will wonder why you have not been doing it all along!! It is a way that you can start to give yourself the unconditional LOVE from the inside out.  Here is just a really easy way to learn to have a Meditation Love Session with yourself:

1- Find a quiet space where you can have some time for yourself- all you need to start is 15 minutes a day.

2- Light a candle and some incense which is very helpful to focus your mind and calm the brain.

3- In your mind, call this time your Meditation Love Session-where you are going to pamper yourself with unconditional self love.

4- Stay focused on the candle and begin to build a reserve of love on the inside with conscious self care-It is very good for you!

5- Ask yourself the question....Am I breathing? Start focusing on breathing in thru your nose and out of your mouth-soft and easy. In the beginning your mind will fight you to keep spinning with thoughts, but just keep listening to yourself breathe and when the thoughts try to fly in....Ask yourself the question again. As your mind calms down you will be able to hear your breathing get louder because the mind noise is at rest.....that is how you know that you are quieting the mind noise.

6- Take some time while you are breathing to reflect of the things that you are Grateful for in your life while breathing in.

7- While you are exhaling thru your mouth-blow out all negativity that gets on your nerves each day.

8- Continue breathing in and out......watching the white light in the candle and smelling the incense. They are designed to keep you in the present moment.

9- Before closing out your Meditation Love Session- Reflect on what you are doing to become a powerful source of TRUE LOVE to yourself.

10- Close the Meditation Love Session by being thankful for the opportunity to be conscious about slowing your mind noise down, reducing your stress and taking the time to be in love with YOU!

BE GRATEFUL FOR YOU!!

DID YOU KNOW.....PEACE OF MIND IS VERY IMPORTANT

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 7:32 PM Comments comments (0)
As a Drugless Practitioner, I want to write about things that will help me and the World learn about the importance of SELF CARE! So, in 2016, I will continue to make it my business to share awareness monthly about Massage and Wellness!!
 
Just some information that everyone can find interesting, enlightening and/or helpful! If you find it useful....share this Blog with your circle of people you LOVE & CARE about.....so each one can reach one!! 
 
"When you FEEL GOOD......You DO GOOD!"
 
Denise Baker-Bradley, LMT, MMP
The Wellness Journey Studio

DID YOU KNOW.......REIKI IS A LIFE FORCE ENERGY MODALITY??

First, I want to say HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope that everyone who reads and shares this Blog will prosper in Mind, Body and Spirit!! That is my intention and focus for 2016.  I am feeling a renewed energy, but wanted to explore ways that will keep me on my life journey with continued EXCITEMENT!!  When I was doing my research, I came across a modality called Reiki, which I have followed for many years and decided to fully engage myself in learning, so that I could possibly incorporate it into my practice.  So, I did some in depth research and then finally decided I had to have a open mind and explore the Pros and Cons of Reiki by taking the Reiki Practitioner training.  I can honestly say that I see the value of Reiki, now more than ever.  I plan to use it in my Massage Practice as a separate modality for both the Massage and Wellness areas, but in a way that I believe will have the best affect for my Clients.  This is what I found in my research and training......


What is Reiki?

Reiki is a word from the Japanese language, meaning “Guided Life Force Energy.”

REIKI IS AN ENERGY HEALING MODALITY STARTED IN JAPAN IN 1922 BY MIKAO USUI.


REI= MYSTERIOUS   KI= LIFE FORCE ENERGY

Life energy, which makes up our thoughts, emotions, and consciousness, tends to be in all living things and connects us all. We all have places in our energy which become unbalanced, due to our very chaotic lifestyles and the extreme "fit in" conditioning in our society. We can be off balance due to stress, disease, pain, or emotional blocks, that leave us confused and weary about the future.


A Reiki Practitioner offers this life force energy to you thru entrainment which allows you to receive new energy where you are off balance, to help your body heal itself and rejuvenate.


Reiki does not require any religious belief in order to be effective. Being open to trying Reiki is all you need.

Reiki is not Meditation, Massage or Prayer. It is also not a Religion. But the one thing we can mostly all agree on, Practitioners and Clients alike, Reiki heals in ways that are simply hard to explain. 

Reiki isa calming and effective holistic technique for effortlessly receiving the life force energy you need to restore your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. That is what I love most about the Reiki modality. 


Is Reiki Science or Hype?

Reiki is a therapy based on the electromagnetic biofield, or a type of energy field that “regulates everything from our cellular function to our nervous system,” says Shamini Jain, ​assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California–San Diego. 

While the biofield itself is generally accepted – it “consists of things that we can measure like electromagnetic energy that actually emanates from us,” Jain says – biofield therapies such as Reiki and therapeutic touch are more controversial​ because they’re based on the idea of a “subtle” aspect of the biofield,​ which is harder to measure.

“It’s difficult for our Western science to wrap its mind around” because it’s not about popping pills, injecting needles or otherwise altering the body’s chemical composition, says Jain, a clinical psychologist who studies Integrative Medicine.​

Closing Thoughts....

In closing, although Reiki has its critics and to date no known medical risks, I want to be very clear it is not a substitute for conventional medicine, it is complementary and integrative medicine.​

BUT....The reason that I decided to add Reiki into my practice is, I am now convinced that Reiki, like Therapeutic Massage Therapy makes a positive, calming contribution to one's overall health and wellness! 

Most important, Reiki seems to bring clarity and peace of mind to people when they relax, open up and believe that healing truly begins within!! In a world that is so chaotic and a culture of "Do or Die", calming peace within can aid the Mind, Body and Spirit to a higher level of consciousness, where all healing prospers!  When you experience that balance of peace of mind, everything else on one's life journey is possible!! And that is what I LOVE about Reiki......PEACE OF MIND!!

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