Take a Moment, and Breathe

I’m not here to tell you there is nothing to worry about. If I were, you would, likely, argue with me or think I am delusional. There is plenty to worry about.

The war against ISIL is on going. With the most recent shooting in peaceful Canada it is ISIL terrorism that comes to mind before other explanations or theories. In addition alert levels increase and airport travel becomes more of an ordeal.

Ebola has fears heightened about the world, and even the good news of people getting out of quarantine and recovering has some wanting the boarders shut tight at last. I heard yesterday that parents in countries with Ebola are fearful that life saving vaccinations for measles, mumps, and rubella are responsible for the spread of Ebola, so many parents are no longer getting their children vaccinated, and doctors are understandably frustrated at the idea of children dying from something that is preventable.

In addition the weather here is growing colder and Ebola isn’t our only problem. There is the flu that is sending people to the hospital in fear of exposure to Ebola. There are also respiratory diseases very dangerous to children going around. In the United States, and maybe Canada, these concerns are a little more realistic and immediate, if not as dramatic as Ebola.

Here in the United States our midterm elections are coming up, and I urge everyone to vote, because as both parties are saying, “make no mistake about it, the policies are on the ballot.” This statement lets both republicans and democrats know they need to get out and vote, and those of us who do vote can’t understand the apathy of those willing to just let the wrong side win! Voter or not, it does seem like everyone complains. Just listening to the political attack ads is enough to make you think there isn’t a single well-intentioned, patriotic person in government.

If these worries and concerns are not enough for you take a look at this light-hearted list by Chris Jurewicz It might make you laugh and the nice thing about laughing is that it makes you breath deeply and relaxes you.

The things I’ve listed are all external stresses, but we also have our personal stresses. Personal stresses include things like financial worries, healthy emergencies, family problems that maybe we can’t see a solution to right away. We need time to think. I swear I can sense skepticism from some of you. I know! Relax with all you have to worry about? Here is how.

Take a deep breath and blow it out. Follow with a slow breath in, to a slow count of four. Hold for a beat. Exhale slowly, to a slow count of four. Focus on your breathing. Repeat as needed, until you feel calm and clear of mind.

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      1. Yes, I know. It just kind of reminded me of this time when I was not doing so well and seeing an acupuncturist and she told me to try to meditate. More than anything, it stressed me to find the time to meditate. As you may have guessed, my meditation was highly unsuccessful!

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  1. I cannot believe parents are not wanting to vaccinate their children because they believe they’ll catch Ebola as a result… Poor children. These parents need to educate themselves and maybe they’ll come to realize that Ebola comes from a region where most people do not receive vaccinations for MMR. I hope we as humans can use our common sense to deal with this before it becomes equivalent to the damage done of the plague and Spanish flu.

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    1. It is in regions with Ebola that parents are worried about the MMR vaccinations, and education on the topic has taken a backseat to Ebola because that crisis is right now. I am sorry if I was not clear enough. I will endeavor to be more clear. Thanks for joining us.

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