Daily Archives: January 5, 2012

Coping Skills

Dearest and I have really been struggling with repeated bouts of anger, rage, frustration, etc. etc. over Obama and his gang of Socialist Destroyers.

On the one hand, we should be upset at what’s happening. On the other, we should not let those [fill in dirty words] ruin our lives.

I’ve been pondering coping skills and thought I’d blog about them, maybe help some of us get through this next year without going nuts.

Dearest once asked our infantry son, “What do you do when you’re attacked?”

“First, control something. It can be anything. Just pick something and control it.”

I’ve since come across a similar idea in some psychobabbly thing, that doing something … anything … to control or change a bad situation is enormously beneficial to you physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

We can’t function when we’re tense, angry, fearful and obsessed. Doing something … controlling something … helps break into the bad and move us toward the good.

There are the active work things we all try to do and often talk about here. Pete posts the Grudge, which I hope helps him as much as posting here helps me.

I want to continue with the Logic series and the economics and political party control graphs. I am getting good results with my New Year’s resolution about my time management approach, so I’m hoping I’ll become more efficient and make some progress with those two projects.

But there are other things we could be doing to help us all cope. Today, I want to share something I am finding really helpful and that may appeal to some of you as well.

I have a friend who has Bipolar disorder. Her 2-year-old son was also diagnosed with it recently and their mood swings are a real strain on the marriage and family, so I’m trying to help as much as I can.

The meds work, but have side effects. And it’s pretty scary to be giving drugs to a toddler! So she’s really motivated to learn about natural remedies that can help them keep the meds to a minimum.

I created mood stabilizing essential blends for her and her son. (Being so young, he has his own.) She says they really help.

Her recipe has also become my personal favorite. It really works! If I’m too up, it helps mellow me out. If I’m too down, it helps lift my mood.

The therapeutic value of essential oils is in their molecular structure, not their smell. They do their good work via the blood stream, so you can inhale them or rub them on your skin. (Do not ingest or use them undiluted on skin without specific guidance.)

If you have allergies, test the oils individually before making a blend, then test the blend. I have very severe allergies, but tolerate a good range of oils and get tremendous therapeutic benefit from them.

Here are two ways to use my blend:

Mood Stabilizer Massage Oil

MIX in clean glass bottle (big enough for adding 1 oz. carrier oil):

3 drops each: Bergamot, Lavender, Rosewood

2 drops each: Chamomile (Roman), Mandarin, Jasmine, Rosemary

Cover and allow to rest for 24 hours before using. I love to massage this stuff into my feet and then slip on a pair of soft, clean socks. When my friend is having a bad day, her hubby gives her a back rub and they both benefit.

Mood Stabilizing Inhaler Tube

Mix

6 drops each: Bergamot, Lavender, Rosewood

4 drops each: Chamomile (Roman), Mandarin, Jasmine, Rosemary

Follow the directions at “Making an essential oil inhaler tube” @
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2837571230056011884DEZZOQ

Inhaler tubes are fantastic for essential oils. They allow personal inhalation (rather than room diffusion which might bother someone else) and are so tidy and long-lasting that you can keep them anywhere.

E.g., keeping an inhaler charged with peppermint oil in your glove box could save your life some night when you find yourself getting drowsy, but there’s no coffee stop for miles.

E.g., keeping an inhaler charged with tangerine oil in your purse could save your sanity when your kid is getting too wild for the venue. All the orange oils are calming, but tangerine is particularly safe for little ones. (Diffuse it at their birthday parties to keep the Wild Things at bay.)

My favorite source for essential oils and aromatherapy supplies is AromaThyme @ http://www.aromathyme.com/

Scroll to the bottom of the home page to get links to the pure oils pages (alphabetical). “Plastic Scent Inhaler Tubes” are available in packages of 6 for $9.95 on the “Aromatherapy Supplies” page.

If you’re new or confused, email debbie@aromathyme.com. She’s really nice and will help you figure out what you need and how to order it.

Once upon a time, she wasn’t carrying Tansy Blue. I’d gotten some elsewhere and found it quite effective for allergy relief. When I asked, she found a source and added it to her regular stock, so now I don’t have to pay separate shipping to get just that one oil from another supplier.

P.S., I’m not getting a kick-back from her! 🙂

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THE THURSDAY GRUDGE-IMPERIAL EDITION

Posted by Pistol Pete
Don’t plan on posting too much–we’ll see how it goes.

As I drove around this morning,alone with my thoughts as I delivered my papers, I got to thinking about Obama’s naked power grab.The more I thought about it the more he reminded me of Yul Brynner in The Ten Commandments.Both believed they descended from heaven to rule as some sort of god on earth.When the Pharaoh spoke he’d point a finger and say: ‘so let it be written-so let it be done.’ The scribes would scratch his words on parchment and issue his edicts to the unwashed masses who worshipped at the many temples he had built to himself.Notice the similarities?Pharaoh took half the straw from the Israelites and told them their quota of bricks must remain the same.Pharobama takes half of what his subjects have and scolds them for being greedy for not giving more for him to use as he will.

Both caused masses of humankind great hardship and deprivation merely because they felt it was their birthright to do so.The people should be grateful to be ruled by an omnipotent being and willingly sacrifice everything in service to him.

KING BARACK’S POWER GRAB
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/king_barack_power_grab_FQVJqAlOM3eplEuV7fNxDN

WHITE HUT SEES WIN IN CORDRAY MOVE
Before I saw this article I had it figured out.Pharobama is picking fights intentionally with congress and the senate knowing full well they won’t buy into it.Then he waggles a finger and wails they are a ‘do nothing’ congress.This was his stated plan all along.I recall reading somewhere when he finished his Hawaiian vacation he planned on getting the tax holiday extended for a year then devoting the rest of the year to campaigning for reelection.Maybe someday we’ll have a president who takes time out from running for office to actually do something for the country.

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=87205932-4547-4ADA-8815-0FAE8B3E2175

CONGRESS SHUCKS ETHANOL SUBSIDIES,NOT MANDATES
Don Wade talked about this this morning.Congress is patting itself on the back for ending ethanol subsidies.Unfortunately,the use of ethanol in fuel is still required.Soooo since the oil companies have to spend more to produce gasoline,guess who’ll be paying more…a LOT more for gas?
http://news.investors.com/Article/596556/201201031827/ethanol-corn-biofuels-alternative-energy.htm

STEVE GREEN(VODKAPUNDIT) DOES HIS YEAR IN REVIEW
(is it just me,or does he bear a striking resemblance to Alec Baldwin?)

CREDIT SANTORUM FOR SINKING RON  PAUL
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/credit-santorum-with-sinking-ron-paul/2012/01/04/gIQA2lWTaP_blog.html

WILL OBAMA GO TO WAR?
Not if it interrupts his reelection campaign.A man has to have his priorities,right?
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/will_obama_go_to_war.html

ACTING LIKE A KING NOT AMONG PRESIDENT’S DUTIES
Jarrett:Obama ‘ready to take power and rule from day one.’
Its not like he tried to hide who he was and what he was.Either people didn’t take him seriously or were preoccupied with the ‘hopenchange’ hokum the media whores were feverishly selling.
http://news.investors.com/Article/596770/201201041839/appointments-show-obama-more-king-than-president.htm

OBAMA’S EPA OPENS ANOTHER FRONT IN THE WAR ON COAL
Again,he warned us if anybody tried to start a coal-mining operation he would bankrupt them with regulations.
http://biggovernment.com/capitolconfidential/2012/01/04/obamas-epa-opens-another-front-in-the-war-on-coal

THE INSULT OF LEFTIST LIES
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/the_insult_of_leftist_lies.html

VIDEO:TARBABY:GOP IN RUSH TO ITS EXTREME WHITE WING
Ya think MSDNC could pay somebody a few bucks to do this show who had a reasonably firm grip on the English language?
http://www.breitbart.tv/sharpton-plays-race-card-gop-in-mad-rush-to-its-extreme-white-wing/

CNN DEFINES SANTORUM:RACIST,PAPIST,HOMOPHOBE
Welcome to the big time,Senator.Now bend over and spread your cheeks–the press would like a word or two with you.It doesn’t really matter what you say,they’re going to edit it anyway.
http://www.breitbart.tv/cnn-defines-santorum-racist-papist-homophobe/

OBAMA VISITS OHIO,SHERROD BROWN SKIPS TOWN
http://biggovernment.com/jhart/2012/01/05/obama-visits-ohio-sherrod-brown-skips-town/

NEVER BRING A KNIFE TO A GUNFIGHT

APPARENTLY GRUDEN DOESN’T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WOMAN AND A WATER BUFFALO

RUSH ALLUDED TO THIS YESTERDAY–SANTORUM SPOKE FOR 20 MINUTES WITHOUT A TELEPROMPTER

NEWT’S NEW AD
Newt got torched for whining about having to sit in the back of Air Force One when he was Speaker.Then he turned everybody off by acting like a petulant child Tuesday.Put a fork in him–he’s done.

THE KRAUT SPEAKS

Sorry for the excessive proselytizing,I had a lot to get off my chest.Hopefully some of the videos will make it worth stopping by for a minute or two.

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