UPDATE March 4, 2012
Can you believe Easter is coming up again next month?
Where does the time go?
If you or your loved on are living with Heart Failure, time is more precious than ever!
Please take the following message to heart and take ACTION immediately!
You CAN heal from heart failure and absolutely any other illness you are suffering from!
Read on ….
Congestive heart failure symptoms cloud your perception and leave you without hope.
Easter time brings us Spring and new life.
Will Easter be a time of renewing for you?
Getting stuck in self destructive habits will tear you down. Hurting yourself is depressing!
What will it take to cause a shift to a more nurturing space?
How can Easter Sunday 2011 begin a season of hope and renewing for you?
I have been caregiving for over 25 years.
Caregivers do what they do because of the compassion that drives them. Nurturing others through their darkest hours takes more compassion than most people possess!
Caregivers stand in that compassionate place with such ease that they make it look effortless.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The challenge for caregivers is to prioritize self care.
Burn out will sneak up on you. It happens gradually when you don’t notice that your grooming, social life and physical activities begin to fall away.
My burnout happened without me noticing. I just woke up one day and found myself sick and exhausted. I hurt from the top of my head to the tip of my toes, and I had no idea how I got there or what to do to change the situation.
The journey back to health was a process. Valuing my needs as much as those I cared for was often challenging for me.
Do you have difficulty valuing “me time”?
There are only so many hours in the day, and there is SO much that needs to be done!
My purpose drives me so much that it is easy to devalue my own needs. The world is facing an epidemic of heart failure!
I am passionate about teaching the world to self nurture and beat heart failure BEFORE it beats YOU!
It is so easy to find reasons that you don’t have time to slow down and rest, work usually trumps fun, and running on empty makes exercise feel like torture.
I couldn’t value “me time” until my pain level became mind numbing.
By the time I hit rock bottom, I had lost hope.
I didn’t even look for answers until I lost everything.
I couldn’t work, I couldn’t sleep, and nothing helped the pain, absolutely nothing!
That brick wall of pain turned out to be my saving grace!
The pain made me surrender. It made me be still. I had no answers.
Surrender is the first step to becoming a student. When I was ready, my teachers appeared.
I’ve got to admit that I was very skeptical of the messages I was receiving from the Universe. It was all just too simple.
My doctor was offering me narcotics to fight the pain, so the simple wisdom that kept crossing my path seemed to be insignificant.
Respiratory therapists breathe for you when you can’t breathe for yourself.
It was hard for me to accept that I was not breathing properly and that my pain level would not improve until I improved my breathing.
Un-learning what you think to be true can be impossible.
I am humbly grateful that I was able to receive that message from the wonderful teachers who saved me from myself.
I was set free from my prison of pain when I began to make significant progress with better breathing!
Congestive Heart Failure is a disease process that robs your hope.
Many of my students come to me ready to lie down and die. They aren’t really searching for hope. They just want to stop the extreme suffering.
My journey out of pain felt hopeless, so I know what hopeless feels like.
A heart failure diagnosis can take your legs out from under you. Nobody is going to step up and give you high hopes to shoot for.
Increasing my oxygen level was the answer to eliminating my chronic pain, and it is also the key to strengthening your weak heart muscle!
Increasing your oxygen will allow you to heal IF you believe you can heal.
If you don’t think you CAN heal ….
You won’t heal!
Your problem is that your subconscious mind is in charge most of the time. Without hope, your chaotic thoughts will kill you!
Your healing will begin when you challenge the voices in your head.
So how do you reprogram your subconscious mind?
Spend time in quiet stillness daily
Feed your brain positive affirmations
Develop Sacred Breathing
Seeking stillness will slow down the frantic pace of your thinking.
If you allow your frantic thinking to go unchecked, your subconscious mind will continue beating you down. Keep doing what you are doing and you keep getting what you are getting.
Put the brakes on negative thoughts by putting your focus on your breath. Your breath is your connection to the stillness that is this present moment.
Positive affirmations change and remold your habitual self destructive thought patterns.
Patterns are made with thoughts and feelings. Your words stabilize your subconscious patterns.
Every time you affirm your negative feelings with an emotional statement you hurt yourself.
You stabilize positive affirmations by believing them!
The aggressive forces of your nature will do battle with the passive “I can’t” within you IF you are persistent.
As your inner light grows, it offers new positive power for your words, thoughts, and feelings to shine through your dark subconscious patterns.
Have faith, your thoughts are brief, your FEELINGS will awaken knowing!
Developing your breathing means using your lungs better!
Science tells us that the quality of your breathing will determine the length and quality of your life!
That fact makes breathing a BIG deal!
Unfortunately, like chaotic negative subconscious thought, bad breathing is habitual. The other challenge to improving your breathing is that most of the medical community believes that you CAN’T reverse lung disease.
If you are convinced you can’t improve your breathing, you are doomed.
The secrets to breathing better are not hard to teach. However, better breathing isn’t big business either.
Drugs are big business. They can save your life and buy you time, but they will never significantly improve your breathing so will never lengthen your life.
Better breathing is the secret to healing!
Renewing your mind and planting powerful seeds of change is the only way to stop hurting yourself and START nurturing yourself!
The shallow rapid breathing that is caused by habitual chaotic thinking will cause FALLING oxygen levels. Congestive heart failure symptoms are NOT mind over matter!
Supplementing your oxygen with a home oxygen machine can help significantly. However, developing breath awareness and practicing techniques to slow down your breathing is the only way to improve your oxygen level consistently.
Renew your mind so that you can begin to develop breath awareness.
I Am Able
When you recognize habitual negative thinking for what it is, you are free to focus on what you WANT!
Focus on your breathing and you will realize your healing potential!
The PROBLEM is that is just too simple!
You are likely to forget about it all together and go on about the business of breathing yourself sick!
Join The Life Breath Club and get connected with an entire community of people who want to keep working toward freedom from suffering!
We can do this together!
This is a private membership to protect your medical privacy.
Carrie Tucker, RCP
The Life Breath Coach
Heart Failure Solutions
PS– Remember everyday:
Relax and Release tension
Be active in a way that adds Joy to your life
Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter