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Is An Epidemic Of Heart Failure A Big Enough Reason To Overcome PTSD?

Want to address your risk of heart failure?

If you have been around for long you know that I am pretty passionate about spreading the truth about heart disease.

The world is dying of an epidemic of heart failure and it just isn’t necessary!

Yet, I can’t seem to make the time to get more blog posts written and get all my programs offered in an easy online format so that it is available for the masses of people suffering and those that soon will be.  What is wrong with me?

That’s a good question.  I use to wonder that myself.

I have been plagued all my life with depression symptoms, but I learned a long time ago that depression meds made me paranoid so I made sure to use those symptoms as a red flag to get my butt busy and be more active.  To choose better foods when I shop so that my home only has wholesome food choices.  That’s what works for me.

Depression is not overwhelming to me.

I know that I can take the steps I need to take to face it and let it guide me to the next chapter of my life, or to heal a relationship that needs attention.

Depression can show me old emotion I suppressed until time could heal enough for me to allow my feelings.

Symptoms of depression make me hold myself accountable for what I’m eating and how inactive my life has become.

I consider early symptoms of depression to be my yellow flag and I don’t wait for the red flags to start showing up, I take action!

Once you’ve lived through clinical depression and come out the other side, you don’t want to go back.

A couple of years ago I started to notice that my depression symptoms were often triggered.

Sometimes the trigger for my depression symptoms didn’t make sense to me.  I would argue with myself.

“What’s the big deal?”  But the depression symptoms still came.  I couldn’t argue with the trigger.

One day a car accident happened directly in front of me.  I got out and helped until the paramedics arrived.

It wasn’t a fatal accident but there were some significant injuries.

As I walked back to my car after telling the paramedic what I’d observed on the scene, I noticed that my hands and feet were numb.

It made me curious, so I began doing some research.  I’m glad I did!


How can you have PTSD and not know it? Continue reading Is An Epidemic Of Heart Failure A Big Enough Reason To Overcome PTSD?

Is Shortness of Breath a Concern or a Rational Response Trauma?

How Do You Deal With Other People’s Grief?

How do you deal with other people's grief?

Original source facebook.com

How do you deal with grief that you don’t feel?

You can’t, can you?

If you don’t feel grief you can’t deal with it at all.

Perhaps you feel compassion for the families grieving lost loved ones in Connecticut this holiday season, and certainly this tragedy has caused us to grieve as a nation.

But do you wonder why some people act as though this has happened to them in some way?

Do you think, “My gosh!  At least it wasn’t your child.  Be grateful it wasn’t your child!”

Is it hard to fathom another person’s grief?

I have many friends who can’t help but feel the grief!  We all know what 6 years old looks like, and it tears our hearts out to picture such violence committed against such innocence.

Yet, getting this news, you almost can’t help but picture it.  If you love a six year old or a young one, you can’t help but picture them being hurt.

Do you avoid thinking about it and avoid all media?  Do you think positive thoughts of Peace?

The world NEEDS visionaries!  We really do!  So there is a lot to be said for putting your focus on what you Want, and Peace and Love.

Do you feel responsible for asking why guns with no purpose but to kill PEOPLE are legal?

Each citizen of the United States should feel a responsibility for caring for and protecting our children.  I think no matter what religion you site as your authority pretty much all will be in agreement that children should be cared for and protected.

Even if you have no religion, you likely have a soft spot for children.

Feelings of responsibility for preventing more senseless violence are not inappropriate.

Feelings Your Feelings Is Never A Problem.

Intense emotions of sorrow only feel like they will kill you.  If you just allow your feelings expression you can manage them.

However, when you disconnect from your feelings you are in BIG trouble.

The feelings you won’t express must be stuffed down inside you, and there they stay until they find expression or make you sick.

Feel your feelings and fill yourself full of Love and Joy.  Keep your focus there as much as possible to stay filled with Light!

When you can’t feel your feelings you are stuck!

Humor me here.

Will you try an exercise?

Picture yourself in the shoes of the mourning families effected by the tragedy a week ago today.

Stay in that heart space.  What would that feel like?

Now, listen to this song off Pink’s latest album.

If you participated in the exercise to the best of your ability, there are tears trickling down your cheeks.

It is not hard to feel the pain of others.  It really isn’t.

Their grief is not your grief, but we are undeniably connected to every other person on this planet.

We feel each others pain if we are open to feeling it!

You may wonder what good it does to feel pain that is not your burden to bare.

Compassion is an art form and you will get better at it the more you practice it.

When you pull away from painful emotion you shut down.  You can’t offer support to those who are suffering and you lose touch with your own feelings.

It is what it is … Grief Hurts.

The only thing we can do is be there for each other.  Just be present.  Whether tragedy occurs in another state or another country we are all effected.

You can’t get away from grief when the whole planet is heart broken.

The way to deal with other peoples grief is to stay present and speak words of comfort if you can.

If your neighbor is grieving, remember what they loved before the grief and reach out to them around a common interest.

You don’t have to keep mourning, you just have to stay present.

We are all in this together.

Being good to each other means being sensitive to each others feelings.

Start by being sensitive to your own and work outward from there.


Many BLESSings,

Carrie Tucker, RCP

The Life Breath Coach

Heart Failure Solutions


PS– Remember everyday:

  • Relax and Release tension
  • Exhale Slowly
  • Be active in a way that adds Joy to your life

Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter

Do You Know How To Deal With Grief?


Mr. Rogers represents safety and comfort to many.

The man knew how to deal with grief.

The planet is still being nurtured by him 9 years after his death.

This story touched me in the wake of the tragedy last Friday.  As we all reel with pain, we could use any comfort we can find.

I love the connections of the people in the following story that I saw shared on facebook by one of my friends.  (Speaking of comforts.)

It is beautiful how God gets our attention with “coincidence” and synchronicity!

Mr. Rogers’ Words of Comfort Revived In Wake of Tragedy

The image was indelible, even before Friday’s horrifying events in Newtown, Conn.: a photograph from the May 15, 1978 edition of People Magazine of a little boy, his tiny hands cradling the face of “Mister Rogers,” as the children’s television host kneeled down to greet him.

That photo of Fred Rogers and that, awed, joyful, unnamed child was taken by Pittsburgh photographer Jim Judkis in 1978, but it took on new life over the weekend as parents struggled for guidance on how to talk to their children about the shootings of 20 schoolchildren.

The photo was first posted on the Facebook page of a public television and radio advocacy organization, 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting. From there it went viral: on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday and in the Washington Post on Monday, among other media sites, along with this quote from Rogers: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.”

As of Monday afternoon, there were 49,058 “likes” and 88,778 shares on Facebook. At the closing of the “Meet the Press” program, host David Gregory showed the photograph and read the Rogers’ quote — while adding his own prayer to bereaved families and their children: “May God give you strength and at least you can know there is a country full of helpers here to catch you when you feel like falling.”

Rogers died in 2003, two years after “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” went off the air. But his soothing demeanor and timeless wisdom has been repeatedly tapped in times of crisis, during his lifetime and after.

“At times like this, the idea that there were people in that school trying to save the lives of children — they were the helpers, and that whole concept is very positive,” said Bill Isler, longtime head of the Fred Rogers Co. who worked closely with Rogers for 30 years. He recalled Monday that Rogers repeatedly used the “helpers” concept in his speeches.

“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” began in 1967, but its host wasn’t called upon to talk about trauma until the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy the following year, when he found himself needing to reassure families and educators about how to explain the inexplicable.

“That was the first time he dealt with truly scary things in the news,” Mr. Isler said.

After the pipe-bomb explosion during the Atlanta Olympics on July 27, 1996, a Saturday morning, Rogers told Post-Gazette reporter Barbara Vancheri how much he appreciated ABC’s handling of the event. News anchor Kevin Newman warned children they wouldn’t find cartoons there and advised them to have an adult with them if they planned to watch television.

“I thought that was extremely thoughtful programming,” he said. “I really applaud that, because if I had been in that position, that would be exactly what I would have said.”

After the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Rogers taped public service announcements aimed at adults wondering about how to discuss world news with their young children. These included his “look for the helpers” sentiments and other guidance.

“Well, we at Family Communications [Rogers’ production company] have discovered that when children bring up something frightening, it’s helpful right away to ask them what they know about it … probably what children need to hear most from us adults is that they can talk with us about anything, and that we will do all we can to keep them safe in any scary time.”

While it’s possible that those children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., hadn’t ever watched “Neighborhood,” which no longer runs regularly on PBS, old programs are available on Amazon.com, iTunes and on some PBS stations.

“What’s interesting to me is that David Gregory identified with Fred Rogers right away as someone who could reassure parents and their children — perhaps because he grew up with him,” Mr. Isler said.

Mr. Judkis vividly remembered visiting what was called the Memorial Home for Crippled Children, now The Children’s Institute, on Shady Avenue in Squirrel Hill, with Rogers.

“We were waiting in this room, and 10 children came in, some of them in wheelchairs, and Mr. Rogers got down to their level, and this little boy walked over and put his hands on his face. I call it my one lucky shot,” he said.

It was the first day Mr. Judkis ever worked with Rogers, and went on to work with him for more than two decades, photographing more than a dozen children’s books.

“Working with Fred was one of the greatest privileges ever,” said Mr. Judkis, 61, who runs a busy freelance photo business in Franklin Park.

It was especially meaningful too, when the Washington Post weighed in on Monday about the image and the quote going viral — in a piece written by Mr. Judkis’ daughter, Maura, 27, a staffer at the newspaper.

Original Article Source:  Post-Gazette.com


Somehow it gives me comfort to picture this photographer’s daughter coming in to work at the Washington Post Monday morning.

I’m sure her heart was aching with the rest of us.

It must have been very comforting to write an article about her dad’s “one lucky shot” going viral to comfort the nation and the world.

To feel such a powerful connection is always comforting.  Connection comforts like nothing else can.

If it was hard in the past to reach out to others and nurture relationships, you might find that the incredible pain we all feel with the victim’s families has brought us so much closer together that reaching out is easier than it use to be.  It can’t possibly be as difficult as it was before every other heart was aching with yours!

Anger and sorrow must be expressed and processed, hopefully in a healthy way, but it’s your compassion that will save you when times get hard.

WE are the helpers!

If you can do nothing else you can pray.  You can think a loving thought.  Someone near you needs comfort and you can comfort them!

Looking for the helpers can help you get helping.  Sudden trauma is shocking!  It can make you freeze in your tracks.

Once you start looking around for the helpers you will feel connected again and you can begin helping from where you are.

You don’t need to know how to deal with grief, just take it as it comes.  Be gentle with yourself.

There is no right way to grieve, but helping sure helps you grieve.


Many BLESSings,

Carrie Tucker, RCP

The Life Breath Coach

Heart Failure Solutions


PS-  Intense emotion makes it hard to breathe.  During difficult times your breathing makes you sick without you even noticing your breathing has changed.

Emotional trauma is just one contributing factor effecting your breathing.  Find out how your breathing makes you sick and what you can do about it.

Click on the link below.

Is my breathing unhealthy?


PPS– Remember everyday:

  • Relax and Release tension
  • Exhale Slowly
  • Be active in a way that adds Joy to your life

Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter


(Picture originally posted on facebook.com)

Could A Striv Pedometer Get You Off The Couch?

It’s The Life Breath Coach here, bringing you a great idea for getting off the couch!

If you’ve done much reading here on Heart Failure Solutions you know that you will die early of every cause of death from Sedentary Death Syndrome IF you are not active.

Heart Failure may feel like a reason to avoid being active, but physical activity is a must if you hope to recover and get your life back!

It’s not an option!  You NEED to be active in order to strengthen your heart muscle.

Heart Failure IS a progressive weakening of your heart muscle.  Reversing that process means slowly gaining strength by being active while you bathe your cells in oxygen.

Your Sacred Breathing Hand Book” gives you a specific plan for unlearning bad breathing habits.

Easy Oxygen” is an easy to follow guide for utilizing various oxygen supplements for effectiveness and safety.

However, neither of these books from The Life Breath Coach can give you a full recovery without plenty of activity!

Sedentary Death Syndrome will kill you!

The good news is that it isn’t as hard to be active as you think it is!

Recently a friend told me about the Striv Pedometer.  You are gonna want to check this out!

This particular friend is really jazzed about helping others.  His wife’s entire business is built around helping others change the world, literally!  Bill and Gina only like to work with people who are serving the world and making a difference.  These are the business owners that Gina wants to help thrive!

Bill has had a hard time losing weight for quite a while now.  He and Gina are so busy they have a hard time prioritizing exercise and their traveling life style makes healthy eating a challenge.

The Striv Pedometer really got Bill hooked on walking because every step he takes earns drinking water for people all around the world.

He LOVES that!  He’s not dreading his walk, he’s celebrating the drinking water he is donating!

One side effect Bill didn’t anticipate was a MUCH happier DOG!  Fritz was rescued by Bill and Gina a couple years ago and he has had anxiety issues ever since.  Bill didn’t realize that his new found love for walking would give his four legged buddy such relief.  Bill walks Fritz boys little legs right off him these days, and Fritz LOVES it!

  • drinking water for the world
  • weight loss
  • happy dog

Check out the Striv Pedometer and see how it changes your life!


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What Does Your Doctor Mean By Low Oxygen Saturation Levels Or Low Blood Oxygen Levels And What Can You Do About It?

low oxygen saturationYou likely heard the words “low oxygen saturation” and “low blood oxygen levels” from your doctor.

I hope you got the message that this is a very worrisome condition requiring immediate attention to address your risk of sudden death.

However, that isn’t the case for many people.

Oxygen levels are not very well assessed and can go undetected for long periods of time resulting in much suffering and harm!

If you ignore this dangerous debilitating condition you will suffer the harsh consequences:

  • short term memory loss
  • deteriorating eye sight
  • muscle weakening

Did your doctor tell you to “use it when you need it”?

I sure hope NOT!

Because, Continue reading What Does Your Doctor Mean By Low Oxygen Saturation Levels Or Low Blood Oxygen Levels And What Can You Do About It?

Will Building a Close Knit Community Protect You From Heart Bypass Surgery?

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Heart bypass surgery has become painfully common.>

This type of invasive procedure is “routine” and we have become use to accepting it as an ugly part of the aging process.

Does heart disease run in your family?

Do you anticipate needing heart bypass surgery in your future?

If your parents suffered from heart disease, can you expect to suffer from heart disease?

Don’t buy into this bunk philosophy.  It just isn’t true.

WAY back in the 1960’s the world of science was baffled by a town that did not suffer from heart disease.

Every possibility was explored in search of an explanation and when every stone had been unturned Continue reading Will Building a Close Knit Community Protect You From Heart Bypass Surgery?