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Baby Boomer Food Insecurities

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Happy Family Meal

Happy Family Meal

Elderly Problems by Boomer Yearbook

Food is one of the staples of life. Without it we cannot exist, although some zero size teenagers have been known to try with disastrous results. Food can motivate human beings in a variety of interesting ways. Food is steeped in legend, fables and country tales; so much so that many of our modern day celebrations, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, are centered around our consuming of traditional foods.

Babies know only how to cry to attract attention when they are hungry: adults develop more inventive ways to deal with food issues and over the years, they also develop emotional insecurities connected with food. Baby boomers with food issues have usually developed them as a result of trauma. This trauma might be bereavement or divorce, separation or more commonly a long period of illness followed by insufficient convalescence.

Food insecurities can take different forms. An aging bereavedbaby boomer might develop habits that compel food ‘hoarding’. It is simply a reaction to being bereft emotionally: who will shop for my food? Who will cook my food? Will I starve? Human vulnerability dictates an increased food dependency where sometimes there is no practical need for worry.

Food issues can also have an opposite effect, leading the person to refuse nourishing food and only eat ‘junk’ or ‘pick’ instead of eating square, balanced meals throughout the day. Recovering convalescents often have cravings for ‘comfort’ food they enjoyed as a child, such as mashed potatoes or scrambled eggs; items they might not have enjoyed since nursery school days. For most convalescents, the desire to eat from childhood menus wears off eventually and is replaced by a normal appetite over time.

When Boomer has Food Issues

When Boomer has Food Issues

Illness can produce a delicate appetite and it is counter productive to insist a patient eats food they do not find in the least appetizing. Food has an emotional effect and being forced to eat can result in a permanent aversion, especially in children and aging or elderly people. Better to coax rather than insist and abandon the exercise if there is an obvious revulsion. Certain food smells can produce actual nausea and vomiting in someone who is recovering from physical illness. Heavily spiced foods can have this effect and it is advisable to stick with bland food choices for convalescents.

An interesting development sometimes occurs in baby boomers recovering from bereavement, whereby they elect to eat alone, despite invitations to join the rest of the family or to dine with friends. The act of nourishing has become almost ritualistic and something they stubbornly refuse to share with anyone following the loss of the person they shared a table with for so many years.

Trying to deal with this kind of behavior can be distressing for a concerned family but in time the person might come to the family table of his or her own accord, without being pressed. If a solitary eating habit persists after a few weeks, it might be a good idea to seek professional advice.

The Psychological Article on Food Insecurities in the Ageing Baby Boomer is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of baby boomers psychological coaching tips and how to alleviate elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

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Boomers Non Smoking Nightmare: Gaining Weight After Dumping Cigarettes

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Boomer Non Smokers: Worried About  Gaining Weight?

Boomer Non Smokers: Worried About Gaining Weight?


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Smoking is bad for you it is true. It is also true, however, that long term smokers tend to replace sweet snacks with their cigarettes. When the cigarettes are no longer a source of comfort, many reformed smokers turn to sweets and snacks to replace their smoking. Baby boomers might have been smoking for many years before making the decision to break the habit and some momentarily regret their decision to give up smoking when they realise they are putting on weight fast, especially women.

The urge to eat is perfectly normal after giving up cigarettes. It begins with the smoker’s special companion – chewing gum – and progresses to keeping a bag of sweets or potato chips or peanuts in the desk drawer at the office, or a bowl of chocolates on the table at home, just in case the urge to reach for a cigarette should grab the newly converted non smoker. Baby boomers have a special need as they are often retirees with more time on their hands, making them more susceptible to temptation.

The danger lurks in developing a sugar addiction on the heels of the smoking habit. Even worse, many reformed smokers suddenly return to cigarettes yet continue to eat sweets too, giving them two problems to conquer! The natural desire to eat more after giving up smoking is caused by a number of factors, the main one being that as cigarettes no longer crush a smoker’s sense of taste; the taste buds awaken and go crazy. Food suddenly tastes really good again so of course more food is eaten.

As more weight is gained, panic sets in; the reformed smoker begins a debate on whether the weight is doing more harm than cigarettes. Although it is true that excess weight can be harmful, it is doubtful that it will cause the serious illnesses that are proven to be connected with smoking. Naturally, baby boomers in the early stages of giving up smoking can always find a way to support the argument that giving up is ‘bad for their health’ in some way, buying into the idea that taking up smoking will somehow rescue them from a fate worse than cancer. It does not make sense of course, but addicts rarely do when it comes to finding a reason to stay addicted.

The worst possible scenario is when a smoking addict is faced with giving up in the presence of friends and family who are still smoking. Not only does the smell of the nicotine flavored smoke present a temptation, there is also the problem of having cigarettes readily available in the home. More sweet stuff is consumed to avoid caving in and reaching for the cigarettes.

A better plan of action is to tackle both problems at the same time by adopting a sensible program of diet and exercise. Baby boomers with a good social circle tend to find giving up smoking easier that those who spend a lot of time at home. Finding a way to occupy spare time is always productive, both for giving up smoking and also for resisting the urge to indulge in sweet snacks.

The Psychological Article on Boomers Non Smoking’ Nightmare: Gaining Weight After Dumping Cigarettes is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of baby boomers psychological coaching tips and how to alleviate elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

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Baby Boomers Taoist guide to alleviating elderly problems:transcending worldly pleasures

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Baby Boomers Taoist guide to alleviating elderly problems

Baby Boomers Taoist guide to alleviating elderly problems


By Boomeryearbook.com

The Tao Te Ching is a sacred text containing eighty one verses that were dictated by a self-realized man, Lao Tzu. Lao Tzu lived approximately five hundred years before the birth of Jesus – the Tao Te Ching is the most widely translated body of text after the Bible and its eighty one verses are believed to be the ultimate commentary on living a harmonious life by observing nature – this seems to be exactly what the doctor prescribed for the Seventy-six million baby boomers.

35th verse: She who is centered in the Tao can go where she wishes, without danger. She perceives the universal harmony, even amid great pain, because she has found peace in her heart. Music or the smell of good cooking may make people stop and enjoy. But words that point to the Tao seem monotonous and without flavor. When you look for it, there is nothing to see. When you listen for it, there is nothing to hear. When you use it, it is inexhaustible – S. Mitchell translation

This verse of the Tao Te Ching is asking us to contemplate on our definition of pleasure and what activities do we generally engage in to gain pleasure. Normally people would enlist activities that relate to the senses in order to find joy and pleasure – listening to your favorite music, playing a particular sport or having a delectable meal. There is certainly no problem with enjoying a particular sport or listening to music; however, problems start to crop up when we become totally dependent on these pursuits. A sure way to create imbalance in one’s life is to make worldly activities the only source of happiness and joy – aren’t our tabloids and gossip columns littered with stories of famous people who fall prey to drugs, alcohol and an insatiable addiction to plastic surgery, faster cars and people’s attention? We baby boomers need to wrap our heads around the truth that any thing that we desire “more” of has become our own self-created prison. Our egos trick us into believing that our happiness, peace, sense of self and security is dependant on getting a little “more” of X. The joy of our favorite music, our favorite sport and our favorite meal always withers away in a matter of minutes… leaving us wanting more. In the words of a great mystic, “Bliss is true happiness. What you call happiness is just misery in disguise. What you call happiness is nothing but entertainment, pleasure. It is momentary — it cannot be true. Truth has to have one quality, and the quality is of eternity. If something is true it is eternal; if it is untrue it is momentary”.

Lao Tzu is helping us do just that by asking us to move beyond all pleasures of the senses and seek true happiness and pleasure. He asks us to be in a state of bewilderment and awe. The Tao silently sits behind and renews everything . Every thing that the senses consume is recycled, renewed and brought to life again in a different form by the unseen and inexhaustible Tao. Being in awe of this almost magical and mystical process is the key to moving beyond the pleasures of the senses. This is what the Sufi mystic, Jalaluddin Rumi, meant when he said, “Sell your cleverness and sell all your knowledge and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition. One comes to God through being bewildered.”

Most baby boomers, will be able to relate to the analogy that attempting to satisfy our desires through worldly things is like trying to walk faster and faster while not being aware that we have wings and can fly. Once we do realize we can fly, we will see the foolishness in wanting to walk faster – we will also be stunned by the birds eye from up above. Can any street, house or shopping mall on the ground equal that? The same is true for when we start looking at the world and our lives from a “Tao-perspective”. We Baby Boomers, should continue to enjoy and relish being on the ground and having a well-cooked meal or listening to great music – but we should never forget that we can always spread our wings and touch the sky.

Psychological Articles as Solutions to Types of Discrimination

Psychological Articles as Solutions to Types of Discrimination

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Baby Boomers living a Tao-centered “sickness free” life

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Baby Boomers Tao guide to alleviating elderly problems

Baby Boomers Tao guide to alleviating elderly problems


By Boomeryearbook.com

The Tao Te Ching is a sacred text containing eighty one verses that were dictated by a self-realized man, Lao Tzu. Lao Tzu lived approximately five hundred years before the birth of Jesus – the Tao Te Ching is the most widely translated body of text after the Bible and its eighty one verses are believed to be the ultimate commentary on living a harmonious life by observing nature – this seems to be exactly what the doctor prescribed for the Seventy-six million baby boomers.

The 71st verse: Knowing ignorance is strength. Ignoring knowledge is sickness. Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick. The sage is not sick but is sick of sickness; this is the secret of health – a Wayne Dyer translation

Lao Tzu is teaching us that sickness simply implies that there is some imbalance in the mind or body. He is telling us that all sickness, mental and physical, stems from not being in tune with the great Tao (or the great Way) – in simpler terms, something about ‘you’ is not in agreement with the ways of nature. Even the slightest presence of a cough, cold, fever or fatigue indicates that there is surely a mental equivalent of that in the form of bad thinking habits - anger, fear, hatred, jealousy or guilt – a movement away from the pure compassion, love, acceptance and patience of the great Tao.

Taoist sages have rightly concluded that fear, hatred, doubt, impatience, greed or any other “ego-based” thoughts always end up creating some ‘dis-ease’ (hyphenated) in the mind or body. Thus, for optimum health, baby boomers will need to weed out such thoughts and to stay centered in the natural well-being of the great Tao by planting seeds of compassion, mercy, patience, well being and empathy. As a great mystic once said, “Don’t think of illness, think of health. Don’t think of thorns, think of flowers. Don’t think of ugliness, misery, think of beauty and joy”.

Practicing the Tao

Contrary to what baby boomers may think, the truth is that it’s never too late to make healthy changes in our lives. Start with cultivating a “happy mind” by refusing to entertain negative thoughts and feelings. Start to perceive a sneeze, an ache, a slight pain or any other form of minor discomfort as the body’s request to allow it to return to its natural healthy state by taking some time off, relaxing or simply going for a walk. A “happy mind” would naturally trust and follow the body’s messages knowing fully well that a body that’s often heard; never falls sick.

Baby Boomers will benefit from taking a good look at their habits, engagements and pursuits from a Tao perspective – ask yourself if these thoughts, habits or pursuits could be a cause of any mental and physical dis-ease (both now and in the future)? If the answer is yes, then simply make it a point that you will not continue to ignore this – after all ignoring knowledge is sickness and knowing ignorance is strength. We baby boomers simply have to take gradual and steady steps everyday towards weeding out negative and impure thoughts/habits/engagements from our lives and planting in seeds of compassion, sharing, peace and empathy.

When Sathya Sai Baba, a God-realized man in India, received multiple fractures to his hipbone; a disciple asked him how he could remain happy and blissful in such an apparent painful physical state. His reply was:

“People today need to learn to give up body attachments and experience their divinity within. Pain is a natural phenomenon. But suffering is a “choice”. I do not suffer, as I am not (just) the body”.

Psychological Articles as Solutions to Types of Discrimination

Psychological Articles as Solutions to Types of Discrimination

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The Role of Collagen and Stress in Heart Attacks

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Preventing Health Attacks

Preventing Health Attacks


Psychological Article on Elderly Problems

By Boomeryearbook.com

A large number of baby boomers in the US are suffering from heart diseases. The fact that they are aging does not singly provide sufficient reason for the boomers’ escalating development of this typically . A long standing medical belief is that plaque causes heart diseases, however some recent, albeit as yet unreplicated psychological articles, believe this is untrue. In fact, there is a growing body of psychological articles and research that contend that the culprit in heart disease may be problems related to the body’s collagen. Since collagen is the main protein of connective tissue and needed by the body to repair blood vessels, collagen break down is being investigated for its role in heart problems.

1. Stress causes arteries to expand. This is easily seen by facial flushing and redness during episodes of anger or when experiencing any intense emotional reaction. If the arteries expand too frequently psychological articles inform us that the chance increases of their becoming weakened and cracking. These cracked arteries are a threat to the existence of brain tissue as the body requires a good amount of collagen in order to repair these arterial expansions and contractions. Since the body does not typically get collagen from food, then how is it that these cracks are repaired?

According to a growing body of psychological articles, the answer appears to be that the weakening arteries get repaired from a substitute repair mechanism—specifically plaque. Thus, plaque repairs the cracked arteries in order to prevent any further damage and since plaque is found at the site of the collapsed artery, doctors have routinely believed that plaque is responsible for heart attacks. However, new evidence is disputing this long held belief, looking instead at repeated and acute stress causing collagen damage as the real offender in heart attacks.

Stress is a part of everyone’s life and can sometimes be quite healthy. However, if not managed successfully, stress can be noxious, causing many psychological and physiological problems such as coronary artery disease, chest pains, high blood pressure and high cholesterol as well as numerous other risk factors that jeopardize health. Stress releases the emission of high levels of stress hormones in the body such as adrenaline and cortisol and can adversely affect blood clotting, seriously threatening and endangering wellbeing.

Stress can result from an emotional or physical change, and is considered one of many dreaded elderly problems. General aches and pains, fatigue, a feeling of helplessness, exhaustion, sweaty palms, racing heart and clenched jaw are indicators of stress; but much more treacherous stress damage is that it causes arteries to weaken and consequently collapse. The human body does not have sufficient natural collagen to repair these damaged arteries and hence uses plaque. Unfortunately however, plaque cannot sufficiently repair the damage and thus it is imperative to find healthy solutions to managing stress.

A growing body of psychological articles and research has ascertained that Vitamin “C”, the body’s necessary precursor to collagen formation, should be added to the diet, beginning at age 30 and continuing for life. Vitamin C is essential for building collagen and a deficiency of Vitamin “C” results in scurvy like diseases which new research is establishing as the real cause of heart problems. At Boomer Yearbook we urge you to investigate the benefits of Vitamin C, to learn healthy strategies for coping with stress, and to keep your booming heart as healthy as possible.

The Psychological Article on Stress and Heart Disease is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of suggestions on how to alleviate elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

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The Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Pscyhological Articles on Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon

Pscyhological Articles on Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon

Psychological Articles on Elderly Problems

by Boomeryearbook.com

Honey and cinnamon have a long tradition as herbal remedies for numerous conditions. Honey in particular has been presented in psychological articles as a cure-for-all in many problems like heart disease, arthritis, stomach ailments etc. Additionally, anectodal information in psychological articles has claimed that when used with cinnamon, the combination greatly increases the scope and power of honey. Moreover, recent research in psychological articleshas shown that eating honey in moderate amounts doesn’t increase the probability of getting diabetes. In 1985 the Canadian magazine Weekly World News listed conditions and problems that respond positively to treatment with a combination of honey and cinnamon.

Heart Problems and Arthritis:

The above mentioned psychological article stated that honey and cinnamon both have properties that provide protection from heart problems and arthritis. Honey decreases the amount of hardened cholesterol in arteries thereby reducing the chances of a heart attack, and for those who have suffered a heart attack, if used regularly, it protects from further attacks. One of the elderly problems we face as we grow older is that arteries and veins become weaker, and it has been shown that honey can be revitalizing.

Psychological articles have also informed us that Arthritis has also been shown to significantly improve with regular usage of honey and cinnamon. It is recommended that ideally the honey and cinnamon combination should be taken in a cup of hot water with a half a teaspoon of cinnamon and two of honey. In a study at Copenhagen University, seventy three patients of a total of 200 were cured of their Arthritis while the rest experienced significant relief!

Stomach problems and flu.

Generally stomach problems are helped significantly by honey. Bladder infections respond immediately to honey if mixed with warm water and taken in liquid form as psychological articles have long told of the power of honey to destroy germs in the bladder. The same combination of drinking honey and cinnamon also works well with colds, flu. Psychological articles have advised to use one quarter teaspoon of cinnamon added to the honey to help coughs and blocked sinuses. Honey is also known to work well on stomach ulcers and reduces pain and gas when used with cinnamon and psychological articles as well as folklore has informed us that honey and cinnamon can easily eliminate bad breath.

Immune system and longevity

Psychological articles have stated that both honey and cinnamon have been proven to strengthen the immune system of viral and bacterial infections, and that when taken together the ingredients that have large amounts of natural minerals in the form of vitamins and iron, greatly help white blood cells fight disease, although existing in synthetic form, the combination of elements in honey has a greater effect. Furthermore, psychological articles report that this increased immune response from taking honey and cinnamon also enhances general health as well as longevity. Used in combination with a healthy lifestyle, (daily usage of 3 or 4 times a day) of both ingredients has been recommended to help eliminate many elderly problems, to maintain good health and live a longer life.

Skin problems

Due to its antibiotic properties, honey used in pastes to cover rashes and other skin problems has a relieving and healing effect. Common problems such as pimples, which psychological articles tell us honey can remove from their roots, usually respond particularly well. More serious infections like eczema, ringworm etc. have also been shown to have significant positive effects and sometimes, psychological articles report them as cured.

Weight loss, anti-carcinogenic and fatigue

Psychological articles have documented that fat formation is prevented if one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon mixed into a cup of boiled water is routinely taken before breakfast and before bed, as it helps reduce weight- even in obese people! Furthermore, in some instances, honey and cinnamon have been shown to be an effective anti-cancer remedy resulting partly from their ability to strengthen the immune system as well as their cleansing qualities. Likewise, apathy, fatigue and increases in strength have been reported in psychological articles from the regular usage of honey and cinnamon taken in equal part. Research has shown that a tablespoon of honey sprinkled with powder made from cinnamon is an effective single dosage.

The Psychological Article on The Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of psychological articles on Elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

Boomer Yearbook contains Psychological Articles for Baby Boomers. Connect with old and new friends, or expand your mind and ward off senior moments and elderly problems with dream analysis and online optical illusions and brain games provided by clinical psychologist Dr. Karen Turner. Join other Baby Boomers to stay informed, receive weekly Newsfeeds, and let your opinions be heard. Baby boomers changed the world. We’re not done yet!

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Green Tea Diet: Weight Loss and Other Health Benefits Of Green Tea

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Elderly Problems Can be Resolved by Drinking Green Tea

Elderly Problems Can be Resolved by Drinking Green Tea

A Psychological Article on Resolving Elderly Problems


By Boomeryearbook.com

Green tea has many health advantages, such as healthy weight reduction. It prevents rapid weight gaining even after a specific period of time which is not done by other diets such as pills and low calorie or high fat diets. It is important to know that regular green tea has more uses than the decaffeinated blend because the use of chemicals in the decaffeinating process decreases benefits.

Origins of Green tea

Green tea is from a plant called Carmellia Sinensis and was discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung when he was boiling water and a few leaves from a tress fell into it. From that time forward, the Chinese have used it as a medicinal drink.

The way Green tea is processed attaches health advantages to it that besides helping in losing weight can help with many elderly problems. In contrast to the Black tea which gets full oxidation during processing, Green tea is steamed which helps preserve its natural antioxidants. However, a word of caution for sensitive baby boomers as Caffeine is a stimulant that can keep you awake at night, cause palpitations, and in some individuals, hypertension. Nonetheless, the quantity of caffeine in green tea is relatively small, and typically does not cause jitters.

Health Benefits of Green Tea

1. Cancer prevention A powerful antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG is present in Green tea which destroys cancer cells and prevents them from forming. Moreover, it protects our skin form ultraviolet radiation. Green tea builds defense against elderly problems like prostrate cancer, ovarian cancer, and stomach cancer, cancer of colon, breast and oral cancers.

2. LDL cholesterol reduction EGCG can stop clots from forming in blood. A Chinese study conducted on 240 people on green tea diet, found that those on a daily green tea intake for twelve days saw significant drops in harmful cholesterol levels.

3. Weight loss. Green tea intake is found to surge energy. A research by American and Swiss scientists conducted in Geneva has proved that the natural disbursement of the body’s energy shoots up by four percent because of EGCG in green tea.

4. Obesity prevention Green Tea can treat obesity as it has catechin polyphenols which can defer or lull the gastric reaction and pancreatic lipases, enzymes that convert calories into body fats. Green tea can prevent obesity by deferring the activity of these enzymes.

The presence of caffeine in green tea helps suppress appetite but the quantity of caffeine is not that high as compared to coffee and some cola drinks. To sum it all up, green tea offers numerous health advantages and prevents many elderly problems, along with a long history in China as a medicinal beverage. It is no doubt a natural way to lose weight and reduce body fat. Green tea is also available in pills, capsules and green tea patches but it is psychological articles advise that it is best taken in liquid form.

The Psychological Article on Green Tea Diet: Weight Loss and Other Health Benefits Of Green Tea is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of psychological articles on elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

Boomer Yearbook is Psychological Articles for Baby Boomers. Connect with old and new friends, or expand your mind and ward off senior moments and elderly problems with dream analysis and online optical illusions and brain games provided by clinical psychologist Dr. Karen Turner. Join other Baby Boomers to stay informed, receive weekly Newsfeeds, and let your opinions be heard. Baby boomers changed the world. We’re not done yet!

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Healing with Sound

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Psychological Articles: Healing with Sound Therapy

Psychological Articles: Healing with Sound Therapy

Psychological Articles By Boomeryearbook.com

As we get older, our brains fill up with the knowledge we’ve acquired throughout the years and psychological articles tell us that sometimes, we find that we have less capacity to learn and/or retain new things. We leave one room to go to another to fetch something and by the time we get to the other room; we’ve completely forgotten what it was we were looking for. Some of us try to brush these episodes off as “senior moments” and blame “old age.” Others of us try to take remedying steps using mechanical reminders from the array of differing available gadgets. But what about re-conditioning our actual brains so we don’t forget in the first place? Psychological articles tell us sound therapy could be the hoped for, long term solution.

Sound therapy involves listening to classical music while utilizing special earphones or headphones as a means to ‘rehabilitate the ear and stimulate the brain’. The music is filtered and specially selected to alternately produce high and low tone sounds in order to exercise the middle ear and stimulate the receptor cells within the inner ear. There is an abundance of psychological articlesaffirming that stimulated receptor cells result in a more sensitive ear that can pick up higher frequencies and then pass these on to the brain. Psychological articles tell us the benefits of Sound Therapy are manifold in that these higher frequencies re-energize the brain resulting in increased vitality, better quality and more restorative sleep, and less mood swings with more constant feelings of ease and relaxation. Below are listed some of the benefits of Sound Therapy, according to the psychological articles of Sound Therapy International (2009) and Holosync Meditation (2009).

Sound therapy is said to have such benefits as:

• Heightened creativity and mental capacity
• Improved concentration and learning ability
• Improved hearing for those who have suffered minimal hearing loss with or age or from industrial deafness
• Increased energy, performance and focus
• Sharper, quicker memory and alertness
• Relief of tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
• Deep sleep ( relief to insomnia)
• Deep relaxation which may result in the relief of anxiety

Sound therapy is not an expensive procedure and actually takes very little time out of your day if any at all. Because the equipment is portable, and the music is played at a low volume it rarely ever disrupts other activities. Psychological articles found that appreciable positive results are obtained if Sound Therapy is listened to with special high frequency headphones or ear phones, (not with speakers), for therapy sessions beginning with 2 to 3 hours per day for the first month and then 1 to 2 hours a day thereafter.

It is said that results will be seen anywhere between 3 weeks and 6 weeks, but the quality of results appear to vary from person to person. Sound therapy may generally reduce fatigue by allowing you to feel more energized throughout the day or allowing you to be alert longer; or it may reduce fatigue and stress over a long term period such as increasing your endurance in the summer if you are more tired during that period because of the longer days.

Psychological articles and research have found that Sound therapy is effective because it causes otherwise dormant neurons, or brain cells, to be stimulated thereby increasing mental capacity. To break it down, noise pollution affects us all on a daily basis. Low frequency sounds produced by the mechanical devices we use everyday –such as fluorescent lighting, cars, computers etc do not stimulate all the neurons that are available to us. Sound therapy administers high tone and low tone sounds that help to wake up dormant neurons causing our brains to work more efficiently because it’s got more neurons in use.

High frequency sounds include the call of a bird, or the rush of water- sounds found in nature. That same refreshing, invigorating yet peaceful feeling you get after a day spent in nature is the same feeling that results from listening to good sound therapy. The music mimics and reproduces the frequency of such sounds thus stimulating your brain and improving its capacity.

Sound therapy information is available over the internet and at some doctor’s offices. You can also find more information about sound therapy at www.soundtherapyinternational.com

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Healing with Gemstones

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Can gemstones heal?

Can gemstones heal?

By Boomeryearbook.com

People of every age and generation have loved and revered all things unique, beautiful and expensive. Gemstones are one of those things that are universally sought after by men and women, and the baby boomer generation is no exception. However, did you know that aside from being beautiful ornaments gemstones also have healing powers?

Yes, incredible as it may sound, many cultures believe this to be true. People living in all ages belonging to different religions, cultures and races have found certain inherent powers within these precious stones to cure and heal and prevent illnesses and even ward off misfortunes or the evil-eye.

the baby boomer generation may find it interesting to know which stones purportedly have what powers. Let us have a look at some:

1. Amethyst: Amethyst is believed to be a symbol of sobriety as it originates from the Greek word amethusos meaning “not drunk”. According to psychological articles and experts in the field, it helps with addictions such as alcohol, sex and food. It also brings out the spiritual and intuitive side of an individual. Its calming effects help in relaxing and overcoming stress and anxiety.

2. Aquamarine: Since olden times, sailors have considered Aquamarine to be a lucky stone; probably because of its color. It is believed that the person wearing it gains confidence and courage, as well as remains safe on travels.

3. Garnet: Garnets are considered as symbols of love and devotion; and are said to have the power to increase endurance and liveliness.

4. Jade: This is the stone of fidelity. Psychological articles have reported that the baby boomer generation is already believed to live a longer and healthier life than previous generations but in case we are looking for longevity, Jade might be a help. Jade is thought to bring a long and successful life to anyone who wears it. And it supposedly can increase the ability to lucid dream.

5. Lapis Lazuli: For those searching for emotional healing, having a Lapis Lazuli may be the answer. The ancient Egyptians used it as a doorway to access sacred knowledge.

6. Onyx: Onyx is worn by people looking for self-control and mastering their emotions. If you are looking to let go of the past, a failed relationship, or a lost loved, Onyx should be your gem of choice.

7. Pearls: Pearls are perfect for women as these symbolize feminine wisdom. They stand for faith as well as prosperity. They are also professed to help in problems related to digestion and immunity. And there is no doubt that they give light and flatter a woman’s face in a very special way.

8. Ruby: A person who is recovering from an illness or surgery is said to benefit from this gemstone. It is also used as a treatment for infertility. Another advantage of wearing a Ruby is its reported help in curing a fever.

9. Sapphire: Ailments such as inflammation, nosebleeds, fevers, TB and burns supposedly respond to sapphires. Not only this, but it is also believed to protect the wearer against any forces working against him.

10. Turquoise: Good news for the baby boomer generation! If you are suffering from frequent headaches, respiratory problems, gout, viral infections or muscle cramps turquoise is thought to take all of those away.

Most of us from the baby boomer generation have grown up believing things and achieving things no one believed were possible. So, putting aside any skepticism, we at Boomer Yearbook believe it’s not a bad idea to try out these stones and see if they actually work for you. If not, we can always keep and enjoy them as objects of magnificent beauty.

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