Patricia Lavelle MAR FHP CNHC Foot Health Treatments, Holistic Foot Therapies & Reflexology for Dumfries & Galloway



Preparations; we are getting ready and looking forward to reopening at our new premises 216 King Street, Castle Douglas! Take care, Patricia

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Learning to love yourself is the greatest gift*🧡

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Dr. H. Gillet - Belgian Chiropractor

Has proven the spine and the feet do have a direct relationship.
Dr.. Gillet feels "the toes correspond to the upper cervical vertebrae, and the tarsal-metatarsal joints to the thoracic vertebrae.

Thus when one does a plexus pull and ankle rotation ...one directly affects and releases the lower back as well as the nerves to the genitals and lower parts of the body.



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Reflexology Today

Ten years ago Noelle Weyeneth, president of Swiss Reflexology Association spent three weeks in jail for practicing reflexology. Today, the Swiss government is funding a reflexology research study. How times have changed.



Life

She wanted someone to rely on so she became her own rock.



Dr. Edwin F Bowers M D - Drugless Therapy

Edwin F Bowers - To Stop That Tooth Ache , Squeeze Your Toe!

In 1915 the article " To Stop That Toothache, Squeeze Your Toe " Published in Everybody's Magazine - Relieving Pain in the Home - Zone Therapy or Curing Pain and Disease - have we ignored drugless?

"Giving your feet a little consideration and loving care can make all the difference."





Anxiety'less

Find the Goodness In Every Moment, Even The Ones You Don’t Like



Help!

Never try to help someone unless they are ready to be helped. Until help is asked for, until there is that readiness to listen and let go of old patterns, your attempt to help will be felt as manipulation and control.

How to truly help? Meet them where they are right now.



Right or Wrong?

A perceived mistake becomes a valuable learning experience and is, in essence, a gift to learn and grow from. You are not a bad person and you are not your decisions; you are simply human.



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It Is What It Is….Or Is It?

It is what it is.
What does that phrase mean to you?
To some, it means a shrug-of-the-shoulders acceptance of a situation you can’t change.
It can be a healthy take on life: Don’t stress over things you can’t change.
But stop to consider another point of view. Could that seemingly nonchalant shoulder shrug actually be a bad case of avoidance?
If you find yourself using the phrase “it is what it is” often, you run the risk of developing a mindset that leads to you accepting things that you could change.
In life we sometimes avoid taking a chance on making changes to our lives that may lead to some short-term pain but longer-term fulfilment. Change isn’t easy but neither is staying locked in a situation that makes you unhappy, telling yourself it is what it is.
Because maybe it isn’t.



Your Choice

Choice is the greatest power we have - and we know that. We are as intimidated by our power to determine our own choices in life as we are protective of this inner authority. We don't like other people making choices for us and yet we often avoid making decisions for ourselves because we fear the consequences. And we know that people spend years in therapy reconciling their resentment over suffering the redirection of their lives due to decisions made by others or the inability to make a decision for themselves when they should have.

Choice is our instrument of power, the means through which we navigate every movement of our life. Our power of choice has always been threaded into our intuition precisely because we are engines of co-creation. There is no such thing as a small or insignificant choice or one that does not have profound consequences.



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Four Important Questions

  • What The ' do I want?
  • What is weighing me down that I don’t need in my life?
  • What do I already know that will immediately improve my life?
  • How can I respect myself more today?

    These questions, when analyzed thoroughly, provide the introspection and self-discovery to face the hard truths that can jumpstart you from your lows and get you back to where you need to be.



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    Manage Your Menopause

    A recent study by the Mayo Clinic indicates that mindfulness may help with the emotional symptoms of menopause - anxiety, irritability and depression.

    I'm here to confirm that it does help with elevating symptoms of all kind...

    AWARENESS What am I thinking, feeling, or sensing in my body?
    BREATHING Naturally breathe in and out 10 times to settle yourself
    GROUNDING With feet fully on the ground, visualise a symbol of strength, such as a tree, mountain or calm sea. Practise this three times a day or use it whenever the going gets rough.



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    What is Mindfulness

    Basically, it's defined as the awareness that comes from paying attention to the present moment without judging, overreacting or being overwhelmed by it.



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    2020

    A letter to his daughter 💛

    In the late 1980s, Einstein's daughter Lieserl donated 1,400 letters written by Einstein to the Hebrew University. The text of one of them is reproduced below for you. Having been sent by Einstein to his daughter, this letter shows a very different side to Einstein's personality and his outlook on the world.



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    Santa time

    Santa is relaxing with a reflexology session after, his very busy evening!



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    BELIEF


    How do your beliefs affect your life?

    A belief is a thought about a person or a thing that you hold as true and it tends to be rooted very firmly and deeply within your mind. Beliefs are what drive us to act in a certain way.

    Many of our beliefs are about ourselves and other people. If our beliefs are positive, it means that we’re more likely to be successful and have positive relationships. If they’re negative, they can limit us and lead to self-sabotage.

    The thing about beliefs, though, is that they aren’t necessarily true. They are simply what we believe, and no two people’s beliefs are the same.

    Beliefs are powerful. Many people think that if you believe things to be true you’ll attract events, experiences and people into your life to match the beliefs you hold. So best make sure those beliefs serve you well!



    Does Your Cup Runneth Over?

    There’s a lot of focus just now on making sure that we find time for ourselves, to prevent overwhelm and burnout. The old saying “You can’t pour from an empty cup” promotes self-care first.
    But actually, caring for others can have tremendous positive benefits for us. By doing something for someone else we can reduce our stress and anxiety, increase our self-esteem and self-worth and increase our feelings of happiness and our sense of being connected to other people.
    It’s not just about doing things for people that we love and care about. The same feelings of happiness and connectedness can arise when we do things for strangers or people we don’t know very well.
    And research carried out at the University of California found that being kind to others could reduce blood pressure.
    So maybe rather than draining our cup, caring for others can sometimes help it to flow over?



    Sleep

    Getting better sleep shouldn't be a chore or an inconvenience. It should be something we want to do. If you aren't sleeping well, the first step is to look at your life and lifestyle to see if there are things that may be causing this. These may include your diet, exercise patterns, environment, habits, or the stress and worries of everyday living.

    Getting a good night's rest is not about living longer. It's about living better.



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    Reflection

    According to Eckhart Tolle “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”
    You can be aware of many things at once: it’s raining outside, your son is shouting to you that he can’t find his school bag, and the dog has just run off with tonight’s dinner.
    But self-awareness means being aware of your thoughts, beliefs and behaviours. And if you’re very self-aware it’s easier to understand other people and what their reactions mean.
    Awareness starts like a small seed, which grows and blooms into something wonderful.
    When we understand ourselves, we have the greatest capacity for change. We’re aware of how we affect other people and can change our behaviours. We’re aware of what we believe to be right and wrong and can take a stand. We’re aware of the kind of place we want to live in and can take action to change the world.
    It all starts with that seed of awareness.'



    Accept Every Part of Yourself

    I start with the premise that we are all living, breathing miracles - and I think you should, too.



    Sence of Love

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    Be

    “Be kind to your body, gentle with your mind and patient with your heart. Stay true to your spirit, cherish your soul and never doubt yourself. You are still becoming, my love, and there is no one more deserving of the nurturing grace of your love.” – Becca Lee

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