According to Chinese medicine and our circadian rhythm this is the time when the lung organ system along with the large intestine is most active.
If you wake up constantly around this time, practice this exercise to strengthen the lungs.
Tap your lung meridian on both sides of your arms for 1-3 min
Press LU 6 for 1-3 min on both sides
Press LU 10 for 1-3 min on each side of your arms
Do this daily
Does grief affect the lungs? If that exchange is blocked emotionally by grief and sadness, it affects the smooth action of the lungs. When someone is sad, they hold their breath and oxygen is decreased. The emotional blockage of not letting go and the symptom of grief affects the receiving and letting go action of the lungs.
Over the past six seasons, many have shared the emotional rollercoaster of laughter, love, heartbreak, and tears as they've watched the Pearson family wade through some of life's most joyful and, on the flip side, some of it's more challenging moments—one of which (spoiler alert) was Alzheimer's disease (AD).
This is about how love gently lifts a corner of dementia’s dark curtain to cultivate an emotional connection amid memory loss. It's a collaborative, groundbreaking work between a healthcare professional, caregiver, and relationship expert that:
• Provides an overview of the love languages and Alzheimer’s disease • Correlates the love languages with the developments of the stages of AD • Discusses how both the caregiver and care receiver can apply the love languages • Addresses the challenges and stresses of the caregiver journey • Offers personal stories and case studies about maintaining emotional intimacy amidst AD. If you or someone you love is feeling overwhelmed by the relational toll of Alzheimer's, you'll find Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade to be an encouragement. You are not alone.
An interview with the book's co-author, Edward Shaw, as he recounts his own wife's early onset diagnosis, progression, and journey through Alzheimer's. It is truly moving to hear how he (and his family) personally used the Love Language™ concepts to emotionally connect with his wife during that time.
Grief gets distorted and takes all kinds of shapes. It can look like moral outrage, despair, shock, anxiety, psychoses, and illness.
All grievance, no grief- Stephen Jenkinson says.
This might help you understand yourself and your reactions. It also might help you understand the people around you.
There’s a lot to grieve, and not many places to do it.
It’s a place to check into- is grief or heartbreak underneath what I am feeling? In what conditions can I find expression and externalization of the grief.
The heavyweights of grief (the people who’ve written works and teach and guide grief rituals)- Martin Prechtel, Malidoma Somé, Joanna Macy, Francis Weller, Stephen Jenkinson- among them, are all culture-workers.
We need to learn and practice moving with grief, so that it doesn’t not stagnate, harden, or become routinized.
Grief might be the thing that finally shows us the poverty and absolute limits of hyper-individualism. Grief might call us home to ritual. Grief shows a fundamental connection to the preciousness of life. Grief knows that we will lose what we love. Grief is an acknowledgement of finitude, of ending. Therefore grief is also a demonstration of the love for life.
A grand metabolizer it can be. A Friendmaker. An Artmaker. An Eldermaker.
We need to learn and practice moving with it, so that it doesn’t not stagnate, harden, or become routinized.
Grief is a connection to the river of life that is always running subterranean and to the cooperation with life that is an expression of love, and expression of the Is-ness of all that is, of a willingness to be moved by life.