Visualize Yourself to Relaxation

July 7, 2009

This is a 5 minute snippet from the Guided Relaxation CD’s I’ve created called “Relax & Let Go”:

If you like it and would like the audio CD to listen to on your player or iPod while you’re falling asleep, go to and click on the “Healing From Within” graphic.

Be Well,
Dr. Jay


Don’t Buy In – Swine Flu Fear Mongering

April 30, 2009

I saw the headline on the front page of the San Diego Union Tribune today: “Pandemic Imminent” with a picture of a woman with a surgical mask on standing alone in an empty train station, apparently because Mexico is shutting everything down because of fear around the Swine Flu.

Everything in the news right now paints a picture of impending doom, encouraging us to believe that it’s just a matter of time before we all get sick and millions of people will start dying all across the globe. From what people have shared with me over the last couple of days about it, the impression is that Swine Flu is all around us, has infected tons of people and lots have people have died from it and it’s getting worse and worse. Have you heard this? Do you feel this way?

Don’t buy in!

On the Center for Disease Control’s own website reported today that as of 4/30/09, 11 countries have reported 257 cases and in the U.S. there are 109 cases and one death. Look at the numbers yourself – does that seem like a worldwide pandemic to you?

Dr. Mercola wrote a fantastic article that sheds a rational light on this subject and goes into fine detail around all the fear mongering that is being used in our media right now.

The truth is: the Swine Flu is a flu. You get the Swine Flu, you get a flu = fever, cough, runny nose, aches, vomiting and/or diarrhea, low energy. It’s not a death sentence! Again, the CDC itself reports that every year in the U.S. 5-20% of the population gets the flu causing as many as 200,000 hospitalizations and as many as 36,000 deaths!

Let’s face it, fear is all around us right now. Fear about war and terrorists. Fear about bank crashes and recessions. Now it’s fear about pigs and flus! Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Don’t buy into the fear mongering that’s attempting to make you feel weak and small. Take your power back – take your life back.

What is “Wellness” anyway?

April 15, 2009

“Wellness” is a word that has been that has been all over the marketplace for years now. Wellness can be associated with anything from vitamins to day spas, from hospitals to yoga studios and from fitness programs to beauty products. But what is Wellness really?

Of all the definitions I’ve seen, I believe the best one comes from the Creating Wellness Alliance: “Wellness is the degree to which you express health and vitality in any dimension of life”. Simple, clear, powerful.

“The degree to which” tells us that Wellness is a state that we experience. Wellness exists on a continuum and we are always either moving towards Wellness or we’re moving towards illness, depending on our choices.

“Express health and vitality” shows us that Wellness isn’t just about the status of our physical body. It’s about the energy and aliveness that we feel and that we radiate outwards to our friends, family and our community.

And the most important part of our definition of Wellness is “in any dimension of life”. The concept of Wellness is far more reaching than just our physical health and fitness. It encompasses all aspects of our lives: our relationships, our finances, our career, our intellectual and personal growth, our spirituality as well as our physical health and wellbeing.

So as you’re thinking about Wellness in your life, ask yourself these questions: How is my health and fitness? What is the overall quality of my relationships – family, friends, work, etc.? How is my career or life path developing? Am I doing things to develop and grow myself – taking seminars, reading books, etc.? What is my connection to God/Spirit like right now?

The answers to these questions will give you a good idea of where you lie on the Wellness Continuum (more on that later). In addition, it will shine a light on the areas of your life that you need to work on to create more Wellness in your life. Do an inventory and make a change.