My daughter and I have the most interesting chats before bed – many of you moms may already know that this “sleepy” time right before they doze off is often when you will get to hear whats really on their minds and in their hearts. Its a great time to connect and have a few meaningful moments at the end of the day. This is when my Hannah and I verbalize our gratefuls each night. And sometimes we talk about silly things too – like the other night. Somehow we determined that airlines should figure out a way to offer manicures and pedicures while you are flying. They could take out maybe just 2 seats in the back of the plane and offer these services on a pre-paid sign up basis. I mean – if the flight is a couple of hours you certainly have the time to get it done. And since you cant really do much else – its a great time to pamper yourself and let those nails dry! Sure they would give up the revenue of those seats but at least a portion of that lost income would be recouped by charging for the services. I bet you could get $25.00 for a manicure and $40.00 for a pedicure if you marketed it right! If only I owned a commercial airline ladies – we could Spa in the Sky!
On another note – is anyone very familiar with Tapping? Tapping is also known as EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique. I first heard about it through Marie Forleo who I have mentioned on the blog before. As I have said previously, I really love her and if she mentions something she advocates – I listen. She interviewed Nick Ortner about Tapping on one of her Weekly Q and A Tuesday videos. You can check that out here. http://www.marieforleo.com/2013/04/tapping-eft/ Nick has a book out called The Tapping Solution – A Revolutionary System for Stress Free Living (available on Amazon of course).
According to Wikipedia – here is what Tapping is:
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a form of counseling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine, andThought Field Therapy. It is best known through Gary Craig’s EFT Handbook, published in the late 1990s, and related books and workshops by a variety of teachers. During a typical EFT session, the person will focus on a specific issue while tapping on “end points of the body’s energy meridians“. This is thought by practitioners to treat a wide variety of physical and psychological disorders, and has the advantage of being a simple, self-administered form of therapy.
Other than what I have researched on the internet I don’t have any real experience with Tapping. But, from my yoga training and background I do believe that the energy meridians in the body can be very powerful and if you can access those via acupuncture, yoga postures, Reiki, tapping or any other method you can affect major change in the energetic as well as physical body. I’m curious to try Tapping to relieve anxiety. There are lots of YouTube videos out there if you want to take a quick lesson with me.
Lastly – check out this guy. On the way home from the kennel last weekend. So happy to be headed home with the fresh breeze in his face. Our little “Gizmo” makes us smile!
Question – Have any of your ever tried Tapping? If so – I’d love to hear your thoughts! I think it takes a pretty open mind to explore some of these concepts but it never hurts to try new things, right?