Tuesday, January 15, 2019

3 Reasons to be Kind and the Story of Deputy William Haley

Photo of "Be Kind" written in chalk.
It happens thousands of times every day. Police officers extend countless acts of kindness. 

They buy coats for homeless people in winter. 

They buy Christmas presents for disadvantaged kids who otherwise would have nothing on Christmas Day. 

One New York City police officer was "caught" buying boots for a homeless man who had no shoes.

Enter the search term in Google, "police buy homeless man lunch" and more than 18 million entries show up.

What do most of these stories have in common? They rarely get told. These acts of kindness aren't "news" to mainstream media.

Yet, every now and then these acts of kindness get noticed - and a tiny number get celebrated.

A few days ago Elizabeth McClain and her friend Patti Walker were on lunch break when they noticed a deputy sheriff sharing lunch with a homeless man. 

Deputy William Haley's Act of Kindness

Deputy William Haley of the Madison County, Tennessee Sheriff's office saw a homeless man beside an onramp to Interstate 40. Deputy Haley drove to the nearest McDonald's and purchased two cheeseburgers and other food. He took it back to the homeless man and gave him the food.

But he did more. He prayed with the man and joined him for the meal.

As Deputy Haley said in an interview, 

"That's something I do if I see someone in need and I'm able to help."

Picture of Kindness

Here, Elizabeth and her friend enter the picture. Literally. 

They take a photograph of Deputy Haley eating and talking with the homeless man and post it on Facebook.

And it goes viral...

As the photo and description spread, some in the news media decided there was a story to be told. 

In one interview, Haley said,

“It would’ve been OK for me to give him some food and driven off, but how long do you think it had been since someone sat down with him, shook his hand, prayed over a meal with him and asked him how he was doing?"

And so his act of kindness is being recognized by thousands of people.

Why Being Kind Matters

Engaging in random acts of kindness matters. It matters to those who are helped and it matters to those who offer those acts to others.


First, when we help others we are tapping into our core sense of love and connection as we affirm we care about - and for - others for no reason other than it's who we truly are.

Second, it feels good to be kind. It creates a sense of warmth because we choose to help someone else.

Third, it's the right thing to do. 

Spiritually, we know that truth. But in our hectic day-to-day lives we're so absorbed in problems and activities that our faint voice of spirit is too often lost in daily noise.

Will You Be Celebrated for Random Acts of Kindness?

Will You Be Recognized Like Deputy Haley?

Probably not. Does it matter? I hope not.

In this polarized world, I hope you find it in your heart to make kindness a priority. 

For me, Deputy Haley's story is a reminder I can do more...

And I plan on doing more everyday to make our world a better place one kind act at a time.

Stephen Carter

Stress Solutions, LLC | www.EFT-MD.com | Podcast: www.MindOverStress.us

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Autoimmune Healing and Energized Health Interview With Dr. Terry Lynch

Dr. Terry Lynch was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis while an assistant professor at the School of Health Professions, at the University of Stony Brook in New York. Mainstream medicine failed her so she turned to holistic healing methods to cure herself of M.S. She shares her story and specific healing techniques in this episode of the "Mind Over Stress" show.

Click the player above to listen. If you don't see the player, click: https://pod.link/1368081093.

The Show Notes to include timestamps for topics covered in this, "Mind Over Stress" episode are below.

How Dr. Lynch Healed Multiple Sclerosis

In this interview with Dr. Terry Lynch you’ll discover how she transformed her life and healed Multiple Sclerosis with affirmations and energy healing methods.

Dr. Lynch has been a healing professional for more than 30 years. She holds Doctorate and Bachelor degrees in Physical Therapy, a Masters in Health Sciences, and an alternative Graduate Degree in Advanced Massage..

Terry was an Assistant Professor for about 10 years with the medical school at the University of Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York. She is licensed to practice Physical Therapy in New Jersey and New York.

In addition to her medical degrees and professional experience, Terry is an international speaker, a consummate Energist, Author, Coach, and Trainer.

She holds certifications as an EFT Master Practitioner, EmoTrance / EMO Practitioner, and uses Reiki, Matrix Energetics and other holistic methods. She created the Inner Awareness Method and a proprietary coaching system to help clients achieve optimum wellbeing and professional success through her Healing to Wellness, LLC practice.

Key Points of Terry’s Interview

You’ll find timestamps below for key points in the interview. After listening to the entire conversation, you can return to specific topics of interest by going to the appropriate timestamps:

03:23 What drew Terry to Physical Therapy.

06:48: Terry is diagnosed with M.S. and talks about the stress that contributed to the condition.

09:52: Terry’s emotional reaction when she heard the M.S. diagnosis.

10:40: Terry discovers the book, “You Can Heal Your Life”, by Louise Hay.

12:52: How Terry’s earlier exposure to Nightingale Conant audios, Brian Tracy and his coaching program, Tony Robins, and other motivational speakers helped with her healing affirmations work.

14:10: The “one thing” that was crucial to changing her life.

16:10: How Terry did affirmations early on.

19:20: The differences between Thinking Patterns “A” and “B”.

20:35: Terry stops traditional medical treatment. How and why.

24:40: How having a disease can serve you.

25:27: Suggestions for someone dealing with M.S. or other serious condition.

30:40: Other holistic methods Terry discovered, developed, and applied.

32:00: Why she wrote, “The StressFish Guide to EmoTrance” available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

32:30: Terry leads Steve through an EmoTrance experience.

38:00: An example of how Terry used EmoTrance to clear a persistent energy block.

40:10: Steve shares his assessment of Terry’s, “StressFish Guide to EmoTrance”, and Terry shares some specific topics in the book.

41:40: Terry shares her two most important realizations about healing.

43:20: How to use EmoTrance and EFT together.

46:20: Life on the Positive side of the SUE (Subject Units of Experience) Scale.

47:45: Dream Building Coaching: Excelling in athletics, health, emotional wellbeing, professional success, and life.

49:10: Creating “Leopard” energy to enter, “the zone”.

50:35: Terry shares information about her Inner Awareness Method.

53:40: Terry shares information about her website, www.TerryLynchCoaching.com and the special gifts she’s offering listeners.

55:40: The one thing Terry wants listeners to know about her beliefs and mission.


Terry’s website: www.TerryLynchCoaching.com.

Terry’s book: “The StressFish Guide to EmoTrance”; https://amzn.to/2CMjsuJ

Mind Over Stress website: www.MindOverStress.us

The SUE Scale resource: https://suescale.com/

Stephen Carter

Stress Solutions, LLC | www.EFT-MD.com | Mind Over Stress Podcast: http://MindOverStress.us

Thursday, January 3, 2019

1-Minute Neck Roll for Stress Reduction

How do you know when you're stressed? You feel it in your body.

One of the areas where stress shows up frequently is the neck. In addition to radiating tension from clenching your jaw, having your head down and forward looking at your phone a hundred times a day adds extra physical stress. 

Cellphone Neck Stress

The average human head weighs about 12 pounds. Bend your head forward and the effective weight on the cervical spine will be much higher. Tilt your head to a 15-degree angle, the weight on the cervical spine more than doubles to about 27 pounds. Greater head extension can result of an effective weight of as much as 60 pounds.

One obvious way to reduce neck strain is to keep your head straight up and lower your eyes to read your phone. It will take practice to break your "head forward" habit, but it's worth the effort.

1-Minute Neck Roll

One great way to release neck stress is to do gentle head rolls. If you have cervical spine or other neck injure, please talk with your doctor before doing any neck involved exercise.

Set a timer or look at your watch in preparation for this 1-minute experience.

Phase 1:

  • Sit or stand with good posture, head up.
  • Slowly, slowly allow your head to rise and then gently drop forward. Your head will find a natural stopping place. Don't force your neck forward. Rather, allow gravity to release the tight muscles and your head will naturally drop until your chin rests on your upper chest.
  • Begin to slowly, slowly rotate your head toward your left shoulder. Allow the natural movement of your head to continue until your head is again erect.
  • Again, allow your head to gently and slowly drop down until your chin again rests on your upper chest.
  • Slowly and gently roll your head toward your right shoulder. Allow the natural movement to continue until your head is again erect.

Repeat 3 times slowly, gently.

Phase 2:

  • After the third rotation, bring shoulders up and gently and slowly rotate your shoulders backward and then forward.
  • Finish by stretching your arms outward and then stretching your fingertips outward as far as comfortable. 
  • Bring arms up over your head (assuming there is no injury restricting this movement) and then bring your hands together at the top of the overhead stretch. 
  • Slowly lower your hands keeping them together and stop with both hands at your middle chest area in the prayer position.
  • Stretch out once again, yawn, sigh, and return to your activities.

This easy neck roll and stretching routine will take about a minute, but you'll feel calm and relaxed for hours.

More Stress Reduction Tips

For more Stress Mastery tips, read previous blog posts on the https://StressMastery.blogspot.com site and listen to episodes of our "Mind Over Stress" podcast by visiting http://MindOverStress.us.

Stephen Carter

Stress Solutions, LLC | www.EFT-MD.com | Podcast: www.MindOverStress.us