Feeling overwhelmed and knocked off course is very common as we come to the end of the year, and maybe especially so in 2015. Each person’s life is being touched by the state of the world. It is a time of great change and it is hard to know ‘which end is up.’

If we were computers, defragging ourselves might seem like the thing to do. One of the most effective and easiest ways to do this as a human being is to come to a ‘still point.’ Just sitting quietly and following the rhythm of our breath is often the simplest way to accomplish this. No doubt our mind will start to chatter going over ‘to do’ lists. Let that float by and enjoy doing nothing, just being.

This process allows our automatic nervous system to go from over activity to relaxation – from doing, to being. It allows us to transition from creating an environment of inflammation and illness in our physical and non-physical body to creating a healing environment in our entire being: physical, emotion, mental and spiritual bodies (PEMS).

I encourage you to take time for yourself and go to the still point within yourself to allow for conscious being time. You will find that you have more clarity about the choices you make in your life.

The question you may want to ask yourself as you begin 2016 is: ‘If I knew I could not fail, what would I do with the rest of my life?’ As you follow your heart-felt answers you will find greater calmness within yourself, even as the world’s chaos continues to try and sort itself out.

All the best to you in 2016.

Dr. Verna Hunt, BSc DC ND