Health Ministry News for May 1 2022

Health Ministry Contacts

•          Health Ministry – Bev Wilkerson 660-473-2033

•          Bereavement Ministry – Ann Dove 660-527-3794

            Take Them a Meal – Marge Wehman 724-448-4482

•          Prayer Shawl Ministry – Rectory at 827-2311

•          Crochet & Sewing Tuesdays – Carol Schibi 660-620-3795’

Spiritual Wellness Month: Be Content Whatever The Circumstances

Evaluate your own spiritual wellness with this brief quiz.

  • Do I make time for relaxation in my day?
  • Is there time for meditation and/or prayer?
  • Do my values guide my decisions and actions?
  • Am I accepting of the views of others?

Make time.

Start with breathing.  It can serve as a break from the increase of stress during your day and help you to get refocused when faced with a difficult situation or project.

  • Lie or sit in a comfortable position
  • Place your hands, one above and one below your belly button, to help experience the filling and releasing of your entire lung capacity
  • Breathe in through your nose
  • Breathe in three parts by filling the bottom of your lungs (expand your lower stomach), then the middle, and then the top of your lungs
  • Hold for a count of three
  • Breathe out in three parts by releasing the top, then the middle and finally the bottom
  • Your shoulders should roll slightly forward as you force all of the air from your lungs
  • Repeat this process several times a day for 5-10 breaths
  • Should you start to feel light-headed from the increase in oxygen to your system, shake your arms and hands vigourously to use up the extra oxygen