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Panic Day

Mar 9 Panic Day --  Run around all day in a panic, telling others you can't handle it anymore.  Co-sponsored by the Sky is Falling Committee.

Here's how one city came to terms with a Panic Day celebration: Miami_Herald 

Top 20 ways to get the most out of Panic Day:

(followed by some recommended essential oils for Panic Day Aromatherapy)

      1)         You are definitely encouraged to loudly proclaim, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more!" Or, run around wildly and proclaim , "I'm stressed, I'm stressed and I can't take it any more!"    

2)                 Megaphones are allowed, but it’s even better if you can exercise your natural lung power, breathing very fully and deeply for a great big, cathartic shout.

3)                 We encourage employees everywhere to fill their company’s suggestion box with the request for a sound proof, padded room. Thus, Panic Day and any other occasion that requires loud, ridiculous behavior can be celebrated discreetly.

4)                 If, like most of us, you are without a sound proof, padded room, then be bold, be assertive, and take a stand by the water cooler, swearing not to budge until “things get better.”.

5)                 Stay in bed all day. But first, get up, brush your teeth, head to the kitchen and load up on snacks and drinks. Make sure you have lots of fluffy pillows to hide your head under.

6)                 Get up and go jogging or swimming or bike riding.

7)                 Phone in “well.” Call your boss and tell him or her that you feel too darn good to come in to work today, even though it’s a fib. That way you won’t appear to be a victim.

8)                 Go to work way over-dressed. Wear a tux or a prom gown, and, when asked what it’s about, simply reply, “I have an engagement later on.” Keep ‘em guessing.

9)                 Call the local TV station and tell them you’re going to run for President and that you’re holding a news conference at your house at noon.

10)             Go the animal shelter and adopt a dog or cat.

11)             Attempt to dye your hair in a checkerboard pattern.

12)             Head for the toy store and buy as many toy soldiers as you can and come home and conduct a “war” in your living room.

13)             Mix up a couple bottles full of food coloring and water and go out and write wacky things on the snow.

14)             Call the Y and try to convince the pool manager that the pool should be filled with lime yogurt.

15)             Start a new religion.

16)             Put red dots all over your face and go food shopping.

17)             Go the shore and walk the beach, or go to the mountains and climb a large hill.

18)             Stand on one foot in the middle of a large mall, waving your arms up and down and proclaim, “I’m a bad bad birdie, I’m a bad bad birdie.”

19)             Go to a Senior Center and sit down and have a chat with some nice older person.

20)             Contact the local fire company and ask if you can come over and help wash a fire truck.     

Aromatherapy for Panic Day!     Just a drop or two of an essential oil is remarkably effective & therapeutic!

Scents to Relieve Anger: Chamomile, Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose and Ylang Ylang METHODS: massage, bath, inhalation, perfume

Scents to Relieve Anxiety: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium (Rose), Hyssop, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange and Rose   METHODS: massage, bath, inhalation, atomizer, perfume  

Scents to Relieve Apathy: Frankincense, Orange and Sandalwood METHODS: massage, bath, inhalation, atomizer, perfume

 Be sure to check out our Wellcat Essential Oils

Please note! All holidays created by Thomas & Ruth Roy, under the name of Wellcat Holidays & Herbs, are, indeed, copyrighted. If you wish to make use of them in any fashion, for profit, we respectfully request that you contact us for appropriate contract arrangements. If, on the other hand, you wish to use them in some non-profit fashion, we still would request you contact us, to ensure permission.

As you can tell, we are still working on written copy to provide—as so many of you have requested over the years—more information in print. Please be patient as we co-author much of the material which, collaboratively, Thomas and I would like to see published in a book (Wellness . . . With a Grain of Salt). We began offering that much sought after “more information” about this and all of our other holidays, in interviews—mostly radio, often for magazine and newspaper columnists. Thus, while we are both writers, life’s little distractions have kept us from actually putting our thoughts on paper in any coherent, cohesive manner.

What we will be offering includes:

Top 20 reasons and ways to celebrate this and each of our other holidays; recipes (after all, what the heck is any celebration without food!?); some select rituals or traditions which might suit you and your family, friends, or co-workers; some possibly irreverent humor about the reasons each holiday came into existence. And whatever the heck other stuff we think will amuse, entertain, provoke and somehow satisfy the many people who look at Wellcat Holidays as the wacky but uplifting ways to celebrate human nature & life.

Want to contribute your version of “how to celebrate?” Pick a holiday, jot down your own thoughts about it and send your comments to us at wellcat@comcast.net. We’ll be glad to read what you send and might even (with your permission) publish your contribution to our Wellcat Holidays After all, it’s merely a state of mind, my dear.


Ruth & Thomas Roy

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