Ah! the clock is always slow; it is later than you think.
THIS WEEKS BLOG IS ON THE SERIES, DON’T LET YOUR ALARM CLOCK, BE THE ONLY REASON YOU WAKE UP AND ON LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE. PLUS, FINISHING THE HERBS – ASTRAGALUS AND STARTING THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.
As Dan and I start a new week, the first thing we do is set our minds to staying on our home program.
If you have been following us on this blog, one of the most important components of keeping healthy is exercising.
We all know that exercise is important; vital, in fact.
Yet, one of the most common excuses for not exercising enough is “I can’t find time for exercise.”
And it’s true.
It is hard to find time for exercise.
Just like it’s hard to find time to meditate, cook healthy meals, and volunteer to make your community a better place.
If you care about living longer, having more energy, and wanting to look younger, then look no further than exercising to take care of all those needs.
From improving your mood to improving your physical health, exercise is a no-brainer.
Dan and I found a couple of parks to walk through and we also walk through our local mall 2 miles at least four times a week.
Its important to make exercising fun.
So, let’s move on to the challenging part; finding time for exercise.
What if you turn off the TV or go to the YOUTUBE to walking at home?
Walk At Home: Walk 15 | 1 Mile Walking Exercise
Or limit your time online, even if asking for help to motivate you, finding pockets of time between breaks at work or even after dinner, even combining transportation by riding your bike or walking to work.
Find time and your body will thank you!
You will be living a fulfilled live.
JULY – 18th, Dan and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about July that’s so significant during this month?
World Listening Day – July 18, 2022
Shhh… do you hear that?
It’s the sound of World Listening Day on July 18.
World Listening Day is hosted every year by the World Listening Project, a nonprofit organization that is devoted to understanding the world and its natural environment, societies, and cultures through the practice of listening and field recording.
They explore acoustic ecology, a discipline that studies the relationship between humans and the natural world as mediated through sound.
So quiet down, open up your ears, and get ready to study soundscapes on World Listening Day.
World Listening Day falls on July 18 to honor the birthday of Raymond Murray Schafer, a Canadian composer and environmentalist who is seen as the founder of acoustic ecology.
Born on July 18, 1933, he developed his World Soundscape Project, which laid the fundamental ideas and practices of acoustic ecology in the 1970s.
World Listening Day was established in 2010, and each year the holiday has a specific theme tied to it.
Past themes include H20, sounds lost & found, and listen to you! 2017’s theme was, listening to the ground, which honored the life and legacy of American composer Pauline Oliveros; who once said sometimes we walk on the ground, sometimes on sidewalks or asphalt, or other surfaces.
Can we find ground to walk on and can we listen for the sound or sounds of ground?
Are we losing ground?
Can we find new ground by listening for it?
Since the holiday’s inception, thousands of people from around the world have participated in its celebration.
The theme for World Listening Day 2021 was, the unquiet earth, created by Lisbon-based filmmaker, curator, and organizer Raquel Castro.
Listening is indeed an art that requires undivided attention and patience from a person and benefits another who is in need of it.
Listening is also beneficial for the listener, improving their listening skills and sharpening their awareness of their surroundings.
As important as our sense of hearing is, we often don’t use it effectively, blocking out most sounds and voices, and not really listening to the message.
Time is precious and is priceless, so Dan and I will continue each day to pull from a box of 365 inspirational quotes; one quote and share with you.
STOP ACTING AS IF LIFE IS A REHEARSAL. LIVE THIS DAY AS IF IT WERE YOUR LAST. THE PAST IS OVER AND GONE. THE FUTURE IS NOT GUARANTEED.
Continuing from last year the series on LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE, by Elizabeth B. Brown.
Dan and I continue to share ways to benefit and help keep one’s health cells healthy.
A wise man told me ten years ago, when one is in balance with themselves; one stays healthy.
For more information click on the book
CHAPTER 17; WHEN YOU WANT TO HELP
Today we are going to explore; partnering on the steps to do if you stop________________.
1. STOP- wondering what someone is going to think of you.
2. STOP- thinking you have to have the best or only solution.
3. STOP- fearing your emotions.
4. STOP- believing rejection of your ideas is rejection of you.
5. STOP- feeling threatened.
6. STOP- dreading rejection.
A healthy relationship is like a dance with the partners dancing to the same music.
Today Dan and I are finishing up on the herb; ASTRAGALUS and the benefits, and the book ALCHEMY OF HERBS by Rosalee De La Foret.
Tomorrow will be the start of a new book; ten-minute relaxation, For mind and body by Jennie Harding.
Whenever you are feeling under pressure, ten minutes is all you need to relax totally, using tools that are with you at all times; your senses.
This book is packed full of wonderfully simple ideas and exercises for using sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch and that vital sixth sense of intuition to rebalance your energies and bring you back into harmony with the natural world around you.
Identify your favorite sensory relaxation solutions and combat that stress!
So, now let’s finish up on the herb astragalus!
Are you ready for the last recipe of this book?
ASTRAGALUS BONE BROTH
Bone broth stock is both the secret of delicious soups and a wonderful way to get immunomodulating herbs like this one into your daily diet.
It’s high in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur, trace of minerals, chondroitin sulfates, and glucosamine.
Apple cider vinegar helps draw out the minerals and calcium from the bones.
Boiling the bones releases gelatin into the broth.
This recipe is more of a general guideline, because there are many different ways to make bone broth.
It can be made in whatever quantity you like.
This broth can then be the base for soups or can simply be enjoyed as is, perhaps a bit of miso added to it.
Enough chicken or beef bones to fill 1/3 of a large soup pot
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 onion, coarsely chopped
2 carrots, greens removed, coarsely chopped
3 large handfuls of sliced dried astragalus root
1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
2. Place the bones in an oven pan and roast them for 20 to 30 minutes.
3. Place the roasted bones, apple cider vinegar, onion, carrots and astragalus in a large soup pot.
4. Fill the pot with water and bring to a boil.
5. Then reduce the heat to a simmer.
6. After a while, you will see some foam forming at the top.
7. Gently skim this off every couple of minutes.
8. Once the broth is clear, cover the pot with a lid.
9. Continue to simmer on low heat for 12 to 24 hours.
10. When ready, strain and discard the solids.
11. Store the broth in the fridge or freezer until ready to use.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
LATER THAN YOU THINK 🤔
Until Tuesday, time clocks rob the world of wild possibility. That's what they're for.