Are you going to let the obstacles in your life be stumbling blocks or stepping stones? Or are _____
Are you going to let the obstacles in your life be stumbling blocks or stepping stones? Or are you going to make them milestones!
THIS WEEK’S SERIES ARE ON REMEMBER TO CELEBRATE MILESTONES AS YOU PREPARE FOR THE ROAD AHEAD AND ON LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE. PLUS, THE HERB – ASHWAGANDHA.
It’s getting closer to the week-end.
And it’s the first week-end of summer.
What have you planned and what is your goal this week-end?
Dan and I would love to hear from you, just go to this link
and let us know, if you are planning a trip this summer.
Remember, yesterday I blogged that today I would share the definition of what a milestone is.
Here it is, according to Merriam-Webster; milestone has two definitions.
The first is literal: a rock used as a milepost.
The second, a significant point in development; is what most people refer to when they talk about making progress toward a goal.
A significant point is what you make of it, if you’re learning to cook, making eggs over easy without breaking the yolks may be significant to you.
If you’re a professional chef, making eggs might not even count as a warm-up.
How do you decide what’s significant?
By looking at your larger goal.
To the professional chef, the goal might be to master the full English breakfast so it can be added to the menu.
The amateur may simply want to cook himself a quick meal before work.
That’s what makes setting milestones so tricky!
You need to understand your start and endpoints to know which markers to set in the middle.
And on top of that, you have to plot them on a timeline, stay motivated, track your progress, and learn from your mistakes.
Tomorrow, we will post on exploring how to define milestones for yourself.
Now, let’s continue with exploring the 17th experience that most all experience, retiring.
Finally, you’ve reached the end of your employed life.
For some, retirement is a welcomed event.
You can finally step aside and enjoy some you-time.
For others, it can lead to discontentment and boredom.
But no matter how you view retirement, it’s a major milestone that marks one of the biggest changes in life.
Usually, this marks the fact that you have turned social security age.
It’s the 23nd day of June, Dan and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about June that’s so significant during this month?
National Porridge Day – June 23, 2022
Lots of people love porridge with its fruit and sugary add-ons, and are holding our spoons at the ready to dig into this dish on National Porridge Day, celebrated on June 23!
Rich, flavorful, and thankfully not the breakfast of champions, porridge is healthy and wholesome.
Made by boiling grain in milk, the result is a choice breakfast for people around the world.
The mushy bowl may seem bland to some, but not to us!
Dan and I didn’t know the difference between oatmeal and porridge, until now.
It’ all about the milk!
You could substitute with goat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk.
So, today I will try making my oats with almond milk.
And as I always make my oatmeal, I will continue to add; nuts, fruits and cinnamon.
The history of porridge is as rich as the dish itself.
Before the invention of baking ovens, porridge was the most essential part of the British diet.
Porridge, or gruel, has been indulged in cross-culturally for centuries.
The origins of porridge can be traced to Northern Europe, where it was traditionally enjoyed savory.
The word porridge first appeared in the 16th century and is believed to be a spin-off of the word pottage, a type of stew.
Porridge hasn’t always been the way it is today.
Preparation ingredients varied from grass-borne grains to other crops.
Quinoa grain has been used for making porridge for more than 3,000 years, whereas rice porridge was eaten in China since 2500 B.C.
It goes back even further than this, with evidence discovered by researchers proving that the cooked mush was eaten in some form as far back as 12,000 years ago, at the beginning of the Neolithic Revolution.
Also today is, National Hydration Day.
Each June 23, the U.S. celebrates National Hydration Day.
Proper hydration is vital to living a healthy life, but it’s often overlooked.
It’s easy to forget to carry a water bottle on a hot day outside, but skipping out on H2O can lead to major health risks.
National Hydration Day was created in honor of late football coach Victor Hawkins, who invented a special hydrating mouth guard to keep his players healthy on the field.
The company that now sells his invention, launched the holiday after Hawkins’ passing to honor his legacy and to encourage others to stay hydrated.
Whether you’re a professional athlete, a casual exerciser, or someone who simply loves to spend time outside in the sun, drinking water is key to avoiding heat stroke, dehydration, and other dangerous issues.
Celebrating National Hydration Day is a great way to raise awareness!
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.
JOY IS YOU AT THE DEEPEST LEVEL, AND YOUR JOY IS ONE WITH THE INFINITE TIMELESS JOY OF THIS UNBOUND UNIVERSE.
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
WHY HELPING IS DANGEROUS-
An SUP is like a whirlpool.
Their neediness pulls you in.
The more you give, the more they want, until you begin to drown.
Or the opposite may be true.
The more you try to give, the more resistant they are to accepting the help.
Their short bursts of apparent recovery keep you hanging on, but they don’t last.
You feel caught in the turmoil.
It’s no wonder people question whether they should stay away and let the difficult person work out their own problems.
This week Dan and I have been blogging on the herb; ASHWAGANDHA and the benefits.
It’s amazing what and how ashwagandha can help keep your body healthy?
There have been over 200 studies on ashwagandha benefits, including the herb’s ability to; improve thyroid function, treat adrenal fatigue, reduce anxiety and depression, reduce stress, increase stamina and endurance, prevent and treat cancer, reduce brain cell degeneration, stabilize blood sugar, lower cholesterol, boost immunity.
Ashwagandha is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine because it serves many purposes and benefits many body systems, including the immune, neurological, endocrine and reproductive systems.
It’s often used as ashwagandha oil, sometimes called ashwagandha essential oil.
The primary goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to help people stay healthy without the need for suffering, prescription drug options or complicated surgeries.
As part of this 5,000-year-old system, ashwagandha herb is used as a home remedy to relieve a number of health conditions and help the body remain in balance.
Research published in Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy indicates that, Ayurvedic medicinal plants have been the single most productive source of leads for the development of drugs.
Many of the Ayurvedic herbs, like ashwagandha root, have proved to be useful in relieving a number of health concerns.
In Ayurvedic medicine, this herb is characterized as a rasayana.
This means it’s used to promote physical and mental health, defend the body against disease and damaging environmental factors, and slow the aging process.
In India, it has been used as a broad-spectrum remedy for centuries, but more recently scientists have found that it possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that play a major role in the many ashwagandha benefits.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
STUMBLING STONES OR MILESTONES ❓❓
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