Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.
THIS WEEK’S BLOG IS ON, CHANGE? PLUS, CONTINUING ON THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY. ALSO, CANCER: CIVILIZATION’S -NO. 2 KILLER?????
Happy Hump Day!
Had a wonderful time yesterday, spending time at the Grand Canyon.
Dan was soaking it all in, for over forty years ago; he went down the Hermit Trail.
Check out the pictures-
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Probably as you are reading todays blog, Dan and I will be up, up in the air.
Heading to Minnesota to visit our daughter.
Spending Halloween week with my grandchildren.
Cannot wait to celebrate this holiday, with dressing up in costume to having craft time with my grandson.
So, today let us explore becoming grounded in your values.
As you learn more about yourself through this process of change and your innovative approach to facing it, important foundational considerations are likely to bubble up.
These include your core values.
Whenever you bob and weave through changes, you will need some guiding principles to help you make decisions.
Centering on your core values and using them as your checkpoint before making chooses will keep you strong and in integrity with your values.
Decisions that honor your values are rarely bad ones.
Tomorrow, your vision becomes clear.
Since this is grounded in your values, every post this week; I will share something that I have written or done in the past that has to do with this very topic.
OCTOBER IS THE MONTH FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
STATISTICS: ARE THEY BEING USED FOR THE GOOD OF PEOPLE?
During our experience with going abroad for cancer treatments, there were questions that we continued to ask, and one is statistics and are they being used for the good.
Should we take statistics to heart?
When a doctor tells you that the statistics are in your favor should you agree and select that treatment?
These are questions you should ask yourself before making any medical decision.
Medical statistics are created from people grouped together.
What about the odds of 70% in your favor and the 30% that is not in your favor?
How do you justify those groups of people that do not make it?
What do you tell those family members?
Statistics are not done individually where they take into consideration of what your blueprint is.
Life is not one fits all, not everyone wears the same size, so why do we group people together and not take in account of their conditions such as if they have heart issues or others and treat the whole body.
Functional Medicine takes this into account and does not group you within a statistic and treats you as an individual.
We generate a lot of numbers in medical research.
In the end, what they all come down to is some estimate of the odds: chance, not certainty.
In the face of the incredible complexity of human physiology and disease, we have no other tool to help guide our decisions.
These numbers conceal as much as they reveal.
For medical consumers and practitioners alike, they can blind us to essential realities, foremost among them the limits of medical knowledge.
We see this in our own use of statistics, how seductively they lead us to say things like "The studies say you have a 70 percent chance of survival."
But the studies do not tell us this. Statistics tell us nothing about the individual.
They can predict the behavior of large groups, and that is all.
There is a 40 percent chance of rain today over our forecast area, but does that tell me if I am going to get wet?
Being 40 percent rained on is not an experience any of us must worry about.
Neither is being told there is a 30 percent chance of dying.
What it comes down to in the end is that the numbers are not really the point.
Life is, after all, a series of gambles.
How lucky do you feel?
Remember that there are no guarantees.
So why not educate yourself on other options other than what your doctors’ statistics state.
Knowledge is power not statistics.
As I received treatment back twelve years ago, I was taught that we all have different blueprints and to put you in a statistic with others is unfair.
Instead, it is about taking a case history of the condition.
After all you must take into consideration that one may have other conditions (heart, diabetes, etc.) other than cancer and another may just have cancer.
And again, one may be tall and the other small, or the environment that one lives in (location) can change the type of treatments that is given. In the functional medicine world one size does not fit all.
We are all unique and should be treated that way.
Live life to the fullest.
You must color outside the lines occasionally if you want to make your life a masterpiece.
Laugh some every day.
Keep growing, keep dreaming, keep following your heart.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein
OCTOBER 26th, Dan, and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about October that is so significant during this month?
National Pumpkin Day – October 26, 2022
This holiday goes out to Dan, he loves anything pumpkin.
Even his favorite color is the color of a pumpkin, orange.
National Pumpkin Day falls on October 26.
Pumpkins are so much more than just a fun holiday accessory.
Not only are they one of the best-known sources of beta-carotene (an antioxidant converted to vitamin A in the body), but pumpkins are loaded with fiber, potassium, and vitamin C.
Try some on National Pumpkin Day (and of course have a little fun carving them).
Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family, which includes cucumbers, honeydew melons, cantaloupe, watermelons, and zucchini.
Most people do not realize they are fruits, not vegetables.
These plants are native to Central America and Mexico, but now grow on six continents.
Their history in North America goes back 5,000 years.
Pumpkins are indigenous to the Western Hemisphere.
As Frenchman Jacques Cartier explored the St. Lawrence region of North America in the 1500s, he reported finding what the French called gros melons.
The name was translated into English as pompions, which has since evolved into the modern pumpkin.
We use pumpkins for both food and recreation, especially during Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin pie has become a traditional part of Thanksgiving in both the U.S. and Canada.
We also carve jack-o’-lanterns around Halloween, although the pumpkins we eat and the ones we carve generally come from two distinct types of winter squash.
(Note: A gourd is generally considered inedible squash.)
Remember, gourds get funny faces.
Squash winds up on the dinner table.
The Halloween connection dates to the 1800s.
The term jack-o’-lantern first appeared in 1837, while the idea of a carved pumpkin, specifically, originated in 1866.
Farmers generally plant pumpkins in early July.
The fruit (yes, fruit) requires soil that holds water well.
Crops suffer if there is either a lack of water or unusually chilly temperatures.
Still, pumpkins are rather durable and can regrow damaged vines if necessary.
Even pumpkin seeds are a popular snack.
Grocery stores often sell them both hulled and semi-hulled.
They are a useful source of protein, magnesium, copper, and zinc.
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.
NO ACT OF KINDNESS, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, IS EVER WASTED.
Today Dan and I will be continuing the 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 always with you; 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!
Per Dan and my experience this is another component in keeping ourselves healthy, meditation.
By using your five senses, you can learn to relax in just ten minutes.
CHAPTER 2; THE SENSORY JOURNEY; SMELL
SMELLS AND MOODS-
OILS FOR BATH TIME BLISS
One of the best ways to use aromatherapy simply to help you with relaxation and de-stressing is by taking an essential oil bath.
Showers serve their purpose, but a bath is a treatment; taking time out to soak in a hot tub can totally change how you feel about yourself and the world around you.
To add to the starter kit on the previous posts, Dan and I will add six more lovely essential oils, all from gorgeous far-flung locations.
Ready to fill your bathroom with exotic aromas.
Stay tune in the upcoming post with these lovely essential oils.
As I ponder over all that I have learned, I have come to find that we all have our own blueprint.
Our bodies are precious and there are many components in taking care of them.
Throughout the blog, Dan and I have related the separate ways through body, heart, and soul.
It is all about power of knowledge and learning to take care of yourself, keeping your cells happy.
Our immune system is one of the key factors in keeping healthy.
It is important to know how it works!
Cancer: Civilization's - No. 2 Killer
Continuing from yesterday, Differentiation and De-differentiation.
Like bacteria (which are cells), the cells of the human body are similarly capable of reverting to a more primitive form when forced to by interference to their normal respiration, and the more their aerobic respiration is curtailed, the more primitive they must become to survive.
Thus, for a normal fully differentiated cell, a lung cell, to change into a more primitive form it must de- differentiate, and in degrees lose its identity as a lung cell and resemble more the primitive embryo cells from which the body originated.
The degree of de-differentiation is proportional to the degree the cell is dependent on fermentation to survive, and when the cell reaches a certain stage of primitiveness it forgets its allegiance to the body as a whole and starts to reproduce as primitive cells do, heedless of the body's normal constraints.
This unrestrained growth of increasingly de-differentiated cells is cancer, and the tumor at the site of origin is called the primary tumor.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
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IF WE WAIT
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Until Thursday, Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.
We are the ones for which we have been waiting.
We are the change that we seek.