Embrace and love your body. It is the most amazing thing you will ever own.
CONTINUING ON THE NEW SERIES FROM LAST WEEK, HOW THOUGHTS AFFECT OUR HEALTH/BODY? AND ON THE SERIES; GRATITUDE AND HOW IT CHANGES OUR BRAIN TO BE HAPPIER. PLUS, THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.
Good morning, Monday!
Another week is approaching us, full of holiday spirit.
As we go into the Christmas mood, our mind-body connection is far more powerful.
And this leads us to our new series, how thoughts affect our body/health?
No matter your struggle, success always begins with a positive frame of mind.
Perspective is everything.
The first key point to remember…
Stress is not inherently negative; it all depends on how you look at things.
If you perceive something as a threat, then your health will deteriorate.
However, if you simply change your mindset from threat to challenge, then you enhance your health!
So, ask yourself; are you running away from a lion or are you embracing the beast?
NOVEMBER 28th, Dan, and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about November that is so significant during this month?
National French Toast Day – November 28, 2022
Love this holiday, for I love being creative and adding toppings; is what I like best about French toast.
Plus substituting with gluten free bread and berries make it healthier.
Dan loves it too!
No need to wonder about what to make for breakfast on November 28, it is National French Toast Day.
You know that thick, sweet, savory dish that has become a staple of the American breakfast diet.
Just writing about this topic has us thinking about a late breakfast.
That is why we are so jazzed about National French Toast Day.
Here is the first thing you need to know: The French do not call this French toast.
It is called “pain perdu,” or “lost bread,” because you can literally use stale bread to make it.
Most Americans, however, might find that objectionable.
French toast, according to French, comes from a desire to not waste food.
Also, please note that it is a major faux pas to throw bread way.
Bread has religious meaning.
Most experts agree that French toast dates to ancient Rome.
A similar recipe can be found in the book of Apicius from the fifth century BC.
The Romans dipped slices of bread in milk and sometimes eggs before frying them and called it “Pan Dulcis.”
Fast forward to the 1400s and you will find a similar recipe at the court of Henri V where the “lost bread” attracted many fans.
Still, it was not until the mid-17th century that the term “French Toast” appeared in England.
Food historians believe the term “French” does not even mean France; instead, it refers to the verb “to French” which means “to slice” in Old Irish.
So, “French toast” is actually “sliced toast.”
Irish settlers traveling to the U.S. and Canada may have brought the term with them.
The phrase “French toast” first appeared in The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink in 1871.
However, similar recipes were also called “Egg toast,” “Spanish toast,” and even “German toast.”
There is another less exotic theory.
French toast may have been called “French” because it enabled chefs to inflate the price.
Traditionally in the United States, we have an admiration for French cuisine, which we consider elaborate and gastronomic,” says Kitchen Project Editor-in-Chief Stephen Block.
And that is probably why this dish was named that way.
It is just marketing.
There is no chance that ‘Lost Bread’ could have worked.
And since the dish was successful and the recipe was easy, the name spread.
Continuing, GRATITUDE AND HOW IT CHANGES OUR BRAIN TO BE HAPPIER.
How to incorporate a gratitude practice into your daily life?
Today we will explore the sixth of seven scientifically proven benefits!
Gratitude improves self-esteem.
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology found that gratitude increased athletes’ self-esteem, an essential component to optimal performance.
Other studies have shown that gratitude reduces social comparisons.
Rather than becoming resentful toward people who have more money or better jobs, a major factor in reduced self-esteem; grateful people can appreciate other people’s accomplishments.
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.
BREATHE. LET GO. AND REMIND YOURSELF THAT THIS VERY MOMENT IS THE ONLY ONE YOU KNOW YOU HAVE FOR SURE.
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; TOUCH
TOUCH THE ESSENCE OF CARE-
If touch is lacking, this can cause psychological and physical damage.
A study in the early 20th century involved observing nurses at work in an orphanage in New York.
It was noticeable that some babies were picked up and held more than others because of the way they engaged the nurse’s attention.
These infants put on weight and were much less prone to illness than infants who were not picked up as often.
Animal behavior studies have also shown that if baby animals are deprived of the touch of the mother, even if the sight, smell, and sound of them are all available, then weight less and withdrawn behavior result.
Touch is a life-enhancing requirements in infants, and we still need it very much as adults.
Sensory deprivation can bring about disorientation and feelings of isolation.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
MOST AMAZING THING
Until Tuesday, the higher your energy level, the more efficient your body.
The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.