Embrace and love your body it's the most amazing gift you will ever own.
Continuing the SERIES ON BELIEVING Starting today on SERIES OF HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO KEEP OUR BODY CELLS HAPPY
Well, the weekend is coming; one more day and April is coming to an end. Wow, time is ticking along, in two more months it will be half a year that has gone by.
Man, January is now a blur to Dan and I. I know Dan and I are not quite finished blogging on the series of BELIEVING, but I found this topic to be quite interesting and was excited to share on HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO KEEP OUR BODY CELLS HAPPY.
Ten years ago, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was wondering; what could have started this terrible disease in my body. What always comes to mind and is mentioned about the human body is its gross anatomy: skeleton, muscles, organs, skin, head, torso, limbs. But what really makes up your body is a myriad of tiny, invisible live entities - your body cells.
They are smaller than 0.02mm on average, yet it is their wellbeing, and the efficiency of their combined activity that more than anything else determines how do you feel. Or, for that matter, whether you are alive, or not. And what keeps this tiny army of workers healthy, efficient and alive - or not - is, more than anything else, nutrients from food processed by digestion and supplied to them.
As time went on, I realized yes, it started with myriad of tiny cells that became effected by my lifestyle. When Dan and I went to Mexico for treatment, it was not just treatments that I received. I learned more then what I ever dreamed of receiving, KNOWLEDGE and learning a lifestyle.
Ever thought of how the nutrients you ingest are used to regenerate your body? While incredibly complex in its details, the big picture is pretty simple. Inside your digestive tract, the food is broken down into nutrients, pulled from intestines into the blood stream, and sent with it as a fuel and material to some.
Did you know that your body is made up of 100 trillion cells? Well, it is and if you are curious about "cell census" data, your tissue cells count for about 10% of the total, or some 10 trillion cells; various types of blood cells total nearly four times as many, or 40 trillion; a few more trillions go for lymph cells and immune-system cells. And if your intestine is healthy, it is home to some 40 trillion friendly bacteria (which is, evidently, either much smaller than a body cell, or pretty badly squeezed in).
Count in dozens of trillions of commensal and unfriendly bacteria, fungi and viruses, (which are not cells, but do seek their place under your sun nevertheless) and you have much greater number of guest organisms to take care of, than of your own cells. So, you see; this is where cancer and other diseases start and why you should always make them happy. Tomorrow I will continue to blog about those myriad tiny cells.
For now, let’s keep believing!
REMEMBER WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT
It’s not having everything go right; it’s facing whatever goes wrong.
It’s not being without fear; it’s having the determination to go on in spite of it.
It’s not where you stand, but the direction you’re going in.
It’s more than never having bad moments; it’s knowing you are always bigger than the moment.
It’s believing you have already been given everything you need to handle life.
It’s not being able to rid the world of all its injustices; it’s being able to rise above them.
It’s the belief in your heart that there will always be better than bad in the world.
Remember to live just this one day and not add tomorrow’s troubles to today’s load.
Remember that every day ends and brings a new tomorrow full of exciting new things.
Love what you do; do the best you can. By Vickie M. Worsham
Guided Mindfulness Meditation on Love, Peace, and Happiness (16 Minutes)
This guided mindfulness meditation will help you to embrace the present moment, and recognize the love that exists all around us. It will help you to find contentment in the here and now.
Through meditation practice, we are able to realize that we are a small piece of a vast universe.
We recognize ourselves as our own separate being, and yet, are one in the same as other living things, in all of nature, among the stars, planets, and galaxies.
This deep awareness, and ultimately love, can be had for not only other people, but for yourself and for all of existence. Embrace love, peace, contentment, and happiness... and calm your anxiety!
Your body is your home. Treat it with love and respect. Jasmin Terrany
This this the time where, Dan and I read from the book of The Joy of Missing Out.
THE JOYS OF SOLITUDE
For those who suffer from FOMO, spending time alone can be a struggle. Even a simple walk or ten minutes in a coffee shop needs to be accompanied by someone else, either in person or online.
But there are joys to be found in your own company; you just have to be brave enough to spend some time alone and discover them. The practices coming up in upcoming blogs will teach you how to turn alone time into me time, showing you how to build up from a few hours of solitude to entire date nights with yourself or perhaps even a weekend away!
I’m looking forward to sharing. But now recapping the word FOMO, anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social media.
Never be afraid to spend time in your own company getting to know yourself better. That’s where true happiness is found.
Qigong for Vitality: Opening the Door of Life
This short and dynamic Qigong Flow routine focuses on opening the door of life, called the Ming Men in Chinese.
As I continue to be re-reading my book that I wrote four years ago; it’s a personal journey of my everyday experience with treatments that I received in Mexico. In relations to the current series of BELIEVING, entry from 12-21-10; IT’S BECOMING A BIG BLUR.
By now I am a little afraid. I am worried about the outcome. It’s the day of my MRI, scheduled for 5:00 p.m. I do not know what to expect. I never experienced this type of x-ray. I left Dan and Danielle with his foot raised up high on his chair and I drove to the hospital. I kept hoping that I would find a parking space close to the building for I never had good luck finding one. I had no trouble this night. I brought my driver’s license and insurance card, for this is required before a procedure. It seemed that I lived there, for I have been going almost every week for either an X-ray or a procedure. No line and I got checked in fast. I had to fill out more paperwork and then my name was called “Sheryl”.
I replied “Yes!” the tech took me back to the dressing room to change into their stylish outfit. I sat out in the waiting room and in not more than five minutes I was sent back. First, they inserted an IV for a contrast with the MRI. No problem sticking a needle in my arm. She asked if I was afraid of tight spaces. Thinking about that question, I replied no, for I had never experienced that before.
The tech explained what would happen and in one hand I held a button, and if I couldn’t handle the small space anymore, I should press the button. In the other hand I had the IV tubing. Oh yes- and music! These were several types. Really, this did not make any difference. When the machine was turned on you didn’t hear the music. During the procedure another request was that I could not move until between takes. When the procedure started, I had an itch on my nose. I began meditating and praying that it was almost over so I could scratch, this is why she asked if I would be afraid of tight spaces. The procedure lasted at least thirty minutes. Thank God it was over.
As they sent me back to the changing room, my life was beginning to be a blur. It hit me and emotionally I became exhausted. I sat down and got dressed back in my outfit and realized what impact I was experiencing. I drove home to find Dan asking me for a pain pill.
Courage is standing face to face with fear and smiling at it!
How many of you did your walk yesterday! Dan and my Wednesday walk were, yes, a walk to the store. We were all out of coffee ☕ and that's a no-no in this house 🏘️ hold.
Anyhow, got our two mile walk in 🚶🚶♀️ So, for today if you are unable to go out, here is a video; WALK AT HOME.
Walk at Home: Walk 15 | 1 Mile Walking Exercise
INTRODUCING our BRAND-NEW Video Series: Walk 15! This series of Miles celebrates our Certified Walk 15 Leaders all over the world! Women and Men LEAD our popular Walking Workout in Church Halls, Schools, at Work...everywhere people gather! Have FUN Walking this Walk everybody! -Leslie
This is the time to get ready for food and remedies that heal; alchemy of herbs. Are you ready for the recipe of BITTER FENNEL DIGESTIVE PASTILLES?
Eating something bitter with meals is a tried-and-true way to strengthen and support digestion.
While the bitter taste is highlighted in this recipe, the aromatic herbs and spices; along with the honey, temper it so it’s more of a treat.
This recipe uses powdered herbs along with honey to form pastilles.
1 teaspoon angelica root powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
½ teaspoon gentian root powder
½ teaspoon orange peel powder
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons fennel seed powder
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
1. To make the coating – combine the fennel seed powder and salt in a small bowl.
2. Mix well and set aside.
3. To make the pastilles- in a separate bowl, combine the angelica root powder, coriander powder, gentian root powder, orange peel powder and black pepper.
4. And then mix well.
5. Gently heat up the honey.
6. Little by little mix the honey into the powder herbs while stirring.
7. You’ll have enough honey added when the mixture can be molded together without breaking apart.
8. Roll the mixture into pea size balls. To keep it from sticking to your hands, try putting some of the fennel and salt coating on your hands.
9. Roll each pastille in the fennel powder and salt.
10. Store them in an airtight container.
11. Will last up to three months.
We must be careful what thoughts we hold on to and who we let influence them. A person is literally a sum of all of their thoughts. #careful#thoughts#influence#literally#sum#inspiration#motivational#hold
Until Friday, I’m going to end with this saying from Beau Taplin; listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest—thick canopies of maple trees and sweet-scented wildflowers sprouting in the underwood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated.