Forgiveness isn’t approving what happened. It’s choosing to rise above it.
BEGINNING A NEW SERIES OF FORGIVENESS AND CONTINUING THE SERIES ON HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
Its Monday! How was your weekend? Yesterday I started blogging on forgiveness from the book on QUOTES ABOUT LIVING by Doe Zantamata.
This topic is vital in keeping your good physical health.
Whether it’s a simple spat with your spouse or long-held resentment toward a family member or friend, unresolved conflict can go deeper than you may realize. It will affect your physical health.
The good news is studies have found that the act of forgiveness can reap huge rewards for your health. Its benefits include lowering the risk of heart attack, improving cholesterol levels, sleep, reducing pain, blood pressure, levels of anxiety, depression and stress. Also, research points to an increase in the forgiveness-health connection as you age.
Chronic anger puts you into a fight-or-flight mode, which results in numerous changes in heart rate, blood pressure and immune response. Those changes, then, increase the risk of depression, heart disease and diabetes, among other conditions. Forgiveness, however, calms stress levels, leading to improved health.
Dan and I practice daily, in part with meditation. For cancer and heart attacks are caused by stress, as you read above. It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people.
But it is such a powerful place because it frees you.
QUOTES ABOUT LIVING
Forgiveness means only to let go of resentment toward a person or event. It means to accept that it happened and move on from there. It does not mean to pretend it never happened at all.
How do you make peace with pain? If it was toward a person, a time in your life, or an entire childhood, recognize first that you can be grateful that the particular time is over. What remains today is a memory. If 10 years were spent living in that pain, know that from this day forward, you get to live without it.
Keep your mind in the present.
See the positives.
Today is better than any of those days, and you appreciate good people more because of it.
There were lessons in there that you never have to learn again.
You are here.
Now you are truly free to live.
BE HONEST WITH YOUR FEELINGS
It’s always best to be as open and honest as possible, when you’re talking to friends, family or colleagues. You don’t need to reveal all or be hurtful, but explain how you’re really feeling, such as being overwhelmed with social events or needing some time on your own.
It might really ring a bell with those you’re confiding in and people can be more understanding than you realize.
If you are interested in reading Dan’s and my journey through cancer without surgery, chemo or radiation, just click on the books for more information:
MY JOURNEY OF COMPLETION (Body, Heart and Soul) – Enjoy Life While Managing Cancer
CONTINUING THE SERIES ON HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
DAY AT THE PARK CASTLE IN MEXICO CITY • Nov 2, 2015
From the museum we took off to see the castle. Dan was excited to see this, for the United States Marine Corps honors the Battle of Chapultepec and the subsequent occupation of Mexico City through the first line of the "Marines' Hymn," From the Halls of Montezuma. Marine Corps tradition maintains that the red stripe worn on the trousers of officers and noncommissioned officers, and commonly known as the blood stripe commemorates the supposedly high number of Marine NCOs and officers killed storming the castle of Chapultepec in 1847.
Dan wanted me to video him singing this song, but it was raining and the beauty of the castle abstracted us. OH WELL!!
Chapultepec Castle (Spanish: Castillo de Chapultepec) is located on top of Chapultepec Hill.
The name Chapultepec stems from the Nahuatl word chapoltepēc which means "at the grasshopper's hill". It is located in the middle of Chapultepec Park in Mexico City at a height of 2,325 meters (7,628 ft) above sea level. The site of the hill was a sacred place for Aztecs, and the buildings atop it have served several purposes during its history, including that of Military Academy, Imperial residence, Presidential home, observatory, and presently, the Museo Nacional de Historia.
It is the only royal castle in North America that was actually used as the residence of a sovereign: the Mexican Emperor Maximilian I, and his consort Empress Carlota, lived there during the Second Mexican Empire.
Enjoy the fine art pieces and items from that era.
This is the time to get ready for food and remedies that heal; alchemy of herbs.
Continuing blogging on the herb - PARSLEY. Parsley can be used in many different ways to support almost every aspect of your health. Yesterday the topic ended with how parsley improves kidney health and how it can benefit heart health? Today I’m going to blog on how parsley prevents tumors and deals with respiratory distress?
When parsley is used as a tea, it is suggested for adults going through conditions like asthma or asthma-like conditions.
Beta-carotene is correlated with reducing asthma risk in adults. Not only that, the tea has compounds that fight infections, which help in loosening mucus and phlegm.
Parsley tea also helps with weight loss and tumor. When the right amount of parsley tea is taken, it may help in reducing excessive weight. Though, with enough exercise, you can lose weight quickly enough. Just make sure you don’t add any extra ingredients like sugar into your parsley tea. Try to keep your parsley tea organic.
Myristicin is a compound found in parsley, and research has shown that it can help in preventing any kind of tumor. That’s why you should add parsley into your diet. There are so many benefits you can get from drinking parsley tea regularly.
Also, parsley lowers cancer risk and boosts immunity! As you know, parsley tea is quite famous for having anti-tumor properties in it. The properties found within the tea lower the risk of cancer as well. The tea is rich in various antioxidants that aid in helping in making your overall health better.
Parsley has vitamin C, which aids in boosting your immune system and protecting heart health.
What’s more, parsley tea provides anti-inflammatory benefits, which means it can help people with chronic inflammation.
The vitamin C found within parsley can be quite useful even if you use it for garnishing your salads. Make sure you keep using it regularly to get the best out of the benefits. You’ll notice prominent results when consuming parsley tea quite often.
The vitamin A and C helps a lot with increasing immunity and aiding your digestion as well.
NOTE AND REPEAT – PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth
THIS IS AN ENCLOSURE – will be at the end of all the blogs, for I stress; this daily routine will heal and keep your body cells happy.
As I end this blog, Dan and I for several years have shared our experiences with enjoying life while managing cancer. By keeping healthy, our routine daily has been walking (exercise), meditation (for stress), Qigong (exercise and for stress).
Explored a different park yesterday for Father's Day ❤️ Longwood Park where it was quite shady with all the tall trees 🌳🌳🌳 temperature felt like 87F, but with the shade a couple degrees less.
I know some will say they do not have enough time with work, kids and household chores!!!
Dan and I have put together videos from WALK AT HOME together on our website, that you can follow in home; when you have short periods of time and unable to go out. They are from 15 mins up to 30 mins depending on the miles. This is one of the first steps to making your cells happy!!
Also, meditation videos, help to lower stress and is also one of the first steps to making your cells happy; click on https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/meditation . Again, they are no more than 10 to 20 mins and they are guided meditations.
“Surrender is a gift that you can give yourself. It’s an act of faith. It’s saying that even though I can’t see where this river is flowing, I trust it will take me in the right direction.” ~ Debbie Ford
We are still working on Qigong video’s to be posted on the website for easy access, until now you can go to the blog https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/blog and on the right-hand side are hash # tag words, just click on the word #walk #Qigong #meditation. The post will pop up and then you can begin. Have fun with it!
CHANGE THE FUTURE
Until Tuesday, remember it is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on. Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.