Humor is one of the best ingredients of survival.
CONTINUING ON SERIES, WE ARE DESIGNED TO SURVIVE AND ON LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE. PLUS, THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.
Wow, here comes Tuesday!
Dan and my passion today are to spread how health is connected to survival.
Our total health can only be achieved by first attending to inner health, because the two are indivisible.
They are one and the same.
To achieve a state in which the various organs of the body function as they are meant to, and are protected by a fully functional immune system; the environment within the body must be just right.
The principle of total body health being directly related to the purity of the fluid environment in which the body cells dwell was conceived by the great 19th-Century physiologist Claude Bernard of France.
Bernard coined the term milieu interieur, which in French means environment within.
This gently flowing fluid is called extra-cellular fluid or lymph, and consists of plasma; the clear liquid component of the blood.
This seeps from the capillary vessels of the main blood circulation into the body tissues to deliver oxygen and nutrients to them and to convey the cells waste products away for elimination.
The spent lymph returns to the main blood circulation via a network of vessels similar to veins called the lymphatic system.
This is propelled by the squeezing action that occurs with muscle movements of ordinary activity and better still by exercise of a more vigorous nature.
The chemical composition of lymph is almost the same as seawater, which reflects the fact the cells of our bodies are descendants of the primitive single-celled animals of the sea which preceded the higher forms of life billions of years ago.
AUGUST – 9th, Dan and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about August that’s so significant during this month?
Hold Hands Day – August 9, 2022
I chose this holiday for today, because Dan and I are celebrating our 40th Anniversary today.
This day was created to encourage people to hold hands as a way to emphasize the importance of touch and encourage affection towards loved ones.
Holding hands is not only limited to romantic relationships but is a warm gesture that happens between grandparents and their grandchildren, parents and their children, a way of reassuring and guiding the young through the world.
It’s also a means of providing physical support to the elderly.
Although the origins of National Hand Holding Day are unknown, the gesture of holding hands is common among most cultures around the world.
Holding hands can be done as a sign of love, friendship, or solidarity.
It isn’t restricted to lovers but also manifests an act of affection in filial and platonic relationships.
Scientific research has even linked holding hands with the release of a hormone called oxytocin.
Oxytocin is a peptide hormone produced in the hypothalamus region of the human brain activated when neurons experience electrical activity, which results in the hormone being released into one’s bloodstream.
Oxytocin plays a major role in the female reproductive system, especially during pregnancy and lactation.
However, the hormone is also released during physical activities such as exercise and hugging.
When released, it has positive effects on the body, such as stress reduction and decreased anxiety levels.
A study conducted by the University of North Carolina further demonstrated the remarkable effects of holding hands.
During the study, several couples were assembled and told to give speeches.
In the events leading up to their presentations, one-half of the couples sat together and held hands, after which they embraced for 20 seconds while another group sat away from their significant others before giving their speech.
When tested, it was discovered that the people who were separated from their partners had higher heart rates and their blood pressures rose twice as high as the couples who held hands and hugged each other.
This illustrates the positive effects that hand holding can have on people’s emotions and stress levels.
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.
LIFE IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION.
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.
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Chapter 19; DANCING WITH PORCUPINES (last chapter of the book)
Relationships with screwed-up people are like dancing with a porcupine.
You want to dance close enough to enjoy the waltz, but not so close you end up shot full of quills.
Today Dan and I will be continuing on 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 with you at all times; 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 1; WHAT IS STRESS?
DIFFERENT TYPES OF STRESS-
The Yin-Yang symbol is an ancient Chinese representation of the different life forces that flow through us at all times of our lives.
Within the pale side of the circle is a dark dot, and within the dark side is a pale dot.
This represents the constant shift of energy from active to passive, stimulated to calm and uplifting to low.
The two halves of the symbol are joined by a curving line, which suggests the flow of these states from one to another.
Yang representing an active, dynamic outer flow is not better than Yin.
Yin representing a passive, receptive inter energy flow. Both are needed to maintain balance.
Both are needed for a full and vital life.
Tomorrow, THE 10 BREATHS- SPECIAL BREATHING EXERCISE FOR EMOTIONAL STRESS
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
Until Wednesday, the human being is very resourceful.
When you fight for survival, you don’t think much; you just do.
If you think too much, you sink.