I cannot change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
CONTINUING THIS WEEK ON A NEW SERIES, CHANGE? PLUS, CONTINUING ON THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY. ALSO, CANCER: CIVILIZATION’S -NO. 2 KILLER?????
It is Hump Day, which means to the working folks, halfway through the week.
For Dan and I, it is getting ready for our birthday/ anniversary/vacation.
Dan has always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon again; he has fond memories of him hiking down to the bottom of the canyon.
It is like circling back and has been on his bucket list to visit again.
Plus, we will be seeing some friends and going to Minnesota to visit our daughter.
I am excited for this will be the first time visiting our granddaughter.
What do you have planned for the weekend?
Today Dan and I will start on ways where only the most difficult changes in life make you stronger and more resilient.
Change can be unsettling, uncomfortable, and unwelcomed; but they also make you stronger and more resilient than you were before.
When life changes and becomes harder for you to cope, it turns into a test of your courage, stamina, and heart.
Facing change may be difficult.
You might pull the covers over your head or run like chickens in the other direction.
Or you might freeze in place like a deer in the headlights.
Can you relate?
Without change, you do not experience personal growth, learn resilience, or build strength to withstand adversity.
And, aside from all that, you cannot get away from change.
Life is change and change is life, whether you like it or not.
Some changes you choose, and some are thrust upon you.
Either way, it takes some time to process what is happening.
And some circumstances take longer than others.
But, regardless of how it happens or how long it takes, life will change; it is inevitable.
You could choose to embrace it and make it easier because when you begin to welcome change, your perspective shifts.
Your understanding grows of how the experience flexes your mind and your muscles.
You get stronger.
You build resilience to the effects of change.
In other words, change does not turn your world upside down anymore.
You learn to go with the flow.
The experience of change over time gives you tools to use when life becomes harder again.
You get to open your treasure chest, take out a tool, and use the life strategies and lessons you learned the last time to make the next change easier.
So, how can you turn things around and learn to embrace change?
What if you welcomed it?
And what might be the benefits of experiencing change rather than resisting it?
Until Tomorrow, your perspective shifts.
Since this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 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
Written by me on Thursday, October 1, 2015
October is Breast Cancer Awareness
As a breast cancer survivor, I have gained a lot of knowledge throughout the five years that I have been managing cancer.
The key word is not pink, but prevention.
One out of every third person gets breast cancer.
Just imagine you sitting in the waiting room along with two other women waiting for a mammogram.
The chances are that one of you has cancer.
To me that is not preventing you from not having cancer.
What is preventing you from not getting cancer is education.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
My hopes and goal are to have every school offer a class on prevention and how to maintain a healthier lifestyle.
As I was gathering material on what can cause cancer, I learned that it is not just one thing that we need to look at.
1. You are what you eat!!
It can be the foods you are eating.
Cancer feeds on processed sugar and wheat.
So, stay away from them.
Chemicals are in our foods.
So, eat all organic foods
2. It can be the products that we use such as soap, deodorant, shampoo, hair dye, laundry detergent.
It is anything that you have in contact with.
It only takes 29 seconds to absorb in your skin.
3. Exercise, may it be dancing, a sport, walking, swimming, or going to the gym.
Moving for a least ten minutes can contribute to good health.
4. Meditation, Yoga and breathing techniques helps with the stress and keeps your mind healthier.
5. Sometimes supplements are needed to build your immune system up.
These are steps to ward off cancer.
Cancer cannot live in heat and oxygen.
So, if you must kick start to fight this disease, then go for a procedure that does not cause your immune system to get weak and that has long term side effects.
There are so many methods that manages cancer, but if you do not take care of yourselves after the fact, the cancer is not going to go away.
See cancer happens for a reason ~ so you not only have to kill it but take care of it from the core and maintain your health.
Coming from my heart, pink is out.
Instead of donating for someone to find out they have cancer.
Why not just educate people on how to stop it from beginning in the future?
It is free to gain knowledge, for the internet is a fantastic way to gain information.
That is the first step of awareness.
Join me in this petition to have education in the schools in learning preventions and awareness of cancer.
Also, for insurance companies to pay for other methods to fight this disease.
It should not be a hardship for anybody to experience.
Take a stand and help me change the thinking of cancer.
OCTOBER 19th, 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?
Evaluate Your Life Day – October 19, 2022
Evaluate Your Life Day comes up every year on October 19, offering a time to reflect on our lives with the aim of becoming better versions of ourselves.
It gives us the opportunity to check in with ourselves and assess whether we are still on the right track.
Evaluate Your Life Day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy, founders of Wellcat Holidays.
The website specializes in creating quirky and fun holidays for celebrating life.
So far, they have created about eighty existing holidays, including “For the Love of Mike Day” and “A Room of One’s Own Day.”
Evaluate Your Life Day is all about self-evaluation and self-assessment, which involves assessing yourself in terms of what goals you have achieved.
This assessment is conducted with the aim of becoming better and not for the purpose of self-judgment or criticism.
In 1988, the Self-Evaluation Maintenance (SEM) model was formulated by Abraham Tesser, a distinguished professor of research at the University of Georgia.
The theory posts that two people who are in a relationship boost their psychological contentment by conducting comparisons to each other.
The theory assumes two standpoints: one, that a person will attempt to boost or enhance their own self-evaluation and two, that this self-evaluation is influenced by one’s relationship with others.
The theory also advances that a person’s self-evaluation may increase when a person close to him/her also has a positive experience.
This balance goes both ways and is referred to as reflection or comparison.
In reflection, the closer the relationship, the greater the success.
However, in comparison, the success of a close one with another may decrease the person’s self-evaluation because of a negative comparison.
So, on Evaluate Your Life Day, it is important, even when faced with unpleasant aspects of life, to maintain a positive outlook. Evaluate your life through a lens of kindness, and not judgment.
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.
REMEMBER THAT WHAT YOU ARE IS WHAT YOU BELIEVE, NOT WHAT YOU WERE HANDED GENETICALLY.
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-
KEY ESSENTIAL OILS- LAVENDER
Lavender helps relieve muscular pain and eases headaches, poor sleep, and mental stress.
Try two drops neat lavender on your pillow for insomnia.
Two drops neat lavender rubbed into your forehead for a headache.
Four drops lavender and four drops rosemary in four teaspoons grapeseed carrier oil massaged into aching muscles.
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, William F. Koch, BA MA Ph.D. MD, was Instructor in Histology and Embryology at the University of Michigan from 1910-14, Professor of Physiology at the Detroit College of Medicine from 1914-19, and Director of the Koch Cancer Clinic from 1919-49.
Like Gerson, Koch was considered unorthodox and a threat to the established medical system, and despite adoption of his methods by independent doctors in the USA and Canada, he was continually persecuted by the American Medical Association, run at the time by a criminal who called himself Dr Maurice Fishbein but whose medical credentials were false.
(Fishbein's dictatorial control of American medicine finally ended when he was kicked out at the AMA Convention in Atlantic City on 6 June 1949.)
Koch was author of numerous publications concerned primarily with the biochemistry of immunity and of cancer, his best-known book being The Survival Factor in Neoplastic and Viral Diseases, published in 1961.
Dr Willard Dow, founder of the Dow Chemical Company, described Dr Koch as the greatest biochemist of the age and so far ahead of his contemporaries that they could not understand him.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
I CAN ADJUST MY SAILS
Until Thursday, every day the clock resets.
Your wins do not matter.
Your failures do not matter.
Do not stress on what was, fight for what could be.