It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Yesterday, STARTED ON A NEW SERIES ON; HAPPINESS AND CONTINUING ON LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE. ALONG WITH HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
Every morning when we get up, we can either be happy or sad.
Happiness is something we all want, but it doesn’t just happen.
According to research, certain personal attributes can help people avoid or manage certain diseases such as stroke, diabetes, and heart attack.
It is said that having a sense of enthusiasm or being optimistic is the key to a happier and healthier life.
Researchers have gone on long journeys to elaborate the connection between happiness and wellness.
QUOTES ABOUT LIVING
Later in life, we’re not the same as we once were.
We’ve had our hearts broken, faced disappointments and tragedies, and made it through.
This time is likely the most beautiful outside of infancy.
Though we are weary travelers with far less energy than before, we still carry within us a spark of hope and a great deal of love.
With focus and this energy, we can truly live a life fulfilled.
How many are you out there are left-handers?
I raise my left hand! When I was growing up, I learned everything right-handed; which made everything I did the wrong way.
WHY ARE THINGS SO TOUGH ON LEFT-HANDERS?
Are Left Handers Less Healthy Than Right Handers?
Artist, philosopher and mathematician Leonardo da Vinci conceived the principles for a parachute, a diving suit, a water-powered clock, a self-closing door, a folding bed, contact lenses, and a camera.
This multitalented lefty, also wrote all his personal notes from right to left; forcing those who read them to use a mirror to decode the messages.
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?
Dan and I grabbed an opportunity nine years ago, when we took on the adventure and moved to Mexico. Back then, we didn’t know what to expect, except that both of us were alive and ready for a change. We had been going to Tijuana for cancer treatments and knew somewhat what we were heading into. We ended up living in the center of the country however; better for travel purposes and it was nothing like what we had thought about. To this date, we are back in the states living in Virginia and what we took from Mexico was friendships, culture and understanding of their ways of life.
Through thousands of pictures that I took, Dan and I are showing how safe Mexico is. There is a saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’; this is so true! A picture tells a story just as well as, if not better than, a lot of written words.
20 PICTURES - ENJOY THE SLIDE SHOW
"Chinese proverb. One picture is worth ten thousand words."
So, we will be posting a gallery of pictures on each post, hopefully you will see each one has a story.
Today will continue 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.
For more information click on book
CHAPTER 9 – LET THE PAST GO
Today, THE ROOT OF UNHAPPINESS –
Longing is at the root of relationship problems.
It spins off from four different mind-sets:
1. Reality is not the way we want it.
2. We want somebody or something to change.
3. We believe we are responsible to bring about change in someone or something.
4. We want to protect or rescue someone.
This is the time to get ready for food and remedies that heal; alchemy of herbs. In the coming week, Dan and I will be blogging the benefits of ELDER. It’s amazing what and how elder can help keep your body healthy?
Although there’s no one-size-fits-all remedy for illness, supporters of elderberry say the fruit is one of nature’s most versatile solutions for what ails you.
There are about 30 types of elder plants and trees around the world.
The European version (also known as Sambucus nigra) is the one most closely tied to your health and healing.
Its history dates back as far as 400 BC, and Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine,” called the elder tree his “medicine chest.”
In folk medicine today, the elderberry is considered one of the world’s most healing plants.
The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system.
They could help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too.
Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms.
It’s also been used as a treatment for:
· Joint and muscle pain
· Infections that affect how you breathe
· Kidney problems
· Minor skin conditions
· HIV and AIDS
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).
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!!
Sometimes, going to the gym makes all the difference.
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
Guided Mindfulness Meditation on Embracing Happiness and Contentment
This meditation is a guide to finding happiness by understanding how living in the present moment can bring us deep and lasting contentment.
This practice can reduce stress, calm anxiety, and improve sleep.
If we open ourselves to being available for each passing moment and maximizing contentment in what we call the here and now, we also open ourselves to the acceptance of happiness and lasting joy.
“Surrender is a gift that you can give yourself. It’s an act of faith. It’s saying that even though I can 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!
LIVING EVERY MINUTE
Until Friday, happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.