It’s about creating something, anything far bigger than yourself.
THIS WEEK WE ARE CONTINUING ON SERIES, SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF AND ON LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE. PLUS, THE HERB – DANDELION.
Welcome to HUMP DAY and the first day of JUNE!
Long sunny days, starry summer nights, beach visits, outdoor barbecues, and cool soda drinks.
What’s there not to love about June?
Sure, there’s something unique about all the months, but the start of summer, a new season in your life, makes June even more superior.
The month of June gives us the summer inspiration, just like the warm month; telling us not to wait for the change, instead be the change.
Everybody has something worthy to grow and celebrate, forget and forgive, rediscover, and appreciate this month.
Are you among those?
June is the month of freshness, joy, happiness, wishes, and desire.
There are numerous reasons to celebrate June.
Dan and I well, we love hiking among nature.
It’s about celebrating LIFE to us.
May, June, bring you joy, happiness, love, and lots of sunshine.
Continuing on the topic of SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF, DOING SOMETHING GREATER THAN YOURSELF; start some soul searching.
Ask yourself how you might connect with a cause.
One way is, how do you define success?
What short and long-term goals do you have for yourself?
What do you wish for yourself to achieve and to experience?
It’s the first day of June, Dan and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about June that’s so significant during this month?
June 1st is, National Go Barefoot Day.
This is an opportunity for us to not only enjoy the feeling of walking around barefoot but also support a charity that strives to provide underprivileged children with shoes.
Often, we don’t realize how privileged we are to have something as simple as shoes to wear.
On this day, it’s imperative to take cognizance of our privilege and give to those in need.
An unfortunate Indian Ocean tsunami disaster in 2004 left many adversely affected by the event and drove them towards poverty.
In an endeavor to help those victims, National Go Barefoot Day was created.
While being barefoot is indeed liberating and helps us connect to nature, shoes provide a plethora of benefits and are extremely functional.
It would be ideal if everyone living in the world had at least one pair of shoes that they could use in their daily lives.
The primary goal of this charitable day is to encourage people to donate footwear, be it used or new, that can be given to the underprivileged people who desperately need shoes.
Instead of just discarding your shoes when you’re bored of them, wouldn’t it be better to give them to someone who could really make some use of them?
We underestimate the difference a usable pair of shoes can make for someone who doesn’t have any.
Many people are unable to go to work or school only because they don’t own shoes.
Donating shoes will not only help solve this problem but also prevent your shoes from simply ending up in landfills.
Since the inception of this cause, there has been unprecedented and overwhelming support with over 40.5 million pairs of shoes being donated across the world.
People are encouraged to help and bring about joy in someone else’s life through the simple act of donating a pair of shoes.
Also today is, National Olive Day.
The olive has its roots in a traditional Mediterranean diet, but it’s enjoyed worldwide these days.
So National Olive Day on June 1 is a great opportunity to find a way to incorporate some olives into your diet!
Perhaps your local grocer has an olive bar, allowing you to select from the numerous varieties of olives.
Olives have more nutritional benefits than you might think.
They offer a host of healthy types of fats and fatty acids, while also providing a natural source of iron.
And there are far more ways to prepare olives than you probably know.
Olives are grown on trees, and they can be grown for serving as a table fruit or for producing oil.
If you cook with olive oil, you can receive many of the same health benefits that eating olives provide, including the introduction of healthy fats.
Grocers carry a wide variety of olive oils, so you have plenty of options for incorporating them into your recipes.
National Olive Day is a great day to try eating some new varieties of olives.
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.
JOYFULNESS KEEPS THE HEART AND FACE YOUNG. A GOOD LAUGH MAKES BETTER FRIENDS WITH OURSELVES AND EVERYBODY AROUND.
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 16; IS DIFFERENT SCREWED UP?
Starting a new chapter today.
Through out nature we see that productive relationships are forged by the union of uniquely different forces; the moon and the oceans create tides, electrons and neutrons create electricity, acids work with alkaline for digestion, fine coordination is the product of two opposing muscle groups, the sun and moon, light and the day and night.
Different is good.
Yet, though we affirm those differences and acknowledge their reality in nature, we tend to demand conformity when it comes to how people around us live their life.
The moon and ocean create tides, two uniquely different forces working together.
This is the spot that Dan and I have been posting, on the time to get ready for food and remedies that heal; alchemy of herbs.
This week Dan and I have been blogging on the herb; DANDELION and the benefits.
It’s amazing what and how dandelion can help keep your body healthy?
What about bone health!
Dan and I already gone over some of the bone-related benefits in previous posts, that dandelion can have on your health.
However, it goes far beyond what vitamin K can do so we’re going to use this post to take both a deeper and wider view on how it boosts your bone health.
In addition to vitamin K, dandelion also contains magnesium, zinc, potassium, and vitamins A and C; all of which can keep your bones healthy.
Magnesium has been recognized as a key ingredient for the absorption of calcium for quite some time now, so getting more of it through your dandelion tea is always a good idea.
Of course, you should still pair it with calcium-rich food so that you actually have the calcium that you need to absorb.
Those who don’t get enough magnesium and calcium will have bones that are more brittle in comparison to the average human.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
Until Thursday, the greatest rewards come when you give of yourself. It's about bettering the lives of others, being part of something bigger than yourself, and making a positive difference.