Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.
CONTINUING SERIES ON EMBRACING THE PRESENT MOMENT AND ON LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE. ALONG WITH HOW SAFE IS MEXICO? BONUS, THE SIX SENSES AND YOUR WELL-BEING.
It’s Monday, the week of Thanksgiving!
This week, since it’s Thanksgiving on Thursday, I’m going to start out with a couple of questions.
Are you a grateful person?
Dan and I are thankful for every good thing, small thing, life lesson, and even to a small degree tragedy that transformed our lives and made us stronger and grounded.
Do you know the best thing that gratitude carries?
It’s the joy of having enough.
The feeling of abundance helps us to shift your mindset, we don’t take things for granted, we feel blessed, cherished, fulfilled, and set to see the brighter side of life.
Through managing cancer, we are very humble and blessed and started to appreciate the things we had, we open the doors for having more; our health.
There is a popular saying, ‘Gratitude is the magnet of attracting more”; which is a good way to express the power of thankfulness.
Making this an attitude will help you attract more abundance and fulfillment.
101 WAYS TO HAPPINESS; by Mike Annesley.
Since all the research of keeping healthy, leads to making your cells happy; this book will help your mental health to be happy.
That is the first step in keeping your cells happy and keeping your body healthy.
CHAPTER 1; HAPPILY, YOURSELF
Self-forgiveness is an important aspect of self-nurture.
We all fall short of our own standards from time to time.
We might not even realize we’ve done wrong until someone catches us out.
Shame is an unhelpful emotion.
By all means acknowledge guilt, but don’t let it be a permanent shackle.
Once you’ve offered any necessary apologies, and done your best to repair the situation, move on.
Never let the past be an obstacle to a hopeful future.
THE SIX SENSES AND YOUR WELL-BEING
The five senses are hearing, vision, smell, touch, and taste.
When these senses begin to dim or are lost as we age, we face challenges dealing with everyday life.
Losing one’s senses can also cause serious health problems.
Researchers have mainly focused on what happens after people lose one or two of their senses.
However, we know that losing more than two senses occurs frequently for older adults.
Until now, no studies have examined how losing multiple senses affects older adults.
To learn more, a team of researchers from the University of Chicago designed a study to focus on just that.
Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
The researchers conducted home interviews among 3,005 older adults between the ages of 57 and 85.
They checked participants’ abilities to hear, see, smell, touch, and taste.
They also assessed the participants’ mobility, health behaviors, chronic diseases, cognitive function (the ability to think and make decisions), and BMI (body-mass index, a measure for obesity that compares your height to your weight).
Five years later, the researchers reassessed the participants who were still living to measure:
· Mobility (measured with a timed 10-foot-long walk).
· Degree of difficulty performing eight key daily activities, including bathing, feeding and shopping for themselves; doing light housekeeping; and managing their own finances.
· Physical activity, measured with a fitness tracking device used for research purposes.
· Mental health status.
· Overall health.
The researchers reported that the more sensory losses older adults experienced, the worse they performed on the mobility test.
Participants with greater sensory problems were more likely to have trouble performing two or more daily activities.
Women, older participants, smokers, and people with more chronic illnesses had higher levels of disability than other participants.
After five years, the participants who had more sensory disabilities at the beginning of the study walked more slowly than participants who had fewer sensory problems.
Participants who were obese and had high blood pressure and more chronic illnesses walked much slower than other participants.
Women, minorities, and people with less education also walked much slower than other participants.
People with more sensory losses at the beginning of the study also had:
· Difficulty performing their daily activities.
· Difficulty staying physically active.
· Difficulty staying sharp mentally.
· Overall worse health.
· Unhealthy weight loss.
· Increased risk for dying.
The researchers concluded that older adults with multiple sensory losses should be closely monitored because they are at higher risk for poor health.
They also suggested that monitoring at-risk older adults sooner could help prevent problems such as cognitive impairment.
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?
DID YOU KNOW!
Louis XVIII, the left-handed son of Marie Antoinette and left-handed King Louis XVI, was born on March 27, 1785.
He was only ten years old when his parents were guillotined.
The young prince allegedly died in prison shortly afterward, but many stories tell of his escaping.
Over the years, more then thirty people claimed to be Louis, the heir to the throne of France.
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?
WITH PICTURES AND VIDEO'S
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 PICTURES AND VIDEO'S
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.
HAIR CUT DAY!
"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, ACCEPT YOUR REALITY
Perhaps the problem that is most likely to lock us into the past is our difficulty discerning if we are responsible for the breakdown in the relationship or if the other person is truly screwed up.
We find ourselves courting guilt one minute and blame the next.
It is frustrating because most damaged relationships are so entangled that who and what, searches are nonproductive.
Get on with the task!
Twisted relationships are explosive.
Failure to defuse the dynamite caps can cause your world to blow apart.
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?
Did you know that elderberries benefit and improves the skin?
Elderberry is used in plenty of cosmetic applications, mainly as the bioflavonoid present in elderberries play a significant role in improving the skin.
The high levels of vitamin A coupled with useful antioxidant activity, make elderberries ideal for lessening or preventing wrinkles, helping reduce age spots, and gradually improving the tone and glow of the body’s most visible organ!
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!!
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
I am Thankful Guided Meditation for Gratitude
Use this 10 min guided gratitude meditation to enter into the energy of genuine gratitude any time you need an emotional boost.
Every day is a great day to be thankful, and by practicing gratitude can really change how you feel.
Give it a try and let us know how you feel afterwards.
“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.
REST THIS AFTERNOON
Until Tuesday, Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.