Let what comes come, let what goes go.
CIRCLING BACK, STARTING A NEW SERIES; A COMPLETE CIRCLE OF LIFE. PLUS, THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.
COUNT DOWN; four more days.
Have you ever heard of Whole Health approach?
This is one of the components of a complete circle of life.
In the Whole Health approach, you can look at all areas of your life, including areas of strength and aspects where support could be helpful to you.
Self-care is any activity that you do purposely to take care of your mental, emotional, and physical health.
You may want to start with just one or two areas.
These areas of self-care shown in the Circle of Health include:
Mindful Awareness – Being aware of thoughts and feelings to focus on the present.
Moving the Body – Exercising and moving for energy, flexibility, and strength.
Surroundings – Having comfortable, healthy spaces that support your body and emotions.
Personal Development – Moving toward what matters most to you.
Food and Drink – Nourishing your body to not only live, but to live well.
Recharge – Getting enough sleep, rest, relaxation.
Family, friends, and co-workers – Developing close, loving, supportive relationships with others.
Spirit and Soul – Cultivating a sense of connection, purpose, and meaning.
Power of the Mind – Tapping into your ability to heal and cope through mind-body approaches.
You don’t have to wait until something is wrong to focus on your well-being.
Taking stock of where you are in each of these areas and thinking about where you want to be is the first step in living a healthier life.
DECEMBER 27th, Dan, and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about December that is so significant during this month?4
Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day – December 27, 2022
Did you as a child ever make cut out snowflakes?
I remember, even growing up in Florida making them.
Are you ready to make some for Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day?
Join Dan and me!
Take out your foil paper, construction paper, glitters, scissors, and design templates (if you have any), and then just cut out basic shapes or intricate patterns into a beautiful snowflake.
It’s a great way to creatively spend time with the family after the hustle and bustle of Christmas and keep the children out of mischief.
You cannot have a white Christmas without snow, now, can you?
Snowflakes are most associated with the holiday season, so naturally, it is a popular tradition to create paper snowflakes for decor purposes or just to have fun.
The date of this holiday mildly surprises us, as making paper snowflakes is a regular craft activity in schools and, on December 27, schools are closed, and children are at home.
But, then again, it keeps the tots occupied.
Making snowflakes is a modern tradition, but the method for creating it is based on the old art of origami.
The concept of origami is about folding a piece of paper several times to create objects, and it started in Japan around the 17th century.
Another variation is called Kirigami, which involves cutting out shapes into the folded paper.
Cut-out snowflakes include both methods, requiring the folding of paper and then adding cuts in the desired places for a more detailed effect.
Just like no two snowflakes are identical, you can cut as many different patterns as you like on your folded paper.
So, whether it is detailed or basic, Make Cut-Out Snowflake Day is a timeless tradition that a lot of us have grown up with.
It is a fantastic way to channel your creativity and remember what it felt like to work with scissors and art supplies as a kid.
Once you and your family have completed your snowflake projects, you can write your name on them or color them in for a unique and personalized touch.
Then all you need to do is hang them from the ceiling or on a window, or wherever else you like, as a big family of snowflakes.
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.
JOY IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT.
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; TOUCH
TOUCH THE ESSENCE OF CARE-
SWITCHING ON THE SENSE
Today, ABDOMEN MASSAGE BLENDS
Peppermint essential oil is a classic for abdominal problems.
It relieves pain and spasm and soothes the whole area.
Here are two blends to choose from featuring this special oil.
BASE: four teaspoons sweet almond carrier oil, enough for two to three applications.
SOOTHING, CALMING, PAIN RELIEVING: six drops lavender, two drops peppermint, two drops sandalwood.
SOFT AND SOOTHING, GOOD FOR PERIOD PAINS: six drops sweet orange, two drops geranium, two drops peppermint.
Tomorrow, ABDOMEN SELF-MASSAGE SEQUENCE
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
LET WHAT COMES
Until Wednesday, the more one knows, the more one comprehends,
the more one realizes that everything turns in a circle.