Listing your personal milestones is like storing a pocketful of sunshine for a rainy day.
THIS WEEK’S SERIES ARE ON REMEMBER TO CELEBRATE MILESTONES AS YOU PREPARE FOR THE ROAD AHEAD AND ON LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE. PLUS, THE HERB – ASHWAGANDHA.
Welcome to another week!
Ready for some more milestones this week?
Life truly is a journey.
The experiences we have as we travel through our days are what give our lives richness, meaning and purpose.
We are all familiar with society’s conventional markers of success and accomplishment.
Things like reaching the legal age to vote, getting your driver’s license and first car, graduating, getting married, becoming a parent, buying your first home, and retiring.
But society has changed; fewer people are choosing marriage, parenthood or a formal education.
Many will never be able to afford to buy their own home, and retirement is no longer the guaranteed cushion it once was.
How do we measure our success and progress without these once standard markers?
As I blog these posts, they are only through experiences that Dan and I have been through or research that has been done.
The series are emotions and physical everyday struggles that we face daily.
The secret is to keep your body cells happy.
Through the blog, Dan and my passion is to relate the information as a tool for you to consider.
This week-end, I heard this saying that caught my eye per say; your mind is your home.
When someone knocks on your door and it is someone you do not know, you do not open it immediately.
You ask who it is and what do they want?
That is much like your mind!
If you have negative or people say bad things about you, close your door to your mind and tell yourself you do not want this in your home.
In the weeks to come, this will be our new series.
Now, let’s continue with exploring the 14th experience that most all experience.
I do need to clarify this statement, because not every one experience these milestones that I have been posting.
And at the same time not everyone experiences them at the same time.
We all have our journey and we walk our own path.
I had someone that I love very much, call this out to me.
Dealing with a loved one’s death is an experience everyone deals with, however; it may be at different times along your journey.
Many people first experience the death of a loved one when they’re still in childhood.
I can relate to this, for I lost my dad when I was sixteen.
But the majority of people face this milestone in adulthood.
Dealing with the death of a loved one forces us to learn coping methods we might not have needed before.
It’s an important life milestone because it makes us think about death, including our own mortality.
From cooking their favorite food to doing something in memory of them may help you cope.
When Dan and I lived in Mexico, we got involved in one of their Holiday’s, Day of The Dead.
Every Halloween, their tradition is to honor their loved ones that have past on.
They built alters at the cemeteries, homes and business with favorite items of their loved ones.
What a wonderful way to honor the ones that have passed on.
It’s the 20th 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?
National American Eagle Day – June 20, 2022
Celebrate the United States’ national symbol on National American Eagle Day!
On this day, we set aside time to raise awareness about the bald eagle and to preserve the bird’s natural habitat.
The holiday is meant to educate others about the birds’ importance, and to explore ways we can ensure that the eagles continue to thrive for decades to come.
In the 1950s, the bald eagle was at serious risk of becoming extinct.
Loss of their natural habitat, hunting, and the use of pesticides that damaged their eggs may have caused the population to massively decline.
The bird was classified as endangered in the U.S. in 1967.
The bird went on to become a prime success story of the Endangered Species Act.
The bald eagle began to repopulate and thrive, and in 1995, it was moved from the national endangered species list to the national list of threatened species; a major improvement!
As of 2007, the bald eagle is no longer considered threatened and has a healthy population level.
National American Eagle Day was launched by the American Eagle Foundation, a Tennessee organization focused on protecting bald eagles and their fellow birds of prey.
Bald eagles like to live near large bodies of water, as they mostly eat fish, and are known for their beauty and grace when they soar through the air.
They have been known as treasured symbols of the United States since the 1700s.
Have you ever seen a bald eagle?
I know when Dan and I lived in Florida, there was a bald eagle’s nest at one of the city parks that we stumbled across.
Another is, National Hike with a Geek Day – June 20, 2022
National Hike with a Geek Day is celebrated every year on this day.
The purpose of this day is to promote healthy activity in people who otherwise work in sedentary jobs throughout the year, such as I.T. professionals, accountants, and so forth.
Even going on a hiking trip once a year can encourage people to make physical activity and exercise a part of their daily routine.
The first National Hike with a Geek Day was commemorated as a result of the efforts of Mendel Kurland and his organization, Hiking with Geeks, which he founded in 2016.
Today, Hiking with Geeks has been rebranded to Geek Adventures and it mainly offers new ways to provide adventures as a means of digital detoxification.
Dan and I do not need a holiday to walk in the park.
This is what we do weekly to keep our body cells happy.
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.
THERE’S NO POINT WORRYING SO HARD YOU CAN’T BREATHE. LIFE’S SHORT, AND YOU’VE GOT TO MAKE SURE THERE’S TIME TO LIVE IT.
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.
For more information click on the book
CHAPTER 17; WHEN YOU WANT TO HELP
So, what should we do when we are unsure of whether our help will be appreciated or viewed as an intrusion?
What is helpful and what makes the situation worse?
Which feelings should you trust, the ones that urge you to do what you can or the ones that presumptuousness of barging in with suggestions for change?
Stay tune tomorrow-
This week Dan and I have been blogging on the herb; ASHWAGANDHA and the benefits.
It’s amazing what and how ashwagandha can help keep your body healthy?
Sometimes this is what I need to improve brain function, including memory!
Taking ashwagandha benefits cognitive function.
One review that included five clinical studies noted there was early evidence that ashwagandha improves cognitive functioning in certain populations, including older adults with mild cognitive impairment and people with schizophrenia.
Cognitive functions it benefits included; executive functioning, attention, reaction time, performance on cognitive tasks.
A study in 50 adults showed that taking 600 mg of ashwagandha extract per day for 8 weeks led to significant improvements in the following measures compared with taking a placebo; immediate and general memory, attention, information-processing speed.
Researchers note that compounds found in ashwagandha, including WA, have antioxidant effects in the brain, which may benefit cognitive health.
NOTE: Ashwagandha supplements improves memory, reaction time, and the ability to perform tasks in certain populations.
However, more research is needed.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE 🌄
Until Tuesday, listing your personal milestones is
like storing a pocketful of sunshine for a rainy day.
Sometimes our best is simply not enough.
We have to do what is required.