Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.
CONTINUING THIS WEEK ON SERIES MODERATION IS THE KEY TO LIFE AND ON LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE. BONUS ON HAPPINESS!
It's Saturday, enjoy.
Most of us know how important it is to eat well, exercise and otherwise take good care of our bodies.
However, there’s a fine line between doing those things in appropriate amounts and going overboard to the point of unhealthy excess or a lack.
For example, going to the gym regularly is usually a good thing, but if you work out so frequently your body doesn’t have enough time to recover between visits, you’re putting yourself at risk for injuries.
The same could be said for eating a sensible diet.
Nutritious foods should be a part of your everyday routine, but that doesn’t mean suddenly depriving yourself of all the things you used to love to eating what is not very healthy.
Having a healthy lifestyle involves understanding moderation and balance, and then applying those principles naturally to your life.
Dan and I have been striving every day, to eat well by eating all organic vegetables, grass-fed meats and poultry occasionally, gluten free and all in moderation.
We exercise daily by walking, going to the gym and occasionally if the weather is bad outside, we walk at home or go to our local mall to walk.
And oh, when we walk in the mall during the holiday season; it gets us in the Christmas mood.
Love the festive displays and music.
It won’t be long, countdown to CHRISTMAS is 14 days.
As Dan and I prepare for the holidays, I will end on the series of HOW SAFE IS MEXICO and shorten the blog post a little for the coming year.
However, there is a page where I have some pictures and videos:
Another way to capture the safety of Mexico, is go on the main page of the BLOG and look for the hash tag# MEXICO on the right side of the page, and all the blog post on HOW SAFE IS MEXICO THROUGH PICTURES AND VIDEO’S will pop up.
Yesterday, ended the series on THE SIX SENSES AND YOUR WELL-BEING, to review this topic, you can also go to the main BLOG and hash tag# SIXSENSES on the right of the age, and all the post related to that topic will pop up.
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 2; HAPPILY, PEACEFUL
Stress is a hidden harm!
It may go deeper than we realize, even threatening our health.
But it needn’t be this way.
Take stress seriously and do what you can to expel it from your life.
Ask yourself these questions:
1) Is there a lifestyle I can make to keep stress at bay?
These might include working at home one day a week.
Saying no to extra commitments.
Sharing household jobs more equitably.
2) Can I improve my responses to difficult situations?
Your natural mindset is peace, not tension.
Maybe you are exaggerating your worries.
Misplacing your priorities.
Underrating your skill-set.
Not factoring in the support of loved ones?
3) Are these positive routines I can use to strengthen my mindset?
Possibilities include mindfulness meditation and yoga, sports and personal projects that take you into the zone.
THE GREATEST WEAPON AGAINST STRESS IS OUR ABILITY TO CHOOSE ONE THOUGHT OVER ANOTHER. -William James
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?
In England, a ritual used to bring good fortune when playing darts involves the feet.
For good luck, many players will bring their foot to the floor marking, moving it left to right before throwing their darts.
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 11; MAKE ANGER YOUR ALLY
It’s hard to want to continue a relationship with someone who bucks your every effort.
It’s tiring to hear the same old problems rehashed and rehashed.
Discouragement rides alongside every encounter.
The hope for keeping the fragile relationship together requires a twofold effort; managing your anger and taking control so that your hot wires aren’t detonated.
Tomorrow, WELL-MANAGED ANGER
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 HAWTHORN.
It’s amazing what and how hawthorn can help keep your body healthy?
Ready for another recipe?
Well, here it is; HAWTHRON CORDIAL
This recipe combines the nourishing qualities of hawthorn with delicious spices that help digestion.
Enjoy in small amounts after an evening meal.
1 cup dried hawthorn berries (80 grams)
1 apple, chopped, seeds removed
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
3 cardamom pods, crushed
1 vanilla bean, cut in half lengthwise
1 cinnamon stick
Zest of lemon
2 tablespoons dried hibiscus
1/3 cup unsweetened 100% pomegranate juice
½ cup honey, or to taste
2 cups brandy
1. Place, spices, all the herbs and fruit in a 1-quart jar.
2. Add the pomegranate juice and honey, then fill the jar the rest of the way with brandy.
3. Infuse this for 4 weeks, shaking often.
5. This can be stored in a dark, cool location and is best consumed within one year.
NOTE AND REPEAT – PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth
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
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).
We will continue on doing our daily routine, if you would like to follow; just go to the main blog and on the right-side hash tag# -#walk, #meditation, #Qigong and up will pop up prior post with video’s.