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Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax


Hello followers,

Happy November and Happy Friday!

It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, or how happy you consider yourself to be, there are going to be days when you’re going to feel completely stressed out.

Stress is just a part of life, and it’s something that every person must deal with at one point or another.

But that doesn’t make it any easier!

Stress can feel overwhelming and when you’re dealing with it, it can be hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Sometimes, when you’re feeling stressed, all you really need is a reminder that you’ll be through the tunnel soon and that light is right around the corner.

Well, consider this your reminder!

As Dan and I approach the weekend, we have found light at the tunnel.

We had to be reminded of this ourselves, this past week.

So, if you want to know how to deal with stress during major life changes, start with some self-love and self-care activities.

The benefits of self-care are many.

Yet, when your world turns upside down and stress takes over because of a major life change, you forget that taking care of you is the first thing you should do.

You hear a lot about self-care these days.

It is a trending topic.

The truth is that practicing how to take care of yourself and deal with stress has been around since the beginning of time.

So, if it has been around for so long, why is it often the last thing you do?

Imagine: The alarm just went off and you hit snooze, repeatedly and again.

Your sleep was disrupted more times than you can count by all the worries on your mind.

Your legs feel heavy, as though they could not hold you.

There is a dense fog clouding your brain.

Getting up and facing the day is only the first chore on your agenda.

You know you must get going but repeating another day like yesterday makes you want to pull the covers over your head and ignore everything, hoping it will all go away.

This is a sure sign you are overwhelmed and stressed out by your circumstance.

It may be the loss of someone important or the fear of losing your job or the loved one you are caring for is draining every ounce of patience from your body.

There are many life changes and stressors that can contribute to burnout.

What is burnout?

It is that feeling of exhaustion and lack of motivation that can be hard to overcome.

Stress and frustration exacerbate the situation.

And the solution to burnout is taking care of yourself.

Tomorrow, benefits of self-care when stress about a major life change takes over your life.

November 4th, Dan, and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about November that is so significant during this month?

Use Your Commonsense Day – November 4, 2022

Use Your Commonsense Day is observed annually on November 4, since common sense is an important tool for living life.

Common sense is “the applied knowledge of simple, sensible things”, such as not putting metal into microwaves or jumping into rivers without knowing what is under the water.

This date also marks the birthday of Will Rogers, the man who remarked “Common Sense am not that common”

We need to remind ourselves of the importance of applying common sense to our everyday lives and decisions to avoid unnecessary dangers and make the most of opportunities!

In the social media age, this is a pet peeve of many; that common sense seems to have fallen by the wayside.

There are even calls for subjects stimulating common sense in the school curriculums in the U.S. because, so few seem to employ it!

Common sense as a concept is ancient, first being brought to the limelight by the great philosopher, Aristotle.

He described it as the ability with which animals (including humans) process sense perceptions, memories, and imagination to reach many types of judgments.

To his thinking, only humans have real reasoned thinking, which takes them beyond common sense.

This was then carried forward in the Roman interpretation, which holds that concepts like ideas and perceptions are held by man and make them more sophisticated than animals.

French philosopher, René Descartes, established the most common modern meaning, and its controversies, when he stated that everyone has a similar and enough common sense, but it is rarely used well.

Since the Age of Enlightenment, the term “common sense” has been used for a rhetorical effect both approvingly, as a standard for good taste, and source of scientific and logical axioms.

In modern times, common sense is defined as ‘the basic level of practical knowledge and judgment that we all need to help us live reasonably and safely”.

Without any doubt, applying common sense could save one a lot of problems.

Common Sense Day was created by Bud Bilanich, a career mentor, motivational speaker, blogger, and author.

He’s starred in some leading TV shows and magazines and has written 19 books that highlight how to succeed in life, and how the application of common sense is vital to that success.

Common Sense Day was first celebrated in 2015.

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.

Today is


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.



HERE ARE SIX OTHER ESSENTIAL OILS, these were mentioned in the bath blends in the previous post.

SWEET ORANGE; from Brazil

Aroma and effect; sweet, soft, relaxing.

SANDALWOOD; from India

Aroma and effect; woody, spicy, warming.

GERANIUM; from Pacific

Aroma and effect; rosy-sweet, harmonizing, soothing.

PETIGRAIN; from South America

Aroma and effect; fresh, uplifting.

YLANG-YLANG; Madagascar

Aroma and effect; exotic, floral, sensual.

MANDARIN; from Italy

Aroma and effect; fresh, sweet, uplifting.

Tomorrow, aromatherapy bath.

As I ponder over all that I have learned, I have come to find that we all have our own blueprint.

Our bodies are precious and there are many components in taking care of them.

Throughout the blog, Dan and I have related the separate ways through body, heart, and soul.

It is all about power of knowledge and learning to take care of yourself, keeping your cells happy.

Our immune system is one of the key factors in keeping healthy.

It is important to know how it works!

Cancer: Civilization's - No. 2 Killer

Important--Note Well

When primary tumors liberate stray cancer cells into the circulation, for metastasis to occur such cells must first escape destruction by the immune system, and then lodge in a location where the circulation is blocked by a thrombus (fibrin clot).

This was demonstrated by Dr Summer Wood of Boston in 1958 (AMA Archives of Pathology, Vol. 66, October 1958).

About the same time, Dr L. Michaels of Canada reasoned that if no clots were allowed to form, then metastasis from a primary tumor could not occur, and that people with only primary cancers would in that case be in a much safer situation.

This he proved to be the case.

He studied the medical histories of many heart and stroke patients kept on permanent anti-coagulant drug treatment to protect their blood circulation, to ascertain the incidence of cancer deaths among them, and found the incidence to be only one eighth of the expected number.

The study covered the equivalent of 1569 patient/years and there was not a sole cause of death by cancer metastasis in the group.

Thus, it is easy to understand why fat is a major factor in most cancers and why herbal anti-coagulants such as garlic, aloe vera and so on assist people on high-fat diets to avoid cancer.

Continue tomorrow-

The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.

We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.

If you would like to follow with us; hash tag words #walk, #meditation #Qigong on the right of the main blog page.


Starting a new series, WHEN YOU'RE TOTALLY STRESSED OUT! That was Dan and I this past week. Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax #totallystressedout#sometimesthemost#productive#thingyoucando#relaxing#motivational

Until Saturday, almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes; including you.

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