Stay active and stay outdoors.
CONTINUING ON THE SERIES, HOW THOUGHTS AFFECT OUR HEALTH/BODY? AND ON THE SERIES; GRATITUDE AND HOW IT CHANGES OUR BRAIN TO BE HAPPIER. PLUS, THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.
Wow cannot believe it will soon be December!
Have an enjoying Tuesday.
As we go into the Christmas mood, our mind-body connection is far more powerful.
And this leads us to our new series, how thoughts affect our body/health?
No matter your struggle, success always begins with a positive frame of mind.
Perspective is everything.
The second key point to remember…
Emotions are only energy in motion.
Instead of thinking of your emotions as a hindrance, consider them the currency required for the motivation to change.
Unresolved feelings do not atrophy or disappear, their dammed-up energies accumulate.
Like an untreated health condition, if your emotions are allowed to fester inwardly, they will eventually cause physical conditions and behavioral issues.
NOVEMBER 29th, 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?
Square Dancing Day – November 29, 2022
Since we are on the series; how thoughts affect our body/health? – I thought this holiday would fit in.
National Square-Dancing Day is celebrated on November 29 every year in the United States to honor the square dance form of folk dancing.
This enjoyable, healthful, and simple kind of dancing with a lengthy history deserves its festival, and it has roots in traditional English, Irish, and Scottish folk dance.
To grasp the significance of Square Dance Day, you must first learn about the square dance!
This is a form of dance in which eight persons are divided into four different partners.
Each pair is arranged in a square, with one couple on each side of the square, facing the center.
National Square-Dancing Day has no documented origins or history.
The origins of square dancing can be traced back to 17th century England.
Square dance arrived in North America with the European settlers and was later refined and perfected over time.
Western American square dance is the most well-known style of square dance in the world, and it is the official dance of 19 American states.
Square dancing is frequently accompanied by upbeat music played on guitars, bagpipes, fiddles, and accordions.
This so-called caller, who is also a dancer, is frequently seen on stage with the band.
Square dancing is most linked with a romanticized vision of the Old West, with cowboys pursuing Southern belles at saloon dances to commemorate various occasions.
The dances usually take the form of lines, circles, and, as the name implies, squares, with couples; male/female, female/female, or male/male, taking turns in each role.
The dancers in most American types of square dance are guided through the square dance choreography to the rhythm of the music.
Square dancing, which had faded throughout the World Wars, enjoyed a comeback in New York City during the American folk music revival in the 1950s.
Continuing, GRATITUDE AND HOW IT CHANGES OUR BRAIN TO BE HAPPIER.
How to incorporate a gratitude practice into your daily life?
Today we will explore the final of seven scientifically proven benefits!
Gratitude increases mental strength.
For years, research has shown gratitude not only reduces stress, but it may also play a major role in overcoming trauma.
A 2006 study published in Behavior Research and Therapy found that Vietnam War veterans with higher levels of gratitude experienced lower rates of post-traumatic stress disorder.
A 2003 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that gratitude was a major contributor to resilience following the terrorist attacks on September 11.
Recognizing all that you must be thankful for, even during the worst times, fosters resilience.
We all have the ability and opportunity to cultivate gratitude.
Rather than complain about the things you think you deserve, take a few moments to focus on all that you have.
Developing an “attitude of gratitude” is one of the simplest ways to improve your satisfaction with life.
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 YOURS TO SHAPE. CREATE A MASTERPIECE!
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-
Touch is a sense that is open to misinterpretation and misused, if misdirected.
It can cause communication to break down between people.
It is very important to learn to touch with respect, care, and attention.
As human beings we are all sensitive, all carrying our own unique feelings and past experiences.
Every person you meet is a rare and beautiful being.
How you approach that being, how you touch them, makes all the difference to that person’s life, the difference between a nurturing or a damaging experience.
If you are dealing with a rare and delicate plant for example, it does not make sense to tear the foliage and pull off the flowers.
If you touch the plant with respect, feel the delicate beauty of the leaves and the soft petals; then you and the plant will benefit.
How you touch each other and the world around us is profoundly important in building a positive relationship with our environment.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
Until Wednesday, your body holds deep wisdom.
Trust in it. Learn from it. Nourish it.
Watch your life transform and be healthy.