They who has health has hope; and they who has hope has everything.
STARTING A NEW SERIES, HOW THOUGHTS AFFECT OUR HEALTH/BODY? AND CONTINUING ON THE SERIES; GRATITUDE AND HOW IT CHANGES OUR BRAIN TO BE HAPPIER. PLUS, THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.
Wow it is Friday already!
For most in the states, yesterday we gave thanks to all our blessings.
And yes, we have already started the weekend with a four-day holiday.
As we go into the Christmas mood, our mind-body connection is far more powerful.
Our thoughts influence our emotions and how we experience the world around us.
Even when we imagine future situations or visualize potential outcomes, our bodies physically respond to our thoughts.
Think of how you react when someone cuts you off in traffic and nearly causes an accident.
The incident may only last a moment, and, at that instant, your body immediately prepares for the potential outcome, triggering a surge of adrenaline, which is the body’s hormonal response to a fight or flight situation.
This sort of physical reaction isn’t limited to a release of adrenaline.
Our thoughts can trigger our bodies to experience all types of physiological responses from changes in blood pressure and heart rate to chemical alterations in the brain.
These changes can be harmless, or, over time, they can be detrimental to your health.
NOVEMBER 25th, 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?
You’re Welcome giving Day – November 25, 2022
You’re Welcome giving Day is observed every year, on the day after Thanksgiving.
The day was created to remind people to say “you’re welcome” as a response to the appreciation that people showed during Thanksgiving.
When people say, “thank you,” the response is usually “you’re welcome.”
After Thanksgiving, it’s time to celebrate You’re Welcome giving Day.
The history of You’re Welcome giving Day is cloaked in controversy; some say the holiday was created by a man called Richard Ankli to add an extra day to the Thanksgiving weekend.
However, others speculate that the holiday originated from a blog post in 2002.
Whatever the case, we know how important it is to properly show and accept appreciation, which is the purpose of You’re Welcome giving Day!
The phrase “you’re welcome” was used as a response to the phrase “thank you” as far back as 1603 and is found in Shakespeare’s play, “Othello.”
The phrase stems from the old English word ‘wilcuma,’ which is a combination of the word’s ‘guest’ and ‘pleasure.’
Though it is also used to graciously welcome a guest, it has become a commonplace response to thanks.
However, it is believed by some that the phrase carries some underlying smugness or self-appreciation.
It has also become a rote response that most people may recite without even realizing it.
On social media, a person might create a post with some meaningful or entertaining information and caption it with the phrase “you’re welcome,” acknowledging that people will appreciate it.
This is also done outside of social media, as a person might not even wait for a show of appreciation after a kind act before spouting the phrase “you’re welcome.”
This is not to say that “you’re welcome” isn’t a much-needed part of social interaction.
However, whether one uses those exact words or replaces them with others, the point remains that we are to accept appreciation with the same humility and grace as we received.
The privilege of being a blessing is indeed one to be grateful for.
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 third of seven scientifically proven benefits!
Gratitude improves psychological health.
Gratitude reduces a multitude of toxic emotions, from envy and resentment to frustration and regret.
Robert Emmons, a leading gratitude researcher, has conducted multiple studies on the link between gratitude and well-being.
His research confirms that gratitude effectively increases happiness and reduces depression.
Tomorrow, we will explore the fourth of seven scientifically proven benefits!
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.
TO PURSUE JOY IS TO LOSE IT. THE ONLY WAY TO GET IT IS TO FOLLOW STEADILY THE PATH OF DUTY.
WITHOUT THINKING OF JOY, AND THEN, LIKE SHEEP; IT COMES MOST SURELY – UNSOUGHT.
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; SMELL
SMELL; TIME CYCLES AND RHYTHMS-
AROMATIC SKIN AND HAIR TREATS-
Are you ready for another recipe?
SANDALWOOD AND YLANG YLANG SUPER MASSAGE OIL
This combination of essential and carrier oils is superb for massage, especially for dry skin.
1. In a small dish put four teaspoons sweet almond carrier oil.
2. Add two teaspoons jojoba and stir together.
3. Add eight drops sandalwood and three drops ylang ylang.
4. Stir again and the blend is ready for application to the skin.
5. Choose one of the ten-minute massage routines, that has been posted prior.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
THEY WHO HAS HEALTH HAS HOPE
New series, how thoughts affect our health & body? They who has health has hope; and they who has hope has everything. #thoughts#affect#health#body#hope#everything#inspirational#motivational#newbeginnings✨
Until Saturday, true silence is the rest of the mind;
and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment, and refreshment.