You lose sight of things and when you travel everything balances out.
CONTINUING THE SERIES OF QUOTES ABOUT LIVING
On the road again, yes – Dan and I are on our way to North Carolina to visit some friends. Dan wishes travel therapy was covered under his Medicare health insurance.
I think many people would like this and perhaps it is not a bad idea since traveling is really a sort of therapy for us and maybe for you too.
When we have a lot of stress or we feel bad we should pack our bags and go traveling. We always return as reborn. Unfortunately, this is not always possible, but that would of course change as soon as it is reimbursed by the insurance. Maybe we should start a petition. Who is in? Let me know!!! Wouldn’t it be nice, how many would travel if you got reimbursed from your health insurance as preventive medicine?
Since we will be on the road all day today, I will be taking pictures to share more then blogging. So, hold on for a ride of your life. “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” –Wallace Stevens
QUOTES ABOUT LIVING
THERE ARE 12 LAWS OF KARMA
Law two -the law of creation. You attract what you are, not what you want. This closely follows “You can judge a person by the company they keep” or “Birds of a feather flock together.”
You surround yourself with people and circumstances that reflect your beliefs about yourself and the world.
NOTE AND REPEAT – PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth
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). So, by now you know this is always in our routine for healing and keeping our body cells happy.
Thinking back, Dan and I were taught everybody is unique and should be treated individually.
Through blood work and scans, I was given a plan of treatments. Per Dr. Perez and Dr. Garcia, that was the start; the rest was up to me. For you see, keeping healthy is a lifestyle and that would be up to me. I remember this one moment, a conversation with Dr. Perez; I asked him if I would be around in five years. He, replied it was up to me and how I live my life. Through their love and passion, I’m sharing through this blog our process of keeping healthy – it’s like a journal of our personal journey keeping healthy. Leading to why I ask you, did you do your walking?
I know some will say they do not have enough time with work, kids and household chores!!!
Dan and I have put together videos from WALK AT HOME together on our website, that you can follow in home; when you have short periods of time and unable to go out. They are from 15 mins up to 30 mins depending on the miles. This is one of the first steps to making your cells happy!!
Also, meditation videos, help to lower stress and is also one of the first steps to making your cells happy; click on https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/meditation Again, they are no more than 10 to 20 mins and they are guided meditations.
We are still working on Qigong video’s to be posted on the website for easy access, until now you can go to the blog https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/blog and on the right-hand side are hash # tag words, just click on the word #walk #Qigong #meditation. The post will pop up and then you can begin. Have fun with it!
Sometimes it’s hard to stop checking someone’s Instagram account, even if their perfect-looking life makes you feel bad about your own less glossy one.
You might not even notice at the time but acknowledging when something or someone is having a negative effect on you is the first step to digital self-care.
If you find yourself curiously addicted to a social media account and you are continually, comparing yourself to them, then it might be time to unfollow them or hit the mute button.
There will be plenty of negative people in your life who you can’t avoid, so its worth getting rid of the ones you can.
As I continue to be re-reading my book that I wrote four years ago; it’s a personal journey of my everyday experience with treatments that I received in Mexico. In relations to the current series of QUOTES ABOUT LIVING, 1-12-11; WELCOME TO MEXICO
The venture of the unknown starts. I am going to cross the border and stay in Mexico for three weeks. I don't know how to speak any Spanish. This will be a challenge, on top of being unable to swallow pills.
Welcome to Mexico! Today started very early, for Dan and I arrived at Tampa Airport around 9:00 a.m. and our plane did not leave until noon. We checked in and headed straight to Starbucks for coffee. We felt relaxed, though with some anxiety.
The airplane ride to Houston went smoothly. They brought a wheelchair to Dan, but the walker he had and the wheelchair were too big for the aisle. So, a representative stopped by with an aisle chair. When it finally came, we headed toward the plane and were the first to be seated. I enjoyed the royal treatment.
We were the last off the aircraft when we landed in Houston. This made us late for our connection flight to San Diego. We rushed across the airport to another gate, which had already boarded people. Dan sat in a corner, while I went up front to the ticket counter and explained to the lady the situation that Dan needed an aisle and could not place pressure on his foot. After all the passengers became seated, we ultimately boarded. I said to myself, Great; now I will be able to relax for its three hours until we arrive. Dan and I did not eat the entire day except for a bag of pretzels, so it was a treat to buy a package meal for $7.00 each.
We landed and Dan needed to go to the restroom. I headed to the baggage area and along the way I saw a handicapped-accessible bathroom, so we then stopped. This made us late to receive our luggage and it did not show up on the belt, but at least our driver who met us at the airport had a sign that read “Sheryl Malin.” He advised us our luggage might be in the office, for we were last to arrive. Thank goodness, the luggage was there in one piece. This is where the journey begins.
While heading to Mexico I called my daughter to let her know we made it.
We crossed the border with no trouble, for you do not need to show any papers at that time--only when you leave Mexico. Approaching the facility, Dan said that it looked the same as on Google.
We checked in like you do in most medical facilities, in admitting, and were taken to our room. Quite different than rooms here, it looked similar to a hotel room. It had a couch, a chair, two beds, and a table. I had my very own bathroom.
The physician came in and introduced himself. He asked me questions regarding my condition.
We went over some things and he examined me. I must say I was impressed that he did a full work-up, which I had never before received from head to toe. After the EKG and the exam, the doctor explained some findings and stated that someone would be in tomorrow morning for lab work
When he left; our dinner came. What a treat! We had an organic lamb roast with mixed vegetables and a pitcher of water. We were surprised later when we heard a knock on the door and it was our dessert, an apple and sunflower seeds.
The day is over. I must go to sleep. I'm going to have lab work tomorrow. Also, the doctor is coming in to explain the procedures.
This is the time to get ready for food and remedies that heal; alchemy of herbs. Are you ready for another recipe using MUSTARD? Here’s a recipe using mustard and ginger for bath salts.
Rebecca Altman, from Kings Road Apothecary, is a brilliant herbalist who also creates synergistic herbal formulations like teas, tinctures, ointments and many others. she created the MUSTARD AND GINGER BATH SALTS which features the spicy and invigorating of mustard. You can see more great products from Rebecca at www.KingsRoadApothecary.com/ .
Here’s what she says about this recipe, mustard powder stimulates circulation and warms the muscles. It’s a lovely addition to a bath in the winter, when the cold is seeping into your muscles; making you feel stiff and sore. Its also great to use it after a difficult workout when you’ve been injured in some fashion. I also suggest adding ginger, another spicy warming herb and some essential oils that help stimulate circulation.
1 cup Dead Sea salt
¾ cup Epsom salts
¼ cup baking soda
¾ cup of mustard powder
¼ cup of ginger powder
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drops cedar essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
1. Mix the salts and baking soda together in a big bowl.
2. Run the mustard and ginger powders through a sieve to separate out any lumps.
3. Then add them to the salts. Mix thoroughly.
4. Add the essential oils to the salt blend and stir in well.
5. Store in an airtight container.
6. To use – add one to three cups to a hot bath.
Until Saturday, travel is the healthiest addiction. When we are not planning the next trip, we really get withdrawal symptoms. So, live your life by a compass, not a clock.