Category Archives: Health

Better Health

The undecided person remains in doubt, in anxiety, in anguish. Indecision accumulates problems, worries and aggressions.

Human history is made of decisions. To decide is precisely to know to renounce, to know to lose advantages and values to win others. The undecided people are victims of gastric ailments, nervous pains and problems of the skin.

Negative people do not find solutions and they enlarge problems. They prefer lamentation, gossip, pessimism. It is better to light a match than to regret the darkness. A bee is small, but produces one of the sweetest things that exist.

We are what we think. The negative thought generates negative energy that is transformed into illness.

Good humor. Laughter. Rest. Happiness. These replenish health and bring long life. The happy person has the gift to improve the environment wherever they live. “Good humor saves us from the hands of the doctor”.

Happiness is health and therapy.

A Million Little Pieces

Don’t care what Oprah had to say about James Frey and his book, A Million Little Pieces. It was an incredible story. I totally accept that he used creative license, and I don’t have any ill-will towards him. Oprah needs to get over herself…

I am almost dead. It’s a happy fucking day…
Humans are said to seek only food, shelter and sex. Humans are said to have only these as their primary urges. I have lived in a state where I went without all, sought none. I do not know what that makes me.

…Must say that it was a little strange to read a book totally written in lowercase.

Soft Kitty

Feeling a little under the weather? Wonder who first created this little kitty ditty…

Soft kitty, warm kitty
Little ball of fur.
Happy kitty, sleepy kitty,
Purr, purr, purr.

Breathe In and Out

Feeling stressed? Breathe slowly and evenly and read the following…

Breathing in, I smile for I know I’ m breathing in;
Breathing out, I smile for I know I’m breathing out.
Breathing in, I smile for I know today is a wonderful day.
Breathing out, I smile for I know I am alive.

~Thich Nhat Hahn~

Columbine High

This date is the anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School, Colorado.  Hard to believe that it happened in 1999 – does not seem that long ago. This selection brings attention to the paradox of life…

A Columbine High School student wrote:
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but less solutions; more medicine, but less wellness.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.  We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.  We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life; we’ve added years to life, not life to years.  We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We’ve conquered outer space, but not inner space; we’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; we’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice.  We have higher incomes, but lower morals; we’ve become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the times of tall men, and short character; steep profits, and shallow relationships.

These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes.

It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom.

If I Had My Life To Live Over

April is national cancer health awareness month…

Written by Erman Bombeck after she found out she was dying from cancer.

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, “Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.” There would have been more “I love yous.” More “I’m sorrys.”
But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute…look at it and really see it…live it and never give it back. Stop sweating the small stuff.
Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more, or who’s doing what. Instead, let’s cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.
Let’s think about what God HAS blessed us with. And what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally. I hope you all have a blessed day.

~Erma Bombeck~

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