Health and Wellness
Feeling happy is generally a good thing! But what really underlies much of the quest for happiness is an intrinsic desire for recognition of our worth. The happiness crave cannot be satiated without a reasonable understanding of one's own value and the worth of others.
Or is it? It can be problematic to maintain health when our focus is directed toward all the maladies we are told we are susceptible to. The normal expectations of wellness are lowered dramatically by visions of sickness that we unwittingly reinforce in our thoughts and conversations.
Let’s challenge conventional notions that people with #Alzheimer’s are ‘unreachable.’ Seeing others as whole, needed and complete can have a healing effect!
We don't need to get mired in the repetitive cycles of doubt and negativity that promote unhealthy conditions. Be your own health activist!
Seeking a more divinely inspired perspective on life – one that recognizes Spirit or God and not matter as the true essence of our being – is the ideal prescription for gaining and maintaining sound minds and bodies.
Don't let limiting labels or discouraging first impressions ever become a thought model you adopt as your own. Such dispiriting concepts can act as mental roadblocks from seeing extraordinary possibilities and empowering a full, healthy, productive life!
Whether we’re standing up to a terrorist’s threat on the streets of Paris or refusing to accept as final a prognosis of declining health, we can set the mental wheels in motion – and do a world of good – by affirming, with confidence, we are NOT AFRAID!
It has been said that numbers don’t lie. But they certainly don’t give the whole picture when it comes to our quintessence. In fact, non-physical descriptors have a real impact on health.
Society has long been aware that ideas transform thought. But, today, what is also being recognized is that your physical state mirrors your mental state. This is how an adjusted thought can cause an improved physical condition.
Despite today's media emphasis on youth and many erroneous assumptions about age, I feel life is getting better not worse! Writer Eric Nelson agrees and brings out some good points in the following article.
Dr. Laura Carstensen, director of Stanford University’s Center on Longevity, notes that there is zero evidence that brain training games can stave off Alzheimer's disease. Yet, there is anecdotal evidence that increased spirituality can reverse such a diagnosis.
It’s argued that psychedelic drugs are a great way to reconnect the mentally distressed with their inner self – their spiritual self. Yet, long before psychedelics had been discovered, religious reformer Mary Baker Eddy found that a wholly prayer-based approach to treating mental illness worked best.
It’s compassion, without judgement, that moves the "death with dignity" conversation to a more personal and ultimately helpful exchange. Maybe then the conversation will shift from the so-called right to die to our right – and our desire – to live.
Gratitude expert Dr. Robert Emmons explains the three foundational stones of gratitude: looking for the good, receiving the good and sharing this good with others. This third aspect is perhaps the most interesting and important.
Self-image and health go hand-in-hand. So if low self esteem is troubling you, don't let it continue. Stir things up and allow for a transformative change of perspective.