visioning a life of wellness ::

Body: 

If a man carefully examines his thoughts he will be surprised to find how much he lives in the future. His well being is always ahead. Such a creature is probably immortal.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never Give Up! ~ Diana Nyad, endurance swimmer.

Why it’s never too late. 

Your path to bottom up, inside out wellness is necessary for longevity and increase in good health.  Research shows that it’s the small but positive, incremental changes and habits formed that aid in overall sustainability. The key is to do what you can, by releasing rigidity and expectation. No one thing works forever. As we change, our physical and mental well-being does as well. It’s important to acknowledge that we must stand the test of time, while feeling our most optimum. This takes nothing less than focus, lasting commitment and is all within your reach.

Here is a check list in no particular order:

* Allow time to sleep and nap - Interrupted nighttime sleep can lead to increased appetite and ultimate weight gain, especially around the abdomen. Whenever possible, try napping between the hours of 1 and 4 - anywhere from 20 to 90 minutes tops. You’ll be happier and will function more efficiently.

* Participate in individual or group meditation and think positively.  Meditation and prayer reduces stress – the culprit for spikes in cortisol (the fight or flight hormone) and cause for increased blood sugar and weight gain. Your body is truly your temple.

* Physical activity rules!  Move it - always and anyway you can!  Breathe in life force!

* Keep your favorite friends and family close - nothing is more grounding than a support system. If you don't have one, build one!

* Laugh and laugh often - happiness is a state of mind.

* Increase mental agility + creative well-being – Play an instrument, pursue artistic pastime or play games. The idea is to keep the mind pliable. 

* Healthy diet + supplements = healthy body. Simply make smart choices and moderate.

* When needed, broaden your network of health care providers and your approach to changes in your health. Research and ask around; see what works for other people that you trust.

* Research alternative healing modalities – Reiki, shiatsu massage, acupuncture and other forms of effective energy and body work are worth investigating for overall health and well-being.

There’s nothing to fear; it’s never too late to start.

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