Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Whole-Being Health

Be your health issues.  Try to eat right, get exercise, plenty of rest, have stress-free lives.

Then bam! Something out of the blue comes along, and there you are hospitalized for something you never gave a single thought to.

brain games brain games

I had a relative who got dementia as a result of multiple strokes. 

I worked with elderly people for ten years in either Assisted Living Facilities (ALF's) or Skilled Nursing Facilities or Nursing Home (SNF's).  Many were suffering from some forms of memory deprivation, and many from Alzheimer's Disease.

I recently re-watched, and saved Lisa Genova's TED talk HERE about How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease.  This is one I can do!  And be warned, she doesn't just recommend keeping busy doing crossword puzzles.  It will take a bit more effort.

So I've returned to my Conversational Spanish class weekly.  And I'm working on some other new things that stimulate the building of new synapses in my brain...more exercise for the brain is definitely one of them!

Improve Your Memory (Level 1 of 3): Fewer Synapses, More Efficient ...

I'm also using a tool kit which I received when I studied counseling, where I learned methods of pain relief using our brains, where I learned self-hypnosis to deal with habits that are difficult to break, and where I re-learned the power of our brains in conjunction with our bodies...focusing on Whole-Being Health.

Thanks to a friend for recommending Reynolds Price's book from 1995, "A Whole New Life: An Illness and A Healing."

So I'm not perfect yet, but I'm committing myself to working on myself.  After all, if I don't nobody will!

Today's quote:

Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy.  This is physics.   
Albert Einstein

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Letting go some more

 From Cherokee, NC ...

Worn mainly as house shoes...

 They had served their purpose in my life...

These old mocs have been given away, perhaps someone else would throw them away.  I think they are still in pretty good shape, the leather uppers have continued to be without damage, so I'm recycling them.

But I pulled out the gel inserts...may find another pair of shoes that they fit.

I purchased these in the early 90s.  Can 30 year old moccasins talk?  Probably to say they were never all that comfortable, and now are at least a size too small for my feet, which have lengthened and widened in those 30 years.

I don't think of myself as a horder, but each time I cleaned out the closet, I would toss these into the "keep pile" until last week.  There are a lot more things that need this kind of sorting however!

Today's quote:

The foundation of greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment, instead of pursuing the idea of greatness.
Eckhart Tolle

Monday, June 26, 2017

Mixin' business with pleasure

My friend and I drove to deliver our pottery order from a long time ago, and then had a nice lunch and drove around Morganton, NC a bit.

The Amish Furniture Store had some good looking rockers to enjoy in the shade We were surprised to see composite wood being used, but the other furniture inside the store was more of the expected hardwoods.

Jakes Wayback Burgers (next door) sold us delicious economical fare, including some great milkshakes.

A day camp was in session at Catawba Meadows Park, as well as a zip line.

The Beanstalk Zip Line had a climbing portion, as well as the zip area.

A couple of kids and an adult at the end of the zip line.

 As we weren't really set up to climb or zip, we enjoyed just taking photos, then went on our way.

Today's quote:

Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened.