Reflection Questions – 5 Pillars Of Health

Body:

  • Do I feed and care for my body as a finely made vehicle (the only one I will have in this life!)?
  • How am I caring for my body preventively?
  • In what ways am I taking my good health for granted?
  • Do I have dental, vision and other preventive examinations routinely?
  • What stress am I carrying in my life/body?
  • What toxins/chemicals am I allowing into my body? (pesticides, food additives, chlorine, pollution, skin care products, cleaning supplies, etc.)
  • Am I drinking significant amounts (#oz. = 1/2 my weight) of pure healthy water daily?
  • Does my diet give me balanced nutrition (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, healthy fats, protein, etc.) through real, organic foods – (not processed with additives, chemicals, etc.)? [Read more…]

A Balanced Lifestyle – The 5 Pillars Of Health

Most people believe that when we’re over 50 our body starts to fall apart and we can expect to live with aches and pains. This myth is prevalent in our society. Studies are showing that we are meant to live a life that is enjoyable and purposeful-physically healthy and mentally sharp, full of vitality-for up to 120 years!

In his book Defy Aging, Michael Brickey PhD, reports on scientific studies about aging as well as interviews with vibrant centenarians to learn from their experience. He determined that 30% of longevity and vitality is attributed to heredity, while 70% derives from our attitudes and lifestyle. Clearly our health and well-being are ours to determine. His conclusions corroborate many other recent studies: diseases (e.g. heart attack/cancer/diabetes) may be preventable. They are clearly affected by [Read more…]

What I’ve Learned Through The Years

To my beloved family and friends:

You are lovable and beautiful and “good enough,” just as you are. You don’t have to change or do or achieve anything. Your unique love and presence bring light into the world.

We are all imperfect, weak in some ways, and make mistakes. Learn to forgive and accept yourself – “warts and all.” Then you will be able to forgive and accept others with their limitations – and help bring hope and peace to our world.

Know you are never alone. You are always surrounded by divine love and the care of others.

You don’t need to compete or compare yourself to others. Claim, celebrate and share your unique gifts, talents, qualities and presence. [Read more…]

Who Is Responsible For Your Health?

Who is responsible for our health and well-being? Our doctor? Our insurance company? Ourselves?

Though genetics plays a part in predispositions for certain illnesses, studies are showing that many illnesses (heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes…) may be preventable – by us! Our health is clearly affected by what we eat, what we drink, our level of stress, how well we sleep, and how much we exercise. It is also affected by how we think, our attitude and our choices of lifestyle and environment. This is a shift in how health care is being perceived.

One significant aspect of the field of wellness is the growing understanding of the connection between the mind and the body. Our thinking and attitude (our way of seeing and experiencing the world) affects our physical health. Our emotional and mental stress manifests in our body in the form of [Read more…]