Health and Wellness Update

teatimeI’m looking forward to a stress free future.  My plan to elevate my moods by retraining my brain and remaining mindful is working very well.

Mindfulness points to being aware of and attentive to the moment in which we find ourselves.

While mindfulness is a generalization about paying attention and being aware in the present moment, it occurs only in the individual. The individual makes a choice to be in the moment and be aware of what is happening. In that choice is a realization.

You can cultivate happiness moment by moment by

  • living simply in accord your core values;
  • affirming your self-worth;
  • seeding your mind with positive thoughts;
  • washing regret away with compassion;
  • fertilizing creativity with love;
  • celebrating growth;
  • giving more to others;
  • expecting less.


“The synthesizing mind takes information from disparate sources, understands and evaluates that information objectively, and puts it together in ways that make sense to the synthesizer and also to other persons. Valuable in the past, the capacity to synthesize becomes ever more crucial as information continues to mount at dizzying rates.”  Howard Gardener as cited in How Creativity Works 

Health and Wellness

I’ve stuck to my  Re-energizing After a Lay-Off  plan. I’m have no issues at all with avoiding the Forbidden Foods for Fibromyalgia in combination with my  7 Energizing Snack Foods for Optimum Health. I am so pleased that I have gained back the weight I lost previously.

When it comes to exercising for me that means working through pain from arthritis and fibromyalgia. I do stretching and yoga asanas daily to help prevent injury, increase my range of motion, reduce stiffness, and reduce pain. Walking  briskly is my 5 days weekly aerobic exercise.  My routines start with a yoga warm-up (asanas and breathing), and then move on to briskly walking with awareness, rhythm, and integrated breathing. I also enjoying taking a Yoga class.

I’m happy I stuck with working through the pain as I’m feeling quite limber and almost pain-free now. My exercise program now includes a stationary bicycle which was surprise gift from my hubby.  As walking has become problematic for me I’m enjoying using it daily but it’s Yoga that I enjoy most of all. As I grow stronger, I’m looking forward to doing some brush cleaning on our acreage. There’s a lot of work to be done but I have to be cautious that I don’t overdo and cause a flare-up or a relapse.