July 2018

Let’s talk about what you feed yourself, lowering your blood pressure, travel exercises and a webinar just for you.

PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL INTAKE

What do you feed yourself? I’m not talking just about the physical food you eat every day, but that is important, because without the proper nutrition, you will starve and eventually wither away, so it’s important to have a balanced diet. Just as important is what you feed yourself emotionally. Are you surrounded by mostly positive or negative people; do you tend to dwell on the negative or are you more optimistic? How much “cross-contamination” do you hear every day, from your mouth and the mouths of others? You can just as easily make yourself sick with worrying thoughts just as easily as you can improve your health with your positive emotions. Finally, what is feeding you spiritually? Do you listen to the news on the radio and watch the talk shows on TV at night? Are you being fed all the negative, self-serving, misleading nonsense every day and filling your soul with unnecessary, unimportant and distracting garbage that takes you off purpose? Consider the quality of the food, people and information that you embrace each day and see if it is “healthy” or not.
I’m offering a webinar this coming Thursday, July 5th, from 12:00 – 12:45 pm. I’m going to talk about HANDLING YOUR MID-YEAR BLUES and keeping on track for the second half of 2018. I’ll address your habits, patterns, obstacles and motivation. I’m going to keep it short and sweet, and you can eat your lunch while listening at the same time. Click on the link below to join in.
Please join my meeting from Google Chrome on your computer. 

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/253728885 

NUTRITION

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/create/food-and-drink/a21961242/foods-to-control-blood-sugar/ really 7 ways, not foods

MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT

In a study of 74,000 people with high blood pressure between 18 and 30 years, those who ate at least two servings per week of yogurt had about 20% lower risk for cardiovascular disease, including stroke, than those who consumed less than one serving of yogurt per month. The theory is that a fermented dairy product helps reduce arterial stiffness. The recommendation is to avoid the yogurt with fruit on the bottom and added sugar.
Justin Buendia, PhD, nutrition scientist at the Texas Dept. of Stat Health Services, Austin

EXERCISES while traveling

Since you are traveling more during the summer, I’d like to send you off on your trip with a few suggestions for staying flexible during that time.
Seated: a) shoulder rolls – roll them forward (up, forward, down and back) 5 to 10 times, then reverse and roll them backwards, b) neck glides – keeping your head level, move your head forward and back about 10 to 12 times without moving it up and down. This is both for stretching and strengthening, c) side bends – bend your body side to side easily and without straining, feeling your back stretch and relax, and d) pelvic tilts – rock your pelvis forward and back easily 8 to 10 times, feeling the muscles in your low back and in the front of your hips tighten and relax.
Standing: (whether in the back of the plane or at a rest stop) a) back bends – clasp your hands above your head and reach up, leaning slightly backwards, feeling a stretch from your shoulders down to your low back and hold for about 30 seconds, b) the Lunge – place one foot out in front of you and the other as far back as you can, weight on your toes and your knee slightly bent with the back leg, front knee is bent 90 degrees. Your upper body is in the position like you’re standing up. Lean slightly forward and feel a stretch in the front of your hip and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other leg, and c) side bends (if you haven’t done them seated) – stand with your feet apart wider than your hips and reach up with your right arm over your head to the left. Hold for about 30 seconds and repeat on the other side.

Guaranteed to help keep you loose throughout your whole trip.

THOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH

Strive to be like a well-regulated watch, of pure gold, with open face, busy hands, and full of good works. – David C. Newquist

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.  I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have. – Abraham Lincoln

This above all: to thine own self be true… thou canst not then be false to any man. – William Shakespeare

To trust yourself to test your limits.  That is the courage to succeed. – Bernard Edmonds

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. – Helen Keller

There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don’t expect you to save the world, I do think it’s not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary, and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair, and disrespect. -Nikki Giovanni, poet and professor (b. 7 Jun 1943)

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