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Monday, May 11th 2009
When my formerly very low blood pressure started to climb a bit too high (just as my mother's did when she was in her 50s), my doctor recommended The DASH Diet. Now, this healthy diet has been found to also ward off another health risk.
Thursday, May 07th 2009
"I'm seeing changes all around me and it's scary. My body is changing and it's hard to control my weight. I don't remember the last time I had a good night's sleep. I barely recognize myself in the mirror these days!"
Tuesday, May 05th 2009
Something, I hope.
Why? For one, it just plain feels good. It's also free. Laughing is something most of us do not do enough of. But we should remind ourselves to do more of it.
In the 1970's, writer Norman Cousins - who had been diagnosed with a crippling autoimmune disease - reasoned that if stress could make his condition worse then why not try the opposite to make it better? So he self-prescribed the cure: funny videos and shows. He shut himself up in a hotel room and laughed his way toward wellness, driving his disease into remission.
Friday, May 01st 2009
While away here at Canyon Ranch, I'm learning so much about myself and about all of us, really. It's given me time for some practical, hands-on learning; like an interesting lecture I attended yesterday on heart health, called "Straight From the Heart." (Scary fact: Every 70 seconds in the U.S. someone dies of a heart attack.)
Thursday, Apr 30th 2009
Sure, we all nourish ourselves at least three times a day (sometimes more). Meals take care of that. But what about another type of nourishment - one that is just as important - the nourishment of the soul?
That's something that so many of us forget to do. Everyday pressures, time constraints, responsibilities, caring for others...they often crowd our lives so there's little or no room for much else.
Wednesday, Apr 29th 2009
A theme that runs through my life is friendship. I value my friends and need them just as much as I need anything else in life, like food and air. I've always been this way. Although I'm not a person who needs lots and lots of them, I've always depended on the closeness of friendship to sustain me.
Tuesday, Apr 28th 2009
Some things I learned today or want to remember about change:
- It's never too late to make a change.