Acknowledge to SELF that you want your life to meaningful. This does happen one day at a time. Write down what you want your life to look like when you reach certain ages. Ask yourself, if you are 70 or 80, what do you want to look back and see that your life had been as meaningful as you wanted it to be.
My story about my sister; 2 weeks before she died from leukemia she called and told me the doctor gave her 2 weeks to live. She said “I regret not doing more with my life, I know could have”. It was the saddest thing in my life because I work everyday so when I cross over the Rainbow Bridge I will know I will have tried to make my time here count towards good and meaningful.
Viktor Frankl did not believe man was seeking pleasure but was seeking a deep sense of meaning. He believed that when a person could not find a deep sense of meaning, then he distracted themselves with pleasure(Sigmund Freud)
Viktor Frankl came up with how we each could experience a meaningful life:
1. Have a project you are working on that requires your unique skills and abilities. And preferable a project that helps others.
2. Share with loving relationships
3. Find redemptive perspective on your challenges.
How do you want to look back on your life. What do you want to leave to this family and friends to remember you. You want as few regrets as possible. You do not want to say: I should have, could have, would have. You can do all those things. Start today. No one said it was going to be easy. You have to EMPOWER yourself. You have to ENCOURAGE yourself. On a daily basis.
Fill the Body with healthy and nutritious foods
Your Body is a temple – treat it like one
Make sure your Body is getting the nutrients that is required to keep it running like a well-tuned car
Iodine is one of the nutrients that I never knew were so important until the past several years, but in all the books that I read from Doctors they point out how important Iodine is, and especially for people like myself who are hypothyroidism.
We are all individuals and our Bodies are all different: our environment, our genetics, our lifestyles are all different and we need to take all these into consideration when looking for the right ratio and kind of nutrients to make our bodies run as well as possible for our entire life so we can have this HEALTHY LIFE SPAN.
YOUR body is not going to function at the high level it should if YOUR body is not fed the right foods and nutrients.
The soil of the earth is not like it was 50 years ago so your vegetables and fruit are not the high quality they use to be. For YOUR body – grow what vegetables and fruit you can in you yard or apartment. Buy at local farmer’s market if you are not able to grow your own.
A Prayer for Today
This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good but what I do today is important, because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place something I have traded for it. I want it to be gain and not loss, good and not evil, success and not failure, in order that I shall not regret the price that I have paid for it.
YOUR NEXT TWELVE HOURS
JUST FOR TODAY I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life’s problems at once.
JUST FOR TODAY I will be happy. I will assume to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, “My folks were as happy as they made up their minds to be.”
JUST FOR TODAY I will try to strengthen my mind, I will study and I will learn something useful. I will read something that requires effort, thought, and concentration.
JUST FOR TODAY I will adjust my self to what is and not try to adjust everything for my own desires.
JUST FOR TODAY I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out; I will do at least two things I do not want to do, just for exercise; I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt, they may be hurt but today I will not show it.
JUST FOR TODAY I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticize not one bit, not find fault with anything and not try to improve or regulate anybody but myself.
JUST FOR TODAY I will have a program, I may not follow it exactly but I will have it.
JUST FOR TODAY I will save myself from two pests: hurry and indecision.
JUST FOR TODAY I will have a quiet half hour all by myself. During this half hour I will try to get a better perspective on my life.
JUST FOR TODAY I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful and to believe that as I give to the world so the world will give back to me.
JUST FOR TODAY I will recognize God as my Heavenly Father and that I am his child and to think, act and feel accordingly. This is the day which the Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.
JUST FOR TODAY I will pray at noon for the world’s greatest need, “Grant peace, O God, in our time, Amen.
JUST FOR TODAY I will give back to God this day before going to sleep in this covering prayer:
O Lord, thou knows how I live;
All I have done amiss forgive;
All of good I have tried to do:
Strengthen, bless and carry through;
All I love in safety keep,
While in thee, I fall asleep.
You have only one mind, but it possesses two distinctive characteristics. They have different attributes and power.
Conscious Mind Sub-Conscious Mind
Like navigator Answers to all your problems
hold ideas here get reactions according to nature
Belief is a thought in our mind. THINK POSITIVE AND ALWAYS and EVERYDAY
Say “I can do all things through the power of my sub-conscious mind”
We are what we think!!
It is all about YOUR NUTRITION that goes into your body
YOUR body changes in posture and gait-your walking pattern are
common with aging. Also, changes in the skin and hair are
YOUR skeleton provides support and structure to the body. YOU
need to know what to do to take care of this support system.
muscles provide the force and strength to move the body.
Coordination is directed by the brain but is affected by changes
in the muscles and joints. Changes in the muscles, joints, and
bones affect the posture and walk, and lead to weakness and
YOU will loose bone mass and or density as YOU age, especially
women after menopause. YOUR bones lose calcium and other
Even YOUR foot arches may become less pronounced,
contributing to a slight loss of height.
The long bones of YOUR arms and legs are more brittle because
of mineral loss, but they do not change length.
The joints become stiffer and less flexible. Fluid in the joints may
decrease. The cartilage may begin to rub together and wear
away. Minerals may deposit in and around some joint such as
Hip and knew joints may begin to lose cartilage and the fingers
and bones may thicken.
Lean body mass decreases. This decrease is partly cased by a
loss of muscle tissue and atrophy sets in.
The speed and amount of muscle changes seem to be caused by
genes. Muscle changes often begins in the 20 s in men and in
the 40 s in women.
Muscles fibers shrink, muscle tissue is replaced more slowly.
Lost muscle tissue may be replaced with a tough fibrous tissue.
Most noticeable in the hands, which may look thin and bony.
YOU may not notice YOUR inside body, muscles, and joints are
Starting to change in your 40 s as a woman – but BEWARE those
are changing and you need to be proactive and not wait until
something happens to YOUR body and become reactive.
- Muscle loss can affect your energy level
- Muscles play a role in your body movement, balance and
- Invest in your muscles NOW before something happens.
- YOUR diet is directly linked to YOUR muscle health.
- Eat to build up muscle loss – NUTRITION
- NOURISH your body – start today
My body was out of alignment for along time-had to have both
hips replace but have been working to rebuild
I fix chicken feet broth to help build my collagen back into my
muscles and joints.
Buy chicken feet at farmer’s market and cook in slow cooker for
about 20 hours with a couple table Bragg’s apple cider vinegar.
Put into zip lock bags in the freezer and drink one cup a week.
It makes your body feel so wonderful and your face will be smooth
and show no wrinkles – even at almost 75 years of age I have no
How do YOU use your Conscious and Subconscious mind?
Dr. Joseph Murphy wrote, taught, and inspired millions with his
books over the many years. He lived from 1898-1981. He died
just as I was getting to know his wonderful work and have read
and re-read many time his book “The Power of Your
He says that scientific prayer is the harmonious interaction of the
conscious and subconscious levels of mind scientifically directed
for a specific purpose. I would say that “intent” is the word they
use now – Dr. Murphy used “specific”.
You can learn how to tap into the infinite power within you. Each
of us can do that – solve problems and bring harmony to SELF
We will go over the way YOU can tap into that infinite power
There is only one mind-YOURS – but YOUR mind has 2 distinctive
characteristics. There is a line of demarcation between the 2 and
they are essentially unlike. Conscious and subconscious have
separate and distinct attributes and powers.
Surface self Deep self
Voluntary mind Involuntary mind
Many other terms.
Control your thoughts-
What do you want your relationships to be like – harmony
What do you want your life to look like – successful
Start planting those good thoughts that go from conscious to
The thoughts have to be constructive, harmonious, and peaceful,
the magic working power of your subconscious will respond and
bring harmonious conditions, agreeable surroundings, and the
best of everything.
Knowing how the conscious and subconscious minds work will
enable you to transform your whole life.
Always give the thoughts and ideas in your mind:
Lovingly and with feelings.
You are the captain navigating the ship – give the right orders –
thoughts and images.
DO NOT SAY “I CAN’T”
SAY “I CAN”
Change your thoughts and change your DESTINY
Once your subconscious mind accepts an idea, it begins to
Think and feel
Whatever YOU claim mentally and feel as true, your
subconscious mind will accept and bring forth into your
experience and life.
YOUR emotions and feelings are so very important on going from
your conscious to your subconscious receiving the directions.
Once your subconscious mind accepts an idea, it begins to
execute it. The law of the subconscious mind works for good and
bad ideas alike. Peace of mind and a healthy body are inevitable
when you begin to think and feel in the right way. Whatever you
claim mentally and feel as true, your subconscious mind will
accept and bring forth into your experience. Please do not think it
is all going to be in the next 5 min, 5 days, do not set a time
Psychologists and psychiatrists point out that when thoughts are
conveyed to your subconscious mind, impressions are made in
your brain cells and puts it into effect immediately.
Conscious mind it subjective mind is cognizance of its 5 senses,
and is the reasoning mind. Your subconscious mind accepts
what is impressed up it or what you consciously believe. There is
only one mind with 2 parts – remember that you have control over
both parts and make it so you have peace, harmony, wonderful
relationships, and financial success.
YOUR life and it’s meaning.
I have read lots of Ph.D.’s books on life’s meaning and what life
means. Only YOU can tell what YOUR life means and how YOU
want it to look when YOU are gone.
YOUR life’s meaning can be anything YOU want it to be.
In search for meaning for YOUR life.
Think on the following:
Control each day
Plan each day
Have a mission each day
Produce something good each day
Write in a journal each day
Have gratitude each day
Be thankful each day
Treat your body as a temple each day
Be quiet a portion of the day
Exercise each day
Feed your body nutrition each day
2 weeks before my sister died of leukemia she told me “I wish I
would have done more with my life, I know I could have”. It was
the saddest thing I had ever heard. Life retains it’s meaning up to
the last moment of breath we take here on earth.
I have always done projects and worked on learning new things,
done a lot of volunteer work and worked at being productive all
my life so when my end here on earth came I would not have to
say “I wish” or ‘I regret”. If you want to limit those statements,
then it is up to YOU to make a meaningful life and do not wait
until tomorrow, start today.
Be true to SELF
Enjoy professional life
All the above will help to keep YOU balanced and SAFE in your
own SELFHOOD for your meaning of YOUR life.
Always stay ahead and never behind as issues that come up in
life. That alone will help in YOUR search for meaning in YOUR
life. Take care of those problems and issues and get them off the
table so you can move on to the better things in YOUR life.
Grieving and anger will be covered on future blogs but those are
2 natural feelings that we all go through in life.
Keeping busy helps in YOUR search for meaningful life.
Enjoy each day
Be productive during the day
Turn off the TV
Read a good book
Work in YOUR garden – small or large
Sit in the sun
Have healthy relationships
Look for the silver lining.
Going from one day to the next day – I work on being as positive
as I can be and not complaining about others. Does that work the
whole time? Of course not, but I would say 85% of the time I am
positive and would not waste my time complaining. For one thing
it slows me down on my daily mission.
Stop and smell the flowers – that it what I have been talking about
in this blog. Be thankful for SELF, forgive SELF, love SELF and
most of all smell the flowers
Dr. Axe has some wonderful information on electrolytes:
The major electrolytes found within the body include calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphate and chloride. Because these crucial nutrients help stimulate nerves throughout the body and balance fluid levels, an electrolyte imbalance can cause a variety of serious negative symptoms, including some that are potentially deadly.
You obtain electrolytes through eating different foods and drinking certain fluids, while you lose them partially through exercise, sweating, going to the bathroom and urinating. This is why a poor diet, too little or too much exercise, and being sick are some possible causes for an electrolyte imbalance.
Some of the major roles that electrolytes have within the body include:
- Calcium: helping with muscle contractions, nerve signaling, blood clotting, cell division, and forming/maintaining bones and teeth
- Potassium: helping keep blood pressure levels stable, regulating heart contractions, helping with muscle functions
- Magnesium: needed for muscle contractions, proper heart rhythms, nerve functioning, bone-building and strength, reducing anxiety, digestion, and keeping a stable protein-fluid balance
- Sodium: helps maintain fluid balance, needed for muscle contractions, and helps with nerve signaling
- Chloride: maintains fluid balance
hese are some of the key practices I turn to when I need a reminder (or two) on how to lift my spirits and bring more joy to my journey. Try them out if they sound like a fit for you.
1) Turn the Page
Each day is a gift and a chance to start fresh. If yesterday was heavy, give yourself permission to turn the page. Start today with a new intention, one that will prompt you to focus on the landscape before you. When we give ourselves the gift of new perspective, hidden gems have a way of appearing and reminding us of the joy that lives within us.
2) Fuel Your Machine Properly
Your body is your most valuable asset — treat it well. Much like we wouldn’t put soap in the gas tank of our car, we shouldn’t be consuming food that is overly processed and filled with chemicals and junk. We humans are meant to be eating whole foods that are alive, instead of the packaged junk and processed food we are constantly inundated with. When we take control and feed our bodies with nutritious food and clean water, it makes a world of difference in how we feel. When we feel good in our bodies, it is so much easier to maintain a bright disposition.
3) Get Enough Sleep
Sleep deprivation is dreadful. It wasn’t until I became a mother that I realized what a precious commodity a good night’s sleep truly is. Getting enough pillow time has a way of making us feel more human. Sleep is such an amazing gift to recharge and start to see things with fresh eyes. According to sleepfoundation.org, “sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being.” Click here to check out their downloadable recommended sleep times chart.
4) Get into the Driver’s Seat
When life feels dull or uninspiring, it’s the perfect time to remind ourselves that we can get back into the driver’s seat of our lives. Sometimes we need the reminder that we are in ultimate control of how we choose to react to experiences before us and how we move forward. Sure sometimes the steps may take time — that is okay. There is something really empowering in remembering that we are in the driver’s seat of our life, and if we want to feel more joy, we can start moving towards that happier destination at our own pace.
5) Limit Your Screen Time
How much time do you needlessly waste on social media, in front of your TV or on your computer? More importantly, how much of your life force is dimmed while you sit there? I always find that the more time I spend being inundated by sensory overload or looking at other people’s highlight reels, the harder it is for me to switch gears and get back into being present in my own life. When I am feeling low in energy or feel like I am not measuring up, I come to this reminder and look at where I can immediately begin limiting the amount of screen time I am getting. Having a break for some fresh air and leaving the phone behind is liberating — it is a boost that can often be felt on a physical level.
6) Check in With Your Trusted Peeps
We are social beings and are meant to be connecting with others. The special people in our lives who want to see us shine bright, are the ones we can go to when we need a little lift. There is nothing like a good belly laugh with a friend or a warm embrace to brighten our mood. Receiving the gift of being really seen, or seeing someone else for who they are, has a way of making us come alive.
7) Back to Basics
If life feels complicated and heavy, see what changes when you put your attention on the simplest things. When I feel overwhelmed with too much to do, I love to lace up my shoes and get outside for a run. There is something about nature and fresh air that melts my stress away. When things get stressful to the point of feeling it in our bodies, I believe it is a strong indicator we need to simplify. Getting back to basics can include things like: getting outside, having real conversations with real people, enjoying a meal with a loved one or doing an activity you know brings you joy. The basic things in life always seem to be right under our nose, it is just a matter of putting our focus there.
8) Spiritual Practice
Sometimes life deals things that are hard to wrap our minds around and life can quickly feel disheartening and unfair. Having faith in a higher power, in a way that is meaningful and true for you, has a way of bringing a sense of peace and acceptance throughout life. Having a spiritual practice we can turn to can become an anchor and a powerful way to reignite our light from within.
9) Time Management
If life feels like it is out of control and you can’t keep up, see what happens when you implement time management strategies. There are many digital time management systems out there that can help. Set event reminders on your phone and computer. Set an alarm as a reminder to leave early. Start your day by writing a list of what you intend to accomplish, and put time parameters around each task. Sometimes we need to let go of things that aren’t important and prioritize what is. Having some control over our time management sets us up to feel like we are right where we are meant to be — and that is empowering.
10) Dream Big
Keeping our deepest desires and dreams alive is the very fuel that keeps our spirits bright. Give yourself the gift of having goals and dreams, and don’t allow fear to have a say in how big your dreams may be. When we give ourselves the gift of thinking about our dreams and sharing them with others, it is an automatic way to brighten our spirits.
11) Gratitude Practice
When we put our attention on all of the things we are grateful for, we get to experience a boost that can be felt on a very deep level. A gratitude practice can look like whatever you want. It could be counting your blessings at the start of the day, throughout the day or as a way to end the day. Perhaps you will choose all of the above. Like everything in life, when we put our own personal spin on things, it has a way of becoming meaningful and more powerful. What about you, what are you grateful for today?