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YOU and have a Happy and Healthy Mind as YOU age

 

Listed below are 10 ways to keep your mind active and aging healthy:

Eat healthy

Watch what you drink

Have an exercise program

Socialize

Change of scenery once in awhile

Have a hobby

Accepting that you are unique

Care for others and volunteer

Exercise your mind

Intellectual curiosity

Foster creativity

Spiritual connectedness

 

Mental exercise is very important as we age because it is not

About sitting in front of the TV

Crosswords

Scrabble

Puzzles

Yard work

Hiking

Tennis

Golfing

Dancing classes

There are so many ways to keep your mind sharp

Our mind is the very essence of our being what makes us feel

alive.  What are we without our mind?  Our perception,

experiences, feelings and the ability to think and act are all

processed by our mind.  Doesn’t that require us to keep our mind

healthy at all costs?

A healthy mind one that is not scattered al over the place.  It is

not grieving the past nor is it anxious about what might befall in

the future.  It is focused and productive and at the peak of its

creativity.  It can be all this only when it is free of stress.  Stress is

responsible for making a mind dull and for triggering emotional

and physical problems.  Have you noticed how easily someone?

can get you to shout and howl when you are already stressed?

A healthy mind keeps you calm and composed even at troubled

times.  You are able to enjoy what you are doing now, be it

reading this article, getting a report done on time, or walking your

dog.  It strengthens your relationships with people.  In fact, your

mind is so powerful that it can also affect your physical and

emotional health.  You are more like to fall ill when you are

stressed because your immune system weakens.

I believe that meditation and/or prayer helps eliminates stress-

because you are connecting with your higher power and

understand that you are the only person you control.

Pray/meditate for others but accept and realize that it only about

YOU who you can control.  Not your partner, nor your children or

family or any of your friends.  That eliminates 90% of stress when

you realize it is only YOU

Be kind to yourself, encourage and empower YOURself

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Spiritual well-Being

Every day YOU have to be a Spiritual,

Mental, Emotional, and Physical well-being.  And it all has to be in

harmony and balanced.

 

YOU have to be mindful every day of that harmony and balance.

YOUR daily stress has to have harmony and be balanced.

 

Most ancient cultures pointed to a connection between body,

mind, and spirit and recognized that each composed a part of the

whole.  Now, integrative medicine and health psychology are

beginning to recognize that health is influenced not only by the

physical body but the spiritual, mental, and emotional bodies, too.

 

Your health is dependent on all four facets, as opposed to just

one of the four.  Building onto this concept your overall health is

also influenced by a trickle-down effect.  The physical body is

affected by our emotions, our thoughts direct how we feel, and

our energy level sways our mind and our thoughts.  Let us get

more specific on the details of each body and the practices

you can follow to main their health.

 

Practices for the Spiritual Body:

 

Practice meditation daily

 

Learn to work with energy, through practices such as ways to

 

keep the energy channels open

 

Study consciousness, religion, or philosophy

 

Attend a silent retreat to deepen your connection to Self

 

Pray

 

The Mental Body

 

Set goals

 

Get a coach or mentor to keep focused on your goals

 

Daily recapitulation

 

Continue your education

 

Eliminate stressors from your life

 

The Emotional Body

 

Self-reflect

 

Practice forgiveness

 

Deepen your connection with others

 

Spend time cultivating gratitude for the gifts and opportunities you

 

have been given

 

 

Practice mental and emotional release techniques

 

The Physical Body

 

Move your body exercise

 

Prepare fresh, organic meals

 

Get plenty of sleep

 

Receive regular massages

 

Spend time in nature

 

Try all the above on a daily basis – I do not believe that everyone

can do things every day forever.  Give yourself a break and

forgive SELF is you miss a day once in awhile.  It is life.

 

To SELF:

 

Be nice

 

Be joyful

 

Be quiet

 

Be forgiving

 

Be kind

 

Be funny

 

Be smiling

 

Be energetic

 

Be thoughtful

 

Be mindful

 

Be supportive

 

Be encouraging

 

Be empowering

 

Be healthy

 

Be positive

 

Be courteous

 

Be embolden

 

 

All the above can help YOU stay in harmony and balanced.

 

Take care and enjoy every day

 

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Empowerment for “What Does Life Expect from YOU?

The podcast is about:

Characteristics for when YOU are born

Myer-Briggs personality type

Blood types

Help in finding your characteristics for “What Does Life Expect from YOU?

so that you rise to your next level in life

 

What level is next in your life?

 

 

 

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YOU and CHOICE

 

The choice is a central part of life.  How to make a good Choice for

YOU.

 

The right, power, or opportunity to choose.

 

The choice is about YOU and choice is personal and choice effects

others deeply.  And the choice YOU make today will affect all the

other choices in the years to come as YOU age.  Even a small

choice has ripples.  It may not be noticeable but I still effect more

than just today.

 

Learn to make the correct choice for YOU and to learn from the

wrong choice.

 

YOUR life is guided and defined by the choices YOU make

Know and appreciate those good choices are harder to make than

poor ones

Accomplishment of an important goal always starts with an

important choice.

 

Many of YOUR choices are under the control or influence of

others.  This should not be but is a normal thing.

 

Be a good thinker – so that your can make good choices.

 

Good choices are generated in our minds

 

Decisions that you make today started with a choice back when.

Choose the good things – integrity, peace, love, forgiveness and

keep choosing the POSITIVE things in life so that YOU will get

where you want to go and

 

What Does Life Expect from YOU?

 

I have had, over my lifetime, quite a few in my family that has

had terrible addictions.  Whether they have been from alcohol or

drugs – both have been very bad upon their life.

From my observation and I believe many phycologists will agree

that when a person with an addiction crosses the line to being

called an addict – the person’s development stops at that time

and until the can get over that addiction the maturing and

development will always be there and in their life.  That person’s

choices will not be positive or in their best interest or their family

or friends best interest.  The choice for an addict is always about

feeding the addiction – that is their #1 priority.  Everything else

takes second in their life.

 

For those of us who are not addicts – choice has an obvious and

immediate moral significance.

 

Decision-making is something all of us need to learn to do.  And

to master decision-making skills and making good decisions

depends on several factors:

 

Person’s developmental stage/age

Idea of right a wrong

What the decision-making process entail.

Practice

 

Starting young to learn to make choices is not too young.  I tried

to give my children challenges so they could make a choice and

learn how to make the correct with our family values.

Never give a child more than 2 choices – let them make the

decision and how to choose for them.

 

As we age we know how to choose and make better choice’s

because we know SELF better and what values we are living by.

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YOU are in charge of how much nutrition YOUR body needs

Because YOU are the only one with YOUR unique body.

So, gear up and have courage about:

 

The 4 key nutrients your body needs:

  1. Fat
  1. Saturated Fat
  1. Sugars
  1. Sodium

 

And of course, the big ones:

Protein

Carbohydrates

Fiber

Vitamins & Minerals

 

Because YOUR nutrition and nutrients are different than anyone

Else’s nutrition and nutrients YOU need to know about YOU

And that is what this website and only this website helps YOU

Learn about YOU.  Especially, the podcast talks about the

 

Unique YOU with all your characteristics

 

Look at food that provides nourishment for the body to do

What YOU need to do in life so that:

What Does Life Expect from YOU?

 

YOU will know and grow

 

Substances which provide energy:

Energy is not a nutrient but food energy is important for

providing energy for YOUR daily activities.

 

Protein, fats, and carbohydrates are converted into energy in

different quantities.  Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients

for the body but are not converted into energy

 

Energy is required to fuel body processes and physical activity.

 

Fat

Fat contributes to energy intake and helps you absorb is vital

Vitamins, therefore a healthy diet should always contain a certain

amount of fat.

Saturated fat is predominately from animal sources

Unsaturated is predominately from vegetable sources

Too much-saturated fat can raise blood cholesterol and can

Increase risk of heart disease.  Intake should be no more than

Your daily recommended intake-LEARN what YOUR Intake

Should be-YOUR Uniqueness.

 

Sugars

Sugars are carbohydrates that provide the body with energy, our

body’s fuel.  They occur naturally in fruit, vegetables, and dairy

foods.  Try not to use anything with man-made sugars in them-

almost any amount of man-made anything will put YOUR body

into the disease mode.

 

Sodium

I have already done a blog about how important salt is to our

body – refer back to that blog.

Only use unrefined salt like the blog talks about – STOP buying

Any other kinds of salt – for YOUR best interest.

 

Protein

Important for the growth and repair of the body’s cells and for

building muscle.

 

It can also be used to provide energy.  Some good sources of

protein:  fish, meat, chicken, eggs, milk, cheese, and yogurt are

animal sources

 

 

Vegetables based protein include legumes, soybeans, baked

beans, kidney beans chickpeas and lentils, nuts and seeds.

Choose protein-rich foods that are low in saturated fat.

 

 

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy that fuels our body and everything it does,

even thinking.  They are sugars and starches.  Try to each natural

carbohydrates found in fruit and some vegetables, dairy foods.

 

Limit man-made carbohydrates that are made in laboratories and

that, as YOU age, will create problems in your digestive system

and add fat to your structure.

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