Today’s Good Word ~ Start

Start with the tough tasks and the easy ones will fall into place. We all share a defense mechanism where we find something else to do instead of facing the tough tasks. The best way is to start by diving right in. When my students were writing their dissertations, some found it nearly impossible to start writing. I’d tell them I want the first sentence to the first paragraph on the first page. I didn’t care about the quality of the sentence. I wanted to read a sentence. Once the student started with the first sentence, it became easier. It’s true with all the tough tasks we face. Start, do something, anything. The rest follows.

A Better Life ~ The Power of Love

Love heals all kinds of hurts. Love brightens the day. Love brings peace to the soul. Be a source of love. Give love and receive love – hold nothing back. Go all in and love will remake you into what you were destined to be. 

Today’s Poem ~ Uphill

Uphill
Christina Rossetti
DOES the road wind uphill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.

But is there for the night a resting-place?
A roof for when the slow, dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
You cannot miss that inn.

Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
They will not keep you waiting at that door.

Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
Yea, beds for all who come.

Something to About

Good health is a precious gift. We don’t think about good health until we don’t have it. It’s like going to bed feeling great and waking up with a backache. How we wish we could feel healthy again. Good health isn’t a guarantee. Our bodies need our help. We can commit to exercise. We can commit to eating healthy. We can commit to treating our bodies as if they are a precious treasure – they are. Here’s to your good health and health sustaining habits. Cheers.

Today’s Power Thought ~ It’s Time to Take the First Step

Is it time for you to show your doubters they’re wrong? Take the first step to show them what you’re made of. There is no stopping you. Keep on going. Don’t stop, success is yours. 

Today’s Health Tip ~ Eating Slower Is a Healthy Option

Slow the Pace – The Food Will Wait for You

The pace at which you eat influences how much you eat, as well as how likely you are to gain weight. Studies comparing different eating speeds show that fast eaters are much more likely to eat more and have a higher body mass index (BMI) than slow eaters. Your appetite, how much you eat, and how full you get are all controlled by hormones. Hormones signal to your brain whether you’re hungry or full. However, it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to receive these messages. That’s why eating more slowly may give your brain the time it needs to perceive that you’re full. Studies have confirmed this, showing that eating slowly may reduce the number of calories you consume at meals and help you lose weight. Eating slowly is also linked to more thorough chewing, which has also been linked to improved weight control. So, simply eating slower and chewing more often may help you eat less.

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