“If you believe it will work out , you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t you will see obstacles.”
A Healthy Diet Wins Hands Down
The typical American diet is heavy in processed foods, refined grains, and added sugars, all of which come up short on essential vitamins and minerals. But even a healthy, well-balanced diet can fall short of needed nutrients, especially among older adults, reports the June 2015 Harvard Health Letter. . . . Dietary supplements would seem to be the obvious way to plug vitamin and mineral gaps in the diet. But supplements make it easy to get too much of a particular nutrient without realizing it. With some vitamins and minerals, too much can be harmful.
It’s best to improve the diet before using supplements . . . because vitamins and minerals are most potent when they come from food. In food, they are accompanied by many other beneficial nutrients, including hundreds of carotenoids, flavonoids, minerals, and antioxidants that aren’t in most supplements. Plus, food tastes better than supplements and is often less expensive.
When first you sang a song to me
With laughter shining from your eyes,
You trolled your music liltingly
With cadences of glad surprise.
In after years I heard you croon
In measures delicately slow
Of trees turned silver by the moon
And nocturnes sprites and lovers know.
And now I cannot hear you sing,
But love still holds your melody
For silence is a sounding thing
To one who listens hungrily.
Ditch the Technology and Get Outside and Sing in the Sunshine
Step outdoors for a few minutes to pull some weeds, sit in the sunshine, or just get some fresh air. Research shows that time outside can give you more energy, a better memory, and less anxiety. Even if you’re in a city, notice trees, flowers, and parks. Soak up nature to give yourself a boost.
Let go of false fears and anxieties. Let them flow over the emotional waterfall and wash away.
Joe: “I went to my acting class and fell through the floor.”
Pete: “Are you okay?”
Joe: “Yah, the director said it was a stage I was going through.”
“Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
I see all the time, folks walking, talking on their smart phones, ear pods blaring in their ears. They may be walking, but they’re losing the benefits of the walk. They may as well be on a treadmill. When we walk as Emerson suggests we open ourselves to a vast new experience. Try it. You’ll come back refreshed and renewed.