Start every day on a positive note
Create a ritual in which you start off each day with something uplifting and positive.
Here are a few ideas:
- Tell yourself that it’s going to be a great day or any other positive affirmation.
- Listen to a happy and positive song or playlist.
- Share some positivity by giving a compliment or doing something nice for someone.
A new study published in the journal General Psychiatry reports that regular deep meditation may help regulate the gut microbiome and lower the risks of physical and mental illness. The relatively small study says the gut microbes found in a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks were substantially different than those of their secular neighbors and were linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, depression, and anxiety.
The study authors said previous research shows the gut microbiome – bacteria, fungi, and viruses that break down food in the human digestive tract – can affect mood and behavior through the gut–brain axis (the two-way biochemical signaling connected through the vagus nerve, which oversees multiple crucial bodily functions).
The gut-brain axis includes the body’s immune response, hormonal signaling, and stress response.The researchers pointed out meditation is increasingly being used to help treat mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, traumatic stress, and eating disorders as well as chronic pain.
Her love is true I know,
Much more true
Than angel’s love;
For angels love in heaven
Where a thousand harps
She loves in a tenement
Where the only music
Is the cry of street car brakes
And the toot of automobile horns
And the drip of a kitchen spigot
Her love is true I know.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
Joe: “I realized my life can’t fall apart.”
Pete: “Why is that, Joe?”
Joe: “I never had it together in the first place.”