We all need love
All The Time
~ Buckminster Fuller
Red Flag Messages from Your Body – Your body will often let you know if something suddenly goes drastically wrong. If something feels really off — like changes in being able to see, talk, walk, think clearly, or communicate, or having chest pain or shortness of breath — call 911. Don’t wait to see if you feel better. If it’s a stroke or heart attack, you need medical care right away.
Do You Need a Rest Day from Exercise? You don’t feel up to your regular workout. Should you pass? Tune in. Do you feel sore and worn out? Then you may need a lighter day. Or are you feeling tempted by your favorite show and your couch? How often you need rest depends on how hard you work out and what you do, and how you feel. If you’re not in pain, some movement is usually a good idea. A certified personal trainer can give you a training schedule that builds in recovery.
Your Heart Rate Feels Off ~ You may feel lightheaded or dizzy with a racing, fluttering, or slowed pulse. If it lasts more than a few minutes or happens often, it might be from an illness or heart rhythm problem. Serious chest pain or trouble walking or speaking could mean a heart attack or stroke: Get to a hospital. An easy workout that suddenly seems hard and raises your pulse longer than usual may mean you’re overdoing it. Talk to a doctor about your symptoms.
Mood Matters ~ Everyone has times when they feel down or anxious. But if you have depression or anxiety, those conditions can affect you physically as well as emotionally. You might notice that you cry a lot, isolate yourself, avoid doing things you normally love, have tense muscles, find it hard to concentrate, and sleep or eat more (or less) than normal. These are cues to talk to your doctor or a therapist to get help.
Blance Taylor Dickinson
Ah, I know what happiness is. . . .
It is a timid little fawn
Creeping softly up to me
For one caress, then gone
Before I’m through with it . . .
Away, like dark from dawn!
Well I know what happiness is . . . !
It is the break of day that wears
A shining dew decked diadem . . .
An aftermath of tears.
Fawn and dawn, emblems of joy . . .
I’ve played with them for years,
And always they will slip away
Into the brush of another day.
Joe: “I went to the ER last night because I superglued my thumb and forefinger together..”
Pete: “what did they do?”
Joe: “The doctor said not to worry, I was OK.”
Forgive. Harboring a grudge against a family member, co-worker, neighbor, a merchant or manufacturer, friend or someone you casually know doesn’t bode well for your mental health and overall well-being. In fact, it does long-term damage to your psyche. Find it in your heart to forgive, not just those you feel are responsible, but also yourself. Forgiveness doesn’t mean you condone the behavior, however. It does allow that negativity to be released, allowing you to move forward with your life.
NOTE: Each moment we hold on to our pain, hurt, or resentments we injure ourselves again and again. When we forgive the hurt, we release our negative energy and stop re-injuring ourselves. We also provide an opportunity for the person receiving our forgiveness to be healed.
NOTE: The most successful people I’ve met are those who have dogged persistence. They don’t quit. They keep moving forward even if their goal always seems a bit out of their grasp. They put their head down, dig a bit deeper, and push forward. One day, they look back amazed at how far they’ve come. Do the same.