There are many different activities we promptly and regularly add to our planners, phones, and other schedule makers. We note when it’s time to pay the bills, make a doctor’s appointment, and go grocery shopping. We know when library books are due and what days to pick the kids up from sports and extracurricular activities. Birthdays are circled with a balloon drawn beside them and holidays are highlighted with an exclamation point.Read More
What is one healthy recommendation that, while not dispensed in doctor’s offices or featured on health bulletins, can greatly boost your health and vitality? Simply put, Do Your Thing.
What’s your thing? The magic about your thing is that the only person who knows the answer to that question is you. When you’re doing your thing, whatever it may be, you might feel a warm rush of curiosity filling yourRead More
Does seeing something in your mind’s eye make it real? Well, if not for the visions seen inside the minds of countless innovators and inventors, we wouldn’t be surrounded by light bulbs, televisions, cars, and so many other useful devices and gadgets.
Are ideas inside our minds real when they pertain to what we’d like to see with our health? The creative inventions around us serve as examples that what weRead More
What do you do for fun? Doctors don’t often ask you this question in regards to health care, but maybe fun plays more of a role in health than we openly acknowledge. Think about how you feel after spending a weekend doing something that interests you, whether that is playing frisbee outside, seeing a new movie, or whatever activity that you enjoy doing.
Fun has great effects on both the body and mind. It getsRead More
Heard the expression, “A watched pot never boils?”
Have you ever hovered over a pot on the stove and waited for the water to boil? It takes time, and somehow the time seems to stretch out even farther when you’re waiting for the change to happen.
You don’t see anything at first, and then you slowly feel the pot physically warming up. After a little while, tiny bubbles start to form at the pot’s base. Eventually, theseRead More
As Atlas held up the sky (aka celestial sphere), no doubt he started noticing how his upper back muscles started aching, his legs felt like buckling at the knees, and his spirit felt trodden on beneath all the weight. Maybe the thought passed through his mind, “Now–is this a healthy way to live? Is it worth the sacrifice? Zeus, get a life!” Zeus, by the way, is the one who punished Atlas with the task of holding the sky up on his shoulders.Read More