The human body is a marvel. Its ultra-intelligent design allows it to operate in ways without even requiring our attention. The billions and billions of chemical reactions occurring each second are nothing short of symphonic. The habits that become your lifestyle radically influence that symphony, for better or worse. By providing your 70 trillion cellsContinue reading “5 Ways to Nudge Your Body Toward Optimal Function”
Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke For the past few days, I’ve noticed the birds are back and making their happy presence known. I took time out this morning to admire the black, white, and vibrant red of two acorn woodpeckers out a back window. InContinue reading “The Sweetness of Spring”
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something . . . that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. ~Robert Louis Stevenson That subtle something that Stevenson references above is love, in my opinion. Hiking for miles in areas surroundedContinue reading “Trails of Renewal”
Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things. ~Lao Tzu If you are a regular Micro of the Macro reader, you have seen my posts on how the design of Nature is being interrupted on an ongoing basis. Harmful chemicals are used on crops, in cleaning products, andContinue reading “Nature Interrupted”
Extinction: a word normally associated with dinosaurs, certain smaller animal species, and ancient civilizations. Or, that used to be the case. Recently, there’s been a lot of speculation on our possible extinction; that is to say, you and me and everyone we love. Why, you might ask? Because of our collective irreverence for Nature. AlthoughContinue reading “12 Simple Acts to Help Our Current Crisis”
Over the years, I have learned that regularly investing in the health of my mind, body, and spirit is vital. I don’t want to live forever, but I do want to feel good, enjoy life, and thrive as long as I’m on the planet. When I go to my annual doctor’s visit for a check-upContinue reading “7 Lifestyle Touchstones from the Healthiest Person I Know”
The first time I witnessed a big snowfall, it was in Northern Arizona. I was walking back to my hostel from a yoga class when the flakes first started. After having lived full-time in the Southern US, where snow seldom makes an appearance, I was super-excited to see it. Two days later, there was anContinue reading “Winter in the High Desert”
With the many reports we hear of death, disease, job loss, and an expectation of this trajectory to continue, the idea of gratitude might not be hitting a lot of folks’ radar. In the frighteningly grim existence that we now find ourselves, should we be giving thanks, as the Bible verse suggests?
Studies show that actions we imagine can seem real to our minds, “tricking” the brain into providing us benefits as if we were performing those actions. Many athletes utilize this technique, called visualization, to attain their specific goals.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. ~Annie Dillard And . . . we’re in December. Wow. This year will soon be a memory, to the relief of many. The pandemic, now in its second wave in some countries, has presented a great number of us with unprecedented challenges. Continue reading “Six Small Actions That Will Change You”