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”
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. ~Thomas Merton Merriam-Webster.com defines the term interdependence as the state of being dependent upon one another. Examples are given for interdependent economies as wellContinue reading “Interdependent by Design”
You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the world there is no (one) exactly like you. In the millions of years that have passed, there has never been a (person) like you . . . You have the capacity for anything. ~Pablo Casals Every time I see the above quote I first readContinue reading “10 Little-Known Coping Strategies for Depression”
Did you enjoy spending time outside as a kid? I did. As a matter of fact, I don’t remember spending much time inside, unless I was at school. I loved playing outdoors with pets we had over the years, including lots of dogs and cats, a couple rabbits, and a rooster that I treated likeContinue reading “Six Science-Backed Reasons to Get Outside”
For the past 4 months, internet searches worldwide have shown a significant increase in the quest for weight loss information, according to Google Trends. It seems covid-19 has taken away not only our freedoms, but also our willpower. Many of us have put on weight as a result of gym closures, more time at home,Continue reading “Little-Known Weight Loss Strategies”
I’ve heard a lot about hand washing and social distancing over the past few weeks to prevent the spread of coronavirus. I have also heard about immunocompromised people dying from the virus. But I haven’t heard the first newscaster discuss the concept of boosting immune function. Have you? Doesn’t it make sense that we shouldContinue reading “Thinking Outside the COVID-19 Box: 10 Ways to Boost Immune Function”