Infinite Joy

I have to confess I struggle with remembering to count my blessings… Especially on days like I have experienced this past week when my sons blood sugar numbers have been all over the map and well outside a ‘normal’ let alone ‘healthy’ range.   But tonight’s middle of the night check is one of those where joy overflows – the kind of joy where you wake up your spouse, you call your best friend in the middle of the night to share great news! Praise our creator!  The joy seems infinite at times like these 🙂  And it’s a joy that one has to share – I give you my joy, take all you need, and take a little extra to give someone else in need…

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Expert Talk: David Perlmutter, MD Brain Inflammation, Autoimmune Disease and Nutrition

I just listened to the first ‘bonus’ video from the Autoimmune Revolution and I was STUNNED! ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!  I am looking forward to the rest of the videos – I have a feeling it is going to end up being a great resource for me on this journey…  If you missed my previous post here is another link below to sign up for the free content!

After registering you will get an email confirmation with a link to the bonus content – The video I just watched was:

Expert Talk: David Perlmutter, MD Brain Inflammation, Autoimmune Disease and Nutrition

(Here is Dr. Perlmutters website http://www.drperlmutter.com/

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/50763-the-autoimmune-revolution/embed

Betrayal: Autoimmune Disease, what they aren’t telling you…

This is a great series that delves into looking at health conditions through a functional lens, looking at it from a functional perspective 😉

This is an 7 part series which you can sign up here to get the entire series:

https://betrayalseries.com/episode-1-1nyawjkj2?inf_contact_key=7d0cbc282bdddf41ebe8765a8e30e2913dfccc53967e4ef6635564f98c6380b9

IRA’s – 401k’s – Pension Plans – But, what about your health plan? (it’s not what you think)

The year is starting to wind down in a little over a month.  This is often the time when open enrollment comes around for employer benefits.  With the current economy many of us take this time of year to re-evaluate our financial plans and insurance coverage.  We spend time analyzing our retirement accounts, gains or losses. Calculating future balance projections.

But, how many of us consider our health retirement account?  You know, the state of health we will be in when retirement comes around.  What is going to be our health status when the time comes around to cash in on our retirement funds?  Are we making plans now to reach a health goal during our prime years of life?  After all – it is prime.  Shouldn’t this be the time of our life when we are at our most vibrant state?

A few of the definitions from dictionary.com:health-in-retirement-graphic

  • of the greatest relevance or significance:
  • the most flourishing stage or state:
  • the period or state of greatest perfection or vigor of human life:

Yet what do most of us think of when we think of our retirement years?  Several chronic health problems come to mind. Why is that?  Could it be we have failed to make a health retirement plan? Or is disease inevitable?  Can we make choices today which will impact our health 10, 15, 30 years from now?

How many of us have written down our financial goals we hope to achieve by retirement?  The purpose of those financial goals is to fund our lifestyle right?  So what is our health goals to go with that lifestyle? For me this is an area I need to spend more attention on and impress to my children the importance of managing their health just as they have been taught to manage their money.

What are your strategies for prime health in your retirement years? What ways can we invest in our health ‘today’ for optimal health ‘tomorrow’?  Thanks for stopping by!  As always, I enjoy your comments and questions!

 

 

The Eye of My Needle — Roth Poetry

We often think “diet & exercise” are the key to health. Then we overlook one very important, perhaps even of greater importance, factor: Our attitude. How we approach life, especially during challenges play an intricate part in our state of health. Many functions are tied to ‘stress’, whether good or bad.

While we can’t, and shouldn’t, control others we can control ourselves. This poem reminded me of the importance of our responses in the journey of restoring good health.

When confronted with the caustic attitudes of the current political campaign, it is easy to get caught up in negativity. How we respond is our choice. When a friend has been injured by the words or actions of others, it is easy to jump onboard and promote the negativity. I am proposing there is an […]

via The Eye of My Needle — Roth Poetry

Balance

Balance. It applies to so many things around us. Have you ever thought about what is needed to keep specific things in balance?  Such as what is required to keep the air being cooled by the air conditioner in your home?  Or what about what happens if you add more yeast in a bread recipe? Most of us have probably experienced an out of balance tire on our vehicles, it certainly makes for a rougher ride especially for the driver.

Today I was reading over some of my previous posts, especially those which had information which was new to me.  These questions came to mind – How does this information affect my direction?  What about any information which presents an opportunity for me to change?  What if there is something presented which shows an obvious need for change but the change is just not plausible?

What do we do when we want the best health choice for ourselves or a family member but for what ever reason it’s not an option for us?  For instance, a topic which is often hotly debated is formula v. breastfeeding.  If you have seen my other posts you probably figured out I have strong convictions regarding the subject. But, I want to share that even though I advocate exclusive breastfeeding I was faced with the challenge of being in a situation where it just wasn’t viable!

My oldest had severe re-flux and my youngest had a sudden stop in growth.  In an attempt to provide a solution for my children to get back on a track, formula entered our lives.  What I have found is sometimes we are faced with solutions of A or B.  We want option A but it’s not possible.  So we choose the next option that benefits us the most.

Now, how do we balance out our convictions and our circumstances?  What do we do when we know solution A is the better health choice but it is not capable of meeting immediate health needs?  What if we really, really want that solution?  From past experience that is one of the roughest roads to navigate.  Having others in my life who were supportive and helpful in guiding me through the turns was indispensable.

What is interesting is some of the supporters had similar convictions, but there were some who were on the other side of the spectrum.  Reminiscing on this got me thinking about how much we can learn from others when we view things from their perspective or through their circumstances.  The valuable insights that we gain.

For instance, the person who encouraged me the most to pursue this profession has some convictions which differ from mine.  We have “topics” that we are on very different pages.  But I look forward to talking with this person and bouncing ideas off of them as much as, and in some ways more than, those who I already have a common view with.

This afternoon we had another one of our encouraging conversations, but since our conversation I have been pondering what is it about them that I look forward to what their perception is?  Why is it that even though we may be at opposite ends I crave their insights?

I have come to the conclusion it is balance.  They know how to balance their convictions with a sincere desire to know the perspective of others.  I am so thankful to have such a great mentor and guide.  Its people like these who make overcoming health obstacles possible.

 

Involve me and I will learn {Mirror & Soul}

I came across this on another blog but didn’t see a button to re-blog it so going to make an attempt to do so on my own 🙂  This really hits the core of my philosophy and how we “teach” others…

Anyway Loved the post from Mirror & Soul

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Tick. Tock.

I am NOT a patient person when it comes to waiting for gifts, packages and such – I was always one to open presents ahead of the “scheduled” time… And quite notorious for seeking out any surprises that may be in store… SO I haven’t a CLUE what I was thinking when I ordered the materials to start my training and I opted for the regular shipping…  when I could have paid an extra $25 for overnight… Sigh. Exhale. Rolling my eyes at myself.  Tick-tock goes the clock as I wait for the fedex man to show up after the weekend… oh it’s gonna be a loonngg time waiting… it’s only Thursday… tick.tock.

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Daily Prompt: Waiting