August 2017 Newsletter
Hello, and an amazing abundant August to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter. The photo above is in my
home office. It makes me laugh because it seems I'm looking up to
someone wiser for guidance, not just trying to keep my eyes open for the
camera on my phone. Are you letting in the wisdom which comes your way?
Today's issue has an article about being healthier, and staying
What if staying healthy is easier than you thought?
You've heard "Money can't buy happiness". Well, I don't think
it can buy health either. It might seem like those with
plenty of money can afford a personal trainer to help them work
out (and motivate them to do so!), or a personal chef who only
uses organic food, and this is out of your reach right now.
Well, is that what makes someone healthy? I invite you to
look a bit deeper.
To me health is more than lack of disease. It's being fully
alive, functioning at your peak, vibrant and energetic. You
do not have to be a top athlete to be healthy. In fact I think
some pro athletes push themselves way too hard, putting performing
above how they feel. If you're on the Injured List and can't play
the sport you love, that's not healthy to me.
Health is about balance, flowing along with Life instead of fighting it.
In the hot humid weather it's wiser to move your outdoor midday exercise to
dawn or dusk. You don't have to skip it, feeling like a victim,
but you do have to adjust. If you want a closer connection with your
spouse (and I do think emotional nourishment and relationships are
essential to good health), find a better time to talk together than
when he or she is tired and grumpy from a long day of work. Sometimes
timing is everything.
Speaking of timing, how's the pace of your life? Do you wake up with
a long to-do list on your mind, then rush around all day trying to
complete the entire list, adding in every new task which shows up?
This used to be me, and I can still fall into this pattern if I'm not
careful. I've had to consciously make room for Slow Time, whether
that's an hour of meditation, or a leisurely walk communing with the
trees, or reading a book for pleasure. I find this makes me more
productive when I do return to accomplishing, since I've recharged
my personal battery. I have more energy and my thinking is clearer.
Health is all about energy. Take a step back and observe your
life as if it were a friend's. Where are you leaking your energy?
Is it that extra 40 pounds you're carrying around? Is it the
constant worry about your elderly parent's illness, or that
difficult co-worker, or some other situation where you
don't have much control? Like the AA prayer says, aim to
change what you can, to accept what you can't change,
and to be discerning enough to recognize the difference.
Stress is at the root of most health problems, and trying to
change what you can't (like another person!) is stressful.
Finally, to stay healthy and positive, count your blessings.
Focus on what's going right, instead of complaining about every
minor problem. Many spiritual teachers talk about the power of
a gratitude practice, that regularly writing about what you're
grateful for seems to bring in even more to be thankful about
the following day. Can you see "problems" as opportunities?
Maybe you can round up a few people who have the same challenge
and work on it together, like going for a group walk in the
morning before work, since you all want to be more active.
You'll make some new friends, which you wanted to do anyway.
Then when you look back a year or 2 from now you'll be so proud of
the improvements you made. A healthy attitude precedes a healthy
body, and you can do it!
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Enjoy the first part of your August.
I'll write again in a couple of weeks. Take care!