Mid-October 2017 Newsletter
Hello, and a marvelous outstanding Mid-October to you!
Optimism and Health
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
Today's issue has an article about optimism and health. Could there
be a connection?
You may have noticed that your nagging knee pain, or that head cold
that won't quit, seems to be less of an issue when something
unexpected goes right. Maybe it's a pay raise at work, or a
surprise phone call from someone dear to you. Your focus is
now drawn to the positive, you feel an uplifting surge
of new energy, and while your knee or cold isn't suddenly
healed, somehow it doesn't seem to bother you as much.
OK, is this as simple as "Always look on the bright side", or the
Law of Attraction philosophy of focusing on the good, so more good
happens to you? This sounds like a magic trick! And what if no friend
calls and no check shows up in the mail? Can you find something to be
optimistic about on an ordinary day? Yes, there's always the
chance to be grateful nothing went wrong, like driving home
from work without getting an an accident. And that can feel like
reaching, trying too hard to be excited about nothing.
Rather than forcing yourself to be grateful, just slow down and notice
for a few moments. Breathe, deeply and easily, without rushing.
Feel yourself being safe,
sheltered from the elements, with enough food and water. Life is
pretty good! Tune into a nearby house plant or tree outside the
window or your pet,
who naturally take in energy from the environment and use
it like food, to nourish themselves. See yourself getting
healthier too, with every breath. Doesn't feeling a part of Nature like
this start to rev up your human energy, and your optimism?
Maybe you can conquer that health challenge after all!
One thing which always gets my own positive energy flowing is
learning something new. This could be minor, like a new
word, or a familiar concept applied in a new area. It seems every
week I find lack of sleep is found to be a contributor to yet another health
problem, for example. Or it could be a big (to me) new insight
about my own "blind spots", like recently that I might be resisting perfect
eyesight, even though I've been saying for years I want this,
because I'm afraid too much would be asked of me! I can certainly
do something about that wrong belief, once it's been identified.
And often the "new" learning is re-learning something I already knew, but
How do you see yourself? As connected to the sea of universal
energy, which is unlimited, dipping into it for your own fuel,
and also adding to it with your positive energy and creations?
Are you just a consumer, constantly taking in energy and others' enthusiasm
to lift you own spirits? Or maybe you're the depleted over-giver,
giving energy to everyone else and saving none for yourself. This
is a sure way to hurt your own health, and your attitude. (To me attitude
and health are strongly related.) You know yourself better than
anyone. Being honest, do you think you need to do more, or do less,
or just stop for a moment and appreciate What Is? And of course your
answer will be different every day, and every season.
When I first heard "Life is what you make it" I wanted to disagree.
What about the people who are born into miserable circumstances, or
with a severe disability, or have disasters like hurricanes or
violent crimes or emotional traumas enter their lives, upsetting
everything they knew? There's no question some have more difficult
lives than others. And choosing to see the good which remains, not
over-focusing on the negative, helps a lot. You had a tragedy, and you're
still alive. Property was destroyed, and you have help and support to recover.
Can you reach out and help someone else? See it like a game, as if
you're with a small child, looking for the good, challenging each other to find
something to be enthusiastic about. If all the world's a stage and we're actors
as Shakespeare wrote, let's make our play a comedy, or an adventure story. See
if you can find 3 things to be optimistic about, right now. Really put
your heart into it. Don't you feel healthier already?
To read about optimism and vision,
Have you wondered if my work could help you?
I'm now offering complimentary Discovery Session consultations
of 20 to 30 minutes, for us to discuss what you're looking for
in a coach, and to see whether you and I feel like a fit.
To schedule your Discovery Session, click
Do you want your own copy of future newsletters?
If a friend forwarded this to you, or you're reading it from
Facebook or LinkedIn, this is a hit-or-miss method of receiving
it, and you might not see it next time. If you'd like to be on
my distribution list, you can join
You can unsubscribe at any time.
Please send me your questions and comments
Let me know what you've wondered about concerning energy medicine
or vision or dreams. I'll be glad to write a short article addressing
that topic. Thank you to those who have sent me questions, or see
a question you asked me in a private session written about here.
You're helping many other people!
Enjoy the second half of your October.
I'll write again in a few weeks. Take care!