Category Archives: healthy

How connected are we, really?

We reside in a world that is more connected than ever, and yet in some ways, we can be equally disconnected.  That disconnect extends, more often than not, from ourselves.

If I may share what has been incredibly beneficial for myself (both professionally and personally) is two of my practices. Through sharing my hope is it may beneficial to you, or someone you know.

They are:

1) Living in complete Joy –  In order to achieve complete joy, my first step is to become mindful of the moment and to be able to feel the emotion of enjoying whatever it is I am doing not dependent upon circumstance or situation.  Like any other exercise, it takes commitment to achieve results, and part of this includes daily meditation. A very simple one is breathing in, smiling (visualizing my entire body smiling) and then breathing out releasing (and letting go of) whatever is no longer serving me.  Through meditation, I am able to control my thoughts rather than having my thoughts control me.  The focus though is not only on my thoughts but also my emotions, and feelings, while taking full responsibility for my actions and behaviors.  The more I allow myself to acknowledge that joy is possible at any place, and any time, the more I allow myself to embrace joy right now, which transcends all that I do and all that I am.

2) Unconditional Appreciation –  Coupled with living in complete joy is my practice of unconditional appreciation. Not only am I grateful, but I am consciously appreciating everyone and everything that is present in this moment. My focus is on what I have rather than what I do not in conjunction with focusing on the solution(s) rather than the problem. Every single person who comes into my life is for my own higher good. Every thing that I encounter is an opportunity to learn and to grow, and the more I am able to appreciate all I have right now, the more I am able to enjoy all that life has to offer.

How can I support and/or be of service to you?

 

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The Thought Before You Think

LOVE.

No more words are needed.

It is a complete sentence all to itself.

It is a complete thought all by itself.

While some see the world as Hell, I see Heaven above, below, and all around me.  I see it now. I see it every day.

While some see Fear and Hate, I see  Love. I see it above, below, and all around me. I see it now. I see it every day.

Thought of the Day:

The Thought Before You Think

When someone asks, “How are you?” that is a loaded question.

How am I physically, mentally, spiritually, financially?  At this moment?  Or, overall?

The answer really is not about them, it’s about us.   How can we tell where are at in any given moment?    Recognizing the thought, before we think, which is the first thought we think before we starting consciously thinking.  For example, what is the first thought when:

  • I wake up in the morning?
  • I see myself in the mirror?
  • I look at my checking account?
  • I open the mail to an unexpected bill?
  • I open the mail to an unexpected check?
  • I am paid a compliment?
  • I notice someone looking at me?
  • I look at them and they smile?
    • And, they are of the same sex?
    • Of the opposite sex?
    • Younger?
    • Older?
    • Same race?
    • Or, different?
  • I hear someone say, “I need to talk to you?”
    • And, it’s a boss
    • Or, a significant other?
  • I step inside a church?
    • Or, a cemetery?
  • I step into a crowded room?
    • And, it’s full of strangers?
  • I am all alone for any length of time?
  • I walk into a room full of models?

Healthy By Design

It seems a world away, but really it was only a mere ten years ago. I did as most

do. I went to the doctor when I got sick, which was more often than I would have

liked although overall I was really rather healthy. It was not until I was

introduced to a new line of thinking though that I realized how unhealthy my

choices were.

It was not until I was introduced to Chinese medicine did I realize the real

difference. Instead of going to a doctor when I was sick, I began going to the The

Lotus Center of Oriental Medicine when I felt fine. Instead of a doctor spending

two minutes with me, they were (and are) partners in my health. My first session

was probably 60 minutes in length and included every facet of my diet, exercise,

sleep patterns, prior injuries, illnesses, and others.

I have been to acupuncturists before, and have had different experiences. My

first was someone who was very cold in his approach. Not only the room itself,

but his approach was one where he did not explain what I was going to

experience. Instead, I laid down and he inserted the needles. It did not hurt at

all, but I felt very uncomfortable not being able to move and he simply left the

room.

This did not sway me from trying it again, and I found someone who was exactly

the opposite. He had a great bed side manner, was very professional and a really

good person. The acupuncture itself was really helpful, so I started going

whenever I could.

People often ask me what do I go to acupuncture for specifically, and it is a great

question but more than anything it is to increase my immune system. I relate it to

taking your car into the shop for an oil change. There may not be anything wrong

with the car, but it routine maintenance that keeps the car running at peak

performance and is what keeps the engine running much longer.

It was more coincidence and location that brought me to The Lotus Center of

Oriental Medicine. A friend recommended it, and it was closer to where I lived.

Because of the convenience, I started going there and I still do to this day.

It is not merely for acupuncture that I go, though. They offer a slew of services

beyond acupuncture. I have tried quite a few different treatments as well as

herbs and supplements.

In combination with my regular treatments, I also have changed my lifestyle

especially in terms of my diet. It is these changes that positively impacted all

aspects of my well being. I feel better, and I rarely get sick.

Traditional western medicine has been beneficial for me, and I will continue to

utilize it as a resource but I am overwhelmed with appreciation for finding

alternative medicine as an additional resource. It is one that has given me results.

If you have never tried acupuncture, or any other many different treatments

offered through Chinese medicine, a great resource is:

 Lotus Center of Oriental Medicine

And, if you live in South Florida you can visit their office located in the heart of

Boca Raton. Their phone number is listed on their website.

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