Wellness

Oof, I’m fatigued tonight. I’m thinking, a whole year of daily publishing! It’s challenging when all I want to to is take a hot bath, drink some chamomile tea, read and then watch Twin Peaks:The Return 😀

My brain is foggy and it doesn’t have much to say right now.

I’ll try brushing my teeth, sometimes that perks me up, lol. Helped a little, now I sprayed some lemon eucalyptus and took my Allegra, maybe that’ll help. That’s the only medicine besides Ibuprofen that I take, well I do Flonase too.

So guess I’ll write about my views on wellness.

I believe health is a direct result of how we are being in relation to our thoughts and feelings. Yes we have genetic predispositions yet our environment and our responses determine which genes are turned on or off. Childhood is a critical window where outside factors can impact us for years to come. Fortunately we are resilient and can benefit from positive influences and from learning healthy practices.

A nurturing, loving environment with healthy social connections keeps us healthy.

Next I believe that our nutrition and physical activity helps us stay healthy.

Most of all I believe our spiritual practices keep us in optimal health. Being mindful of how we are processing life. Practicing forgiveness and healing from trauma. Staying present and letting go of the past. Focusing on what promotes the highest peace and relief. The mind/spirit is what determines our level of health. It is at cause.

I wish that more people would be more loving of themselves in regards to their wellbeing.

I’m not perfect, but I keep trying. Yeah I could benefit from more rigorous exercise, meditation and more raw foods.

It seems that so many of us have a death wish, the way we give our power away by depending on medicine to save us from ourselves.

I see people drinking sugary sodas, eating fast foods, yet they have GERD, diabetes and hypertension. They take medicine instead of changing their diets, then call people who eat healthier, like vegans crazy?

Maybe it’s really too hard for some people to change their habits.

But I believe everyone has the potential to make healthier choices and can learn to heal their minds and then their bodies will follow suit.

We’ve just gotta love ourselves enough to try. That’s what I want to help people with, to love themselves and get better.

I don’t believe in running to the doctor for every little thing. There’s too much focus on taking medicine when most things can be healed naturally.

Prevention and being proactive is the way to stay healthy by taking care of your mind, body, spirit and environment.

It’s so important to do what’s best for you. If your job is too stressful, try something different. If your relationships are filled with drama, then end them. If your environment is oppressive or toxic, then get away, move, leave. If your lifestyle is out of control, then get help. If you’re having anxiety, depression, addiction, there’s help.

Do what it takes. Take small steps. Incremental changes, bit by bit.

There’s so much help these days. Asking for help is an action of strength. We all need help, we all need each other. There’s no shame in being human, we all are and we all have our struggles.

It can be scary making changes, being vulnerable, admitting that maybe it’s time to do something about the elephant in the room, but staying sick or stuck is even scarier.

I need to be more loving of myself too. That’s why I committed to this year long creative output challenge. That’s why I moved to Colorado. That’s why I’m vegan. that’s why I go on nature walks. That’s why I stopped working nights. That’s why I stopped nursing. That’s why I joined Conscious Growth Club. That’s why I meditate, read ACIM, educate myself, read books, practice forgiveness, mindfulness, deep breathe. That’s why I am choosy with how I spend my time and with whom. Etc, etc, etc.

For 2020 I want to be so loving of myself that I heal even more so that I can be energized enough to be more creative, productive and share, in hopes that it helps heal others too.

Here’s to wellness in 2020. What’s one small change you can make today? 💚

Michelle Miyagi
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