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Wellness

The Logical Heart Knows Best

Oof, I’m fatigued tonight. I’m thinking, an entire year of daily publishing! It’s challenging when all I want to do 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 directly results from 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 help 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 determines our level of health besides other factors that are out of our control, such as pandemics.

I wish that more people would be more loving of themselves regarding their wellbeing.

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

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 and 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 themselves as much as possible.

We’ve just gotta value ourselves enough to try. That’s what I want to help people with, to care for 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 some healthy changes can help reverse some illnesses.

Prevention and being proactive are 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. Try something different if your job makes you stressed out. End your relationships if they are abusive and traumatic. If your environment is oppressive or toxic, then get away, move, and get help to break free. Get help if your lifestyle is out of control. If you’re having anxiety, depression, or 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 act 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. The year-long creative output challenge is to be loving of me. I moved to Colorado, went vegan, stopped working nights, stopped nursing, joined the Conscious Growth Club, meditate, read ACIM, educate myself, read books, practice forgiveness, mindfulness, and deep breathing to be loving of myself. 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 it can energize me enough to be more creative, productive, and share, hoping it helps heal others too.

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

Michelle Miyagi
Hi! I was an RN, BSN in mental/behavioral health for 27 years. Now I'm helping empower caring people like me to prioritize themselves by maintaining healthier boundaries for more freedom, peace, and joy. I am also active in Long Covid advocacy.

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