The first book I read that really impacted me and was the catalyst for me to change my eating habits was Power Foods for the Brain by Neal Barnard. That must be over 10 years ago. It was right when my aunt was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in her mid fifties. She was only eleven years older than me and her diagnosis at such a young age hit me hard. She was the first of the three sisters to get diagnosed.
Do you crave quiet? I mean absolute quiet with no radio, no talking, no music even. If you do it’s because you need it and your body is trying to tell you something.
So what if you’e not getting a solid 7 hours of good sleep every night? I have some wonderful news for you. If you can change this one thing in your life, you will be able to strengthen your immunity, live longer and live healthier. Isn’t that great incentive to try to improve your sleep habits?
I have been on cloud nine about sleep since January of this year! Yes! I’ve been so happy! I have not worked a night shift since December 2018 and i feel so much better. I didn’t think I was a morning person, and, oh was I wrong. Mornings are my favourite time of day now. If I get up at 5 am I’m happy and the whole day goes so much better. When I accomplish that one detail, the waking up part, it sets the tone for the rest of the day which is a positive one.
My plan was to become plant-based. Preferably whole food plant-based, that means to eat plants in their most unprocessed form, I wasn’t sure about being vegan! It sounded way too extreme for me! Vegans don’t have leather purses or wear leather shoes! I wasn’t about to throw out good clothing! I just wanted to save my brain from the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease! That was basically it.
I was in my bathroom, the bathroom light was on, and the light was spotlighting a wide part in my hair. That wide part was a terrible shade of pink! I couldn’t believe how wide the part was! I didn’t even notice the sunburn that I’m sure I had, because, I couldn’t stop staring at this shiny, pink, wide part! The blatant truth just smacked me in the face… I was losing my hair!
Isn’t it great that you’re never too old to get allergies! Of all the things that you probably don’t want, but yet, it could be lurking around the corner for you. I don’t want to be pessimistic, I’m actually trying to be more positive, (it’s one of the many things I’m working on), but, and there is a big… but, I have seen many people with develop allergies later in life. They come to emergency with a new rash, or are just totally itchy, something they’ve never had before, and they are in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. We are never too old! Isn’t life grand!
So, I have to say the first time I heard the expression “Forest Bathing” I laughed, maybe not out loud, but, I know i rolled my eyes. I immediately thought, what??? I felt someone hijacked the simple act of a hike in the woods, and they’ve given it a new age name. I actually felt a annoyed and offended. But I was so curious to know what they actually meant by Forest Bathing, I started looking into it.
I’ve had a cough for months, actually I’m kind of embarrassed to say how long I’ve had the cough. The cough was getting brutal, mostly at night. I’d wake up coughing several times, and then it would be hard to get back to sleep. I refused to believe I had GERD. I had no symptoms except for this cough.
What are you really good at? Recently this question came up and I was hard pressed to come up with an answer. It’s along the same lines as being asked what are you passionate about?
I have to say I couldn’t come up with an answer right away. I’m good at my job, which is being an emergency room nurse, and I have other skills I’m good at, but, I don’t consider my job my passion (at least I don’t any longer) and its certainly not my hobby.