Thoughts to Fall Back On
It’s been a busy summer, and I am settling into the fact that it’s now autumn; although, thankfully, with temperatures still in the 90s here in Austin it doesn’t yet feel that way.
As much as I do my best to always be positive and optimistic, still a wave of disappointment sweeps over me at this time of year, knowing that I’ll soon need to give up my shorts and tank tops for warmer clothing and that all my swimming will need to be in an indoor pool within a short while.
So I started looking at the bright side – at all the things I have to be grateful for and things to look forward to as autumn progresses and winter approaches:
- My college freshman son will be with us at grandma’s for Thanksgiving. I miss him a lot. He’s been away at college for 7 weeks now!!!
- My college freshman son will be home for 6 weeks in December.
- We’re putting on a big LIVE event in March, and it’s going to be so much fun to meet many of you from around the globe (we’ll start sharing details on this in October).
- Spring happens right after winter, then summer again!
There’s more, but I think you get the point…
Neither I nor you can change what’s happening around us. I can’t make the seasons stop changing nor create perpetual summer. You can’t change your boss or the way he manages. Your mother is unlikely to chage and stop nagging you if she’s been doing that for 50 years, and we certainly have no control over the toxins in our food, air, or water.
But dwelling on the stressors we can’t change is making us sick.
An Interview that Wasn’t Easy for Me to Hear
PLEASE LISTEN to my interviews with Dr. Thomas Lodi, an integrative oncologist from Arizona.
I learned so many things from him – and they weren’t necessarily easy for me to hear.
Like I know my sleep habits are not good for me, but he made it really clear how much risk I am taking when I stay up until 4 a.m.
In fact, he suggests going to bed at 9 or 10 p.m. and getting up at 3 or 4 a.m. …and he presents compelling reasons for doing so.
Please read the article in today’s newsletter and then listen to my interview series with Dr. Lodi. The free recordings are archived on the Vibrant Health Solutions Radio website:
Free Prescription: My “Wonder” Drug
I will leave you with a theme that popped up a lot this week on my calls with clients.
We need to approach all the stressors in life from the standpoint of wonder and curiosity.
Instead of feeling flustered and frustrated when you can’t find something you believe you just set down moments ago, how about changing to wonder and curiosity?
- Gee, that’s curious. I just set those keys down here minutes ago. I wonder what happened?
- Gee, my boss is in a foul mood today. I wonder what’s going on personally for him today? I hope everything is okay.
My words of the week – wonder and curiosity. Ty it out and see how it feels.
I know it will improve your digestion, hormones, and immune function.
Go for it and post about your insights and progress below.
Love, Healthy Wonder, and Curious Joy,
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