Well-balanced, tasty meals. About three months ago, we deleted wheat products. After a few weeks it’s made going past desserts at buffets a little easier. There are always gluten-free bakeries if we feel a strong craving!
Organic vegetables and fruit are appearing in more local grocery stores and markets, along with great varieties of locally-grown produce and exotic foods.
Sleeping ~ How much is enough? How much is too much?
Health experts suggest a minimum of seven hours. I’ve read that any hour before midnight is extra powerful.
From personal experience the times I go to bed before 10:30 make waking up and getting up at 6:30 very easy. Rested, bright and alert, ready to greet a new day.
To you, dear blog readers, I share what I wrote in my introduction to Out of Frantic, Into Focus Workbook.
Dedicated to readers who may feel:
Frantic with worry
Rushed with living
Anxious about what is happening
Nervous about what might happen
“Awesome aging is living fully this minute with the delight of a child and the wisdom of an adult who knows that life offers no guarantees.” ~ Pauline Duncan-Thrasher
Excerpt from Swimmin’ Women: Ride the Waves of Change and Dive Into Life:
‘Awesome aging’ is a positive, spirited response to life that illuminates everyone you meet.
Awesomely aging folks choose to respond to life’s ups and downs with flexibility and resilience. If the heights become too scary, they know when to pause and restore equilibrium.
“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”
~ Chinese proverb
Your song begins as an independent spirit. You may still remember your rebellious nature as a teenager. Maybe you argued just for the sake of arguing. Maybe you kept your responses churning inside. Maybe you couldn’t wait til you were old enough to make up your own mind. As an adult, you discover that there is a price for independent thinking but also a joy.
We need to create our own kudos for the times when others are too busy or too distracted to build us up.
“Kudos” can be a mantra that lets you know if you’re on track to discovering the real you. Kudos can also let you know if you are being true to your real you as opposed to the person others may have misjudged or underestimated you as.
Inform yourself of the latest health equipment and innovations because your doctor may not be accessible or even as informed as you are.
My own lymphedema was not diagnosed until I took the initiative of planning a trip to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Informed patients are healthier and more active in their own treatment and proactive health. Requesting the latest tests is your right as a patient and will likely reap more benefits if you are informed and concise in your speaking style. You are your own best advocate.