In spite of it all, imagine you have been given a gift. Today, the Earth is thanking you for allowing her to breathe again; applauding you for reducing excessive consumption; praising you for conserving on fuel needed for those short distances between point A and two blocks away, for turning off the torches that burn the forests for the production of denatured food and halting the travel across the globe to simply ‘see and say ‘we've been there.'
Have we neglected the needs of our planet in order to satisfy our short order list of wants and desires? Has our climate-control lives prevented us from opening our windows and doors and embracing one another with equal regard?
As the earth takes a breath, the air becomes cleaner and perhaps we get to see more clearly with a greater vision for ourselves and the future of our planet.
Life after a pandemic won't possibly be the same and it shouldn't. As our first responders, healthcare professionals and other guardians of well-being work tirelessly to save lives, we can heal our lives and the planet by the choices we make. What will you do differently from what you have done.? Wisdom doesn't exist in our future; it lies in our past. With wisdom we must decide. If we don't, how will we inspire our children to be the change agents for a better tomorrow? Undoubtedly, the Earth will continue to remind us.
Honor our planet with your choices for a better world. Celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd.
What new choices will you make? Tell us. We need your inspiration.
Be Well, in every way!
It’s understandable that we may feel gripped by fear as life, as we know it, appears in jeopardy. I recall this from my early career in medicine as a new emergency room doctor. Whether you showed up gasping for air or holding a severed limb, your initial survival depended on my decision-making and care. I know, all too well, how the mind and emotions go into overdrive when the survival of life is at stake. What’s required at this time is FOCUS.
Admittedly, I experienced all of the elements of fear; the rapid heart rate, the pressure in my chest, the quickening of my breathing, a tightness in my throat and the sinking feeling in my stomach. What’s most critical at times like these is FOCUS. Ask yourself: How can I be the most effective, NOW.
Without doubt, as we have a new virus impacting our lives, preservation of health is our primary FOCUS. If your doctor, health care provider, or even health insurer has not given you the next step for the preservation of your health, where do you begin? For all of us, the prevention of disease should be intended for the preservation of health.
What will make you most susceptible to a poor outcome from any disease is your current state of health. My reason for entering medical school was my curiosity, not about disease but, as to “why we get sick.” Even the discoverer of antibiotics, Louis Pasteur, realized before his death that bacteria was not our biggest problem. It is the host (your body) that allows the bacteria in. This also includes viruses.
So, you already have a Winter Wellness Kit which includes plant-based foods, herbs and supplements that help to support your immune system. What can you do next? Support your immunity by becoming free of diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and hypertension is one place to start. Of the all the diets that you may be curious to try, there is one simple remedy for all. Removing SUGAR from your diet reduces your risk for nearly all disease, from colds to cancer. NOW, more than ever, let's FOCUS on your well-being.
'We can reduce our fear when we redirect our focus'