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  • Happy Life and Happy Bones

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    Older women who are satisfied with their lives have higher bone density than their unsatisfied peers, a finding that adds weight to the idea that psychological health influences physical health.

    "Osteoporosis is a common disease which easily leads to bone fracture, and hip fractures in particular can have serious consequences with long-term hospitalizations and decreased health," lead investigator Päivi Rauma, of the Bone and Cartilage Research Unit, University of Eastern Finland, in Kuopio, told Medscape Medical News.

    "While life satisfaction is beneficial for overall health, focusing on subjective well-being and promoting life satisfaction can be one of the approaches that should be considered in order to decrease the adverse effect of aging on bone," Rauma said.

    The study was published in the November/December 2014 issue of Psychosomatic Medicine.

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  • Massage Therapists are Naturally Empathetic

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    With a natural ability to tap into Universal energy and heal others, empaths tend to gravitate toward work in the fields of holistic therapies and energy work. Our sensitivity allows us to feel the emotions of others, influence their bodies and minds, and create harmony within them. In order to do that, empaths must learn ways to keep the energy of others from becoming their own. Otherwise the balance and harmony we create in others will cause unbalance and disharmony within us.

    Empaths are usually non-violent and non-aggressive people who love peaceful and harmonious environments. Disharmony makes us uncomfortable. We will do everything we can to avoid it. If and when we are confronted with turbulence we will take on the role of peacemaker and will work toward a resolution as quickly as possible. I have played the role of peacemaker with family and friends since I was a little child.

    Because empaths feel things so deeply and tend to be nurturing, we often work as volunteers who passionately dedicate their time to helping animals, children, others in need, or the environment. We are excellent listeners who are truly interested in the happiness and welfare of others.

    Because of our natural ability to know things without being told, we can be a great asset to others because we tend to know where others are coming from. But this knowing ability also makes it very difficult for others to lie to us, put on a facade, or hide their emotions. We just know the feelings and intentions of other people, even if we have just met them. We are also adept at reading body language and noticing subtle inflections of speech that others might miss.

    Read the entire article here.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Randi Fine is a Radio Show Host, author of two books, and Life Issues Counselor living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Love Your Life is a journal that she writes to connect with others who share in her mission of spreading light, love, and healing to the world. Randi hosts the blog talk-radio show, A Fine Time for Healing: A Sanctuary for Your Emotional Wellbeing. On her show she discusses self-help and spiritual life-skill topics that heal and enhance the life experiences of others. Randi Fine published her memoir, Fine…ly, in 2010 and her inspirational book, Awaken from Life, in 2012. Randi is a deeply spiritual person, following an enlightened path of her own design. It is a connection she faithfully trusts to guide her in every aspect of her life.

    Please visit: http://www.randigfine.com and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Linked In.

    This article is offered under Creative Commons license. It’s okay to republish it anywhere as long as attribution bio is included and all links remain intact.

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  • Massage Therapists Be Gentle With the Neck of Your Massage Therapy Client

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    From Dr Sandra Fryhofer of Medicine Matters. Cervical artery dissection is serious. It's most prevalent in the upper cervical spine and can involve the internal carotid or vertebral arteries. It's an important cause of stroke in both young and middle-aged patients. Dissections can be spontaneous or traumatic from causes as varied as a high-speed car crash to a sporting activity such as heavy weightlifting, even golf, tennis, or yoga, to ordinary activities such as sneezing and coughing. Dissection can also occur with cervical hyperextension or hyperrotation. It's been associated with CMT—cervical spine manipulation therapy—including adjustments by chiropractors. That's the point of this new report published in Stroke, which highlights the link between neck manipulation and cervical dissection.

    Okay. Real story. Real patient. My patient. A new patient, a middle-aged executive, comes in with severe neck pain and headache worse than any headache he's ever had before. Earlier that day he'd seen a chiropractor. The diagnosis was left vertebral artery dissection, revealed by CT angiograms. My thought at the time was concern that manipulation by the chiropractor probably had a role. That was 10 years ago.

    Neck pain is common, especially because we spend so much time typing on computers. Neck pain has many going to massages, maybe seeing chiropractors. But the lesson I learned from my patient is reinforced by this study. Be gentle with your neck. To paraphrase the researchers' findings, although a direct cause-and-effect relationship between neck manipulation and cervical artery dissection has not been established and the absolute risk is probably low, cervical artery dissection can result in serious neurologic injury.

    Back to my patient. After 6 months of blood thinners he fully recovered, but he hasn't been back to see the chiropractor. The moral of this story: Be gentle with your neck and be aware of the link between cervical manipulation and cervical artery dissection.

    For Medicine Matters

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  • Study: Mediterranean Diet May Help Slow Aging Process

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    Could the foods we eat could slow down or speed up the aging process? And if so, what foods potentially offer a fountain of youth and why? According to a new study published in The British Medical Journal, eating a Mediterranean diet (see sidebar) might help extend your lifespan because it appears to be associated with longer telomere length, which is an established marker of slower aging.

    Telomeres sit on the end of chromosomes (like the plastic tips on the end of shoelaces), stopping them from fraying and scrambling the genetic codes they contain. In healthy people, telomeres shorten progressively throughout life, more than halving in length from infancy to adulthood, and halving again in the very elderly.

    A Life-extending Diet

    A Mediterranean diet typically includes:

    Large amounts of: vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes (such as peas, beans and lentils), unrefined grains and olive oil
    Moderately high amounts of: fish
    Low intake of: dairy products, meat and poultry; saturated fats
    Regular, but moderate intake of alcohol (specifically wine with meals)
    Shorter telomeres are thus associated with lower life expectancy and greater risk of age-related diseases. Lifestyle factors, such as obesity, cigarette smoking and consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks, have all been linked to people having shorter telomeres than typically occur in people of a similar age. Oxidative stress and inflammation have also been shown to speed up telomere shortening.

    By contrast, fruits, vegetables and nuts—key components of the Mediterranean diet—have well-known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. With that in mind, a team of U.S. researchers, led by Immaculata De Vivo, Associate Professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, set out to examine whether adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with longer telomere length.

    The Study

    Researchers analyzed data on 4,676 healthy middle-aged women from the Nurses’ Health Study—an ongoing study tracking the health of more than 120,000 nurses since 1976. Participants completed detailed food questionnaires and had a blood test to measure telomere length.

    A diet score ranging from 0 to 9 points was calculated for each participant, with a higher score representing a closer resemblance to the Mediterranean diet.

    After adjusting for other potentially influential factors, researchers found that greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet was significantly associated with longer telomeres. Each one-point change in diet score corresponded on average to 1.5 years of telomere aging.

    Importantly, none of the individual dietary components was associated with telomere length. In other words, no single food was responsible for the longer telomeres. Instead, researchers emphasize the importance of looking at the overall quality of a person’s diet rather than separate dietary factors such as whole-grain intake, for example.

    “To our knowledge, this is the largest population-based study specifically addressing the association between Mediterranean diet adherence and telomere length in healthy, middle-aged women,” the researchers noted in their published report. “Our results further support the benefits of adherence to the Mediterranean diet for promoting health and longevity.”

    A Mediterranean diet is the cornerstone of dietary advice in cardiovascular disease prevention, and the fact that it also links with a biomarker of slower aging is reassuring, says Professor Peter Nilsson from Lund University, Sweden in an accompanying editorial.

    He suggests that genetic background factors, reflecting ancestry, could probably explain some of the variation in the association between dietary patterns and telomere length, and that future studies on this question “should take into account the possibility of interactions between genes, diet, and sex.”

    How Health and Fitness Professionals Can Apply the Science

    While it is outside the scope of practice for a health and fitness professional to recommend specific meal plans, it is a good idea to make clients aware of studies such as these that demonstrate the numerous health benefits that come from making healthy food choices. The Mediterranean diet provides a great framework for individuals who want to improve the overall quality of their dietary habits.

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  • The Buddha Smile

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    The Buddha smiles because the possibilities and the beauty that the present moment holds thrill her. She tears up on the sight of a beautiful flower or the smile of a child. The Buddha is totally present to enjoy the glory of the present moment and lesson teaches us to be present in the here and now.

    The Buddha lets go and doesn’t attach to anything. The Buddha knows that everything is impermanent. He knows that his children, wife, success, and social status will one day no longer exist. All things that have a form must die and wither away.

    This knowledge is deeply rooted in the Buddha and therefore, doesn’t suffer. That doesn’t mean the Buddha doesn’t strive to achieve in life or that personal relationships are voided. The Buddha is detached towards all things and situations and can handle whatever comes in life with grace.

    The Buddha faces death fearlessly. To the Buddha, the knowledge that all living things are mortal is never forgotten. Having meditated on the Buddha's own death, and sees it merely as just another door to walk through. The Buddha sees it as a benediction and a great adventure that has yet to experience.

    The true Buddha is in all us. The choice is ours. Namaste massage therapists.

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  • Cultivating Inner Peace and Happiness as a Massage Therapist

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    Happiness can influence how long we live, the diseases we contract, and how we recover from illnesses. Performing massage therapy is a cup that overflows for the massage therapist and the massage therapy client unless you work in a factory setting or coloring outside the lines of ethical massage therapy. Lissa Rankin, MD in her book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself says that,

    Happiness effects life expectancy. People with higher levels of “subjective well-being” live up to ten years longer than those who don’t. Happiness also affects some health outcomes, including success rates of stem-cell transplantation, control of diabetes, rates of full-blown AIDS…and recovery from stroke, heart surgery, and hip fracture. (3)

    Having a positive psychological stance in life lowers overall mortality, extends longevity, and reduces the severity of most degenerative diseases.

    Reducing or removing the obstacles to happiness allows happiness to emerge. Similar to dieting, knowing what not to eat is as important as knowing what you should eat. Knowing what makes you unhappy and working to remove or diminish those things helps immensely. Gretchen Rubin is the author of The Happiness Project, (4) a book and a blog about her adventures learning to be happier. In a Psychology Today article she says:

    Although it’s helpful to focus on the positive, to count your blessings, and to remind yourself of what makes you happy, it’s also very important to pay attention to what’s undermining your happiness. (5)

    Rubin strongly suggests that you ask yourself what the obstacles are to your happiness. When you identify an obstacle be specific. What exactly is bothering you? Why is this having such an impact? And finally, what do your need to do to change your behavior?

    Obstacles could include:

    Equating success with money and status
    Blaming others for your unhappiness, it’s always someone else’s fault
    Being afraid
    Staying in toxic relationships
    Not being honest with yourself and others
    Focusing your life obsessively on making good impressions
    Neglecting introspection and awareness of yourself, of your values and beliefs
    Needing to make everyone else happy
    Thinking life should always be wonderful.
    Healthy, Loving Relationships –

    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

    Lissa Rankin notes that:

    The reality is that loneliness causes stress, while loving community relaxes you. The effects of stress and relaxation don’t just affect the mind; they affect the body and the mind. (3)

    Rankin goes on to underscore how important loving relationships and supportive community are in our lives:

    In fact, this factor alone may affect your body more profoundly than what you eat, how much you drink, whether or not you smoke, or how much you exercise. (3)

    Research (6) demonstrates clearly that supportive relationships and community, as well as belief in a higher power extends longevity and brings deeper levels of happiness. This extends to helping the sick and the poor and unemployed. Pope Francis puts it succinctly:

    When we are generous in welcoming people and sharing something with them—some food, a place in our homes, our time—not only do we no longer remain poor: we are enriched. (7)

    The modern ideals of total autonomy and radical self-reliance are profoundly misplaced. It is incumbent on us to either change or move away from toxic personal and social relationships. Our happiness and health depend on it.

    Remember, happiness comes from the inside and manifests itself in loving personal relationships and our connection with the world. It is of the utmost importance that we seek out people and communities that offer us love and understanding and to which we can offer the same. It is important that we work to see that all people regardless of ethnicity, race or sexual orientation have the opportunity to live without fear and enjoy the fruits of loving relationships. All of us flourish in love.

    References

    1. Seligman, Martin, Authentic Happiness. (2002). Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.

    2. Architects of Peace. His Holiness the Dalai Lama Reflects on Working Toward Peace. Retrieved from http://www.scu.edu/ethics/architects-of-peace/Dalai-Lama/essay.html

    3. Lankin, Lissa, Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself. (2013). Hay House, Inc.

    4. Rubin, Gretchin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun. (2009). Harper Collins e-book.

    5. Rubin, Gretchin. Happiness Question: What's an obstacle to your happiness?. Psychology Today Oct. 27, 2010. Retrieved from: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-happiness-project/201005/happiness-question-whats-obstacle-your-happiness

    6. Pursuit of Happiness. Relationships. Retrieved from http://www.pursuit-of-happiness.org/science-of-happiness/communicating/

    7. Visit to the Community of Varginha, (2013). Address of Pope Francis, Rio de J2neiro. Retrieved from http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2013/july/documents/papa-francesco_20130725_gmg-comunita-varginha.html

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  • The Ultimate Alkalizing Cocktails or How To Rid Your Joints Of Uric Acid Crystals (Gout & Joint Pain)

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    According to the study, high protein foods (rich in amino acids) were prone to acidic by-products. This included meat, eggs, and some dairy products such as butter. Furthermore, foods such as corn, alcohol, sugar, salad oils, and mayo were also found to produce acidic by-products in the body. Uric acid crystallization has been linked to gout, kidney stones, joint pain, and more.

    On the flip side, here are the foods that produced alkaline conditions in the body: Green leafy vegetables, pumpkin, miso, basil, cucumber, cabbage, kiwi, pineapple, mushrooms, yams, vinegar, walnuts, bell peppers, and more. (For more info, see appendix)

    Researchers also noted that since the study was conducted exclusively on female students, experiments of the same kind need to be performed on male students, on older populations and also on people with hyperuricemia at baseline for generalization of dietary intervention.

    Bottom line: Dietary intervention is one of the best choices in preventing conditions caused by uric acid build-up such as gout and joint pain, and an alkaline rich diet is an effective way to go about preventing these types of disorders.

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  • Water Therapy: Heal Your Body Naturally By Drinking Water

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    It is popular in Japan to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value.

    Apparently, for old and serious diseases, as well as modern illnesses, the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

    Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.

    1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 640 ml (21.6 oz) of water;

    - The water must not contain fluoride;

    - There is another version of this therapy on Yahoo! News, but they recommend drinking in the morning 1.5 liters (50.7 oz) of water. In my opinion this is a deception, because drinking too much water is dangerous to your health:

    "The opposite of dehydration is a condition known as hyponatremia (...) which means "low sodium" and is sometimes referred to as water intoxication.

    Drinking too much water in too short a time overwhelms the kidneys and can cause a sudden drop in blood sodium levels. Sodium is one of the body's electrolytes (the others are potassium, chloride and bicarbonate). A drop in sodium leads to water entering the brain, causing it to swell. Results include lethargy, disorientation, confusion, seizures, coma and death." Source

    Generally speaking, we hit the danger zone when we take in more water than what our kidneys can process in a hour. And for someone with extremely healthy kidneys that is about 30 oz. of water in a hour (please don’t drink that much!). Drinking too much water in rapid succession can prove fatal and should definitely be avoided." Source

    2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute;

    3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal;

    4. After breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours;

    5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day;

    6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

    Using this treatment method has no side effects other than increased urination at the beginning of the program. Drinking water and staying healthy and active are the ways that will better our lives.

    Both the Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals instead of cold water. Cold water slows down the digestive process and solidifies the oily foods you have just eaten. Once these solidified oils react with the stomach acid, it is absorbed more quickly by the intestine and lines the intestinal wall. The long-term accumulation of these digested oils can lead to cancer. Perhaps Western cultures should adopt this practice as there is everything to gain and nothing to lose.

    References:

    http://humansarefree.com/2013/02/japanese-water-therapy-heal-your-body.html

    http://www.quantumbalancing.com/japanwatercure.htm

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  • Massage Therapy Touch Helps Those Who are Lonely

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    As a massage therapist, we can make radical changes for those who feel lonely especially around the holidays. Someone does not have to be alone to feel lonely. Many people in a relationship feel lonely, many people who are caretakers feel lonely. Positive touch has a profound effect on the brain's chemistry.

    "Human research is suggestive: in one study, people who self-identified as lonelier were more likely to develop dementia. Here, initial cognitive decline could be causing loneliness, but animal work gives us some plausible mechanisms for loneliness’ impact: animals kept in isolation have suppressed growth of new neurons in areas relating to communication and memory, just as very social periods such as breeding season see a pronounced spike in growth."

    Loneiless is as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. “Loneliness is about finding a landing-place, or not, and knowing that, whatever you do, you can go back there. The opposite of loneliness isn’t company, it’s return. A place to return.” – Jeanette Winterson.

    ‘There are few things we should keenly desire if we really knew what we wanted.’ Francois de la Rochefoucauld (French writer 1613–1680)

    Resource:

    Cacioppo, S., Capitanio, J., & Cacioppo, J. (2014). Toward a neurology of loneliness. Psychological Bulletin, 140 (6), 1464-1504 DOI: 10.1037/a0037618

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  • What It Means to Be Thankful for Your Health

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    There are so many great blogs on the internet for massage therapists and general living. Here is a wonderful daily blog that you may want to subscribe to: Mark's Daily Apple

    Think back to the last time you had a major cold or flu – the last time you had a fever and body aches so bad your hair hurt. The thousand daggers in your throat, the puffy, burning eyes, the roaring headache, the plugged sinuses and clogged lungs, the crippling fatigue. In the throes, you likely couldn’t imagine (as most of us do) what it was ever like to be healthy. You could scarcely remember what life had been like three days ago when you were lifting weights, lifting your kids, laughing at work, entertaining at home, sleeping soundly. Fast forward, and it’s a Bermuda Triangle of mental discouragement and physical misery. And this is just a cold or flu… (Many people deal with so much worse….) Still, it’s a relatable illustration of an all too common truth: we tend to take our health for granted until it’s suddenly gone.

    Three days prior we may have felt good about our workout performance – or finished it off grudgingly (or opted to skip it entirely.) We may have gotten out of bed noticing we’d had a pretty good night’s sleep – or already been too lost in negative anticipation of the work day ahead to let ourselves feel good. We might’ve appreciated having the energy to keep up with the kids during some sledding or tag at the park – or felt distracted by stress and spent much of the time managing the world on our phones or running through imagined conversations in our heads. Is anything sounding familiar? In a regular day we barely if at all notice our health – until or unless its limitations disrupt our routine or intentions.

    What does it mean to be thankful for your health? A lot, I think. At its most basic level it can be a “There but by the grace of God go I” feeling we get when someone we know dies of a heart attack or gets cancer. The news jolts us into awareness of our mortality, health being what keeps us on the other side.

    Being thankful for our health, however, means more than gratitude for being alive itself. On yet another level, it means appreciating the capacities allowed by our health – the cognitive ability to practice our profession and remember our children’s names, the physical ability to walk up six flights of stairs when the elevator is being serviced (or when we just feel like it). It’s the security of knowing we can travel to remote places and deal with whatever conditions we encounter. It’s the freedom to put on a pair of skates or skis and try something new without getting wrapped around fear of frailty. It’s about confidence that we have the strength to move most of our own stuff when need arises and take care of our children, tend to our property, and still have energy to enjoy something of everyday life.

    Yet, I’d suggest health is even more than capacity itself – more than living, more than functioning. By extension, being thankful for our health means recognizing the deeper dimensions of health itself.

    A couple of weeks ago I differentiated health as an absence of obvious symptoms from vitality as a kind of full actualization of energy that feeds all areas of self and life. When we look at health from this vantage point, the question becomes whether we’re living out our well-being. If being grateful for something means appreciating it, are we living in full appreciation of our health or are we taking it for granted, leaving many layers of experience and capacity unexplored – and thereby, unacknowledged.

    I’m not trying to evoke any metaphysical suggestion here, but humor me with the illustration for a moment. Let’s say you gave two people the same gift. One person graciously thanked you in the moment but put it in the basement where it collected dust for a few decades. The other offered the same gratitude and put it in his/her living space, using it every day in some way for those decades. Who is more thankful, appreciative of the gift?

    I think it’s common to give lip service about gratitude for our health. We’re thankful of course – in theory. Might I suggest that gratitude is something we discover through practice in a lifetime of layers with deeper knowledge and familiarity, through challenge and peak moments – maybe not unlike a rich relationship.

    Sometimes I think people cut themselves off from this depth of gratitude by living outside of their bodies to some extent – as a result of trauma, distress or distortion. They take a parsing, hypervigilant, corrective perspective on their bodies and their condition – the body as something to be whipped into shape, deprived, pushed and monitored. That kind of animosity, I’ve found, tends to camouflage some sort of deep-seated fear.

    When we allow ourselves to wholly appreciate our health – appreciation being the full living out of gratitude, we use and develop our infinite capacities and likewise find infinite joy in its pleasures. Let’s face it – a utilitarian take on health cuts our physical experience off at the knees. We can not only allow ourselves to enjoy the little things – the sun on your back, the feeling of human touch, the runner’s high, a nap’s recharge, a holiday meal’s flavor, the mind’s recollections. In combination with our physical capacities, they’re all part of our inclusive health.

    As so many of us celebrate Thanksgiving here in the U.S., I’d offer this challenge to everyone today. Make the choice to cultivate gratitude for your health. Be more present to your health every day. Explore and expand your abilities. Live out your appreciation for your physical potential by developing it action by action, experiment by experiment. Embrace the small pleasures and challenge yourself to reach for even intimidating achievements andintermittent euphoria.

    Make a list later tonight (or whenever you’re moved to do so) of all that your health as done for you this year. What has your health allowed you to try, to experience, to practice, to see, to explore, to feel, to accomplish, to share, to create?

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. And let me offer my gratitude to each of you for your support and contributions to this community. From the beginning, this blog was a labor of love, so to speak, and what a vision it’s become – because of you all. Best wishes, and thanks for reading. Enjoy your holiday and end to the week.

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