Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Believe in yourself and believe in those around you.

“Believe in yourself and believe in those around you. Have faith in what you have been through and have hope as far as to where you can go from here.”

There has been a recent horror that has unfolded in the United States. There was a mass execution style massacre in Florida. Innocent people were attending a nightclub in Florida and the horror that was unleashed upon them was devastating. Humans are capable of outrageous wrongs in this world. They are also capable of love and support. I try and remember to live every day as the Bible instructs and to love one another as myself. It is hard for me to even comprehend the amount of hatred that was occurring within the shooter. It is so sad to consider the amount of anger and hate that man had towards innocent people. Simply because a person lives his/her life differently from what you may deem appropriate, does not mean that they are no longer entitled to life. In this country we are all permitted to live in the pursuit of flourished life as long as we do no harm to others. It is a beautiful day today and I hate to write about a depressing topic but I feel as though it cannot be ignored. I feel for those innocent families and I cannot begin to imagine what they are going through. My dream and my wish is that all people could live in unity and accept one another for their differences. Each person is an individual and we all make choices every day. It troubles me to realize the pain and horror that man must have been living under to make him feel as though mass murder was the only option. I have prayed very hard on behalf of those families and I wish for them to find peace in knowing that their loved one is no longer living in fear as he/she lives on. I believe that heaven is a place where we can all live in unity and nobody is persecuted because of his/her individual preferences. I thank you all for reading and I wish you all peace and love.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Summer natural forces

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” -Hippocrates

This quote while simplistic is indeed very truthful in relation to human wellness. Wellness is about how a person manages his/her life. Fresh air, sunlight and exercise are some of my favorite things in relation to the summer. I so look forward to swimming laps every morning. I suffered for quite some time with depression. The summer activities and the way I conduct my life make it so that depression does not have a stronghold on me. I greatly look forward to beginning my days in the pool in my backyard I feel very healthy because of the amount of exercise that I do. Cardiovascular wise I can’t even comprehend why a person would ever begin smoking. I am just happy that I pursued athletics in high school so that never appealed to me. As we are getting older I have seen people’s parents pass from things that were preventable. It is very sad that people would knowingly engage in such dangerous behavior. The quote by Hippocrates rings true as people are encouraged to live their lives in a healthier manner. Thankfully I feel as though I have gotten these headaches under control. My neurologist believes that they were brought on by a med that I was taking.  It was almost unbelievable since I had no such side effects in the beginning of taking this med. Like anything, your body’s reaction to things can change. Thankfully I have figured out that by no longer taking this med, I can indeed have a life back. Everything seems to be coming together in that my favorite time of year is here and my chronic migraines are greatly under control. I am incredibly thankful to my physicians who realized that perhaps the headaches were a side effect from a medicine that I was taking. I know that my cardiovascular systems as well as my organs are in excellent shape as I take care to eat carefully and always exercise. I hope that each and every one of you have an excellent start to the summer and remember that this time is about family and love.

Thank you very much for reading,