Simple Yet Effective Self-Care Strategies That Don’t Waste Time or Money

Simple Yet Effective Self-Care Strategies That Don’t Waste Time or Money

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Marjorie McMillian:    

Workaholism and busyness are often glorified in today’s society, these practices will leave you overworked, exhausted, and emotionally depleted. Too much stress and pressure can lead to anxiety, depression, insomnia, heart issues, gastrointestinal problems, and other health concerns.

When life gets overwhelming, take time out for self-care. If you don’t make yourself a priority, you can get run down, burned out, and often ill. Self-care isn’t selfish. You should take care of yourself with the same love and attention that you care for others. Here are a few simple ways to practice self-care that don’t take a lot of time or money.

Exercise regularly and eat well

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Say No To Plastic Water Bottles

Say No To Plastic Water Bottles

I can’t tell you how infuriating it is for me to still see plastic bottled water being sold as a solution to transport, store and sell water, and this being sold as a so-called convenience to us!  Ughh.  This is an environmental disaster! We are actually 2-3 decades late in our response in actioning some sort of change around our consumption of plastic, however, as you will eventually read in my new bookLifestyle Reset- The Essential Guide To Healing You and The Planet  I’m calling it again, like many other environmental evangelists, and making an effort through the way I purchase or not purchase plastic bottles.  My suggestion is to only store water in a glass or BPA-free container. If not for the fact that whole cities are forming on top of plastic mountains, in countries like Laos and Brazil, I believe ‘collectively’ that we can still do something.  Here’s why:

Because I keep fish in a pond within the garden of our property, I get to observe firsthand, how important the quality of water is to the life and health of my fish.  An example of that is, last year I noticed several floating ‘dead’ fish near the filter mesh of my pond.  I wracked my brain as to what may be causing so many fish to just turn up dead or very near death, as I had been keeping the water clean, and been particularly vigilant at cleaning out the filters, and then it hit me.  I had introduced one new filter mesh which must have had a chemical of sorts, still embedded in it, and my fish just couldn’t handle the effect of this filter on the water quality. (more…)

Give What You Want To Receive…..

Give What You Want To Receive…..

Today, I posted out a gift, a simple and loving gift to a person who I just wanted to thank for their support. I absolutely love giving gifts, it makes me happy, and I know it helps or cheers up someone else, it’s a pleasure to do it.  Ironically, as I returned from the post office and a quick trip out, something beautiful arrived for me!  What do you know!??

I was only sharing with a friend about my joy at giving a presentation, recently to a bunch of souls who needed some cheering up.  I spent some time putting together a bit of a presentation that was relevant to their needs. I had Darryl critique my slide selection before I delivered it, and made sure the presentation was on point and appropriate to the brief I was given by the manager. (more…)

Are you really having a bad day?

Are you really having a bad day?

Sometimes we think we are having a hard day, or going through a tough time until we hear someone else sharing their story,: Remember that saying ‘I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet!’  While cleaning up some paperwork in my office, I came across some notes, I just had to keep, share, enjoy the read.

Fire authorities in California found a corpse in a burned-out section of the forest while assessing the damage done by a forest fire.  The deceased male was dressed in a full wet suit, complete with scuba tanks on his back, flippers, and a face mask. (more…)

Hard Working Hunza People

The Hunza people are legends in the true sense of the word.  They have mastered the secret of old age, for which the rest of the world has sought so long in vain.  They have evolved a way of living, thinking, and eating that has substantially lengthened their life span.  They don’t have much money, yet they are not poor!  Nestled in an isolated corner of the Himalayan Mountains, HUNZA has been a land of mystery for more than two thousand years. The stories that have come to the outside world in the early ’60s told of a valley of eternal youth, capturing the imagination of every man and woman.

How is it that a tribe in north India and Pakistan, can live free of disease, reaching ages of 115 or more? How is it that these same men can father children at the age of 90? Can we explain Hunza women being just as energetic at 80, as Australian women age 40?  How does that happen? Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that their life in the tiny valley they call home, has remained untouched by civilization for more than 2,000 years!no jails or crime and no juvenile delinquency, yet the children of the Hunza Valley are not restless. They are the healthiest longest-lived people in the world today. (more…)

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