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Friday, January 13, 2017

Full Moon, Friday The 13th Sunrise!!

Quotes of the day... 1/13/17

“...the happy life
is to have a mind that is free,
lofty, fearless and steadfast -
a mind that is placed
beyond the reach of fear..."
     ~ Seneca

We will either step forward
into growth or step backward
into safety.
     ~adapted, Abraham Maslow

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Quotes of the day... 11/12/17

We must lose the pessimism...
It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.
     ~adapted, Karen Marie Moning

Life is not happening to us.
Life is responding to us.
     ~ Rhonda Byrne 

“The joy in life is his who has 
the heart to demand it.”
     ~ Theodore Roosevelt 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Quotes of the day... 1/11/17

All my life I used to wonder
what I would become when I grew up
Then I realized that I was 
never going to grow up,
that growing is 
an ever ongoing process.
     ~adapted, M. Scott Peck

Live as if you are constantly on
the brink of some great fulfillment.
     ~adapted, Erica Jong

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sun rising! 1/10/17

Quotes of the day... 1/10/17

“Our firmest convictions are apt 
to be the most suspect; 
they mark our limitations and our bounds. 
Life is a petty thing unless it is moved 
by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries.”
     ~ José Ortega y Gasset 

“Life is a series of collisions with the future; 
it is not the sum of what we have been, 
but what we yearn to be.”
     ~ José Ortega y Gasset 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Quotes of the day... 1/9/17

“By weaving your unique magic
with the resources you have,
you take a stand for values
like beauty, generosity, possibility...”
     ~ Chloe Carlson

“Hang in there. It is astonishing 
how short a time it can take 
for very wonderful things to happen.”
     ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

When the sun shines!!

Breathing exercises for improved energy and healing capacity. ~ By, Dr. Ben Kim

The more oxygen you have in your blood,
the greater your energy and healing capacity are.

One of the best ways of ensuring a high oxygenation
level is to routinely engage in breathing exercises.
You'll find countless such exercises with a simple
google search, all of which I'm sure are useful in
some degree.

The four breathing exercises that I routinely share
with others are as follows:

1.  Inhale for about two seconds, then exhale for as
long as you comfortably can through your mouth as though
you are steadily blowing out a bunch of candles. Repeat
for five cycles.

2.  Inhale for five seconds, hold your breath for 20
seconds, then exhale for ten seconds. Repeat for five

3.  Inhale slowly as long as you comfortably can, then
exhale slowly as long as you comfortably can. Repeat for
five cycles.

4.  Inhale slowly as long as you comfortably can, counting
how many seconds this span is, then, when you stop inhaling,
hold your breath for the same number of seconds, then
exhale as long as you comfortably can. Repeat for five

Always inhale through your nasal passageways.  You can
exhale through your nose or mouth.

Even adopting one of the above breathing exercises as
a part of your morning and evening routines can improve
your health through improved oxygenation and autonomic
nervous system tone.  As you increase parasympathetic
tone and decrease sympathetic nervous system output,
the many glands of your endocrine system will move toward
balanced output of hormones that regulate all of your
cellular activities.

If you don't already engage in breathing exercises on
a daily basis, I encourage you to create a visible
reminder to do so - perhaps a sticky note or two -
wherever you tend to be first thing in the morning and
in the evening.  You might also ask a friend or family
member to be your partner in reminding one another to
enjoy your breathing exercises twice daily.

Happy breathing!

The morning after the latest 1/7/17 snow event!