Body, Mind, and Spirit

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As we celebrate this holiday weekend, we continue to battle the challenges of COVID and other variants. We are reminded of how important it is to keep our immune system strong and to stay healthy. When we talk about staying healthy, that includes not only the obvious physical factors, but mental, emotional, social, and even spiritual factors as well.

In today’s world, it’s important that we give an equal amount of attention to areas of our health that are tied to wellness, not just dealing with medical issues that may arise.  As the saying goes, “If you don’t take time for your wellness, you will be forced to take time for your illness.” For example, a nutritionist might recommend ways to eat healthfully. A therapist might recommend ways to cope with stress such as yoga and meditation. A chiropractor keeps our bodies in alignment, which supports a strong immune system and helps our bodies stay strong.

When we fail to give the proper attention needed to keep our bodies and minds strong and healthy, the result is illness and disease. Throughout many parts of the world, physicians give medical advice and treatment, along with holistic remedies to assist in healing. Now is the time to be more vigilant in seeking out each of these health providers and creating a health wellness plan that encompasses not just the absence of physical disease, but involves healthy habits, thoughts, coping mechanisms, and peaceful ways of relating to our environment and to others.

Something to Think About
If you just do a few simple things each day to maintain your health and body, you can avoid many physical aliments and problems. Think about what you eat. Does it support a healthy body? How much exercise do you get each day? Did you find some quiet time to meditate? You don’t have to do it all every day, but each day, be mindful of your health.

Weekly Activity
Do three things each day to support your health.

Words of Wisdom
Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open. – B.K.S.

To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life. – William Londen

The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body. – Harry J. Johnson

To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear. – Buddha

Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account. – Anne Wilson Schaef

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