Nov 112013
 
Physical Health Financial Health Mental and Emotional Health Natural Health
Physical Health Financial Health Emotional Health Natural Health
Dec 242014
 

Our grandson, Gabriel, has been volunteering in his brother’s class at the suggestion of the teacher. When he first posted on Facebook that he was thinking about doing it, I was so excited for him because I know how rewarding doing something like that can be. I hoped he would decide to do it. He did.

I thought about what ‘rewards’ mean to different people. I wondered what he would find rewarding about it as I thought about what I felt I would find rewarding about it. Besides that I love to be in the company of children, I know how rewarding it is to have a share in helping a child build a memory, conquer a fear of doing something, or learn a new task. Gabriel is getting to experience the rewards of what he is doing because he took the leap and did it.

One of Gabriel’s rewards, as he has shared, is seeing the kids’ reactions to receiving and giving. What a wonderful thing to watch how a child reacts to something. He also gets to spend time with his brother in a whole different way. In the various aspects of our lives, we can be rewarded in so many ways – in our family lives, our friendships, our businesses; but we have to be willing to see the rewards. We have to look for the them. Seeing the rewards for our good work can be a great source of joy for us, which can help us to have a happy, thankful disposition. Then we begin to look forward to the reward, and it can become like the dangling carrot – something we pursue.

Dangling Carrot 12-22-14 from Microsoft

So, reach out! Think about the ‘rewards’ that can come from certain things, and do it! Set the goals and rewards in front of you.

I’m happy for Gabriel.

 Posted by on December 24, 2014 at 7:26 am
Dec 132014
 
Qtip 12-10-14

Quit Taking It Personally (c)

I wrote an article for one of my LinkedIn posts.  It is about a class I attended recently where one of my fellow students passed out a q-tip to each of us. This is what I said in the article:  “She said she had learned this lesson years ago in a psychology class and it applied to what we were learning that day. Of course, a few said, “Q-tip? What’s this for?” She smiled and said, ‘Quit taking it personally.’ “

“I keep it in my purse.”

That was about business.  This is about health.  Isn’t it amazing how they all interconnect?

Sometimes in our personal lives we can take perceived ‘slights’ in a very personal way when it involves people we love dearly.  Sometimes it is hard to take the good lessons that we are learning at work, or in our businesses, and apply them to our family and personal life.  But we should.  Because they do apply.  Like this one.

When we take things too personally at home, our feelings can get hurt.  When that happens, misunderstandings can occur.  When we have hurt feelings, it is hard for us to think clearly.  It can even get to the point where we think that everything the person who we think did it or said it says, is directed to us as an attack — which may not be the case at all.

Stop.  Think.  Take a moment.

If we are living every day taking things too personally at home, it can begin to affect not only our relationships with our family members and friends, but also our physical health and our mental and emotional health. If we have a spiritual connection, it can affect that as well.

Quit taking it personally. If we take it personally every time, it will be hard for us to move on and keep going. I keep the q-tip in my purse.

 Posted by on December 13, 2014 at 6:32 am
Oct 262014
 

If you try to chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.  The point here is that focus is crucial to accomplishing things.  We have better mental and emotional health when we feel good about accomplishing things.  That can help with better physical health too, because our mental condition and emotional condition affects our physical health greatly.  It is all tied in together.  Our spiritual health is also affected by what our focus is.

 Posted by on October 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm  Tagged with:
Oct 102014
 

If you don’t have anything to fall back on, you won’t have anything to fall back on.  Hello. Prepare yourself for how you can react to ALL kinds of different responses in work, family life and play; different events, different circumstances.  It helps.  Families can do this as a family activity for parents to teach their children.  Team mates can do it in strategic planning meetings.  Role play.           martha

 Posted by on October 10, 2014 at 8:20 am
Sep 212014
 

“Calm down and organize yourself.  When you organize your life and your mind — that voice in your head — you get very calm inside and you get more productive outside.”  –  Valerie Fitzgerald, Los Angeles, California  9-21-14

 Posted by on September 21, 2014 at 7:29 am
Sep 122014
 

Here is a mixture I think I’ll try from the Sprouts Farmers Market Magazine/Ads, No. 9, 2014.

Clarifying Study Blend

Ingredients:
9 drops rosemary essential oil
13 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Combine all oils. Try brief inhalations of the blend while committing facts and figures to memory, and again while trying to recall the information.

 Posted by on September 12, 2014 at 8:32 am
Sep 032014
 

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality released its report for the air quality forecast for the week of Monday, September 1, – Friday, September 5, 2014, for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

They are forecasting that the ozone levels will be in the mid to low moderate range this week and that PM-10 levels will be in the good to upper moderate range.

Monsoon comeback in the forecast.

Read the daily forecast for the Phoenix metropolitan area here http://www.azdeq.gov/environ/air/ozone/ensemble.pdf.

Aug 132014
 

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality released its report for the air quality forecast for the week of Monday, August 11, – Friday, August 15, 2014, for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

They are forecasting that the ozone levels will be low to moderate this week and that PM-10 levels will be in the good range.

The rain helped.

Read the daily forecast for the Phoenix metropolitan area here http://www.azdeq.gov/environ/air/ozone/ensemble.pdf.