Expressions of Health Blog
"Videos, Motivations, and Other Positive Stuff"
  1. A Fresh New Garden

    Spring has sprung!  Consider planting a special kind of garden…

    Plant three rows of peas:
    Peace of mind
    Peace of heart
    Peace of soul

     
    Plant four rows of squash:
    Squash gossip
    Squash indifference
    Squash grumbling
    Squash selfishness

     
    Plant four rows of lettuce:
    Lettuce be faithful
    Lettuce be kind
    Lettuce be obedient
    Lettuce really love one another

     
    No garden is complete without turnips:
    Turnip for meetings
    Turnip for service
    Turnip to help one another

     
    We must have thyme:
    Thyme for God
    Thyme for study
    Thyme for prayer

    Water with patience and fertilize with love. There is much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow.

     

  2. Stress Less, Weigh Less!

     

    Reduced stress may actually aid in weight loss.  How?  In response to stress, levels of the hormone cortisol rise; for people who continue to worry, those levels can stay high. Elevated cortisol levels not only stimulate eating, they ensure that additional calories are efficiently converted to fat.  Worse, under the influence of cortisol, that fat tends to get deposited in the abdomen, a particularly unhealthy place. Large bellies are linked to insulin resistance—a precursor to Type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes—and heart disease.  By combating stress, you can help normalize cortisol levels.

    A few simple ways to combat stress at work is to change your working position frequently, initiate deep breathing, take a quick walk around the building, drink water, and stretch…to name just a few.

    Oh, and there’s always yoga, reflexology, and reiki available at Expressions of Health!!

     

  3. “I Am Another Yourself”

    This is a link to a beautiful explanation of a traditional Mayan greeting that celebrates the wisdom that “I am you and you are me.”  It is much the same as “Namaste” in East Indian culture.  Remember, when we live the reality of unity, abundance, and wholeness, there will be unity, abundance, and wholeness!