is a nice reading, but short. Enjoy! Some say this is from the Dalai
Lama. All it takes is a few seconds to
read and a lifetime to live.
- Take into account that great love and great achievements
- When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
- Follow the three R’s
Respect for other’s and
Responsibility for all your actions.
- Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes
wonderful stroke of luck.
- Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate
steps to correct it.
- Spend some time alone every day.
- Open arms to change, but don’t let go of your
- Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older
think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
- A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for
- In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the
situation. Don’t bring up the past.
- Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
- Be gentle with the earth.
- Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
- Remember that the best relationship is one in which
love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
- Judge your success by what you had to give up in order
to get it.
- Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
these links to benefit HAES!
Great Self Care!
Don't Be S.A.D.
As seasons change, there
is a shift in our "biological internal clocks" or circadian rhythm,
due partly to these changes in sunlight patterns. This can cause
our biological clocks to be out of "step" with our daily schedules.
The most difficult months for SAD sufferers are January and February,
and younger persons and women are at higher risk.
- regularly occurring symptoms of depression (excessive eating
and sleeping, weight gain) during the fall or winter months.
- full remission from depression occur in the spring and summer
- symptoms have occurred in the past two years, with no nonseasonal
- seasonal episodes substantially outnumber nonseasonal depression
- a craving for sugary and/or starchy foods.
Phototherapy or bright light therapy has been shown to be helpful.
For mild symptoms, spending time outdoors during the day or arranging
homes and workplaces to receive more sunlight may be helpful. One
study found that an hour's walk in winter sunlight was as effective
as two and a half hours under bright artificial light.
Spectrum Lighting has made a difference for so many of my
find many options for this full spectrum lighting at Gaiam.
Care Heals Past Wounds
excerpt from Don't Weight, Eat
Healthy and Get Moving NOW!)
An important psychological effect of your self-care is that you
can FEEL that you have put yourself at the top of the list of those
who receive your care and tending. When you tend yourself in your
present day life, you help to heal yourself from past emotional
Everyone, no matter what
kind of childhood they lived through (even an "ideal"
childhood like those in storybooks), has had times when they were
hurt because they experienced unmet needs. Some were lost in a crowd
of a large family, some had parents who worked all the time, some
just needed more attention, and some suffered abuse. These experiences
result in emotional wounds. In your past, the person who was responsible
to take care of you sometimes neglected or hurt you.
the present YOU are responsible
to take care of you.
you treat yourself NOW
will either continue the cycle of hurt,
or will promote the cycle of healing.
You have the choice to
continue life with unmet needs and continue to hurt yourself, OR
you can choose to tend and care for yourself and heal. You can heal
past wounds by giving yourself what you need, by taking care of
time you nurture yourself
by meeting your basic needs,
you heal yourself a little bit from past neglects.
As you go through this
process of building a healthy life for yourself, you are doing much
more than improving your health. You are putting yourself at the
top of the list of those who deserve your care. You are experiencing
that you deserve your care. Good for you!
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