Say Yes to Life
Yes! What a great word to say as we begin to heal and feel better. So often our being in a state of “dis-ease” causes us to say no to the aspects of life we once took for granted.
Taking steps to live life fully requires an action plan, patience and practice. Some habits are difficult to break and new ones are difficult to establish but the benefits of making change can be astounding.
We are fortunate to have exceptional resources here in Columbia to improve our quality of life. In addition, publications and internet sites dedicated to the same make it easy for us to tailor a program to our needs and limitations. I am sharing a few favorite quotes as a consideration of each option.
Please remember to always use sensibility and caution when considering change and consult your physician first.
If you do not change direction you are likely to end up where you are headed. - Lao Tzu
RESOURCES FOR YOUR BODY
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. - Jim Rohn
Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food. – Hippocrates
Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.
- Earl of Derby
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. - World Health Organization, 1948
RESOURCES FOR YOUR MIND
You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it. – Albert Einstein
PATIENT SUPPORT GROUPS
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. - Benjamin Disraeli
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. - Thich Nhat Hanh
MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION
Mindfulness can be summed up in two words: pay attention. Once you notice what you’re doing, you have the power to change it. - Michelle Burford
Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. - Thich Nhat Hanh
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. Chinese proverb
God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer. - Mother Teresa
He who looks outside, dreams; he who looks within, awakens - Carl Jung
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself. - Norman Vincent Peale
CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIES
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Pablo Picasso
Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself. - Zen saying
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln
If you never did, you should.
These things are fun, and fun is good.
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