The Value of Illness

“Like any other major experience, illness actually changes us.  How? Well for one thing, we are temporarily relieved from the pressure of meeting the world head on.  We enter a world of introspection and self-analysis. We think soberly, perhaps for the first time, about our past and future.  Illness gives us that rarest thing in the world — a second chance, not only at health, but at life itself!
Louis E. Bisch, MD

I’m Positive

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”
–Zig Ziglar

Having a positive mental attitude (also known as “PMA”) toward life makes you a happier person in all areas of who you are. Manifesting positivity has been proven to lower stress and it can improve your health. My number-one tool for feeling happy and staying positive is to energize my body with real food and yoga. When you are nourished, so many good things happen: more energy, a natural glow, better skin, a good night’s sleep, less bloating, a balanced mood and the enhanced ability to let go of things and trust in the process of life.

When you accept what “is,” you let go of all judgement and go with the flow. Choosing to embrace life helps you live fully in the present. When focusing on the present, you minimize worrying (which is just using your imagination to create something you don’t even want). Why waste that valuable time and make yourself nuts? Accept when things aren’t perfect. The Japanese have the best term for this — wabi-sabi — which means practicing the art of imperfection.

Starting off with a positive mental attitude impacts the way the rest of your day goes. I believe that it is extremely important to have a morning routine that will make you feel good and have a good mindset that will prepare you for the inevitable challenges coming your way. I mindfully strive to accept myself as I am in the moment.

When you think good thoughts you simply feel better, and you leave less room in your mind for negative thoughts. By manifesting positivity you will be able to easily stay on your path and achieve all of your plans. Being positive is an essential part of making health your hobby.

P.S.  For insight into the science of positive thinking, here is a great article from The Huffington Post.

Be Conscious

“The man who uses intelligence with respect to his diet, his sleeping habits and who exercises properly, is beyond any question of a doubt taking the very best preventative medicines provided so freely and abundantly by nature.”
— Joseph H. Pilates

It’s So Easy

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

Which Do You Choose?

“Your health is what you make of it. Everything you do and think either adds to the vitality, energy and spirit you possess — or takes away from it.”
— Ann Wigmore