"A lot of us are working hard at living long
the writer. "Exercising regularly. Eating well. Trying
to cut back on
habits. And it's all great, because it's
working. "But there's
that something else could help us live longer.
Something very easy to
"`Love and health go hand in
Hansen, a therapist consultant who conducts workshops
affections in shape. "The mandate to 'love
is not just a moral mandate--it's a physiological
one," says James
author of BROKEN HEART.
"Researchers from the
California at Berkeley found several years ago that
were more susceptible to illness and had death rates
about two to three
times higher than people whose social lives were
"But perhaps the most
was done recently by psychologists at Harvard.
Measurements were made
a germ-fighting substance in the saliva of people
before and after they
watched various films: A Nazi war movie, a short film
on gardening and
a documentary on Mother Teresa, the nun whose
charitable works earned
a Nobel prize.
"Without a doubt, the
film on Mother
Teresa was kindest to the viewer's immune systems.
Levels of IG-A (an
agent especially effective in fighting colds and other
in response to the Mother Teresa film, while no
changes occurred in
to the other movies."
"It seems something
deep inside our
cells responds positively when we feel love. Love
appears capable of
"Dr. Robert Taylor, a
California, thinks it may boil down to love's
potential for being a
reducer of stress. `When people have close
relationships, they feel
threatened, less alone, more confident and more in
control. Knowing you
have people you can turn to in times of need can
provide some very
feelings of security, optimism and hope--all of which
can be great
Today, let's exercise our cells and get healthy by
Rules For Getting Well and Staying Well
The main secrets to a healthy life are:
1. Be thankful.
2. Bless the lives of others.
3. Healthy people serve others while the unhealthy are
with themselves and their own problems.
4. Learn to forgive and let go, so you can get on with
your life. Many
studies have now shown that forgiving enhances health
and helps prevent
chemical changes in the body that may lead to
5. Live in harmony with those around you. Be a
6. Learn to accept whatever decision is made. Do your
best to keep
your peace of mind. Peace is a healer.
7. Learn from your mistakes and allow others to do the
stand over people and supervise every move. Learn to
give others the
to grow and grow up.
8. Don't talk about your misfortunes or illnesses. It
doesn't do any
good for you or the other person you tell, and it
for them to do the same to you. Save it for your
doctor. He's paid to
to your problems.
9. Don't gossip. Gossip that comes through the
grapevine is usually
sour grapes. Be a person who speaks for the one who
can not. (It
is also a sign of unhealthy pride)
10. Spend 10 minutes a day meditating on how you can
become a better
person. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
Listen to and
11. Exercise daily.
a. Keep your spine and joints
b. Develop your abdominal
c. Expand your lungs with
on a regular schedule.
d. Keep flexible and
12. Walk 10 minutes barefoot in the dewy grass or sand
13. No smoking or drinking alcohol or caffeine. Both
are depressant drugs. Both require energy to detoxify
the body, which
is better used for life and healing processes. Avoid
anything that is
or habit forming.
14. Go to bed by 9 pm when you can. If you are tired
during the day,
rest more. Rest allows the body to give its full
attention and energy
healing and rebuilding tissues. Write down your
problems at the end of
the day and go over them first thing in the morning
when you are
so you can look at them with a fresh mind and
Let's not take a 1 minute irritation and turn it
year or lifetime canker.
Loni Anderson said she refused to be unhappy over
break up with
Burt Reynolds because she didn't like what it does
to your face.
Zen and the Art of Stress Maintenance
The Five All-Time Best Stress-Reducing Tips:
1. Get Organized: Put things back
and you won't have to go berserk looking for "lost"
2. Live in the Present: Kids do
them, yesterday was a million years ago, and tomorrow
is far, far
3. Help Others: A lot of stress
occurs when we get
too wrapped up in ourselves.
4. Laugh: If you can find humor in
a problem, it's
5. Let Other People Do Their Own Thing:
not the general manager of the universe.
Another word for Love is Charity -
willing to let
others learn on you.
How to Avoid Misery Forever
Choose to love-----rather than hate.
Choose to smile-----rather than frown.
Choose to build-----rather than destroy.
Choose to perservere-----rather than quit.
Choose to praise-----rather than gossip.
Choose to heal-----rather than wound.
Choose to give-----rather than grasp.
Choose to act-----rather than delay.
Choose to forgive-----rather than curse.
Choose to pray-----rather than despair.
Happiness is not a reward....it is a
A researcher in Germany discovered that how you deal
affect how long you will live and, to some extent, how
Forgiveness - The Gift We Give
by Cheryl Carson - One of the most healing
books I have
"Forgiveness does not change the past but it does
Study by David Snowdon at the University of Kentucky
thoughts ward off disease and promote longevity. He
of 180 elderly nuns. He found those who used key
"joy," "love," hopeful," and content" frequently lived
as much as 10
longer than those who didn't. This confirms previous
studies he said,
it has long been known that depression, hostility,
anger, hatred and
can cause illness and shorten life.
All of us could take a lesson from the weather.
pays no attention
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.
Taken from a booklet called "Becoming The Change"
and Vicky Guerin
Negative thought patterns etched in our minds from
can cause actual chemical changes in our brain and
body which in turn
cause dis-ease. All illness has some
Our well-being is reliant upon having the ability to
that present themselves negatively, using the
techniques to discard
thoughts and apply forgiveness and love to every
better to start than with our families and loved
The Scriptures tell us that whatsoever we ask the
of Jesus Christ, which the Spirit confirms is for our
good, it shall be
" Most pain found in a muscle is concentrated energy
stored within the cell tissues. The pain brings
attention to the
area where the feelings are stored. You can
touch the sore spot
area, then talk to the
1. "Would I let go of this feeling or emotion
Need to answer "YES"
2. "Could I release this feeling through my
to help me?" Pause and feel the joy of this if
3. "When will I let go?" Pause and allow
yourself to feel
your feelings, then answer: "NOW".
4. "REPEAT the above three steps until you feel
5. Then say: "Would I allow Forgiveness, Love
Charity to enter
my cells where the negative used to be?
6. "Could I allow it through my faith in Jesus
7. "When would I allow them to replace the
8. Then close it off by saying: "I Thank Thee,
You are becoming the change you desire by learning to
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