Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit

There are a lot of ways to stay healthy as we get older.  I am independent and I want to stay that way. I have my own personal routines that I do to help me to stay healthy in body, mind and spirit.  For example:  I walk most days, some days not as much, some days more.  While I lived with my sister I didn’t have a car. I walked to the library twice a week and that was eight miles total.  Two other days a week I walked four miles to the store.  For two years I walked an average of 25 miles per week. It not only made me feel better physically, but it saved me mentally and emotionally, as well.  I walked through nature reserves most of the way and saw chipmunks, rabbits and birds.  While I was on these walks, I appreciate my spiritual nature as well as mother nature.

 Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park, Utah

When I’m home evenings, while I watch TV or listen to music, I am stretching my arm and leg muscles most of the time.  I even stretch while I have my coffee in the morning ie.  stretching my neck, arms, legs and facial muscles. My friends do yoga, my sister walks her dog, my brother rides his bicycle to the harbor almost every day (approx. ten miles) then rides his bicycle home.  Sometimes my sister and I put on music and dance around the house for exercise and fun!

I’m not a health fanatic; I love to bake cookies, have a glass of wine, and I love my potato chips. Apart from these things, I do what I can to help myself feel better in body, mind and spirit. Sometimes when I put on my make-up in the mornings, I talk to myself to work out my problems.  This way I don’t go out and take my issues on other people.  This way I can show my better face to the world, they don’t have to deal with my problems because I’ve already worked them out.  Staying healthy is work but I want to stay independent. I work at it every day, I’m a work in progress...

 With my sisters Crissy & Jacque & Cesar. We all wish him a speedy recovery.

With my sisters Crissy & Jacque & Cesar. We all wish him a speedy recovery.