The first five tips were written by me as an adaptation on some tips I found in an old book called "The Art Of Good Living", by Svevo Brooks.
Do something useful with your hands every day:
a. Bake sourdough bread, homemade bread, Challah bread...Yes, you can do it if I can!
b. Hang out clothes
c. Garden: The Perfect Seedbed, Square Foot Gardening
d. Sew, Knit, Crochet.
e. Draw a picture
I could go even farther to say:
f. Wash dishes by hand.
g. Clean and scrub pots and pans.
h. Clean and scrub bathroom and floors.
i. Make beds.
l. Mop floors, wring mop with hands.
m. Hand wash delicates.
n. Peel, slice, chop food by hand.
o. Mix bread, cake and cookie batter by hand.
p. Polish furniture with real beeswax wax polish, by hand.
q. Iron clothes.
r. Rub someone's back.
s. Scrub your child's or husband's back.
t. Grind coffee by hand.
u. Wash your child's hair.
v. Write a handwritten letter.
w. Pat someone's shoulder.
x. Bandage a boo-boo on your child's knee.
y. Wipe away your child's tears.
z. Rub back and chest rub of your child who is sick and tuck them in bed.
Now there...Just think about all the things we do with an appliance, a machine, an instrument, an electronic device and think how far we have gotten away from using our hands!
MaryJane Butters has an article, webpage or something that discusses this, but I searched and searched and couldn't find it. Maybe it's in her book, though. Which, by the way has quite a few suggestions/ideas on naturally healthy things such as fermenting vegetables, organic foods, grain information, as well as recipes. UPDATE: I FOUND THE LINK!
Things to Know
We Need Iodine!
The cure for anything is saltwater - sweat, tears, or the sea.
~ Isak Dinesen
You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing.
Here are some things that have been documented to improve health:
~Someone to love
~Something to love
~Laughing out loud
~Good clean fun
~A relationship with God
I figured out a long time ago, long before it was so well documented, that bright (favorite) colors, sunshine, lights, favorite aromas, and listening to music that I liked, really lifted my spirits...Sometimes I find myself in a sort of daze, feeling blue, and realize I need to turn on some music, light some candles or refresh the potpourri, and do the things I know will make me feel better...Why stay in the doldrums? Find what lifts your spirit and make those changes now.
10 Ways to Have a Healthy Happy Day!
1. Stretch before getting out of bed.
2. Take a cool shower or bath after getting up.
3. Get dressed as soon as possible after waking and showering.
4. Make-up, fix hair, etc.
5. Drink a glass of pure WARM water with the juice of one lemon, and a little honey (if desired) on an empty stomach.
6. Eat fruit for breakfast.
7. Open the windows for fresh air.
8. Get outside for a daily dose of sunshine, even in cloudy weather we can get nutrients from the sun. 15 minutes minimum.
9. Think Positively.
10. Start your day off with prayer, reading your Bible, quiet time and gratitude.
Eat lots of fruits, veggies, fresh juice, take vitamins, herbs, other supplements.
Use extra virgin cold pressed olive oil for all cooking, and frying...I use real butter for some things.
Eat real foods, not over-processed.
Substitute whole wheat for bleached. We grind our own corn (organic, non-GMO) for grits, cornmeal, corn flour.
Drink lemon water daily.
Drink pure water.
Do something everyday with your hands-make bread, hang out clothes, crafts, write, sew.
Get out in the fresh air and sunshine daily.
Use a mini trampoline, exercise bicycle daily...
Tweak recipes to include natural, homemade ingredients.
**Note: I am not a clean freak, but have had all three of my older grandchildren sick with viral meningitis at the same time. They were very sick. The eldest almost died from bacterial spinal meningitis a year before this in 2002, after having the chicken pox, which lowers the immune system...(this was after she had gotten her immunizations, so this was a double whammy). If you ever experience this, you'll understand how I felt and why I am so particular about cleanliness after being in public, especially. Even though it is said these "germs" do reside in certain people without them even knowing it, but someone comes along with a weakened immune system, and bam, they catch it from them. Do your research.
Otherwise, I do believe dirt/germs is healthy to an extent. JUST BE SAFE, BE AWARE.
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