Sometimes, your body just needs a break.

If you’ve been going hard and fighting for your family, paying your bills, helping you mom, been on your knees for your kids, sometimes you just need a break.

This morning I awoke with a ‘funny’ feeling. Wasn’t well rested and I got up to take the dog for his morning ritual. I noticed my eyes were not seeing well and especially there were waves or ripples passing through my left eye.

I had this condition before.

It’s called an ocular migraine.

Time to go back to bed. But I didn’t. I decided to rest for 15 minutes and then wrestle with Quickbooks and get caught up on my business bookkeeping.

Of course that was a mistake.

The eyes cleared up but then the headache come in true form. So I turned on the TV and found a baseball game that had no meaning and watch and listened and used the background noise to put me into a deep trance (sleep).

TV is a great background noise maker and can lull me into a sleep in no time.

I had to stay horizontal for a couple of hours. My body needed a break.

Now it’s 3 in the afternoon. I made my protein, chia seed, almond milk, fruit laced smoothie and all better.

Sometimes, a walk outside, or a finding a place to get quiet, and just the act of letting go of all the strains and pains of life is enough to reset the brain waves and help the immune system catch up with all its business that hadn’t gotten taken care of the night before.

The 4 pillars of health:

  • Mind State
  • Exercise
  • Diet (including your super duper Optimal Health Bridge vitamins and essential oils)
  • Sleep

Get those right and everything should take care of itself.

My new 4 legs of great health are:

  • Be in the company of those you love and those that love you. (Emotional Health)
  • Practice Extreme, Creative Gratitude. Find the silver lining in all of life’s testy situations (Spiritual Health)
  • Sleep well, exercise and eat right. (Physical Health)
  • Always be dreaming up new ideas and fun things to do. (Mental Health)

Kids laugh on average 300 times a day. Adults 5 times a day. No wonder kids are happier.

I took my mom to lunch the other day. It was the day after Yogi Berra died. I looked up Yogi-isms on my phone and thought I’d read her one to cheer her up.

I wound up reading at least 10 of them. Here’s a few.

  • Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
  • You can observe a lot by watching.
  • I never said most of the things I said.
  • Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
  • I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?
  • I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.
  • You should always go to other people’s funerals; otherwise, they won’t come to yours.
  • It ain’t over till it’s over. (Like the Ravens game in Pittsburgh last Thursday.)
  • A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.
  • Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.
  • It’s like Deja vu all over again.

Ok, if you have a good one, send it to me.

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