Posted by capcityspeakers on November 23, 2016
by Kathy Brown
We need to live One day at a time and make it a masterpiece. If you never want to be lonely, build bridges instead of walls. Being lonely takes its toll on your overall health both mentally and physically. Relationships help us multiply our joys and cut our sorrows in half when shared.
Our moments are all we have as we are not promised a tomorrow. Live fully in each moment making something better because you were fully present “in it.” Nobody can help everybody but everybody can help somebody.
Remember that great people are ordinary people with an extraordinary amount of commitment. They persevere when times get tough. Difficulties come not to obstruct but to instruct. Learn the lesson and move on.
Friends are God’s way of taking care of us. Nurture your relationships with those people who encourage, uplift, and inspire you to reach your full potential! Your moments become memories which can last a lifetime and then live on in those left to enjoy them.
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Posted by capcityspeakers on November 9, 2016
by Barbara Bartlein, RN, MSW
After foot surgery last November, I was forced to sit for months while the bones in my left foot healed. A relatively minor procedure, I was amazed how long it took me to recover and get moving again. It seemed that everyday I was sitting around, I had new aches, pains and stiffness. I mentioned this to the Dr. on a recent visit and he said, “You can either wear out or rust out. People that sit all the time rust out.”
I thought about what he said and it is really true. The longer I sat around, the less I felt like doing. Because my foot would swell up whenever I tried to be active, it was an easy excuse to sit. But I quickly realized that everything was starting to break down. Now my back and neck hurt, my legs were stiff and I had no energy. Realizing that I was rusting, I forced myself to get up, get to the pool and start moving.
Now I try to do at least 10,000 steps per day and weight training twice per week. I can tell that my stamina is coming back and I have dropped the 10 pounds I gained over the winter. Talking with other folks a lot older than me, all say that the key is to be active. Keep moving, and fight the rust.
Barbara Bartlein, RN, MSW, is the People Pro. A workplace cutlure expert, she offers keynotes, seminars and consultation to increase teamwork and productivity. For more information on her programs and services, please contact Capitol City Speakers Bureau.
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