Hello you! How have you been?
I am back online after a brief silence! I had to prioritize my time/energy for work and family, while dealing with and healing from an unexpected, sudden, and fixable health issue. All should be up and onwards now!
There is really never a good time to be sick. But we often cannot control its timing, forcing us to:
- Initiate emergency contingency plans (for childcare etc.),
- Ask for and accept help (at work and home),
- Improvise, and then the hardest step of all, at least for me,
- Let go, go with the flow, stop rushing things along, and trust that all will be what it will be. I reassure myself by reminding myself that everything goes the way it should go, whether I like it or not, whether I know the reason or not. And so, I try to accept and make the best of any situation.
Now, I have a refreshed appreciation for every day that I don’t need to visit the hospital, see a doctor, or am held back by health issues!
I am grateful for the loved ones, friends, and colleagues, who took time out of their lives to provide support (whether via text, phone, or in person). It takes a village to travel through life – together we stand strong!
Learn and Think:
- Cancer Survivors May Have Lower Risk for Dementia. Cancer survivors may report post-treatment brain fog, which is a usually mild and transient cognitive impairment. As far as know this is not a precursor for the development of dementia. In contrast, researchers have found more evidence of a puzzling phenomenon: cancer survivors seem to be a bit protected against dementia.
- The diabetes drug metformin, sometimes taken to slow aging, may blunt the health benefits of exercise. But it is good to realize that even though we are in the 21st century, there are still lots of things we do not understand, e.g. how do medications interact with other medications, as well as interact with how exercise and diet affect your body. Until we understand more, it may be prudent to apply moderation and variety.
Live and Feel:
- On June 22, 2019,
“Life is short. I think that you find your own way. You have your own rules. You have your own understanding of yourself, and that’s what you’re going to count on. In the end, it’s what feels right to you. Not what your mother told you. Not what some actress told you. Not what anybody else told you, but the still, small voice. Beyond that, I don’t know. And it’s the not knowing that’s the good part. To me, mystery is the most beautiful thing—the fact that you can’t figure it out—that’s it for me. That’s for sure.”
- Video of a Squirrel Eating an Avocado!