Thankful Thursday: A Primer For Maintaining a Positive Mindset!

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Maintaining a positive mindset is of paramount importance in every aspect of your life, if you value your health.  Scientific studies have shown that a positive mindset increases ones health and negativity decreases it.   In the worst of times, we will sit down and look at what the positive aspects are in any situation, no matter how dire it may seem at the moment.

 

Being appreciative, grateful, thankful (whatever word rings your bell) is something we do daily.  We note different things, different moment as our day goes on.  

 

For instance, we  stopped at our local market this morning.  We found the perfect parking space, I found the perfect small cart (they are a rarity and one of the items that are subject to hoarding (LOL.) All the items we needed were plentiful, and we were through the express line with only two people ahead of us...I could go on with how well our day went...but I won't bore you. 

 

The last two years we have been practicing the medical version of TaiChi which is also refer to as Qigong.  Our teacher has been focusing on strengthening the immune system as his primary objective.  Although our class has been canceled, we still practice the 8 brocades (Ba Duan Jin) as they are known in China, on a daily basis, as part of our exercise practice to maintain our immune system.

 

I chose this simple twelve and a half minute practice for you all to follow.  You can mirror it to your  TV screen.  Remember do not strain, do as much as your body allows.  Just do it!

 

Spend a few moments just meditating in whatever form works for you.  Pet your dog, your cat, or simply go outside and look at the sky, breathe in the fresh air...Be easy about it..

 

Lastly, turn off the news.  They only report stuff that makes them important based on their bottom line of ad revenue.  

 

There are two blogs that I read today that I highly recommend you read.  The first is by Margaret Goss, with good news for a change, and the second is by Thomas J. Nelson.  I have no idea why these blogs have not been featured yet!  Both will bring a smile to your face!

 

And above all, remenber, the words of the Dalai Lama,

 

Be kind whenever possible (and that includes yourself)

It is always Possible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Dray Walking is just as good, nothing wrong with that!  A

Mar 20, 2020 11:43 AM #26
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Marte Cliff
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Our little small town grocery store was bombarded this week - it seems that stores in neighboring communities were out of everything, so they came here.

I stopped to speak with the store manager, who was busy stocking shelves. I asked if he was worn out yet and he laughed - "Oh heck no, I could keep this up for a year!" He DID look a bit worn out.

Mar 20, 2020 08:26 PM #27
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Diana Dahlberg
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Staying focused, having a positive mindset and making wise life-choices is half the battle ... 

Thank you for sharing this information.

I have FAITH not FEAR! 

 

Mar 21, 2020 01:49 PM #28
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Diana Dahlberg love your motto, and i would had to that F facts...The mass media does not tell the facts that 82,000 are cured....

Mar 21, 2020 02:29 PM #29
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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I always try to stay positive and really don't complain about little annoyances.  Gets hard sometimes these days but must perservere!

Mar 21, 2020 03:51 PM #30
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR Thankfully, Ron is in the same frame of mind.  We bolster each other if needed.  We refuse to be in the dumps, and keep looking at all that surrounds us.  A

Mar 21, 2020 04:36 PM #31
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Kathy Streib
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Mar 21, 2020 06:50 PM #32
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Kat Palmiotti
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People who are normally positive still are (at least I think that's true) and the reverse is also true. I'm enjoying some extra time in the great outdoors, so all is positive here...

Mar 22, 2020 08:02 AM #33
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Over the last few years, I've become more mindful of getting up and moving, Ron and Alexandra Seigel.  Hour after hour at a computer just isn't healthy.  Definitely going to watch your video and see if I can't incorporate a bit of it into my day.  And I so agree with you about turning off the news.  Your mind and your spirit can only take so much battering!  Thanks for sharing ...

Gene

Mar 22, 2020 10:28 AM #34
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi I think that what people forget is that the mass media is the merchant of chaos.  They do not focus on the positive stuff.  Last night we looked at Reuters.  They are the major source of news that the media subscribes too.  Their headline was that the FDA approved a virus detection tool, and the company is going to be shipping them out on the 31st...No one new outlet mentionned this...the same with 42 apple stores reopening in China a week ago!  Bloomberg reported it...

I love that routine of the immune strenghtening, just remember not to strain,  It works even if someone sits down and does it...A

Mar 22, 2020 10:56 AM #35
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Kathy Streib Thank you for the feature, we appreciate it.  A

Mar 22, 2020 10:57 AM #36
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Kat Palmiotti you have so much beauty to look at, and that definitely adds to your health.  Good for you!  A

Mar 22, 2020 10:58 AM #37
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

So glad Kathy featured this, love your attitude. I have always been meaning to learn Tai chi, so now may be a perfect moment. 

Mar 22, 2020 11:18 AM #38
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 this is a perfect primer to start.  The Shaolin monks are known for their in depth understanding of Qi.  We do several of their different exercises and love it.  A

Mar 22, 2020 11:21 AM #39
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - The music alone is very calming.  Some of the moves feel like you can incorporate a breathing technique such as you might use for meditation. This was very interesting!  Thanks for sharing it. 

Mar 22, 2020 12:11 PM #40
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® we just breathe normally and to the rhythm of the movement.  We do an advanced version of this which is just over 16 mins long, as well as a breathing part 7 minutes, and a tendon and muscle one (18 minutes).  We love the Shaolin as they are legendary monks that are know for their martial arts and Qigong is the medical part.

All the physicians in China practice this on their break in the courtyard...There are different versions, and this one is the purest, in our opinion.  A

Mar 22, 2020 03:20 PM #41
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good evening Ron and Alexandra Seigel ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. So positive!!  I will watch the video and I just read both the posts you mentioned and can't figure out for the life of me while they are not featured!

Mar 22, 2020 04:36 PM #42
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR Positive news do not sell ads.  Fear sells ads because it gets people to buy lots of unwanted stuff...I am getting ads for air purifiers, and an eye doctor 100 miles out of area...And the "C" word has top ranking on Google even if the article that follows has nothing to do with it...A

Mar 23, 2020 09:41 AM #43
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Excellent advice: "Being appreciative, grateful, thankful (whatever word rings your bell) is something we do daily. We note different things, different moment as our day goes on."   I'm also focused on finding things to be grateful for, to write in my gratitude journal.    So far, everyone in my family, including my 82 & 89 year old parents, are still alright; hope you and yours stay safe as well!

Mar 23, 2020 02:19 PM #44
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M.C. Dwyer we are all doing fine, even my niece who is on an island in Thailand. We have so much to be thankful for, and I have not run out of things as of now, I could write volumes, and I do in my head.  A

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