Category Archives: HEALTH AND WELLBEING

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. Henry Beston

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Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 – 1954), Tuesday 4 September 1951

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THE SURFER

He thrust his joy against the weight of the sea;
climbed through, slid under those long banks of
foam–
(hawthorn hedges in spring, thorns in the face stinging).
How his brown strength drove through the hollow and coil
of green-through weirs of water!
Muscle of arm thrust down long muscle of water;
and swimming so, went out of sight
where mortal, masterful, frail, the gulls went wheeling
in air as he in water, with delight.

Turn home, the sun goes down; swimmer, turn home.
Last leaf of gold vanishes from the sea-curve.
Take the big roller’s shoulder, speed and serve;
come to the long beach home like a gull diving.

For on the sand the grey-wolf sea lies, snarling,
cold twilight wind splits the waves’ hair and shows
the bones they worry in their wolf-teeth. O, wind blows
and sea crouches on sand, fawning and mouthing;
drops there and snatches again, drops and again snatches
its broken toys, its whitened pebbles and shells.

Written by Judith Wright

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I have never yet met a healthy person who worried very much about his health, or a really good person who worried much about his own soul. John B. S. Haldane

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Place Your Healing Touch In My Hands 

Unknown Author 

Help me as I care  for my patients today, 
Be there with me, 
O Lord, I pray 
Make my words kind   
it means so much
And in my hands place 
Your healing touch 
Let your love shine  through all that I do, 
So those in need  may hear and feel You. 

http://www.nursesareangels.com/nursing_poems.htm

Just when the caterpillar thought its life was over, it became a butterfly

http://proverbsway.com/tag/inspiration-quotes-about-butterflies/

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Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.

~Drew Barrymore

everything has a past. Everything – a person, an object, a word, everything. If you don’t know the past, you can’t understand the present and plan properly for the future.”

― Chaim Potok, Davita’s Harp

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When a man finds that he was wrong to have refused to eat, he should leave his anger and play a harp to call for harmony.

http://www.motherlandnigeria.com/proverbs.html

I don’t smoke anymore, except on National No Smoking Day as a protest against those who want to control our lives.

– John Richard

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“[Lighting a cigarette] Well, I’m not here to impinge on anybody else’s lifestyle. If I’m in a place where I know I’m going to harm somebody’s health or somebody asks me to please not smoke, I just go outside and smoke. But I do resent the way the nonsmoking mentality has been imposed on the smoking minority. Because, first of all, in a democracy, minorities do have rights. And, second, the whole pitch about smoking has gone from being a health issue to a moral issue, and when they reduce something to a moral issue, it has no place in any kind of legislation, as far as I’m concerned.”

― Frank Zappa

Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep.

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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“There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you.”

― C. JoyBell C.

The telling of a story, like virtually everything in this life, was always made all the easier by a cup of tea.”

Alexander McCall Smith, The Miracle at Speedy Motors

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The best thing about tea, above everything else, is that it lubricates the grey matter.

Somewhere along the line we began to believe that technology was in some way superior to what was natural, and so we willingly gave up control of even minor health problems.”

― Karen Sullivan, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Natural Home Remedies: Safe and Effective Treatments for Common Ailments

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“Five truly effective prescriptions to remedy a bad day.
(You can’t overdose.)

—Pray; discuss your troubles with God.
—List your blessings. (The blue sky, soft cookies, warm socks, etc.)
—Call your mum.
—Visit an animal shelter and hug a lonely cat.
—Visit a nursing home and hug a lonely grandparent.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

After dinner sit awhile, after supper walk a mile.”

–   English Proverb

http://www.egreenway.com/wellbeing/walking4.htm

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“I had a friend whose family had dinner together every day. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. It just seemed so amazing to me.”

― Moon Unit Zappa

I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.

Madam Benoit

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“It already smells good,” he said, pointing toward the stove. “It smells… quiet.” He looked at her.

“Quiet? Could something smell quiet” She was thinking about the phrase, asking herself. He was right. After the pork chops and steaks and roasts she cooked for the family, this was quiet cooking. No violence involved anywhere down the food chain, except maybe for pulling up the vegetables. The stew cooked quietly and smelled quiet.”

― Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County

For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

[St. Paul In Philippians 4:11]

http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/tag/contentment/#sthash.3XJtP8Ny.dpbs

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“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.”
― Lao Tzu

Healing requires from us to stop struggling, but to enjoy life more and endure it less.”

– Darina Stoyanova

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“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”

― Brian Jacques, Taggerung

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

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To desire nothing beyond what you have is surely happiness. Aboard a boat, it is frequently possible to achieve just that.
That is why sailing is a way of life, one of the finest of lives.

Carleton Mitchell

Write about the emotions you fear the most.

Laurie Halse Anderson

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“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

Frank Herbert, Dune

Everything is now for sale. Even those areas of life that we once considered sacred like health and education, food and water and air and seeds and genes and a heritage. It is all now for sale. Maude Barlow

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"The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they’ll ease
Your will they’ll mend
And charge you not a shilling."
Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields

" Shun doctors and doctors’ drugs if you wish to be well," was the seventh, last, and best, rule of health laid down by the famous physician Hoffman

"A collection of the proverbs of all nations"

LYNNE HH

" The sins of our youth we atone for in our old age " (Latin).

foto – lynne sanders at hungry head 1973