Tag Archives: health

If yuh eye nah see, yuh mouth nah must talk.

You must see for yourself before you talk.

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“If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.”

― Santosh Kalwar

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Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

Fran Lebowitz

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Prayer Blessing Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my Sacred Space and love beyond my fear, and thus Walk in Balance with the passing of each glorious Sun. ~ Lakota Prayer

Alcoholism is a disease of the whole person.

MAURICE GELINAS, How to Overcome Alcoholism

http://www.notable-quotes.com/a/alcoholism_quotes.html

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For most normal folks, drinking means conviviality, companionship and colourful imagination. It means release from care, boredom and worry. It is joyous intimacy with friends and a feeling that life is good. But not so with us in those last days of heavy drinking.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, The Big Book

Stretch your hands as far as they reach, grab all you can grab. (Yoruba)

http://resourcepage.gambia.dk/proverbsall.htm

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No one is so tall that she never needs to stretch, and no one is so short that she never needs to stoop.

Danish

http://www.special-dictionary.com/proverbs/keywords/stretch/2.htm

 

Behaviour is a mirror in which everyone shows his or her image.

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Even if your sore is putrefied, you don’t smell the bad odour.
You don’t see your own bad behaviour or that of your family and if you see it you don’t hate is as other people do.

http://swahiliproverbs.afrst.illinois.edu/love.html

“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”

– Susan Gale

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継続は力なり。 (Keizoku wa chikara nari)

Continuance is power/strength.
Don’t give up. Just continuing to hold on will yield/reveal strength and power. Continuing on after a setback is its own kind of strength. Perseverance is power.

Nah because dog ah play with yuh he nah bite yuh.

Some people talk kindly to you but they are capable of hurting you.

http://www.guyana.org/proverbs.html

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Dogs do not actually prefer bones to meat; it is just that no one ever gives them meat.

~ Akan

http://afritorial.com/the-best-72-african-wise-proverbs/

He talked with more claret than clarity.

susan ertz

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“How do I feel today? I feel as unfit as an unfiddle,
And it is the result of a certain turbulence in the mind and an uncertain burbulence in the middle.
What was it, anyway, that angry thing that flew at me?
I am unused to banshees crying Boo at me.
Your wife can’t be a banshee—
Or can she?”

― Ogden Nash, Private Dining-room and Other New Verses

May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.

~ Apache Prayer

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“Contrary to what a lot of people believe (or hope), comfort doesn’t take the pain away. Comfort slides in beside the pain, pulling up a chair so that we have something more than sorrow in our hearts. Comfort gently expands our spirits so that we can breathe again. Comfort opens our eyes so that we can see possibility again.

And on those days, whether it is the next day or five years removed, on that day when grief rears its dark head again, comfort helps us remember that pain is not all there is”

― Peggy Haymes, Strugglers, Stragglers and Seekers: daily devotions for the rest of us

The hula is pleasing because of the drummer.

I le`a ka hula i ka ho`opa`a.

The lesser details that one pays little attention to are just as important as the major ones. Although the attention is given to the dancer, the drummer and chanter play an important role in the dance.

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“Bright Idea #91: When the weather’s bad and your lights go out, have a pyjama party. Eat till you feel sick, hula-hoop, paint your faces. Catch fireflies, and dance naked in the rain. If you do, then your bare butt will light up like a firefly after it’s been let out of a jar.”

Sandra Kring, The Book Of Bright Ideas

Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. Oh! The places you’ll go!”

― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

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“And so, onwards… along a path of wisdom, with a hearty tread, a hearty confidence.. however you may be, be your own source of experience. Throw off your discontent about your nature. Forgive yourself your own self. You have it in your power to merge everything you have lived through- false starts, errors, delusions, passions, your loves and your hopes- into your goal, with nothing left over.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human

But the coconut is also a symbol of resilience, Samar. Even in the conditions where there’s very little nourishment and even less nurturance, it flourishes, growing taller than most of the plants around it.”

― Neesha Meminger, Shine, Coconut Moon

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Why did he quit drugs? “With the smack, I knew: ‘I’ve got to stop now, or I’m going to go in for hard time.’ The cocaine I quit because I fell on my head! Due to that — no more coke. Actually, my body tells me when to stop . . . the hard way. It’s a knock on the head — OK. It’s no big deal to me, to give things up.”           Keith Richards.

Always be fearless. Walk like lion, talk like pigeons, live like elephants and love like an infant child.”

― Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

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The bigger the head the bigger the headaches

Cameroon.

http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blogs/african-proverbs-choose-your?xg_source=activity

So, aloha means ‘to breathe into the face or share spirit with another.”

― Robin Jones Gunn, Sisterchicks Do the Hula

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“People who don’t know how to dance, but who have a loving spirit, can be cultivated to be dancers.” ~ Aunty Maiki Aiu Lake

http://www.oocities.org/olelo.geo/kumuhulasays.html

“I don’t know where my ideas come from. I will admit, however, that one key ingredient is caffeine. I get a couple cups of coffee into me and weird things start to happen.” –

– Gary Larson

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“When you start to get bored with your misery, you are on the first rung of recovery and you are beginning to climb back up. You add one thing at a time back into your life just as a break from monotony. Instead of feeling wretched, I will start reading again. Instead of feeling wretched, I will start working out again. I will start answering the phone. I will consider the city. I will think about coffee with friends. You start putting in the pieces until eventually what you have is an actual life.”
― Wendy Plump, Vow: A Memoir of Marriage

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

To select well among old things, is almost equal to inventing new ones.

Nicholas Charles Trublet

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When life knocks you to your knees, and it will, why, get up! If it knocks you to your knees again, as it will, well, isn`t that the best position from which to pray?”

― Ethel Barrymore

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

Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter productivity.

~ Erma Bombeck

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“Oh no, I never do much ironing, except the outside clothes. We must not iron out the fresh air and sunshine, you know. It is much more healthful not to, the doctors say.” Seriously, there is something very refreshing about sheets and pillow slips just fresh from the line, after being washed and dried in the sun and air. Just try them that way and see if your sleep is not sweeter. ”

― Laura Ingalls Wilder