Former Aha Moments

It’s not that I’ve never had an aha moment before the few below, it’s that these are the first ones I ever recorded for posterity. Don’t worry: I know so little that Aha Moments are a regular thing around here! Here’s hoping for plenty more.

1 Jan 2010 “If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.” ~ Chinese proverb (there’s that “let peace begin with me” thing again)

30 Dec 2010 “The first sign of adrenal fatigue is reliance on stimulants. If the idea of going without your stimulant is an issue, you have adrenal fatigue. There, you have taken the test, now you know. If you need stimulants to feel good, you are already exhausted. In fact any drug that makes you feel better is a sign that you are already exhausted because ultimately their effect is a stimulant effect. Even alcohol or drugs that are said be sedative actually have a stimulating effect on the adrenals. Many people get by for years on stimulants, which can include behavioral and emotional stimulants like overexercise, workaholism and even constant worry, such as putting yourself in a fear state and indulging in anger. All of these will rev up your adrenals and keep you from feeling just how tired you really are.”
Theresa Vernon, L.Ac.

25 Dec 2010 “I used to feel guilty if I slept too much. As if I were missing out on something that might be taking place while the lights were still on somewhere. Now I get at least eight hours every night and embrace the idea that I am NOT wasting time, but am recharging the batteries and will probably live longer as a result. I think most people would prefer to get adequate sleep, but feel like it’s a sign of weakness that they ‘need’ eight or nine hours. It’s not. Sleep is integral to health.” Mark’s Daily Apple

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