It’s been a busy month! There’s always something! And sometimes that “something” can push us over the edge! Crash! Thank God for family, friends and sometimes strangers coming to the rescue. Every act of kindness is a gift and can be a powerful support when we are feeling powerless, anxious or just spent!
An anxious heart creates anxiety. “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” Proverbs 12:25
It takes not only courage but grace to live a powerful life. This year it is my desire to give support to powerful people who have overcome obstacles and fear to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others.
A Powerful Life…
Heather Von St. James is a cancer survivor, who did not let fear control her. I was touched by her pro-active approach:
“Hi there! The reason I have reached out to you is because of your blog! My name is Heather and I am an 8-year survivor of mesothelioma – a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure.
When I was diagnosed, I had just given birth to my little girl and was told I had 15 months to live. After undergoing a risky surgery, which required the removal of my left lung, I beat the odds and created “Lung Leavin’ Day” as a way to commemorate this day that changed my life forever…”
Thank you Heather for sharing your inspirational story. I invite you to check out her interactive website and the creative, fun way in which she has overcome her fears. Join her! Lung Leavin’ Day is February 2nd; a fund-raiser for mesothelioma awareness. You Got The Power!
A Powerful Food…
As part of the healthy workforce at Kaiser Permanente, I am delighted to share the following studies about tumeric: The active compound in tumeric, curcumin, fights inflammation and even reduces knee pain from osteoarthritis as much as ibuprofen. It can also help with stomach upset, delay liver damage, Alzheimer’s disease and inhibit the growth of cancer.
Tumeric contains manganese, iron, vitamin B6, fiber, copper and potassium. It is used in curry recipes and has a mustard color. It mixes well with ginger and can be used as a tea. I sprinkle some cinnamon and tumeric on honey butter and then spread it on my toast. I also mix this combo in my morning coffee or put it in a smoothie.
Tumeric has been called, “The Wonder Spice” by many athletes and celebrities because it relieves sore muscles. Michael Caine boasts that it boosts his memory.
My sister Linda Eichberg is also a certified fitness instructor and shares super food information on her blog post, Enriching Your Life With Super Foods.
Fear can be immobilizing but I have found that keeping my faith alive by trusting God to be present in my life and in the lives of those who are there for me, helps me to move forward. Now, that is powerful support!
My New Years resolution is to ponder on thoughts that make my heart smile; happy thoughts that lighten my mood and make my spirit fly! (Almost like Peter Pan, huh?)
Smile and make some happy memories!
Love is forever,
Maria Lauren, (aka) Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio
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