The Tuesday Two © – November 21, 2023

  1. Well-being – Well-being is a skill that can be learned.  The learning process can change your brain through better feeling thoughts, more harmony and ease, and a clearer sense of agency over your own life. Well-being is not just a state of being it’s also a set of practices and habits that can be cultivated and improved upon. That is what this Tuesday Two is about. The new habits we can create and changes we make are all about learning the skill of well-being. Learning to manage stress, practicing gratitude, fostering positive relationships, engaging in mindfulness or meditation, taking care of physical health through exercise and nutrition—all these are skills that contribute to overall well-being and can be developed through consistent effort and practice. What steps are you taking to enhance your well-being? Email Me
  2. Water – Our brains are 75 – 80% water.  Water is vital to the life of our planet and vital for our brain.  If you keep your body hydrated it keeps your brain working at optimum efficiency, giving energy, and helping to ward off stress.  The bad news is that as we age our body fluids decrease.  This means that our circulatory system is very sensitive to changes in water levels.  Making dehydration even easier, and in fact most of us are in a partial state of dehydration which means our brain is not working at full capacity.  If you are experiencing brain fog, drink water.  If you are tired or have a headache, start with water. If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated, sip water throughout the day. Remember that diuretics such as coffee, alcohol, or pop dehydrate the brain, so if you are consuming them drink a glass of water for each one. Room temperature water is healthier than ice water because it doesn’t cool the body’s core temperature.  And a trick from Applied Kinesiology, hold the water in your mouth for 2 or 3 seconds before you swallow it.  The water will be kept longer in your intestines and more will be absorbed into the body.  I start my day with hot water and lemon, and I add Thieves© during the winter months.  That way I know I have started my day off with at least 8 oz of water before I even have my first cup of coffee.  Take a large water bottle with you during the day and add natural flavours to enhance the taste.  What is your favourite way to add water to your day? Email Me