I’ve been avoiding sharing here on my blog because I’ve had this expectation that each thing in my life needs a full blown blog post. Welp, I don’t have time for that and I still want to share with ya’ll!
Not to replace more extensive blog posts but to keep you up to date on what I’m doing, I’m going to share some snippets of my life and mind.
My garden is pro. duce. ing! I’ve got enough lettuce and greens to make my skin green! So, I’ve been exploring all different sorts of salad dressings. Hopefully, I’ll get around to posting a recipe.
Links and Articles
Learning About The Mind
This article truly blew me away : 7 Facts about depression that will blow you away
By God’s grace, I don’t struggle with depression. I’m SO thankful! Sadly though, I know and care for so many women that do, both in small and large ways.
My favorite quote from this article is,
“We think (because our doctors think) that we need to “cure” the brain, but in reality we need to look at the whole body’s ecosystem: intestinal health, hormonal interactions, the immune system and autoimmune disorders, blood sugar balance, and toxic exposure.”
This article inspired me to dig deeper in my understanding of our body and how it affects our mind. As soon as the budget allows, I’m going to purchase A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan, MD.
After revamping my fitness routine and diet, God taught me that my physical body is so intertwined with my spirit (If that doesn’t make sense, there will be more to come later).
Audio and Video
Holy molely! Everyone I know, athlete or non-athlete, should watch this video.
It’s super scientific at first, but keep listening, he uses great analogies and illustrates enough that you’ll catch the important points. This podcast will rock your thinking on strength training. Speaking of hormone imbalance and blood sugar balance, Dr. Andy Galpin explains how muscles actually (I’ve always been taught muscles are dumb) do communicate with the rest of your body.
My favorite thing Andy said when summing up what role muscles is this:
In reality your muscle tissue serves as a giant endocrine organ. When placed under tension or metabolic stress, your muscle fires off myokines that are utilized by just about every tissue in your body.
In the liver this signaling helps regulate your blood sugar. In the brain, it helps to regulate rest patterns and sleep quality. The list is very, very long
In very new ways, God has been teaching me about my relationship with him. Lately, I’ve become aware that I get overwhelmed when I think about pursuing God. It seems my definition of “pursuing God” has been to, at least, daily, spend extensive time thinking and processing the bible with self reflection and prayer.
While doing that is very good and beneficial. I’ve found that my relationship with God grows in significant ways through continual prayer through out my entire day not just devoted sit down time. Just like the encouragement in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says,
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.