Why Thanksgiving in March?
Easter is near…
…and you’re reading about Thanksgiving. Why?!
You’ll learn about Thanksgiving in March soon enough. But first…
Here’s what’s in this update:
[+] Thanksgiving in March
[+] Easter Egg Hunt
[+] Escaping Pollution
[+] Breathe Your way to Health
[+] Maximize Fat Loss with Protein
[+] What’s the SIMPLEST way to lose weight?
[+] How can you achieve your goals – FASTER?
[+] How do you reduce stress, increase immunity and improve weight loss?
Back to Thanksgiving in March…
What are you thankful or grateful for?
This question came to mind just yesterday as I was laying on the floor of my living room – unable to get up off the floor…
The story started just 3 days ago…
After moving some furniture in the yard and inside our house,
I felt a slight ache in my lower back.
I’ve hurt my back lifting heavy things in the past and didn’t think much of it.
In fact, I did one of my quick HIT Neuromass workouts the day after without any trouble.
Yesterday I was raking leaves. I was mindful about my posture and form while raking applying the “two thumbs up” technique that helps keep the back upright.
As you can guess by now, I felt some pain in my back. It spasmed and locked up a bit.
My ego still told me it wasn’t a big deal.
But big enough deal to stop raking.
So I made coffee and went about my day.
As I planned my work for the day,
I wrote out one thing I was grateful for:
I wanted to calm my mind so I went upstairs to look for my coherence training / biofeedback device in the living room drawer.
As I leaned forward and bent over the drawer, my back again spasmed and locked.
But this time the pain was so intense that
I dropped to the floor.
I was immobilized on all fours in the living room for more than 10 minutes when I finally decided to call my girlfriend to help me out.
She was just outside preparing her restaurant for the day…so she came in and got me a mat to lay on.
During the more than 3 hours I spent immobilized on the floor,
I had some interesting insights:
I generally take my health and mobility for granted.
I know many other people suffer from mobility and pain issues on a regular (and sometimes constant) basis.
And I came back to this thought:
I’m grateful for my health and more specifically my mobility.
Thus “Thanksgiving in March”
I’m giving thanks for my health…
and my gift was the realization that many others suffer…that we all suffer…
and it can help to accept that pain and suffering.
Here’s what else I’m up to…
Easter Egg Hunt
Okay, it may not seem quite as fun as hunting for Easter eggs but…
I’m hunting for REAL chicken eggs.
We have chickens – again!
Three hens and one rooster.
It’s great to see the eggs coming in every day! I set up a black soldier fly (BSF) larvae bin with our food scraps so that the BSF grubs can eat, grow, crawl out, become food for our chickens, and
our chickens then lay nutritious eggs!
But sometimes I don’t see the eggs in the nest…
So I have to hunt for them around the chicken run.
Like Easter – but the eggs aren’t chocolate on the inside!
I talk and share quite a bit about the pollution problem here in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand and beyond.
Today – just one day after throwing my back out – I’m on my way to escape the pollution.
We’re heading south to Samui and Phangan islands where I look forward to taking off my mask, breathing cleaner air, and exercising outdoors again!
Breathe Your way to Health
On the topic of breathing…
Your breath is an extraordinarily powerful tool
that can take you from overbreathing and sick (with any modern illness) to breathing efficiently to both add years to your life – and life to your years!
I’m currently reading Breath by James Nestor and it’s an incredibly informative book, especially for me as a breathwork teacher myself.
But I find myself getting angry as I read…
Why? Because, as the subtitle (“New Science of a Lost Art”) suggests, we have lost the art of breathing. And not just once. We’ve lost the art of breathing. Over. And over again.
This is what makes me angry. Breathing and breathwork are so POWERFUL yet so misunderstand – even though people have been explaining for centuries how breathing wrong causes so many problems and breathing right makes us so much more healthy!
Instead of learning and embracing breathwork, we keep sweeping it under the rug and forgetting about it. We look to modern allopathic medicine to solve all of our health problems. And it comes up short. Over. And over again.
If you want to
avoid health issues, upgrade, and optimize your health,
learn to use your breath as your superpower. How?
Get the book – or send me a message and I’ll be happy to help. I’ve helped hundreds of others experience the power of breath.
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What about you?
What are your thoughts and experiences with Gratitude, Eggs, Pollution, Breathwork, Fat Loss and Fasting?
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