This piece is by my dear friend, Hilda Oakley. She’s given me permission to share it with you.
Please note that this is copyrighted.
“One of the most important organs of the body is the brain. The brain is where the mind is situated. It sends messages to the rest of the body.
I have learnt many lessons and I would like to share them with you.
When feeling anxious or depressed, it is good to use strategies.
It’s like rearranging one’s mind.
Listening to classical music
Listening to music on the iPod.
Listening to gentle music on the radio
Listening to talking books from the library
A healthy body leads to a healthy mind
It is good to repeat this ofyen: It’s a brand new wonderful day.
It is good to work in the garden, even if it’s only for 10 – 15 minutes a day.
Don’t forget to take time to smell the roses.
Look at all the beautiful flowers.
Be free from worry
Be careful what books you read
Be careful what you watch on telly
Listen to classical music
Replace negativity with positivity
When feeling anxious, take deep breaths.
Make love a part of your life
Add caring and kindness into your life
Mix with positive friends
Watch your daily caffeine intake. Watch your coffee and tea intake.
Have a proper dress code to lift your spirits.
Laughter is always the best medicine!
We have all been given a free Will, be careful how you use it.
Life is a challenge, but we have been given the equipment to overcome, just use it
For my spirituality I turn to my Christian beliefs and my faith in God.
Set your aims high.
Be proud of yourself and your achievements
Do regular exercise
Eat organic food”