Friday, July 10

Today is Friday, July 10, 2020. In Greek and Roman times, it was believed that rainbows were a path created by the goddess of the rainbow, Iris, linking us to the immortals. **  

Inspiration: A Quote from Aristotle

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

Photo above by Dan Deziel “Direction of the rainbow”

Below photos by Bryan Deziel & Lex “Minneapolis rainbow yesterday evening”

Optional 31 Days to Experience the Joy of Movement.

Goal: Walking for a minimum of 15 minutes daily which may extend life expectancy by 3 years. If you have achieved this goal already, you may choose to increase duration or intensity over the next 31 days.

The objective is not to do the most difficult activity, it is to move consistently. Modify these activities as needed for your safety and your abilities*.

Week 2: Started. Continue energizing with water throughout the day. You know when and where you will walk. Review your commitment to yourself and what you will measure to track your progress.

Day 3. Today, during your baseline walking time, for at least 4 separate times during your walk, take a few longer strides to stretch your legs.

Use your walking journal to record your progress. Submit a picture from your walk to the Daily Gift of Vitality blog and/or connect with your walking partner.

Recharge yourself when you repeat:    

“I am [*Name*]. I am resilient and growing every day during new challenges. I believe in the strength in me and the global community. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”

The Mindfulness Activity to practice this week to create Calm Moments:  

  • Straighten your spine. Roll your shoulders back and down, smile to yourself, & relax your jaw.
  • Take slow deep belly breaths, allowing your stomach to rise with each breath in and relax with each breath out. You may find that each breath gets better and better. Allow your shoulders to relax on each exhale.
  • Practice Physical grounding
    • When you are sitting in your chair take a few seconds to feel your feet on the ground, feel your buttock on the seat, feel your back against the chair.
    • As your feet are grounded, with each deep belly breathe out, allow your shoulders to release and loosen.

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,

    

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP   

Rush University   

www.DailyGiftOfVitality.com

 

 

*Please confirm with your doctor which activities are appropriate for you.

**Fact quoted from Melissa Breyer

 

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