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Archive for October, 2009

What is it that could take away the satisfaction of life, cause us to develop bad habits, drive drunk, develop eating disorders, zone in front of the tube for hours, or even cheat on our mate? This same factor could lead to premature death, by causing you to be sick or promote illness. What is this factor? Boredom.

Boredom is a condition characterized by the perception of one’s environment as dull, tedious, and lacking in stimulation. This, of course, in contradiction to a life of passion, adventure or even just contentment! So pervasive in our lives that many of us don’t even notice it!

21% of Americans say they are bored regularly. Researchers think it is even more. And, boredom is a form of stress and can wreak havoc in our lives. Many ease their boredom with eating, drinking, infidelity or other forms of not-so-healthy self-indulgence. And it can lead to depression.

But, it is cureable! Where are you bored in your life? How does this boredom show up, and what are the results?

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Has anyone noticed the change? It’s in the air, it’s in the light, it’s in the things we do. Autumn is the time when there is balance between light and dark; it’s a time of harvest and completion. You see it in the natural world and you see it in ourselves, if we become aware of our natural rhythms.

This is a time of harvest, and preparing for the shorter, darker days. This is also the time of increased illness and stress. Did you know the common cold occurs 100 million times per year in the US and accounts for 30 million lost workdays, with 30 million lost school days and 32 million visits to the doctor. With preventative measures you could greatly reduce or even eliminate your chances of picking up this common ailment.  How you can improve your odds and maintain a healthy system as we approach this winter season?

It’s really quite easy. The key to fighting every attack and assault is to have a strong immune system! You must maintain a health functioning immune system. Next I will share what I consider the top ten things you can do to enhance your immune system.

To your health!
Joelle

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