Resilience is hard won. It’s not a straight line. It’s full of unforeseen dips, reversals, bends, and twists. Although these redirects may feel like setbacks, they’re precisely when you’re on the verge of your next breakthrough.
In Volume 17 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti guide us in staying present on the journey and staying the course, especially when its most challenging.
For over 10 years, they have worked closely with us on aging concerns and have presented many webinars and in-person workshops. Their newsletter, The Zone, is a weekly mental health and nutrition tip sheet during times of change.
- The path to a resilient lifestyle is full of uneven and unexpected terrain.
- Pausing along the way can be frustrating, however it is essential, and will occur multiple times along the way.
- Having a conscious awareness of our journey is key to success.
- Stay hydrated. This means, daily 6-8 cups of fluid for women and 7-9 cups of fluid for men.
- Be a prophet of Bloom not Gloom.
- Make connections with others.
Things to Limit
- “Throwing in the towel”
- Excessive alcohol consumption because it can contribute to dehydration.
- Sitting and staying in one-place for too long.
In summary, with numerous issues confronting us in today’s world, it’s important to keep above the fray of the turmoil so that you don’t get caught up in the craziness of the moment. In order to maintain and enhance one’s balance, developing honest and deep relationships is health enhancing.
Quote of the Week
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over just sitting there.” – Will Rogers