The coming months will present challenges, some familiar and some unprecedented. In order to deal with them, we can draw from what we’ve learned up until this point during the pandemic.
In Volume 21 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti address how the lessons we’ve learned can continue to foster our personal health.
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.
Focusing on the expression of what we appreciate and what we are thankful for can foster our physical and psychological health. The spontaneous emotion of gratitude can unlock the excitement of living. Thinking about what gifts we have in our lives, and being grateful for them, can also boost our sense of happiness. Gratitude turns what we have into enough and strengthens our valued relationships.
- Our inner strengths have propelled us to this point.
- Formidable events will continue to impact us.
- A sense of gratitude can be a life-line during these times.
- Think of inspiring people that you know or have learned about.
- Be grateful for the community of many who bring food to our tables.
- Write thank-you notes.
Things to Limit
- Screen time.
- Focusing on the shortcomings of others.
Quote of the Week
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” –Melody Beattie