I’m sending you some very important Vitamin “L” advice…
L is for Lisa, licorice, laughter, lake, Labrador, lasagna, and what this month sometimes represents, LOVE, a crucial “vitamin” for a happy and healthy life. As Tina Turner wails it out…”What’s Love Got to Do with It?” It’s the most important food for the soul. We all have a need to give and receive love. One of the best tips I can suggest for bringing more happiness into your life is by improving connections with everyone around you, so more love and intimacy flows into your soul. Creating deeper, well-connected relationships with others- spouses, intimate partners, parents, children, friends, family, our fine, furry friends and even co-workers, is essential to increasing positive energies in our lives.
When we are free to express our hopes, dreams, joys, fears, and anger, as well as our difficulties and accomplishments, with others we all feel a sense of comfort and safety giving us a powerful boost of self because of the deep-rooted connections that support the meaning of life. Love is a vital human emotion, expression and experience necessary for the optimal functioning of all of our cells, tissues and organs that is known as the “vitamin of healing.”
I believe the quality of relationships explains a lot about a person’s happiness and his or her health. We are all individual in our needs, wants and desires and should examine where we fall on that scale of life at this very moment in time. Life’s about finding a type of love and intimacy that is appropriate and nourishing for you, as there is no specific RDA’s (Recommended Daily Allowances). I think about the saying, “Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” To live, laugh and love often is boosting our inner vibrations. It’s putting us in a place where our emotional state has a tremendous impact on our brain and body chemistry by releasing the endorphins (our natural tranquilizers) that contribute to better overall health. Love equates to producing a “universal” vitalizing energy nutrient. Vitamin “L” helps to catalyze all human functions and is particularly vital to heart function, circulating warmth and joy within. It can aid in digestion since the nervous system is vibrantly functioning as it increases healing, and lessens pain and stress, as other hormones are being enhanced. There are no toxic side effects, however we may have all experienced a strange feeling in the pit of our stomachs, goose bumps or a swooning sensation come over us.
Life is all about the four L’s: loving deeply, laughing often, living well and leading by example. Love is patient, love is kind and love, above all, should not be completely self-less. As it’s important to prioritize others, it’s also just as important to prioritize YOU! Self-nurturing time is vital because you matter and I believe our physical bodies are God’s temple. It’s not selfish to take care of our health because that is equivalent to our own happiness , which is responsible for taking back our lives as it sometimes gets drawn into the matrix of modern-day living. Choosing to replenish and reinvigorate our physical, mental and emotional well-being by taking time for exercise, preparing and eating healthy nutritious meals, resting and shape-shifting stress is a very important aspect of our lives. Simple, proven solutions can honor your happiness, by just getting out in nature and breathing the fresh air in an invigorating walk, listening to your favorite music and singing along, enjoying an exercise regimen daily, boosting your energy by taking 10 minutes to meditate quietly or spending quality time being in the moment with someone we love. Each of these activities can create profound inner joy and peace. As natural nurturers we tend to limit these healthy habits when it comes to ourselves as this would be an act of being selfish.
The primary food on our plates that doesn’t need portion control is the life energy which nourishes our souls through healthy relationships, regular physical activity, a fulfilling career and even a spiritual practice. The human experience is to nourish our hearts and feed our beings with life experiences that fulfill us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, while proper nutrition is a secondary food necessary to suppress our hunger that satiates our being only temporarily. Let your cup runneth over with Vitamin “L,” as it is available in a great variety of sources, yet not for sale, as it always must be developed and nurtured for growth and happiness.
From Lisa, With Love