Heart-Warming Chuckle

WalkingHeartLaughing3I had a funny, heart-warming experience today. It caused me to chuckle throughout body and soul—a great delight for my day. Waves of laughter shot streams of endorphins through me, bringing as much happiness as a person can feel.

I was mindlessly power-walking my daily rounds along my neighborhood’s hilly streets. It was quiet—not a soul in sight, and I looked for something to distract me from the cold weather and boredom. Continue reading

Talking Heart

WouldYouPuhleeze2Once in a while, I wonder what parts of my body would say if they could speak words ears can hear. When I exercise hard, I know my muscles would definitely object. After jogging hard on an elliptical machine, my legs would surely speak. Me and everyone around me would hear a loud “Ouch!” —and maybe more.

If I drank too much, my liver would beseech “Please stop drinking!” If I walked the entire Appalachian Trail, my feet would scream “We hurt!” before going speechless and numb. Continue reading

Heart and Fitness

HeartAndFitnessCLEANI know my heart and fitness are completely entwined. It’s abundantly clear to me that taking care of one takes care of the other; neglecting one neglects the other.

My life experiences continue to expand my awareness of the oneness of both. I am becoming increasingly convinced that I cannot make the most of my heart health and my fitness by myself—I know I need others to support my efforts to boost them. Continue reading

Chocolate Heart

MuellerChocolateHeart2Without intentionally looking, I regularly find heart in unexpected places. My most recent unusual heart discovery was chocolate hearts. This past December, while visiting the renown Reading Terminal Market in downtown Philadelphia with family, we strolled past the Mueller Chocolate Company. In business since 1980, they make and sell a “full line of anatomically correct body parts”—including chocolate hearts. Continue reading

Heart Blog

HeartBlogI have been thinking a lot about heart topics lately. So many aspects of heart have value. We can’t have life without heart in all its forms—the vital cardiac pump, the love and care among us, and the many expressions of centeredness.

For inspiration and guidance, I read other blogs for their authors’ thoughts on things related to heart. Several resonate with me, and one stands out—the Dr. John M Blog at drjohnm.org. It is written by Doctor John Mandrola, a practicing cardiac electrophysiologist in Louisville, Kentucky. He diagnoses and treats people with heart rhythm disorders. And he has a special connection to them—he has a heart rhythm issue, too. Continue reading