Spring Breezes and My Heart

BreezesOfSpringAndBloodSpring weather is in the air. And spring breezes lift me as they softly waft around me.

I’m so glad it’s spring—it buoys my entire person, especially my heart. The warmth of the sun and the greening of the trees and all of nature are glorious, but spring breezes bring me the most delightful sensations and blessings. They help me feel light and strong and sustained and I especially relish those feelings. Continue reading

A Heart-Filled Meeting

HeartsInChairsIn my most recent article, I mentioned I would soon attend a meeting and contribute to it. It took place a few weeks later, and I joined in with enthusiasm and high hopes. I’m delighted to report my interest was shared by many others and my optimism was far exceeded. It was a wonderful, heart-filled event! Continue reading

Hydration and the Heart

HeartDrinkingWaterStaying hydrated is essential. I discovered that firsthand at a choir event after drinking nothing that morning. Unfortunately, I had no sense of thirst, so I passed on my usual breakfast cup or two of tea or large glass of flavored water. Instead, I ate yogurt, fruit, and a muffin.

While driving to the meeting, I felt odd—weakness and dizziness came over me. Continue reading

Beating Heart

SAsndAVNodesMy blog has taken a three-week vacation and I have, too. It took me with it, willingly or not!

It’s a blessing my heart keeps steadily beating—the alternative would have been dire. But my heart-brain writing connection decided it needed time off and it just took it. I didn’t consciously consider taking a writing break and granting myself permission—my blogging spirit just up and rested. Continue reading

Heart Fitness

HeartStopwatch2I recently read that if I can’t walk continuously for six minutes at a comfortable pace, my heart fitness needs attention. That took me aback a bit. Some days, six minutes of walking seems brief. Other days, it seems an eternity, especially when I don’t feel hale and hearty, or I don’t want to walk and it’s raining, storming, snowing, windy, hot, cold … I enjoy blaming the weather those days.

The walking “test” apparently indicates my muscle and joint health. Likely the moving part indicates joint function, and the six minute timing part reveals heart function. Continue reading