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How many times have you said or heard someone say, “Taking care of myself is not worth it.  It’s so confusing. Every week they change what we should do.  I’m gonna die anyway, so why not enjoy myself.”  I hear it a lot, usually from people who don’t look very healthy.  

Knowing how to take care of yourself can be confusing.  One thing that is indisputable is the fact that a positive attitude, especially a positive health attitude will enhance your wellness.

For one thing, believing that you can get well and stay well has been shown to have an effectiveness rate of at least 30%.  There are practices of health care the solely utilize the placebo effect along with positive thinking to help people get well.

How can this be? You might ask.  For one thing, having a positive attitude creates positive brain chemicals that help you rest and heal better.  Many chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia are primarily caused by poor quality of sleep due to too many stress chemicals in the blood.  In addition to creating positive brain chemicals, having a positive attitude will help you sit and stand straighter, allowing you to breathe better.  You’ll also be more inclined to get exercise and to eat properly when you have a positive attitude.

As, Jimmy Dean, the country singer and creator of Jimmy Dean Sausage once said, "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." He's right; while you cannot change the things that happen to you, you can always choose the attitude you have about situations. Your attitude will ultimately direct you down your life path, determining the quality of life that you will have.

Life isn’t always easy.  Sometimes you need a little help.  If you find you are having trouble sleeping or maintaining a positive attitude, please call me.  I’d be honored to help.

By the way, even if a positive attitude doesn’t fix everything, it’s worth it just to see the wonderment others express when you take on a positive stance.

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