Monday, April 8, 2013

Dementia: Don't Worry ... Just Put Down The Glass

SOMETHING TO PONDER is pleased to welcome guest blogger, Denise Kennedy of Naturally Nourishing.  Caregiving can be difficult work, but Denise shares a wonderful perspective that might make the days easier.  
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: ”How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!
Denise Kennedy is a Nutritionist and Certified Natural Chef who understands a healthy mindset is just as important as a healthy diet.  She also believes prayer is just as important as exercise.  Because balance is imperative for true whole health, Denise has learned, from personal experience, it’s not only what we put in our bodies that matters,  but what we remove that helps us heal.    
Passionate about helping people reach their best level of health, Denise gives inspiring and engaging presentations.  As an educator and public speaker, she has enthralled audiences in many venues across the country.
As a Nutritionist, Denise offers one on one Nutritional Counseling by phone or in person.  See her blog at  

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