#513 – Alter Your Course

Ah, the beauty of hindsight.

The things I wished I knew then, which wouldcouldmay have set a different course for the progression of my disease. However, one thing I've learned is that it is never too late to alter your course. The body is resilient, especially if we tune in and give it what it needs to carry us through our days.

In no particular order, this is what I've learned and am doing to change my health and well-being, if not to improve it, at the very least to maintain it.

Do you practice a tradition or ritual to help you mark the New Year? What steps are you taking to make changes in 2017?

" 'Tis the time of year when your next year's resolutions begin to interrupt your holiday thoughts.

As a person living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), try this resolution on for size: Be it resolved that I will cherish and honor my health and well-being. I will do what I can to prevent myself from taking a wild ride down the slippery slope of irresponsibility.

Fact: You have a chronic disease, but that should not mean that you give up on yourself. Every little thing you do to support your health and well-being can help you travel the distance. There are times when you may not immediately see or feel the results of your efforts, but that doesn't mean that nothing is happening.

During the hustle and bustle of the season, pause and implement your 2017 resolutions during the H.O.L.I.D.A.Y.S."

Read the rest of my post on HealthCentral.com - RA Resolutions for the Holidays and Beyond.

What small thing can you do today to alter your course?

3 Replies to “#513 – Alter Your Course”

  1. Cabbage here. Our family has been eating cabbage ((to promote prosperity) for over 100 years. I have had it for 58 years, with 39 of those years fixed by my lovely wife. Dining on cabbage in New Year’s day is a time-honored and successful tradition at our house.

  2. Marianna,

    Cabbage in Kokomo IN is always done the same way. Boiled with white potatoes and Ham or Sausage. Served with salt and pepper and sometimes with butter. though we grew up on opposite sides of town both my wife and I had this every New Years day. We believe that cabbage breads prosperity. We served it to our sons every year for their young lives. Like our parents when we speak to them on New years day we ask the same question, have you had cabbage today. Today they tell us no and laugh. So I guess the tradition has died in our family. But not in our house.

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