Pay Attention to Yourself

July 31, 2013 at 12:14 am in Healthy Living by Mitzi Beach

These lovely pink pumpkins represent our commitment to fighting breast cancer.

But are we committed to fighting for our own personal health needs?

The recent post on making yourself a priority is the essence of better health. Better health equals a better future! No matter how much money we have, or how successful we are, without our health, our life will never reach its potential.

My biggest health challenge personally, is controlling my stress.

We know and have heard a zillion times that stress is a killer. But how do we really process this fact into our daily care of controlling our own crazy, out of whack lives that even though sedentary, our mind is still on over drive? Some folks very seldom shut or turn their mind off believing this is “their normal.”

Well, for me, when I get in that mind mode of spinning and spinning I have to call it what it is…STRESS. And oh my, there are definitely physical consequences especially “at my age”.

Mary M. Maynard, RN CHTP, of says that for every thought we have, a chemical response is produced in our bodies. YIKES! Holy Cow..that is profound info for sure.

“Normally” I walk and do yoga to relieve my stress among other reasons. But this last 6 months of getting this new site up and learning more and more technical skills and social media, I have not made the time for myself or have not taken my own advice on paying attention to Mitzi by allowing other demands to push out time for myself…a big mistake. I lost my own personal battle on fighting stress by excusing other demands as more important than taking care of myself.

So now, in addition to my daily spiritual meditation time, I am committed to making myself a priority by getting a monthly massage, making my walks and yoga time happen, and taking time to just be and enjoy my life.

And my really big biggie is to think about what I am thinking about. Only, me, myself, and I can control Mitzi’s thoughts.

There will be a plethora of posts on stress on my site. But for now, just know,


Living and loving life together,


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