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Nature Helps Calm All Of Our Minds...So Tap Into The Power!

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

A happy reader of Good Day Journal recently sent me an email.  She too, like me, is amazed at the power of nature to help heal the mind. Her article is about how growing plants helps people heal from all kinds of anxiety, including post traumatic stress disorder.

Check this article out: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/02/17/147050691/can-gardening-help...

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SKIP THE PIE.ORG Tells The Truth On What's In Food!

Nutritional Content Search Engine Is In This Article!

You Are What You Eat, So Check This Site To See What You're Feeding Your Brain!

By Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

Today was the first day of handing out jerky to patients. It's my way this Thanksgiving week, to show my thanks to people in my practice.  Also, natural food is healthier, and studies show what you eat can affect your mood.  People are happier, for example, eating the Meditteranean Diet.

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I'll Be Giving Away Elk Jerky To Help People Eat Healthy!

Health Benefits Are Those As Part Of A Mediterranean Diet...

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Jourhnal

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Want to eat healthy?  Cook it yourself!  Cook your own nutrition bars and then you know what is in them!

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

Eat healthy!  You read that everywhere now days, but then you read the food label and find...the nutrition bar is really full of all these chemicals: high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, food coloring.

How can you find healthy, natural food and really know what is in it?

Make it yourself! Below is a link to a fitness magazine article on recipes for healthy food bars.

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Tuscan Living and The Slow Food Movement

Show Us How To Feel The Sweetness Of Life!

Live La Dolce Vita!

Soldo Vito In Empoli, Italy Brings Tuscan Beauty Into His Food And Life!

You Can Too!

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

Tuscany seems magical to the world.  Ten million visitors come to this area about the size of Colorado every year, and for good reason.  Something special is happening here, as it has for 3,000 years.  The people have a love for the sweet life (la dolce vita) that is infectious!

The sweet life?

Yes.  They find sweetness in great food.  

They cook lean meats and vegetables with aromatic herbs, and use olive oil to carry the wonderful bouquet of flavors to your taste buds.  Eat Tuscan stir fried vegetables with Tuscan pork as I did this June, and your taste buds want to stand up and applaud!  Mix paste of artichoke with thyme and other aromatic herbs freshly picked, and another taste sensation will fill your mouth! 

More!  Your taste buds want more!

No high fructose corn syrup, no sick "overfull feeling" and no high fat and high salt and high sugar ingredients.  This is natural food, slowly grown, slowly prepared, and bursting with flavor...and well overflowing with goodness.  The stuff is fresh and tastey.  This isn't American fast food.  This Tuscan food makes you feel full and feel good!

The goodness of nature is getting inside you.  

You aren't just eating Tuscany, you are thinking it, drinking it, living it.  Here's a video introduction to a Tuscan farm I recently visited where I learned more about living "The Sweet Life."

 

My family was invited by the family of Soldo and Katerina Vito to spend some time at their villa in June.   We found them on the site Vacation Rental By Owner.  We happily accepted their invitation.  My family had heard about Tuscany for years.  But was that just marketing?  Just hype?  What is there so special about Tuscany?  What is La Dolce Vita anyway besides the name of a movie?

Their farm was located right in the middle of the greatest places to visit in Tuscany.  They are located just outside of Empoli, and to the west is Florence, east is Pisa with its leaning tower, south is the medieval walled town of San Gimignano, and north is Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo.  Here's the map on that:

 

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Eat Healthy Or It's Hard To Be Healthy

"Slow Food" Helps Us And The World To Be Healthier And Happier

by Harris Jensen, MD

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Litebook Elite is rechargable and useful

Endorsed By One Of My Patients

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

Just saw this deal on Amazon and wanted to pass it along. Litebook Elite is a low cost, rechargable, portable full spectrum lamp giving a full 10,000 units of  light which is what you need to correct jet lag or fight seasonal depression.

Here's the link to look at it on Amazon.com

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Use Pets Forever At Colorado State University!

They help people who are ill or elderly care for their dogs and cats in Colorado

What A Great Outreach!

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

If you are very elderly or very ill, your pet dog or cat may be your lifeline.  Without your pet, life may just not be worth living, or it may be too much of a struggle to keep living in your home.

Without your pet, you may be headed for a nursing home and the loss of your possessions, your freedom, your integrity, your way of life.

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Colorado Psychiatrist Releases Video, Book On Walking Meditation

Deeper Thinking, Deeper Awareness Created By Meditation

Youtube Video Introduces Book

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

It was a sunny day yesterday, the temperature in the 60's so I took my dog, Elsker for a walk and we shot a video introducing my new book, The Power Of Walking Meditation.  I'm still editing the book but audio CD's have been popular with my patients, I've handed out dozens of them.

Here's our (humorous?) video...

 

HJ

 

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Nature Music Video Helps People Learn Meditation!

Let The Peace Of Nature Become Part Of Your Life!

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

This morning Long's Peak had a mantle of white but the warm morning sun was a reminder that winter's here...but spring is coming!

To celebrate that, I've added a video, "Spring Comes To The Mountains," as an attachment at the end of this article.  Just click the attachments link to get to it, or go to the Free Stuff Tab above and to the left, and click that, and it will be on the list of attachments to that article, or click this link: http://www.gooddayjournal.com/freestuff

The video features my wildlife photography and music by jazz great Mark Sloniker, from right here in Fort

Collins.  For more of his music see this link: http://marksloniker.com/  Mark is a great fan of meditation and mindfulness, I'll vouch for that!  He's taught me a lot about that.

What is the advantage of this video?

You can download it to your computer and use it to practice meditation.  Just listen and look at it. Don't add anything to your experience by using words to think about it.  Life would be alot less stressful if we could take some "breaks" during the day to do just this.  Be in the moment.   Yes we have to think about what we are doing during the day, but we don't have to do that all day, without stop, relentlessly burning ourselves out.

It is important to slow down, pace yourself, and take breaks periodically throught the day, so you can stay on top of your game, whether your at work or at school or at home!

With this, or other videos, or instrumental music or nature sound audio files like "The Power Of Spring" audio file on the free stuff page, you can practice this mindfulness training too.

Just look and listen.  Don't add a layer of emotionality to what you are experiencing.  Keep the words out of your head.  Just let the sights and sounds wash over you.  You've let the peace of nature come into your mind.

Have a good day!