How to stop the worry-go-round

Talk of the Town - - Business Forum - ELIZE EL­LIS

We are al­ways look­ing for ways to make sure we stay healthy.

We look at the med­i­cal fra­ter­nity and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies hop­ing that they will pro­vide a miracle cure for all our trou­bles or a magic pill to in­stantly re­store our vi­tal­ity, longevity, viril­ity and looks.

Peo­ple are sick and tired of be­ing sick and tired. You can hear this in the way they speak.

But what if we could play a ma­jor role in our own well­ness, and not have to rely on sources out­side of our­selves?

Many ill­nesses are un­con­sciously self-in­flicted.

Now, do not get me wrong! These dis­eases are very real, with very real and of­ten se­vere and de­bil­i­tat­ing symp­toms. All of it caused by worry and fear.

Yes! We worry about ev­ery­thing . . . the past . . . the present . . . and the fu­ture. It causes us sleep­less nights, and then we worry be­cause we can­not sleep. If we don’t sleep well, we suf­fer from fa­tigue and our nerves wear thin. A wise man once said: ”Ner­vous trou­bles are caused not by de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of the nerves but by emo­tions of fu­til­ity, frus­tra­tion, anx­i­ety, worry, fear, de­feat and de­pres­sion.”

There are ways to coun­ter­act the dev­as­tat­ing ef­fects of worry and fear. The an­swer lies in how we speak and in how we think.

Come and learn how to “Think Well­ness” on Fri­day night, Novem­ber 23, at My Pond Ho­tel.

Pro­ceeds go to the Port Al­fred Soup Kitchen.

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