For an introduction to my “Tuesday Tips and Thursday Thoughts” series please see the article “An Invitation to Embrace Your Journey and Follow Mine.”
These short thoughts/tips are meant to be a brief and efficient way to offer a quick touch of inspiration for the day.
Avoid Information Overload in Natural Healing
Don’t get your brain scrambled like this shirt with information-overload but do be aware and continue to educate yourself.
Commit yourself to reading one article about nutrition or health each day or each week. Find that balance between over-information and education.
Or perhaps take a course at a place like www.TheAvicennaInstitute.com. Increase your awareness about things we do to harm ourselves we may not realize.
One small example with me is that last year I decided to get my fingernails done every three weeks for a year to see what all the “hype” was about. Regular fingernail maintenance is big business! I loved all the colors and how I looked so extra polished all the time but I didn’t even make it a year.
At the end of only 6 months my fingernails had gone from amazingly thick and strong to so thin and brittle I had to stop.
When I returned each time to get them done the gentleman at the finger nail place made many comments on how strong my fingernails are.
But this was not going to remain true for long. I could see them becoming thin and broken. So I stopped.
A year later I went back for a special occasion and the nail tech was in awe.
She said, “Your nails are so strong!”
After my experience the year before I understood this. They probably don’t see strong nails that often with their regular customers so it is something that inspires them to comment. However, not once did I ever see a warning sign or was I given a warning about the possibility of nail damage.
Of course I had read about the harms the chemicals can do but thought I would try it out anyway. It is a good example of how
1. We are not given proper warning by businesses that sell us things – we need to educate ourselves.
2. Even if we do know the dangers sometimes we insist on trying it out anyway because that’s how human nature works. Sometimes we just have to see the proof for ourselves.
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