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How Your Predominant Mood Affects Your Health


Val enjoys writing prose in rhymes by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.


Proverbs were written for people who are able to get the message and its application in life without having to read a 300-page book that only elaborates on it.

And those savvy bartenders have been delivering their casual suggestions to some broken spirits that turned out more mentally digestible --and so effective -- than multiple sessions with a shrink might be.

Not to leave out those grandmother's remedies which oftentimes outperformed pharmaceuticals and their usual side effects.

Now, to make myself more clear about where I am going with all this, my prose in rhymes may -- just may -- mean something to that very kind of people who may also benefit from proverbs, bartender's suggestions, and grandma's "elixirs".

I am not a medico, not a shrink, not a guru -- merely a dude who has read a lot, applied a lot, thought a lot, and I simply like sharing some of it -- with all due intellectual humbleness.

And so we come to the following three pieces of my prose in rhymes which will look just as unassuming as I am claiming to be -- and yet with a valuable message -- but again, only to those few who may give it more than a superficial thought.

Every Smile Makes a Giant Step toward Our Well Being

Every Smile Makes a Giant Step toward Our Well Being

I have chosen to be happy, because it is good for my health.

-- Voltaire

Doing the Uncommon

To do the uncommon we need no one's permission

thinking "out of box" we can defy the paradigm

that can become our life's sweet mission

placing us in a way ahead of our time.

For an example at this age of seventy-six

I haven't seen doctor for dozen years

using some simple well tested tricks

healing my body with my cheers.

Ahead of time when yearly checkups are a must

not waiting for science to give me green light

not allowing my brain to decline and rust

I got all my proofs of my doing right.

Cultural paradigm is full of limiting crap

I won't bother itemizing all those illusions

every so often there's another rule to scrap

with yet another laugh at the global delusions.

To do the uncommon takes but an open mind

free of dogma, scientific, political, or religious

not falling for the obvious but looking behind

recognizing real brain among all "prestigious".

If as that little child you secretly dared

giggling inside for ignoring a social cue

doing a new thing without being scared

then you know feeling behind what I do.

Why Something This Simple Has to Be So Hard to Mentally Imitate.

Why Something This Simple Has to Be So Hard to Mentally Imitate.

Every negative belief weakens the partnership between mind and body.

-- Deepak Chopra

If Happiness Was Easy -- So Would Be Health

The biggest challenge we may ever face

is to maintain a flow of happy thoughts

at each moment in profound grace

after untying all inner knots.

Like a shadow body follows our mind

so we're as healthy as it lets us be

while foods and meds combined

won't provide that magic key.

But if it was so easy to do

as it is to read in so many books

we would just follow every written cue

enjoying good health and some great looks.

The trouble is in our addicted insistence

to thwart any conscious intervention

coming at it with a big resistance

sabotaging our good intention.

So skilled to prevent and to spoil

while just fixated on amassing wealth

we spend our life roasting on our own oil

for, if happiness was easy, so would be health.

Happy Moods Simply Come with Practice. Make One Then Duplicate It, Don't Wait for a Reason.

Happy Moods Simply Come with Practice. Make One Then Duplicate It, Don't Wait for a Reason.

A sad soul can be just as lethal as a germ.

-- John Steinbeck

Activate Healing Genes with Good Mood

I often walk in some big shopping malls

comparing facial wrinkles to expression

so I am enjoying these "studious" strolls

learning something new at every session.

Armed with certain scientific facts

about genetics and gene activation

I may also observe how a person acts

their posture, and signs of some elation.

Among the folks I personally know

it is almost always an obvious case

that their genes in action readily show

ills being written all over their tired face.

Those jolly ones, myself to include

may hardly ever be seen to get sick

and I connect it all to dominant mood

that's all there is to this big healing trick.

How could I forget my "loving intervention"

when I had a really bad ache in my ear

then loved it with a forceful intention

until I made the pain disappear.

Due to a shock, hair may turn grey overnight

so there is really nothing particularly strange

with these healing genes making things right

at times even bringing about instant change.

They say "laughter is the best cure"

so allow those healing genes to arouse

and if you want to make it for yourself sure

start by wiping that frown off from your brows.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2020 Val Karas

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