(Issue #509) Listen To Your Heart: Physically and Emotionally

When what we do does not match who we are, we suffer.
Pay attention to that which brings and sustains your life.

The Physical.

President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed February 1964 as the first American Heart Month. In part, his proclamation stated,

“I urge the people of the United States to give heed to the nationwide problem
of the heart and blood-vessel diseases,
and to support the programs required to bring about its solution.”

The “solution” he called for more than fifty years ago requires that we listen to our hearts. Pay attention to the signs of distress. More importantly, live the healthy life that will help to decrease the incidence of a coronary incident. The American Hear Association uses the acronym GO RED to emphasize the importance of paying attention to heart health. After all, heart disease is the number one killer of women in our country.

Photo ©Steve Piscitelli. 2019

The Emotional.

We would do well to listen to our hearts emotionally, too. When we consider our goals (professional, personal, and community-based), don’t forget to dance your dance. Pay attention to what matters.  And, please remember to give each goal, opportunity, and challenge the Second R.E.A.D.

When what we do does not match who we are, we suffer.

Pay attention to that which brings and sustains your life.

Video Recommendation for the Week

 And here, courtesy of Roxette, is a musical the reminder to listen to your heart.

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My new book has been released.
eBook ($2.99) Paperback ($9.99). Click here.

Roxie Looks for Purpose Beyond the Biscuit.

Well, actually, my dog Roxie gets top billing on the author page for this work.
Without her, there would be no story.
Click here for more information about the book.

In the meantime, check out her blog.

And you can still order:

  • Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019), (print and e-book). More information (including seven free podcast episodes that spotlight the seven core values highlighted in the book) at www.stevepiscitelli.com.
  • Stories about Teaching, Learning, and Resilience: No Need to be an Island (2017). It has been adopted for teaching, learning, and coaching purposes. I conducted (September 2019) a half-day workshop for a community college’s new faculty onboarding program using the scenarios in this book. Contact me if you and your team are interested in doing the same. The accompanying videos would serve to stimulate community-building conversations at the beginning of a meeting.

My podcasts can be found at The Growth and Resilience Network®.

You will find more about what I do at www.stevepiscitelli.com.

©2020. Steve Piscitelli
The Growth and Resilience Network®

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2 Responses to (Issue #509) Listen To Your Heart: Physically and Emotionally

  1. marianbeaman says:

    It’s Sunday, and here you are! As I type this, I’m listening to your video. Yes, I took my b.p. meds today.

    Have a wondrous week . . .

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: (Issue #553) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2020 | The Growth and Resilience Network®

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