FCC’s Rooted in Strength…taking care of our families and ourselves resource has a short article by Dr. Georges Sabongui that describes 5 simple ways to boost serotonin. Serotonin is sometimes known as the happiness chemical, a neurotransmitter believed to help regulate mood, sleep, memory and more.
Sabongui suggests we can build resilience by maximizing our natural serotonin levels with good sleep, smiling, sports, social contact face to face, and spirituality. He suggests spirituality is a connection to something bigger than ourselves.
As a woman of faith, my connection to God is a key factor in building resilience. At this time of Thanksgiving, I would encourage everyone, regardless of your worldview, to practice gratitude.
It’s been a tough 20 months, and we don’t know when the Great Pause is going to be history. I do know that counting our blessings, even when farming has been disappointing and cash flows are tight, we can still find things to be grateful for.
I encourage you to find a few soybeans, peas, lentils or corn kernels to put on your supper plate. Have everyone at the table mention 2 things they are thankful for in the past year. If people are super uncomfortable about sharing they can pass, and someone else who is brave might like to add a few things to encourage the silent person. (Read More)
Even in hard time, there is lot's to be thankful for, it's a good time to let the song touch you, a few good memories percolate in, so I invite you to shed a tear with me ~ Tim
Verse I: In the morning you sing over me I receive your mercy Your faithfulness is clear to see Constant everyday
Pre Chorus: Every breath I breathe an invitation To believe you are creating something good Though this season doesn’t tell my story I know you’ll move mountains for me You’re just that good
Chorus: So I’ll give thanks to God When I don’t have enough Cause He’s more than enough And He knows what I need
Verse II: In the silence i choose to believe You’re working in the waiting Though the future isn’t clear to me I trust you anyway