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A Time to Stop
Created on 5/27/2011

Europeans often say that people in America get sick because we simply refuse to stop.

We work all the time, even checking in at work when we're on vacation.

When we're not working we're still doing "stuff", checking off task boxes in one form or another.

But, to borrow from Chinese medicine here, there is a belief that if we endlessly (seemingly!) work without taking time to renew our energies, we run the risk of feeling depleted.

Almost every spiritual practice promotes the idea of Sabbath time - time to reflect, to do no work, to rest. This time is good for the soul, but also good for body and mind.

We've all got plenty to do, but it's a good idea to stop every so often - stop to "smell the roses", to count our blessings, to give thanks.

There are few better times for this than Memorial Day Weekend. While we might typically take it easy, maybe garden a little, fire up the barbecue, and generally enjoy ourselves, we might stop in a different way this Memorial Day - and give thanks.

Thanks to those who sacrificed so much so that we might have the good fortune we enjoy so deeply and sometimes take for granted.

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude this Memorial Day weekend - it's good for body, mind and soul - and it's the least we can do for the best of our country - the brave women and men of our Armed Forces.

Enjoy Memorial Day, and take a moment to remember the "reason for the season."
Be well.
Dr. Russ
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