I am not sure how many of you can relate to this but watching our parents age is a difficult growth experience.
Last Saturday, my mom fell. She was taken to the emergency room. Later, she was admitted into the hospital. On Monday, it was confirmed that she had a fracture in her lumbar spine (L3). Our oldest sister made the decision, on her own, that our mother would have a Kyphoplasty procedure. That procedure made our mom’s fragile demented condition even worse.
The procedure was on Tuesday morning and I was by my mom’s side. Seeing her in so much pain after the procedure made me take note at how unnecessary these “procedures” really are. A brace and physical therapy would have been enough. But the decision maker believed everything the doctor, who profits from performing the procedure, had to say.
Regardless, seeing how fragile life can be, I began to ponder… My parents, like many, planned for their retirement but they never planned for how healthy they wanted to be as they aged.
My parents are older now and I know I cannot change them. But I can certainly learn from watching their experiences. I want to grow old gracefully and learn the latest technology. I want to be part of my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren’s lives and dance at their weddings. I want to love, laugh, forgive, and feel every emotion so I can release it before it becomes disease in my body.
Yes, I can get hit by a car or something random can happen to end my life prematurely. But know, I am planning not just financially but physically and emotionally today so that 20 to 50 years down the road my children will know that I did everything I could so they would not have to see me suffer with unnecessary diseases. I do hope my children appreciate my vision.
I know we cannot predict our future. If we take care of ourselves today by…
- Eating well
- Restorative sleep, at least 7 hours/day
- Being grateful and thinking positively
- Staying hydrated
- Volunteering and feeling a part of society
- Exercising at least 4 hours/week
- Managing stress
- Being outdoors and enjoying nature
- Forgiving self and others
- Trusting in God
…the odds will be in our favor that we will achieve the life we want.
What do you want the next 10 to 50 years of your life to look like? Well, start planning today!
I wanted to share the recent class with Joel Fuhrman, MD about the prevention and reversal of cancer.
I am still excited about all last week’s class sessions… Such great inspirational people who touched my life. I hope you enjoyed them as well. If you missed listening to or watching any of last week’s lessons, there are many ways you can still learn and grow. All new classes are updated to our website on the day they air (Click Here to listen). You can watch my past classes on (YouTube, Facebook and BitChute. You can also go to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or iHeartRadio. search for “Lillian McDermott,” and listen to the “podclass,” at your leisure (Click Here to learn more). Let’s continue to Grow Together!
It is a new week and here is what’s happening on
The Lillian McDermott
Monday, 9-28-20 Facebook Watch Party 5:05 pm ~ Have you ever wanted to repair an important relationship or make it better? So many times, minor disagreements, lack of communication, or misunderstandings, leave our relationships feeling too distant. They say that it takes two to make a relationship work. But what if the other person has no interest in improving the relationship or is ready to walk away. I will share how you can reconcile and seek forgiveness, even if it’s only within yourself, regardless of what the other person chooses to do. (Aired 10-1-19)
Tuesday, 9-29-20 Facebook LIVE 5:05 pm ~ I have learned that everything has purpose. But what is the purpose of our trials? Ultimately, it is to get closer to God. But how? Jason Stephenson of Jason Stephenson Meditations has dedicated his life to understanding this paradigm. Jason and I will discuss how difficult times are God’s whispers to bring us closer to our creator God.
Wednesday, 9-30-20 Facebook LIVE 5:05 pm ~ After my blog was complete, posted, and ready for publishing, I learned that the teacher scheduled for this day had a family emergency. Instead of stressing about finding a new teacher, I decided to go with the flow and speak from my heart. There are many things that are happening in The Classroom and I thought God is giving me an opportunity to share them.
Thursday, 10-1-20 Facebook Watch Party 8:05 am ~ When Board Certified Heath Coach and CEO of Live Longer Medical, Lisa Guyer is in the classroom, we always enjoy our conversation and learn so much! As you know, I am a patient at Live Longer Medical. Apparently, I am not the only one who loves them. Some of Lisa’s patients want to share their experience! (Aired 8-27-20)
Friday, 10-2-20 Facebook Watch Party 8:05 am ~ Two people will listen to the same thing but can hear two totally different things. Avid reader, researcher, and personal development junkie, Michael Sorenson, author of “I Hear You,” will share the secrets to listening that will change the way we approach relationships around the globe. (Aired 10-9-18)
It is a busy week and I hope you will set your reminder to meet me on the air… Let’s all listen & learn together!
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