A Small Word With Great Meaning

The card aisle has greetings for just about every occasion—anniversaries and birthdays, holidays and ‘miss you’ days, and get well wishes for a quick recovery and healing. These get well wishes are nice to send to someone who is under the weather. But what if we replaced the word “get” with the word “stay”? The meaning of the message would certainly change.

“Stay well” sends a message, not of healing and hope, but of constant health. If you stay well, you maintain your health—you are balanced. So the next time you see a friend looking youthful, healthy, and vibrant, go buy them a get well card. But be sure to cross out “get” and change it to “stay.”

Here are some tips to stay well this winter:

1. Dress warm and cover up: Protect your skin in the cold and windy weather. Bundle up when you are outdoors and wear socks while inside.

2. Catch Your ZZZs: Take a cue from Nature. Everything turns inward and rests during the long, cold winter season. Take this time to deeply rest and recharge your batteries.

3. Warm it up: Eat warm, cooked foods and drinks, and season your foods with warming spices, such as cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg, and ginger.

4. Practice Qigong: A physical symptom is a reflection of what’s going on inside. Practicing Qigong will help you stay balanced throughout the winter and the coming year.

Click here to read more about the benefits of Wu Ming Qigong, and then go get your practice on!