This week I want to bring back one of my favorites, Wabi-sabi. I love sharing this. No, it's not wasabi, the condiment we eat with sushi. Wabi-sabi is a Japanese philosophy that acknowledges three simple beliefs nothing lasts, nothing's finished, and nothing is perfect. This generous lens on life can help us in everything. It can help us have a kinder outlook. It can help us have a more accepting view on the world.
This week I would like to talk about our immune system. I know February is heart month, but I think folks are still getting a little flu and a little sick and a little this and a little that and sniffles and stuff. And so I just want to talk a little bit about how our immune system works. Our immune system is our security guard against illness. Our immune cells, they work to clear away any germs and viruses before problems arise. Did you know that we have an innate immune system?
February is known as Heart Month. It has been labeled Heart Month for as long as I can remember. I think it's to give us awareness of our heart health. There have been so many studies to help us live longer. Personally, I follow the Blue Zones and it speaks of areas in the world where folks live to over 100 years old and it shares about diet, lifestyle, daily movement, having good community, being huge factors in longevity and good heart health.