Monday, November 16, 2009

Cold and Flu Season: Boost Your Immunity Through Self Awareness And Managing Thought

Mary Lore, CEO of Managing Thought LLC, proposes that learning to think healthy thoughts, versus believing we are certain to get sick, can boost immunity and lead to living a healthy life

Cold and flu season is here. Many of us approach this time of year with thoughts of trepidation and impending doom. Mary Lore, award-winning author of Managing Thought, notes that many of us act as if we are victims of cold and flu season and we aren’t. Lore suggests that we may be victims of our thoughts about cold and flu season. She “prescribes” a dose of self-awareness and a few new powerful thoughts to “boost immunity” and enjoy a happy and healthy life.

“Many of us think of the cold and flu season with certainty—as if it’s reality—and it is not reality,” states Lore. “It is the reality we have created for ourselves. We can start looking at our thoughts instead of from our thoughts and focus on what we want (good health and a strong immune system) instead of what we don’t want (cold and flu).

If you are thinking thoughts such as 'I get a cold every November,' or 'Whenever I get a cold, it always turns into bronchitis,' or 'When the kids come home sick, it’s just a matter of time before I catch it,' you are focused on what you don’t want. You are also instructing your brain to cause your body to get a cold every November, get bronchitis, and get sick with whatever your kids bring home. And your brain has no instructions to follow to help you cultivate health or strengthen your immune system. It’s too busy looking for evidence that it’s flu season!”

“When our brain receives instruction", she states, "it searches for opportunities to make what we want a reality, and if our thoughts are focused on getting sick, that can become our reality.”

Lore acknowledges that there are those of us, such as infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly, and others with compromised immune systems who are susceptible to colds and flu and may require medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, and treatment. The rest of us, she says, can start noticing if our thoughts are moving us in the direction of good health or not.

Lore advises, “When you catch yourself thinking ‘cold and flu season’ thoughts, take a moment to replace them with ‘great health and strong immune system’ thoughts and see what happens.”

Lore suggests that thoughts such as I drink eight glasses of water a day and I add lemon juice to my water; I wonder what vegetables I can eat for lunch?; Which cup of coffee can I replace with green tea?; and Where can I take my walk today and get some fresh air? keep us focused on what we want. “You can also choose thoughts," states Lore, "that focus on taking time to be quiet each day, relaxing, laughing, practicing thankfulness, or doing the things you love to do which help cultivate health and happiness. With self-awareness and powerful thoughts, we can lose the 'cold and flu season', boost our immunity and enjoy a happy and a healthy life."

The information contained herein reflects only the opinion of the author. The information is made available with the express understanding that it is not to be considered medical advice. Never disregard or delay seeking professional medical advice or treatment because of information contained herein. This information is in no way meant to treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness from happening. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND BEFORE STARTING OR STOPPING ANY TREATMENT OR ACTING UPON INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN, YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.

Mary’s book has won six best book awards in various business, leadership and personal development categories. The most recent Nautilus Awards for Conscious Business and Leadership and Audio Books that Enlighten and Inspire place Mary with previous winners including Deepak Chopra, M.D., Eckhart Tolle, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Published by Ferne Press, Managing Thought: How Do Your Thoughts Rule Your World? hardcover, Kindle, and audio book are available through online retailers including Amazon, Borders and Barnes & Noble and through the Managing Thought website. A downloadable digital version of the audio book with bonus material is also available at the Managing Thought website.

More information regarding Managing Thought products and services can be found at the company’s website. More on this cold and flu topic can be found on the Managing Thought blog.

Ms. Lore is available for interview and for keynote speaking engagements workshops, and individual and group coaching. She can be contacted at the address below or by email at

Mary J. Lore is the founder and CEO of Managing Thought, LLC, which helps individuals and organizations develop self-awareness and change how they think and conduct business to attain long-lasting success. She is an internationally recognized leader, public speaker and executive mentor, and author of the award-winning book and audio Managing Thought: How Do Your Thoughts Rule Your World?®. The book is a guide understanding how our thoughts create our reality and serves as a guide to creating happiness and ongoing success in all areas of life. The book provides tools to help those interested development, personal development, motivation, happiness, purpose, beliefs and goal setting.

Mary has devoted thirty years to serving as a CPA, senior executive, entrepreneur, and mentor to corporate leaders. She has successfully assisted others, in North America and Europe through her corporate and public workshops, and thousands of hours working with CEOs, managers, employees, teachers, parents, and teens. Since 2002, Mary has served as a chair for TEC, also known as Vistage, the world’s pre-eminent organization for the personal and professional development of CEOs.

In addition to an appearance on the Mind Your BIZness show, Mary has appeared on the Good Day Show on Fox TV 35 in Orlando, FL, Michigan Entrepreneur TV, NBC Affiliate WTMJ, Amazing Women: Brains, Beauty and Success Internet Radio Show, The Voice America Network, Vistage International and WYCD/WWJ.950 radio.

Mary Lore
Managing Thought, LLC

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