The most beautiful 5 minutes and 22 seconds you’ll spend today…

The most beautiful five minutes and 22 seconds you will spend today. . .  Thank you to Sue Robins (@suerobinsyvr), Nancy Stordahl (@nancyspoint) and many others who have recommended this to me. A conscious break like this is especially important to the freshly-diagnosed heart patient – who can often feel overwhelmed by pessimism and fear. 

After you experience the gorgeous images and words (from Benedictine monk and author Brother David Steindl-Rast), please share with us how they impacted you. 

Q: What message did you like from this little film?


NOTE FROM CAROLYN:  I wrote more about adjusting to life as a heart patient in my book, A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease” , published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2017.  You can ask for it at your local library or favourite bookshop, or order it online (paperback, hardcover or e-book) at Amazon, or order it directly from my publisher (use their code HTWN to save 20% off the list price).


See also:

As if fear of dying weren’t bad enough

No such thing as a “small” heart attack

The new country called Heart Disease

Cardiac care for the whole patient – not just the heart

How ruminating hurts your heart

Is everyday stress gnawing at your arteries?

A heart patient’s guide to the three stages of chronic stress

Is family stress hurting your heart?

Women’s heart disease and chronic stress

In praise of slowness: how ‘La Dolce Vita’ can help your heart

Poor marriage = poor heart health for women

14 thoughts on “The most beautiful 5 minutes and 22 seconds you’ll spend today…

  1. A beautiful beginning to my day. The concept of living as if this is the first day of your life…and living as if it is the last day of your life is a precious and valuable intention.

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  2. What beautiful and peaceful images. Life truly is a gift. Every day there is beauty to see and love surrounding us. I will try to “stop and smell the roses” and maybe I can bring a smile to someone’s face today.

    Thank you for sharing

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