Monday, January 7, 2019 - What Causes Illness?

I went to bed after my online concert last night feeling a little chilled and a little sniffly, and it made me think once again about what causes illness. I read and listen to a lot of different science news and studies, and so I know a bit about the mechanics of illness. But I also know from the studies that there is a component of illness that is in the mind and spirit as well. We can make ourselves sick from stress or a host of other things in our lives that make our immune systems weaker and more susceptible to whatever bug is hanging around. Our world is full of examples of those who made themselves sick and those who made themselves well. Eating well, exercising, and getting good rest are very important, and sometimes supplements seem to help too. But our outlook on life and how we deal with stress is worth bearing in mind as well. So when I feel a little puny my curiosity is always spurred to know what caused it in me this time. Just a little food for thought this morning. I wonder what the next study will add to our knowledge of this.  

What have I been up to? 

New Year’s Eve at La Plaza Inn was a wonderful time. The trip down was a little spooky with slick roads and folks in the ditch on both sides, but once I was there I was greeted by kind people who knew how to make the holidays special. The food was great, the decorations were beautiful, and the music and fun were flowing.  

Friday at Bistoro was grand as well with good food, old and new friends, and a warm feeling with the music that couldn’t be beat. I love these folks and this place! 

Sunday for my online concert I did some old country and western songs from the beginnings of country music. I didn’t know if folks would like this choice of music, but they really did. I like doing different things, and these songs are close to my heart.  

What am I up to this week? 

This week will be relatively quiet with mostly my normal nursing and retirement schedule 2 or 3 gigs a day which I thoroughly enjoy. It’s great to give back to the community.  

Sunday 10-11 I’ll be playing at the Cuchara Chapel service again. I’ve really been enjoying the folks and message at the chapel, and I’d encourage you to come up for a mountain outing and a nice uplifting message to start your week if you can.  

That’s it for this week. Next week I’ll be back at Walter's Brewery in Pueblo if you’re looking ahead. Have a good week! 

Best always, 


Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing for chapel service 
Where:  Cuchara Chapel, 16400 CO Hwy 12, Cuchara, CO 
When:  Sunday, January 13, 10:00 am