Tag: health and wellness

Be kind to your fellow man

Yesterday was 9-11. Many of us recall the sadness, anger, and loss of that day in 2001. It is right to remember the tragedy and honor the memories of those who lost their lives. We also remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the war against terror that has since ensued. I’d like…
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I wish you health

Each January, many Americans vow to lose weight and get healthy. Jim and I are both trying to lose a little weight. We were checking out some information and, if I understand it correctly, if you want to lose a pound a week, you need to burn 500 more calories a day than you take…
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Fireworks Tips for Veterans with PTSD

I am seeing a lot of posts about “being aware of veterans around you during the 4th of July.”  I agree that if you are aware of a veteran with PTSD in your vicinity, you should NOT aggravate them by shooting off illegal fireworks.  Well, you shouldn’t be using illegal fireworks anyway! However, the reality…
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Staying fit during recovery

How many of us have started a new exercise program only to end up with a sports injury that sidelines us? (Yup, I’m raising my hand, are you?) I am on day six of no exercise, after having started out 2013 very well.  I’ve had nine weeks of doing Zumba four or five times a…
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What is your hope for your kids?

When you think of your child’s future, what do you hope for?  I think many parents have great dreams for their children.  Remember the Ben Franklin quote, “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”  Is that the making of a successful person?  It could be, for some. Perhaps…
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Your Brain and Toxins

Your Brain & Toxins  Janet Harrison, MSOD, gave a winning speech at our Toastmasters Club meeting last night.  It was packed full of great information and she has, graciously, allowed me to share some of it with you! She talked about how the toxins that we take in, whether environmental or food/beverage, can damage our…
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Who ate the kid’s candy?

I don’t know about you, but for me – Halloween through New Year’s Eve is a battle of the bulge.  People sometimes comment on what a strong will-power I must have not to eat all the typical junk food.  I confess, I don’t have a strong will-power… I just don’t have it in my house.…
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Atten-shun!

I’ve probably mentioned, before, that I am an Army BRAT.    Have I ever mentioned that I am also a sloucher?  Not slacker!  Sloucher. (Is that a real word?)  Let’s put it this way, my posture could be better, and I only have myself to blame. When I was younger, my dad would come up behind…
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Am I being Cautious or Paranoid?

I love being outside and doing yard work.  I have planted (with help from my dad) most of the landscaping at most of the houses we’ve lived in.  I live to be outside – on a warm sunny day. Some of you have heard that I stepped in two hornet’s nests in two weeks, and…
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It’s a matter of the mind

Oh, the itching!  Don’t scratch it, it will make it worse.  I know but… the itching!  Don’t scratch it.  Oh, even just lightly touching it feels so nice. Don’t scratch it.  I know, I know.   Don’t scratch it.  ARGH it itches!   Scratch, scratch, scratch.  Sigh, I shouldn’t have done that.   This is the conversation going…
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