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by I have often lain in my husband’s arms and made him promise to never leave me. Though I know they are only words, I still want to be assured again and again. Lady Mary Pierrepont understood this. In a letter to her future husband, Edward Montagu, on the eve of their marriage in 1712, she wrote: “Are you sure you shall love me forever? Shall we never repent? I fear and I hope.”“I fear and hope.” Does...
by Every parent has a little catch in their throat when their child leaves for the first day of a new school year. No matter the age, this event has a lot of hopes attached to it. To get your child off to the best start, cast aside the issues over what kinds of sneakers to wear, backpacks to carry or school supplies everyone else has purchased. Focus on what really has the potential to place your child...
by Where are we to turn in this most turbulent world? Everyday it seems we are made aware that anger and violence toward others is increasing. Where is our ability to remain healthy in such troubling times? We are saddened by the recent tragedies and deaths in our country. We unfortunately, are not alone, as Nice, France has also suffered severe loss of life. In France, as the citizens and visitors were...
by Depression is the most prevalent of all the emotional disorders. Symptoms may vary from feelings of minor sadness to sheer misery and dejection. When sadness persists and impairs daily life, it maybe an indication of a depressive disorder.Depression brings together a variety of physical and psychological symptoms, which together constitute a syndrome.The most common symptoms of depression are feelings...
by Caffeine is insanely popular. It’s a magical drug that can help you feel awake when you’re not actually. It increases your heart rate and blood pressure. It increases circulation to your brain, therefore prompting studies that show coffee can help prevent cognitive decline and increase concentration. It can even induce panic attacks, but you know, that’s another story.Here are some of the top four...
by Sugar consumption has risen to an all time high. The average American eats somewhere around 20 teaspoons of sugar every day. However, some people are consuming much more. Some Starbucks may have as much as 25 teaspoons of sugar in one drink, according to Action on Sugar, a British campaign group.There was a time not that long ago when sugar was mostly in desserts. Now, it’s showing up in everyday foods...
by Access to germ-free and unpolluted water has always been important. Most people know that. People know, for example, that contagious, microorganism-induced diseases were often the main cause of death before the 1900s. They also probably know that water (as in the case of cholera, malaria, Schistosomiasis, Shigellosis, etc.) was often the medium that these microorganisms needed or used to spread themselves...
by The workplace hippie. The "overly" health conscious individual. The granola. The mediation junkie. These are all phrases I’ve heard being thrown around at work to describe those free-thinkers who aren’t quite content enough with typical rhythm of an office workplace.I am that person, and I am not ashamed! I’ve decided to take the road to long term wellness, and I’ve found my route through mindful meditation...
by We can all do great things and recover from extraordinary circumstances. It is inside each of us. We just need a little help along the way sometimes to tap into the extra strength needed.Per the National Cancer Institute, there is an estimated 688,000 people in the U.S. that are managing life with a primary brain or central nervous system tumor, majority of them are benign (about 75%). I am part of...
by Nature has an interesting way of teaching and inspiring. What if nature’s lessons could inspire how you manage your household budget? Let’s take a look.Nature’s Lessons:1. Zero WasteIn nature there is no waste. Take a walk in a forest. Observe the new growth sprouting out of old rotting tree trunks. Nature has a purpose and use for everything. Could you move toward a zero waste household with your...
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