Category Archives: health and fitness

A Life that Works

Five things make my life better. My faith in something bigger, kinder, and gentler in the universe. Laughter, sidesplitting laughter. Music which inspires the soul. Animals and their unconditional love and silly antics. Lastly, nature in all her glory. I … Continue reading

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I stopped at a Burger King for my daily Diet Coke. A large Diet Coke is $3.07 with no senior discount. The same beverage at Mc Donald’s is.96 cents and Jack-in-the-Box offers it at $2.07. A huge difference between the … Continue reading

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Automated Hell

Have you ever had the pleasure of using an automated system when you called looking for help from your phone provider or any other retailer? I dread calling Verizon for any reason because I know their automated answering structure will … Continue reading

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Awestruck

Parade magazine ran an article this week on the therapeutic value of awe. Keltner lab ran a three-year study on awe. What is awe? Webster tells us it’s a, “a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder.” The … Continue reading

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Unsung Heros

To every volunteer, I offer my heartfelt gratitude. For the time, effort, and love you give every single time you show up to help another. It doesn’t matter if it’s a child, the elderly, the disadvantaged, homeless, animals or the … Continue reading

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“There are no great things, only small things with great love.” Mother Teresa

  Mother Teresa officially became a saint this weekend. Canonized by the Catholic Church she is now Saint Teresa of Calcutta. She embodied compassion for the poorest of the poor. In her words she cared for the, “the hungry, the … Continue reading

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Love and Attention Needed

It seems everywhere you look there is a person in need of love and attention. The helpless: children, the mentally ill, and the homeless. It was impossible to miss the extreme poverty amid the glitter of the Olympic games in … Continue reading

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Fitness for Busy People

  Are you too busy to exercise? What would you say if I told you that Walking six miles or less a week cuts in half a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s over a five-year period. Women who walk for one … Continue reading

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