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Kids Do Say The Funniest Things
Saturday, January 02, 2016      20 comments

It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 Partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me. "Is that a dog you got back there?" he asked. "It s... Read more
Senior Texting Codes
Friday, January 01, 2016      27 comments

Young people have theirs........... Now us Seniors have our own texting codes: ATD---At the Doctor's BFF---Best Friend's Funeral BTW---Bring the Wheelchair BYOT---Bring Your Own Teeth CBM---Covered by Medicare DWI... Read more
New Year's Wish For You and Yours
Thursday, December 31, 2015      15 comments

May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your ophthalmologist, your psychiatrist, your cardiologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your gynecologist, your podiatrist, your plumber, and the IRS. May your hair, your teeth, y... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #10
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      12 comments

10. Get Moving When you work up a sweat, you improve your mood, clear your head, and take a break from whatever is stressing you out. Whether you like a long walk or an intense workout at the gym. You'll feel u... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #9
Tuesday, December 29, 2015      14 comments

9. Tell A Friend When you're feeling overwhelmed, seek out the company of a friend or loved one. Have a friend who's dealing with the same worries as you? Even more reason to open up. You'll both feel less alone. ... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #8
Monday, December 28, 2015      11 comments

8. Write Your Stress Away Jotting down your thoughts can be a great emotional outlet. Once they're on paper, you can start working out a plan to resolve them. It doesn't matter whether you prefer pen and notebook, a ph... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #7
Sunday, December 27, 2015      11 comments

7. Be Kind To Yourself We all have a constant stream of thoughts running through our heads, and sometimes what we tell ourselves isn't so nice. Staying positive and using compassionate self-talk will help you calm down... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #6
Saturday, December 26, 2015      12 comments

6. Reboot Your Breath Feeling less stressed is as close as your next breath. Focusing on your breath curbs your body's "Fight or Flight" reaction to pressure or fear, and it pulls your attention away from negative thoughts. Sit comf... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #5
Friday, December 25, 2015      14 comments

5. Tune In Heading into a stressful situation? Music can help you calm down. In one study, people had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol when they listened to a recording of Latin Choral Music before doing so... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #4
Thursday, December 24, 2015      13 comments

4. Sniff some Lavender Certain scents like Lavender may soothe. In one study, nurses who pinned small vials of Lavender oil to their clothes felt their stress ease, while nurses who didn't felt more stressed. Lavende... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #3
Wednesday, December 23, 2015      15 comments

3. Smile like you mean it. Don't roll your eyes the next time someone advises you to "Grin and Bear It." In times of tension, keeping a smile on your face---especially a genuine smile that's formed by the muscles arou... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #2
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      18 comments

2. Get Outside Spending time outdoors, even close to home, is linked to better well-being. You're in a natural setting and you're usually doing something active, like walking or hiking. Even a few minutes can make a difference in ho... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #1
Monday, December 21, 2015      12 comments

Put stress in its place. How you handle stress makes a big difference in how you feel. It might even help your blood pressure, blood sugar level, and the rest of you. Use these calming strategies to stop stress ASAP. 1. Break out the Bu... Read more
The Nutcracker
Sunday, December 20, 2015      15 comments

We just arrived home from seeing The Nutcracker at the University Theatre in Madison. Our 8 year-old Grand-daughter, Elizabeth, has been taking ballet lessons for the past 3 years and was a Bon Bon in the Nutcracker. They have been rehearsing ... Read more
10 Super Foods For Better Health #10
Saturday, December 19, 2015      12 comments

10. Leafy Greens Don't miss out on powerhouse greens like Kale, Collards, Spinach, Turnip Greens, Mustard Greens, and Swiss Chard. These stand-out leafy greens are loaded with vitamins A, C, and K, folate, p... Read more

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