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Laughter, the best medicine

Sunday, December 25, 2011      4 comments

A link between laughter and healthy function of blood vessels was first reported in 2005 by researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center with the fact that laughter causes the dilatation of the inner lining of blood vessels, the endo... Read more

Picture this

Saturday, December 24, 2011      2 comments

A large suburban church. Wonderful music with bell choir, small orchestra. lovely choir. 9 PM Christmas Eve. Gathered with family and friends. End of the service. Church lights are extinguished. Minister lights one candle from the Advent Wr... Read more

Joy vs. Excitement

Tuesday, December 20, 2011      4 comments

I have been reading lots of blogs about the holidays and the worries, concerns and sadness many are experiencing. My brain must have been working on this while I slept because I work up yesterday with two words banging around in my head. Joy a... Read more

Two Great Videos for the Season

Sunday, December 18, 2011      2 comments

Imagine at a School of Business and Management yet! www.carlsonschool.umn.ed
u/holiday11/ Evidently this one was causing traffic problems so the home owner charged by the carload and hired an off duty police officer to ke... Read more

Wonderful Day

Saturday, December 17, 2011      5 comments

This morning, DH and I got up, had our usual breakfast and drove to the university in our home town for the mid-year graduation ceremony. Mauricio, a student athlete from Bolivia graduated today. We have followed his tennis career for 4 years ... Read more

My Inner Pilot Light

Thursday, December 15, 2011      6 comments

I subscribe to a service that sends me a message from my "inner pilot light" 5 days a week. Here's an example of one of the messages. I find them very encouraging. If only you could see what I see, Carol, my sweet. From where I s... Read more

Who are the angels in your life?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      2 comments

I have three great friends whom I met through yoga practice. We get together once or twice a month to meditate, share our lives and deepen our understanding of yoga and the philosophy behind it. We have been together almost two years. Last Ju... Read more

Pics from Fakesgiving

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      3 comments

This is a brief photo essay of our wonderful weekend of friends, family and food at our third annual Fakesgiving feast. First pic is most of the food minus the 2 pumpkin pies, one pecan pie, one mincemeat pie and one raspberry pie. The second... Read more

Friends Family and Food

Sunday, December 11, 2011      1 comments

You may have seen some status entries for me about Fakesgiving. Here's the story: My DD third year in law school she shared a house with three other people. They decided their parents had cooked lots of Thanksgiving dinners for them and they ... Read more

Changing Attitude

Sunday, December 04, 2011      5 comments

In the past three weeks, we have had to have two different washers installed to get one that works and right now our furnace is on the blink and won't be fixed until Monday morning.... off since Friday morning. I have made some references to th... Read more

Why complex carbohydrates

Monday, November 28, 2011      7 comments

I just brought my bike inside for winter riding on my trainer. When I ride I watch videos from the Teaching Company. Right now I'm watching one on nutrition. Today the topic was carbs. Simple carbs are called mono or disaccharides. These ca... Read more

Thanksgiving - people not food

Thursday, November 24, 2011      3 comments

In just a few minutes we will be leaving my DD's house to go to my DSIL's for a big family gathering for Thanksgiving. I know there is going to be lots of great food, two different turkeys and 2 different stuffings, mashed potatoes my DD made w... Read more

A challenge met

Friday, November 18, 2011      5 comments

I saw an interesting challenge on a posting several months ago. The Spark member was planning to read all the A-Z health articles by starting at the beginning and moving straight through the alphabet. I had been pretty haphazard about my readi... Read more

Water bottle waste

Tuesday, November 15, 2011      5 comments

Please check out and read this article about plastic water bottels in Grand Canyon Park: www.care2.com/greenlivin
g/grand-canyon-plastic-bot
tle-ban-stopped.html I have been to Grand Canyon and it is beyond words in t... Read more

All over the map day

Friday, November 11, 2011      4 comments

I began today with my home yoga practice. I haven't missed a day in a week and I am feeling great since it is less than three weeks since I had toe surgery. After a lovely breakfast with DH, I was off to celebrate 11-11-11 with three dear frie... Read more


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