Category: Health

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Daily Prompt: Explore

via Daily Prompt: Explore As the image morphed into the vast landscape, objects in the background cleared and as in a diorama slowly became three-dimensional. Creeping lizards and clattering squirrels chirped and blood-red stone giants beckoned with a crippled claw.  The need to explore overwhelmed yet the binoculars belied the distance and physical fitness such…

Chilling

Chilling Since retirement in 2011, I have substituted in a small way travelling for work. I used to work without vacations about 12+ hours a day. Since I worked in the area of special education and early intervention, I told myself it was a calling. Really, not so much. I loved the challenges of developing…

Happy Day

Happy Thanksgiving to you all today. Individually the many reasons to take a special day to say thanks for the good life are important; collectively, the blessings for us all are astounding. Is everyone happy, healthy, financially secure, loved today?…no. But, every single person I know, can cite a special reason to observe today and…

Progressively Falling Apart

Are we progressively falling apart, or less dramatically, is the more significant question “what really is aging?”  In the last year I have had three surgeries that required anesthesia. Friends of mine have had breast cancer, melanoma, falling incidents, accidents, and broken bones. Harrumph…is this what getting older is all about? Progressive frailty is a reality…

Lullaby Time: Little Man You’ve Had A Busy Day

Nearly every newsletter on health, national newspapers columns on skin beauty, and talking TV heads emphatically stress the benefits of sleep. The 2013 International Bedroom Poll – National Sleep Foundation, is the first international sleep habits poll, http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-polls-data/other-polls/2013-international-bedroom-poll , and it noted cultural differences among six countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany,…