May

Eat what you want day

May 11th is Eat What You Want Day, an annual celebration created by the couple, Thomas and Ruth Roy, particularly for those who feel frustrated about their diet. At least, for one day, one can take a break from a meager meal and indulge something more sumptuous without guilt.

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Sleep benefits and deprivation [videos]

Enjoy the honey dew of slumber.  Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, quote The average amount of sleep we need is 8 hours; that is, one third in a 24-hour period.  But most of us, including me, push the limit of waking hours depriving us of that good-health-promoting slumber time. It’s so ironic for me to think that […]

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What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation about illnesses that affect not only individuals, but their families as well.

Glenn Close, Mental Illness: The Stigma of Silence

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

Adlai Stevenson II

Mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness is that state in which you are aware of what is currently happening. It is simply living today – leaving behind unpleasant things that have already happened without worrying about what the future might hold. Mindfulness meditation, used as a therapeutic technique, is when our mind accepts all our bodily sensations in a calming way.

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