OR MAYBE THIS WILL HELP…
When most women talk about stress they are usually referring to an emotional stress or tension. And what constitutes as tormenting stress to one may be a cake walk for someone else! (who are those women?) Either way, any ‘stressor’ can trigger the body’s automatic stress-response system. Now you’re going to welcome in illness, such as a common cold, a heart attack or even cancer.
Ain’t nobody got time for that!
TIPS FOR EATING DURING STRESS
Good nutrition is extremely important during those bouts of stress. Your food will provide energy, vitamins and minerals for dealing with stress and help to attack any negative nellies that are zeroing in on your immune system.
Take a hike! No seriously….get outside. Go for a walk and take some deep breaths. Look up at the clouds and remind yourself of the important things in life….and count your blessings! Be grateful for waking up! Can’t park up close to the store? Thank God you have two good legs and can probably use the extra steps to burn some calories.
When you see what you DO have, you’ll have a stronger sense of peace and that stress will begin to disappear….
GOD BLESS THE USA!
Here is some interesting information on Father’s Day that you may not know! (via)
A brief history of Father’s Day: Believe it or not, it was a Mother’s day sermon in 1909 that prompted the founding of the modern Father’s Day. A young woman named Sonora Smart Dodd had been raised by her father after her mother died. When she attended the church that day in May she decided that Fathers needed to be celebrated too! So she held the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane Washington on June 19th of 1910.
President Calvin Coolidge designated the third Sunday in June as the annual celebration of Father’s Day in 1924. In 1972, President Richard Nixon made the observance a permanent national one.
So there you are. Now SHOUT OUT to MY dad….I love you and happy Father’s Day!!
FATHER’S DAY this year is on JUNE 16, 2013.
Drink a little too much over the weekend, did you? Well, this is where the “bratty little sister” comes out of me because I don’t drink and I TALK IN ALL CAPS JUST TO MESS WITH YOU!!
Ok…sorry. But I do want to help you out, my little saucy friend. You obviously found out a long time ago that alcohol invariably results in a hangover. But just how much alcohol is necessary to produce that hangover depends on the biochemical individuality of the person drinking and also what that person is drinking.
Distilled liquors, like whiskey and gin, have a more immediate impact than wine or beers. And did you know that all alcohol is absorbed more quickly when mixed with a carbonated beverage? Yup! Once it hits the bloodstream, the alcohol reaches the brain in minutes.
First acting as a stimulant, then a bit of euphoria, down a few more and then comes central nervous system depression and feelings of numbness and finally sleep or unconsciousness. THINK, PEOPLE! Drinking too rapidly, especially a large amount of alcohol, can be fatal.
According to Linda Page’s, Healthy Healing, “a hangover should be gone by five o’clock the next day. If it isn’t, you probably have alcohol poisoning. This severe type of hangover is alcohol poisoning with dehydration thrown in.”
Great. Now look what you’ve done.
Ok. Let’s just stop spinning for a moment and see what we need to do. First let’s see what she says about diet:
NUTRITIONAL THERAPY PLAN
ANTIOXIDANT HANGOVER CHASERS
BEST FACE FORWARD
Next time? Fake it.
Have sparkling water with a splash of cranberry juice…..nobody will know the difference and you will wake up looking fan-freaking-tastic!!! You’re welcome!!
Tonight, a lot of creatures will visit your door. Be open minded.
The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy might have poor fine motor skills. The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy might have motor planning issues. The child who does not say “trick or treat” or “thank you” might be painfully shy, non-verbal, or selectively mute…. If you cannot understand their words, they may struggle with developmental apraxia of speech. The child who looks disappointed when he sees your bowl might have a life-threatening allergy. The child who isn’t wearing a costume at all might have SPD or autism.
Know that they are thankful in their hearts and minds.
Be kind, be patient, smile, pretend you understand. It’s everyone’s Halloween.
Make a parent feel good by making a big deal of their special child.
Here’s a great tip before you venture out with your little spook: (via)
Practice trick or treating with your child ahead of time at your own door. Take your child to the Halloween section of a store and explain that people wear all kinds of costumes. Talk about the kinds of scary or funny costumes you might see. If you think your child might be afraid during trick or treating, try making a game of it (e.g. Let’s see how many witches we’ll see today). This will help keep your child’s mind off the scary faces.
And a HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL Y’ALL!!!!!
It’s getting cooler and closer to the holidays!!
And yes, while it is wonderful to have great expectations……admit it…….they don’t always turn out exactly as planned..