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The Importance Of Positive Encouragement

The Importance Of Positive Encouragement

For my birthday in April, our daughter Kym gave me a present I have never received before:  I woke up to find a video on my Facebook messenger from the comedian/actor Jon Lovitz delivering me a personalized “Happy Birthday” video.  I always found this guy...

Predictions

Predictions

Here are definitions of “PREDICT”:  : to declare or indicate in advance especially,foretell on the basis of observation, experience, or scientific reason. We all deal with predictions in our lives, both predictions we make on our own as well as predictions of...

What Is The Impact Of Leptins and Ghrelins?

What Is The Impact Of Leptins and Ghrelins?

The words “Leptins” and “Ghrelins” sound like they came from some Harry Potter picture.  However, these are chemicals that we all have in our bodies and they have a huge impact on weight controi. “Leptins” are produced in fat cells and are also known as the...

The Importance Of Adjusting For Age

The Importance Of Adjusting For Age

On Memorial Day we had the pleasure of hosting some very special guests for their first traditional U.S. barbeque (hot dogs, burgers, salads, etc). Our guests are the nephews of family friends and the boys have recently been brought here from Ukraine.  Their...

Reducing The Risk Of Falls

Reducing The Risk Of Falls

Do you remember when you were a youngster and fell off your bicycle?  Depending on your age, you may have cried a bit, your Mom placed some Bactine and a bandaid on the scratches and you were then back on the bike having fun again.  Fast forward to ages 50...

The First Straw?

The First Straw?

Have you ever used the expression, “The Final Straw”?  This phrase refers to the latest in a series of unpleasant or difficult events that makes you feel that you cannot tolerate a situation any longer.  Personally, I used this expression recently, referring to a...

That Thing You Do

That Thing You Do

Tom Hanks has made lots of great movies. My personal favorite is one that Mr. Hanks also wrote and directed titled “That Thing You Do!”. This incredibly cute movie was about a small rock band in Erie, PA that in the 1960’s came out with one song that rose very quickly...

How Would You Define Yourself?

How Would You Define Yourself?

If asked the question, “How would you define yourself?”  what would your answer look like? There are many aspects to all of our lives and these would include defining ourselves as: Parents to our childrenGrandparents to our grandchildrenChildren to our...

What Is Truly A Happy Hour?

What Is Truly A Happy Hour?

“Happy hour” is a marketing term for a time when a venue such as a restaurant or bar offers reduced prices on alcoholic drinks. Discounted menu items like appetizers are often served during happy hour. This is a way for bars and restaurants to draw in more business...