Saturday, November 30, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
My prayer for all of us at Thanksgiving is that we will be found with gratitude in our hearts and a song of praise on our lips.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Thank you "Abuelo" I will always love you and cherish our memories.
"Abuela", You were such an important part of my life
I am so thankful for your love and the time you dedicated to me.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
But I have also experience feelings of hope as Natalie begins to make progress, and for this, I am so thankful.
Natalie gives me hope when she dances, she gives me hope in her smiles, she reminds me that there is hope with every new word she speaks and with every kiss that she gives me. She is a constant reminder of hope and I am so blessed to have that. Because whenever I do feel hopeless and sad, I don't have to go very far...I look at this face,
at this bundle of joy and love...
and I am reminded, that hope is never lost.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
IMPROVES YOUR WORKOUT
Experts say listening to music during exercise can give you a better workout in several ways. Scientists claim it can increase your endurance, boost your mood and can distract you from any discomfort experienced during your workout.
Which type of music is best? The best type of music for exercise is thought to be high energy, high tempo music such as hip hop or dance music.
For many people suffering from memory loss the spoken language has become meaningless. Music can help patients remember tunes or songs and get in touch with their history. This is because the part of the brain which processes music is located next to memory.
Which type of music is best? Research shows that people with memory loss respond best to music of their choice.
CHRONIC BACK PAIN
Music works on the autonomic nervous system - the part of the nervous system responsible for controlling our blood pressure, heartbeat and brain function and also the part of the brain that controls feelings and emotions. According to one piece of research, both these systems react sensitively to music.
When slow rhythms are played, our blood pressure and heartbeat slow down which helps us breathe more slowly, thus reducing muscle tension in our neck, shoulders, stomach and back. And experts say that apart from physical tension, music also reduces psychological tension in our mind.
In other words when we feel pain, we become frightened, frustrated and angry which makes us tense up hundreds of muscles in our back. Listening to music on a regular basis helps our bodies relax physically and mentally, thus helping to relieve - and prevent - back pain
Which type of music is best? Experts believe any type of classical music such as Mozart or Beethoven can help relieve muscle pain. Calm, slow music is also thought to help.
So there you go...Now get up and dance!
After all, Music is FUN and motivating!
After all, Music is FUN and motivating!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
|Natalie and her winning Smile :)|
|Austin and Cousin = Great Smiles :)|
5 reasons to Smile
Here are a few things that we may be interested in knowing about smiling - and perhaps encourage us to smile a bit more!
1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive
We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away -- but a smile draws them in
2. Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin
Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug.
3. Smiling Is Contagious
When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you.
4. Smiling Changes Our Mood
Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.
4. Smiling Relieves Stress
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
“I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.” —Gary Hart
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
|Here is Natalie (in grey shirt, in front of the two girls) enjoying the small roller coaster.|