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Pause The World Day Sirens, television, computers, printers, car stereos, endless talking — Most of us accept this daily racket as normal. It is not until we step away, into a peaceful setting, such as when we are walking in a park or camping at the lake, that we notice how loud our life can get. And it is odd what we can get use to as normal. During the heat and humidity of this summer, I had the fans on high and it didn’t keep me up at night. A few weeks later, when it cooled off at night and there were no need for the fans, I was kept up by a cricket outside my window....Read More
Celebrating Healthy Aging Month I recently took a look at a website that tried to determine your real age compared to your chronological age. I was pleased to see that it covered a variety of areas related to positive stress management. This sparked some interesting reflection regarding healthy aging. What are some of the positive traits that aid in healthy aging? Research shows that a healthy genetic background is a good start – but also: being positive staying active being able to relax using a sense of humour being organized involved in hobbies/community having a spiritual side and striving to be a continuous learner Studies show that regularly exercising our brains by problem-solving, organizing and prioritizing helps our...Read More
“The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person“. Unknown Grandparents Day He was tall and taught me to dance while standing on his feet. She was quiet and always had a hug waiting for me. These are my grandparents. My sons are blessed to have had 3 sets of grandparents and 3 sets of great grandparents. They knew and loved each one. One always had their favourite cookies. Another had the special green and white striped candies in a dish just waiting for them. One liked to take them fishing. One took them golfing. One took them for rides on the lawn mower. One had boxes of lego for them to build with....Read More
Words Hurt “You can’t do anything right”. “This is your fault – It’s always your fault”. Understanding Emotional Abuse and Stress Emotional Abuse is the tearing down of another human being and it can be the result of inappropriately handling one’s emotions, the excessive need to control others and the situations around them, or it can be learned from those who have had influence on the person such as parents, coaches or supervisors. Those who are emotionally abusive, are just as dangerous as those who are physically abusive. Various Types of Emotional Abuse: 1. Rejecting – worthlessness and undermining self-esteem, criticizing, humiliating, blaming, ridiculing 2. Ignoring – detachment, withholds affection, indifferent 3. Terrorizing – threatening to punish...Read More
40,000 families a year suffer the tragedy of death and serious injury to their children under the age of 16 from ATV accidents in the US. All forms of motorsports can be dangerous but for many driving an ATV (all terrain vehicle) is also a common, everyday activity. It is a fun, exciting way to explore all different types of landscapes and for some it is the main vehicle for doing off-road work and other farm chores. Ride Safe I grew up on a farm with motor bikes and 3-wheelers (before 4-wheelers) and we had fun on them. Occasionally we got hurt on them. As a parent, it sent shivers throughout my body seeing my kids on them....Read More