New hair cut with layers and wispy front; kept the length so I can have the option to pull it up for summer. I really so love Sheila’s hair washing; the scalp massage will wash all your stresses away; if you’re in Nashville and looking for a hair dresser; Gina is your girl and you’ll find Synergy to be a relaxing retreat with the nicest staff.
Travel the World with Boyce & Hart June 29, 2013
ATTENTION ALL BOYCE AND HART FANS!
BHPC is introducing an all-new series of creations just in time for summer vacation “Where in the World Are Boyce & Hart?” features Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart traversing the globe, visiting many countries and trying out some of the professions or traditions that each country is known for.
We invite you to drop in and see the first of these creations Saturday, June 29th at “Boyce and Hart Picture Creations” !
Just click the pic or link below weekly to see the fun photo creations by our dear friend and fan Noranne; while there and if you’re on facebook we invite you to “Like” us. Please spread the word and share this with your friends; thanks!
5 Ways to Reduce Stress Fast June 17, 2013
When you need to reduce stress fast, try the following:
Laughing. Cracking up relaxes your blood vessels and increases blood flow — the opposite of what happens when you’re tense — so you can reduce stress in a hurry. This is my personal favorite! Watch a good comedy or America’s Funniest Home Videos works for me.
Inhaling. Not that! Try the scent of roses. They, along with lavender, basil, orange, grape, mango, and lemon, contain a compound called linalool, whose scent reduces anxiety.
Chewing gum. Quietly and discreetly, please. A study of more than 2,000 workers found lower levels of stress in those who chewed gum. The caveat: The research was funded by a gum company. But if it works for you, do it.
Try a chi-gong move. Chi-gong (qigong), a 2000-year-old series of calming movements and breaths, teaches you how to breathe correctly — from a point 2 inches below your navel. Ideally, do all of the moves regularly. But to sap stress right now, try this one: Stand and focus on a point on a wall, with your chin parallel to the ground. Inhale as you turn your head to the right, and exhale as you come back to the middle. Repeat to the left.
RealAge Benefits: Managing your stress level can make your RealAge up to 1.1 years younger if you’re a woman and 2.4 years younger if you’re a man
I didn’t know this …
Relying on over-the-counter analgesics is not advised, and may not even provide much relief. Taking ibuprofen before a workout in order to reduce muscle soreness has been linked to intestinal leakage and systemic inflammation. When used long-term, it may lead to intestinal permeability, allowing bacteria and digestive enzymes to leak into your bloodstream.
Habitually using ibuprofen before workouts may also reduce your absorption of key nutrients, particularly after exercise, making it harder for your muscles to rebuild. And ibuprofen use has not been shown to reduce muscle damage or soreness. Aspirin fares no better. Research suggests the coating on aspirin, which is there to help protect your stomach, may actually be interfering with its purported benefits. It is a much better approach to treat muscle soreness with a combination of natural measures, which may require a bit of experimentation to see what works best for you.
Five Basic Approaches to Preventing Muscle Soreness
You simply can’t prevent all muscle soreness, but there are some natural ways to decrease its frequency and lessen its severity. Here are my top five approaches, which will be discussed in the remainder of this article:
- Optimizing your diet
- Exercising correctly
- Rest and recovery
- Cryotherapy (ice), heat, or even alternating between the two
- Tools such as EFT, earthing, and acceleration training
Reference: To read full article by By Dr. Mercola http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2013/05/31/post-workout-muscle-soreness.aspxe_cid=20130606_WNL_art_1&utm_source=wklynl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20130606
The Robins Have Flown the Nest June 2, 2013
This morning I watched Mom & Dad Robin feeding the brood; today turned out to be flight day for the little ones.
When I came out there was a huge black crow sitting on the lower level railing and I panicked; I’ve only been able to find two of the babies hopping around but I’m hoping that I scared the crow away in time. Apparently the parents will find their babies and continue to feed them for a number of days —
What a beautiful sight to see; one of the babies hopping around … Mom is close by with worms so one baby has been found.
One of the baby robins visited my neighbor on her patio … ahhh so cute but he looks so lonely … I know I shouldn’t attach emotion to a bird; he did hop back out to the bushes next to her place where I saw them last night; mom & dad are still looking over them.
Robin Leaves the Nest June 1, 2013
It’s an exciting day; one of the babies is sitting on a branch outside the nest … I hope I get to witness flight of at least one of the little ones; maybe this is why Mom & Dad have been so protective today…I thought it was because of a rain storm. Of all days we have people moving in the condo downstairs — I hope the commotion doesn’t interrupt nature.