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Stress, Are you stressed or not?

Updated from 2019

How do you define stress? How do you handle stress in your life? Do you recognize it?

Do you consider the following signs of stress:

Bitting your nails?

Overeating?

Unable to sleep?

Are you motivated to change.

I am an over eater. Not the eat healthy things, good for you types of food, but things like chips, candy and desserts. Food like noodles and potatoes. Good old comfort food.

OK you recognize yourself, a bit in what I am saying and know some type of plan is needed to change. A terrific, fabulous, entertaining, well I am going a bit overboard on this plan of action here.

Begin by what you consider setting some reasonable goals for example, instead of losing 10 lbs this next month, try for 5 lbs. Your goal is to really focus on keeping the weight o

Get the junk good out of the house. Keep your menu’s simple.

Don’t try the diet of the month or the most expensive diet. Try salads and more vegetables, but do things in moderation.

You can find menu’s listed in almost every book, magazine, on every cooking show. Find and do menu’s that you like and re-do them as you work toward your one small goal.

Stay motivated, keep it simple, be thankful for small improvements. Remove stress slowly, lose weight if that is what you want or just begin to feel better overall. One day at a time

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Resources available to help you in discerning the right education road for your gifted or challenged child.

Orginally written 4/26/20 Update 8/22/21

This blog the ABC of special education is #packed full of words and definitions used by social workers, teachers, physicians when working with special needs and gifted children. The blog was written by a woman ( our daughter Susan) who has been a foster parent, is certified as a Special Education teacher for Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Click on the link below it will take you to the ABCs of Special Education., under Suze the Muse website. Educate yourself on what is available for children who may need different types of education. https://www.suzethemuse.com. Be sure and read : Does my child have a learning problem? The ABC’S of Special Education.

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Essential Oils, don’t forget to use them.

Essential oils can be used neat or put into blends, but you need to understand, which oils are capable of being used as stated above. Neat means the oil can be used alone. Blends are the oils which can be mixed together.

When using essential oils always remember less is more. Essential oils can be very powerful. It is very interesting to learn about them. When I read an essential oil article I am looking for how well the author can express themselves and how great their understanding of essential oils is.

I am certainly no expert but I am always trying to learn. Amazed when the light bulb goes off and I really get it.

Essential Oils can be an adventure for you. If you decide to try them, then be sure you don’t forget to use them. When someone tells me how anxious they are, how stressed they are, how much pain they are feeling, my suggestion is to try an essential oil. The biggest problem is the person keeps forgetting to use them. You at least a week to determine any benefit. Benefit good, you will want to continue with the essential oil.

Always consult with your medical professional if you have serious medical problems, or are pregnant.Do not use essential oils if you are pregnant. Don’t forget to include your mental health professional. Your health is very important and as we age we all realize how precious it is

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Support! For a diet thought or two!

Originally written 7/25/2019 Updated 7/15/2021

Diet, oh no not again. However it is something that is very serious for many people. It’s not that you don’t want to lose weight, you do. You know what people, even family, say to your face or behind your back. So it is time to take the bull by it’s horns and begin all over again.

There are diets, numerous diets and diet plans all over the internet, in magazine, on television, in books. You name it and there is a diet for it. Some are fads and should really be checked out before you run out and buy all kinds of things you will probably not use. Expensive things that will just sit in your cupboard.

What would you do if your physician, health care provider said you must go on a special diet? Maybe he or she has said this more than once, but serious time is here. Health issues are becoming complicated . Maybe it is not you personally that needs the diet, but one of your family members. So what happens next:

Begin walking to help you relax, stay movitated and think about the following:

Do you make the appointment for the diet consultation or does your physician’s office do that? Many physician’s offices, health care provider’s office’s will set up the initial visit for you.

What is your understanding of why the consultation is needed. Has your health care provider explained this well to you?

Be prepared with questions about the diet you are going to be following . If you don’t understand something, ask more questions.

Who does most of the cooking at your home? The grocery shopping? That family member needs to go to the appointment with you. If this is a child needing a special diet, make sure if they are old enough, they can ask questions and understand what is going on.

Families have to be involved also, as what the family is going to be eating may not always be liked by everyone. Resentment can set in.

Family member on the diet has a big job to do also.Thankful that the family is helping, willing to get on board with the diet and not negative when the food is put on the table.

Thank you, a big thank you to the person involved in the cooking. Be helpful not resentful.

Support is the key word here. Get involved in a support group. Help plan meals. Be compliant with the diet.

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Exercise! Exercise, good old exercise.

Again, EXERCISE the word of the year when you think about it. What with all our isolation this last winter, many of us found solace in watching movies and snacking binges. Especially potato chips. However now is the time where as the old saying goes –its time for the rubber to hit the road. I want to share with those of you who remained slim and trim a big Hurrah! Job well done!

We see all these ads on television about losing weight and they did it so can we. They are right but we have to be incentivized to get moving and motivated. Also we know that if we lose the weight that is just the beginning. We have to keep it off and that is a tough job. A never ending job for some of us.

So with summer right around the corner, and everyone wanting new bathing suits some action has to be taken. This action can not be I will work hard for two weeks and see what happens, it has to be a lifestyle change. It means purging the cupboards and the refrigerator.

I have spent a lot of time in waiting rooms lately and it is truly amazing the number of overweight people. Not just a little bit. We all have some work to do. So what can we honestly begin to do a little at a time to begin to make a difference?

EXERCISE is the key word and I don’t mean running a mile, or going to a gym and using all the machine for an hour. Groaning as you get off the last machine and try to just walk.

BEGIN EXERCISING SLOWLY.

Walk leisurely from your home to the corner of your block or around the block .

Increase your pace slowly. Time yourself. At first you will think , I must have been out here at least 20 min. Of course you have only been walking for ten minutes and you are dragging.

Patience, patience, being consistent and lengthening your time walking slowing in the beginning will start to pay off.

Click on Selections from barb resource library. You will need a password HELEN. There is a simple Exercise Scheduler there for you. It is really basic. Just had a thought instead of checking that you walked on a certain day, just add how long you walked, even if it is only 5 min. Add it.

What we EAT is for another day. We know we need to begin to look at what we are eating. For now just stop snacking and start to walk .

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The big top! Come on in

Updated April 8, 2021

Come one and all. Look at all the goodies:

  • clothing for children
  • play clothing for children
  • sizes infant to size twelve
  • dress up for church, taking pictures, out to eat in a nice restaurant.
  • clothing for playing the sand
  • giving back to others

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HEADLINER UNDER THE BIG TOP FEATURING:

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Amazon gift guides most written for the holidays, but gifts can be for anytime, birthdays holidays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day Memorial Day, or any day you want.

Young Living essential oils – Nice calming scents for everyone such as lemon, or lavender , Christmas scents, diffusers, bath lotions, soaps . Gift ideas for men, even those with their well manicured beards.

Meri Meri for entertaining anytime. Specialty ideas for children’s celebrations and parties.

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Budget blogs with a beginning budget form and an advanced budget form.

Health related physical and mental health blogs to help you think a bit

Blogs about families and much more.

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Bettering your health means less stress?

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Updated October 12,2020

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Define the word stress for yourself. I can define it for you and I will but curiosity compels me to say what does it mean to you? Defined in – Webster New American Dictionary as a factor that induces bodily or mental tension. Factor – loosely defined -things actively contribute to what is going on in your life. So you need to evaluate what is going on in your life.

Better health means less stress? Good question and I surely do not have all the answers, but maybe the suggestions listed below will help.

Try to get a better handle on the stress in your life. Sounds simple but we know it isn’t.
It seems that we want everything done immediately and if not immediately, yesterday will do.
Everywhere you look there are opportunities for losing weight, getting fit, eating healthy, how to stop smoking! So much is thrown at us, that it becomes difficult to get a handle on what possibly is our core problem. So what happens we become more stressed.
Here are ideas to think about to begin working on that healthier life style you want.

Ready, set, go
Say a short prayer daily asking for help with your challenges!

Establish priorities early .

Be motivated! Tiring, yes but it helps.

Remind your family, support is needed not nagging.

Small steps forward, be happy.

Say thank you at the end of the day.

Share only what you wish with others.

Seek professional help, if needed.

Believe in yourself.

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Your personal health! How are you doing with it.

Updated blog on health from 10/2018

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As we start to emerge from our #social isolation of the last 7 weeks, some #fascinating thoughts are running through my head. Is your health better, worse or about the same? I am not talking just about your #physical health, but also about your #mental health. Have you picked up some #bad habits or are you pretty much on target with where you want to be?

Me, for instance I asked the doctor to give me 6 months and I would take off 10 lbs. I am pleased to announce that I have taken off #weight, 18 lbs but it has taken me 8 months. Here is the real struggle ahead – can I stay away from potato chips ? That is really challenge for me, because I have always loved my chips.

Here are some soul searching questions to pose to yourself. Just because you are a young adult, does not mean you are healthy. Maybe there are circumstances in your life no one is aware of, that consistently play havoc with your well being?

Do you take care of your #health on a regular basis?

Do you go in for your #preventive visits and listen to what your physician is telling you?

Are you reluctant to step on the scale at the #physician’s office? Do you need to go on a diet? A real diet that has daily limits, calorie counts, and helps you to understand what carbohydrates are, both the good & the bad. Why you need protein, fat etc.

Do you exercise? Even if it is walking short distances?

Are you open with your physician and share with her or him what is really bothering you?

Are you evasive about answering your physician when you are embarrassed by a personal question?

Are you in an abusive relationship and unsure what to do next? Do you know where to get professional help.

Do you know where to go to get answers that will help you? Are you willing to follow up with the suggestions your physician makes?

Do you brush your teeth?

Do you see your dentist on a regular basis for cleanings, x-rays and preventive maintenance?

Braces? Do you use your retainer as instructed by the orthodontist?

Think about those situations you find yourself in, regarding #mental and#physical health issues. Action is to be proactive and positive.

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Shingles, no I am not talking about roofing shingles!

Husband started complaining of pain in his arm and chest area and feeling very weak. His pain tolerance is good, so we all (family) became concerned. Took him to the emergency room on Friday night (2 weeks ago) and every test they did came back, ok. The physician thought maybe it could be cellulitis.

Cellulitis is a common and sometimes painful bacterial skin infection. It may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. The redness and swelling can spread quickly. It most often affects the skin of the lower legs, although the infection can occur anywhere on a person’s body or face. http://www.healthline.com>health>cellulitis.

We were sent home with husband on an antibiotic. The following Wednesday he was in such pain he could barely stand it and I noticed the start of a rash on his chest. We then went to our physician and he said you have SHINGLES!. Oh boy what a shock. First thing asked did you have the shingles vaccine? Yes he did, but it was the older vaccine, not the one they recommend now. Apparently the older vaccine was not as effective as the one currently being given.

Shingles -The virus that causes shingles, varicella zoster virus (VZV) can spread from a person with active shingles and cause chickenpox in someone who had never had chickenpox or received chickenpox vaccine.

VZV spreads through direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters.

Most people who develop shingles have only one episode during their lifetime. However, you can get the disease more than once.

A person with active shingles can spread the virus when the rash is in the blister-phase. You are not infectious before the blisters appear. Once the rash crusts, you are no longer infectious.

VZV from a person with shingles is less contagious than the virus from someone with chickenpox. The risk of spreading the virus is low if you cover the shingles rash.

To prevent spreading VZV to others:

  • Cover the rash.
  • Avoid touching or scratching the rash.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid contact with the following people until your rash crusts:
    • pregnant women who have never had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine;
    • premature or low birth weight infants; and
    • people with weakened immune systems, such as people receiving immunosuppressive medications or undergoing chemotherapy, organ transplant recipients, and people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
  • The information on shingles came from http://www.cdc.gov>shingles>about transmission
  • Content source: National Center for Immunization & Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases. Page last reviewed July 1, 2019.

The pain and itching are very very bad with shingles. On a scale of 1-10 as my husband says the pain itself is at least a 7 or higher. Most of the time higher. The itching on a scale of 1-10 is at least a 15. He has had a miserable couple of weeks so far. The rash is finally scabbing. He has done lots of resting, drinking fluids, taking pain medicine and an antiviral medication. Recovery can be slow and each case is different.

Check with your physician when you are getting near retirement age about the shingles vaccine. Educate yourself. Usually younger adults do not get shingles, but apparently that has been changing in the past few years.

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Exercise, a great way to begin to tone up.

We are almost a month and a half into the new year and hopefully still trying to work on good health goals for this coming year. We all say we are going to exercise and lose inches and weight . It is easy to talk about it but getting ready to start takes will power and lots of determination.

You need to have a plan you are going to follow written out so you will really begin. Think of the following things

  • What are the areas you want to tone up? Upper body? Flabby arms? Lower body? You don’t like the way your belly is starting to protrude. You want to start exercising but go at your pace.
  • The are so many exercise programs out there running around on the internet , at exercise places, on a treadmill and everyone is preaching learn yoga. If you would rather exercise by yourself, then do it.
  • Determine your own starting program.
  • It is up to you how you want to begin, the point is to begin. If you need to begin slowly than begin slowly, but map that plan out and fill in what you are going to do.
  • If you live where it is cold, very cold and you don’t even want to get outside, think about beginning by just walking around inside your home, Say you walk for 15 minutes the first week and increase how long you walk by 5 minutes each week.
  • Weigh yourself before you begin and then only weigh yourself once a week.
  • Drinks lots of water
  • Cut down on your portion sizes
  • Go outside as the weather gets nicer and start walking. You will already be toned up and ready to go.

What you doing are is getting ready to live a healthier life without traumatizing yourself. Plan, journal, start at your pace and be determined to give this a trial for at least 3 months.

I know you are just jumping up and down getting ready to begin.

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