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A Renaissance Soul blogging on traveling, books, work, miscellany, and enjoying life.

Spiritual Health

Who are you, why are you here, and (to borrow a line from Monty Python) what is your quest?
Whether you’re a Christian, belong to another religion, or observe no religion at all, spiritual health is all about building and maintaining a connection to something bigger than you are. It’s about discovering and developing your soul and finding meaning and place in this world. (Wow, this category sounds so “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy”, but I promise to try to keep it fun.)

Good News for Bookworms: Science Says Reading is Good for Your Health

[note – reference previous re-blogged post on benefits of writing] Benefits of Reading Reading has been linked to an amazing array of benefits, including these: Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown that reading keeps your brain functioning effectively as you age. One study even found that elderly individuals who read regularly are 2.5 times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s than their peers. But there could […]

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What do exercise, veggies, and writing have in common?

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Part of the mission that drives The Daily Post is to provide encouragement and inspiration to people who want to be more active writers, bloggers, and creators. We often provide tips on how to write or prompts on what to write, but today, let’s talk about why to write. Science stands firmly in support of what many of us intuitively know: writing is good for you. Studies…

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Being Thankful

I realize that this will likely be one of the approximately one million Thanksgiving-related posts published over the next couple of days. However, since one of my personal efforts over the past few years is to make more of a conscious effort to look for things to be thankful for and to just be thankful in general, I felt compelled to post. 🙂 Why Is It So Easy to Find […]

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Is News Bad for Your Health?

face in the news

Maybe it’s just me, but every time I turn on the TV (OK, the computer) and check the news, it often makes the world look just a little bit bleaker. I think that with the 24/7 news cycle, we’re all bombarded with so much news, news, news (most of which is bad, bad, bad) that it skews our outlook on things. I knew I wasn’t alone when I came across […]

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Happiness is a Cool Computer

My son is taking a computer hardware class in school this year, so when our desktop started overheating, we called in our connection. He quickly determined that the power supply fan wasn’t working and told me we had to replace the whole power supply. Turns out the kid knows what he’s talking about. For the cost of a replacement part, my computer is cool again. Even better was my son’s […]

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