Today is Easter Sunday, but it sure doesn't feel like it, which makes it hit home once again how surreal life is during Coronatime. I started off Lent as I normally do - giving up something that is not easy for me to give up - but not too long into Lent, that didn't seem … Continue reading Easter Sunday, COVID-style
Category: 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 … Continue reading Good News for Bookworms: Science Says Reading is Good for Your Health
What do exercise, veggies, and writing have in common?
I wrote up a little something on The Daily Post…I hope you’ll check it out. 🙂
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 have shown that just the act of putting words together to express yourself leads to several physical and mental health benefits, including:
- Improved mood and sense of well-being
- Decreased stress and anxiety levels
- Lower blood pressure
- Better memory and sleep
Writing has been shown to boost immune responses, speed post-surgical healing, and help cancer patients cope with their diagnosis and treatment. Writing has also been linked to improvements in managing chronic conditions such as asthma and arthritis.
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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 … Continue reading Being Thankful
Is News Bad for Your Health?
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 … Continue reading Is News Bad for Your Health?
What Makes People Feel Good About What They Do for a Living?
He's baaacckk. Yours and my favorite behavioral economist, Dan Ariely, turns his attention to helping us understand what makes us feel good about what we do for a living and what motivates us to work in this TED Talk. Hint: It's not money. It might not even be about being happy. When we think about … Continue reading What Makes People Feel Good About What They Do for a Living?
Quote: The Dalai Lama on Happiness
Hope you fill your weekend with happy actions! Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." ~ Dalai Lama
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 … Continue reading Happiness is a Cool Computer
Be Strong in the Bridge: Life Lessons from Graphic Design
A few days ago, I posted a fluffy fun piece on a fictional new product, Pantone underpants, which I predicted would be a hit with my graphic designer buddies at work. I mentioned it at work the next day and I was right - they loved the idea of Pantone underpants (I mean, what's not … Continue reading Be Strong in the Bridge: Life Lessons from Graphic Design