“My true safety lies not in keeping myself out of danger by avoiding the risks of fully engaging in life, but by remembering that no matter what life brings me, I am strong enough, smart enough, loving enough, vital enough, interested and curious enough to handle, learn, and grow from it.” -I am a woman finding my voice, Janet Quinn
Top Stress Busting Tips: 1. Take three deep breaths–5 seconds in, 5 seconds out–to slow your heart rate and the pace of your stress hormones. 2. Copy a cat: Stretch and then shake it out. 3. Sing a favorite song. You’ll breathe more fully and the increased oxygen will do your body good. 4. Hang your head forward as if it were a heavy ball, then move it slowly to the side, back, side and front. Repeat. Circle around twice in the opposite direction. 5. Sit up straight. When your shoulders are back, you open up your chest and breathe more freely. 6. Hold the hand of someone you love. Skin-to-skin touch is calming. 7. Pop a piece of gum. Chewing loosens the jaw, where you often store stress. 8. Take a mental break–focus on a photo of a loved one, a goal or a favorite place. 9. At work, walk over to someone’s desk to talk, take a break, force yourself to move. It will relieve physical tension. 10. Smooth on hand lotion. The smell and feel is wonderfully distracting. 11. Say a prayer–it’s one of the most potent antidotes to stress. Connecting with a higher power helps you gain strength and clear your mind. 12. Use your whole body as you yawn. The deep exhalation is relaxing and the stretch loosens your muscles. -taken from Women’s Day
Interesting & FUN Animal Facts: Sea Otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift away from each other. [So sweet] We could all take a lesson from that. What if we all went to bed holding hands– what a difference that would make. Would our connection, love, affection, care last longer? It is an interesting thought. Maybe just holding hands a little more often may bring the same results. Hold someone’s hand and spread a little love.
If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop. A baby spider is called a ‘spiderling’ A small child could swim through the veins of a blue whale -taken from thefact site.com
A group of zebras is called a “zeal” & can run 40 mph. The Native American culture refers to the zebra as a symbol of balance and sureness of path.
Humans are not the only creatures who laugh–Dogs & Cats do too.
The world without Hitler: Something to think about. How our world would have been so changed. I learned that he almost drown in 1894 (he was 4) as a young boy in the waters of the River Inn in Passau. It is likely that Hitler airbrushed the incident out of his life history. Being rescued by a boy who went on to represent a religion he despised would not have sat well with the myth he had built around himself of being called by destiny to save Germany.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2082640/How-year-old-Adolf-Hitler-saved-certain-death–drowning-icy-river-rescued.html
Laughter: Heavy laughter can strengthen the immune system & releases positive endorphins. According to imbd.com the movies that make you cry of laughter are: The Hangover movies, Superbad, The 40-year old virgin, Pineapple Express, Harold & Kumar(s). Zombieland, American Pie (s), Road Trip, Horrible Bosses, 21 Jump Street, Due date…
I LOVE YOU in a variety of languages: Ti amo (Italian) Yo Te amp & Te quiero (Spanish) Je Taime (French) Wo Ie Ni [woah-eye-nigh] Chinese Aishiteru [Aye-shee-ter-u] Japanese Ich liebe dich [ick-lee-bah-dik] German
Website EVENCOOL.COM has 45 links of all sorts of things you can learn (from talking like a pirate to how to knit) COOL ART. COOL FACTS. COOL NEWS. COOL STUFF
25 Secrets for a better life by even cool.com Relax. Smile more. Do what you Love. Have goals and dreams. Travel. Be curious. Get good at something. Help others. Remember peoples names. Choose friends wisely. Don’t burn bridges. Get fit. Drink water. Think positive thoughts. Read. Be honest at all times. Start your day off right. Take a rubber band to negative thoughts. Learn to be unaffected by the words of others. Forgive. Learn to control your mind. Learn to control your emotions. Make good first impressions. Keep your brain sharp. Develop charismatic personality.
Have a beautiful day!