“Life is like riding a bike…. to stay balanced you’ve got to keep moving”
“Life is like riding a bike…. to stay balanced you’ve got to keep moving”
Studies suggest that massage may help depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and insomnia.
Uses long, smooth strokes, pushing the flow of blood toward the heart. Benefits are relaxation, stress reduction, improved circulation, and possible aid in hypertension. It may also help dissolve scar tissue amd reduce swelling from some injuries.
Uses more pressure than most massages. The goal is to elongate the musccle fibers and loosen hard-to-budge tension. Benefits may aid in recovery from soft-tissue injuries, increase range of motion, and reduce the pain of arthritis and tendonitis.
Uses leverage and gravilty to apply pressure to specific points around the body using acupressure to relieve tight muscles.Benefits helps with overuse injuries. Can possibly strengthen the body’s immune system.
Fully clothed, hands are placed lightly on various parts of head, on the front and back of torso and the limbs. Used to help manage pain Benefits help with pain and anxiety, clears your mind
Designed to help athletes perform and recover faster, combines swedish and deep tissue massages. Benefits can help reduce soreness.
Borrows some techniques frm swedish massage. Consult your physcian first. Focuses on neck, shoulders, lower back. Benefits can reduce aches and pains. May ease pain and speed healing after delivery.
September 2008 Better Homes and Gardens
By Doug Donaldson
The just shall live by faith.” Hebrews 10:38
Walking by faith
Walking by faith is not easy. When you make up your mind to trust God the odds are usually stacked against you. Remember Noah? When he built the ark there had never been rain! And the outcome isn’t always what you expect. Walking by faith doesn’t mean your problems suddenly evaporate. Sometimes faith doesn’t change your circumstances, it changes you by giving you the tenacity to hang in there when the check doesn’t come in the mail, the doctor says, “It’s malignant,” your spouse asks for a divorce, the kids are running amok, or the place you’ve worked for 30 years closes its doors. Faith gives you the fortitude to endure these things, confident that God is working on your behalf. “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for” (Heb 11:1-2). So walking by faith means: (1) trusting in the faithfulness of God; (2) following in the footsteps of ordinary people who did extraordinary things; (3) using your faith, because it’s the currency of heaven. When the Bible says, “The just shall live by faith,” it doesn’t mean little sporadic bursts. No, it’s talking about a lifestyle! Anybody can go the first few rounds in the ring; it’s when you’re knocked down in the ninth that you need the faith to get back up and keep fighting. When the plane you’re flying on encounters turbulence you don’t throw away your ticket or bail out, you sit still and trust the pilot. So discount your circumstances, dethrone your doubts, and start walking by faith!
“The full distance”
What a shame it would be if the results you have worked to achieve required just a little longer to arrive than you were willing to wait.
How sad it would be for your ship to finally come in just a few minutes after you had given up and left the dock.
Success is built upon effort and commitment. Success also requires persistence and patience.
It is of little use to work for years toward a goal if you give up just a few days before the goal is reached. There is no point in working through hundreds of obstacles if you allow the very last obstacle to stop you.
Go ahead, close the deal, finish the work and get yourself all the way to the goal you’ve chosen. Take those last remaining steps so that you’ll hold the prize firmly in your hands.
Rest when you are weary but do not quit. Achievement belongs to those who can go the full distance.
If it’s important enough to start, it’s important enough to finish. Be sure to always take the next step, for it could very well be the one that finally gets you there.
– Ralph Marston
Everyday that you awaken, you should feel drawn more and more to your purpose. We were all placed on this earth for a reason. What are you doing to find your purpose? If you notice that you are passionate about certain things, do something about it. Mentor, Volunteer, be proactive. What legacy are you working toward? Challenge yourself, friends and family to do things for others. At the end ,Does it really matter how many expensive Gucci Bags that you have collecting dust in your closet? Or how far you can throw a football ? I believe that it matters more how many people’s lives were affected by your mere existence.
HEADACHE? EAT FISH!
Eat plenty of fish — fish oil helps prevent headaches.
So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain.
HAY FEVER? EAT YOGURT!
Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season.
Also-eat honey from your area (local region) daily.
TO PREVENT STROKE DRINK TEA!
Prevent build-up of fatty deposits on artery walls with regular doses of tea. (actually, tea suppresses appetite and keeps the pounds from invading..Green tea is great for our immune system)!
INSOMNIA (CAN’T SLEEP?) HONEY!
Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.
ASTHMA? EAT ONIONS!!!!
Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes. (onion packs place on chest helped the respiratory ailments and actually made breathing better).
ARTHRITIS? EAT FISH, TOO!!
Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines actually prevent arthritis. (fish has omega oils, good for our immune system)
UPSET STOMACH? BANANAS - GINGER!!!!!
Bananas will settle an upset stomach.
Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea.
BLADDER INFECTION? DRINK CRANBERRY JUICE!!!!
High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.
BONE PROBLEMS? EAT PINEAPPLE!!!
Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple.
MEMORY PROBLEMS? EAT OYSTERS!
Oysters help improve your mental functioning by supplying much-needed zinc.
COLDS? EAT GARLIC!
Clear up that stuffy head with garlic. (remember, garlic lowers cholesterol, too.)
COUGHING? USE RED PEPPERS!!
A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use red (cayenne) pepper with caution-it can irritate your tummy.
BREAST CANCER? EAT Wheat, bran and cabbage
Helps to maintain estrogen at healthy levels.
LUNG CANCER? EAT DARK GREEN AND ORANGE AND VEGGIES!!!
A good antidote is beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in dark green and orange vegetables.
ULCERS? EAT CABBAGE ALSO!!!
Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers.
DIARRHEA? EAT APPLES!
Grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition. (Bananas are good for this ailment)
CLOGGED ARTERIES? EAT AVOCADO!
Mono unsaturated fat in avocados lowers cholesterol.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? EAT CELERY AND OLIVE OIL!!!
Olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure.
Celery contains a chemical that lowers pressure too.
BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCE? EAT BROCCOLI AND PEANUTS!!!
The chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate insulin and blood sugar.
Kiwi: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E & fibre. It’s Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.
Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.
Strawberry: Protective fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protects the body from cancer causing, blood vessels clogging free radicals. (Actually, any berry is good for you..they’re high in anti-oxidants and they actually keep us young……. ..blueberries are the best and very versatile in the health field……. .they get rid of all the free-radicals that invade our bodies)
Orange: Sweetest medicine. Taking 2 - 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer.
Watermelon: Coolest Thirst Quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients
found in watermelon are Vitamin C & Potassium. (watermelon also has natural substances [natural SPF sources] that keep our skin healthy, protecting our skin from those darn uv rays)
Guava & Papaya: Top awards for Vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high Vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fibre which helps prevent constipation.
Papaya is rich in carotene, this is good for your eyes. (also good for gas and indigestion)
Tomatoes are very good as a preventative measure for men, keeps those prostrate problems from invading their bodies……GOOD AS MEDICINE.
Thanks Garry for the info!
“Pro-Life”- This presidential candiadate believes in …..
Pro-life is a term representing a variety of perspectives and activist movements in bioethics. It can be used to indicate opposition to practices such as euthanasia, human cloning, research involving human embryonic stem cells, and the death penalty, but most commonly (especially in the media and popular discourse) to abortion, and support for fetal rights. The term describes the political and ethical view which maintains that fetuses and embryos are human beings, and therefore have a right to live.
“Pro-Choice”- This presidential candidate believes in-
Pro-choice describes the political and ethical view that a woman should have complete control over her fertility and pregnancy. This entails the guarantee of reproductive rights, which includes access to sexual education; access to safe and legal abortion, contraception, and fertility treatments; and legal protection from forced abortion. Individuals and organizations who support these positions make up the pro-choice movement.
What do you think?
Happy Homecoming. You will be missed.
|Hot news Flash: the KKK has disbanded and will leave their job to Black People, At a Recent KKK meeting, “the grand wizard”, the Klan leader, stepped to the podium. With his hood lowered around his shoulders and a look of disgust on his face, he then spoke” “Sorry Guys, but this will be our last meeting because we are going out of business.”A member stood up and said,” But why, sir?The leader sighed.
“Well , Blacks are doing a better job getting rid of themselves than we ever did, so we are no longer needed.”
The members grudgingly nodded in approval. The imperial Dragon continued by saying that their women write books and make songs that demean Black men better than my two speech writers ever could, looking down at two men seared in front who lowered their heads.
“They shoot each other constantly,” he continued “and as a group, they spend a huge amounts of money on cars, liquor, that stuff they call ‘bling bling’ and rap music.
The Klan leader shook his head and said,” It’s time to go back to our regular lives as policemen, judges, congressmen. and leave the business of getting rid of these Black Folks destroying themselves. They are just better than us.”
- Taking from ” The Michigan Chronicle” by Hugh Burrell