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Meditation Improves Health

Posted on February 28, 2021 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Take care of yourself. Wealth without health will leave you needy. Needing help, needing support and needing comfort.                                            Mediation can help on your path of improving your health.

Mediation Music for Stress

Posted on February 28, 2021 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqecsHPqX6Y

Relax your mind and body with this meditative Calm Music Video. Use it for Zen Meditation, Balance and Concentration and Study. Use it for Zen Meditation, Music Therapy and Stress Relief


February Snow Moon

Posted on February 27, 2021 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)



If you did not catch the Snow Moon this Saturday morning at 3:19am, you can get a glance to see it from Thursday – Sunday because the moon will appear full during this time. This February full Moon is know as a Snow Moon!

According to the Old Farmers Almanac, the full Moon names used come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources.

February’s full Moon name is a fairly straightforward one: it’s known as the Snow Moon due to the typically heavy snowfall that occurs in February. On average, February is the United States’ snowiest month, according to data from the National Weather Service.

The spiritual Meaning of the Snow Moon

The Snow Moon is about endurance and cleansing. While manifestation and motivation often stem from chasing after your goals, Snow Moon is quite different. It is a time for you to organize and sort through the burdens of your life that you have been swept under the rug. The Snow Moon is a time for survival. Stay close to home. Your nuts and acorns have been gathered, you don’t need to go chasing after new rewards right now. Instead, cozy up and engage in some “winter cleaning.”

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Unpacking Emotional Baggage

Posted on February 24, 2021 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (2)

 


For the next four weeks, we will look as emotional baggages and the destrucive consequences of not dealing with it.

Unpacking Emotional Baggage

“Emotional baggage can be defined as unprocessed emotions from past experiences, which often have a negative effect on our current thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships,” says Dr. Nakita O’Leary, Clinical Psychologist at Lighthouse Arabia.

Let’s start with forgiveness. 

Forgiving people who have wronged you and letting go of the desire for revenge can free you from the emotional baggage caused by the pain of their wrongdoing. Also, forgiving yourself for past mistakes is central to moving on and not letting that guilt carry over.

 

 

Brokeness

Posted on February 21, 2021 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)



1. Whitney Houston said the greatest love is to love yourself.

2. Work on yourself first, fix your insecurities and low self-esteem and everything else falls into place.

3. Take your time when you enter a new relationship. Time is your biggest asset.

4. Please let him talk. You can learn a lot if you listen to him talk about his joys, his dis appointment, his dreams, and goals.

5. Does he have a plan to reach his goals or are they just pipe dreams.

6. What flag are you waving? Ask yourself what in you that attracts broken men to yourself.

 

Community Impact

Posted on February 19, 2021 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Community Impact

We continue to look at health during Covid-19. As the vaccine is offered to the community, people have different feelings about getting it. Some people are skeptical because of historical issues, some are having problems accessing appointments because of technology, still others are having difficulties getting to a site because of transportation. We hear the community concerns and look at ways we can minimize the barriers.

Health officers continue to reassure the community that the vaccine is safe and encourage everyone to receive it when their age, occupy and health indicators are announced. It will take the village to get the community vaccine. With dedication, we can get it done. In the meantime, we need to continue to practice the 3-W. Wash your hands, Wear your masks, Wait six feet.

 


Open Enrollment is Here!

Posted on February 17, 2021 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 


The special enrollment period to sign up for health care opens TOMORROW. Remind your friends and family members and head to healthcare.gov to get covered.

Living Strategically: 50 Lessons Chess Teaches You About Life

Posted on February 17, 2021 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The strategies are life changing.

Sean H developed them, and I want to share them with my readership.


1. In chess, every move has a purpose. Life obviously cannot be lived with this much unceasing calculation, nor should we want to live it that way, but there are times when we must align our actions with a predetermined strategy, instead of bumbling through it.

 

2. Play for the advantage. If you already have it, maintain it. If you don’t have it, seize it.

 

3. Everyone’s playing. Sometimes it’s a friendly, often it is more serious. The problem is that not everyone knows they’re playing – even after they have made a move.

 

4. Seize the initiative. If you wait around for someone else to make a decision for you, they will… and you probably won’t like how it turns out.

 

5. Learn to spot patterns. There are often clearly defined lines of success that work well. Learn to see these when they repeat and take advantage of them.

 

 

6. Don’t get stuck on the formula. A little bit of creativity and lateral thinking can often take you to new heights.

 

7. Ignore what your opponent is trying to do at your own peril. We often get so absorbed in our own games and machinations that we ignore what is going on around us. Be aware of threats and alert to opportunities.

 

8. Simplify.

 

9. If you only play patzers, you never really improve – take on a few tough challenges, and even if you lose, try to learn something new.

 

10. Cut your losses. Sometimes you are going to lose material. Try to minimize your losses and move on.

 

 

11. Play the board, not the player. Don’t target your responses at people, target what they say and do. There is a difference.

 

12. Sometimes you get stuck in a position known in chess as zugzwang: where whichever move you make is a bad one. This is just the way it goes sometimes, in chess and in life.

 

13. There is nothing more satisfying than a discovered attack: Pretending to do one thing while attacking somewhere else. Learn to play and live less obviously and on more levels. This makes you less predictable and more interesting.

 

14. Be prepared to sacrifice material for position. Sometimes even the greatest material sacrifice can result in a winning position later on.

 

15. If you spend all of your time chasing lowly pawns, you may be on the receiving end of an opponent who cares less about small victories and more about winning the war.

 

16. A threat is best met with a move that improves your own position. Don’t get trapped into mindlessly trading moves and material in anger. Sometimes the solution is gentler and more cerebral.

 

17. You don’t have to be a devious swindler to win… you just have to be better.

 

18. We all blunder from time to time. This does not mean we should give up and run away. Often when you’re sure there is no way out after a bad mistake, you will be given a lifeline.

 

19. When someone makes a move that you cannot understand, don’t read more into it than you need to. Sometimes people just make silly moves – that’s all there is to it.

 

20. Have a Plan B. And a Plan C. If none of those work, you’re probably doomed.

 

21. Play for the middle. Don’t hold back too much, and don’t push through too early. Your opportunity will come.

 

22. How you start a game determines how you will finish it. Play wisely.

 

23. If an opening appears, seize it immediately.

 

24. Don’t get pinned down. Where something more cherished cannot be brought into play because it is stuck behind something trivial, make every effort to get it into the game – as soon as possible.

 

 

25. In the endgame, attack the King by focusing your attention on his escape squares: When you are in the final stretch, and about to win, anticipate what could go wrong and plan accordingly.

 

26. Be flexible. It seldom goes the way you planned – adjust and continue.

 

27. If you are feeling boxed-in, free things up.

 

28. Where possible, trade inferior material and positions for better ones.

 

 

29. The little guys on your side matter. Look after them.

 

30. Accumulate small advantages.

 

31. There are no foregone conclusions in life or in chess.

 

 

32. Ignore meaningless threats. Anticipate and deal with dangerous ones swiftly.

 

33. Never rest on your laurels. Keep thinking, looking for new opportunities and trying to generate new ideas.

 

34. Don’t be overly impressed with lofty words or titles. The only thing worse than being overly diffident towards those who outrank you is being dismissive of those inferior to you.

 

35. Keep calm and move slowly.

 

36. Replace wishful thinking with action.

 

37. If you lose, do so graciously and try to learn at least one important lesson.

 

38. Sometimes a draw is as good as a win. But a draw is always better than a loss.

 

39. Keep your options open and always have an escape route.

 

 

40. Surprise and impress people with unconventional moves. But not with dumb ones. Creativity always has a purpose – doing something wild and crazy just for the sake of it may be fun at the time, but ultimately has no value. Break the rules – but only if it serves a good purpose.

 

41. Appraise your position honestly. If it is bad, do something about it – if it is good, make it even better.

 

42. Don’t get swept up by distractions.

 

43. Narrow down your choices. And then decide. Take your time but settle on one plan of action… and then do it!

 

44. Sometimes you have to sacrifice in order to achieve a break-through.

 

 

45. Always consider the whole board when deciding on a move: decisions made with too narrow a focus are often bad.

 

46. Connect your pieces cleverly. Collaboration and cooperation are the keys to success.

 

47. Look beyond the obvious.

 

48. Enjoy yourself.


49. Deep and meaningful is always better than superficially pretty.


50. If all else fails… fake it.

Protect Your Vibe

Posted on February 17, 2021 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Lost

Posted on February 16, 2021 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)


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