Okay now, u dont have to go as far as telling me im fat and going to have a heart attack,LOL. Thank you for your kindness. Remember when helping others to not tell them how good you have it and maybe you'll have it as well. Cause, maybe they in a position of not even able to go shopping at a Thrift Stores and really hurting. There are fine lines and I dont want u to cross them and not be able to fix it. We are doing fine, need to still come up with finances to keep the lights on and are now 104.00 short for Decembers rent and God will answer the prayers. I Believe He will! I have work again at the Beginning of January and things are looking up again. Just a little sad for my kids and their wants for Christmas. I have good kids and they understand that life is not all fun and games. My daughter is working hard in her education and has high hopes for the future. My son is still facing the facts of his condition and has been on certain Meds for the last 6yrs and is growing older and not so much wiser, but little by little we keep working with him on making the correct choices. So maybe someday he will get control and be a better person for him and his future. My wife is not able to find a Job due to all the time spent on taking care of him and all the therapist we see for him and all of us so we can hold the family unit together. In our house we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for all our problems and worries and are diligent pray'ers. We pray that all who have needs, that those needs are met. We pray for all who help others for they all have big Hearts and need someone Like Him to guide and protect them. We Wish You All a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Kiss Off Stress
Ten ways to beat stress in 10 minutes or less.
By Alison Kotch, Best Life
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Did you know that the holiday season is the time of the year when you're most likely to die from a heart attack? According to research at the University of California, the deadliest day is Christmas, when you're 5 percent more likely to have a cardiac event. Of course, all the key stressors (finance, family, travel) seem destined to be worse this year (they always do). Since a restful night's sleep or an hour at the gym isn't always possible, here are 10 quick ways to stress less.
One second: Swear
Researchers at England's University of East Anglia Norwich looked into leadership styles and found that using swear words can reduce stress and boost camaraderie among coworkers. Good luck, #!$*&^*@!
Five seconds: Pop fish oil
According to research from the University of Pittsburgh, people with the highest blood levels of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids are happier, less impulsive, and more agreeable. Try a daily supplement of 400 milligrams each of EPA and DHA fish oils.
10 seconds: Eat dark chocolate
A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that the flavonoids in cocoa relax your body's blood vessels. Look for low-fat dark chocolate, which has more stress-busting flavonoids than milk chocolate.
30 seconds: Know your hoku
Acupressure is a quick tension releaser, according to researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University who found it can reduce stress by up to 39 percent. For fast relief, massage your hoku (the fleshy part between the thumb and index finger) for 20 to 30 seconds. "This is the universal pressure point for easing upper-body tension," says Patrice Winter, a spokeswoman for the American Physical Therapy Association.
30 seconds: Sit back
Forget what you've been told about sitting up straight to relieve tension in your back. Researchers at the University of Alberta Hospital in Canada found that leaning back at a 135-degree angle is the best sitting position for alleviating back pain.
One minute: Add garlic
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham believe they've figured out why garlic is good for heart health, and their finding implies it's a powerful stress buster too. When you digest garlic's main ingredient, organosulfur allicin, your body produces hydrogen sulfide, which relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow.
Three minutes: Brew tea
In a study at University College in London, 75 men were given tea before completing two stressful tasks. Afterward, their cortisol levels dropped an average of 47 percent, compared with 27 percent for men who weren't given tea.
Five minutes: Take a YouTube timeout
Just the anticipation of laughing decreases the stress hormones dopac, cortisol, and epinephrine by 38, 39, and 70 percent, respectively, according to researchers at Loma Linda University in California. And when researchers at the University of Maryland showed short movie clips to study participants, those who watched funny films experienced a 22 percent increase in blood flow to their hearts.
Eight minutes: Budget wisely
"Money is the biggest source of stress for a man during the holidays," says Bonnie Eaker Weil, Ph.D., author of Financial Infidelity. And with good reason: Men who avoid making budgets spend an average of 36 percent more on holiday gifts than those who don't, according to a 2002 survey. So go easy on your wallet and your heart. Sit down with your wife and quickly calculate how much you two want to spend on gifts this year.
10 minutes: Just do it
Kissing or hugging your wife can reduce stress because it raises levels of oxytocin, the hormone associated with bonding and love, say researchers at the University of North Carolina. And a Scottish researcher found that having sex regularly lowers anxiety, stress, and blood pressure.