Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, Smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.
3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,
'My purpose is to __________ today.'
5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.
7. Make time to practice Meditation or prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6. - Appreciate their genuine nature, strength, and innocence. For real!
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan Salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid.
17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.
18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'
26. Forgive everyone for everything.
27. What other people think of you is none of your business.
28. Nature heals everything.
29. However good or bad a situation is it will change.
30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch
32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
33. The best is yet to come.
34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
35. Do the right thing!
36. Call your family often. (Or email them to death!!!) Hey I'm thinking of ya!
37. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:
I am thankful for __________.
Today I accomplished _________.
38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.
40. May your troubles be less, May your blessings be more, May nothing but Happiness come through your door!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
|CURRENT AIR QUALITY|
July 22, 2008
July 22, 2008
July 23, 2008
Five States Step Up Efforts to Screen Newborns for Cystic Fibrosis
In addition, Utah has cleared the way to begin regular CF screening as well. Routine screening is expected to begin January 1, 2009.
“Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis is critically important because it allows doctors to diagnose the disease before a child becomes ill,” said Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “Early diagnosis leads to a better chance for a healthier and longer life. Each of these states has taken an important step in the fight against cystic fibrosis.”
Monday, July 21, 2008
From inside 4105 aka the Compound......... We had a full week of fun!! From stories of the good ol days, to legendary poop stories, to daily poop facts, grape fights, lots of 8 o’clocks, bike rides, drunken nights, individuals loving Rosie some even wanting to marry her, humidity, fabulous dinner nights, frustrating garbage can lids, not leaving the compound under any circumstances, great waves, 3rd annual talent show, Gunther ruining the fun, roasting mellows, infamous wine lessons from Craig, Ricki's talented singing voice, Lola’s claw, Stone boys all grown up, Shetland ponies, early mornings, coffee time, Lissa's book, Dolphins, Amy's late night walks, Diarrhea, Nat singing "Tell me why", body surfing, the boat ride, The gumball, Jack in the Box, and so many more great times….. Thank you Bobo and Peg it was better then Christmas! xoxox
Thursday, July 10, 2008
PA: Smog could get worse with global warming
By DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press WriterThu Jul 10, 8:30 PM ET
Global warming could worsen smog and stretch what typically is a summer pollution problem into the spring and fall, government scientists predicted Thursday.
Smog is most likely to get worse in the Northeast, lower Midwest, and mid-Atlantic regions of the country, where numerous counties and cities are already struggling to clean up the air, according to a draft analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency.
But in Texas and Southern California, already among the smoggiest areas in the country, the science is unclear, even conflicting. Smog there could get slightly better or become more severe, the analysis said.
Nonetheless, researchers said state officials should be factoring in the impact of global warming as they make plans to try to reduce smog, calling it a "climate penalty."
"These findings also indicate, that, where climate-change-induced increases in (smog) do occur, damaging effects on ecosystems, agriculture, and health will be especially pronounced, due to increases in the frequency of extreme pollution events," the analysis concluded. However, the prediction came with a caveat: the researchers did not take into account efforts to reduce smog that are already under way because of stricter environmental regulations.
EPA stressed that the document did not represent the agency's policies or position on global warming. On Friday, the agency is scheduled to officially respond to a Supreme Court ruling that said greenhouse gases could be regulated under the Clean Air Act if they pose a risk to human health or welfare.
The Bush administration has resisted linking global warming to public health problems.
The ill-effects of smog, however, have been long been recognized. Smog is formed when nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds released from cars, industry and plants mix in sunlight. It can irritate the respiratory system, reduce lung capacity and aggravate asthma. Global warming would make smog worse because it would cause plants to release more smog-forming organic compounds and spark more lightning storms, which create nitrogen oxides naturally.
Barry Wallerstein, executive director of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which regulates air pollution in Orange County, Calif., and parts of Los Angeles, said the link between global warming and smog should compel EPA to control greenhouse gas emissions.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Her throat is still very sore, and she doesn't have much voice, but she's able to talk a little bit. No fluids allowed, so she's only able to have her mouth swabbed out with some sterile water to try to refresh her. And she's still in quite a bit of pain from her sutures and chest tubes (and surgery!), but is handling it all amazingly well (as any who know her would expect)!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
So lately my morning routine involves me checking the air quality on airnow.gov however this morning when I walked outside I couldn't even see the mountains that to me is a good indicator that the air we are all breathing is SHITTY!!!!!
Mike was updated that the surgery is going very well - she went under smoothly, everything is running as expected, and they are working on getting the lungs in.The surgery will probably go til 2 pm.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Favorite person (outside family): All my Friends!!!
Favorite food? Sushi and my cereal of choice these days is FROSTED MINI WHEATS
Quirks: O wow I have a ton!!! Germ a phobe is my #1 actually I am OCD about it, I obey the law I guess too honest sometimes, Can't drive under certain circumstances no matter what, Not a picky eater but then again there is only certain kinds of food I will eat, I could keep going I'll spare you.
How would the person who loves you most describe you in ten words or less? It would have to be my parents and the would describe me as their lil princess or favorite kid :)
Any regrets in life? Not one!
Favorite Charity/Cause? Cystic Fibrosis Foundaton, Love to Breathe
Favorite Blog recently? All of my blogging buddies
Something you can’t get enough of? My babies Oscar & Lilly
Worst job you’ve ever had? Golden Swirl??? But then I wouldn't of met my GSB so I guess I loved it after all
What job would you pay NOT to have? janitor
If you could be a fly on the wall, where? hmmm Probably the White house (oval office)
Favorite Bible verse right now? John 3:16
Guilty Pleasure? CANDY
Got any confessions? Now why would I tell you that
If you HAD to spend $1,000 on YOURSELF, how would you spend it? Plane tickets
Favorite thing about your house? My bedroom
Least favorite thing about your house? Cleaning it
One thing you are bad at? Water Polo... Ok I have never really tried...
One thing you’re good at? Always having fun!!
If you could change something about your circumstances, what? Again not a thing!!
Who would you like to meet someday? Madonna, but not just meet her I want to get to know her!!
What makes you feel sexy? Getting fancy
Who is your real life hero? I have more then one and they know who they are!
When are you most relaxed? when I am getting a massage
What stresses you out? Germs
What can you not live without? My family, friends, Oscar, Lilly
Do you agree or disagree with the recent article that reported that blogs are authored by narcissists? I wold have to agree to disagree :)