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Be healthy!

Do this and be less stressed!


Go to bed on time. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed. Say NO to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health. Delegate tasks to capable others. Simplify and unclutter your life. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.) Allow extra time to do things and to get to places. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don’t lump the hard things all together. Take one day at a time. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can’t do anything about a situation, forget it. Live within your budget; don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, ets. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble. Do …

Keeping pets safe


Keep Your Pets Safe!     This year, March 15-21 has been set aside to commemorate National Poison Prevention Week. Once again, it is time to highlight this annual event. While this is an excellent time to set aside to evaluate your home’s safety to protect you and your family, it is also the purrfect time to secure any poisonous items in your home so your pets are also out of danger. The ASPCA has provided some excellent information to remind pet owners about the common items in and around our homes which are highly toxic to our beloved fur friends. If you suspect that your pet has ingested any of these substances, call your vet immediately, or call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435. Common Painkillers and Anti-inflammatory Human Medications: Aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen and other NSAIDS are among the top ten toxic drugs that are in most of our medicine chests. Highly toxic to small animals, they can cause stomach and intestinal ulcers and can cause kidney damage …

fennel


Tim and I recently went to a restaurant where they gave us about a half a teaspoon (to share) of fennel seeds at the end of the meal.  We were to chew it thoroughly then swallow it.  Tastes a little like licorice.  It is supposed to aid in digestion.  I found it very interesting so I looked it up.  This is from wikipedia: veggies made with fennel seeds   Fennel contains anethole, which can explain some of its medical effects: it, or its polymers, act as phytoestrogens.[11]  Intestinal tract On account of its carminative properties, Fennel is chiefly used medicinally with purgatives to allay their side effects and for this purpose forms one of the ingredients of the well-known compound Liquorice Powder. Fennel water has properties similar to those of anise and dill water: mixed with sodium bicarbonate and syrup, these waters constitute the domestic ‘Gripe Water’, used to ease flatulence in infants; it also can be made into a syrup to treat babies with colic or painful teething. Long term ingestion of fennel preparations …