A Week of Heart Wellness

Gagarau:

What a beautiful piece.

Originally posted on 4 Mothers:

heart We hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!   With the holiday of the heart still fresh in our minds, and the not-coincidence that February is Heart Month, 4Mothers proposes to devote this week to heart wellness.

There are fewer well-known destination sites for heart health than the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and through them my niece is participating in a 4km swimathon to raise awareness and funds about keeping the heart healthy.  No doubt many similar efforts abound.

 But there are many roads to the Rome of the heart … good nutrition, exercise, staying socially connected, good old fashioned peace, and much more.  How do you nourish your heart and keep it (ie. yourself) healthy and strong?  We’ll talk about what we think about these things here this week.
We’re also pleased to welcome friend and guest blogger Amanda from Family Nature  to join our conversation, and hope you will too!

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Depressed Man Tries to Feed Himself to Tigers, Gets Rejected

Gagarau:

What on earth will ever make a man contemplates feeding himself to these carnivals?

Originally posted on NewsFeed:

Entering the tiger enclosure at the Chengdu Zoo in China’s southwest Sichuan province, a man made vigorous, but unsuccessful, attempts to entice the animals to eat him, a Chinese newspaper reported on Tuesday.

“I asked them to bite me and let them eat my meat, and so I did not fight back,” 27-year old Yang Jinhai told the Chengdu Business Daily.

Yang, who according to his brother suffers from mental health issues, climbed a tree to breach the enclosure. Stunned visitors witnessed how he made “exaggerated movements” for 20 minutes to tempt the Bengal tigers, but while scratching him and dragging him by the back of his neck, the beasts refused to devour him.

Zoo keepers finally tranquilized the tigers in order to rescue Yang, who is now being treated for depression.

[AFP]

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Jackpot: Cleaning Crew Finds $1.9M In Gold Bars In Airplane Toilet

Originally posted on NewsFeed:

You never know what you’ll find in an airplane bathroom.

While most of the time a trip to plane’s toilet is an adventure in above-seat hovering that requires copious amounts of antibacterial hand wash, the next time you’re there, you may want to poke around a little bit. Last week, an aircraft cleaning crew found 280 gold bars worth more than $1 million inside the toilet of a plane.

The Middle East discount airline Flydubai plane flew from Dubai to the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, when the cleaning crew came onboard. After they found the treasure trove, police were called to the aircraft where they seized the 70-pound stash of gold. The Daily Mail reported that the custom officials said they knew the bars, worth an estimated  £1.17 million, or about $1.9 million,  were on board and believe the person carrying them got spooked and ditched the gold before fleeing…

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A very fast way to feel better about yourself – more in balance!

Originally posted on TheWhyAboutThis:

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The words and mentality of “being negative” are used too much. To feel sorry for ourselves, to think poorly of our “situation”. To play the blame game with others. Looking for the “wrongs” in the world (not the rights) and in general setting us up for a long term negative outlook on our tomorrows. But this is today … so …

Number One - Look out your personal window (view of life) and make a list of everything you currently do have. Start with essentials like a roof over your head, food and clothing, modern plumbing. (the things many of those who do have – take for granted – and just to remind you, those who go without are most of the humans on the planet)!

Number Two - What “Do” you like about you. Anything that comes to mind. Your friendly personality. Your love of animals. The way you…

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Living With a Book Addict: Moving With a Book Addict

Gagarau:

Wonderful collections!

Originally posted on Reflections of a Book Addict:

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The beginning of book packing!

For those of you that don’t know, due to my recent job change Kim and I moved to North Brunswick, NJ from our apartment in Hamden, CT.  Of course, with this move came all the fun of packing our apartment.  Fortunately we had a professional moving service take care of the larger items for us.  Unsurprisingly, we all know that our most prized possessions (books) were the first things packed.

One important fact to consider about books is that they are relatively heavy for their size.  Pack a standard cardboard box full of books and it’s going to weigh a lot.  At first, moving these boxes around the apartment wasn’t too cumbersome, but after the tenth box was packed and moved, I seriously considered digitizing everything and putting it all on Kim’s Nook (just kidding, she’d never allow that).  Finally, after everything was packed and…

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Thank You, Man on the Street

Gagarau:

What a beautiful scenery. Just kinda love it.

Originally posted on 4 Mothers:

001Dear Man on the Street,

Thank you for waiting patiently for me to pass by on the sidewalk, even though you had a dolly of moving boxes leaning against you.  And when I realized that’s what you were doing and picked up my pace, thank you even more for saying to me, in a non-creepy way, “Don’t rush, beautiful.”

Because I still want to be.

Carol

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Not all ideas make billion-dollar companies. Here’s how SmallKnot handled that reality

Originally posted on PandoDaily:

schumacherYou may remember Smallknot from TechStars NY’s 2012 class of startups. The company, started by two former securities lawyers, aimed to help small, local businesses crowdfund small projects.

I was into the idea, calling it a heartwarming take on the crowdfunding craze.

But with projects ranging in size from just $2000 to $10,000, the idea had obvious questions of scalability. I’d heard earlier this year through the rumor mill that Smallknot had shut down, but the company’s site was still running, so I never followed up.

Tonight, at the Northside Innovation Meetup, I found out what actually happened, and it’s slightly more interesting than a “Thanks for all your support, we’re shutting down” blog post. (The likes of which New York tech has seen plenty this week: TechStars NY class of 2011 grad Urtak announced it would shut down on Monday. Urtak’s classmate, Sidetour, sold to Groupon. Another 2011…

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Affirmations #10 Love

Originally posted on purelysimplewords:

I am love.
I have love.
I feel love.
I believe in love.
Love guides me.
Love carries me through life.
Love is always with me.

To love something you must believe in it.
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The word love is loaded with many meanings. In this case I mean “connection to that which is positive”.

Write each affirmation 10 times, say them many times during the day especially in the morning and at bedtime.
Don’t forget the mirror.

We are now one third the way through the thirty day countdown. Hope you are feeling better.

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THE WOLF’S LAIR

Originally posted on Book of Scrolls:

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Loneliness is when you are in a cave and your visibility is lower by the total darkness, you can hear the growls and the only emotion you can feel fear, utter nerve gripping fear, your sense of smell is heighten, perceiving the wet fur of ravaging dogs…WOLVES to be precise as they approach with deadly silence and precision, you are trapped, pinned to the wall, nowhere to run.

Can you be comforted by the very fact that you trained half of these wolves, about to pounce on you, after years of nurturing, training and affection? When they were hungry you provided food, when they were cold you shared you bed and blanket, when they were in danger you fought their enemies.

Is it delusion to believe that your role as a surrogate mother will be surpassed by their union with the other half of their pack that has been lost…

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