Tuesday, October 22, 2013

National Massage Therapy Awareness Week October 20-26, 2013




By Terry Orr


Let us all join in celebrating the 17th National Massage Therapy Week by doing something special for someone and ourselves by getting an appointment for a well deserved massage!


Last October, we provided a quick guide to the most popular types of massage therapy to help you figure out which massage therapy style is right for you (http://kisbyto.blogspot.com/ 2012/10/national-massage-therapy-week.html).

What are the benefits of massage therapy?  Let us explore some of the benefits of a good massage.

BENEFITS OF REGULAR MASSAGES


Physical Benefits:
  • Relaxes the body;
  • Reduces tension headaches;
  • Lowers blood pressure;
  • Increases and promotes joint flexibility;
  • Relieves tired and aching muscles;
  • Increases circulation;
  • Reduce spasms and cramping; and
  • Improves posture and balance and so much more.




Mental Benefits:
  • Reduces mental stress;
  • Promotes quality sleep;
  • Improves mood, intellectual reasoning and productivity;
  • Induces mental relaxation; and
  • Improved concentration.




Emotional Benefits:
  • Reduces anxiety;
  • Enhances self-image;
  • Provides a feeling of well being; and
  • Nurtures and stimulates emotional growth.




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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Maxine on Life









Thursday, October 3, 2013

Jeff Foxworthy's ~ A Country Founded ...



A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots
~ by Jeff Foxworthy

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

What a country! How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America! Amen (thank you Jeff)

Positive Attitude - Life Choices




By Terry Orr

 Life is about choices – each choice has consequence’s – good and bad – we need to make those decision –our attitude while making those decision are critical in the thought process – and have a positive attitude certainly helps to make the right decision more often. 

Last year, our article “Positive Attitude – Can Do” focused on the importance in thinking positive (http://kisbyto.blogspot.com/2012/10/positive-attitude-can-do.html).  

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman

“Life is a bowl of cherries. Some cherries are rotten while others are good; its your job to throw out the rotten ones and forget about them while you enjoy eating the ones that are good! There are two kinds of people: those who choose to throw out the good cherries and wallow in all the rotten ones, and those who choose to throw out all the rotten ones and savor all the good ones.” C. JoyBell C.

“What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.” J. Sidlow Baxter

“Always strive to aim for the highest peak of the goals in life you have set, this way if you manage to reach even half way toward a goal, landing in the middle is not such a bad place to end up.” Victoria Addino

“The worst disability in life is a bad attitude.” SupaNova Slom



Wake up Early ~ One of the best ways to help you maintain a positive attitude is to create the habit of waking up early.

Exercise ~ Very few things in life leverage your time as much as exercise.

Plan Your Week and Day ~ Having a clear plan to your day and to your week can go a long way to helping you maintain a positive attitude.

Understand that Things Won't Always Go as Planned ~ If you plan and expect everything in life will go as you planned, you will be quickly disappointed.

Be Thankful ~ Take some time and be thankful.



 Remember – wear your smile each day – maintain your positive attitude – and enjoy each and every day of your life.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

International Day of Older Persons 2013




“The future we want: what older persons are saying”

By Terry Orr

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of Older Persons, observed on 1 October:

“The global community has reached a critical moment in our collective efforts to address poverty and usher in a better future.  The 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals is fast approaching while discussions on shaping a vision for development beyond that date are intensifying.  In this effort, we must address shifting demographics, especially the needs and concerns of the world’s increasing number of older persons.”

“By 2050, the number of older persons will be twice the number of children in developed countries, and the number of older persons in developing countries is expected to double.  This trend will have profound effects on countries and individuals.”

“There is broad recognition that population ageing presents both a significant opportunity and a challenge.  The opportunity is to benefit from the many contributions older persons make to society.  The challenge is to act on this understanding now through the adoption of policies that promote social inclusion and intergenerational solidarity.”

“We often hear people talk about revering older persons for their wisdom, but older persons also want to have a voice.  In our consultation process for the post-2015 development agenda, the United Nations has heard from more than a million people, including many older persons.  They are calling for a world where all have food, shelter, clean water and sanitation, and access to basic health services and education.  I have included these messages in my vision for a transformative post-2015 development agenda, which is set out in my report, “A Life of Dignity for All”.