Look at my blog post title. All the topics for today seem to be linked. Don’t you agree? You can sum it up as follows:
SURVIVE & THRIVE SO YOU CAN GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO TICK OFF ALL THE ITEMS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST!
Purpose: it’s meant to bring awareness of disease prevention and early detection regarding medical conditions that may be averted or treated if caught in the early stages. Our desire is to motivate people to go in for early screening, and if a condition is caught early and treated, then our world just became a little better place to live.
The topics are wide open. You can post about a particular cause you support. Or you can share a personal or family experience that is near to your heart. What’s great about this blogfest is you can inspire people to take care of themselves and their loved ones early enough to make a difference in their lives.
SURVIVE AND THRIVE BLOGHOP
I often feel that we stress the physical and forget about the mental health which is equally important! REMEMBER – the neural pathways are MORE important than physical muscles. Without neural pathways there wouldn’t be a physical one.
There are numerous simple “brain” exercises that you can perform, to keep you “mentally sharp” as your brain ages. You can work the following into your daily routine, with minimum effort:
1. for improving memory skills – choose a song you don’t know and then memorize the lyrics. I do it all the time as part of my work in entertainment. We perform up to 30 songs during a gig. I use lyrics for some songs, and others I know by heart, having performed them over and over. I’m always learning lyrics of new songs, to add to my ever-increasing repertoire. I love learning new lyrics. It’s exciting, because I also stumble upon new words/phrases!
2. for improving attention – routine changes work well; vary your route to work or re-organize your desk; combine activities such as listening to an audio book while you jog/fold the laundry.
3. for improving visual-spatial ability – walk into a room and identify five items and where they are located; two hours later, try to remember the items and their exact locations…this one is quite challenging…
4. for improving logic-reasoning skills – all you video gamers out there should have no problem in this respect! I’m not one for video games…but I DO love a good crossword puzzle. I purchased a crossword puzzle book (actually a few of them) but I need to put them to good use! LOL
They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away; I say, a crossword a day keeps Alzheimer’s at bay!
than to be invisible. After her mother, a public school teacher, engages in an
embarrassing teacher-student affair at Lincoln High, they relocate to a
different neighborhood and school. Being her mother’s briefcase, Deidra joins
her mother at her new workplace, Hodge High.
her maiden name and changed her appearance, Deidra thinks no one will figure
out they’re the Battles from recent news and that they’re safe. Neither of them
is. Hodge brings a fresh set of bullies who discover details about the scandal
that changed her life.
emotionally abusive, pill-addicted mother and at school with hostile classmates
who attempt to assault and blackmail her, Deidra yearns for freedom, even if
she has to act out of character and hurt others in the process. Freedom comes
at a price.