🍎 Today’s Health Tip ~ Check Stress at the Door

Lowering Stress Boosters Your Immune System

Chronic stress suppresses the immune response of the body by releasing the hormone cortisol. Cortisol interferes with the T-cells(a specific white blood cell) to reproduce and receive signals from the body. Cortisol also reduces the antibody secretory IgA, which lines the gut and respiratory tract, which are our first line of defense against pathogens. To keep your stress in check, practice yoga, meditation or deep breathing in your regular routine.


Today’s Poem ~ There Will Come Soft Rains

There Will Come Soft Rains

Sara Teasdale

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools, singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white,

Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone.

πŸ–‹ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Make Friends with Metaphors

Metaphors are not user-friendly. They’re difficult to find and difficult to use well. Unfortunately, metaphors are a mainstay of good lyric writing-indeed of most creative writing. …metaphors support lyrics like bones. ~ Pat Pattison

πŸ‘Š Today’s Power Thought ~ Dare to Try

Brushing off fears like I brush a bug off my sleeve. I’m daring to leap.

🌞 Today’s Inspiration ~ Never Quit

“Never quit. Your turn will come.” Β ~ Og Mandino

πŸ€— Feel Good Hack ~ The Glass Really is Half Full

Learning Optimism

β€œSome people are optimistic by nature, but many of us learn optimism as well. Anyone can learn to be optimistic β€” the trick is to find purpose in work and life,” says Leah Weiss, Ph.D, a Stanford professor specializing in mindfulness in the workplace. β€œWhen we work with purpose or live with purpose, we feel more fulfilled and better equipped to see the glass β€˜half full.’”


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