Ranting may help one feel better, it usually leaves those who listen to the rant drained. When we take our strong emotions to improve situations we transform our emotions into something special.
I have a friend who’s headed for disappointment. There’s not much I can do as my friend is all in on going down the road they’ve chosen. Often times, the best we can do is let our friend run down the road and when they hit the disappointment wall, be a friend to them. Friends stand by each other 24/7.
“One kind word can warm three winter months.” ~ Japanese Proverb
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Light, so low upon earth,
You send a flash to the sun.
Here is the golden close of love,
All my wooing is done.
Oh, the woods and the meadows,
Woods where we hid from the wet,
Stiles where we stay’d to be kind,
Meadows in which we met!
Light, so low in the vale
You flash and lighten afar,
For this is the golden morning of love,
And you are his morning star.
Flash, I am coming, I come,
By meadow and stile and wood,
Oh, lighten into my eyes and heart,
Into my heart and my blood!
Heart, are you great enough
For a love that never tires?
O’ heart, are you great enough for love?
I have heard of thorns and briers,
Over the meadow and stiles,
Over the world to the end of it
Flash for a million miles.
In the world of your novel, no character should sound like the other. Instead of relying completely on dialogue tags, you can also lean on different speech patterns, and words or phrases that the character may use often.Consider assigning a unique speech pattern to each of your main characters. Describe the cadence of their speech, if they use big or small words, and if they’re abrupt or coy.
What are you seeing? It’s not necessarily what we’re looking at. We can change what we are seeing by changing our attitudes and beliefs about what we are seeing.
Joe: “I broke up with my optometrist girlfriend.”
Pete: “Why did you break up?”
Joe: “She was always saying do you like me like this . . . or this.”
What Is Healthy Eating
The key to a healthy diet is to eat the right amount of calories for how active you are so you balance the energy you consume with the energy you use.If you eat or drink more than your body needs, you’ll put on weight because the energy you do not use is stored as fat. If you eat and drink too little, you’ll lose weight.You should also eat a wide range of foods to make sure you’re getting a balanced diet and your body is receiving all the nutrients it needs.
Healthy Eating Tips
- Base your meals on higher fiber and starchy carbohydrates -such as potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and cereals. Choose higher fiber or wholegrain varieties, such as wholewheat pasta, brown rice or potatoes with their skins on.
- Eat lots of fruit and veggies.
- Eat oily fish like salmon at least twice a week.
- Cut back on saturated fats and sugar.
- Lose the salt shaker.
- Stay hydrated.
When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.
~ Leo Tolstoy
Folate and Folic Acid
Why you need it — Folate is a general term that’s used to describe the many different forms of vitamin B9. Vitamin B9 is one of the eight B vitamins. It’s important in red blood cell formation and for healthy cell growth and function. And it’s particularly important for women to ingest folate during the first three weeks of pregnancy to prevent birth defects. Folic acid is a synthetic form of folate that is used in supplements and in fortified foods. (Fortification is the process by which vitamins and minerals are added to food.)
How to get it — It can be difficult for some to get the daily recommended amount of folate through foods alone. “Keep in mind that many of us are still not getting enough fruits, vegetables and legumes — our best sources for folate. You can get more folate naturally simply by increasing your intake of these foods:
- Leafy green vegetables.
- Fruits — especially citrus fruits, melons and strawberries.
- Fruit juice (Remember: The less sugar, the better).
- Legumes such as dried beans, lentils and peas.