Photo of the Day ~ Not to Worry, The Sun Will Shine




There are times when we wonder if the sun will shine on us. It’s there, shining above the clouds. It will shine again on you and those you love. 

Positive Thought of the Day ~ Want to be Inspired?

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”  Jack London

Staying focused, doing the hard work day after day isn’t for the weak. It takes courages. When we stay focused and put the work in inspiration suddenly opens its gates and floods us with creative thoughts. 

Feeling Good Tip of the Day ~ Shake Off the Doldrums

Visit a Museum or Take in a Concert for a Mood Pick Me Up

Visiting a museum or seeing a concert is yet another way to boost your mood. A study that examined the anxiety, depression, and life satisfaction of over 50,000 adults in Norway offered an interesting link: People who participated in more cultural activities, like attending a play or joining a club, reported lower levels of anxiety and depression as well as a higher satisfaction with their overall quality of life. So get out there and participate!


Health Tip of the Day ~ What Kinds of Fats do You Have in Your Body?

There are Three Different Types of Fat in your Body

  • White fat: Most of the fat in your body is white fat. White fat stores energy in various places around your body. White fat insulates your organs. Too much white fat leads to obesity.
  • Brown fat: Brown fat is smaller than white fat. It stores energy and burns that energy to regulate your body temperature. Brown fat helps you burn calories by creating heat right before your body starts to shiver (thermogenesis). It also helps regulate sugar (glucose) and fat metabolism.
  • Beige fat: Beige fat is a combination of white and brown fat cells. These cells burn calories to regulate body temperature by converting white fat cells to brown.


Inspiring Quote of the Day ~ It’s Time to Start Living

“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”

~ Leo Buscaglia


Poem of the Day ~ somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond

e. e. cummings

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience, your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skillfully, mysteriously) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands


Poem of the Day ~ When the Green Lies Over the Earth

When the Green Lies over the Earth

Angelina Weld Grimke 

When the green lies over the earth, my dear,
A mantle of witching grace,
When the smile and the tear of the young child year
Dimple across its face,
And then flee, when the wind all day is sweet
With the breath of growing things,
When the wooing bird lights on restless feet
And chirrups and trills and sings
                  To his lady-love
                  In the green above,
Then oh! my dear, when the youth’s in the year,
Yours is the face that I long to have near,
                  Yours is the face, my dear.

But the green is hiding your curls, my dear,
Your curls so shining and sweet;
And the gold-hearted daisies this many a year
Have bloomed and bloomed at your feet,
And the little birds just above your head
With their voices hushed, my dear,
For you have sung and have prayed and have pled
                  This many, many a year.

                  And the blossoms fall,
                  On the garden wall,
And drift like snow on the green below.
                  But the sharp thorn grows
                  On the budding rose,
And my heart no more leaps at the sunset glow.
For oh! my dear, when the youth’s in the year,
Yours is the face that I long to have near,
Yours is the face, my dear.



Feeling Good ~ Stressed Out – Nature Can Help

Getting Out in Nature is a Natural Way to Relieve Stress

Stressed out? Head for a forest.  One study found that a group of students sent into the trees for two nights had lower levels of cortisol — a hormone often used as a marker for stress — than those who spent the same two nights in a city.

In another study, researchers found a decrease in both heart rate and cortisol levels in people in the forest when compared to those in urban areas. “Stressful states can be relieved by forest therapy,” the researchers wrote in their paper.


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