Feel Good Tip for Today ~ Lowering Stress

How does your lifestyle contribute to your stress level?

Sometimes, if we’re not careful, our lifestyle can impose an unhealthy level of stress. We can make adjustments to our lifestyle and lower our stress level. It’s not easy when we are bombarded with ads encouraging us to live beyond our means. Learning to say no to the temptations to live beyond our means is a good step to lowering one’s stress level.  A minimalist lifestyle is one way of easing the stress from pressures associated with consumerism.

Here are some resources to check out if you’re interested in a minimalist lifestyle:

  1. The Minimalists: A Documentary About the Important Things – This documentary follows two friends as they embark on a journey to simplify their lives. It is a great introduction to the minimalist lifestyle and provides some valuable insights into the benefits of living with less.
  2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing – This book by Marie Kondo is a popular guide to decluttering your home. It provides a simple and effective method for getting rid of the things you don’t need and keeping the things you do.
  3. Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life with Less – This book by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus is a comprehensive guide to the minimalist lifestyle. It covers everything from decluttering your home to simplifying your finances.

Health Tip of the Day ~ What is the Relationship of Magnesium to Quality Sleep?

Magnesium can affect the quality of sleep.

Magnesium is a mineral that plays a role in many bodily functions, including sleep. It helps to relax the muscles and nerves, which can make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. Magnesium also helps to regulate the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps to promote sleep.

There have been several studies that have shown that magnesium supplements can improve sleep quality. One study found that people who took magnesium supplements for eight weeks reported better sleep quality, including shorter sleep onset latency (the time it takes to fall asleep), longer sleep duration, and fewer nighttime awakenings. Another study found that magnesium supplements were effective in treating insomnia in older adults.

If you are having trouble sleeping, you may want to talk to your doctor about whether magnesium supplements could help. It is important to note that magnesium supplements can interact with certain medications, so it is important to talk to your doctor before taking them.

  • Source: Bard AI

Poem for Today ~ Spring Song

Spring Song

Paul Laurence Dunbar

A blue-bell springs upon the ledge,
A lark sits singing in the hedge;
Sweet perfumes scent the balmy air,
And life is brimming everywhere.
What lark and breeze and bluebird sing,
    Is Spring, Spring, Spring!

No more the air is sharp and cold;
The planter wends across the wold,
And, glad, beneath the shining sky
We wander forth, my love and I.
And ever in our hearts doth ring
    This song of Spring, Spring!

For life is life and love is love,
‘Twixt maid and man or dove and dove.
Life may be short, life may be long,
But love will come, and to its song
Shall this refrain for ever cling
    Of Spring, Spring, Spring!


Positive Thought for Today

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.”

NOTE: Take the hits, shake them off, press on. What else can you do? Life is going to keep moving with or without us. There’s a way through, keep digging, clawing, and scratching. You’ll make it. You’ll be stronger because of your experience. You’ll have learned lessons designed  for you by life. 
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