January 21, 2012
There seems to be a fair amount of research into the benefits of Gossip.
Researchers at UC Berkeley have determined that water cooler chatter and idle office tattling can have stress-relieving benefits, provided it is the correct sort of gossip that is helpful to others and not demeaning.Get all the details on this Pssst Posters site...
January 13, 2012
Kirsty at "Wren And Her Friends.blogspot.com" has found a great TED video which anyone in their 3rd act might enjoy looking at.
Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy -- and these years aren’t just a footnote or a pathology. At TEDxWomen, Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of our lives.Get all the details on this Pssst Posters site...
January 13, 2012
Easily riding along a natural bench trail, crossing the occasional stream you can wind your way out of another hollow, the steep climb to get here is nearly forgotten, nearly. Pedaling past unique rock outcroppings and ancient trees you get the feeling that your glad you brought your bike on this trip to the Ozarks of Arkansas.
Why ride Arkansas? Because it’s the place that everyone else is riding and not telling you about. It’s a place Northern colleges send their cycling teams to train because the roads and weather are perfect in the late winter and early spring. It’s a place where in the dead of winter when many mountain bikers stare longingly at their bikes hanging in the garage, Arkansans are riding sweet ridge-lines with unlimited views, no studded tires, no heavy coats, no worries.Get all the details on this Pssst Posters site...
January 02, 2012
Sounds like Mommy DJ needs some late night advice herself? Do you have a foolproof remedy or do you just default to stareing at the ceiling too?
" I remember waking up as a kid and realizing my parents had been up for hours. It never made sense to me. I was thinking, Why are they up so early? How boring.
Fast forward thirty some years and I get it. The moment you have a baby, you sign up for sleep deprivation-forever. Even though the baby eventually sleeps through the night-you might not.
The New York Times reported that more mothers are using prescription pills to help get sleep. And you would think as exhausted as we can get it would be easy to fall asleep. Most of us are busy trying to keep it together. Stay at home moms are on call 24/7. Moms who work outside the home go from one job to another.
But even once you are in bed...the noise in your head continues"...Get all the details on this Pssst Posters site...
December 28, 2011
We live in a society of supply and demand. Things that everyone wants to own (a Mercedes SLR) typically cost more than things no one wants (a Yugo). The same applies to services; a haircut from someone who cares about the details and has years of experience in creating the latest styles will demand a premium over a cut delivered by a beauty college student just starting out with scissors.
But what if you wanted that car, haircut, (or in our case, remodeling) that was the better quality option, but you wanted to secure it at a discount. Well, for the car, it might involve looking for a used model, for the latest haircut you might have to look for a coupon or promotion… but what about that finished basement, attic storage space, or outdoor kitchen/deck dream?Get all the details on this Pssst Posters site...
December 12, 2011
This spring, I (Sharon Lovejoy) hosted the UK Herbarium group blog party one month and my dear friend Rita contributed her recipe for elderflower cordial to the party. When our elderflowers bloomed I gathered some and followed her recipe. Simply delicious and I began to just crave a nice cold glass of water mixed with the cordial in the evenings. Coincidentally, I started sleeping like a newborn baby… I eventually ran out of the cordial … and started sleeping poorly again…Get all the details on this Pssst Posters site...
December 07, 2011
Rue Magazine is a great looking read. Lots of great ideas.
But just a great a site is Shelterholic. Both have some great inspiration.
Visit Pssst Post: Get there through Shelterholic.com.
Great site as well.
December 06, 2011
Guess what? The TMJ Hope forum is up!
It has a new coat of paint (actually, it has a whole new engine too) and we’ve made it a bit more simple to choose which forum to post in.
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November 23, 2011
Brace yourself, this secret is a goodie! Yoga Flirt is NOT about the pole. I know, shocking right?
In any form of yoga, the asanas or postures, the physical stuff we do with our bodies, isn’t what yoga is all about.
Let me explain.
The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means to yoke or create union. So with yoga we are creating a union with our mind, body, breath and spirit. Yoga Sutra 1.2 offers this definition, “The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga.” What this means is that the goal of yoga is to have a calm, still mind. Not empty or blank, just one-pointed focus.
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November 11, 2011
I experienced many powerful moments while attending the Arts, Science and the Brain Conference last week in Toronto. The gathering, convened by Artssmarts, sought to engage participants in questions about how learning in the 21st century could be informed and enriched by current understandings of brain science. In particular, I was inspired by a focus on how the brain is affected by participation in artistic experiences, a focus which helped to frame the conference's perspective and approach.Visit Pssst Post: Pssst... Have I got a program for you?
November 09, 2011
Ever since I saw the film Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (which I loved), I've been binging a bit on nutrition documentaries. One I caught recently is called Chow Down. It follows three people with serious health conditions who are put on a program to see if they can improve their health through a vegetarian diet.Visit Pssst Post: Pssst.... It's the sugar, not the fish
November 02, 2011
Most people are keenly aware of the seasonal changes that occur throughout the year. Our brain indicators are: the month of the year, what the news reports tell us, how the holidays are advertised, how the weather patterns and temperatures change, and even the labels that society have put on them. For instance, right around now is commonly known as “the flu season” or “the cold season” while spring is notoriously labeled “the allergy season”. With so much bombardment of “outside indicators” telling us what time it is, what we should feel at this time, what we should be doing at this time, whether we should get sick or not at this time, do we ever really have to listen to our bodies? Seems not. But what if you tried it? What do you think you would hear?Visit Pssst Post: Pssst! It’s Your Body Here. Can You Hear Me?
May 19, 2011
Gossip can be malicious and mean, but it also may serve a protective purpose, forcing the brain to focus on people who might be threatening, a new study suggests.Visit Pssst Post: Pssst... Gossip Might Serve a Useful Function