The Health and Wellness Benefits of Hiking

So, what are the wellness benefits of hiking? For me, 30 minutes of hiking can wipe away eight hours of work-related stress. An hour in the woods renews and invigorates me. Two hours on my favorite trail, up and down hills, around two lakes, and dodging tree roots leave me physically and mentally in better [...]

By |2024-03-06T21:03:39+00:00March 7th, 2024|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on The Health and Wellness Benefits of Hiking

Lifestyle Choices

My wife taught me about lifestyle choices. I thought I knew what it meant, but I didn't. A couple of years ago she lost nearly 20 pounds in less than a year. It wasn't unusual for old friends and acquaintances who hadn't seen her for a while to ask her if she was okay. She [...]

By |2024-02-24T18:56:09+00:00February 27th, 2024|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on Lifestyle Choices

How Many of These Collective Nouns Do You Know?

I saw a post about collective nouns last week and was surprised at my ignorance. I knew a three. Three. So, it was time to learn about collective nouns. Most of these animal collective nouns first appeared in the 14th and 15th centuries and were based on hunting. Yes, hunting. How many can you answer [...]

By |2024-02-04T16:01:43+00:00February 8th, 2024|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on How Many of These Collective Nouns Do You Know?

How to Be a Mindful Driver

Learning how to be a mindful driver isn’t difficult. Laws and regulations such as FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) Distracted Driving Regulations have been implemented as an attempt to reduce the incidence of distracted driving by regulating some of the causes. The NHTSA stated that distracted driving led to more than 3,000 fatalities in 2020. However, [...]

By |2024-01-31T20:10:21+00:00February 1st, 2024|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on How to Be a Mindful Driver

Stop Stressing Out Now!

To stop stressing out now and learn to manage your stress, first, you must recognize triggers and reinforcements. Typical excuses include, "It's…part of the job, it's just the way I am, it's only temporary, and others cause it." Regardless of how real these may sound, excuses for feeling stressed seldom help, they only reinforce the [...]

By |2024-01-25T14:43:09+00:00January 25th, 2024|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on Stop Stressing Out Now!

Diabetes You’re not the Boss of Me

Diabetes you're not the boss of me. Nope. I was diagnosed with type II diabetes more than a decade ago, and for the first few years, I kept my blood sugar in check without medication. I did so through diet and exercise. Today, I take metformin, a long-prescribed, noninvasive drug with few, if any, side [...]

By |2024-01-18T14:31:02+00:00January 18th, 2024|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on Diabetes You’re not the Boss of Me

If You Want to Actually Hit Your New Year’s Resolutions Read This

So, do you want to hit your New Year’s resolutions this year? Hitting long term goals can be a challenge and what I’m about to share doesn’t make it any less challenging. What it does do is make it possible to hit your goals. Day-after-day I read articles, watch videos, and browse blog posts about [...]

By |2024-01-03T14:47:35+00:00January 2nd, 2024|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on If You Want to Actually Hit Your New Year’s Resolutions Read This

Have You Heard of Giving Tuesday?

Are you familiar with Giving Tuesday? For many, the Thanksgiving Holiday season has become one big shopping extravaganza. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have become as traditional as Turkey, football, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not disparaging this season of shopping; it’s fun, most of the [...]

By |2023-11-27T14:33:45+00:00November 27th, 2023|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on Have You Heard of Giving Tuesday?
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