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The Month of Hope

Copyright 2010 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2010 by R.A. Robbins

This year three of the great holidays celebrating hope all fall within the month of March.  First on the 20th we have the Vernal Equinox, that gentle reminder from our mother, the earth, that life goes on, rebirth and second chances are all still possible.

Then on the 26th we celebrate the beginning of Passover.  If the story of the miraculous events that led to the Exodus with the children of Israel escaping slavery to find the Promised Land doesn’t give you hope I don’t know what would.

Finally on the 31st comes Resurrection Sunday (also known as Easter) that great celebration of light out of darkness, hope out of despair and life out of death.

Whether you celebrate any of these holidays or not, we all need hope.  Never forget, where there is life, there is hope.  This month the quotes will be focusing on hope.

Preventing Heart Disease

Fresh vegetables are important components of a...
Fresh vegetables are important components of a healthy diet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)I observe

Earlier this month I wrote about women and heart disease.  It’s not just a “guy thing.” But I want to encourage everyone to take care of their heart.

These are a few ways to help prevent heart disease:

1. Eat a heart-healthy diet low in fat, cholesterol and salt and rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products.

2. Have regular screenings for diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. If you have any of these work with your health care provider to control them.

3. Control your weight.

4. Manage stress. Slow down, learn and practice relaxation or meditation techniques to help deal with the pressures of life.

5. Quit smoking or better yet don’t start.

More information on how you can prevent heart disease:
5 medication-free strategies to help prevent heart disease

Heart Disease:  Tips for Prevention

Prevention:  What You Can Do

Thought for Today

Jurij Moskvitin (middle) acompaning Karen Blix...
Jurij Moskvitin (middle) acompaning Karen Blixen/Isak Dinesen (right) meeting composer Igor Stravinskij (left) at the City Hall of Copenhagen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.” — Isak Dinesen