Body & Spirit
- Think your home is safe because you have a lock (or
locks) on your doors? Think again. Take a look at the latest
trend in home invasion:
Recipe du Jour's
great newsletter: "U.S. Department of Homeland Security offers several
self-help emergency preparation guides. They can be found at
For those of us living in areas affected by hurricanes, FEMA can't do it
all. Start now.
you prepared for emergencies? Here's why you should be, and
how you can protect yourself and your family if (and when) floods,
windstorms, earthquakes and other natural disasters - or more terrorist
attacks - occur.
- For women: are you or someone you love addicted to
alcohol, or legal or illegal drugs? This site may help get life back
She's In Recovery.
- Jackie Metcalf reports on her latest
Police Explorer meeting and qualifying test.
- Jackie Metcalf turns in her
covering her second and third meetings as a new Police Explorer.
- Jackie and I have two generations between us - one
reason I can never claim to understand her way of looking at things, our
shared "bad genes" non-withstanding. Her poetry since she was about
nine years old leaves one thinking... and thinking... See
Everything. But that's what poetry should do, provoke
another point of view.
If you haven't walked in another's shoes, you cannot
pretend to know how they feel. See
The Perfect Life by 10th grader Lila Dres.
Jackie Metcalf: "Tomorrow. March 1st, is National Hug Day.
Forward this to 20 people by 12:00 tonight (or whenever you get the
message!) and you will get the greatest hug in your life tomorrow.
It's not sure who will hug you, but it is certain that will be someone that
you're crushing... and who knows, they might be crushing you too!!!!!
But yo u can't send it to the person who sent it to you - it's bad
luck!!!!!!!!" Oh, well, give it a try. If Jackie says it works,
it likely will. Pass it on.
- Stressed over the holidays? Trying to get
everything just right? Worrying over relatives that you feel put you
down, or that intimidate you? Depressed, repressed and generally
obsessed? Put it in perspective. You must read this
absolutely beautiful story
from my cousin Ginny:
- The holidays should be a time of joy, right?
Not always. Not for many of those alone, or with personal and/or
unresolved family issues. Then the holidays can become a time of
stress, anxiety, dread or sadness. Learn to feed your soul during this
time of year - read "Surviving
the Holidays: Body, Mind and Spirit - Strategies" by Jessica Setnick,