Monthly Archives: November 2011
Today’s inspirational spark from Buddhism:
Have you been on your feet a lot? Perhaps you hoofed it around town to take advantage of the holiday sales? Maybe you stood in the kitchen a long time preparing a holiday feast? You might have been one of the strong ones who spent time volunteering or worked in retail or at restaurants for hours on end.
When you get the chance to finally sit down, try rolling your achy feet over a tennis ball. You can also do this little stretching exercise while standing up.
At first I was skeptical that something so simple (and free or cheap) would make much of a difference, but it actually does. 🙂
Today’s healthy (and funny) spark:
You can click here for a slideshow about foods that dogs should avoid in general.
Quick List of No-No’s:
Candy & Gum
Cocoa, Chocolate, & White Chocolate
Coffee, Tea, Soda, & Other Caffeine Including Chocolate
Fat Trimmings & Cooked Bones
Grapes & Raisins
Milk & Other Dairy Products
Persimmons, Peaches, & Plums (Beware of seeds and pits!)
Raw Stuff (e.g., meat, eggs, fish, etc.)
The Safe List:
Cooked Lean Meats Without Bones
Certain Fresh Fruits Without Seeds/Seeds Removed: Apples, Bananas, and Watermelon
Certain Fresh Veggies: Carrot Sticks, Green Beans, Cucumbers, and Zucchini
Cooked White Rice or Plain Pasta
Today’s inspirational & relationship spark:
“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you
don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not
doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have
problems with our friends or family, we blame the other
person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will
grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive
effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason
and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no
reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you
understand, and you show that you understand, you can
love, and the situation will change.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh
Who doesn’t love a good head massage?
Aaaaah, the simple pleasures, right?