Bullying is nothing new. For years, it was just a part of some people’s experience at school. Whether it was because a new person arrived at school that didn’t fit in with a particular crowd, or even sometimes it was just because kids were bored with the atmosphere and they saw bullying someone else as “something to pass the time”.
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Today I dropped the cap to my water bottle under my desk and thought with dismay, how am I ever going to get that? In case you didn’t know I am pregnant. Which in and of itself is a story for another time. But amongst the many arduous tasks that come with pregnancy bending over is one of them. Especially having to bend over all the way to the floor! Do you know how far away that is? That’s Pluto in pregnancy language. Being pregnant is an amazing gift. Feeling a life move inside you is absolutely incredible until about midnight when you haven’t slept in a week, and your bed has turned into a torture chamber instead of the cloud of awesomeness it was just a few short months ago and all you want in this life is just to get a few hours of sleep!
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects millions of individuals every year. If not properly treated, it can even be life threatening to the individual and those around them. June was Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder month. While congress and other VA programs have made great strides in bringing national attention to those with PTSD, there are a number of things that you can do to increase its awareness.
I originally wrote about my friend Stella in an article called “Active and Healthy Aging: Keys to Living Well”, see Active and Healthy Aging: Keys to Living Well.
On March 25, 2015, my life irrevocably changed. Stella, my 92-year-old, friend died. I received the news by phone from her daughter and all I remember hearing was “She’s gone.” Four days prior to that, Stella was going about her usual routines – going to the library, going to the grocery store, completing typical tasks.
April 15-19 saw the Kentucky Expo Center (KEC) in Louisville, KY as the host to the largest wheelchair basketball competition in the sports illustrious history. The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) was represented by nearly 70 teams across 5 different divisions in what was some of the most fantastic athletic competition around. Some twelve courts were laid down in the expo center with wheelchair hoops going on for nearly 4 days in what seemed like around the clock action. Vendors, fans, and athletes alike all showed up full of energy for what turned out to be a fantastic event.
As adults get older, they deal with various health and mental issues. As a caregiver or nurse, it is important to give older patients specialized, individualized care. Caring for an older adult becomes increasingly difficult without guidelines and practices to follow.
When you think of March, it usually involves leprechauns, college basketball, and spring. It is also National Nutrition Month, a yearly campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”. The goal is to encourage everyone to create eating and physical activity plans that focus on consuming fewer calories, making educated food choices, and getting exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of disease, and promote overall health. The goal is to create a plan for life.
As this day draws to an end and the weekend begins, I want to give a big THANK YOU to those who participated in wearing Red in support of women who fight heart disease. Especially for those who have lost a loved one and those who still battle today. Remember that heart disease is the number one killer of women.
I am sure that you were one of the 114 million people that watched the Super Bowl. If not, it’s OK, it will happen again next year around the same time. What may also be around or not are some of the commercials that featured people with disabilities.
Everyone ages. Our parents do and we will as well. And though that might sound emotional and daunting for some time, the sooner we accept the law of nature, the better it is for you and all. Aging does not however mean that seniors, especially those with a disability, be neglected just because others are busy making a life for themselves. Thankfully, seniors today have the best of facilities to live as independently as possible and to enjoy the golden years of their life.