Grab Bag Rich Reference:
In searching for answers to health related questions, a GREAT first stop is Dr. Andrew Weil’s Question and Answer Library.
I suggest you bookmark it, and it will also now be linked here under the Information section on the right.
Solutions to our health problems can range from a mild swat to an atomic blast, depending on whom you consult.
For most issues, starting with a gentle technique is preferable, and Dr. Weil has loads of those suggestions.
Grab Bag Memory Mortar:
Doodle your way to better memory. That’s right… that aimless pen-to-paper motion has been shown to actually improve your memory retention. British researchers suggest that if you want to retain more from meetings and classes, turn your notepads into sketchbooks.
Study participants listened to monotonous phone calls supplying several names and places. On a surprise follow-up quiz, those that doodled while they listened remembered 29% more than those who had no pen and paper.
It’s suggested that the doodling occupies enough of the brain to block daydreaming and keep the mind focused on what its hearing.
So now all you need to remember is picking up that pen….
Grab Bag Perfect Exfoliator:
About a year ago I switched exfoliators for my face. I have tried a number of different ones, and they all seemed to do a good job, but I never found one that yielded that perfect balance of satiny-clean skin that wasn’t too rough, too scrubby, or too drying, not to mention going chemical-free.
Never found one until last year, that is. I’ve been using my new one every night to remove my Organoderm (favorite!!) cleanser, before moisturizing, and I have to say I love the super-clean feel it gives while not drying my face and feeling too rough. You might already have it hiding in your bathroom. Here’s a picture of one below:
Yes indeed…. the lowly washcloth, moistened with very warm water. Why did I forsake you all these years? If you don’t already use one nightly (and morning, if you want) try it for a few months. My guess is your skin will love it, and your bathroom cupboard can hold one less product. 🙂
Grab Bag Aerial View:
Wondrous images from a bird’s eye perspective:
Go full screen for highest impact… click “menu” in the lower left corner to see “Full Screen” option.
Grab Bag Visual Treatment:
If chocolate is now proven to carry substantial health benefits, then looking at really gorgeous people will likely be shown to probably lower one’s blood pressure, or at least make your hangnail more bearable.
So here’s your dose of visual health for this week:
And if THAT isn’t enough health and wellness for you, check out his wife and baby.
Seriously? Are people ALLOWED to be this good looking?
There is some far-flung, genetic cocktail mixing going on with this guy’s DNA… Boris was born in Vienna, Austria… the son of a doctor from Ghana and a psychologist from Germany. He is fluent in German, French, English and Spanish. He planned on turning pro in tennis, but an injury sidelined those plans, and he turned to acting… lucky us.
See Boris this fall in NBC’s new series, Undercovers. Don’t know if it will be any good, but who cares? I‘m feeling better already.
Grab Bag Connection:
Grab a kleenex…..
Grab Bag Brain Game:
Rearrange the pieces to uncover the hidden treasure chest…
Grab Bag Funny Stuff:
Cup of Tea
One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me. I was maybe 2 1/2 years old. Someone had given me a little ‘tea set’ as a gift and it was one of my favorite toys. Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought Daddy a little cup of ‘tea’, which was just water.
After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home. My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was ‘just the cutest thing!’
My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watches him drink it up.
Then she says, (as only a mother would know…)
Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water is the toilet?