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The Power Of TENS

Posted on December 31, 2013 10:05 pm under General
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A close friend was only in her twenties, when her left ankle began to disintegrate.  She didn’t complain a lot, but she began to curtail her normal activities, lose her sense of humor and substantially increase her alcohol intake.  Thankfully, her doctor sent her to a pain management clinic for a thorough evaluation.  The multidisciplinary team recommended surgery, special orthopedic shoe inserts, physical therapy, pain medications and a TENS unit. Read more »

Succinctly Yours Week 145

Posted on December 28, 2013 9:49 pm under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

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Photo for Sunday, December 29th

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Word of the Week:outwit

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Unsettled

Posted on December 26, 2013 10:18 pm under General
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I don’t recommend moving at Christmas time. It’s not much fun the rest of the year, but a holiday move has got to be high on the stress level list. On the other hand, it’s probably no worse than trying to celebrate the holidays, knowing that you need to move and don’t have a place to go to. In the end, I’m glad we bit the bullet and completed the move before Christmas.

We finished clearing our old residence on Friday night, but the speed of the move meant our packing was less than organized. Exhausted, we slumped in our recliners and had a dinner of chips and dips. Read more »

Reduce Stress With Holiday To-Go

Posted on December 23, 2013 3:00 am under General
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This post brought to you by Piccadilly Restaurants. All opinions are 100% mine.

Over the years, our holidays have ranged from large gatherings of extended family and friends to small, intimate celebrations with just our immediate family. It’s difficult to say which I like best. I always enjoy seeing aunts, uncles and siblings, having an opportunity to meet new additions and seeing how the youngsters have grown.  Large gatherings can get hectic, however, and we have had some memorable celebrations with just our immediate family.  Things are a bit slower paced. We take turns opening a gift and have time to model those fleecy pajamas and play a new game before moving on to the next present.
 
Whether the gathering is large or small, holiday food is always part of the celebration.  Although we love to cook, it can be hard to find the time to shop and prepare it.  That's certainly true for us this year.  With an unexpected move just days before Christmas, we are surrounded by boxes and we're lucky if we can find our way to the kitchen, let alone find what we need to prepare a traditional meal.  This year, it's the move, but there have been plenty of other years, when circumstances have made food prearation a real source of stress.
 
 
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Succinctly Yours Week 144

Posted on December 22, 2013 9:08 am under Succinctly Yours
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Photo for Sunday, December 22nd

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Word of the Week:noted

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