Practice Intentional Kindness

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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in feeling creates love.  (Lao Tzu)

When tragedy strikes or disaster occurs, people often join together to help one another and exhibit kindness. However, a few days later, they typically return to life’s normal routines and that extra dose of kindness sadly disappears.

Kindness shows others that they count. Originally associated with Anne Hebert, who is said to have coined the saying “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty,” this concept has become an organized celebration around the world.… Read more »

Sunshine and Health

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Summertime brings barbeques, swimming, family outings, hiking, and lots of fun in the sun. We all know that sunlight is essential for health, but along with its obvious benefits, it also carries the risks of skin cancer and aging.

Some exposure to sunlight is healthy. Most experts agree that approximately 20 minutes of daily exposure to natural light is beneficial for health. This exposure to sunlight does, however, carry some risks.

The sun emits long-wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short-wave ultraviolet B (UVB) light rays:

  • UVA rays account for up to 95 percent of the UV radiation reaching the earth’s surface from the sun and are the “tanning” rays.
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