September 19, 2018
I am sure that sometimes you wake up and feel you have so much energy that you can change the world. lol Or with such lack of energy that you simply cannot face another day. That might have been influenced by getting enough sleep or not. Then I read an article about all the surprising health benefits of having a good nights rest. Have a look at the following advantages.
1. Improve memory - You’ll perform better after sleeping.2. Live longer? - Sleep also affects quality of life.3. Curb inflammation - people who get less sleep (six or fewer hours a night) have higher blood levels of inflammatory proteins than those who get more.4. Spur creativity - Get a good night’s sleep before getting out the easel and paintbrushes or the pen and paper.5. Be a winner - If you’re an athlete, there may be one simple way to improve your performance: sleep.6. Improve your grades - In another study, college students who didn’t get enough sleep had worse grades than those who did.7. Sharpen attention - A lack of sleep can result in ADHD-like symptoms in kids8. Have a healthy weight - If you are thinking about going on a diet, you might want to plan an earlier bedtime too.9. Lower stress - Sleep can definitely reduce levels of stress, and with that people can have better control of their blood pressure.10. Avoid accidents - Sleeplessness affects reaction time and decision making.11. Steer clear of depression - A lack of sleep can contribute to depression.It is wonderful to know that there are health benefits without having to medicate. And I thought that my parents chased me early to bed for their health. lol
If you are interested in this article, feel free to read it here: https://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20459221,00.html#improve-memory-0
Have a wonderful week and make sure you get enough sleep to get your creativity in great shape.Happy stitching and take careAnnemarieannemarie@astitchahalf.com
December 18, 2018
It is wonderful to share another "feel good" story with you. This time it is from South Africa, a land with a history of racial prejudice.
A young motorist has heaped praise on two Good Samaritans via social media after a punctured tyre left him stranded on his way to Bethlehem in the Free State. The opening line of his post starts with: "You'll never find a beautiful country like South Africa. "On my way to Bethlehem from Potch, I got a puncture and I was driving a friend’s bakkie (pickup), taking some stuff home.
"I was so excited to go home that I even forgot to check if the car had everything, only to find the car doesn’t have a car jack and a wheel spanner," Neville Manchu said in his Facebook post on Friday. ...
December 14, 2018
Looking at the many advantages of traveling First Class vs Economy Class, this story warms the heart even more. Imagine the joy of a mother with a very sick baby, supposed to travel economy class, getting the opportunity to travel First Class because a kindhearted stranger thought she deserved that seat more than he does.
Kelsey Rae Zwick was flying from Orlando to Philadelphia with baby Lucy so she could be treated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In a Facebook post Kelsey said she had boarded the American Airlines flight with Lucy, and they were making themselves comfortable when they were approached by a flight attendant.
December 04, 2018
I have wonderful memories of the family making jam when the peach season was at its height. We had many Yellow Cling Peach trees in our garden and they would yield buckets full of delicious peaches. And this is where my trip down memory lane begins.
On a specific day the family would pick these bucket fulls of peaches and take them to the veranda. There we sorted the peaches for jam or to be laid into Mason jars. The peaches for jam had to be peeled and sliced. Then it was off to the pots to boil for hours.