Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mini Notes

Food for Thought

Why if you have been diagnosed with the same cancer multiple times do you treat it with the same forms of treatment, i.e. chemotherapy, radiation, & prescription pills??
a.    Always ask your doctor questions.  Know what chemotherapy drugs you have received. If you encounter repeats, ask why you’re taking the same drugs, especially if it didn't solve the problem in the first place.
b.    Look at many different forms of treatment including diet and exercise.

     So often we see people struggle with crash diets, water pills, and weight loss pills.  If these items do not provide you with the results you want, CHANGE THEM!!! 
a.    Add an exercise plan.  Start small, once or twice a week, record the results, and adjust according to your needs.
b.    Log the food and drinks you consume daily.
c. Try programs like Weight Watchers that are effective and affordable.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Introducing “Fun Factoids” “Quick Quotes” & “Mini Notes”

I wanted to be able to add small daily notes to my blog page and this is how I’m gonna go about doing
so.  I tend to be a perfectionist when it comes to writing my lengthy pieces. Those pieces take too long to write, edit, and post.  So as I think of these small ideas I can share them.  Whether it is a quote I took a shining to or a fun fact that I learned that day.

Fun Factoids – Fun quick facts, whether it is history or information.  Although this may not add to your IQ you might become a better competitor during Jeopardy.
Quick Quotes – Quotes I find intriguing and/or inspiring.
Mini Notes – Will be exactly that, miniature notes that deal with everything like links to shared pieces written by other authors/bloggers, healthy recipes, favorite brands and DIY Tips.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Suicide Prevention

When dealing with the newest blog on depression I felt it necessary to have a direct link to help.  The national suicide prevention hotline is 1-800-273-TALK(8255).  The following link directs you to the same people that run the hotline.

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Reference for OWH - The Symptoms of Depression

HelpGuide.org was a wonderful resource in writing the blog about depression.  They clarify symptoms, ask important questions, and provide examples of multiple types of depression for many different people.

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_signs_types_diagnosis_treatment.htm

Update-New Article Next Week

There will be another Live Well blog for Omaha World Herald coming out next week.  The topic will be depression.  During and after cancer treatments can be emotionally overwhelming.  I'll slowly be adding links to some sites that provide information on depression.  It's just nice to have an easy access to resources.