Thursday, October 25, 2007


The weather's getting cold, and leaves fade in shades of sunset rays.

It's fall and almost winter.

Wasn't winter just here? Was it that long ago, when people were complaining about winter never ending? Where did spring go? And summer? How did I miss the footsteps of fall, and fail to see the beauty of the changing seasons?

How time flies when one is busy. The intervals of surfacing for air are so very long and far in between. That one can pass from week to week and month to month without acute awareness of the pass of time seems like active denial of who and what we are.

Where has the last year gone? Where have the last five years gone?

And what am I doing as time passes by?

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Bad Relationship?

Bad relationships may increase your risk of heart disease.

Just out in the Archives of Internal Medicine:
A study of 9,011 British civil servants, most married, found that those with the worst close relationships were 34 percent more likely to have heart attacks or other heart trouble during 12 years of follow-up than those with good relationships. "Relationships" included that with partners, close relatives and friends.

What does it mean? Just more information suggesting that stress has a larger effect on one's general health that we previously assumed. Which makes intuitive sense, and people probably know/feel, but science has yet to catch up to this concept.

What to do? Easier said than done, but don't stay in bad relationships.

It's not worth risking your health.

Be safe!

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