Archive for March, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Quick Shot of “Yes You Can”

Sometimes we all need a cheering squad. If today’s one of those days, we’ve got just the thing for you. Here’s two minutes of highlights from 40 of the most memorable pep talks ever……enjoy!

Friday, March 26, 2010

What Are You Grateful for?

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Gratitude is a funny thing. Whether our mood is the lowest of lows or we’re over the moon happy, feeling genuine gratitude will always lift our spirits. Studies have shown that people who give thanks every day are 25% happier and significantly healthier than those who don’t. What’s more, it doesn’t seem to matter what we’re feeling grateful about. We can count our blessings for a loving spouse, healthy children, financial comfort; or we can appreciate simpler things like a kind gesture from a co-worker, being able to relax in a warm bath, having a doctor who listens, finding ourselves with an afternoon free. Just simply feeling our gratitude is enough to bring about a positive shift in our minds and bodies.

We asked our staff to share what has them giving thanks and here are a few highlights:

1. The ocean

2. Getting a good night’s sleep

3. Having a group of girlfriends who always take my side

4. My beautiful grandchildren

5. That I’ve been cancer free for 3 1/2 years!

What about you? Click on “Comments” below and tell us: What are you grateful for?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Life’s Unplanned Celebrations

An elderly couple walked into the lobby of the Mayo Clinic for a checkup and spotted a piano. They’ve been married for 62 years and he’s over 90 years old. Check out this impromptu performance. It’ll brighten your day. (Thanks for the video, Havelah!)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Making the Case for Post-It Notes

We came across a sweet joke today and thought you might enjoy it as well:

An 80-year old couple were having problems remembering things, so they decided to go to their doctor to make sure nothing was wrong. When they arrived at the doctors, they explained about the problems they were having with their memory.

After an exam, the doctor told them that they were physically okay but suggested they might want to start writing things down to help them remember.

Later that night while watching TV, the man got up from his chair and headed toward the kitchen.

“Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?” the wife asked.

“Sure,” he replied.

She then asked him, “Don’t you think you should write it down so you can remember it?”

“No, I’ll remember.”

“Well I would also like some strawberries on top,” the wife added. “You had better write that down because I know you’ll forget.”

“I can remember.” The man insisted. “You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.”

“Well I also would like whipped cream on top. I know you will forget that so you better write it down.”

A bit irritated at this point, he replied, “I don’t need to write it down! I can remember.” And off he went into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, he returned and handed his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.

She stared at the plate for a moment and said angrily: “I TOLD you to write it down! You forgot my toast!”

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Natural Healing

The power of our natural selves can be a greatly underestimated force for healing. The daily ritual of this man reminds us of the importance of doing what connects us with our essence. Elegant and inspiring.

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BIRTHRIGHT from Sean Mullens on Vimeo.