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aljazeeraamerica:

Sickle cell disease: The forgotten survivors

In 2010, Clarence Anderson IV told his mother, Evangeline, “OK, Mama, you did take care of everybody. Time for you to be happy.” It was her 44th birthday.
He said, “What’s gonna be is gonna be.”
“You’re right,” she joked, as if she would ever wash her hands of her baby boy, after everything she had done to keep him healthy and living a full life. Seven months later, at age 21, he was dead.
Looking back now, she thinks he knew his end was coming. But it was a death that wasn’t foretold. Clarence wasn’t dying. His illness — sickle cell disease — had meant a lot of physical pain, strokes and time spent in hospitals.  But it wasn’t terminal, and it hadn’t stopped him from doing anything, including playing football for a season in high school.

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aljazeeraamerica:

Sickle cell disease: The forgotten survivors

In 2010, Clarence Anderson IV told his mother, Evangeline, “OK, Mama, you did take care of everybody. Time for you to be happy.” It was her 44th birthday.

He said, “What’s gonna be is gonna be.”

“You’re right,” she joked, as if she would ever wash her hands of her baby boy, after everything she had done to keep him healthy and living a full life. Seven months later, at age 21, he was dead.

Looking back now, she thinks he knew his end was coming. But it was a death that wasn’t foretold. Clarence wasn’t dying. His illness — sickle cell disease — had meant a lot of physical pain, strokes and time spent in hospitals.  But it wasn’t terminal, and it hadn’t stopped him from doing anything, including playing football for a season in high school.

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messymindoftaylor:

britodiego:

#tropical market in #antiguocuscatlan #elsalvador (at Mercadito de Merliot)

I need to live somewhere I can take a leisurely stroll to this. This is heaven.

messymindoftaylor:

britodiego:

#tropical market in #antiguocuscatlan #elsalvador (at Mercadito de Merliot)

I need to live somewhere I can take a leisurely stroll to this. This is heaven.

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amroyounes:

Healthier Alternatives to your eating habits.

I haven’t tried all of these, so I can’t vouch.  I know for my tuna salad that I make I do a mix of olive oil and mustard instead of mayo, but I don’t know in what universe Mustart is a straight up alternative to Mayonnaise.

For Salads, Avocado and Almonds are a great way to beef up the salad without adding bread!

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heyfranhey:

Spinach Shots for dietary fiber, Vitamin K (blood health) and Calcium.

heyfranhey:

Spinach Shots for dietary fiber, Vitamin K (blood health) and Calcium.

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Why Massage Therapy is a Necessity, not a Luxury→

banyantree108:

Most people don’t know that receiving massage on a regular basis can greatly improve the quality of their life. The common belief is that massage is a luxury, not a necessity, and is too expensive to do as a routine.   This is a mistake. In reality, most of us can’t afford not to have regular massage.  Just consider these two simple questions:  1) How well do you function in daily life when your body is restricted with physical pain, stiffness and fatigue?  2) How clearly does your mind think when you are carrying around a backlog of weeks, months, or even years of accumulated stress?

Unhealthy, negative stress doesn’t support an optimal state of functioning.  It gets in the way of happiness. It compromises our effectiveness.  It robs us of our power.   If a person is tired and can’t move properly, motivation and productivity tends to suffer.  When the mind is cluttered and confused, clear decision making becomes difficult and mistakes increase.  Creativity and inner wisdom are harder to access. And the ability to be successful is seriously diminished.  When we are overloaded with the harmful effects of stress, we should consider ourselves thoroughly compromised and take action to get back into balance.  The beauty of massage is that it tends to work quickly and easily.  One session can help elevate the body and mind out of the stress-crisis mode and back into a feeling of empowerment.  Over time, just one massage a month can remove enough of the ongoing friction to keep us from spiraling into stress-overload in the first place.  There is no reason to hit rock bottom if it can be prevented. Maintenance is the key. 

Developing a self-care routine that includes massage can increase personal effectiveness profoundly.   As much as stress in the mind reflects in the body, stress in the body also reflects in the mind.  Our mind-body dynamic is multidimensional and we should address it from all angles.  Massage is a fast, powerful, effective way to shift both the physical body and the mental paradigm right away and give a much needed energy boost.  Personally, I’ve never worked better, danced better, or gotten more done than in the days following a deep tissue massage.   The freedom it can give in daily activities can mean the difference between high level functioning and complete misery.  Put into this perspective, the financial cost of a massage is really nothing to worry about.  The cost against one’s health and happiness is far greater when we deprive ourselves of this much needed healing time.  And people take much better care of others, if they take excellent care of themselves first.  It is worth it to invest just a little in order to raise the overall bar in life a lot!

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