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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Saturday Surviving Tips

(Thank you Monica at Chicken Wrangler)

Stress Management

Subject: an eight-step stress management technique. Just in case you've had a rough day, here is an eight-step stress management technique recommended in the latest psychological texts.
Useful For :Stress Management;
1. Picture yourself near a stream.
2. Birds are softly chirping in the cool mountain air.
3. No one but you knows your secret place.
4. You are in total seclusion from the hectic world.
5. The soothing sound of a gentle waterfall fills the air with a cascade of serenity.
6. The water is crystal clear.
7. You can easily make out the face of the person you're holding underwater.
8. See? You're smiling already.

If you read this - I got yah!
(Thank you Jerry at As the Crackerhead Crumbles)


For older and younger people - -read this information. Important.
I always drink a glass of water before going to bed.
Maybe that is why my heart starts pumping again.
How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything
before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night!!

Heart Attack and Water
I never knew all of this !
Heart Attack and  Water
Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why do people need to urinate so muchat night time. 
Answer from my Cardiac Doctor = Gravity holds water in the lower part of
your body when you are upright (legs swell). 
When you lie down and the lower body(legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys it is then that the kidneys remove the waterbecause it is easier.
This then ties in with the last statement!
I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body,
but this was news to me.  
Correct time to drink water... Very Important.
From A Cardiac Specialist! 
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:
2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack
My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps..
Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse

Thank you Jean at The Joy of Bird Watching                    

Disclaimer - I do not know if it is true or not - but I don't think drinking water will hurt you.)


Did you ever wonder about washing your hair naturally?
Thank you Angela at West Virginia Treasures.



Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

the breast cancer men are so funny... that video has me laughing up a storm. have a great saturday. big hugs. (:

Beth said...

Water is very important. I am told by my kidney specialist to drink 12 8 ounce glasses of water each day.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Anonymous said...

wow, thats really interesting about the water!!!

Sandra said...

can i hold two people under that water? LOL. and drinking water is always beneficial for our health, i found a lot of info just now when i googled this, check it out. bob and i drink only water and lots of it, we drink tea or soda when we eat out only.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

There certainly are a lot of benefits to drinking water. I most always take some along to bed with me as I read before going to sleep every night. Now I'm glad I do. I rarely have leg cramps and thought it was due to the bananas I eat every day but maybe it's the water. Hope your Saturday is a super one!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I believe in drinking lots of water even if I do get up during the night! :)

hugs, Linda

Mevely317 said...

Who cares about the so-called validity of the heart attack/water theory .... GREAT message, I'm going to put in practice and share with family and friends.
Thank you, and have a wonderful weekend!

BelovedBomber said...

that video with the men and breast cancer had me cracking up! I needed that! Water info will cause me to make some changes. Thanks! Many blessings!

EM Illustrator said...

I loved the's a great reminder for us women. Thank you for the reminder :) I tend to forget to drink enough water, and having a bottle at my desk every day. It's good for so many things.
Enjoy your day my friend, getting ready for a Xmas party this evening with my work colleagues.
Big hugs,


Susan said...

Oh Sandie, that was a super post. LOVE LOVE LOVED the guys breast cancer check video. Zow-eee. If my doctor ever started uh, well, dancing in his unders, I don't what I'd do! ha hahahhahaha

You find the darndest things! Such good information, too, said with a smile. Susan

TexWisGirl said...

i drink hot green tea w/ lots of fresh-squeezed lemon juice (to help the digestive system), then chase it down with lots of cold water before bed. yes, i end up having to get up, but i know my body is ridding itself of all sorts of toxins. :)

Dawn Paoletta said...

Love the stress management piece- have to share that! Thanks for the smiles today!

SweetMarie said...

After the video I was having a hard time focusing! LOL
I do try to drink a lot of water. I did know about drinking water when you first get up for your organs, but didn't realize the other times. I think I should write this down. :) Thank you, Sandie!

Rose said...

I need to drink more water. I just hate it.

Love your new holiday look on your blog.

Love the Santa!

jack69 said...

Good entry, I am going to try to remember the water thing.
I am not letting Sherry watch the video until I get my stomach down and look like those guys with a flat belly. LOL
Very good entry. Thanks.
Hugs from Wildwood!!!

barbara l. hale said...

Interesting information about when to drink water. Never heard that one before. Also it is a good idea to try to calm down this time of year. Good info all around.

Say What? said...

I enjoy your blog so much. It is often the breath of fresh air I need on any given day.

Inger said...

I read that going to the bathroom to empty one's bladder four to six times a day is normal. That's about my hourly rate.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Sandie, I love your Christmas messages/thoughts for us... Great idea!!!!

I especially like the one about water... I didn't know about drinking water before bedtime.. BUT--I always drink a glass of water when I get up each morning --and drink alot off and on all day. It keeps me 'regular'....


Sharon said...

OK, that man reminder video has me cracking up! I especially appreciated it as I have my mammogram in a few weeks. Do you think one of those guys could be the tech??? I especially appreciated the *surprise* ending - with the doctor ALSO "baring" it for the cause!

You are a riot, Sandie.


Ms. A said...

About that video, I have a thought... find a hunk to check your breasts FOR YOU! Okay, it was just a thought, I'm over it now.

Ruth Kelly said...

I found a hunk on my cruise but he's off to Sidney, Australia where he lives. I appreciate the water advice. Now if I can just get my older neighbor to use it. I already drink water at night - too many pills to keep my migraines away. Nice to meet you.

Wanda's Wings said...

Good water info.

magie said...

That is really good to know about the water..thanks for sharing.
Those Christmas dogs are just so cute!
I hope you are having a lovely weekend x

Anonymous said...

Love your post, Cathy! You always make me smile. You can not over do Christmas.

Ann said...

I like your chatty style of celebrating.

Catherine said...

I like it!
Hope you had a terrific first week of December!
xo Catherine

Crystal Mary said...

Loved all of this mate. From the handsome bloke giving breast examination examples to the water message. Often when I visited an older patient their B.P. would be very low. I would stand over them and make them drink a glass of water. After completing other assessments on them, I retook their B.P. and showed them how it came back to normal...People think drinking water can't help them as much as it does.. It cost nothing, is available everywhere and yet they evade it??? Good on you for helping to get the message out there.. xxx Much love sent xxx

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

You come up with the neatest info Sandie- thanks!

Jackie said...

Yep...You got a smile from me!!
Thank you!!

That corgi :) said...

Always good to drink water unless one is on a water restricted diet. All great advice given here Sandie!


Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Love that photo with the Christmas lights wrapped around the pooches. I tried that once with Augie and he would have it :-{{. It such a neat looking shot.
Guess I need to be drinking more water!! Thanks much for the info.

Barb said...

A really nice entry, hon. I drink a lot of water, always have, just never knew it helped to drink it at certain times, especially before bed. good to know.

Ginny said...

I LOVELOVELOVE the water info!!!!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sandie! I did not know that about water, whether it's fact or not I would say it sounds like a very good idea, especially the before bedtime, my hubby gets bad leg cramps so I will suggest to him to drink water before bedtime!
Thank you so much for stopping by, I love your blog even thought I don't comment every day, I do read and enjoy..thanks for your kind friendship:)

BlueShell said...

So many important advises...
and what a men....
Oh my....

Love you!


Lynn said...

This was fun. :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello Sandie,
It looks like you are enjoying the Christmas season! It is my favorite holiday, and I am lovin' it as well. Have a nice Sunday.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

thisisme said...

You're looking very festive over here Sandie! Such a good idea that you have come up with and I'm sure we will all enjoy getting in the mood with you.

Walking on Sunshine said...

The breast cancer thing was so funny. I laughed out loud and my hubby came to watch with me. Great info included, especially about the water!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Always full of important facts. I keep trying to tell my dad about the water, my brother too and they both hate getting up to pee. Well I would rather get up than be dead!

Jim said...

I like your survival tips, Sandie. The water drinking is great. My doctor said for me to only drink four glasses of water a day including meals.

He said I was leaching out my minerals and ions and red cells. I stopped, almost, drinking cafine drinks instead and the numbers went up.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

The whole section about water was really interesting! I hate getting leg cramps. Oh, by the way, to the lady who thought eating bananas gave her leg cramps - not so. You need the potassium. It helps prevent leg cramps.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thank you for another very honorable mention!