2020 What Ifs

What if I choose to embrace this life?

What if I choose to embrace both the negative and positive, the life crushing and the life affirming?

What if I choose to act in a way that reflects my true being?

What if I choose to say, “no…I’m not that person, I am this person.”

What if I dare to challenge myself, challenge you, challenge the world around me?

What if I stray from judgment and seek out empathy instead?

What if I decide that I can be more than I’ve allowed myself to be?

What if I actually let myself be more than I’ve allowed myself to be?

What if I remember why and how I am here in this moment, this place?

What if I turn back to beliefs which have lifted me, strangled me, surprised me and saved me?

What if I try? What if I simply try to be who I am meant to be.

What if I lean into 2020 instead of leaning away?

What if……..well, let’s see………

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Not Just a Fatal Attraction?

Changing minds: Glenn Close’s personal battle to destigmatize mental illness

When it comes to CHANGING MINDS about mental illness, and ending its stigma, few people are more motivated than actress Glenn Close. She’s been talking to Tracy Smith: Glenn Close’s character in “Fatal Attraction” is one of her most memorable roles — and is considered one of the great villains of the 20th century.

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Busy hands…..

How busy hands can alter our brain chemistry

“Admiring your own handiwork” is a familiar expression containing an important truth about the mind. We handed this particular story to our Tony Dokoupil: Are you the kind of person who actually likes washing dishes? How about folding laundry? Yardwork? What all these have in common, of course, is they occupy our hands.

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Moderate Drinking Healthy?

This Study May Find That Moderate Drinking Is Healthy. The Alcohol Industry Was Asked to Pay for It.

“This must have seemed like a dream come true for industry. Of course they would pay for it,” he said. “They’re admitting the trial is designed to provide a justification for moderate drinking. That’s not objective science.” Asked about the meetings, Dr. Mukamal did not deny he had participated, but said the slides did not convey the full complexity of his presentation.

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Sleep, perchance to be healthy…

Catastrophic lack of sleep killing us – expert | Cape Times

A “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic” is causing a host of potentially fatal diseases, a leading expert says. In an interview with the Guardian, Professor Matthew Walker, director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, said that sleep deprivation affected “every aspect of our biology” and was widespread in modern society.

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