Leader of the Pack (Business Philosophy) – Lions, Sheep & Men

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Wisdom Wednesdays – Create your Own Masterpiece

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Thirsty Wallaby by Australind (BLW Contributor)

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Thirsty Wallaby

The Picture says it all…

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Trouble Sleeping because of the Holidays? Drink this and get more sleep a night!!!

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Give your box of chamomile a rest. New research presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 meeting finds drinking tart cherry juice twice a day can help you sleep nearly 90 more minutes a night.

Researchers from Louisiana State University had seven older adults with insomnia drink eight ounces of Montmorency tart cherry juice twice a day for two weeks, followed by two weeks of no juice, and then two more weeks of drinking a placebo beverage. Compared to the placebo, drinking the cherry juice resulted in an average of 84 more minutes of sleep time each night.

Insomnia is a common health problem among older adults, impacting an estimated 23 to 34 percent of the population ages 65 and older. Insomnia – defined as trouble sleeping on average more than three nights per week – can be an annoyance for some, but long-lasting sleeplessness can seriously affect health, especially in the elderly.

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Cherry juice is a natural source of the sleep-wake cycle hormone melatonin and amino acid tryptophan, says study coauthor Frank L. Greenway, director of the outpatient research clinic at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at LSU.

“Proanthocyanidins, or the ruby red pigments in tart cherry juice, contain an enzyme that reduces inflammation and decreases the breakdown of tryptophan, letting it go to work longer in your body,” he says. Montmorency cherries are particularly high in those compounds. (The study was funded by the Cherry Marketing Institute, but the group had no role in the study design or outcome.)

Greenway estimates that up to one-third of American adults over age 65 have insomnia, which is defined as having trouble sleeping more than three nights per week. He believes cherry juice is a safer way to improve sleep quality than going the pharmaceutical route, given the lack of side effects. “Sleeping pills in the elderly are associated with a 4-fold increase in the prevalence of falls which, at that age, can result in fractures that require surgery,” he explains.

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Not a cherry juice fan? Try kiwi. Eating two kiwi fruits an hour before bed was shown to increase sleep time by 13% and decrease mid-sleep waking periods by 29% after just four weeks, finds a recent Chinese study. Or incorporate seaweed into your dinner; the ocean vegetable is high in omega-3 DHA, which helped children get an extra full hour of sleep, according to a recent University of Oxford study.

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The Truth Hurts – Quit Trying to Impress Everyone

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Happy Hanukkah to All our Jewish Fans and Friends!!! – Chanukah Song (Adam Sandler)

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How Do You Do The Holiday by Jennterra (BLW Contributor)

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This holiday season can be so many different things to different people and cultures;
Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Candlemass, Winter Solstice, Yule.

Being Pagan the holiday is Yule and the Winter Solstice for me. A time when the sun once again begins to regain its heat, light begins to win back its time, and mid winter is upon us. It is also the time to fellowship with family and friends and to begin working/praying/concentrating on the things you wish to bring forth in your life.

As the Sun God is reborn and the Wheel turns Mother Nature once again lends her energies to us so that we may tune in and bring forth new ideas, strengths and influences into our lives and world.

I respect and honor all cultures and peoples practices during this Sabbat and I greatly admire the rich diversity this season has to offer. I am continuously aware of the fact that though peoples paths differ, our perserverance and love of holiday traditions, and rituals offers a common bond throughout the world.

I ask you that we, as riders of this huge rock spinning through space that we call Earth, respect all traditions over the Holiday seasons. Spread joy, love and peace. Remember our path doesn’t have to be the path of others. We came into the world as indiviuduals so its common sense that our idealogies and holiday names, practices and beliefs will be diverse to say the least.

Please feel free to take time to shout out in the comments section and let me…us…know how YOU celebrate and acknowledge this time if year.

Brightest Blessings to you all!!!

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Poetry Mondays – Bluebird by Charles Bukowski

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there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
you.
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the ****s and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he’s
in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do
you?

What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire

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Weekend Inspiration – Kimberly Henderson covering the Sam Smith version of How will I know by Whitney Houston

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In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith