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WE AT BE LIKE WATER BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ALL PART OF THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE, SO WE WANTED TO REACH OUT TO OUR FRIENDS & FANS TO SAY WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT

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Happy National Dog Day!!! – Share your dog stories

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Happy Flashback Friday!!! Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance (TGIF)

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Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance

Family guy – We can dance if we want to

National I LOVE My Feet Day! – Tips to treat your feet

Taking care of our feet is important for preventing long-term problems. Years of wear and tear can be hard on them, as can disease, bad circulation, improperly trimmed toenails and poorly fitting shoes.

Practicing good foot care is easy. Elevating your feet when you sit is a relaxing way to help reduce swelling. Stretching, walking or having a gentle foot massage aids circulation. A warm foot bath is also helpful. Make sure your feet are dry before putting on shoes. Wearing shoes when outside provides your feet better protection.

  • Make a point to wash your feet (and between your toes!) with a washcloth carefully and regularly. Yes, that means bending over in the shower to soap them up; if you can’t balance safely, use a long-handled shower brush or sit on a chair outside the tub as you wash your feet under the faucets. Be sure to dry feet completely, including between the toes. This wash-and-dry system lessens problems such as athlete’s foot, odor, bacteria and fungus. 
  • If you like to soak your feet, forget the Epsom salts—they’re too drying and don’t offer any medical benefit. Instead, just use warm (never hot) water and a little liquid soap, such as dishwashing solution, containing skin softeners.
  • Moisturize your feet after washing. During dry-skin winter months, you may want to moisturize several times a day. Nothing fancy is needed: basic lotions and creams are fine.
  • Alternate the shoes you wear each day. That may mean having two pairs of your favorite everyday style, but shoes need time to air out to avoid triggering foot odor or infections. Change socks or stockings more than once a day. If you have a problem with smelly feet, soak them in a mixture of vinegar and water. 
  • Your feet should not hurt—ever. Tight shoes can worsen bunions, distort toe shape and cause painful foot growths. If you wear high heels, choose heels that are wide, stable and no higher than two inches. Toe boxes should be wide; pointed toes shouldn’t begin their narrowing shape until well past the ball of the foot. To protect your Achilles tendon from shortening, alternate heel heights regularly.
  • Flip-flops and completely flat shoes don’t provide arch support. Neither does walking barefoot. Women are especially prone to developing flat feet, which can lead to other foot problems. To keep feet strong and healthy, minimize the amount of time you wear shoes that lack supportive arches. 
  • Pregnancy, aging and diabetes all affect your feet. Pregnant women need shoes with broad heels, arch support and good shock absorbency. Added pregnancy weight may cause your shoe size to change, so get your feet measured. Older women lose some of the cushioning fat on the balls of their feet; choose shoes that provide more shock protection. Diabetics can develop serious conditions related to the feet and lower legs. Check feet for any problems daily and see a podiatric physician at least annually. 
  • Be cautious about having a pedicure in a salon, where cleanliness of tubs and instruments is vital. If you have diabetes, talk with your doctor before having a pedicure.

 

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WE AT BE LIKE WATER BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ALL PART OF THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE, SO WE WANTED TO REACH OUT TO OUR FRIENDS & FANS TO SAY WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT

AND WE WANT TO GIVE BACK BY SHARING YOUR OWN THOUGHTS, STORIES OR IDEAS ON OUR SITE.

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Happy International Cat Day!!!

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WE AT BE LIKE WATER BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ALL PART OF THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE, SO WE WANTED TO REACH OUT TO OUR FRIENDS & FANS TO SAY WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT

AND WE WANT TO GIVE BACK BY SHARING YOUR OWN THOUGHTS, STORIES OR IDEAS ON OUR SITE.

SO, IF YOU HAVE A STORY OR TOPIC YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH US, JUST LEAVE IT IN THE COMMENT SECTION WITH A LINK TO YOUR TOPIC AND WE WILL POST IT ON BLW,

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WE AT BE LIKE WATER BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ALL PART OF THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE, SO WE WANTED TO REACH OUT TO OUR FRIENDS & FANS TO SAY WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT

AND WE WANT TO GIVE BACK BY SHARING YOUR OWN THOUGHTS, STORIES OR IDEAS ON OUR SITE.

SO, IF YOU HAVE A STORY OR TOPIC YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH US, JUST LEAVE IT IN THE COMMENT SECTION WITH A LINK TO YOUR TOPIC AND WE WILL POST IT ON BLW,

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Chemistry by Time with Lyme (BLW Contributor)

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I never had any issues with smells or tastes. Even when I was pregnant with my daughter, I can’t ever remember getting sick to my stomach from a scent, as I have heard can happen. But this morning was very different. And I can only attribute it to my tick sick blood.

When spring weather arrives here in Connecticut, I like to leave a window cracked at night. Our home faces a busy street, so I tend to leave the backyard-facing window open, instead the front-street one. People are traveling as early as 5 am on that road, and I like to keep sleeping as long as I can without being woken up by a truck or car zipping past.

But noise wasn’t a problem for me this morning. It was a smell. A typical spring, skunky smell that always manages to slip into my cracked bedroom window and wake…

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The Lost Chihuahua by SPLENDIPPITY (BLW Contributor)

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Several years I found a brown chihuahua on the patio, just sitting there, doing nothing. Most of our neighbors, like us, had dogs, but I knew that none of my immediate neighbors owned one. I had no idea where he came from, but he appeared well cared for and was wearing a collar, surely someone was missing him.

I squatted down on my haunches and began talking to him and he began wagging his tail. I stayed where I was and put my hand out while still talking to him and he came towards me, his tail wagging so hard that his back end curved towards his front making him look like a walking comma.

When he got to where I was squatted I petted his head gently and he began to lick my hand; he was a friendly little guy.  I looked at his collar but he did not have any identification tags.  After a few minutes, I picked him up and headed into the house with him to find a dog leash. Once I found the leash, I attached it to his collar and, still carrying him, went outside to find my husband who was working in the backyard.

“Look what I found,” I said.

“Oh no, where’d he come from?” Steve asked.

“I have no idea.  He doesn’t have any tags, but I want to help him get home.  I don’t want him to get hit by a car or get hurt.”

“How are you going to do that?”

“Well,” I said, “I figure he knows where he lives so he can show me.  I’ll let him walk and I’ll just follow along.”

“Yeah, good luck with that,” Steve said.   “He’ll probably just end up taking you for a long walk and then we’ll have to call the Humane Society.”

“Well, I’m going to try,” I said.

I put him on the ground and he started walking off towards the driveway with me tagging along behind.  When we got to the end of the driveway, the pup headed straight across the road and turned left, moving his little legs as fast as he could.  We continued down the road about a quarter-mile until we came to Black Oak Road, which t-boned off of the road that we lived on, and he turned right onto that road.  About a quarter mile later, he crossed the road again and headed up a driveway.  The mailbox at the end of the driveway said Stoner.  He walked right up the driveway and headed to the front door. When we got to the door, I knocked and an old woman answered.   She was looking directly at me, did not see the dog until I asked, “Mrs. Stoner is this your dog?”

She looked down and said, “Butchie!  Where have you been?”

As I took off the leash I explained to her who I was, where I live and how Butchie had led me to her home.  She leaned over and picked him up and said, “Thank you so much for making sure he got home safely.  I was so worried!  I’ve been looking all over the backyard and in the woods for him.  He’s never done this before and I was so upset.”

After chatting a bit more, I headed back home thinking how sometimes all we have to do is listen to the animals.  They’re often a bit smarter than we give them credit for.

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