Human Emotions

It may appear that some people feel too much of every little emotion, while others, are seemingly devoid of any human emotion. How does one find homeostasis? Why is it that some people achieve homeostasis effortlessly, while others are constantly teetering back-and-forth on the see-saw of emotional lability?

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The Selfish Heart

“Some say, the heart is the most selfish organ in the human body because it keeps all the good blood for itself. The most oxygenated blood and distributes the rest to every other organ. So in a sense, maybe the heart is selfish. But if the heart didn’t keep the good blood for itself, the heart would die.”

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Selflessly Selfish

I’ve contemplated this conundrum to great lengths, never truly satisfied with a response. I’m not sure if the following comes from societal standards, wisdom from our elders, or merely common knowledge, but it seems to be at its utmost importance now, during this pandemic, that you should take care of yourself first, before trying to help others. However, caught up in our increasingly, faster, always on-the-go lives, we forgot to leave some room for ourselves.

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HOW TO SEW A FACE MASK (ADDING A FILTER POUCH): PART 2 OF 2

I’ve created filter pouch pockets/openings numerous ways but have decided to share the quickest and easiest method with those of you trying this at home. I have tried to make this as simple as possible. Thus, part 2 does not require any sewing and only uses minimal materials.
During these times, it’s suggested you cover your mouth/face when breathing and going into public places, particularly if you will be in close proximity with other individuals. Wash your hands frequently. Don’t touch your face when you’re outside. Try your best to keep at least a six-foot social distance from others.

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COVID Testing

Many people have been confused on where they can get tested for COVID-19 if they are or if they begin displaying symptoms. If you are not experiencing severe or immediately life threatening symptoms, the following testing locations currently conduct COVID-19 testing. Please call in advance.

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How to Sew a Face Mask (Using a Sewing Machine): Part 1 of 2

Please avoid going out in public. and practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart from other individuals. However, if it is essential (for example: you have to pick up your parent’s medications), be sure to distance yourself from others and wear a face mask.

I began this project to provide my family and friends with FREE homemade masks with replaceable filters, as long as they pay for shipping. I am planning on making more masks after that to donate to local hospitals in cities with the highest number of COVID-19 cases. I pray that together we can make it through these hard times.

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Endometriosis

“Endometriosis is a systemic disease with numerous immune & endocrine malfunctions that sometimes result in misplaced tissue. The misplaced tissue is similar to the lining of the uterus, but not exactly the same & is the end point of other aberrations.” — Mary Lou Ballweg (Endometriosis Association President & Founder)

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Creating Healthy Boundaries

Creating and maintaining healthy boundaries is essential to the process of maturing and establishing your identity. Learning how to set healthy boundaries and continuing to enforce them is a critical aspect in your healing journey and mental well-being. Setting boundaries is a method of requesting respect, maintaining individuality in a relationship, but most importantly, it is an act of self-love.

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The Internet: Societal Progress or Our Own Demise

With information available at our fingertips, the amount of information that we encounter every day, significantly surpasses any generation before us. If we manage to absorb this information, we are still tasked with analyzing it and interpreting it. While this seems pretty effortless and relatively benign, we can’t always predict the effect certain information will have on us. There was a correlation found between the severity of ADHD symptoms, namely inattention, and the amount of time spent on the internet

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A Beautiful Little Fool

I think about the beautiful little fool often, wavering back and forth on whether I, myself, would want to be a beautiful little fool, or if I’d rather be right where I am, aware of myself and the world around me.

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