I have trouble coping with anger. Generally the most angry I have been has been righteous indignation over mistreatment of someone, some country, or some animal. Growing up in my family we rarely were angry at each other. I remember only two maybe three big arguments my parents had when I was young. While growing … More Anger Can Hide Pain
My two cats have taught me many lessons about healthy living. After being owned by two cats, I can say un-CAT-egorically that I am a cat person. The CATharsis of sitting on the couch with one cat in my lap as I stroke her fur or watching the other cat entertain me with her antics can … More Healthy Living Lessons From My Cats
There is something many people have forgotten about or are afraid of giving or receiving: the gift of touch. I know there are times when touching someone is inappropriate but I have learned it can be very healing in the right circumstances and with the right people. My mother and father were both affectionate with … More The Gift of Touch
For the month of Thanksgiving I want to express thanks for people, stories, and incidents that have inspired or impacted my life in a positive way. My niece once posted the question, “What inspires you?” My mind was barraged with a number of different inspirational heroes and heroines. But children came first to my mind. … More Thankful for Children
I Have Asthma? Hello! My name is Norie, and I’m a cat. I have a rather unusual problem that lots of people don’t know much about: Cat Asthma. I never thought that a cat as healthy as I am could have asthma. But I do! My human has to take special precautions to keep me … More Hairballs or Feline Asthma???
(A little grammatical humor for any grammar aficionados reading this.) . I learned a lot about how to protect and treat my back’s spine and muscles for over 20 years. You may want to read my first post about how it started. https://joyful2beeblogs.com/2019/07/25/my-back-talks-back-2/ I listen to my back! Knowing I had a weight lifting limit … More Baby Your Back! (Not- “Baby, You’re Back!”)
When we are between our teens and mid adulthood, we often think: “I am invincible! I can do anything. I am strong. I have unlimited energy.” After all, usually nothing happens (that we can see) when we participate in risky activities at that age. It takes getting older before we realize, “I screwed up!” Where … More My Back Talks Back
Am I getting older or what? As I sit and watch the TV advertisements of pizza with loads of cheese and fat filled meats (blocked heart arteries waiting to happen) on a pie crust with cheese built into the rim of the crust (more cholesterol) I realize how I used to eat pizza every week! … More Pizza, Fried Chicken, French Fries?? No Thank You.
I know I am getting older. I have this growing tendency to get in a rut. I love to get relaxed in my cozy recliner with one cat in my lap, watching old movies, eating the same foods I’ve eaten before and BORED…..but comfortable. I am certain that some of you who are getting up … More Get Up and Go!