Taking care of your heart is serious, and I’m not just talking about romance! My Dad recently had a quadruple bypass and it was absolutely frightening! Seeing him in ICU with tubes coming out everywhere, restrained to the bed, and on a ventilator took me to another place emotionally, that I had never been to. I was not ready to loose my Dad. The surgery went great, but his lungs waking up from anesthesia did not! That’s when the fear set in. We kept wondering when he was going to come off life support, and if he could. I remember my Mom calling me to tell me, “In 15 minutes they are going to pull his ventilation tube and if Dad doesn’t start breathing they will re-intubate”. I recall the feeling of my world melting around me and feeling so out of control of the situation. Needless to say his lungs began breathing, and his brutal road to recovery started. One thing I brought home with me from the hospital, was how do I keep this from happening to me?! Heart health isn’t the greatest in my family, so I knew I needed to be proactive about it. I did ask my Dad’s cardiologist how to prevent this surgery from becoming my reality. He told me not to smoke, exercise, and to eat healthy. Sounds easy, but for some it’s hard. Try your best to make these 3 things a priority within your lifestyle, because in the end it will pay off! Read this quick article on your resting heart beat to see if its high. If it is get it checked out. Love yourself enough to take care of your heart.
Monthly Archives: April 2013
Loving my Uh Oh box! Great tool to implement within my kid’s lives to help them remember to put away their things. I do recommend looking up chores appropriate for your kid/s age group and having separate pockets on the side of the bin with 3 to 4 chores to choose from inside the pockets. Enjoy!
These are powerful quotes and a must read!! My favorite is…. “Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, “Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.” – Unknown
Read here and find your favorite!
These are great points to think about not only for classroom teachers, but for life teachers as well! Check them out here:
Love this recipe and the endless stuffing possibilities! Plus you can make use of that buddy pan! Check if out here: