Since the first modern Olympic games in 1896, the competition has been a prestigious honor for the hosting country, but also a significant economic and structural undertaking. Billions of dollars are put toward the construction of new stadiums, lodging, and other facilities, not to mention the opening and closing ceremonies, which can bring in millions of additional costs.
Holly Konrady, M.Ed., e-RYT500
Mardi gras is French for “Fat Tuesday,” and this holiday is celebrated on the day before the first day of Lent. Historically, for Catholics, Lent is a period of fasting, and, before starting the fast on Ash Wednesday, many people liked to relax a bit on the Tuesday before it.
Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys was right about “pickn’ up good vibrations.” He never even met the girl, but he knew she was right by the colors of her clothes, the sunlight in her hair, and the smell of her perfume. She piqued his energy and attention.
By Holly Konrady, M.Ed., E-RYT 500
Compassion is as vital to life as the air we breathe. Imagine our history without Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., an innocent bystander running to the aid of an accident victim, or nameless people who risked their lives to save others during wartime. If this quality of compassion has the power to transform the outcome of daily events in life, it surely must have the power to transform our hearts and encourage all kinds of positive behavior.
Halloween is full of fun, scares, and a little bit of mystery. But what few people may realize is that the holiday that is now represented by candy, costumes, and the occasional mischief, has evolved drastically over time with multiple cultures adding a little bit to create the holiday that is now widely celebrated across the country. Below is a little history on one of the most favorite holidays to shed some light on its mysterious past.
An unknown wise person once said, “If you don’t like the way you feel, change your mind.” I’ve carried this quote with me for years as a pleasant reminder that I don’t have to stay in thoughts that cause distress, struggle, worry, or confusion. What a relief!
As the threat of the coronavirus swept through the nation in March, many businesses sent their workers home, and now, as September looms around the corner, many people are continuing to work from home. If you’re working home longer than expected, you are not alone.
By Holly Konrady, M.Ed., e-RYT 500