Where Are You?

WhereAreYouSusanHeartI’m sure you noticed, I haven’t posted a blog article for several weeks. It’s been raining and pouring work and other responsibilities, so I haven’t written and posted here. That’s unfortunate. I’ve missed my special time of exploring the world of heart.

Instead, I’ve been doing my best to take care of my beating heart, my heart-filled caring relationships, and my spiritual heart and soul. Continue reading

Heart-Filled Holiday

Flower-FilledHeartToday is Easter and it’s been a heart-filled day.

It started early but it was surprisingly easy to wake up in the wee hours this morning. I had something great to look forward to—glorious singing with my choir sisters and brothers. We sang familiar Broadway songs to accompany our church service centered around the Jesus Christ Superstar musical. It was inspiring and joyous. Continue reading

Greeting from the Heart

CrowOnLightPoleLast week, I received a most unique greeting. It was a true hello from the heart!

That day, I parked my car remotely in the exercise gym parking lot—I am trying to work more steps, stairs, and moving into my daily routine. As I got out to head quickly inside and escape the cold, I heard a most unusual sound. It sounded like a crow kinda “barking.” Yes, that is the name of the sound that came to mind. At first, I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from, but then I looked up. Continue reading

My Moods and My Heart

HappyAndSadHeartsI have been wondering what laughter and sadness—up and down moods—can do to my heart. My emotions surely affect my heart in ways that are good, or maybe not so good. I’ve always assumed that positive moods help my heart and negative moods hurt it. But, I decided to look online for enlightenment about moods and heart health.

One surprise was finding Laughter Online University. I love the site name! It explains that laughing helps blood vessel function by stretching the vessels with increased blood flow—keeping the circulation flexible and increasing oxygen in the blood. After reading that, I plan to see more funny movies and read more comical writing. Continue reading