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Notes for a  healthy you

By Marilyn C. Arayata LIKE it or not, our human bodies slowly decline in function as we age. This means we need to be more careful if we want to remain healthy, mobile, and independent. These notes might help. Eat more fruits and vegetables. According to Harvard Public Health, a diet rich in vegetables and […]

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Energy vampire

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Energy vampire

By Marilyn C. Arayata HOW can you manage to deal with somebody who is reeking of negativity that his mere presence can drain your energy? He spends most of his time complaining and finding fault in other people. To him, nobody does anything right. Everybody is motivated by selfishness.This person’s voice makes you feel bad […]

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The world needs  more experts

By Marilyn C. Arayata IF you want to hang plants, you can count on any one who can hit a nail with a hammer, but if you need to undergo a surgery, you need an expert. There are life situations that call for expertise. An expert is said to be “a man who has made […]

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What happens when people refuse to let go?

Marilyn C. Arayata ONE of the hardest things for human beings is to let go, not just of people and situations that are no longer part of their lives, but everything that bogs them down – fear, anger, jealousy, guilt, rejection, and bitterness. Why do people carry these emotions when doing so only makes life […]

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Why integrity matters

By Marilyn C. Arayata Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without [integrity], you really want them to be dumb […]

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Keep kids safe from preventable injuries

Unaccompanied children who were hit by vehicles and children who ingested a harmful liquid stored in a softdrink bottle. Sounds familiar? Many injuries in children are preventable. Still, preventable injuries is the top cause of death among children in the US, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. The World Health Organization (WHO) says more than 2,000 children die every day as a result of unintentional or accidental injuries. From the WHO website: “Every year tens of millions more worldwide are taken to hospitals with injuries that often leave them with lifelong disabilities, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF.”

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