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Breathe + Graduation Requirement + Unhealthy Candy

Breathe + Graduation Requirement + Unhealthy Candy

Good Morning from Warren Grove, Prince Edward Island

Thank you for being here. I hope you had a lovely week and are ready for the weekend. 

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." ~ Marcus Aurelius

Last year a respirologist diagnosed me as having light asthma, and he prescribed the puffers. 

But I don’t want to use the puffers, so I don't. I want to know what I can do to reverse the onset. So I have started thinking, reading and listening a bit more about breathing. 

I am starting with researching propane. I have always had propane stoves, I like cooking with them, but now in light of everything, we have started shopping for an electric induction stove. 

After seeing how gas stoves pollute homes, these researchers are ditching theirs. Read Science Story Here.

I found a BBC documentary, The Lost Art of Breathing

After recovering from pneumonia for the third time, journalist James Nestor took decisive action to improve his lungs. He questioned why so many humans - and only humans - have to contend with stuffy noses, snoring, asthma, allergies, sinusitis and sleep apnoea, to name but a few.

James hears remarkable stories of others who have changed their lives through the power of breath. His deep dive into the unconscious and oft-ignored act of human respiration offers us all a way to breathe easier.

With contributions from Dr. Richard Brown, who worked with 9/11 survivors; Dr. Margaret Chesney, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, on-screen apnoea; Mandar Apte and Rosa Lagunas on Sudarshan Kriya Yoga; Chuck McGee III on the Wim Hof Method; Dr. Andrew Hubermann, professor of neurobiology at Stanford University on the brain-body relationship and Dr. Kevin Boyd, pediatric dentist, on the changes to the human skull.

Listen Here.

"When you consciously decide to breathe more slowly and deeply, you alert your body to the fact that you want it to behave differently. You are not just changing your breathing pattern, you are making a full-body announcement that you are entering into a different relationship with your mind and your body." ~ Eric Maisel

Forward-thinking news from Prince Edward Island; thank you, CBC, for the story. 

The University of Prince Edward Island will now require all incoming graduating students to complete a course in Indigenous Studies.

The course is launching this fall as part of the university's newly established Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge, Education, Research, and Applied Studies (IKERAS).

Assistant professor David Varis, Cree and a UPEI Indigenous Circle member, says the Indigenous Teachings course will cover Indigenous history, cultures and practices. 

"We will also be getting into weighty topics, such as trauma and intergenerational trauma resulting from residential schools. The Sixties Scoop," he said.

Complete Story Here. 

I have a sweet tooth and thought of applying for this job. 

Wanted: A taste-tester willing to try 3,500 pieces of candy per month.

Ever wonder how to laugh online in 26 languages? Here is how.

This week, I have been listening to a new Album By David Orlowsky, and David Bergmuller called Alter Ego. 

Below are two videos. One is of the interview with 107-year-old Eileen. 

And the other video is one of her dancing to music they named after her. 

I know many times I posted to get up, wiggle, jiggle and giggle. If Eileen can do it at 107, we all can. LOL

"The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie." ~ Agnes de Mille

I started a newsletter called A Bunch of Good Things—a place for positivity and encouragement. If you have not already signed up, please do so here

With love from Prince Edward Island. 

Have a great weekend! 

Bruce + Millie

ps. Your Morning Smile

If I eat healthy today, then I can have one piece of candy as a reward. If I eat unhealthily, I can have the whole bag. 

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althea - August 13, 2022

Bruce: gracias, arigato, merci, xie xie, (et al.) for the interesting and delightful info re laughter around the world.
Laughter is an orgasm of the mind – Gloria Steinem.
Laughter is the best way to unify people the world over. It makes us all human – Ahmed al Basheer.
Laughter lets the sacred in. And keeps the wrinkles out.

Sarah - August 13, 2022

Loved the interview with Eileen! How incredibly beautiful and wise she is. Great to be reminded that as we age, we still have knowledge and artistry that can be appreciated by others.

Julie MacKenzie - August 13, 2022

I loved all the videos on your blog today. Most impressed with 107 year old Eileen. What a beautiful soul. Thank you for sharing your blog with us.

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