Practice patience by standing in a line
Dr. Judith Orloff, M.D., in her book “Emotional Freedom,” writes that, to turn the tables on frustration, you could try standing in a line. Find a long, slow moving line, such as at the grocery store, bank or post office. Instead of getting pushy or irritated, take a breath and tell yourself, “I'm going to wait peacefully and enjoy the pause.” Use this time to daydream; take a vacation from work or other obligations. Notice how your body relaxes. Lines are an excellent testing ground for patience and, believe it or not, a good way to relieve some stress.
SOURCE: Molly Ross, executive director for the Integris James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit
St. Anthony's to mark foundation's 50th year
St. Anthony Foundation will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the Saints Ball on Nov. 8. The foundation's signature fundraising event, with its theme of Golden Gala, will feature gold decor and cocktails, entertainment and live and silent auctions at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63. Tickets are $250. Funds go toward medical programs and patient care at St. Anthony Hospital. For tickets or to preview auction items online, go to GiveToSaints.com. For more information, call 272-7070.
Turn daily activities into workouts
You can burn more calories throughout your day by looking for ways to turn daily activities into mini-workouts. Turn your regular daily routine into a significant calorie burn with these ideas and tips.
Clean with enthusiasm. Squat deeply, use your legs and not your back to pick things up, vacuum with vigor, dust with full arm movements, wash dishes.