Dubai Architecture & Design

Okay, how does one possibly convey the magnificent architecture of Dubai? Every where is beauty unlike any of my experiences or travel. So to share a few photos in hopes of communicating even a fraction of Dubai’s stunning architecture from my eyes, is my meager attempt for this post.

Let’s start by touring Mark and Becky’s neighborhood where homes go from their normal to mansions. Becky says any thing can be called a villa…the range is vast as you will see.

This is the path we take to parks & lakes & shopping an easy walk away. I love this about Dubai neighborhoods.

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Dubai Lifestyle

Mark and Becky explained to me that the Palms is literally man made. It is shaped like a palm tree and at the end of the “fronds” is where this photo is taken…near the famous Atlantis Resort. So I am beginning this post at the Palms…..

Lunch @ the beach

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A Dubai Christmas

Yes! I know Christmas is so over BUT, I so wanted to share with you all our treasured trip to Dubai during Christmas to visit our son, Mark, his lovely wife, Becky, and of course our Dubai angels, Paige 7, Brooke, 5, and Max, 3.

WARNING!! I will be posting 5 blogs on our Dubai trip. It could become habit forming in your bucket list of travels.

Christmas Eve was a highlight to me of the entire trip and hopefully I can convey to you why.

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Doing Nothing Is Really Doing Something

 

Now for the good news on how we can indeed control or combat the inevitable stress that occurs in our daily lives.

Our expert on this topic of stress is Mary Maynard, RN CHTP UZIT of Denver, Colorado. Here are her opinions and suggestions based on her medical training and experience on what we all can do to lead a healthier life by being proactive on controlling the stress in our lives.

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Our Stress Really is Killing Us

 

This was one of many profound and valuable statements from my interview in Denver, Co, with the very sincere, learned, and passionate woman about her life’s work, Mary Maynard, RN CHTP UZIT.

Mary agreed to share with us her knowledge and expert advice on what stress does to us and how to de-stress our overwhelming and stressful lives. And yes, stress really is a killer!

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The Effects of Stress: Part 2 of My Interview with Mary Maynard

I’m sure you’ll agree, these days we all feel a little STRESSED. With to-do lists longer than both arms, plus attempts at balancing commitments in our work and personal lives – it all takes its toll eventually.

Over the next few posts, I’ll share with you what I learned from Mary Maynard about the effects of stress and what we can do about it. Mary is a Holistic Nurse specializing in Mind Body Spirit Medicine, an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist and a CancerGuide Patient Navigator, as well as a Reiki Master and Teacher.

I know we’ll all benefit from her wealth of knowledge on how to live a more balanced life. So please enjoy part two of my video interview with Mary below.

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The Effects of Stress: Part 1 of My Interview with Mary Maynard

I’m sure you’ll agree, these days we all feel a little STRESSED. With to-do lists longer than both arms, plus attempts at balancing commitments in our work and personal lives – it all takes its toll eventually.

Over the next few posts, I’ll share with you what I learned from Mary Maynard about the effects of stress and what we can do about it. Mary is a Holistic Nurse specializing in Mind Body Spirit Medicine, an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist and a CancerGuide Patient Navigator, as well as a Reiki Master and Teacher.

I know we’ll all benefit from her wealth of knowledge on how to live a more balanced life.

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Ready, Set, Go. Let’s All Stress Less in 2013!

 

Okay, everybody give a big sigh….the holidays are almost over for another year!

So now, in this transition between ending 2012 and beginning 2013, what is going to look different for us for in this brand new baby new year?

Well, for me, I am tackling this giant strangling stronghold called STRESS. Oh I have made huge progress but my goodness gracious, do I still have a long way to go on de-stressing Mitzi.

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Are You Gritchy? It Could Be Depression

 

“DON’T LET PEOPLE NORMALIZE IT. ASK FOR HELP!”

At a recent Via Christi’s Women’s Connection event, speaker Dr. Connie Marsh explained that depression has many faces such as anger, anxiety, withdrawal tendencies, insecurity, eating disorders, irregular sleep patterns and on and on.

Why is this important to know if depression is at the core of these issues?

Because, as Dr. Marsh explained, the repercussions of untreated depression are or can be devastating to careers, families, relationships and our health for sure. Plus, the sooner it is diagnosed correctly and give proper treatment, the easier and better chance for recovering normal life patterns.

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Merry Christmas to All!

Bob, Tess and I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! A heartfelt thanks to all of you for following my new site! We look forward to providing more great content in 2013.

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