How can I manage my stress?!?

Question by KLynn: How can I manage my stress?!?
I am a college student and I am sooo stressed out ALL the time! I have so much freaking work to do all the time, I hardly ever sleep which has caused me to be getting sick all the time (colds and flu and stuff), I am breaking out more than ever, getting stomach aches, feelig overwhelmed, stuff like that all the time. If I’m not up to my knees in homework, I’m thinking about other things, like how I am goig to keep my grades up good enough to keep my scholarship, worrying about how I am wasting my time and money because I don’t know what i want to do with my life, stuff like that. And if by chance I feel like I am completely caught up on everything I need to do…then I just worry and get all stressed out anyways becasue I know that soon my workload is going to be replisnished. Help, I am so stressed out I don’t know what to do anymore!

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Answer by Dakota Fisher
SO many ways to manage stress!

I cant say them all cuz im tired and need sleep too but here i go :P…

First if you can plan your days out (not completely) but from start to finish you can feel alot better.

EXCERSISE!! if you excersise you will get better sleep and its great way to releive stress.

- Make time to do things you like (very important) always working is not good, take a substantial amount of time during the week to do what it is you like to do! :D

-Talk to reliable friend if you havent already (just talk about your stress and every day things or what ever you want to)

- Find ways you rechannel your stress energy – (if you’re the mad- kinda stress then use that to do art or somthing active)

again excersise. Just find ways to get good sleep and plan your days :P – take breaks to have fun (take mind off of work, hard to do but do it!).

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U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Sports Program – Team Roping – 10 May 2008 – Las Cruces – New Mexico – FMWRC

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Cowboy-Soldier Launches Army’s Wounded Warrior Sports Program

Photos and story by Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs (cleared for public release)

LAS CRUCES, N.M.—Purple Heart recipient Spc. Jake Lowery officially launched the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Sports Program with an inspirational team-roping performance at Denny Calhoun Arena on May 10–11.

Lowery, 26, of Fort Richardson, Alaska, lost his right eye and sustained massive head injuries when he was hit by an improvised explosive device that killed a fellow Soldier in Fallujah, Iraq, on Feb. 11, 2007.

Less than a year later, Lowery, a lifelong cowboy, was back aboard a horse and roping steers despite suffering from a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

"This pretty much keeps me going—it’s the only thing that does," he said. "Without it, I’d just be hanging out in my room somewhere."

The Wounded Warrior Sports Program was designed to give active-duty Soldiers with life-altering injuries an opportunity to compete in sporting events by paying for their athletic attire, registration fees, transportation, lodging and per diem.

Lowery travelled from Alaska to El Paso, Texas, and connected with family for a ride home to Silver City, N.M., where he, stepfather John Escobedo and grandfather Pete Escobedo loaded a trailer with horses and drove to Las Cruces for a weekend of roping.

All three competed in the Troy Shelley Affiliate event.

"This is one of the best things the Armed Forces could have done because it’s just therapy for these guys who feel like ‘I lost this. I lost that,’" said Sgt. 1st Class (ret.) Pete Escobedo, 83, who served 27 years in the Army. "If you really want to do something with yourself…Jacob is a prime example. He’s really trying.

"We’re thankful for the Army for doing everything it can for him."

Lowery teamed with different partners to successfully rope two of six steers in the first round of competition on Saturday. After roping two more in the second round and another in the third, he was sitting in third place entering the final short round. But when prize money came into play, his steer got away.

"It looked good to me," Lowery said of his final toss. "I’m not sure how he got out of it. I guess it happens that way sometimes, especially in this sport. Maybe I roped him a little too low. If not, I don’t know."

Despite struggling with limited depth perception, Lowery is encouraged that his roping skills will continue to improve. He already bounced back to win an all-around crown in Alaska and teamed with his stepfather to capture the team-roping title at the Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association’s 2007 World Finals in Fort Worth, Texas.

"I’m not back to where I was, by any means," Lowery said. "I just keep practicing and hope it eventually comes back."
Lowery’s first run of 8.43 seconds was one of the fastest of the morning among 450 cowboys in Las Cruces. He posted another quality time of 8.69.

"Yeah, it was good, but it could have been better," he said of the full day of roping. "It was awesome just to come down and get out of the cold weather for awhile. I really enjoyed it."

Pete has faith that Jake eventually will overcome TBI and PTSD. Putting him on a horse is the best therapy he knows.

"I have been roping with Jacob since he was knee high to a grasshopper," granddad said. "I just don’t have words to explain the love that we have for Jacob and how much we enjoy ourselves doing what we do. He’s worked very hard. I’m sorry that he had to be injured the way that he was, but we’re doing the best that we can.

"He has taken his injury and forgotten it, to a degree, while he is doing what he loves the most. If you go to our house, this is all you’ll find: horses and cattle. If we’re not roping today, we’re roping tomorrow."

On this weekend, they were roping both days—three generations of cowboys taking turns roping steers in 100-degree desert heat.

"Jake has done remarkably well in coping with his injury," Pete said. "Instead of saying: ‘Well, I’m injured,’ he says: ‘I’m going to do what I can. The Good Lord handed me this hand, so I’m going to do with what he dealt me the best that I can.’"

John, too, is proud of how Jake has dealt with adversity, but he’s also experienced the aftereffects firsthand.

"Sometimes he gets those debilitating headaches and they just knock him smooth out," John said. "And then he just doesn’t feel like doing anything. And if he does feel like it, his head is hurting so bad that he’s not able to.

"There’s a lot of stuff in your head after you go to war and get blown up that you just can’t throw away. Me, I don’t have a clue because I’ve never been, but I can just imagine. A good friend of mine was a Navy SEAL in Vietnam and he got blown up big-time, and the guy’s got the best attitude of anybody I ever met.

"Jake wasn’t hit for ten minutes and he was on the phone asking: ‘What can I do?’" John said. "We got him cycled through (the recovery process) and once he started getting right, he called me up and said: ‘It’s not the events in your life that matter; it’s what you do with those events. If you want to lie around and be a crybaby, be a crybaby. If you want to jump up and do something…’"
That call made John proud.

"I told him before he left: ‘When you sign (enlistment papers with the Army), I can’t come and get you.’ And he said: ‘I ain’t worried.’ He’s never regretted his decision to go, not at all. He’s never got on the ‘Poor me, I wish I hadn’t’ and stuff like that. We hand him a lot and don’t give him the opportunity to lie around and have his own personal pity party. It’s like: ‘Hey, get up, let’s go do something.’"
Then another curious moment comes along.

"At to the world finals last year, he was sitting up at the top of the coliseum by himself," John recalled. "He just couldn’t stand the confinement of having people all around him. It’s just the little things, like he’ll forget to shut the gate (after riding the horse through)."

The affects also can be seen in Jake’s prolonged moments of silence.

"If we can ever get him to where he’ll just start talking again and intermingling with people and not being paranoid, I think life will be good," John said. "When he’s on horseback or working out, he’s a normal guy. But we’ll be sitting at the house watching TV or something and it ain’t the same guy. We drove six- or seven-hundred miles to the world finals—14 hours of drive time—and he probably said three words.

"But you stick him on a horse or in the gym, where his comfort zone is, and he’s fine."

At age 83, Pete derives inspiration from his injured grandson.
"His motivation is the love for this sport, and that keeps him wanting to get better instead of finding excuses as to why he can’t do something," he said. "He’s finding ways and reasons to do whatever he can. We really don’t worry too much about him, especially when we see how he’s progressing and conducting himself with his injury. He’s just not letting it get him down."

Jake believes that sets him apart from some of his fellow injured troops, whom he says "don’t seem to want to do anything." He couldn’t wait to get active again.

"Some of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation people told me about it when I was at the Warrior Transition Unit," Lowery said of the Wounded Warrior Sports Program. "About two days later, I sent in the paperwork. I sent them about four or five events they could pick from."

"This was the perfect venue for this particular guy," said Army sports specialist Mark Dunivan, who expects more applicants to follow. "I have been contacted by an amputee who wants to run in the USA Triathlon Physically Challenged National Championships in New York in July. I think it’s just a matter of getting the word out a little bit more."

Instructions for the application process to participate in the Wounded Warrior Sports Program are available at www.ArmyMWR.com. For more details, contact Dunivan at mark.dunivan@us.army.mil or 719-526-3908 or Peggy Hutchinson at peggy.hutchinson@us.army.mil or 703-681-7211.

To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Program, visit the U.S. Army online at: www.armymwr.com

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Marian Hamilton, Founder of The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center at Northern Westchester Hospital, To Receive “Quality of Life Award”from Volunteer Center of the United Way

Mt. Kisco, New York (PRWEB) April 09, 2014

Northern Westchester Hospital is proud to announce that Marian Hamilton, founder of The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center (KHCC) at Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), will receive the “Quality of Life Award” during the 34th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards held by the Volunteer Center of the United Way. The ceremony will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, NY, on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The “Quality of Life Award” honors individuals for their work to improve the quality of life of family caregivers, the disabled, homeless, elderly, veterans, as well as those with substance abuse problems or mental disabilities.

Marian Hamilton founded the KHCC after losing her husband, Ken, in 2004 to mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer. While she knew that Ken was receiving great care, she felt isolated and overwhelmed navigating the complex healthcare system, all while raising two teenage daughters.

She envisioned an oasis for caregivers within a hospital where they could “escape and recharge,” as well as find trained, caring individuals to talk to. From that vision, The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center at NWH was developed. The center offers free supportive services to family caregivers experiencing new or chronic caregiving needs; monthly caregiver support groups and community resource referrals are also available. These services are available to family caregivers in the hospital and in the broader community as well. The center is staffed by a full-time social worker and a team of 29 dedicated volunteer caregiver coaches. Caregivers are helped to manage the stress and issues that arise out of their caregiving role. The center provides a calming and serene environment which lends itself to soothing respite.

“Marian’s dedication to helping family caregivers is incredibly inspiring and I am so proud that she is receiving this recognition from the Volunteer Center of the United Way,” said Joel Seligman, President and CEO, Northern Westchester Hospital. “Too often, family caregivers don’t get the attention and support that they need in order to best help their loved ones. We can’t thank Marian enough for choosing Northern Westchester Hospital as the home of The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center. The positive feedback we have received from caregivers and patients reinforces how valuable these resources are.”

“I am so humbled and grateful to the Volunteer Center of the United Way for this award and accept it on behalf of all who work and volunteer at the center,” said Ms. Hamilton. “This is also for all the family caregivers who work tirelessly to take care of their loved ones and often neglect their own needs during their difficult time. It can be extremely stressful to take care of a family member who is sick, and caregivers need respite, too. Creating this oasis was part of my own healing process, and my hope is that more and more hospitals will create caregiver centers like ours at Northern Westchester Hospital.”

When the KHCC opened in 2007, it was the first of its kind in the New York metropolitan area. Today, the KHCC has become a model for other hospitals around the country, including Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY; Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ; Mid-Michigan Health, Midland, MI; White Plains Hospital, White Plains, NY; Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY; Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT; and most recently the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

As experts in the family caregiver arena, NWH has developed a comprehensive program to help other healthcare facilities replicate its successful model. The replication curriculum includes information on How to Get Started; Community Partnership; Outreach and Fundraising; Engaging Hospital Professional Staff; Designing a Caregivers Center; Building a Library of Resources; and Best Practice Materials such as a Training Manual for Volunteers, Marketing Materials and Forms. A dedicated Replication Coordinator facilitates interested institutions through the process of replicating centers in their organizations.

Ms. Hamilton selected Northern Westchester Hospital as a location largely because of its Planetree model of patient-centered care which empowers patients to be active participants and engages family and friends in the healing process. Northern Westchester Hospital was among the first hospitals nationwide to be selected as a Planetree Designated Patient-Centered Hospital. Since then, NWH has twice been acknowledged as a Planetree Re-Designated Hospital with Distinction. Northern Westchester Hospital has also received Magnet Designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing, which makes NWH the only Magnet Designated and Planetree Designated with Distinction Hospital in the country.

For information about replicating this Caregiver support program, contact The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center Replication Coordinator at jgottlieb(at)nwhc(dot)net or 914-242-7920. For information about the 2014 Volunteer Spirit Awards visit: http://www.volunteer-center.org/awards.

About Northern Westchester Hospital

Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) provides high-quality, surgically-sophisticated, patient-centered care in Westchester County through a unique combination of medical expertise, leading-edge technology, and a commitment to humanity. More than 700 highly-skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and professional caregivers are all in place to ensure that you and your family receive treatment in a caring, respectful and nurturing environment.

NWH has established extensive internal quality measurements that surpass the standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). Our New York surgeons uphold highest quality standards, helping to ensure that the treatment you receive at NWH is among the best in Westchester County and the nation. For a complete list of our services, please visit http://www.nwhc.net.







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why is it a good idea to development a risk management plan team?

Question by Freeman Geter: why is it a good idea to development a risk management plan team?

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Answer by Highlander
Well, it’s actually not such a good idea to develop a risk management plan team.

I agree with having a good management plan, but you don’t need to develop a team to achieve this. Just find a good mentor to guide you along, and develop the plan yourself.

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Base of Decorative Hexagonal Origami Gift Box (with Lid removed): # 16

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Image by Dominic’s pics
✹ To see a view of the complete box – including the lid – click here.

This box is one of 20 different boxes for sale by auction on eBay in support of survivors of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. Click here to visit / to return to the eBay listing [Item number: 120728913757]. The auction for this item closes on Friday the 3rd of June 2011 at 03:05 a.m. British Summer Time (UTC + 1).

Click here to see a thumbnail overview of all the boxes, or watch a Slideshow of all the boxes.

Proceeds of the auction – after eBay and PayPal fees have been deducted – will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

✹ To see a larger, more detailed, view of this picture click on the small magnifying glass icon at the top right of the picture, then click on "View all sizes", then click on "Original" – which displays the largest and best quality image.

About the Japanese Red Cross Society

The Japanese Red Cross are one of three major fundraising organisaitions based in Japan (the other two being the Japanese broadcaster NHK and the Red Feather Central Community Chest of Japan – originally a post World War II re-building organisation). You can download two english language reports relating to the disaster from the Japanese Red Cross website:

Operations Update No.1 – 13th April 2011 [.pdf file, retrieved 17th May 2011]
Operations Update No.2 – 6th May 2011 [.pdf file, retrieved 17th May 2011]

Over two months on, the needs of many of the survivors remain desperately basic. There has been an increased incidence of pneumonia and associated fatalities. As well as helping with practical and medical requirements, the Japanese Red Cross Society are helping people deal with "Shell Shock" / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and further developing services to address these issues.

Perhaps most impressively, they helped quickly set up a management structure to co-ordinate help from all the major fundraisers, a committee including academics and representatives from the 15 most badly affected prefectures [local governments]. The pre-existing local Red Cross chapters [branches] are helping with governance.

Although Japan has a large economy, and domestically the japanese have been hugely generous towards aid efforts, like everywhere else, many people of course are not personally rich. There is still epic upheaval. Much of welfare is normally provided by family and community, a system that breaks down when whole barrios are fragmented and diminished. Services like adoption and fostering, for example – normally always done by relatives – are having to be developed. A planning policy of building schools on higher ground saved many children, but even after encouraging teachers back out of retirement, there is still a shortage of experienced teachers. Japan is mostly mountains and sea, with very little spare land suitable for building, and so – while rebuilding takes place – temporary accommodation has had to be built on land normally reserved for other activities, for example on school playgrounds.

If you enjoy shopping in support of the Japanese Red Cross Society, you might also like Tomodachi Calling, a cafepress web store / shop (recommend by a fellow flickrer schmid91, who helped document the aftermath of the tsunami in Ishinomaki Myagi prefecture).

Japan based english language online newspapers

The Japan Times
Daily Yomiuri
The Asahi Shimbun

About the decorative hexagonal origami gift box

The box is made up from 12 square origami papers – 6 for the lid and 6 for the base. No cutting, glue or adhesive tape is used.

Although Japan has a long tradition of paper folding, the design of the box is modern, by Tomoko Fuse 布施 知子, who is a renown unit origami designer and artist. Unit origami is a method of building up models using pre-folded components or units.

If you are an accurate and consistent paper folder, but are new to unit origami, and you would like to make your own box, I would recommend her book "Origami Boxes: Moribana Style" [# ISBN-10: 0870408216 - # ISBN-13: 978-0870408212] as an excellent introduction. Connecting the units together can be a bit fiddly at first, and the book also includes designs for more simple square and triangular boxes, which give the opportunity to practice and develop the skills needed for doing the final assembly.

(Until Asimo gets a bit more nimble fingered, the box is unlikely to flood the market anytime soon…)

If you get the bug, she has also created and written about very much more complex models. "Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations" [ISBN-10: 0870408526 - ISBN-13: 978-0870408526] is considered a classic text on the subject.

Paper making was a traditional supplemental business of farmers in Japan during the winter. The very cold water during that season enabled the fibres in the pulp to be soaked without becoming subject to decay, and some also argue that cold shrinks the fibres, creating a finer, crisper paper.

Base of Decorative Hexagonal Origami Gift Box (with Lid removed): # base06
management stress

Image by Dominic’s pics
✹ To see a view of the complete box – including the lid – click here.

This box is one of 20 different boxes for sale by auction on eBay in support of survivors of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. Click here to visit / to return to the eBay listing [Item number: 120728883569]. The auction for this item closes on Friday the 3rd of June 2011 at 01:13 a.m. British Summer Time (UTC + 1).

Click here to see a thumbnail overview of all the boxes, or watch a Slideshow of all the boxes.

Proceeds of the auction – after eBay and PayPal fees have been deducted – will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

✹ To see a larger, more detailed, view of this picture click on the small magnifying glass icon at the top right of the picture, then click on "View all sizes", then click on "Original" – which displays the largest and best quality image.

About the Japanese Red Cross Society

The Japanese Red Cross are one of three major fundraising organisaitions based in Japan (the other two being the Japanese broadcaster NHK and the Red Feather Central Community Chest of Japan – originally a post World War II re-building organisation). You can download two english language reports relating to the disaster from the Japanese Red Cross website:

Operations Update No.1 – 13th April 2011 [.pdf file, retrieved 17th May 2011]
Operations Update No.2 – 6th May 2011 [.pdf file, retrieved 17th May 2011]

Over two months on, the needs of many of the survivors remain desperately basic. There has been an increased incidence of pneumonia and associated fatalities. As well as helping with practical and medical requirements, the Japanese Red Cross Society are helping people deal with "Shell Shock" / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and further developing services to address these issues.

Perhaps most impressively, they helped quickly set up a management structure to co-ordinate help from all the major fundraisers, a committee including academics and representatives from the 15 most badly affected prefectures [local governments]. The pre-existing local Red Cross chapters [branches] are helping with governance.

Although Japan has a large economy, and domestically the japanese have been hugely generous towards aid efforts, like everywhere else, many people of course are not personally rich. There is still epic upheaval. Much of welfare is normally provided by family and community, a system that breaks down when whole barrios are fragmented and diminished. Services like adoption and fostering, for example – normally always done by relatives – are having to be developed. A planning policy of building schools on higher ground saved many children, but even after encouraging teachers back out of retirement, there is still a shortage of experienced teachers. Japan is mostly mountains and sea, with very little spare land suitable for building, and so – while rebuilding takes place – temporary accommodation has had to be built on land normally reserved for other activities, for example on school playgrounds.

If you enjoy shopping in support of the Japanese Red Cross Society, you might also like Tomodachi Calling, a cafepress web store / shop (recommend by a fellow flickrer schmid91, who helped document the aftermath of the tsunami in Ishinomaki Myagi prefecture).

Japan based english language online newspapers

The Japan Times
Daily Yomiuri
The Asahi Shimbun

About the decorative hexagonal origami gift box

The box is made up from 12 square origami papers – 6 for the lid and 6 for the base. No cutting, glue or adhesive tape is used.

Although Japan has a long tradition of paper folding, the design of the box is modern, by Tomoko Fuse 布施 知子, who is a renown unit origami designer and artist. Unit origami is a method of building up models using pre-folded components or units.

If you are an accurate and consistent paper folder, but are new to unit origami, and you would like to make your own box, I would recommend her book "Origami Boxes: Moribana Style" [# ISBN-10: 0870408216 - # ISBN-13: 978-0870408212] as an excellent introduction. Connecting the units together can be a bit fiddly at first, and the book also includes designs for more simple square and triangular boxes, which give the opportunity to practice and develop the skills needed for doing the final assembly.

(Until Asimo gets a bit more nimble fingered, the box is unlikely to flood the market anytime soon…)

If you get the bug, she has also created and written about very much more complex models. "Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations" [ISBN-10: 0870408526 - ISBN-13: 978-0870408526] is considered a classic text on the subject.

Paper making was a traditional supplemental business of farmers in Japan during the winter. The very cold water during that season enabled the fibres in the pulp to be soaked without becoming subject to decay, and some also argue that cold shrinks the fibres, creating a finer, crisper paper.

Base of Decorative Hexagonal Origami Gift Box (with Lid removed): # 08
management stress

Image by Dominic’s pics
✹ To see a view of the complete box – including the lid – click here.

This box is one of 20 different boxes for sale by auction on eBay in support of survivors of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. Click here to visit / to return to the eBay listing [Item number: 120728889713]. The auction for this item closes on Friday the 3rd of June 2011 at 01:36 a.m. British Summer Time (UTC + 1).

Click here to see a thumbnail overview of all the boxes, or watch a Slideshow of all the boxes.

Proceeds of the auction – after eBay and PayPal fees have been deducted – will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

✹ To see a larger, more detailed, view of this picture click on the small magnifying glass icon at the top right of the picture, then click on "View all sizes", then click on "Original" – which displays the largest and best quality image.

About the Japanese Red Cross Society

The Japanese Red Cross are one of three major fundraising organisaitions based in Japan (the other two being the Japanese broadcaster NHK and the Red Feather Central Community Chest of Japan – originally a post World War II re-building organisation). You can download two english language reports relating to the disaster from the Japanese Red Cross website:

Operations Update No.1 – 13th April 2011 [.pdf file, retrieved 17th May 2011]
Operations Update No.2 – 6th May 2011 [.pdf file, retrieved 17th May 2011]

Over two months on, the needs of many of the survivors remain desperately basic. There has been an increased incidence of pneumonia and associated fatalities. As well as helping with practical and medical requirements, the Japanese Red Cross Society are helping people deal with "Shell Shock" / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and further developing services to address these issues.

Perhaps most impressively, they helped quickly set up a management structure to co-ordinate help from all the major fundraisers, a committee including academics and representatives from the 15 most badly affected prefectures [local governments]. The pre-existing local Red Cross chapters [branches] are helping with governance.

Although Japan has a large economy, and domestically the japanese have been hugely generous towards aid efforts, like everywhere else, many people of course are not personally rich. There is still epic upheaval. Much of welfare is normally provided by family and community, a system that breaks down when whole barrios are fragmented and diminished. Services like adoption and fostering, for example – normally always done by relatives – are having to be developed. A planning policy of building schools on higher ground saved many children, but even after encouraging teachers back out of retirement, there is still a shortage of experienced teachers. Japan is mostly mountains and sea, with very little spare land suitable for building, and so – while rebuilding takes place – temporary accommodation has had to be built on land normally reserved for other activities, for example on school playgrounds.

If you enjoy shopping in support of the Japanese Red Cross Society, you might also like Tomodachi Calling, a cafepress web store / shop (recommend by a fellow flickrer schmid91, who helped document the aftermath of the tsunami in Ishinomaki Myagi prefecture).

Japan based english language online newspapers

The Japan Times
Daily Yomiuri
The Asahi Shimbun

About the decorative hexagonal origami gift box

The box is made up from 12 square origami papers – 6 for the lid and 6 for the base. No cutting, glue or adhesive tape is used.

Although Japan has a long tradition of paper folding, the design of the box is modern, by Tomoko Fuse 布施 知子, who is a renown unit origami designer and artist. Unit origami is a method of building up models using pre-folded components or units.

If you are an accurate and consistent paper folder, but are new to unit origami, and you would like to make your own box, I would recommend her book "Origami Boxes: Moribana Style" [# ISBN-10: 0870408216 - # ISBN-13: 978-0870408212] as an excellent introduction. Connecting the units together can be a bit fiddly at first, and the book also includes designs for more simple square and triangular boxes, which give the opportunity to practice and develop the skills needed for doing the final assembly.

(Until Asimo gets a bit more nimble fingered, the box is unlikely to flood the market anytime soon…)

If you get the bug, she has also created and written about very much more complex models. "Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations" [ISBN-10: 0870408526 - ISBN-13: 978-0870408526] is considered a classic text on the subject.

Paper making was a traditional supplemental business of farmers in Japan during the winter. The very cold water during that season enabled the fibres in the pulp to be soaked without becoming subject to decay, and some also argue that cold shrinks the fibres, creating a finer, crisper paper.

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Some say the best stress management technique is to “like” stress.?

Question by Red R: Some say the best stress management technique is to “like” stress.?
An article I read http://yawncentral.com/is-living-stress-free-truly-beneficial/

and works by this psychologist Hans Sayle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Selye

They say that its better to see stress as a challenge. Wouldn’t that imply people who are stressed are simply choosing to be stressed rather than to not be stressed?

Best answer:

Answer by Lisa
I was gonna ask who said that. That’s just philosophical BS. I think if people could make a conscious choice in whether or not to be stressed, they’d choose not to. I get it that one might think it’s a choice but even if it is, it’s not a conscious one, so in reality, it’s not really a choice…

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Cool Relaxation images

A few nice relaxation images I found:

Interior photos
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Image by Gnilenkov Aleksey
Camera: Nikon D700,
Lens: Nikon Nikkor 14/2.8

Enjoying sumer at the lake
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Do like the locals and head to the lake in Manitoba, Canada.

For the Face-Down Tuesday group on Flickr #newsfromthecube
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Landscape Industry Professionals Volunteer to Renovate Green Spaces Nationwide

Herndon, VA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national association for landscape industry professionals, is gearing up to create and reinvigorate green spaces in communities across America on its annual Day of Service, Tuesday, April 22.

The nationwide event is a grassroots project that allows lawn and landscape companies to plan and carry out volunteer projects that help people in their own communities. The goal is to create outdoor spaces which people to be active, spend time together, or relax.

“The generosity of members of this industry to donate their time to rehabilitate a park or sports field, create an outdoor classroom, or build a playground at a children’s center is just amazing to see,” explained Glenn Jacobsen, Landscape Industry Certified, president of PLANET. “It really impacts peoples’ lives in a direct way and makes their communities more enjoyable to live in.”

On PLANET Day of Service, lawn and landscape professionals will mulch, prune, plant, mow, weed, and clean up locations across the country at such places as community gardens, camps, woodland preserves, parks, and social service facilities, as well as carry out projects to benefit Veterans.

In the past five years, landscape industry professionals have completed nearly 1,000 projects with the help of more than 12,000 volunteers, at an estimated value of $ 4 million.

For more information about PLANET Day of Service or to search for projects by state, go to http://www.planetdayofservice.org.

Event sponsors include CNA, John Deere, Shindaiwa, TruGreen, Highgrove Partners, SnapperPro, STIHL, The Greenwood Group, and Turf Appeal.







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