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Resilience and Positive Self Talk – Work it Like a Muscle

Scientific research has powerfully demonstrated that Resilience and Positive Self Talk is the key to success at work and satisfaction in life. Your natural reserves of resilience, coupled with the thoughts that you think, affects your performance in school and at work, your physical and mental health, and the quality of your relationships. They are the basic ingredients to happiness and success.

My belief is that everyone has a Resiliency factor. I view exercise as I do the Resiliency factor. For example, when we work out we are building up our muscles to make us stronger and physically fit. That is similar to resilience. We want to build our Resiliency muscle to make us stronger in the sense of how quickly we rebound or bounce back from difficult situations in our lives.

Fire Prevention Month - Open House Events

Fire Prevention Month - Open House Events

 

The following information was sent to us by Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department's Mark E. Brady:

October has traditionally been the month that Fire Departments highlight the need to practice fire prevention education.  Although, in Prince George's County, firefighters take this responsibility to heart and to your front door all year long.  Firefighters throughout the course of the year go door-to-door throughout communities providing fire safety information and checking smoke alarms to ensure they are working. 

House of Positivity

                                                                          A Chuckle Each Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Most of us know that exercise is good for your health, mentally and physically. Experts are saying that laughter, too, is good for your well-being. There are many benefits that laughter triggers such as strengthening your immune system, boosting your energy, diminishing pain, and protecting you from the damaging effects of stress.

In fact I just attended a Laughter and Resilience workshop and I have to say that I left with a smile on my face :-)).

Take Precautionary Measures to Reduce the Risk for West Nile Virus

Take Precautionary Measures to Reduce the Risk for West Nile Virus

 

The following information was sent to us by Erin Bradley:

 

Prince George’s County Health Department wants to remind citizens and residents about the importance of protecting themselves against mosquitoes and the potential exposure to West Nile Virus.  Due to the recent heavy rains and resulting standing water, the risk of West Nile Virus is particularly high. A resident living in New Carrolton is Prince George’s County’s first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in a human.

Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church: Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival

Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church: Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival

SAINTS CONSTANTINE & HELEN
GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival
Celebrates 51st Anniversary in Sept.

 The Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church festival celebrates their 51st annual festival, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16, 17 and 18, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday (rain or shine). The largest and oldest DC Greek Festival is located at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of 16th and Upshur streets in Washington, D.C. Admission is FREE.

Thank You Dr. Seuss!

 

Thank You Dr. Seuss

 

“Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss has a very special place in my life, and from speaking and listening to others, it holds similar value. I was given this when I was going through a major transition in my life and it helped me focus and reaffirm my confidence in myself.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading this book, it’s a ‘must read’. Don’t be fooled by the child-like style Seuss’ books have.  The messages are clearly for all ages.

Dr. Seuss discusses the ‘Great Balancing Act that is life itself, and all the ups and downs it presents’. What I love is that he encourages us to ‘find the success that lies within us’. As Dr. Seuss says, ‘And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed! 98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.’

Prince George's County Assists Residents With Cleanup And Disposal Of Storm Debris

Prince George's County Assists Residents With Cleanup And Disposal Of Storm Debris

 

 The Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) crews worked throughout the weekend to clear fallen trees and limbs along County roadways.  Crews have removed all trees blocking County roadways, except for roadways where fallen trees are tangled with utility lines.  The affected utility companies have been notified of these areas.