I get a lot of Throwback Thursday posts on Facebook so I thought on Thursdays we would explore history.
I like history – probably because my Dad centered so many of our family vacations around historical places when I was growing up. We visited US historical sites like Gettysburg and Williamsburg, but we also went to off the beaten path places like the Will Rogers Museum in Claremore, OK. I love visiting museums and looking back to see how we got to where we are now. So when I saw the PSA about Women’t History Month on the local news this morning, it got me wondering.
Women’s History month originated in 1981 when Congress passed an act prompting Women’s History week. Since 1995, our Presidents have issued annual proclamations declaring March Women’s History Month. Right now, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the National Gallery, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Museum and more are featuring exhibits and celebrating the role of Women in American History.
Do you want to know more about Women’s History month before it’s gone for 2018? Check out womenshistorymonth.gov . Today they’re hosting a livestream on Facebook and YouTube about women who are illustrators and cartoonists! Check out the schedule for the rest of the month – I’m sure you’ll find something of interest to you!
Wednesdays will be Wellness day here on my blog. When you Google “Wellness,” the image above is what you get. Good health has been easy for me so far in my life (knock on wood!). I eat a fairly balanced diet, exercise regularly and get an adequate amount of sleep.
But there are many other dimensions to wellness – and today I’m curious about meditation. I have downloaded the Simple Habit Meditation app and I’m giving it a try. According to the app, if you meditate for just 5 minutes/day you can reduce stress, improve focus, sleep better, relax faster, breathe easier and more. And it’s recommended by both Apple and Business Insider so how can I go wrong?
I did my first 5 minute session a few minutes ago. I thought maybe it would be all “new age” but it was actually just a guided focus on my breathing that was really enjoyable and very relaxing. I did a video job interview this morning that I found very stressful and this simple 5 minute exercise took the tension right out of my shoulders. I wasn’t sure this would be for me – but I think I’m going to set the reminder for the app and try it again tomorrow!
I never thought I would start a blog. But here I am. I like to learn something new every day – it keeps me active and thinking. So now I’ll share with you!
This blog is my new thing today but as I get going, I’m planning to have theme days so you’ll know what to expect – and can tune in for things you find more interesting.
This blog is my stake in the sand to show the world that a person in their 50s can be as digitally savvy as someone half her age. Just wait and see!