November 5th 2021
by Ho Ee Kid
It was a busy morning. Approximately half past eight, an elderly gentleman, in his 80s, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He mentioned that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at nine.
I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be at least an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound.
On examination, it was healing well, so I talked to one of the doctor, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redressed his wound.
While taking care of him, we began to engage in conversation. I asked him if he had a doctor’s appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry.
The gentleman told me no, just that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and was a victim of Alzheimer’s Disease.
As we talked and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, and hadn’t recognized him for the last five years.
I was surprised, and asked him,
“And you still go every morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are?”
He smiled and patted my hand and said, “She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.”
Authors of Garden of Love and Northstar
Ho Ee Kid
October 11, 2021
Sleep and rest - Sheela Östlund
Sleep and rest- are they the same thing? Well I thought so..but not anymore. How often do we wake up after 8 hours of what we think is very good rest feeling restless and tired. The speaker in this TED Talk explains the different types of rest we need to live joyfully and purposefully.
Physician and award-winning author Saundra Dalton-Smith is passionate about helping others live their best life, especially the stressed-out and burned-out. She has been featured in numerous media outlets including Women’s Day, Redbook, First For Women, MSNBC, CBS, and Prevention. Her newest release, ”Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity,” offers groundbreaking insight on the seven types of rest.
Watch Saundra Dalton Smith summed it up in this TEDx talk.
Author of Northstar
October 16th 2021
Music is good for the soul- Maefrize Lim
Music is good for the Soul
How are you doing this week? Were you tired, anxious, agitated, stressed or feeling low?
Research shows that music can relieve pain, encourage relaxation, increase quality of life and improve mood. Music provides a soundtrack for our lives: it can invoke feelings and inspire us to move, sing and dance. Music is also based in science: sound is produced with something vibrates – and those vibrations are brought to the ear as sound waves. And it’s mathematical, varying in pitch, volume, tempo, and rhythm. The science of sound reminds us to stop, listen, and feel the vibration.
We have learnt from Dr Masaru Emoto and Mr Michael Tan that good vibrations heal. And the heart beat of Mother Earth is 7.83Hz which is called Schumann Reasonance.
Why not let the music of the Scchhumann Reasonance intervene and elevate our mood and energies?
I have found this playlist from Spotify that reasonated the frequencies of the Mother Earth. I have used it to sleep. It is very soothing for the soul.
May you have joy and feel peace in the wonders of life!
Author of Garden of Hope and Northstar