Lower your blood pressure with DASH

  Your diet affects your chances of high blood pressure or hypertension. Research indicates that HBP can be prevented and even lowered by following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan, which involves limiting sodium. The DASH eating plan is focused on vegetables, fruits, low-fat milk and milk products, fish, whole grains, poultry, beans, nuts, and seeds. It's about limiting salt; desserts, added sugars, and sugary beverages; unhealthy fats; and red meats far … [Read more...]

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Olympia’s Rich History

  Our beloved Olympia has a rich history. There is so much to learn about our city's past! Read about it below, from olympiawa.gov! Olympia, located in the South Sound, was also known as Black Bear Place, or "Cheetwoot" to the Coastal Salish, the original occupiers to the area long before established American settlements. For many Coastal Salish tribes, such as Duwamish, Squaxin and Nisqually, the Budd Inlet  was a popular site for shellfish gathering.  Evidence shows that … [Read more...]

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It’s Time for Some Happy Stories

With the tragic developments of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting, I thought it would be good to report a few happy stories. Usually, happy stories don’t make it into the news or are briefly mentioned so you could easily miss it, which is an unfortunate reality—a lopsided view of the world. No wonder we are so screwed up! Well, I’m going to bring a few nice stories that should help make your day. You may have seen these stories or not. In any case, they are worth a second … [Read more...]

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Robin Made Us Laugh Until We Cried—Let’s Laugh in His Honor.

I am really sorry to say that the brilliant comedian/actor Robin Williams has died at the age of 63. He committed suicide by hanging himself in his home. This is a difficult one, because suicide is a devastating period at the end of someone’s life. I decided to break this up into two different posts, one to celebrate his life and amazing talent and one to tackle the tough subject of suicide. The first time I saw Robin Williams was on the television show “Mork and Mindy.” I never watched it, … [Read more...]

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Now Big Corporations Want to Steal Our Internet!

Do you have broadband, DSL or dial-up? Does anyone still have dial-up? Can anyone function with a dial-up internet connection these days? Do you even have the internet at home? How often do you access the internet? What do you do on the internet? Do you get answers in a matter of seconds? Do you find what you are looking for? How much do you depend on the internet in your daily life? Well, watch out, because it may change dramatically! Every time I think I am going to write about a topic, an … [Read more...]

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