Getting happy and healthy with…………… and ………….. in Cramer Hill. Can you guess?

Dear Readers,

I found an article on Facebook, “Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write.”    What could it be?  Carpal tunnel syndrome?  Neglected housework?  Less time spent on the Internet?  All three?

Let me quote the author, Rachel Grate, “No matter the quality of your prose, the act of writing itself leads to strong physical and mental health benefits…”  Wow.  Good news. Especially about the quality of one’s prose…  Don’t be discouraged, new writers.  Or experienced writers!

At the end of the article, I read that “One study found that blogging might trigger dopamine release, similar to the effect from running or listening to music.”    I need to think about that because I haven’t run for quite a long time, not even for a bus.  However, I do feel happy after I’ve written a blog and I do feel happy when I’ve listened to music.  Maybe it is true.

Not to change the subject, but today I bought a big kale, mushroom and onion salad at Wegman’s and brought it home with high hopes.  Kale is supposed to be a powerhouse of nutrients and is supposed to increase energy.  Just before I started this blog, I ate about a fourth of the salad.  Kale tastes okay, but I might need to build up a taste for it.  My husband admired that I was eating it, but declined a bite.  I guess he feels he has plenty of energy.  Hey, maybe he might want to paint that kitchen.

Now that I’m almost finished this blog and that I have kale in my system, I’m feeling quite happy and sort of energetic.

What a combination—Blogging and Kale!  Perfect Together!

What do you think about writing?  How does it make you feel?  What do you think about kale?  How does it make you feel?

Please reply because my inquiring mind really wants to know!

Marguerite Ferra, Cramer Hill

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