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t’s common knowledge that music can control and amplify our existing moods. In fact, civilizations around the world have used music to arouse emotions and feelings for thousands of years.
example, most people have a song that brings them back to senior year of high school or to a particularly pleasant summer vacation. This is partly because the brain’s emotion, language, and memory centers all play a part in processing the brain’s response to GIVXEMROMRHWSJQYWMG;IVIQIQFIV music playing on emotionally powerful occasions and music powerfully evokes memories because music overlaps both sections of our minds. Music and Mood Management 2SFVEMRMWMHIRXMGEPXSER]SXLIV and appreciating music is naturally a purely subjective experience. Also, as the brain changes with age, its responses to musical stimuli can change as well, perhaps explaining why the musical “geniuses” we adored as teenagers fail to hold our esteem as we get older. A recent study by Penn State showed that most people listen to music while doing something else—chores, studying, driving, or exercising. The choice of music is largely determined by the task at hand. Ultimately, we seek the music that helps us accomplish what we want to do.
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How Your Brain Understands Music The brain understands music in much the same way that it understands a story. Appreciating, or “liking,” music depends a great deal on predicting what will happen next in the melody or song WXVYGXYVI0MOIEWXSV][MXLWYWTIRWI the brain responds to the unpredictable. And because it understands the music is not threatening, the brain’s frontal lobe responds to the changes in beat or timing with pleasurable impulses. Another similar theory holds that the brain appreciates music because music is so closely tied to emotion. Scientists supporting this idea believe we use music in order to feel certain emotions in a kind of make-believe that the music both creates and reinforces. In this sense, we use music to literally create a soundtrack for our feelings the way movie directors use music to underscore the emotion of a scene.
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Body Toning Using a Chair By Christina Leidenheimer, CPT, CHLC, CPI 1%2=;31)2;%2883832)%2(8-+,8)28,)-6&988%2( 8,-+,7&98(6)%((3-2+759%87%*8)6%008,)=%6)2´8 )%7=83(3%2('%2&),%6(328,)/2))78,-7;36/398 463:-()7%759%8*6))59-'/)**)'8-:);%=83832)=396 &988%2(8,-+,7%00=392))(-71-298)7%2(%7896(= ',%-686=8,-76398-2)-28,)'31*3683*=3963;2 ,31)36):)2%8=3963**-')-8;-00,)04=39():)034 +6)%8)603;)6&3(=786)2+8,%2(832) +6)%8)603;)6&3
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5. LEG ABDUCTION DUCTION This move targets rgets the iinner thigh muscles cles of each leg. Begin by standing nding at the back of the chair. Stand to the side and place your right hand at the top of the chair. Stand tand with your feet shoulder-width s ulder-widthh apart. Flex your y left foot and slowly slow owly l with control contrrol lift li your leg to o bring it across osss the righ right leg, about 12 inches, then to thee left about 6 inches. 6ITIEX8LIKSEPMWXSXEVKIXXLIMRRIV X XLI MRRIV thigh muscle of the leg being worked. Perform 10 reps on each leg.
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Other scientists have confirmed that calorie restriction is an effective way of extending the life span of lab animals. Studies with humans are more difficult to monitor, but there have been some noteworthy reports that are consistent with the findings of the animal studies; calorie restriction increases life span and reduces age-related diseases. The red wine connection lies in the mechanism by which calorie restriction affects cellular activity. Certain genes, called sirtuins, are activated when a person takes in about 40% less calories than generally recommended.These genes are responsible for the longevity
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commitment to helping others live healthfully. In a recent interview Carr discussed her journey for Inspire Health readers. Kris, how did you decide to pursue a more positive, healthy lifestyle so quickly after your diagnosis? An incurable cancer diagnosis can be really disempowering because, like any patient that gets saddled with a diagnosis, ]SY[ERX]SYVPMJIFEGO=SY[ERXXS believe there is something you can do. I wanted to cut it out, get rid of it, and move on. But because I didn’t have that opportunity, and still don’t, I decided to learn how to love and care for myself, just as I am.To participate in my wellbeing rather than contribute to my sense of desperation and loss.Thankfully my disease is slow-growing, so I’ve had time process my emotions and learn how to feel better. Cancer aside, I had other health issues at a young age, so rather than sit back and do nothing, cancer motivated me to take action. I decided to eat better, be kinder to myself, and to
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take care of this precious body I have, for as long as I have it. Were you always as determined and optimistic as you are today? I think I am a pretty optimistic, glass half-full person. But that’s not to say XLEX-HSR´XLEZIQ]HS[RHE]W;LIR the emotional darkness rolls in, I allow myself to feel my feelings deeply and fully express what’s going on so that I can move through it. In the early days, it was very important to acknowledge my sadness, depression, and even rage at
times.Today, the blues don’t last as long, especially when I check in and see what’s really going on. Being compassionate with ourselves is the key to nurturing that STXMQMWQERHNS];LIRRI[MWWYIWEVMWI we can do best to be as supportive and loving as possible. Although you recommend a plantbased lifestyle to maintain health, you also acknowledge the role of traditional medicine. How do you balance the two approaches to health? I don’t believe that health is an
either or approach. It should be “and”. Because there is no treatment for my disease, I don’t really have any traditional options, but I have an incredible doctor who tracks me. If my disease becomes aggressive, and new treatment options become available, I would absolutely GSRWMHIVXLIQ;LMPI-XLMROMX´WVIEPP] MQTSVXERXXS½RHXLIFIWXHSGXSVJSV your particular challenge, don’t stop there. I also have wonderful functional medicine doctors who treat more than the symptom. My oncologist doesn’t know everything about nutrition, healthy
inspire lifestyle practices, and acupuncture for example. My integrative team doesn’t know what he knows about oncology. 3YVFSHMIWEVIMRGVIHMFP]QEKRM½GIRX complicated systems and to rely on one QIXLSHMWSJXIRWLSVXWMKLXIH;IRIIH a holistic way of caring for our bodies as STTSWIHXSNYWXPSSOMRKEXSRIWTIGM½G TVSFPIQ;IEVIQSVIGSRRIGXIHXLER we think.
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Have there been any tough choices between holistic and traditional medicine over the years? I saw many oncologists in the FIKMRRMRK¯¯[LMGLMW[L]-VIGSQQIRH second opinions! Some of the options they presented, such as a triple organ transplant, seemed totally ridiculous.That was just too risky and unproven. In the end, I chose a doctor who I could trust ERH[LSLEHLMW½RKIVSRXLITYPWISJ the research that was actually happening with my very rare cancer. If you’re in a similar situation, do your homework. ;LIXLIV]SYLEZIGERGIVSVERSXLIV GLVSRMGHMWIEWI½RHEHSGXSV[LSGER be the best captain of your wellness team. But remember to meet him or her half way. It’s easy to get prescriptions, and they often help, but sometimes the changes we need to make happen on our plate, at the gym, and through managing our stress levels. Healthy living is a daily practice.
Your Crazy Sexy brand is creative and contemporary. What inspired that association? ;IPPMXHMHR´XWXEVXEWEFVERHSV a career, it was a way of coping. But when people started to resonate with what I was writing about, it turned into something much bigger and more beautiful. Crazy Sexy Cancer actually began as mass email updates to family and friends when I was newly diagnosed. They were my way of keeping everyone informed and also sharing my sense SJLYQSV8LIR-QEHIE½PQ[MXLXLI title. After that, I knew I had a lot of information for young women who were newly diagnosed, so I wrote a couple of books and the Crazy Sexy name just kind SJXSSOSJJ-HI½RI±GVE^]²EWERSYXSJ the box, forward thinking attitude. And Sexy is empowering. Today, I write for a wider audience. I’m passionate about teaching people about prevention in a way that is fun, feels light, inspiring, and hopeful as opposed to something that is dreaded and “oh KSWL]SY´VIKSMRKXSQEOIQIIEX½FIV² Prevention needs a makeover so Crazy Sexy is a good way to do it.
Balance is an important aspect of healthy living.You are always on the go from your popular blog to your recipe research. How do you balance the diverse demands of your Crazy Sexy projects? I do my best not to take on more than I can handle. Because nobody feels good when they’re stretched too thin. It doesn’t matter if you’re a cancer patient or a mom dealing with a heavy schedule with her children. I’m very aware of what I can do and can’t. Also, I really try to go in the direction of what creates joy and happiness in my life. In my career I have the privilege XSFIEFPIXSHIGMHI[LEX½PPWQIYTERH what drains me. If I’m not creating enough joy and happiness, my health suffers. It’s easy to say,“yes” to all the opportunities and
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Who is your inspiration? So many people … I’d say my grandmother. She was an incredible [SQER¯¯EGLIJEGEVTIRXIVERH an entrepreneur. She was big and bright and very loving with an electric personality. She’s always with me, especially when I’m creating recipes in the kitchen. If she were alive today she would probably chuckle because I really didn’t have any skills in the OMXGLIR[LIR-½VWXWXEVXIHXLMWNSYVRI] ±=SYLEZI2I[=SVO8MQIWFIWXWIPPMRK FSSOW#-RGVIHMFPI²WLI[SYPHWE]
My mom is a huge inspiration to me, too. She had me when she was very young and she and my grandmother raised me together.They deserve the credit for my can-do attitude. Because good or bad, when something went down in my family, we just rolled up our sleeves and took care of business. It sounds like you have a lot of positive female role models in your family. Absolutely. My mother and grandmother basically gave me everything I needed. I didn’t feel like I was missing anything with these two powerhouse whirlwinds at my side. ;LEXMWXLIQSWXWMKRM½GERXPMJI lesson you have learned in recent years? If anything, cancer has taught me not to wait to take care of yourself and pursue your dreams. Do what excites ]SY)\TPSVI[LEXQEOIW]SYJIIP[IPP GSRXIRXERHGSRRIGXIH=SYHSR´XEP[E]W LEZIXSQEOILYKIGLERKIW=SYGERXEOI small steps every single day that bring you closer to your joy. At the end of our lives, all we have are memories. If we can make them heart-centered and joyful we’ve lived a really wonderful life. What has been personally exciting ERHJYP½PPMRKJSV]SY[MXL'VE^]7I\]# I’d say all the loving emails from people who have embraced some of the practices I teach and as a result, have had their own powerful shifts in their relationships, work, health, and family dynamics. I feel grateful to be able to reach people and help them.That’s really XLIQSWXQEKRM½GIRXXLMRKXLEXLEW happened since all this started. What gives you the mental and physical energy to keep going forward? The energy continues to stem from the fact that I love what I do and I love the life that I have. It doesn’t feel like I’m ½KLXMRKMXHSIWR´XJIIPPMOI-RIIHI\XVE encouragement or stamina to keep going.This is my life; this is it. I say, “turn s--t into champagne.” What do you do to stay healthy
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presents itself, the course of treatment can be surgically quick and of short duration, or it can be quite the opposite, likely to be battled for the long haul. Still, life goes on, and that life can be full and rewarding, as Annetta Schaub of Great Bend is inding. In between courses of chemotherapy, when her strength fails her and she feels sick, there are times when she feels well enough to go to ball games with her kids and enjoy working in her garden, watching the antics of the free-range chickens on their farmstead, and spending time with her husband. Cooking a meal, cleaning her house, and going to work are all little luxuries, not mundane things to be taken for granted. “Now, I really look forward to going to work,” she said. “It’s not ‘I have to go to work,’ but ‘I get to go to work’.” And through her experiences, a vast and strong support system is there to cheer her on and offer their help when needed. A goal to be there On a mid-June morning, Annetta sees her children off as they set out for their summer activities. While it is a good day for her, they aren’t always that way. She’s currently partway through a prescribed course of six rounds of the chemotherapy drug methotrexate, in her second battle against osteosarcoma in as many years. The irst time, it presented itself in her shin, and now it is
in her lungs. And while the news may seem bleak, the good news for Annetta is it’s only in one lung, and the drug appears to be stabilizing at least a few of the tumors. Before cancer, Annetta was already a force to be reckoned with. Loud, vibrant, and iercely protective of her kids. There wasn’t a ball game she attended where she wasn’t vocal when she disagreed with the referee. She walked miles every day with friends and was in great shape, and she was deeply in love with her iance Kurt and her kids, Blaine, Bryce, Brynn and Lydia. If the tumors can be stabilized, they can be surgically removed. It might mean living with only one lung, but many people live long, satisfying lives with only one lung, Annetta points out. For this mother of four, living to see her children graduate from school is one of her greatest hopes and desires. Anything more will be icing on the cake. The day life became precious One day, in the spring of 2013, she noticed an unexplained, intense pain in her shin. Over-the-counter pain medicine didn’t help, and two days later, she was sitting in her doctor’s ofice. “After he took x-rays, I remember telling him it was probably like most things, the pain is there but no one can say what it is, and it will go away on its own,” she said. “Then he told me, ‘Oh no, there’s deinitely something there.’ ” He didn’t say what, but he made arrangements for her to see a specialist right away. “I knew then, deep down, that I had cancer.” Sure enough, following a biopsy, doctors conirmed she had a rare form of primary bone cancer called osteosarcoma. Only 2,500 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States. It’s a very fast-growing cancer, and rare enough that clinical trials are few and far between. This limits the options available to combat the condition. There was never a question in Annetta’s mind that she would ight. Her irst round with the cancer was a learning experience for the whole family. The family had to pull together to help mom as she underwent several rounds of chemotherapy, followed by surgery to remove the tumor, and several additional rounds of chemotherapy to eradicate any trace of the disease from the rest of her body. It put her through the wringer, but it also taught her who in her life she could depend upon. Nobody gets through cancer without a strong support system, and family, friends, and co-workers all stepped in and did what they could to help, from taking kids for the
day, cooking and dropping off meals, and bringing cheer whenever possible. While she was ighting that irst battle, she missed Mother’s Day with her kids. But her friend Amy Stein, a Great Bend photographer, picked up the kids and did a photo shoot with them. On Mother’s Day, Annetta received sparkling images of her children, some holding up signs that read, “What does your mom do? Mine kicks Cancer’s butt!” “It meant the world to me,” she said. “For Amy, it was something so small, something she does every day, but for me it was so wonderful.” Wedding bells As the chemotherapy wrapped up, Annetta and Kurt began making plans for a wedding. She had spent months bald, with sores in her mouth, not knowing from day to day if she would have the strength to do the mundane things others take for granted, like getting up to go to the bathroom. “When I could inally cook a meal for my family again, it felt so good!” she said. “My husband, Kurt, worried and reminded me I couldn’t overdo it.” As her hair returned, and she began shopping for a wedding dress, her doctor found a spot on her lungs during a routine follow-up exam. It was something to keep an eye on. As the big day drew near, the concern level went up, but there was no stopping the family now. In addition to a wedding celebration, the family prepared to move into the home that had been in Kurt’s family for three generations. Family and friends helped Annetta Photo by Amy Stein and Kurt mark their special day with joy and celebration. Now sporting a full head of curly dark brown hair and a “O t b k always l “Osteosarcoma, if it comes back, lovely gown, Annetta was a vision, full of life. comes back in the lungs,” she said. And yet, And the home, a country farm house, life was going to have to continue to go on, was the perfect place for the family to write the whole family realized. the next chapter in their lives together. Her children reacted in different ways to Flower beds were dug and planted, and the news. Her daughter, Brynn, was angry inside, the walls illed with trophies and at God for allowing the cancer to return, hunting memorabilia, family pictures, and and she wasn’t afraid to share her anger out signature accents that made the old house loud. What more did her mother need to feel like home. prove? It was her brother, Bryce, who put it in Round two perspective. But in December of 2014, the storm that “Don’t be mad at God,” he told her. had threatened for months inally cracked “Don’t you know God only uses his open. The cancer was back, and this time it strongest soldiers to ight the toughest was in Annetta’s lungs. battles?” inspirehealthmag.com #inspirehealthmag
The family was speechless, Annetta remembers. Then, the next moment, Bryce was heading out the door to shoot some hoops, and there was no more questioning God’s plan. Texas Annetta geared up for her next big battle. It would require her to go to M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas. That’s where the treatment was outlined and, the family learned, the cancer treatment center wanted Annetta to stay in Houston for the entire course of treatment. “I told them I couldn’t do it. I showed them a photo of my four kids. This is why I can’t do it. I have too much to do in this life,” I told them. The doctor told her someone was going to have to step up to the plate, but still, she insisted there had to be another way. Finally, doctors at M.D. Anderson conferred with Dr. Mark Fesen at the Heartland Cancer Center in Great Bend. They agreed if she could go through the irst round of chemotherapy in Houston, and follow all the after-care to the letter, she could do the rest of the treatment in Kansas. Her friends stepped up, too. A fundraiser was organized, with a silent auction, photo booth, games, and a meal. T-shirts and liers with images of Annetta as Rosie the Riveter began to appear on the streets of Great Bend. Money was raised to help with not only the treatment, but the travel to Houston and back. It was a trip she was determined not to make often. Fighting for her kids “I was ighting for my kids through that whole irst round,” she said. “I had to take lethal doses of chemicals, and my mouth broke out in sores soon afterward. I had to take other drugs to combat the side effects. I had to drink several ounces of water every hour for days afterward in order to lush the chemicals from my body. We recorded everything – every ounce of water, every medication dose, because I was not going to miss being with my kids.” It was a challenge to her to feel well enough to get back on the plane Thursday and go home, where her sister-in-law was staying with the four. Listening to her body Her battle with cancer has taught the whole family not to take the little things for granted. It has taught her kids not to take mom for granted, too, she said. It has also taught her to pay attention to the
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messages her body is sending her. Things like white-blood cell counts have become determining factors on whether she will attend a ballgame or school program. She tries her best not to miss any, but when she has to say no, her family understands. During her irst battle with osteosarcoma, she began to feel weak one day after completing a round of chemo. She ended up being taken directly to the emergency room, and from there, transported to the hospital where she could be monitored in a room where everyone who came in contact with her had to be suited up. Her white blood cell count had dropped to .03, where a normal person’s is between 4.0 and 7.5. It was so low, she could die if someone coughed in her direction, she said. It was a feeling she will never forget, and now when she starts to feel weak, she knows to take it easy and monitor her activity. Her cell counts are monitored many times a week when she is doing chemo. Bargaining When she was diagnosed for the second time, she pressed Fesen to explain what happens when there are no drugs left to take. She was told if she stopped chemo today, she would have 12 to 18 months to live. That wasn’t good enough. She’s not stopping until it’s over. She’ll either win or it will kill her, she said. “I have conversations with God every day,” she said. It would be so much easier, she admits, if she didn’t have kids. “I bargain with him to let me see them all
graduate from high school. That’s what I’m shooting for.” There are nights when she feels she can give all her pain and concern to God, but the next day, it is there again. It is a constant battle not to take it back up again. But surprisingly, she wouldn’t change the experience she has had. She’s witnessed her kids grow in ways other kids never do. They understand now how precious life is, and not to take things for granted, she said. While there are options left on the table for Annetta, there are far less than for other types of cancer. If the drugs she’s taking now, some of the most powerful available, don’t work, the next couple of options have less chance of working. Still, she’s hopeful. “I’m a Murphy’s Law kind of person,” she said. “It will probably be the last drug I take that inally kicks this.” She has come to terms with the possibility she may never again be cancer free. But, she’s learned that life doesn’t stop for anything, not even osteosarcoma. “Cancer doesn’t care what your status is in life,” she said. “Life doesn’t stop. It continues.” Always a planner, she has to put herself irst the weeks when chemo starts. It’s the hardest thing to do because she has always put her kids irst. She’s found writing about it on her private support page helps, and keeps all the wonderful people who support her up with what is happening. Her team makes home the best and only possible place to wage this battle, and with some luck, possibly even win this war.
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