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Laughing with Mary Maxwell – YouTube

The dry humor and quick wit of Mary Maxwell has entertained millions over the years. Mary is known for her honest and humorous take on aging, as well as other life events. She has spoken at events ranging from the national Christ Child Society con…


11-14 – Getting Ready for Winter Bird Feeding

Presentation by Dave Titterington
Monday, Nov. 14th, 7:00 p.m.
Culler Middle School, 52nd & Vine

Dave Titterington is founder of the Wild Bird Habitat Stores, a family owned and operated business that opened in 1993. Today Wild Bird Habitat has two locations in Lincoln operated by Dave, his wife Linda, and daughter Katie specializing in backyard bird feeding, bird conservation, environmental education and outdoor birding recreation. He is well known in the area as a birding extraordinaire.
Dave actively supports and participates in a number of conservations groups in Nebraska including: Nebraska Birding Trails Project, Bluebirds Across Nebraska, Raptor Recovery Nebraska, and was a former member-at-large on the Nebraska Bird Partnership Steering Committee. He spent 12 years as a teacher/naturalist at the Pioneers Park Nature Center where he helped to educate children and adults on a variety of nature topics and was the recipient in 2002 of the Edna M. Shields award“Sharing Nature with Children.”
In 2005 he was awarded the Journal Star Howard Weigers Outstanding Wildlife Conservation Award. Dave also received the Lyman’s Award and Earthkeeper Award from National Audubon’s Wachiska Chapter of South Eastern Nebraska. In 2015 he was awarded the Conservation Communicator Award from the Nebraska Wildlife Federation. Also in 2015 Lincoln’s Wild Bird Habitat Stores were the recipients of Best Birding Retailer in the U.S selected by leaders in the bird feeding industry.

Oct 30 – Screenings — Eating You Alive™

“People are not living longer. People are dying Longer” Showing in Crete at Doane – preview

October 30 CRETE, NE – Heckman Auditorium at the Doane University Crete Campus, 1014 Boswell Avenue in Crete


Tickets on Sale now We are so excited to announce that EYA is set to hit screens in October!  There are many pre-release events that will be happening across the country in places like Oklahoma City, Detroit, Washington D.C., NYC, Atlanta, Nashville, Huntsville, Chicago, Denver, Little Rock, Austin, Sacramento, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and more!  These events will include a Q & A session and a chance for us to finally get to meet all of you who have been so supportive and hear your “Whole Food Plant Based” stories!  So keep checking as there are more details to come about these events and the nationwide theatrical release in November!

Source: Screenings — Eating You Alive™

7 quick ways to help brighten your day – Healthy Mind Healthy Body®

Moody blues? 7 quick ways to help brighten your day

Don’t let skimpy daylight get you down — count on these little mood boosters
As the days get a little shorter, do your moods tend to dip too?

This time of year — when there’s less natural light to be had — many people notice a mild slump. If you’re one of them, here are some ideas to help perk up your days all fall and winter long.

1. Get outdoors daily. – Seek out the sun for at least 10 minutes a day. Even better: Take a quick walk. Exercise also increases the body’s natural happy chemicals. If you enjoy some sunlight in the morning, it can help set you up for a better day.

2. Let in the light. – For a pick-me-up indoors, try sitting by a sunny window — or in a brightly lit part of your home.

3. Reach out. – Social time is a great way to cheer yourself up. It may be tempting to lie low this time of year. But give yourself a nudge. Make a date to meet a friend for lunch or a movie. Call a loved one to chat. Or volunteer to help someone — that’s a proven mood booster.

4. Do your happy dance!  – Let music give you feel-good moments. Create an upbeat playlist. Or stream or dial in a radio station that plays lively pop tunes or toe-tapping classics you enjoy.

5. Make your space a cheerier place.  – Keep items that make you happy in sight, such as joyful pictures or fresh flowers. Clearing the clutter might do wonders for your mindset too!

6. Find comfort in healthy foods. – Balanced eating is always in season. As a bonus, research suggests that nutritious fruits and veggies — along with foods rich in omega-3 fatty acid, such as salmon, walnuts and olive oil — may provide a positive mood boost.

7. Smile frequently — and just because.  – This simple act can lift your spirits — and help others around you lighten up too.

Is it SAD? – If your blues don’t let up, you may want to see a doctor. Some people have a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Treatment can include daily light therapy, along with lifestyle changes.* Also see “When the sadness doesn’t go away.”

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Join us for an online seminar. You can pick up tips worth smiling about during the “Be more productive” seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 12:30 p.m. ET, 11:30 a.m. CT. Register here.

*Check your benefit plan to see what services may be covered.

Source: Healthy Mind Healthy Body®: Moody blues? 7 quick ways to help brighten your day


CONTACT: Kellie Wesslund, Coordinator, Speakers Bureau, 402-472-0088 <tel:402-472-0088> ,

Lincoln, Nebraska, Sept. 2, 2016 – The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Speakers Bureau enters its 22nd year in 2016-17 with 26 speakers and several topics from which to choose. This free service connects faculty and other university experts with Nebraska citizens through service organizations, schools and other groups who want knowledgeable, interesting speakers on a variety of topics.
    The Speakers Bureau features speakers available on a year-round basis as well as during the academic year only. The website provides access to each speaker’s topic information with a form to submit to book a speaker. For questions, please contact Kellie Wesslund, Speakers Bureau coordinator in the Office of University Communications, 202 Canfield Administration Building, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0424; call 402-472-0088 <tel:402-472-0088>  or email
    The members of the 2016-17 Speakers Bureau and their topics:
    > Sylvana Airan, assistant director of housing, business contracts and student services, “My Life Growing Up in Pakistan.”
    > Kimberley Barrett, assistant director of wellness services and fitness programs, Campus Recreation, “Thrive (vs. Survive) in a Warp Speed World,” “Stress and Well-being: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life” and “Don’t Just Go Through the Motions … Discover Happiness.”
    > Christian Binek, professor, physics and astronomy, “Magnetic Refrigeration,” “Magnetic Thin Films: From Basic Research to Spintronics” and “Physics Between High School and High-Tech.”
    > Charles Braithwaite, editor, Great Plains Quarterly; senior lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, “African Americans on the Great Plains,” “The Global Classroom: Using New Communication Technology to Improve Education” and “Tribal Colleges: Culture and Higher Education on the Plains.”
    > Daniel Claes, professor, physics and astronomy, “Comic Book Physics 101,” “What the Heck is a Higgs Boson?!” and “Are We Alone in the Universe?”
    > Don Costello, associate professor emeritus, computer science and engineering, “When I was a Lad in the Bronx in the ’40s,” “Information Technology: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” “Robotics: Status Today, Impact Tomorrow,” “Investment vs. Gambling in a Digital Economy,” “How You Can Learn to Like Your Computer, But Not Love It” and “The Computer in Medical Care: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”
    > Ken Dewey, professor of applied climate sciences, School of Natural Resources, “May 9, 2016: The Day the Storms Chased the Storm Chaser” and “The Weather and Climate of Nebraska: A Place of Extremes.”
    > Dick Dienstbier, emeritus professor, psychology, “Building Resistance to Stress and Aging” and “Gay or Straight: The Science of Sexual Orientation.”
    > Bob Diffendal, professor emeritus, conservation and survey, “Fossils on the Floor: Mosaics of Fossils on the Floor of the Nebraska State Capitol Rotunda” and “Southern Australia: Majestic, Old and Flat Tectonic Plate.”
    > Stephen Ducharme, professor, physics and astronomy, Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, “Can a Photon Wave?” and “Nanoscale Science and Technology.”
    > Kate Engel, operations manager, Nebraska Innovative Campus, “Nebraska Innovative Campus:  Spaces and Culture That Inspire.”
    > Keith Glewen, extension educator, Agricultural Research and Development Center, “Grass to Gas?  Converting Switchgrass to Biofuel.”
    > Michael Hoff, professor of art history, “Ancient Roman Religion and Nebraska Football,” “Athens Under Roman Domination” and “Pirates and Romans Along the Cilician Coast of Ancient Turkey.”
    > Roger Hoy, professor, biological systems engineering; director, Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory, “The Nebraska Tractor Testing Lab: Past, Present and Future.”
    > Gary Kebbel, professor, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, “How to Use Social Networking like Twitter or Facebook or Foursquare as Reporting Tools,” “Reaching Youth: If It’s Not on a Cellphone, It Doesn’t Exist” and “The Changing News Ecosystem.”
    > David Keck, professor, Raikes School, “Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Key Drivers of Business and Economic Growth.”
    > Bradley Lubben, extension assistant professor and policy specialist, “Growing Agriculture to Meet Society’s Demands” and “More Than Farm in the Farm Bill.”
    > Carrie Malek-Madani, communications coordinator, Lied Center for Performing Arts, “A Backstage Tour of the Lied Center.”
    > Wes Peterson, professor, agricultural economics, “Brexit, the European Union and International Trade,” “Demographic Trends and Economic Growth” and “Are Economic Sanctions an Effective Foreign Policy Tool?”
    > Paul Read, professor, horticulture and viticulture, “Gardens of the World” and “Grape Expectations: Nebraska’s Developing Grape and Wine Industry.”
    > Greg Snow, professor, physics and astronomy, “The Amazing Discovery of Gravitational Waves,” “Cosmic Rays from Outer Space: What Do We Know About Them?,” “Did a Giant Asteroid Kill the Dinosaurs?” and “High-Energy Physics and the Discovery of the ‘God Particle.'”
    > Kate Speck, senior research manager, Public Policy Center, “Professional Ethics: Operating in an Ethical Vacuum,” “Into the Future: Process Addictions,” “Trends in Adolescent Addictions” and “Motivational Interviewing.”
    > Sandra Stockall, professor emeritus, Nebraska Extension, “You Are Who You Are Because” and “Wow, That Felt Great!”
    > Matt Waite, professor of practice, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, “Drones and the First Amendment” and “The Future of Media is Weirder Than You Think It Is.”
    > Joseph Weber, associate professor, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, “Transcendental Meditation in America: How a New Age Movement Remade a Small Town in Iowa.”
    > Darryl White, professor of trumpet, “Jazz: An American Art Form” and “African-Americans and Jazz.”

Live and Learn August 2016 – YouTube

Life Long Learning with Osher Classes in Lincoln – August 1, 2016

Leta Powell Drake, OLLI member and host of “Live and Learn,” a television program of Aging Partners/Area Agency on Aging, recently interviewed Dee Aguilar, OLLI Coordinator. Listen to what Leta and Dee have to say about OLLI.

50 Nebraska icons | Good-life |

Nebraska was the 37th state admitted to the union, so the Journal Star staff compiled a list of 37 icons that represent our state’s people, history and heritage.

We decided 37 was kind of an odd number, so we asked readers to add 13 more. Here is our Top 50 list.

Slideshow at Source: 50 Nebraska icons | Good-life |

Don’t I Need Minerals In My Water? 

Don’t I Need Minerals In My Water?


distilled waterOne of the most common questions I receive is, “Don’t I need minerals in my water?” This a persistent water myth, but if you look at it rationally, it’s easy to discover the truth of the matter.

First, it’s important to look at this question from two scenarios; 1) an emergency situation, and 2) everyday life.

In an emergency situation it’s very important that you ONLY consider one aspect; the safety of your water. All other factors are irrelevant. So, when you are in an emergency situation, follow the Red Cross recommendations, or go beyond these recommendations by using a water distiller to purify your water. In an emergency situation, don’t worry about whether your water has minerals, if it has the right pH, whether it’s clustered, super-oxygenated, harmonic, or whatever else someone is selling. It’s all about safety, and if anyone says anything else, don’t listen to them ever again.

Now that I made that point crystal clear, let’s move on to drinking water for everyday life. Do you need minerals in your drinking water?

No. Water is the most important substance you put into your body. It allows you to regulate your temperature, it transports nutrients and oxygen to every cell, it removes toxins, aids in digestion, is a key for every chemical reaction and electrical signal in your body and countless other functions. Being a source for minerals is not one of the functions of water.

So let’s break it down…

Hydro1)    The Minerals In Water Are Not Bioavailable. In other words, the minerals found in water are not in a form that’s useable by the body. To understand this, let’s look at how minerals get into water in the first place. Pure rain water falls to the ground and dissolves the rock and metals it comes in contact with, thus the minerals found in water are simply dissolved dirt and soil. Humans and animals can’t get nutritional minerals directly from the soil, but rather we get our minerals from plants, or from eating animals that have eaten the plants. For example, you and I are not able to go in the back yard and suck on a rock of calcium and get the calcium that our body needs in this way. Plants do, however, get the minerals that they need directly from the soil, and then they transform these minerals into a “bioavailable” form, which means that they can be used by your body. This is why Dr. Andrew Weil says, “We get our minerals from food, not water.” So, eat a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts and meats to get the right minerals for your body. If you want to supplement your diet, buy a high-quality mineral supplement that says that the minerals are in the chelated form.

2)    There Can Be Harmful Minerals In Water. Not all minerals are good for you. There are many parts of the country that have high levels of arsenic or nitrates, which have both been linked to many different forms of cancer. In addition, cities often add fluoride and other contaminants to the water.

3)    There Can Be Other Harmful Chemicals In Water. The minerals in water are often mixed with other chemicals. There are over 85,000 chemicals recognized by the EPA, and an alarming amount have been found in water supplies across the US. Remember that when the government says that your water is “safe” to drink, they are using the LEGAL definition of the word “safe”, not the English language definition (it’s funny that they don’t tell you about this important distinction). So even if you could get good minerals from water, it would be like dropping a vitamin on the ground and getting it all dirty before you take it. You simply don’t know what other bad stuff is in the water.

4)    The Quantities Are Too Small. Anyone who still thinks that they want minerals in their water has to consider that they would have to drink a ridiculous amount of water to get anywhere close to the recommended Dietary Allowance of minerals in their diet. If you live in Boston, for example, you’d have to drink over 650 glasses of water each day just to meet the Recommended Dietary Allowance. This view is backed up by The American Medical Journal that states, “The body’s need for minerals is largely met through foods, not drinking water.”

To summarize this, your body needs plenty of clean water. The best way to get consistently clean water is via a well-designed and properly constructed water distiller. I recommend two different distillers. For emergencies, I recommend the Survival Still. For everyday use I recommend the AquaNui brand of water distillers.

Source: Don’t I Need Minerals In My Water? | Survival Still, Emergency Drinking Water System | Survival Still

Vital Signs Report for Lincoln

Source: Vital Signs

The Lincoln Vital Signs supplemental report, Behavioral Health Trends in Lincoln, is ready to be shared! The report is on the Lincoln Vital Signs website:

The supplement to the Lincoln Vital Signs reports (2014, 2015) compiles information about persons with mental health and/or substance abuse needs. Just as Lincoln Vital Signs reports have been used extensively throughout Lincoln, the Behavioral Health Trends in Lincoln supplement offers insights into current trends in Nebraska-funded behavioral health clients, homelessness and police interactions.

The need for the report was highlighted over the past two years as people requested information about behavioral health trends at Lincoln Vital Signs presentations. Data from the supplemental report, co-authored by Dr. Nancy Shank and Dr. Stacey Hoffman of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, will be incorporated into the next Lincoln Vital Signs report, slated for Spring 2017.

Please help us share this report with the community. The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is tweeting about it, but you can help spread the word by announcing the report through your networks, such as:

Sharing this email with colleagues and discussion groups

Announcing in e-mail or traditional newsletters

Sharing on social media: Twitter/Facebook

Posting links on websites

To compile this supplement, the City of Lincoln, Lincoln Community Foundation, Region V Systems, UNL Center on Children, Families and the Law, and University of Nebraska Public Policy Center successfully collaborated on a proposal to the US Department of Agriculture and the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (through a sub-award to Michigan State University). The Lincoln Vital Signs Advisory Committee was extremely helpful in shaping the report’s final content and formatting.

Participating Organizations:

Abel Foundation

City of Lincoln

Community Health Endowment

Cooper Foundation

Educare of Lincoln

Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools

Lancaster County

Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development

Lincoln Community Foundation

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County

University of Nebraska Foundation

Woods Charitable Fund


These 8 Foods are Bad for Our Brain | Health – BabaMail

We’ve heard about foods that damage our heart, liver, and digestive system, but what about those that damage the most important organ in our body – the brain? It’s more than likely that you’ve felt tired or groggy after eating lunch – most likely because you ate something that affected your brain in some manner. In that case, which foods should you be avoiding in order to keep your mind sharp, and which can you have in moderation?
#1. Sugar

Some of these will surprise you.

Source: These 8 Foods are Bad for Our Brain | Health – BabaMail

Roper & Sons Grief Group – Potluck Luncheon

Roper & Sons Grief Group –  Potluck Luncheon

Roper & Sons Grief Support – Please share with anyone you feel may benefit

You are Invited – Roper & Sons Grief Support – Meets Sundays 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Roper & Sons Reception Facility, 4300 O Street, Sunday, February 21st – Potluck Luncheon    2 – 3:30 p.m.

Roper & Sons Reception Facility

·  Supportive friends

· Professionally guided group sessions twice monthly

· Social gathering monthly

· Special Mentoring sessions monthly

· Annual candlelight memorial service

Reservations not necessary – Sessions are open to all ages Group sessions guided by Grief Counselor Jenn Clark
Special Mentoring Sessions include: Art, Massage, Pets, and more!
Specially scheduled Potluck Lunches and Desserts
Special Holiday Candlelight Memorial Service

Copyright © 2016 Roper and Sons Funeral Services, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Roper and Sons Funeral Services
4300 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510


Source: Roper & Sons Grief Group –  Potluck Luncheon

THE GOSPEL HEIRS will travel and Sing for you

THE GOSPEL HEIRS are a music ministry that will come to your church or nursing home and sing and bring the Gospel of Jesus to your location FREE of charge. To have us come to you please contact Paul at 402-721-3659.

Dear Keith;
 My name is Paul Chatterton and I am from Fremont and I found your paper at RUSS’s SUPERMARKET. The reason I am writing you is that I have a music/ministry group called THE GOSPEL HEIRS. We go to churches and nursing homes and play,sing and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. We do not charge any money for doing this. What I am asking you is if you would place a small add for FREE for us so that we could go to other churches and nursing homes for free and bring our ministry to them.  Here is an example of our add but you are free to change the wording if you like.
Thank You in advance

Nebraska Folk Life Network – Donate

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Nebraska Folklife Network

Happy Holidays Everyone!
There are many celebrations going on this time of year and people celebrate in many different ways. We’d love to hear about some of your traditions!

It’s also the end of the year and we’d like to thank you for your support in 2015. We had a great year and we’re very much looking forward to our work in 2016. We know there’s a lot of end-of-year giving requests coming your way right now, but we’d like you to keep the NFN in mind when giving this year. Without support from individuals like you we certainly couldn’t do the work we do! You understand the importance of documenting cultural traditions, supporting traditional artists, and educating children about different cultures.
Just to give you an idea, here’s an estimate of the costs to create just one cultural education kit:
– Interviews and materials – $700
– Thank-you honorariums for cultural interviews – $25 x 10 interviewees
– Time spent researching the culture or cultures depicted – $300
– Time spent writing and editing materials – $200
– Travel for research and interviews – $150
= $1,600 per trunk

U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time

Great site -keith >>>>> Source: U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time

Lincoln 55+ Seniors Paper | For Seniors and their Families

The Lincoln 55+ Seniors Paper is coming Next Thursday. In the meantime, please take a look at our blog entries. I think you will enjoy the view -keith —

For Seniors and their Families

Source: Lincoln 55+ Seniors Paper | For Seniors and their Families

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