Denise Dances: A Return to Perfect Health - Body, Mind & Spirit!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


COMING SOON to MAAP:  OASIS Field Notes: THE FAMILIAR (Backyard Scenes) MAAP. For more info, go to:

GO TO GROTON! Check out my artwork, "Covered Bridge" (SCENES OF MINI GOLF COURSE) here at the Groton Library SUMMER SOLSTICE EXHIBIT thru the Month of June...and "Carousel," of CAROUSEL SCENES, as well. Exit 88, off I-95, Groton, CT.

UP NEXT: George Gershwin, a "biopic," gleaned from the USCG Concert on Memorial Day weekend.

EMOTIONS Word Search: The Game! C'mon! It's time for some fun and games. And always remember to THIIIIIINK SUNSHINE! (Honeeey, see you at the beeaaach!)

UP NEXT ON FOOL'S GOLD: The Memo: 1989 Blood Drive...and "The Corporate Blues," poems of corporate life at Corporate Headquarters in Midtooowwwn Manhaaatttan! for more info, go to:

See you all next week. Same place, same time. Live from the Groton Library, home of the rams and the Peaceable Kingdom.

Denise...Denise Dances...2011.

Stress and Diabetes

Diabetes and Stress, KEEPING WELL WITH DIABETES, Novo Nordisk, Lifescan, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Co., Copyright 2003.

Stress and Blood Glucose Levels:

Stress causes the body to release extra glucose into the bloodstream. This new supply of glucose boosts energy to help you cope with stress. However, this extra glucose creates more stress in people with Diabetes by affecting their blood glucose levels.

The Stress of Diabetes:

Managing Diabetes means making major changes in your daily life, esp in altering your eating and excercise habits. This means learning to control the stress in your life, as well.

Stress in Your Personal Life:

Stressful events unrelated to your Diabetes may affect how you feel. The stress of a quarrel or a bad day at work can make your blood glucose soar.  The stress of Diabetes and changes in your blood glucose levels can affect your mood and emotions.

* Frustration
* Fear
* Worry

Blood glucose changes, in turn can also cause stress. High blood glucose levels can make you feel tired and / or depressed. Low blood glucose levels can make you feel irritable and nervous.


The relationship between Diabetes and Depression is unclear. However, depression tends to occur more often in people with Diabetes than in the general population. Feeling blue or discouraged now and then is normal, but prolonged feelings of sadness or low self-esteem are not.

Common symptoms of Depression:

* Trouble sleeping (Insomnia)
* Inability to concentrate
* Loss of appetite

"If there's no physical cause for your Depression..."


(1) Get plenty of sleep.
(2) Eat right.
(3) Excercise regularly.
(4) Find some quiet time for yourself every day.
(5) Plan each day.
(6) Be prepared for high or low blood glucose. (This means carrying a high carb snack, such as a Chewy Snack Bar.)
(7) Practice Meditation, Yoga, T'ai Chi and Chi Kung, and Deep Breathing for about 20 minutes each day.

Does it come as no surprise to now...that I mean what I say...when I say...that I would consider a return to perfect health payment enough???...* * * :)

Denise...Denise Dances...2011.

A Spokesperson for God

"Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, judged Israel at that time. She sat under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites came up to her for judgement." -- JUDGES 4:4-5

Whether we look at Miriam, Deborah, Esther, and Ruth in the Old Testament or Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, or Priscilla in the New Testament, we easily see that God has always used women in ministry. For instance, Deborah was a prophetess and a judge. As a prophetess, she was a spokesperson for God. As a judge, she made decisions on God's behalf.

When God needed someone to save the Jews from the destruction that wicked Haman had planned for them, He called upon Esther (Esther 4:14). If God is against using women, why didn't He call a man for this job? Esther sacrificed her plans as a young woman and allowed herself to be taken into the king's harem in order to be in a position to speak on behalf of God's people when the time came to do so. Because of her obedience, God gave her favor with the king, and she exposed a plot to kill all of the Jews. She saved her nation and became a queen who held a high position of leadership in the land and cared for the poor. How does God want to use you? Will you let him?

(SOURCE: The Confident Woman Devotional, by Joyce Meyer, Copyright 2011. Page 50.)