1) Alcohol Study 
 
A recent study found that the average American walks 
about 900 miles in a year. 
 
Another study found Americans drink, on average, 22 
gallons of alcohol a year. 
 
That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to 
the gallon. 
 
Kind of makes you proud to be an American
 
Question – Do you have a daily, or weekly, exercise routine?  I do 15 minutes of slow stretching exercises every morning.  I also power walk one to three miles a day.  If you do house work or have to run after kids you probably don’t need any other exercise.  🙂

2) BBC  science news – “Breastfeeding” – http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7513267.stm 
 
“Scientists have for the first time shown how a “trust” hormone is released in the brains of breastfeeding mothers.

It is further proof that breastfeeding promotes the maternal bond through a biochemical process.

The team at Warwick University said the hormone oxytocin was known to be released during breastfeeding but the mechanism in the brain was unclear.

Oxytocin also produces contractions during labour and causes milk to be “let down” from the mammary glands.

The hormone is produced in the hypothalamus – the part of the brain that controls body temperature, thirst, hunger, anger and tiredness.

It has been shown to promote feelings of trust and confidence and to reduce fear. ”

Seeing a women breast feed their child in public “freaks” out some people.  I think is a very natural act and even find it inspiring to see the look of love on the face of a mother sharing her body with her child.

Do you think women should not be allowed to breastfeed their child in public?  Why?

3) Some final words on love. Excerpts from “Song” by Allen Ginsberg

“the weight, the weight we carry is love.”

“No rest without love, no sleep without dreams of love – no mad or chill, obsessed with angels or machines, the final wish is love – cannot be bitter, cannot deny, cannot withhold if denied”

“The warm bodies shine together in the darkness, the hand moves to the center of the flesh, the skin trembles in happiness and the soul comes joyful to the eye”

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