Archive: May 2012

  1. Forgiving for Better Health

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    Do find yourself digging your heels into the ground and holding grudges when really it would be much easier to forgive? Check out this article from LesserEvil Life, there is science behind forgiveness:

    The words, “I can never forgive you,” may be more damaging to your health than to your relationships. A study performed at Mayo Clinic showed the negative effects of holding a grudge on the cardiovascular system, reporting elevated blood pressure and heart rates in those who can’t let go. Reports also showed an increase in muscular tension and the feeling of being out of control.

    Courtesy of Slightly Everything

    Forgiveness can also have positive effects on your mental well-being. Research shows that helps reduce grief, depression, anxiety, as well as anger. Being hurt and angry are normal reactions toward offensive acts such as betrayal and abuse.

    Things turn unhealthy when you are unable to acknowledge the anger and process the events that occurred. Forgiveness doesn’t have to mean you condone the offensive behavior or that you excuse what happens. It simply means that you acknowledge the hurt and let it go.


  2. A Planet that Laughs Together

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    What do you have to Laugh about these days? Check out this excerpt from LesserEvil Life.

    Courtesy of Qamar

    “The first Sunday of every May is World Laughter Day. Created in 1988 by Dr. Madan Kataria, this celebration is intended to evoke global consciousness of friendship and unity through laughter.

    Dr. Kataria popularized the Laughter Yoga Movement and now has over 6,000 Laughter Clubs around the world. The idea behind the Laughter Movement is to release endorphins (feel good hormones) through a good chortle, causing a sense of relaxation and happiness. It brings hope that everyone in the world all tee-hees together, we will achieve world peace.


  3. 5 Tips for Traveling with Autistic Children

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    As a partner with Autism Speaks, we recognize the challenges of raising children with Special Needs, particularly those with Autism. Here is a brief article from LesserEvil Life that gives some tips to make traveling a little less of an impossible task for those of you supporting Autistic children.

    “Waiting in line at the airport, driving for hours in a car, sitting in restaurants, and sleeping in unfamiliar bed can disrupt any child’s life.

    Courtesy of DMJarvey

    But, for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder traveling can completely unravel them if not prepared. Autistic children thrive on routine, so a break from the day-to-day that many find relaxing may be completely unnerving in their eyes.

    To make your summer travel more enjoyable, we discovered 5 useful tips for vacationing with autistic children.


  4. Fresh New Look

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    So there have been some significant changes to the look of the LesserEvil line up in the past few weeks. For starters our website has got a fresh new look. What do you think? Please comment and let us know what you like and don’t like. No hard feelings here, we are always looking to improve.

    New LesserEvil Home Page

    The same goes for our new Krinkle Sticks Packaging. We put a lot of time and effort into identifying a design that would appeal to our core customer (That’s You!). Again, please use this space on our Blog to tell us what you think of the fresh new packaging that will be coming to a store near you very soon.

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