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NOVEMBER 30, 2023

Health QUOTE of the week

“It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now – with its aches and its pleasures – is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.”
Pema Chodron

Our story of the week

Our Senses: More Than Five – and Counting

The concept of the five human senses is outdated,” said Erin Eatough, Ph.D. an occupational health psychologist with BetterUp, an online wellness platform. “Neuroscientists agree that people are gifted with far more than the five senses we learned in school.”

In addition to the classic sight, sound, smell, taste and touch, what else makes sense for your body to sense?

– Nociception: the perception or sensation of pain;
– Proprioception: body awareness, sense of self-movement, force and body position;
– Temperature: ability to detect heat or its absence;
– Balance: how we keep ourselves upright.

Eatough pointed out that while these four are now scientifically accepted as human senses, we could possess as many as 21 or even more.

“Ultimately, the most important thing isn’t to focus on finding the right number of senses,” she said. “It’s learning how to engage them. … to live a more fulfilling life.”

Learn more about mind-sets and activities you can use to engage with your senses – and your life.

On the horizon

Holiday Shoebox Parade at the Wando Mount Pleasant Library at 1400 Carolina Park Blvd, Mt Pleasant running all day from Wednesday, November 1, 2023 to Sunday, December 31, 2023. Create a miniature parade float from a shoebox and join our annual Holiday Shoebox Parade! Find more info on the Charleston County Public Library listing for the Holiday Shoebox Parade.

Spoonful of humor

I got fed up at my roommate criticizing my sense of direction.
So I packed my bags and right.


I NEVER GET SICK: When you’re feeling happy, you’re more likely to live longer – at least according to Gloria. “I always try to find the good in everything and everyone, which makes me happy,” said Gloria, 93. “I have no doubt that happiness – pushing away negative thoughts – keeps me alive. I’ve heard that smiling turns on healthy enzymes.” ‘

Read the entire article: I Never Get Sick

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What’s on your mind?

What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving eating?

0.0% said Sampling while cooking;
55.6% said The first bites of the main meal;
11.1% said The appetizers and snacks beforehand;
33.3% said Having leftovers.

Mom knows best

It’s important to keep your teeth healthy, and we’re sure you’re mom has told you that. But did she tell you the reasons? Regular visits to your dentist help keep your teeth healthy (and your overall health): treatments to avoid gum disease, catch problems early before they get worse (like minimizing or preventing cavities!), help treat sensitive teeth, and screen for oral cancer. If you need to find a dentist just check our list of Dental & Oral Health directories by specialty.

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