Letter From The Editors

For May of 2022

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Putting in Time at the Reality Five and Dime

   Most everyone has had a first job, that original place of work where they learned about work etiquette and how to interact within a crew. It can be scary stuff to suddenly be thrown into a world completely foreign to what you've known before. So it is with the third dimension. There are intricacies to it that are hard to recognize without the experience to know what works and what doesn't. So, even though we've done this job over and over lifetime after lifetime, moving up into a management position means being able to manage ourselves and our health. What does that mean? It means recognizing who is in charge of our lives and what motivates our decisions. It may seem obvious that we're in charge of our own lives but find that isn't always the case upon closer inspection.

   We tend to be pulled one way or another based on demands on our time and feel there's never enough of that time to go around. Social media can generate a fear of missing out on something that may be happening while we're busy doing other things. Scientists suggest four things to help regulate the neurotransmitters that control much of our lives. Those neurotransmitters are affected by things like too much time in front of a computer screen, not enough vitamin D, stress, anxiety and depression. Bringing those into balance will make life feel less like a job or even a working vacation. Life should be appreciated fully witch takes some effort to make happen should life not be meeting with expectations. Here are those four suggestions:

Stay active: Exercising when you're feeling down and lack motivation can be particularly difficult. However, exercise has been proven to help increase serotonin levels in the brain. Start with something easy, such as taking a walk.

Get outside: Sunlight helps boost neurotransmitter levels in the brain.

Change your diet: Coffee has been shown to increase serotonin and dopamine levels, although it can lead to withdrawal if you decide to cut back. Eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids boosts serotonin levels.

Manage your stress: Adding stress-relieving activities to your day can help improve mood and boost neurotransmitter levels. For example, meditation has been shown to increase dopamine levels in the brain.

   Karra was a healer before she was an ambassador and spends a lot of time studying the human body due to our being twin souls. She sees how patterns, routines and everyday life can lead to unhealthy lifestyles as the ongoing pandemic has given a new definition to the word normal. Happily, things are improving with restrictions being lifted that had kept many indoors which only exasperated the problem. These last three years has changed our society in ways that have been good, bad and necessary. It has created an environment that if it was a job, it would be the ones in balance that would be the success stories. Those who took the steps needed to become the professionals called on when others have thrown up their hands. Then again, if life was a job, showing up to work would be a joy for those of us who are part of the union called the Galactic Federation.
In love, light and wisdom as one,

Russ and Karra