July 31st 2019

For all my night owls and beautiful souls. Here is a short yoga video that you can do before bed or when you’re time is sparse. This will aid your body in relaxing and soothe your soul. I ended up doing this before hopping into bed tonight. Enjoy 🙂

July 30th 2019

“We need time to defuse, to contemplate. Just as in sleep our brains relax and give us dreams, so at some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.”

– Laurie Colwin

July 27th 2019

“Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.”

– Gustave Flaubert

Be you, be original. Find your spark and the fire inside.

Working In This Heat!

Hello all my amazing people! Have ya’ll noticed this heat we’re going through right now?! Apparantly 85% of the United States is sweating through a heat wave! I know my area of California doesn’t quite count for that statistic but I think 92* weather is hot enough! Working in this heat takes a toll on your body and your mind. Your body is trying to keep all your organs nice and regulated so you don’t overheat and have a medical emergency. Helping your body not go into overdrive is sometimes hard to do. We all work in different fields of the job industry. Some of us have some A/C, some of us work outside all day or work without A/C. Wherever we work we can still help ourselves. Now being an EMT I see a lot of heat related emergencies. Peoples body will overheat and they don’t have the ability to cool it down…we dont want to get to that point…ever. Some easy ways to cool down:

  • Drink drink drink. Just a little bit of water can go a long way. Gatorade also helps because it replenishes your electrolytes.
  • Try and rest in between working. If you can only safely work for 20 minutes and have to take a break, do it. Your safety is always priority.
  • Wear sunscreen. Especially if you’re outside, sunscreen will help prevent the Suns Ray’s from burning your skin which in turn, keeps you cool.
  • Try and find shade to cool down in. The temperature in the shade will actually be significantly cooler than out in the Suns path.

Where Can I Read Up On Heat Safety.

There are multiple websites that you can read up on for working in the heat and what to do. One of the leading websites for this is OSHA. Osha will explain what temperature is TOO hot to work in. They will also give more guidance and advice on how to work in this heat.

As an EMT please stay safe in these heat conditions. If you’re starting to feel too hot and dizzy, it is time for a water and rest break! Stay cool everyone!

“Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.”

– Arnold H. Glasow

July 26th 2019…Friyay!

Finally! Its Friday. The start of the weekend, all the memes about Friyay and hopefully some down time. Make time for yourself, enjoy the weather, relax you deserve it!

“Now I take the summer off, relax, and I know that at the end of July we’re gonna start another season.”

– Jerry Orbach

Listening To Podcasts

What Are Podcasts?

Before I listened to Podcasts, I had no idea what they were. I just figured they were people talking about stuff, no glitz or glam. I was wrong, and surprised about how much I enjoy certain ones. Podcasts are defined as: an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download to listen. Alternatively, the word “podcast” may refer to the individual component of such a series or to an individual media file

When Is A Good Time To Listen To A Podcast?

You can literally listen to Podcasts anywhere you would like. They can be downloaded beforehand if there is no internet services or you can stream them directly off of a website. I never used to listen to podcasts. I didn’t exactly know what they were and I figured it was boring stuff. You can listen to them at work, in the car on a road trip, taking a bath. You can really listen to them wherever you would like. I just started listening to them at work. I don’t have the typical “9-5” job. Working as an EMT I am on an ambulance for my WHOLE shift. We work in there, hang out in there, eat in there and pass the time listening to podcasts. Every Wednesday I have the same partner and she loves these things. She kept talking about them and finally she said we had to listen to one. So we ended up listening to a podcast called Crime Junkie. The Podcast series is based off of true crime. She really draws you into the evidence and the story that is being told. This is now one of my FAVORITE ways to KILL time.

Where Can I Find Them?

There are multiple places you can stream or download Podcasts:

This is just a handful of suggestions of Podcasts that touch on different topics. If you know of any other good Podcasts please feel free to spread the knowledge! I hope you find a podcast to die for.

July 24th 2019

“Whatever you do, do with determination. You have one life to live; do your work with passion and give your best. Whether you want to be a chef, doctor, actor, or a mother, be passionate to get the best result.”

– Alia Bhatt