Welcome! I'm a 48 (and 1/2) year old, wife, mother (8 1/2 year old son), daughter, sister, friend and volunteer. So, 48.5 really means I'm into my 49th year on this amazing planet, and on July 19, 2010, I'll be in my 50th year. The mid-century mark. L. The big 5-0. However you want to say it, to most of the English speaking world, it means "old". I want to get there with grace, passion, beauty, love and laughter. I want to get there the old-fashioned way: by taking care of myself, eating right, creating a balanced life, laughing and living life to it's fullest. I'll be documenting my journey and hope you will watch and learn along the way. I'll also provide some of my tips for looking young and feeling your best as we head to and beyond our mid-century mark. Here's to being "Beautifully 50".

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Let the tears begin!

When's the last time you had a good cry? For me it's been a while - see, with an 8 year-old, I really try to hold it in, even when I feel as though the flood waters are about to burst.  Actually though, research has shown that having a good cry every now and then is a good thing. Tears appear to reduce tension, remove toxins, and increase the body's ability to heal itself. After an outburst of tears the body is flooded with oxygen, which triggers the release of feel-good hormones in the brain. So, don't hold it in..I'm thinking it might even be beneficial for my 8 year-old to see my tears..after all, grown men should cry.

Need some help? Here's my personal list of weepy movies (in no particular order)...a sure cry every time, especially for this highly emotional, sensitive, Cancer woman!

Beaches ~ A must for anyone with a forever friend. 

Braveheart ~ Mel Gibson at his best!
Gone with the Wind ~ My all-time favorite...

Love Story ~ My first romance movie ever.
Brian's Song ~ Friendship breaks the color barrier.

Ghost ~ Makes you think about losing someone you love.

I am Sam ~ Story of a mentally challenged dad; Sean Penn perfection.
The Notebook ~ I cried reading the book and sobbed at the movie.

Terms of Endearment ~ Classic mother/daughter tale.
You'll get mad, laugh and cry at the same time. 

Schindler's List ~ Spielberg's epic drama about WWII Holocaust victims
Life is Beautiful ~ Roberto Benigni directs and acts. A Jewish/Italian
 father and his family during their concentration camp internment. 

Grab the kleenex box, pop some corn and let the tears begin!
I'm always up for a tear jerker, what are your favorites??

1 comment:

Cashon&Co said...

The movies I cried the hardest in (which literally left my eyes swollen for 2 days) were DAD w/ Ted Dansen & THE TITANIC. and i totally agree w/ schindler's list & Love story