Heart-Healthy Future

Painting in her studio in Artmongerz Gallery in Greensboro, Jacalyn Romano, did not have a specific direction in mind. Rich yellow and red acrylics over plaster lines and swirls turned into a sun’s light reaching into deeper blue and burnt sienna hues.

Then Jackie experienced the worst pain in her life. “A fire struck the center of my chest and I just couldn’t stop screaming,” she describes.She was taken to Moses Cone Memorial Hospital, where she was told she was having a heart attack. Dr. Thomas Wall, now her friend for life, realized how dire her situation was and acted fast. On July 13, 2010, Jackie had a triple bypass and heart valve repair.

“I still had paint under my nails,” remembers Jackie. “My sister, Rebecca, helped me clean them at the hospital.” The painting she was working on took on a new meaning for her.When completed, she entitled it “Just a Heart Beat Away.” To her, the sun now represents a second chance. Since her heart attack, Jackie has stopped smoking and is managing her type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol with good nutrition and exercise. This experience inspired her to create a new series of artwork, entitled “Matters of the Heart.”

Jackie is proud to share her studio space with other artists in what she refers to as “The Gallery that Gives.” Jackie donated one of her works to the 2011 Guilford Heart Ball and other artists from the gallery are joining her.

“If I could send a message to women in Guilford County, it would be to take care of yourselves even through times of turmoil, listen to your body and don’t let your fear of hearing bad news keep you from seeing your doctor and possibly heading off heart disease,” shares Jackie.

February is American Heart Month and Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s nationwide initiative fighting heart disease in women, the #1 killer of women in North Carolina and the U.S.

For more information visit http://www.heart.org/goredtriad and http://www.heart.org/guilfordncheartball.

Documentary of Andrei Chikatilo

This guy was nuts!!!!!!!!!!

Andrei Chikatilo had issues that seriously needed to be address because there is no reason for him to kill 53 people just because he felt as a victim of nature’s indifference. He blamed everything that happened in his life which he had no control over which he believes drove him to murder. Yeah this documentary is worth watching because this 12 year murder spree is very interesting compared to Alexander Pichushkin’s documentary but, there probably be another documentary such as Chikatilo’s but, for now this is a documentary that should be watch for those that are trying to understanding neuroscience or psychology.

We are Unafraid

To all those who were once the victims of bullying, we have made it through the rain.  We have survived the some of the turmoils that we have faced during those years and situations that we had face.

Here are videos that are meant to help those go through the troubles that we face each and every day.

Number 5

Number 4

Number 3

Number 2

Number 1

I can make it through the rain, I can stand up once again on my own and I know that I’m strong enough to mend and every time I feel afraid.  I hold tighter to my faith and I live one more day and I make it through the rain.

That is what you should tell yourself everytime you have to face turmoil because there is nothing that you cannot face because you are not alone and your not fighting this battle alone.