Let’s celebrate love and diversity
Valentine’s day is fast approaching, make plans now on how you want to show that special person how much you love and appreciate them.
Simple acts like a big strong long hug, a kiss, cooking a special meal together, or engaging in warm genuine conversation are some wonderful ways to enjoy this special day together.
The science of gratitude has shown that these acts and others like sharing a message of appreciation with someone increases our own internal feel-good hormones like oxytocin and serotonin. During these uncertain times, for your health, I encourage you to propagate love and gratitude.
Black History Month
I believe that diversity is a strength and such a beautiful part of our world. Let us honor the contributions of African Americans as we celebrate Black History Month.
A few Black History Facts- In 1854, John Mercer Langston was the first Black man in the US to become a lawyer; Shirley Chrisholm was the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives; Madame C.J. Walker developed a line of African American hair care products and became a self-made millionaire.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message from your local family doctor, Phillip Mendoza, MD.