a warm hello, everyone!... based on my psychology studies, we overproduce certain hormones depending on our emotional scale and lifestyle.. interesting? .. excessive adrenaline and cortisol punch a wallop when we get stressed –out, react in an overwhelming manner ( anger, dissatisfaction),or live on the edge... these patterns lead to chronic fatigue, possible diseases, depression, and body fat storage, among others...
now, the good news...for a balanced well-being, we can quell these hormones by releasing ‘happy’ ones, like endorphins...they fight the gangster hormones by reducing
anxiety and lifting our moods!...serotonin, endorphin and dopamine, on the other hand, regulate our blood pressure, keep us relaxed, and make us feel really good.. how? ... my teach said, “ laugh, exercise, listen to calm music, stay positive, enjoy activities you are fond of, eat right, have enough sleep, maintain a good diet, and create warm relationships.”... ahem, this sounds harder for me!..
i had an excess of these hormones while judging the SAND contest.. you all made this challenge very difficult to judge ( adrenaline and cortisol mixed together)...there are so many talented poets here on soup street...( serotonin up!)
next, i had to grapple with the fact that a lot did not follow basic rules,ohhh... since brilliant entries were posted , i decided that entrants who used the chosen title without adding words may be be considered but got lower points...( stress hormones on the rise)...in conscience, i just had to include these poets as their entries were incredible...
however, others who missed out on placing their names, title of contest, date of poem were excluded, drat! ( stressors elevated, sigh)... i hope we can follow the rules next time?
moving on,a few words from this sponsor... carrie richards and sandra adams: captivating poems with unique takes on the prompt, so cohesive and way out of the poetic gate!.. i was there all along!
russell sivey and mystic rose: both of you painted different scenes rich in imagery and appeal... the former ,beautifully eerie ; the latter, childlike and winsome.
richard lamoureux , giorgio veneto, and craig cornish: you captured sensitive moments that allowed me to feel your powerful reflections!
to everyone else who aced this: simply engaging and well-constructed that i can’t seem to find words to describe your brands of lyrical style.
special citations go to’ Sand stones of Simon's island’, ‘Sandalwood Fan’, ‘Sandalwood’ for their exquisite works...i''' try to check who they are!
lastly, i must include olusegun arowolo’s ‘ Sand--- intricate layers of impressions that prompted me to seek the self within ( we missed the theme word)...
congratulations and thank you all for making this a memorable journey... you are all winners in my book ...(all happy hormones jumping)! :) ... i encourage you to read all the poems so we can learn much from one another...
see you again in my newest contest... do come around!
how are your hormones today?
hugggs and love...