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4B Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter "Tis the season to be jolly, but are we? As the saying goes, "'tis ~. one you feed." -- including ours -- only one the season to be jolly." So ~ Allan goes on to point out in five people with why don'tmany folks today that the f'~rst step in depression seek care. feel that way? Seems the managing your emotions is We are ignoring the fact holidays bring on a to simply be more aware ofthat depression can be rollercoaster of emotions them, to remind ourselves treated, say the authors of that can run the gamut; from C-FORCE that negative emotions often the study. Their message: if joyous to painful. It's a time lead to negative actionS, you fee! something is wrong that arouses remembrance HEALTH AND FITNESS Anger is, after all, but awithin you, seek help. and reflections that can CHUCK NORRIS secondary emotion. The root Yet we are not heeding this range from happy, to sad, to info@creators.com emotion is fear. Being call. The stigma of receiving bittersweet. If separated mindful of that fact can be mental health treatment is from family members it can the tonic we need to change too great. A disturbing be an especially painful approach the end of 2016? an action. We can fLX indicator of this comes in a time. If suffering financial You have to wonder ff weeverything that's wrong with recently published report hardships, it can make a will we be able to cast aside us by what's right with us, showing that, for the first struggling family feel they negative thoughts, emotions says Allan. time, suicide rates for U.S. are on the outside looking in. and behaviors and to act in This also applies to social middle school students have These feelings often lead to compassionate ways -- tomedia: If we surround now surpassed the rate of what isknown as "the ourselves as well as others, ourselves with messages ofdeath by car crashes. holiday blues," or worst yet, In this struggle, we do hate and bitterness, they will According to the Centers a clinical condition known have a choice. Every day, we eventually wear on our for Disease Control and as Seasonal Affective have the opportunity to sense of serf-control. Be Prevention, the suicide rate Disorder. either embrace negative informed, says Allan, but be among youngsters ages 10 to" According to the Mindful emotions and the path that wary of listening to those14 doubled in the U.S. from Living Network, an such feelings lead, or to feel who are in the business of2007 to 2014. And while estimated 6 percent of and act in a helpful andfeeding angry wolves, experts are quick to point Americans are affected by hopeful Way. But for far too many of usout that depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder, Speaking to this point, -- those who suffer from suicide are not necessarily a form of depression that can CNN Health and Wellness clinical depression -- such synonymous, you have to linger for several months or editorial director Davidcalming measures may be wonder what's up. more. About 14 percent of Allan, in what he calls The out of reach without proper A common toast during American adults suffer from Wisdom Project, recentlyhelp. Within the communitythe holiday season is "to holiday blues. But I fear reminded his audience of a of the clinically depressed, your health." This season these estimates may be on traditional Cherokee legend for so many, their struggle let's make that "to a healthy the low side, especially when about a fight between two goes on in silence, frame of mind." Let's use applied to this holiday wolves. The first wolf According to a recent this toast to remind season, embodied emotions and study of more than 50,000 ourselves of the blessing we In this moment where vices such as hate, greed, people in 21 countries have and that kindness is dissatisfaction seems to be arrogance, dishonesty, conducted by King's College contagious -- a fact science our only unifying norm, anger, false pride, London, Harvard Medical agrees with. It could go a with so much in a state of superiority and ego. TheSchool, and the World long way in starting us down change, our resiliency and other wolf represented Health Organization, 350 the right path. resolve to get into the values and virtues such as million people worldwide "holiday spirit" may be peace, love, hope, serenity, are affected by depression~ Write to Chuck Norris tested as never before, humility, kindness, The vast majority of them (info@crmtors.oom) with your Do we collectively have empathy, generosity, truth receive no treatment for questionsabout health and mindfulness abilities and and compassion. To the their condition, either due to fitness. reasoning skills to fred our question of which one wins the stigma attached to doing way to a state of gratitude the fight, the Cherokee so or a lack of knowledge.Copyright 2015 chuck Norris and contentment as we storyteller would reply: "The Even in the richest countries Distributed by creators.com Qin A fresh look on a new easy to navigate platform! Enhancements include: Email notifications for breaking news Responsive layout for mobile devices Connectivity access with Facebook, Twitter, Google and Disqus Other new features include making it easy to electronically submit items for the both print and electronic editions including letters to the editor, press releases, obituaries, items for the Events Calendar, classified ads or other general inquires. [t m G Maintained by Feather Publishing Co. and its affiliated Plumas and Lassen County community newspapers Parking on roadways not ok Christmas is coming, and money. Your cooperation win winter weather with it. So far, help avoid these unnecessary just a little snow here and costs. there that's usually gone the Plan ahead for a winter next day (unless you live in parking spot off the street and Chester), make sure you can get to it This means that it's time for during snowy conditions. This the Department of Public applies to trailers, boats, RVs Works to remind Plumas and disabled vehicles as well, County residents that they so it's time to fired a place for have a legal responsibility to them, too. The winter parking park their vehicles off county law also requires the removal roads and state highways of basketball standards, during and after snowstorms so firewood, etc. from the that snow removal equipment right-of-way. If a snowplow can operators can do their jobs hit it, it needs to be moved. effectively. Where do you put the snow Vehicles -- especially RVs you are snow-blowing, and trailers -- that are parked shoveling or plowing from your on the street make snow driveway or sidewalk? One removal that much more place it doesn't belong is out in difficult, and they contribute to the street. The act of putting the narrowing of traffm lanes, snow or other materials on a making winter driving tougher public right-of-way is a on all of us. More than just a violation of CVC 23112 and big lump in the snow, such Section 724 of the California vehicles are a hazard to Streets and Highways Code, motorists and are subject to and is a misdemeanor. damage from snowplows and When Public Works other vehicles, snowplow operators attempt to Local Ordinance (Section plow through your pile of 4-3.502 of the Plumas County snow, most of it will become Code) and the California part of the berm in front of Vehicle Code (CVC 22510) your property (or your prohibit parking a vehicle on neighbor's). What's worse is the road or street right-of-way, that the rest of it will stay in or in any way hindering snow the street as an icy, dangerous removal, bump that could contribute to That means no parking on or an accident. Keep your snow on along the pavement, at the end your property. of a street, around a cul-de-sac Obeying winter parking and or on the shoulder of the road shoveling rules makes the during snow removal. These department's job of snow are the locations that are removal easier, safer and needed for snow storage, faster. If you need to park on the More miles to plow and fewer street short-term, go ahead, but plows means that road keep in mind that your vehicle maintenance crews need to be needs to be out of the way when as efficient as they can and the plow comes by (especially because of that, residents may after dark) and you can't park very well fmd that fewer out there at all if you will be warnings are being issued for blocking a lane. illegally parked vehicles and ff you violate these that more vehicles are being provisions, you might very towed at the owners' expense. well end up having your Plan ahead and you won't be vehicle towed at your expense one of them. per CVC 22651 (L), and receive For information, call the a citation, which takes up the Plumas County IDepartment of department's time and your Public Works at '283-6268. Health ag ency ti With the holiday season approaching, the California Department of Public Health reminds consumers to use safe food preparation and storage measures to. prevent food borne illness. Bacteria that can be found in foods such as meat and poultry may cause illness if , they are insul miently cooked, inadequately cooled or improperly handled. "We can help ensure that food borne illnesses don't ruin our holidays by properly preparing and handling meat, poultry and other foods," said CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. About 48 million illnesses,: 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths in the U:S. each year, are related to food borne diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms of food borne disease can include diarrhea, which may be bloody, vomiting, abdominal cramps and fever. Most infected people recover from food borne illnesses within a week. Some however, may develop complications that require hospitalization. Young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are at highest risk for potentially life-threatening complications. For more information about preparing and storing food, visit the following CDPH links: Food Safety Tips for Holiday Feasts, Safe Food Handling Practices, Controlling Food Allergens and Food borne Pathogens and Illnesses. Additional information about food safety is available on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854). Consumers can also access the national Partnership for Food Safety Education's Fight BAC! website: cdph.ca.gov. ] Representing Clients, Trustees and Beneficiaries for: Probate, Conservatorships, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning. (530) www.graeaglelawcom 6 Graeagle Village Center