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Four Health Benefits of Marriage

By Jenna Clark

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

At times married life can be less than exciting and making you feel very testy towards your significant other. Yet, even when your partner is driving you up the wall, it turns out they might actually be improving your health.

It is true! Turns out that those that are married may have the advantage of health benefits over someone who is single. Now, that does not mean that tying the knot automatically creates a happier healthier you. Clearly divorce rates have sky rocketed. Though some studies show that relationships are at the root of finding joy.

 

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Health Benefits Of A Happy Marriage

Numero UnoLower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. Considering heart disease is one of the main causes of death this is a pretty important factor.

Your stress levels will be lower. It may not seem like it at the time of an argument, but being married actually creates a hormonal change that directly affects stress levels.

Beat it Cancer! This is a bit dramatic yet equally as important, being married boosted survival rates of cancer patients in one study.

You will live longer! Finally, getting hitched could mean that you will live a longer life.

Downside of Marriage

Not to be all against singles by any means. There is one case which marriage doesn’t help: OBESITY. People who tend to be married suffer from higher rates of obesity than singles do. Now we all know obesity is connected to so many health concerns so this can create the opposite affect. It is always important to make healthy choices once you are married.

 

Final Thoughts

  • Being in a safe, stable marriage can help you live longer, reduce risk of heart disease and reduce stress levels.
  • For those with cancer, being in a healthy loving relationship can increase the odds of you living longer.
  • Con of relationships increases your chances of being obese. So make sure to adopt an active, healthy lifestyle and motivate each other!:)

What are some positive benefits within your relationship? Make sure to comment below and also check out How to Identify & Release a Toxic Relationship.

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. -Albus Dumbledore

It is finally here! I have been waiting for JK Rowling to continue the series that had filled and shaped my childhood. The continuation of this story grows with the characters and also us as readers.

Harry Potter is back!

This book came out when I was in fifth grade. I remember, back in Sheboygan, WI, having my parents drop me off at the Walden Bookstore. There, I had met some friends from school and we were picking out the next book for our “book club”. We were walking to the register when it had caught my eye. What was this? A boy on a broomstick!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

When I read the back of the book, it had created excitement and wonder. I begged for us to read this one instead of the utter crap we probably picked out. And so I traveled home with a book that would forever change my life!:)

Now, my fellow wizard mate is back!

The eighth Harry Potter story is finally out. Though it is not a novel, it is a rehearsal script for an actual play that has opened in the Palace Theatre in London’s West End. It has been said that a regular script will be released later this year. *Squeel*

The book has upset, confused and disappointed many people. It is just a small part of a whole experience that Rowling is envisioning. Even though it does not feel connected with the glorious story that Rowling created within the last seven books, it does, however, provide an interesting sight into what adventures Harry and his mates will unravel in the future.

Honestly, I cannot wait to finish my copy. It is intriguing to see how much I truly missed this story.

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

-Albus Dumbledore

Terrorism, our country turning on itself, and violence is everywhere we turn. Yet, it is empowering to see that we are still able to be dreamers, wishers, and adventure seekers (pun-intended) through the pages of our favorite books.

If you have yet to get a copy of this book, wait for no further click on one of the links below:) ACCIO POTTER!

XoXo,

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TOP GEEKY MOVIES FOR 2016

By Jenna Clark

Alright, 2015 is over… Thank heavens!

Not only can we start fresh and new within our own lives, yet the movie directors and producers can try to entertain us with the most glorious films of the year!

Let’s begin with the most obvious. It has been all over facebook, websites, and tons of geeky magazines. That’s correct! Batman vs Superman

Superman and Batman have had many movies that have had ups and downs. Yet never have they been seen on the big screen simultaneously. This film will be the very first to feature both and the very first to feature The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Wonder Women. If this ends up working this will be the first, for me, that DC has a decent movie. It could be the beginning of many Justice League movies to come as well!

In other news, I am excited about this DC movie, Suicide Squad!!!  There has been a lot of info released and rumors in regards to this bad boy. Some info that we have seen is wonderful yet a lot of rumors are circling… Yet, the trailer out right now is beautifully put together. It makes me excited to see what the movie has in store for the Task Force X! We are ready for August 5th, 2016 to come already!

Good Luck to you DC!

Now with that out of the way let us get into the real badasses of 2016.

I cannot wait! Recently, through the trailers during Star Wars TFA, there was a trailer for Captain America: Civil War.  Holy Shit! This was non stop adrenaline and quite beautifully shot. It will be the newest Avengers movie to hit. Unfortunately, it will be a bittersweet movie for most. Especially myself. Why?

“Well, glad you asked.”

To begin, this is to go along with the comic books, the Avengers become divided into two opposing factions and after extensive collateral damage prompts the politicians to pass an act regulating superhuman activity. The last Avengers movie we felt a bit of the tension to set up for this movie. Hold on until May 6, 2016

Which brings me to another trailer during Star Wars TFA, X-Men: Apocalypse. I feel bad for saying this yet maybe just a couple weeks ago I had watched X-Men: Days of future past for the first time. Though seeing this trailer was powerful! The story focuses on the return of the first and most powerful mutant, Apocalypse. This guy is a complete badass.

Disillusioned with the modern world, he recruits a team of powerful mutants to destructively clear humanity from the world… Did we mention he can control any mutant? We will find out May 27, 2016!

The Marvel Universe continues!

Gambit. This is one that I have recently found out about and was not aware of its making. I was looking up Channing Tatum on imdb.com and noticed that he, of all people, will be staring in Gambit. So I researched some more. Obviously, Gambit is an old childhood love in X-Men. Who doesn’t love his explosive card tricks, the use of kinetic energy, and Cajun accent? Well through my attempts I could not find much information on this movie. All I can tell you is that it will be out October 7, 2016. Sorry Geeks and Gals…

To Doctor Strange. I have many friends in love with this comic, again published by Marvel. Bringing this sexy character down is none other than Benedict Cumberbatch! He is going to be having a huge year coming up and we are all excited to see him playing the role of this enchanting Doctor. The general plot here is that Stephen Strange, the world’s top neurosurgeon, is injured in a car accident. This ruins his career but sets him on a journey of healing. We do love those. Nov 4, 2016

Last but not least within the Marvel epicness is my one and only movie I am so excited to be seeing!

That is correct Deadpool! I am looking forward to this masterpiece. Not only is Deadpool an interesting character to say the least. They decided to ask Ryan Reynolds to play this uncanny questionable superhero. It is one of the most highly anticipated movies for this year. Wade Wilson is diagnosed with a butt load of cancer. In order to give him a chance to live he is experimented on and in return is hunting down the man who nearly destroyed his life. It still incorporates the dark humor that you comic lovers yearn for! Feb. 12, 2016

Truly this will be another outstanding year for Marvel and all of the followers!

Turning our attention to one I will be interested in seeing. It took a while but World of Warcraft finally is transformed into a movie! This video game is a family staple… No, I am kidding though it is quite well known. There are books as well and it is set in none other than Azeroth. The plot will focus on the origin of the story. This was where the orcs and humans have their first encounter. The trailer was well done and the Orcs look epic to say the least. We will be looking forward to this film on June 10, 2016.

Zoolander 2 Just a completely ridiculous movie from the trailer and obviously from what we remember from the first movie! Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald are back! They are now recruited by Interpol to infiltrate the new world of high fashion. In the trailer, they have some great cameos too. Unfortunately, it comes out Feb 12, 2016, so I will be seeing Deadpool!

Lastly, we come to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Star Wars TFA was the first of many to start gracing our big screens. Very similar to what they have done with The Avengers.

Rogue One is the first film in the Star Wars Anthology, a collection of stand-alone stories set in the universe. The story is set in between events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. From what it sounds like a bunch of rebel fighters team up to take down some plans for a horrible creation, the Death Star! This one will not disappoint and cannot wait for it to come out Dec 16, 2016.

I know that there are and will be so many more classics coming our way though this is the beginning line up of my geeky 2016!

xoxo,

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FALLOT SHELTER- TRIBUTE TO V536 & V245

By Jenna Clark

Check out my Vault!

Build the Perfect Vault, Keep your Dwellers happy in Fallout Shelter!

Good grief! Talk about third ones a charm! Have you ever wanted to have full control and domination over a colony undergroud? Well in Fallout Shelter, you can have just that. Unfortunately, there is more skill needed to be had in this game to make it go smoothly.

Onto the first Vault I created, Vault 536, this was a complete mess! I expanded way to quickly and in no time all of my dwellers were suicidal and my shelter was slowly dwindling. At this moment i realized that I am the Vault leader, which in return, pretty much means I am God. So…

Delete Vault 536 and create Vault 245!

Woo hoo! Success!

“No…No… He wasn’t ready!”

Taking my time, I begin slowly following the prompts. I quickly loose caps from expanding, though resources at this time were plentiful. Then BOOM! Now, I’m low in food… what? I throw every chick in the diner screaming….

“get in the kitchen women make me a sandwich ”

Obviously, they weren’t having my sexist remarks because food was then down to nothing. Ugh! Work with me dwellers! I tried two days to figure out what to do to save yet another Vault. That is when brilliant idea number 2 came rushing into my head as I was pulling into the parking lot of Burger21.

Fantasizing of their sweet potato fries. Duh!

Through devouring my cheesy burger, no onions on a gluten free bun and sweet potato fries dipped in toasted marshmallow sauce, I began the EPITOME of Vaults! I built rooms, placed dwellers and collected lunchboxes with such precision! This is the Vault of Vaults!

Taking a look back, in my previous games I was so concerned of the dwellers outside. Yet, now I just realize my Vault is the one people cross the wastelands to be in and we dont accept ANY #DNB! (Thank you @rondarousey)

I have not expanded.  I am collecting resources, caps, and making sure baby making is successful so that the Vault isn’t run by a bunch of morons!

All in all, my loss of two Vaults is my gain for the domination of lands.

That being said, I do not feel as bad for the total destruction and masses being lost. They martyred to create and shape the future! They are heros! They will not be forgotten!

Thank you Vault 536 and Vault 245. It is because of you and your bravery that Vault 666 now has a chance!

RIP ???

By Jenna Clark

Geek? I prefer the term

INTELLECTUAL BADASS!

Hello Geeky World! How exciting! I began Geeks & Garters in 2009 to share my geeky experiences with the world and connect others to a world full of adventure, fantasy and SciFi. Unfortunately, I was to afraid to be vulnerable and transparent to those I didn’t know. And quite frankly to those I did know. I understand that many of you can relate to this feeling. The amount of anxiety and stress I have in my life can be to much.

Well, I am now here for ME and ready to geek it out to whom ever wants to take part!:)

This blog is mostly about geeky things that I enjoy with a lot of health related posts because sometimes those are needed. I would also like to touch base a lot on our emotional experiences. There are so many times now and growing up that I do not process my emotions in a healthy manner. With my background in Hypnotherapy and holistic healing, I want to be able to share tools to use to help when you feel similar ways that I have and needed guidance, support and help.

Through Hypnotherapy you can heal your thoughts which in return can heal your body.

The world we now live in thrives off of geekdom and rightfully so! With many comics coming to the big screen, comic cons having an all time high for attendance, and humanity is starting to let their geek flag fly! There are still intelligent beings out there my faith in humanity has been restored.

Who ever said we can’t be geeky and have class?

Here’s to geeky chic!

I appreciate you all and please do not hesitate to share with me as well! I sure would love to hear what geeky things you love too!

Geek Responsibly!

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