I see hearts everywhere I go as well - this was taken last spring in Brantford, Ontario :)
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Since February is Heart Month, I thought I'd share these two short clips from The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Our family was shocked shortly after Christmas when my my aunt Donna (she's just 61) had a heart attack. She was operated on a few weeks ago and required a quadruple by-pass! Looking back, she says she occasionally found herself short of breath, but that was about it for warning signs. Heart disease isn't called the silent killer for nothing. The evening prior to her heart attack she had indigestion, felt a bit "off," went to bed and slept well. The following morning, shortly upon waking, she had the attack.
Even though Donna is only related through marriage, this has been a huge wake-up call for all the women in my family - in particular her daughters. There's a misconception out there, that heart attack and stroke (for the most part) affect only men - turns out that it's now the #1 killer of women. There are a lot of resources out there to assist us in living healthy lives - I think we should heed the advice, starting with - visiting our doctor for a yearly checkup!
Men, we want you to take care of yourselves as well :)