Matters of the Heart is Pure Poetry

National Heart Month, Women's Heart Health Month

This month commemorates all things of the heart. Throughout February, we celebrate National Heart Month and Women’s Heart Health Month, and of course Valentine’s Day on the 14th. Have a heart and don’t go breaking anyone’s heart, spiritually or physically!

Matters of the Heart

Oh the gentle beat
pulsating in a rhythmic strobe
filled with life robust
overflowing with love
that which is kindred and passionate
like a fairy sprinkling stardust

pain of brokenness
aches and attacks
mending to the skip of a beat
where hurt and pain dwells
a bitter pill to swallow
with healing and joy complete

the meaning of love
the core essence of the spirit
tender, honest, merry and true
where matters of the heart
form an emotional intervention
embracing the ties that bind anew.

© Kym Gordon Moore

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For the Health of It: Have a Heart

Women's Heart Health Month, American Heart Month, American Heart AssociationThroughout the month of January, we observed National Staying Healthy Month. If you are still holding fast to your healthy lifestyle goals as we enter the second month of 2016, HOORAY for you and congratulations! Keep making healthy lifestyle changes for your body, mind and spirit.

During the month of February, we move to heart awareness topics that’s critical to our overall health and well-being. February is Women’s Heart Health Month and American Heart Month. Friday February 5, 2016 is the 13th annual celebration of National Wear Red Day for women. It’s no secret that one in three women die of heart disease and strokes every year. In fact, although we think breast cancer is the primary killer of women, it is actually heart disease that is the #1 killer of women.

The heart, a muscular organ in the body pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system. The American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Learn more about the causes, resources and prevention guidelines of heart disease and how you can play a major role in the fight against heart disease, heart failure and strokes. Visit the American Heart Association’s website www.heart.org.