Touch of Beauty - September 2018

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Have you ever been told when you’re stressed to stop worrying and just relax? It would be nice if it were that simple … but it’s not. Physiology research shows that the stress response memory LIVES in your nervous system. Take, for example, a situation in which you felt helpless, hopeless, and lacked control. Trauma occurs when a person is unable to release and process the stressful event. And if the stress response is not processed, it remains stored in the tissues of your body. Think about when you have the urge to cry and felt a lump in your throat. If you resist the urge to cry and swallow that lump, it tends to get stored in the neck or shoulders. It has to go somewhere. This becomes a traumatic memory that lies dormant in the body, but there are ways to release it. The power of touch has that unique ability. Something as simple as receiving a hug releases oxytocin, a natural hormone that promotes bonding and connection. And a massage is even better than a hug. These powerful practices change our physiology and affect our mood. So … the next time someone suggests it’s all in your head, you will know it’s not. FROM THE DESK OF Crystal

On Sept.11, 2001, at 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 struck the north tower of the World Trade Center traveling at 470 mph, ripping a hole in the building from floors 93 to 99. At 9:03 a.m., a second plane smashed into the south tower traveling at 590 mph, cutting a gaping hole from floors 75 to 85. Within an hour, the south tower collapsed due to the sheer weight of the building combined with the damage dealt by the impact and the burning jet fuel. At 10:28 a.m., the north tower followed. The rubble and debris from the collapsed towers caused fires and further damage to the surrounding buildings and areas. Within hours, nearly 3,000 people had lost their lives. The attack left the world in a state of terror and grief, and the United States was changed forever. Today, the twin towers’ last day is remembered as the worst terrorist attack in history, but few people know how the buildings became part of New York City’s skyline in the first place. A world trade center pavilion was first hosted during the New York World’s Fair in 1939 — the exhibit was dedicated to the slogan “world peace through trade.”The idea for the World Trade Center was then abandoned after seven years, until David Rockefeller revived the concept to reinvigorate lower Manhattan. Rockefeller took the reins and continued the project, finding premises near the Fulton Fish Market on the East River, and construction on the $250 million complex began. He also turned to the Port of New York Authority for financial support to ensure the World Trade Center’s completion, and the first real plans for the World Trade Center were put into action. It was then that the Port Authority decided the towers should break the record for the tallest building in the world, beating the 1,250-foot Empire State building. To do this, architect Minoru Yamasaki designed the towers to hold 110 stories each, but they would not have the THE WORLD TRADE CENTER How the Towers Came to Be


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