October 19, 2009
Parade magazine had an article yesterday called: What Should You Worry About?
I was very surprised and disturbed to find out that a lot of what worries me the most, is highly unlikely to happen.
Here’s a few interesting statistics from the piece:
Elephants kill more people than sharks each year.
75% of murder victims know their assailants; seven out of ten rape victims do too.
When it comes to identity theft, nearly half of ID theft victims are ripped off by someone they know, and 90% of thefts happen offline!
I know many of us seem to be pre-wired to worry, but what a waste of energy! You’re probably worrying about the wrong thing anyway. I like this saying when it comes to worry:
Worry is like interest paid in advance, on a debt that may never come due.
The most important information I gleaned from this article is:
Choose your friends very carefully!
October 8, 2009
I am so enjoying the conversations I’ve been having lately with some of the top professional speakers in the country! These women are powerhouses of positivity, providing the world with great new information, and offering hope for others as well as myself!
Chris Cox speaks under the company name Amplitude LLC and is surely a firecracker for improving your own brain function through the emergenetics process. Amplitude means the state or quality of being ample, greatness, full measure or abundance.
Barbara McVicker! WOW! She started out only a few years ago, after experiencing personally the difficulties of raising two children, while struggling to maintain her career, and care for her ailing parents. Overwhelmed and feeling isolated, she eventually quit her job to care for her parents full-time.
In 2006 and 2007 she transitioned into being an elder care expert by interviewing other caregivers, while researching and writing her book: Stuck in the Middle: Shared stories and tips for caregiving your aging parents. Then she struck out as a professional speaker with her book as her business card, and the rest is history!
I love talking to such inspirational women who make presentations to share all that they have learned from their own research and experience. I feel certain that they are a part of the solution to so many problems we baby boomers face every day!
I am excited to share with you all of these interesting and important stories and tips I’ve learned, when Brian Schwartz and I publish our new book, the first volume of 50 Interviews: Professional Speakers in just a month or two!
October 6, 2009
I read an amazing book a number of years ago by Laura Frazier called “Losing it.” She tried all the well-known diet plans like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, and then concluded the best advice she could give to anyone hoping to lose weight and feel better about themselves is: “Eat your vegetables and go outside and play.” Simple, but oh so true!
Now a research study in Spain has found the same. In a study of over 10,000 healthy adults over four and a half years, they found that those that adhere to the Mediterranean diet had a 30% reduction in depression.
This diet is high in olive oil, beans, vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts and cereals, and low in red meat, alcohol, and dairy.
Even more interesting is the fact that a diet high in olive oil enhances the amount of serotonin or brain transmitter available to the brain. Most anti-depression drugs do the same thing!