Friday, 22 September 2017

Empathy: Caring For Others Is Good For You

Empathy: Caring For Others Is Good For You

Empathy and caring for others, whether in the family or helping with Charity work, is good for you because you get a sense of doing something worthwhile

 


By Dr. Mercola

Empathy, the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, so to speak, and understand their feelings and point of view, is a character trait that may benefit society and individuals in multiple ways. Empathy training has been found to reduce stress levels among medical students facing intense emotional encounters with patients, for example.1 While many parents try to instill empathetic qualities in their children, there’s growing research that empathy has deep neurological roots in humans.

One of the first signs that empathy may be ingrained in all of us occurred in 1848, when a foreman named Phineas Gage working on a railroad construction project had an accident, which resulted in an iron rod going through his skull. He survived, but not without marked changes to his personality. His friends, family and physician described him as rude and inconsiderate following the accident.2


Thursday, 21 September 2017

4 Sugard Alternatives That Won't Poison You

4 Sugar Alternatives That Won't Poison You


 This is interesting news for all of us who want to cut down on our sugar intake.!

 


September 20th, 2017

By Sayer Ji
Contributing writer for Wake Up World

You may think that eating a healthful diet means NO sweets, but guess what? There are natural and delicious sweeteners that are actually GOOD for you!

No arena of health and wellness is more debatable than what we should be eating. Looking back through time, the foods that constitute a healthy diet have changed so dramatically, you can literally mark the passage of time by the coming and going of dietary fads.
  • Weight-loss clubs and diet pill popping in the 1970s…
  • Cabbage soup and liquid diets in the ‘80s…
  • The Zone and blood-type diets (along with lawsuits related to diet pills!) in the ‘90s…
  • In the aughts, Atkins and gluten-free…
  • In the 2010’s, it’s Paleo, raw, and local.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

How Digital DNA Can Help You Make Better Heath Choices

How Digital DNA Can Help You Make Better Health Choices


 This video is to help you make better health choices which is always beneficial!

 

 What if you could know exactly how food or medication would impact your health -- before you put it in your body? Genomics researcher Jun Wang is working to develop digital doppelgangers for real people; they start with genetic code, but they'll also factor in other kinds of data as well, from food intake to sleep to data collected by a "smart toilet." With all of this valuable information, Wang hopes to create an engine that will change the way we think about health, both on an individual level and as a collective.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Future Leaders Must Have Emotional Intelligence

Future Leaders Must Have Emotional Intelligence

 Emotional Intelligence is becoming more and more vital in the workplace especially but also in Government. 

 

 Wouldn't it be nice for Leaders to understand their workers or the citizens they govern a lot better and listen more to their concerns.  After all, it is they that work, or in the case of Government, pay the taxes.

 

Thankfully, Kirstin Ferguson believes we can all extend our intellect, especially when it comes to knowledge regarding our industry sectors or professions.

But when it comes to leadership — particularly the kind that will be successful in the future — she says emotional intelligence is and will be vital.

That means leading others with humility, having the self-awareness to understand your impact on those around you, and empowering others to be the best they can be.

Kirstin is a leading non-executive director and the creator of #CelebratingWomen.
She is also the chair of the judging panel on the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards.
Kirstin answers our Q&A on future leadership below.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Study Provides New Insight Into Patients’ Healing Journeys

Study Provides New Insight Into Patients’ Healing Journeys:

 Researchers analyzed interviews with 23 patients and produced a model of the circuitous process of healing. The study found healing involved the acquisition of trusted relationships and resources, giving rise to characteristics like self-acceptance, and ultimately, a restored sense of wholeness.

As someone who is very interested in people's life journeys, I was drawn to this research as the healing journey after illness is part of a life's path.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Dress For Success Event

Dress For Success Event

 I have shared many posts about this topic and it is an important one as we are still judged by the way we look and dress.


The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. By empowering women with interview and work attire — as well as through mentoring, networking and support services — the goal of Dress for Success is to assist women in transitioning to employment.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Folic Acid May Mitigate Autism Risk From Pesticides

Folic Acid May Mitigate Autism Risk From Pesticides:

Autism is quite wide spread, or we just hear so much more about it these days.  Researchers are trying to get to the root of this condition.



 Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children’s pesticide-related autism risk.