Thursday, February 23, 2006

Quote of the Day

There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

You Are What You Eat...

Tonight I watched Supersize me. Wow, what an eye-opening experience. I am not someone who eats lots of fast food. As a matter of fact, I don’t recall the last time I had fast food. I like to cook and pretty much eat most of my meals at home or at friends’ homes. Even at friend’s homes, I am still sometimes the cook.

Basically, you are what you eat. (Yes, I know this makes me chocolate) If you put bad fuel into a car, the car runs badly. Your body is no different. The really upsetting issues were the ones dealing with what our public schools feed our children. There is so much sugar! Our education is devoid of nutrition classes and becoming less and less supportive of physical education.

One alternative school, yes the school where you send “bad” kids, completely changed most of their behavior problems by feeding the kids a better diet.
Low carbs, low to no sugar, good protein that is not beef and all of it freshly prepared.

You know, like moms used to cook. I grew up with a mom who cooked three meals a day. We had a proper diet, and I have the adult health to show for it. Thanks, Mom.

Health is really taken for granted in the US. Making the right food choices is really hard. Our food environment doesn’t help, nor does the food industry.

It’s not about health, it’s about money.

Our health as a nation is worth so much more than just cash.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

A New Semester

With the semester back in swing, my blogging is in a lull. Hopefully, once I get things whipped into shape, I will blog with gusto once again. This semester is Developmental Psychology which I am taking online. The first test was this week and I am still all A’s!

I like Psychology of any sort because it really helps to explain the world around you considering most of the world around you is occupied by people. By being only a little more observant, you can learn volumes about those around you; their behaviors, where those behaviors come from and what their actions/reactions can be.

People behave the way they do for reasons. If things don’t make sense, you usually can be patient and observant; OK, maybe ask a few questions, and usually you will be able to understand. There is always a reason. We all have our warts, our shining qualities and just plain normalcy too.

The part of psychology that always fascinates me is the nature vs nurture issue. In my opinion, we are obviously a combination of the too. I think your genetics sets you on a scale and your environment places you and your behaviors/perceptions somewhere on that scale either up or down. One can change where they are on that scale but one must find the scale in the first place.

Ah, self awareness….

Another blog topic…