Sunday, 16 August 2020

Let me hold to the truth in the darkest hour

Even if a young athlete shows promise in one sport, as Crosby clearly did with hockey, he knows that participating with multiple teams and coaches helps to round out developing personalities. I just think it's important to play other sports for a lot of different reasons. I think it's good for you mentally. If you're really good in one sport but maybe you're not so good in the other, you see a different perspective. You might have to be a little bit more of a better teammate or you might not play as much. You see it from a different viewpoint there. Across all the different sports, one thing translates into the other. You hear from different coaches who give a different perspective on how they teach and things like that. Traditionally, all carbohydrates, such as potatoes and bread, were restricted because it was believed that they caused moderate increases in blood sugar. However, it was not seen that a distinction has to be made between different carbohydrates. While some should be as restricted as they have been, others may actually be beneficial to diabetics. Carbohydrates fall into two categories, simple and complex. The simple ones, found, for example, in candy, fruits, and milk, can be contrasted to the complex ones, found in bread, brown rice, and other foods. Both types of carbohydrates eventually convert into glucose. However, once ingested, simple sugars (from the simple carbs) immediately enter the blood while complex carbohydrates go through a longer process of digestion so they become glucose gradually. They do not contribute as radically to high blood sugar levels as simple carbohydrates, which rush into the blood soon after entering the digestive system. Complex carbs stabilize and improve health. Fat and Protein How many years have you spent dieting or wanting to lose weight? Take a moment to add up the years and look back at the list above.

Since you are reading this article, it's more than likely that not one of these has given you what you want: permanent sustainable weight loss and a healthy relationship with food and your body. Just think how liberating it is to know that you will never have to do any of these again. A study by psychologists in Canada looked at the effect of food restrictions on willpower. The researchers found this quite difficult to study, because people change the way they act when they think they are being observed. So, they adopted a `deceptive' methodology. Dieters and non-dieters were told that they were participating in a taste-preference study. They were given a variety of low- and high-calorie foods to `sample' and comment on. They were thanked for their help in the study with a complementary buffet lunch. Maybe you need birth control. A little late for that, Christy thought. Christy's mom proposed they buy some maternity clothes, then pick up a article on grandparenting to give to her dad, who worked late. They left the article on his pillow. I woke up at midnight to my dad screaming at my sister, because she was the `bad one. Six weeks later, Christy and Roy were married. He dropped out of college and got a job at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Christy dropped out of high school. They lived in a duplex. I thought this not only ruins our lives, this completely changes the trajectory of our lives, she said. God had not seemed to listen and I had lost my faith. It had been so long that I had forgotten how to pray and wondered if God really cared to hear what I had to say.

I would have to start the next conversation by asking for forgiveness. I sunk back into my chair and gulped the remnants of my coffee which had long turned cold. Elizabeth's words repeated in my head. Everything is different from this moment on, I sighed, dug into my purse for my keys and muttered the words as I stood to leave. My past does not determine my future, the choices I make in the present do. I let out a deep sigh. It was time to move on. Could it be that I felt a little lighter? The Benefits of Emotional Intelligence I t may be true that life would be a lot easier if we were all the same, but it would also be pretty boring. When you look at other species, they seem to lack the heterogeneity that human beings do. The diversity present in human beings is pretty obvious, and although it is outside the scope of this article to explore why this level of difference exists, there is no question that successful application of emotional intelligence allows human beings to interact successfully with one another in spite of their differences. As far as benefits go, this is a big one, this ability to relate to someone fundamentally different from us on an emotional level, but it is not the only one. Perhaps therein lies the great power of emotional intelligence and of emotion itself. Our ability to form an emotional connection with another using self-awareness, self-regulation, and empathy suggests that in spite of our superficial differences, as human beings, we really are not all that different. We all grieve at the loss of a loved one. We feel joy at our successes and disappointment at our defeats. We feel anger and even rage, but we are also able to feel compassion and open our hearts to forgiveness. Whether we are talking about alcoholism, tobacco use, drug abuse, or overeating (or its opposite, anorexia), or other addictions like gambling, compulsive shopping, hoarding, or porn addiction, the first step is to recognize that there is a distinct part of you that initiates, engages in, and prioritizes this behavior. That is, until you admit that there really is a part of you that is completely into and dedicated to doing whatever it takes to keep up your addiction--and unaware of or indifferent to the harm being caused--the totality of who you are has relatively little chance of successfully addressing the problem.

On the other hand, once you do get clear that part of you is addicted to the behavior in question, you can begin to feel into, appreciate, negotiate with, and otherwise work with that part. BENEFIT: BETTER RELATIONSHIPS One remarkable thing about opening to the healthy selves perspective is that doing so will likely bring benefits not just to you, your selves, and your inner life overall, but it will likely also bring benefits to your interactions and relationships with other people. Just like you, other people are composed of more than one self or personality, which means that their different parts: By becoming aware of this this, you open the door to experiencing the following benefits: Importantly, the personal benefits you receive naturally reinforce the benefits you will have vis-a-vis others, and vice versa, in a positive feedback loop (see fig. If you are feeling better about yourself--because you are aware of and perhaps acknowledging or even successfully working with your selves--it is easier to cut others some slack. As you remember that other people are working with more than one self, just like you are, your empathy and compassion naturally increase. Or is that hello? She had Alzheimer's or vascular dementia or corticobasal degeneration or nothing. She had the same name as my mother, was close to her in age, wore the same floral dress that mum might wear. There was a long day ahead. After me there would be bloods, a spinal tap, magnetic imaging, electro-encephalography, finishing with the consultant neurologist who would make a decision one way or another. She was not doing well and she knew it. The lines on her tired, ageing face gathered like a storm-map. She was sweating, on a November morning in a clinic room that was so cold I could see my breath. Even the thin, creased lobes of her ears beaded with perspiration. Her self-report was confused. This will not only give you better results in your workouts but also free up some time each day that you had (hopefully already) allocated toward exercise. Getting out of the clock-in, clock-out mentality of working out is an important quantum leap you can make in your life.

It isn't the quantity of time but the quality. How focused are you on your workout? Can you breathe into and slow down that bicep curl? If so, then a few solid reps do the trick, and you can move on and live your life. Your time is precious. If you build a culture of moving around all day, your resting metabolic rate doesn't dip. If you avoid sitting and stretch periodically, you get less stagnant. This allows you to then get an efficient workout. There's a lot to be said for it, whether you move on to play professionally or life in general. I like the discipline they create and, in the case of team sports, the comradery. Of course, millions of kids play multiple sports, but eventually they all come to a fork in the road, deciding if they are going to pursue their dream in just one of them. Crosby knows that when that time comes, the commitment must come directly from the athlete. As a kid, it's important to enjoy what you are doing. If you don't have a passion for what you're doing, it's only going to be more difficult. When you genuinely enjoy a sport, it makes the tough times easier. Everyone has those times where it's not necessarily the most fun skating for a half hour after practice or dryland training, but from a kid's point of view, I think that's important. I'm glad my parents introduced me to so many different sports from the start. If you do commit to it, you commit to it. Another change in how diabetics' diets are looked at today is that fat and protein are more carefully monitored. It is now said that diabetics who are overweight should keep fat intake to no more than 20 to 25 percent of total calories.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.