|On Self-Limiting Beliefs
||On Sowing and Reaping/Law of Reciprocity
challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional." --
would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
-- Chretien Malesherbes
a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking,
damages his personality, makes him a landlord to a ghost." --
Lloyd C. Douglas
will become as small as your controlling desire; or as great as your dominant
aspiration." -- James Allen
is a process of accumulation. We either accumulate the debt or the value,
the regret or the equity." -– Jim Rohn
will be more successful indirectly in relationships rather than directly.
To have a friend, be a friend. To impress others, be impressed by
them." -- Brian Tracy
"Living will" is a term commonly used to refer to a legal
document available in most states that allows an adult to state in advance
whether or not life-sustaining medical procedures should be used to prolong
life when there is no chance for a reasonable recovery.
Why Should You Consider a
Reasons to consider a living will include:
- A belief that adults have the right to control
medical decisions regarding their care, including the right to refuse or
withdraw life-sustaining treatment.
- Concern about the suffering and loss of dignity
that can occur when life-sustaining measures are used to prolong an inevitable
- Easing the emotional pain the family might
otherwise have to suffer in making such a difficult decision.
- Relieving a doctor's and hospital's fears of liability
in withholding or withdrawing treatment.
- Language concerning organ donation can be included
in a living will.
How Do You Implement a
While the validity of a living
will is determined by state statute, the requirements generally include that
the document be (1) in writing, (2) dated, (3) signed and (4) witnessed by two
people who are not related to the declarant and are not heirs of his or her
estate. In addition, doctors and their
employees, as well as hospital employees, are generally not acceptable
witnesses. Consult your doctor or
attorney for more information about the availability of a living will in your
Once a living will has been
executed, copies should be given to close family members, the primary doctor
and the family attorney.
A living will can be revoked at
any time by destroying the document and any copies or by signing a notarized
revocation of the document.
|10 WAYS TO BURN CALORIES WITHOUT EXERCISING by Steve Kendall
Health and fitness expert Covert Bailey once said, "Fit people waste
their energy while unfit people save their energy." The trick is to
find ways to waste your energy while carrying out your routines. "Human
effort" energy is like time: You can't save it to use at a later
date. The old saying says it best: "If you don't use it you lose it."
The following are 10 ways you can burn calories and get your tasks done by wasting some of your stored energy.
Mow with the flow. Mow the lawn with a push mower. You can save "fossil fuel" energy and doing it manually will burn off last nights' dessert.
Step it up. Use
the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. Not only will you burn
calories, but you will also have the stairs all to yourself.
Work with me.
Walk or ride a bike to work if possible. If you commute on mass
transit, get off at the previous stop and walk the rest of the way.
Park and shop.
What do most of us do when we go shopping? We look for the cherished
parking spot nearest to the store entrance. Some of us continue to
drive in circles until the perfect spot becomes available. Why not park
away from the crowd? You will burn calories by walking and save your
car from parking lot dents and dings.
Homework. Do your housework with vigor. Put on your favorite music with an up-beat tempo and work at a much quicker pace.
Walk this way.
Go for a walk. Take a friend, neighbor, co-worker or a dog (yours or a
neighbors) and go for a brisk walk. It is low impact, convenient and
Clean it up. Wash your dishes by hand. By cleaning them manually and at a quick tempo you burn calories and save on your electric bill.
Rake it in. Raking leaves at a vigorous pace for 20 minutes is the equivalent of running one mile.
Drink it down.
Drink eight pints of ice water a day. According to "Men's Health"
magazine your body will expend 123 calories of heat daily to warm the
water to body temperature. That amounts to losing a pound a month.
Eat breakfast. According to research at Duke University, those who skip breakfast eat more later and choose foods higher in fat and calories.
The bottom line:
Look at the routines you currently maintain. See if you can find
creative ways to continue doing what you already do, only with added
health benefits. You will find it much easier done than said.
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