Wednesday, April 23, 2008
"A new report suggests that being overweight is not as harmful as is commonly believed, and actually confers some surprising benefits.
Being five to ten pounds overweight could protect people from ailments ranging from tuberculosis to Alzheimer's disease, research indicates.
Those carrying 15 to 25 extra pounds are better able to recover from adverse conditions such as emphysema, pneumonia, and various injuries and infections, states the report.
Thirty to forty pounds of flab could help fend off breast, kidney, pancreatic, prostate, and colon cancer. And an extra fifty pounds on the scale may improve eyesight, reverse baldness, cure the common cold, and reduce global warming. In general, the report concludes, overweight people are happier, more successful in business, smarter, and friendlier.
The study was funded by a research grant from McDonald's, Burger King, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, Domino's Pizza, Starbucks, Haagen Dazs, Sara Lee, and Krispy Kreme."
Not included in the report was this warning; always consider the source of information.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
A Sunday school teacher asked her pupils, "Now, children, do you all say your prayers at night?"A little boy answered, "My mommy says my prayers.""I see," said the teacher. "And what does your mother say?
"The little boy replied, "THANK GOD HE'S IN BED!"
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
You see them every day. The bumper sticker on the mini-van in front of you; "My child is an honor student at upper-middle-class elementary school". It makes you wonder if all these folks are from Garrison Keilor's fictional hometown of Lake Wobegon where "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average." I say "Sodier on, faithful parents!" Kids need encouragement. Adults need encouragement also. I was recently in a situation as a counselor with a client that had great difficulty thinking of a single accomplishment in 27 years of life. Part of the difficulty was the inability to recognize accomplishments as such, but most of her challenge is that she really has not accomplished much--nor has she tried. After many tears, excuses, and anxiety, a brief list was composed. Here is the point; Every one of us is accomplishing less than our potential, including your kids. Whoa, there, Roxy. You are stepping on some toes now. Well, when you have about 8 minutes, watch this video of an ELEPHANT that has been trained to paint a self-portrait. I am not making this up. It takes a few minutes to watch but that allows you to see that it is not fake. Sure he makes himself look a little thinner than he really is (and taller) but I would do the same.
What do you think? Is more possible than you previously thought?
Oh yeah, my new bumper sticker says "My Elephant Paints Better than your Elephant!"