Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

What is galactorrhea

Posted on October 31st, 2012 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

A. Galactorrhea literally means “flow of milk.” It refers to milky discharge from the nipple of the breast not associated with the normal lactation of nursing. Galactorrhea usually occurs from both breasts. It also may be associated with absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea). Read the rest of this entry »

Kung Fu An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Arts

Posted on October 15th, 2012 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

Bruce Lee screams! A young Buddhist monk snatches a pebble from the hand of an old Chinese master. Low budget movies with acrobatic fighting scenes and poorly dubbed audio. Read the rest of this entry »

The Home: Motivation and Self-Esteem. Part 3

Posted on October 1st, 2012 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

There are common errors in our eagerness to guide our children. We may do or say things that keep them from trusting their own abilities. Some of these well-intended behaviors include:

  • Doing for them when they can do for themselves: like tie their shoelaces at age 7.
  • Spank or punish them when they make a mistake: example: spank them when they accidentally spill their milk on the table. Other examples … give them examples of other children so that they can “learn” from them.
  • Talk to them about the sacrifices we have made for them. This only causes anxiety and fear of not being “good enough” or worthy of being here. I had a parent in a one of my classes who would tell her child how much pain she was in during childbirth and she hoped she would never go through it again!
  • This also sets up the idea that mom really didn’t want me, or guilt and shame.
  • Many parents give the idea to children that they are here only to please the child. Kids are happier when they know their parents have a life, and can take care of themselves. If parents spend every second of their life taking care of kids older than five, they may eventually harbor resentments.
  • Kids can feel those “vibes.”
  • Last but not the least; never laugh at your child’s “dreams.” Do you remember when you had some great dreams as a child? It may be easy to remember those dreams. It may well be that you stopped dreaming because you were teased or ridiculed by your family or friends. The best thing to do is to support your child’s dream, even if it sounds crazy or is against your beliefs.

Our world has some extraordinary people who have achieved great things … because someone believed in them. Gandhi once said in his most famous message to the people of India: “Man is the center of a circle which has no circumference, yet we put limitations on ourselves by our own limited belief systems.”

Hopefully you, the good and caring parents that you are, will utilize these tools to enhance and continue to develop your child’s self-esteem and creativity. Admit your own mistakes. Give your child the valuable sense that being imperfect sometimes is natural and okay. Encourage them to look at their own errors as a learning experience. Find many ways of giving them occasions and activities in which they may experience success.

Let them know you are proud of them often; you know how good it feels to get a pat on the back! Focus on the qualities, not their faults. Have a good day, and keep on keeping on!

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The Home: Motivation and Self-Esteem. Part 2

Posted on October 1st, 2012 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

A child needs a sense of power and an opportunity to risk and make mistakes. Life’s lessons are only learned by the person who is experiencing them. Read the rest of this entry »

The Home: Motivation and Self-Esteem. Part 1

Posted on October 1st, 2012 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

Self-esteem is the concept we have of ourselves, the image that we form of ourselves. When we are self confident about our talents and qualities, we have good self-esteem. On the other hand, when we doubt our talents and capabilities, we suffer from low self-esteem. Read the rest of this entry »

Do I Really Need Two Knees?

Posted on September 18th, 2012 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

This can’t be good. This cannot be good. Anytime you are visiting your doctor and, when describing a procedure to you, he uses the word cadaver, you know you are in serious trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

Inspirations in Our Ranks, Part 3

Posted on September 7th, 2012 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

“My coach, Paige Gross, has helped me to continue in my growth and improvement as a swimmer and a person. Although I swam well at the Disabled Championships, I was a little off my times, and will make adjustments for the Long Course Championships (just held in August). With these changes, I will be ready to make a run for the 2000 Paralympic Swim Trials in Indianapolis next June! I dream of making that Paralympic Swim team and I know that I can do it. I never achieve my goals alone. My family, teammates, coaches and friends over the years are a huge part of my success!” Read the rest of this entry »

Inspirations in Our Ranks, Part 2

Posted on September 7th, 2012 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

“After becoming involved in Disabled Sports in 1981, I competed in my first International Meet in 1982 in Denmark. With the opportunity to compete against other hemiplegic athletes, persons of my equal range of motion, I jumped at the chance. I received a bronze medal in the 100-meter backstroke. Wow! Participating in this caliber of competition was something I never thought I would do. During this trip I learned what competition was really about. If I wanted to step onto the medal stand again in future
International competitions, my training would have to become more intense. Read the rest of this entry »

Inspirations in Our Ranks, Part 1

Posted on September 7th, 2012 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

National qualifying times for just a second and think of your swimming capabilities. Pretend for just a second, that when you try to swim, your arm is unable to catch the water. Your muscles are weak and your movements are uncoordinated. You have no trunk control and no functional leg movements. Your legs drag and someone has to help you begin swimming. You have to swim the backstroke because you are unable to turn your head to breathe when swimming freestyle. Read the rest of this entry »

American Workforce Not Active Enough

Posted on September 7th, 2012 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

Many Americans like to relax on their days off from work, but most people may be too sedentary during their leisure time and are not meeting the national exercise recommendations, according to a report. Read the rest of this entry »