Well, more national boards are on the horizon for 'ol
-The election results are in.
It would be foolish of me to comment one way or the other, but I will
suggest that everyone sit back and wait to see what happens.
There are as many folks out there that are terrified of what our new
president may do or fail to do as there are people out there that think he'll do
wonderful things and bring change to a country certainly in need of a jolt.
Congrats to Barack Obama. His
win was historic. I'm interested to
see what he'll be able to accomplish. In
the meantime, I'll enjoy 2 dollar gas and hope it continues to fall in price
(since I'm sure my taxes are about to be raised...Oops!
Sorry, couldn't resist).
-I'm not sure about your area, but here in STL the
temperatures have dropped. I awoke
this morning to find my car covered in frost.
As the wintry weather descends upon us, a question I'm frequently asked
is what are some natural remedies for the common cold.
Well, the name of the game is avoiding it in the first place.
Be sure to cut back on sugars. Infections
can't live without it. Get plenty of
rest. This has the potential to be a
trying time for your immune system, as the body is already trying to accommodate
to the change in climate. Your
immune system does its best work when you are sleeping.
The innate intelligence we've often talked about loves it when your
"thinking" brain shuts off, so it isn't a good time to be pulling
all-nighters. Also, fuel your body
with productive foods and drinks. Hot
green teas are great for you. And,
of course, getting your nervous system checked for interference is of utmost
importance. Imagine if there was a
"cavity and tooth decay" season. That'd
be a good time to head to the dentist. Well,
"cold and flu" season are excellent times to see your chiropractor.
Remember, your immune system is controlled by the nervous system, so we
need to make sure that our brain-to-body communication is running free and
clear. In the event that you end up
with a cold...remember, you don't "catch" a cold, your body simply
reaches the point where it can't fight it off...go to the extremes with the
above recommendations. And if you
are really feeling down, take a clove of garlic and cut it into quarters.
Add 2 quarts of water and bring it to a low boil for about a half-hour to
an hour (closer to an hour, the better). Also,
buy some acidophilus tablets. Acidophilus
is often added to milk to kill of unwanted bacteria.
Drink the garlic brew, take an acidophilus tablet, and call me in the
-If you want to know more about garlic remedies...send me
an email...it's pretty interesting stuff...
-This last bullet point for today is about overall
well-being. I'll admit that it is
difficult to write about. It
concerns relationships, particularly those that you have with a close friend or
family member. It's a slippery
slope. I'll begin with a sports
example just to give you a point of reference.
Let's say that your best friend is a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox...and
you love the New York Yankees. There
is a fundamental difference between you when it becomes to sports fandom.
You think the Yankees are the best and you can tell people from
experience how awesome they are. You're
One day, you may mind find yourself in a situation like
this one, only it might be a little more important than sports.
Our close friends and family members may make or support decisions that
really don't make sense to us given what we've personally lived and experienced
that they have NOT. Parents may find
this very easy to understand because you spend the time trying to ensure that
your kids don't make the same mistakes that you did.
Then, you have to sit back and just hope that it stuck.
Sometimes it does...other times it doesn't, forcing you to sit back and
relive it. The same can be said not
just for parents, but for anyone who has to sit back and watch the proverbial
train wreck happening right before their eyes.
When put into that situation, it is frustrating.
You feel like standing on the highest roof top and yelling
"DON'T!!" As you stand
there, memories of your past experience come flying back into real time.
That feeling in the pit of your stomach that you hadn't felt for years
To the person who has experienced the train wreck first
hand and can only sit back and watch as someone else repeats it all...
My advice to you, no matter your age or experience, is to
understand that you can only share your experience once...one heartfelt
time...and then there's little more you can do.
The other person simply may not understand your viewpoint since they
haven't shared your experience. It's
difficult for them to see where you are coming from...
This reminds me of when I was a kid and my step dad told me
about the differences in the ways that men and women think.
He told me not to try to understand why men and women think differently.
Instead, just understand that men and women do, in fact, think
differently. The same rule applies
to what we've been talking about. Don't
try to understand why people can't just learn from our mistakes, understand that
they often, in fact, have to make those same mistakes to truly learn.
To the people who insist on making or supporting decisions
despite the warning of your friends and family...understand that it is difficult
for someone that has lived the situation to simply sit back and smile.
There is a transition period. Acceptance,
in this sense, is not so easy.
With each party coming to an understanding, it is easier
for all involved to move forward. GET
THAT now and you'll save yourself a lot of strain on a relationship...
Thinking good things for all of you,