Many people take time to think about the year just passed and the new one arriving; some of these memories are not necessarily happy or positive ones, but many also show amazing growth and achievements of ourselves and those we love.
Last year, I was probably sitting in this same chair in an internet café in Tanzania as I am today, taking a brief break from the insufferable temperatures, my active volunteer work with natives and my photo-journalism. Last year, I was in incredible pain much of the time (compliments of OA of course) as my right knee continued to completely disintegrate. I am forever grateful for my incredible orthopedic surgeon in the U.S. (as well as my healer in Africa) who have made radical changes in my life. The healer suggested I change my diet to help my body heal better (a small change that excluded spicy foods). My surgeon was astounded, when four weeks after a total knee replacement including a patella, he observed that my incision was completely he...
Are you the type of person who
recognizes a need, say for new casual shoes, and then spend hours upon
hours shopping for just the right pair? Do you obsess over finding the best
shoes at a great price that fit perfectly and look stylish? Then,
after making a choice do you worry that you could have gotten a
better pair or a cheaper price and thus don't ever truly enjoy the shoes.
Or, do you run into the store and find the first pair that fit your criteria
and happily leave with your purchase?
I've been reading a book, The
Paradox of Choice that outlines the difference between maximizers and
satisficers. Maximizers are illustrated by the first
scenario. These individuals have a difficult time in modern society
because they insist on only choosing the "best" option from the many
hundreds they face each day. Satisficers, on the other hand, recognize
that "good enough" is good enough and quickly make choices regarding
[Humor] In a sometimes-futile attempt to keep up to date with diabetes news, I scan at least the titles of about 40 blogs every day, plus the table of contents from almost 40 scientific journals when they come out. Diabetes news is coming so fast and furiously these days that it's sometimes really overwhelming, and I need to take a break to laugh. Sometimes the titles of news reports do just that for me. Here are a few of them, along with my thoughts in italic: Difference Between Fish and Humans Um, actually, I don't need a scientific study to figure that one out. US -- Russia Polar Bear Treaty ratified We're having so much trouble getting along with other nations. I'm glad at least the polar bears are making peace. Endangered Wild Ox Given Lifeline Isn't that one of those things you wear around your neck so you can say, "Help! I've fallen and a lion is eating me." Mental Disorders Are...
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