Most of us feel down at some point in our lives, but clinical depression is a serious condition that requires professional help. Mood swings, stress and emotional upsets are all part of everyday life. Usually we will cope very well with these daily demands but now and again they become too much for us to cope with. Continue reading this entry »
For the Health category
The dreaded incidence of a broken hip, which often marks the beginning of a general health decline in older adults, can be reduced or even prevented with moderate levels of physical activity, according to a new report. Continue reading this entry »
One of the most common gynecologic problems in women from 30 to 50 is dysfunctional uterine bleeding, abnormal uterine bleeding (menorrhagia) or so-called DUB. This condition is caused by an imbalance of hormones in the body that control the menstrual cycle. Continue reading this entry »
Furthermore, ineffective psychological and mental health remedies also exist. Sufferers and their families should be wary of mental health professionals who claim to be able to cure BDD using techniques that exclusively focus on Continue reading this entry »
Although research is limited, what is now known strongly indicates that body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, is best treated with a combination of certain medications and psychotherapy (cognitive-behavior therapy, for example). Sufferers and their families need to recognize that a problem exists, find qualified professionals to treat it, and follow through in obtaining the necessary treatment. Continue reading this entry »
In contrast, the right brain is non-verbal, so it operates in matters difficult to put into words or understand in logical steps — things you must have a “feel for.” Spatially oriented, the right hemisphere deals with pictures, wholes and the relationship between the parts. Recognizing faces or assembling jigsaw puzzles is possible though the right side. Responsible for synthesis and holistic perception, the right brain sees the whole picture. Continue reading this entry »
Many managers focus on methods of efficiency and doing things right, rather than on effectiveness or doing the right things, claims management philosopher and consultant Peter Drucker. Organizations typically lose sight of their mission within a few years of establishment and instead of pressing ahead, continue with past successful practices, regardless of their current applicability. Traditions die hard, and if it’s not broken, why fix it?
This type of management typically lacks creativity, shuns risk-taking and, ultimately, stifles growth. Year after year, conducting the same programs eventually can foster boredom on the part of your staff and disinterest from your members or community.
There was a story about three teachers who were told they had been selected for a special project due to their creative genius. They were assigned 90 high-IQ students and told they could move these students through the next year at their own pace to see how much they could learn. By the end of the experiment, the students had achieved 30 percent more than other students in the area.
Following the experiment, the principal called the teachers in and told them, “I have a confession to make. The students selected were not high-IQ types, but were merely selected at random from the system.” The teachers responded by saying, “This means that we are exceptional teachers.” The principal confessed once again, “Your names were the first three drawn from the hat of all teachers in the system.”
Changing your management style from implementing accepted, stable methods to generating new, creative practices can help you more effectively manage your staff and better satisfy your members. To do this, it is important to understand how your brain influences your leadership.
Each half of the brain has a separate train of conscious thought and memories. The left and right hemispheres differentiate by specializing in, and presiding over, separate functions, processing different kinds of information and dealing with distinct types of problems. Although both sides of the brain are active, one side is typically dominate and can inhibit the other.
The left brain is logical, analytical, orderly, linear and sequential — the side that handles complex math. We use the left brain to learn a skill or technique by analyzing it or breaking it down. The left brain sees only part of the whole picture. The left hemisphere is literal, objective, time-bound and controls speech well.
A typical left-brain dominant person makes “to-do” lists, takes copious notes, researches prior to taking action, can easily understand financial reports and keeps talking until his/her point is made.
Is Your Allergy Work-Related?
Identifying occupational allergies and asthma can be a challenge, said Charous. “Sometimes it’s hard to diagnose,” he said. For starters, Charous said, you need to get a history of the complaint and ask questions such as, “Do you suffer the allergy year-round?” “Is it worse at work?” Continue reading this entry »