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How you feel has a lot to do with the food you take in and the data you take in

May 17th, 2013 | Posted by theservicefoundation in Uncategorized

We aren’t all supposed to look the same.

A too-skinny model began to feel much better when she stopped listening to other people’s opinions on how she was supposed to look and stopped eating “the right food that a model was ‘supposed’ to eat” …

http://darynkagan.com/Celebs___Artists.html

This amazing young lady understands she isn’t defined by how she “looks”   …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2QZM7azGoA

As does this lady …

http://blog.ted.com/2013/01/16/model-cameron-russell-gives-the-real-story-behind-six-of-her-stunning-photos/

Dustin Hoffman almost breaks down into tears trying to describe how he felt when he had an epiphany on how he had been brainwashed on the subject of  ”What is beauty?” …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPAat-T1uhE

“Having fun making a positive difference for the people, places and ideas You care about.” … is the thing of real beauty.

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Be a Difference-maker in the games you play.

Your value isn’t established by how much money you have or how beautiful you look. Your value is determined by how much of a positive difference you can make for the people, places, and ideas that You care about. Using your highest possible (but ethical) income and your best possible (but undistracting) appearance to impact “your ability to bring value” are, of course, very good ideas.  But in and of themselves, money and looks have little real value – when compared against the value you bring to the games you play. Of course true Difference-makers seldom consider they have ‘money problems’, or worry much about whether others might think they’re ‘cute’.

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How you feel can impact your ability to … “Have fun Bringing Value to self, family, customers and community in the games/careers you like to play.”  How you feel has a lot to do with staying true to your own Goals, while being selective re: what you take in … Food-wise and Data-wise. 
 
Food

Until recently MDs didn’t study nutrition at all. It is still undervalued as a subject in most medical schools.

Regular check-ups with an MD as you get older (30s/40s) are a good idea.  The medicines for provable body-related physical issues, based on real tests and real science, can be very helpful.  (The medicines for unprovable brain-related “mental” issues, based on no tests and no science, can be very harmful. Especially on the developing brains of young children.)

Being excessively overweight is a contributing factor in diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes. Exercising (even walking) while eating a balanced diet and cutting back on starches and sugars can help anyone to lose some of that excessive weight. It’s not that complicated and it doesn’t mean you have to look like you did when you were 16.

Doctors can be very helpful when we need them, but to lessen that need you may want to also read books on nutrition or visit a Nutrition Specialist occasionally.  

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Data

Don’t get too caught up in overly criticizing others or gossip.  Don’t listen to your whining critics who don’t really know you, or care about you.  They have their own agenda founded in their shortcomings, not yours.

Remember this Teddy Roosevelt quote … “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Mahatma Gandhi also said it well …  “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you.  Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time.  If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind.  Speak your mind even if you are a minority of one.  The truth is still the truth.”

When you no longer care about being excessively overweight or creating new goals, you may want to cleanse yourself of those insidious and deadly prior influences.  They can be ‘deadly’ because, once you start buying into what your critics are saying about you, Death shifts into overdrive.  The good news is you can change that in a heart beat.  Literally.  All it takes is your Decision.  At any moment you can decide to ignore the critics, take control of your health, and create new ways to have fun making a difference for the people, places and ideas You care about.

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The media’s agenda is to force feed us a steady diet of bad news and exaggerated controversy

Ever since William Randolph Hearst some in the media have been brainwashed to think that over- publicizing the latest antics of the very worst among us is what defines their own value. The internet is gradually changing this as so few of us log on with our morning coffee to click around for data on what child molesters and murderers were up to yesterday. 

Most of us are not mass murderers or child molesters. Why should the recent crimes of this small minority of insane people get so much attention?  Stay informed on issues that are important to you, but you may want to also read “good news” occasionally on positive things that the vast majority of good people are up to.

No one is suggesting we become weak or wish-washy about life.  There is evil and stupidity in the world and they must be dealt with.  One need not be a rocket scientist to understand that.  But, the point is, there is far more good in the world than there is bad.  The media ignores this fact in their ill-conceived quest to make money rather than Bring Value.

It is true that some people in the media, porn and drug industries earn greater income by catering to our baser needs rather than our higher dreams.  But it isn’t their income that measures their value, it is the results of their profession that does that.  

The media’s results are not very impressive.  One example: Years ago there was a newspaper strike in a European country and the crime rate plummeted. Why? Because average criminals could no longer point to the Front Page and proclaim proudly to others: “See, deep down, everyone is just like me.”  As with drugs and porn, the media’s decision to focus on our baser side reinforces it, thereby increasing its impact in the world.  Yes, that generates income to spend on superficial things but it has little to do with Bringing Value.

Pay less attention to the media and you’ll feel a whole lot better.

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Here are some “good news” websites to provide a little balance from all the “bad news” some of the current media-types prefer to drown you in …

www.goodnewsnetwork.org

www.optimistworld.com

www.happynews.com

www.gimundo.com 

www.sagoodnews.co.za

No one is perfect, we all make mistakes.  Take a moment to remind yourself of your greater values, your higher interests, and your better nature.  That’s who you really are.

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