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Tell them all you know

We live in an age of instant information.  At the click of a finger I can look up anything about anything with a relative surety of that information being correct. Unfortunately, people expect you to know absolutely everything by memory. This especially true in the example of a professional.  For example, a doctor just has to know exactly what you have and is expected to give the perfect medication to make you feel better than before.

There are a number of shortfalls in that expectation. The doctor is guided by what you tell him. If you have a headache and you tell him, he will try sort it out. If you don’t tell him that you have an ulcer, he cannot know that so he can try and sort that out. He also does not exactly what you have based on what you said. This information is patchy at best.  As far as the medication goes, there is no medication that is perfect for anything so count that idea out.

Despite what everybody thinks or wants, no one can know everything all the time. Give them the I formation and give it to them honestly. When you don’t know something (and there will be something you don’t know), be honest and say so.

The lesson here is this,  if you tell people something with the intention of helping anybody, no one will be upset provided you ask for help with the information you have in a decent manner. Expecting people to know everything about everything is expecting too much and it will only lead to a dead end and a bad end for somebody. More often than not it is the person trying get helped that is upset because they were only trying to get help and they end up being made out to be the bad one.

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This is something we should all read at least once a week!
Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick.

Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others.

You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.

But don’t worry;  God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the
second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion.

Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

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The finest things in life should remain potent.

1.The f-word. When you overuse it, you dilute its punch. But when the time is right, just see how far “Forget you, man! Forget you!” will take you.

2 Sorrows. They won’t drown. Trust us.

3 Your desires. If you keep to yourself how badly you want a raise, oral sex or a biscuit, you’ll score none of them. Nobody can read your mind.

4 Her T-shirt. Unless she says, “Please, please, pretty please!”

5 Likes and dislikes. You don’t have to dig The Office. You don’t have to hate He’s Just Not That Into You. Enjoy what you enjoy and make no apologies. But you can, if you so choose, decide who to tell these things to. Which brings us to…

6 The truth. Dirty laundry, rattling skeletons, hidden histories: that is the truth. It’s so rare and valuable that people hoard it, bury it and pay huge sums to keep it secret. The truth equals your true worth. That’s why it’s so powerful when you speak it in full. Which you should, when you speak it at all.

7 Your gaze. Focused eyes speak. They are passionate. They tell a woman that she’s meaningful and a man that you mean business. Don’t look away until they know it.

8 Your reaction to someone’s deliberate disrespect.

9 Family time. When you are with the people that matter, leave your phone alone and appreciate what’s really important.

10 Time for yourself. You’re not alone if your cellphone is on. Or if you’re checking email. Or if – hey, what’s your girlfriend doing here? Tell her to go home. It’s okay, really. People may always be looking for you, but they’ll understand if you’re not always available.

11 Your praise. Two things enrich a compliment: earnestness and a heartfelt grin. One thing makes your compliment worthless: the word “but”.

12 Chillies. Water won’t help you a damn bit. Milk, my friend, milk.

13 Pancake mix. Leave it goopy and you’ll get flapjacks like soft couch cushions.

14 Effort. It’s easy to say you’ll give it your all. But if that were easy to actually do, wouldn’t you be done by now?

15 Your other five senses: humour, style, direction, honour and wonder.

16 Your manners. Ladies will appreciate it – and other men will respect it.

17 Your brain. Do you have any idea how much more satisfying Chandler, Hemingway, Capote and other writers are than reality TV? Any idea?

18 Anything you create. Whether you’re building a brick braai or writing a novel, if there’s a certain way you want it, you damn well better make it that way. Compromise with women and neighbours, not yourself.

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Spring and autumn are times of the year where the weather is unpredictable and each days temperatures change from warm to cold. Your muscles are like elastics so they react the same as elastic would in fluctuating temperatures, so when it is warm the muscles expand and when it is cold the muscles contract.

So what does this do?

The constant expanding and contracting of the muscles leads to spasm and the joints to be out of place from the constant expanding and contracting of the muscles, this in turn can lead to pain, headaches and constant muscle aches.

SO what can be done?

  • Get yourself adjusted to align the spine and ease off the muscles spasms
  • Keep yourself warm on the cool days
  • Needles and TENS for the affected muscles
  • Stretching
  • Take the appropriate vitamins
  • Eat healthily
  • Nice warm showers or baths to keep the muscles warm
  • Breathing exercises to keep the oxygen levels normal

Don’t live in pain if you are suffering at these times of the year, see your Chiropractor so that they can help and prevent it from getting worse.

Don’t be under the weather!

Contact details:
Dr Angela Pasteilledes
96 Brand Road (inside TAP Kruger)
Tel: 031 201 1442
Cell: 083 233 1187
Email: chiropractic.angela@gmail.com
Editors note: This is a guest post and not always the opinion or view of the blog or its owners and related parties. As a result no action can be taken against such parties. This article is to be used as a guide only and is aimed at educating the reader in the topic covered. Please consult Angela on the above details or your local medical practitioner for more concise instructions.

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Core strengthening plays a vital role in the rehabilitation of a back injury.

Our core muscles are essential in taking a load off the back.

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Rib based pain is excruciating at times and anyone that has had a rib ‘pop’ out can vouch for this. The pain is sharp and sometimes burning in nature, can follow the course of the rib and wrap around the body. (more…)

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Colic babies are stressful on mums as they can’t stand to see their baby in pain.

Tips for the mommy to help aid in this crisis:

  • Always empty the breast when feeding, don’t switch from one to the other, baby needs both fore milk and hind milk
  • Avoid foods that are gassy e.g: cabbage, onions, garlic, carbonated drinks etc
  • Avoid caffeine and spicy foods
  • Try eliminating wheat and dairy from your diet and see how baby responds to the changes, if favourable there might be a food allergy problem
  • Certain burping positions are best for baby, the Chiropractor can help you with these
  • If bottle feeding, alternate holding positions of the baby when feeding to avoid the baby favouring one side
  • Also when bottle feeding try the special colic feeding bottles

Chiropractic neural massage and spinal mobilizations can help the gastrointestinal tract to function better and baby will feel more at ease and with less pain. There are healthy, alternative solutions to colic.

Contact details:
Dr Angela Pasteilledes
96 Brand Road (inside TAP Kruger)
Tel: 031 201 1442
Cell: 083 233 1187
Email: chiropractic.angela@gmail.com
Editors note: This is a guest post and not always the opinion or view of the blog or its owners and related parties. As a result no action can be taken against such parties. This article is to be used as a guide only and is aimed at educating the reader in the topic covered. Please consult Angela on the above details or your local medical practitioner for more concise instructions.

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