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Posts from ‘April, 2009’

Managing Stress with a Glass of Water

How heavy is this glass of water?

How heavy is this glass of water?

How good are you at managing your stress? This story may be just what you need to put it all in perspective. A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked,

“How heavy is this glass of water?”

The answers ranged from 20g to 500 g. The lecturer replied,
“The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm.… CONTINUE READING

Talk About Following Your Passion…

The other day, on the way home from gym, a large bird flew
past my car. I had to get a closer look, since we have
a neighborhood osprey, and I often see her carrying away
fish from our adjacent pond. I drove to where she landed
and to my surprise it was a Great Horned Owl that had just
caught a small mammal and was tearing at it on the branch.
Luckily, I’m always prepared with binoculars in the car, so I sat
there watching this National Geographic moment for a little
while. I turned away for a second and when I looked up she
was on another branch, but this time, standing next to her
was another large owl.… CONTINUE READING