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Oct
1
2011

Time Management

To get more done in less time, you have to make choices and keep tract of where your time is going. Time management requires the ability to decide what is important, both at work and in your personal life. Objectives 1. Identify situations when your time is not well spent. 2. Set goals and priorities for how you wish to spend your time. 3. Identify techniques that will help you better manage your time. Managing […]

Aug
11
2011

Steve Ray’s Open Letter To The Filipino Catholics

  We stepped into the church and it was old and a bit dark, Mass had just begun and we sat toward the front.  We didn’t know what to expect here in Istanbul, Turkey.  I guess we expected it to be a somber Mass but quiet and somber it was not- I thought I heard angels joyously singing behind me.  The voices were rich, melodic and beautiful.  What I discovered as I spun around to […]

Apr
27
2011

Opening A Closed Mind

The most important element of success is to open your mind. How do we do this? Determination and belief are the starting points for success. They open you to new opportunities to do and be anything you desire. A closed mind seals off creativity and overlooks opportunities. It keeps you where you are in life, where you always have been, and will continue to be. A closed mind creates: – constant struggle to achieve or […]

Apr
10
2011

Customs and Traditions

Various influences by the Spaniards, Chinese and Americans who have infused blood and practices from centuries back have turned the Filipino into the unique individual that he is. Among the most common traits the Filipino possesses is hospitality.  In the Filipino house the visitor is royalty, and no expense or effort is spared in making the guest feel most comfortable and cared for.  Anyone who drops by a Filipino household at meal times is invited […]

Mar
25
2011

Sweet Sleep

The need for sleep is strongly individualistic. If you’re losing sleep for a few days or even a few weeks,the main thing to remember is: Don’t worry about it. You’re probably not going crazy. There is an underlying cause that, once you give it some thought, can be dealt with. And when you’re tossing and turning and moaning and groaning, consider the opinion of English writer, William Arthur Dunkerley: ” Thank God for sleep! And, […]

Mar
23
2011

Laughter, Good for the Heart and Soul

We all know that laughter is a good medicine. But how do you make someone laughs? It’s not that easy to humor someone who’s not in the mood for it. A good laugh, changes blood pressure (blood pressure rises during laughter, but lowers below the starting point afterward), reduces muscle tension, improves digestion and- if you laugh so hard that you cry- releases tears that contain bacteria-killing agents. Research also indicates that laughter may trigger […]

Mar
23
2011

Ceramics, Victorian Style

Ceramics, sometimes spelled by Victorians in the affected Greek manner “Keramics,” was the wedge that opened Victorian museums of fine art to the decorative arts. It couldn’t be denied that ceramics were major art forms for the Ancient Greeks, Persians, Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans. But with the ambitious arrogance typical of the time, Victorian art potters believed they could achieve for their own work the same exhalted status. Outside serious aesthetic circles this amounted to […]

Feb
20
2011

Individual Health Needs

  Preventive Care for Everyone 9 Health Components: -General Health Visits -Health Screenings -Immunizations -Vision Care -Auditory Care -Oral Health Care -Mental Health Care -Nutrition -Exercise Factors that impact individual health care: -age -health conditions -family history/genetics -lifestyle choice -culture/ethnicity -environment Culturally specific behaviors that affect health and wellness: -eating patterns -exercise habits -open communication -support from community and extended family system -hygiene -tobacco, alcohol, and/or other drug use -tendency to work in a hazardous environment(coal […]

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