Health Madlib Poem. Go to : http://languageisavirus.com/cgi-bin/madlibs.pl and fill in the parts of speech and the site will generate a poem for you. Feel free to post the Madlib or edit it to make it better.
Miracle Cure. Write a news-style article on a miracle cure. What’s the cure? How do you get the cure? Be sure to include a disclaimer ;)
I decided to take a funnier approach to this. I think obesity is major problem in our society. I am guilty of wanting a quick fix or miracle cure. I saw this clip art and thought how funny it is. So to get good health these "pills" are hard to swallow for some (like myself). However... they do reap the benefits necessary for good health and longevity.
Open a Book. Choose a book and open it to a random page and point to a phrase. Use that phrase to get you writing today. Free write for 15-20 without stopping.
I decided to find a random page in my kindle. I also thought that using a book of fitness/health was very appropriate as well. The book I chose was The End of Overeating. I could easily relate to what was being written as I am transitioning only minimally successfully to not eating a chick fil a and just having a nutritious shake. For eating processed junk food and snacks to eating fresh fruits and vegetables. It is such a work in progress. I have to retrain my mind and fix my bad habits. One of the biggest challenges is that doing what I have been doing feels good in moment and is so much easier. I really need to read more and get better tools for adjusting my eating.
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To alter our behavior, we need to change our emotional appraisal of salient food. We begin that process by recognizing our capacity to assign food a value, either good or bad. If we learn to view the pursuit of sugar, fat, and salt in a negative light, and to imbue with equal emotional significance behavior that encourages us to turn away from it, we can reverse a habit.
Psychologist Arnold Washton offered a vivid description of the emotional underpinnings of old habits, and the challenge of mastering new learning, when he related the story of a medical student who struggled with addiction. The first time the young man was caught diverting drugs at work, he was encouraged to enter rehabilitation. The second time, he was again urged to seek treatment and warned that he would be expelled from medical school if he stole drugs again.
The young man, said Washton, "will tell you that he wants nothing more in life than to finish his MD/PhD program and be a physician, that this is of the greatest value to him, that his entire self-esteem, his self-worth, rides on this." And yet the student took drugs a third time. "Evidently to him the reinforcement value of the drugs is still far greater than the reinforcement of his career path."
Changing that kind of behavior requires almost heroic effort, acknowledged Washton. "What ends up being critical is the way in which you're appraising the meaning of the stimulus," he explained. "You can move from one highly charged affective appraisal to another-from `That's going to be fantastic' to `That's the most disgusting thing in the universe; I don't want to come near it."'
David Kessler. The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite (Kindle Locations 1826-1835). Kindle Edition.
What’s a lesson you learned the hard way? Write about it for 15 today.
I learned the hard way that when people show you who they are that you should listen. I was married to someone who never really appreciateed me or treated me as well as I deserved even when we were dating, but I married him anyway. He was beneath me in all the ways that mattered. He mocked my desire to go to school and get my Masters and told me it was stupid. He cheated on me more times than I would ever know. I should have left.
I actually should had never dated him, but I see it as a learning experience. The best thing that came out of our relationship is our daughter. I also have some of my best friends because of our relationship and my move to South Florida. So I learned from my marriage to him what a marriage shouldn't be.
I try to pass on my lessons and experiences onto anyone who will listen.
Writing with Style. What’s your writing style? Do words just flow from your mind to your fingertips? Do you like handwriting first? Do you plan your posts? Title first or last? Where do you write best?
I just write what comes to my mind. I do not handwrite anything in advance...unless its a chart or something that I am making. Otherwise... I write as I type. It shows sometimes in my whorl, but I ok with that. Writing is about expression and release for me and it feels great to be heard. I usually do not plan my posts unless I do a set program like this...otherwise I just write about what is going on in my life. And the title comes when it comes... sometimes at the beginning and other times at the very end. YOu never know....