The Real Reasons You Should Care A Little More About Your Body (Now!)

2 Reasons You Should Definitely Make the Effort to Get in Shape

It’s 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning. It was a hectic week, topped off with a long and exciting Friday night. I’m just now getting in. Upon remembering all I have to do over the horribly short weekend, I panicked. I set my alarm for 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Guess what happens next?

Do you find that you are always just too tired to do the Things That Matter? It may be ow you treat your body. Everyone, but especially young adults, need to be conscious of how we treat this most critical tool. | Photo by by anieto2k
Do you find that you are always just too tired to do the Things That Matter? It may be how you treat your body. Everyone, but particularly young adults, needs to be conscious of how we treat this most critical tool. | Photo by by anieto2k

Invariably, whenever I do that madness, I end up sleeping until 10, 11 or even 12 the next morning! Having given my body a most unrealistic goal, my brain and body then conspire to ignore my alarm and instead, have me sleep until they are good and ready to wake up.

I want to encourage you in relation to how you treat your body. Right now, your primary responsibility is not to make commitments about fitness that you are very likely to break like getting  “a 6 pack,” or “a chiseled chest,” or “the most toned thighs ever!

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Black History Event at the United States Embassy Jamaica

U.S. Embassy Kingston is pleased continue its commitment to science diplomacy and celebrate Black History Month by welcoming Dr. Mae Jemison to Jamaica! Seats for this event are extremely limited - if interested, send an email to KingstonFacebook@state.gov with:  1) Your name as it appears on your government-issued identification 2) Your phone number  3) Your email address
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This seems like an event worth attending.

The U.S. Embassy Kingston in celebration of Black History Month is hosting Dr. Mae Jemison in Jamaica! She is a NASA astronaut, she actually went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor in 1992 and more relevant to Black History month – she was the first African-American female ever admitted into the astronaut training program. Continue reading Black History Event at the United States Embassy Jamaica

Are You Improving Your Mind? Here Are 3 Reasons Why You Should Be

Harness the Power of Your Most Central and Valuable Resource

It may sound odd (and a bit ‘airy fairy’), but I remember how absolutely amazed I was as a teenager when I came to the realization that “I can actually change my mind.” It blew me away.

How big, how wide,how expansive is your mind? Do you care for it? Protect it? Think about it? Feed it with great thoughts and ideas? How high/how far can your mind as it now is take you ? Photo by mitopencourseware
How big, how wide,how expansive is your mind? Do you care for it? Protect it? Think about it? Feed it with great thoughts and ideas? In its current state, how high/how far can your mind take you ? Photo by mitopencourseware

Sadly, like the flowers outside, the sun in the sky, and the not-at-all ordinary people we meet every single day, the fact that we can think – and from that activity:  grow and change – is something we too often take for granted.

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One Thing For Your Daily MUST DO List: Get Out of the Pile!

Activate This Amazing Attitude At Work or School and Watch the Results Roll In

Now this is a commitment you ought to make at the start, middle and end of every year: to get out of the pile! According to the Oxford dictionary, A pile is “a heap of things laid or lying one on top of another.” As you read, think about the definition.

At work, at school, in your relationships - are you just another pumpkin in the pile? Or are you out of the pile, and distinct because of your work and attitude? Photo by smee.bruce
At work, at school, in your relationships – are you just another pumpkin in the pile? Or are you out of the pile, and distinct because of your work and attitude? Photo by smee.bruce

I found this excellent tidbit entitled ‘Get Out of the Pile’ while reading a book entitled Thinking for A Change by John Maxwell.

The piece describes an attitude that, thankfully, I have tried to adopt for many years prior to my reading this book (my original influence was a simple verse). It really works. I have found in my own life that employers greatly respect and value this type of attitude .

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