I’m not okay, neither are you

first_imgThe Sydney Morning Herald:Self-esteem is big business. Peruse the self-help section of any bookshop and you’ll find row after row of books dedicated to feeling good, getting happy and making the most out of you. But despite all these apparent solutions, a recent survey by health insurer Bupa found that Australia is the world’s most depressed nation. (To make matters worse, the survey also helpfully pointed out that we’re rather fat.)Being positive may seem like a good idea – but it’s not guaranteed to make our lives more fulfilled.In fact, positive thinking can create an “empathy deficit”, argues Barbara Ehrenreich in Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World. Staying upbeat becomes such a prized goal that we end up ostracising those who might bring us down – the elderly, for example, or the unwell. Meanwhile, our own self-esteem swings between telling us that we are fabulous and that we are rubbish. Neither statement is particularly useful for a life well lived.Read the whole story: The Sydney Morning Herald More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Sign up for Jan. 10 Farmington Hills blood drive

first_imgPress releaseThe Southeastern Michigan branch of the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. between Middlebelt and Inkster in Farmington Hills.Anyone who is an attempting donor at the blood drive will be entered in a raffle to win one of two $25 gas gift cards.Members of the community are urged to “circulate the love” and donate blood to help counteract the shortfall that occurs in January due to the cold weather and the demands of the New Year. Blood donations are used for emergency and trauma care, surgeries, and the treatment of serious diseases.To make an appointment to donate, call 248-473-1800 or register online at redcrossblood.org. Enter the sponsor code “costickcenter” and follow the instructions to set up an appointment time for the blood drive.Giving blood takes approximately one hour. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years of age or older. If a parent is present to fill out a permission form on the day of the blood drive, 16-yearolds will be allowed to donate blood.For more information, call 1-800-448-3543 or visit redcrossblood.org. Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Klopp’s “repulsive” habit, which goes unnoticed by commentators

first_imgJurgen Klopp stands on the weave, right next to the center line, and does not take his eyes off the opponent’s warm-up before the matches, which is “really unpleasant”, says Glenn Murray.The Brighton striker has revealed the German’s tactics, which he says “enter the minds of opposing players”, but remain unnoticed by commentators.Like most great coaches, Klopp also likes to take advantage of the small psychological benefits that shake opponents, but staring at their warm-up is something really new to the general public. “Klopp does just that before matches and I don’t know if anyone else has noticed him. He stands in the center, doesn’t move and doesn’t look away from the half in which the opponents are warming up. It’s really unpleasant. It’s especially stressful when you experience it for the first time. because you think, “What’s going on, for God’s sake? He doesn’t even look at his team, he looks at us. “Imagine him staring at you and not looking away,” Murray said. Klopp has countless other rituals that he observes, which are much more noticeable than the “espionage” of the warm-up. Like running to the tunnel when the referee plays the end of the first half in the Reds’ matches.“Sometimes I really look forward to the break and the number of minutes to it so we can change and try to fix some things,” Klopp said.“The time between the two halves is very important. First I give the players the opportunity to catch their breath and drink water, as well as the medical team to check if everything is OK with them.Then we look at some situations from the first part, if they can help us for the further game plan, and if they are not – I talk to the players.I really love vacations because they are very important.I give an example: we lead with 2: 0 and everyone knows that the match is not over, but in fact there are some guys who think that we have already won and we need to talk about their attitude “, the manager explained.last_img read more