The ADHD Fix
The other day I decided to take #3 highway instead of the usual 401 from London, Ontario. As you drive in the country, you quickly notice that many farmers have a number of different crops on their land. Corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, and other specialty crops such as blueberries dot the countryside. There is a very good reason why farmers do this. Crops are very sensitive to climate and moisture. If it’s a late spring, it could hurt corn when sometimes the seed rots before it emerges from the ground
After 20 or more years at the same location in London, Ontario, we are moving our offices. The building has been sold and we are excited about our new space and the opportunities that it will bring. The lessons in today’s blog came from our hunting for office space. We were fortunate to have been represented by Craig, a residential broker, who agreed to help us through the process of finding the right spot. Unfortunately, we had to work through a number of commercial brokers who had the property listed
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When Dr. Jess Goodman, the developer of Iheart (get your free one here www.exercisemd.ca ), told Mary and I how our internal age would improve by adding Yoga to our regular routine of exercise, diet and less stress, I wasn’t sure I could pull it off. Memories of modern dance classes at college where I was constantly told I had no flexibility, combined with a history of muscle tears (ruptured both my Achilles) and the ongoing pain in joints and muscles from past injuries, made me doubt the advice.
If you are 50 years of age or older, or have been diagnosed with a chronic disease, you are likely thinking of your longevity and the quality of that life. The Butterfly Effect means that even a very small change in some event can cause a greater one and even catastrophic one later. Originally it was felt that the flap of a butterfly may later cause a tornado due to the changes in the course of events brought on by the simple flap of those wings. If there were such a small action that would enhance your
If you listen to the media or read popular online posts, you will find that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is touted as the next major revolution after the driverless car. AI refers to the ability of computers and robots to be able to “think” as we do to help with decision making, which could include everything from financial buy and sell recommendations to your health care diagnosis.
If there is one thing we know now with the new President having served 100 days, it is that we really have no idea what policy, procedure, trade, tax, economic or social policy will become reality.
You are standing in a grocery store, and a 3-year-old waiting in line with their parent throws a dozen eggs onto the floor. The parent smiles looks at the check-out employee and says “Oh my daughter is so intelligent; it’s really a challenge to keep her interested when I’m shopping.” The parent stands and smiles while another clerk cleans up the mess and offers no help, or pay for the broken eggs. You are watching and quite disgusted with the parent’s lack of action.
This past week, Mary and I met with the CEO, Sarah Goodman, of iHeart to learn more about the technology and innovation. We met with the founder, Dr. Jess Goodman, a few weeks ago. You can learn about the iHeart by watching this video now.
A recent article points to the fact that many households who earn high income are unable to save any money for retirement or an emergency: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-you-can-still-be-broke-with-500000-in-income-2017-03-27?link=sfmw_tw
You are working as a team to find a solution to a problem. Your supervisor has designated you as the leader of the group and given you a deadline of Friday for completion. A key member of your group decides to phone in sick on Thursday after a night of partying. They have not finished their part of the project.
Gifted people, children and adults, often don’t do well in school or in regular mainstream. Research on school dropouts traditionally reported that some 30% of high school dropouts were in fact Gifted. Gifted dropouts become distraught with the mechanics of conforming to expectations and find school very boring and not challenging. Many Gifted Students graduate with poor grades reflecting their inability to be able to fit in. Grades are a poor predictor of ability and later life success.
A few blogs ago I talked about the Iheart technology that uses a number of physical measures to calculate your “internal age.” Here is the short video clip that explains it: https://youtu.be/3d9nG4fmpP8
What would make you happy? Being able to do what you want when you want, say when you retire? Having all of the money you would need to do those things? Perhaps that would make you happy for a while. For some of us, that type of freedom could actually lead to crippling anxiety or even depression. But why is that?
If you watch the Dragons Den on the CBC, you may have noticed the pitch from a father and daughter team on a new form of home health-care monitoring: http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/pitches/iheart
In October of 2015, I wrote the emotional blog that I have repeated below, outlining why I thought schools needed to ban cell phones, but never would. Today the tide seems to be turning. The principal of a Toronto School has decided to ban cell phones effective today.
While it makes sense to give your child the latest innovative technology to keep them ahead of the curve, a cell phone may be more damaging than helpful. A recent article in the Economist, http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21716462-price-constant-entertainment-tap-smartphones-are-strongly-addictive, provides a summary of findings on the addictive nature of the phone.
Last week I discussed the current reported trend that children are bullying their parents. I used an example of a 9-year-old flipping out because they couldn’t get their parent to buy the cereal they wanted. The child then became disrespectful and even started hitting.
This is getting a bit hard to believe, but a recent article in Psychology Today reports that more and more children are bullying their parents: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/when-kids-call-the-shots/201701/how-pushover-parents-raise-bullies. According to this author, more and more children are controlling their parents, making demands and even using bullying tactics. The author goes on to caution on the long-term implications which include the children bullying others at school and emotional and s
Mental Health and our children are taking center stage today. Young children are being diagnosed with ADHD, depression, psychosis and even bi-polar disorder. The diagnosis can often label the child prematurely, which then leads to life altering treatments.