Posts Tagged ‘balance’
“Leadership, I must fully admit, was provided primarily from women in the Senate,” McCain said after the bipartisan deal was announced.
Pryor said that people sometimes like to joke about women in leadership, but he is a huge fan of his female colleagues after watching them negotiate. “The truth is, women in the Senate is a good thing,” he said. “We’re all just glad they allowed us to tag along so we could see how it’s done.”
“The 20 women in the Senate have formed such strong friendships of trust, even though we come from different places, that I’m very hopeful as we go forward with Patty Murray, head of the Budget Committee, Barbara Mikulski, head of Appropriations,” Klobuchar said. “Those relationships are going to make a difference as we get into what matters, which is the long-term budget.”
This meeting’s topic is Health.
We all wish for Health, but do we achieve this wish? Statistics show that people are living longer lives currently than in any time in the past, yet those same numbers show that men are dragging down the averages. Formerly, women and men could be expected to live to a similar age, but today, statistics for men show a disturbing trend. Here is an example:
Death rates in the USA per 100,000 per year for selected diseases by sex
–The Journal of Men’s Health & Gender
(which I’ve ordered by descending ratio)
|motor vehicle accident||22.1||9.6||2.3|
|flu & pneumonia||27||19.9||1.36|
It is significant that men beat women in all categories, and in some by a very wide margin.
- What are the impediments we men have regarding our health?
- What are your personal impediments? How do you feel about approaching health matters?
- What health challenges do you face, and are you facing them?
- Do you maintain clear boundaries about health issues or do you practice a lot of damage control?
- How do you imagine a healthy lifestyle?
- Are there political, intellectual, or theoretical aspects to your thoughts about health?
- What are your health goals for 2012?
- Are there ways (accountability, checking in, encouragement, sponsorship) our group can assist you in your health goals?
I look forward to meeting.
Hello all, our next meeting will be on Monday June 6, 7:30-9:30. The topic for the meeting will be Healthy Communication.
How we communicate can be crucial in the success or failure of our everyday relationships. In the last meeting we expressed an interest in exploring all the different qualities of healthy and successful communication. Here are some questions to think about:
What are qualities of a relationship where healthy communication is practiced?
How would you rate your own communication in relationships?
Are you the listener? The talker? Or do you have a good balance with both?
Are there tools one can use to practice proactive listening?
When someone you are close to confronts you and is mad or unhappy, what is the best way to communicate? Does it automatically trigger anger or other strong negative emotions in you? If so how do you manage your own feelings in that situation?
Society gives us the opportunity to communicate with mass amounts of people at the same time. How do we manage an overflow of communication?
Are there tips for verbal and non-verbal communication? ie., body language as a way to show you are interested in what the other person is saying.
- What has been your journey of self? What are your first memories of self?
- What characterizes your self today? What is the “story” of your self at this point?
- What is the role of the other in your own self identity? Who is your “other”? How do they support or disrupt your search?
- What are the roles you take on for your self? What are the roles assigned by others? In what ways has your self become free, independent of others?
- How do you navigate between selfless and selfish? What is the right balance?
- Where do you want or need to go? What is the path to self discovery still left to travel? What are your hopes, dreams, or fears?
- What is your relationship to balance? Where do you have it? Where is it missing?
- Who helps you maintain balance, who pulls you out of it?
- Where are you struggling to find the right balance?
- If you have achieved some measure of balance, what have you learned through this? What helped you get there?
- Where do you feel balance isn’t the right answer, where you find the extreme more useful/productive/enjoyable?