May 14th Show
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On today's show:
All about May!
Gifts for the Moxie Graduate
Spring Cleaning May part duex
How to get back up to EIGHT hours a week!
Special Guest, Dr. Greger, a physician, New York Times best selling author, internationally recognized and sought after speaker on a number of important public health issues and Founder of NutritionFacts.org, the first science-based, non-commercial website to provide free daily videos and articles on the latest discoveries in nutrition.
Michael Greger, MD, FACLM is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions; testified before Congress; has appeared on shows such as The Colbert Report and The Dr. Oz Show; and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.
DR. MICHAEL GREGER
How not to die
Dr. Greger shared with us brilliant nuggets of evidence-based knowledge that can empower you to take charge of your health by educating yourself about what is known, scientifically, to work. We touched on several sections of his instant New York Times Best Seller HOW NOT TO DIE including diabetes, cancer, kidney failure and heart-attacks among others. Take a listen, get the book, moxify your health!
All about May 14th
National Archery Day
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
National Dance Like a Chicken Day
National Underground America Day is observed annually on May 14th and was created by architect Malcolm Wells in 1974. Wells (1926 – 2009) is considered “the father of modern earth-sheltered architecture”. Wells was also a writer, illustrator, draftsman, lecturer, cartoonist, columnist, and solar consultant, practiced what he preached by living in a modern earth-sheltered building of his own design. He took up the challenge of underground architecture as he believed the Earth’s surface was “made for living plants, not industrial plants”.
This week is...
Nurses Week: THANK YOU NURSES!
National Wildflower Week: *No weeding this week! Woohoo!
Graduation Gifts for Moxie Grads
I've included gifts from the esoteric to hilarious
and all of value for moxification purposes!
You have two lives, the second one starts when you realize you have only one ~ Confucius
Does this sound familiar? "Ah! I'm great, so good to see you... ya, I’m good, so so crazy busy, you know, kids, husband, job and nothing seems to get done..."
When friends run into you, is your initial response to explain how busy you are? Are you even rushing to explain it?
It's time to stop complaining (yes, it's a complaint) and take back control of our time. If we took a week to record where our time goes, we'd be shocked. Women, more than men, are complaining of being busy, however statistics show women are on social media and/or in front of the TV for up to 6 hours a day... SIX! That means the 'busy' moments are not actually busy, but fundamentally disorganized. That is going to change starting now.
1. Take the next seven days and accurately record where your time is spent. Be brutally honest, this is for no ones eyes but yours. Even checking fb at stop signs gets recorded.
2. Make a master list of mandatory things that must get done during the week. Include grocery shopping (with time required), errand pick ups, frequency and location (i.e. dry-cleaning), kid pick-up and drop off if applicable with location, bill paying, mail, email, etc.
3. Review and hone your master list, what Stephen Covey refers to as sharpening the blade. Consider new options for what's on the required list. Is there a new dry cleaner that’s closer to where you already are (work/home), get yourself set up with online bill pay, set up car pool for kids if the bus isn't an option, take ten minutes to unsubscribe from emails you never open, remove yourself from mailing lists for catalogs (save a tree, save your time, save your money from buying things you don't need!)
4. Plan ahead, ideally on Sunday. With roughly 30 minutes of planning you can easily eliminate four to five hours of running around. Plan your meals for the week including lunch boxes, make master grocery list from the recipes. Assign reasonable amount of time for cooking dinner. Map out errands geographically so you're not crisscrossing all over town. Declare goals for yourself on personal and business fronts. Assign each of the required activities a date and time on the calendar... then sit back and admire the free time!
5. Fiercely guard the free time you've worked so hard to earn. Time (and the word spoken) are the only two things you can never get back, so say 'No' to requests for your time that you are not absolutely thrilled to be giving...THRILLED! It's simple, but it's not easy. Once you start, and it does take courage (whole fear of not being liked thing often rears it's ugly head here), you will become incredibly empowered.
6. Going forward, avoid multi-tasking. Women seem to be masters at this, but its been shown to not give the results we are hoping for. So, apart from the dishwasher and laundry running simultaneously, focus specifically on one task, do it well, get it done, check it off.