Monday, October 30, 2006

Distorted Perception of Beauty?

Well, something a little more serious and mature to add to my blog for once ;-)

I thought this was interesting: Dove (yes, the soap company) has a compelling video that I recommend everyone take a look at. I feel it is worth the approx 30 seconds of your time. (Yes, I do realize that it is part of a marketing campaign, but I still feel the message being portrayed is beneficial.)

I wish someone had shown me this when I was in high school; when I was impressionable and obsessed with thinking I had to look like the models in the teen fashion magazines I was reading! It took me years before I realized that this was what was behind my eating disorder then (and my concerned friend, Jackie, writing that essay in English about my example eventually helped too!)

Delving more into the site, there are facts and information for parents, teachers, and each one of us. I found it to be quite thought-provoking. I loved the "Real women have real curves" slogan ;-)

I do recommend checking the site out, even if it is only to view the brief video, and passing the link on to a friend. Maybe it will help open the eyes of a young impressionable youth. Worth the try...

When was the last time you told someone how beautiful/handsome they are?

Thursday, October 26, 2006

So You Want to Become A Doctor....

Only in Northwestern Ontario….

My mom and dad were just up here for a few days, as it was my dad’s consultation appointment at the cancer clinic. Took forever to get that consultation appointment booked as it was, and I’m sure it was only that soon becuz I kept hounding my mom to call and remind the Dr’s to get it set up! Anyways, we were just happy that things were starting to get moving so treatments could begin before the bad weather starts.

So apparently dad was in the Dr’s office for less that 5 minutes, and was told that they want to get on the radiation treatments “right away” .... so his first radiation appointment is in April. APRIL!!??????!!!!!! Wow! I’d hate to know WHEN treatment would have started if he didn’t need to get started "right away"! Yep, sounds about right….that’s health care in Northwestern Ontario for you!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Who Brought The Cat?

This is the FUNNIEST thing I have seen in AGES!

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