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Gordon MacDonald tells a story of young man (Tom) who has nothing much of note going for him; sloppy, disorganized, a coaster. This young guy seems slow to learn and is generally disinterested in the flow of life that most others his age find a breeze. His prospects are slim indeed.

Does anyone see a prospective, well-known and highly successful church leader here?

What is revealed in this story is the ability for five normal people, including two couples (one older, one younger), to get in beside Tom and patiently model to him a way of living; a good way of living.

He learns patience and a passion for people and 'the lost' with couple number one – the younger couple. Not that they 'teach' him per se. He uses (or even abuses) lunch invitations for a free feed – the couple's response? – they receive him with open arms. They don't push him away.

What is he learning from them? What is he learning about life? How is this changing his perspective on how he wants to live his life?

The older couple model (a pastor's family) model what family life should be about. They help him with things like his laundry, and invite him to dinner every other Sunday. He observes a well-adjusted family and likes what he sees.

What is he learning from them? What is he learning about life? How is this changing his perspective on how he wants to live his life?

The fifth person is an associate pastor (AP) of a church and Tom lives with him. Now, what he learns from the AP is hard. It's putting the toilet seat down; putting another roll of toilet paper on the dispenser; taking the garbage out; doing the dishes straight away; staying tidy and organized etc.

There are many heated discussions but the mid-30s AP patiently persists. And he simply models how to keep a house.

What is he learning from him? What is he learning about life? How is this changing his perspective on how he wants to live his life?

He just observes each of these models like most human beings do. And he's a sponge. What he sees he judges good or bad, right or wrong … he asks, 'Is that how I want to be?'

And what is he learning through all this role modeling? Love, patience, kindness, acceptance, values โ€‹โ€‹…? And probably a lot more.

With young people there is often very little seen potential. If they're low on confidence it is even more apparent.

What the young people of this society need – or any society for that matter – is sufficient and adequate adult support via role modeling of good values โ€‹โ€‹of love, patience and acceptance, because they will learn.

Tom, by the way, was or is Gordon MacDonald himself – Thomas Gordon MacDonald. No hoper teen turned highly successful adult and leader.

What role model are you? What is the young person in your life seeing in you, that they either want to replicate or incinerate?

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Source by Steve Wickham

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"Position the organization to compete on value: it is the new reality."

– National Committee for Quality Healthcare, Pay for Performance PPT Primer (2006)

Most health care professionals would say that providing value – high quality care, timely delivery and patient satisfaction – is their mission. Yet, positioning a health care organization to compete based on the value of its services is a relatively new idea, and one whose time has come – that is, depending on whom you ask.

Many payers are in favor of linking some portion of provider payments to quality and efficiency metrics. As of 2006, more than half the HMOs in the United States offered such "Pay for Performance" provider contracts. Given that in excess of 15 percent of the nation's gross domestic product is now spent on health care insurers are hoping that Pay For Performance (P4P) plans will make patients healthier and ultimately reduce the cost of health care.

Health care consumers also appreciate being able to compare physicians and facilities when making decisions about where to seek care. Unfortunately, P4P measurements of hospitals and health care providers have yet to be standardized, which can be confusing to someone trying to compare reviews from different sources.

Despite these challenges, health care appears to be moving in the direction of consumer-driven selection. As a result, the industry is increasing its measurement of results and its adherence to guidelines. However, in order to compete in this new market, physicians, hospitals, laboratories and other health care organizations must do more than simply measure their processes and report on results. They must demonstrate improvement in these areas over time.

For healthcare organizations, viable and sustainable improvement requires three things:

1. An established system that can be applied to any process, clinical or administrative, to positively impact outcomes and metrics.

2. A methodology that is easily transferable, so health care professionals can learn to apply it to their own processes as they help patients.

3. A common language that drives the process of improvement but is flexible enough to be adapted to the specific culture of each organization.

While P4P provides a venerable stick to grow by, it remains to be seen whether it provides the means to grow. In contrast, a well-designed Performance Excellence program, based on a proven methodology such as Lean Six Sigma, can help health care providers realize dramatic and long-lasting improvements in the areas measured measured by P4P metrics: safety, efficacy, timeliness, efficiency , equality and consumer focus.

Most importantly, Performance Excellence and Pay for Performance share the same goal: to provide high quality patient care with the best possible outcome at the lowest cost. Whether this objective is labeled a value proposition, a mission statement, or just the way health care should be, it's a goal that providers, payers and patients can all support.

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Source by Debra Jennings

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Due to the modernization of lifestyle, we have lost the harmony of life due to which, we have got several diseases such as hypertension, obesity, coronary heart diseases, etc. To prevent the diseases we need to adopt the better lifestyle, which include a balanced diet with proper physical activity.

Yoga is highly considered in the modern science of living. Yoga was derived from word “Yog” which means “to join” or “together”. Yoga is a method of information that aims to balance the mind, spirit, and body. Yoga may increase individual physical flexibility, coordination, and strength, while the breathing practices and meditation may calm and focus the mind to develop greater awareness. So we should incorporate yoga into our daily routine for the healthy lifestyle as well as it also provides relief from mental stress.

Benefits of Yoga

#6. Yoga for Overall Wellness– Regular practitioners of yoga may experience the overall fitness of the body such as it improves the health status, provides mental strength, protect from the injuries, increases awareness, helps to maintain the body energy levels, detoxifies the body etc. Yoga also gets more oxygen to your cells, which affects the body functioning and it increases the circulation in the body

#5. Yoga For Stress Relief And Inner Peace- A daily practice of yoga may help to get rid of the stress that is caused by various reasons. Yoga postures such as pranayama and meditation are the best effective techniques to provide relief from stress. These techniques also provide calmness, balance the mind and body functioning and bring inner peace to the body.

#4. Yoga For Better Flexibility And Posture- Add yoga in your daily routine to make your body more strong and flexible. Daily practice of stretching makes your muscles strong. It also improves the flexibility of the body. Due to poor posture, we get back, neck, muscle, and joint problems. Everyday practice of yoga helps to improve your body posture when you walk, stand, sit and sleep. Yoga also provides relief from pain due to incorrect posture.

#3. Yoga for Immunity –Yoga asanas improve the body immune function, it maintains the blood pressure hence prevents the cardiovascular diseases. Yoga increases blood circulation and fat burning to lower cholesterol. It stimulates insulin production thus prevent diabetes. It also improves the gastrointestinal function thus eliminate toxic waste substances from the body. It helps you to stay healthy by balancing metabolism by controlling hunger and the weight.

#2. Yoga For Weight Loss- Nowadays obesity is the major issue which affects the majority of the population; yoga is a technique which helps you with weight loss. A regular practice of yoga helps you to burns more calories, it balances the hormonal level as that may encourage you to eat a lesser amount of food and you lose weight, and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

#1. Yoga Increases Concentration Power- Yoga increases the concentration in an individual. Regular practice of yoga may improve your concentration and can result in the better focus on life and profession.

Thus the art of practicing yoga help in controlling the person’s mind, body and conscience. This holistic approach makes you physically as well as mentally fit, so include yoga asanas in your routine for health and fitness.

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Source by Shweta Pathania

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What makes your food healthy? The presence of life-sustaining nutrients like vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and so much more… but have you ever considered what role your cookware plays? Studies have found that popular metal and ceramic cookware not only affect the nutritional value of food but also make it toxic. Want to find out how? Keep reading…

The most commonly used materials for making cookware are stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, and ceramic. While they are used widely, they are not the best choice. They are not only too harsh on nutrients but also leach chemicals into food while cooking. Food gets contaminated and causes health problems when consumed regularly.

When cooking is in progress, heat acts as a catalyst and metals like aluminum, iron, nickel, magnesium, molybdenum, lead & cadmium react with the oxygen molecules, the hydrogen molecules, and nutrients that are in the form of halogens, acids, and bases. These toxins get assimilated with food and are sent to both cells and organs in body. They not only weaken the immune system but also cause chronic health problems.

Also, while cooking in these metal or ceramic pots, the heat is too harsh and causes serious damage to the nutrients and cooks by dissolving them rather than preserving them intact. Additionally, water-soluble nutrients evaporate as steam.

The result — food contaminated with toxins and lacking in nutritional value. You can hardly imagine the serious damage done to your health when you keep consuming such food regularly for a long time. Worried? Let’s focus on the solution.

A Viable Alternative

The only viable alternative is a material that is not only 100% non-toxic but can also keep the nutritional value of food intact while cooking. Recently, clay has gathered some popularity as a healthier alternative. But few people are aware that in order to make cookware from clay through any mechanized process, it needs to be treated with chemicals. Like metal cookware, these leach toxins into food while cooking and defy the whole purpose of using clay.

Read about an easy and reliable home test to identify what is leaching from your cookware?

It is important that the clay used is 100% pure and free from any kind of chemicals. Tests have shown that food cooked in pure clay pots is free from toxins. But this is not the only benefit. Such pots generate a unique far-infrared heat that penetrates deep into food and is distributed evenly without damaging the nutrients.

Also, the steam can be managed well with an ergonomic design of pot and lid. It can uniquely allow steam to circulate inside and let food cook with its own steam pressure. With straight walls of the pot, if it’s made in concentric circles with an inner flute on the lid and a cool underside of a knob will allow for steam to rise, get condensed and drop right back into the pot. This does not allow the water-soluble nutrients to evaporate as steam. Unlike metal pots, the heat produced in pure clay pots is food-friendly. It cooks food gently by spreading out evenly to every grain of food.

All these features not only keep the food healthy but also retain the natural taste.

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Source by Sharon Ray

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