Monday, February 14, 2011

There was once a boy who wanted to seek the secret of success. One day he approached a wise man living up in the mountain. When he found the wise man at the hut, he asked, "Wise man, can you tell me the secret to becoming successful in life?". The wise man was silent for awhile.


After a moment of silence, the wise man led the young lad to a nearby river. They kept walking into the river until the boy?s head was fully submerged in the water. The boy struggled to keep his head above the water. To his astonishment, the wise man did not help him.


Instead, the wise man held the boy’s head in the water.


After a few minutes the wise man pulled the boy out of the water and they proceeded to walk back to the hut. At the hut the wise man asked the young boy what he desired most when his head was submerged in water. To this the young boy quickly responded, "Of course, I wanted to breathe, you old fool!". To which the wise man replied, "Son, if you desire success as much as you wanted to breathe, then you would have found the true secret of success."


Success is a matter of choice. If we have enough strong reasons, there is nothing that we cannot do. A mere wish would not make things happen. It is a burning desire that will generate the energy to bring you to achieve any goal that you may desire.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Have you protect your love one with insurance? If you love your wife, sister or mother; go get it now.

These are indicators only and how they interact is difficult to predict. Women can do all the rights things and still get breast cancer. Likewise, women can do all the wrong things and never get the disease.

Family history: A woman with a mother, sister or daughter with breast cancer has around double the risk of getting it herself than a woman with no family history.

Obesity: Being overweight or obese is thought to increases the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer by up to 30%, because excess body fat raises levels of hormones such as oestrogen and insulin - common features of cancers.

Age: the older the woman, the higher her risk. Women aged 50-69 are most at risk, particularly those who have a late menopause.

Childbirth: The younger a woman has children, the lower her risk. Having children at all cuts the risk, as does breastfeeding.

Lifestyle: regular physical exercise and a healthy diet helps reduce the risk by cutting dangerous fatty body tissues. Smoking is not advised.

HRT: women using hormone replacement therapy have a 66% increased risk of breast cancer but the risk is temporary, returning to that of a never-user within five years of stopping.

Oral contraceptives: they increase risk by around a quarter but since users are generally younger women, their risk is relatively low.

Alcohol: drinking as little as one alcoholic drink per day increases breast cancer risk by around 12%.

Source: Cancer Research UK
Subscribe to RSS Feed Follow me on Twitter!