Doc Emer is a doctor from the Philippines who has a passion to share his knowledge with those who might be clueless about the illnesses they are experiencing. But more than the illness, Doc Emer is all about sharing his passion for seeing people care more about their health. Sure this means that there would be less patients for him to see, but as it is, there would still be quite a barrage of people who would be needing his services.
So if you would like to know more about health, wellness, and you would want to get to know Doc Emer more, hop on to his blog and leave him a note or two. He’s very friendly and accommodating. 🙂
Excerpts after the jump. 🙂
Excerpts from emeritus.blogspot.com:
The sadder you are, the more likely you will spend. Have you observed this in yourself and others? A recent study has found some truth in this observation:
The study of 33 volunteers, to be published in the June 2008 edition of Psychological Science, found that feeling sad leads to self-centered thinking — and this, in turn, can lead to a greater likelihood of dropping extra cash on something to make you feel better.
To reach their conclusions, a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, Stanford and the University of Pittsburgh showed volunteers either a video clip that showed grief following a tragic death or a neutral clip from a nature show. Afterward, participants had the chance to purchase an ordinary item — a sporty water bottle. They found that people who’d watched the sad video clip offered an average of 300 percent more money for the item than those who had viewed the neutral clip. [ABC News, 8 Feb 2008]
Interesting, right? Most people might be aware of it and know it wouldn’t sit well with budgeting, but still, they end up buying and shopping for needless items.
What to do when you’re sad? Stay at home and read a book. Call a best friend and pour your heart out. Sleep. Get a massage. Listen to good music. Exercise! Do anything to take your mind off your grief, but stay away from the mall. Oh, and I almost forgot, don’t overeat! I also think that’s another pitfall of being sad, and I strongly suspect that there’s also a sadness-overeating link.
Easier said than done, you say? Well, I agree. Being sad means being self-focused. You pity yourself more, and while you really want to ditch your grief, it becomes a real challenge. But retail therapy is not the answer. Especially when you are making both ends meet.