Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Are you a Dreamchaser?

My entire life I have been a Dreamchaser, the kind of person that will tell you to reach for the stars, go for it, what are you waiting for.

What is your dream?

How will you achieve it?

The first question may be hard to answer. You may have many dreams. Yet, there must be one that stands out above all others...one that inspires you, energizes you, and empowers you to do everything you can to achieve it. My next dream is in 2013 is to run across Ethiopia from one mission to another to raise money for the orphans and for clean water. Do you think I can make this dream a reality?

The second question is the reason most people never realize their dreams. They have no plan in place for working on or reaching it, no knowledge of what is needed and must be sometimes feel scared to have the dream come true, because it takes hard work and commitment. Come on...let's get together and find a way for you to chase down that dream of yours! We can find a way or make one!

Will you achieve your dreams in your lifetime?

I am sure that you desire to. I'm sure you hope you will. But will you actually do it? What odds would you give yourself? One in five? One in a hundred? One in a million? How can you tell whether your chances are good or whether your dream will always remain exactly that—a dream? Sit down with a pencil and paper right now and write down your top 3 dreams. Next write down all the ways, all the people who can help you make these dreams become a reality! Reach out and make the first step...do it now!

Most people have no idea how to achieve their dreams. What they have are feelings that there is something they would like to do someday or someone they would like to become. But they don't know how to get from here to there. If that describes you, then you'll be glad to know that YOU CAN ACHIEVE your dream and that they can become a reality.

I challenge you to OWN YOUR DREAMS.. change your life...to make your dreams become a reality.
If I can do it so can you!

Find a dream and chase it down, let's do it together!

Happy day

Monday, March 19, 2012

Working Out with Cancer

Working Out with Cancer:David Haas
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Guest Blogger
To contact David:davdhaas@gmail.com

Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer like mesothelioma, or any form of cancer is a terrible ordeal for a person to experience. When this happens, many cancer patients feel an immediate sense of dread, depression and anger. These are perfectly normal emotional reactions to such a difficult piece of information. Cancer is hard to deal with and difficult to fight, the treatments are hard and the side effects are worse. Cancer patients need all the help they can get to fight their battle to ensure they live a long, healthy life that does not include cancer. Exercise and fitness is one of the best things a cancer patient can get while they are undergoing treatment for their cancer.

Energy balance is one of the best benefits of getting plenty of exercise during cancer. A positive energy balance is crucial considering the fact that cancer can make a person’s energy balance completely off and completely crazy. Those with better energy have a better chance at survival and at going through their treatments with ease. The amount of exercise that is recommended for everyone, not just cancer patients, is a mere 150 minutes of exercise each week. This is broken down into just about 21 minutes per day of exercise, a perfectly reasonable and easy to accomplish amount of exercise.

Another benefit of exercise for cancer patients is that it improves a person’s quality of life by a large amount. Those that work out have a better feeling of overall health that makes them feel better about themselves and life in general. Those who exercise are more likely to have a positive outlook on their treatment, which will help them to respond better. Additionally, exercise will help to reduce the negative side effects that are so common with most cancer treatments. Depression, fatigue, exhaustion, vomiting and overall feelings of illness are very common with most cancer treatments. While no one enjoys experiencing these side effects, they are often necessary when it comes to fighting cancer. However, cancer patients can greatly reduce their risk of experiencing these side effects through exercise. Exercise improves the immune system, which helps to make a person feel better and to fight off illness, which is a huge plus for those experiencing any of these side effects or about to start their cancer treatment.

There are too many benefits of fitness and exercise to ignore when it comes to living with cancer. Exercise and fitness will not cure a person of their cancer, but exercise combined with cancer treatment can make a person’s chance of survival greater, and their overall health much better throughout the course of the entire cancer and treatment process.