After spending 11 years in advertising as a creative professional, I found myself sitting in the office of my new boss: CEO of the largest bank headquartered in Maine. I was his new marketing director. I prided myself on being a guy with big ideas. And I was there to tell him about my big idea for his bank.
“We should be the greenest bank in Maine.”
As an admirer of the FearLess Revolution, I wished to make a special contribution in my first post. I believe that many issues discussed on the blog can be related with the findings of a new and highly promising field of science today: Positive Psychology – led by Dr. Martin Seligman (former APA President) who now examines classical Human Potential theses (Maslow, Watts, Tony Robbins, etc.) from a scientific, empirical, peer-reviewed perspective.
WikiLeaks released a batch of US diplomatic cables recently and, if you follow the ongoing saga of the GMO industry's efforts to force their seeds on nations, it seems to confirm their bullish tactics and the influence this special interest has over government offices. Many European nations have been reluctant to approve GMOs without sufficient testing to prove their safety, employing a "precautionary principle" that suggests any new goods should be proven safe first, rather than pulled from the market after it has hurt people. In the face of that, it appears that in 2007 US Ambassador to France, Craig Roberts Stapleton, outlined in a memo how the US should put the hurt on France and the rest of the European Union if they continued to block biotech seeds.
We started printing up these FearLess shirts a while back just to give away to our close friends. But they liked them so much that we decided we might as well start selling them online. At first we were using PayPal, but then they pulled the plug on WikiLeaks donations. That pissed us off enough to take the store down for a while. So we started working on a new store that allows us to use Google Checkout.
Our friends at the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest are sponsoring the first annual Food Day this October. Similar to Earth Day, it aims to stimulate thousands of activities across the country. The activities will focus on key aspects of food -- health, sustainable agriculture, animal welfare, and more. Can you come up with a dynamic logo?
A parent in my caseload recently told me that her child – in addition to getting an autism diagnosis – had just been given a diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis, or “EE”. Both diagnoses are common in kids in my caseload, and they frequently show up together. So it didn’t surprise me to hear this from this parent. The part that surprised me was the play-dough birthday cake.
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PepsiCo wants to "snackify" drinks and "drinkify" snacks. 7-Eleven shrinks its Super Big Gulp to a mere 40 ounces.
My friend John is well educated, open minded and politically active. But when it comes to our food industry, he chooses to be ignorant.
This became apparent when I asked John if he had watched Food, Inc., the film which lifts the veil on our nation's food industry.
"I have no desire to watch that," exclaimed John. "I like my steak too much."
Our kids are getting up to HALF of their total calories while at school!
I’m not sure about you, but some of these headlines about the health consequences of obesity are getting down right depressing. We’re fat, we’re diabetic, we’ve got heart disease, chronic inflammation, allergies, asthma, you name it. We’re sick. And the worst part about it is that our kids are sick, too.
Autism has increased over a hundred fold since 1980. 1 in 91, 1 in 110; 1 in 37 boys? While media, doctors, and government health agencies split these hairs, a tsunami of disabled adults is coming soon. Don't shoot the messenger, who ponders an environmental trigger we can change.
Is there a vaccine-autism link or is Andy Wakefield a crazy man?