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Does a magic kiss from mom really heal?

Posted by Jeremy Paris on May 13, 2009

I was listening to an old CD this week on my long commute to work from my new home.  Optimistically, I get 45 minutes of quality audio-book or audio-course time.  Of course on days that I am driving my 7 year old to school we opt for the local country station…but I digress.

The CD was from one of Anthony Robbins courses and it included an interview with Deepak Chopra.  Deepak spoke of studies that were done in which people were given stimulants but told they were barbituits.  Not only did the person behave like he was on barbituits, but his body reacted like he was on barbituits.  Apparently whatever the mind thinks is real the body reacts to.  He also said there were people that were given a placebo and told it was a powerful chemo drug for cancer and their hair started falling out and gums started bleeding and everything.

This made me think about children.  When a child gets hurt or falls down, what is the parents reaction?  “Come here I’ll kiss it and make it better”.  Us adults laugh at the naive nature of the children, but if what Deepak says is true, then that kiss by the parent IS really making that boo boo better.  And the difference between that kiss being an ordinary kiss and a magic kiss all comes down to sales. 

What are your thoughts on this?  If you didn’t know, that’s what my comments section is for.  ;-P

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Sorry Blogosphere…Family First!!!

Posted by Jeremy Paris on March 17, 2009

This will be a slow blogging week for me, as I have a couple life-changing events going on.  Today I closed on a new (read: new to me) home, and on Saturday I will be getting married to the girl of my dreams.  Between my new wife, her 7 year old son, my 12 year old son, two horses, a dog, and a turtle, I think our family is in for a great life ahead.  Oh, did I mention that our daughter will be making her first appearance into this world in early June?!?  Busy doesn’t quite paint the true picture…but you get the idea.  I will try to get in another post as soon as I can, but with family coming from all over the states I can’t promise it will be this week.  Until then you might see a tweet or two from me if you care to follow me on twitter.  On there I’m parisj13.

Until then…

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Your children eating crap? Sneek in the protein!

Posted by Jeremy Paris on March 5, 2009

I have a very finicky 7 year old at home who eats very little other than cereal.  This made me start combing Google to find out what other parents are doing to help their children to grow up healthy.

I came across this product called Liquid Egg Whites.  It’s pasturized so it has the consistancy of milk, but it’s 100% egg whites.  After reading every page on the website I couldn’t believe how incredible this product was.  Apparently you can mix 1/2 cup of this product with a 1/2 cup of milk, and children won’t know the difference.  You can put it in their cereal, giving them 13 grams of protein.  Is that crazy or what.  Check it out for yourself!

Don’t forget to come back and let me know what you thought of it!

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