Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Temperature Changes by Christine

Hi fellow bloggers! It has been an exciting week with temperature changes from 81 last Friday to snow and freezing rain yesterday. My body has no idea which direction it is heading. One minute I am running a fever from a drastic increase in temperature to freezing to death a few days later. My asthma is acting up and I am on an antibiotic. In addition that time of month came. God knows exactly how much my body can withstand. I pray the weather will improve and the temperature outside will approach a consistant degree. Meanwhile, each day I take slowly relying on God as He sees fit.

In many ways,  I look forward as our community garden grows. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs awaiting harvest in the future. Recently, I have found my body craving a natural diet verses a diet full of chemicals. I am buying Kosher meats and eating organically when possible. My body is a reflection of what I eat. Therefore, I must make changes in my eating habbits. I have gained a tremendous amount of weight since I moved away from home 19 years ago. I have no excuses but myself. My confusion is Jesus Christ teaches I must put others before myself. I misunderstood what Christ meant. How can I put others fist in my life when I abuse my body with bad eating habbits? I am not setting a great example to others.  Accourding to the Bible my body is a temple where the Holy Spirit dwells (First Corinthians 6 (19-20)). Hence, by taking care of my body I am honoring the Holy Spirit. More to come in the future...


PS: I hope everyone is feeling better. As for headaches and nausea I recommend eating candied ginger, burning citrus soy candles, foot massages, and classical music very low in the background. In addition, relaxation techniques work well too such as meditation/prayer. For dizziness in the car, I recommend accupuncture. As for the brain fogginess? Doccument everything: use a computer or digital tape recorder to record your thoughts. Find out how you learn. I need to have music in the background and I need to keep moving. I sit on an exercise ball instead of a chair. I have to read things out loud and answer myself out loud to memorize something.

According to Gardner and this webpage: http://www.tecweb.org/styles/gardner.html

Howard Gardner of Harvard has identified seven distinct intelligences. This theory has emerged from recent cognitive research and "documents the extent to which students possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways," according to Gardner (1991). According to this theory, "we are all able to know the world through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body to solve problems or to make things, an understanding of other individuals, and an understanding of ourselves. Where individuals differ is in the strength of these intelligences - the so-called profile of intelligences -and in the ways in which such intelligences are invoked and combined to carry out different tasks, solve diverse problems, and progress in various domains."

Visual-Spatial - think in terms of physical space, as do architects and sailors. Very aware of their environments. They like to draw, do jigsaw puzzles, read maps, daydream. They can be taught through drawings, verbal and physical imagery. Tools include models, graphics, charts, photographs, drawings, 3-D modeling, video, videoconferencing, television, multimedia, texts with pictures/charts/graphs.
Bodily-kinesthetic - use the body effectively, like a dancer or a surgeon. Keen sense of body awareness. They like movement, making things, touching. They communicate well through body language and be taught through physical activity, hands-on learning, acting out, role playing. Tools include equipment and real objects.
Musical - show sensitivity to rhythm and sound. They love music, but they are also sensitive to sounds in their environments. They may study better with music in the background. They can be taught by turning lessons into lyrics, speaking rhythmically, tapping out time. Tools include musical instruments, music, radio, stereo, CD-ROM, multimedia.
Interpersonal - understanding, interacting with others. These students learn through interaction. They have many friends, empathy for others, street smarts. They can be taught through group activities, seminars, dialogues. Tools include the telephone, audio conferencing, time and attention from the instructor, video conferencing, writing, computer conferencing, E-mail.
Intrapersonal - understanding one's own interests, goals. These learners tend to shy away from others. They're in tune with their inner feelings; they have wisdom, intuition and motivation, as well as a strong will, confidence and opinions. They can be taught through independent study and introspection. Tools include books, creative materials, diaries, privacy and time. They are the most independent of the learners.
Linguistic - using words effectively. These learners have highly developed auditory skills and often think in words. They like reading, playing word games, making up poetry or stories. They can be taught by encouraging them to say and see words, read books together. Tools include computers, games, multimedia, books, tape recorders, and lecture.
Logical -Mathematical - reasoning, calculating. Think conceptually, abstractly and are able to see and explore patterns and relationships. They like to experiment, solve puzzles, ask cosmic questions. They can be taught through logic games, investigations, mysteries. They need to learn and form concepts before they can deal with details.



  1. I hope you get to feeling better <3 weather here is changing too and my head is like "Ahhhhhhhh!"

    I hope things go well with eating natural, I am also trying to do a really heart friendly diet~ thinking of trying the Mediterranean diet again since its known to be good for the heart... Though with our GI systems it's a lot of times hard to target specific foods as I am sure you know!
    Interesting info in the types of learners:)