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Spoon me *

From: Judy C.
Sent on: Sunday, November 4, 2012 9:05 PM



I know what some of you might be thinking right now - back to back emails, she must be either bored, or have too much time on her hands - NOPE, it's video sharing time!

Now what if I told you that playing video games would actually help you become a better surgeon, help you have better problem solving skills, or give you better confidence? I'm not saying that parents should allow their kids to play Grand Theft Auto or anything of that sort, but there are plenty of scientific data that shows the benefits of gaming when played within reason. Jane McGongigal puts it so eloquently in this TED video: Gaming can make a better world (this is for you Rajeen).

Everything good comes in two, so here's my second video of Sunday: Jamie Oliver's wish to teach every child about food;). This isn't a jest at the first video, I actually thought of this video today as I was stuffing myself with the french toast that I made - OH and by the way, mine is the best in Houston. Trust me, look at my face, I wouldn't lie. I actually grew up quite obese, no seriously, I was a bariactric candidate tipping the scale at my highest 185lbs (can't believe that I'm sharing this with 50+ people that I barely know). I wasn't big because I didn't exercise, I played collegiate volleyball. I was big because I didn't know how to eat right. I choose ding dongs and ho hos over peanut butter and apples, I'd come home and pound down two grilled cheeses as a snack before we're sharing a LOT tonight. Anyway, fast forward a few years with learning what real food was and how to pair it with a healthy lifestyle = present me (I still eat pizza and ice cream about 2-3 times a week).

To finish off on a lighter note (get my joke???), next week is our Second Sunday meeting. I'm still looking for a venue so standby. Enjoy your Sunday.





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