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Shy, Water Intake, Compensation...

Thursday, November 01, 2001


ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:

  • When being shy becomes a problem
  • Water News – Eight glasses a day is not enough
  • Fair compensation for women in family firms

WHEN BEING SHY BECOMES A PROBLEM

When a study was done to find out what people feared the most, public speaking ranked number one, even higher than death! It not only is feared the most, but is one of the most prevalent and common fears that people experience. Until recently, it was dismissed as a minor problem and was considered normal that people would get nervous speaking in front of others. But recent research shows that people who do experience this problem and find it debilitating and controlling their life have a valid problem.

Symptoms such as heart palpitations, sweating, shaking, dizziness, blushing, shortness of breath, choking, one's mind going blank, etc., can be typical responses to being in the spotlight. However, if you find yourself worrying too much about what others think of you, and fear embarrassment or humiliation in front of others to the extent that you avoid situations where you are the center of attention, you may have social phobia.

Learn more about social phobias and treatment options in a self-help tip on my website.

WATER NEWS - EIGHT GLASSES A DAY IS NOT ENOUGH

Most of us are aware of the importance of drinking water. If you’re drinking the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses a day that’s great. However, you should know that recent studies show that the amount of water you drink should be determined by your body weight. Use the following system:

Multiply your body weight by .04, than double the number. This is the amount of glasses a day you should be drinking.

So if you weigh more than 100 pounds eight glasses a day isn’t enough!

Another recent study revealed that high concentrations of aluminum in drinking water might be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. If this is a concern, you may want to install a filtration device or use a filtering water pitcher. You can also drink filtered bottled water.

If you're looking for a post-workout beverage you may want to stay away from artificially sweetened sports drinks. These low-calorie beverages may taste good, but according to research they could whet your appetite more than water does. In a recent study, people who drank these sports drinks after exercising ate more calories at their next meal than people who quenched their thirst with plain water after working out.

FAIR COMPENSATION FOR WOMEN IN FAMILY FIRMS

This is the name of the chapter I wrote for latest edition of THE FAMILY BUSINESS COMPENSATION HANDBOOK. In this chapter I address some of the reasons why women are paid less then their male family members in family firms. I also talk about how to correct this problem so that a woman’s contribution to the business is truly valued.

If you would like to learn more about this handbook or to order your own copy go to - http://www.familybusinessmagazine.com/handbooks/compcont.html.

Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter. For more information about my work as a marriage and family therapist and family/business consultant please visit my website www.kmarshack.com. You’ll find self-help tips, a library of family business articles, information on on-line consultation and much more. To contact my office call (360) 256-0448 or (503) 222-6678 or email info@kmarshack.com.