|Savyon and her Coach|
- Improve physical health
- Develop social skills
- Build confidence
- Increase self-esteem
- Foster positive competition
- Create superstar athletes
|Savyon and her Coach|
My role has been to support proposal development and management of ongoing business operations for faculty research projects. My job is to synthesize information and provide faculty with what they need to know in order to make informed decisions about the administrative, operational and financial issues that impact existing awards and future projects. I serve as a strategic thought partner in order to help facilitate the research and move projects forward.
Staying active is one of the most important things a person can do to help curb obesity, lower your chances of heart disease and live healthy. Being physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. Physical activity is anything that makes you move your body and burn calories. This includes things like climbing stairs or playing sports. Aerobic exercises benefit your heart, and include walking, jogging, swimming or biking. Strength and stretching exercises are best for overall stamina and flexibility.Of course now, as a mother of two children, I am very active in making sure they take part in the recommended amount of physical activity. For this reason, I have enrolled them in basketball. My son is a point guard and my daughter is a power forward. They have each been playing for five years. They enjoy the sport and have made close friends with their teammates. As a result, I have become a basketball mom.
|Walk for the Cure 2016|
I would like to think I am supportive, flexible and encouraging.1. What type of supervisor do you think you are?
I think I likely possess a democratic like, sort of informal leadership style. Likely my subordinates perceive me as honest, fair, loyal, hard working, open-minded and flexible.2. What type of leadership style do you possess and how do your subordinates perceive you?
My son has Type 1 Diabetes. He is twelve-years-old and takes an insulin called Novolog. Though diabetes has not dramatically impacted my performance, it has impacted my priorities. I often take calls when my son tries to reach me even if it interrupts an activity.3. What relationship do you have with diabetes and how has diabetes affected your ability to perform your work duties?
I thank Tricia for giving an open and honest account of her experience. I love her attitude about priorities. It is difficult for parents of children with disabilities to find the support and comfort they need as they experience the daily ups and downs of the disease. The Berrie Camp is an awesome place that gives respite to parents of children with disabilities. I am glad that the hospital offered him and Tricia's son this week of attendance. I am also grateful to be able to meet others who understand the daily struggles of this circumstance.Diabetes has impacted familial and friend relationships in several ways. Many do not understand the impact of this disease on our family. They don't understand that the disease is LIFE THREATENING!! They do not understand how much effort and patience is involved in maintaining the physical and emotional wellness of my son. They don't know how much he goes through, nor do they ask. As previously mentioned, priorities have shifted. It is difficult for me to listen to complaints about things I no longer "sweat" because of my "bigger picture". So it can be frustrating and isolating at times. I feel sometimes that people don't "care" when they don't ask or seem to be interested in things that go on with my son. More support would help me feel less "abandoned", I guess.4. How has diabetes affected your relationships with others like friends and family members?
While we, as a family, do not adhere to a specific "diet" we do try to have well balanced meals, we try to limit processed foods and try to eat as low carb as we can.5. Do you or your family subscribe to a specific diet because of diabetes?
My advice would be to be understanding and supportive of the individual needs of your subordinates.6. What advice would you give to a person in a leadership position?
Continue to make good choices regarding your health, be patient and don't give up. Don't let the disease slow you down :)7. What advice would you give to a diabetic?
|My Son, Jayden.|
I often speak and write about my son, but I also have a lovely daughter, Savyon, who is nine years old. She too plays basketball, as I repo...