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Best of the Web, June 11th, 2016

I’ve been hunkered down in projects the last couple of weeks and haven’t written much. I thought I’d at least share some of the stuff I’m reading. Please let me know what you think in the comments. If the response to this is positive, I’ll do these more often.

Feel Better

Dartmouth’s InSHAPE Implementation Study

InSHAPE Info Webinar – Deck 2016

Cardiovascular Disease Is Primary Cause of Death in Persons with Mental Illness

Adults with serious mental illness have:

4.4 X greater risk for Abdominal Obesity than the general population.
3-4X greater risk for Smoking than the general population.
2X greater risk for Diabetes than the general population.
1.4 X greater risk for Hypertension  than the general population.
2.4X greater risk for Metabolic Syndrome  than the general population.
2.7X greater risk for Hyperlipidemia  than the general population.

Goes to show the importance of sleep, diet, and exercise. There is a much greater relationship between physical health and emotional health than we often think.

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Function Better

Too many [Christian leaders] kept the conversations so highbrow or low-volume that we might as well be discussing doilies at a tea party.

Although physically satisfying, sex has a higher purpose. It bonds husband and wife together (Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:6), and it represents the relationship between our Lord and His people (Ephesians 5:31-32, Isaiah 54:5). Within marriage, sex should be a holy act of love.

I grew up in a home and in a church that were both unusually proactive in teaching about sex. Yet I STILL learned more about sex in the high school locker room and in the Marine Corps than from Godly or healthy people. Hence, any time that I see a Christian discussion of sex that is Biblically correct, respectful, and frank, I am happy to promote it.

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That is a hard target to hit, and I think J. Parker nails it. I’ve tried for it. Haven’t always hit it.

Lead Better

Internal predators will campaign hard at times for ideas that don’t pan out. If you’re worried about an internal predator’s judgment, look at his or her win/loss record. If the record is positive, then your internal predator is a winner. No one is right all the time.

Internal predators can easily rankle and upset people throughout your organization just by saying things that shake the status quo. Don’t try to stifle an internal predator on your team, or your business and your shareholders will lose out.

Originally found at: Ten Things Every Leader Needs To Know About Internal Predators | Forbes

This article was not at all what I expected, based on the headline. I expected an article that describes the kind of people that you DON’T want in your organization. I found an article that describes ME (a bit humbling).

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By Dan

Founder, Executive Director, Mental Health Counselor at Restored Life Counseling