Véletlenül figyeltem fel erre a hölgyeményre a YouTube-on, akit az internet már úgynevezett "truthbomb Mom"-ként tart számon, és túlzás nélkül állíthatom, ez a nő nagyon nagy arc! Az esze a helyén van, szerintem, a szíve meg persze a száján! :) Tetszik, ahogy a rohanó világunkban Ő mer szemben úszni az árral és nyíltan vállalja, hogy számára nem mások elvárásai állítják fel a prioritásokat. Az egyik számomra legélvezetesebb eszmefuttatásából készítettem számotokra egy LISTENING FELADATot, amelyben azt fejtegeti, mi vitte rá arra a régen halogatott, felháborító , roppant nehéz dilemmát és lelkiismeretfurdalást okozó, egyben hatalmas sikerélménnyel járó tettre, hogy végre NEM-et merjen mondani.
A hiányos szöveget (12 gaps=12 words) egészítsétek ki a poszt alján található videó meghallgatásának segítségével ! Have fun!
You guys, I said "NO" today - to an adult! A nice adult, who was asking me to __________(1) to yet another 'thing'. See, over the years, I've gotten sucked into committing to so many 'things' that I didn't have time or energy for, but while I planned on saying no, when my opened my mouth, my vocal cords __________(2) me, and I came "Yees, of course! I'd love to..!" But not today! Today, I said "NO"!
The nice adult asked "Hey, Kristina, can you help us with this event by doing such and such and such and such and such?", and I said "No, thank you so much for thinking of me and asking me, but NO."
Now, this is where I pretend that you are __________(3) me. You have leaped out of you seats giving me a standing ovation, you are cheering, you are screaming my name, you are throwing flowers on stage at me, you are possibly even throwing your undergarments at me, because you are __________(4) of how hard it is to ignore the guilt and the pressure and just say "NO". Especially, when the people asking are really nice people with really good __________(5)...but I did it! I said "NO".
Saying that "NO" was kind of like the first time I tried sushi. I was nervous about it, it was __________(6) but then once I took a bite of that spicy tuna roll, I was like "WOW! That is amazing in my mouth!" That's how that "NO" tasted in my mouth: AMAZING. And I will be trying it again, and again.
Now, in my opinion, "NO" is a full __________(7). It does not require comma or a 'because', it is just beautiful on its own. But regardless, I will tell you why I finally said "NO":
NO, because I am at my limit.
NO, because my __________(8) is full. Full, like this full. Not full like this full. If I'd wanted my plate to be this full, I would have had like 38 more children. But I'm good with this.
NO, because I refuse to live in constant busyness AND I refuse to __________(9) to the glorification of constant busyness. You know what you should put on a pedestal instead of busyness? REST! Rest __________(10) to be put on a pedestal!
NO, because yes, without even more stress to my already stressed-out life, and then I may __________(11) take that stress out on my children, or my husband. Because, let's be honest: the easiest targets are the people closest to us. Not good.
NO, because it finally clicked for me that saying "NO" doesn't make me a bad person, or a selfish person, or a BITCH. And if you think it does, still "NO".
NO, because me being emotionally and mentally healthy is way more important than me being liked by everyone.
And NO, because having at least ten minutes a day to sit with my feet up, eating carbs and doing seemingly absolutely nothing important is actually very important. And way __________(12) in our culture.
So, thank you so much for asking.. but "NO".
No, no, "NO"!
/Adapted from the British Press/
With GP __________(1) busier than ever, many people are choosing to search the internet for answers to a health worry, or to try to self-diagnose. Evern Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has suggested parents search online to determine the severity of their children's rash. But, as Dr Ellie Cannon explains, googling __________(2) has its dangers.
When we make a __________(3), it is about a lot more than your list of symptoms. You'll notice a GP often asks about your job, your relationships or even what you have been eating. You need that whole story to make a proper __________(4) assessment, and Google just can't see that big picture. This often leads to a wrong answer which can be dangerous if a serious diagnosis is missed.
Google gives you all the weird and sinister possible diagnoses, as well as the most likely common ones that I see every day in my __________(6). It is human nature to look at those strange possibilities and start to worry you have some very rare, serious illness. Symtom checkers tend to provide vast unrealistic lists of __________(7), most often including the word 'cancer' which, of course, gives people huge amounts of unneccesary worry.
As well as worry, googling medical complaints can lead to disappointment. Many websites suggest __________(8) that is not appropriate: US-based sites may recommend pricey experimental treatments that are not available or recommended in the UK. Alternative medicine sites can offer __________(9) that are unproven and come with a heavy price tag. Even genuine medical sites may offer out-of-date advice.
It's good to see someone. Whether it's a __________(10) or a GP, there is no substitute for interaction with a real-life healthcare professional. You can't diagnose a __________(11) by trying to match a picture on Google - when doctors __________(12) you they're looking for your general well-being and appearance, and how distressed you are. A quick online check cannot match that universal view.
The online world, as we know, can be different to reality, and this is very true for health information, which can be fake or inaccurate. Many sites appear to be written or endorsed by a __________(13) when they aren't - anyone can put a picture of a __________(14) on their blog and fool people into believing it is a genuine medical site. This can be misleading and unsafe.
But it's not all bad. There are some fabulous __________(15) resources online if you look at the right sites. NHS Choices and NetDoctor offer up-to-date medical information written by UK doctors whose advice you know you can trust. They are good places to read about your diagnosis once you have been to your __________(16) to give you a broader view of your __________(17) and treatment.
If you suffer with a __________(18) or something slightly unusual, an online community can be really valuable. Charities such as the National Eczema Society provide online support and fantastic information, with tips from other sufferers - a great __________(19) of advice and comfort. For rarer __________(20), online communities offer support and information that would not otherwise be readily available.
Adapted from the British Press
CHRONIC ILLNESS= krónikus betegség
CLINIC= klinika, szakrendelő
CONDITIONS= állapotok, betegségek, nyavalyák
’CURES’= gyógymódok, kúrák
DIAGNOSIS= kórmegállapítás, diagnózis
DISEASES= betegségek, kórok
GP= general practitioner= háziorvos, körzeti orvos
PHARMACIST= patikus, gyógyszerész
SOURCE= forrás (állításé)
STETHOSCOPE= hallgatócső, sztetoszkóp
SYMPTOMS= tünetek, szimptómák
Olvasd el a cikket és oldd meg a szöveg végén az IGAZ/HAMIS állításos feladatot. Ha a szöveg szerint a mondat helyes, TRUE-val jelöld, ha nem, FALSE-ként értékeld.
Roughly a fifth of Britons regularly go out on even the hottest and sunniest days of the year without sunscreen. Given that, it is hardly surprising that a recent survey by Nivea found that around 80 per cent of us have been sunburnt in the past.
Yet quiz the same people about the negative effects of sun exposure and they are likely to be able to list them. It is certainly no secret that spending too much time in the sun causes premature ageing, not to mention the danger sunburn presents to long-term health. Rates of malignant melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer - are disproportionately high in younger people and the disease is almost twice as common in young women as it is in similarly aged men.
"Sunburn is an acute reaction in the skin that follows excessive overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It causes direct damage to DNA, resulting in inflammation and death of skin cells," explains consultant dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson Dr Anjali Mahto. "The risk is higher in equatorial areas or at altitude , particularly in those with fair skin types. Sunburn in childhood or adolescence can double the risk of developing melanoma in later life.
Keeping yourself safe is simple, however. Dermatologist Dr Stefanie Williams, founder and medical director at private clinic European Dermatology London, has some straight-talking advice for preventing sunburn. "If you are serious about keeping your skin in top shape, sunscreen should be worn on a daily basis, even here in the UK," she says. "While you might not get sunburnt, your skin can still be exposed to significant amounts of UVA without even noticing. Used regularly, sunscreen even allows the skin to repair some of the existing damage.
"In a hot climate you must reapply every two hours and always apply liberally. For the best defence, I recommend a broad-spectrum protection with SPF (UVB) 30-50 and high UVA protection, plus sun avoidance, of course.
Cancer research UK is also keen to get the message across and has joined forces with Nivea to encourage people to be more sun safe. It recommends taking the following steps, which together make up the easy to remember CARE acronym:
1. C - COVER UP: Wear a T-shirt, hat and sunglasses.
2. A - AIM FOR SHADE: Stay out of the sun between the hours of 11am to 3pm in the UK.
3. R - RUB ON SUNSCREEN: Use plenty, with at least an SPF15 and a 4-star rating.
4. E - ENJOY: Have fun in the sun safely.
But what action can you take if you accidentally overdo it in the sun? According to Dr Mahto, here are the dos and don'ts for
1. POP A PILL: "Painkillers can help relieve the pain and reduce inflammation caused by sunburn. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen are ideal and should be continued for a period of at least 48 hours if there are no contraindications. Paracetamol will help with pain, but has little effect on inflammation."
2. COOL DOWN: "Apply a cool compress to the skin - you could try a towel dampened with cool water - for fifteen minutes. Or take a cool bath or shower. Aim to keep the temperature just below lukewarm and make sure the shower has a gentle flow of water, rather than being on full power. If blisters are starting to develop the a bath is preferable to a shower. Do not rub your skin with a towel; instead gently pat it dry when you get out.
3. SOOTHE YOUR SKIN: "After a bath or shower, use an unperfumed cream or lotion to soothe the skin. Repeated applications are necessary to reduce the appearance of peeling and you may need to continue repeat applications for several weeks. Aloe vera is a good choice; it not only has a cooling effect on the skin but also acts as an anti-inflammatory."
4. TRY A STEROID CREAM: "Using a weak steroid cream such as 0.5-1 per cent hydrocortisone for 48 hours may decrease pain and swelling caused by sunburn and speed up the healing process. This is best avoided in small children, however."
5. DO NOT POP: "Leave blisters alone. Try not to pop them, as this can lead to infection and scarring. They will settle by themselves after a few days. In the meantime, treat the skin gently.
(Adapted from the British Press)
1. British people are not at risk of getting sunburnt.
2. People in Britain get sunburnt because they don't know about the harmful effects of sunlight.
3. The worst type of skin cancer is more frequent among women than men.
4. Malignant melanoma occurs at young age.
5. Getting sunburnt is more likely if you have lighter skin.
6. It is only necessary to put on sunscreen when the sun is shining.
7. In the acronym CARE the letters stand for Cream to Avoid Radiation Exposure.
8. In hot climate you have to apply sunscreen twice a day.
9. In case you start having blisters, it is best to have a cold bath.
10. You must never pop your blisters or else they will still be visible after healing.
sunscreen= naptej, napolaj
sun exposure= napsugárzásnak való kitettség
premature ageing= korai öregedés
malignant melanoma= fekete bőrrák
skin cancer= bőrrák
excessive overexposure= túlzott kitettség a napnak/napsugárzásnak
(UV) radiation= ultraibolya sugárzás
damage to DNA= DNS károsodás
skin cells= bőrsejtek
fair skin types= világos bőrtípusok
risk of developing= kialakulásának kockázata/veszélye
preventing sunburn= napégés megakadályozása/megelőzése
keeping your skin in top shape= csúcsformában tartani a bőrt
on a daily basis= napi szinten
reapply= újra felvisz/beken
apply liberally= bőségesen visz fel (krémet)
broad-spectrum protection= széles spektrumú védelem
SPF= sun protection factor= naptej faktorszáma
UVB= ultraviolet B (short-wave)= közepes hullámhosszú ultraibolya sugár
UVA= ultraviolet A (long-wave)= nagy hullámhosszú ultraibolya sugár
sun avoidance= nap elkerülése
sun safe= napvédett
COVER UP= takard be magad
AIM FOR SHADE= igyekezz az árnyékba
RUB ON SUNSCREEN= dörzsölj be naptejet
overdo it in the sun= túl sok időt tölt a napon
dos and don'ts= tanácsok arra, hogy mit tegyünk és mit ne
TREATING SUNBURN= napégés kezelése
POP A PILL= tolj be egy pirulát
relieve the pain= enyhíti a fájdalmat
reduce inflammation= csökkenti a gyulladást
anti-inflammatory drugs= gyulladáscsökkentő gyógyszerek
COOL DOWN= hűtsd le
apply compress to the skin= gyakorolj nyomást a bőrre
a towel dampened with cool water= hideg vízben megnedvesített törölköző
gentle flow= gyenge folyás
rub your skin= dörzsöli a bőrt
pat it dry= felitatja a nedvességet gyengéd ütögetéssel
SOOTHE YOUR SKIN= nyugtasd meg a bőröd
unperfumed cream or lotion= illatmentes krém vagy testápoló
Repeated applications= ismételt felvitel (krémé)
TRY A STEROID CREAM= próbálj egy szteroidos krémet
decrease pain and swelling= csökkenti a fájdalmat és a püffedtséget
speed up the healing process= felgyorsítja a gyógyulási folyamatot
DO NOT POP= ne nyomd ki
infection and scarring= fertőzés és hegesegés
settle= megnyugszik, visszahúzódik, lelapul
treat the skin gently= bánj gyengéden a bőröddel