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STAYING HEALTHY AND IN GOOD SHAPE ISN’T AS HARD AS IT SEEMS. WITH A LITTLE PLANNING, IT CAN BE DONE AS EASY AS 123. pancakes, pastries, and cereal. ÒÔä´ĉòê´òÄďÒ´ĉ´ą´ķë´Ôëêò®´ąďÔòëȅďąĪďòģòÔ® them if possible. Instead, have eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit, oatmeal, and granola. These foods will keep you energized and feeling full for hours. If you must eat breakfast on the road, have a simple Egg K¨KĔĴëȅĤÔďÒòĔďďÒ´¨Ò´´ĉ´ȅòąÄąĔÔďë®ĪòÅĔąďÔëĉď´®òÄ greasy and dense foods.
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The Absentee Executive BY DR. JOHN W. LOVITT, LPC-S
“Come to the parking areaë´ĩďďòêĪòĴ¨´ë®ďá´ê´ďòďÒ´ emergency room,” Dave said through the phone in an urgent tone. Ò´ëąäďòëąąÔģ´®ďģ´ȧĉòĴ¨´ȅÒ´ÄòĔë®ģ´ĉäĔêĂ´® over the steering wheel, pale and disoriented. Carlton helped Dave into the passenger seat, then called his physician and wife Susan and told them to meet him at the hospital. The hospital staff and Dr. Williams got Dave out of the car and rushed him into the emergency room. Meanwhile, Carlton answered questions to help diagnose the problem. Susan left the children next door and drove to the hospital. Upon her arrival at the hospital, Carlton, who was Dave and Susan’s new Sunday School teacher, told Susan what he knew about the situation and tried to keep her calm. “Dave has been totally consumed with his job, and our family has suffered immensely,” Susan said. “I’ve been very concerned about his absence and his health. When he does come home, he’s exhausted. He re-tucks the drowsy twins in bed, watches the evening news, and usually sleeps in his chair until I ask him to come to bed.” Äď´ąÄòąďĪȜķģ´êÔëĔď´ĉȅąȊÔääÔêĉ¨ê´ÔëďòďÒ´ĤÔďÔëÅ area. “Dave is stabilized and sleeping. We’d like to keep him under observation for the next day or two. Exhaustion seems to be a major issue for the time being.” Carlton and Dave were scheduled to play golf, so Carlton called the other two men in their foursome, explained the situation, and asked them to replace him and Dave for their round of golf on Saturday morning. “I had no idea that Dave was playing,” Susan said. “But that’s the situation much of the time. I guess he’s so busy he forgets.” Äď´ąÄ´ĤĉÔä´ëďêòê´ëďĉȅiĔĉë§´Åëďò¨òëķ®´Ôëąäton. Apparently, Dave had missed an appointment with Carlton regarding a coaching session Dave had wanted. Susan apologized for Dave and then added, “Dave and I have been married ten years and dated two years before that. I’m recently pregnant with our third child and the twins are eight-years-old.” “Has Dave always been so driven? He seems to be the opposite continued h
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