This past week or so, you've studied CAM, the impact of sleep (or lack of it) on our health and started a Forum about OTC products. Some OTC products will include herbals such as Valerian.
If you care to read about Arianna Huffington's viewpoints on the "third metric" and the movitvating events leading up to developing a "well being" measurable outcome model, from a social entrepreneural perspective, then a good start is here
You're welcome to take a glance, no need to do a lot of research. Don't feel obliged to answer at all. But if you care to drop a line or two of a reaction, please feel welcome to do so as I'd enjoy your feedback.
Should you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact me.
Thank you, Lynda Cesiro
Huffington describes the "third metric" as an additional measurement of success. In today's society success is often measured based on power and money. Everyone thinks about how they can obtain success and almost always it involves gaining power (whether it be a high level management position or a business owner) and having money. In April of 2007, Huffington had an accident that opened her eyes and forced her to re-evaluate her life and challenge what it meant to be successful. The third metric involves well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. Being able to embody each of these things allows us to remain stable and truly obtain success. If success is a stool and if what we think of success is true, that it is only based on power and money then that stool would fall. Huffington explains that its essential to have that third metric so that we may continue to stand. "Money should be the result of the value we bring to others, not the prize we sacrifice ourselves to obtain." This quote speaks immensely about what our society is like and how often we get caught up in trying to get rich at the cost of our own well-being. I think we should all challenge our self to re-evaluate what our own definition of success is. At the end of the day money and power alone will not bring you life long success.
I read Arianna Huffington's viewpoint on the third metric and the four pillars that define it. I believe that those four pillars are necessary in life for both physical and mental health. Although making money is necessary to survive in this world, success shouldn't be measured by simply how much money or power you have. The ability to have wisdom of life and interests, focus on our personal health, enjoying every moment possible and being able to give back should be the true standard for measuring our own personal success. You can have all the money and power in the world but if you're not physically or mentally well and happy, are you truly successful? These two different aspects of life should be more balanced with success being evaluated based on the third metric.