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Thursday, April 22, 2010

When is too early to teach children about sex?

In today's news from Ontario, the government announced that sex ed will now start in Grade 1. Now there is a big controversy going on. I am surprised, because after all we are in the 21st century on hone hand and on the other hand we are still in the dark ages when it comes to sex ed.

Looking back over the years I have these key memories about my twins (boy & girl, now almost 32 years old) growing up. We were visiting my parents in Switzerland when they were 3 years old and happened to come across a TV show in the afternoon where a woman gave birth. My daughter was very intrigued, my son could not care less. For the next few days our daughter gave us very graphic replays of what she had seen. It was all very natural to her. Then her attention was captured by something else that was it for giving birth.

The twins went to kindergarten in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and they had sex ed. So for the next 3 months my daughter drew mommies with babies in their tummies. Then one nice Sunday morning at breakfast, the two of them must have been talking about it between themselves, they came and asked how does it feel to have sex? Well, my mouth dropped and I had to quickly think how to answer that. I was not going to lie, but I was also not going to tell them too much. So I answered, I will not answer that question as they are just too young, but I also admonished them not to try it. They looks at me with big eyes and asked why? I told them that they could hurt themselves. They accepted the answer and that was the end of it.

My conclusion about sex ed is, if the child can ask the question, he or she has the right to an answer no matter what age. Only answer the child's question, don't give long explanations, the child is not interested in a full birds and bees story. All the child wants is an answer to the specific question. That way you keep the channel of communication open.

Monday, April 12, 2010

And the Winner of the Augusta Masters 2010 is:

  1. Phil Mickelson - 272
  2. Lee Westwood - 275, 
  3. Anthony Kim - 276
  4. K. J. Choi - 277
  5. Tiger Woods - 277
  6. Fred Couples - 279

Here are the scores for April 8/2010, April 9/2010, April 10/2010
  • Fred Couples (Oct 3/59) - 66 - 75 - 68 - (209)
  • Tom Watson (Sep 4/49) - 67 - 74 -73 - (214)
  • Lee Westwood (Apr 24/73) - 67 - 69 - 68 (204)
  • Phil Mickelson - (Jun 16/70) - 67 - 71 - 67 (205)
  • K. J. Choi (May 19/70) - 67 - 71 - 70 (208)
  • Tiger Woods - (Dec 30/75) - 68 - 70 - 70 (208
My predictions for the winner was right on, read yesterday's blog post to see.

Biorhythm info on my main website.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Day 4 of the Augusta Masters

The Augusta Masters course has 18 holes, 72 par and is 7500 yards.

Here are the scores for April 8/2010, April 9/2010, April 10/2010
  • Fred Couples (Oct 3/59) - 66 - 75 - 68 - (209)
  • Tom Watson (Sep 4/49) - 67 - 74 -73 - (214)
  • Lee Westwood (Apr 24/73) - 67 - 69 - 68 (204)
  • Phil Mickelson - (Jun 16/70) - 67 - 71 - 67 (205)
  • K. J. Choi (May 19/70) - 67 - 71 - 70 (208)
  • Tiger Woods - (Dec 30/75) - 68 - 70 - 70 (208
Score Order for April 10/2010
Lee Westwood - 204, Phil Michelson - 205, K. J. Choi - 208, Tiger Woods - 208, Fred Couples - 209

Biorhythms for April 11/2010
Player
Emotional
Physical
Intellectual
Intution
Score
Tiger Woods
95%
81%
72%
50% c
69
Chad Campbell
5%
43% c
31%
2%
71
K. J. Choi
89%
69%
87%
80%
69
Fred Couples
61% c
97%
95%
19%
70
Trevor Immelman
50% c
56% c
27% 
73%
72
Zach Johnson
95%
37%
1%
58% c
75
Phil Mickelson
71%
90%
1%
0%
67
Tom Watson
50% c
90%
1%
58% c
73
Lee Westwood
95%
50% c
84%
98%
71
c=critical day

After observing the player's biorhythms and their scores over the past 3 days, I realized that each player has a different way of dealing with those biorhythms. 
  • Tiger Woods - is very much an intuitional player that relies on his physical cycle as back up. What Tiger will need to win is to close the gap to Lee Westwood by playing at least 4 under par (68) or better depending on how Lee's day turns out.
  • Lee Westwood - is also very much an intutional player, but in contrast to Tiger does not depend on his physical cycle as backup. For Lee emotion and intellect take on that role. I think he has a pretty good chance of wining.
  • Phil Mickelson - is a player who's emotional and physical cycles influence how good he plays. His intellectual and intuitional cycles were low or absent the whole tournament and he did just fine. The winner will be either Phil Mickelson or Lee Westwood
  • K. J. Choi - on this last day of the tournament he is in great shape and alls cycles are high, but like Tiger Woods he has to play up at least a 4 under par or better to catch up to Lee Westwood and Phil Mickelson. Between him and Tiger Woods I give Choi a better chance as Tiger Woods is in a critical phase for his intutional cycle (a cycle that gives him strength).
  • Fred Couples - is a physical and intellectual cycle player and should play a great game today, but not good enough to close the gap to Lee Westwood and Phil Mickelson. There is the possibility to catch up and surpass Tiger Woods and K. J . Choi.

Biorhythm info on my main website.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Day 3 of the Augusta Masters

It is interesting to see how each player reacts to the critical period. I also noticed that many players are playing really well when their intuitional cycles are high.

Here are the scores for April 8/2010, April 9/2010
  • Fred Couples (Oct 3/59) - 66 - 75
  • Tom Watson (Sep 4/49) - 67 - 74
  • Lee Westwood (Apr 24/73) - 67 - 69
  • Phil Mickelson - (Jun 16/70) -  67 - 71
  • K. J. Choi (May 19/70) - 67 - 71
  • Tiger Woods - (Dec 30/75) - 68 - 70
Score Order for April 9/2010
Ian Poulter - 136, Lee Westwood - 136 K. J. Choi - 138, Tiger Woods - 138, Phil Michelson - 138, Zach Johnson - 144

Biorhythms for April 10/2010
Player
Emotional
Physical
Intellectual
Intution
Score
Tiger Woods
89%
90%
80%
58% c
70
Chad Campbell
1%
56% c
23%
4%
80
K. J. Choi
81%
81%
93%
73%
70
Fred Couples
50% c
99%
90%
26%
68
Trevor Immelman
61%
69%
36% 
80%
72
Zach Johnson
89%
24%
3%
50% c
76
Phil Mickelson
81%
97%
3%
2%
67
Tom Watson
61%
97%
3%
66%
73
Lee Westwood
89%
37%
77%
99%
68
c=critical day

I am curious how Tiger Woods will be affected by his critical intuitional cycle over the next couple of days.

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Biorhythm info on my main website.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Day 2 of the Augusta Masters

Ok, that was interesting.

Chad Campbell - 79
I would count out all chances for improving for Chad. Looking at his biorhythms for the next 3 days, I don't think he will be playing very well, Saturday and Sunday may even be harder for him.

Here are the scores for yesterday April 8/2010
  • Fred Couples (Oct 3/59) - 66
  • Tom Watson (Sep 4/49) - 67
  • Lee Westwood (Apr 24/73) - 67
  • Phil Mickelson -(Jun 16/70) - 67
  • K. J. Choi (May 19/70) - 67
  • Tiger Woods - (Dec 30/75) - 68

Biorhythms for April 9/2010
PlayerEmotionalPhysicalIntellectualIntutionScore
Tiger Woods81%97%87%66%70
Chad Campbell0%69%15%8%68
K. J. Choi 71%90%97%66%71
Fred Couples39%98%84%34%75
Trevor Immelman71%81%45% c86%73
Zach Johnson81%13%7%42% c74
Phil Mickelson89%99%7%4% 71
Tom Watson71%99%7%73%74
Lee Westwood81%24%68%99%69
c=critical day

Biorhythm info on my main website.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Can Biorhythms Help Predict the Winner of the Augusta Masters?


Recently I have become more interested in sports from the energy psychology angle and that combined with my lifelong interest in biorhythms leads me to conduct an experiment, now that the 2010 Augusta Masters Golf Tournament is on, to see if I can predict the winner based on his biorhythms.

To start with I went to look up the birth dates of the players and then checked their biorhythms.
  • Tiger Woods - 12/30/1975 - 2005, 2002, 2001 winner
  • Chad Campbell - 5/31/1974 - 2009 winner
  • Trevor Immelman - 12/16/1979 - 2008 winner
  • Zach Johnson - 2/24/1976 - 2007 winner
  • Phil Mickelson -6/16/1970 - 2006 winner

Biorhythms for April 8/2010
PlayerEmotionalPhysicalIntellectualIntutionScore
Tiger Woods71%99%93%73%68
Chad Campbell1%81%9%13%79
Trevor Immelman81%90%54% c91%69
Zach Johnson71%6%12%34%70
Phil Mickelson95%98%12%8%67
c=critical day

Let's see how the day plays out.