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WINNING THE GAME OF LIFE
Life is a game in which there are always winners and losers. The secret to winning the game of life is to discover the secrets of living well, which are also the secrets of self-healing. Without healing, the game of life is over and lost.
Time is a crucial factor in winning the game of life. Most of us live by the clock, and, worse, have the illusion that we must live by the clock. Unfortunately, we all have only 24 hours a day: time is an equalizer of man. Effective time management may help you only get more done within your time frame, but more is not necessarily better. Instead, learn to control your own experience of time--in particular, the experience of timelessness, which is the present moment. The past is gone, the future is unknown, and only the present is real. Learn to slow down and experience that timelessness by focusing on one thing at a time. In that way, you not only create your own rhythm of life but also enhance your acute awareness of time, which is the art of living well. As a result of doing one thing at a time, you will always have time for everything, including time for yourself.
Humans are mortal. As such, most of us have constant worries about getting sick and even thoughts of premature death. Living under the shadow of disease and death may cause hypochondria (vicarious experiencing symptoms of disease) in many individuals. Unfortunately, the disease symptoms are not only real but also debilitating.
Stop worrying about getting a serious illness: getting the disease symptoms does not necessarily mean going to get the disease itself. Instead, learn to decode your body language; it may be revealing some healing secrets to you through those disease symptoms.
Winning the game of life requires aspirations. Discover what you really want out of life. Life must have a purpose or dreams to go with that purpose. Identify your dreams, and pursue them with passion and persistence.
The greatest asset in life is health. A winner in the game of life cannot do without it.
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COCONUT OIL TO HEAL DEMENTIA
Recently, research scientists have come up with significant findings indicating the potency of MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil in fighting Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease is also known as diabetes of the brain; that is, the degeneration and dysfunction of brain cells due to insulin deficiency and resistance, just like diabetes with its malfunctioning insulin affecting the body.
Recently, scientist have discovered that the liver can turn MCT oil, when consumed in abundance, into an alternative fuel for the brain, known as ketones. Given that MCT oil is extracted from coconut, scientists believe that coconut oil is capable of providing an alternative fuel to insulin for the brain to help fight and reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
A Simple Coconut Meal
Pour 2 Tbs of coconut oil into some raw oatmeal. Add some fresh coconut milk, and soak the oatmeal overnight.
Next morning, eat your oatmeal; you can add a hard-boiled egg, fruits, and nuts, or anything that is your favorite to your oatmeal.
Preferably, stop eating for 6 to 8 hours; that is, skip your lunch; or fast at least once a week.
Use coconut oil in your cooking; add coconut oil to your tea or coffee; make fruit smoothies with coconut oil or milk.
It is important to start your coconut diet slowly and gradually. Begin with one-half spoon, and increase up to 3 to 6 Tbs of coconut oil.
Bottom line: coconut oil is beneficial to your overall health.
According to the book "Coconut Oil Secrets Exposed" by Charles Chou and Debbie Ng, both a patient with breast cancer, and a patient with diabetic rotten leg were completely cured after consuming one to two cups of coconut oil daily for several months.
Prevent or reverse Alzheimer's disease with a coconut oil diet. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain, including a better memory to be a super-ager.
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NO COMPARISON NO DEPRESSION
Depression is a mind disorder, which affects brain chemicals, which distort how the mind thinks. Therefore, it is important to understand what causes the disorder in the first place. Taking anti-depressants may control the symptoms, but without addressing its cause.
Human thoughts are generated by the human mind through its perceptions. Oftentimes we compare ourselves with others, or simply with our own past, and thus subconsciously create our own negative thoughts that depress us.
There was an ancient Chinese fable of a stone cutter who worked so hard at cutting stones that he often felt stressed and depressed.
One day, while standing behind a huge stone where he was cutting his stones, he looked up at the sky, and saw the beautiful sun. Then, he wished he were the sun that could give warmth and sunshine to everyone on earth. A fairy came to him and granted him his wish, so he became the sun.
For a while, he was happy and contented. Then, one day, a big cloud came over, blocked out everything from his view, and he could not see what was below. He became distressed and unhappy, and wished he were the cloud, instead of the sun. Again, the fairy came to his rescue, and granted him his wish. He became the cloud, and began drifting and floating happily and peacefully in the sky.
After a while, a strong wind came and scattered the cloud in different directions. Now, he wished he were the strong wind that could blow away anything and everything that stood in his way. Again, the fairy made his wish come true: he became the strong wind, blowing here and there. For a while, he was happy and contented. Then, one day, he found out that he could not blow away the big stone behind which he used to cut stones. Worse, he was stuck there, going nowhere. Now, finally, he began to realize that was where he belonged. He made his one last wish to become the stonecutter that he used to be. The fairy granted him his last wish, and now he was contented to be the stonecutter again.
The moral of the fable: any comparison and contrast between self and others-or even between the current self and the self in the past-is often a stumbling block to self-contentment, the lack of which will direct one's thoughts inward and generate depression. Indeed, if you are discontent with what you have or what you are, while matching an area of your own deficiency with that of someone else’s obvious strength, you are in fact preparing the groundwork for your own depression. It is just that simple!
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Copyright©2018 by Stephen Lau
THE INNER BEAUTY
If you are a woman, you would want to be beautiful, youthful, and forever young, even though you're now a mother.
What is beauty? Is beauty only skin deep, or something only in the beholder’s eye?
In the Orient, the perception of beauty may vary from that in the West: the focus in the East on inner beauty or the "inner eye" may sometimes seem difficult for the Western mind to comprehend.
The traditional Oriental perception of beauty may have the following inner innate qualities:
1. Compassion for others
2. Detachment from negative thoughts and feelings
3. Peace of mind and inner tranquility
4. Right-mindedness from a true heart
A truly beautiful woman has a serene face with a softening spirit. Such a face is often a reflection of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual aspects of that individual. Beauty is more than skin deep: it exudes inner confidence and radiance.
You may become aware of the first click of your biological clock around age 30, when your first streaks of silver appear on your hair, or around 35 when you first notice your crow’s feet (for some, this may have happened much sooner). Can you turn back the biological clock?
According to Phyllis R. Koch-Sheras, clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, understanding the changes and learning how to accept and cope with them are anti-aging strategies.
Complement your inner beauty with your extrinsic beauty. Nature has given you a lovely face: take good care of it and preserve it diligently with daily facial regimens to make you forever look the best of your age.
Your skin is your beauty. The youthful look of a person is primarily based on the skin of that individual. After all, the first impression of a person is the face: the skin color, the skin texture, and the feel and touch of the skin. Your skin renews itself every 35 to 45 days. Do not interrupt or slow down that skin cell replication process with alcohol or nicotine. Get right and get enough sleep. Above all, do everything you can to maintain its color, texture, and softness. Makeup only masks the defects.
Naturally Skinsational: It provides natural skincare recipes to keep your skin youthful and healthy. It saves you a lot of money on cosmetics that don't work.
Copyright© 2018 by Stephen Lau