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overcome your fears
Friday, September 11, 2015      4 comments

1. In order to overcome your fears, you have to accept and look at your fears. 2. To understand your fears, look at the worst case possible as a starting point. 3. Be prepared for the worst, e.g., have a life insurance policy to cover your ... Read more
The good life summed up
Sunday, September 06, 2015      3 comments

In a discussion of Andy Shaw's books I wrote the following re his chapter on living with less pain: "Thanks Neikka and Leonard. First of all Leonard's response reminds us that we should beware of judging for most of the time we judge we are... Read more
Living with less pain
Friday, September 04, 2015      4 comments

In chapter 11 of CABFM Andy asks the question, "Do you think you are adding to your pain". My answer is no. For instance, I grew up in a family of 11 with one bathroom and developed the habit of not brushing my teeth. I also had a genitic case... Read more
Using a more powerful computer (the brain)
Thursday, August 27, 2015      7 comments

odays computers have become more powerful but the human brain is more powerful. But then like computers, the human brain does not preform well unless we remove any bugs and install good software. Some of the bugs your mind might have, that sh... Read more
Advice for young People
Sunday, August 16, 2015      4 comments

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits wrote a wonderful piece of advice for people in their 20's. I am 69 and I think the advice is good for people in their 30's also. You have a lot of time ahead of you to get your life right. See zenhabits.net/s... Read more
How to avoid negatively reacting to stress
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      5 comments

From my advice to a Spark member dealing with daily care of five children and the animals: The best way to remove stress is to accept the past or whatever life brings you and to have no fear of the future. Have faith in your power to meet ever... Read more
Why I love Spark
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      3 comments

When I started at 67 years old I was 190 lbs and thought my health was good. But my health insurance provider Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Fed Program challenged me to reduce my weight. That's when I found out about Sparkpeople. I don't remember exa... Read more
Forming 3 simple self discipline habits
Sunday, August 09, 2015      6 comments

I don't think anyone should try to be disciplined every moment, but at the end of the day we should be able to say that we had a constructive day. Even at the end of vacation days, one should have pride in the memories of joyful moments one form... Read more
You can heal your life
Friday, July 31, 2015      4 comments

This is the title and philosophy of a new spark team that I just formed. This team www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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gid=65503 is based on my viewpoint that the unhappiness in our lives is caused not by th... Read more
Dealing with stress
Saturday, July 18, 2015      7 comments

The one choice to remember when you are stressed is to be happy no matter what your circumstances. Practice being grateful. Even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances, spend at least 15 seconds of every hour to be grateful for thos... Read more
Creating a life filled with supportive friends
Saturday, July 11, 2015      5 comments

The most healthy relationships are those where respect and support is freely given and received. If you continually fid yourself in a pattern of relationships where you feel let down and not supported, perhaps you could look at the one common ... Read more
If you have no vision of success
Saturday, June 27, 2015      7 comments

If you have no clear vision of where you are headed, you will end up back where you started and will have to start over again. If you can not find others who share your vision, you either did not look deep enough to find others like you who had ... Read more
Cyberbullying
Wednesday, June 24, 2015      6 comments

I learned, from the teaching tolerance magazine, a couple of resources for parents and friends to help their child or someone they know to avoid being a victim of or to deal with cyberbullying, promote positive self esteem, and in general encour... Read more
More on
Saturday, June 13, 2015      5 comments

In another forum AJDOVER challenged my conclusion that Let Go, Let God was a most important Al-Anon slogan. She said the importance of each slogan depended upon the circumstances. She also said that to her this slogan was a call for one to paus... Read more
Let go and Let God
Thursday, June 11, 2015      3 comments

This is one of the most important slogans of the Al-Anon program, or for mitigating any stressful relationship, but it is important to not abuse it by turning it into a mandate for displaying utter apathy toward the others need for compassion a... Read more

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