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CAN YOU EAT MORE, PLEASE?
It seems that food corporations have got it made. The U.S. government helps pay for their raw materials. They make more money from selling food than farmers. But they have ... Read more
7 lessons from the peaceful warrior
1. Use whatever knowledge you have but see its limitations. Knowledge alone does not suffice; it has no heart. No amount of knowledge will nourish or sustain your spirit; it can never bring you ultimate happiness or peace. Life requires more tha... Read more
Think doubt and fail, think victory and succeed!
Belief and wishful thinking are quite different. Wishful thinking will never spur you to action and as a result, your wishful thought will forever remain a wish. However wh... Read more
Imagination is the beginning of creation
Can you imagine how it would feel if your heart were open, if everywhere you went, you trusted, were relaxed, and knew that the universe was friendly? How would your life f... Read more
Yeah, you screwed up. You're not perfect, fine. Learn from it.
Part of us-our rational side-wants to get up at 5:45 a.m., allowing ourselves plenty of time for a quick jog before we leave for the office. The other part of us-the emotional side wakes up in the darkness of the early morning, snoozing inside a... Read more
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are stronger at the broken places
We spend so much time running from what’s difficult and shutting off our emotions, scrambling to stay in our comfortably numb place. A multibillion-dollar industry is devoted to manufacturing medications that will stop our emotions for us. Are y... Read more
Fears are educated into us - and can, if we wish - be educated out!
Our most destructive fear, one that we all wrestle with, is the fear of change—which is, ironically, the very thing we yearn for the most. Although we all want more out of life, we’re scared of anything that might place us in unknown territory: ... Read more
Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become
Everything in life is connected somehow. You may have to dig deep to find it but its there. Everything is the same even though its different. Somehow everything connects back with your life. The faces in certain places may be different, but the ... Read more
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and... Read more
Beauty?... To me it is a word without sense
Imagine your body is like a tree. The roots carry the life force from the earth into your trunk, which houses your vital organs. The branches are your limbs and the leaves are your nails and hair—your finishing touches. When the vital force is s... Read more
Pursuit of happiness
Our perceptions about our lives are the outcome of many forces that shape experience, each having an impact on whether we feel good or bad. Most of these forces are outside our control. There is not much we can do about our looks, our temperamen... Read more
What made her different made her exceptional
I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we've got to do it right. We've got to give those animals a decent life and we've got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect. - Temple Grandin
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What to read: Take 5
1. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - The world's foremost producer of personal development and motivational audio programs gives you the tools to unleash the secret of peak performance. Remember the last tim... Read more
Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women
To a great extent, advertising tells us who we are and who we should be. What does advertising tell us today about women? It tells us just as did it 10 and 20 and 30 years ago that what’s most important about women is how we look. The first thin... Read more
Fight. If you don't fight for your honor, you're a slave.
"A woman alone is like a piece of sheep fat in the sun," my grandmother told us. "Everything will come and feed on that fat. Before you know it, the ants and insects are crawling all over it, until there is nothing left but a smear of grease." -... Read more