Saturday, November 10, 2012

Don't Give It Away

We've all been there - at a party, or in line at the grocery store, or at a child's soccer game. Wherever it happens, you know how it goes. Someone asks you what you do. You tell them. Next thing you know you're listening to their dog problems and being pumped for free advice. And it's a funny thing - we often feel compelled to give it. Sometimes because we don't know how to get out of doing so, sometimes because we love what we do and enjoy talking about it, and often because we care about dogs and want to see them get the help they need.
But it's a losing proposition for all involved to give free advice. It cheats you out of business and devalues your professional knowledge and skill, it reduces the chance the dog owner will pursue the help he or she needs, and it doesn't get the dog any real help. Advice given in a social situation is seldom followed - and you can't offer the kind of detail and support that most cases require.
Wherever it happens, you know how it goes. Someone asks you what you do. You tell them. Next thing you know you're listening to their dog problems and being pumped for free advice. And it's a funny thing - we often feel compelled to give it. Sometimes because we don't know how to get out of doing so, sometimes because we love what we do and enjoy talking about it, and often because we care about dogs and want to see them get the help they need.
Setting boundaries for public and social spaces
Few people are aware of the level of education and experience a qualified trainer possesses, of the amount of information needed to diagnose a behavior, and of the degree of thought put into a behavior modification plan. As a result, they don't feel shy about asking for quick-fix tips. The trick to handling these situations is to politely avoid giving too much free advice while creating the highest likelihood that they will actually seek your professional help.
Here is a strategy you can try:
1. Interrupt
2. Empathize
3. Build Confidence
4. Redirect
5. Tip (optional)
6. End
Step 1: Interrupt
Let's say a woman begins her story, "My little dog Sandy barks so loud you'd think she was a German Shepherd, or even two dogs! Drives me crazy. She barks all day long. One time she even..."
This is a good time for step 1 - the interruption. Allow the other person to tell just enough of the story to give you a hint of the problem, but don't let them get going full swing. The more they invest in the story, the harder it will be for you to avoid their request for immediate answers and explanations. Intervene in a friendly and assertive manner, and try to be reinforcing to soften the interruption. "Sounds like Sandy is quite the character! Amazing how little dogs can have such big personalities."
Step 2: Empathize
Immediately make it clear that you've heard their concern: "Barking, especially when it's constant, can be so frustrating! It's hard to hear yourself think!"
Step 3: Build Confidence
This is the time to elegantly let them know you're an expert and that diagnosis and treatment is taken seriously in the world of professional dog training. "That kind of barking can be many things - demand barking, barrier frustration, alarm barking, separation anxiety..."
Step 4: Redirect
This is your opportunity to suggest your services, which also gently but clearly implies that you require payment for your expertise. "To know for sure what makes Sandy bark, I would need to do a complete diagnostic interview. Then I can work with you to design a treatment plan to best suit your needs. Here's my card if you'd like to do that. You can also take a look at my website to learn a little more about what I do and to see my background and credentials. I'd be delighted to work with you and Sandy to see if we can't create a nice, quiet house for you."
If you're really gung-ho and have a feeling they wouldn't mind, you might ask for their contact information (but don't scribble on the backs of receipts, carry around a small book for this) so you can follow up with them.
Step 5: Tip (Optional)
If you think it's warranted, tip them by offering a management or training suggestion. An example for Sandy's mom might be, "In the meantime, here's one thing you can do that might help: Reward Sandy any time she's not barking. If you notice the house is quiet, take a moment to give her a cookie or a belly rub. Let her know that you appreciate the peace." Depending on the situation, your aim could be to offer a measure with immediate effect in order to build confidence in your ability to help. Other times you might present a management suggestion to diminish risk or to create some improvement in the life of either the owner or the dog.
Step 6: End
It's important now to end the conversation. If you don't, it's likely the person will jump in to ask follow-up questions or tell you additional information or stories about their dog, which puts you right back in the hot seat. If you're in a situation where you can walk away, do so. "It was really nice meeting you and hearing about Sandy. I hope you'll let me know if I can be of help. Have a great day now!" If you're trapped - in a line or waiting room, for example, change the subject. "By the way, do you happen to know what the weather is supposed to be like this weekend? I've been hearing all sorts of conflicting reports. I'm putting on a birthday party this weekend and not sure whether to plan it for inside or out in the garden. It's for my little niece. If she had it her way, we'd..."
Additional advice on giving advice
Though the six steps are broken down for you here, in practice they run together and overlap. Try not to pause, as a determined dog storyteller always will look for a way back in. And practice makes perfect - though it may seem a little silly, try practicing this technique in the shower or while you're driving. Recall a past situation where you were ambushed with a "A dog trainer! My dog..." story. Re-enact the scene in your head with these six steps. The more you train yourself to respond this way, the easier it'll be next time you find yourself cornered at a dinner party.
Finally, be aware of the ethical and liability issues that sometimes lurk in these conversations. For example, if the situation described to you is potentially dangerous for the dog or other people, or if it sounds like the dog's quality of life is threatened, you may feel compelled to have a longer discussion. But be careful - advice given in public or social contexts can never be as complete as you would want it to be, and you do not have a contract to help cover your liability.
Center your advice in Step 5 (Tipping) around management suggestions to reduce any potential risk to the dog or humans. You may want to use Steps 2, 3, and 4 (Empathizing, Building Confidence, and Redirecting) to attempt to impress the seriousness of the situation upon them. Be firm but gentle, as some people may not be ready to hear the bad news. If they feel overwhelmed or perceive an attack they will be less likely to call you or another trainer for help. Ask for contact information so you can follow up and schedule a proper consultation.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Achievable Through Brain Supplements

Probably most people are able to remember an occasion in which they seemed to be entirely absorbed by a certain activity and felt completely in the 'Zone'; your actions are performed extraordinarily well and come to you automatically. You lose track of time and are entirely in the moment.
This mental state is called flow. The American psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (gotta love his last name) dedicated his life researching this phenomenon.
While more and more is being discovered about this flow state, researchers are wondering if it might be able to induce flow through the use of brain supplements and other techniques. Imagine popping a brain supplement before endeavoring on a strenuous task and being able to enter the flow state just like that.
Csikszentmihalyi discovered the flow state when he was doing research on human happiness.
His research included subjects that were given a beeper which would give a signal at utterly random moments during the day. Every time this occurred they would write down their activity and rate their happiness. Afterwards Csikszentmihalyi asked people to describe the experience of their activities they rated themselves highly for on the happiness-scale.
An overall pattern became visible which showed that high-happiness-rated activities had quite a few things common.
This led Csikszentmihalyi to identify these 9 aspects which seem intrinsically related to a 'flow experience'
  • 1. Clear goals of a challenging nature.
  • 2. Concentration, an important element of the flow state which may be cultivated by meditation and improvable through brain supplements
  • 3. A loss of the feeling of self-consciousness, something which occurs when awareness merges with action.
  • 4. Distorted sense of time, i.e. one's subjective experience of time is altered.
  • 5. Direct and immediate feedback which allows for behavior to be adjusted as is necessary.
  • 6. A balance between your ability and the actual challenge.
  • 7. Feeling like being in control over the situation or activity.
  • 8. The activity is intrinsically rewarding, which means that there is a desire to perform a behavior effectively and for its own sake.
  • 9. Not being conscious of physical needs such as hunger or fatigue.
According to Csikszentmihalyi, "You can't make flow happen. All you can do is learning how to remove obstacles in its way."
If you're a good piano player and are able to play without looking at the keys, you realize that you're fine as long as you're not conscious about what your fingers are doing. As soon as you become conscious about how rapidly you're playing the keys, you start to mess up.
A similar things occurs when athletes are asked to explain how they perform so well; if they attempt to show their skill straight afterwards, they will have a lot more trouble than normally because all of a sudden they start analyzing the actions instead of just doing them.
There is good news however; there actually occurs a physical reaction in the brain which gives rise to the flow experience, so it's definitely not some spiritual experience that only a lucky few can capture.
Everything psychological is simultaneously biological. All your ideas, your mood, your urges; all are a results of the unimaginably complex interplay of the networks of neurons which are firing in your brain. With the ability to improve our brain functioning using brain supplements and neuroscience, it might be possible to easier induce flow state.
It has been argued that a balance between the two brain hemispheres is one of the most important components of creativity. Yet you often see that people in western civilization use their left brain hemisphere a lot more (which is related to logical thinking).
This is probably the result of a number of different factors, such as education for example, which puts the emphasis on logical thinking.
Now I'm not implying that this is necessarily a bad thing, however it does cause the activity between the different brain halves to be a bit out of balance, which is not optimal when trying to get into the flow state.
Fortunately there are many ways to improve the balance between your left and right hemisphere and thus increase your flow experience; meditation is becoming more and more acknowledged by science for its positive effects on brain structure and is renowned for improving the balance between left/right brain activity.
Other improvements in neuroscience are also on the rise, and techniques such as neurofeedback and the constant development of brain supplements seem very promising.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Love of a "Green Card"

"Why do you want to leave Louisiana?", the principal asked me 6 months ago, "...because I'm in love with the mountains of New Mexico!" That's true but honestly it was more of because I'm looking for a stable job, every year in my old district I was always in the surplus list! PLUS, I heard from friends that they are sponsoring green card visas in the district! - but of course, I will not tell him that in the interview!
So I was hired, fell so much in love with the place, my school, my students, my co-workers, our apartment, everything about where I am -I love! I started to dream again, made future plans, connected with my passion, made friends, enjoyed the simple life and then the BIG NEWS!
"..the district is also faced with budget challenges.. 7 million dollars cut from the 2011-2012 operational budget.. regular attrition.. LAST IN - FIRST OUT."
The phone rang yesterday, I felt my blood rushed out of my face as I walked in the principal's office. All the principals were there, and as I sat all I heard was ".. position no longer mine... budget cut.. based on seniority.. the regular ed teacher whose position was cut has Special Ed endorsement so I have to go.."
In the state of shock, not knowing what to think of while walking out of the office, I called my husband and told him, I was cut, I will no longer be with the school next year! I was so cool about it that made him not panic too!
I taught my last class as if nothing happened, my co-teacher heard about what happened but was decent about it too. After the class, I Googled the net, "special education teacher jobs in the USA" but since I was still in the state of shock, I disregarded the websites on the screen and counted how much I owe my credit cards! BAD. REAL BAD.
So to date, I am still in the midst of a storm. And never in my entire life had I attempted to write about it but now and I had not told anyone! Even, if they know, for sure, I don't mind. You see, every year for the last three years I always find myself without a contract the following year for reasons not in my control and it seems like OK but this time, I have gotten to love everything about where I am! That hurts!
Leo Buscaglia's words just kept ringing in my ears, "An investment in life is an investment in change. When you keep on changing all the time, you've got to continue to keep on adjusting to change- which means you are going to be constantly facing new obstacles and that's the joy of living! And once you're involved in the process of becoming, you're doomed! you're gone! but what a fantastic journey!"
A fantastic journey indeed! I am on H1B Visa AND I only have one year to be sponsored a green card visa!!!! I know I am doomed! and I am gone! BUT it made me cry, it made me think, it made me reflect, it made me look forward to possibilities and most specially it made me believe in the goodness of God and His plans for me and my family.
At this time, I can only think of three things:
First, trust that something really good is going to happen. All the doors, windows and rooftops are opening again to pour out blessings and graces. And this, I believe.
Second, do what needs to be done. Apply, search for jobs, call, email, send letters.. the more prospects, the more possibilities of getting a job! I pray.
Third, let it go. I am letting go of my need for a green card visa. I am letting go because God may have other plans for us. Resigning from the other district was a decision I don't regret, I know my consequences, I know my results, I also know my reasons and what not for leaving. I don't know why it happened, or if it was really designed to happen for a purpose in the first place. No blames, no need to justify, no need to uplift self and be proud. Just the way life is and I have no answer. I let go.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ethics, Energy, Emotion and the Human Condition

This article seeks to connect ethics with energy and emotion in order to help humanity reach its optimum state of health and well being. It is crucial that humanity achieves a high level of coherence with the new Platonic--Fullerene Chemistry because if provides a key to human survival on this planet. The reason for this being that PFC is based on ethical science, as opposed to the sterile, entropic chemistry that humanity is currently subject to. An ongoing obsession with this entropic chemistry can only lead to incoherence, disorder and total breakdown. This paper will show how ethics and ethical science are crucial to human evolution. We need to understand how energy and emotion fit into this picture and how to utilise these two forces to bring about ethical behaviour for the betterment of the human condition.
Platonic--Fullerene Chemistry, so named by Professor Robert Pope, director of the Science--Art Centre of Australia, embraces the metaphysical engineering principles of both Plato and Buckminster Fuller. Buckminster Fuller, inspired by Platonic geometry, designed geodesic spheres, later replicated by a team of chemists, who named them 'buckyballs' in his honour. They became a scientific sensation, alluding to solutions to the world's energy crisis, as will be explained in this article. The buckyball story is largely about carbon, an extraordinary element, with over 90 percent of all known chemical substances built around it; possibly the most important being, the DNA and its proteins.
However, despite organic chemistry being based on carbon, it wasn't until 1985 that its most extraordinary feature was discovered. Until then the only two known forms that consisted entirely of carbon atoms were diamond and graphite. Graphite carbon atoms (which are formed in stacked sheets of linked hexagons) are each bonded weakly to three other atoms, giving graphite its soft, greasy feel. In 1985, scientists discovered that by using a powerful laser beam they could vaporise graphite in an atmosphere of helium gas. Analysing the resulting carbon clusters, they discovered carbon molecules of a previously unknown nature, of which the most common was a perfect sphere comprising hexagonal and pentagonal geometrical shapes that contained 60 carbon atoms.
After much debate, it became apparent to the scientists involved (Curl, Kroto and Smalley) that these spherical molecules were extremely stable. They then discovered that this combination of geometric shapes formed the basis of the geodesic sphere designed by Robert Buckminster Fuller, for the 1967 Montreal World Exhibition. From then on, the new carbon molecule was known as the buckminsterfullerene, now shortened to fullerene or buckyball, which chemists write as C 60. After the prestigious scientific journal 'Nature' (Holper & Sarre 1999) published this extraordinary finding, quite a stir took place in the scientific community, once it was realised that buckyballs could be very useful substances. In 1996, for this discovery, Curl, Kroto and Smalley became recipients of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
Owing to their unusual hollow cage-like shape, science finds buckyball molecules and other fullerenes intriguing, especially as the carbon atoms can react with other atoms and molecules, while retaining their integrity and shape. Scientists have also discovered tubes of carbon-like rolls of chicken wire by passing an electric current between graphite rods. These carbon tubes, (nanotubes or buckytubes) form a series of embedded cylinders, which when catalysed by a minuscule dose of cobalt, nickel or iron, form a hollow nanotube a mere one atom thick. These tubes can be of great length, comprising up to one million carbon atoms.
Fullerenes are being utilised in numerous ways, perhaps most importantly for their newly discovered energy producing potential. Fuel coated carbon nanotubes are now known to generate an electrical current from a fast moving thermal combustion wave, travelling along its length, by dragging electrons behind. Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists have discovered that this energising process produces weight proportionately, 100 times more energy than a lithium-ion battery. Also, unlike batteries, it does not discharge energy while not being used.
Nanotubes, being 50 to 200 nanometres thick, are wide enough to allow the passage of proteins functioning with coherent light waves. According to the German scientist Hans Herman Gerdes, nanotubes span distances of several cell diameters connecting two separate cell interiors, giving the organism a new way of communicating over long ranges. Gerdes colleague, Amin Rustom discovered naturally occurring nanotubes in rat cells and later, together they saw them forming between human kidney cells as well. With the help of video microscopy, they observed adjacent cells reaching out to each other with antenna--like projections, establishing contact and completing the tubular connection. This process goes far beyond previously observed cellular pairing, as the cells send out many nanotubes, forming an intricate and mobile network of linked cells, lasting anything from minutes to hours. By utilising fluorescent proteins, Gerde's team also discovered that relatively large cellular structures were able to commute between cells, through these nanotubes.
Scientists have long known that carbon nanotubes are extremely efficient in conducting heat. New quantum biology research demonstrates that the functioning of carbon nanotubes violates the second law of thermodynamics, as Robert Pope clearly predicted several years ago. The second law has, for a very long time, been held sacrosanct in scientific circles. This is because logic says that hot things can only become cold, not hotter. However, at nano scales. it seems that different rules can apply. Scientists speaking of thermal conductivity, refer to heat as 'phonons' moving through material. Within commonplace materials such as wood, phonons continually bump into things. Collisions scatter the heat packages, slowing their progress in much the same way that a crowded race track would impede the performance of an Olympic runner. This is not so with carbon nanotubes. In contrast to entropic chemistry, heat applied to one end of a carbon nanotube races to the other end 100 times faster than heat travelling through the most conductive metals.
Chih Wei Chang's team at Berkeley University created defects in their nanotubes to slow down the thermal energy process. Surprisingly, this had no affect on their heat conducting powers, leaving their thermal conductivity intact. The fact that thermal waves do not slow down in contorted tubes contradicts second law logic. According to thermo dynamic science, carbon at 1000 kelvins should soon become carbon dioxide. Yet, due to the tremendous speed of the phonons at temperatures in excess of 2,500 kelvins, the intensely hot carbon was left unburned.
Michael Strano, one of the world's top chemists, poured a line of gasoline on the ground, next to a stick of the same length. He lit both at the same end simultaneously, knowing the flame would move much faster through the liquid. However, during lab experiments, the heatwave igniting the fuel--drenched nanotube travelled 10,000 times faster than through the fuel alone. The resulting super fast wave, appeared to be self--propagating. This is not possible according to the second law. However, as the fuel burned it released greater heat into the nanotube, completely violating classical thermodynamics. According to Strano, the heat wave, moving at rocket speed, excites the nanotube's electrons, moving them along with it. This thermal power wave, generates electricity at an amazing rate, indicating new sources of potential clean energy. The principle here seems to be the faster the wave the greater the power. The energy generated by the fuel drenched nanotube, as mentioned, is already much higher than that of a lithium ion battery and this is just the beginning of their enormous potential.
Dr Bruce Lipton made a huge breakthrough in quantum biology with his discovery that the fractal properties of the cell are linked to cellular evolution and hence, the evolutionary potential of the whole organism. His book titled The Biology of Belief, shows that genes and DNA are not the controllers of our biology. Instead, DNA is controlled by environmental signals from outside the cell. Lipton postulated that energetic messages from positive and negatives attitudes in response to our feelings and the way we perceive environmental reality, have a strong effect on our consciousness. In this synthesis of the latest research in quantum cell biology, Lipton posits that our DNA and thus our bodies can change as our thinking and perception is retrained. Robert Pope has obtained experimental evidence that an unconscious optical sensing of reality has been evolving creative holographic perceptions for many centuries.
Furthermore, as both Lipton and Pope predicted, environmental information as quantum waveforms, received by protein receptor bio-photons in the cellular liquid-crystal membrane are transmitted electromagnetically through nanotubes to reassemble protein enfolding in the DNA. The effect of the fractal logic sonic beatings of the heart rhythmically connected with our feelings, formulate the constant re patterning of DNA, contradicting our present understanding of the second law of thermodynamics. This process evolves consciousness to balance entropy, as insisted by the Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Svent Gyoergyi.
The heart beat transforms into electromagnetic energy in the body's glandular system, holographically copying the heart's emotional sound. We experience feeling from incoming environmental light-energy information directed through the cellular carbon nanotubes. This information, as coherent laser light racing through carbon nanotubes modulates the DNA's codons (antenna--like triggers), which are activated by electromagnetic energy passing through the double helix. Accordingly, the number of codons triggered by the wave is determined by the intensity of the emotional experience. Sensually, the more pleasing the experience aesthetically the greater the thermal nanotubule energy, hence the higher the electromagnetic vibration.
Dr Candace pert, in The Molecule of Emotion, posits that consciousness is like light. She explains how emotions exist both in a quantum biological state as energy and matter in the vibrating receptors on every cell in the body. In her scientific work during the 1980's, she theorised how the 'body--mind' functions as a single psychoacoustic network of information molecules that control our health and psychology. When we are in a psychologically healthy and emotionally sound condition we feel good and we can then act in ethical ways. Ethical participation in the evolving health of universal consciousness describes the basis of Aristotle's science to guide ennobling government, in order for humanity to avoid extinction.
Immanuel Kant, like many Enlightenment thinkers, held the mental faculty in high esteem. In his work on aesthetics he argued that our judgment enabled us to experience beauty, grasping such experiences as part of an ordered, purposeful natural world. Aesthetics, however, only accounts for the outer appearance of things and does not necessarily relate to Aristotelian ethics. Although Kantian aesthetics can lead to ethics, it can only do so by defying our incomplete understanding of the second law of thermodynamics. In essence, aesthetics can only perceive beauty within entropic decay. However, the bio-ethics of the late Dr George Cockburn of the Australian Science--Art Centre, in his book about art appreciation, refers to the actual process of ethical beauty, not just snap shots of it. The fractal nature of ethical beauty, seen in the functioning of the 'beautiful attractor' utilises Phi harmonics and related fractal phenomena, to maintain optimum, healthy, evolutionary consciousness.
Phi ratio frequencies, associated with Platonic harmonics, create a vibration that resonates with our hearts, transmitting a high frequency wave to the DNA. As mentioned, up to 60 codon triggers then engage with the heart resonance, allowing the host organism to function at higher energy levels. The higher the number of triggers activated, the higher the signal frequency and the greater the ethical response. Response to ethical universal purpose is intuitive and has nothing to do with learned morality. This understanding was postulated last century by the electromagnetic theories of the scientist educator Maria Montessori.
Intuitive response to universal ethics, which requires a state of higher consciousness, depends upon environmental electromagnetic frequencies (emfs). Mainstream entropic science holds that strong emfs are much more important than weak emfs, the latter having little or no biological effect. However, many scientists believe electromagnetic fields conventionally considered as being thermally weak (or non-ionising) may be high in biological information content. Weak electromagnetic fields are now understood to be both bio-energetic and bio-informational, with measurable biological effects. The Chinese, for example, have known about this for thousands of years with their Yin Yang concept, in which the Yin emf is weak but has a high informational content. From this finding it can be reasoned that high informational content is necessary to provide DNA with the necessary evolutionary, survival data.
In my book Feminine Ethics in the New Measurement of Humanity, (a review of Dr George Cockburn's book A Bioaesthetic Key to Creative Physics and Art, I wrote that Dr Cockburn's work was about how cerebral mechanisms function in response to a universal reality maintained by the balancing of both entropic and negentropic energy systems. Entropic systems, which work on the basis of strong emfs with low bio--informational content, cannot be sustainable. Increasingly strengthening emfs with decreasing biological survival information must, in the long term, result in species extinction. Unless entropic emfs are balanced with weak emfs with the necessary ethical, survival data, it is clear that there can be no long--term future for humanity.
Homoeopathy is a good example of using weak field emfs to achieve biological balance to bring about optimum health. Other examples of thermally weak, but high informational content fields are visible light, healing touch, intuition, and clairvoyance. Concerning this, biological tissues have electronic components that can receive and transmit weak electronic signals that are actually below entropic thermal comprehension. Biological organisms use these weak electromagnetic fields (electric and photonic) to communicate holographically, with all parts of themselves.
German chemist, Kurt Geckeler and his colleague Shashadhar Samal, while carrying out water property research in South Korea, discovered a whole new dimension to what happens when you dissolve a substance in water and then add more water. Conventional science states that the dissolved molecules simply spread further and further apart as a solution is diluted, weakening any effect it may have. However, these two chemists found that some molecules clump together, in fractal fashion, first as clusters and then as bigger aggregates of those clusters. Rather than drifting apart from their neighbours, they actually become closer.
Logic suggests fractal clumping is about memory information ethically balancing the system. This quantum entanglement state of change, from a homogeneous to a non homogeneous condition, occurs by way of the strange attractor linking the living process to infinity by ethically balancing entropy. As it expands, the dissolved substance becomes increasingly less noticeable. However, the beautiful attractor, balanced by the strange attractor, adds new information to the water by joining molecules and catalysing the effect of the substance-water mix, by tapping into its memory.
The scientists stumbled upon this effect while investigating fullerenes at their lab in the Kwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea. They discovered that the football--shaped buckyball molecules kept forming irregular aggregates in the solution. When they diluted the solution, the size of the fullerene particles increased, a phenomenon new to chemistry. In order to get the otherwise insoluble buckyballs to dissolve in water, the chemists mixed it with a circular sugar--like molecule called a cyclodextrin.
From these results there is clearly a direct link between the functions of the beautiful and strange attractors. Just as aesthetics requires strong emfs and little bioinformation, ethics, on the other hand, needs weak emfs and increased fractal information. These two become balanced and harmonised at a mutual centre, according to golden mean geometries, as Robert Pope has predicted.
The greatest amount of electrical ethical information standing as a wave electron spin function is located in the heart. The heart has seven discreet layers that are arranged to the seven spin angles of the fullerene tetrahedra. As the electron spin activates symmetry, the heart truly can be seen as the beautiful attractor. The golden mean fractal heart--shape is about unfolding this spin into usable wavelengths. In fact, the heart can be seen to be the transformer for maximum entry of spin or energy into the body. All these seven spin geometrical angles focus on a weathervane-like spiral strip of the torus attractor at the centre of the heart.
This dense centre affects the sound of the heart projected onto the wall of the pericardium. The torus attractor affects the phase of the sonic energy vibrating both the pericardium and thymus. The Thymus (also known as the energy centre referred to as the heart chakra), is where immune system instructions are translated. The thymus uses these sonic shadows on the wall of the pericardium cave to ascertain the wave length ingredients to integrate into cellular identity. This appears to occur because phase or wave-sharing coherence makes cell membranes possible. Cellular membranes are liquid crystal, self organising chemical libraries processing environmental signals (phenomena) as well as holographic heart--wave frequencies.
The convergence of electrical and sonic pressure is exemplified by the muscular and toroidal electrical structure of the heart. If the orderliness or coherence of electrical energy grows, then health endorphins result affecting Candace Pert's 'Molecule of Emotion'. The immune system of the body expands, bringing about a state of well being, aligning it with the ethical human condition. This state of optimum health and beautiful/strange attractor harmonics, triggers intuitive awareness translating into ethical behaviour.
The heart, however, is not the body's only beautiful attractor as the centriole, in each mammalian cell, also takes on this role. The function of centrioles has been controversial and remains incompletely resolved because centrioles, in and of themselves, do not directly perform any known physiological activity. Instead, their role is generally seen to be that of a framework onto which other functional structures are built. It is considered by science that centrioles are primarily involved in forming two structures, centrosomes and cilia. However, Dr Johan Callerman, in his book, titled The Purposeful Universe, posits that the centriole has, among it various functions, the role of orchestrating cellular organisation as well as the formation of the whole organism.
This makes sense from the standpoint of its role in cell division during which the centrosome divides and replicates resulting in two centrosomes, each with its own pair of centrioles. The centriole pair, moving to opposite ends of the nucleus, then grows micro-tubules responsible for separating replicating chromosomes into two daughter cells.
However, the centriole's function appears to go much further. According to the latest science on the subject centrioles may be a key element in understanding life and consciousness. Centrioles found in every mammalian cell may be what gives life the dynamism that science is unable to explain. Science cannot simply mix chemicals and create life. It cannot even begin to create life from non living matter. Even if science could do this it still doesn't explain life. However, as science learns more about centrioles entropic world view physics becomes much less credible.
Centrioles, while exercising a high degree of control over the cells, seem to be attuned to some higher ethical criteria, in contradiction to entropic second law understanding. Although,the centriole seems to be no more than an antenna-like structure, transmitting intelligence to the cell, its guidance has to come from beyond entropic logic, as predicted by the Platonic Science for Ethical Ends, belonging to the functioning of the Greek Nous. So, if centrioles and DNA codons act like aerials, what signals are they picking up and responding to?
Science is hard-pressed to explain the source of any animating signal coming from the physical universe. Anaxagoras sought to explain this with his 'Nous', a creative force based on fractal logic. Entropic science may be able to offer an operational description about consciousness, but it does not tell us how life happens or why it happens the way it does.
Although the living cell, an extraordinarily complex structure, cannot be explained operationally by science it is now recognised that the centriole is probably a major key in our understanding of how the inanimate becomes animate and even, to some degree, the source of Anaxagoras' Nous consciousness (an innate intelligent property in the sub stratum of the physical atom). Centrioles, composed of sub structures, called 'micro--tubules' and located in the nucleus of all mammalian cells, may point to the existence of David Bohm's holographic non--physical universe. As science is increasingly being forced to view 'fields' as a basic substance of reality', such a concept has validity.
The initial concept of the centriole being the possible key to consciousness was clearly alluded to by Roger Penrose, one of the world's top physicists. However, the function of the centriole does not fit in with his purely materialist interpretation. Consciousness is not simply a matter of sufficient computer power, which if so, would replace futuristic human potential with artificial intelligence. Centrioles, as basic antennas focusing into existence some sort of life from outside this physical universe, may well provide for dynamical life, as well as being the focus and source of consciousness. If, as Anaxagoras postulated, consciousness comes from within the sub stratum of each atom, holographically it becomes the universal mind. This concept fits well with the generally accepted interpretation of quantum mechanics, which like Anaxagoras' 'Nous', does not have ethics built into it.
This was a specific problem for the Platonic tradition of Greek philosophy, which existed to fuse ethics into the Nous, so that the creative force would not become destructive. Within the enlightenment limitations of his time Plato did the best he could with the idea of ethics. Robert Pope's titling of Platonic--Fullerene Chemistry upgrading quantum mechanics to quantum biology was recognised on the 24th of September 2010 by the Italian Republic, as the Florentine New Measurement of Humanity Renaissance.
The existence of an electrical body or organising field of intelligence (auric sheath) formed around all living organisms has long been proposed and this is now being measured by the Florentine Project. This field is held to contain the system's intelligence that organises the structure of the body down to the atomic level. The fractal structure of the physical heart, receives this field energy and transforms it into electrical energy, reading its encoded information. The brain, acting as a detector of this information, communicates with the cellular systems of the body, causing an information flow to travel up and down the harmonic frequency scale. Each phrase--like heartbeat is part of a song that sends organising instructions throughout the host organism's system. This is explained by Texas University's Dr Richard Merrick, in his book Interference--a grand musical theory, in which he translated this Pythagorean Music of the Spheres into a electromagnetic description of the human cerebral process.
Ethical behaviour is not about doing the right thing for its own sake. In essence, it is about being coherent with universal survival information. As human survival data requires constant updates, like news flashes, increasingly ordered complex information is required. Yet, for it to be useful, it has to be intuitively ordered by the beautiful attractor, and then acted upon by the strange attractor. Therefore, it is the heart, not the brain, that passes this crucial information on to the DNA. For this patterning to be both ordered and irregular simultaneously, the model used has to be of a fractal nature.
Fractal logic, displaying a weak emf with strong biological information, is a unifying concept integrating scale-dependence and complexity, both of which are central to our understanding of biological patterns and processes. Given that fractal and chaos theory are comparatively new fields, it is perhaps not surprising that most biologists are still grappling with these concepts. Recognition of the fractal geometry of nature has important implications to biology, as evidenced by the many examples presented herein.
Fractal logic embraces sub-units that resemble the larger scale shape. This is analogous to looking in a mirror while holding a second mirror in your hand facing the first one. An infinite series of reflections can be seen, with each becoming smaller until the eye can no longer discern it. If we alter the distance between the two mirrors, the scale will change but the ratio will remain constant. Mathematically speaking, as fractals maintain the same ratio while changing scale, their geometric patterning allows electrical and light frequency harmonics to exchange energy across great distances of wavelengths as a function of quantum entanglement.
As mentioned, the heart sends coherent wavelengths to the DNA, which, attuned to its vibrations, receives sonic emotions. Not only do the emotions feed the DNA but also the cellular metabolism. Cells have to carry out vast numbers of chemical reactions to maintain their proper function, all of which need energy from the emotions, causing the centriole to react and drive cell replication.
Some scientists have recently postulated that the centrioles are actually the eyes of the cell. Centrioles come in pairs that are oriented perpendicular to each other. The structure of these pairs strongly suggests that, apart from their wide range of other attributes, centrioles do function as cellular eyes. Each centriole can only map the angle of its source information in a plane perpendicular to its axis. However, as light sources are distributed in three dimensions, the second centriole is at right angles to the first. This embraces the geometry of the plane source, as well as a three dimensional extension.
This 90 degree offset polarisation may well act like Chroma-depth lenses, allowing an evolving 3D pattern recognition of holographic reality. This means that the centrioles, as cellular eyes, are able to perceive depth as well as perpendicular orientation. Such a proposal was used by Robert Pope in his now famous correction to the optical key upholding Leonardo da Vinci's Theory of all Knowledge.
Coherent sonic waves from the heart to the centriole also pertain to the mental and emotional health of the host organism. Research reveals that as long term depression will eventually cause a breakdown in physical well being a definite relationship exists between our mental and emotional state of health. Medical research shows that no matter how well babies are fed and kept warm, without the loving touch of their mothers they can seriously become adversely affected. This is because the loving hugs of the mother are instantly transmitted to the baby's DNA. The ancient Greeks belief that the moon had an effect on the female menstrual cycle led to a science to explain a mother's love and compassion for children. This makes perfect sense when considering the beautiful attractor connection between the moon and the mother. Such heart induced ethical behaviour comes from deep cellular survival data from within the DNA, signalling the mother's intuition to alert her to any threat to her babies.
From this, it can be reasoned that our emotions program our DNA and shape the immune system of our cells. Negative emotions, give out strong thermal signals with little coherent content, damaging the coherence of our immune systems. Counter-wise, positive emotions, which have weak emfs but abundant coherent information, enhance the immune system. The healthier the immune system the healthier the host organism. The amazing thing is that from positive weak emfs we can generate high levels of energy from which we feel a heightened positive sense of self, as part of the holographic universe. This sense of connection helps us feel true 'Epicurean happiness'. Feeling good aesthetically, on the other hand, only connects us emotionally with beauty going into decay. When we feel positively energised and secure in our lives we are much more likely to act in ethical ways. There is, therefore, a definite link between our energy levels and our inclination to act in ethical ways for the betterment of all.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Make Money Online With Success

Making money online with success is a recipe that everyone who ventures into internet land wants. The question becomes, is it really possible to make money online with success? The answer is yes, if you align yourself with the tools, people and circumstances designed for you to succeed. The word success breeds hope, expectation, anticipation, and belief in something greater than yourself and greater than what you have now.
Making money from home is also a fairly new catch phrase that goes hand in hand with making money online. It is chic, the new thing to do, the fad, the best going opportunity, the promise of hope of being able to break free from the bondage of a life that is not designed as you had hoped.
First on the list should be research. It is going to take some due diligence to understand how to make money online. Many people simply put are fearful of taking their financial future into their own hands. It is a very scary thing to be totally responsible for the outcome of your financial future. Most would rather 'subconsciously' have someone else to blame.
It is a pure fact that in life we get exactly what we are. If we are not developed within our mindset and our thinking, then our actions tend to attract experiences that resonate with our true belief system. For example many people say that they want to be successful, however they are not willing to do the things that successful people are willing to do.
A few on the list are as follows:
  • Write down your intentions daily
  • Exercise daily
  • Eat as healthy and as possible
  • Read some form of personal development every single day for at least 15 minutes a day
  • Take a positive position in spite of things that seem to be of a negative deal... in other words no matter what is happening, keep a positive attitude.
  • Listen to personal development audio every single day for at least 15 minutes a day...
  • Take 15 minutes a day to meditate, clear your mind and just be one with the Universe and allow your mind to be open to receive whatever the universe gives.
  • Surround yourself with positive people who are supportive of you and your dreams and goals.
  • Set goals for yourself but be open to having even more than you can imagine.
  • Help others as much as possible
  • Save at least 10% of every single dollar that you earn
  • Give at least 10% of every single dollar that you earn
  • Implement some type of investing for your earnings
  • Have a wealth building account, instead of saving for a rainy day... if you save for a rainy day, you will get a rainy day.
  • Lead by example, simply be the best person that you can be at all times.
  • Do not complain or allow yourself to be surrounded by others who complain, it is counterproductive on so many levels
  • Also limit your time spent watching the news it is filled with many many negative connotations of life that truly do nothing but keep your mindset tuned to a lower level of energy or frequency
  • Be very appreciative of who you are, love yourself and every facet of your body - and accept that you were born perfect in every capacity
  • Speak out loud every day what your intentions are
  • Last but definitely not least, have a vision board and or a dream board and have colorful pictures of all of your wants, the mind see's things in color and resonates very well with pictures of your desires.
In addition to the few things that should be done on a daily basis one must also take daily action towards their goal. Success does not come to the thinker alone; one must also implement a daily routine of actions.
Many people want the question answered, what is the best way to make money online? The answer is lies in you and your expectations. First you have to define what it is that you want to do and the best way to do that is to comprise a list that gives details of what you want and what you are willing to give in order to get it.
For example, when people want a six figure job in corporate America they generally know that they have to go to college and give up the time it will take to get an education geared towards the profession they are interested in pursuing. They also have to make financial sacrifices, even grants and fellowships take time in research and applying. Another avenue may be volunteering where they desire to work in exchange for experience or maybe even a scholarship. The fact is that it is understood that sacrifices are going to have to be made.
I am still not clear why so many people jump on line and believe that all they have to do is a few simple steps or click a few buttons or click a mouse a few times and then they will have instant financial gratification. I have not met anyone yet who has had success on line that didn't already have some sort of understanding of business, money to invest in advertising, or some other form of reference that breeds success.
Everyone else who is having success online had to start at the bottom and work their way up through the ranks with hard work, sweat and tears and fighting through their fears of doubt. If it were easy, everybody would have a website and America would be a different place because no one would be going to work everyday and I just don't see that happening. In order to have make money online with success online or otherwise there is a code of conduct that has to be implemented and followed.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Insurance Research Is So Important Before Buying a Policy

With so many different options being available, it is absolutely vital that you do your research before selecting a car insurance policy. You will obviously want to find a policy that will save you money, but you must be certain that you have the proper coverage as well. There is nothing worse than having something happen to your car, only to find out that your policy will not cover you in that situation. It helps to receive a few online quotes before making a final decision, as this will help you to find the best rate available.
When you look online for a quote, you are better off to go through an independent agent, rather than a large company like Allstate, because you will have access to more rates. When you get your insurance through one of these agencies, you will only have access to their rates. If you go through an independent agent, however, he or she will provide you with quotes from a number of different insurance agencies, allowing you to select the policy that works for you. Having this flexibility when selecting an insurance plan truly adds to your overall experience, as you can save money and end up with a plan that is perfect for your individual needs.
Keep in mind that different insurance agents will offer different prices, depending on their policies. For example, some companies will provide you with a significant discount if you do not make a claim for a length period of time, while others will only offer a minimal discount. In addition, certain companies offer lower rates for students, especially students who receive good grades in school. If you find yourself in either of these situations, shop around before making a commitment because there is likely an agency that will provide you with a great price.
One of the most important things to remember when insuring a car is the fact that the type of car that you drive has an influence on the cost of your insurance. If you drive a fast sports car, you can expect to pay higher premiums because the vehicle will be considered more of a risk. In addition, the car will be more expensive to replace to repair, so the insurance company must make sure that its investment is worth it. This is one scenario where doing a little bit of research is well worth it, since you can save a considerable amount of money if you find a company that will not penalize you as much based on what you drive.
If you have been in an accident recently, it also pays to do your research. Many insurance companies will force you to pay extremely high premiums in these cases because, once again, you will be viewed as a high-risk investment. There are companies, however, that will not penalize you as much, especially if you had a clean driving record previously. It does pay to research these insurance agents because you might receive a second chance, depending on the circumstances that led to your crash.
New drivers are usually looked at as high risk, but some discounts are available if you take driver's education courses before getting your insurance policy. This is great news because it allows for those who take the time to improve their driving skills to save money because of this effort. Research the agencies that do this and you could see your premiums drop. As long as you know exactly what you have to do to save money, you should be able to find cheaper insurance.
It is always a good idea to research the insurance companies that you are considering, just so you know what you are getting yourself into. If your research uncovers that the insurance company often fights with its clients, rather than paying them out, it might be a good idea to move on. Likewise, you should research how long the company has been in business. Proceed onto newer insurance companies with caution, especially if they have not proven that they can afford to pay you out when you need it. Doing a little bit of research before making your final decision could save you a lot of hassle and money in the future.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Profit Debt Consolidators Take Money, Peace of Mind

The current economic hard times, which some are now calling The Great Recession or the Credit Crunch, have hit untold numbers of people very hard through job loss, homes that are worth less than what's owed on them, or overwhelming monthly credit card payments. As a result, people are desperately looking for a way out of the financial difficulties they're facing. Unfortunately, dishonest nonprofit debt consolidation companies have sprung up, taking customers' money while claiming to help them find a way out of their financial hardships.
A non profit debt consolidation company is one that has received non-profit status from the IRS. These companies help consumers trapped in financial deep waters by offering financial counseling for a relatively low fee. They also receive donations from individuals and businesses for tax write-offs. A good company can help a consumer determine the best way to get out of debt by sitting down with him to review his income and expenses, then offering advice on ways to better allocate funds in order to pay off debts. They also may also often free education such as seminars and workshops to their communities on budgeting, credit and other financial topics.
Some companies that advertise as not for profit debt relief or consolidation companies are scams. They take a customer's money, promising to help him pay off his creditors with a monthly payment at a lower interest rate that helps the customer's monthly cash flow. However, the company may take such a large fee for the service out of the monthly payment that it doesn't meet the creditors' requirements. The debt consolidator's monthly fee may not be mentioned when the customer signs up for the service, or is buried in the small print of the contract. The customer only later discovers that he owes his creditors thousands more in penalties and fines and legal action may be pending against him.
Other non profit debt consolidation companies may promise to get the customer into a debt management program, which will lower the interest rate or reduce the debt to pennies on the dollar. Again, these companies may charge an exorbitant fee for their program, which the customer believes is going to pay off his debts, but is really going straight to the company. Other companies may promise that they can get a customer's creditors to lower interest rates or the amount of debt owed, but only superficially or never works with the creditors to accomplish this. Other companies, as required as part of their non-profit status, claim they will counsel customers on ways to avoid getting back into debt, but don't follow through.
A debt consolidation company can be a lifesaver to a consumer drowning in debt. There are things to remember, though, when searching for this type of company. The first step a consumer needs to take is to do his homework thoroughly. Any company, including those that advertise heavily on television or make extravagant promises on their websites should be investigated completely. Non profit debt relief companies can be checked out through a state's attorney general, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Better Business Bureau. Searching for the company on the internet can also provide input from both satisfied and unhappy customers, as well as any news reports about shady or unscrupulous practices.
It's also a very good idea to avoid giving any debt consolidation company, whether it's non-profit or for-profit, and any financial information through the internet or over the phone. A potential customer should meet with a counselor in person and get all the repayment plan details in writing before signing a contract. He'll need to make sure the entire monthly payment is going to the creditors. And, finally, he should check with his creditors to determine whether they're willing to work with the consolidation company. If they aren't, then it's useless to sign up with the company.
The most important thing a consumer dealing with financial problems can remember is that he won't be able to get out of debt immediately with little or no financial pain. Any company promising him this is being unrealistic, or worse, dishonest.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Spill Containment for Hazardous Materials

From oil, gas, petroleum and diesel fuels to hazardous chemicals like sulfuric acids used in manufacturing processes, the need for spill containment continues to grow.
Today has greatly changed from the way it used to be, as factories and industries locate themselves further and further from concentrated population districts in order to save money on wages and benefits, hazardous materials need to be shipped further and further. As the news channels report when accidents occur involving such materials, trucks and trains can jack-knife and derail, sending dangerous chemicals into the soil and air. Sometimes these poisonous chemicals can make their way into the water tables as well, with horrible after-effects to flora and fauna and sometimes even humans.
There's also the very real concern about spill containment in industrial scenarios. In crowded factories and production facilities, if a spill of some toxic chemical breaks out it has the potential to harm the lives of workers nearby, who may encounter the substance on their skin or may inhale it as the chemical vaporizes. Chemical spills and leaks can also start fires or damage other systems in a factory, further complicating scenarios depending on which systems or wires become damaged due to the spill.
For all these potentially life-threatening, profit-diminishing, property-damaging and eco threatening scenarios, spill containment is the solution to most of the problems faced today. There are numerous companies in the United States, North America and worldwide hat specialize in spill containment industry and secondary containment solutions for industrial applications. Some of their service lines include:
  • Truck containment
  • Railcar spill containment
  • Tank containment
  • Breakout tank containment
  • Mobile washing
  • Mobile refueling
  • Drilling and fracing containment
Companies that design and produce secondary containment solutions offer ingenious products to save the day on a regular basis. Some of these systems include:
  • Fuel bladders
  • Portable dikes
  • Containment pads
  • Portable tubs
  • Grease and fuel pads
  • Low-walled curbs or mini-dikes
In today's day and age, with the prevalence of the Internet and websites advertising and educating on virtually all subjects, there is no longer the excuse of ignorance. Companies that irresponsibly fail to protect their employees, facilities or the environment from hazardous leaks and spills will suffer the full brunt of the Law. Spill containment for hazardous materials is a necessary and mandated protocol for industry across the country in the 21st century. If you are looking for spill containment solutions, please visit us for more information on our website polystarcontainment.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Free Advertising Tactics

Have you ever been in a situation where you have great school fundraiser ideas but somehow it didn't become successful? Maybe you didn't have an effective advertising strategy which in turn made your previous fundraising event futile. In connection to this, I will be discussing great advertising tactics which will cost almost nothing.
In incorporating effective school fundraiser ideas for your fundraising event, it is important to consider the importance of fundraising publicity. This is one of the constant challenges that every fundraising organizer must face in order to succeed in your efforts. When you see that people aren't interested in your fundraiser, it doesn't always mean they don't have money to help your cause, it's because people just don't know there is a need to. It's when you can effectively reach out to your customers about your fundraising event and how they can help; that you can really start to go up the ladder of success. There are numerous ways to advertise your fundraising events such as advertising and marketing campaigns, and direct mailings. These kinds of advertising strategies don't really guarantee a good return of investment as well as it is expensive. But there are still better ways to come up with a good advertising plan without shelling out large amounts of money since the whole point of a fundraiser is to raise funds, not spending your investments on uncertain methods. What I'm talking about here is getting "free advertising" for your fundraising event. How do these work? Local newspapers, television stations and radio stations are dying to get good content for their news segments. They need people to watch and read what they are publishing in order for them survive. You can take this to your advantage by making it in its feature story section. Undoubtedly, people love reading feature stories since they are entertaining, educational and inspirational so make sure you can get them to feature your fundraising event. Not only will this boost your publicity, this costs your fundraising event absolutely nothing. Being in a feature story is more effective than placing an ad for your fundraising event because the media grants on-the-spot legitimization. Most people are likely to trust organizations they see on newspapers and televisions.
So how can you get these "free advertising" to your advantage? By reaching out to media people every chance you have. Media loves touching stories such as how a certain organization is thriving it's best to raise funds for its beneficiaries; or how one volunteer made a big difference in order to achieve the organization's goal. These kinds of inspiring and true-to-life stories are what people dig in. They like these kinds of stories since it touches them with sympathy and compassion. When your fundraising campaign reaches them, you can be sure that they will contribute to the success of your fundraising efforts. Just make sure to only include the truth and reality to ensure that they won't regret helping you out. It's a bad publicity for you and your fundraising event if you will include fallacies.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

the Other Cornerstone

The strident notes of the telephone pierced the darkness, dragging me out of a sound sleep. "Mom's gone," a voice I could barely discern as being my sister's uttered through muffled sobs.
The unthinkable had occurred. My mother, the glue that bonded four generations of offspring, had gone the way of all men and women of the past. In less than three months, she would have celebrated her hundredth birthday. I had come to believe she was going to outlive her children. In the end, she preceded all of us in death.
I dressed quickly and prepared to trek to the nursing home to visit Mom for the last time. As my feet crunched in the snow, skating across patches that were too slippery to walk, I pondered how my mother had been the steadying force in my life, along with Jesus Christ, for my entire ride on planet Earth. I couldn't count the number of times I discussed the obituaries with her. We both watched the passing of the townsfolk with great interest. She knew many of the people behind the names. I had watched an entire generation vanish from the planet. But yet my mother persisted in not only clinging to life but in embracing it. Passion for her children and their families waxed strong despite the fact she was beginning to have trouble remembering all the names.
Memories came back to me like the flurries of snow which had blanketed the South Dakota prairie in white. My foray into the athletic world of Little League baseball came to mind. It was my mom, not my dad, who had thrown the baseball around the yard with me. Her early morning drives on frigid Sunday mornings to help me deliver my newspapers had no doubt kept me from abandoning my paper route. On more than one occasion as I dressed for a teaching position interview, my mother washed my car. When I purchased a local dry cleaning business, it was Mom who helped me to enjoy success as an entrepreneur. When the divorce epidemic stuck my own family, Mom offered a shelter from the storm. She had patched up my skinned knees as a child and my broken heart as an adult.
Her physical strength was legendary among us. At the age of ninety-nine, she would still work eight hours in her yard. She treated weeds like public enemy number one. Despite my protests, she continued to carry up wet laundry from the basement, navigating narrow steps that had nearly sent me plunging to the linoleum below on more than one occasion. And in her beloved back yard, she hung the clothes on a sagging wire with wooden pins whose weathered surfaces provided evidence that they had been helping Mom dry clothes for many decades.
Mom's prowess in the kitchen and with a sewing machine was also the stuff of legends. Her recipes were imprecise, but the final products satiated the hunger of many a family member or visitor even after she reached the age that most of her peers were in nursing homes or occupying cemetery plots. She did not have a lot of education. I arrived at the conclusion that my understanding of life, especially history and other academic endeavors, surpassed hers by the time I reached high school. However, it was amazing to see how she got smarter as I got older. Her book smarts might have been lacking, but the IQ of her heart was never in question. When I returned to my hometown, several people commented to me about their respect for my mother, mostly due to acts of kindness that she had bestowed upon them or their family members. She truly had a servant's heart.
As I began the process of sorting through the things in Mom's house, I discovered a music box that I had given her for Mother's day. The verse on it summed up my feelings. "Mother - you're an angel who holds me up when I find it hard to fly." I had figured at the age of sixteen that she had taught me all that she could. How wrong can a guy be? As I sat at my computer to write this, I arrived at the conclusion that she's still teaching me over forty years later. At our family gathering for the funeral, I made a comment about a certain situation. Afterward one of my nieces mentioned that it was such a Grandma Parker like oratory. I couldn't have received a higher compliment.
Today is Mother's Day. It would have been a very special day for my mother. She would have been one hundred-years-old today. Her whole extended family was prepared to celebrate. Instead all we had were memories of a special yet ordinary lady who had survived World War I, the roaring twenties, the great depression, World War II, a nasty divorce which left her raising three girls on her own, and thirty-two years of life after my father passed on. The May flowers are in bloom, bringing spring's promise of eternity even without my mom there to tend them. Life does go on without her, but it will never be the same.
My mother's death wasn't mentioned on the national news. She was unknown to the world at large, but her family recognizes she was a heroine. In an age where the glitz and glamour of life in the fast lane beckons to and dominates the world of young ladies, we need more role models like my mother. The fabric of our society was woven by mothers who summoned up the strength and courage to sacrifice the temporal pleasures of the world to provide a foundation for the family structure. I pray that God raises up more Titus 2 women like my mother, who will undergird a crumbling society with an aversion for responsibility, which is driven by sexuality, greed, and a search for endless entertainment. Jesus Christ needs to be our cornerstone, but the building of our culture requires another cornerstone. We need our mothers who will fulfill their tour of duty and prepare the next generations to do the same to perpetuate a healthy society.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Quit Smoking Naturally - 10 Tips

Smoking is a practice in which a substance, most commonly tobacco, is burned and the smoke is inhaled. This practice is one of the most common forms of recreational drug use.
The nicotine substance is the one to be blamed for a smoking obsession. The substance is comparable with cocaine and heroin - producing pleasure from elevated dopamine activity. Smokers say that smoking can take away minor depression, suppress anger and mildly enhance concentration.
The good news is that this addiction can be contained. Here are some tips on how to quit smoking naturally.
(1) Have a positive attitude that this is an attainable goal.
(2) Do not make it a habit to light a cigarette when worried; instead, try to convince yourself to perform conscious relaxation exercise such as yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates. This kind of exercise is excellent for building self-confidence and maintaining good health as well as reducing stress.
(3) It is common to experience some withdrawal symptoms when you are trying to quit the habit. Try to join a support group that accommodates smokers who want to quit. This group of people can be very supportive in your quest to quit the nicotine addiction.
(4) Change your daily routine. Divert your attention to other meaningful activities. You can do simple things like rearranging your furniture, cleaning your house or playing music.
(5) To stop strong cravings it is also advisable to meditate, read, walk, take a warm bath, shower or a nap. Drink a lot of water. Water speeds detoxification and helps maintain energy.
(6) Spread the word that you already quit smoking. This way, you will be embarrassed if someone you know sees you smoking. As a result, you will be obliged to stop the habit naturally.
(7) Set short-term goals. List your reasons why you want to quit smoking. Have a timetable in each item and try to reach it. Celebrate every achievement by treating yourself for a job well-done.
(8) If you really want to get it over with as soon as possible, try fasting. A five-day fasting using fresh juice is very effective in removing the nicotine content in your body.
(9) Educate yourself. Read books, magazines or any material that will enhance your knowledge about the ill effects of the habit.
(10) Learn to say no. If someone asks you to smoke, just simply say no but in a polite manner.
Do not give up achieving your goal.