How to deal with adversities

Adversities and negative events are facts of life. As the Buddha said life is suffering. As is written in A Course in Miracles Workbook, “There are no small upsets.” That is to say adversities and negative events bother us in an accumulated way so that ultimately they can wear us down unless we do something […]

What are syndromes

Syndrome is derived from the Greek syndrome “concurrence of symptoms, concourse,” from syndromos, literally meaning “running together,” from syn- “with” + dromos “running, course.” When used in medicine and psychology it refers to a “dis-ease” process which is composed of a set of symptoms which go (run) together. Technically to be syndrome the etiology (causation) […]

Great questions lead to great answer

You have heard of GIGO: Garbage in – Garbage out. It’s true of computers and is true of humans individually as well as societies. You have also heard, “Ask a silly question, get a silly answer.” Now lets turn the above around to “Ask a great question and you’ll get a great answer.” The human […]

Worry fast

Continuing the fasting series we get to the worry fast: In the next twenty four hours if you notice that you are worrying, simply remind yourself and silently say, “Worrying – cancel, cancel,” and smile. Note the twenty four hours is only a suggestion depending on your level of comfort you can do this or […]

How to manage your weight during the hollidays

On average Americans gain twenty five pounds between thanks giving and mid January while we loose about twenty pounds on average in the following time to next thank giving. Which means we gain five pounds a year on average. Now, given that many of us don’t gain much if any extra weight each year those […]

Change your if to when

The words you use make a huge difference to whether you achieve your goals or not. Using wimp out words like if and try imply failure. Strong words like when imply successfully achieving you goals. In fact your words can change your attitude to anything. If you call something as pain (or your doctor says […]

Coping with Chaos

“Life is suffering,” said the Buddha. He might as well added, “Life is chaotic.” According to the second law of thermodynamics things left to themselves will go from a more ordered state to a less ordered state. That is to say it takes energy to counter the natural tendency for the world to become more […]

Be of service

Many people try to reap before they saw. They ask the tree to bear fruit and then they promise to water the tree. Sorry that’s not the way things work. The way things work is that you provide more service than you are paid for – do a great job and in time you’ll prosper. […]

Cutting you nose to spite your face

A question which is always important to ask is, “Do you want to be happy or do you want to be right?” This is similar to the idea of  cutting you nose to spite your face. I recently got another hosting company to host some other blogs. Something went wrong and it was down for […]

Some quotes of Virginia Satir

Virginia Satir was the “mother” of family therapy. She was one of the “magicians” who healed people with mental problems with such ease that Bandler and Grinder the creators of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) modeled. Here are some important quotes and concepts from her: People are capable of change – that is to say we can […]