Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease. Hippocrates This week, the American Medical Association declared obesity a disease. They did this in order to allow doctors to give people a diagnosis so that they would be able to be treated for it within the medical system. Obesity is the latest malady to enter the “is it a disease or a decision” debate. Alcoholism, sex addiction, and even homosexuality have all been part of the disease/decision debate and have spark
A miracle happened today. Did you see it? No, the Mississippi River did not part. No one was cured from leprosy (that I know of….). Nope. Not that kind of miracle. You see, when we hear the word “miracle,” we expect something dramatic, like someone levitating. But really, there are miracles every day, if we just look. Today, a friend had a baby. “So what,” you might say. “People have babies every day.” True. But my friend doesn’t have a baby every day. And to me, the fact th
“The best men tell you the truth because they think you can take it; the worst men either try to preserve you in some innocent state with their false protection, or are ‘brutally honest.’ When someone tells, lets you think for yourself, experience your own emotions, he is treating you as a true equal, a friend…And the best men cook for you.”
― Whitney Otto, How to Make an American Quilt So many of my female friends lament to me, “I can’t find a good man. They’re all either
“Society teaches us that to be successful, we must achieve-we, must “do” something to earn it. We are taught to work hard to be “successful”. And to show our success we buy things – material “things” that prove our success “status”. When we focus on earning success we become “Human Doings”. Human Doings overload themselves with long lists of goals, objectives and “to do” lists. They become emotionally drained as they spread themselves too thin. Worse yet, they are unavailable
“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”
– Tina Turner Deciding to let go of what is bringing you down is a matter of focus. It’s the key to unlocking your authentic self. http://www.acesdecisions.com/ #decisions #focus #lettinggo #TinaTurner
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted visio
“There will always be those who mean to do us harm. To stop them, we risk awakening the same evil within ourselves. Our first instinct is to seek revenge when those we love are taken from us. But that’s not who we are.”
Captain James T. Kirk I don’t often go to see movies in the theater anymore. I have a fundamental problem paying ten times more for the same product than I need to. However, there are times in which you really need to see a movie on the big screen. Dumb and Du
“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and