Nature’s Pharmacy

January 31, 2010 at 11:16 am | Posted in health | Leave a comment
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This came into my email inbox and I found it worth sharing with you, my blog reader:

Nature left us great clues as to what foods help what part of our body! Nature’s Pharmacy! Amazing!
These are best & more powerful when eaten raw.


A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye… and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.


Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All o f the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.


Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grap es are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.  Continue Reading Nature’s Pharmacy…

Thought of the Week – Quote by Marilyn Monroe

January 25, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Posted in inspiration/humour | 1 Comment

This is a great quote by Marilyn Monroe if you’ve been thinking that you’re too emotional, too difficult, too imperfect or too […] – fill in any of your thoughts!

I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle.
But if you can’t handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.

Marilyn Monroe

Our Deepest Fear

January 21, 2010 at 10:03 am | Posted in inspiration/humour | Leave a comment

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves:
Who are we to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God,
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightening about shrinking so that
other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fears,
our presence automatically liberates others.

~ Nelson Mandela 1994 Inaugural Speech

~ powerful ~

Co-creators in our Life – Teachings of Abraham

January 14, 2010 at 11:16 am | Posted in inspiration/humour, self development/motivation | 1 Comment
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Esther and Jerry Hicks never cease to amaze me through their teachings. If you haven’t heard of them yet, please visit their website.

Today I’ve watched this video, which basically is a recording of their teaching under-laid with pictures (so you can continue working on your computer while listening to the ‘video’ – you won’t miss much in the pictures in this particular one).

The topic is ‘the people who bug you most in your life are the best co-creators‘.

Life never stops giving me those people who bug me and I guess I’m not the only one with that happening, am I? So what do we habitually do? We (our ego) usually goes about justifying and analyzing why we are ‘right’ and the other person is ‘wrong’ in an attempt to sooth the uncomfortable feeling this leaves. The feeling metaphorically is like the gap between what we see in those people that we disagree with, dislike or bug us and the nicer version we create in your mind, the way it should be, according to us.

Inspired and reminded by Buddhist practices I recently read in Pema Chodron’s book ‘Places that scare you’ I started a different approach and sat with the discomfort, letting go of the mind games. Guess what? It’s NOT easy… but worthwhile. Find out for yourself.

Watch this video now. I’m interested to hear your opinion on if and how this (the content of the video) might be helpful as an alternative to ‘sitting with the discomfort’.

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

January 10, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Posted in inspiration/humour, self development/motivation | Leave a comment
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... and two cups of coffee...

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day, are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.” Continue Reading The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee…

Motivation for Achievement

January 9, 2010 at 10:45 am | Posted in self development/motivation | 1 Comment

What makes the difference between those people who are very inspired to achieve something and those who are not so determined? Those who do almost everything to excel and succeed by putting in a lot of effort and those who don’t work as hard and for whom it is not that important?

The difference lies in the motivation for achievement.

Motivated for Achievement?

Motivation for Achievement

It can be defined as

  • Having a strong desire to accomplish something
  • Striving for a standard of excellence
  • Expending effort in order to excel
  • Having an appetite to accomplish a difficult result
  • Being driven to outperform others

According to research by David McClelland it has been found that people with a high motivation for achievement work harder, are more future oriented, more innovative, more persistent and they desire success much more than they fear failure. An interesting point is also that they attribute success to internal factors (like optimists do) as opposed to external factors (as do pessimists). In terms of choosing their challenge they have the ability to distinguish a suitable task as being challenging but not impossible. This means that they choose their task wisely and therefore experience the satisfaction of reaching their goals. People with a low motivation for achievement interestingly either choose tasks that are too challenging, in which they are more prone to fail, or tasks that are too easy, in which there is not enough stimulation.

Can you train Motivation for Achievement?

Experiments have shown that humans indeed can learn to become more achievement motivated. You can even learn and teach it to yourself.

As with any behavioral change it is a process over time. Firstly, practice choosing tasks or set goals that are at a suitable level: challenging and yet achievable. Secondly you put more focus on and celebrate your successes rather than being focused on and frustrated about your failures. Thirdly you need to practice being persistent.

Which one of the three steps mentioned here do you want to focus on and in which way is it achievable and still challenging for you?

Like the Japanese proverb says: ‘Fall down seven times, get up eight.’


January 5, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Posted in communication, inspiration/humour | Leave a comment

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it but it will be yours for the entire period on Earth.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant or stupid.

3. There are no mistakes only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The ‘failed’ experiences are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ‘ultimately’ works.

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4. A lesson is repeated until learnt. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learnt it. When you have learnt it you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learnt.

6. ‘There’ is no better then ‘here’. When your ‘there’ has become a ‘here’ you simply obtain another ‘there’ that will look better than ‘here’.

7. Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make out of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Your answers lie inside you. The answers to life’s questions lie inside you. All you need to do is to look, listen and trust.

10. You will forget all this… and you will remember.

– Anonymous –

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