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[Farmacy] Prevent defense...

“We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions From The Original Human Body Owner's Manual : ''Respect your investment by eating healthy foods only.'' “Instead of complaining about problems in your stomach, mind what goes into your stomach to cause the problems in your stomach.” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

[Nature] You blinded me with science...

“The miracle of life they call it, and it truly is a miracle. The birth of my two children is the closest I have felt to God. I cannot explain it, but there is something about that moment when the baby comes out that is spellbinding and so pure, the most honest, incorruptible moment of my life.” ― Niyati Tamaskar, Unafraid: A survivor's quest for human connection Miracles are not outside of science and nature but only contrary to what we know about science and nature. “Six months from now her baby would be born. Something that had been a single cell, a cluster of cells, a little sac of tissue, a kind of worm, a potential fish with gills, stirred in her womb and would one day become a man-a grown man, suffering and enjoying, loving and hating, thinking, remembering, imagining. And what had been a blob of jelly within her body would invent a god and worship; what had been a kind of fish would create and, having created, would become the battle-ground of disputing good and evil; what

[The Spirit] And the movement of...

''The purpose of religion is not building grand temples, but cultivating positive human qualities like tolerance, generosity and love.' ' —Dalai Lama We are all connected; To each other. To the earth. To the entire universe. That's quantum-ness, that's holiness! “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

[ACTion] All the world's a stage play...

“People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.” ― James Baldwin Act as if what you do makes a difference(both positive and negative) in this world. Because it DOES. “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” ― Mother Teresa

ACT: Overcoming the Fear of Success

by Michael Corthell Researchers have tested the theory that some people who have a strong desire for success may actually be suffering from the fear of failure. The results have been mixed, even though achieving success is, by definition, the opposite of failure. It may be that those who fear failure do not necessarily hope for success. ''Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.''      ― Winston Churchill Many people are so afraid of failing at something that they decide not to even try at all. And sometimes this fear is so overwhelming that they will undermine their own efforts to avoid even the possibility of failure. The fear of failure can be immobilizing, but as we know, the antidote to the fear of anything is  ACTION. There are many causes for the fear of failure and/or success. The number one cause seems to be having critical or unsupportive parents who routinely undermined or humiliated the perso

[Virtue] The meek take it all...

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ― Ernest Hemingway Every single soul you meet knows something you don't. “These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one's self. To mind one's own business. Not to want to manage other people's affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one's dignity. To choose always the hardest.” ― Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

[Peace of Your Mind] Un-bundle Your Nerves Nellie

“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment.  More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart Circumstances change when we change...think positive and the changes are likely to be good changes. “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” ― The Dalai Lama

Stop Worrying and Love Your Life

by Michael Corthell Worrying, worry-wart. Are you one of those? Have you been called a nervous Nellie? Do you constantly fear everything and anything from your health to how you're liked at work, to whether or not the end of the world is imminent? ''First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.''   —Dale Carnegie Does this sound like you? Then you might be wasting your time and worrying your life away. This extreme worrying doesn't just affect your mental health, it also can ruin your physical health as well. But, there is good news, you can stop worrying and love life. It only takes three things: The decision to do something out that wearying worry, the burning desire to change and the persistence to follow through on that plan for change. ''I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe

[Abundance] Thanks a lot!

  ''Abundance is not the absence of scarcity; it is the presence of abundant mentality.” ― Debasish Mridha Gratitude is the beginning of the Abundance Mindset. (Give thanks for every good thing and you will get more good things) “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” ― Steve Maraboli

[STRESS!] Go slow, to go FAST

'When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.'' —Harriet Beecher Stowe Try going slow to go fast. Often people live as though there aren't enough hours in the day. Do each task calmly and carefully and you will get it done quicker with much less stress. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started.” – David Allen

How to Keep Your Positive Mindset When Things Go Negative

by Michael Corthell We have all faced crises and negative situations in our lives. It could be something minor like someone spreading rumors about you, getting a flat tire or your hot water heater fails. It's also called having a bad day. The key to overcoming any negative situation and succeeding is maintaining poise (balance) over panic. When you are in situations like this it is admittedly difficult to keep your mindsets positive. Your natural inclination is to release your anger by swearing and maybe even throw a few things to release tension. Any negative reactions will make the situation worse and you will filled with negative emotions and in fact will attract even more negativity. ''When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.'' —Harriet Beecher Stowe You can beat nega

[Human] You don't value it until it's gone?

“Earth laughs in flowers.”   ―  Ralph Waldo Emerson God made heaven and he made the Earth almost like heaven. Nowhere in the universe is there so much love, life, beauty... Our job is to make 'almost', 'just like'. #EarthDay2021 “Now I see the secret of making the best person:  it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” ―  Walt Whitman

[Healing] I'm a healer, you're a healer

  “What happens when people open their hearts?" "They get better.” ― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood Each and every creature has a unique part to play in the healing of the world. “Forgetting was not the same as healing.” ― Rivers Solomon

About YOUR Positive Mindset, YOUR Faith and YOUR Healing

 by Michael Corthell When I speak to people about God and the Christian Bible, I usually pick one precept and talk simply about that one instruction. In my way of thinking simplicity is the key that unlocks understanding. ''Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.'' —Jesus (God incarnate, aka the Universe) In this teaching, we have Jesus healing a woman who has had uterine disease for twelve years and she can't be cured by any physician. And in another teaching moment with his followers, He tells them and us to ''Have faith in God.'' Faith healing or rightly stated, healing by faith is a one-on-one partnership with God. And I want to make it abundantly clear that I am not referring to faith healers like Oral Roberts who act like the 'middle man'.  The type of healing I'm referring to is the partnership between the believer and God directly with no intermediary.

[Thanks] Are you attractive??

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust True gratitude(and forgiveness) is when you can say 'Thank you' for any experience. “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

[Diet] What's Sup?

“The scientific knowledge derived from genetics, epigenetics, and neuroscience, should be used to enhance the power of meditation and to eliminate the sufferings of humanity.” ― Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being Tell me what you eat and I will  tell you how you feel. “But DNA isn’t really like that. It’s more like a script. Think of Romeo and Juliet, for example. In 1936 George Cukor directed Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer in a film version. Sixty years later Baz Luhrmann directed Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in another movie version of this play. Both productions used Shakespeare’s script, yet the two movies are entirely different. Identical starting points, different outcomes.” ― Nessa Carey, The Epigenetics Revolution

[Extraterrestrial] We are aliens too

“To my way of thinking, there is every bit as much evidence for the existence of UFOs as there is for the existence of God. Probably far more.  At least in the case of UFOs there have been countless taped and filmed and, by the way, unexplained sightings from all over the world, along with documented radar evidence seen by experienced military and civilian radar operators.” ― George Carlin Humanoid species do not exist elsewhere in the Universe, that is, unless they developed on a near perfect earth-like planet.... so be prepared, it won't be like Star Trek and Star Wars pilgrim. “Don't you believe in flying saucers, they ask me? Don't you believe in telepathy? — in ancient astronauts? — in the Bermuda triangle? — in life after death? No, I reply. No, no, no, no, and again no.One person recently, goaded into desperation by the litany of unrelieved negation, burst out "Don't you believe in anything?" Yes", I said. "I believe in evidence.  I believe i

[ET and UAPs] [Update 2021] The Biggest News Story of 2017 Will Be...

Our galaxy, the Milky Way, contains 250 Billion stars with each star hosting a planetary system. There are over 100 Billion Galaxies in the known Universe. That adds up to Trillions of planets. (first published on 12/24/2016, updated 12/24/2017 and 04/18/21) by Michael Corthell [ April 18, 2021 - New information is emerging about a series of mysterious sightings over U.S. Navy warships in California. Video shows a strange pyramid shaped object hovering over one of those ships, and now the Pentagon confirms it was taken by the Navy.] A team of scientists have revealed new research that seems to indicate intelligent life (aliens) beyond our solar system exist and are trying to communicate with others (and us) in the Universe. In a paper titled "Discovery of peculiar periodic spectral modulations in a small fraction of solar type stars" it doesn't necessarily sound like a stunning discovery to most people, but the research paper published in the journal Publ

[Acceptance] Just take it

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” ― J.K. Rowling Three unconditional properties of true love:  A) Acceptance B). Understanding B) Appreciation “You couldn't relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole--like the world, or the person you loved.” ― Stewart O'Nan, The Odds: A Love Story

[Suffering] The hell you say?

“What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsk Everyone has the right to create their own hell as long as they can keep others out of it.  “Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.” ― Aldous Huxley

Why are You in Hell Pilgrim?

www.MichaelCorthell.com We create our own hell -- it is the sum of all our decisions (exception: sometimes we are placed there). How do we escape even if we are not the cause? The only thing anyone needs to do in order to escape hell is to love God*, his creation, each other and have faith(be positive). We are to understand that there is one God and that God created all things -- that is it. We play with fire when we claim to love God, but not all his creation. If you hate your neighbor, you hate God and you have arrived in hell. *My definition of what God is an 'all is one' belief. God is all and in all. God manifests itself in every created thing. You are a manifestation of God, as well as your dog, you cat a pine tree and a blade of grass. The spirit of God is omnipresent. All is in one, and one is in all. Of course your version of God may differ. 

[Solitude] Out of Many

  “If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre Alone, mindfully I wash dishes seeing each soap bubble. My imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is blind to my thoughts(for now). “Being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.” ― Charles Bukowski

[Opinion] Got one?

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” ― Benjamin Franklin Never take down a fence unless you know why it was constructed in the first place. “What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”― Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

The Give and Take of Advice

by Michael Corthell A recent study looked at several kinds of advice that people get and give to understand how likely people are to use it. Four types of advice were studied: Advice for. A recommendation to pick a particular option. Advice against.    A recommendation to avoid a particular option. Information only.   Advisor supplies a piece of information that the decision maker might not know about. Decision support.  Advisor suggests how to go about making the choice, but does not make a specific recommendation. In general, the study found, all of these types of advice were useful to some degree, however information only was the most useful kind of advice. That is, people found it most helpful when people told them about aspects of the options that they might not have known about already. ''If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.'' Best Advice Always get permission. If yo

[Planning] Playing your hand...

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ― Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry We end up someplace else if we don't know where we're going. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin

[Self-Promotion] Brand Yourself, Own You

“Heroes must see to their own fame. No one else will.” ― Gore Vidal, Julian It has been said it before, and I’ll repeat it again — don’t be afraid  to toot your own Trumpet. “We live in an age of equivocal competency: if you want, you can be a competent dictator, a competent self-promoter, a competent terrorist. Just because you can do something well does not mean you should be doing it.” ― Clifford Cohen

[Creativity] Just imagine...

“Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso We have no need of magic to change the world only imagination. If you try to imagine something make it a good something. “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” ― Albert Einstein

[Gold] Money Talks, We Listen

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” ― Oscar Wilde Money doesn't just talk, it screams. “If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” ― Dorothy Parker

[Personality] How alike?

“Harnessing likability is about uncovering what is authentically likable—in you, in the other person, in your connection.”― Michelle Tillis Lederman, 11 Laws of Likability Likability: The true you is the best you. “Popularity is just a good way of saying a lot of people lie you a little. Not that real people like you a lot.” ― Laura Greenwood, First Time's a Charm

How to Become a Likable Person

by Michael Corthell ''I've trained myself to illuminate the things in my personality that are likable  and to hide and protect the things that are less likable.'' —Will Smith, American actor Many people believe that being likable and therefore popular comes from natural ability only—unteachable traits that belong only to the fortunate—the beautiful people, the outgoing social type, and those that are highly talented. Not true at all. It helps to have great natural social skills and unique well honed talents, but in reality, being likable is mostly under your control, and it's about having a positive mindset. Below are some of the key behaviors that positive thinkers practice that make them likable and popular with their peers and others: Likable People Ask Questions. When you are in a conversation with someone, ask question and then truly LISTEN. Don't think about what to say next. It is a common mistake. Just slow down and LIS