Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Friday, August 16, 2013

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Overcome negative thinking and emotional barriers to life success

The Mindful Self-Express
The mind-body experiment.
by Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D.

Five Ways Living Mindfully Can Help You Reach Your Goals

Overcome negative thinking and emotional barriers to life success
Published on May 1, 2013 

Have you spent a lot of time and money on psychotherapy orself-help books, yet you still feel stuck in unhealthy habits?. Unfortunately, verbal insight and understanding do not always lead to changing self-destructive behaviors (e.g. addictions,procrastination, angry outbursts) or removing distress. Knowing why you are depressed, anxious, or feeling pain doesn't necessarily make you feel any better. However, if you get up and get active - walking, reaching out to friends, pursuing a hobby or creative activity, doing your yoga stretches, or even getting errands done, you will focus less on the negative feelings and they won't last as long. Understanding what is most meaningful to you in life (such as your health, family, or work) and committing to taking specific, manageable actions to achieve your goals in these areas can put you back in the driver's seat of your life.

Acceptance And Commitment Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training (or ACT) is a short-term intervention used in psychotherapy or workplace settings. It combines principles of Mindfulness with techniques of motivation and behavior change. ACT can help you to break out of negative thought cycles, accept what you can't control, stop running away from pain, and be more able to tolerate risk, failure, and uncertainty to reap the rewards of a meaningful, engaged life. It can help your career and health by teaching you how to handle negative emotions and overcome procrastination.

Some core principles of ACT are:

(1) Experiencing the Present Moment Directly

Similar to Mindfulness, ACT therapists use exercises to help you remain present and focused on the breath or your present thoughts and feelings, rather than trying to avoid them. Feelings are momentary, changing experiences in our bodies and minds. However, because of childhoodlearning experiences, we often develop judgments about them and what it means about us that we have them - such as "You're depressed again - You're such a loser!" When you focus on and describe the direct physical sensations of pain or anxiety (e.g., my chest feels tight), rather than feeling helpless or trying to distract yourself, you may realize that they are not going to kill you and that they will eventually pass. Watching feelings rise and fall in your body, gives you a sense of them as transient experiences, rather than as who you are in essence.
(2) Being Willing to Be Where You Are

Acceptance is often confused with passivity. In ACT terms, acceptance means "being willing to experience the present moment, even if it's not what we would have chosen." This also means accepting your life experiences and history, realizing you can never completely get rid of or make up for experiences of suffering. At the same time, you have a choice about what you do with your life now. You do not have to be so limited by old ways of thinking. Like any habit, change takes time and effort. Therefore, you will likely be uncomfortable for a while. It takes time to change your brain pathways and to have other people notice you are different and behave differently towards you. Like losing a lot of weight, you have to work hard for a long time before seeing noticeable results. Being willing means you no longer avoid uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, or situations by zoning out, not showing up, addictions, anger, or procrastinating. If you want to be healthier, you first need to be able to look at and experience how unhealthy you are right now. At the same time, you can commit to doing what you need to do in small bits, each day, to be a little bit healthier. Lifting the veil of self-deception can go a long way towards getting you focused on the right track.

(3) Separating Your Self From Your Thoughts

Your thoughts, feelings, and sensations are not who you are. ACT Training includes mindfulness, imagery, and language-based exercises to help you connect with your "observing ego" so you can observe your thoughts and experiences from a more objective vantage point.. Although your thoughts feel true, they are not necessarily the whole truth, because they are biased by your expectations from past experiences and self-definition. You do not need to let your thoughts and feelings determine your behavior. You can choose how to behave, based on your direct experience (what you see, hear, feel - independent of your judgments about these events) and your core values. You may think about a thought: "Is it kind? Is it truthful?,.." and so on. Based on the answer, you may choose to take the thought seriously or let it pass on by. Rather than changing the content of your thoughts, you can choose to change how you interact with them Thinking you are stupid or fat does not make you stupid or fat - it is just a passing thought in your head.
(4) Defining Your Core Values

Core values are the things in life that are most meaningful to us and that enrich our lives. They include such things as "Being healthy," "Taking care of our families," "Being honest and accountable," or "Contributing to society." When people come to therapy, they are often so overwhelmed with distress, feelings of self-pity or anger, or struggles with pain oraddiction, that they have lost touch with what really makes them fulfilled. Even if they know "I want to be a good parent," their day-to-day behavior may not reflect this because they are preoccupied with seeking escape from daily stress, thoughts about past, painful events, or trying to prevent an anticipated future threat. ACT therapists/trainers use imagery and writing exercises to help clients define their individual core values and gain motivation to reconnect with activities and people that enhance these values in our lives.

(5) Committing to Motivated Action

To live a meaningful, authentic life, you need to take risks, get out into the world, and tolerate uncertainty and anxiety. Exercises focus on setting manageable, attainable, meaningful goals - committing to taking specific, small steps that get you closer to your larger goals. The focus is on taking action, not expecting a particular result, since outcomes may be at least partially out of our control. To be successful is not necessarily to always feel happy or pain-free, but to live a full life despite the anxiety or pain. By facing what you fear, the fear will eventually lessen, and, even if it doesn't, you will know you have done your best with what you have. This takes you out of the cycle of self-doubt, regret, and second-guessing yourself.

Who Can Benefit From ACT?

ACT, also known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training, when used in workplace settings, is a short-term intervention approach that has been used with substance abusers, people suffering fromchronic pain and illness, patients with obsessive thoughts, anxiety, ordepression. ACT works well with clients or employees who are tired of letting uncontrollable symptoms rule and want to take a more active role in defining and directing their own lives. I use ACT principles and interventions with almost every client to help them tolerate uncontrollable, stressful situations and focus on what they can change. ACT can create a basis for hope and help you tolerate the pain of changing.

According to SAMHSA's Registry of Effective Programs,
"ACT has been shown to increase effective action; reduce dysfunctional thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and alleviate psychological distress for individuals with a broad range of mental health issues (including DSM-IV diagnoses, coping with chronic illness, and workplace stress)."

For more information about ACT, go to this link:

Or watch this YouTube video by Dr Russ Harris:

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Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist, and expert on Mindfulness, Managing Anxiety, and Depression, Succeeding at Work,, and Mind-Body Health. Dr Greenberg provides workshops and speaking engagements for your organization and coaching and psychotherapy for individuals and couples

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Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D.,  is a clinical and health psychologist with a private practice in Mill Valley, CA.  She also has an academic and research background and provides workshops for the public and health professionals. She helps clients and providers address the effects of life stress on relationships, self-care, health, career, and parenting. 

Dr Greenberg applies her knowledge of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and Affect Regulation to promote growth and resilience.  She was a Professor at Alliant International University, San Diego and a Research Psychologist at the VA Medical Center, San Diego. She currently has a private clinical practice in Mill Valley, CA and is the psychologist for the Slim in Seven program at the Bay Clubs in Marin and San Francisco. 

She is an expert curator for Organized and has served on the Editorial Boards of Health Psychology and Annals of Behavioral Medicine and as a Special Interest Group Chair of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Society of Behavioral Medicine. She has published more than 50 research articles, chapters, and conference abstracts, in journals such as Pain, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, the Journal of Psychosomatic Research and Biofeedback & Self-Regulation.  

She was a reviewer of recent national guidelines for treatment of chronic pain. She has also contributed to Positive Psychology Explorng the Best in People (Praeger), the Handbook of Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine (Guilford), and the Writing Cure (Guilford) among others. 

Born in South Africa, she came to the US in 1986 to study Clinical Psychology at Stony Brook, University.She subsequently completed Postdoctoral study in Health Psychology at the City University of New York. Missing the warm weather, she moved out to California, where she has lived happily ever since. She has a husband in biotech, a daughter in Elementary school and is an active, engaged parent. Her next life goal is to make her knowledge accessible via webcasts, e-books, seminars, and books.


Motivational quotes to get you inspired for life.

NOVEMBER 12, 2011 by   

Here is a list of the top 100 motivational quotes to get you inspired for life.
They include 100 quotes from Michael Jordan, Aristotle, Albert Einstein, Gandhi, Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Robert Frost, Henry Ford, Isaac Singer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, etc.:
1. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
- Aristotle
2. The best way out is always through.
- Robert Frost
3. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
- William B. Sprague
4. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein
5. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.
- Henry Ford
6. I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
- Oprah Winfrey
7. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
- Michael Jordan
8. You must be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi
9. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Goethe
10. You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar
11. Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
- Mahatma Gandhi
12. Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
- Napoleon Hill
13. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
- Truman Capote
14. Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
- Japanese Proverb
15. In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.
- Theodore Roosevelt
16. If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
- Isaac B. Singer
17. Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
- Unknown
18. Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
- Charles F. Kettering, Engineer and Inventor
19. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain
20. Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
- Unknown
21. Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
- Unknown
22. Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.
- Dan Stanford
23. Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
- Albert Einstein
24. A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs
25. If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
- Marie Osmond
26. Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
- Roy Goodman
27. If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
- E. Joseph Cossman
28. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
29. We judge of man’s wisdom by his hope.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
30. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
- Mark Twain
31. Age is an issue of mind over matter.  If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.- Mark Twain

31. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
- Mark Twain
32. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain
33. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain
34. The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
- Richard B. Sheridan
35. Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
36. ”Act or accept.”
- Anonymous
37. Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
- Tim Blixseth
38. The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono
39. Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
- Dr Phil
40. Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
- Stephen R. Covey
41. People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
- Norman Vincent Peale
42. Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
- Anonymous
43. Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant, Author and Advice Columnist
44. I can’t understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I’m frightened by old ones.
- John Cage
45. Fall down seven times, get up eight.
- Japanese Proverb
46. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Unknown
47. The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Unknown
48. Anyone can do something when they WANT to do it. Really successful people do things when they don’t want to do it.
- Dr. Phil
49. There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
- Dr. Denis Waitley
50. Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
- Sir Winston Churchill
51. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit.
- Conrad Hilton
52. Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
- Unknown

53. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden
54. There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
- Mario Cuomo
55. Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
- Richard Bach
56. Vision doesn’t usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
- Dr. Michael Norwood

57. Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Dr. Joyce Brothers
58. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett
59. Flops are a part of life’s menu and I’ve never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
- Rosalind Russell
60. Cause Change & Lead
Accept Change & Survive
Resist Change & Die
- Ray Norda, Chairman, Novell
61. Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up! You’re right on track.
- Matthew Keith Groves
62. An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
- Bill Bernbach
63. An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
- Prescott
64. Life is “trying things to see if they work”
Ray Bradbury
65. If you worry about yesterday’s failures, then today’s successes will be few.
66. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
Dennis P. Kimbro
67. We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
68. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
69. In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson
70. I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Albert Einstein
71. Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
72. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Mahatma Gandhi
73. ”You are what you think about all day long.” — Dr. Robert Schuller
74. What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say” — Ralph Waldo Emerson”
75. “Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
Booker T. Washington
76. ”Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.”
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
77. “To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”
- Elbert Hubbard
78. If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
- J.M. Power
79. By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
- Robert Frost
80. “I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”
- Maya Angelou
81. “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”
- William James
82. “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”
- Sydney Harris
83. “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”
- Richard L. Evans
84. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.”
- Robert Frost
85. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt
86. Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
- Seneca
87. Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter Drucker.
88. The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
- Foster’s Law
89. Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
- Joe Clark
90. I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill
91. Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
- Elbert Hubbard
92. People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
93. Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
- Swedish Proverb
94. If you’re going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill
95. The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
96. Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
- Voltaire
97. Enduring habits I hate…. Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
- Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, 1882
98. There is no education like adversity.
- Disraeli
99. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
100. Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Author Unknown
Reader contributions:
101. The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself.
- W. Somerset Maugham
102. Have the passion, take the action and magic will happen.
- Bar Rafaeli
103. If you’ve got it. use it. If you don’t got it, then get it!
- Reader 
104. Son, if you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to redo it?
- Reader 
105. Faith held solely is the begining of action.
- Reader  
106. Positivity is all about overlooking the negetive fact.
- Reader  
107. Life is all about getting up and doing.
- Reader 
108. You will never get lessons on swimming from a drowning man!
- Reader 
109. Life is not about ALL the wrong moves you made, Life is about the one right move that made ALL the difference.
- James Lockhart
110. Be humble enough to admit you’re not perfect, but determined enough to strive to be perfect.
- Babsie Burke (reader)
111. If you can’t sleep do not count the sheep, worship the Shepherd.
- Babsie Burke (reader)
112. Life is a journey, its not a race. Walk through it.
113. Everything happens for a reason, you only need to keep on editing your attitude and gratitude so as to sail through.
114. The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. - anon.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Embrace Change

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.

– Charles F. Kettering

Friday, August 9, 2013

Get started quotes


Get started quotes

“The human race has been set up. Someone, somewhere, is playing a practical joke on us. Apparently, women need to feel loved to have sex. Men need to have sex to feel loved. How do we ever get started?”
 Billy Connolly quotes (Scottish Actor, b.1942)

“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
 Mark Victor Hansen quotes

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
 Walt Disney quotes (American motion-picture Producer, pioneer of animated cartoon films. 1901-1966)

 “Anything you can do needs to be done, so pick up the tool of your choice and get started”
 Ben Linder quotes

“The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.”
 Norman Cousins quotes (American Essayist and Editor, long associated with the Saturday Review. 1912-1990)

“The search for the perfect venture can turn into procrastination. Your idea may or may not have merit. The key is to get started.”

 “So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.”
 W. Clement Stone quotes (American best selling Author and Founder of Combined Insurance Co (now a part of Aon Corp.), 1902-2002)

“When I wake up in the morning, I just can't get started until I've had that first, piping hot pot of coffee. Oh, I've tried other enemas...”
 Emo Philips quotes

  “The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.”
 Norman Cousins quotes (American Essayist and Editor, long associated with the Saturday Review. 1912-1990)

  “The search for the perfect venture can turn into procrastination. Your idea may or may not have merit. The key is to get started.”
“So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.”
 W. Clement Stone quotes (American best selling Author and Founder of Combined Insurance Co (now a part of Aon Corp.), 1902-2002)

“When I wake up in the morning, I just can't get started until I've had that first, piping hot pot of coffee. Oh, I've tried other enemas...”
 Emo Philips quotes
“The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.”
 Jalal ad-Din Rumi quotes (Persian Poet and Mystic, 1207-1273)

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
 Maria Robinson  
“The ladder of success must be set upon something solid before you can start to climb”

“Love, you know, is a funny thing; But the funniest thing about it - Is you never can tell if it is love - Until you start to doubt it”
  “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
 Mark Twain quotes (American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910)

 “Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.”
 Jim Rohn quotes (American Speaker and Author. He is famous for motivational audio programs for Business and Life. )

  “When things go wrong, you'll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right they often go on getting better and better.”
 C.S. Lewis quotes (British Scholar and Novelist. 1898-1963)

 “A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.”
 Brian Williams quotes (American pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Astros), b.1969)

“A project is complete when it starts working for you, rather than you working for it.”

 “You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'.”
 Wayne Dyer quotes (American motivational Speaker and Author of self-help best selling books. b.1940)

Thursday, August 8, 2013


You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. -Erica Jong

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol

"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" - Henry David Thoreau

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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -- Helen Keller

Monday, August 5, 2013


“Life has three aspects: Paradox, Humor, and Change. - Paradox: Life is a mystery; don’t waste time figuring it out. - Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure - Change: Know that nothing stays the same.” ~ Peaceful Warrior

“We’re so self-important. Everybody’s going to save something now. “Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails.” And the greatest arrogance of all: save the planet. Save the planet, we don’t even know how to take care of ourselves yet. The planet isn’t going anywhere. WE are!” ~ George Carlin

“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.” ~ William Wordsworth

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“Go beyond the idea of succeeding and failing — these are judgments. Stay in the process and allow the universe to handle the details.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”~ Audrey Hepburn

“Give up to grace. The ocean takes care of each wave till it gets to shore. You need more help than you know.”~ Rumi

“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment.” Thích Nhất Hạnh

“Between love and understanding there is a very close link…He who loves understands, and he who understands loves. One who feels understood feels loved, and one who feels loved feels sure of being understood.” ~ Paul Tournier

“When the need for bread is met we discover that we have other hungers, and none so deep as the hunger to be understood.” ~ Elizabeth O’Connor

“You don’t have to make any effort in order to enjoy a beautiful sunset. You need only to be there, to be there mind and body together. But if your body is there and your mind is in the past or in the future, then the beautiful sunset will not be there for you.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh 

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in.” ~ Morrie Schwartz

Lao Tzu said, “Water is fluid, soft and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and unyielding.”

Compassion is like water; gentle and always changing and yet it will patiently erode the hardest heart. This is the greatest paradox: the gentlest virtue is the strongest force. Compassion is patient, persistent strength.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” ~ A headstone in Ireland

"It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.” ~ William Arthur Ward

“When there’s an elephant in the room introduce him.”  ~ Randy Pausch

“Death twitches my ear; ‘Live,’ he says… ‘I’m coming.’  ~ Virgil

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” ~ Robert Lynd

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” ~ Mary Oliver

“With the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ~  F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Men are disturbed not by the things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen. - Epictetus

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. -Nelson Mandela

If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life. -Michael Jordan

There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he's absolutely free to choose. - William M. Bulger

A man needs a little madness or else he never dares to cut the rope & be free. -Nikos Kazantazkis

You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. -Henry Ford

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything. -Vincent Van Gogh

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. - Og Mandino

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never have tried to succeed. - Theodore Roosevelt

Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it, just live it. -C.S. Lewis

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~ Robert Frost

One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others. -Levi Strauss

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. - Winston Churchill

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. -Helen Keller

How wonderful is it that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world -Anne Frank

Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. - Socrates

Look at life through the windshield, not the rear view mirror. -Byrd Baggett

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. 
- Mark Twain

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted. -John Lennon

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. - Jim Rohn

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. 
- Michael Jordan

Always give without remembering & always receive without forgetting. -Brian Tracy

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. 
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. -Mother Teresa

Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it, just live it. -C.S. Lewis

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. - Confucius

Success is not permanent & failure is not fatal. -Mike Ditka

A man grows most tired while standing still. -Chinese Proverbs

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~ Robert Frost

“The first rule of holes: When you’re in one stop digging.” ~ Molly Ivins  

“All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.”  ~ Swami Vivekananda

“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up” ~ J.M. Power

“When the mind is full of memories and preoccupied by the future, it misses the freshness of the present moment. In this way, we fail to recognize the luminous simplicity of mind that is always present behind the veils of thought.” – Matthieu Ricard


Professor Robert H Lustig MD - Sugar, Fat and the Public Health Crisis

Published on Apr 30, 2013

Organised by Food and Behaviour Research

Sugar, Fat and the Public Health Crisis - A Symposium with Professor Robert Lustig MD - 12 March 2013 - London. (To view the full presentations given by Prof Robert Lustig and all the speakers at this event, consider joining FAB Research as an Associate Member and get unrestricted access to its Audio/Video library).
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As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Catcher in the Rye:

If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death.
Perhaps the earth can teach us
as when everything seems dead
and later proves to be alive.
- Pablo Nehruda

Economic Quote: 

“The poor themselves can create a poverty-free world — all we have to do is to free them from the chains that we have put around them.” – Muhammad Yunus