Sunday, July 31, 2011

Positive thought = positive action

Your thoughts and intentions announce your deepest wishes, desires, and goals to your subconscious mind.

It's great to have thoughts that are positive and your intentions set consciously. So often, however, they are neither.
Many of our thoughts and intentions reflect deep-seated fears, unhealthy beliefs, and intolerances. For instance, if we fear we're not up to snuff in our job and think, "Good grief, how dense can I be?!" or "I'm never going to be able to learn all this!" sure enough, our brain, mind, and subconscious centers will obligingly provide what we ordered -- feelings of inadequacy and stupidity. Such feelings make it hard for us to concentrate and keep us from learning as quickly and easily as we could if we were free from fear. 
Be the positive, speak the positive and therefore feel the positive.
“Be all you can be”

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Think, sleep, eat better with yoga

Yoga practice is associated with greater body awareness, helps chronic fatigue and treats insomnia.

Stand up straight.
A good posture, not only makes you look slimmer, but will also improve your breathing, which results in better circulation. Realign your body and improve the overall functioning of your body

Relax! Stress causes the release of adrenaline, which redirects blood away from the skin to the muscles to prepare for "fight or flight". Tense muscles also stop the free flow of blood, and therefore oxygen and nutrients, to the skin. When you're stressed, you're also more likely to indulge in toxin-forming substances, like alcohol, coffee and high-sugar foods and cigarettes.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Baden-Powell (Last Letter to the Scouts)

Dear Scouts,

If you have ever seen the play Peter Pan you will remember how the pirate chief was always making his dying speech because he was afraid that possibly when the time came for him to die he might not have time to get it off his chest. It is much the same with me, and so, although I am not at this moment dying, I shall be doing so one of these days and I want to send you a parting word of good-bye.

Remember, it is the last you will ever hear from me, so think it over.

I have had a most happy life and I want each one of you to have as happy a life too.

I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life. Happiness doesn't come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy, so that you can be useful and so can enjoy life when you are a man.

Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one.

But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. "Be Prepared" in this way, to live happy and to die happy-- stick to your Scout promise always-- even after you have ceased to be a boy-- and God help you to do it.

Your Friend,


Monday, February 14, 2011

William Arthur Ward

"Do more than belong: participate.
Do more than care: help.
Do more than believe: practice.
Do more than be fair: be kind.
Do more than forgive: forget.
Do more than dream: work.”

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


"To the world you may be one person,

but to one person you may be the world. "


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

We are all wanderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams.

~~ Gypsy proverb

Monday, October 18, 2010

Excersise - no more excuses - it is good for you !!!

1. It's good for your whole being

2. Exercise promotes weight loss

3. Exercise prevents osteoporosis

4. Exercise lowers high blood pressure

5. Exercise is an excellent de-stressor

6. Exercise prevents colds

7. Exercise has anti-ageing effects

8. Exercise promotes brain health

9. Exercise improves sleeping patterns

and my favourite. . .

10. Exercise is good for mind and soul.

In a synopsis on “Exercise, Fitness and Mental Health” (1990), sports psychologist D.R. Brown summarised the possible beneficial effects that exercise has on mental health. These include the following:

Exercise may act as a temporary diversion to daily stresses.

Exercise provides an opportunity for social interaction that may otherwise be lacking in an individual’s life.

Exercise provides an opportunity for self-mastery. Increasing fitness or improving body composition and other health parameters may improve an individual’s self-esteem.

Increased core temperature during exercise may lead to reduced muscle tension or alterations to brain neurotransmitters.

Mood improvements may occur due to the increased secretion of endogenous (internal) opiates e.g. endorphins

Psychological changes may occur due to alterations in norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin, all hormones which can affect mood and anxiety level.