Apr 082014
 

Jane McConigal had concussion which was not getting better and she started playing ‘Jane the concussion slayer’ which helped, which then led to creating Super Better (see video below). One of the aspects of the games that appealed to me was that it builds resilience in four areas: mental, emotional, physical and social. Jane says in her short video intro to the Super Better game “Study after study shows that resilience is the single most important personal skill you can develop — if you want to be happier, healthier and more successful in whatever you do.” In the beginning of the Click here to Continue Reading

Super Better introduction to the Game for getting better
Mar 172014
 

 (affiliate link) How can we make each day a good day? There are lots of things which we can do for ourselves. One of the things would be spending time in nature.The TED Talk below has two views on this one by a young girl and another by an elderly man.It also has a lot of breathtaking images of nature and animals by Louie Schwartzberg. Louie gives an interesting definition of ‘OMG‘ in the video. TED Talk: Nature inspires GratitudeBy Louie Schwartzberg  The picture at the beginning of the post contains an (affiliate) link to a book including a DVD with two Click here to Continue Reading

Having a Good Day with Nature and Beauty
Mar 042014
 

This post is about my appreciation for the developer of WordPress Matt Mullenweg. You can find out more about him on Matt Mullenweg on Wikipedia The reason Matt was brought to my attetion today was a link to Matt: Philosophical Conversation with Reid Hoffman in my WordPress dashbord. He also founded ‘Automattic’ which provides various softwares one of which is Polldaddy. Polldaddy makes it possible to create polls, surveys and quizzes and has a free option as well as paid versions. You may like to check out Matt’s post ‘The Intrinsic Value of Blogging’. The video below is an interview with Matt Click here to Continue Reading

Appreciation for Matt Mullenweg and WordPress
Feb 092014
 

Playing and Meditating with Mandalas Do you think that coloring in is only for children?Think again!  It can be very meditative and relaxing when we spend time to color in Mandalas.Doing this is just for our own benefit and the outcome doesn’t matter. Nobody has to see it.You don’t even have to keep the end result, the positive effects are in the process. Like with a lot of things in life. Mandala – sanskrit for Circle – has been used since ancient times for self reflection, centering and relaxtion. Looking at mandalas and coloring them in can be very therapeutic! Click here to Continue Reading

Playing and Meditating with Mandalas
Jan 292014
 

Turning Affirmations into Empowering Questions A way to engage our own powerful internal search engine we can ask ourselves questions. The purpose of these questions is to focus on what we want and allow the answers and or evidence to present themselves.This may happen immediatly or it may take more time. Focusing on what we want is powerful in itself. Questions are very effective because when we ask a question the search for the answer is automatic and inevitable.  How often do we ask ourselves questions like “Why do I feel so tired? Why can’t I …? What’s wrong with Click here to Continue Reading

Empowering Questions help getting more Results we want
Dec 282013
 

Generating a Feeling of Success Have you made goals in the past and found that you got disillusioned because you just could not keep them?Yes, I know, some people say ‘dream big’ or ‘reach for the stars’. This may work for some people.  We are all different and for those who may not fit into the above category it may work better to start with easy and small achievable adjustments.When we experience success, no matter how small, we can build on it. Keeping a promise to ourselves results in feeling that we ‘can do it’ and makes us want to do more.We Click here to Continue Reading

Feeling of Success when we keep a Promise to ourselves
Dec 202013
 

Self Compassion Feeling compassion for ourselves when we are experiencing difficult emotion may not be easy for everyone. A lot of people attempt to avoid and deny their feelings of anxiety, anger or shame especially since these feelings seem ‘irrational’ at the time. In the book ‘Self-Compassion’ by Kristin Neff, PH.D. is a chapter called ‘Emotional Resilience’. Wouldn’t it be nice if our parents and other caregivers would have been able to model and teach us how to be emotionally resilient? The suggestion in this chapter is ‘to mindfully relate to our negative emotions by becoming aware how they feel Click here to Continue Reading

Self Compassion A healthy way to deal with our feelings
Dec 012013
 

Unlimited Possibilities and Imagination How much do we allow ourselves to dream, to imagine? What were the messages we received about art, crafts and other creative ventures? Watch the video and see how Janet Echelman took her dreams and made them possible – big time!  Taking imagination seriously – Janet Echelman What else is possible? Tuning in and aligning with who we really are may help us to connect with our creativity.The free downloadable meditation below may help with that. Opening to Your True Identity Audio Meditation by Orin/Sanaya Roman  Please comment below! Share this! 18

Unlimited Possibilities and Imagination
Nov 222013
 

We can see stress in a positive way. Kelly McGonigal a health psychologist who used to alert people to the detriments of stress has re-assest the research around this. What she has found out is that people who viewed stress in a positive way have not been negatively affected! In the video below Kelly talks about a study that involve 30 000 adult over 8 years. Some of the effect of stress, when we think positively about it are:  relax blood vessels more oxygen release oxytocin Oxytocin is called the ‘love hormone’ or ‘cuddle hormone’.It is a natural anti-inflammatory.Shaking hands Click here to Continue Reading

What if Stress was good for us?
Nov 032013
 

It is all done ‘for us’! What do you mean? Have you ever heard people say ‘Why did you do this ‘to me’?’  Recently I learned from Panache Desai (link below) that instead of thinking that they have ‘done it to me’ I could look at it from a different perspective as in that ‘they have ‘done it for me’. When we move from a victim consciousness where we believe that things are ‘done to us’ to a creator consciousness, our awareness changes to that it is ‘done for us’. Everything that happens can be used as a spring-board for Click here to Continue Reading

It is All done for Us
Sep 222013
 

Coconut flour has many Health Benefits Coconut flour can be used instead of  any other flour.It is very absorbent. If the recipe seems to dry add coconut oil.The binding effect gluten has is substituted through eggs. The book ‘Cooking with Coconut Flour’ by Bruce Fife, N.D. eleborates on why coconut flour is good for you and it has lots of recipes.  Coconut flour Health Benefits: contains 61% fiber (higher than any other flour) helps with detoxifying Good for weight management because it makes you feel full. Gluten free Low in Carbohydrates It lowers the Glycemic Index(GI) when eaten with  food Click here to Continue Reading

Health Benefits of Coconut flour
Sep 142013
 

Is Vulnerability the antidote to shame? When  we are open, transparent and vulnerable we ‘expose’ what we may hide at other times.Shame exists because of keeping our vulnerability and other uncomfortable feelings secret. Brené Brown wrote ‘The Gifts of Imperfection’.She is also known for The TED Talk “The Power of Vulnerability” which you can find on my post ‘In the video below Brené  says the “Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.” and “Vulnerability is the birth place of Innovation, Creativity and Change.” Do you know the difference between guilt and shame? Watch the video to find out! A while back Click here to Continue Reading

Courage Vulnerability and Shame
Sep 092013
 

Demo of World Wide Maze  Free Game This post is just for fun, so enjoy! The video below shows the game in action. (I hope you don’t suffer vertigo!!)I have used my website to try it out. When you see the screen below, click the higlighted link to play on the PC. On the next screen you can enter a URL or play one of the three choices i.e. ‘Google’ or ‘Google Doodles’     The Music playing when the ball starts moving is part the game.To keep the video short I have not played the 3D part as in Click here to Continue Reading

Demo of World Wide Maze Free Game on Chrome
Sep 072013
 

Hosting your Website/Blog is an important part of an online business. There are lots of hosting companies available and I spent a lot of time comparing them.iPage seemed to have a fantastic deal, so I signed up in May 2010 and I am glad I did! When WordPress was being attacked by hackers in March 2013, iPage was on the ball and got things sorted. The emails they sent were very reassuring. Disclosure: This is a  professional review that receives compensation from any sales. We test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. This site is Click here to Continue Reading

20 and more Reasons to Choose iPage Webhosting
Aug 312013
 

Recently I have been playing more music and found it uplifting and energizing. This is just such an amazing version of this song and I just want to play it again and again. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Stairway to Heaven Led  Zeppelin – Kennedy Center Honors What is your favorite song at the moment? How do you interpret the meaning of this song? Are you climbing your stairway to heaven? Photo Credit: Adjusted Stairway to heaven Leave a comment below! Share this! 15

Music Stairway to Heaven
Aug 122013
 

Coconut oil has many Benefits. I contains Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs) which are converted into Medium Chain Trigycerids(MCTs) which produce ketones which are superfuel for the brain. Fasting and exercise can contribute to creating Ketones. The Ketonic Diet which has helped people with epilepsy includes the restriction of carbohydrates. The movie “First do no harm” based on a true story starring Merryl Streep Merryl Streep introduces the Ketonic Diet This is in the hope that this post making a difference to ‘one of the thousands of starfishes will get a chance.’ Check out this section of the movie The Click here to Continue Reading

Ketones Coconut Oil Superfuel for the Brain
Aug 022013
 

Chia seeds have many benefits as well as being packed with nutrients. The Aztecs called it their ‘running food since they could run all day on just a handful of chia seeds. This tiny seed absorb up to ten times their weight in water.   It is recommended to soak them first. Here are some of the results from research: Balancing bloodsugar levels  Reducing inflammation  Aiding digestions/bowel health Weight loss Improving cardiovascular health and many more “Chia seeds have been shown to have: 6 times more calcium than whole milk 15 times more magnesium than broccoli 3 times more antioxidant Click here to Continue Reading

Chia the Super Seed
Jul 232013
 

What does Freedom mean to you? A lot of people think money and things will give them Freedom. Viktor Frankl and Nelson Mandela are two men who showed us that freedom has nothing to do with ‘worldly riches‘. They managed to use their minds in a way that helped them survive extreme circumstance and help other people. We all have that power, since we all have the capacity to choose our thoughts, which is probably the ultimate freedom. Here is a List of what Freedom could mean: Choosing our thoughts – consciously (instead of letting them run ‘wild’) Being responsible Click here to Continue Reading

What is the Meaning of Freedom?
Jul 232013
 

     will be replaced by Seesmic Ping in Mid-June 2012  Ping.fm is a service which allows you to sent updates to multiple social media networks with one click from any site you are on. So far the Accounts that are included in their services are Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Tumblr   Some of the things you can do With Seesmic Ping: Click which Accounts you wish to send an update to Create groups to send it to Schedule when you want to sent the ping. Drag  a bookmarklet to your browser toolbar Have multiple twitter and Tumblr accounts and Facebook Click here to Continue Reading

Ping.fm will be replaced by Seesmic Ping
Jul 232013
 

 More Exposure and Comments for Your Blog Posts through B3 (Former TSA) TSA Mastery now renamed to Biz Blogging Buzz (B3) has made a big difference in my blogging experience. When I started out with writing Blog posts I occasionally had someone commented on my posts and I was really excited about it. Like most people on the Internet with a Website/Blog I wanted more exposure and comments and for my blog to be found on Google. Through someone’s post I came across the TSA/ Biz Blogging Buzz (B3). One of the deciding features of the TSA/B3 for me was that Click here to Continue Reading

Get more Comments Exposure with the Support from B3 former TSA
Jul 232013
 

Here are a few sites which have some awesome Recipes using Coconut oil Some of the sites have lots more recipes with coconut oil like the Matcha and Coconut Butter Truffles. Matcha is green tea powder. Below the list is one recipe which I have adapted from Bruce Fife’s book Coconut brownies  (adapted from the book The Coconut Miracle by Bruce Fife) Preheat oven to 350 F/175 C Mix together 1 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 3/4 cup of (coconut)flour 1/3 cup of cocoa 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/2 cup of nuts (walnuts) In a separate bowl 1/2 cup Click here to Continue Reading

Jul 122013
 

  The video below speaks for itself! Unconventional But Effective Therapy for Alzheimer’s Treatment: Dr. Mary T. Newport Read more about Dr. Mary Newport’s and her husband’s story at  Physician Prescribes Coconut Oil And Successfully Cures Alzheimer’s Disease The book Stop Alzheimer’s now How to Prevent and Reverse Dementia, Parkinson’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders by Bruce Fife has very detailed information about the neurodegenerative diseases, their causes and possible cures in it. Read more about this on the Coconut Research Center website by clicking on the following link: Conquering Alzheimer’s with Coconut Ketones Another video about this: Alzheimer’s Doctors Click here to Continue Reading

Jun 292013
 

We have trillions of cells in our body which know exactly what to do. Just like what happens in our outer world is affected by our  so is our inner workings Our conscious and  can either allow or hinder our cells to get on with it. This video is a testimony to the intelligence which is at work every second of the day keeping our bodies functioning. Drew Berry – Visualization: Biology and Complex Circuits What the video demonstrates is just on part of the clever functions in our body being carried out every second. Isn’t it amazing that there Click here to Continue Reading

Jun 152013
 

At a Herbal College  Dr. John Christopher learned about the benefits of Cayenne Pepper. Since  Dr. Christopher was told by his mother that cayenne pepper would burn the lining of the stomach he needed some convincing. His teacher Dr. Nowell “introduced him to over a dozen people whose lives had been saved with Cayenne: people with heart troubles, ulcers, asthma, and many other ailments.” In his thirties, Dr. Christopher  had arthritis, hardening of arteries, stomach ulcers and the doctor told him that he would not live past 40. Having learned about the benefits of Cayenne Pepper he started taking it and Click here to Continue Reading

Cayenne Pepper may save someones Life
May 252013
 

Dr. Bruce Fife explores in depth the research about how Arthritis and Fibromyalgia are related to infections in the mouth and body and how Coconut Oil may help in his book “The New Arthritis Cure – Eliminate Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Pain Permanently”. His book is referenced to a plethora of medical journals and other sources. Connection between bacteria and infection in the mouth and Arthritis and Fibromyalgia There are around 10 billion bacteria which are made up by 600 different species, as well as viruses and fungi which live in the mouth. These not only can cause problems to our Click here to Continue Reading

Arthritis Fibromyalgia and Coconut Oil
May 142013
 

How the  Open Source Eye Writer helps a completely paralyzed Artist  to draw again John Tempt, a talented graffiti artist ended up with  a nerve disease, ALS, which paralyzed  him from head to toe. His only way of communicating was ‘blink by blink’ like in the movie  ”The diving bell and the butterfly“. Mike Ebeling  tried to help him and to start with organized that Tempt had the loan of ‘Stephen Hawking glasses’ which are very expensive. Then  with the help of programmers Mike Ebeling developed the software and coding for “Eye Writer” which gave Tempt the ability to use his artistic talent Click here to Continue Reading

Eye Writer How a paralyzed Artist gets to draw again
May 032013
 

How are we branded through the use of Social Media? In this video Juan Enriquez  ties together Big Data Tatoos Immortality  Lessons from the Greeks and one South American and he turns a saying of Andy Wharhol’s around. Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo We can learn a lot from the Greeks. How do you understand the ‘golden apple’? You can read more about this in the post on the TED Blog: Two ways of thinking about social media: digital tattoos and virtual shadows Leave a comment below! Share this! 23

Social Media Tatoo or Shadow?
Apr 232013
 

The Awareness of the Benefits of Coconut Oil is growing rapidly. Coconut Palms are called the ‘Tree of Life‘ in Asian and Polynesian countries. Many people now use it in their cooking because of the high heat resistence. Even though Coconut Oil is a saturated fat is is still a healthy oil due to Lauric acid and the balance of the Medium-chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs). (read more about this below) Dr. Bruce Fife, a certified nutritionist and naturopath was a skeptic to start with. He did some extensive research which he compiled in his book “The Coconut Oil Miracle”.  This research Click here to Continue Reading

How coconut oil may benefit your health
Apr 092013
 

The benfits of Coconut Oil are becoming more and more known. Dr. Bruce Fife is someone who has researched this thouroughly. He also has written the Book “Oil Pulling“ This book sat on my shelf for a week before I started reading it, since “Oil Pulling”  just seemed to weird. Now that I read it, I am so excited to share some of it and I hope it inspires the readers to read the book as well as start with the ‘Oil pulling’. Hundreds of studies have shown that many diseases are linked to dental/oral health. Dr. Bruce Fife has done Click here to Continue Reading

Oil Pulling may transform general Health
Mar 142013
 

Google Reader retires on the 1. July 2013 This was the message today when I opened my Google Reader. Over the last few month I have really enjoyed the benefits of using this application. So I searched for alternatives. There are a few options:  You can find a review for some of them in this post on on cnet.com. Google Reader Is Shutting Down; Here Are the Best Alternatives is another article that explores the options. The video gives a great overview of Feedly which seems to be a good option: Feedly is already integrated with Google Reader which will help the transition. This Click here to Continue Reading

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