The Power of Positive Thinking

  The Power of Positive Thinking ‘’The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.’’ ~ John Milton On 24th December 2007, St. John’s Memorial Hospital was buzzing with news of Ward No. 5’s recovery. Despite it being Christmas Eve, the nurses and doctors alike were seen running over to congratulate the doctor.  Everyone wished to witness this Christmas miracle before they headed home. What was this miracle you ask? Well, it all began on a fateful May morning… On the surface, it had been just another day for Margaret Marshall. She was running around the house searching for her bags and books. Her mother was calling her for breakfast and she could already see the school bus getting smaller from her window. ‘’Are you running late again, magpie?’’ asked her Mrs. Marshall, as she peeked out from her room. ‘’>>>

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The Most Valuable Thing on Earth

The Most Valuable Thing on Earth Your life comprises of many things that matter to you! Sometimes, you fail to differentiate which of the things hold more value and which ones are the least important. When we think about classifying things in our lives in this manner, we often tend to get selfish. We give priority to things that provide us material benefits. A professor understood this dilemma of the human mind and he decided to use an experiment to show why it was important to identify the most valuable thing in life. Do you want to know what the professor did? Keep reading to find out! The professor brought an empty mayonnaise jar in the class. He threw in a few large rocks into the jar first of all. “Is the jar full?” asked the professor. “Yes,” the class replied unanimously. He opened the jar again and threw in>>>

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If I get dementia…..

If I get dementia….. A poem by Rachael Wonderlin. When you work in dementia care, people tend to ask you a lot of questions. Probably one of the most common questions that I hear is, “Are you afraid to get dementia when you’re older?” Honestly, there are many things that scare me much more than dementia does. Don’t get me wrong: dementia is a terrible group of diseases. I’ve been fortunate, however, to see many of the beautiful moments that people with dementia can experience. Just in case I do get dementia, I’ve written a list of rules I’d like to live by. If I get dementia, I’d like my family to hang this wish list up on the wall where I live. If I get dementia, I want my friends and family to embrace my reality If I get dementia, I don’t want to be treated like a child. Talk to>>>

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50 Rules For Daughters

50 Rules For Daughters 1. The world is starving for strong female leaders. Be one. 2. You may have to work twice as hard as your male contemporaries just to stay even with them. Thankfully this will not be a problem. 3. Beware the boyfriend who criticizes you in front of others. 4. Zero tolerance for the boyfriend or husband who is physically, mentally or emotionally abusive. 5. Those who gossip to you gossip about you. 6. You will be judged by the company you keep. 7. Ninety nine percent of all men have two primary obsessions until the age of 35- sports and sex. Indulge the former, not the latter. 8. If you worship physical beauty, you will never be pretty enough. 9. If you worship money, you will never be rich enough. 10. Spend time alone with God in quiet meditation. 11. Do not ever accept an unsolicited>>>

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Why dogs live less than human

Why dogs live less than human Here’s the surprising answer of a 6 year old child. Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience. The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker‘s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last>>>

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32 rules for sons

32 Rules for sons 1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down. 2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs. 3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king. 4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer. 5. Request the late check-out. 6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it. 7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard. 8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas. 9. Play with passion or not at all… 10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye. 11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be. 12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point. 13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her. 14. You marry the girl, you marry her family. 15.>>>

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How to Free Yourself from Resentment and Forgive Others

How to Free Yourself from Resentment and Forgive Others Being betrayed, lied to, and cheated disturbs the peace of our mind and makes us question our own self-worth. The emotional response of anger and hurting back is only natural. As time passes by, these emotions, if not dealt properly, take the shape of resentment. It could be a grudge that you hold on to, for too long, for the bad things that have happened. Or a bitterness which can only be released through the act of forgiveness. But is it really easy to forgive? To look into the eye of the person who has caused all the hurt and unhappiness to you, and utter the three words “I forgive you”? The person who you might have loved once? How can you let go of the memory of that betrayal? As Mahatma Gandhi said, “The weak can never forgive as forgiveness>>>

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Therapy: A Powerful Tool To Heal

Therapy: A Powerful Tool To Heal No matter what you are struggling with, seeking therapy can be a great way to heal yourself. Live can be really difficult sometimes. For instance, being in an accident or having to face the death of a relative that a person was really close to can be really hard for people, and most do not easily overcome such tragedies, especially on their own. When left untreated, such incidents can lead to numbness, anxiety, and severe depression. While some people may know the cause behind their uneasiness or depression, there are others who have no clue as to why they have such a terrible perspective towards life. Therapy: A Powerful Tool To Heal can help solve all such identified and unidentified struggles that people might be facing. The Benefits Of Therapy There has been research, which shows that verbally communicating your feelings to another person>>>

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5 Ways To Tune Out Work Stress

5 Ways To Tune Out Work Stress Getting a lot of stress at work? Trust me, you are not the only one. More and more people become stressed out at work on a daily basis, and while this stress is becoming common, it is not healthy at all. Stress can impact your health in a negative manner and cause you to develop a lot of conditions that you would have otherwise not gotten. However, the good thing is that you can manage and tune out work stress by focusing on a few simple steps with due diligence. The steps are as follows: 1.     Unplug After A Long Day Media such as TV, smartphone usage, and the internet is one of the biggest contributors to stress. Therefore, it is important that you reduce the time that you spend on these media channels by a significant amount. You can do this by>>>

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