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Finding the moment


It’s a really nice, sunny morning here in Arizona.  I am just hanging out this morning soaking it all in.  I am re-reading a book I really love called A New Earth – Awakening to your Life’s Purpose  by Eckhart Tolle.  http://eckharttolle.com/a_new_earth  It is very good.  You do not have to read his first book “The Power of Now” to read the second, however both are good.  “When you are present in this moment, you break the continuity of your story, of past and future.  Then, true intelligence arises, and also love. The only way love can come into your life is not through form, but through that inner spaciousness that is Presence.  Love has no form.”  ~Eckhart Tolle   Though he doesn’t think a lot about his past (he lives in the moment) he realized that some people may benefit from knowing his.  Eckhart Tolle grew up with depression.  He remembers being depressed at a very young age.  He considered suicide in his 20’s.  At one point he had moved and had very little …

Wash your hands


Here is the CDC video on Swine Flu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85sD83aRUIQ&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eamandaripley%2Ecom%2F&feature=player_embedded In a nutshell, swine flu or pig flu is very similar to human flu.  Originally, people who were around infected pigs caught it but it can be passed from human to human.  Just like the regular flu, it can be mild or very serious.  It is being advised that employers encourage their employees to stay home if they are having flu-like symptoms to stop the spread.  Obama is encouraging schools to close for confirmed or suspected cases of wine flu.  The NY Times said a toddler (from Mexico) died in TX today from swine flu.  article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/30/health/30flu.html?ref=health   You can track the number of cases worlwide here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/04/27/us/20090427-flu-update-graphic.html It is even more important now to wash our hands.  The BEST way to prevent infections is to wash your hands.  It is hard to believe but there are still people out there who do not cover their mouth when they sneeze or cough.  I have had patients cough right in my face!  People don’t wash their hands after they cough into them …

Wishing you good health


A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.  -Joan Welsh Health is not simply the absence of sickness. -Hannah Green To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”- Buddha The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.  -Abraham Maslow The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and well-being. And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually. -Greg Anderson I’ve heard claims that we can wish our way to perfect, permanent wellness, but I haven’t seen any proof of that. Sickness and death are part of life.  But you can optimize your life. You can make progress as you strive toward perfection. -Brian Carter No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.- Buddha       Beautiful photos …