Did you hear the news item about Leo Plass? He’ll be turning 100 years old in a couple of months but he hasn’t been spending his time in a rocking chair waiting to die. He’s been going to school and just received his college degree! Leo was finishing something he started back in 1932, when he left college just shy of graduation to take a job offered by a friend… Read More »It’s never too late to learn
...we have, and can fully develop, our own natural BMI that allows us to control our bodies and surroundings just as directly as the “brain-machine interface” controls the wheelchair.
The AA principle, which has since been applied to every kind of addiction, dependency and compulsive behavior imaginable, is in some ways similar to the one we affirm in our weekly meetings of the local Rotary Club, where we always close with the motto, “Service above self – he profits most who serves best.” It also brings to mind Norman Vincent Peale’s simple formula for success, “Find a need and… Read More »Guest Post: The Selfishness of Unselfishness
According to the study published in the Jan. 30 issue of that journal, participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.
In recent months, my main personal objective has been to – in the words of the old song – “Accentuate the positive … Eliminate the negative.” Negative thinking simply blackens the soul; causes physical, mental and emotional dis-ease; and puts insurmountable hurdles in the path of progress. But it’s important that we do more than just ignore the problems in the world. We have to take steps to make things… Read More »Accentuating the positive