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"The function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential."
~ Bruce Lee


Self-Mastery is a Journey and Knowledge is Food.

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10 Facts about the Human Brain

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)



1)  Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you or why that stubbed toe hurts right away? It’s due to the super-speedy movement of nerve impulses from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa, bringing reactions at the speed of a high powered luxu...

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Latest News on Brain Science

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

As one of my loves, neuroscience gives hopes for a better future to the mental and emotional condition of people.  Here are excerpts to the latest findings and reports in this exciting field:

As of 04/28/2012

...from Yahoo News (

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Another Career Personality Result

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)


You love thinking about concepts and theories, and value knowledge and competence above all else. You apply very high standards to all that you do, and you best understand things by analyzing underlying principles and structures. You enjoy working independently. Most of ...

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Career Decision Test

Posted on October 10, 2011 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)



Are you trying to make a career decision and feeling stuck? Try this career decision test.

If you're the kind of person who likes to make pro and con lists as a way of making decisions, you'll like using this decisional balance worksheet.

The decisional balance, originally concept...

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The Ten Happiest Jobs

Posted on October 10, 2011 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)


In my article on the Ten Most Hated Jobs, there were some surprises. There are also some surprises in the ten happiest jobs, as reported a General Social Survey by the National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago. (I am indebted to Lew Perelman for drawing my attention to the Christi...

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You Become What You Pretend to Be

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)


The next time you're feeling depressed and want to feel happy and positive, try this.

Put a pen between your teeth in far enough so that it's stretching the edges of your mouth back without feeling uncomfortable. This will force a smile. Hold it there for five minutes or so. You'll find yourself inexplicably in a happy mood. Then try walking with long strides and looking straight ahead. You will amaze yourself at how fa...

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Posted on August 19, 2011 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

My Cute Big Nose and Slanted Eyes

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

On my on-line journeys, I came across this wonderful little blog called, "All American Indian Girl."  I was drawn to one of her posts about self-image, "My big beautiful punjabi nose."  Here is my response:

When I was younger I had terrible self-image problems; however, over the years I have learned that being "perfect" is not neces...

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Found $20 Bucks?

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)


What to do with that $20 bucks you found? Here are my top 2 faves:

  Buy a book on budgeting and money management

(gawd, I have a huge list of those to choose from) and ap...

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Posted on August 8, 2011 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

"Love consists of Passion, Intimacy, and Commitment!"   

~ from John R. Buri, Ph.D.'s article Hunting for the Elusive Love Snipe

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Focus on 1 Item at Time

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

(from Tara McGillicuddy's Newsletter 8/8/11)


My system to Focus on 1 Item at Time:


1 Stop and Take a Few Deep Breaths


2. Write Down the items I want or need to get done


3. Choose 1 Item to Focus on


4. Set a Timer for 5 Minutes


5. Work on the Item for 5 Minutes



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Fish for Brain Happiness

Posted on August 7, 2011 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Eating fish once per week cuts the risk of Alzheimer's by 60%."

~ Steve Gillman's newsletter 8/7/2011

"One American study found a 60% reduction in risk of Alzheimer’s disease in people who ate oily fish at least once a week. Fish oils may help to prevent furring or h...

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Red Sonja

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Be Yourself

Posted on August 3, 2011 at 7:01 PM Comments comments (0)

Tips for Developing Your Self Esteem and Positive Thinking

Posted on August 3, 2011 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)


• Don’t take other peoples criticism to heart, instead listen to what they are saying and learn from it.

• Take some time out for yourself everyday, meditate, look inside yourself and realize all your good points and imagine changing your bad ones into more positive.

• Cel...

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Simple Self Esteem

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 11:57 PM Comments comments (0)


"What can you do to build your self-esteem?  Here are some ideas.

- Be positive about yourself. It's much better to give yourself compliments than to put yourself down.

- Think of all the things you are good at and all your ...

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Self Esteem

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 11:42 PM Comments comments (0)

"The key to improving your self-esteem is to take conscious control of your self-talk. Negative self-talk is the prime cause for creating and maintaining negative self esteem. The things you say to yourself in your mind, as well as the meaning you attribute to events in your life, combine to create the reality you end up live[ing].

One excellent way to combat and overcome ...

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Anger Management Tools For ADHD Adults

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 10:19 PM Comments comments (0)


The Relaxed Response

Technique1. Stop and breathe.

We are not always aware that we hold our breath when we encounter stress, so at the very beginning of a stressful situa...

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What Causes Sexual Addiction?

Posted on August 1, 2011 at 7:27 PM Comments comments (0)



What Causes Sexual Addiction?

By Michael Herkov, Ph.D

Why some people, and not others, develop an addiction to sex is poorly understood. Possibly some biochemical abnormality or other brain changes increase risk. The fact that antidepressants and other psychotropic medications have proven effective in treating some people wit...

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Career Test Result

Posted on July 31, 2011 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

This description is a generalisation. If it rings true, you've found your career type.

You would most enjoy a career that allows you to meet new people. You would also be happiest in a career that allows you to be free and flexible, and allows you to be extremely creative. Some careers that would be perfect for you are: 

You are a great leader.

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