I Don’t Believe in Defeat

via Positive Thoughts

There is no difficulty you cannot overcome.  A wise and philosophical man once said to me, when asked how he overcame his difficulties, “How do I get through a trouble? Well, first I try to go around it, and if I can’t go around it, I try to get under it, and if I can’t get under it, I try to go over it, and if I can’t get over it, I just plow right through it.”  Then he added, “God and I plow right through it.”

An effective method for making your mind positive in character is to eliminate certain expressions of thought and speech which we may call the “little negatives.”

These negatives clutter up the average person’s conversation, and while each one is seemingly unimportant in itself, the total effect is to condition the mind negatively.  Continue reading I Don’t Believe in Defeat

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Helping Those Suffering with Diabetes–Especially the First Nations Community

By Eldon Dahl, Prevent Disease

A recent Alberta study found that First Nations people are more likely to develop diabetes in their lifetime. In the general population of youth, the estimated diabetes risk is 5 out of 10. In First Nations communities, the estimated risk is 8 out of 10 youth.

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Generally speaking, there are 3 main causes for diabetes: genetics, behaviour (diet/exercise), and environment. In the case of the Native population, the environmental factor may play a more crucial role than people realize. If First Nations people live in an area where fresh food is unattainable or expensive, it can be more difficult to maintain the healthy lifestyle needed to stave off diabetes. Continue reading Helping Those Suffering with Diabetes–Especially the First Nations Community

Krishnamurti Quotes: Changing Your Relationship

via J. Krishnamurti.org

To live is to be related. So I have got to understand it and I have got to change it. I have to find out how to bring about a radical change in my relationship, because, after all, that produces wars; that is what is happening in this country between the Pakistanis and the Hindus, between the Muslim and the Hindu, between the Arab and the Jew.

So there is no way out through the temple, through the mosque, through Christian churches, through discussing Vedanta, this and that and the other different systems.

There is no way out unless you, as a human being, radically change your relationship. Now the problem arises: How am I to change, not abstractly, the relationship that is now based on self-centred pursuits and pleasures?

The Collected Works vol XVI pp 34-35

5 Things You Can Do To Help Save The Bees

By Whitney Webb, Natural Blaze

The bees are disappearing! People have been hearing this for years now, but has it really sunk in? Bees, the most important pollinators in most agroecosystems, are dying at an incredibly fast pace due to “colony collapse disorder.” However, colony collapse disorder isn’t a disorder at all – it refers to the abandonment of bee hives by the bees themselves.

Bees abandon their hives for many reasons, but the most common are usually radiation from cell phone towers, which hinders bees’ ability to navigate, and pesticides, which kill bees. Continue reading 5 Things You Can Do To Help Save The Bees

What Happens When Students Are Disciplined With Meditation Instead of Detention

By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution

The way we’ve been punishing children has changed dramatically throughout history.

Many years ago, corporal punishment was supported. Teachers hung a paddle on the classroom wall to use when students misbehaved. Over the years, a shift has occurred, however, with schools implementing less of a “hands-on” approach to misconduct, including in-school suspension, alternative schools, and deans of discipline. But has it helped anyone?

I came across an interesting and in-depth article on the matter. Called Corporal Punishment: Violation of Child Rights in Schoolsit explores just how detrimental physical tactics tend to be. Continue reading What Happens When Students Are Disciplined With Meditation Instead of Detention

Our Normal, Natural Selves: Nothing Added and Nothing Taken Away

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

I can see a time when our global society “returns to normal.”

Can you imagine the impact that would have on us?

To leave the house and not lock the door? I can remember when we did.

Everything delivered to your front porch and never stolen. Lock your bike? No. Why?

That was normal and, as a fact of life, it resided in the background of our everyday consciousness, totally unnoticed. Continue reading Our Normal, Natural Selves: Nothing Added and Nothing Taken Away

Monsanto Outsmarts the GMO Resistance

By Christina Sarich, Waking Times

How do Big Ag companies try to change opposition to genetically modified organisms? They simply change the technology. They dance around the technical terms used to define how a gene has been altered, so that they can slither through a government agency loophole to unleash that new technology on the unsuspecting masses – that is, until the ever-shifting tectonics of the GM industry are again exposed.

Crispr technology is the biotech industry’s latest attempt to befuddle us. Maybe the die-hard Monsanto-Bayer haters won’t buy it, but those who tend to embrace new technologies blindly in the name of supporting ‘science,’ just might. Continue reading Monsanto Outsmarts the GMO Resistance

Kratom to Be Banned in 1 Week – Many Find the Decision in Haste and Error

By Anna Scanlon, Natural Society

In just over a week, the herbal supplement kratom will be listed as a Schedule I as seen on the U.S. Controlled Substances Act. This is due to the fact that the capsules contain mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, 2 substances which although are naturally occurring in the plant, are now classified as harmful by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The DEA classifies a drug to be on Schedule I if it has no accepted medical use, has a potential for abuse, and lacks medical supervision, which cannot guarantee the safety of the person taking the substance. As kratom is known for its opioid-like qualities which many people take in place of painkillers, the move to ban it is seen by the DEA as a protective measure. [1] Continue reading Kratom to Be Banned in 1 Week – Many Find the Decision in Haste and Error