Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Big Thinkers - by Robin Cook

(As another collaborative work is in progress, today we bring you a piece written by Robin Cook from Finally Good News
Finally Good News is a blog that has a sole purpose of delivering good news to readers worldwide. Written and maintained by Robin Cook the blog intends to spread a little good, positiveness and sunshine into the hearts of all people.
We asked Robin to contribute on the topic of health and happiness and he wrote this specifically for us and we thank him for his efforts.)

Big Thinkers: Mary Roach and Andrew Weil on Holistic Health and Happiness

I'm a dedicated fan of online brands that expand personal horizons. So I confess to my shameless
love of, say, TED. I also enjoy Big Think, an online forum with a similar goal but more focused on the
short interview. In fact, my attitude is almost, well, religious.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Picking Up The Trash - By Perry J. Greenbaum

One of the greatest advances of humanity is the development of technology, which has advanced humanity in great ways. Most notable of these are the many advances in medicine in the last 100 years, each advance building on previous discoveries. Such is a good thing and has increased the health and wellness of humanity in general.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sabali, Patience.

Here we are. In the only world we’ve ever known; in the one and only precious life we were given to exist in this world. This one is for the people.

Scientists, doctors, psychologists, and experts; everyone wants to tell me what makes me healthy, what makes me happy. Everyone shakes the trees and waiting for the fruit to fall; everyone has a stake in the matter and everyone has their two cents in the story told. Everyone including me has a mind of our own, but where do we think we have original thoughts?

So I read, I listened, I sang the songs I don’t know because this one is for the people. I try to live in healthy ways, following the sage advice freely printed on pages so cheap that cost children their lives. I live happily, ignorant of the facts to be sold.

But the experts still can’t tell me how to save my soul, how to ignore the savages in villages, how to mask the living images of ribs of the little kids and dead body turn cold.

I hold my breath, my lips turned blue; I hold my pulse, my heart grows old.

I eat what the two dollar nutrition books tell me is good for my muscles; I drink water polluted with plastic bottles. I breathe the air from smoke stacks so build for the florescence lights in my home. I sank my feet into the ground so saturated with GMOs. I smile because anything else would be so uncivilized.

I follow instruction booklets and I build my life in pieces like an IKEA purchase; where do these screws go?

I dream, I fear, I enjoy what precious time I was given at the beginning of this journey. Along the way, I discovered that where I’ve started will be where I will be in the end—a life is a life given and taken, a life taken is a life granted with opportunity to seek that only thing which cannot be sold.

I held bodies that turned cold; I held souls from which warmth cannot be described. I grow old, my patience grows young. I live across lands, on different continents, discovering that we are all the same, all the wiser if we so chose.

“This goes to all the wisdom and knowledge seekers of the World

Sabali, Patience.”