Archive for January, 2007

Dragon Fruit (Strawberry Pear)

January 30, 2007

Remembering one ex-student’s mum’s personal advice — Take more dragonfruit (also known as Pitaya, scientific name Hylocereus undatus), especially after barbeque. Picture of the fruit is taken from http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/dragon_fruit_pictures.htm. Go there to see its flower and colour of the flesh.

Dragon fruit

Ashes    

0.68g   

Fat

0.61g

Fiber

0.9g

Phosphorus

36.1mg

Carotene

0.012g

Protein

0.229g

Water

83.0g

Calcium

8.8g

Iron

0.65mg

Riboflavin 

0.045mg

Niacin 

0.430mg

Ascorbic Acid 

9.0mg                          

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There are Goddesses

January 26, 2007

Sharing from Guidance for Body, Mind and Spirit, especially for my female friends.  Click on the image for the slide show accompanied by a lovely song. (Flash player and sound required on your PC).

Self-Healing Expressions

A Joyful Flow

January 24, 2007

I am passing on a friend’s vibrations to wish you all a blessed day 🙂

[From DailyOM]

The Joyful Flow
Good Vibrations
Feelings vibrate, just as all things in the universe do, at a particular frequency. Negative feelings like anger, guilt, and depression vibrate at low frequencies, while positive feelings like joy, appreciation, and passion vibrate at high frequencies. These high frequency vibrations make us feel good. This is why people and places that inspire and cultivate positive feelings have what we call good vibrations. (more…)

Beautiful Photos

January 22, 2007

Edge of GlacierMay your days be brightened with the lovely photos from a friend. Click on the picture to access the whole collection of 24 photos.

I’m not aware of any copyrights associated with these pictures. If I’m mistaken, please tell me and I’ll remove them.

Reflections on Life

January 18, 2007

Life messages by Jean-Yves Doral

Our life cannot always be full of happiness but it can always be full of love!
 
He who is blind to the view of our souls, will not enjoy and see life as it is.
 
The more you plan, the less likely you will experience chance, therefore live life to the fullest.

A true friend is one who holds your hand and thus touches your heart.

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简单的道理

January 17, 2007

我的朋友,你心情不好吗?
有几句能让您快乐的话
请相信…
一切都会过去的…
而春天还会再来的
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Chant OM & why OM work

January 17, 2007

I am practising OM daily. I find it good.  The two passages below are adapted from Sounds like OM, by Dick de Ruiter, et al

Chant OM – Seven Ways It Can Help adapted from Sounds like OM, by Dick de Ruiter, et al (Red Wheel/Weiser, 2006) The sound OM is considered to be the mantra of all mantras, the primeval sound from which all other sounds emerged, the mother sound, or even the origin of creation. How does chanting OM help? Here are seven ways chanting OM may help you in your life:

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Three-word Phrases

January 12, 2007

Have a pleasant weekend with this lovely sharing from a volunteer friend.

The Biggest Little WordsThere are many things that we can do to perk up and strengthen our interpersonal relationships. Yet the most effective involves the saying of just three words.

I’ll be there.

If you have ever had to call a friend in the middle of the night, to take a sick child to hospital, or when your car has broken down some miles from home, you will know how good it feels to hear the phrase “I’ll be there.” Being there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. When we are truly present for other people, important things happen to them and us. We are renewed in love and friendship. We are restored emotionally and spiritually. Being there is at the very core of civility. (more…)

Two Choices

January 10, 2007

Sharing from a friend — a dose of positive stuff to start the new year. Attended a prison counsellor workshop on Choice Theory. The article below was read by a volunteer trainer. The participants and I were touched by the lovely message though many of us have read a few times as it has been circulated via internet in the past few years. It was written by Francie Baltazar-Schwartz.

You have two choices…

Jerry is the manager of a restaurant. He is always in a good mood. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would always reply, “If I were any better, I would be twins!” (more…)