Happy Soul Food Friday!
Hope you created a soul-filled week regardless of what came your way…
As many of you know, I teach yoga and martial arts and have done for over 30 years at UCSD. I also teach a yoga/wellness class at work at Mission Fed.
The wisdom traditions provide time tried principles for right living.
Sometimes growth comes in a flash. Most time it comes in slow incremental steps.
I think you will enjoy this story which speaks to the transformational potential of the human spirit when provided with the right conditions in which to thrive.
This is made up of both external factors as well as inner climate.
To Renew YOUR Hope in the Human Spirit:
Here is some High Calorie Soul Food Transcending Both Generations and Cultures
Never Give Up!
How Do You Frame Reality?
You’ve got to love the English language, and no matter what side of the aisle you’re on, THIS is FUNNY!
Judy Walkman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California , was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Senator Harry Reid’s great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. Both Judy and Harry Reid share this common ancestor.
The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows in Montana territory:
On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: ‘Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.’
So Judy recently e-mailed Senator Harry Reid for information about their great-great uncle.
Believe it or not, Harry Reid’s staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:
“Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory . His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.”
NOW That’s real POLITICAL SPIN!!!
Can a Simple Smile Boost Your Immunity and Your Mood?
What if you could fight the common cold by making someone else smile?
RESEARCH SAYS: The best part of my day is when I make someone else smile. And no matter how I’m feeling, I can’t help but smile too.
Smiles are contagious that way. That’s because bringing a smile to someone else’s face is good for you too. It is shown to produce immunity-boosting, stress-reducing chemicals (serotonin and endorphins) in the brain that instantly boost your mood. So go ahead. Share a smile.
YOUR CHALLENGE: Go out of your way to make someone smile today, whether it’s a coworker, customer, friend, or family member. Really think about what would give them an instant charge of joy–would it be giving a sincere compliment, forwarding a funny video link, or walking up and telling them a joke? Tell us what action you took and the other person’s response.
Share your results on our Facebook page.
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Past Tips from Will:
#24 – Beat the New Year’s Resolution Stress
#25 – Need a Vacation?
#26 – Talking About Your Stress Will Light Your Hair on Fire
Are Stories About the Birds and Bees Pumped Up?
Canadian photographer Patrice Laroche will have no trouble explaining the birds and the bees to his kids. During his wife Sandra Denis’ pregnancy, the artist created hilarious explanatory photo series titled “How to Make a Baby”.
The creative couple planned and carried out their project throughout the whole 9 month period, taking pictures in the exact same settings as Sandra’s belly expanded.
The pregnancy saga of Sandra and Patrice basically denounces all the traditional cabbage and the stork stories.
Stay Pumped People!
Thanks this week to Larry, Will and all of you that Model the Human Spirit…
“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
One thought on “Soul Food for Friday, January 25th, 2013”
The video of Arthur’s yoga transformation was nothing short of amazing!!! (Wipe tears) 🙂 As always, thanks for taking the time to inspire the rest of us.