C2 fracture following motor vehicle accident

June 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Beer and Brain Cells

June 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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“Well, you see, Norm, it’s like this: A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.”

The Upper Limit Problem

June 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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A friend sent me a chapter from a book called The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks, on ways we “upper limit” ourselves. Self sabotage, in other words. My understanding is that the concept comes from the end that you’re already well fledged in your potential and things are going along swimmingly in your life. But when we begin to enjoy great success in some area of our lives, we tend to create problems in that or other areas. We do this because we hit our “upper limit” of happiness, financial success, joy in a relationship, or any of a number of other things, and this upper limit causes us to unconsciously sabotage ourselves or even make us ill.

These few ideas really struck a chord with me, as I paraphrase. As the last 10 years of hard work in NZ slowly start to pay off, I find myself limiting the flow of energy. As I may have written previously, the really good things start to happen when we’re “in flow”: Your general mood and demeanour is good most of the time, you’re consciously creating the future as you want it instead of dwelling on the past, and you’re allowing that for which you asked to manifest and graciously accept it because you deem yourself worthy. As Hendricks writes, the art of getting beyond our upper limit problem has a lot to do with creating space within us to feel and appreciate natural good feelings – feelings that aren’t induced by short term fixes such as drugs, sugar, alcohol or television. Letting yourself savour natural good feelings is a direct way to transcend your “upper limit problem”. Read more

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