Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Great Landscape Painters

Here is a quick exposure to great landscape painters. Make it full screen and see what beauty men are capable of... btw good music too.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pomadoro --Organizing your time effectively

The Pomodoro technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals called 'Pomodoros' (from the Italian word for 'tomatoes') separated by breaks. Closely related to concepts such as timeboxing and iterative and incremental development used in software design, the method has been adopted in pair programming contexts. The method is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility

summary: Most people are only able to focus on a task for about 25 minutes before they need a break. Rather than trying to change this, the Pomodoro technique works with your limitations. Here’s the basic recipe:
  1. Pick a task you need to accomplish.
  2. Set a timer for 25 minutes and start working
  3. When the time rings, take a 5 minute break
  4. Repeat steps 1-3
  5. Ever four cycles, take a 25 minute break.
It seems too simple to be effective, but I decided to give it a try for just one morning at work;That was eight months ago and I haven’t turned back. Upon discovering that its simplicity is its strength, I’ve even adopted the Pomodoro technique at home.

The reason I think it works, has to do with left right brain functions.The left brain is usually used for socializing and multi-tasking. Right brain is for deeper concentration. The left doesn't like to give up its power to the right.. So by initiating this "game," we are able to trick our left brain to concentrate.

The main reason we don't get a lot of stuff done isn't because we are doing too little but we are doing too much! Thinking of doing the cleaning the house or any mundane task, makes it seem like a long time, with no real objective criteria of time. So we don't want to do it, because we could be doing more important things. But if we use the egg timer method, and say "I will clean for 25 minutes" them the task doesn't seem so bad. Plus if we don't clean everything in 25 minutes, we did do something and if done every day then, little by little work that  needs to be done--gets done.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Gelatin works against Arthritis

Did you know there are various health benefits to Gelatin, including:

- Good for joints and can help joint recovery-- Arthritis

Harvard Medical School took 29 arthritis patients who had not responded in any way to medical treatment for arthritis over 15 to 20 years.
They took them off their medication, it wasn’t working anyway, lined them up for joint-replacement surgery, and for 90 days before their surgery they gave them heaping tablespoon of ground up chicken cartilage (which is gelatin) in their orange juice every morning for 90 days.

In 10 days these people had complete relief of pain inflammation that they hadn’t had in 15 to 20 years.

Martyrs of Romania Pray for us!

These are particular important martyrs. They suffered at the hands of the Communists. Many forget the horror the Communist regime could bring to bear on its opponents. And its opponents were usually poor and helpless, lovers of peace and prayer. That was their crime. The Greek Catholic Church has suffered for the Faith in unimaginable ways, in Ukraine, Belorussia, Romania, and even in Russia itself. Lets us not forget evil in man is because of our fallen nature. We need to oppose our evil tendencies at all times because if fed it produces things like Nazis and Communists. Remember all of us have the potential to be a saint or worse than evil, "but for the grace of God go I". Here is the telling of one such event in Romania:

Video on DCA--Cancer Treatment

DCA is a drug that has proven success against cancer, but since the pharmaceutical industry can’t profit from it (because it cannot be patented--it is public domain) they won’t fund any research, or start the development process

Where are the Catholic groups dedicated to helping people on this issue of DCA? Legatus, Tom Monahan or even Opus Dei have the money and connections to produce this for cancer patients. The Catholic Church is international enough to help to found a clinic anywhere in the world, that would be happy to treat cancer patients. As the women mentions at the end there are a number of drugs and treatments that no one takes up because there is no money to be made. But can there be a more pro-life message to produce non-profit pharmaceuticals?