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  • Brain Wars The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives Mario Beauregard 2012 From the back cover; “The current assumption that the brain makes consciousness, like the liver makes bile, and that human consciousness is confined to the brain and body, can [...]

  • Limitless Mind:  A guide to remote viewing and transformation of consciousness. Russell Targ 2004 Chapter List: Forward by Jean Houston Introduction:  The Unknowable End of Science Ch. 1 Our limitless Mind:  Living in a Non-Local Universe Ch. 2 On a Clear Day We Can See Forever:  What We Know About Remote Viewing Ch. 3 For [...]

  • 151. Describe situations you can recall when inadequate communication skills led to decreased opportunities in your life. I have not had the same experience as Michael with regard to language.  Expressing myself with the written word has been a strong suit.  Starting in 1997 a large part of my career as a trader in nutritional bulk [...]

  • 126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize? First I recognize that seeing clearly the nature of my environment and circumstance is essential to any endeavor.  My motivation is urgently provided by keeping in mind the hurdles society at large is likely to set in front of me.  Knowing [...]

  • 105. How would you define your life management skills? I define life management skills as those tools which help one to achieve success in life.  How one defines success is crucial to it’s pursuit.  I suppose a foundational question then is “How do you define success?”.  Success can be very different from one person to the [...]

  • Today I want to write about gratitude. Every day I have a special part of my morning where I acknowledge my gratitude for so many things in my life. In fact, I try to maintain this ATTITUDE throughout my day. I am grateful for my wife, and her loving attitude.  I am grateful for my [...]

  • July 11, 2012: Book Review The Healer Within -Using Traditional Chinese Techniques to Release your Body’s Own Medicine. Movement-Massage-Meditation-Breathing Dr.Roger Jahnke Doctor of Oriental Medicine 1997 The subtitle of this book refers to traditional Chinese techniques.  The beauty of this book is that is could be subtitled, “Making Ancient…[Read more]

  • The Starch Solution Dr. John A. McDougall pub.2012 This book is a logical follow up to my review of “The China Study”.  Dr McDougall’s research and clinical results as well as his interactions with the political system as it pertains to medicine and food are an important part of that book. This book stands alone [...]

  • July 1 2012 end of 9th month of incarceration I finished the term of my 2nd 100 day challenge on June 25th.  Unfortunately I have had to abandon training for a couple of my physical challenges for more than a month.  Without much training for the last 6-8 weeks I pulled 8 pullups out of [...]

  • The Way of Zen Alan Watts Why this book? I have been a student of meditation since my grade school years.  I have read many books on various aspects of this practice.  Zen is perhaps widely understood to be an equivalent of meditatino practices in general, or a meditative frame of mind to some.  In [...]

  • Quiet The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking Susan Cain – 2012 Why this book? I had heard a review on National Public Radio not long ago.  The subject matter intrigued me.  I have a lifelong interest in psychology and sociology.  I suspected that I shared many traits with those Cain [...]

  • 97. Describe your thoughts on whether accountability logs would help, hinder, or provide indifferent to your opportunities for success upon release. I definitely agree that keeping steady track of your progress in all areas is tremendously valuable.  I can say that I have never before tracked my efforts in such a way.  It serves to keep [...]

  • 64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: The most important approach to values is to consciously examine and to clearly define them to yourself, and others when necessary.  One must have these values in place in order to refer to them for every decision and action in life. The key [...]

  • 16. Who are you? Written late November, 2011, and posted January 30, 2011 I am Verlyn Craig Payton.  I am 47 years old, married since 1995 (16 years) and have been with the same woman for 23 years.  My family includes two children ages 12 (son) and 10 (daughter).  I am a person whose situations had [...]

  • March 17, 2012 I have reset the challenges represented in my daily accountability log. Earlier in the year I detailed my goals and challenges beginning in the new year.  This was reported on after the first 60 days.  IN fact most of the goals and challenges in the New Years list had begun 40 days [...]

  • The China Study Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long Term Health. Why this book? I encountered this book 6 months or more ago and was initially skeptical of the large claims made on the cover.  I have seen so many books about diet and weight loss over the last 20 years that I [...]

  • March 2, 2012 First of all I would like to say taht the systematic setting of goals and daily tracking of progress is a new approach to me.  This is not to say that  I am unfamiliar with setting goals, only that I have never systematically pursued them in such a clear and consistent way.  [...]

  • Originally written 12-1-11 Below I would like to expand in my own words on what the 7 A’s of the Straight A Guide represent to me. ATTITUDE My attitude derives from focusing on Now.  Dwelling on past mistakes is not helpful.  Worrying about my future is also not a resourceful use of my energies and [...]

  • On January 1st I wrote up a list of current goals to go after.  I post them today after having finished the first section of the Straight A Guide work book.  Section two is about Goals so it seems perfectly appropriate to post this now. As a side note I have completed questions 16-61, but [...]

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