Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Science Through The Artist's Eye

This article had me from hello.

The fusion of science and art is a beautiful testament to the cosmic overlaps between these two fields. In this article you'll read about the ways art can be used to more strongly communicate the theories, experiments, and findings of scientific studies.

Check it out below:
Seeing Science with an Artist's Eye

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wisdom of Golf Balls

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him... When the class began he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They all agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf  balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a resounding 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things--your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions--and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else--the small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.'

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have rom for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked. The coffee just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there is always room for a cup of coffee with a friend.'

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Day For Love of a Different Kind

Valentines day: A holiday loved by some and loathed by others. 
Many believe that in order to enjoy this day we must share it with another person whom we love romantically and buy chocolates for. Skeptics and singles around the country often turn their backs on this holiday because of the romance it implies. How about this view of Valentines Day: Today is the one day of the year that Hallmark, the media, and our social structure tells us we can  
explosively, shamelessly LOVE. Why not: 

take this permission and turn this love inward toward your own heart. 
Appreciate and love the body/mind that carry you smoothly through your journey.
Shed kindness outward to a stranger with a warm smile. 
Send love overseas to a soldier who might need some uplifting.
Share a donation with a charity or foundation that gives others comfort and safety.
Speak honestly from your heart to tell someone you care for how you feel.
Write yourself a love letter and decorate it.
Offer a helping hand to a neighbor, colleague, or stranger who is struggling.
Share a hug. We so often forget the power of human touch.
And on a random, but inspiring Valentines note...Dolphins enter the world from a heart-shaped womb.

 Love is everywhere; in both the seen and the unseen corners of our lives. Find a way to celebrate your love in whichever way works for you.
 May you love and be loved today, and always.

--Kate King

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Wisdom of Pooh Bear

“What day is it,?" asked Pooh.
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh.”

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

GREAT insomnia book

If you struggle with insomnia, this incredible book is a golden nugget for you. It approaches insomnia treatment from a non-drug approach, and reveals helpful tools, hints, and skills for conquering this difficult challenge!

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