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Distracted by anxiety until disruptive energy is discharged: Yoga and psychology

I am distracted often. Yes, it gets in my way when I feel I’ll be in trouble if I don’t accomplish a certain goal. Yet, with my life of freedom—more so, the art of distraction itself—I wouldn’t have it any other way. There is a beauty and inherent intelligence in distraction.


Why does a distracted mind cause anxiety? So many people are taking medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as if to cure this ailment; it’s as if they are being taught that they cannot live adequately in our society without the maximum ability to hone in on a specific task and fulfill it without question, without delay. It’s now, or else.

Why is this? People with ADHD focus intensely on their own topic of interest. They are highly focused. They are exceedingly intelligent because of thisdisordered ability to focus. This activity is peaceful because it is naturally-driven and full of integrity.

Don’t we each want to live a life that is fused with our innate, inner desires?

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Leave your readers with their own opinions


Learn from the clouds (image:

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;

Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.

~ Lao Tzu

Why do I love that Chinese philosophy quote so much? I've read it over and over and I have a different reaction each time, but each time I still smile. That's why.

You already know your message

From a content strategy angle, it leaves the reader (or writer) with his/her own opinions. We read from our own selves in others' words, nebulous in nature. Although foreign, the meanings are clear with personal messages and stories.

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Healthy eyesight: Luteins, red wine and computers

I went to the optometrist today for my first time in all my years—having 20/20 vision all my life—because I noticed that in the last year or so, I am no longer able to read the fine print on my iPhone. For that matter, I cannot focus on anything anymore that is within a one-foot distance from my eyes. This is new for me.

Short of getting reading glasses, which I'm actually excited about for the first time in my life, I wanted to get a detailed eye exam to find out the real scoop on my eyes and get an expert opinion on how to proceed.

To make a long story short, I was prescribed luteins. Or should I say, more luteins—in other words, red wine. As a red wine enthusiast (both consumer and wine-tasting tour-vacationer), I am continually happy to hear of the health benefits of my beverage of choice. My only alcoholic beverage, in fact.

red wine grapes

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Pensive thoughts show on our face, saying way more than we think


"It happens whenever you look at me," he says of my morning look.

My right eyebrow lifts when I am pensive—especially while at my computer—as the left side of my brain is more active.

To me, it is my Scrabble-look, catching me mid-thought into my game--trying to beat my nemesis in at least more than one game. But, still... what is it with my right eyebrow being more active at times?

It seems like it is an indication of the moments when my left brain activity (analytical thinking) is kicking in to gear.

I will do an experiment while I'm writing poetry for my secret innuendo™ and fully engaged into my creative, right brain activity, to see if I see any eyebrow changes.

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