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  goodfinding.com          W.G. DeFoore, Ph.D.  December 2005 Vol 1 Issue 6   

 

 Did You notice That Good Thing?

Becoming a Goodfinder involves nothing less than retraining your brain--and that will make it work better and last longer. Noticing what's good, right and working requires more brainpower and attention than simply letting your mind fall into the rut of dwelling on what's bad, wrong and broken. Don't worry, the "badfinding" part of your brain runs on automatic, so you needn't be concerned that you're going to become a naïve Pollyanna. If you feel inclined, play your own home-made Goodfinding game with your friends and family. At the end of the day, once a week, or whenever you can, get together and ask questions like, "Did you see anyone being kind today?" "What made you smile the most this week?" "Did anything warm your heart today?" "What happened this week that made you feel good about yourself?" "Did anything really tickle your funny bone today?" If you have the courage, commitment and energy to try this, you will raise your immune function, lower your stress and make the world a better place in the process. Hey! Did you notice that good thing? Read more to help you become a Goodfinder by clicking on the following links: A Salute to the Silent Saints, The Miraculous MomentThe Good New Days.
 Kidney Kindness

It started in New York in 1960, and the story continues to today. When kidney transplants were first begun, physicians were surprised and suspicious when nine perfectly healthy people volunteered to donate their kidneys to total strangers. The transplants were successful for donor and recipient, yet the skeptical doctors discontinued the program; questioning the mental health of anyone who would be so generous with someone they'd never met. In 1999, when kidney transplants became less dangerous, the program was resumed. To date, 200 healthy people have offered to donate their kidneys to people they do not know. Psychology Today (April 2005) conducted interviews with the donors to learn more, and discovered that they were psychologically healthy people who considered it perfectly normal to exercise this kind of generosity. Canadian psychologist Antonia Henderson stated in conclusion, "It struck me that it was not that they wanted to make the world a nicer place, but that they think it already is." What if we woke up one day and realized we have been living in a beautiful world that has been waiting only for our recognition since the moment we were born?
 Healthy Living With A Twist! 

What was once Wisdom Radio has now been transformed into Lime Radio--Healthy Living With A Twist! As part of AOL founder Steve Case's new health care company Revolution, Lime Radio and Television bring new, fresh, helpful and enlightening programming to the airways and Internet. Tune in now at Lime.com or on Sirius Satellite Radio Channel #114 and listen to Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Carolyn Myss, Neal Donald Walsh and many other wise folks as they guide you to a healthier and happier life. Program titles include "The Good Life," "Good Company," "The Business Shrink," and "Organic Living." You will also hear occasional GOODFINDING commentaries by Dr. William DeFoore. Listen regularly and you will be uplifted and inspired to live a more balanced and focused life, for yourself, your family and the rest of the world.
 The Spiritual Cinema Circle

Have you ever felt inspired, uplifted or even healed through the experience of watching a movie? Have you ever wished for a more frequent opportunity to feel that way? If you answered "Yes!" then Stephen Simon, producer of What Dreams May Come and Somewhere In Time has created a company to grant your wish. You can join The Spiritual Cinema Circle at spiritualcinemacircle.com, and start receiving a DVD each month containing three short films and one full length feature specifically chosen for their high quality and intriguing message. Stephen Simon also does a Spiritual Cinema program on Lime Radio. Consider joining the Spiritual Cinema Network, in which you and other members get together, watch the films and use the study guide questions on the DVD to guide your discussion afterwards. If you're interested, this is a wonderful way to build community and expand your consciousness.
 'Tis The Season! 

For giving and for forgiving. For looking for the true meaning and spirit of the season. For celebrating the birth of the divine child in each of us. Follow these links to read about The True Spirit of the SeasonThe Growing Spirit of Christmas and The Divine Child.

 

 Quotes from Great Goodfinders 


"We are all called upon to do small things with great love."
-- Mother Teresa

 

"Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries."
-- Corita Kent
"Eventually, you learn that life is just a collection of moments, all strung together in beautiful random order.  And if we are going to survive it's up to us to concentrate on the good moments..." 
-- Kurt Vonnegut

"The trick is what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."
-- Carlos Castaneda



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