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July 2012 Vol 6 No. 7  

The Power Of Making Connection

Here is a story of a connection between a mother and child that will warm your heart and inspire your vision of who we are as human beings. Seven year old Charlotte Neve had suffered a brain hemorrhage in her sleep, and was in a coma in the hospital. Doctors told her mother to say goodbye to her daughter, and that she would never wake up. Ms. Neve climbed into the hospital bed with her daughter to hold her one last time, and a miracle happened. The song, "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele came on the radio. This was a song Ms. Neve and Charlotte had often sung together, so it obviously touched deep emotion in the mother. But instead of sinking into deep grief and despair, she began singing along with the radio. Charlotte smiled...the first and only response they had seen from her since the hemorrhage. The nurses said, "Keep singing!"

Charlotte is now walking, talking and back in school. Read the whole story here. And if you want to get the full feeling of this beautiful connection, watch this video of Adele's Rolling In The Deep. This story speaks of the power of love, music, connection and the will to live. And it tells us that our worst fears just may not be true. Reach passionately for that connection you so deeply desire. Create an inspiring vision of what will happen when you make it.

Belief, Emotion And The Will To Live

We all want to be healthy and happy. That's probably why you're taking the time to read this newsletter...and that is exactly the reason I'm publishing it. More evidence is mounting daily to show that the power is in your hands to create greater and more lasting health and happiness. You harness that power with beliefs made strong by your emotions, brought into focus with your will to live. I'm continuing to enjoy and learn from Bruce Lipton's Biology of Belief, and I will share a couple of quotes with you now that illustrate the points I'm making.

Lipton says, "We are the drivers of our own biology, just as I am the driver of this word processing program. We have the ability to edit the data we enter into our biocomputers, just as surely as I can choose the words I type." He also says, "The fact is that harnessing the power of your mind can be more effective than the drugs you have been programmed to believe you need." This from a cellular biologist, who is discovering that every cell of your body is paying attention to what you think and feel, and responding. If you are interested in the realm of cells, evolution, information science and the programming of life itself, you will thoroughly enjoy this 45 minute film. It is beautiful, fascinating, enlightening, and very professionally produced. Well worth your time. Where are you putting the powerful, creative force of your attention? Appreciate life, and it will sustain you.

Good, Goofy And Grateful

Your attitude makes a huge difference as is once again underlined by this article about how a positive attitude affects your genes and contributes to a long life. Perhaps one of the kings of positive attitudes is TV's Mr. Rogers. Watch this fabulous remix of some of his best moments on television. Learn how you "change your mind when you choose your words" and how writing is a form of "do-it-yourself therapy" in this article about James Pennebaker. If you're not already using journaling as a tool to improve your health, happiness and life in general, that article will help to inspire you. And here's more inspiration, in this young athlete showing true sportsmanship, this elderly gentleman sky-diving for justice, this video about Randy and his refusal to give up, this artist's rediscovery of his art, and comedian Eddy Brill inspiring us to step out and take risks. You'll love this heart-warming story about a dog that finds and saves an abandoned infant, and this one about the "Nine Nanas" who kept their (delicious) business a secret from their husbands for 30 years. And with father's day just past us, enjoy this video about "My Dad," and follow up with one about the power of gratitude. And to end on very light notes, you'll soon be smiling at The Hoop Dance and Baby Beatboxing.

 Quotes from Great Goodfinders

"Your friends know "your song". And sing when you forget it. Those who love you cannot be fooled by mistakes you have committed, or dark images you show to others. They remember your beauty as you feel ugly, your total when you're broke, your innocence when you feel guilty and your purpose when you're confused."
--Tolba Phanem

"Everywhere I look I see myself. There I go: that bald man, this angry child... Empathy is the life of the soul, I think, because the soul that allows us to see the one in the other... is the soul that finds joy."
--Claudia Michele

"The first wealth is health."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The belief in a thing makes it happen."
-Frank Lloyd Wright

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."
-Dale Carnegie


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