Thursday, April 28, 2016

Changing Conditioned Thinking

You have heard "think out of the box", but is it easy to do that?

Most of us have a pre-conditioned mind, which is controlled by our subconscious mind. To think out of the box, you must have an empty mind in order to change our conditioned thinking. 

The human brain is like a computer program. Your whole being is like the computer hardware with the apparatus of a mind, body, and senses. The lens through which you see yourself, as well as others and the world around, is the software that has been programmed by your thoughts, your past and present experiences, your own expectations as well as those of others. That is to say, you may have subconsciously programmed your mind all these years with your memories, perceptions, and thoughts such that you may have become trapped in a constricted sense of self that has prevented you from knowing and being who you really are. 

Now, you must harness your mind power to change that conditioned thinking. That was one of the reasons why I wrote the book Be A Better and Happier You With Tao Wisdom, published on Amazon.


This 132-page book is based on the profound human wisdom expressed in “Tao Te Ching” written by Lao Tzu, an ancient sage from China.  “Tao Te Ching” is one of the most translated works in world literature due to its intriguing and profound views on human wisdom. Be A Better And Happier You With Tao Wisdom not only contains the translation in simple English of the complete text of the 5,000-word immortal classic “Tao Te Ching” by Lao Tzu, but also shows you how to attain true human wisdom through asking self-intuitive questions, creating an empty mindset with reverse thinking to let go of the ego-self to become a better and happier you.

Tao wisdom enables you to see the wisdom in the oneness of all life—that everything exists because of its “opposite” and that everything will ultimately become its opposite, just as youth becoming old age, and life becoming death. Spontaneity, which is following the natural laws of nature, holds the key to attaining true human wisdom to live your life as if everything is a miracle, even though you may have an autoimmune disease.

Part One of my book explains the prerequisites of human wisdom. Without true human wisdom, it is almost impossible to perceive the innate human goodness in self, as well as in others. Human goodness leads to the attributes of genuine human happiness.

Part Two is the complete translation of the 81 short chapters of Lao Tzu's "Tao Te Ching" in simple English for readers to understand the complex and controversial wisdom of “Tao Te Ching.”

Part Three highlights the essentials of Tao wisdom, and shows how it can be applied to contemporary living so that you may live as if everything is a miracle to be a better and happier you.

Happiness holds the key to recuperation from your autoimmune disease. Remember, all autoimmune diseases have to do with stress, which is often a byproduct of unhappiness. Happiness changes the way you look at your life, the way you make your life choices and decisions that may positively or negatively impact your disease over the long haul. Be a better and happier you through Tao wisdom.

To download the digital copy of my book, click here; to get the paperback edition, click here.


Stephen Lau
Copyright© by Stephen Lau


Friday, April 22, 2016

Health Decisions

To become younger and healthier for longer, you must be aware of your own health conditions, whatever they may be at this moment
  • Do you have high blood pressure?
  • Are your blood cholesterol levels normal?
  • Do you experience regular physical pain, or frequent headaches?
  • Do you have difficulty going to sleep?
  • Do you have insatiable cravings for certain unhealthy foods?
  • Do you have anxiety or mental depression?
  • Is everyday life stressful to you?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Do you have any degenerative disease or chronic illness?
It is useless to deny the presence of any health problems you may have. Your awareness of your present health conditions is the first step towards erasing your age.
“All men by nature desire knowledge.”  Aristotle

Health Decisions

Once you become aware of your own conditions, make a decision to bring about the necessary changes – a change in your attitude, and a change in your diet and lifestyle.

Adopt the right attitudes towards aging and wellness. The right attitudes include your quest for health information. According to a research study at Purdue University by Mohan J. Dutta-Bergman, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, “individuals who searched for health information on the Internet were indeed more likely to be health-oriented than those who did not. Consumers who sought out medical information on the Internet reported higher levels of health-information orientation and healthy activities, as well as stronger health beliefs than those who did not search for medical news on the Internet.”

Knowledge is powerful. Knowledge not only gives you more options in life, but also enables you to make your own health decisions, instead of replying on others to make them for you, such as your healthcare professionals.

Empower yourself with health information. Do not reply solely on doctors or pharmaceutical drugs to make you younger and healthier for longer. They offer no miracle cures.

Nowadays, many doctors may find themselves unable to keep themselves abreast of the new knowledge of medicine in spite of their continuing education. In addition, many doctors may become so preoccupied with the ever-increasing paper work required by the healthcare machinery that they simply do not have adequate time for their patients. If doctors cannot devote their full attention to treating you, it just makes good sense that you should be more reliant on yourself to keep yourself younger and healthier for longer.

The pharmaceutical companies and the FDA have convinced not only the medical establishment but also the gullible public that costly drugs are the answer to all their health problems, despite their dubious track records and often-deadly side effects.

The use, misuse, and abuse of drugs account for 250,000 to 500,000 deaths each year in the United States. And do you still believe that pharmaceutical drugs provide all the answers to your health problems?  Dr. O. W. Holmes, Professor of Medicine, Harvard University, had this to say regarding pharmaceuticals putting you in harm’s way: “If all the medicine in the world were thrown into the sea, it would be bad for the fish and good for humanity.” Dr. Holmes’ statement speaks volumes of the potential harm of pharmaceuticals.

This is not to say that doctors and pharmaceutical drugs have no place in modern medicine – far from it. But you must equip yourself with knowledge to understand what your doctors are telling you, and why you should be taking certain medications, if need be. More importantly, become your own physician, and, indeed, the best you could ever have, because no man can be a perfect physician to you than yourself, and no one can tell you what your body needs other than yourself.

So, without the right attitude, it is difficult to initiate any meaningful change in your life. Let your mind control your body, and not the other way around. Therefore, what you feed you mind is as important as what you feed your body. A toxic mind is worse than a toxic body. Remember, your mind is most powerful if you harness its energies to create the reality for you.

There is some point in life that you must make a decision – the decision on what you believe to be the best course of action for you to become younger and healthier for longer. Everything begins with belief. What you believe is the most powerful option of all.  Nobody can help you if you do not help yourself make that decision to believe.

Make that decision to change now -- not tomorrow, or any time soon. If you keep on doing what you have been doing all your life, then you will continue to be what you have been for the rest of your life.  If you want to be younger and healthier for longer, you must make that decision to take appropriate action right now!

Your decision is present, so is your determination to succeed, no matter what. Make it your goal in life, not just a wish. There is a difference between a goal and a wish. Many people may wish for being younger and healthier for longer, but not too many actually see that happen to them, because they have never turned their wishes into goals. A goal is something realistic and achievable. A goal has a time frame, and is measurable in one way or another. On the other hand, a wish does not require commitment, energy or discipline. A wish is merely a thought. A wish alone, without action, will not make you younger and healthier for longer. Make your decisions to take actions to live your life as if everything is a miracle.

Read my book: As If Everything Is A Miracle: This 125-page book is about the wisdom in living as if everything is a miracle, just as Albert Einstein once said: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is to live as if nothing is a miracle. The other is to live as if everything is a miracle."

This 125-page book is about the wisdom to rethink your mind, renew your body, and reconnect your soul to realign your being for total wellness and well-being to live stress-free as if everything is a miracle. In this day and age, living in different phases of life is challenging. For one thing, in this world of technology and information, many of us are addicted to speed, which seems like a prerequisite for success in career and in many others facets of life. As a result, stress is unduly created, which may lead to toxic actions, reactions, thoughts and emotions.

Consciously and subconsciously we have created for ourselves a world in which our bodies, our minds, and souls have become toxic and we live as if nothing is a miracle. To do just the opposite—living as if everything is a miracle—we have to renew the mind, renew the body, and reconnect the soul, and realign the being so that we know who we really are, instead of who we "think" we are, and accordingly we make the right health decisions.

Stephen Lau
Copyright© by Stephen Lau


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Cancer and Personality

Cancer and Personality

The personality of an individual is no more than a byproduct of that individual's thoughts. In other words, that individual has become what that individual thinks he or she is—a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Studies have shown a close correlation between cancer and personality, that is, the mind.

According to the Chicago Study on cancer, chronic depression plays a pivotal role in the development of cancer. The research findings indicated that the ability to express anger and the fighting spirit against cancer can significantly affect the outcome of the disease. As a further testament, cancer patients who are determined to conduct their own therapy treatments (although this is not what their doctors want) are most likely to get better.

Other cancer studies also indicated that even cancer denial is an effective cancer-coping mechanism in some cancer patients.

In short, your personality, developed and determined by your mind, is critical to the prognosis of your cancer, and hence its ultimate recovery.

Cancer and the Body and the Mind

According to best-selling author Wayne Dyer, “the positive effect of kindness on the immune system and on the increased production of serotonin in the brain has been proved on research studies.” In other words, the mind does have a positive impact on the functioning of the immune system, and hence your combat against cancer.

According to Alastair J. Cunningham, Ph.D. of the Ontario Cancer Institute, cancer patients who had worked the hardest at transforming themselves psychologically in their fight against cancer lived at least three times longer than what their doctors had predicted. Therefore, it makes sense that those cancer patients who have fought the hardest psychologically live the longest. Unfortunately, not too many cancer patients will do just that—fighting their cancers with all their might; many of them simply give up half way, and give in to cancer.

There is often a close connection between the body and the mind. The body affects the mind as much as the mind affects the body; it may be a case of the chicken-and-the-egg.

The Physical Effect of the Mind

Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is a study of how the mind can affect the immune system. There is increasing scientific evidence that the immune system learns to recognize cancer cells and therefore has the potential to destroy them before they become lethal; that may explain the spontaneous remission of established malignant cancers in some cancer patients.

Chronic stress is one of the major factors contributing to the development of cancer because under duress, the nervous system secrets the hormone cortisol that weakens or suppresses the immune system.

Although the exact mechanism by which emotions and depression may affect the development and prognosis of cancer is relatively unknown, evidently the mind can positively or negatively alter the beginning and outcome of cancer.


Stephen Lau
Copyright© by Stephen Lau


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Putting the Mind Where the Body Is

We all age; some age much faster than others. But your mind controls the rate you age, both body and mind. There is a close body-mind connection in humans, especially with respect to aging.

Your mind ages as much and as fast as your body does. The good news is that you can use your mind to stop the aging of both your mind and body: just put your mind where your body is! Anti-aging is putting the mind where the body is.

Your body is now here. But your mind may be elsewhere: your mind may be preoccupied with thoughts of the past, the present, or the future. In other words, your mind is rambling and disconnected, although you may be unaware of it. A chaotic mind produces adverse and detrimental biological and chemical changes, such as the production of stress hormones, and the reduction of human growth hormone (HGH), among others, that bring about the aging process in both the body and mind.

To remedy the situation, put your mind where your body is.

(1) Sit comfortably. Place the back of one hand in the palm of the other, allowing your thumb tips to touch lightly. Rest your hands on your body in line with your lower abdomen.

(2) Breathe mindfully for a minute or two. Be aware of your breaths.

(3) Gently close your eyes. Focus your attention on the flow of your bodily sensations within your awareness, such as the beating of your heart, the tingling and twitching of your muscles, as well as your sense experiences, such as the sounds, smells, and tastes surrounding you.

(4) Meanwhile, thoughts may arise. Release them without any effort or struggle: just let them drift away. If needs be, direct your attention back to your breathing, and again notice your awareness of your physical sensations and experiences.

(5) Continue this process for as long as you like. You will feel the interconnection between your body and mind; it is your conscious awareness of your body that connects your body and mind in a unique way. Essentially, you are putting your mind where your body is in the present moment.

Becoming mindful of your body in the present moment is putting your mind where your body is. This is deep relaxation for both body and mind—the  best antidote to the aging of body and mind.

For more information, visit my web page: How To Meditate.

Are you also mindful of your body?

Body mindfulness makes you not only look younger but also stay healthier. If you are always aware of your body, you will maintain a straight spine, which is the river of life. A straight spine optimizes breathing. Yoga is an exercise that heightens awareness of the spine in all yogi poses to attain a more centered consciousness. Centeredness in the spine is also instrumental in enhancing spiritual awakening.

Body mindfulness begins with optimal breathing and good posture. From my own personal experience, wearing suspenders (for men) goes a long way maintaining an erect posture: tucking in the tummy without the fear of dropping the pants.

Use yoga for body mindfulness, optimal breathing, and good posture.

Stephen Lau
Copyright© by Stephen Lau

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mind Power to Live Longer

Your mind is your being: it controls not only how you think and perceive but also how you act and react. If you wish to become a centenarian, harness your mind power in your golden years. If you wish to attain the wisdom in happy and successful aging, utilize your mind power to achieve your goals, and make new waves in your golden years--make them the best in your life ever!

The well-known Okinawa Centenarian Study is a research to study the factors responsible for longevity living for seniors in their golden years. 

According to the Okinawa Centenarian Study, Okinawa has the longest life expectancy in Japan, and probably in the world: at an average of 86.01 years for women, and 77.64 years for men. One of the most important aspects of the Okinawa Centenarian Study is that it is based on solid evidence. The most important evidence needed for any centenarian study is reliable age-verification data.

One of the significant findings is that the mental health plays a pivotal role in aging and longevity living.

Holo Think uses the state-of-the-art brainwave neurotechnology to access any state of mind at any time for total relaxation to enrich your life. You can reach a profound state of peace and personal insight previously only attainable by Zen monks who spent years in quiet, solitary meditation. Enjoy the effects of a “mental bath”—a wave of relaxation that melts stress from your body—and stimulating your mind to bring to the surface brilliant ideas buried deep in your subconscious. With this brainwave technology, you have the ability to access your subconscious mind, where you can identify and eliminate self-imposed limitations and blocks to achieve greater success in life. According to Dr. Gerald Oster, M.D., biophysicist, different sound frequencies are delivered to the brain through each ear separately (such as by using stereo headphones), the two hemispheres of the brain start working together to perceive not the external audio signals, but a third “phantom” signal to access your subconscious mind. It is just that simple! 

Utilize your mind power to live a longevity lifestyle in your golden years through total tranquility of the mind!

Read my book: Your Golden Years and Santa Claus. It explains why it is important to increase mind power for happy and successful aging in the golden years. Learn how to think like Santa Claus to overcome memory loss and other mental problems as you continue to age, as well as how to change your perspectives of health, money, and spiritual issues encountered in your golden years.

Stephen Lau

Copyright © Stephen Lau

Monday, January 4, 2016

Create Positive Thinking for 2016

Now, 2016 is here. Create a positive mindset for positive thinking for 2016.

According to James Allen, author of As A Man Thinketh, men are “makers of themselves” and the human mind is the “master-weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance.” Therefore, we have become who we are and what we have become by way of our own thinking over the years. In short, we are the sum of our own thoughts, and as a result, our minds control how we think and what we do. Therefore, the importance of the human mind cannot be overstated.

Given the fact that we all have a physical body living in a physical world, our bodies with their five senses (seeing, smelling, tasting, hearing, and touching) are constantly exposed to sensual sensations around us that may create desires, and some of which are toxic to the mind.  To live as if everything is a miracle, we need to empower the mind with positive thinking.

Empower the mind with subliminal messages, which work as a mild form of self-hypnosis—slowly and gradually sending suggestions into your subconscious mind to change any incorrect self-beliefs, wrong ways of thinking, and even undesirable patterns of behavior. These subliminal messages not only allow you to bypass your "logical" conscious mind but also to overcome any resistance that may hold you back, thereby enabling you to access your subconscious mind with positive messages for mind empowering. Because of this state-of-the-art technology, you can develop in ways which would not be normally possible with your conscious personal development alone. Subliminal messages are powerful tools for mind empowering. Science and technology have made it possible to increase mind power to live a better and happier life.

Once you have mastered the subliminal messages, you can master your mind by controlling its thoughts. Remember, you are your thoughts, and your life is a byproduct of your thoughts. As Napoleon Hill, the famous writer, said: "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." Yes, you can achieve success in your career, weight loss, relationships, or just about anything. The possibilities are limitless.

Stephen Lau
Copyright© by Stephen Lau

Monday, December 14, 2015

Dealing With Memory Loss

Do you know that your mental decline as you continue to age may be due to altered connections among brain cells? The good news is that research has shown keeping your brain active not only increases its vitality but also builds its reserves of brain cells and connections.

So, use your memory to keep your brain healthy.

Research has also indicated that low levels of education are linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease later in life. This may be due to a lower level of lifelong mental stimulation. That is to say, the more educated you are, the less chance you will get Alzheimer's disease—or at least the development of symptoms of dementia may appear much later in life.

So, take up some art courses or a computer class if you are computer illiterate.


Research has further shown that those who are bi-lingual and who constantly use two languages on a daily basis tend to develop greater immunity from the early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

So, learn a new or foreign language in your senior years.

In short, your brain activities are responsible for your brain health, and that is why keeping your memory sharp is fighting Alzheimer’s.


Memory loss is rather common as you age. However, it does not necessarily mean that you're going to have Alzheimer's disease. But combat memory loss like a disease. It is a misconception that you should write down what you need to do in order not to forget—well, that's only a very passive way of dealing with the problem of memory loss. It's very much like "cutting you toes to avoid the worms." Remember, if you don't use your brain power, you will lose it. It's that simple. Don't try to remember things the easy way; there’s a better way: make your brain more powerful and efficient.

Memory Improvement Techniques shows you how to harness fully your brain power. It unlocks the secrets to a perfect computer-like memory in just about 5 minutes a day. Remember, at any age, your memory is powerful; the only problem is that it is untrainedMemory Improvement Techniques does just thattraining you to acquire the skills of "flash memorization." You don't need to read memory books, or attend expensive memory workshops; just get the book, in which you will find everything you need to know about improving your memory. This book will make you proud of your memory—and it may help you fight Alzheimer's disease.


Stephen Lau
Copyright© by Stephen Lau

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Make Your Smart Baby Super Smart



Just published! This book provides simple guidelines and a blueprint for all parents who wish to make their smart babies super smart.

After months of pregnancy, your baby has finally arrived. This has also opened a new challenging chapter in your life: how to help your baby grow and develop both physically and intellectually to the best potentials. You may easily become overwhelmed by the exhaustive information on the Internet with respect to raising a smart baby. Simplicity holds the key. Be simple in your approach to your everyday activities and interactions with your baby. Make the best and the most out of the first three years of your baby’s life to enhance and optimize brain growth with super intelligence.

This book focuses on simple games and daily activities and interactions to stimulate your baby's brain to develop language skills and spatial intelligence, even as early as one-month- old.  

Stephen Lau 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Increase Mind Power of Your Baby

Increasing mind power begins as early as in the infant stage.


I have just published this book to provide guidelines and a blueprint for my daughter who is just about to give birth to her baby. This is a blueprint for all parents who wish to make their smart babies super smart.

Yes, you can increase the mind power of your baby as soon as he or she is born.  A baby's mind is like a blank sheet of paper, and you, if you are a smart parent, have to fill up that sheet to make your baby super smart. You don't need sophisticated toys or high-tech devices to make your baby smart. You need your time and effort -- and the know-how, of course.

After months of pregnancy, your baby has finally arrived. This has also opened a new challenging chapter in your life: how to help your baby grow and develop both physically and intellectually to the best potentials. You may easily become overwhelmed by the exhaustive information on the Internet with respect to raising a smart baby. Simplicity holds the key. Be simple in your approach to your everyday activities and interactions with your baby. Make the best and the most out of the first three years of your baby’s life to enhance and optimize brain growth with simple spatial and language skills.

This book is based on my own past experience of raising my daughter some three decades ago. I would like to share my experience with parents or parents-to-be with some simple strategies to bring up your babies wise and smart. I remember I began teaching my daughter language skills and spatial development just when she was a few months old. People around me were skeptical that I could make her smart starting at such an early age. I developed games and activities to enhance her reading skills.  As a result, she could read shortly after she turned two, and became a proficient reader as early as she was three years old. Yes, you can make your baby smart and super smart. What you need is to empower yourself with knowledge to begin to stimulate your baby’s brain at any early age with simple everyday activities and interactions.


Stephen Lau 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Letting Go of the Past

We all have a past; some of us may have a pleasant one, while others a less pleasant one. No matter what, the past was gone, and no longer real, except the memory of it. Only the present is real, and that is why it is called "present" -- a gift or present from the Creator.

Letting go of the past may hold the key to living a stress-free life. It is the wisdom of living well in this day and age. In this material world, many of us believe that more is always better. Why do we want more? The explanation is simple: we tend to identify all material things with our ego: the car we drive, the house we live in, the clothes we wear, the career we have. But they are all in our minds, and they don't last. Knowing this ultimate truth, we still hold on to everything in our possession, refusing to let go. This is how we have created stress in our lives.

According to the ancient wisdom of Tao, which is the profound wisdom of Lao Tzu, the ancient sage from China, who was the author of the immortal classic Tao Te Ching, one of the most translated works in world literature, letting go begins with the mind first:

"Letting go is emptying the mundane,
to be filled with heavenly grace.

Blessed is he who has an empty mind.
He will be filled with knowledge and wisdom from the Creator.
Blessed is he who has no attachment to worldly things.
He will be compensated with heavenly riches.
Blessed is he who has no ego-self.
He will be rewarded with humility to connect with the Creator.
Blessed is he who has no judgment of self and others.
He will find contentment and empathy in everyone.

Letting go of everything is the Way to the Creator."

(Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 9 "Letting Go")

Life is about mind over matter. To fully harness your mind power, first of all, you need to fully understand the role of the mind and how your mind works, so that it may work for you, instead of against you; and then learn the strategies to fully utilize your mind power. You think and your thoughts become the raw materials with which you weave the fabrics of your life, including your choices and decisions, your actions and reactions; your thinking is based on your perceptions of your past experiences, and the memories of those experiences.

According to Lao Tzu, an empty mind means you let go of all your memories that are responsible for inflating your ego. Without your ego, you have no stress.

Read my book: NO Ego No STRESS to find out how to let go of your ego to let go of other things in your life to live a life of simplicity without stress.


Stephen Lau 
Copyright© by Stephen Lau