Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mental Confusion

Confusion is the inability to think as clearly or as quickly as you normally do. The good news is that, more often than not, confusion is only a temporary mental issue due to infections or disorders. The bad news is that if it is permanent, it is incurable.

Temporary mental confusion, according to Arnaldo Lichtenstein, M.D., may be due to uncontrolled diabetes and dehydration, both conditions common to seniors. If you are diabetic, it is important to control your blood sugar level through your diet.

In your golden years, you water reserve may be reduced to less than 50 percent in your body—a natural consequence of aging. But you may be reluctant to take in more fluid to compensate for its natural loss because of your bladder problems or the increase of medications (pharmaceutical drugs dehydrate).

Make a habit of drinking liquids, especially plain water, every two hours or so, even though you may not feel thirsty at all. If you begin to feel muddled thinking, inexplicable irritability, disorientation, and lack of concentration, you may be on the brink of dehydration without knowing it.

Avoiding the use of alcohol, especially when you are alone or lonely; quitting smoking, and getting enough sleep are other measures to prevent dehydration.

Of course, confusion may be a tale-telling sign of medical conditions you may have, such as brain tumor, concussion, hypothermia (sudden drop in body temperature), infections, stroke, and among others.

Read my book: Your Golden Years and Santa Claus. Find out how to live your life as if everything is a miracle even as you continue to age in your golden years. Learn how to keep your mind healthy and have good memory. You can do it like Santa Claus. 

Stephen Lau
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Meditate to Heal

Meditation is mind-body medicine. It is the most effective mind-body therapy not only for disease prevention but also for self-healing.
For centuries, meditation has been associated with religions because during meditation it is easy to conjure up images of divinity or the metaphysical and thereby instrumental in connecting with the Divine. However, nowadays, in this world of stress and turmoil, meditation therapy is getting attention in the medical field because it relaxes both the body and the mind. Stress is the major underlying cause of many human diseases. Find out how you can eliminate stress from your life through the mind: No Ego No Stress.
Meditation is medicine in that your mind controls your thoughts, which control your actions, and your actions are often responsible for your health. Contemporary life is stressful, in particular in the present economic environment, which generates emotional reaction, anxiety, anticipation, and worry. Naturally and inevitably, your mind focuses on the past or the future, or both. The past is the breeding-ground for stress: your memories of past difficulties or failures are projected into the future, which become real and almost tangible to you.
Remember, in life, nearly all your thoughts, including your desires and fears, are based on either the past or projection of those memories in the past into the future as desires or worries. These festering thoughts may begin to feed on the mind, generating negative emotions that affect your hormone secretion, and thus affecting your overall health. 
Meditation is medicine in that it provides a break or relaxation for your thinking mind. Your body needs rest, and so does your mind. It is a myth that when you sleep, your mind is resting. No, it is not, because your mind still works in your dreams.
Meditation is mind-body therapy because it helps you focus your mind on the present to the exclusion of past and future thoughts.
Meditation is actually easier than your might imagine. Start meditation by paying attention to your breathing. There is no right or wrong way of meditation. Just practice it, and do it with persistence and perseverance. Go to my web page MeditationTechniques to learn how to meditate to enhance your health. Meditation makes you younger and healthier for longer.
Stephen Lau

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Miracle of Mind Power

Believe in the miracle of mind power. Use your mind to control your toxic body, but let your mind be supervised by your soul so that you can live your life as if everything is a miracle.

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.

Believe in yourself: believe that you can be a better, happier, and healthier you. Believe that you can be a centenarian, if you choose to. The only hurdle is stress in contemporary living. Learn how to overcome your stress by letting go your ego-self. No Ego No Stress!

As If Everything Is A MiracleThis book is now FREE for download from Aug 13 to Aug 2015. Also, I would appreciate it if you could give me some feedback or comments.

Thank you.

Stephen Lau

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Bad, the Good, and the Wise

In this world, you will find the bad, the good, and the wise, but it may not be easy to distinguish them or separate one from the others. The explanation is that we all are inherently good, bad, and wise. Over the years, through our uniquely different life experiences, we may have become more of one and less of the others. No matter what, we all have the bad, the good, and the wise in our nature; and the essence of our nature is derived from how we think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “The ancestor to every action in the physical world is a thought.” In other words, wisdom comes from the mind: how you think, and how you perceive and react to your thought. Wisdom is different from knowledge in that a knowledgeable person may not necessarily be wise, and by the same token a wise person does not have to be knowledgeable. Wisdom has much to do with how you interpret your own life experiences and then how you apply them to your everyday life and living. It is your profound understanding of your true self and your perception of how you are interconnected with others. In other words, true wisdom is your profound understand of who you really are, and not what you wish you were, and your perception of the interconnection between you and others. With that wisdom, you will become a better person.

To find out how to be wise in order to be good and happy, and live your life as if everything is a miracle, read my book: Be A Better andHappier You With Tao Wisdom.

Stephen Lau 
Copyright© by Stephen Lau

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Wellness Wisdom Newsletter

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  • You will receive FREE copies of my books every now and then.
  • You receive an email twice a month (on the 1st and 15th of each month) with guidelines and instructions on how to deal with different health and life issues, so that you can live as if everyday is a miracle.
My August 1, 2015 email is on: Self-Acceptance Is the Key to Happiness.

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 My newsletter covers every aspect of mind wellness, body wellness, and soul wellness. Wellness begins with the mind that controls the body; both the mind and the body are overseen by the soul. Use wellness wisdom to connect you body and your mind with your soul -- just as Albert Einstein once said: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle; the other is as if everything is a miracle." Live each and every day of your life as if everything is a miracle. You can do it as long as you have the wellness wisdom. Click here to opt-in for your free subscription to get your FREE information and know-how.

My most recent health news update (August 1, 2015) is on: Meditate at Work..

Stephen Lau  

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Multitasking Mind

According to a recent CNN report on multitasking: 

(CNNOur brains on multitasking aren't nearly as good as we think they are. Let's say you're working on an activity over here, on the right side of the brain, and suddenly you're trying to multitask another activity, like talking on the phone.
You're not actually doing both activities at the same time, in fact, you're now diverting your attention from one part of your brain to another part of your brain. That takes time, that takes resources, that takes brain cells.
What happens on the other side of the brain is that you're starting a brand new activity, so in fact you're probably slower and not nearly as good at doing both activities at the same time."

The bottom line: multitasking does not increase your mind power. Quite the contrary, multitasking can damage your brain cells. How? When you are multitasking, you are directly or indirectly creating undue stress for yourself, and stress causes hormonal dysfunction that impairs neurotransmitters in your brain. To enhance your mind power, do just the opposite -- focusing your mind on the present, instead of projecting it into the future (which is what multitasking is all about).  Presence of mind gives clarity and relaxation to enhance your mind power.

Multitasking is certainly not the art of living well. Read my book THE BOOK OF LIFE AND LIVING..


This 200-page book is full of wisdom based on the author’s extensive research and personal experience. In this book, you will learn the following:

(1) Eliminating unproductive thoughts, and overcoming chaotic struggles in your inner world and outer life to enhance health and performance, master stress, and deepen appreciation of life.

(2) Understanding the essentials of contemporary wisdom and ancient wisdom to help you contemplate and internalize their respective meanings and values in your daily life

(3) Harnessing mind power to operate your mind to integrate the acquired knowledge into your daily activities

THE BOOK OF LIFE AND LIVING is the wisdom in the art of living well.

Stephen Lau
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wellness Wisdom to Increase Mind Power


Wisdom begins with the mind that controls the body; both the mind and the body are supervised by the soul. This body-mind-soul connection requires information and wisdom.

Get your wellness wisdom twice a month to live a longer and healthier life as if everything is a miracle. My most recent email update July 15, 2015 (1st and 15th of each month) is on the topic: Impermanence: the Only Way to True Happiness  To subscribe to the newsletter to get your email twice a month, please click here.

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Please subscribe to my newsletter for the following reasons:
  • It is FREE.
  • It is regularly updated with health news from the Internet, such as CNN, that you might have missed. These health news include my comments and suggestions.
  • You will receive FREE copies of my books every now and then.
  • You receive an email twice a month (on the 1st and 15th of each month) with guidelines and instructions on how to deal with different health and life issues, so that you can live as if every day is a miracle.
My newsletter covers every aspect of mind, body, and soul wellness. Wellness begins with the mind that controls the body; both the mind and the body are overseen by the soul. Use wellness wisdom to connect your body and your mind with your soul for total holistic wellness. Click here to opt-in for your free subscription to get your FREE information and know-how.

Stephen Lau  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

FREE Book on Cancer

Get your FREE book on cancer: Congratulations! You've Got Cancer!


Get your FREE download: July 1 to July 5. Don't miss this opportunity! 

This 132-page book is about what to do when one is diagnosed with cancer. The author is neither a doctor nor an oncologist. He is simply showing the power of the mind not only in coping with the traumatic experience of cancer but also in overcoming the disease itself. In addition, he presents detailed information on what an individual must do on the cancer journey of cure and recovery. A cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence. Rather, it is an opportunity for growth and development. Harness mind power to combat cancer.


Stephen Lau

Friday, June 26, 2015

Detox the Mind to Detox Cancer

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw
Your mind is your being, and your brain is the most important of all your body organs because it controls your whole being. How you think, what you do, how you act and react, and what you do with all your life experiences—they ultimately become not only your memories but also your realities.

Cancer is a complex and multi-faceted disease. It involves not just your body systems, and your body organs, but also your mind. Scientists have attested to the inter-connection between the body and the mind. In other words, a toxic body may lead to a toxic mind, and vice-versa. That is to say, having cancer may adversely affect your mind, how it thinks, how it reacts, and how it makes choices and decisions; by the same token, a toxic mind may not only cause cancer but also undermine the prognosis and the recovery of cancer.

Do you have a toxic mind?

You may have a toxic mind if you have depression, or you are regularly suffering from episodes of unexplained sadness.

You may have a toxic mind if your love relationships are always under stress and strain, and your children are forever rebellious and uncontrollable.

You may have a toxic mind if you are always on the verge of good health and success, but you never quite seem to be getting them.

You may have a toxic mind if you have achieved some accomplishments in your life, and yet you are forever plagued by frustration, and never quite seem to be enjoying the fruits of your success.

You may have a toxic mind if you find yourself struggling with something that you can neither identify nor understand.

You may have a toxic mind if you always feel a long, evil arm stretching from the past, trying to grip hold of you, and pulling you back from reaching your life goals and realizing your dreams.

You must detox your mind in order to increase your mind power not only to avoid cancer but also to cope with cancer if you unfortunately have the disease.

Read my book: Congratulations! You've Got Cancer to find out how to use your mind and body not only to prevent but also to combat the disease.

Stephen Lau
Copyright© by Stephen Lau

Friday, June 19, 2015

Get Your Book for FREE

Get your FREE download of my most recently published book: NO EGO NO STRESS. Today is your last opportunity for getting the book FREE.
“No Ego No Stress” is about stress and how it can be relieved not through relaxation techniques, but through the ancient wisdom from China that focuses on letting go the ego-self. The book also contains the complete translated text of "Tao Te Ching", one of the most translated works in world literature.  
Get the wisdom and be stress free.  
Stephen Lau