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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
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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 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Less Is More

According to contemporary wisdom, more is often better than less; and the more the better. This misconception has led to the belief of hoarding: people accumulate wealth -- much more than they could ever spend. This has also resulted in the development of a compulsive mind in contemporary living: people have too many goals and just not enough time to accomplish them; as an illustration, people talk on the phone while driving.

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, less is more.

“To guide a great country, we need a great ruler.
To wage a successful war, we need good strategies.
To live a life of harmony, we need letting life live by itself.
That essentially means:
the more efforts we exert, the more failure we experience;
the more weapons we make, the more danger we encounter;
the more laws we enact, the more law-breakers we produce.”
(Chapter 57, Tao Te Ching)

President Reagan had quoted this in one of his state-of-the-union addresses when he referred to the less interference of America's foreign policy to benefit the country in the long haul:.

“Living our lives is like frying a small fish;
we neither over-season nor over-cook it.”
(Chapter 60, Tao Te Ching)

There is much wisdom in the above. Look what the United States has got into all sorts of political problems in the Middle East through over intervention.

Understanding human wisdom is the first step in the journey of a thousand miles towards clarity of thinking. If the human mind is too overloaded with thoughts of the past and projections of those thoughts into the future as desires and expectations, the mind is unable to concentrate and think right. understanding God’s wisdom. Without human wisdom, God’s wisdom is even more unfathomable and forever unintelligible to many.

Many of us often overwhelm ourselves in our pursuit of knowledge, thinking that the more we know, the wiser we become. Wisdom has much to do with clarity of thinking, the capability to separate the truths from the half-truths or myths. 

Lao Tzu shows us the importance of taking the first step, a small step, and one step at a time, along the journey to self-enlightenment. So, beginning with less, we may get more in the long run.

“Accordingly, we do not rush into things.
We neither strain nor stress.
We let go of success and failure.
We patiently take the next necessary step,
           a small step and one step at a time.”

(Chapter 64, Tao Te Ching)

Learn the art of getting what you want out of life through your mind. If you find yourself facing constant frustration from never-ending problems in life, or you feel as though your life is a proverbial treadmill, not going anywhere. Now is the time to take charge of your life. It is all in your subconscious mind that is the real power center of your being and the "headquarters" of your body. Learn all the secrets to harness your mind power! MIND SECRETS EXPOSED.

Stephen Lau 
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Asking Questions to Increase Mind Power

The mind is one of the most important body organs: it thinks, and creates thoughts, which result in actions and choices in life. How one lives one's life is contingent on the wisdom of the mind. Life is all about asking questions, internalizing them in your mind, and finding appropriate answers to those questions asked. Asking questions is introspection, which is a process of self-reflection, without which there is no self-awareness and hence no personal growth and development. Asking questions is self-empowering wisdom.

According to Lao Tzu, knowing yourself is true wisdom.

“Knowing others is intelligence.
Knowing ourselves is true wisdom.
Overcoming others is strength.
Overcoming ourselves is true power.”
(Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 33)

“Who you are” determines what you are going to do with your life, and how you are going to live your life. Nobody can live your life for you, and therefore you will turn to yourself for answers to all the questions you ask. People can be your mentors or role models; they can even provide you with a road map or even a compass; even your doctors may tell you to do this or that. But only you can decide where you are going to turn or make a detour along your life journey, and this is where wisdom comes in. 


You need wisdom to do the right things in your life. Tao wisdom is the essence in the art of living well, It is the profound wisdom of the ancient Chinese sage, Lao Tzu, the author of the immortal classic Tao Te Ching, one of the most translated works in world literature. The book has been popular for thousands of years due to its wisdom, which is simple but controversial, profound and yet intriguing. To fully understand it, you need to get all the essentials of Tao wisdom. Click here for more details.

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
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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!

Stephen Lau 
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  As If Everything Is A Miracle - book cover

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 
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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.

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