South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations | CGTN Africa

South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations | CGTN Africa
— Read on africa.cgtn.com/2018/12/10/south-sudan-to-begin-ebola-vaccinations/

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Teen vaping in Canada has taken a ‘worrisome’ turn | CBC News

University of Waterloo Prof. David Hammond’s new statistics on teen vaping in Canada over the last six months were so troubling he presented his data to Health Canada instead of waiting to publish it in a scientific journal.
— Read on www.cbc.ca/news/health/health-canada-youth-teenage-vaping-smoking-hammond-1.4937593

Parents beware, decide to play, how to engage my kid about stopping their smoking habit.

Torture Due To Racism

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterilization_of_Native_American_women

pain and violence leave scars on all people.

healing hurts but paves the way for opening education, prevention and awareness.

to describe the problem is to openly talk about indigenous women being viewed in untrue hateful ways and harmed in many more.

it may be time to read and listen carefully about this canadian torture.

Feeling Happy

The absence of ‘monkey brain’-10,000 thinks.

Feeling flow-like being in the zone while executing a particularly difficult sports move.

Being busy: raising kids, going to school or working overtime.

When the brain is quiet, it goes crazy: sometimes people fill up on junk food, talking, TV.

Other times people feel bored, tired overwhelmed and depressed anxious and sad.

Thinks get worse when the brain gets stuck in a down mode.

People exercise, challenge themselves with a study or project.

Some people get a second job.

So, mindfulness works out monkey brain and allows the brain to feel inner peace, compassion and emotional stability.

Why not earn happiness through a practice of mindfulness.

To Pay Attention

The breath meditation is a kind of mindfulness that helps improve the trait of attention.

This is the same trait that is important when learning or becoming aware.

When a trait is becoming a skill, we exercise it regularly with whichever form of mindfulness that is useful.

Imagine becoming smarter or learning to use your brain in a manner which improves the task you do.

Imagine improving your disposition towards yourself and others with another form of mindfulness called loving kindness.

There is an arc or continuum of mindful exercises which improve the use of our brain.

It all relies on the simple act of paying attention or being aware of awareness.

Imagine life is like a movie.  Most of us live like there is no tomorrow.  We go in the theatre, barely aware of our surroundings.  We pay little attention to anything but the plot of the movie itself. 

Know the theatre, notice the people, use your senses to smell the popcorn, this is what it is like to be aware of awareness.  You still watch the movie, but you notice the theatre as well.

Mindfulness is a simple tool to help enhance our ability to use our minds wisely.  It helps us learn to stand beside ourselves as friend and observer.

Be mindful and live the good life.