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Andrew Carpenter

Andrew Carpenter 

"Science is the Engine of Prosperity." ~Dr. Michio Kaku

Occupation: Health Consultant, Writer (United Healing Arts)

Location: Des Moines, IA

Birthday: 07/09

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2016-04-11 03:09:15 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Even if you only meditate for a short space of time each day, there will be a definite change in your  life. There’s a radiance and serenity that comes with regular #meditation  And most of all, you’ll become present and really experience #YourLife instead of
living in a fog of preoccupation

Meditation helps us to change our attention default because it trains us to be more present. When we learn to become aware of  our moment-to-moment awareness, our life changes.
We become more present, and less self-involved

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2016-05-25 06:13:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

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ULTRA IMPORTANT ECONOMIC DATA:
United States Median Income: $26,364 for 2010!!
That's horrible. Now, if you don't know, Median is different than Average. Average is the middle of the Sum of all Incomes of a given Dataset, while the Median, in this case, is the middle of the People compared to their Incomes. In many ways, Median is a much more important metric to look at in our world and in our countries. Keep an eye on the Big Shift. If you don't know what that is, I suggest you look into it...extremely important in the coming (months).___reshare

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2016-05-17 02:46:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

I am looking to work with the right people in the Des Moines and surrounding areas who have a creative or entrepreneurial spirit or feel that we need more sense of community to generate the kinds of opportunities we need to evolve mankind forward.

We are ready to begin immediately. If you are willing to read the long description, it's below the video. I am already working with an international team of highly-motivated and intelligent individuals who are intent on making this happen. We need the right people to carry the torch forward. If you want to unlock the dream within and make every day as productive as possible, you won't find a better opportunity engine than a committed team of people who live, breathe, and sleep optimization of human culture on Earth.

If you are not in the Des Moines area but are still interested in doing something virtually or in your local community,... more »

I am looking to work with the right people in the Des Moines and surrounding areas who have a creative or entrepreneurial spirit or feel that we need more sense of community to generate the kinds of opportunities we need to evolve mankind forward.

We are ready to begin immediately. If you are willing to read the long description, it's below the video. I am already working with an international team of highly-motivated and intelligent individuals who are intent on making this happen. We need the right people to carry the torch forward. If you want to unlock the dream within and make every day as productive as possible, you won't find a better opportunity engine than a committed team of people who live, breathe, and sleep optimization of human culture on Earth.

If you are not in the Des Moines area but are still interested in doing something virtually or in your local community, I might still be able to work with you. Let's connect.___

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2016-05-16 05:46:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

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2016-05-15 04:42:28 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

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2016-05-15 04:06:44 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

I would like to interact more with my social media followers and grow awareness about the work I'm doing through my startup, United Healing Arts. To that end, I have a question for you. Of the topics listed below, which ones would most interest you?

If you'd like to follow the United Healing Arts page directly, here's the link: https://plus.google.com/111621952650735802854/posts

If you filled in an answer, thank you so much for making the time to do so! I know life can seem busy these days with all the different apps and devices we can be plugged into at any given moment. If you want quality curated content, I hope my web properties continue to be a place where you can find uniquely curated content that puts you in the center and your ultimate nature forefront.

I can say with absolute confidence that the state-of-the-art for ultimate biological fitness... more »

I would like to interact more with my social media followers and grow awareness about the work I'm doing through my startup, United Healing Arts. To that end, I have a question for you. Of the topics listed below, which ones would most interest you?

If you'd like to follow the United Healing Arts page directly, here's the link: https://plus.google.com/111621952650735802854/posts

If you filled in an answer, thank you so much for making the time to do so! I know life can seem busy these days with all the different apps and devices we can be plugged into at any given moment. If you want quality curated content, I hope my web properties continue to be a place where you can find uniquely curated content that puts you in the center and your ultimate nature forefront.

I can say with absolute confidence that the state-of-the-art for ultimate biological fitness will blow you away and you'll be amazed at what you can achieve! In the 3+ years I've been researching the topic of ultimate human performance from the multiple angles, I've studied the biological pathways and how each molecular step of metabolism contributes to individual organ function and overall health. Through the research I've done and continue to do, I have gained a growing awareness of society's feeble attempts to understand how to care for the human being's most valuable asset: yourself. The irony of it all is that there are new scientific studies consistently coming out multiple times per week shedding light on the nature of the complex adaptive systems found in biological organisms. No little piece is found in isolation. It's more like a tensegrity structure with all the feedback loops attempting to keep the system in balance and finding usable energy pathways within the environment. It's actually a profoundly Physical phenomena, life is. The realm of biology needs to be seen as a subsection of Physics. Newtonian and Quantum physics are the foundational layers that give rise to the phenomena we classify and label into the subject of Biology.

The applications are many and the potentials are huge. Let me know how I can best help you gain more success and long-term health for you and your family!___

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Are you looking for actionable ways to improve your carbon footprint or save on energy costs? Did you know that the average household spends nearly $300 for energy costs each month? Well the R-vale (measure of the effectiveness of insulating materials) for strawbales is about one-third better than your typical fiber-glass insulation that goes inside traditional houses.

Owning a strawbale house can end up saving you about $105 each month by keeping the heat and cold where it needs to be.

Oddly enough, strawbales are actually quite durable when they are tightly-packed and stiffening wire is used to bind them together as one wall. Traditonally, builders of strawbale houses then coat the outside of the strawbales with a stucco plaster or an adobe mud layer which protects the strawbales from moisture forming within the bales.

Another advantage is the sound barrier that's... more »

Are you looking for actionable ways to improve your carbon footprint or save on energy costs? Did you know that the average household spends nearly $300 for energy costs each month? Well the R-vale (measure of the effectiveness of insulating materials) for strawbales is about one-third better than your typical fiber-glass insulation that goes inside traditional houses.

Owning a strawbale house can end up saving you about $105 each month by keeping the heat and cold where it needs to be.

Oddly enough, strawbales are actually quite durable when they are tightly-packed and stiffening wire is used to bind them together as one wall. Traditonally, builders of strawbale houses then coat the outside of the strawbales with a stucco plaster or an adobe mud layer which protects the strawbales from moisture forming within the bales.

Another advantage is the sound barrier that's formed by strawbales.

This is another way of building houses that has flown under the radar of people's stereotypical assumptions about the quality and durability of strawbales.

#Energy   #Heating   #DontSquanderEnergy   #Housing   #Strawbales   #StrawbaleHomes   #Construction   #Sustainability  ___

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2016-04-30 02:59:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

A neural-network based sketch simplification technique has been developed that can take rough pencil sketches as input. "In order to teach our model to simplify, we present a new dataset of pairs of rough and simplified sketch drawings." "Our model is based on a fully convolutional neural network. We input the model a rough sketch image and obtain as an output a clean simplified sketch. This is done by processing the image with convolutional layers, which can be seen as banks of filters that are run on the input. While the input is a grayscale image, our model internally uses a much larger representation. We build the model upon three different types of convolutions: down-convolution, halves the resolution by using a stride of two; flat-convolutional, processes the image without changing the resolution; and up-convolution, doubles the resolution by using a stride of one half. This allows our... more »

A neural-network based sketch simplification technique has been developed that can take rough pencil sketches as input. "In order to teach our model to simplify, we present a new dataset of pairs of rough and simplified sketch drawings." "Our model is based on a fully convolutional neural network. We input the model a rough sketch image and obtain as an output a clean simplified sketch. This is done by processing the image with convolutional layers, which can be seen as banks of filters that are run on the input. While the input is a grayscale image, our model internally uses a much larger representation. We build the model upon three different types of convolutions: down-convolution, halves the resolution by using a stride of two; flat-convolutional, processes the image without changing the resolution; and up-convolution, doubles the resolution by using a stride of one half. This allows our model to initially compress the image into a smaller representation, process the small image, and finally expand it into the simplified clean output image that can easily be vectorized."

"We evaluate extensively on complicated real scanned sketches and show that our approach is able to significantly outperform the state of the art."___

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2016-04-26 20:52:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

#SciTek   #BatteryTechnology   #Energy  

Chemists create battery technology with off-the-charts charging capacity___ #SciTek   #BatteryTechnology   #Energy  

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2016-04-20 23:36:08 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

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2016-04-15 01:19:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Some interesting graphs in here to back this claim up.

Some interesting graphs in here to back this claim up.___

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2016-04-11 22:10:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

#Money   #Ownership   #SmartMoney   #Awareness  

#Money   #Ownership   #SmartMoney   #Awareness  ___

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2016-04-11 07:32:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

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What to feed your fish: (aquaculture and aquaponics)

Commercial Feed

Duckweed –This fast growing aquatic plant doubles in mass every day when in its ideal environment.  In addition, duckweed is over 40% protein (more than soybeans) and efficiently removes contaminants from and adds oxygen to the water.  Duckweed grows best in dappled sunlight in relatively stagnant water with some fish waste.  The key is to keep it in a separate tank from your fish or they will just eat it all!

Worms - Earthworms, sludge worms, bloodworms, and composting red worms (AKA red wrigglers) all make excellent fish food.  The challenge is to grow enough of them to be more than an occasional, although probably very appreciated, treat for your fish.

Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Larvae – The Black Soldier Fly is considered anative ... more »

What to feed your fish: (aquaculture and aquaponics)

Commercial Feed

Duckweed –This fast growing aquatic plant doubles in mass every day when in its ideal environment.  In addition, duckweed is over 40% protein (more than soybeans) and efficiently removes contaminants from and adds oxygen to the water.  Duckweed grows best in dappled sunlight in relatively stagnant water with some fish waste.  The key is to keep it in a separate tank from your fish or they will just eat it all!

Worms - Earthworms, sludge worms, bloodworms, and composting red worms (AKA red wrigglers) all make excellent fish food.  The challenge is to grow enough of them to be more than an occasional, although probably very appreciated, treat for your fish.

Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Larvae – The Black Soldier Fly is considered a native of North America, and can be found in many parts of the United States. It is exceptionally active in the southeastern U.S. from April to November. Their grubs are considered beneficial scavengers in nature, and help to digest and recycle decomposing organic material including carrion, manure, fruits, and decaying plant waste. Their association to humanity is limited to compost piles, facilities producing manure, and poorly serviced toilets. Unlike the common house and fruit flies, they are not commonly found in association with humanity (picnics, kitchens, residential buildings, etc.).  While the mature fly has a short lifespan of only 5 – 8 days, the female can lay over 900 eggs.  Those eggs hatch in about 100 hours and, if conditions are right, will mature in 2 – 4 weeks.  During this stage, the larvae make excellent fish food, as well as robust compost consumers.  A product called the BioPod is specifically designed for BSF food composting and through clever design, has the added benefit of self-harvesting the larvae.

Other kitchen and garden scraps – Omnivorous fish like most bland-tasting, non-flowering plants and even some fruit.  I’ve found that my tilapia especially appreciate lettuce that is getting slimy and no longer fit for human consumption.  I’ve been told that they will eat untreated grass clippings (no weed killer or pesticides!).  They get very excited about the uneaten tops of strawberries.  Experiment!  If they don’t eat what you have given them in five minutes, and it is their normal feeding time, remove it from the tank and chalk it up to experience.  What have you got to lose?

I recommend that you consider any one, or a combination, of the feeds above as a supplement to a commercial fish feed.  Nutrition for living beings is a complex subject, especially in captivity. Just as we wouldn’t feed our dogs or cats exclusively a single, or even a couple foodstuffs, please consider feeding your aquaponic fish a varied diet that includes a reputable commercial feed.  Consider it a vitamin tablet for your fish to ensure that both they, and ultimately your plants, are getting all the nutrients they need.

I think that feeding from a variety of sources is an important way to keep both your fish and plants (if doing aquaponics) healthy.

Also, how to Automate your Aquaponics System: http://www.kijanigrows.com/social-gardening/___ #ReShare


What to feed your fish: (aquaculture and aquaponics)

Commercial Feed

Duckweed –This fast growing aquatic plant doubles in mass every day when in its ideal environment.  In addition, duckweed is over 40% protein (more than soybeans) and efficiently removes contaminants from and adds oxygen to the water.  Duckweed grows best in dappled sunlight in relatively stagnant water with some fish waste.  The key is to keep it in a separate tank from your fish or they will just eat it all!

Worms - Earthworms, sludge worms, bloodworms, and composting red worms (AKA red wrigglers) all make excellent fish food.  The challenge is to grow enough of them to be more than an occasional, although probably very appreciated, treat for your fish.

Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Larvae – The Black Soldier Fly is considered a native of North America, and can be found in many parts of the United States. It is exceptionally active in the southeastern U.S. from April to November. Their grubs are considered beneficial scavengers in nature, and help to digest and recycle decomposing organic material including carrion, manure, fruits, and decaying plant waste. Their association to humanity is limited to compost piles, facilities producing manure, and poorly serviced toilets. Unlike the common house and fruit flies, they are not commonly found in association with humanity (picnics, kitchens, residential buildings, etc.).  While the mature fly has a short lifespan of only 5 – 8 days, the female can lay over 900 eggs.  Those eggs hatch in about 100 hours and, if conditions are right, will mature in 2 – 4 weeks.  During this stage, the larvae make excellent fish food, as well as robust compost consumers.  A product called the BioPod is specifically designed for BSF food composting and through clever design, has the added benefit of self-harvesting the larvae.

Other kitchen and garden scraps – Omnivorous fish like most bland-tasting, non-flowering plants and even some fruit.  I’ve found that my tilapia especially appreciate lettuce that is getting slimy and no longer fit for human consumption.  I’ve been told that they will eat untreated grass clippings (no weed killer or pesticides!).  They get very excited about the uneaten tops of strawberries.  Experiment!  If they don’t eat what you have given them in five minutes, and it is their normal feeding time, remove it from the tank and chalk it up to experience.  What have you got to lose?

I recommend that you consider any one, or a combination, of the feeds above as a supplement to a commercial fish feed.  Nutrition for living beings is a complex subject, especially in captivity. Just as we wouldn’t feed our dogs or cats exclusively a single, or even a couple foodstuffs, please consider feeding your aquaponic fish a varied diet that includes a reputable commercial feed.  Consider it a vitamin tablet for your fish to ensure that both they, and ultimately your plants, are getting all the nutrients they need.

I think that feeding from a variety of sources is an important way to keep both your fish and plants (if doing aquaponics) healthy.

Also, how to Automate your Aquaponics System: http://www.kijanigrows.com/social-gardening/



  #Aquaponics   #Permaculture   #Sustainability   #Food   #Gardening   #Homesteading   #Community   #ClosedLoopSystems   #Design  

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2016-04-11 03:09:15 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

#Meditation  This will be one of the many kinds of wisdom I'm proud to expose my children to.

#FutureWife   #FutureChildren  

Even if you only meditate for a short space of time each day, there will be a definite change in your  life. There’s a radiance and serenity that comes with regular #meditation  And most of all, you’ll become present and really experience #YourLife instead of
living in a fog of preoccupation

Meditation helps us to change our attention default because it trains us to be more present. When we learn to become aware of  our moment-to-moment awareness, our life changes.
We become more present, and less self-involved___ #Meditation  This will be one of the many kinds of wisdom I'm proud to expose my children to.

#FutureWife   #FutureChildren  

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2016-04-11 03:08:18 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

This is an older video about In-Memory Computing but it's definitely still a huge emerging technology in the field of computing. In-Memory computation is far more similar to how the mammalian brain processes signals than the von Neumann architecture.

Inexpressibly Amazing Technology: HP The Machine!___This is an older video about In-Memory Computing but it's definitely still a huge emerging technology in the field of computing. In-Memory computation is far more similar to how the mammalian brain processes signals than the von Neumann architecture.

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2016-04-11 03:04:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

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2016-04-11 03:04:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

#instagram #grindingforsuccess

http://www.Instagram.com/GrindingForSuccess_

#instagram #grindingforsuccess

http://www.Instagram.com/GrindingForSuccess____

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2016-04-10 03:24:48 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Excellent article about the pros and cons of goals and why using process-based systems are probably a better way of dealing with getting to your dreams

Excellent article about the pros and cons of goals and why using process-based systems are probably a better way of dealing with getting to your dreams___

2016-04-10 03:14:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

A man who finds everything comprehensible may, of course, see no need to know anything of more deeply lying causes. But to find everything in the world comprehensible is a sign of illusion and merely indicates superficiality. In point of fact the vast majority of things in the world are incomprehensible to the ordinary consciousness. To be able to stand in wonder before so much that is incomprehensible in everyday life — that is really the beginning of a true striving for knowledge.

-Rudolph Steiner

A man who finds everything comprehensible may, of course, see no need to know anything of more deeply lying causes. But to find everything in the world comprehensible is a sign of illusion and merely indicates superficiality. In point of fact the vast majority of things in the world are incomprehensible to the ordinary consciousness. To be able to stand in wonder before so much that is incomprehensible in everyday life — that is really the beginning of a true striving for knowledge.

-Rudolph Steiner___

2016-04-10 03:09:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

PROCESS Your Way To Your DREAMS; Don't GOAL Your Way There!

The change of year is a time when a lot of people declare their life a battleground. People make goals. How successful are people at making these goals reality? Not very. Maybe for a few weeks. But why do people write off as a failure what they undoubtedly succeeded at for at least a few days? That should at least be seen as some kind of success. Or what if the goal is so big and intimidating that we fail because we measure ourselves in comparison to a finished product and feel hopeless? We are not merely products in stasis and we shouldn't underestimate the power of slow but consistent changes over a period of time. The tortoise wins the race...

If I say I have the goal of writing a book in the next year, most people find that a totally intimidating idea. How can we ever do great big things then if human... more »

PROCESS Your Way To Your DREAMS; Don't GOAL Your Way There!

The change of year is a time when a lot of people declare their life a battleground. People make goals. How successful are people at making these goals reality? Not very. Maybe for a few weeks. But why do people write off as a failure what they undoubtedly succeeded at for at least a few days? That should at least be seen as some kind of success. Or what if the goal is so big and intimidating that we fail because we measure ourselves in comparison to a finished product and feel hopeless? We are not merely products in stasis and we shouldn't underestimate the power of slow but consistent changes over a period of time. The tortoise wins the race...

If I say I have the goal of writing a book in the next year, most people find that a totally intimidating idea. How can we ever do great big things then if human psychology wimps out so easily? What's the secret? How do some people achieve success in their life? How come some people seem to be able to summon from deep within their will power the manifestation of their dreams into reality? How come some peoples' lives are so congruent with their dream world?

These questions are important if we want to make our dreams happen. If we want success. If we want to stay on the right path, the path we set before us. Rather than fall short of the full vision we have for ourselves.

I posit to you that it's not the goal that leads us to success but the process that guides our present actions on a daily basis.

If I want to write a book, I could have a process where I often write one page of text. Or two pages. I think it's important to be realistic though. If you're not good with consistency, I'm not so sure you should set out to do something every single day. Because you'll probably fail before long. Rather, you could look at it like an easy-medium-hard kind of game or expedition. I like the term 'expedition' because wrapped up in the definition of the word is the idea that there is some purpose to whatever it is you are setting out to do. So there is an aspect of 'goal' in the concept. But there is also an element of game or hunting or exploration involved such that you are looking for something; you are not just tossed around completely by external circumstance...you are exercising some will power...but you are also not completely sure what will happen. It's like if you go out into the woods and go hunting. If you get a smaller deer (or whatever type of animal you are hunting) than you are hoping for or have gotten before, you don't become discouraged and go home and ball your eyes out. If you don't even find a deer, you say "better luck next time" and go again in a couple weekends.

There are elements of our life story which we can change but we can't change everything all magic-like with ritual dark magick in our circle of candles in our basement. That isn't to say that rituals aren't important though. On the contrary...that's actually kind of the point of this article. Rituals, ie. maintaining a process that you can truly find delightful and joyful rather than some kind of heavy burden...that's your secret. That's the good news. That's the recognition that can take you from victim to victor.

To change our life requires will-power and experts say we only have a limited amount of will-power much like we only have so much we can pay attention to at any given moment of time. And we only have so much time. Changes are possible usually so long as we have the right kind of expectations and a healthy mindset.

But how do we MAKE these changes? Through goal-setting? No way. Goal setting might help us plan. But we can't completely accurately predict the future.

You have to make your process fun and enjoyable. You have to make it addictive. You have to build a habit that engages your attention...

Something as simple as a list of things to do in a word processor or Google Document which you paste checkmarks into after each complete task might be more compelling and engaging of your attention than some to-do app where you click a button. Maybe the feel of the click of the keys on the keyboard is more satisfying than the click of the mouse. Maybe you like the feeling of freedom when you use the word processor or Google document to track the things you want to do more than the perceived limitations in functionality of to-do apps. Maybe even interacting with to-do apps imposes a psychological perception of intimidation at the mere suggestion that you should be focused solely on producing and doing work, etc.

It seems weird but seriously research shows that our environment and what we interact with effects our brain and mindset in strange and sometimes subtle ways. A trigger for forgetting something on our mind can be something as simple as walking through a doorway from one room to another room. The reason seems to be that our brain organizes our memories based on what our location is and what the environmental conditions are like. We like to think that we are 'objective' and 'rational' whatever those are supposed to mean. We don't necessarily realize that our brains have a different idea of what is objective and rational. To our brains, it probably actually is rational and productive to be subtly effected by our environment.

Then there's the whole Dopamine aspect. What's the reward for making changes in our life? Change can be stressful. One thing we can do to reward ourselves is eat a small piece of chocolate after we do something that takes some effort on our part. Like writing a blog post :) Plus, I suspect that the simple action of tying together different kinds and instances of minor accomplishments in our life, via following the accomplishment with a small reward, ties certain neural pathways used to achieve each various minor task/accomplishment into a stronger related network in our brain which generally seeks out BEHAVIOR and REWARDS (OPPORTUNITIES & COSTS). I suspect this network pathway would make us more confident, successful, and have stronger more consistent will-power, etc. But you don't necessarily have to only use chocolate. And the beauty is that you don't have to even use chocolate every time. Once you do sometimes, your mind will automatically think of chocolate when you do something productive on a subconscious level. But you could additionally/alternatively use other means to reward yourself. You could read a chapter of a fiction book after you complete a task that you normally put off doing or find yourself frequently becoming distracted from. You could also play a game online or on your phone. A fun one I like is 'Bloons Tower Defense 5.' It can last a little bit longer than I'd sometimes like to spend on a game all in one sitting but once in awhile this is not at all such a bad thing. It's good to work hard but also to play hard.

Find a way to split up a task into a chunk just small/easy enough that you're confident you can probably achieve it without taking too much time (I'm thinking less than 45 min-1 hr.)

What you can take away from all this is that your work, your productivity, can and should be fun and exciting. Whether you have to spice it up by being creative and snacking on some highly pure antioxidant-rich chocolate or some other decadent treat or reading some fiction or using social media or playing a game or taking a nap...whatever...the important factor is the expedition, the journey, the process.

Your process needs to be designed for humans not for machines. You are a human, not a machine.

Be the change you want to see in the world. Your environment and your future are basically convoluted reflections of your inputs & outputs right now. The more that you can crystallize and focus on the vision of your desires/needs, the better this will be reflected in your actual outputs and your environment will be expressed by the deeds of your hands and the spoken words of your tongue. Let thy hands fulfill the deepest expectations of your mind. You gotta believe. Whatsoever you believe will become your reality. With few exceptions. You're one of the biggest influential players in the story of your life. If you don't enjoy the processes and rituals of your daily life, you're living in a system of massive resistance to your own creativity and your own capacity to effectively create the changes you desire. Be attentive to what you want and use each small step of fulfillment as fuel for further change-making. Your results are your reward. Don't like them? Morphogenesis that crap then.

Change the game. Change the process. Change the way you think about managing your life. The way that your body, mind, and entire life is instructed...or programmed...is not limited to only your conscious wishes or even your conscious awareness but by the deepest, most recessed aspects of your self, including your shadow self...the parts of you which you wished didn't exist. You can't continue to allow those parts to exist or to give those parts of yourself positive attention if you don't want them to rule your life. You need to purge yourself of those things which are doing you self-harm.

We can be our own worst enemies so often.

Nurture that part of yourself that is essential to your true success just as you would nurture the watermelon plant and cull the undesired weeds and toss them into the rotting pile to be restored to raw biomass potential.

Free yourself by removing the bonds of former patterns and reconnecting the aspects of yourself in other more productive configurations. This is the process that feeds itself with its own desires. Do you feed yourself the dung of beetles? I surely hope not... Mentally we need to feed ourselves and our own processes with that which will integrate us into a more deep union with ourself. This is called being self-consistent in systems terms. If we are not self-consistent, the results are horrible. We do that which we do not want to do and are double-minded like a bipolar person.

If we want the results that we want (to go meta), we need to see that the person who we are when we do not succeed at fulfilling our desires is the same person we are when we do succeed at our desires. Just different parts. And we have to prune back the parts of ourselves that are hurting us as a whole.

Seek those things which will give you lasting fulfillment. Those things which are sustainable. If what you say you seek is not sustainable or does not bring you fulfillment but you insist that it is better or best for your life, perhaps reconsider whether this is true to your inner purpose. Maybe this is not actually good for you, in other words. What is good for you?

Many times we have dreams and we immediately assume that they must be what we really want. As if the heart really always know what it wants. These thing we so often think of as truisms are more like mass delusions...

Just like the music you liked when you were a teen probably isn't the same as the music you like now...The heart changes. The heart doesn't know what it wants. Why does that matter for success? Success requires a strong consistency aspect. Search out your dreams and interpret them looking for flaws.

Before you change your life, change your goal. Before you change your goal, change your process. Before you change your process, change your attitude/mindset...your entire mode of awareness. Have gratitude. Be aware of negative valence emotions though. Look deep within you for that shadow self. That person you deep down know you are but wish you weren't. That psychological part of yourself that you project onto others but inwardly ignore in yourself and avoid admitting you have problems with.

We like to think we are better than average. Better drivers, better informed, better mannered, etc., etc. Doubtful. We judge the world. Others are so stupid, so ignorant, so lazy, so this or that... Yeah the world is ugly but we are not exempt from that ugliness.

You want change? WHO ARE YOU?

This article is meant to get you into a philosophical mode of thinking and really grapple/wrestle with what it means to be consciously aware of yourself. We humans like to pride ourselves with the idea that we are conscious but really I think we are far more blind to our inner workings than we would hope was the case.

Be Inwardly Aware. But don't over-think or flood your mind with worry and chatter.

I hope my thoughts on this matter fuels within you an urge to change your life circumstances for the better and maybe paints a better picture than the oft-recited memes about habit-change that give the illusion that life changes reliably snap into place like Lego bricks or K'nex rods.

Cheers to your bountiful success and to optimization!

Much Love,
Andrew___

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"Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves - their strengths, their values, and how they best perform."
-Peter Drucker

"Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves - their strengths, their values, and how they best perform."
-Peter Drucker___

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Documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm reveal a global web of corruption

Documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm reveal a global web of corruption.All day, the Internet has been abuzz with stories culled from the “Panama Papers” — roughly 2.6 terabytes of documents, related to hundreds of thousands of offshore companies, leaked from a small, relatively unknown Panamanian law firm called Mossack Fonseca. While the Panama-based firm’s name may be unrecognizable to many, its client list links to politicians, celebrities, athletes, and organizations that have been at the center of global scandals. Among the stories to hit the papers based on revelations from the Panama Papers are pieces on Vladimir Putin’s $1 billion in offshore holdings; the Prime Minister of Iceland’s shady dealings with a private company, which served as a tax haven for his private wealth; and no corruption scandal would be complete without mentioning international soccer’s governing body, FIFA, whose members also appear in the documents.___What's your feedback on this story?

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Good point at 15:17
We need to learn how to mix and match our herbal and nutritional inputs on a drink and meal basis....even a day-by-day basis. Then we develop over time, an intuitive sense for how those inputs are going to affect our body and consciousness over the course of the day and the next several days.

___Good point at 15:17
We need to learn how to mix and match our herbal and nutritional inputs on a drink and meal basis....even a day-by-day basis. Then we develop over time, an intuitive sense for how those inputs are going to affect our body and consciousness over the course of the day and the next several days.

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Mindfulness-based eating awareness helps adolescents eat healthier foods, be more active

Some of the simplest, safest lessons to help adolescents combat obesity may be raising their awareness of what they are eating and whether they are even hungry, researchers say. A pilot study of 40 adolescents in Richmond County, Georgia, showed that mindfulness-based eating awareness training encouraged adolescents to eat healthier and exercise more and marginalized their tendency to gain weight. "This gives us a safe, inexpensive intervention that could be translated into a real-world program for overweight kids," said Dr. Vernon A. Barnes, physiologist at the Georgia Prevention Institute at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. "If you can make a practice of keeping the awareness with you at every meal, this could benefit you throughout your life."

Mindfulness-based eating awareness helps adolescents eat healthier foods, be more active

Some of the simplest, safest lessons to help adolescents combat obesity may be raising their awareness of what they are eating and whether they are even hungry, researchers say. A pilot study of 40 adolescents in Richmond County, Georgia, showed that mindfulness-based eating awareness training encouraged adolescents to eat healthier and exercise more and marginalized their tendency to gain weight. "This gives us a safe, inexpensive intervention that could be translated into a real-world program for overweight kids," said Dr. Vernon A. Barnes, physiologist at the Georgia Prevention Institute at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. "If you can make a practice of keeping the awareness with you at every meal, this could benefit you throughout your life."___

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7 steps to Longevity:

Breathe
Eat
Sleep
Dance
Love
Soothe
Enhance

7 steps to Longevity:

Breathe
Eat
Sleep
Dance
Love
Soothe
Enhance___

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Potential Nootropic Mixture:

B Complex (Co-Enzymated) - You could also include NAD+ to support the mitochondria

R-Lipoic Acid - Reduces the oxidative stress and recycles Vitamin C

CoQ10 - Supports Mitochondria and Heart

Manganese - Sources: nuts, leafy vegetables, and teas

ALCAR (Acetyl L-Carnitine) - Enhances Acetycholine Synthesis, Renews Structure and Energy-Generating Power of Aging Neuronal Mitochondria...Makes more Efficient use of Glucose in Brain.

Phosphatidylserine - Nueronal membrane component and stabilizer

Racetams: - These two can be cycled or used in combination. They overclock the brain and put the brain into high-performance mode. Use with ALCAR or other sources of Choline such as Eggs or Centrophenoxine (which also detoxifies the brain)
Aniracetam
Pramiracetam

Sulbutiamine -Arousal and... more »

Potential Nootropic Mixture:

B Complex (Co-Enzymated) - You could also include NAD+ to support the mitochondria

R-Lipoic Acid - Reduces the oxidative stress and recycles Vitamin C

CoQ10 - Supports Mitochondria and Heart

Manganese - Sources: nuts, leafy vegetables, and teas

ALCAR (Acetyl L-Carnitine) - Enhances Acetycholine Synthesis, Renews Structure and Energy-Generating Power of Aging Neuronal Mitochondria...Makes more Efficient use of Glucose in Brain.

Phosphatidylserine - Nueronal membrane component and stabilizer

Racetams: - These two can be cycled or used in combination. They overclock the brain and put the brain into high-performance mode. Use with ALCAR or other sources of Choline such as Eggs or Centrophenoxine (which also detoxifies the brain)
Aniracetam
Pramiracetam

Sulbutiamine -Arousal and Motivation, Potentiates Cholerginic activity, improves Memory

Creatine - Supports Kidneys and the energetic component of the nervous system. It's funny because most people think that Creatine is just for bodybuilders but it's in fact really useful for nootropics users - See this study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18502307

Gotu Kola -Supports the Pineal Gland

Lion's Mane -supports new neuronal growth, stimulates neuroplasticity

Most absorbable forms of Magnesium:
Mg-Taurate
Mg-Glycinate
Mg-Malate
Mg-Threonate***
NOT: Mg-Oxide or Mg-Citrate

Magnesium protects the brain from over-stimulation by the Racetams.

It's suggested you take ALCAR with Alpha Lipoic Acid at night. Take Lion's Mane occasionally at night.

5-HTP can also be used before bed to provide an extra source of Tryptophan. (5-HTP is short for 5-Hydroxytryptophan)..It is a precursor of Melatonin, DMT, Dopamine, Serotonin, etc.

I have tried almost all of these and noticed very positive effects in mental performance. I noticed improved memory performance (for things I want to learn) and better processing in general.

Let me know if I can answer any questions or guide you towards a good brand.___

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Excellent video about foods with Anti-Aging qualities!
I've personally noticed that Cilantro is a great detoxifier. I adore avocados! A single perfectly-ripe avocado satiates me for several hours!

For more anti-aging resources hit the link!: http://uhealingarts.com/life-extension-and-anti-aging

#LifeExtension   #AntiAging   #SuperFoods   #Health   #WellBeing   #Longevity   #OptimalHumanPerformance  

Excellent video about foods with Anti-Aging qualities!
I've personally noticed that Cilantro is a great detoxifier. I adore avocados! A single perfectly-ripe avocado satiates me for several hours!

For more anti-aging resources hit the link!: http://uhealingarts.com/life-extension-and-anti-aging

#LifeExtension   #AntiAging   #SuperFoods   #Health   #WellBeing   #Longevity   #OptimalHumanPerformance  ___

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If you've been following me for awhile and appreciate what I share, could do me a favor and check out the following G+ group and follow it if you find it interesting? Thanks!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/111621952650735802854/111621952650735802854/posts

If you've been following me for awhile and appreciate what I share, could do me a favor and check out the following G+ group and follow it if you find it interesting? Thanks!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/111621952650735802854/111621952650735802854/posts___

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Why do people in developed countries still suffer fro diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes? The answer may lie within this chart.

Do you know your levels of key nutrients or are you just assuming thta they're ok?

Why do people in developed countries still suffer fro diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes? The answer may lie within this chart.

Do you know your levels of key nutrients or are you just assuming thta they're ok?___

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SuperConnectors, Glial Cells, and Creative Social Networks

Blog: http://www.UnboundFuture.blogspot.com
Website: http://www.UHealingArts.com

SuperConnectors, Glial Cells, and Creative Social Networks

Blog: http://www.UnboundFuture.blogspot.com
Website: http://www.UHealingArts.com___

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This study has found that we won't function optimally unless we get at least 1 gram of Vitamin C outside of diet per day. Are you functioning optimally?

What kind of Vitamin C should you be supplementing with? The best kind of Vitamin C is the kind you are most able to absorb. The most absorbable kind of Vitamin C is called Lypospheric. The long name is a reference to the hi-tech nature of this designer supplement. It's actually wrapped in microscopic layers of healthy fat called Phospholipids. The brand I recommend is called LivOn Labs.

Get it here:
http://astore.amazon.com/uniheaart-20/detail/B000CD9XGC

This study has found that we won't function optimally unless we get at least 1 gram of Vitamin C outside of diet per day. Are you functioning optimally?

What kind of Vitamin C should you be supplementing with? The best kind of Vitamin C is the kind you are most able to absorb. The most absorbable kind of Vitamin C is called Lypospheric. The long name is a reference to the hi-tech nature of this designer supplement. It's actually wrapped in microscopic layers of healthy fat called Phospholipids. The brand I recommend is called LivOn Labs.

Get it here:
http://astore.amazon.com/uniheaart-20/detail/B000CD9XGC___

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Your life as it stands is the culmination of the thoughts, foods, actions, and behaviors you have participated in up to this point. No matter how bad it may seem you can change it, and no matter how good it may be you can exceed it!
— Ronnie Landis

Your life as it stands is the culmination of the thoughts, foods, actions, and behaviors you have participated in up to this point. No matter how bad it may seem you can change it, and no matter how good it may be you can exceed it!
— Ronnie Landis___

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The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. -Confucius See more at: http://biohackyourself.com/tools/#sthash.nkyqDYGz.dpuf

#Quote #Diligence #Tools #Mindset #MeasureIT

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. -Confucius See more at: http://biohackyourself.com/tools/#sthash.nkyqDYGz.dpuf

#Quote #Diligence #Tools #Mindset #MeasureIT___

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http://optimumlivingdiet.blogspot.com/2016/03/come-alive-adding-life-to-your-years.html

http://optimumlivingdiet.blogspot.com/2016/03/come-alive-adding-life-to-your-years.html___

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