“Gibbons are the nearest relatives to humans that mate for life and are dedicated SOUL MATES for life. They form extremely strong pair bonds and exhibit low sexual dimorphism, which means that males and females of the species are of roughly equal size, a testament to the fact that both sexes are on relatively equal footing. The coupled male and female will spend time grooming each other and (literally) hanging out together in the trees.” But…there is always a but! Let’s explore some of the complexities of love… Click here for source article.
These monkeys aren’t without fault though. Infidelity, sickness, death… They have many of the same relationship hangups and issues that we humans do! Gibbons are guilty of philandering and even sometimes dumping a mate, just as humans do! You see…humans aren’t the only animals that pay a gargantuan, emotional price to find…a true soul-mate!
Soul-mate… So easy a Gibbon monkey can figure it out? The good news is… Yes! You can figure this out…but it won’t be easy… success at anything in life requires a tremendous amount of dedication, trust, nurturing, patience, love and empathy. Without these important ingredients in your soul-soup, you will never know what it is, to be someone’s soul-mate.
“She’s my soul-mate dude!” I have heard many friends utter these words incoherently. Hell, I have been guilty of prematurely blurting this very statement! Soul-mate is a term tickling the tongue of every love-sick person in the universe…like a gentle, yet annoying itch, which can never be fully satisfied by simply scratching. Love really is a collection of symptoms…a syndrome of the spirit!
I know from my own past experience, or I should say, from my own past, personal naivety, how people hope for the best, but don’t prepare for the worst, when swept up in the passion-filled, fiery tornado, that IS a new relationship. It’s a bizarre state of affairs. We usually hope for the best, but prepare for the worst in our daily lives. We go against reason and common-sense-gut-feeling, carelessly abandoning any self-preservation instinct.
You may feel as though, finding your soul-mate is harder than finding the leprechaun’s fabled pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It took me over 3 decades to find my leprechaun, and track down his treasure! I had all but given up on love…then my mind was blown, as I discovered there really is a pot of gold and treasure at the end of the rainbow…I just had to be willing to search faithfully, diligently and with an open heart… I had to lose that fear of being hurt, which did make me feel quite vulnerable.
Again, we circle back to the subject at hand…Soul-mates. How do you know if you are truly, with your soul-mate? These two words are nothing more than a term, until you experience the REAL definition…until you feel the happiness, sadness, inspiration, shock and awe…the twists and turns, pains and elations…romance and frustration…the whole damn gambit of emotions!
Lastly, a true soul-mate is a spiritual gift, if you will… It’s the fantastic, electrical connection between two people…it is so much more than a physical connection… A true soul-mate accepts you at your worst and pushes you to be the best version of you possible! A real soul-mate is an organic masterpiece…as natural, refreshing and life-giving as rain! I mean really, who can argue with this amazing, loving, peaceful man… “Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.” ~Bob Marley
Dedicated to my beautiful soul-mate, my everything, my Kenzie. She always challenges me to be a better version of me! I love you Kenzie!
written by Emery Myers
Life really is the art of drawing, without an eraser. These words ring clearly in my mind, although I cannot take credit… a wiser man than me, by the name of John Gardener, wrote this quote, some time ago.
Life can leave a messy, smudged and imperfect canvas, at least, a life truly traveled can… these imperfections combined, make the perfectly, imperfect artistic medium, to create a masterpiece. The Mona Lisa is far from perfect…. this is what makes her a priceless painting! We are all priceless…some just frame their artwork better!
We all start out as a single speck…a solitary smudge on an enormous, asymmetrical canvas… We add more lines, shapes, stains and mismatched colors to our canvas, as the years quickly pass us by. Sometimes we are lucky enough to start a shared canvas with loved ones… Art always starts as a single smudge…a solitary color…and grows into something beautiful, whether we paint our own or share a canvas with others!
I find Mr. Gardener’s simple, yet genius sentence true… Life to me, really is more about creating my own Mona Lisa… my priceless, smudged and imperfect canvas!
Living free and without regret, in itself, is an art form that we, as members of the human-race, have to master in order to achieve a shared canvas full of unruly lines, coffee stains and LOVE !
written by Emery Myers
PEOPLE ARE AWESOME IN 2014!
With the winter months coming and the wonderful Ebola virus here in America, (Don’t get me started on how ridiculous our government is to think that it couldn’t get here and is only now do something to prevent it!!) it is highly important that you create some juices that are loaded with Vitamin C for strong immunity!
Here are some of the ingredients that I have surprisingly found to have super high levels of Vit C:
- Kale : 1 Bunch 280%
- Clementines : 1 fruit 120%
- Oranges : 1 medium 100%
- Lemons : 1 lemon 50%
- Bell Peppers : 1 large 300%
- Spinach : 1 bunch 160%
- Cabbage : 60%
- Pineapple : 130%
- Kiwi : 150%
Also add in a strong probiotic daily and either oregano, peppermint or wheatgrass tablets/capsules. Make sure you add in garlic to your food. It is highly antibiotic and is stronger than medical antibiotics. Now you…
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CDC CONFIRMS HEALTHCARE WORKER…
Ebola Image courtesy of http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/s1012-ebola-confirmed-texas-health-care-worker.html
CDC Confirms Healthcare Worker Who Provided Care for First Patient Positive for Ebola
Patient isolated and public health investigation ongoing
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed test results reported late last night by the Texas Department of State Health Services’ public health laboratory showing that a healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital is positive for Ebola. The healthcare worker, who provided care for the Dallas index patient, was isolated soon after symptoms started and remains so now.
On Friday, October 10, the healthcare worker reported a low-grade fever overnight and was referred for testing. The healthcare worker had been self-monitoring for fever and symptoms. As a precaution, after identification of fever, the healthcare worker was isolated and CDC staff interviewed the patient to determine additional contacts or potential exposures. At this time, one close contact has been identified and is being…
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Semper Fidelis Devil Dogs!
Marines’ First Crucible: Belleau Wood
The Battle for Belleau Wood by Frank Schoonover. Image courtesy of http://www.mca-marines.org via Google Images.
Written By Linda D. Kozaryn
BELLEAU, France, June 18, 1998 – For military historians and battlefield buffs, the wheat fields and farm villages here are rich in the details of heroic attacks, untold sacrifices and ultimate victory. For others, especially the U.S. Marine Corps, this is hallowed ground, a sacred place of pilgrimage.
American, French and German military men and women come here to honor fallen brethren. They also come so that those who fought and died live on in the hearts and minds of those who follow.
Silently, they visit the American cemetery, where white crosses and Stars of David mark 2,289 graves, 250 for unknown service members, and the names of 1,060 missing men adorn the wall of…
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Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on May 11, 2012
new research shows that psychopathy is linked to specific structural abnormalities in the brain.
The study, published in theArchives of General Psychiatry and led by researchers at King’s College London, also confirmed that psychopathy is a distinct sub-group of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), said Nigel Blackwood, M.D., from the College’s Institute of Psychiatry and lead author of the study.
He noted that most violent crimes are committed by a small group of male offenders with ASPD, but only about a third of these men are true psychopaths (ASPD+P). Psychopaths are characterized by a lack of empathy and remorse, and use aggression in a planned way to secure what they want, whether it is status or money.
Previous research has shown that psychopaths’ brains differ structurally from healthy brains, but until now, none have examined these differences within a population of violent offenders with ASPD, Blackwood said.
“Using MRI scans we found that psychopaths had structural brain abnormalities in key areas of their ‘social brains’ compared to those who just had ASPD,” he said.
He noted there is a clear difference between those with ASPD and those with ASPD+P.
“We describe those without psychopathy as hot-headed and those with psychopathy as cold-hearted,” he said.
“The cold-hearted psychopathic group begin offending earlier, engage in a broader range and greater density of offending behaviors, and respond less well to treatment programs in adulthood, compared to the hot-headed group. We now know that this behavioral difference corresponds to very specific structural brain abnormalities which underpin psychopathic behavior, such as profound deficits in empathizing with the distress of others.”
The researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to scan the brains of 44 violent offenders diagnosed with ASPD. Crimes committed included murder, rape, attempted murder and grievous bodily harm. Of these, 17 met the diagnosis for psychopathy (ASPD+P) and 27 did not (ASPD-P). They also scanned the brains of 22 healthy non-offenders.
The study found that ASPD+P offenders displayed significantly reduced grey matter volumes in the anterior rostral prefrontal cortex and temporal poles compared to ASPD-P offenders and healthy non-offenders.
These areas are important in understanding other people’s emotions and intentions and are activated when people think about moral behavior, the researchers noted. Damage to these areas is associated with impaired empathizing with other people, a poor response to fear and distress, and a lack of self-conscious emotions such as guilt or embarrassment.
“Identifying and diagnosing this sub-group of violent offenders with brain scans has important implications for treatment,” Blackwood continued. “Those without the syndrome of psychopathy, and the associated structural brain damage, will benefit from cognitive and behavioral treatments. Optimal treatment for the group of psychopaths is much less clear at this stage.”
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Source: King’s College London