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How to Train your Dragon

Uncategorized Sep 28, 2017
 

Foolish Insight, 2017-09-26]

Dragon. Mythical, mystical, mysterious, powerful.

Remember Bruce Lee in ‘Enter the Dragon’?

Daenerys, the mother of the 3 dragons, in the ‘Game of Thrones’?

Dragons symbolize wisdom, longevity, sexuality, fertility, procreation, and regeneration. They are seen as mythical beings having magical powers.

 

They are also symbolic of life, growth, existence and prosperity. The ancient Chinese regarded the dragon as the most potent of all symbols of energy and good fortune.


They believed that dragons bring them luck, prosperity, abundance, consistent success and high achievement.


It was said that Dragons represent potent propitious powers, especially control over rainfall, floods and hurricanes.

 

Today, the dragon is still a very popular symbol that stands for valiance, heroism, boldness, self-confidence, power, excellence, perseverance, nobility, vitality and happiness.

 

It brings about physical as well as spiritual...

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You ARE what you EAT ... and That's NOT a good thing!

Uncategorized Sep 19, 2017
 

Foolish Insight, 2017-09-18

You are what you eat …

And its not a good thing

We have received tremendous response from our previous blog: Prevention is better than cure, and we have been flooded with questions and comments.

Many of you told us that they eat “healthy”, according to either the USDA Food Pyramid, or to the more Current USDA My Plate recommendations.

Since the Food Pyramid is seen as the "authoritative" source for nutritional information it has been propagated by the media, by teachers, physicians and nutritionists all over the country.

But do you know where the food pyramid came from?

The USDA Food pyramid began in the late 1800’s by Wilbur Olin Atwater, a PHD in agricultural chemistry. Atwater was tasked and funded by the government to build a respiration Calorimeter for studying Human metabolism.

He determined that the calorie was a means of measuring the efficiency of a diet and that different foods produced different amounts of energy. His...

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2 Wolves and a Funeral

Uncategorized Aug 12, 2017
 

And during times of sadness, we feel that it is often much more difficult to keep our ‘cool’, to be polite and thoughtful, and to be forgiving. Human interactions can become rather ugly sometimes, and our emotions are often elevated.

So, without naming our friends and family, you could imagine, like you saw in the movies, how people often fight over the smallest thing, like a silver serving spoon that’s been with the family for years. Or people that brought up old, unresolved issues and started fighting all over again.

Watching all these drama over the past few weeks actually reminded me of an old Cherokee legend. And it goes like this:

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and...

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Life is like a box of pears

Uncategorized May 23, 2017
 

*Full transcript below*


Hello we are the Foolish Couple and you are watching the Foolish Insights.

The last one that Andy did was fairly lengthy so we’ll keep this one short and sweet.

We play badminton regularly with a bunch of mostly Chinese friends, and sometimes we would share some proverbs and insights and inspirations. And here’s one that we came across recently and I really want to share with all of you.

We’ve probably all know of someone, our friends maybe, that is full negative that it’s just difficult to hang out with them. They like to hang on to grudges, they could never forgive anyone or anything, even on the smallest things. They feel like everyone has wronged them somehow, and that the government is against them, society is against them, their parents and friends and family are all against them. They are never happy, they feel like everyday is a bad day and they just have the worst luck.

 

So here’s a man, just like the one that...

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Prevention is better than Cure

 

In a previous episode we talked about The movie "Dr. Strange" and how a successful Surgeon got into a horrific car accident and ended up losing the dexterity of both of his hands. And that has an avalanche effect on his life: He lost his career as a surgeon, lost his money, lost his friends and even his girlfriend. So he began his search for a cure for his hands. He went from Doctor to Doctor, looking for a specialist who can repair his hands. And even though there may be some experimental procedures that could help him, no doctor was willing to put their reputation on the line to try to repair his hands. The story then goes on about his spiritual studies and eventual healing of his hands and his true calling in life.


This movie reminded me how Doctors are in real life. Nowadays many doctors are promoting preventative health, how they care about your wellbeing and encourage you to have routine physicals in order to maintain your health.

 

They routinely do physical exams, blood...

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What do Successful COUPLES do in the morning?

Uncategorized May 08, 2017
 

You may have already read it somewhere. The topic of what successful people do in the morning has been on blogs and magazine articles over and over again.


INC Magazine has an article on 14 things successful people do first thing in the morning

Business Insider has an article on Things Successful people do before breakfast

Forbes magazine has an piece on 5 things Super successful people do before 8AM, and then, they did another article on 7 things wildly successful people do before 730am. Sounds like they are repeating some of their materials right. Maybe.

 

But the topic of what successful people do in the morning seems to be so intriguing to many people, yet they are extremely successful.

 

Recently Success magazine did a podcast on the same topic. And they said,

 

Richard Branson starts his morning swimming in the ocean or kite surfing. Sure sounds like him.

Bill Gates spend an hour on the treadmill and, get this, listening to audio courses.

Arianna Huffington had...

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What does Dr Strange has to do with your marriage?

Uncategorized Apr 25, 2017
 

Here’s a fun question for you. If you can choose to become a superhero of your choice, and you get to choose from any superhero of your choice: superman, wonder woman, anybody you desire. If you can choose to be any one of the superheroes, who would that be?


Why do you choose to be this specific superhero? What is the specific superpower or characteristic that specifically appeal to you?

 

Last week I talked about what I did while Andrew was out of town, and this week, I’m going to tell you the other thing that I did while he’s not with me.

We like watching movies, but when Andrew is not with me I don’t go out to movies by myself. But I do like to re-watch some good movies. Andy isn’t into watching something that he’s already seen, so watching a movie for the 2nd time is typically something I do by myself.

And this time around, the movie that I chose to watch, is Marvel’s Dr. Strange.

There is one common theme that pretty much made most...

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What do you do when your husband or wife is out of town?

Uncategorized Apr 18, 2017
 

The Tangram of Love

It’s been a long time since I have an entire weekend to myself, without Andrew here with me. Years ago, when he used to travel for work or for family and I didn’t go with him, I would usually stay home and do some spring cleaning.

 

After all, Success Principle #28 is to clean up your Messes and Incompletes. So that’s what I decided to do.

 

This weekend I decided to clean out my closet, give away anything that hasn’t been used for many years and either give them away, recycle them, or somehow get rid of them.

 

On top of all my clothes these are 2 shelves that has some really old stuff there. I’m talking my wedding shoes from 1999, some drafting pencils that Andrew used when he was in art school, and some other stuff that I haven’t seen in a long time.

 

And I came across this little pink toy that I didn’t even remember that I have, and it is actually quite an interesting piece.

 

It is a...

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What do you do when someone is hitting on your husband?

Uncategorized Apr 17, 2017

Foolish Insights, 2017-03-20, by the Foolish Couple

 

 

Full Transcript below:
A few days ago, we were shopping at Berkeley Bowl, which is a local grocery store with a great selection of organic fruits and vegetables, and is a favorite of a lot of locals around the area.

While we are inside shopping, I was on to look for tomatoes, and Andrew was in the fruits section looking at avocados. So we are sort of separated but I can see where he is and he’s not far from me. So I went on and picked up a few roma tomatoes, and then I turned around and wanted to see where Andrew is, and that’s when I saw this young, gorgeous, tall, lean woman striking up a conversation with my husband. I can’t tell what they’re talking about, they seemed like they’re having a friendly conversation so I didn’t think much about it. And then I picked up some of those yellow zucchinis and then walked back towards Andrew. And when she saw me she walked away.

And I was...

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How energy imbalance can destroy your relationship

Uncategorized Feb 28, 2017
 

How energy imbalance can destroy your relationship and the French can help

[Foolish Insights, by the Foolish Couple, 2017-02-28]


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[Transcript]

[The Foolish Couple @www.thefoolishcouple.com
, an online academy teaching couples everything we know about relationships and whole life success]We’ve been married for 18 years, and we’ve been together since we were teenagers; that was almost 30 years ago. So the question we get the most is,

How do you guys stay together for so long?

How do you stay so young?

While the answer is probably as long as a book, here’s a little Foolish Insight that you may be interested in.

When I was 16 my family moved to Canada, which, is a bilingual country. They speak both English and French. So when we settled in, I thought it would be a good idea to take some lessons in French. So I came across this notion that in French, nouns have a gender. Some things are masculine, like the Fish (Le Poisson), and others are feminine, like apples...

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