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The Matrix - Personal Development 101, Part 1

personal development Nov 17, 2019
[We are the Foolish Couple, Andy and Minna, founders of the Foco Academy. We focus on mentoring and teaching the Success Principles and how to apply the principles to the 3 areas of life that money can’t buy: Health, Time, and Love Relationship.]


One of my favorite movies of all time is the Matrix, Part 1. Not only because Keanu Reeves is in it. It is part of the reason, of course, but also because of the revolutionary idea of the story and the transformation of the hero in the story.



Every good story has these components. The hero, who is usually the main character, the problem, the guide, the love interest, the villain and the success. The hero was always pathetic when they started. Neo started off as a moonlighting hacker. But with the guide, Morpheus, who trained and led Neo through the transformation. The love from Trinity was boundless and always supportive. With the guide and love, Neo was able to morph into ‘The One’ and finally defeat...

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Happy Remembrance Day


Happy Remembrance Day.


Today, on Veterans Day, we honor the heroes who lost their lives during the first World War. In Canada, we actually call it Remembrance day.


HI I am Andrew from the Foolish Couple. In our blogs, we mostly guides you on the 3 things in life that you cannot buy, even if you have an unlimited supply of money. Those 3 things are health, love, and time.


Today, not only do we honor the fallen heroes of days past, but we should also honor our own fallen heroes. The hero who I’d like to honor today is my dad. Isn’t it funny that you don’t miss your heroes until they are gone?


It’s been over two years since he passed, and he is still teaching me things after he was gone.


I want to share with you something that my dad did religiously, every night, before going to bed, all the way until he wasn’t physically able to do it because of his advanced Parkinson’s.

Every night, just before going to bed, he...

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LOL Series - Vision


Lessons on Love Series - Vision

Do you ever feel like your relationship is not going as strong as you want it to be?

I’m talking about your loving, intimate relationship with your partner.

"As we progress in life we typically see that our careers and finances tend to stabilize but the other parts of our lives may be falling apart."

And these parts of your life are usually your health situation, your loving relationship, and the fact that you are running out of time.


We are the Foolish Couple. I am Minna, and this is my husband Andy. In our blogs we mostly guides you on the 3 things in life that you cannot buy, even if you have an unlimited supply of money. And those 3 things, are health, love, and time.

 We’ve been together for over 3 decades and over the last 30 years, we’ve had our ups and downs. But we have also figured out a lot about what keeps some couples together while others fall apart. So today, we are going to kick start a series on loving...

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Known Toxic Chemicals in our Food Supply


HI, I’m Andrew from the Foolish Couple.

In our blogs we typically talk about the things that money can’t buy, which are: Health, Time, and Love. Today, I want to talk about something that is affecting our health that you may not be aware of.


I am talking about the Known toxic chemicals in our food supply.


While many of you may be following the latest sports scores, Hollywood scandal or the political issues that are happening, did you catch the news that can affect your health and the health of your family? I bet you, most of you probably missed it. It was buried amongst all the glorious mumble jumble of politics, scandals and sports. But I read it, and I’m here to share my thoughts with you.


There were two very important reports that just came out last week. One was from EWG which stands for The Environmental Working Group. EWG released the latest results of their testing for potentially hazardous chemicals in our drinking water across the...

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FOMO- Fear Of Missing Out


As fall comes along, we watch the leaves fall and the days get shorter, we are also heading towards Halloween. Every year, on October 31st, thrill seekers would make their way to haunted houses looking for spirits, ghosts, the supernatural, and whatever else you could think of.


Hi. I am Minna from the Foolish Couple. And in today’s episode, I’m going to talk about FEAR.


Halloween is really about being scared and facing your fear. So, what is fear? I think we all know what FEAR is, and we all have our own fears. But have you ever counted how many of your FEARS actually become real?


In other words, most of the fears come from our imaginations. What I’m saying is that FEAR, stands for Fantasized Events Appearing Real.


As humans we are fearful of different things. Andy is afraid of spiders because he watched the movie Arachnophobia and every time, he sees a spider, it reminds him of the movie.


I am afraid of snakes, even though I have...

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Cold Water Thermogenesis



It's Andrew from the Foolish Couple.

As fall officially rowed in September 1st, most people close off their pools for next summer.

As you can see my pool is super clean and it’s this time of year that I actually do the most swimming when the water gets colder and colder.


A lot of you may not know, but I do have degenerative arthritis that is particularly bad in fall and winter as temperatures drop, and that is one of the reasons I refuse to travel back to Vancouver or any other place that is cold for that matter for the next few months.


And anyone with arthritis can tell you how their joints hurt more when it gets cold.


But there is a saying in Chinese, to use “poison to fight Poison” and that is what I do during fall and winter, and that is to swim in cold water to help with my arthritis.


Swimming in cold water or Cold Thermogenesis has the benefits to reduce inflammation and to  boost recovery. And oddly enough a long enough...

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He Says, She Says


Today’s topic is one that is close to my heart and it is one of the biggest problems that couple’s face. This is true for both new couples and especially old couples that have been together for a long time.  The single biggest mistake that puts a wedge in a couple’s relationship is arguments. Specifically, unresolved arguments.


Hi, I’m Andrew from the Foolish Couple.


For decades, all I remember about my parents are their arguments. Throughout my childhood, I don’t think there was actually a single day that my parents did not have a fight. What they fought about was always something very trivial. But as a kid, I thought that it was normal for couples to argue all the time.


The fighting, arguments, and the bickering never stopped until more than 4 decades later. And that was when my dad’s Parkinson’s got some bad that we had to put him into a senior assisted living home so that he can get the proper nursing care that...

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What Story are You Telling Yourself?


HI I'm Andrew from the Foolish Couple.


Today we are going to talk about the Thoughts and Beliefs that you tell yourself.


In the Success Principles by Jack Canfield, who is the author of the Chicken Soup of the Soul book series, he talks about 68 principles of success. And you can take these principles and apply them to all areas of your life and they will ALWAYS work. Whether you want to improve your career, your finances, your relationships, your health or your contributions. Whatever they are, these Success Principles will work for everyone every time.


As long as you work the principles, the principles will work for you.


You see, you are creating your experiences, your success, the quality of your relationships, and your health by your thoughts and beliefs (beliefs are no more than thoughts you have conditioned yourself to think over and over), the visual images you focus on (internally and externally), the resulting emotions they create, and your...

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Cancer Trends for the Younger Generation

diabetes kids Jun 20, 2019

Hi Its Andrew from the Foolish Couple.


The other day I talked about, how the younger generation is getting chronic conditions earlier and earlier.

Diabesity, or people who are obese and diabetic, is now becoming an epidemic problem with the younger generation.

A recent study shows that people aged 25-49 is at higher risk for certain types of cancer than people over 50. These cancers are showing up earlier in life, affecting their quality of life. And these statistics get worse for the next younger generation.

You are seeing younger and younger children that are not just slightly overweight but obese. According to the CDC, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. When I was growing up, there may be 1 fat kid in class. Nowadays 1 out of every 5 kids is overweight or obese.


In the past, next generations always lived longer than older generations due to new advances in medical technology and drugs.


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When Should You Start to Worry About Longevity?


Hi its Andrew from the Foolish Couple.

 I get asked all the time, what is the best age to start worrying about my longevity.

Longevity refers to your physical health, mental health, energy, vibrancy and freedom of mobility.

 This week we are sharing our 1-week liver cleanse for Clearer skin, leaner body and no cravings to friends and family. But the cleanse is so much more.

It’s the first step towards longevity and preventing Chronic illnesses.

 Chronic illnesses are no longer an old person disease. It used to be that you don’t get Chronic conditions such as depression, psychotic conditions, hyperactivity, hypertension, high cholesterol, Crohn’s disease/ulcerative colitis and type II diabetes until you are older like 60 years and older.


However, that is no longer the case, millennials born between early 80’s to mid 90’s are besieged by chronic illness, with 54% of the generation's respondents reporting that they've been diagnosed...

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