Category Archives: Mindset

The wise fisherman

A fisherman was sitting near the seashore, relaxing under the shadow of a tree.

Suddenly a rich businessman approached him and angrily inquired: Why don’t you catch more fish instead of just sitting there?

The fisherman asked: What would I do by catching more fish?

Businessman: You could sell them, earn more money, and buy a bigger boat.

Fisherman: What would I do then?

Businessman: You could go fishing in deeper waters, catch even more fish and earn even more money.  Continue reading

How to prevent heart disease

Here’s a wonderful presentation in two parts by Chris Kresser… very easy to understand, and also explains how you can get tested for only $80-100, without needing to go to the doctor.

Part 1:

Part 2:

As I mentioned in previous posts, it’s so important to wrap our heads around this, because the standard advice is CAUSING heart disease, and most doctors are not up to speed.

Best wishes,
Michael Kinnaird

“Leaky Gut” doesn’t exist, except it does

Medicine frustrates me. For about 5 years I saw every specialist out there and none of it helped me. And what is declared quackery one minute, is later accepted as gospel once the medical machine finally gets up to speed.

Here’s an important article written by a doctor about the very real “leaky gut” which causes a cascade of effects resulting or contributing to all sorts of diseases. Officially it doesn’t exist, except that in reality it does.

That’s why the Happy Guide diet removes the causes of leaky gut or intestinal permeability, it’s real and dangerous to health…  Continue reading

The elusive secret of happiness

Elusive secret of happiness

Elusive secret of happiness

A quick search on the internet reveals some confusion about what the secret of happiness actually is…

  • Keep changing something if you’re not happy, until you are (what exactly to change is missing information).
  • Make others believe they are the cause of it (!?)
  • Count your blessings while others are adding to their troubles.
  • Admire without desiring (!?)
  • Not to chase it. It’s like a butterfly so you must pay attention to other things and it will land on your shoulder (a smidgen of truth, but largely useless information).

These web results leave me dumbfounded! These aren’t the way to happiness, they’ll just confuse someone in genuine need of advice that works… Continue reading

Does Eckhart Tolle eat meat?

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle

Yes he does, according to his partner Kim Eng.

It’s such a curious question isn’t it: “Are spiritual people, truly enlightened people, vegetarians?” And the answer is clearly “not necessarily.”

If you look at the great spiritual masters, there’s no common theme with regards to meat eating. Buddha wasn’t rigid about it and said it was OK if you were offered it, the Dalai Lama follows this path and is vegetarian at home but will eat meat if away. Jesus fed the 5000 fish and loaves which he magically produced.

And enlightened master Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, of “I AM THAT” fame, had no issue with meat eating or even smoking. Here’s an excerpt from I AM THAT…

Q: My body influences me deeply. In more than one way my body is my destiny. My character, my moods, the nature of my reactions, my desires and fears — inborn or acquired — they are all based on the body. A little alcohol, some drug or other and all changes. Until the drug wears off I become another man. Continue reading

The power of commitment

Here’s a great quote about the power of commitment, often quoted in part and attributed to Goethe, it turns out it’s actually by William Hutchinson Murray, a Scottish mountaineer and writer…

“But when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money… booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”

Best wishes,
Michael Kinnaird
Image by Kekkoz

Imagination and vision

A great talk for you on the power of your VISION.

Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make. Imagination allows us to break down borders, to move beyond our circumstances, to create and constantly progress. This is an incredibly inspiring and moving 10 minute TEDx talk.

Best wishes,
Michael Kinnaird

Does Happy Guide work?

Happy Guide is about being happy and healthy.

It’s about creating the thing that truly matters, the thing we all want most — happiness. It works because of two BIG reasons…

#1: Good habits make things easy

Habits are just like skills; the more you practice them, the easier it gets. They can be very subtle — as subtle as your regional accent, and powerful… because once you learn something, it becomes automatic, like riding a bike. So good habits make things easy, and that’s the key. Happy Guide gives you the simple and powerful tools to get into good habits and out of bad habits… Continue reading

Six habits for health and happiness

We’re all in a different place right? All have different issues, problems, life experiences. And most importantly… different ideas about who we are and what we want and need.

And yet we are all human… two arms, two legs and so on. Our needs are the same really. The problem is that 99% of us humans are not coming anywhere close to meeting our needs…

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Automatic health

Jump for JoyThe idea of automatic health has been floating around in my mind for a while, so I thought I’d put fingers to keyboard :-)

Everything that works, it seems to me, is based on systems. You know… the Earth goes around the sun in a predictable way and you can look at everything from biochemistry to business to electronics to whatever, to see it’s all systems…

What you want, what we all want… is simply to feel good. Everything you do, you do for one reason only — to have a good feeling. And the fact is, what we’re doing as a whole, doesn’t have that outcome. The system just ain’t working…

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