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The human ego is the underlying source of all stressors in contemporary living -- a stumbling block to wisdom in living..

Learn and understand the ancient human wisdom from China to eliminate all stress in everyday living.

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Wisdom Tips in Living

Stephen Lau

This book contains the 81 chapters of the translated text of the  Chinese classic on human wisdom, written by the Chinese sage Lao Tzu. It also explains in plain English all the essentials of Tao wisdom, which is the wisdom of TAO TE CHING.

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The Wisdom of Letting Go
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Letting go of all attachments in the material world is the only way to let go of the ego, which is formed by a distorted human mind. This human flaw can be eradicated with the ancient Tao wisdom from China, and complemented with the Biblical wisdom. Learn how to let go to let God.

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Cold Day Wellness Wisdom

The recent North Pole cold air had caused much of the United States to have plunged into a deep freeze with record low temperatures for two dozen states from the Midwest to the Southeast and Northeast.

If you have to expose yourself to the cold elements outdoors, you may have what is known as windburn, having redness, swelling, and irritation on the skin due to rapid loss of moisture.

Petroleum jelly is strongly recommended because it provides a soothing, protective layer for your skin.

Mix calendula and St. John's wort oils with your favorite skin lotion. Apply this anti-inflammatory and soothing lotion onto your skin before you brave the great outdoors.

Anti-Wrinkle Wisdom

Nobody likes wrinkles. Well, you don't need to pay through the nose to keep you younger for longer.

Frowning, smiling, squinting -- they etch wrinkles on your face as you age because the collagen (protein or glue) that holds your skin decreases with age (approximately 1 percent per year, according to dermatologists). You don't need to keep an expressionless face to avoid wrinkles.

Avoid tobacco, strong sunlight. If you have bad genes, that's too bad!

Mix 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil (straight from the bottle) into your food (e.g. cereal, fruit juice); Don't cook flaxseed oil (it become rancid with heat and air).

Acidic fruits remove loose layers of dead skin. Not only eat more citrus fruits and berries, but make your own cosmetics from them. This is how:

1 tablespoon of mashed fruits or berries + 1 tablespoon of whole wheat flour + drops of jojoba oil (add a little water to adjust the consistency of the mixture)

Save money and save your face!

Make sure you also take a daily supplement of 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C.

Dermatologists use chemicals to remove wrinkles by stripping away the outer layers of skin. Make your own papaya peel. This is how:

2 tablespoons of peeled papayas (grind in a food processor) + 1 tablespoon of dry oatmeal (to remove debris from the skin) -- pad it onto clean skin for 15 mins before removing it with a washcloth in an outward circular motion.

Overweight and Underweight Wisdom

If your weight is ideal, good for you; you must be wise!


Many, however, would like to lose a few extra pounds but without much success.

The rule of thumb: Burn more calories than you consume. There's no shortcut.

Take 1-2 tablespoons of ground psyllium (fiber-rich plant) with a full glass of water before meals to curb your appetite.

Take 200 milligrams of Asian ginseng to control your high level of hormone insulin.

Grind and sprinkle one teaspoon of bladderwrack (a type of seaweed) over your food or soup to enhance your metabolism by increasing your thyroid hormones.


Underweight is often due to some digestive problems.

If you weigh 10 percent less than your standard weight, you are underweight. You need energy-dense foods (to add 500 more calories a day) and gentle exercise.

Drink one teaspoon of powered ashwaganda (herb) + half cup of milktwice a day.

Take 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil to get your calories without the fat.

Liver Wellness Wisdom for Healthy Vision

The liver is a fat-burning organ: it not only burns fat but also pumps excess fat our of your body system. Your liver controls your body weight. Too much fat in the abdominal area may impair your fat metabolism, turning your liver into a “fatty liver,” which makes you fat.

If you are obese, you have a much higher risk of losing your eyesight, according to the Royal Institute for the Blind. For example, too much body fat is one of the causes of diabetes; too much fat may cause oxidative damage to the eye in the form of macular degeneration.

A dysfunction liver cannot effectively remove dietary cholesterol, toxins from alcohol and pharmaceutical drugs.

An impaired liver is unable to store vitamin A and D, and B complex vitamins -- they are essential eye nutrients for healthy vision.

Fatty Liver Diet Guide may help you prevent fatty liver disease, as well as help you lose weight naturally.

Wisdom in Making the Shorter Leg Longer

If you have back pain, maybe one leg of yours is shorter than the other one, causing your spine to curve accordingly. As a result, the bend stresses your spine with painful pressure. According  to researcher Dr. Steven McCawof Illinois State University, correct your back problem by placing Dr. Scholltherapeutic insert into your shoe to make the shorter leg longer. It's just that simple! Of course, your back pain can be due to other factors, such as poor posture, lack of exercise, and overweight, among others.

Wisdom in Wearing Suspenders

I like to wear suspenders.

There is wisdom in wearing suspenders: it may help you straighten your spine.

Health has a lot to do with your breathing, which has a lot to do with your posture, and posture has a lot to do with your spine. Optimum breathing provides oxygen to your lungs and henceforth to the rest of your body. Breathing, however, can be compromised or even disrupted by poor posture, which will result in an unstraight or crooked spine.

Whether you have a flat or bulging tummy, you tend to push out your tummy when you are wearing a belt for your pants-this, unfortunately, disfiguresyour posture. A correct posture is to tuck in your tummy, slightly squeeze your buttocks and push them forward in order to align your spine. If you do this while wearing a belt, your pants tend to drop, especially if your belt is loose; psychologically and unconsciously, there is a tendency to push the tummy forward.

Wearing suspenders, on the other hand, enables you to tuck in your tummy, without fearing that you may drop your pants. At first, you may find it straining to do just that due to your weak abdominal muscles; however, through greater awareness and more practice, you will be able to overcome it.

With that wisdom in mind, I have been wearing suspenders instead of belts for my pants. If you don’t believe me, get a suspender, and try it out for yourself.

Wisdom in Reducing Muscle Pain

If you experience muscle pain due to injuries, sprains, pulls, and tears. Do not readily reach out for an over-the-counter pain killer.

Apply ice wrapped in a towel over the affected area for 10 to 20 minutes three to four times a day until the soreness disappears.

Apply pressure (compress) by wrapping it in an elastic bandage.

Lift your injured limb18 inches and rest it on a cushion to reduce swelling.

Of course, you also need to give it a break by not exercising it or reducing its movement as much as possible.

Booze Basics Wisdom

Be a wine drinker, and not an alcoholic. However, it's easy to become the latter if you don't have booze basics wisdom.

Healthy drinking wisdom means: you have moderate drinks of no more than 2 glasses day, or else your blood pressure will rise; you drink on only certain days of the week, and not everyday; you drink no more than one drink an hour.

If you are diabetic, make sure you blood sugar is under control. Alcohol can lead to low blood sugar, so make sure you have it with a meal. Sweating, weakness, and fast heart rate are symptoms of low blood sugar. So beware!

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