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May 2009 Blog Posts (3)

Startling Statistics

Startling statisitcs

I'm working on a presentation about the benefits of meditation and was researching some facts and figures about symptoms that regular meditation helps to alleviate. I was shocked:

3-5% of kids under 7 years old globally now suffer from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and over 50 % of them continue to have ADD into adulthood.

Major depression is the No.1 psychological disorder in the western world.(1) It is growing in all age… Continue

Added by Tanya Warnakulasuriya on May 21, 2009 at 11:37 — No Comments

Time to Consider - Don't be a Sponge !

Has anybody seen these pictures in the tube station. The images said nothing more other than to give the website I was intrigued. I thought perhaps they were a website encouraging people to consider the more important things in life, like homlessness and war. Sadly no. When I logged onto the website, It showed all the pictures as per the billboards, and then asked people for… Continue

Added by Tanya Warnakulasuriya on May 21, 2009 at 11:19 — No Comments

It's integrity Captain, but not as we know it

Mahatma Gandhi ( once received a visit from a woman concerned about her child who was eating too much sugar. Knowing how much the child revered the guru, she asked Gandhi to convince him to give up, afraid he would become diabetic. Gandhi listened to her, nodded his head and asked her to return in a week. On her next visit Gandhi told the young boy that sugar was not good for him and he should give it up. Asking why he could not have… Continue

Added by indraadnan on May 19, 2009 at 17:31 — 5 Comments

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