JANUARY 2005 LINCS

 

 

 

1.  ARE YOU AN ADULT WHO IS RETURNING TO COLLEGE?

Returning to college when you work and have a family to support can be challenging.  Visit this website to gain insight into the issues that adults face when they return to college.

 

http://wy.essortment.com/adultsgoingbac_rrry.htm

 

 

 

2.  WE ALL SOLVE PROBLEMS AND MAKE DECISIONS EVERYDAY.  HOWEVER, SOME PROBLEMS ARE MORE CHALLENGING THAN OTHERS!

Do you sometimes have difficulty solving problems or making decisions?  This informative website breaks down the decision-making process into manageable steps that can help you consistently make good decisions.  This is an important skill to have, because when you make good decisions, you can solve problems more effectively.

 

http://www.studygs.net/problem/problemsolvingV1.htm

 

 

 

3.  HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) has been a part of the University of Wyoming (UW), College of Health Sciences since 1994. As a member of the national network of University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service, WIND provides teaching, research, information services, and technical assistance to both the University and Wyoming at large. Its major functions include teaching, research, information dissemination, and service in the broad area of disabilities, particularly in the area of developmental disabilities.

 

http://wind.uwyo.edu

 

 

 

4.  THE WELLNESS ADVANTAGE

This delicious recipe is  great for lunch or for a quick snack!

 

SUPER VEGGIE WRAP

 

            1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced

            2 small zucchinis, thinly sliced

            2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced

            4 large white mushrooms, chopped

            4 green onions, chopped

            1 clove garlic, chopped (optional

            4 ten-inch fat free flour tortillas

            ˝ cup low-fat cream cheese

 

In a small bowl, combine all vegetables.  Thinly spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese on each tortilla.  Place some of the chopped vegetable mixture evenly across the center of the tortilla.  Roll up the tortilla, trapping the ingredients tightly inside to form a tight tube.  Slice each tube into one-inch-wide sections to serve.  Variation:  Add 1 tablespoon of salsa to each wrap.

 

This recipe is provided by CompuCOOK, Inc.

 

 

5.  MOTIVATE YOURSELF TO SUCCEED!

Article:  “Make Peace Your Choice” by Peggy McColl

 

One of the greatest things you can do for yourself and for our world is to

create more peace and harmony.  Perhaps you've asked yourself the question

"how do I create peace?"  Or, better yet, "How will I create peace?"  Now

there is an answer and it is so clear and so practical, you'll be amazed

at the simplicity.

 

Deepak Chopra has created the 7 practices for peace, and you can follow

these brilliant and simple guidelines to create peace.  I'm going to share

them with you in this special issue.

 

Deepak Chopra is one of my all-time favorite Authors.  He has written 40+

books, and many Best Sellers, and he is now devoting his life to "create

peace in all forms."

 

What a grand and glorious goal!

 

Deepak is just releasing his new book called "Peace Is The Way" and this

could possibly be his greatest masterpiece.

 

Here are Deepak Chopra's Seven Practices for Peace.  You can easily apply

these into your day.

 

Here they are along with a greater explanation on how to practice them.

 

Sunday : Being for Peace

Monday : Thinking for Peace

Tuesday : Feeling for Peace

Wednesday : Speaking for Peace

Thursday : Acting for Peace

Friday : Creating for Peace

Saturday : Sharing for Peace

 

Our hope is that you will create peace on every level of your life. Each

practice takes only a few minutes. You can be as private or outspoken as

you wish. But those around you will know that you are for peace, not just

through good intentions but by the way you conduct your life on a daily

basis.

 

Sunday: Being for Peace

 

Today, take 5 minutes to meditate for peace. Sit quietly with your eyes

closed. Put your attention on your heart and inwardly repeat these four

words: Peace, Harmony, Laughter, Love. Allow these words to radiate from

your heart's stillness out into your body.

 

As you end your meditation, say to yourself, "Today I will relinquish all

resentments and grievances." Bring into your mind anyone against whom you

have a grievance and let it go. Send that person your forgiveness.

 

Monday: Thinking for Peace

 

Thinking has power when it is backed by intention. Today, introduce the

intention of peace in your thoughts. Take a few moments of silence, then

repeat this ancient prayer:

 

        Let me be loved, let me be happy, let me be peaceful.

        Let my friends be happy, loved, and peaceful.

        Let my perceived enemies be happy, loved, and peaceful.

        Let all beings be happy, loved, and peaceful.

        Let the whole world experience these things.

 

Any time during the day if you are overshadowed by fear or anger, repeat

these intentions. Use this prayer to get back on center.

 

Tuesday: Feeling for Peace

 

This is the day to experience the emotions of peace. The emotions of peace

are compassion, understanding and love.

 

Compassion is the feeling of shared suffering. When you feel someone

else's suffering, there is the birth of understanding.

 

Understanding is the knowledge that suffering is shared by everyone. When

you understand that you aren't alone in your suffering, there is the birth

of love.

When there is love there is the opportunity for peace.

 

As your practice, observe a stranger some time during your day. Silently

say to yourself, "This person is just like me.. Like me, this person has

experienced joy and sorrow, despair and hope, fear and love. Like me, this

person has people in his or her life who deeply care and love them. Like

me, this person's life is impermanent and will one day end. This person's

peace is as important as my peace. I want peace, harmony, laughter, and

love in their life and the life of all beings."

 

Wednesday: Speaking for Peace

 

Today, the purpose of speaking is to create happiness in the listener.

Have this intention: Today every word I utter will be chosen consciously.

I will refrain from complaints, condemnation, and criticism.

 

Your practice is to do at least one of the following:

-Tell someone how much you appreciate them.

-Express genuine gratitude to those who have helped and loved you.

-Offer healing or nurturing words to someone who needs them.

-Show respect to someone whose respect you value.

If you find that you are reacting negatively to anyone, in a way that

isn't peaceful, refrain from speaking and keep silent. Wait to speak until

you feel centered and calm, and then speak with respect.

 

Thursday: Acting for Peace

 

Today is the day to help someone in need: A child, a sick person, an older

or frail person. Help can take many forms. Tell yourself, " Today I will

bring a smile to a stranger's face. If someone acts in a hurtful way to me

or someone else, I will respond with a gesture of loving kindness. I will

send an anonymous gift to someone, however small. I will offer help

without asking for gratitude or recognition."

 

Friday: Creating for Peace

 

Today, come up with at least one creative idea to resolve a conflict,

either in your personal life or your family circle or among friends. If

you can, try and create an idea that applies to your community, the

nation, or the whole world.

You may change an old habit that isn't working, look at someone a new way,

offer words you never offered before, or think of an activity that brings

people together in good feeling and laughter.

 

Second, invite a family member or friend to come up with one creative idea

of this kind on their own. Creativity feels best when you are the one

thinking up the new idea or approach. Make it known that you accept and

enjoy creativity. Be loose and easy. Let the ideas flow and try out

anything that has appeal. The purpose here is to bond, because only when

you bond with others can there be mutual trust. When you trust, there is

no need for hidden hostility and suspicion, which are the two great

enemies of peace.

 

Saturday: Sharing for Peace

 

Today, share your practice of peacemaking with two people. Give them this

information and invite them to begin the daily practice. As more of us

participate in this sharing, our practice will expand into a critical

mass.

Today joyfully celebrate your own peace consciousness with at least one

other peace-conscious person. Connect either through e-mail or phone.

-Share your experience of growing peace.

-Share your gratitude that someone else is as serious about peace as you

are.

-Share your ideas for helping the world move closer to critical mass.

-Do whatever you can, in small or large ways, to assist anyone who wants

to become a peacemaker.

 

It is with Deepak's new book "Peace Is A Way" that we bring war and

violence to an end.

We can bring peace in the world by those who are peaceful.  In the short

video from his http://www.choprapeacebook.com website, you'll hear him

say:

"Just like love can only be given by those who experience love....peace

will be experienced from those who give peace."

 

Practice the 7 practices for peace makers and help bring peace into your

world and you will personally benefit a great deal.  As Deepak says,

"You'll get peace of mind." which is the most valuable experience you'll

ever have.

 

About the Author:

This article was written by Peggy McColl, Author of

On Being...The Creator of Your Destiny, The 8 Proven Secrets to SMART

Success and On Being a Dog with a Bone.