Your Motivation for November 12, 2018

There is an old saying that I remember from my early years that comes from Christianity, “Don’t be so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good.”

It may be that the church picked up this saying from Theodore Roosevelt, or maybe the other way around.

No matter who began this intriguing thought the premise of it and message it conveys is relevant to all of us, regardless of our political or religious affiliation.

By keeping our eyes on the stars we can reach for a goal that may at first seem impossible.  Take for instance my own work at living a chaos-free life caused by dissociative identity disorder. When I began my journey the life I have now seemed far off and unreachable, yet I kept fighting on. I kept my eyes on the prize if you will.

But I kept my feet firmly planted in the reality that no matter how hard or long I work on the issues caused in my past, I cannot change that past. I can only learn to accept and use my past to propel me into a brighter future.

If we don’t pay attention to either keeping our eyes on the stars or our feet on the ground, we get in trouble quick.

By only focusing on the stars we forget the realities of life and will lose our dreams due to the frustration of the failures that will inevitably be a part of our search.

If we only focus on the ground, we forget our dreams and never go for them at all deeming them impossible to reach.

I may not be a master of understanding of life, but I do know that all humans need to do both to remain in balance and be happy.

I’m grateful to Randeep Singh and you for allowing me to come to you with these little pieces of motivation and the articles that I write for PatientNextDoor. I enjoy writing to you all very much.

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Your Motivation for November 8, 2018

Hi again, Shirley here from PatientNextDoor.

Winston Churchill was Prime Minister of England during the second world war, possibly the darkest time in recent history for that country.

His fellow citizens faced daily bombing from the Germans and loss of life was always on everyone’s mind.

Mr. Churchill knew pain, he knew pain, he knew what it was like to live through the hell of war.

Somehow he found the courage to give his country the emotional support and strength they desperately needed to make it through.

While the tragedy of war may seem an extreme example to compare to personal discouragement and problems, I submit they are very much the same.

We all go tough times now and then. Sometimes those hard times get really trying and seem like they will never end.

Some of us begin to think of taking drastic actions to end our pain such as running away from our families or even dying by suicide.

I have been there, I know. I have almost lost my life to suicide four times in my 58 years on planet earth.

If there is one thing I hope you will remember today, it is the message I’m leaving you below.

Yes, you may be living through the turmoil of hell today but what about tomorrow or a month even a year from now? What then? What good thing is right around the corner that you cannot see yet because it is in the future?

When I get ill with my depression and other problems, and I feel a spat of suicidality coming on, I remind myself of just that.

If I hang on, the fire of the current hell will sputter and die. Beyond the horizon of the “now” that separates me from my future may be the most powerful and wonderful experience I could have ever imagined.

Life is full of tragedies and triumphs. It’s all a matter of, like Winston Churchill so aptly put it, keeping going.

I hope these little notes I try to write to you during the week help you. I know they help me to remember who I am and that life is beautiful despite its trials and tribulations.

Have a wonderful rest of your Thursday. Shirley

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Your Motivation for November 7, 2018

 

Hi, Shirley here with your motivation to help you finish this Wednesday in early November.

We all have a basic flaw that has been passed down through our human lineage, we tend to pay more attention to what is going wrong than what and might go right.

At least, I do.

I’ll confess, I talk a great talk, but sometimes I get lost in the negativity that most of the time is invented by my own mind. I feel negative about where I live and lose sight of the fact that I live better than over half the world.

I get negative about my being in a wheelchair and forget that there are millions in the world who are suffering severe illnesses and lack the care they need.

I tend to spend a great deal of time focusing on what might go wrong in the future, and forget that there is an equal chance things will go right.

What’s worse, I tend to become the author of self-fulfilling prophecy, making myself vulnerable to overlook the steps I could take to avoid failure.

Are you like me?

Well, if so, don’t be hard on yourself because you are definitely in good company.

How can we change this flaw in ourselves? How can we end the self-fulfilling prophecies that make our lives tough?

The only answer I have found is to make a gratitude list.

Making a gratitude sounds simple and easy, and it is if you’re experiencing a happy time in your life.

However, writing a list of things you are thankful for when you feel crappy is much harder.

Start simple. Can you see, hear, speak, walk and have a roof over your head? Be grateful for those things. Then branch out. Have you got plenty of food, clean water, and warm clothing to wear? Be grateful for those things because millions do not.

While making your list at first you will frown at the exercise, but before you have finished you may find you are experiencing a whole different feeling, joy.

Yep, a dose of gratitude goes a long way and if you are anything like me, you know, human, you will need to remind yourself of that often.

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Don’t worry if you forget you have lots to be thankful for, we all have been there.

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Your Motivation for November 6, 2018

Hi, it’s Shirley from your PatientNextDoor support team.

I don’t know about you, but I have spent a lot of time with trial and error. I started to go to college when I was 18 and didn’t finish my Associate Degree until I was 56. I had a lot of illness and had to drop school over and over again.

But you know what? I kept trying and trying until one evening in 2016 I crossed the stage and received my diploma.

The victory of receiving my degree was made even sweeter because I had been trying so hard for so many years.

Edison could have given up trying to find the right filament for his new-fangled light bulb but he didn’t. He tried one after the other for years and on the 10,000th try met with success.

Isn’t that the gumption and power all humans possess? Some of us give up early believing they cannot succeed, but to many humans, a challenge that is difficult is something to be desired and cherished.

You see, that curiosity of what is around the next bend or around the next corner is what has driven our species to inhabit the entire globe.

I guess what I’m saying is this.

If you meet with a tough situation and can’t find the answers, that’s okay. Keep trying.

That doesn’t mean trying the same thing over and over again believing you will get a different result. That is one definition of insanity.

What it does mean is that we should never give up, especially on our dreams.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everybody!! Shirley

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Your Morning Motivation for November 5, 2018

Good morning everyone, welcome to Monday. It’s Shirley from the Patient Next Door support team.

This picture truly does say a thousand words. There are some things we can control, and many of them are listed above. If we spend our time paying attention to the things WE CAN control then we can live calm lives.

However, when our eyes roam to other people and we see things in their lives that we want to change, that’s when we get into trouble.

You see, we cannot change others, nor can we control them.

Unless the other person is a very young child, we are not responsible for their actions. Even when the things they are doing are harmful to them, we cannot and will not ever change someone else’s life. They are responsible. Period.

Learning to accept this concept is vital to living well and enjoying life.

As always, I do not bring topics like this to our reader’s attention not to scold or to make anyone feel bad about themselves.

I bring them to your attention so that you will become aware because awareness is the first step in defeating a problem.

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Your End of the Week Motivation for November 2, 2018

Hi there. Shirley here.

This quote doesn’t have to come true. We can choose to live life until we die instead of mourning a life lost.

Sometimes in these modern times, we get all tangled up in the struggles of living that we forget to live.

We are always reaching and reaching and thinking, “Oh, I need to struggle now. There will be plenty of time later to do more living.”

If you are like me, you sometimes feel like a hamster on a wheel trying and trying but going nowhere fast.

I try to remind myself, and I’m reminding you now, that there may be no later. None of us is promised a long life and death in old age. Why not get off the hamster wheel and pay attention to the flowers or the fall colors. Why not take time now to stand under the stars and point them out to our children.

Why not?

Just a reminder from my heart to yours about what matters most in our lives.

 

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Your Motivation for November 1, 2018

Hi, me again, Shirley your contact person with the PND support team.

l wrote the above quote with this picture to illustrate a point that too many of us miss.

No one can make us happy or unhappy. We choose to allow the behavior, attitudes, and words of others change how we feel about our own happiness.

We harm ourselves by not choosing ways that are healthy to cope with our day to day lives.

For instance, depending on a significant other to “fulfill you” is hogwash. If you aren’t fulfilled before you get involved romantically, your relationship is doomed from the start.

Two half people do not make a whole.

Two wounded people cannot heal each other.

By finding the wounds in our own hearts and healing as best we can BEFORE we meet someone else we are not only much more likely to be happy but to choose others who are also healed of their own baggage.

Hey, I’m not an expert when it comes to this concept, God knows I have harmed myself a lot through not doing as this piece suggests. However, now that I am aware I stand a much greater chance at love and living a happy life.

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Your Motivation for October 31, 2018

Good morning, it’s your friend Shirley from the PatientNextDoor support team.

Having an internal locus of control is vital to living a happy and secure life.

An internal locus of control means that you don’t wait for others to make you happy, you make your own happiness.

To find out how to achieve this, look at the link I’ve provided from Psychology Today.

Turning to others for support is marvelous, but depending on them to meet your emotional needs is neither fair nor possible.

Only we know what we need and want.  To expect someone to KNOW what you need and then feeling depressed and angry because they didn’t? Well, that’s insanity at its best.

I hope you are getting revitalized by these Monday-Friday motivational pieces. It is my intention to offer you food for thought and to uplift you every day.

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Your Motivational Quote for October 30, 2018

Good day, it’s Shirley from the PatientNextDoor support team.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

In a world that is becoming more and more divided along race, religion, and political lines I felt the above quote by Helen Keller’s appropriate.

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of reading the headlines each morning only to be dismayed by the hate I see written about there.

Innocent lives snuffed out by hate and bigotry, children afraid to go to school and their equally terrified parents, it is all disturbing and horrible. The hate being spewed by politicians speak the language of those who would divide human beings as being either worthy or worthless.

It must stop, so let it begin with me.

I wish to speak words of peace and love, not hate. I do not want to spread lies or innuendo nor do I wish to be bigoted against any person.

I am not a religious person and as such will not press anyone to believe in something they do not. However, the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi are ringing in my ears as I hope they will ring in yours.

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

“O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” Amen.

Amen indeed.

The day humanity crosses over from hate and suspicion of others to love and understanding is the day we can all finally take a deep breath and truly begin to live.

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Breathing: A Simple Act That Has Become Difficult in India

Taking a deep breath and then exhale This simple act is something that in India could lead to several illnesses and even death. As the air quality in India declines, the new-found prosperity of the nation faces floundering under the weight of the increasing medical emergencies brought on by the very mechanisms that have driven it.

Air pollution refers to the contamination of air by materials that can interfere with the health of people and their quality of life. There are four important kinds of pollution, water, noise, soil and the topic of this article, air.

How Bad is the Pollution Problem in India? 

India is number eight on the list of top twenty nations in the world with the most polluted air, way ahead of China which listed at number thirteen. That means that the amounts of contaminants in the air in India’s city and rural areas are enormous.

The publication The India Times May 2018, reported that every year in India, 26.45% of the Indian population die prematurely from diseases directly caused by that nation’s poor air quality. That figure translates into roughly 355 million people dying every year from pollution.

What is happening? What is being done by the government to help the people of India keep pace with the world economically without destroying the health of its population?

Worsening Air Quality

The city of Delhi has become notorious for its chokingly poor air quality. In fact, it is so bad that the once white marble walls of the Taj Mahal have turned green.

The sad fact is that Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh was declared in May of 2018 the most polluted city on the globe and was forced to cancel flights and close schools as its levels of pollution reached “off-the-charts” levels.

Human activity in India creates both greenhouse gases that are warming our planet and poor air quality that work together to harm the health of Indian citizens.

In the winter months from October through January, the festival of Diwali occurs and with it a severe increase in air pollution. The effects are most felt in the city of Delhi as firecrackers are burned during the festival.

However, there is another factor that makes air quality drop during the winter months, the changing weather patterns caused by climate change.

 Climate Change and Poor Air Quality

In November 2017, the capital city of Delhi in India was hit by air pollution so vile that the city’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal described living there as being in a “gas chamber.”

While the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States considers anything over 300 to be hazardous to humans, the air quality index in Delhi was reported to be in the range of 700 to 1,000.

The air quality of Delhi was so high that there was no mistaking but that millions of people are breathing it and were in grave danger of developing lung cancer, asthma and damaging other vital organs.

Those most in danger were the children as air pollution that severe would not allow their young bodies to develop good lungs and could damage their brains. The effects of this damage were irreversible and would last a lifetime.

The Hazardous Health Consequences of Winter 

The mechanism of this seasonal health hazard is easily understood.

As the climate gets warmer, India is experiencing longer dry spells. The increase in warmth and decrease in moisture have created depressions that pull winds from the oceans surrounding India.

With the less rain and green barriers in and around Indian cities, the ocean winds pick up dust that inundates the cities and countryside cause a considerable reduction in air quality.

This dust mixes with the other particulates already present in the heavily polluted air of India’s urban and rural areas making a toxic mess that her people are forced to breathe.

While gases coming from the combustion of wood, fields, and dung are contributors to the health problems plaguing India, particulate matter pollution is the main reason for the massive uptick of lung and other diseases that are killing the Indian people.

Particulate Matter (PM)

Particulate matter is made up of fine granules and droplets such as dust, fly ash, soot, smoke, aerosols, fumes, mists and vapors that can remain suspended in the air and breathed by humans. Some forms of PM can be seen with the naked eye, but much of it cannot so people breathe in these toxins unaware of how they have affected them.

An article in Scientific India in 2017 reported that there are many emitters of particulate matter including vehicle emissions, power plant emissions, the manufacturing of products such as electronic components, and landfills.

Vehicle emissions in India have seen an enormous rise since India has begun to experience greater prosperity. Many people in the cities of India have chosen to opt for owning and operating their own car or truck instead of more traditional modes of transportation.

Dangerous sulfur dioxide coming from the combustion of the fuels to run automobiles and the growing number of vehicles being used to haul products by train and airplanes are major factors of air pollution in India.

The Republic of India has been busy creating its niche among the industrialized world building factories to compete on the world market. These factories require vast amounts of electricity and with demand comes supply.

The power plants in this developing country are the second leading coal burners in the world after China. That makes India a significant contributor to greenhouse gases that creates health hazards for her people, including carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide.

A Manufacturing a Nightmare

The factories functioning in India release a large amount of particulate matter as waste from the manufacturing process into the air.

The manufacturing plants in India take part in the world’s largest market for used electronic components. Because of the lower cost of labor and a lack of government regulations, about 80% of the world’s greed for electronics is satisfied by countries such as India and other developing nations.

Many the people of India are involved in the processing industry of electronics. However, insufficient protective measures are taken as workers dismantle old electronic components by using chemicals to leach printed circuit boards, burning waste off wires and components, and washing metal parts of milled black powder.

Outside of these inhumane and unsafe working conditions placed on the people of India who labor daily in these manufacturing plants, are the enormous contributions these plants make to particulate waste into the atmosphere of India.

Landfills as Polluters of the Air

The characteristic barrage of horrible odors emitting from a landfill is caused by the release of hydrogen sulfide and ammonia gas. Materials from the construction and demolition of buildings, like drywall, create large amounts of these gases.

While low levels of hydrogen sulfide and ammonia gas are not harmful to humans, long-term exposure of up to two weeks can cause coughing, irritated eyes, nose and throat, headaches, nausea and breathing problems.

Usually, the symptoms of exposure to landfill gases will go away if the exposure ends, but the longer people are near these stinky gases, the worse their symptoms will become.

The person exposed for extended amounts of time can present with sleeping difficulties, weight loss, chest pain and be at high risk for life-threating asthma.

Landfills also produce methane and carbon dioxide which are produced when bacteria break down organic waste.

The asphyxiant Methane also is emitted by the growing number of landfills in India’s countryside. These gases are self-perpetuating and even after the landfill is closed can continue to be ejected for more than fifty years.

Landfill gases will migrate from the landfill site into the air and infiltrate homes of people living nearby. They can also travel underground through utility entry points such as water and power lines and create a significant health hazard to people many miles away from the landfill that produced them.

Methane and carbon dioxide are colorless and odorless and displace oxygen in enclosed spaces such as basements of buildings where these gases have infiltered from a nearby or distant landfill.

People who live or work in enclosed spaces where methane and carbon dioxide are present can present with reduced coordination, fatigue nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness or death.

If unchecked, landfills could become the number one leading emitter of methane in the country.

The Statistics of a National Tragedy: Rural Pollution

 

What is even more stunning is the fact related by a news article by CNN in May of 2018.

The article stated that 75% of air quality deaths in India occur in rural areas as opposed to city regions. So, it is not just people living in cities like Delhi who are dying young, citizens living in the countryside on farms and small villages are dying too.

The worsening air pollution in rural India isn’t caused by only one source; it has many causes.

People who live in rural settings everyday use fuels such as wood, coal, crop waste and cow dung to light and burn the fires that they cook with as women prepare the meals for their home.

The polluting particles created by combusting these fuels don’t stay within the home, instead, it travels beyond the walls adding to the already dire poor air quality of the country.

Also driving the pollution coming from rural areas is the large-scale crop residue burning that farmers do in their fields during the autumn and winter months.

Burning off crop stubble is a traditional way of returning nutrients to the soil. Even in modern times, farmers in India cannot afford the large and expensive farming equipment that would replace stubble burning and lift the danger of the smoke contaminating the country.

The Economic Times reported last week that 32% of the pollution hitting Dehli was a direct result of stubble burning in  Punjab and Haryana. While the burning isn’t the only reason for the massive pollution in Dehli, it is a large contributor of it.

Unfortunately, it is the winter months the winds shift making the air quality almost unbreathable as the smog from the burning of the fields keeps the smoke inland and not drifting out to sea.

The Economic Impact of Poor Air Quality to India

In a report published in the India Times in June of 2018, the cost of poor air quality makes it clear that if not ended, the decreasing quality of clean air will cost India dearly.

The cost to India regarding labor losses stood at 405.8 billion INR ($55.39 billion) or .84% of its gross domestic product. That price tag is even higher than that of China which also lost big that year.

Just yesterday, October 27, 2018, Delhi found itself bracing for the wicked onslaught of smoke, fog, and haze they are expecting in the next few days.

Smoke from unregulated crop burning and burning landfill sites, pollution from vehicles and factories added to toxic fumes from firecrackers means that the air quality in the city will once again become a “gas chamber.”

In fact, the quality of air in Delhi dropped to the worst ever recorded there in October, this year, with ongoing construction and manufacturing bringing on a blanket of haze and particulate matter.

This increase in air pollution and lowering of good breathable air robs India more and more each year as its citizens face health crises and loss of the ability to work.

If nothing is done, the deaths, illnesses, and loss of income to the manufacturing sector which is driving the economy of India will falter and die.

With the loss of the ability to compete in the global marketplace, the country of India will lose her push for wealth for all her people.

What Can Be Done?

 India is a democracy, and as such, they have highly competitive elections. Since the most significant spike in winter is caused by stubble burning in the rural areas, India is hard pressed to impose fines on its farmers. This makes the problem very difficult for politicians who depend on their votes and cooperation to handle.

However, the government of India is waking up to the hard facts of how air pollution will rob their country of the economic power they have been seeking.

The Indian government has invested in control sources of pollution, such as ordering diesel buses to convert to natural gas and offering drivers the odd-even rule where private cars may use the roads depending on their registration numbers on their license plates.

The government has also decided that to tackle the poor air quality of India, they must coordinate efforts across all ministries, including finance, agriculture, rural development, power, and transportation.

To do so, they formed a committee who recommended switching to clean energy sources for cook stoves, public transport, and industry.

They also proposed to lower the traffic of pollution causing vehicles clogging India’s roadways by imposing a higher fuel tax and parking fees, plus charging congestion charges.

The government also decided that making more vehicle-free zones and cycle paths would get people out of their cars and onto new bicycle paths.

The government of India also began researching other means to help their people breathe better and found an excellent resource in California of the U.S. California had discovered that for each dollar into actions for clean air; they reaped a return of $30 US.

That makes following the example of California by India highly valuable to utilizing the financial resources to help her citizens breathe.

In 2013, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, teamed up with the Air Resources Board to begin the implementation of the India-California Air Pollution Mitigation Program.

The India-California Pollution Mitigation Program looked at technical solutions like cleaning up car emissions by forcing owners to keep their vehicles in top working order by doing periodic checks.

When problems were found during these mandatory checks, vehicles found to be not working correctly and thus adding to the pollution problem would be required to not operate on roadways.

Following this suggestion, India’s supreme court recently banned the registration of diesel vehicles in the city of Delhi to tackle the horrific pollution problem there.

Other measures Delhi have implanted include raising penalties for burning rubbish and better control of road dust.

To tackle the domestic problem of air pollution, in December of 2017, the government of India decided to remove subsidies for polluting cooking stoves by 50%, making the use of clean fuels more appealing to Indian households.

Working Together India Can Conquer Its Poor Air Quality Problem

While much work needs to be done to improve air quality, India has several considerable incentives to do so. Not only does her people want to breathe the air without a mask, but they also do not want to die early from a preventable illness. Also, Indian children deserve better than to have profoundly damaged lungs that will never heal.

By working together as the great and resilient people they are, the population of the Republic of India will tackle the horrendous air pollution that plagues their land.

It is not a matter of if India will win over poor air quality, but judging by the history of her people, it is a matter of when.

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Motivational Quote for October 29, 2018

Hello, it’s Shirley from your PatientNextDoor Support Team.

I don’t know about you, but there was a time in my life when I wanted someone, anyone else to take the reigns and run my life.

The problem with that thinking was that I was the only one who could be the leader in my life. No one else could.

The reasons are simple.

No one else knew what I truly wanted from life

No one else could change me.

No one else could or wanted to take responsibility for my actions and words

But most of all, I am an adult and adults take responsibility for all they do, good or bad. We set priorities in our lives and don’t blame others for our failures or allow others to take the glory for our successes.

Putting it bluntly, allowing or expecting someone else to fulfill our needs and make us into their image is behaving like a child.

Yet, when we take charge of our lives we must remember one vital thing.

We are responsible for ourselves and cannot change someone else. It is impossible, so don’t try.

Yes, children are an exception to the rule. They require our protection and guidance. But adults are not children.

Taking charge of our lives is the most powerful example we can set for our children and our world depends on us doing so.

I hope you are enjoying the motivational quotes and sayings I try to bring you every weekday. They are meant to inspire thought and to encourage you on your travels through life.

If you have any ideas, suggestions, or just want to leave me a note, please write them in the comment section. I appreciate the feedback.

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