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New Site Name and Site Changes

  • Posted on: 12 November 2013
  • By: mokshalom

If you traveled here to, you'll notice the site has a new name and URL ( Please update your bookmarks accordingly!

Because of the server move and code update, some things may not be working quite right just yet. There's also a lot of clean up work (content-wise) that needs to be done. This is going to be a "work in progress."

The site is going into a new direction beyond just standard self-help stuff. Some folks will like it, some maybe not so much.

Lady Gaga's Latest Illuminati Video Preaching Sex and Narcissism

  • Posted on: 16 August 2013
  • By: mokshalom

Lady Gaga's latest music video "Applause" exemplifies the sex programming utilized by the Illuminati to dumb down and program the masses to focus on fame, sex, and partying versus self-betterment and spiritual growth. The video features raunchy drag queens and a slobbering mob cheering on exhibitionism (like a very unnecessary thong crotch shot) and cheap sexual thrills.

Book Review: Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

  • Posted on: 18 August 2012
  • By: mokshalom

This is a beautifully written book that tells of the author's personal experience with God. His God is an intimate, loving God, not the God of punishment or judgment. The book is filled with lovely, personal anecdotes written with heart, many of them quite poignant. It's thoughtful, well-written and digestible. While you can read all the way through, it's also a book you can pick up and turn to a random page for inspiration and food for thought.

How to Tell if Your Eggs are Still Fresh

  • Posted on: 21 May 2012
  • By: mokshalom

Usually you can use your eggs past the expiration date. But how do you know if they are still good? Here's an easy test:

Put your egg into a bowl of cool water.

If the egg sinks to the bottom of the bowl, it is fresh.

If one end of the egg sinks, while the other end floats up (so the egg looks like it is "standing" on one end), then it's not fresh but still OK to eat.

If the egg floats all the way to the top, it's bad.

Scary Flesh-Eating Bacteria

  • Posted on: 14 May 2012
  • By: mokshalom

One of the top headlines today is a story about a 24-year-old woman who got flesh-eating bacteria, or "necrotizing fasciitis," after a fall from a zip line. She's had one leg amputated and may lose some fingers and her other foot.

This is one of those scary stories that makes us wonder how vulnerable we might be to just the most minor of scrapes and cuts. Western medicine has some basic advice to give people to prevent such problems:

There is no known way to fully prevent the illness, but the National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation suggests these common sense tips: frequent hand-washing, immediate medical treatment for wounds (thorough cleansing of the area and application of an antibacterial ointment), limited contact with anyone with a strep infection, and teaching children the need for cleanliness.

Nutella: Eat in Moderation

  • Posted on: 8 May 2012
  • By: mokshalom

A woman recently filed a lawsuit against Nutella for misleading advertising - she was angry that she thought she was feeding her child something "healthy" - despite Nutella being the flavor and consistency of a melted chocolate bar.

But Nutella isn't bad for you, as long as it's consumed in moderation. Don't put a big spoonful in your mouth - especially one after the other - because one tablespoon contains 100 calories. But a small amount spread upon a piece of whole grain toast shouldn't kill you.

From Slate:

Using a Feeding Tube to Diet?

  • Posted on: 22 April 2012
  • By: mokshalom

What's next? Gluing your mouth shut so you can only eat what fits through a straw? The latest fad diet is the "feeding tube diet," which involves a doctor putting a feeding tube down your nose and carrying around a bag filled with liquid proteins and fats.

This seems like an extreme way to lose a few pounds. My question is, can you eat other things while the tube is down your throat? Would it stop you from downing a Twinkie or some ice cream?

Book Review: Beyond Human

  • Posted on: 19 September 2011
  • By: mokshalom

Beyond Human could be just another "think positive" Law of Attraction self-help book. Thankfully, it goes "beyond" simple "just think good thoughts" advice and provides some innovative tools and ways of approaching things that you might not have heard of before.

Right off the bat, the author, Jaden Rose Phoenix, sets herself apart by commenting on the lack of "out of the box" thinking that traps so many people in mediocrity. If more people took her advice on just trying new things to solve problems, the world would probably be a better place.

Book Review: Doing Virtuous Business

  • Posted on: 8 September 2011
  • By: mokshalom

Doing Virtuous Business is about how the best businesses utilize spiritual principles to not only achieve success but make the world a better place. It's a compelling idea and one that we should, as a culture, explore further. The author comes at the subject as a devout Christian, and so much of the theory is based in Christian principles and ideals; however, he does endeavor to expand the playing field to other faiths.