Showing posts from January, 2007

Used to be Walking PIMS

PIMS is an international publication dedicated and distributed to doctors to get them updated on the regulated drug and pharmaceutical market. It is like a catalogue that details the pharmacology of a certain medication.

What it provides is an alphabetically arranged index listing of an ailment along with the suggested drug or combination of drugs that can help cure or alleviate that medical condition. In other words it is a compilation of diseases with their corresponding drug-cure/manufacturer reference material.

Used to be that I hated the idea of going to the doctor. Most people feel the same I suppose. All my trips to the family doctor or hospital were just about giving birth and taking my children for their shots.

And so if I did not feel good and felt I was coming down with something I just consulted the book and everything turned out dandy. I was proud of myself. Imagine the savings in time and doctors fees.


But was I soooooooo wrong!

The health card of my life

My company sponsored health card helped me discover that I had several serious ailments.

That was 2002.

Years of stressful working conditions, bouts with depression and living with little inner peace took its toll -- allowing these diseases to develop and take over my system.

Without the health card it would have cost me a lot of money to bring me to my current state of health - which is good, I think.

And so my mantra is: think of what is good always!

Not always easy to do.


Mantra Defined

From the wikipedia

"A mantra (Devanagari मन्त्र) is a religious or mystical syllable or poem, typically from the Sanskrit language. Their use varies according to the school and philosophy associated with the mantra. They are primarily used as spiritual conduits, words or vibrations that instill one-pointed concentration in the devotee. Other purposes have included religious ceremonies to accumulate wealth, avoid danger, or eliminate enemies. Mantras originated in the Vedic religion of India, later becoming an essential part of the Hindu tradition and a customary practice within Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. The use of mantras is now widespread throughout various spiritual movements which are based on, or off-shoots of, the practices in the earlier Eastern religions."

Life Scenarios

Negative reinforcements:

1. Have an excuse every inch of the way.
2. The world owes you big time.
3. Carry a bad break syndrome wherever you go.
4. Label and tag yourself.
5. Be a worrywart.

Positive reinforcements:

1. Go only where you are wanted.
2. Be what you want to be not what others say.
3. Bring happy into anything you do.
4. Honestly calculate the price of what you have to pay for things you want.
5. Go ahead and just do it.