Last 7 Days


More Positive Longevity
How, and more importantly, why to achieve a positive attitude. The world can seem as if its going through some pretty negative times. That’s how it can feel if we let our attitudes get us down.  When we only perceive grey in problems, we might think these are the worst of times instead of the […] (June 22, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/06/22/52195.html

More ETF Risk
There are pros and cons to investing in ETFs. After almost 50 years of tracking global investments and currencies, I was fed up with the process of finding good investments.  I had made some small fortunes, yes.  And I had some disasters too, but I was pretty good at it.  I was pretty good at […] (June 21, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/06/21/52212.html

The Biology of Emotion
Scientists are finding more evidence that simply thinking words can help bring happiness, prosperity and better health.  A recent message at this site, “The Power of Words” (1) looked at three words that can be used to create neural pathways that overcome negative, endangering emotions of anger, depression or outright fear.  The words are “Friendliness”, […] (June 20, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/06/20/52161.html

Here’s the Rub on the Grease
We have written many times about the benefits of Purely Green and BioWash and the good these products can bring to the garden and environment. Here I am with our old growth hemlocks, we call the Grandfathers.  These hemlocks have been attacked by the Wooly Adelgid blight on the US East coast and though many […] (June 19, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/06/19/52183.html

111 Reasons to Be Positive
Let’s face it, a positive path is the only sensible one to take.   The passages of our lives are steered by currents we cannot change and often cannot even see.  We can either resist these forces or go in the direction of the flow.  Why fight what we cannot change when it’s easier to look […] (June 17, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/06/17/52135.html

Of Resilience & Icebergs
Change brings unexpected consequences that disrupt our lives every day.  Some disruption seems bad, some seems good.  Most change is just the tip of the iceberg.  We rarely can see the big picture because often bad leads us to something really good if we are resilient. Being resilient can help us survive and prosper from […] (June 15, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/06/15/51975.html

The Folly of Health-Care Outrage
We can get mad about health care but this anger, unless really organized and focused, accomplishes little.  Anger just makes us just less well.  Anger increases the odds that we will become sick and need the very system we are angry about. Last week’s message “An Insider Look on Health-Care” (1)  grappled with the root […] (June 14, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/06/14/52094.html