Posts Tagged ‘self-involvement in learning’

“Emotional health is the foundation.” ~ Gary Craig


Sunday, May 29, 2011. Today I am grateful for Gary Craig who had the courage to learn what works (and what doesn’t) in helping us to find relief from our emotional ills. Gary is the founder of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). I am also grateful for Mildred Thill, whose EFT Workshop I was privileged to attend today. ~ Doc Meek

“I started out as an EFT Sceptic,” by Mildred Thill

“I admit that I approached EFT as a sceptic. When I first started using Emotional Freedom Techniques, I had no indication that it was working for me. In an introductory EFT class, I had picked a really big problem in my life and I had approached it as if it were one part of a small problem. Doing this kind of thing in a large EFT class, without much feedback from the instructor, I did not make any noticeable progress on my issue.  Other people, though, seemed to be getting good results.

“In spite of my early doubts, I decided to suspend my disbelief and to keep using EFT anyway. As I continued with EFT, I gradually came to understand that my particular issue had many different facets and that it was necessary to break the issue into many smaller aspects, dealing with each one at a time.”

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Thank you, Gary Craig and Mildred Thill, for sharing your discoveries for emotional health with us!

And for reminding us of what many physicians say: “Emotional issues underlie a high percentage of physical illnesses.”

Doc Meek, Sun, May 29, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

P.S. Here is Gary Craig’s EFT Manual on

The EFT Manual (EFT: Emotional Freedom Techniques)

The EFT Manual (EFT: Emotional Freedom Techniques) by Gary Craig (Author)

“Forty years ago I realized that the quality of one’s life [is] directly related to their emotional health. Emotional health is the foundation beneath self confidence and self confidence is the springboard to achievement in every walk of life.”

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“The end did not arrive . . . red roses instead.” ~ Doc Meek

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Sunday, May 22, 2011. Today I am grateful that the world as I know it continues, along with some good things. ~ Doc Meek

I was delighted to see a bunch of red roses in the store at a reasonable price, so I brought some home to my wife Jeannette, who put them in a nice vase and we enjoyed their beauty immensely.

Jeannette drove to a nearby town to visit with her sister Rosina and I suggested she take the roses in the vase with her and give them to Rosina to brighten her day. Which she did. And they did.

The reason so many of us are delighted today is that there were some people who were certain the world as we know it would end yesterday, which I commented on in my blog yesterday. Here is that posting if you missed it and would like to read it:

“No one knows when the world will end.” ~ Doc Meek

Thank you to all of you who carried on doing lives of good deeds, or ordinary things, despite dire warnings of “the end” yesterday!

Doc Meek, Sun, May 22, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“No one knows when the world will end.” ~ Doc Meek

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Saturday, May 21, 2011. Today, I am grateful to know that no one knows the time of the “second coming” and/or when the world will end. ~ Doc Meek

I see by media reports that someone is (or some people are) absolutely certain that a worldwide earthquake will occur today, Saturday, May 21, 2011, and that the world (as we know it) will end, that Christ will come, and that the righteous will be caught up to meet Him (the “rapture”).

Since this event is “known” by scriptural reference, here is the relevant scripture from the King James version of the Bible:

“But of that aday and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” – Mark 13:32

Doc Meek, Saturday, May 21, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

P.S. Until “the end” comes (either for me or for the world), I am hoping to continue my purpose in life:

To help children and adults overcome their learning difficulties.

“Integrity is where you find it.” ~ Doc Meek

Monday, May 16, 2011. I am so happy to know that integrity is where you find it, whether in the classroom or elsewhere. ~ Doc Meek

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Doc Meek, Mon, May 16, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

Visiting Canadian Rocky Mtns: “God’s Country” ~ Doc Meek

Waiparous Creek AB Northwest of Calgary

by David Hryciuk

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Sunday, May 15, 2011. So grateful to be visiting with friends at Waiparous Summer Village in the Canadian Rockies west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ~ Doc Meek

Summer Village of Waiparous
Waiparous, Alberta is located in Alberta

Location of Waiparous in Alberta

Coordinates: 51°16′55″N 114°50′27″W / 51.28208°N 114.84095°W / 51.28208; -114.84095Coordinates: 51°16′55″N 114°50′27″W / 51.28208°N 114.84095°W / 51.28208; -114.84095
Country Canada
Province Alberta

“A beautiful song for all mothers.” ~ Pat Wyman

Sunday, May 8, 2011. Today I am grateful for my mother, and her mother, who shaped my life and gladly shared their intelligence and wisdom with me. I am also grateful for my spouse, Jeannette, who is a great mother and grandmother. ~ Doc Meek

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Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers from Pat Wyman at

As I count my blessings on mother’s day with two
wonderful children and a new grandchild, I want to share
this beautiful song with all mothers.

We would love to hear your special mother’s day stories
on our blog – leave a comment after watching the video.

Happy Mother’s Day ***

With love,
Pat Wyman

The Center for New Discoveries in Learning, Inc., 4535 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89102


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An original Mothers Day song by Eddie Kilgallon, for his mom and yours!

Eddie is on the Advisory Board of Songs Of Love, and YOU can help by downloading this song at:

*** Here’s an animated version of Eddie Kilgallon’s beautiful Mother’s Day song (also the words are larger and clearer):


I did leave a comment on Pat Wyman’s website:

Dear Pat,

I am so grateful for your leadership of love and learning. This “Mother’s Day Song” is a treasure!

Thanks to you and to Eddie Kilgallon, who created the song.

Blessings and Gratitudes,

Doc Meek
Sunday, May 8, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA


Thank you, Pat Wyman and Eddie Kilgallon, for your leadership in learning and love!

Doc Meek, Sun, May 8, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Does your child really have ADHD?” ~ Dr. Guffanti

Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Today I am grateful for leaders like Pat Wyman and Stephen Guffanti, MD, who can show us ways to help kids learn, even when others say it is hopeless! ~ Doc Meek

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Message from Pat Wyman, Founder,

Dear Doc,

Our Official ADHD expert, Stephen Guffanti,
M.D., has written a very practical book called, Does Your
Child Really Have ADHD?

He was kind enough to give us a nice long excerpt called
“A Tale of Two Viewpoints” about learning style
mis-matches which includes a deeply personal look into his
own life as a child with ADHD.

I am certain that you will find the information
exceptionally helpful and there is a video as well on
one of Dr. Guffanti’s patient’s, Charley.

Read Dr. Guffanti’s book excerpt here:

Pat Wyman

The Center for New Discoveries in Learning, Inc., 4535 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89102


Thank you, Pat Wyman and Stephen Guffanti, for your remarkable contribution to learning and children!

Doc Meek, Wed, May 4, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Higher voter turnouts strengthen democracy.” ~ Doc Meek

Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Today I am grateful that 61% of Canadian voters turned out to vote. We need the historic highs of 79% to better serve democracy I think. ~ Doc Meek

The Right Honourable
John Diefenbaker
Half-length photo portrait of a man aged about 60. He has a square face, strong jaw, firm lips and piercing pale-coloured eyes under thick arched eyebrows. His full head of curly hair is streaked with grey, cut short and combed back smoothly with hair oil. He wears a neat suit and tie, and holds a document, looking at the camera with a penetrating stare.

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Election voter turnout higher than 2008, but near historic lows
By Patrick Cain, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 10:36 AM
TORONTO – About 61 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots last night, a total roughly in line with Canada’s four other 21st-century elections.
The total was higher than in the 2008 election, in which a record low of 58.8 per cent of eligible voters showed up at the polls.
Voter turnout has been falling generally in every election since 1979 [Trudeau’s interregnum year when Joe Clark was Prime Minister for a few months]. Before the 1972 election, turnout often reached 79 per cent.
The 1958 election that brought John Diefenbaker to power had the nation’s highest-ever turnout, at 79.4 per cent.
Thank you, Patrick Cain and, for so succinctly summing up the “voter turnout” issue!
Doc Meek, Tuesday, May 3, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Kids ahead of the almighty dollar.” ~ Doc Meek

Monday, May 2, 2011. Today I am grateful to those who put the valid needs of others ahead of the almighty dollar. – Doc Meek


“[Shoeshine man] Donated $100,000 in tips to help kids.”

“CHARITY, Pass it On:”

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“Even after nearly a quarter of a century, Albert remains motivated by one thing: to help families in a time of need.” – Roger Oxendale, Children’s Hospital President and CEO

“Every Tuesday and Thursday for the last thirty years, Albert Lexie has left his home at 5:50 in the morning to travel ninety minutes by bus to the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, so he can shine shoes in the hospital’s lobby. He uses the very same shoeshine box he built in high school shop class when he was only fifteen years old. Albert charges $3 per shine and donates all his tips to the Children’s Free Care Fund, which ensures that all children receive medical care, regardless of a family’s financial ability to pay for it.

“Since 1981, Albert has donated over $100,000 of his hard-earned tips to the Children’s hospital. His annual income is only about $10,000 and he donates approximately $10,000 a year to the hospital.

“Albert is a remarkable example of the value of charity—he truly is an everyday hero.”


Thank you Albert Lexie for your kind and generous example to the rest of us who earn far more than you do!

Doc Meek, Mon, May 2, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, April 29, 2011. Today I am grateful for those who remind us to replenish our own soul as we set out to nurture the souls of others. – Doc Meek

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Those who set out to heal the world, may lose themselves.

Those that set out to heal themselves can heal the world!

– Thomas Bien

I commented on Catherine Wilkes website as follows:


“Thank you for the nurturing reminder from Thomas Bien that we need to replenish our own souls when we set out to nurture the souls of others. This reminds me of the story of the man who tried to change the world and found that the only person he could really change was himself.”

“Blessings and Gratitudes, Doc Meek”

THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE blog explored this concept in previous posts:

Sunday . . . a sunshine day? Maybe a family day?

“We change the world . . . ” – David Hawkins

“I wanted to change the world.” – Unknown Monk

“Learn about GIRL UP from Gina.” ~ Doc Meek

“Change the world? Try Love . . .” – Sri Chinmoy

“Words & ideas change the world.” – John Keating


Thank you Catherine Wilkes and Thomas Bien, for focusing us back onto the basics for helping the world!

Doc Meek, Fri, Apr 29, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

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