Linda Spreeman’s #13 Quotes# for #Life 101#

1. Problems are not punishments, they are invitations to a higher level of thinking.  Alan Cohen
2. Ask yourself constantly, “what is the right thing to do?”  Confucius
3. Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.  Rene Descartes
4. I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.   Jewish Proverb
5. He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.  William Samuel Johnson
6. In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. Lee Iacocca
7. Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power. Descartes
8. You just keep pushing.  You just keep pushing.  I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing.  Descartes
9.  Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right. Henry Ford
10. Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.  Henry Ford
11. The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong in the broken places.  Hemingway
12. Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace, the soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.  Amelia Earhart
13. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Albert Einstein

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Top 5 Things I Know Now (that I wish I knew then)

  1.      Pick my Battles – Life would not have come to a halt, and many situations/relationships would have been different.

2.     Listen, Really Listen – No matter how long or involved someone’s thought process may be.  There’s an important message to be heard.

3.     Ask People Questions about Themselves – Take a genuine interest, everyone has a truly unique perspective.

4.     Negative Energy is Negative – Focus on turning that energy around with a positive spin.  Much more productive.

5.     Everyone Makes Mistakes – Not the end of the world, don’t be so hard on myself.  More importantly, “what did I learn from this, so I can be better?”

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Dating Scams – Directly from FBI Website

There have been many articles and stories recently of women who get caught up in these scams.  They are trusting.  Maybe a bit lonely.  Don’t be.  Always listen to your gut.  Especially listen to your head – not your heart.  If someone is asking for money, do not, under any circumstances send money.  Not one cent.  Women have been scammed out of thousands and thousands of dollars by men that tell them incredible stories and they haven’t so much as met yet!  Don’t do it!  Please heed the advise in this FBI article. https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2012/february/dating-scams_021412

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Linda Spreeman’s #Astounding Medical Blog# (circa 1907-1930)

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I watched a recent TV show whereby the practice of the day for someone admitted to a medical establishment for mental reasons was to – incredibly – pull all of their teeth.  Every single one of the teeth, no matter how old or young.

The practice in question was based on the work of a Dr. Henry Cotton, MD.  Not only did he prescribe this procedure for admitted patients at his hospital at the time called the New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum, but he did it proactively (in his mind) and astonishingly on his own children who had nothing wrong with their teeth or their minds.

His incredible, and unsubstantiated belief was that bacteria from teeth caused insanity and he instituted a practice whereby his staff were to pull teeth to alleviate the problem.    And, even worse, if a patient was not cured by removing all their teeth, then he removed other organs that he believed may have harbored infections.  These included anything from tonsils, testicles, colons, etc.

Thankfully this infection causing psychosis theory practice fell out of favor in the 1930’s.

I didn’t believe it until I read about this was an actual practice that is documented as fact on several websites.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Cotton_(doctor)

http://www.wired.com/2014/10/knick-finale-medical-history/

http://www.wired.com/2014/10/knick-finale-medical-history/

http://www.oddlyhistorical.com/2014/06/10/infectious-insanity-dr-henry-cotton-practice-surgical-bacteriology/

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Linda Spreeman’s Thought 4 2Day

Reading a book on the beach while on vacation about World War II.  I love quotes and one popped out at me while reading the book…..”I Shall Return” – General MacArthur.  Three words translates to volumes. ~ Linda L Spreeman~

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