Farley Mowat dead at 92 years

One of Canada’s most popular authors and environmentalists, Farley Mowat has died at age 92, only a few days prior to his 93rd birthday. Farley was a fantastic storyteller, even though his books were non-fiction. He was passionate about the environment, as is evident in books such as Never Cry Wolf  and A Whale for the Killing. Check out this link to  a CBC television interview of his friend, Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party, and for other pertinent articles and videos. Rest eternal grant Farley, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him.

Day 2 of Tutu 30 Day Global Forgiveness Challenge

Today the Tutus reflect on the science of forgiveness. Have you ever experienced some of the health problems described below linked to your failing to forgive someone? Perhaps, if you haven’t signed up for the 30 day Forgiveness Challenge, the reflection below might help you to consider signing up, yes? Dim Lamp

Day 2: The Science of Forgiveness
Dear Friend,

Welcome to the second day of our journey to understand and practice forgiveness. Did you know that forgiveness is now gaining attention as an academic discipline studied not only by philosophers and theologians, but also by psychologists and physicians?

There are dozens of research projects taking place at universities around the world. Even neuroscientists are studying the biology of forgiveness and exploring the parts of the brain that light up when we forgive. There are even some who are looking to see if there might be a forgiveness gene somewhere in our DNA. Isn’t that amazing? Here is a quick summary of what they are finding.

The Findings

As modern forgiveness research evolves, the findings clearly show that forgiving transforms people mentally, emotionally, spiritually and even physically. There are psychological benefits to forgiving (reduced depression, decreased anger, increased self-confidence) but there are also very real and concrete physical benefits.

People who are more forgiving report fewer health problems and fewer physical symptoms of stress. When you hang on to anger and resentment and live in a constant state of stress, you increase your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, insomnia, anxiety, and so many other chronic stress-related illnesses.

So what do we want you to know today? We want you to know that forgiving is good for your health! It’s good for your body. It’s good for your heart. It’s good for your health. It’s good for your soul.

With Love,

Desmond & Mpho

The Forgiveness Challenge starts today

Why not join Archbishop Desmond Tutu, family and friends around the globe for the 30 day Global Forgiveness Challenge.

My new photo site

Please check out my new photo site GWH Photos. I may take a while to work out all of the glitches!