A Different Perspective – Boyace Van Harlan Jr., PhD

imageIn order to see things differently sometimes you have to see different things!

I just finished reading a wonderful book by Bishop T.D. Jakes entitled “Instinct “. Among many things Bishop stated something very poignant that literally rocked my world. He stated:

“God has invested in all of us to adapt, to transform, to create, and to sense moments we are to be warring. When to cringe and when to capture. How to craft and not to crash! Exposure. You cannot be what you do not see. Exposure awakens instincts and stops us from ignoring what we know to be true within us . Most people adapt to their environment more quickly than they should. They adjust themselves to the situation rather than adjusting their situation to the dreams they have inside. You must combine all your ingredients with the inner wisdom that God has given you if you expect to thrive.”

“The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people’s opinions.”
Paulo Coelho (IPA: [ˈpau̯lu ˈko̯eʎu]) (born 24 August 1947) is a Brazilian poet and writer.

A New BBC Reports Untidy Beds May be Healthy

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House dust mites are linked to asthma
Failing to make your bed in the morning may actually help keep you healthy, scientists believe.
Research suggests that while an unmade bed may look scruffy it is also unappealing to house dust mites thought to cause asthma and other allergies.

A Kingston University study discovered the bugs cannot survive in the warm, dry conditions found in an unmade bed.

The average bed could be home to up to 1.5 million house dust mites.

The bugs, which are less than a millimetre long, feed on scales of human skin and produce allergens which are easily inhaled during sleep.

The warm, damp conditions created in an occupied bed are ideal for the creatures, but they are less likely to thrive when moisture is in shorter supply.

‘Small glands’

The scientists developed a computer model to track how changes in the home can reduce numbers of dust mites in beds.
Something as simple as leaving a bed unmade during the day can remove moisture from the sheets and mattress so the mites will dehydrate and eventually die
Dr Stephen Pretlove
Researcher Dr Stephen Pretlove said: “We know that mites can only survive by taking in water from the atmosphere using small glands on the outside of their body.

“Something as simple as leaving a bed unmade during the day can remove moisture from the sheets and mattress so the mites will dehydrate and eventually die.”

In the next stage of their research, the scientists are putting mite pockets into beds in 36 houses around the United Kingdom to test their computer model and will investigate how people’s daily routines affect mite populations.