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Hello guys.. starting a new journal...

God willing my plans are:

To finish FA this month... I must make time.. 3-4 h / day
February... Reading and Practicing FA cases...
March ... TEST

Any suggestions, ideas are very welcome!


.....Use your imagination and look at things as they can be... your success begins in your mind....

"All you have to do is to act on your dreams"


Hi Karime!

So happy to see u here. Was worrying as nobody to read with. I know how fast you readnod

My exam on Feb 24 at Chicago. Lets do our best Karime...


Let's do our best Nif!!!! Thanks for the encouragement nod

The real oppurtunity for success lies within the person and not in the job .

"Success does not come to those who wait . . . and it does not wait for anyone to come to it."

“Blessed is the man who trust in the Lord, and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water. That extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; And it will not be anxious in the year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit.”

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight"


Turning Stress Into Success, Part I

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight [direct your paths]."1

A "friend" invoices you for considerably more than his original quote. A family member is taken seriously ill and is in the hospital for months. Responsibilities and expenses soar. At the same time, you're in the middle of a major building project at your business for which you are responsible—and your loan falls through.

The result? Stress!

I know because these things all happened to me in the course of a single year. Stress is a normal part of contemporary living. We all have our share. Ignore it and it can take years off our lives. Accept it and deal with it creatively and we can turn our stress into success.

How can we do this?

First: Realize that some stress is helpful. It provides motivation. For instance, if it weren't for the stress of having to pay our bills—and eat—we may not want to go to work.

Second: Be aware that stress is only troublesome when it continues for too long or if there is too much of it.

I read about a ten-ton-limit bridge that had been serving a community very well for over fifty years. During the course of those years it had carried millions of tons of weight. But one day the driver of a logging truck ignored the ten-ton load limit sign. The bridge collapsed. Life is like that. All of us can carry our ten-ton load day after day, year after year, but only one load at a time. Overload us and we collapse, too.

Most readers will probably be familiar with the research Thomas Holmes has done on stress. He found that too much change at one time was the greatest cause of stress. An accumulation of 300 or more "life changing units" in any one year may mean an overload of more stress than an individual can carry. On his scale, death of a spouse equals 100 units, divorce 73, marital separation 65, marriage 50, major changes in finances 38, and so on (see note below). So in tough times, try not to make unnecessary changes.

Third: Recognize symptoms as early as possible.

Writing in Eternity magazine (now out of publication) Fred Stansberry talked about "stress-related diseases such as cancer, arthritis, heart and respiratory diseases, migraines, allergies and a host of other psychological and physiological dysfunctions which are increasing at an alarming rate in our Western culture."

Other symptoms of stress have been listed as, "tense muscles; sore neck, shoulders and back; insomnia, fatigue, boredom, depression, listlessness, dullness; lack of interest; drinking too much; eating too much or too little; diarrhea, cramps, flatulence, constipation; palpitations-heart-skip; phobias; twitches; restlessness and itching."


Turning Stress Into Success Part II

"Don't worry about anything, instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don't forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand."1

In continuing our two-part series on handling stress remember also what René Dubos said, "What happens in the mind of man is always reflected in the disease of his body."

The first four steps for turning stress into success are: (1) Realize that some stress is helpful; (2) Be aware that stress is only troublesome when it continues for too long or if there is too much of it; (3) Recognize symptoms as early as possible; and (4) Identify causes. The fifth step in turning stress into success is: Seek a practical cure.

1. The starting point to turn stress into success is to lessen your load. Eighty percent of the cure can come out of writing down all your cares and responsibilities in order of priority, then eliminating the least important.

2. Remember that Superman and Superwoman exist only in comics and films. Everybody has a breaking point, so recognize yours and call a halt before you reach your limit.

3. With stress comes pent-up feelings. Get them "off your chest" by sharing them with a trusted friend or counselor. This of itself can bring immediate relief and helps you to think and plan more objectively.

4. Stop fighting situations that can't be changed. As one father told his impatient teenager, "If you would only realize and accept the fact that life is a struggle, things would be so much easier for you." Learning to live with and get on top of struggles is what helps us grow and mature.

5. Try to avoid making too many major life changes during the course of a single year.

6. If you hold resentment towards another person, resolve your differences right away. Never "let the sun go down while you are still angry."2

7. Make time for rest and relaxation. Learn to "come apart and rest a while before you come apart."

8. Watch your diet and eating habits. When under stress we tend to overeat—especially junk food which increases stress. A balanced diet of proteins, vitamins, and fiber while also eliminating white sugar, caffeine, too much fat, alcohol and nicotine is essential for lowering stress and its effects.

9. Be sure to get plenty of physical exercise. This keeps you healthier and helps burn up excess adrenaline caused by stress and its accompanying anxiety.

10. The ultimate answer to turning stress into success is to learn to trust God and live in harmony with his will for your daily life. Read again the words in today's Bible verse above.

God's peace comes through accepting and trusting to God those circumstances that can't be changed, however difficult they may be. Perhaps this is what Christ meant when he spoke of taking up our cross daily and following him. Certainly he fully accepted his cross and trusted his situation to God and thereby was totally vindicated.

And so with us. If we take responsibility to do what we can to lessen our stress load and then, like Christ, take up our cross and daily commit and trust our life and way to God, we too will turn our stress into success, knowing that, in the words of the poet:

'Tis not the softer things of life

Which stimulate man's will to strive;
But bleak adversity and strife
Do most to keep man's will alive.
O'er rose-strewn paths the weaklings creep,
But brave hearts dare to climb the steep.3

"Dear God, please 'give me the courage to change the things I can change, the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.' And again, help me to trust my life to you in every situation in which I find myself. Thank you!"


Ok, 2 hours... I can do this... Starting reading 20 pages FA CS... Go Karime,,, with all you've had!!! Don't .... don't mess it up!!



Good night!

Repetition is key...

Be aware of the mental reactions... which lead to physical actions... focus on those that serve you......

Today! and NOW


OK ... let's study with a great word I heard today... If I only have 3 hours today... these 3 hours are gonna be QUALITY STUDY TIME...


30 pages at least... yes... at least....

Keep moving.... God... help me to focus!!! smiling face


Done for today with 25 pages... well, now I'm on page 44......

I stayed more time repeating those questions to get medical history...... took me more time that I planned,

Anyways.... keep moving nod bye!



I brought up my CS Review thread for you, it has some useful stuff but mainly tips and handouts made by your friend crazy grazie
Enjoy Doc!

On Jan 23, 2011 - 12:43 PM, Karime responded:
Gracias amiga!

I found your thread just excellent...

How many days do you consider enough to practice and to be ready for the test?

I'm planning God willing to take CS around march...

all the best... We can nod


Hi Karime!

Hope your prep is going well. Mine is still to be organized.

FA is enough. Few cases are different in UW. The PE videos were useful. I was so used to using UW for the other steps, so just followed it.

About SP - I have none. I practice with my husband as SP. And can't afford those live courses.

Preparing for this exam is a very different experience. As you said let us move ahead with faith in God.....


Thanks Nij!

Reading Some Tips on forums.. and planning to read some FA pages

Keep gonig Karime... don't mess it up!... It's up to you

God bless you all nod


45 days to go!


Reading FA now.... pursuing 30 pages this night!

Keep gonig... and FOCUS!!!!!


Restarting studies today.... Keep moving... 2 hours


I need to study for cs and I need to join and practice with you guys if possible ,as I loved the strength you got from the Lord may God bless every thing you do..If It is ok with you sent me a message so we can start right away
Thank you


I forgot to put my email hope to hear from you soon

On Feb 03, 2011 - 8:20 PM, Karime responded:
Thanks for your consideration.

tiredness is forbidden!!!! Karime!

Keep reading!


Starting with FA cases.... Today's goal: To read get used and feel confortable with the first 7 cases

God help me! smiling face


Reacing FA cases today......praticing & acting tonight!

Keep going !


The last change ok Karime: March 21

33 days running.....

God, help us!!!

By the way guys... I'm taking live Target classes (skype)... just amazing! I strongly recommend them! nod

How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to?

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.

Passion is the genesis of genius

You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.

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