Monthly Archive for April, 2009

Antimimeticisomorphism – Nature’s Example 7/7

This is the last of this incredible series of antimimeticisomorphic phenomena in nature. A circumhorizontal fire rainbow arc occurs at a rare confluence of right time and right place for the sun and certain clouds. Crystals within the clouds refract light into the various visible waves of the spectrum but only if they are arrayed correctly relative to the ground below. Due to the rarity with which all of these events happen in conjunction with one another, there are relatively few remarkable photos of this phenomena.

Antimimeticisomorphism - Nature's Example

Antimimeticisomorphism - Nature

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Antimimeticisomorphism – Nature’s Example 6/7

This is the second to last of the seven Natural Wonders of antimimeticisomorphism that occur without human intervention. True to their ominous appearance, mammatus clouds are often harbingers of a coming storm or other extreme weather system. Typically composed primarily of ice, they can extend for hundreds of miles in each direction and individual formations can remain visibly static for ten to fifteen minutes at a time. While they may appear foreboding they are merely the messengers – appearing around, before or even after severe weather.

Antimimeticisomorphism - Nature's Example

Antimimeticisomorphism - Nature

Looks like cellulite!

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Antimimeticisomorphism – Nature’s Example 5/7

This is the third to last in this series of Mother Nature’s antimimeticisomorphic behaviour… I can’t say I’ve seen any of these in Canada – While many see these apparently perfect ice circles as worthy of conspiracy theorizing, scientists generally accept that they are formed by eddies in the water that spin a sizable piece of ice in a circular motion. As a result of this rotation, other pieces of ice and flotsam wear relatively evenly at the edges of the ice until it slowly forms into an essentially ideal circle. Ice circles have been seen with diameters of over 500 feet and can also at times be found in clusters and groups at different sizes as shown above.

Antimimeticisomorphism - Nature's Example

Antimimeticisomorphism - Nature

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Date With Destiny

If you haven’t been to Anthony RobbinsDate With Destiny – you’ve missed out on a magical opportunity to well, create your ultimate destiny. The program format and content cannot be summarised in a blog post, but what I do what to share with you is one of the PIVOTAL exercises where you come up with your ‘Mission Statement’ that defines your Purpose in life.

My Date With Destiny Mission Statement:

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Antimimeticisomorphism – Nature’s Example 4/7

This is the fourth of seven occurences of antimimeticisomorphism that occur in nature. Just when you thought you’ve seen everything… Red tides are also known as algal blooms – sudden influxes of massive amounts of colored single-cell algae that can convert entire areas of an ocean or beach into a blood red color. While some of these can be relatively harmless, others can be harbingers of deadly toxins that cause the deaths of fish, birds and marine mammals. In some cases, even humans have been harmed by red tides though no human exposure are known to have been fatal. While they can be fatal, the constituent phytoplankton in ride tides are not harmful in small numbers.

Antimimeticisomorphism - Nature's Example #4

Antimimeticisomorphism - Nature

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Antimimeticisomorphism – Nature’s Example 3/7

This is the third in a series of amazing natural phenomena… Blue holes are giant and sudden drops in underwater  elevation that get their name from the dark and foreboding blue tone  they exhibit when viewed from above in relationship to surrounding  waters. They can be hundreds of feet deep and while divers are able to  explore some of them they are largely devoid of oxygen that would  support sea life due to poor water circulation – leaving them eerily  empty. Some blue holes, however, contain ancient fossil remains that  have been discovered, preserved in their depths.

Antimimeticisomorphism - Nature's Example #3

Antimimeticisomorphism - Nature #3

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Antimimeticisomorphism – Nature’s Example 2/7

This is the second edition of the antimimeticisomorphism series…

When a thick lava flow cools it contracts vertically  but cracks perpendicular to its directional flow with remarkable  geometric regularity – in most cases forming a regular grid of  remarkable hexagonal extrusions that almost appear to be made by man.  One of the most famous such examples is the Giant’s Causeway on the  coast of Ireland (shown above) though the largest and most widely  recognized would be Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. Basalt also forms  different but equally fascinating ways when eruptions are exposed to air  or water.

Antimimeticisomorphism - Nature's Example #2

Antimimeticisomorphism - Nature 2/7

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Antimimeticisomorphism – Nature’s Example 1/7

This series will have you looking at nature in a completely different way. Over the next week, I will be sending you one example of Nature’s antimimeticisomorphic tendencies… I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did when I first saw it!

The  mysterious moving stones of the packed-mud desert of Death Valley have  been a center of scientific controversy for decades. Rocks weighing up  to hundreds of pounds have been known to move up to hundreds of yards at  a time. Some scientists have proposed that a combination of strong winds  and surface ice account for these movements. However, this theory does  not explain evidence of different rocks starting side by side and moving  at different rates and in disparate directions. Moreover, the physics  calculations do not fully support this theory as wind speeds of hundreds  of miles per hour would be needed to move some of the stones.

Antimimeticisomorphism - Nature's Example #1

Antimimeticisomorphism - Nature

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Scrapbook Your Successes!

Vision Boards are a great motivational tool – you should try scrapbooking – it can be a lot of fun – turning your dreary old photos and mementos into real keepsakes… like this one!


Scrapbook Your Successes For Fun!

Scrapbook Your Successes For Fun!

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Then and Now

Below is a quick chart that a lot of people can relate to. I call it the Then and Now Chart. It’s not meant to be a value judgment, just a realisation some people have about some of the disappointments they have.

Someone very wise drew this for me in my early twenties (and I can’t for the life of me remember who it was…). I’ve quite a few really good mentors and I didn’t note who said what – I just committed WHAT they ALL said to memory…

Dr Marc Dussault  - Then And Now

Dr Marc Dussault - Then And Now

But here’s the thing…

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