Category Archive: Understanding and appreciation of self

Dec 03

Do we journey on after our last breath?

Do we journey forward after our last breath? Does physical death signify the end of our being, the ultimate death? It all depends on how we define “Being.” Interestingly, a press release by the Pasteur Instituted, dated June 12 [1], 2012, establishes that muscle stem cells survive 17 days post-mortem in humans and 16 days …

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Sep 25

Can blind faith be applied selectively?

“As soon as a topic deemed “paranormal” is brought up, it is met with more scepticism than any by the scientific community, our entourage and society in general. For example, when a patient claims that they feel the presence of God, they are perceived as appeased. However, if they are fearful because they claim to …

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May 14

Harmonious communications, a parental responsibility

An original idea by Katherine Dufort (daughter) Review contributor, Alexandre Dufort (son) In recent discussions with work colleagues, my daughter came to the realization that some of their family relationships were not as harmonious as our own. She then went on to suggest, to my delight, that I should write an article about our success …

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Aug 15

Being true to one’s self

Being true to one’s self, a true challenge! Indeed when you look at it more closely, it seems that most of the time, it is easier for us to have an opinion on what is good for others rather than ourselves. However, since no one knows us better than we do ourselves, shouldn’t it be …

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Feb 14

A first glance at the conscious and the subconscious self

When you consider all the tasks that we accomplish in our daily lives, without even thinking about them, it seems plausible that we possess an unconscious part to our being. Normally referred to by some as the subconscious, this part of our brain, if they are right, would be the one responsible for executing simultaneous …

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Feb 06

What makes us who and what we are?

  As I mentioned in one of my earliest articles entitled “The meaning of life”, I believe it’s of the upmost importance to “first learn to know ourselves better, to see our true selves without a mask…learn to understand ourselves better as people, to understand how our bodies and brains work”. With that in mind, …

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Jul 21

It’s my birthday… so what?

It’s my birthday today, but so what? Not that I would get offended if you wished me “Happy Birthday”, but I’m left feeling slightly indifferent about it because I don’t really understand what there is to celebrate. What is a birthday other than a highlight of the fact that we’ve accumulated one more year of …

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Jun 02

I always think I’m right…don’t you?

Following the many discussions I’ve had with my wife over the years, where just like any other good couple we exasperated in trying to prove to one another that we were right once again, I actually began to wonder. I wondered how it was possible for her to claim to be right when I knew …

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