Stephen Lau
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Effective Writing Made Simple
by Stephen Lau

A manual on writing skills for anyone who wants to write well!

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His Books on Writing and ESL
His Brief Biography

Born in Hong Kong, he received his education from University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, the SEMEO Regional Language Center, Singapore, and University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom.

He is a researcher with books and websites on health and healing, as well as on the art of living well.

His interests also include art and antiques: he paints and collects Chinese antiques.

He now lives in the United States.

His most recent books published
His Published Articles

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His Websites

             My Myasthenia Gravis
                     by Stephen Lau

A holistic approach to treating  and coping with autoimmune diseases based on the author's own experience and struggle against myasthenia gravis, one of the many autoimmune disease.

Learn how to rebalance and rejuvenate your body to free yourself from toxic steroid medications used to treat symptoms of most autoimmune diseases.

This is the 2nd edition.

For more information, click here.
              Congratulations!
            You've Got Cancer

                    by Stephen Lau

A cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence. Help your mind help your cancer. Use your mind to turn it into an opportunity for personal growth and development to conquer your cancer. 

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   Vision Self-Healing Self-Help
                   by Stephen Lau

This 147-page book is about vision holistic healing, which is healing of vision problems through the body and the mind. It includes the basic concepts of Dr. William Bates' method of relaxation and eye exercises. .

To get the paperback, click here; to get the digital copy, click here.
The Book of Life and Living
by Stephen Lau

Wisdom in the art of living well is based on the integration of conventional wisdom, spiritual wisdom, and the  wisdom of Tao from ancient China. Get your blueprint for holistic living for a healthy body, mind, and spirit.

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TAO: The Way to Biblical Wisdom
by Stephen Lau

A complete translation of Lao Tzu's immortal classic Tao Te Ching with respect to the Holy Bible.

Learn and understand the ancient human wisdom from China in order to attain Biblical wisdom.

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The Complete TAO TE CHING in Plain English
by Stephen Lau

This book contains the 81 chapters of the translated text of the ancient Chinese classic on human wisdom, written by the Chinese sage Lao Tzu. It also explains in plain English the essentials of Tao wisdom, which is the wisdom of TAO TE CHING.

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His Books on Wisdom
Be A Better And Happier You With Tao Wisdom
by Stephen Lau

A 132-page book based on the ancient wisdom of Lao Tzu's immortal classic "Tao Te Ching." Attain true human wisdom to understand what is genuine human goodness in order to know who you really are and not what you "think" you are: that is, you are the happiness.

For more information, click here.
As If Everything Is A Miracle
by Stephen Lau

Rethink your mind, renew your body, reconnect your soul, and realign your being to become who you really are to live your life as if everything is a miracle.

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NO EGO NO STRESS
by Stephen Lau

The human ego is the underlying source of all stressors in contemporary living.

Learn and understand the ancient human wisdom from China to eliminate all stress in everyday living.

To get your digital download, click here;  to get your paperback, click here.
His Books on Longevity
            Your Golden Years
                        and
                 Santa Claus

                   by Stephen Lau

The wisdom in successful aging in your golden years. Overcome your adversity and frailty; cope with health, money, loss, death and bereavement issues. Live a meaningful and purposeful life, using Santa Claus as a role model.

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          Younger and Healthier
                         for
                     Longer

                    by Stephen Lau

A handbook for both men and women to embrace the art of living well to stay younger and healthier for longer!

A 233-page book with rich information on every aspect of the body, mind, spirit to mature youthfully instead of getting old gracefully!

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His Novel
His Paintings
His Blogs

Reflections of Stephen Lau


Blog for ESL

Effective Writing Made Simple

Increase Mind Power

Tao Wisdom and Biblical Wisdom

Myasthenia Gravis Disorder

Vision Healing

The Way Through Depression

Daily Living Wisdom
           Forever Yin and Yang
                   by Stephen Lau

A novel about a cock wedding, a wedding with the presence of a cock instead of the groom, about unrequited love, murder, death, and reincarnation.in ancient China

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Picasso's "The Three Musicians"
by Stephen Lau

Size: 12' x 18"
Medium: Glass and airbrush paints

This is a three-dimensional presentation of Picasso's famous painting "The Three Musicians." There are 12 layers of glass airbrushed with colors. The light behind the art glass gives it a luminating and translucent visual effect.
Fortune
by Stephen Lau

Size: 10"H x 17"W
Medium: glass and airbrush paints

This piece is stacked with layers of 1/4-inch-thick glass in the shape of a pyramid. The Chinese character "fortune" at the back is sprayed with airbrush paints.
Stephen Lau
Stephen Lau
Stephen Lau
Life journey is a long and winding road with many detours and side tracks. Its goal is not to find and gratify the self. At the destination, there is no real self.
Don't pursue happiness with haste; you may hurry past it. Still your thoughts, and live in the present, which is a gift, and that's why it's called "present."
Maybe the first task in life is not to learn, but to unlearn with an empty mind.
Attachments are no more than distractions from fear and insecurity. Don't attach to things you don't need, and impress people you don't like.
Age is just a number, but health is a reality.
If you believe, or don't believe, you're right! You'll never be right because there is no "right" or "wrong"-- just your thinking.

Pay attention to what you are thinking: you are not your thoughts, and your thoughts are not you. They are just memories and wishful thinking to create the kind of life you want to create for yourself.
His Books on Healing.
The Wisdom of Letting Go
by
Stephen Lau

Letting go of all attachments in the material world is the only way to let go of the ego, which is formed by a distorted human mind. This human flaw can be eradicated with the ancient Tao wisdom from China, and complemented with the Biblical wisdom. Learn how to let go to let God.

To download the digital book, click here; to get the paperback, click here.

Your life is your personal journey; it is about where you have been, where you are right now, and where you are going.  It is uniquely yours; so don't compare it with anyone else's!
This is one-of-a-kind approach to depression, a universal mind disorder in a world of depression.

Unlike the conventional ways of avoiding depression, this new approach uses the ancient TAO wisdom from China to let you fully experience anything and everything in depression to become enlightened..

To get your digital copy, click here; to get your paperback copy, click here.
Depression is an escape from the inescapable. You want everything your way, or no way, and you end up getting nowhere, except a bottomless pit of darkness and deep despair.
His Contact

stephencmlau@gmail.com
His Books on Parenting
Make Your Smart Baby Super Smart
by Stephen Lau

This book is written for parents and grandparents who wish to make their smart babies super smart. This can be achieved through everyday simple games, activities and interactions aimed at increasing brain cells through spatial intelligence, non-verbal communication, emotional development, language  skills, kinesthetic enhancement, and music appreciation.

To download the digital book, click here; to get the paperback, click here.

29 Smart Steps to Teach Your Smart Kid to Read
by Stephen Lau

29 steps, 90 games and activities, 50  illustrations to teach children to become proficient readers! Based on the author's own experience of teaching his daughter to read when she was still a baby two!

To get more information, click here.
Effective Writing Made Simple
by Stephen Lau

A manual on writing skills for anyone who wants to write well!

To get the digital copy, click here; to get the paperback, click here..
His Books on Writing and ESL
Everyday American Idioms for ESL Learners
by Stephen Lau

More than 900 American idioms with simple explanation and examples for ESL learners.

To learn more, click here.
English Slang and Colloquial Expressions for ESL Learners
by Stephen Lau

Learn hundreds of common colloquial expressions for everyday situations.

For more information, click here.
English Words and Phrases Frequently Confused and Misused
by Stephen Lau

This book is written for ESL learners who may have problems with English words and phrases that may look similar but are different in meanings. Learn those words and phrased that are frequently confused and misused in writing. Click here to get the book.

Prepositional Words and Phrases for ESL Learners
by Stephen Lau

This 122-page book has hundreds of common prepositional words and phrases selected for ESL learners with explanations and examples.

To download the digital book, click here; to get the paperback, click here.

Falls by Night
by Stephen Lau

Size: 27" x27"
Medium: Chinese ink on paper
Mountain by Night
by Stephen Lau

Size: 25" x 50"
Medium: Chinese ink & color on paper
His Paintings
Kaleidoscope of Change
by Stephen Lau

Size: 3' x 9'
Medium: oil & collage on canvas

A scroll depicting the history of changes in China through thousands of years.
Stephen Lau with his painting Kaleidoscope of Change in 1990
Life is a series of changes. Change what you can, but accept and embrace what you cannot change.
Envy and discontent come from comparing and competing.
Life is a bed of roses but with thorns; just be comfortable with it.
MY WAY! NO WAY!
TAO IS THE WAY!

by
Stephen Lau
Many are unhappy not because of what they have experienced throughout their life journeys, but because they don't have the human wisdom to perceive and process what they've experienced.

Happiness is a state of mind, due to the the perceptions of the human mind. Change your perceptions to change your so-called realities. Empower your mind with human wisdom -- ancient wisdom from the East and the West, conventional wisdom, and spiritual wisdom -- to think differently to have totally different perspectives of what may have made you happy or unhappy.

To get your digital copy, click here; to get your paperback copy, click here.
The TAO of Healing Myasthenia Gravis by Stephen Lau

This  book is about how the TAO  can heal autoimmune diseases, including myasthenia gravis.

Click here to get your paperback copy, and here to get your digital copy.
              You Just Don't Die!
                              by
                   
Stephen Lau

This 154-page book is more than just about how to live to a ripe old age; it is about how to live as if everything is a miracle even though you may have many life changes and challenges.

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His Blogs
Many pray simply because they want their "expectations to be fulfilled." But the TAO wisdom of Lao Tzu, the ancient sage from China shows you where human expectations have come from. Click here to get your copy to find out how to live your everyday life as if you were praying.
On the journey of living longer, you need both a compass and a roadmap.

The compass is your wisdom, which is unlimited, and the roadmap is your knowledge, which is limited.

Click here to get your copy to find out how to harness the TAO on your life journey.
       The TAO of Living for Life
                   by Stephen Lau

Know everything you need to know about the TAO, the wisdom of  Lao Tzu, the ancient sage from China.

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His Art Glass
REVELATION OF AGING
REFLECTIONS
OF
STEPHEN LAU
This book shows you how to deal with all the problems of aging, and how to thrive in the last days through the Book of Revelation.

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SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN MARRIAGE.
Save Your Marriage
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MARITAL BALANCE AND HARMONY.
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ACCOUNTABILITY IN MARRIAGE.
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                                      THE HEALING MIND

Wisdom has much to do with the thinking mind: how it thinks. The thinking mind can either heal or cause illnesses.

The human brain is composed of grey matters and neurons that transmit information and messages; they are the building blocks of the brain for efficient functioning of the thinking mind.

Neurons are responsible for all human behaviors in the form of perceptions, which then trigger a mental process in the thinking mind that may result in an action or an emotion. If the process becomes instinctive, then the output in the form of actions or emotions is also automatic and predictable. That is how attitudes and habits are formed, including the fight-or-flight response to any given situation. This automatic or spontaneous mental process is often not “by choice” but by instinct.

But this so-called “learned” mental process is often responsible for the way you think and act, for your beliefs and emotions, for your actions or inactions, as well as for your overall choices and decisions resulting in your behaviors.

Therefore, it is important that: you understand how your thinking mind perceives and processes all your life experiences; you recognize your instinctive or automatic mental process; you challenge its reality or validity in order to see through the myth or even the deception; and you may then ultimately change your mental process by taking the appropriate actions accordingly.

The reality is that your thinking mind processes all your life experiences, and they then become your own thoughts and memories, which are the raw materials of your thinking process. They ultimately control and dominate your thinking mind.

In short, wisdom is the capability of the thinking mind to separate the sheep from the goats, that is, the truths from the untruths. To do just that, you have to understand how your thinking mind may be, affected, either positively or negatively, by your life experiences, by your five senses, and by your subconscious mind.

Your Life Experiences and Your Thinking Mind

Your experiences in life are the byproducts of what happens to you throughout your life journey, which is determined by two pivotal players: choices and circumstances.

Choices result in actions or inactions, which often bring about consequences as well as circumstances that may affect your life in general and in specific.

Circumstances are the events that happen to you and around you. There are two types: self-inflicting internal circumstances, such as your own procrastination, affecting all the subsequent events that happen in your life; uncontrollable external circumstances, such as accidents due to no fault of your own.

To illustrate, you had to complete a project and submit a report on that. You had sufficient time to do what you were supposed to do, but you made the choice to procrastinate until the last minute. An unforeseeable event took place and made it impossible for you to finish your work on time, and thus creating a self-inflicting circumstance of frustration and undue stress that might affect the other choices you subsequently had to make.

Personal choices may not be able to alter uncontrollable external circumstances, but they may still play a primary role in your reactions and adaptations to those external circumstances that are beyond your control.

To illustrate, in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, th
e Japanese people demonstrated their remarkable resilience in their reactions and subsequent adaptations to the uncontrollable external circumstances inflicted on them by nature.

Remember, your life is all about choices and consequences, and your living has much to do with causes and results-they may all become the components of your life experiences that may ultimately affect your health and the healing
process of your disease.

Your Five Senses and Your Thinking Mind

The five senses form the basics of human sensations: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. But your five senses do not tell you everything; as a matter of fact, they may often give you only the half-truths.

The person who uses only the vision of his or her eyes is conditioned by what he or she sees. It is the intuition of the spirit that really perceives the reality. The wise have known for a long time that what we know through our eyes is not the same as the intuition of our spirit. If that is the case, sadly, most people rely only on what they see, thinking that “seeing is believing” and thus lose themselves in the realities of external things.

A case in point

In 1997, Richard Alexander from Indiana was convicted as a serial rapist because one of the victims and her fiancé insisted that he was the perpetrator based on what the victim and her fiancé claimed that “they saw with their own eyes.”

But the convicted man was later exonerated and then subsequently released in 2001, based on new DNA science and other forensic evidence. Experts explained that a traumatic emotional experience, such as a rape, could “distort” the perception of an individual. That explains why the woman and her fiancé “swore” that Richard Alexander was the rapist, but evidently he was not.

Likewise, a traumatic experience, such as a cancer or myasthenia gravis diagnosis, may distort how you perceive your health and healing.

Your Subconscious Mind and Your Thinking Mind

Only your thinking mind can discern the truths from the delusions, the myths, or the half-truths. Only you have the answers to all the questions you ask about your own health and healing. To seek the truthful answers, you must also know how your conscious mind and your subconscious mind may work in your life.

The thinking mind -- the consciousness of the brain -- has two components: the conscious mind, and the subconscious mind. All your life experiences and perceptions of what happens to you processed by your five senses are stored in both your conscious mind and your subconscious mind.

Unlike your conscious mind, your subconscious mind embraces indiscriminately all your life experiences and perceptions of those happenings encountered in your life. Your subconscious mind is like the basement of your house, where you dump all the physical possessions you have been hoarding over the years.

Your conscious mind, on the other hand, is like the living area in your house, where you proudly display only some of the physical possessions that you may have chosen according to your likes and dislikes, such as a piece of antique furniture in the living room, or an original painting hanging on the wall in the dining room.

Your conscious mind filters all your thoughts -- what you think is appropriate or relevant to your mental storage. In other words, your conscious mind consciously chooses what it wants to remember. Your subconscious mind, on the other hand, simply absorbs all your mental perceptions and reactions to all your experiences; it does not have the power to reason or to analyze any of your mental input. That is to say, it may not be able to tell the half-truths from the whole truths. Yet, it is your subconscious mind that controls your whole being, because your subconscious mind dominates your conscious mind. Yes, your conscious mind makes decisions, but it is your subconscious mind that directs and manipulates your conscious mind.

To illustrate, if you immediately turn on the TV as soon as you get home from work, most probably it is your subconscious mind telling your conscious mind that now is the time for relaxation and for watching the television. Likewise, many people talk on the cell phone while driving -- that, too, is, their subconscious mind doing the driving, while their conscious mind is doing the talking.

Therefore, do not let your subconscious mind control and direct your conscious mind. Instead, learn to gain access to your subconscious mind through a mental dialogue in order to find out what is actually going on in your subconscious mind.

Meditation is an effective way of having a mental dialogue with the subconscious mind. Just like going through everything accumulated in your basement, you may find something valuable or totally trash to you; you may also find something that brings back good as well as bad memories. This internal mental dialogue of meditation with your subconscious mind may help you find out what is going on back there, and help you look more objectively and non-judgmentally at all the thoughts associated with your past experiences that have been stored in your subconscious mind over the years.

Remember, the mind can heal or make you sick. Make your mind the healing mind.

Increase Mind Power

Stephen Lau
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