Reducing Clutter for a More Fulfilling Life
Minimalism for a More Fulfilling Life
Dr. Anthony B. James
Food, shelter and clothing – these are the basic necessities of life. So, where does the need for the latest IPhone or owning an automobile that can give you directions, tell you the location of the nearest restaurant, or make a phone call factor into things?
The answer is quite simple. The need for more fuels people to buy and do a wide range of things and is basic to human nature. Some individuals understand that the continuing quest for more only brings more stuff rather than happiness or whatever you may be searching for. Other people haven’t grasped that understanding yet. For those who do, that’s where minimalism comes into the picture. It’s a way to attain happiness by being content with less. What a concept.
The idea that less is more is not just a fashion statement. It’s a way of life for people who want to get back to the basics and focus on what is most important.
Practice building and management is far from only therapy and marketing! It requires a re-orientation and prioritizing of every area of life and an amazing amount of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and financial resources. One of the most efficient ways to increase resources of any kind is to reduce or eliminate waste! Let's have a serious discussion on waste and how the practices of "Minimalism" can lead one to a more fulfilling life! Remember when your doing good work, what's good for you is good for everyone around you!
Prof. Anthony B. James MSc.(Clinical Herbology), DNM(C), ND(T), MD(AM), DOM(Acu), DPHC(h.c.), Ph.D. (IM), Ph.D. (Hospitaller Medicine h.c.), DMM, RAAP, UTTS, MSGR./CHEV., Ordained Native Monsignor-Native Bishop, Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church of the East in Brazil, Dean, Professor, Director of Education and Traditional Medicine AAPNA.Advisory Board Member
Professor- Teacher, Physician, Registered Ayurveda Doctor (Vidya), Chriistian Minister, Healer, Therapist... Florida, USA
Anthony B. James was one of the first Westerners ever recognized in Thailand as an authentic Thai Traditional Medicine teacher and Ajahn or professor; where his work is known and honored throughout the country by the Royal Thai Gov't Ministries of Thai Traditional Medicine, Thai Department of Commerce and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TOT- Friend of Thailand Awardee recipient), Wat Po Association of Thai Traditional Medical Schools registered AJAHN (Ajahn)/ Professor of Thai Traditional Medicine. He is a teacher of Thai Ayurveda, Classical Indian Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedic astrology (Thai Korosot Astrology), who shows how Yoga and Vedic systems of knowledge interface for optimizing our human potential.
A.A.P.N.A. Advisory Board Member and Registered Ayurvedic Doctor R.A.D. (A.A.P.N.A.) practicing Ayurveda Medicine and therapy for over 39 years. His books include "Ayurveda of Thailand- The A.A.P.N.A. Veda Vyasa Award Recipient for 2017", "Ayurveda and Thai Yoga, Religious Therapeutics Theory and Practice," as several Telly Award-winning Video Documentaries on Thai Traditional Medicine and Thai Yoga Therapy. He is currently the director of the N.A.I.C.: American College of Natural Medicine, A.C.N.M.School of Ayurveda Medicine and Thai Yoga Center, Staff and Faculty for Oriental Medicine Doctoral program of the PanAmerican School of Natural Medicine- Nevis West Indies, and on the editorial board for the magazine "International Journal of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine."
Dr. James has a forty-year background in natural healing, including the systems of Native American Medicine, Thai Ayurveda, Classical Indian Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism, and Vedic Astrology. He has an M.D.(AM) degree, Board Certified Naturopathic Degree, two doctoral degrees in Natural Medicine, an O.M.D. (Acupuncture), and a doctorate/Ph.D. in Indigenous Medicine and Monastic Medicine. Dr. James also holds a Masters's in Clinical Herbology and has taught herbal medicine for several years. He is the dean of the A.C.N.M.: American College of Natural Medicine, the School of Ayurveda Medicine, and the Thai Yoga Center schools and programs. Dr. James is the author of numerous books, articles, and hundreds of educational videos focused on Ayurveda and related topics. For many years, he has presented seminars and at national and international medical conferences, including A.A.P.N.A.
In addition to his interest and research into his family's Native American Religious and medical heritage, Dr. James is an ordained priest and Monsignor of the Sacred Medical Order of The Church of Hope (S.M.O.CH./ S.M.O.K.H.). The Church of Hope is a unique and sacred ministry of monastic medicine, sanctified healing, ecclesiastical medicine, holistic medicine, and indigenous medicines as part of religious doctrine, where he is working to integrate Ayurveda and Complimentary Medicine into the Monastic Medical Tradition of the church.
In September 2016, Ajahn James published a comprehensive textbook titled "Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Yoga Therapy, "Meta Journal Press. This new book details Ayurveda's authentic history and genuine practices, philosophy, and religious therapeutics in Thailand.
November 30th. 2009, Ajahn, Dr. Anthony James receives LifeTime Membership Recognition with the Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society (U.T.T.S.). The award was presented by Mr. Aram Amaradit (Dr. Amratisha), Member of Parliament of Surin Province, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health, President, and founder: Of the Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society, Ministry on Public Health, Thailand. U.T.T.S. Life Time recognition (Thai Traditional Medicine/ Thai Traditional Massage) credentials #520121896. The credentials were issued in the offices of The Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand.
Ajahn, Dr. James studied under the former Grandmaster Ajahn Sintorn Chaichagun at the Shivagakomarpaj Traditional Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 1988 to 1995. He maintained a working relationship with his mentor in the Northern style, Grand Master Sintorn, and "The Old Medicine Hospital" until Grand Master Sintorn's passing in 2005.
Ajahn, Dr. James was the original founder and chief Teacher for the International Thai Therapists Association 1992-2012, to fairly represent the traditional Thai Yoga and Thai Massage practiced primarily in the US. Dr. James specializes in Native American Medicine, Thai medical theory, Asian history, Ayurveda, and Theravada Buddhism. In 2006, he was granted Ajahn/ professor and Master Thai Traditional Medicine: Thai Yoga/ Thai Massage Teacher status through the Anantasuk system (Hua Hin Thailand), recognized by the Wat Po Association. The Wangklaikangwon Industrial College Dean and Educational Director, Dr. Surasak Srinoi, presented the award.
StartWhat is Minimalism?
StartWhat Minimalism is Not
StartDoes Your Stuff Own You?
StartIs Minimalism Right For You?
StartBenefits of a Minimalistic Approach
StartGain More by Simplifying and Reducing
StartDevelop Meaningful Connections
StartMore Time for What matters and More Money for More Value
StartBeing in the Moment, Happy at Last & Finding Your Purpose
StartHow to Become a Minimalist and Eliminating Clutter
StartBenefits of the Minimalistic Approach
StartBeing in the moment, Happy at Last & Finding your purpose
StartHow to Become a Minimalist
StartSave for Now and final Thoughts