When angels visit you – a true story of how we planned our baby

Soon after we were married in November 2014, my wife Juliana and I decided to have a baby in 2015. We planned to conceive the soul during our visit to Nepal in April, considering that high up in the sacred Himalayas would be a good place to attract a pious soul to her womb. The…

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Why do some vegans hate children?

The title of this blog is somewhat cutting, but I do qualify it by saying “some”. Certainly, not all vegans or partners without human children hate children. But sadly, there are some vegans that do actually hate children. Considering the fundamental reason for being a vegan is to respect all life, I find it incredibly odd…

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Karma is a bull when there is an unfair fight

As a follow-up to my last blog article about fighting, there is one so-called “sport” that stands out amongst all others as the dumbest, most barbaric, ego-centric display of brutality — bullfighting. This cruel spectacle of blood and gore continues to flourish in Spain, Colombia and other countries. It is presented as a contest of conviction…

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How I learned to respect the art of fighting

The legendary Gracie dynasty, master of jiu jitsu I have been a fan of martial arts from the first time I watched a Bruce Lee movie. However, before that, I followed boxing and watched every championship bout broadcasted on television. My father was a fight fan and he always encouraged us to stand our ground…

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When a woman births a child, she also births a father and the power of prayer.

In a nutshell…my wife is a champion, just like every single mother in the world today and before — all of them are just amazing. To give birth to a child is a miracle and my wife personifies everything that is amazing about mothers. Giving birth to a child is the most powerful experience a…

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Why are bad habits hard to break – and what if those habits are food for your soul?

Habits are something we all have. They can haunt us like wicked ghosts hanging on our back, or just be little annoyances like the occasional mosquito on a starry night. Whatever the case may be, they are often not beneficial to hold on to. Especially, when we consider how transient this world is and how…

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Elon Musk and his Tesla car company is much more than a leader in technology

Ellon Musk, the founder of Paypal and CEO of Tesla Motors is doing something most business leaders would cringe at doing: releasing his over 100 company patents to the world to encourage more innovation and adoption of electrical car technology. Forbes reported:  “Elon Musk has always been a rebel. Now he’s an open source rebel.…

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The YOGA of POOL – Secrets to Becoming a Champion in Billiards and in Life

For those that have purchased my groundbreaking book on pool, please consider writing a small review on Amazon or getting a copy for yourself. Here is one recent review from a customer: “The author clearly defines areas of one’s inner workings of the body and mind such that the readers will is brought to the…

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Mind – Body Oneness

Thich Nhat Hanh Excerpt from The YOGA of POOL – Secrets to Becoming a Champion in Billiards and in Life (by Paul Turner) It is true that through the power of mind management we can affect physical reality; however, because we are ultimately a combination of both gross and subtle energy (yin and yang), it is also…

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My Father – Rodney John Turner

Fairfax, Virginia USA A eulogy to my father, Rodney John Turner, on the occasion of his funeral, May 15, 2001 (first time published) Mum and Dad 1960 My dear family and friends, First I would sincerely like to thank you all for coming today to pay your last respects to my father, Rodney Turner. It is…

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