Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Playing it safe is actually not so safe!

You take many wrong turns by standing still.
So many friends love to move elsewhere but the fear stops them. They want assurance and guarantees that they will succeed in the new country. But life does not work like that. Noone can guarantee success. I encourage them to take a risk. Any result is a success. Failure is a success as well, as you learn valuable lessons.
Staying safe by not taking the first step is an illusion I see often in people. They feel they are safer by not taking a chance. They dream, but fear stops them from achieving it.
Life is extremely short. Go for your dream. Take a risk. Otherwise years will pass and you will stay in the same situation. Working towards achieving your dream makes life exciting. It makes you feel good about yourself.
Success belongs to those who take risks.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

My New Home in Panama City, Panama

One of the things I love about working at the National University of Medical Sciences admissions office in Panama is that it takes me less than 5 minutes of walking to get to the office from my home. I do not need to drive to work and this is such a bonus for me.

It reminds me of the city of Rasht where my dad would come home for lunch from work. It would take him just 10 minutes.

Today was the first time in 2 weeks that I moved to this condo, I got the chance to take some photos on the balcony. I love the view. I see the water, the city, the old town, the marina, the president of Panama's building next door, and some islands and mountains near the city. The view has everything in it. It really is a part of heaven.

Panamanians however love their cars and drive everywhere. They do not like to walk much and that is why there is so much traffic here. One time I was in my lawyer's office and we both had to go to NUMSS office. He took his car and I walked. From his office it took me 10 minutes and it took him 30 minutes!

Panama City is one of the only places in the world that when you check distances on Google Map, the walking is usually faster than driving!

Osteopathic Psychosomatic Techniques

NAO professor Elias Abdel-Ahad (physiotherapist/manual osteopath) conducted a hands on workshop on osteopathic psychosomatic techniques at National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.
These techniques are amazing for chronic pain management and our students loved the techniques.
We recommend all manual osteopaths to take a psychosomatic continuing education program with this professor if they wish to add a new tool in chronic pain management to their practices.
To receive information about the next continuing education program available to all manual osteopaths please contact the professor directly.
These are some testimonial from NAO students:
Sean Waldie It was a wonderful session. Truly his practice and teaching is unveiling the deepest levels of interactions that often sit in the indefinable realm of the body . Elias gives guidence and opportunity to truly experience listening. This in combination with the practical techniques he has incorporated will make for an instantly attainable and integrative component for any manual therapist.
Thank you again
Johanna Ruth Kenworthy An incredibly beautiful and transitional space created by each and every soul. Thank you Elias, for guidance on the journey into our new chapters. Blessings everyone 🤗💖!

Monday, 28 January 2019

Minister of Health

I heard such a great news today at work in the admissions office of our university Panama City.

One of my top students who is also one of our professors at National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) and National University of Medical Sciences (USA) emailed me that he will be chosen as the Minister of Health next week!!!!! This is not 100% certain however. Once it becomes official I will announce his name.

This made me so happy that I have such distinguished students. These students are why I work so hard. They make life so sweet. They fill my spirit with joy.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Breakfast with the Prime Minister

I am honored to be one of selected few who have been invited to have breakfast with the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on February 01, 2019.
Thank you Prime Minister. You made my day.

The Pope is here!

These couple of days I love to work with windows open. The waterfront is closed to cars and they have set up giant TVs and speakers and play spiritual christian songs that is very relaxing and uplifting. I love it.
I was just working when I heard screams from thousands of people. I went to the windows and saw on the TV that the Pope had just arrived. 
It was such a great feeling to see this spiritual leader.
I never lived on a 45 story waterfront building in my life. However I am happy that I am here now as I get unobstructed view of the waterfront.
I did not know that I needed a special permit from the Police to see the Pope in person. When I applied the deadline had passed and so far no pass has been issued. So I have to see him from afar from my balcony.
I had not taken any photos in the past two weeks but I took my camera out and took some photos. Good thing my camera has 40X zoom!
This weekend the Pope will pass through the waterfront and I may get a chance to see him from my balcony.
I love this man!

You are always in my heart

It has been 7 years since my father (Ali Pourgol) left for a better place. But he is not far. I speak with him everyday in my heart. He is the reason I started teaching. He asked me to teach at least for one semester and then stop if I do not like it. I told him I am a businessman, not a teacher. But he said do it for me. I did. And the rest is history! I fell in love with teaching and quit every other business I had to focus on teaching.
I love you papa. You are with me everyday.
علی پورگل


Saturday, 12 January 2019

Good bye my love

My grandmother passed away. She was about 90 years old and one of the kindest women I have ever known.
In my childhood I spent the summer months with her in the village of Foshtom where my grandparents had a rice farm.
The rice fields she worked on, the animals she attended to in her farm, and the rice puddings she made for me remain with me forever.
She was so kind. Every time, without exception when I left her to go back to school after the summer vacation, she would always cry. She loved me so much and she took care of me so much when I was a child.
I have not seen her for over 14 years since I was last in Iran. But whenever I called her she would always cry of happiness to hear my voice.
And now she is gone to a better place. My heart is with her. And she lives forever in my heart.
Good bye madarbozrg. My love is with you.

Friday, 11 January 2019

NUMSS (USA) License in Florida Has Been Renewed for 2019

We are happy to announce that the National University of Medical Sciences (USA) license to operate has been extended for another year in 2019 by the Florida Secretary of State.

This is our third year of being the only university offering osteopathic manual practice education in the United States of America.

All it takes is 10 minutes!

Just 10 minutes of physical activity per day has shown to have a positive effect on your health and wellness. It decreases chance of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. All it takes is just 10 minutes!

If you cannot spare ten minutes for your health, you have a serious problem! 

Get up, stand up, put your running shoes on and get active.

Healthy life, happy life!   

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Invest in Yourself!

No matter at what level you are now in life, the next level is waiting for you!    

You should spend at least 3% of your income every year on improving your brain, your business knowledge and your clinical skills.

If you spend more money on improving yourself than you spend on your car, you become successful in life.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Our Degrees Can Be Legalized

For many years now our degrees at National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) can be legalized in Spain and endorsed by the embassies of many countries. Here is a sample of our Doctor of Osteopathy degree that has been legalized in Spain for one of our alumni in Morocco.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Daily thinking improves your life

Want a better life? Sit down and think!
The frontal cortex is what makes us human. That is where thinking originates. However most part of the day human beings use the lower, older part of the brain that we share with other mammals. The reactionary part of the brain that is in charge of emotions, reaction, eating, reproduction, fight and flight.
Thinking for brain is like exercising for muscles. The more you do, the better you become at it. When you think better you can solve problems better. And those who are good problem solvers become successful in life and business as they are in high demand.
One way you can improve your frontal cortex is to pause for a second before you respond. Think before you speak and react. Digest what it was said before you automatically answer. Never answer emails, or post a comment right after reading it. Think first. That would improve the human part of your brain.
Another way to improve your brain is to sit down and think on daily basis. I spend 30 minutes a day, sitting with a blank paper and a pen and just think about how to improve my life and businesses. I have done this for years. And this has helped me greatly in life and business.
Life is beautiful, when you think about it! 

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Habit vs Will Power

Will power is highly overrated. To improve your life, health, business and financial situation it is best to make a few good habits part of your daily life.

Anything you do for 27 days straight becomes a habit for you. Then you do not need will power to do it.

For example if you wish to become more physically active, make a habit out of it. You can start walking for 30 minutes right after you wake up. When you do this every day for 27 days, it becomes a habit for you. Then you do not need will power to push yourself to walk everyday for 30 minutes. You simply get out of the bed when you wake up and go for a walk.

Friday, 4 January 2019

A flexible hip helps you live longer.

To Live Longer Increase Your Hip Flexibility! 

When it comes to living longer the hip joint is the most important joint in the body! 

Research has shown seniors who have flexible hip live longer. Hip joints that are not flexible increase your chance of becoming disabled. And disabled people research shows die faster than others. 

Having flexible hips decrease your chance of accidental death at the old age. Falling down and breaking your femur bone and cutting the femoral artery and the complications of this injury is the number one cause of accidental death in seniors. In most cases the person dies when the femoral artery is cut before they get to a hospital.

Having flexible hip joints decrease your chance of falling down and the accidental death.

Next time you visit your manual osteopath, ask him/her to show you joint specific hip exercises which increase your mobility.

Increasing flexibility (mobility) decreases disability and helps you live longer.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Cree Nation Accepts National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO)

Bigstone Cree Nation Education Authority accepts National Academy of Osteopathy for financial aid.
We are happy to announce that National Academy of Osteopathy has been accepted by the Bigstone Cree Nation Education Authority in Alberta. They have paid scholarships to a Cree Nation person to study at NAO.
We are also accepted by the Metis Nation and some other First Nation education authorities in Canada.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Holiday Wishes from Canadian Prime Minister

Canadian Prime Minister Sends Us Season's Greeting
On behalf of our students, staff and faculty, I wish to thank the RT. Hon. Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada, for wishing us a happy holidays by mailing this card.
As I am now in Panama setting up our new university there, I did not get this card until now when it was forwarded to me by National Academy of Osteopathy.