Stephen Lau
Stephen Lau
Stephen Lau
Stephen Lau
Stephen Lau
Stephen Lau
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Stephen Lau
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

Read his over 100 articles. Click here.
             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.

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              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. .

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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.

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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.

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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

           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.
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..

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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!

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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.

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The TAO of Healing Myasthenia Gravis by Stephen Lau

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

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              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.
Click here to find out: CAN THE BIBLE HELP YOUR MARRIAGE?
Better spoken and written English for better communication. Click here.
MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

NO MORE
Myasthenia Gravis
MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

HEALING


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MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

RECOVERY


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A FREE BOOK to help you and others  become a BELIEVER in order to live as if everything is a miracle.
Pick out the incorrect sentences from groups containing both correct and incorrect sentences. You will be given the explanation why they are either correct or incorrect.

Correcting the incorrect helps you avoid sentence errors in your writing.

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Use TAO wisdom and spiritual wisdom to live in reality with accountability--a life with no depression.
Learn how to write correctly by correcting the incorrect.
Get your FREE BOOK to learn how to become a believer to live a better life.
Life is about anything and everything. To live as if everything is a miracle, you need the ancient wisdom of the TAO to tell you what life is all about.
His Websites
Wisdom from Books
A Website
                                          ACCOUNTABILITY IN MARRIAGE

Accountability to God

Lack of accountability to God for what you’ve been doing to your marriage and your marriage partner is one of the reasons why divorce is rampant these days.

You’re living in a world in which injustice and vengeance are rampant. Living in the midst of this storm of unfairness may cause you unhappiness and even your own lack of faith in God.

But seeing the lack of accountability in others should, on the contrary, enhance your own accountability not only in your marriage but also in your everyday living. God is forever just and will bring judgment and justice to all -- at His own timeline.

An illustration

In 1984, Archbishop Valerian Trifa was deported from the United States after being accused of being a Nazi supporter, who not only had incited attacks on Jews, but also was responsible for executing many Jews in World War II.

After World War II, the former Nazi supporter came to the United States as a refugee immigrant. He assumed the name of Valerian Trifa, and he was ordained as a priest of the Rumanian church soon after his arrival in the United States. He rose quickly to the rank of bishop and then archbishop, who lived in comfort in a 25-room farmhouse on a 200-acre estate maintained by his church.

Then, a dentist, who was a Nazi survivor, recognized the Archbishop as the Nazi supporter. The case against the Archbishop was reported in the media, and then pursued for more than a decade long by some survivors of the Nazi, Jewish organizations, journalists, as well as by the Justice Department of the United States. Their joint efforts helped focus public attention on those Nazi war criminals who were living in the United States.

At first, the Archbishop vehemently denied his former identity, despite some handwriting experts had confirmed that his handwriting was identical with that in some of the execution orders he had carried out while he was a Nazi supporter. As luck would have it, with the advancement of forensic science, some experts could incredibly still retrieve some DNA from those execution orders with the Archbishop’s own saliva on them. That was his undoing, and his final judgment.

In 1982, the Archbishop was ultimately ordered to leave the United States. But he had spent two years trying to find a country that would give him refuge. In 1984, Portugal admitted him, and he finally settled in Estoril, where he died at the age of 72 of a heart attack.

So, believe that God is merciful, but also a just God, who’ll judge injustice and any wrongdoing according to His own timeframe.

So, living in the presence of God is showing your accountability to every aspect of your married life.

INFIDELITY IN MARRIAGE

Tiger Woods
, one of the world’s most famous and wealthiest golfers, was caught with his dark secrets of infidelities and lies in 2009. At first, he vehemently denied and even concealed them. But, eventually, he was more forthcoming and apologetic to his fans and his family at several press conferences:

"I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. . . I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. . . I was unfaithful, I had affairs and I cheated. What I did was unacceptable. I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife's family, my friends, my foundation and kids all around the world who admired me."

But Tiger Woods’ serial adultery and cheating made it difficult for his wife to accept his sincerity and true repentance. They were divorced in 2010.

Maybe in one of his statements to the public, Tiger Woods was telling the truth of adultery:

“I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled, and thanks to money and fame, I didn't have to go far to find them.”

Tiger Woods was awakened to the reality of accountability. With fame and money, he thought he could get away with anything. That was his self-awakening, but it came with a hefty price-a stain on his legacy.

The reality

The purpose of a married couple is to glorify God in everything they say, do, or accomplish, and to be an expression of sacrificial love, grace, mercy, and justice to everyone-especially to each other and their children.

Accountability of trust and fidelity

Given the importance of intimacy in marriage, especially over the long haul, you and your marriage partner should work together to nurture each other’s intimacy, both sensual and sexual. The effort should be joint and continuous for the rest of the marriage journey. Without trust and fidelity, marriages and love relationships breakup.
                                               
Avoiding adultery

Life is never a bed of roses; it always has some thorns that may come in different forms, such as death and dying of loved ones, financial failures and unemployment, health issues, alcohol addiction and drug abuse problems, among many others.

But one of the most devastating adversities that affect marital bliss is adultery,
a betrayal of trust and a break in the bond of marriage.

Adultery, which is not uncommon these days, occurs when a married person engages willingly in a sexual relationship with someone other than the person to whom he or she is married.

Disposition and vulnerability

Given that adultery occurs in 25 percent of married couples and 40 percent of unmarried couples, do your best to avoid adultery in your marriage by doing the following:

·Don’t distance each other both emotionally and physically. That explains the importance of the continuation of sensual and sexual intimacy throughout the marriage journey.

·Don’t nag and criticize each other in public or even in private. They only foster negative emotions leading to adultery.

·Don’t spend too much time hanging around with friends who don’t know your spouse.

·Don’t disclose the secrets of your marital life at your workplace or with your close friends. Your disclosure or “secret-free” mindset may only encourage marital unfaithfulness not only from yourself but also from those around you. So, avoid “emotional adultery.”

·Don’t commit adultery with your eyes, because your eyes are gateways to your soul.

Jesus had rightly said about “visual adultery”: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.” (Matthew 5:27-30)

·Don’t commit adultery with the emergence of technology: sexting and sending explicit photos through social media platforms. Remember, having “no physical contact” may transcend into real-life adultery sooner or later.

·Don’t “threaten divorce” with your spouse-ironically enough, it often becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The bottom line: Engaging in adultery is playing with fire; the thrill isn’t worth it because it inevitably gets yourself burned.

So, nurture each other’s intimacy, both sensual and sexual, continuously.

So, restrain your pride or help to restrain that of your marriage partner. Pride is often a dear friend of unfaithfulness.


Stephen Lau
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