For instance, yours might be to eat healthfully and to feel good about your body. At the end of each day, write down the behaviors or things you did to help bring you closer to that goal. Also note where you fell short of this goal, and think of ways that you can deal with these slipups going forward in the "Negative behaviors and Action Strategies" section. Our inner sparkle is made of energy. Indeed, the world as we know it, seen and unseen, is made of just that - energy. We are accustomed to seeing ourselves and all things around us as solid and material, yet, when we look more closely, we are gatherings of magical energy in motion. Quantum physics has in recent times been able to illuminate and prove the presence of an incredible field of energy that can be understood as consciousness. This unseen but all-encompassing, deeply felt energy constitutes life. Studies of energy demonstrate and help us to appreciate our interconnectedness with all creation. We are living, breathing, vibrational expressions of nature existing in miraculous, moment-to-moment synergy. Indeed, while we might see ourselves as lone stars, we are in truth twinkling parts of a magnificent constellation. The first thing you do when you escape the comfort of your mother's womb is breathe in. You inspire. You take in spirit/air. It is one of the most traumatic examples in our life where we are unable to breathe, temporarily. The last thing you do as you leave this world is breathe out. You expire. Neither of these acts requires conscious control of what we are doing. Not a conscious decision. They just happen.

Breathing can be an act performed by someone else (known as The Kiss of Life); the intervention of medical science at birth or death to make one breathe again. Resuscitation by a human or machine... Darkest of all is that last breath forced out by the hand of another human. The Kiss of Life, as most of us understand it - a way of resuscitating people - is something I have done three times in my lifetime. It is nothing like practising on a dummy in a classroom environment, no matter how lifelike the dummy might feel. Not living faithfully to your authentic self creates a void, an ever-present feeling that you are incomplete. You find yourself wondering whether you should be doing something different with your life. There's a restlessness, a yearning emptiness that won't go away. It's as if there is a hole in your soul. You may try to fill that hole in any number of ways: by smoking or drinking; by incessant working; by overinvesting yourself in a mate or children. Maybe you sit down and eat a chocolate cake with a half gallon of ice cream. Maybe you have an affair. You have kids. You get divorced. You get married. You get a new job. You cast about to find something, anything to fill that hole in your heart. Many people who identify with perfectly hidden depression tell me that they searched online about depression. Their gut was telling them something was wrong, they just didn't know what. But they were puzzled at what they found.

They said, "I didn't see myself in what I read. I'm really active, I think pretty clearly, I enjoy my kids." So they dismissed the idea of depression and pummeled themselves with more shame for wondering. Again, the problem lies in having to fit clinical criteria. Every night before you go to bed, close your eyes and picture yourself engaging in body-positive behaviors the next day. For example, see yourself at the conference you'll be attending and then picture yourself swimming in the hotel pool before dinner. Setting this imaginary intention can help you to stick with your plan if someone or something interferes with your goals--for example, a favorite colleague wants to meet you for a drink during this time. Not only would you have to miss your planned swim, but you know that drinking before dinner often triggers overeating the rest of the night. Imagine yourself warmly and confidently telling your colleague that you can't have a drink but that you do want to sit next to her at dinner to catch up. Then see yourself swimming in the pool and engaging in a delightful conversation with your colleague at dinner. No one is immune to the bony-is-beautiful message that we're bombarded with day in and day out. Even if your parents worked hard to instill in you a strong sense of self-worth while you were growing up or you consider yourself a pretty well-adjusted adult, you can't help but be affected by the near-skeletal models and sculpted celebs who are on the covers of fashion magazines, billboards, TV programs, and commercials. It doesn't matter if you're actively taking in these messages or just passively absorbing them--either way, they can be downright toxic. C.S. Lewis once described human beings as half spirit, half animal. He explained that as spirits we belong to the eternal world but as animals, we inhabit time. Indeed, we are spirits having human experiences, constantly reconciling the journeys of our timeless timeless, divine selves within the context of our daily lives in a material world. This could be seen as a cause for tension and, indeed, some moments may be trying, however I see this reality of life on earth as a joyous cause for celebration: fodder for constant intellectual enchantment and sensory pleasure. With awareness of our magical interconnectedness and collective consciousness, it becomes possible for us human beings to understand the immensity of our inner wisdom, power and potential. We can see how it might be possible to expand our state of awareness and transcend our earthly plane, through practices such as yoga and meditation, for instance. Indeed, human beings have delighted in such practices over time, as ways to harmonise the body, mind and spirit and experience transcendent, wondrous states of being.

The intervention is needed when a body forgets' to breathe in. <a href=''>Shock,</a> drowning, and constriction can lead the brain to discontinue the function. <a href=''>It</a> needs reminding through the intervention of an exchange of breath out of a different set of lungs and into those of the endangered person toremind' the body to breathe in again (these are not medical terms I am using). Air that is literally forced into the lungs can kick start the operation again. It is a huge relief when it is successful. What Do You Know About What You Rarely Think About? While you are thinking about breathing, I would like you to look at some facts concerning it. Breathing happens under the control of our autonomic nervous system. In the brain, it involves the medulla oblongata, pons, and midbrain. It regulates air to feed your brain and cells the oxygen it needs. In fact, carbon dioxide (CO2) is critical to your breathing efficiency as well. For haemoglobin to take up oxygen (O2)2, it needs CO2 to act as the bridging molecule. The brain is constantly monitoring levels of oxygen and CO2 to change the respiratory rate. At times you may feel very, very lonely. Strangely, even when you're in the midst of people, there is an ache of separation. You talk to others, but never feel totally listened to. You may feel misunderstood, even when you are brave enough to risk sharing your feelings. You may often fear another's touch, because you can't discern that person's meaning or intention, no matter how close they may seem, including your own family members. Painfully, you may have learned that friends and family alike have the capacity to leave you or ignore what is important to your authentic self, opting instead to have you be and do what is convenient for them. And if your struggle to fill the void has gone on long enough, you may have developed an underlying pessimism.

You may have become passive in your quest for change and fulfillment. Bottom line: There is seldom a time in your life when all is at peace and in balance. Find your calm spot and breathe a bit. Start to think back on your childhood. In your journal, think of yourself as having played a role in your family, like you'd play a role in a play. If this is hard for you, think about your favorite TV shows or books and ask yourself, What roles do the different people play? What function do they serve within the different relationships? Then go back to your childhood. Were you the funny guy or the fixer? Did you get labeled the smart one or the one who did anything to stay out of trouble? What was your role? What function did it serve for you or others? Did it keep you out of trouble? Did it distract you from the chaos of your surroundings? That's because it's human nature to compare yourself to the ideal, regardless of how unrealistic it might be. According to the widely accepted psychological premise called the social comparison theory, individuals appraise others to make judgments about themselves. You may find yourself comparing yourself to others of the same age, height, and so on in order to evaluate how you feel about yourself and your own body. Almost everyone is likely to have a discrepancy between their actual appearance and the ideal appearance to some extent, but when you're comparing yourself to today's dangerously thin ideals of beauty, that gap only widens, particularly for those who are overweight or obese. This can also explain how it is possible for us to experience remarkable coincidences or moments of synchronicity. How we can connect with people telepathically across time and space.