Handling Others' Demands and Expectations

Their average left-hand 2D:4D ratio was about . The work is still in its infancy, but the initial results look as intriguing as they are promising. If the phenomenon is genuine, it might really be possible to discover whether someone has that magic X-factor by simply looking at their hands …

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Succeed Like There Is No Tomorrow

Death is a tool that helps to create priorities in life and gain meaning. It is a tool that has been used by hundreds of generations to understand what to do in life, when and most importantly, why. For example, treat time as a gift, and do not spend it …

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Fill Up Emptiness with Food or Drink

The peritoneum is an enormous (potential) space in your abdomen. Practically all keyhole surgery on the abdomen is done in this space. In liver disease, the peritoneum fills up with fluid - this is called ascites. Ascites is an extreme example of Liver Qi and Blood stagnation. It only occurs when …

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What's the Deal with Your Kneel?

The Liver of Western medicine and Chinese medicine are thus not that different; Whilst Western medicine sees the liver primarily as an organ of poison detoxification, protein and clotting formation and assisting in digestion, Chinese medicine sees it as an organ of detoxification of Wind, smooth flow of Blood and …

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How Many Languages of Human Mind?

When it is running in the Acupuncture channels it is extremely refined, but Qi is present everywhere in the body. It can be a bit confusing when translating to Western concepts as many different Western concepts are subsumed into Qi. Nerve energy too is a form of Qi, and emotions …

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Are you aware of when you're being violated?

It does not govern how we think about these relationships; In order to relate, our Heart needs to be open. The process of opening your Heart to somebody, or letting somebody into your Heart, is a process that occurs at an emotional level. People can be shut off' from others …

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Why most people fail at trying to help

Once the levels get high enough, the sugar overflows through the kidneys, sucking water with it through osmosis. As a result the patient starts to constantly pee, but is always thirsty trying to replenish the lost fluids. Eventually the patient becomes severely dehydrated and only insulin can save them. Even …

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One Second to Midnight

Consider titling a article of your notearticle, Excavating and Demolishing Excuses. Jot down your mind's reasons why you should put off tackling your problems. Then come up with an argument with a more realistic perspective to demolish your excuses. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help …

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People Have the Power

Instead of being a round swirl of energy, it is laid out along the neck in channels like the pipes of a pipe organ. Each chakra has a correlating pathway through the throat chakra, and each chakra transmits and translates its information and energy through this chakra of communication. The …

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Along the other road, there's work toward racial justice, which involves looking at how larger structures pertain to one another and locating ourselves in that bigger picture. Walking this path offers greater recognition of our own and other people's dignity and worth. It also calls all of us into claiming …

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Education or Indoctrination

In total, she'd sat motionless in meditation for three hours, which she'd never done before. At the end of the day, the teacher praised her for her concentration, suggesting she come back the next month. Gina left feeling proud, accomplished, and hopeful that she was taking some practical steps toward …

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Sing Me a Love Song

Therapy can help you manage your feelings and guide you to make changes -- and it does so in an atmosphere of acceptance. You can start by saying, I feel very afraid to reveal the real me to you. Your therapist will likely say something reassuring or accepting in response. Dreading …

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Until I Believe in My Soul

In particular, I loved his advice about dealing with unfinished business, so that death does not take us unawares. Like this article, he suggests you do this work before you're diagnosed with something, so that you can take the time to do it right. Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path …

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Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

If you feel depressed, you're living in the past. If you feel at peace, you're living in the present. One thing I'll admit is that at times in my life, I've either been anxious (thinking about the future) or melancholic (about not living and loving right in the past). At …

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Ring Them Bells

One group was simply asked to jot down a few words explaining why they thought their relationship was good. In contrast, a second group was asked to first think about other relationships that they believed were not as good as their own and then write why theirs was better. Conceptually …

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Bolstering Self-Esteem

I learned a lot, being taught and sat down is one thing, but I also observe a lot. Im what you call a people watcher. I'll sit back watch people how they interact how people respond and this is how I've been able to have self mastery as well as …

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Face a physical fear

I felt trapped in my life. But all the grown-ups I knew had similar problems, and I had long ago stopped going to adults for help. They never seemed to be able to give me any real answers anyway. I remember feeling very alone, because I did not know who …

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Fulfill a secret dream

Reduce muscle tension. If you're feeling tense, spend some time relaxing your muscles. Sit properly. Sit in either of the following two positions. Eastern style: Sit cross-legged on the floor with a cushion or pillow supporting your buttocks. Rest your hands on your thighs. Even though a team may have …

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Tell the truth

He speculated that merely glancing at a piece of modern art designed to provoke a sense of unconventionality would unconsciously inspire viewers to become more creative. To test his idea, Forster asked participants to take a standard creativity task (think of as many uses for a brick as possible) while …

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Do you need to admit when you don't know something?

After we stop fantasizing about imaginary feelings and desires in people, we accept the feelings that we believed were outside but that were actually inside, within ourselves. Life triggers our disavowed feelings, and anxiety is its messenger. Anxiety is the sound of those feelings knocking on our heart's door: a …

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Do you need to receive compliments with grace and ease?

Eggs, however, are the archetype of Yin: they are immobile and fat (an egg is thousands of times bigger than sperm), packed with nutrients, but allow themselves to be wafted through life. They are so passive that they just lie there waiting for a sperm to penetrate them, completely incapable …

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Do you need to stop procrastinating?

Imagine, for example, that you're worrying about the state of your bank balance. Continuing to focus on the amount of the balance and your bills will only serve to perpetuate the feeling and the reality of lack. As the subject comes up, try to say to yourself, I've done the …

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Do you need to update your image?

Approximately 25% of Americans have insomnia, but according to the most recent research, only about 75% of them recover without feeling the effects of inadequate sleep patterns or chronic insomnia. Worldwide studies indicate that one in every five people has insomnia as well. Insomnia is easily the world's most common …

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Don't bother anyone with your needs

Any of the tender points can be pressed with slow, gradual pressure while breathing deeply for one to two minutes. Relieving tender points. Feel around for a sore spot at the end of your clavicle or collarbone, LU-1 (Central Residence). With your fingers in a loose fist resting against your …

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No one cares what you have to say

Imagine a balloon filled with sand--a large, oblong balloon, maybe the size of a medium pumpkin. At the bottom there's a tie: the first lock. Halfway up the balloon there's a cinch, like a belt; At the top, there's a seesaw lever that when pressed down in front lifts up …

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The Need for Accuracy

James, 1890; Leary et al. Another reason is that we expect someone who likes us to treat us well, so the anticipation of rewards enhances our liking for that person (Montoya & Insko, 2008). You might also suspect that we like those who compliment us, even to the point of flattery …

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Cultural Sources of Knowledge

Fortunately, research now suggests that relationships formed online can provide some of the same psychological benefits as social support in in-person contexts (Kwan & Bodford, 2015). The power of proximity. In many contexts, such as apartment complexes, you are randomly placed near some people and far from others. Nevertheless, physical location …

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Mass Media Biases

Write Down Your Negative Thoughts Write your negative thoughts down! It can be scary at first because, until now, they've just been buzzing around your head and seeping into your consciousness. But it is an excellent way to expose your negative thoughts. When you have written a few down, take …

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Fitting In and Sticking Out

In fact, the injuries to the physical body reflect on the health of the energy body and vice versa. While you may have heard about the seven chakras, you may not be completely aware of their accurate meaning. There are a lot of ways to interpret the meaning of the …

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The Protective Shield of Cultural Beliefs

By doing so, a person can forbid the thoughts and emotions that bring about these symptoms. Several sessions with the psychologist will allow the person to perform this analysis themselves and stop anxiety and panic attack from coming on in the first place. Two types of approaches are used in …

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How to Improve Your Self-Improvement

We've already talked about it. Alice would say, No, we haven't. And then we would argue over whether we had or not. This went on for years, until one day I heard her say, Could it be that you rehearse conversations in your mind and then think we've already talked …

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