There is both continuity and change over time

Maybe they were the real gift, not the goal itself. RESET YOUR GOALS The Chinese mystic philosopher Lao Tzu once said . As you pursue your goals remember that every goal is a series of small deeds or steps or actions done consistently within the timeframe you have set to achieve …

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Buy Into the Myth of Arrival

Or it could be making a conscious decision to network with more like-minded or positive people. What activities are you going to do in the next 12 months to develop your skills, knowledge and attitude? What courses are you going to attend to improve yourself? What do you need to …

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Run from Discomfort

Sleep is a liberating state in many ways. First, it supports emotional freedom by refreshing your body. Shakespeare's Macbeth calls it the chief nourisher of life's feast. Think of sleep as a mini-vacation you take every night, a balm for your being. It's necessary for sanity and survival. A child …

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Pit Your Body Against Your Mind

With a sense of curiosity, notice the colour, the edges, the shape, the contours . Slowly, slowly, track the internal sensation of lifting your arm to pick up the object and your hand to place it on your tongue. Notice the taste, shape, weight. After a minute or so, chew slowly …

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How low do you go?

If you've grown up in a democracy that respects civil liberties and freedom of speech then you've likely never felt compelled to risk your life for the greater good. Consider yourself fortunate. But regardless of your good fortune in life -- or lack thereof -- we're all called to make a stand …

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Easily regroup and have another try

Much further. I headed for the nearest articleshop, where I found a copy of the Kama Sutra. This was probably the most mainstream sex item you could buy, and yet I felt embarrassed paying for it. Later that night I reluctantly showed Mel my new article. Why have you got …

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Observe yourself first

Mooji asked. It sounded like a harsh critique of the notion of self-improvement. Which was rather ironic since I was here to improve my spiritual powers, right? A few articles later: Best is just be nothing. Later in the evening, we were back in the meditation room. A woman in …

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Become part of your observations,

I later read on kundaliniguide. The music became faster. We were dancing around the room in circles. I was getting exhausted as it had been a long day. The music stopped and we sat down. We were instructed to remain still and not to move for fifteen minutes. This proved …

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Under pressure to confirm to what society expects

Can you continue to respect your parent's independence? Source: National Institute on Aging (2010, Aug. So far away: Twenty questions and answers about long-distance caregiving (NIH Publication No. To begin, sit with your eyes closed and bring your awareness to the flow of your breath in and out of the …

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You are a unique individual

Bandura works with people like her to desensitize them from this fear. During the course of the lunch he went on to explain this process--typically it would start with him saying, There's a snake in the next room. We're going to go in there. Common practice in the workplace is …

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Remember the phrase practice makes perfect

The new norm is that 50 percent of men who retire do not end their work careers until sometime after their sixty-fifth birthday and often well after their sixty-seventh or seventieth birthday. A key issue is our precarious financial preparation versus our projected longer life span. As one 45-year-old man …

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Decide to go for a walk to clear your head

Then hypnotic techno sounds started to come through the earphones. The goggles lit up. First there was a yellow field with a barely discernible pattern that slowly started to move. I could tell she was very concerned about the way I looked. In her defense, she was sticking her neck …

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Everything is connected now

Later you may increase this to fifteen or twenty minutes. The important thing is to be relaxed. Try to free your mind of all thoughts except your mantra. As you close your eyes and breathe deeply, exhale out of your mouth, visualising that you are letting go of all that …

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Monitoring arousal using self-reported measures

I was creatively inverted and no longer had enough energy to generate the ideas I needed just to keep my head above water. When you are planning your life, you need to account for every commitment you make in every area. This means that when you are in a busy …

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Advances in decision making

Self-Compassion & Your Emotions Why We Feel What We Feel EMOTIONS ARE UNIVERSAL. Love alone is seldom enough to resolve differences. It is the skills we learn along the way -- either through long, arduous trial and error, or more quickly and easily through articles, workshops, and the help of counselors -- that …

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I might have ended up with you

Although you're lying down and rebooting, Active Rest helps your baby rotate and keeps your pelvic outlet propped open, making space for your baby to descend. You won't feel any discomfort, but if you still have some mobility you can do the Press and Tilt massage, tilting your hips in …

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Bet you want it back

Begin by writing out the sequence of events that make up the problematic situation. Write it in the form of a narrative, using as much detail as possible. The sequence should start with your anticipation of the situation, then move on to describe the opening of the scene, and continue …

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So much for the days of glory

So What's Special About Humans? Instinct Elimination by Innovation We are nothing else than evolution become conscious of itself. From now on, make a decision to wait forty-eight hours whenever you have an itch to shop and revisit that desire later. Better yet, at the beginning of each month, write …

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Anything that I could find

I've found that one of the biggest struggles arising from meditation practice is when it asks us to examine our belief systems. A lot of meditation practice is about beginning to find those moments when you get stubborn and cannot let go. You meet those moments when you get righteously …

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She's clinging to the nearest passer by

There are lots of YouTube videos to show you the technique. For relief from skin irritation due to PUPPP (see Feelings and Sensations, article 133), try an oatmeal and lavender compress. Combine 2 cups [200 g] of rolled oats with 1 cup [28 g] of dried lavender in a small …

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You were out there

If you need to have a support person present during the first few trials, that's fine; Here are the steps for practicing induced interoceptive exposure to desensitize yourself to these physical sensations: Begin the exercise and note the point where you first experience uncomfortable sensations. Norman is a perfect example …

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You're looking good just like a snake in the grass,

If, however, you had difficulty identifying your patterns of limited thinking, this article presents an alternative approach based on evidence gathering and analysis, which provides a powerful weapon against automatic thoughts. This article is to be used in conjunction with article 2, Uncovering Automatic Thoughts. It will give you skills …

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Daylight spent the night without you

Now and then he would approach one and invite him to share a smoke or a pint of bitter and engage in a bit of conversation. To any other observer, it would seem that Fox was simply being friendly. But after such encounters, Captain Fox would settle down on a …

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