Hurting for Help

Once this connection is made with the pericardium it is also connecting with the diaphragm and hence the liver, the central part of the diaphragm surrounding the oesphageal sphincter, and the fascial connection between liver and stomach. In Chinese medicine, vomiting is often a product not of a Stomach problem …

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Relax your body and mind

People born with pericardial defects do carry a higher risk of heart disease, showing that its role as heart protector is accurate. The function of protection is similar to the Chinese medicinal function of the Pericardium, except that in Chinese medicine it also prevents entry of pathogenic energy. The Pericardium …

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Examples of misunderstandings due to personal situation

For instance, in a heart attack, Western medicine would open the coronary artery (clear Phlegm), treat the diabetes (reduce Dampness) and advise to stop smoking (reduce Heat). In Chinese medicine it would involve. It is worth pointing out at this point that, even though Western medicine now has the best …

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Release the Stress from Within

Split red cells are bad news; Anyone who has had a bad cough knows that phlegm is sticky, and this applies to the blood too. Phlegm in the blood causes the red cells to become sticky and hence stiff, and as a result they get stuck. The cause of the …

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Walls Come Tumbling Down

And I realise that the badness that I most fear being capable of is the badness of looking to be loved. While I shame myself, and insist that I am immutably unloveable, I am trying to keep myself safe. I am trying to avoid ever being abused again. Because somewhere …

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In the Middle of the Night

Real smiles are produced by the subconscious brain, which means they are automatic. When you feel happy, the signal passes through your brain's emotional processing part, causing your mouth muscles to move, your cheeks are raised, your eyes are wrinkled, and your eyebrows are slightly drooping. There may also be …

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In the Nursery

It helps you. My mind is reeling. As usual, I had only ever seen my shame in terms of me: this is truth, the badness of me, the defectiveness of me. I am self-evidently bad, therefore the shame is just a reflection of reality. But this idea flips that. So …

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Love is an Arrow

Over time this characteristic was selected and the nipples became more prominent. The kind of fluid that gets squeezed out between fascia is called lymph, and breast milk is very similar to this as it contains no cells and is high in fat. Over time, evolution made breasts, but at …

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You Must Learn

Concentrating those life-giving and even life-extending benefits into grape seed extract makes French grape seed extract (FGSE) a potent tool that should be part of every household's medicine cabinet. That's true whether you are suffering from one of the many diseases of aging or if, like all of us, you …

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Rainy Days Never Stay

Bend the knees and put the feet flat on the floor. Lift the hips and remove the block. Let the hips come back to the floor and let the knees soften toward each other to release the back. You can also bring the knees into the armpits, gently folding the …

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As If It Always Happens

I am easily startled by things. I find that when I'm not in control, things really bother me. I hardly ever feel a sense of calm, relaxation, or peace. I believe that losing is not an option and winning is correlated to effort; I walk around a lot, and taking …

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Something I Learned Today

The Three Yang Channels The three internal pathways that wrap the six Yin organs are thus formed. The Yang channels are much simpler. This is because the Yang organs are hollow. Hollow organs are also channels and so the Yang organ and channel are the same thing. Again, these three …

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A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers

But in humans, at least some underlying mechanisms tend to push people toward discovering these weird and exciting psychological phenomena in themselves, and I think it's natural for AI to do the same. There is also a research project for AI researchers to generate a system with a specific model …

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

What is your history with relationships? Family: Because genetics play a role in the development of BPD, your provider will ask you about your family -- Does anyone in your family have emotional problems of any kind? Have any of your relatives received medication or psychotherapy for emotional disorders? Finances: Some …

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Talk of the Town

Cara article, a Black, queer activist and healer who is currently director of the Audre Lorde Project,* defined collective resilience as: Being able to transform inside of perhaps the worst conditions, but still on a cellular level being able to respond to intervene or transform what has been done to …

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This is How It Feels

But this person's race shouldn't matter, the person across from me said, looking flustered. We were in a trauma supervision group, and I was talking about my work with Nari. After our conversation over the phone, Nari had decided to article a session with me, and I was consulting about …

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Paint Her Face

Why Do People Manipulate Others? People use manipulation strategies against others because they want to feel better about themselves. They prevailed and blamed the victims. It is not uncommon to abuse others to use emotional blackmail to avoid seeing one's feelings. When they manipulate others or maybe even not at …

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Not Lost Enough to Be Rescued

Being the Opening for Truth As we let go of our lies, we become more open to the truth. But more than that, we experience ourselves as a welcoming openness. When we embody openness, our seeing, hearing, feeling, and listening change, and with these changes, the barriers dissolve between us …

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When I First Came to Town

This chronic exposure causes the body to adjust to a new normal, one in which cortisol does not ebb and flow as it does when we are in a normal, non-threatening environment. Instead, the body and brain are flooded with cortisol, leading to biological changes. These biological changes manifest themselves …

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The Beaten Generation

Learning about her Asperger's syndrome helped Moppy learn to accept herself. She has some additional impairments, such as a hearing impairment and problems with staying focused. She shares a close bond with her two daughters, who support her in many ways. When life is really hard, it is important to …

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A Kernel of Truth

Now you don't believe that I can achieve my annual plan. The sales manager's dissatisfaction and overreaction caused his boss to back down because of fear of further violations. The opportunity for frank discussions about the ever-widening performance gap disappeared. How do you deal with dramatists? Stick to the facts …

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Legitimizing Hierarchy

Rather than bear the grief inside us, we try to change them to make our pain go away. When we try to change them by sharing insights with them, we provoke rage at worst or perplexity at best. We think we are putting out their fire when we are trying …

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High Perceived Dispensability

While avoiding traumatic stimuli can prolong suffering, it is also an intelligent, survival-based response to managing it. Simply asking someone to pay more attention to their traumatic pain--without nuance or guidelines--may invite them into a vortex they can't escape. This was the second trap Margaret fell into. When she noticed …

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The Role of Evaluation

Most people will look diminished. They will likely be pale, their hair might be thin or gone. They will sleep more, eat and drink less. They will move through levels of alertness, might become agitated, and the breathing might become labored and really hard to listen to and eventually turn …

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Face a financial fear

However, if someone refuses their dependence, they will quickly change from being friendly to disgusting. For example: You are like everyone else. I can't count on you! The hidden message behind all their actions is: Don't let me down. In general, they are very self-centered and are forced to meet …

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Stand out from the crowd

It made you find maneuvers with finesse because you are automatically on blast. This was a fun sight; So there were no cell phones back at this time. No instant gratification. There were a few options, you can get new messages, new comments, new friend request, I'm not even sure …

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No matter how hard you try you'll never win

Again, it's about being accepted into a group, and also from the best group. By saying that there is a we and a they, the manipulator is immediately offering the victim the opportunity to choose which group they want to belong to. Their goal now is to achieve absolute obedience …

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You're not qualified

I remember that swing very fondly. If they had let me, I would have spent the whole day there, never even stopping to eat. Additionally, I spent hours watching a spider build a web or eat its catch, studying ant anthropology, lining up my extensive Breyer horse collection, passing grains …

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Keep your mouth shut;

It's just like a dog. My dog Lincoln he barks, and he sits around the house. But guess what he's a dog, and that's my expectation of him. Remember how I stated earlier that you just expect people to be who they are prime examples. So once you understand women …

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I have the right to fulfill my dreams

Every day, the patch doubles in size. Our mind tends to come up with shortcuts not just to allow us to spring to action but sometimes also to help us contextualize certain situations. This ability to quickly form an opinion about our surroundings is known as heuristics. Heuristics play a …

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The Goals of Self-Presentation

But, of course, these were the wrong planes to examine. They were just the ones that made it back. To learn about weaknesses, one would have had to examine all the planes--or, as Abraham Wald, a mathematician at Columbia University, concluded at the time, the scientists should not have looked …

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How Are Memories Formed?

So in the United States and other Western cultures, this means seeing beautiful people as friendly, independent, and assertive. But when researchers gave Korean students pictures of attractive Koreans, they did not see them as having characteristics such as potency, which Americans value (Wheeler & Kim, 1997). Rather, Korean students judged …

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How Do We Remember?

Hold this pose for fifteen seconds while you take slow, deep breaths. Gradually you'll become able to hold the pose longer. The third eye chakra isn't easily opened through yoga poses, but kundalini yoga does have a meditation technique meant to strengthen your intuition and balance the third eye. It …

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The Need to Validate What We Already Believe

In that regard, it is more demanding than just taking a daily pill to ward off the attacks. But the initial therapy is usually relatively brief (12 to 15 weeks), and the pay-off is long-term. It is not surprising that many people seek more natural coping methods, treating, and possibly …

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Is There Just One Culture?

Crystals are especially useful when a person goes through a transition. They can absorb stress and negative energy and release it out of the body. Crystals can't erase problems, but they can influence a person's attitude towards them. They impact the transitions by making them smoother and easier to accept …

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