How To Really Succeed

Because the center of gravity is the point at which the body's mass is equally balanced, this point changes depending on one's position. The class can repeat the exercise with a variation: This time, shift the body weight forward and backward instead of side to side. Young children can pretend …

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The safety of self-hatred

You need to let them know that is the type of sandwich you are thinking of as opposed to just making one at home and that you have an active interest in going out to get it. Otherwise, they might think you are just having a passing thought about it …

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Pain, Pain, Go Away

What's it like to be strong like a big old oak tree? With roots in your feet and your leaves waving free? Or you can be like a river that flows clean and free From high in the mountains right down to the sea. Your breath can flow through you …

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The Ancient Art

While I have some deep critiques of the documentary The Business of Being Born, it did highlight stories of significant mistreatment of birthers in America, common among them the overreliance on C-sections and an overall attempt to streamline the process, which should be deeply personal and unique to each situation …

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Assume quantity is better than quality

Most of them are exceptional listeners with the ability to solve almost any problem or issue for others who may be having a hard time figuring things out. They always have people turning to them for advice, comfort, love, understanding, and most of all, answers. They have a spiritual gift …

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Dealing with Dangerous Situations

How to use facilitative modeling. Let's recall our little organization from the last article, Equalitilia, which adopted a mindful governance type. They recently discovered some problems related to new funding policy implementations. They were supposed to aid the health of those in need by giving funds to some nonprofit healthcare …

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Little known ways to help

At least initially. There was a dip in the general mood right after the changes got implemented--we're talking about simulations still. It didn't matter how the board approached the simulated policy changes, how encouraging and helpful they were with the nonprofits implementing the performance-based policy, the dip kept surfacing. The …

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Living Life In The Field Of Appreciation

It seemed so impossible to decide who should get a thumbs-up versus a thumbs-down based on so little time and so little information. I was also young and inexperienced and didn't really know what I was doing. How could I be trusted to evaluate someone else if I was faking …

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Not Just on Your Roof

This number, of course, changes over time. So when we run a model we can know with more clarity when work morale raises, drops, oscillates, or stays steady. We can calculate this given the value relative to 1. We could experience, for example, that after a team-building or company excursion …

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Setting Your Intentions

We must make sure our inner peace is protected because our spiritual ancestors are constantly at work, putting us in environments and around people that represent who we were meant to be and what our true purpose is. Make sure that you are setting yourself up for success by being …

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The Language of Mind

This results in oriental medicine as a deficient yin condition. You'll notice that your child has a dry mouth, dry skin, and red lips and tongue. The diarrhea will be yellowish, and the amount of urination will be less than you would expect. A friend with BPD is likely to …

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Good and Bad Energy?

The discourse of the philosophers' saints is similar. Seen in a more authentic light, the stoics themselves were imperfect men, obliged as much as anyone to approach, within their limits, the relative perfection of their teaching. But above all, it is the spirit with which to look at the advice …

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Taking Better Care of Your Body

Almost certainly there will be frustration and irritability, whether it is at a stuck drawer, a nagging partner or England's lack of ability to string more than a few passes together at football. There is a hormone of irritability - it is histamine. Histamine is a hormone designed to make your …

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Get Good from Yourself

The Jue in JueYin is much more mysterious, though. Like all ancient Chinese it is helpful to look at the actual character: The first means a narrow opening in a mountainside, the second means an `absence'. The JueYin is an opening in the mountainside where there is a passageway. This …

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High or Low Functioning

This is similar to how if you vigorously shake some water and oil mixed together it will make a creamy mixture - a suspension. The liver controls the fatty aspect of our blood. For example, the kidney will eliminate most drugs but if it is fat-soluble it will have to be …

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Check Your Channels

Furthermore, I've cheated a bit; Leg TaiYin - The Spleen channel The space occupied by the pancreas is the anterior pararenal space, which communicates with the oesophagus upwards and hence the lung. Downwards it flows into the femoral sheath, where the spleen channel starts at SP-12 - Chong Men. The name Chong …

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Decreasing Defensiveness

Sure, it gets onto the floor of the IVth Ventricle, but this place is also known as the vomit centre - anyone can get in there! This is all true of course. Serotonin is thus clearly a bowel hormone that affects the brain, as much as the other way around. One …

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Get into Your Body

This is similar to how Chinese medicine teaches that the Spleen keeps blood in the vessels, allows you to think clearly, creates saliva, and ensures transformation and transportation. The serotonin in our brain is not limited to vomiting, however, but is also integral to what we call obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD …

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Coincidences have occurred

Once the antibody has locked on to the enemy it acts like a flare, enabling the infantry to see the enemy and attack. The immune system is a fairly messy and horrible place for invading bacteria. The end point of the immune system involves burning the enemy with hydrogen peroxide …

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Do you know how to help? learn from these simple tips

If you put these two together you can see whether the person doing your ERCP has accidentally perforated your duodenum (lawyers love to find this out). The radiologists who sit in dark rooms and have a lot of time to pontificate on the more abstract details of life noticed that …

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That's the Way Love Is

As soon as we target cancer cells from one direction, they change course and become resistant to whatever therapy worked last week or last month. To successfully treat cancer, we must first understand the individual nature of each person's cancer. Then we must approach that cancer from a wide variety …

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A Stream With Bright Fish

Body scan practices typically involve having people lie on their back with legs spread out and arms to the side, palms up. A thorough body scan can take anywhere between 30 and 45 minutes of uninterrupted focus and can produce great benefits for participants. For instance, in her mindfulness research …

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Meet Me in the Bathroom

Animals have such unconditional love and are so accepting. I reckon they know when they are safe and respond in kind. Of course, I would never disrespect an animal or invade its space in an uninvited way. Later, after cadet school, I attempted to train as a nurse and loved …

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It'll Take a Long Time

In meetings, when many ego and power struggles can take place, she holds her right palm under the table, facing the speaker, with her left palm on her thigh. She absorbs the blocks of the participants and increases her own energy as a result. The interesting thing about this practice …

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The Head That Controls Both Right and Left

This was the troubling bind Gina was in. Her dissociation was helping her endure the tumult she felt inside, but it was also keeping her stuck. She didn't want to dissociate, but didn't yet know how to stay. This was also the reason mindfulness meditation was so perplexing for her …

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You Get What You Give

That craving, the longing, the aching recognition that there is more, and I could have more, and I could be more, and that the sterility of safety is not as soul-satisfying as the danger of connectedness. How much can shift in just one session. The courage to connect. The courage …

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Say It Ain't So, Joe

I frown and try to peer into the question, but I feel blind. She tilts her head, as if she can't decide if I'm being resistant or obtuse. I want to reassure her that for once I am only being obtuse. The benefits of vulnerability? Is this woman for real …

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Power of the People

Also, in some ways it has served to explain the specific skills and abilities I have (eg, poetry and writing). However, my success and achievements, amongst years of distress, abuse, and emotional and physical pain, are not just the result of interventions by others or professional support. They are born …

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Stop! In the Name of Love

In the systems of oppression described in this article, domination plays out in many ways: from wide-scale violence to subtler acts of discrimination. Another manifestation of oppression is cultural appropriation--exploiting aspects of a culture that's not one's own. While mutual acts of cultural sharing take place all the time, cultural …

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Too Late to Cry

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 Qi, and assisting in digestion. The difference is in the details and how …

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Rubber Room

I enjoy being a homebody and am challenging myself to organize my apartment. I'd like to end this by sharing that I've had a couple of health scares, which is to be expected at my age. But I'm in the clear, and I am a pretty healthy senior! In memory …

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Everything Crash

This makes food shopping easier, but you will be required to prepare the meals after delivery. These dinner in a box options can be expensive, but they provide healthier choices than other call-in or order-on-line options like sandwiches or pizza. Eat healthy food any way that is convenient and cost …

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Still Standing

I was overwhelmed and, as a result, not as happy and carefree as the other children. I clearly had capabilities that made family life and interactions with other people difficult for me. On the one hand, I was extraordinarily sensitive, and on the other hand, my thought processes were completely …

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Inside the Keeper's Pantry

Look at the Godfather he was dominant, so it's not about being extravagant or tough dominance is just meaning what you say and being humble enough to state the position where you see yourself in life and stand by it. Being dominant isn't being a thug or being ripped. It's …

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Hierarchy in Social Groups

Parents often overtly express that conflict in the form of frequent loud fighting that fills children with anxiety and even fear that one or both parents may leave them. Other parents express that marital discord behind closed doors. In these cases, the parents may cover up and fail to talk …

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Loosened Inhibitions

They responded, without hesitation, that they had one room available, and that it was the last room in the hotel. I was floored, and of course, incredibly grateful. I should not have been so surprised, as it was a great reminder to me of the importance of lining up my …

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