When I Paint My Masterpiece

This principle applies in other types of martial arts, such as Aikido and Wing Chun, as well as for Qigong masters who redirect the attacking energy of the opponent and are able to use it against the attacker themselves. The same principle underpins the Yogan Method. In using it, all …

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On the Improve

You don't want to know all that I learned in school. COPING WITH STRUCTURE All told, I got a good high school diploma without really having to make an effort. After graduating, I proceeded on to military service. My father had described the drill in the military as extremely taxing …

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Best Days On Earth

Although she sees something is going on with Carlos, she misinterprets the meaning of his inattentiveness. He was simply absorbed by the stock market, but she assumes he has no interest in her. Carlos sighs, knowing that he has to be very careful or there will be another fight, something …

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Prejudice Isn't Always Easily Controlled

Am I being oversensitive? Am I misinterpreting everything? Probably I am, but that's the legacy of trauma. Right now, all I can do is survive. The stress of the newness of this, the perceived threat to my life of abandonment or rejection--outside my window of tolerance, way up high in …

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What Causes Collective Action?

It also rules and is ruled by the hypothalamus, which governs all the hormonal activity in the body. The triple warmer meridian has the ability to take energy from every other meridian in the body, except the heart meridian. The problem is that triple warmer has not evolved as quickly …

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Performance in a Social Context

Or, if you have been blessed with this knowledge, how has it helped you through the years? What do you think God's response will be to the excuses that you have made along the way? We are deeply influenced by our backgrounds and the various stressors of life, but we …

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Face a professional fear

He reluctantly agreed to the tennis part to avoid further aggravation of his condition. He was taking prescription medication from his physician, but that had not helped. We began treatment consisting of electromagnetic acupuncture, home acupressure and biomagnetic treatments with ice and a topical homeopathic ointment named Rhuta Graveolus. His …

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What do you need to start doing?

Perhaps the cancer is no longer fixable, but dying near the ocean with morphine is. Dying is like driving on the freeway, there are potential early exits you can choose to control the length and duration of the journey, especially if the road ahead is filled with really painful potholes …

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You're such a lazy person

To download a guided audio meditation for progressive muscle relaxation visit: www. Five More Body-Relaxation Practices As an alternative to progressive muscle relaxation you may want to try passive muscle relaxation, which does not require actively tensing and relaxing your muscles. Progressive muscle relaxation is a bit more potent medicine …

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Can Priming Change Our Behavior?

A therapist will help give a unique coping mechanism and direction. A trusting and secure relationship with the therapist can only be built through reliable communication. Sharing emotions, feelings, and thoughts are significant for anger management. Therapy provides a more natural way to share all of these things. In Therapy …

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The Need to Reach Closure Quickly

Keep control of your movements-- if you find that you don't want to open them any further, you can place your cushions below the legs and knees on the outer side. By doing this, you get extra, good support for your body! Continue by shifting your hands to the insides …

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How Culture Helps Us Adapt

For instance, reflexology --a popular alternative medicine-- claims that manipulation of various points on the palms and soles of the feet can relieve ailments throughout other parts of the body. These pressure points are said to be energy centers where small collections of spiritual energy are concentrated. Since they were …

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Humans Are Very Emotional Beings

This can result in an empathy gap and less likelihood of offering help. Causal Attributions Because of attributional processes and a desire to see the world as just, people may convince themselves a person bears responsibility for his or her own troubles. This feeling can reduce empathy and thus helping …

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Get 1% Better Every Day

As we've looked at some of the differences between men and women and their communication styles, you may have been thinking, But not all men are alike! Some men are so different from other men. Some women are so . Why is that? When I meet someone new, how do I …

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Stand Firm: Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze

This model expands on the frustration-aggression hypothesis in three important ways. First, it proposes that a wide range of unpleasant, stressful conditions can prompt hostile feelings. Second, it posits that these hostile feelings are central contributors to affective aggression. Third, the model specifies features of situations that prime aggressive cognitions …

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How to Continually Improve Any Area of Your Life

Times have changed rapidly and our evolutionary instincts are lagging behind. These days it's all about risk management and moving forward, taking the extra steps needed to reach your dreams. I once asked one of my university professors how he could have continued higher education for a decade before beginning …

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Practical Ways To Improve Yourself

To get this mapping, a man and woman are hooked up to the equipment and both are asked to do a spatial task--to figure out how two objects fit together. If you were looking at a computer screen depicting the woman's brain, you would see that the color and intensity …

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Stories Change

If necessary, practice saying this sentence so that you will be able to say it when it fits a disagreement or discussion with your spouse. When you honestly own up to knowing that you are wrong and the other person is right, you improve communication a thousandfold and deepen your …

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Trending Hopeful

The bar graph plots the percentage of students earning a D or below in course for historical norms, control condition, and affirmation condition. The x-axis of the graph represents African Americans and European Americans for historical norms, control condition, and affirmation condition. The y-axis of the graph represents Percentage of …

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How would a good friend see this situation?

Is there something you could have done differently that would have helped you to succeed? Did you do things that weren't necessary or didn't have an impact? Treat failure as a step on the path to success - you've found another way NOT to do it, so you are closer to …

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Is this always the case?

You and Sue are similar. But you were raised in different homes with different parents, siblings and experiences and, in effect, different cultures. You may eat the same types of foods, but they were prepared differently. You have different customs, different rituals, in your families, different beliefs and values, and …

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The Power of Expectation and Belief

I just keep getting the feeling that something in this room is missing. I can't define it. We need to get a better handle on something. Bob: I think you're just stuck in your own point of view. You remember something from your home when you were a kid, and …

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What is your definition?

It is fortunate that many law-enforcement personnel receive training that has some effect in reducing these biases. Iesha Evans is one of thousands of people protesting what they see as police misconduct aimed at members of the Black community fueled by implicit, if not explicit, racial bias. Nevertheless, tragic errors …

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What would happen if you just did?

An unusual example of this affirmation is found in the Babemba tribe in southern Africa. When one of the tribal members has acted irresponsibly, he or she is taken to the center of the village. Everyone in the village stops work and gathers in a large circle around the person …

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Why must it be that way? And what if it wasn't?

This tendency is called the outgroup homogeneity effect. If you've ever said or heard someone say, Those people are all alike or If you've seen one, you've seen them all, you have probably witnessed this effect. Outgroup homogeneity effect The tendency to view individuals in outgroups as more similar to …

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The question why?

People in long-term marriages tend to take each other for granted. The most common of the takens include: You will always be here for me. You will always love me. You will always be able to provide for me. You will always be the same. We will always be together …

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Third wave of behavioral therapy

You have the rudder in your hand and can determine where your ship is going. Once you have gained the understanding with all its consequences, many chances and possibilities open up for you to take advantage of. Why does the neighbor have a nicer house and a bigger car and …

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Painting black in the most beautiful colors

Finding the Way Out of the Pain That Exists: It is one thing to recognize problems and know its cause, and another to discover a solution. This possibility of a cure from the clutches of pain offers great solace and confidence. The Recognition of a State Beyond All Suffering: When …

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Instruction and training

Beth was a positive and upbeat woman with a great smile that warmed any heart. Not only was she a devoted wife and a great mother, but she was also extremely passionate about her job as an oncology nurse and organ transplant coordinator. She was a warrior with an amazing …

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Inability to focus even on simple tasks

How would that be a preemptive strategy to protect your self-esteem? If you fail the test, you can say, Well, it's because I had this killer hangover from getting plastered the night before. And if you happen to do well, this makes your success all the more remarkable. That way …

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