Slouching isn't good for you

This could include making a mark on the calendar so that you know what days are yours to take out the trash. Next, you would need to honor that there are deeper issues involving you both having a feeling of poor communication and feelings of being unheard and invalidated when …

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Too much blood glucose

She then puts in place a plan to eat right and exercise. The goals will not work unless you act upon the goal. Create a plan to put in place so that you will reach that goal. When Sandy reached a 30-pound weight loss, she celebrated by buying herself a …

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Poor sleep behaviors

These can be practical or more abstract, whichever suits you best. If you imagine this latter statement, the emotion that will come into your mind and body is fear. Say each Positive Affirmation over and over for two minutes each, at some point in the day. It can be done …

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Learning to Recognize Your Own Critical Voice

It seems that stress doesn't just hurt you, it adversely impacts the microorganisms living in your intestines. When you're stressed, you may be killing off the beneficial bacteria that you need to keep healthy. Fortunately, stress reduction via meditative practices may improve your intestinal microbiome and boost your overall health …

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Letting go of judgement

And no matter who you are, there are three self-imposed limitations you have to contend with. Let me tell you about them. The first limitation is procrastination. Procrastination is especially dangerous because of its accumulating nature: When we put off doing some minor task, it doesn't seem to be all …

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Exploring how we present ourselves in the world

You should enjoy as many delicious herbs and spices as possible. Go out to the store and experiment. It's easy and fun to add these nutritional powerhouses to your meals. But, saying I feel joy or I feel fear, we only describe our physical sensations from the changes taking place …

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In our busy and ultracompetitive world

I said, Then you'll have to forget it. There isn't any more time. Where would you find any? Listen, my friend, when the clock strikes midnight, that's it! If, and when, the infant's groan produces no reaction from others in her world, the contractions strengthen, and the discomfort increase causes …

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Understanding the list of ingredients

They don't, and it pisses me off that they all think it's that easy; I enjoy these quiet moments just before the day officially begins. Surgeons, anesthesiologists, and a variety of other doctors walk past the control desk with their stethoscopes and white coats. These physicians, my colleagues, trained at …

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New Year's resolutions and why they don't last

It is a constant loop of negative thoughts that is on autoplay. It indicates you are a good friend, since this class of interaction would not be made with a stranger. If you are a person who goes doing the Fist Bump to anybody, be prepare to receive strange looks …

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What do you need to get done today?

Crucifers include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. So she knocked on her neighbor's door, introduced herself, and asked if she could borrow a can opener. She kind of looked a little off-put, so I was backing away, and she stopped me and said No, no--it's fine,' and she gave …

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Building Face-to-Face Social Skills

Thus, their apparent strengths were accompanied by select areas of vulnerability. Recent reviews of the burgeoning literature on resilience in childhood and adolescence (Glantz & Sloboda, 1999 Luthar, Cicchetti, & Becker, 2000 Masten, 1999) underscore the need for greater operational precision and consistency in defining resilience as well as in specifying protective …

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Stay Calm in an Uptight World

Frequency is how often you practice. This state is referred to as the depressive position. If we can reach this position in which we accept gray areas in our lives, each other, and ourselves, we can think differently about our hostility. For example, if being a Clot is your way …

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Check there is no risk or offence for this technique

As one phase undergoes dissolution, it leaves the space for something new to arise: a new awareness, a new consciousness, a new foundation. I once struggled to not blow up a much-cherished, multi-year project with colleagues I cared for deeply (and still do! . ) Since I didn't want to lose their …

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Above the horizon

If you have a moment right now, read the poem over several times. Maybe read it aloud once or twice. Can you feel it? But I ask you, who is Thee in the poem--the Thee in whom Emily wishes to moor? Is Emily talking about a parent, or a lover …

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Create a creed

Navigators tend to experience stress when they don't know what is likely to happen (when Mobilisers appear to be rushing ahead with no plan, and Synthesisers and Energisers throw in too many options and ideas). So, if you have one of the other styles, be aware of how your behaviour …

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Spirituality and anxiety

She kept her eyes opened, watching above the sea of heads, to see what the master was doing. Suddenly the Master looked directly at her and pointed to the location of the third eye between his eyebrows, a very clear instruction for her to close her eyes and focus there …

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Have no anxiety

When was the last time you had a really good night's sleep? And how did you feel in the morning? A super-simple tip to get you started with evening rituals is to use a smudging tool when you've decided to bring your working day to an end. As soon as …

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Pick your battles

Situations don't care at all. Breathing in and out through the nose, do a minute or so of kapalabhati pranayama. This means breathing sharp, rapid breaths using your abdominal muscles, focusing on the exhales, and allowing the inhales to be passive or reflexive. Follow this exercise with one or two …

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You do not have to justify yourself to others

You spend ninety minutes in what should have been a forty-five-minute meeting and leave with your energy flagging and frustrated. The next time you attend a staff or committee meeting, request the opportunity to lead an exercise aimed at making meetings more productive and less draining. Tell the group you …

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Compare less - appreciate more

Simply plunk down and unwind with some tea or coffee. In the struggle for survival, nearly every form of life has its mimics--right down to some of the most primitive pathogens. By adopting certain critical features of useful hormones or nutrients, these clever bacteria and viruses can gain entry into …

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