Of throwing up

In each little group, people tended to look alike, talk alike, and have the same values and beliefs. It felt safe. Choices were made as a family about marriage partners, work, and property. Separation times like these also give you sanity breaks. But the best of all worlds are those …

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On Knowledge and Fear

In the United States, how did John F. Kennedy remain calm in the midst of an apocalyptic threat to world peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis? When England was under attack from her enemies, where did Winston Churchill find the strength and determination to win battles? You don't have to …

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On Gratitude

Every time you give energy out to others, you have to replenish. One reason you got stuck in an unhealthy relationship was because you quit taking care of your own needs. Your ability to soothe, nurture, and calm yourself is invaluable in lowering anxiety, healing, and maintaining emotional strength. Circumstances …

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Do you hate your job?

How we see ourselves is the starting place for how we operate in the world. But we are often so busy or disconnected that we don't take the time to truly learn or understand how we view ourselves. Whether we have a positive, neutral or negative view of ourselves, it …

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A Quick Review

A Lot of people think when you're dating that means you're seeing or spending time with multiple partners. Kind of weighing your options of the selected partners or prospects that you may have. This may lead to a courtship threw process of elimination by trimming the fat and finding the …

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Love is actually confusing

What kid wants to hang out with that kind of person? God slowly opened my eyes to the lie I was believing and pushed me to let go of it one white-knuckled finger at a time. I did not need Lucas to prefer me over Jonathan to feel at peace …

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That's an order!

NGF may also help repair the heart after a heart attack and help rebuild damaged blood vessels. Knowing how many systems are reliant on NGF, it must therefore be true that having high levels of NGF helps protect against neurodegenerative disease, right? Unfortunately, it's not that simple; If that sounds …

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What else can we do with what we have?

Same scenario, different cast. This is real life though, not to say people are not happy and content with their lives, what I'm saying is that in the average person's life there is no happy ending. Like the saying goes life has no guarantee. What exactly it is you want …

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Busting through Boundaries

You can't fake the core. The truth that lives there will eventually win out. It's a god we must obey, a force that brings us all inevitably to our knees. It asks, eternally: Will you do it later or Having an accountability partner holds you responsible for sticking to a …

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Will friends resent me?

I turned toward the wall and cried silent tears of guilt and shame. What should have been happy last moments under my parents' roof became hours of self-condemnation. The next morning, my big day finally arrived. May 22nd dawned hot, humid, and sunny. The preparations began at the church early …

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Finding a Poem

My work is focused on finding concepts, skills, and practices that allow me to continue to heal myself and my patients, and to teach others to effectively work with this immaterial, immeasurable level of experience where so many of our modern Western disorders and symptoms arise. I have studied various …

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I can refuse to accept my potentials

Have your feelings been hurt today at work? Has somebody caused you distress? One of the most difficult things for people to deal with is feeling like they did not get closure or that someone who has done something wrong to them does not feel remorse about it. They will …

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I don't like for things to change

That is something you have charge of. Do any of the following describe the major problem in your life? It is an uncomfortable thing when you feel like you are being singled out. You will look at other people not currently being treated this way by this person and think …

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Caught Out: Bad Day At Work

That means that to truly love yourself you will also have to find a way to accept all of you. Self-Compassion Specific initiatives or organizations can have their particular model for damage reduction initiatives depending on their objectives. Strategies for harm reduction also concentrate on preventing overdose, the risk of …

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Things Not to Do

What style of decorating? What color of dishes? Cognitive distortions are frequently only an exaggerated perception of reality. An individual could find himself overcome with anxiety before a first date, thinking about all the things that could go wrong. Maybe their date won't like how they look, or perhaps they're …

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Learn to help without tears

However, being open and willing to face new information and do new things could ultimately change many things in your life for the better. Instead of being an expert, you're the beginner. Maybe you've already found where your conduct has gone wrong or the adverse effects you'd like to improve …

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The shame of dissociation

I truly believe that each and every one of us has the ability to live, and is deserving of living, a mentally healthier and happier life. The most important relationship we have in life is the one we have with ourselves.There is a language older by far and deeper …

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Face Your Fears

Had a cup of tea, two pieces of toast, a few walnuts, and two dried figs. I ate all of this unconsciously while continuing to work at the computer, and drank the tea fast, almost compulsively. We are naturally attracted by examples of courage because we want to know what …

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Feel the Beat

Sheila understood from the outset that her parents would most likely not be able to listen with an open heart, apologize, or even validate her reality. They were too ashamed themselves. Throughout your lifetime, you may set yourself a number of life goals that you wish to achieve. Some of …

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How To Succeed And Influence People

Later, she said that she probably would have won the race if she simply decided to walk instead of run. So for the last fifty yards, she continued to fall, rise, step, and fall, over and over again. If the body is stuck in preparation mode, the mind believes that …

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Heal with the Energy of Food

Make sure that your breaths are deep and slow. In doing so, you will allow the air that you take in to go directly to your stomach, ensuring that you're breathing the correct way for the purposes of your meditation practice. The only resources that narcissists value and can count …

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Oh, My Aching Back

Why do you want it? Looks cool? Caretakers keep hoping that if they do everything right, narcissists will eventually keep their promises, but that never happens for long. The information in these first three articles is meant to show you why this relationship has not worked out the way you …

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Blocks and Resonance

Whether you are the procrastinator or you are suffering at the hands of one, the important part here is to take action immediately. You have to take action in order to correct your situation. These questions probably are going to sound familiar- Why did I not see this coming? Am …

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Having Hallucinations

The ship began to be crushed and started to sink, making it uninhabitable. The order to abandon ship was given, and the entire crew began to salvage as many supplies as they could. Although we can take advantage of neuroplasticity throughout the life span, he emphasized that it is optimal …

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Maximizing Qualities to a Median

Yes, there can be negative consequences. You may not get the job you applied for and deserve. Do you respond differently depending on who the praiser' is? <a href='http://ezproxy.cityu.edu.hk/login?url=https://files.fm/f/y9ve6u5a9'>Or</a> is your response the same regardless? <a …

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Putting the Brakes on Impulsivity

When he nailed his dismount, it was electrifying, and even before his score was revealed, you could see on Paul's face that in his own mind, he had won, regardless of the outcome. He came back from a crushing failure on the vault and proved to himself that he could …

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I can pretend that I am less than I am

This makes you focus on what you have control over, not something in the far-off future, which we already know the brain has trouble caring about. So fixate on the consistent daily actions, because that's what your brain can feel and taste. You probably discount your own wants and needs …

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How the Stoic Philosophy Works

Focusing on the goal only makes you painfully aware of how you haven't reached it yet. But when you focus on processes, every day that you can stick to your new habit is a cause for celebration. You've probably made the mistake of trying to explain and use logic with …

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Express Yourself

We don't speak openly about shame--because we're ashamed to. My mother-in-law, Kathleen, told me that sitting among her family one evening, she posed this question to the group: If you left the room, what would be the very worst thing that the rest of us might say about you--the thing …

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Words I Want to Hear at the Moment of Dying

Just for the purpose of understanding this, imagine that the human brain is like the world wide web. When we think, read, write or utter a word, it's akin to typing a word into Google's search engine and pressing enter'. <a href='http://daf.csulb.edu/cgi-bin/rd.pl?u …

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