Can't you hear what it says to you

Put your hand between the mattress and the natural indent at your waist. You should be able to slide your hand under with a snug fit. If you have to squeeze your hand through with effort, the mattress is too soft. If the gap makes it very easy to get …

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Like from a whisper to a scream

In other words, when things cannot be changed, we may as well accept them and adapt to them. This is wisdom, which can make our lives shine with brilliance. To live a splendid life, we should muster up our courage when we need to persevere, and accept the reality when …

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The boatman singing far across the water

Coming off a weekend that included a roaring good time at his fifth birthday paleontology party, our little professor showed up to group complete in field hat, with excavation gear and the fossils he'd discovered during our birthday dig. Although selective mutism has been a problem for him when anxiety …

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The nighttime angel spreads her wings around me

If you don't have the space, use cupboard organisers to help - this will prevent waste, as everything will be visible inside. The MGJY favourite storage solution for food cupboards is simple: clear rectangular containers. They are excellent for storing rice, pasta, cereals, beans and pulses. Cardboard boxes can clutter up …

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The river flows through me

Staying invisible is the antithesis of owning your spotlight -- in fact, it's not brilliant at all. The need to stand out in your market has never been stronger than it is today. We're bombarded with more information than we can cope with and we're bogged down in processing data, so …

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What is this feeling in my heart and soul

Ask yourself, very quickly, barely pausing for breath: Will my memories of them be diminished in any way? If you're asking these questions at all, I am almost sure that the answers are: If someone loves you enough to give you a beautiful gift, it's because they care about you …

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I was out I was taking my chances

People don't try if they think they might fail. Historically, failed businessmen were often ostracized in their communities, making it difficult to find work later, or committed suicide. This proved a huge disincentive to taking the risk of starting a business in the first place. This is an innate issue …

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I will tell you a tale

We got our water from the well using a large copper jug on a rope. Around the well, young women giggled at us shyly. The cook - an octogenarian called Mr Anthony - had many delightful children who would sing and dance for us in the evenings. One evening, Jayasheela, a ten-year-old …

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Listen for a lark

Every time a parent says something, does something or reacts to something, their child is observing and learning from their behaviour. Just like me, you must often experience these copycat mini you' moments of your children mimicking you in some little way. <a href='http://linker.worldcat.org/?jHome=http …

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Way over yonder in the clear blue sky

The authors of another recent study found that the part of the brain that secretes stress hormones actually takes a break during REM sleep, concluding, The more REM, the weaker the fear-related effect. The researcher went on to explain, It affects the degree to which the amygdala--the fear center of …

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When dreams came true

The most important principle when using this strategy is to notice the effect you are having in the moment. This can be challenging, because when we sense a disconnection or a lack of attention from someone else, we tend to assume that it is either because we are boring or …

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How sweet that joyous sound

When I was growing up, I lived three houses down from Jamie Jones (a fake name, so don't bother googling). We were the same age, in the same class--and I had no idea if he had more friends or more toys than me. A curtain of unknowing separated us. I …

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In the still of the night

Choose those that fit inside the window recess, rather than outside it. You could also try talking to your local authority about turning out the street lighting between certain hours of the night. Finally, a word of warning. Your body does need morning light to reset your body clock for …

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It fills you up

In your kitchen, as in other places in the house, if something never finds its place, its proper home, consider how much you really need it. It might subliminally be telling you to release it into the wild. The cumin crisis that started it all I'm really not joking when …

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Talk about wrong and right

I packed my bags and went to the war zone in Saudi Arabia in search of adventure. I supported myself by teaching English to Saudi women, photographing diseases for doctors' records, and processing endless procurement forms at the U. I spent my weekends giving swimming lessons and selling my desert …

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There's something going on

I am not sure that I agree with that doctrine, but from where we are in our discussion, let's go with it. As we know, Aspies are, by nature, more egocentric than your average Joe or Jane. It's not that we think we are more valuable, important, unique - insert pompous …

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You don't know what it is

I've worked with clients who have whole baskets full of them - unused, gathering dust and well past their expiry dates. Instead, donate any unused in-date samples to women's charities that can make good use of them. The medicine cupboard A well-organised medicine cupboard will save you time and money, as …

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You have to face the facts

What is your definition of success? What would three definitions of personal success and three of professional success be for you? Choose a word to anchor and align your next 365 days Thinking about the next 12 months, what word or series of words could you adopt as the anchor …

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You just take it for what it is

Determine how you will hold each other accountable. For instance, you could send each other your weekly goals on a set day and check whether you hit them during your weekly meeting. Discuss what a typical session will look like. What will you do during the meeting? I encourage you …

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Having taken in too much juice

For dogs it's a simple matter of training and tough love. Buy a dog bed and put it as far away from your room as possible. If the dog starts scratching at your door, without speaking to it take it back to its own bed - and keep doing that all …

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Let them take you for a clown

But you say that love can be a method in itself to reach the higher reality? In my opinion the yogi (in the subcontinent) has chosen to renounce love (and life to a degree) because in the core of his being, a lot of these cultural yogis do not really …

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Nobody know you when you're down and out

People were missing the diverse cultural perspectives and heartwarming stories the Internet could now deliver faster than ever. What if there was a way to make the good stuff go viral? Pariser mused. So he recruited a friend, Peter Koechley, an editor from a humor publication called The Onion, to …

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Think they're doing you wrong

His arrival always caused a flurry of excitement as it was a sign that the evening was bound to take a more spirited, unexpected and perhaps slightly dangerous course. Everyone's mood would go up a notch or two. He went everywhere on his Norton Commando. As a student he once …

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You got here on your own

Rhythmic drummers tap into this phenomenon. Laser light shows, as well as people swinging light sticks or fire on ropes to the time in 4/4 music, can lull listeners into a captivating state where stressful thoughts seem to disappear. Music can help the brain learn and recover in mysterious …

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You have to make it through the world if you can

Summing it up, he said, If I didn't know better, I would think that memory is stored outside of the brain. Then came psychologist Karl Pribram, PhD, who worked with Lashley at Yale University and subsequently left for Stanford. He was intrigued by Dr Lashley's findings and advanced the studies …

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A question of being down for the game

This is because, in 90 days, you can make tremendous progress on any project of your choice, especially when you make it your main focus. The trick is to think of each 90-day period as the equivalent of one full year. This mindset shift alone can significantly boost your productivity …

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Every weekend they would get loose

I am working toward a concept that I have called MAF--Mutually Assured Forgiveness. Meaning if I forgive Joy Behar for crapping on Christians or for being born stupid, she'll forgive me when I call her a flesh-eating smog monster on Twitter, even though I know she wouldn't. In fact, I …

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Fill my mind with tales of mystery

There's no point splashing out on the perfect storage system if you haven't got a clear patch of floor to put it on. You'll get good at it. You can't fail - whatever you do, right now, today, will be an improvement. Set realistic organizing goals, allowing leeway for tasks to …

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I don't mean anybody no harm

I explained how learning to operate one's mind was exactly like learning to drive a finely tuned sports car. Most people were used to driving a car that shifted automatically, but learning how to change the gears of your attention gave you access to its true capacity. Maria threw her …

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I just want what belong to me

Nothing in our lives can help us accumulate merit except offering selfless help to others. The Buddha says that if you help two people in your life, your cultivation will be refined, and if you help a dozen, you will be immensely blessed. A sincere helper will do his utmost …

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I'm kicking off from centre field

So instead of letting them get out every toy and puzzle in the house and making a mess all over their bedroom floor (and every other area, too), encourage them to get things out one at a time. When they've finished with it, have fun picking up all the pieces …

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The one shot deal don't matter

What would your word(s) be to sum up your focus for the next 12 months? How will this/these word(s) help you to stick to the things that matter? What intentional behaviours are needed to help you deliver to your word(s)? Plan and prioritise Back in my …

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