Interacting with our environment

You don't want to be that person. With the ever-increasing competition in the workplace, creatives who keep their jobs and get promoted are the ones who can separate themselves from the pack. Mediocrity is unacceptable and will not be tolerated for long in most good organizations. When I was a …

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Understanding food consumption and sleep.

By using very fine needles placed at specific points on the face and complementary techniques like facial cupping and gua sha, cosmetic acupuncture treatments aim to increase blood flow and stimulate collagen production, promote lymph drainage, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by either relaxing tight muscles or activating loose …

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Advances in decision making

Self-Compassion & Your Emotions Why We Feel What We Feel EMOTIONS ARE UNIVERSAL. Love alone is seldom enough to resolve differences. It is the skills we learn along the way -- either through long, arduous trial and error, or more quickly and easily through articles, workshops, and the help of counselors -- that …

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Avoiding Innermost mental desires

Focusing on the full experience of the slow, even in-breath and slow, even out-breath, rest your awareness in the act of breathing, holding yourself in kindness, for a few moments longer. Before you open your eyes, give yourself some credit for taking time to practice caring for yourself in this …

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How do humans make decisions?

He also reviews classic themes of self-improvement, such as happiness (three stars), having the perfect body (half a star), leading a cult (two stars), and getting rich quick (four stars). Although a fictive character, MacNeil's professional determination and blind commitment seemed like a good example to follow. But unlike Review …

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Secrets of the human brain and mind

A healthy musculoskeletal system is like a fine-tuned machine. However, injury, overuse, or just plain old wear and tear result in problems that are often first noticed when pain becomes a factor. Pain is like a check engine light coming on in your car. He was an enthusiastic communicator and …

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The most pivotal challenge lies within

No matter whether you are leading a team, developing marketing strategies, running a small business, or writing copy, when you are compensated for creating value with your mind, the pressure to perform is palpable. Because brilliant ideas seem to be a free and renewable resource, it's easy for you (and …

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We all are active agents

We may have even heard people speak of the effects of a full moon and how it affects emotions, sleep patterns and state of mind. In ancient times, the moon was the marker of the passage of time and our ancestors looked to her for insights and wisdom, using her …

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The bags in the hall

That is normal and something to anticipate. Go back to our conversation about birth and revisit that sense of choosing, then letting go; Harness that energy of flexibility, and know that you will find your flow again. He had never lost a race in his young life, from nursery to …

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You knew it was coming

Some events of the 1960s are called by many in western nations a cultural revolution, but no such revolution happened in the USSR, India or other non-western nations. We also see that each nation has different definitions for what it considers to be ancient, medieval, or modern. As we're aiming …

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All my life I'm traveling light

Atherosclerosis is also referred to as coronary heart disease (CHD), coronary artery disease (CAD), or its medical term, ischemic heart disease (IHD). Men's CVD Risks Each of these distinct types of heart disease is reviewed later in the article. To avoid incurring the very consequences you wish to avoid, check …

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Been living in a sky

Masculinity and Our Gendered Lifestyle For reasons not fully understood, men develop CVD about 10-15 years earlier than women. This gender gap in onset cannot be explained by our biological differences (eg, men's vs. He was surprised that people only got irritated or disregarded his argument 20 percent of the …

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Hold me like a river

Try not to ask how a massage stroke feels during a contraction; No feedback usually means all is well, continue with what you're doing. She'll let you know if it doesn't feel good or if she needs more or less pressure. Stroke with intention, in the same direction. Long mid-pressure …

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Hold me like a string tied to a balloon

Shoulders: You'll probably find during the first stage of labor that you tighten your shoulders during contractions. This can lead to tight, shallow breathing, which decreases the oxygen that your baby receives. Slow, firm pressure on your shoulders can help release this tension. Try before: Tense your shoulders and have …

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I might have ended up with you

Although you're lying down and rebooting, Active Rest helps your baby rotate and keeps your pelvic outlet propped open, making space for your baby to descend. You won't feel any discomfort, but if you still have some mobility you can do the Press and Tilt massage, tilting your hips in …

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Three hours from somewhere

Because you're used to doing that when you sit on the toilet, in order to release waste--there's already a built-in association. This position also opens your legs and creates and uses pelvic pressure, helping you dilate and open. Plus, when you have a contraction in this position, rocking your hips …

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It's not like she swam awhile, then faded out

Peanut ball The Movement Circuit The goal with the movement circuit is to move into a different position every thirty to forty-five minutes or every five to ten contractions. This constant change will help you manage the pain with each contraction, help your baby rotate, and employ gravity. The trick …

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Three years or a lifetime

Squatting gives your baby a straighter route through a wider passage, creating the easiest path for moving through your pelvis. You can squat against the side of your bed or, with the support of your birth ball, against a wall, or you can just lean your back against a wall …

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It's not like she knows the difference or cares

And when we keep our children dependent, we're setting them up to fail. A supportive environment is not the same as a permissive one. In a supportive environment, there are rules, just as there are rules in the outside life you're preparing the child for. HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND: TOWARD …

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The sun, it lights the blades of grass

This is a noninvasive (and not at all scary) twenty- to sixty-minute procedure: They'll strap a fetal monitoring belt to your belly to monitor your baby's heart rate, first when she's sleeping and then when she's moving around. They'll also be recording contractions. Make sure you eat before your test …

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Believe me that I lost control

Are you willing to be open and honest with them? If not, why not? Accept that where you are right now in relationships is where you are. The way to capitalize on failures is to turn them into an education in resourcefulness and remedy. Sometimes, the failure becomes a lesson …

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Bet you want it back

Begin by writing out the sequence of events that make up the problematic situation. Write it in the form of a narrative, using as much detail as possible. The sequence should start with your anticipation of the situation, then move on to describe the opening of the scene, and continue …

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Cross the street and count to ten

What's more, these significant yet foreseeable life passages are likely to instigate crisis points for us if we believe that we cannot possibly be happy after an inauspicious diagnosis, after we realize that the time to achieve many of our dreams has run out, or when we're old and gray …

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Everyone that mattered went to bed

And certainly if the right person came along, I would be only too pleased to get married. Just like that. Very little is known about men's (re)partnering experiences. Step 1: Learn Relaxation Skills To use the approach in this article, you need to master cue-controlled relaxation, from article 5 …

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I couldn't tell this whole world had shattered

If the child can watch the time run down, that's also helpful in that it makes time a real, rather than an abstract, concept. Show your kids how you budget your time. Let them see the wizard behind the curtain and understand how running a household and work life really …

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It wasn't what I had in mind

As your belly grows, your body aches, your baby kicks, and many other symptoms start to creep in, you may need some serious help staying inspired. Hang in there, mama! While many of you may still be doing just fine, others of you are at the end of your rope …

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