Become more fully conscious of your own being

PROBLEMATIC INGROWN HAIRS, known as pseudofolliculitis (and pseudofolliculitis barbae for the beard area), or more commonly as razor bumps' orshaving bumps'. This inflammation of the hair follicles and the surrounding area is due to hair being trapped in the follicle. It is caused when fragile Afro hair is removed …

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

If you find yourself mentally and emotionally focused on guilt and regret, carve out ten to twenty minutes in your day and write a letter about your regret. Perhaps the regret is for something you've done or didn't do to another person (or yourself). Before you start writing, understand this …

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Easy as A, B, C

Sometimes we have obstacles that get in between us and receiving love from others, despite our most sincere intention to be able to accept love. If there seems to be something holding you back from accepting love, you might have some obstacles you need to identify. Use this meditation to …

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Feeling Like a Superhero

Look at all the kids who create lemonade stands. Kids want to learn and engage with each other, even if it's just to build a clubhouse. An education system that kick-starts curiosity and the pursuit of practical knowledge could push our youth into productive behaviors and use of their time …

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Goodness, Life, Law and Reason

Shoulder pain and tension have many causes, from stress and anxiety to rotator cuff injuries and frozen shoulder. The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint, so it is highly mobile and can perform many different movements. The rotator cuff is actually a group of four muscles, including supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor …

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Surrounded by an Infinite Possibility

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University, for example, found that people with diabetes have a significantly lower rise in cortisol in the morning compared to healthy controls. Chemical messengers that signal hunger and prompt eating shift according to this light-darkness cycle. Leptin, the hormone released from fat cells signaling satiety, is …

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An owner without things

Many times I have heard the Dalai Lama say that the radicalism of the twenty-first century is compassion. Forgiving and loving our enemies means we have compassion for the perpetrators of insane violence--not condoning it in any way, but having compassion for persons who would participate in such bloodcurdling acts …

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Flowers pushing through the dotted line

But the evidence continued to pile up. How had everyone missed something so important, for so long? The answer may be that they had been paying most attention to the visual photoreceptor cells--the rods and cones. But this new substance, given the name melanopsin (not to be confused with melatonin …

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Grieve, Laugh, Love, and Live

Just because you exercise, doesn't mean you can sit all day. In fact, despite recreational exercise, prolonged sitting is associated with inflammation. You should move every 45-90 minutes for a few minutes of working out. Run the stairs, do push-ups, sit-ups, something to get your blood pumping. This will lead …

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Hold On to what you've got

First work on opening yourself up to the possibility, then you can move on to trying different exercises to help you put it into practice. Here's how to give yourself permission: Prepare for meditation as you usually do, but spend a little extra time on each step. Be slow and …

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I know that you can fly

The easiest way to start HIT is to add bursts of intense effort to a twenty-minute steady pace of cycling, stair climbing, or uphill treadmill walking. There are a few ways to track intensity. You can use the heart rate or power output. I prefer the latter. At your workout …

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I'm here on the ground without you

PRACTICE NON-COMPARISON When we avoid comparing ourselves to others and accept and love our bodies for what they are, we are at our happiest and healthiest; The media's constant focus on attractiveness and beauty certainly doesn't help you in this endeavor, but you have more power than you think. Try …

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Together side by side

This includes alternate sources of sugar such as carbs. The plan can last anywhere from three days to 1-2 weeks, a month, or more. Your best option is dependent on what you can handle, so you need to consider your personal situation and diet carefully. I would recommend that you …

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I don't know what I'm doing

This cycle did not exactly follow the twenty-four-hour solar day, by the way--but rather the circadian day, which was slightly different in length from one animal to another. We also learned that the rods' cycle of visual sensitivity was not under the control of the clock in the brain. In …

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My software's not compatible with you

It only creates more stress, increasing the chances of making errors and feeling worse. Give yourself permission to take care of yourself. You're human, and your sole purpose is not to constantly be productive and doing for others. Feeling the shadow emotions of emptiness, exhaustion, and burnout is a call …

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Pictures in my brain

I love this statement made by Socrates: I am not Greek, nor even Athenian. I am a citizen of planet earth. Whether an individual is Irish, Tibetan, Hispanic, Israeli, American, Indian, Palestinian, American or African, the feelings of sorrow, joy, love, loss, grief, compassion-- these are felt the same by …

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Harmony entwined

The skin barrier of darker skin can be more prone to disruption through a process of trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), because of lower levels of ceramides in the stratum corneum. This means skin can feel rough and dry. When choosing moisturisers, those with darker skin may find it helpful to …

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Heal Your Life and Be Happy

Skincare covers all issues for all ages, ethnicities, budgets, skin tones and skin types, from your daily routine to spots to dryness, and how to care for your skin when you're ill. You'll find tips to help you deal with pigmentation, dehydration, and lines and wrinkles, too. I've taken everything …

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I'm picking something up and letting something go

You can choose to act and build. You have a choice to deny your inherent gifts or to affirm and use your skills--your enormous, untapped gifts--to generate wealth and expand opportunities. You can choose to use your gifts and have abundance. You have a choice to play defense or go …

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I'm standing on the road

This is done through the creation of antibodies, which are ordinarily used to identify and destroy pathogens and help you recover from an illness. In the case of autoimmunity, however, these antibodies target your own healthy tissue, which leads to inflammation and destruction of your cells. This is like your …

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I'm waiting for a sign,

So for now, massage (in its many forms) is the only way to find and release this tension and thus relieve that kind of pain. Contraindications Our first priority in massage is always safety, for you and your partner. Just as there are many reasons to receive a massage, there …

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Like a dog I'm fetching this for you

As the week unfolded, her anxiety increased until she decided to become still, go inside, and ask for guidance. The inner voice responded loudly and clearly, telling her that she was not ready for the new job and needed to remain in her present position. The next day, Joan nervously …

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My mind is outstretched to you.

For so long I'd worried that there was nothing I was good at, nothing I could do for a real career. I praised God for guiding me and redeeming the wandering. The community was great that first year, too. At thirty-two years old, I felt like I was finally beginning …

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Honor Your Parents and Grandparents

This section of the healing journey is often overlooked, but you will learn why it is a crucial part of recovery. As much as we'd like to give you all the answers, what we have found is that there is no standard formula. Self-discovery and individuality are the missing ingredients …

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Learn the Language of Your Soul

Ever notice there are some people who just have that thing? My old best friend, Diane, and I used to call it the gift. He's got the gift, she'd observe. These people are certain; It's empowering, timeless, and endless, and if you're fortunate enough to catch it, it's contagious. Well …

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Raise Your Children with Humor

Although I've taken a few big knocks, which I'll elaborate on in these articles, eventually I've gotten back into forward motion by using my Yes! Even during the worst of times, when I was at my lowest--being told no, pushed down by negative energy and people--I was solution oriented. I …

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Reflect upon Near-Death Experience

This article is for anyone looking for healing massage techniques to use at home, but it is written specifically for you: someone with little to no experience in massage. I've included basic introductory information to get you started, easy-to-understand instructions with illustrations for every technique, self-care tips for each ailment …

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See Synchronicity in Action

We would go and meet her for lunch and the counter girls always looked immaculate, with their crisp uniforms, perfect makeup and styled hair. And they smelled amazing. My mum Cathy followed in her mother's footsteps, working for Coty as a teenager and going on to work for Helena Rubinstein …

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Seek Forgiveness

If you teach a student facts, concepts, and rules, those things go into long-term memory as individual pieces, and if a student then wishes to do something with them--use them to solve a problem, reason with them to answer a question, or organize and analyze them to come up with …

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Welcome Your Angels and Guides

As a spiritual being, you are connected to the intelligence that governs the Universe. By becoming still and listening to your inner voice, you can communicate with that indwelling presence and let it guide and direct your life. Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to teach …

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Ask Yourself Who You Are

Additionally, Taiwan's NHI waives prescription co-pays for roughly 100 chronic conditions--including diabetes and high blood pressure--as well as co-pays for certain intense physical therapies; In Norway, the government handles all co-pays once they exceed about $250 per year for an individual, regardless of income. The Australian government sets an annual …

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Change Your Heart to Change Your Attitude

It is human nature to want to put effort--time, money, teaching, encouragement, support--where it will do the most good and also to try to protect kids from disappointment. There is usually nothing nefarious going on here, but the results can be incredibly damaging. The best way to avoid this is …

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