Desperate for Hope, Sleep, and Peace

I make sure to go out of my house and talk to someone at least once a day, even if it is just at a Starbucks. Saying no to a raise in this situation is an opportunity for mentoring, for developing the employee: YOU: Ed, you do a wonderful job …

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The Titans of Health

Convincing someone with a lie requires you to possess the story straight and it should be accompanied with the proper choice of words and visual communication. Remember what matters. Calm the crazy. Trust yourself. CASE STUDY #1: PUTTING AWAY MARKERS My kids color all the time, so we have a …

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The Ultimate Gift to Yourself

And it can help to shift your focus away from the result and into a growth mindset. Meditate and Enjoy the Gift of a Calm State of Mind Meditation is an excellent technique for relaxing a distracted mind, a restless mind, give you a sense of calm and peace, and …

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To Meditate or Not to Meditate

For example, You're feeling frustrated, This is hard, or It doesn't seem fair. Meditations are probably the most sensible way to relax in the evening, which significantly simplifies the process of falling asleep. Because with meditation, you get along without side effects and chemistry, as is the case with tablets …

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Heavy Black Population

Remember that practice makes perfect. This will be hard at first, but it will get easier! There's a popular saying in neuroscience that what fires together wires together. What this means is that the more often you think a certain way, the more inclined you will be to continue to …

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Home is Where Your Sister is

When you include more protein in your diet you will feel more satiated, and in the long term that'll make you feel happier and hopefully help you stay on course with your nutrition plan. Consuming too much protein, though, isn't necessarily a good thing--that'll only unnecessarily increase your caloric intake …

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No Stupid Questions

I called Nina. I told her what happened and asked that she and the others come to get me. I didn't leave the room--they came upstairs and accompanied me to a waiting car. I called Lloyd back home and he called the JHR office and asked that I be moved …

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Tell Me About Your Brother

Given his attitude to my not drinking, I very much doubt that he could take it or leave it on that occasion. Observe the normal drinker when the question of who's going to drive arises. I've witnessed so many discussions between partners who regard themselves as normal drinkers. Am I …

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Going National

That's likely to change. Researchers are also going to places like the rain forests, the Himalayas, the ocean floor, and the Antarctic in search of new species of plants and microorganisms that have had to adapt to extreme conditions. Such adaptation may give them unique properties that can be effectively …

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Less is More

Reaching for the phone, forgetting to make myself meals, losing all effectiveness at what I didn't care about. I'LL OFFER SOMETHING that has been working for me while I write this article. I've been implementing the Pomodoro Technique--where I write for twenty-five minutes and then take a five-minute break. I …

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My Love Language and My Mom

Money is the language of business. Whenever possible, speak this language. Quantify your accomplishments in dollars. STEP 5: Push for action. This is the moment to pose Question 10 or its equivalent: Based on what I've told you, don't you think I could give you all that you need in …

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Newsroom (and Classroom) Calling

Maybe peaceful evenings with your people matter, but you fall asleep on the couch in the middle of a Parks and Rec rerun. Jimmy Fallon and couch naps are lovely things, but if you want to spend your work hours and evenings differently, routines can help. You might think a …

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Rye High Locker Mate (and Diversity)

When a routine has become firmly established, everyone will have to fit in with it; This fixed regime can make something quite simple, like going out for a meal, hard work and certainly not the enjoyable experience it should be. These strict routines can include door and window locking, turning …

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The Power of No

Record your dreams. For instance, let's say you had a dream that you were flying. You might write about the experience, how it felt, and what it might mean. List what you're grateful for. As an example, you might list off your cat, your family, your singing voice, and your …

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This is Politics: Don't Be Afraid

By doing so, one ready to be during a position to know more of the encompassing. Moreover, failure to see on the steps we take concerning our behaviors leads to a facade, and with this, learning more about others becomes difficult. If you would like to know someone, then you …

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Dance, Baby, Dance

Because so was I. Election Baby June 28, 2004: I stood on the Danforth outside then-NDP-leader Jack Layton's headquarters, microphone in hand, filing my last report for Canada AM before going on maternity leave. It was federal election day, and I was very pregnant. I'd been lucky with the pregnancy …

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Hockey Girl

Although technology keeps advancing and is allegedly supposed to make our lives easier, I would argue the exact opposite. We have never been more plugged in. From the time we wake up to the time we go to bed, we are constantly bombarded by emails, text messages, and notifications. Our …

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I Want a Sister

But counting calories is not only time-consuming and stressful but also highly inaccurate. By learning to understand the needs of your body, you can intuitively understand what your body needs and how it responds to food. This is important if you want long-lasting results. Anybody can go balls-to-the-wall on an …

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No Maid Service

Overexposure to everything happening in the world, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, is a recipe for overwhelming stress. We're just not equipped to run as fast as the world seems to run at times, particularly when it comes to social media. A study from the Intergenerational Foundation …

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Thank God You're Alive

But it's these ill effects that made you want to cut down in the first place. Therefore, as your desire increases, you start to forget your reasons for cutting down. Small wonder that most attempts to cut down end up with drinkers eventually returning to their previous intake and more …

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The View From Jamaica

What rules or laws, if any, are you absolutely committed to honor, even with your life on the line? Which ones are you committed to honor unless, say, your life is at stake? To honor unless you see a tremendous benefit in breaking them? To honor if you don't think …

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Thirteen (Part One)

Alcohol, tobacco, and various other mind-bending substances were traditionally used for medicine, ceremony, and celebration. In some cultures addiction to these substances was considered sinful and was treated with ridicule, punishment, and even exorcism. When the world of medicine changed, however, it changed fast. In the nineteenth century active plant …

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Accept with equanimity whatever happens

When during a brainstorming group, they're likely to return up with new ideas or develop the thought of the group member into something that folks can vouch for within the meeting. How they elaborate and visualize, the thought is so amazing that one will always fall for it. They put …

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Be glad when things go your way

An efficiency rating of 80% is perfectly acceptable, particularly for older people. Sleep Diary What time was your last food or drink? When was your last coffee or tea? How many alcoholic drinks did you have? It offers an insider's view into being a wife and a mother with Asperger …

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Death is not bad because you won't be there when it comes

An essential discovery by Donald Hebb in 1949, the neurons that fuse, connect, best explains the process of connecting and strengthening the brain pathways. So, the key is to activate as many of these paths as possible if they work synergistically. One way is not enough to successfully remount your …

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Live according to human nature

Sometimes--I hate to admit this; But it is also really important for me to admit that to myself, because it's a sign it's time to get back to my center. I want to be my own center, and to see my partner have her center. Those centers can then intersect …

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No need to cultivate indifference to human loss

If you want to answer, it is best to keep specifics to a minimum:* I worship regularly, but I make it a practice not to involve any of my personal beliefs in my work. If your religious activity involves charitable work, you should discuss that work here, especially if it …

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Accept a contrary outcome with equanimity

Try incorporating this practice of gratitude into your day and you'll be amazed at how your perception of food changes. Try to eat fruits and vegetables that are all different types of colors so you get a wide variety of vitamins and minerals The benefits of water are countless. Carry …

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Accepting reality does not mean not caring for people

I have listed several places that you can go to find therapists who have been trained in CBT and other CBT modalities like MBCT (mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy) and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) in the resources section. I would suggest that you talk to a few therapists before you …

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Externals don't need to be despised or avoided

IL-6 transforms carbohydrates into glucose, reduces tumor growth rates, and stimulates the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines as well as aiding in the breakdown of lipids. Too much IL-6 in the body is associated with lipid aggregation (not great for the heart) but this effect is always more than adequately offset …

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It is okay to select a certain outcome

Managing stress can be a huge part of your life at this stage. You can be eating healthy food and exercising regularly, but if you don't find a way to manage stress, you might find yourself on a steep incline through menopause rather than cruising through the mayhem. Stress can …

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Move your goals from external to internal

They've begun the conversation with the suggestion that alcohol provides some benefit. I've ended it by highlighting that alcohol is neither a pleasure nor a support; When the client accepts this, the fear they have about never drinking again--the fear of success--disappears. This is a wonderful feeling, a revelation, like …

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