It's not a matter of when push comes to shove

Now my confusion opened up into curiosity. I tried kinesthetic input, having the kids play with clay and move around. For some children, this produced more beta waves; What I hadn't realized until that point was: 1) Input from the outside caused the children's brains to shift from focused attention …

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Laughing all the way

When the subconscious is working, slow brain waves are present. They are different than the fast brain waves of the conscious brain that are there when you're working on a spreadsheet. In many ways, the highly developed, analytical channels of the conscious brain can be seen as both a blessing …

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The silence round the cascades

It was like hearing spirit knock on a door that would eventually open to time and space. Miracle fails to adequately describe the transformation of spirit into flesh. And ever since, your presence and growth has ushered before us a procession of magical moments. Truly, if human beings only knew …

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Through the fields of streams and meadows

The quintessence of bollocks. All the surgeons I know share poky offices in Portakabins. I often feel those writing medical dramas could barely tell the difference between a hospital and an eel-and-pie shop. Real-life medical ethics is far less dramatic and, sadly, lacks even the merest hint of sexual frisson …

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ook at the flowers and the green grass so tall

Players divide into teams and begin with a small object, like a toothpick, then disperse and knock on neighborhood doors, one house after another. At each answered door, the players introduce themselves with something on the order of, We're playing a game called Bigger or Better. Do you have something …

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Keep my both feet on the ground

The sooner you get old, the better. If you aren't getting happier as you're getting older, you're doing it wrong. Either that, or you had the greatest childhood ever--which is sad, in a way. So, now, as an old guy, I am equipped and able to write a self-help article …

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Men with insight, men in granite

To me, this makes complete sense. Without a specific purpose, it is impossible to set the right priorities and focus on what matters. Your purpose is what dictates your priorities. And it is by focusing on your priorities that you reach optimal productivity. When we disconnect learning from our bodies …

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Put it in a big brown bag for me

You will know how to open your mind to achieve what you want to make possible. Most important, you will know how to make the most of the intellectual diversity that surrounds you in the same way that a conductor, though silent, leads the different instruments of an orchestra to …

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Sail right around the seven oceans

We should also fear no result, because when we suffer, it means that suffering will soon be over. When we enjoy happiness, it means our happiness is reduced overall. Therefore, we must realize that being ill is a threshold. We are agonized now only because we are trying to cross …

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When that evening sun goes down

Crucially, melatonin does not induce sleep in itself - rather it's a regulator for your biological clock, making sure you sleep during darkness and wake with the light. The biological clock needs to synchronize with day and night. Anything that helps it get in step is called a zeitgeber and the …

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You can't keep us 'cause our eyes can see

But you need to remember that we all lose our sh*t at times, and some of us just hide it better than others. As my grandma Lottie always used to say, The grass isn't greener on the other side; <a href='http://r.czin.eu/?u=http://crmag.co …

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You can't stop us on the road to freedom

For many Orthodox Jewish people, Passover is a time to spruce the whole house up, too. The religious imperative to get every bit of chametz (leavened food) out of the house and anything it might have touched thoroughly cleaned, is now also for many a chance to really have a …

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All I gotta say is we're starting a new life

In the end she went to one of our few remaining continuing-care beds. She died one week later, having spent over four months on our acute stroke ward. I felt wretched, as did many of the nursing staff, speech therapists, physiotherapists and others who had devoted so much time to …

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I am your guiding light

We live in a world where negativity, trauma, and chronic pain prevent people from remembering their inherent greatness. Too many people are trapped in the negative feedback loops of pain, depression, and self-doubt. These loops prevent them from offering their unique gifts and love to the world. Hormones and neurotransmitters …

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Just like a ship out in the night

I survived layoffs, which simply meant that I had to take on even more work. So I was in a distressed industry, working with distressed clients, at an under-resourced investment bank. Like most investment bankers during that period, I worked around the clock, pulling all-nighters, and spending many, many consecutive …

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Returning for a light

Heaven is everywhere, always, at once. Hell is not knowing it. Find the good in every circumstance. It's always there. I am referring to meditation as a destination whereby one discovers a feeling of bliss and harmony. Disciple - My master, what on earth is yoga? This is a complex question …

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We're starting a new life

Look for these challenges throughout the article, drawn from my satirical blog post series, 25 Things Fat People Shouldn't Do. All the items on this list come from ridiculous corners of the Internet where apparent experts have decided what fat people should and should not do. They range from the …

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Well I know it's coming on spring

In a different way to hunger and thirst, though, the less good-quality sleep you have, the greater your sleepiness, not only when you're about to go to bed, but at other times, too. SLEEP SCIENCE TOO MUCH AND TOO LITTLE SLEEP The dangers of having too little sleep, and the …

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Working hard for my pay

Originally derived from Hinduism and Buddhism, a mantra is a word, phrase or sound believed to have a special spiritual power, which is repeated to aid concentration in meditation or prayer and expresses a strong belief. A mantra is a great tool for both parents and children to encourage us …

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You can take all the tea in China

It's how surfers take championships and artists go from homeless to the Grammys. I'm not much of an athlete, but there's one sport in which I feel it's all right to brag about my abilities for a minute: monkey bars, circa age ten. When I was a shrimpy, red-headed kid …

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Keep singing our song

Market-share mentality solves problems by asking our minds to think practically, analytically, and procedurally. We break down challenges into small pieces and arrange them neatly in sequential order, hoping the solution will make itself apparent. A question is asked and our brains shoot back an answer: Ready, aim, fire. We …

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See the water flowing way beneath the bridge

I dug deep, I hustled and I invested in the right people around me to keep me focused and on track. I formed the LBDGroup, a network for commercially smart women who collaborate and support each other (which I sold in March 2019). Since then, I've built a global speaking …

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Straight to your heart like a cannonball

Of course not! When you are in good spirits, you naturally look sunny and positive, and this mental state will also affect others, such as your business partner, and will pave the way for fruitful conversation. By contrast, a lagging spirit is often associated with negativity, which will attract other …

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Waiting for the sun to shine

So time goes on. Years pass. Another mother, another daughter. She has Asperger syndrome. Similarly, we can't automatically conclude that the brain must produce consciousness simply because the brain and consciousness are related. As we will explore in this article, a branch of physics first conceived in the early 20th …

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We move along

This dilemma is an exercise in lateral thinking. It's the kind of puzzle in which the most elegant solution is revealed only when you attack it sideways. New ideas emerge when you question the assumptions upon which a problem is based (in this case: it's that you can only help …

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When I hear that robin sing

Yep, instead of reporting on each other, our country's patriots clogged his tattle-tale tip line with garbage. That is not just a plus--it's a patriotic plus. Instead of indulging in the very worst behavior in a time that screams for unity--narcing on each other--Americans chose instead to ridicule and annoy …

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And you know sometimes it gets so painful

But before we talk about the mechanics of anxiety, I need to make the following point loud and clear: Talking to your child about anxiety will not make them more anxious. The reason I have a bee in my bonnet about this is that I've heard of several occasions in …

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Do do loo do do, do do loo do do

Many contemporary skeptics in science are also materialists. If materialism is based on a leap of faith, then shouldn't a true skeptic be skeptical of materialism? Shouldn't skeptics be skeptical of their own materialist belief system? Not only are there logical and philosophical questions about whether a material brain produces …

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I take a walk out in my backyard and go

Scrolling through her posts, my mind was momentarily broken, trying to wrap itself around the fact that there was a woman in the world who looked nothing like the ideal, but who was living a full and joyous life. No shame, no apologies, only confident posts about her favorite articles …

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Stand before the mirror

During dreaming sleep our limbs are immobilized in order that we can't act out our dreams. In physiological terms, sleep is a period of distinct cycles and stages. An adult with healthy sleep each night goes through four or five sleep cycles (see pp. Every one of those sleep cycles …

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Waiting for the sun to shine

I went over, in my head, the hundreds of yoga articles that I own and have read over the years and was left just scratching my head. I recommended Light on Life, by the late, great B. S Iyengar, but that was not enough to cross the T's and dot …

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