Close your eyes on the life you share

It can reduce feelings of stress (albeit only temporarily). Past experiences have been positive (if you were the life of the party and it felt good, you'll resort to alcohol at the next social event). It's socially normal (if alcohol consumption in your community is woven into the fabric of …

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Living in cities, living in cars

The cruel anti-self undermines our desires, casts doubts on our abilities, and convinces us to be paranoid and suspicious of ourselves and others, says Dr Robert Firestone in The Enemy Within. Why would anyone want to go back to square one and return to a practice they don't want? Self-sabotage …

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But how long do we shout for?

I thought about this for a while: should I include only beings native to Germany or should I think globally? At first glance it seemed more consistent to include only beings from here. But what does here even mean? Does the Egyptian goddess Isis count as from here or from …

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Of anyone we've used more that most

This network usually operates under mutual obligation. In other words, you both give and receive support. The four main types of support are emotional, practical, sharing points of view, and sharing information. Having both depth (a few very close, intimate people) and width (a large number of casual friends and …

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Like the wind seen from the window

Due to some of the cultural misinformation, as well as the influence of fad workouts, it can be hard to determine the right intensity level of physical activity for you. This may be particularly true if you are coming from a previously athletic lifestyle or from a completely sedentary lifestyle …

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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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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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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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Overeating may have occurred because of a lack of control

If it works as intended, the result is a completely different mindset from the usual one in which the business day is for work and practice is done only on special occasions, as when a consultant arrives and runs a training session. This practice-driven mindset is very similar to that …

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Commit to a goal of not treating your body like a trash can

In a field you're already familiar with--like your own job--think carefully about what characterizes good performance and try to come up with ways to measure that, even if there must be a certain amount of subjectivity in your measurement. Then look for those people who score highest in the areas …

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Right Makes Might

If you can't do at least 8 reps, go for a lighter weight; Resistance bands or tubes add more flexibility to your routine. Unlike dumbbells, they keep the tension on the entire time and in all kinds of directions; You can choose either a flat band or a tube with …

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Work is Good Therapy

Keep your body open to receiving this information. Keep your chest open by having your arms at your sides or comfortably resting on your legs or the table, depending on the type of environment. This shows the person that you are listening with an open mind. If you are standing …

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Law of Return

We may be used to noticing these responses in ourselves, and this will help us to know what to look for in others. If you give someone news that makes them afraid, you will likely notice the changes in their body that communicate their feelings. Sweating is another nonverbal communication …

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Be All You Can Be

BALANCING FIBER CONTENT VERSUS SUGAR CONTENT You may have heard that whole grain products are high in fiber. However, the starch in grains quickly turns to sugar and overwhelms any sugar-blocking effect the fiber might have. Of course, all fruits and vegetables contain sugar; Nevertheless, most contain proportionately more soluble …

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A Simple Way to Change How You Feel

Actually, the cholesterol in food is difficult to digest. Most of it passes right through your intestinal tract and out in your stool. Dr ATKINS MEETS MR. In 1864, an overweight British undertaker named William Banting, having failed to lose weight after trying several different schemes, consulted a prominent London …

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Think Strong

When you shift the focus to when instead of if, you essentially encourage them to start thinking as if they are going to buy it. The unconscious mind is listening and the unconscious mind then latches onto that idea. The unconscious mind then begins to behave as if it is …

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Having the Time

This was just how I lived, and all the messages around me, coming from friends, family, our wider society and the environment I lived in, stated very clearly that having a nightly drink was a normal, acceptable thing to do. I'd always been led to believe that drinking alcohol was …

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Give great attention to mental imagery

You can cull healing techniques from article 8, on relationships, for strengthening all four fields, but the most necessary place to start is in the relational boundaries. It's not until you get out there that it really becomes real, she said. Children may need coaching about what to pick up …

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Willpower as the Key to Success?

And those indications need to be promising enough for pharmaceutical companies to partner with us or buy daughter companies from us as we move from the phase-one trial to phase two. One of the things that set Life Biosciences apart from other companies is that we want everyone to be …

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People Principles

She lived by her own rules, as her son Jerry Rubenstein (my father-in-law) attests. The poker games went on for years, and there was a game where she began laughing or giggling at the table and someone who was taking it too seriously criticized her for it, he says. So …

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How to Be Close to Your Friends

Children and families are more connected and are working together. Similarly, Nicholes said that both her home garden and the We Sow, We Grow community farm are places her family can spend time together without planned activities. I do think that in society, we're losing that ability to have togetherness …

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How to Have More Life in Your Time

Folks now realize that our space is a safe place for them to come and talk and be curious without feeling like they're being a burden on anyone, she said. For people to see folks smack-dab in the middle of the city, growing food, their curiosity gets the better of …

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Take the Sting Out of It

In the Youth Garden's Green Ambassadors program for high school students, participants cook a meal each Friday for the entire staff with produce from the garden. Building Relationships and Service to Others With the food eaten and the program over, it was time to go home. But I still had …

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Complaint Compunctions

He handed it to me, saying, Here, Mommy. Standing up from my tiny chair, I took the flower and smiled. Thanks, honey. I looked at the text, written in the preschool teacher's neat handwriting. That's what he loves about me? Not what I would have expected. The brain is happy …

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Increase the Ability to Delay Gratification

You begin to react to this foreign protein in much the same way as you would to a bee sting. Naturally, there is no shortage of studies about the brain and its political inclinations. And it seems in general that liberals have a slightly larger anterior cingulate cortex (the part …

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Does this depend on your worldview?

Let your entire body relax. According to another study, the less activated a certain part of the frontal cortex is, the more the brain is inclined to wear rose-coloured glasses, as though the rationality knob had been turned anti-clockwise. A positive' brain foresees happiness, good health and success for itself …

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Why Is It So Hard to Wait?

Suddenly everyone realized that the astigmatism had gone after just one exercise. It's also a well-known fact that physical exercise increases endocannabinoids and that sexual exercise - not indispensable to happiness and yet very useful - gives us dopamine, oxytocin and various endorphins. Finally, just to cover everything, there's also temperature to …

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Relate New Information to Things You Already Know

Are you avoiding what you don't want to see? Why does a beautiful song trigger the release of dopamine making human beings take pleasure in listening to it? Why does a string quartet contribute to lowering the levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, and increasing those of immunoglobulins, antibodies crucial …

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Use It, Don't Abuse It

Which line can you see? Some literally die for love. The experience of falling in love produces on the brain stimuli that are, in intensity, up there with hunger and thirst. This is all thanks to a powerful cocktail of chemical substances that flood the appropriate parts of the brain …

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Factors That Influence Self-Esteem

You must strive to identify the correct actions. By taking the right actions repeatedly, you'll increase the chances of striking it lucky at some point. How to deal with self-serving bias Some optometrists are opposed to reducing a prescription to less than the results of their test. If your optometrist …

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