Monitoring arousal using self-reported measures

I was creatively inverted and no longer had enough energy to generate the ideas I needed just to keep my head above water. When you are planning your life, you need to account for every commitment you make in every area. This means that when you are in a busy …

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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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You let your mind out somewhere down the road

To tip the scales toward success, we can take a lesson from Crazy Horse. Whether we think of ourselves as leaders or not, and regardless of whether we hold a leadership role in any organization, most of us must work with other people in the normal course of a job …

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Hold on to whatever you find

The water was cloudy from the dirt inside it and its owner didn't know what to do to make it clear again. Should he boil it? Does some chemical exist that will absorb or neutralize the dirt? He tried those methods but they didn't really work. The information commonly presented …

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Being with you is like a hangman's noose

When we have marital woes, turning to a friend, relative, spiritual adviser, or even a pet114 can instantly bolster our spirits and diffuse our worries. Our companions can make us feel loved and valued, can help us understand our situation better and give us specific advice about how to address …

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What does beautiful mean to you

Research shows that nearly three-fourths of men age 50 and older are carrying excess body weight. We have been told for years that inactivity and carrying extra weight can lead to unwanted and troubling health problems. But most adult men live with these risks. We have not yet reclaimed enough …

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What is right?

Meditation loosens up our conditioning; The fourth quality we develop in meditation is something I've been touching on all along, and that is the ability to become awake to our lives, to each and every moment, just as it is. This is the absolute essence of meditation. We develop attention …

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Try to be sure right from the start

Man finds himself in a perilous position . A far greater danger threatens [than the outbreak of a third world war]: the approaching tide of technological revolution in the atomic age could so captivate, bewitch, dazzle and beguile man that calculative thinking may someday come to be accepted and practised as …

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Moon on the rise

Optimism helps you to see positive experiences and good opportunities, even in difficult times. You are more likely to take up those opportunities, so you have a positive effect on the world around you and you bring good things into your life. When you are optimistic, you really do change …

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We all have to sin someday

She's found that lightening up on herself has been essential for getting the most joy out of her music, which comes especially when she's jamming and improvising with fellow musicians. It's a lesson that she finds applies to the rest of life as well. Truth is, however much they may …

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Can't breathe and the lights are changing

An Answer to a Bible Student's Dream Recently I had a visit from a college student who is in his fourth year of studies in a seminary, and he remarked that Freud's pioneer definition was that a dream symbolizes a wish fulfilled, but that it certainly did not fit his …

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You can live your own life

In order to begin to make links between our understanding of mind and brain, we need to think in terms of the behaviour of these clusters or assemblies of neurons, not of the individual nerve cells themselves. Though we need the molecular level to help us understand how assemblies of …

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When the day is long and the night is yours alone

Her metamorphosis threatened him on every level. His insecurities and jealousy overshadowed any pride he felt in her accomplishment. Whether deliberately or subconsciously, he worked hard to undermine her efforts. I mean they could have listened to God but because they believed the lie, they chose to do what they …

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As if walls only had one side

It happens to smokers who quit from one day to the next. And not every patient wants to be reached emotionally and open up to the process of healing with all of its sometimes unsettling moments. Many just want a prescription for pills to fix it. What is often overlooked …

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Nurse and Patient

You may not get a referral unless it is visibly bad: a few hormonal spots once a month, requiring you to break out the heavy-duty concealer, is not on a par with the suffering of people with the severest cases. Ask for that referral if you need it, or pay …

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The Adventure of Change

Treatment of dysbiosis can be multiphase and generally takes time. First, it may be necessary to kill off the worst offenders with conventional or natural antimicrobial agents. Next, beneficial strains of flora must be slowly reintroduced, and dietary modifications may be necessary to starve out certain species or feed others …

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Be bitter or surrender to love

That being said, there may be some reintroductions that may not be possible for you, at least if you want to continue to see the benefits of being on the Autoimmune Protocol. Later-stage foods like dairy, nightshades, and grains can be a lifelong problem for some, but it is up …

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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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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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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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Explore Your Faith

PRACTICE VERSUS TALENT IN CHESS Think back to when you were a kid and you were just starting to learn to play the piano or to throw a baseball or to draw something. Or maybe think about how it felt when you were just a little further along--you'd been playing …

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Peace, Love & Healing

Try to find a new home for the possessions (a museum, a charity, another family member, a friend). When my grandfather died, my mother asked if there was anything I wanted from his house. I replied, A flour sifter. It was all I could think of that I needed at …

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Can You End the Downward Spiral?

Furthermore, it is an area that, at least in the case of the violin and piano, generally requires twenty or more years of steady practice if you are to take your place among the best in the world. In short, it is a natural field--and quite likely the very best …

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Exercise is optional

Our results indicated that those preteens and teens who could maintain and even increase their heavy practice schedule during these years ended up in the top group of violinists at the academy. We also calculated estimated practice times for the middle-aged violinists working at the Berlin Philharmonic and the Radio-Symphonie-Orchester …

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Go back to being stronger sooner

Then there are jete, colle, detache, martele, legato, loure, and more, each technique with its own distinctive sound. And, of course, all of these bow techniques must be done in close coordination with the left hand as it fingers the strings. These are not skills that can be picked up …

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Melt Off the Weight in Just One Month

When you are able to develop that rapport, you know that you are developing a connection with someone. You know that you are able to ensure that the relationships that you have are genuine and in doing so, you know that you can trust the other person. T ypically, this …

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How to Avoid Feeling Socially Awkward

I love my skeletons because they got me to where I am today, which is a mighty fine place to be. And, anyway, who doesn't have skeletons in their closet? Fourth, non-drinkers aren't judging drinkers. How could we possibly? We know what it's like to love booze. Add the onion …

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