Let Go and Know the Peace of Now

Scapegoat sons can never rise above the labeling their narcissistic father puts on them. All attempts to demonstrate their masculinity are met with ridicule. No matter what these boys do they can never measure up to their father's expectations or escape the brunt of his hostility. They are constantly being …

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Uncover the Fountain of Fresh Starts Hidden in You

Although the reported incidence of such bullying differs between surveys, the most shocking numbers were reported in the #StatusofMind study I mentioned. It suggests that a staggering 70% of young people have experienced it at some point, with 37% suffering regularly. According to the Royal Society for Public Health, Victims …

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Write your own phrases

Wherever you fall on the spectrum--still raising children or retired--it's never too late to find meaning and fulfillment in your life. This article is geared toward the individual who is searching for an elusive something more, restless with a deep inner longing tied to finding your true purpose. The same …

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It's too big a change

But we collaborated as a team and eventually discovered our Sweet Spot Yes answer. Care to try for another shining pineapple with ideas of your own before reading on? How would you respond positively if a guest asked for the bell cart when it was against company policy? What did …

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The Healing Mindset

But my doctor couldn't pick up a heartbeat. He left it half an hour and came back. Still none. Moreover, over the past decade, there has been an unfortunate resurgence of fad diet articles touting the alleged virtues of a high-protein diet, and judging from article sales, Americans are eating …

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What This article Is Not

The server was focused on the broth containing no lactose; After just two spoonfuls, the boy pulled off his oxygen tube and began clawing and scratching at his chest. He had obvious difficulty breathing, his facial skin turned blue, his heart rate became bradycardic (dropped to less than fifty beats …

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Turn off your phone

Ironically, it was this reality that tipped the family over the financial edge and sent us back to suburbia when I was in my teens. But it wasn't until I stepped out on this journey here with you now that I got a feel for how deeply unhappy and disconnected …

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Being of service to others

Various members of my family go by the English version of their names, despite what's on their birth certificates, because they noticed they were treated better by others when they made the switch--especially if they were on the phone and no one could see them. Among the full-blooded, more noticeably …

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Willing to ask for help

You can spend years nurturing a friendship, then one ill-judged comment or argument can see that entire, fragile, carefully constructed tower of trust come tumbling down. As happened to a couple of school friends of mine. Mel and Gina had been besties since high school. They socialised a lot together …

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Hopeful or optimistic?

While the specific techniques of meditation are extremely varied, there exists a denominator common to all of them, and that is the sitting posture itself. It would be very difficult for an observer, even someone who was familiar with the process of meditation, to discern which particular technique a meditator …

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A glass of wine with some friends

Inappropriate placements were becoming a feature; He was suffering with another pulmonary infection, could barely draw breath. He had cognitive problems, evident in his anxious confusion. He weighed seven stone. His recently muscular frame had been obliterated in a few months, including those muscles around his mouth, making speech impossible …

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Galactic swirl in the firmament tonight

I've left the road, jumping high over the pampas and cactus, my feet making deep imprints in the rock, somehow finding ground by themselves, the perfect place each time, to the rhythm of the song. I'm not thinking any more, not a single thought in my head, except my body …

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I've no time for schism or lovers of greed

However, like an efficient stock market, they contend that a player's physical attributes have already been factored into their past performances, so measuring them again at the combine--and using the data as a separate metric of untapped potential--is redundant. Gathering data on all combine participants from 2001 to 2006, they …

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While you're out with the sheep

Could you grasp the magnitude of what was happening? What big life events do you have coming? Are you excited for them? To be a playmaker on that stage, there has to be more than just speed, power, and agility, since everyone comes to the table with those tools. Like …

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I may be a vehicle for you

That means getting to your maximum heart rate, panting and recovering, and then going back up. Your practice today is to go to the park and find an open field. Warm up for 5 minutes and stretch your hips, hamstrings, ankles, and torso. When ready, sprint across the field at …

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You've got money in the bank

White supremacists versus Jews and blacks. Protestants and Catholics in Belfast. We talked for over an hour, explaining the hopelessness of Charles's condition. Charles himself was unable to communicate his wishes. His family insisted that he was a fighter' and would never give up. <a href='https://sphere.social/hello …

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You had the key to your soul

While some special materials are helpful because of their size, just remember to focus on the process rather than the perfect outcome - mopping, crumbing a table, polishing Daddy's shoes, setting the table, pouring increasingly less dense substances, window washing, sanding and hammering and wood. These are all about acquiring real-world …

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Gaining strength in the things that remain

Are they getting any time for adult-free play? Could a supervised activity be exchanged for a less supervised one? Do they get opportunities to resolve their own conflicts before you try to fix things? Could you allow them to do one new thing today which you have not let them …

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The world is so cold

Dad would fall out of bed and ambulance staff would spend an hour assessing him for fractures and infection and hoist him back in again. After four such falls in eight days, I had to accept that he should be admitted to hospital. We had always hoped this could be …

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Higher than the world

He exercised regularly, even into his late eighties. He was on his exercise bicycle every day and swam once a week in the open-air pool at Hampton. He had given up fatty food in his forties after a chest pain scare brought on by hauling a second-hand fridge up the …

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The fog of illusion

In stress-, anxiety-, and phobia-prone brains, that smoke detector doesn't go off just when there is a fire. It goes off every time you put a piece of bread in the toaster. It's way too sensitive. You once burned a piece of toast, filling your kitchen with smoke and scaring …

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I'm happy cleaning windows

That said, I have yet to hear of a physicist being sued for failing to accurately predict both the position of a particle and its momentum. There needs to be a radical change in the way doctors, patients and health service managers look at uncertainty. It is our inability to …

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Reaches up to the moon

Press the Chengshan points in the same manner you press the Weizhong points, 100 times each. Massaging the Chengshan points can also relieve lower back and leg pain. If you suffer from lumbar muscles strain that has extended to your thighs, you can press the Huantiao point. This point is …

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Feel the angel of the present

Workhouses survived well into the twentieth century. There are a few historical medical texts relating to the care and treatment of the elderly but until the 1940s there was little robust study. Charcot, the great nineteenth-century French neurologist, had advocated a branch of medicine specializing in old people and the …

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It's just a windfall away

Former magician James Randi even wrote a article in 1982 called The Truth About Uri Geller, which claimed to debunk Geller's abilities. However, Targ (who worked directly with Geller) affirmed Geller's abilities, saying: Many people think that Geller is a total fraud and that he fooled us with his tricks …

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You work in the dharma

So if programming has to be it, it has to be awesome. So DHH built a layer on top of Ruby to automate all the repetitive tasks and arbitrary decisions he didn't want taking up his time. He called it Ruby on Rails. Rails helped DHH build his project--which 37signals …

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In the twinkling of an eye

You'll feel so delightfully dreamy and deep by the time you reach the first floor. See yourself at the top of this elevator. That's right. Is it one of those old-school elevators with a scissor gate or a modern one? You can be really sure whether or not alcohol has …

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Into this life we're born

This is your race to run. Fear of being different Rick Barry is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). Barry was known for an unorthodox free-throw technique called the underhanded free throw (aka the granny shot' …

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Many's the road I have walked upon

When we met again a month later, Joseph reported that the partnership was back on track. When he and Steve walked in synch with each other and talked before meetings, Joseph noticed that the old feeling of being on the same side returned. In movement, Joseph's mind relaxed and opened …

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Your heart will be strong

When doctors failed due to what they perceived as bad luck, they didn't tend to work any smarter the next time. They attributed failure in a way that made them feel as good as they could about themselves. Even though an individual failure experience may contain valuable knowledge, Staats says …

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I will tell you a tale

We got our water from the well using a large copper jug on a rope. Around the well, young women giggled at us shyly. The cook - an octogenarian called Mr Anthony - had many delightful children who would sing and dance for us in the evenings. One evening, Jayasheela, a ten-year-old …

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