Check Your Channels

Furthermore, I've cheated a bit; Leg TaiYin - The Spleen channel The space occupied by the pancreas is the anterior pararenal space, which communicates with the oesophagus upwards and hence the lung. Downwards it flows into the femoral sheath, where the spleen channel starts at SP-12 - Chong Men. The name Chong …

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Getting Along Better

The white cells are responding to a pathogen or toxin; The white cells create in-flame-ation to deal with it: Dampness + Heat = Phlegm The Phlegm of Chinese medicine can be a lot subtler than these gross examples, though. The pathogens in colds or abscesses are obvious - we get sick from a …

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Release the Stress from Within

Split red cells are bad news; Anyone who has had a bad cough knows that phlegm is sticky, and this applies to the blood too. Phlegm in the blood causes the red cells to become sticky and hence stiff, and as a result they get stuck. The cause of the …

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In the Middle of the Night

Real smiles are produced by the subconscious brain, which means they are automatic. When you feel happy, the signal passes through your brain's emotional processing part, causing your mouth muscles to move, your cheeks are raised, your eyes are wrinkled, and your eyebrows are slightly drooping. There may also be …

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Meet Me in the Bathroom

Animals have such unconditional love and are so accepting. I reckon they know when they are safe and respond in kind. Of course, I would never disrespect an animal or invade its space in an uninvited way. Later, after cadet school, I attempted to train as a nurse and loved …

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Education or Indoctrination

In total, she'd sat motionless in meditation for three hours, which she'd never done before. At the end of the day, the teacher praised her for her concentration, suggesting she come back the next month. Gina left feeling proud, accomplished, and hopeful that she was taking some practical steps toward …

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A Heart Disease Called Love

There's no way I'm going to show her what's really going on, inside my mind, in my guts. I imagine her ten feet away, grappling to reach me, and I savour the safety of that space between us. It feels comforting. It feels a relief. The thought of her coming …

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A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers

But in humans, at least some underlying mechanisms tend to push people toward discovering these weird and exciting psychological phenomena in themselves, and I think it's natural for AI to do the same. There is also a research project for AI researchers to generate a system with a specific model …

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Power of the People

Also, in some ways it has served to explain the specific skills and abilities I have (eg, poetry and writing). However, my success and achievements, amongst years of distress, abuse, and emotional and physical pain, are not just the result of interventions by others or professional support. They are born …

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Don't bother anyone with your needs

Any of the tender points can be pressed with slow, gradual pressure while breathing deeply for one to two minutes. Relieving tender points. Feel around for a sore spot at the end of your clavicle or collarbone, LU-1 (Central Residence). With your fingers in a loose fist resting against your …

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What do you need to start doing?

Perhaps the cancer is no longer fixable, but dying near the ocean with morphine is. Dying is like driving on the freeway, there are potential early exits you can choose to control the length and duration of the journey, especially if the road ahead is filled with really painful potholes …

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Can Priming Change Our Behavior?

A therapist will help give a unique coping mechanism and direction. A trusting and secure relationship with the therapist can only be built through reliable communication. Sharing emotions, feelings, and thoughts are significant for anger management. Therapy provides a more natural way to share all of these things. In Therapy …

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Fitting In and Sticking Out

In fact, the injuries to the physical body reflect on the health of the energy body and vice versa. While you may have heard about the seven chakras, you may not be completely aware of their accurate meaning. There are a lot of ways to interpret the meaning of the …

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Death: The End of Self-Improvement

It reminds me that there are people I wish could be here today to experience life with me - and it reminds me that those people aren't able to experience anything anymore. That drives me to do everything in my power and leave a mark in their honour. It drives me …

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How to Continually Improve Any Area of Your Life

Times have changed rapidly and our evolutionary instincts are lagging behind. These days it's all about risk management and moving forward, taking the extra steps needed to reach your dreams. I once asked one of my university professors how he could have continued higher education for a decade before beginning …

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Practical Ways To Improve Yourself

To get this mapping, a man and woman are hooked up to the equipment and both are asked to do a spatial task--to figure out how two objects fit together. If you were looking at a computer screen depicting the woman's brain, you would see that the color and intensity …

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Ways Self-Improvement Can Change Your Life

You'll get an understanding of the reasons behind the way you think and why specific thoughts seem to come into your mind by themselves. This is another level of knowing yourself, another level of delving into your inner workings. As your understanding of the why behind your thoughts begins to …

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The method for the here and now

I want to cancel all advance judgments--prejudgments--and recognize them for what they are, prejudices. I want to hear the other in a fresh, new way with whatever energies I have available. Two other defensive indicators may be: rehearsing our responses and responding to explosive words. Rehearsing a response (as well …

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Understanding & overcoming fears

A gay 18-year-old student named Tyler Clementi chose to conceal his sexual orientation when he enrolled at Rutgers University. In 2010, Tyler was publicly outed when his dormitory roommate streamed over the Internet a surreptitiously made video of an intimate encounter Tyler had with another man. The trauma of this …

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Is this always the case?

You and Sue are similar. But you were raised in different homes with different parents, siblings and experiences and, in effect, different cultures. You may eat the same types of foods, but they were prepared differently. You have different customs, different rituals, in your families, different beliefs and values, and …

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What is your definition?

It is fortunate that many law-enforcement personnel receive training that has some effect in reducing these biases. Iesha Evans is one of thousands of people protesting what they see as police misconduct aimed at members of the Black community fueled by implicit, if not explicit, racial bias. Nevertheless, tragic errors …

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Find an external perspective

Participants were then given the objects in FIGURE 6. After about 10 minutes, only 20% of the participants in the neutral film condition found the correct answer, but participants who had just watched a mere five minutes of funny bloopers found the correct solution 75% of the time (for the …

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Knowing your thoughts

Even if the CDs are total garbage, what's the worst that can happen? I bought Tony Robbins Personal Power for $200. More importantly, I took action--just like you did in buying and reading this article. I listened every day in my car while I was driving to and from work …

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Working with behavior

They knew that their decision to join the ROTC kept them on U. How did the guys in the first situation reduce the dissonance they felt? Staw predicted that the men who found out their lottery numbers would have been high would reduce their dissonance by liking the ROTC more …

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Our church involvement

We uncovered mind-body practices, such as yoga and qigong, for creating more flexibility, strength, relaxation, and well-being. These practices deepen your mind-body awareness and intuitive capacities to hear your authentic voice more clearly. We wrapped up this article by showing you how cardio exercise, especially in nature, and an organic …

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Quit overthinking

I met with two psychiatrists and interviewed them to decide if I wanted to hire them. Here's what I want in that report: First, describe what--exactly--has been going wrong. Second, why has it been going wrong? And third, what do you think you--and the rest of us--need to do to …

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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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Loving Yourself

Experts have pointed to early signs of mental decline and have noted signs and symptoms that one should be cognizant of. In what experts call Age-Associated Memory Impairment (AAMI), they have pinpointed some predecessors and precipitating factors that can show signs of Alzheimer's--complaints of trouble recalling memories and becoming unusually …

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The Costs of Caregiving

In fact, the link between the gut, diet, and brain function is so important that I have devoted the whole of article 4 to it. For now, however, I just want to mention that certain food groups are beneficial to your neurotransmitters - a fact that will also be shown to …

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Getting heated up (sweating is important)

This is the act of acting to be someone you're not, a false review of what you're not. Most of the people tend to pretend and make an opposite picture of what they're. They are, therefore, ready to hide their real intentions form the general public. It's hard to understand …

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Practicing Empathizing with Yourself and Others

So, the truth of the matter is, we can never be free from unwanted intrusive thoughts. So, in overcoming OCD, the focus must be given to our physical and emotional response to these thoughts. We must try to achieve not having anxiety or any type of mental or physical compulsion …

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The Difference between Empathy and Sympathy

An example of such avoidance is a person that gets into a car accident. Each time the person drove after that they were afraid of having an accident, which caused them to have anxiety. Due to anxiety, even small experiences while driving cause panic attacks. The person avoids driving altogether …

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The Benefits of Emotional Intelligence

They may interrupt activities and thought processes and cause feelings of doubt, shame, guilt, confusion, fear, and anxiety. Intrusive thoughts are common symptoms of anxiety disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but they can occur independently as well. There are several types of intrusive thoughts, which may be …

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EQ Versus IQ

For BPDs simple things such as maintain friendships or cohabiting can be enormous challenges. People with BPD exhibit heightened levels of sensitivity, meaning even the smallest criticism can cause great offense, leading them behave with aggression and hostility. In addition, they are prone to misconstruing things that are said to …

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Invest in Social Capital

Rubbing an ice cube over the place you want to hurt yourself Stick tape over your arm and pull it off Take a cold bath Reduce Your Vulnerability Give yourself the best chance of fighting negative emotions by taking care of your physical and mental well-being. Be sure to do …

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