Can't decide which way you want to go

Next, find out where they are going and scatter lavender blossoms in their way. They act as a natural stop sign. I always mix in a few cloves or star-anise to make it more aromatic and--from the perspective of the ant--more sinister. Even the last stragglers are usually gone after …

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Sometimes everything is wrong

Or you can say, Thank you, but I'm full and couldn't eat another bite. If they continue to push something on you, take it, tell them you'll save it for later, and then pitch it in a garbage can when they aren't looking. I cannot stress it enough: Your body …

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Don't let yourself go

Anyone who knows me knows that I never make anyone feel uncomfortable, whether I'm a guest in their home or we are out for dinner at a restaurant. It's their life. The life I have chosen is one free of doctor's appointments and prescription medicine. Identity in oneself gives rise …

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There are so many things that might have been done

His birth was aided by Hermes, and he learned the art of healing from Chiron and is known as an infallible healer, master surgeon, and wise herbalist. In his ancient healing temples, temple sleep was practiced. This is an almost shamanic technique in which people came to sleep in Asclepius's …

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Everything we do is an expression of love

For special cleansing energies, you can add a very grounding stone like hematite. Use it like a second filter after the quartz crystal and imagine the energy moving through it as though it is a carbon filter straining out anything unwanted or draining. For all of this you don't need …

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Move from Mind to Heart

Here are some ideas that can get you started. WALKING --No movement is as simple and innate as walking, and the possibilities are endless. You can walk anywhere and from a few minutes to a few hours a day, depending on your fitness and strength level. We believe this is …

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Seek the creator everywhere

As any stay-at-home-parent can attest, being mobile and active throughout your day doing errands and housework definitely counts as movement! In fact, if you find yourself at all disabled by your condition, simple everyday tasks such as loading the dishwasher or working in your garden can be a considerable workout …

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Turn to Nature in Bad Times

Sometimes, a less-intense exercise is optimal long-term, or you may find yourself being able to increase intensity over time. A discussion about types of movement best for those with chronic illness is not complete without giving some extra attention to walking--we believe it can be the best exercise for those …

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Step by step, day by day

Stand underneath the showerhead, allowing the water to run over your head and your face. Feel it wash away the grime of the day. As the water flows down your body, feel any impurities being swept away with it. Turn so the stream is focused on your back, and let …

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My software's not compatible with you

It only creates more stress, increasing the chances of making errors and feeling worse. Give yourself permission to take care of yourself. You're human, and your sole purpose is not to constantly be productive and doing for others. Feeling the shadow emotions of emptiness, exhaustion, and burnout is a call …

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Welcome Your Angels and Guides

As a spiritual being, you are connected to the intelligence that governs the Universe. By becoming still and listening to your inner voice, you can communicate with that indwelling presence and let it guide and direct your life. Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to teach …

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Ask Yourself Who You Are

Additionally, Taiwan's NHI waives prescription co-pays for roughly 100 chronic conditions--including diabetes and high blood pressure--as well as co-pays for certain intense physical therapies; In Norway, the government handles all co-pays once they exceed about $250 per year for an individual, regardless of income. The Australian government sets an annual …

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Change Your Heart to Change Your Attitude

It is human nature to want to put effort--time, money, teaching, encouragement, support--where it will do the most good and also to try to protect kids from disappointment. There is usually nothing nefarious going on here, but the results can be incredibly damaging. The best way to avoid this is …

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Draw Your Inner Self Out

But, like chronic care coordination, no country I studied has solved mental health challenges, either for patients with comorbid conditions or those with serious disorders. And most countries have poor mental health care. However, there are some initiatives that were encouraging. In many countries, such as Norway and the Netherlands …

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Wake up and get on the scale daily

These were the superstars-in-waiting, the students who intimidated all their classmates. The professors came up with fourteen names. Of those, three were not fluent in German--and thus would be difficult to interview--and one was pregnant and wouldn't be able to practice in her normal manner. That left us with ten …

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If you nibble it, scribble it

Thus, when the police officer went to the urgent-care clinic complaining of an earache, the doctor there assumed the problem was an infection of some sort--which would have been the correct answer in most cases--and didn't worry about the seemingly irrelevant fact that one of the patient's pupils was acting …

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Excuses Are Not Your Friend so Quit Making Them

Dr Smoot (2006) says, People cannot foresee the future well enough to predict what's going to develop from basic research. If we only did applied research, we would still be making better spears. The takeaway from basic research is that it always has value even if not immediate. Applied Research …

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We're Family

Find them in your wider family or work environment. Find them in private Facearticle groups or anonymous online communities like livingsober. Find them anywhere; I don't care where, just find them. You need them and they need you. Dip the chip into the guacamole and spoon it into your mouth …

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A Lasting State of Feeling Great

I don't drink anymore, but it's not a magic bullet. There's other stuff I've got to do to be okay. I'm hopeless at getting together with people. In a horrible sort of admission, I realise now that a huge part of going out was just because I wanted to drink …

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Are you interested in new things?

The first involves breathing in pink energy through the backside of the heart toward the front, and then exhaling this pink energy into the world. When Dane was walking with his mom, he saw a homeless person and started asking questions. While he and his mom had a good conversation …

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Try to always be prepared

It still discusses the four main types of energetic boundaries, but I've described the seven syndromes in tangent with another personality descriptor: spiritual personality. The outdoors element only adds another layer to the relationship. Without the distractions of housework or electronics, parents and children can focus on each other and …

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To Zip or Not to Zip

The kids are interested in different varieties of tomatoes and ask questions about whether they're heat resistant or not--an essential characteristic during hot Chicago summers. She said, I'm loving the fact that the kids are thinking about their food in a different way. But also learning to love what they …

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Thousand Watt Bulb

Psychology consistently shows that lives based on meeting external standards make kids less happy, less able to learn life skills, and less likely to form healthy relationships. In fact young people from upper-middle-class and upper-class families have similar rates of behavioral and emotional problems as low-income youth, even though they …

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Wasting Time the Old-Fashioned Way

David Allen, author of the bestselling Getting Things Done came up with a simple yet powerful strategy he calls the Two-Minute Rule. Given the number of entrepreneurs that brought it up during our research, it's well worth looking into. It's simple: if a task on your to-do list will take …

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Getting Paid to Meditate

Have a long hard think about what in that moment pushed you over the edge: were you craving excitement and attention? Are you on a path of self-discovery? Are you acting out because you want some drama, or to bring on a break-up? As for should you tell him, here …

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Why Ask Why?

Pale Orange: lack of joy or play, repressed feelings, inability to feel feelings, lost creativity, fear of feelings. Someone else is holding your feelings or creative urges hostage. Dark Orange: unfelt feelings, bitterness, shame, disgust, guilt. Others' feelings are present; Yellow: mental activity, personal power, work success, optimism, ability to …

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Spirit of Self-Help

For instance, you may believe that just by buying a course and completing all the exercises, you'll be able to find enough clients to become a full-time coach within three months and finally quit your soul-crushing job. However, this thinking is likely to be unrealistic. You may have failed to …

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Trauma Bonding with a Narcissist

One of my friends wanted to create a Meetup event to help people connect more intimately through various games. He contacted a woman who organizes international parties on Meetup for advice. When she failed to reply to his message, my friend wondered whether she perceived him as a competitor. For …

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Breathe, Patience, Breathe

When your goal benefits you in only one way, it's much easier to quit, especially when the goal you set is something you want but do not need to do. When your goal benefits you in only one way, you get far fewer daily jolts of motivation from small successes …

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More Practices for Stoicism

It is only when men make women feel that whenever they are with them, they would feel safe and secured. Given all that, the women and men view of the concept of attraction varies considerably. This goes to show that if ever a man, you, would like to attract a …

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Elon Musk and the First Principles Mental Model

A hearing aid cannot know from which direction the squeal of tires is coming from and whether it's close by or far away. If a sound isn't correctly assigned a location, it becomes a burden on our brain. Without the ability to spatially locate, people become disoriented and tense up …

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