Afraid of being destitute

After listening to my story and sitting with me in ceremonies, Juan told me my problem was that I was full of garbage. To do this, I would use natem, too. Juan made clear that he would not want to share natem with hippies who like drugs, because this is …

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I am too thin

He knew I wasn't doing okay, and I didn't have it all together, so he asked on my behalf. God met me over dinner through the listening ears of a friend, hugs shared in my kitchen, and encouraging words of wisdom and Truth given over mugs of hot tea from …

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Distract life away

This courageous young woman goes on to fight against everyone's responses to her tragedy. She opens her Bible, starts reading it, and finds a God she never knew. He leads her to leave her parents' home, move to a new town where no one knows her, and find a tiny …

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Over the Life Span

I hated my body, my lack of control, and the weakness I could not seem to overcome. I also found myself lying about simple mistakes I made. If people discovered a crack in my she-has-it-all-together-and-is-perfect facade, they might discover where I was really failing in life. Everyone would know I …

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Please Tread on Me

Attention Deficits After I learned that I had multiple sclerosis, certain aspects of my life made a lot more sense to me: like the way I couldn't absorb the meaning of things Sarika would say to me if I was doing something else--even something as simple as getting dressed. I …

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Seeking Healthier Alternatives

You get something in your head, read a few articles on conquering fear, get your act together and decide to pursue it. You took action. But half way through, you realize you don't even want the thing you're chasing. But despite that realization, you put your head in the sand …

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The Painless Truth

Why can't we slow down? And what are we missing if we don't? Then I remembered some of my own experiences when I was the one talking to a patient seated on the examining table--and I realized that the blame for the doctor's attitude lay within the system itself. About …

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Playing to Improve Your Mood

Talk to yourself from I rather than you. What do you notice? The goal is to remain below this maximum -- the lower, the better. Users may rely on timers or alarms to track how long they have spent online to ensure this objective is met. For instance, if an Internet …

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Write Your Obituary

We've all been there. A disagreement turns personal and before we know it we are five names deep into a slagging match. Use if-then statements. Find a chill-out spot. Have a place where you can go to get your mind off things. You can even ask your teacher to help …

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Helpful Tips For Staying On Track

Some audience members will likely use their cell phones during your speech, but realize that distractions happen and don't take it personally. Your focus and commitment is to be responsible for delivering your message. It probably does not create feelings of warmth. You might even feel a little frightened because …

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How To Succeed The Spartan Way

They inspired and influenced millions of people to take action. Powerful speakers influence people with their words, whether speaking one on one or to crowds numbering in the thousands. However, it would not be wise to only apply to that school. If you did that and were not accepted, you …

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Will my job still be bearable?

Overwhelming Shame and Guilt Belittling yourself, criticizing and disparaging your reactions, and judging and finding fault with yourself as you grieve will create feelings of shame and guilt. In general, these rehabs aim to treat the most severe types of alcoholism and enable patients to stay on-site for 30, 60 …

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Choices, Choices, and More Choices

In other words, there are no shortcuts, no easy life hacks, no quick tricks. Success in the bigger picture belongs to those who have mastered the ability to tolerate a degree of distress and uncertainty and who can thrive in situations of sacrifice in service of something bigger than their …

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Feel the Beat

Sheila understood from the outset that her parents would most likely not be able to listen with an open heart, apologize, or even validate her reality. They were too ashamed themselves. Throughout your lifetime, you may set yourself a number of life goals that you wish to achieve. Some of …

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Blocks and Resonance

Whether you are the procrastinator or you are suffering at the hands of one, the important part here is to take action immediately. You have to take action in order to correct your situation. These questions probably are going to sound familiar- Why did I not see this coming? Am …

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Guidance has been received

A thirteen-year-old surfing prodigy had just finished riding a twenty foot wave and was lying face down on her surf board, dangling her arms in the cool morning water. Preparing to paddle out to catch another wave, her thoughts of becoming a professional surfer shifted in an instant. When teachers …

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Do you find yourself irritable?

Use movements or sounds to dramatize and feel the power of your voice and body overcoming whatever is scaring you in the dream. When people choose to not perform certain chores or duties, don't do what they say they would, don't show up for appointments, or don't make themselves presentable …

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Push Me, Pull You

Psychiatric diagnosis is not that simple! Analysis of the brains of people diagnosed with schizophrenia has demonstrated that they have fewer connections in the circuits involved in learning, memory, reasoning, flexibility and higher cognitive control (the hippocampus and orbital prefrontal cortex). These areas also have a slower speed of electrical …

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Making Small Groups Work

When a child has suffered trauma, the feelings can, at times, be unbearable. Sometimes, nature takes over by numbing access to the emotions through the dorsal branch of the vagus nerve (blue zone) causing dissociation. A child who goes into a blind rage and threatens or hurts another, for example …

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Acquire Before you Desire

Often, the first person we turn to when we want to get more sleep is our partner (if we have one). Unfortunately, as the next article will discuss, negotiating high-stakes parent work, like deciding who's going to do night duty, is hard for a lot of couples. Marriage is mostly …

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Listening and Asking: The Hidden Arts

This can happen if an epidural doesn't work, or if a birther becomes violently ill for the duration of the birth. Physical trauma can also stem from an emergency, such as low fluid, (postpartum) pre-eclampsia, placenta or heart rate issues, a micro-preemie baby, or a baby that's born lifeless. Trauma …

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Use Food as Medicine

Why are some of us more vulnerable than others to the predicament in which we find ourselves? The answer, essentially, is that on a species level we're all in the same boat but at an individual level there's still room for a heck of a lot of variation. There are …

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Trouble in the Tunnel

Disagree and commit? By the time you're at this point, no one can know the answer for sure, and you'll probably get a quick yes. This isn't one way. If you're the boss, you should do this too. I disagree and commit all the time. Fourth, recognize true misalignment issues …

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Handling Others' Demands and Expectations

Their average left-hand 2D:4D ratio was about . The work is still in its infancy, but the initial results look as intriguing as they are promising. If the phenomenon is genuine, it might really be possible to discover whether someone has that magic X-factor by simply looking at their hands …

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Maintaining Objectivity

I only want to be close to you. I want us to be able to talk and be happy. Andrew fills the silent room with his fury. Anita shakes her head. Am I crazy? Anita doesn't understand what happened. Andrew started out feeling warm and close to Anita, but then …

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High or Low Functioning

This is similar to how if you vigorously shake some water and oil mixed together it will make a creamy mixture - a suspension. The liver controls the fatty aspect of our blood. For example, the kidney will eliminate most drugs but if it is fat-soluble it will have to be …

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Someone Else Is Dying!

In Chinese medicine the Liver also controls the emotional aspects of maintaining appropriate boundaries and anger; Histamine doesn't only make you feel irritable but also makes the body irritable against bugs and parasites. It marks out your own physical boundaries. It should be no surprise then, to students of Chinese …

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Are You at Risk?

Problems with the Spleen treated by Chinese doctors invariably involve digestive complaints - diarrhoea, constipation, poor appetite, abdominal bloating, lethargy and nausea. To be fair, the Chinese consider the Spleen to have an equally important role in creating Blood, but more from absorbing the goodness in the food. In order to …

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Coincidences have occurred

Once the antibody has locked on to the enemy it acts like a flare, enabling the infantry to see the enemy and attack. The immune system is a fairly messy and horrible place for invading bacteria. The end point of the immune system involves burning the enemy with hydrogen peroxide …

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This is How It Feels

But this person's race shouldn't matter, the person across from me said, looking flustered. We were in a trauma supervision group, and I was talking about my work with Nari. After our conversation over the phone, Nari had decided to article a session with me, and I was consulting about …

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Everything Crash

This makes food shopping easier, but you will be required to prepare the meals after delivery. These dinner in a box options can be expensive, but they provide healthier choices than other call-in or order-on-line options like sandwiches or pizza. Eat healthy food any way that is convenient and cost …

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Loosened Inhibitions

They responded, without hesitation, that they had one room available, and that it was the last room in the hotel. I was floored, and of course, incredibly grateful. I should not have been so surprised, as it was a great reminder to me of the importance of lining up my …

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You don't have what it takes to succeed

Consider the flu as a rough analogy. People don't come down with the flu every time they're exposed to the flu virus. Other factors, such as the person's genetic makeup, general health, levels of current stress, and past history (having received a flu shot, for example), make a difference in …

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I have the right to enjoy the world

The psychopath doesn't care for rules and doesn't play by them. They will blatantly flaunt them, just for the fun of getting away with it to show how they are above it all. When they do get caught, they don't care about the consequences of their actions. They literally treat …

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