Blind Spots

It's a matter of getting control of your stress response so that it's not involuntary. Your oriental practitioner will ideally tell you where the problem is, how you are doing, and suggest what to do about it. Two people actually died when they tried to run away from the creature …

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Phoning A Friend

Have you ever heard of putting yourself in another person's shoes? In fact, Juan considers the other psychoactive blends of what Westerners think of as ayahuasca as neurotoxins that he would never consider using or offering. You may be tempted to punish the person who's wronged you by rejecting her …

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Turn Orthodoxy Into A Game

Early in my career, I wish I had then had a better definition of what I now call the generosity gene, Jack said. Focus on spending time with your loved ones to be more grounded. Mishaps, I've come to realize, are simply part of the lecture-circuit territory. In December 1951 …

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The Need To Reach Closure Quickly

And they all thanked me, from the bottom of their hearts, for making them feel good about their lives again. They may find themselves thinking things like "I wish I wasn't thinking about that." They then realize this thought violates the instructions, and they start to reproach themselves for not …

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Make Time For Decision Today

It can be anything, turning a hobby or a skill into a big-time money spinner or some planned side hustle. Finding a psychiatrist who you trust to treat your bipolar disease and keep you healthy, alive, and out of the hospital is essential. What labels have you generated for yourself …

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What's Funny?

They believe they should be perfect, you should be perfect, events should happen exactly as they expected. And because self-grace is now part of my universe, I recognize that in the second half of my life it will be easier for me to keep the comeback switch turned on. If …

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Zoning Out

Feelings of fear, anxiety, and worry are heavier than feelings of happiness, safety, and love. It is not unusual to want some degree of separation to sort out your thoughts and feelings. Take this journey one step at a time, moving forward only when your body feels ready. People who …

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Your Tracker Will Show You What

Duval and Wicklund came up with a solution based on the idea that some external stimuli cause us to focus inward on ourselves. Although the Robbers Cave experiment is usually described as an example of how superordinate goals can help break down intergroup biases, Allport's other key ingredients for optimal …

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The Winter Of 1987

As you know, things can get pretty hectic with a newborn in the house and the emergency kit was not forefront on our minds. This gift made their celebration tremendously special, and captured forty years of friendship and love in a lasting, meaningful way. But a scheme introduced in the …

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In Solitude You Do Not Feel Empty

From the obturator foramen of the thigh the pathway is simply a matter of following the muscular fascial planes of adductors, semi-membranosus, gastrocnemius, achilles, tibialis posterior and deep muscles on the sole of the foot. They are behaviors that people choose to exercise as they pursue what is right and …

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Institutions And Women

If you know that your body image is suffering because of what you've seen on social media, then perhaps it's time to think about reducing your online presence. However, if the infection or injury is not healed by the immune system and the inflammation is long term, this may promote …

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Sometimes Everything Is Wrong

To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship. Whatever the reason, we often protect ourselves from this information being brought to consciousness. Even if it's not closely related to your core ambitions, you may surprise yourself. It will take courage …

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Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

You may also visualize a black line going through your midline. However, he avoids doing this, knowing that to do so would alienate many people, and his goal is to contribute to the spiritual well-being of all beings. Remember, however, that these blanket recommendations, inflated as they are, have not …

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Focused On A Cause

This nutrient is stimulating for some people, so exercise caution with dosage level. Revisit the letter you wrote about why you did it. Perhaps the loss of contact with familiar friends and a mild depression are outweighing the value of stopping cocaine use. She cut her eyes toward Michael, and …

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How The Stoic Philosophy Works

This came from his understanding that we have a choice: We can choose to make the most of our lives, or we can let our circumstances dictate our lives. Meaning, people may come with primary concerns of lack of confidence, low self-esteem, inability to work, inability to maintain relationships -- which …

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Find A Life Coach

You should try alternative and healthier ways to deal with your anger instead of just venting it out at other people. I told him that the psyche couldn't distinguish between a small idiot and a big idiot--an idiot is an idiot. But that is exactly what schemas do, even without …

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What Does It Say To You?

Perhaps it was the agency's CFO's dream to double the client's budget for the next ad campaign. Numerous studies have found no correlation between higher salaries and higher levels of happiness. I can hardly make it economically, am far away from family members--and when I get close I don't fit …

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Relationships And Anxiety

The knowledge that someone else might be reading what I wrote, and asking questions, drained the process of all its healing qualities. You may want to find a place to be alone so you can whisper everything that crosses your mind without worrying that others will overhear you. This article …

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Filter Out Respect

Those dozens of hours every week devoted to cleaning, landscaping the yard, or doing chores around the house could be spent selling a product or service, polishing up ideas for a new product, or marketing a new opportunity. Even light-intensity activity appears to provide benefit and is preferable to sitting …

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Another Obstacle To Attachment

That is, each level in the hierarchy has to do with groupings of phenomena or experiences from below it. In a study of almost 2,800 people, Harvard University researchers found that those who ate breakfast every day were 44% less likely to be overweight and 41% less likely to …

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Allowing Others To Sap Your Energy

As grateful as I am for the gift of technology, I never want it to compromise my relationships or my ability to live the full life you created me to live. Madeleine L'Engle, another of my beloved companions along the road, said, We can surely no longer pretend that our …

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