The morning dawns. When darkness turns to day, the sun moves over the horizon and touches everything in sight. This movement across the landscape brightens everything. Such an illumination awakens us all. We rise with energy moving in and through us allowing us to create a new day. A day unique from all the rest and
A single peach rose is used to send a message of friendship to a best friend or even to a lover. Many feelings can be expressed by flowers, and this non-verbal language is very popular nowadays. Each one of us has sent at least one message to someone with the help of a flower. Sometimes whole conversations
Watching the news the other day, it occurred to me that people who have ‘words to live by’ often begin to attack and even kill others. I thought back to my own angry youth, when I could easily use words to justify violent thoughts which might have become violent actions. Words are tools, and yet
Depression. According to NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) nearly 1 in 5 adults suffer from some form of mental illness in any given year. Many of those who suffer go untreated due to not being diagnosed. Is it sadness or depression? Everybody falls into a rut now and then – feeling sad and
Bullying versus social media. Adolescence is such a difficult time in life. Although, kids can be very resilient, it is evident that our experiences during these times can have life-long effects. Adolescents who are teased about their looks, weight, the clothes they wear or anything else, can develop complexes that follow them through life. Have you
Virtual pets. There have been many discussions about what this modern age has brought us and how to deal with it. Although we benefit amazingly from the cutting edge technology that’s available everywhere (it makes our lives easier in many different ways), some areas of society, like parenthood, seem a little blurred. It’s unlike our
Selecting baby gifts. A new baby born, congratulations and celebrations but what to give as that special memorable gift will be treasured for years to come. A gift that is different, unusual and unique. Personalised gifts are popular, showing thoughtful gift selection and sentimental value. So, how about choosing a gift which really is that
Physical activity and the brain aging process. Although extensive research has been done into the benefits of physical activity on general anti-aging efforts, but not enough done to understand the direct effect in the human brain. At least, that’s the opinion of Dr. Mark Peterson, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan Medicine. Peterson,
5 Things dermatologists will never put on their faces. In the pursuit of clear, smooth skin, sometimes what you don’t put on your face is just as crucial as what you do. “People bring in bags and bags of products they’ve tried,” says Durham, NC-based dermatologist Brooke Jackson, MD. “But less is often more with skincare.” Slathering
Past Negative Experiences.Our lives are the result of countless thoughts, experiences and memories. How we react to each and every circumstance we encounter in life is dependent on many factors. In this article I want to share the importance of associations and attachments to things we experience, and how they greatly affect our life’s direction.
How to defeat self-criticism. When you make a mistake, do you think it’s absolutely awful, that anyone else would have done a better job. That it’s an example of some permanent flaw you have? If so, then, like many people, you are often your own worst enemy, negating everything you do and blowing things up as
Sleep under blankets. Blankets are common, but not universal, to humans during sleep, at least in the modern day. But historically, the effort involved in weaving large sheets put blankets at much too high a price point for most to afford. From the linen bedsheets of Egypt around 3500 B.C. to wool sheets during the
What running means to your body. Understanding the physiological effects running has on your body is vital, whether you’re seasoned or a rookie. Here are a few points to look into: Digestive system Stomach pain or cramping is a common problem because our body drives the blood away from the gut and towards the muscles.
Are you being verbally abused? When we hear ‘verbal abuse’ we immediately imagine shouting, swearing and anger. If we listen quietly we can even hear the verbal abuse in our minds. But there is another side to verbal abuse that is so devious that even the victim is unaware that they are being verbally abused
The blame game. Here are a few suggestions to help you navigate your way through difficult relationships. Don’t feed the dragon The core issue is most often that the afflicted person does not see his affliction but instead has tunnel vision and rationalizes his behavior. He always blames others for the state of affairs. What