To understand mental illness we must appreciate the fact that every one of us is a conditioned individual. This is inevitable because no matter which society one grows up in one receives a powerful conditioning effect from the cultural value system, the language and traditions of that society. It means that every one of us is brainwashed by the society we live in as we grow up. It also means that every one of us will have acquired values, traditions and beliefs of that group and have some distorted perception of reality to start with. Our perceptions then change as time and experience forces us to move on. It is up to the individual to wake up and clear up those perceptions during one’s lifetime or die becoming a copy of the people around them.
Normally we all go about our daily activities despite our somewhat distorted perceptions. This is because society conditions us to think in a particular way. However this normality is relative to the society we live in. Since not all societies have the same value system, what is considered right in one society may
Here are a few plant-based foods that are excellent protein sources:
- Hemp Seeds. Hemp seeds contain 10 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons, and this comes with plenty of healthy fat to help the protein absorb. Hemp seeds also contain more fiber than their hulled version called hemp hearts. You can add hemp seeds to your smoothies, use it on top of a salad or oatmeal, add it to any dessert or you can even use it to make hemp seed milk.
- Lentils. One cup of cooked lentils contains 18 grams of protein, which can already be enough for an entire meal! You can eat lentils on its own, you can add it to salads, you can even turn it into vegetarian or vegan burgers.
- Quinoa. Per cup quinoa contains 8 grams of protein, which makes it perfect to add to your meals. Use it as a substitute for rice, add into your salads, or make a vegetable quinoa bowl with scrambled egg for breakfast. Quinoa has a slight nutty taste but be sure to rinse it before cooking to remove the saponins that make it taste bitter. It is
Optimism is a characteristic always displayed by successful people. How so? Because they never gave in to their failures and always pushed through despite the obstacles. They remain optimistic throughout the ups and downs of their journey. Additionally, these successful and mentally strong people are supported by their friends, relatives, and colleagues-a group of positive people. They don’t let pessimism get in the way of reaching their goals. Be the person that looks at a glass half full.
Find Balance With Negative Thoughts
Acknowledging negative thoughts also comes in handy at times. It enables you to see what could go wrong and how to plan and deal with it in advance. To be clear, negative thinking is welcome but being a pessimist isn’t.
Use Your Mental Energy Wisely
Distraction is one of the common causes of unproductivity and decreased mental energy. It’s always lurking and hiding in various forms, the most common being your smartphone and the social media apps you can access with just a few swipes and taps. Admit it, there are times where you just pause your work only
Recent headlines suggest that Tube Mask wearing has become a signal of political allegiance, with the left choosing to wear masks and the right refusing to. Yet COVID-19 affects people of all political persuasions who, like it or not, share similar biological susceptibility to this disruptive disease. This is not to say that social factors are not relevant. Early reports trying to understand why ethnicity seems to be a factor have indicated that access to medical care, different living arrangements, work environments and even outdoor spaces make a huge difference to people’s experience and sometimes survival in this pandemic. But there is also a biological reality to this virus that can only be understood and controlled using the conclusions of science.
Broadly speaking, the scientific method gathers observations, proposes hypotheses, and then chooses the best hypothesis based upon the results of careful experimentation. During times of uncertainty, a clear scientifically derived conclusion can be comforting. While various philosophers have questioned this view of science and talk of weaponizing science may sometimes suggest otherwise, the vast majority of scientifically derived hypotheses are not particularly contentious. Computers, bridges, aeroplanes and painkillers all work
We all have individual life goals that we wish to achieve. Those goals may include how you want your body to look, be it reducing your weight or gaining more mass. Just like money does not come from trees, having your desired type of body requires you to put in some work. Some people may see it as difficult to attain their dream bodies since it may take a lot of time. Certain full-body workout routines may help you be healthier and have a good physique. There are many workout routines out there, but only a couple tend to be effective in muscle growth. Here are some of them.
Barbell Bench Press
Bench pressing is a widespread exercise routine when it comes to chest exercises. It is quite easy to do and does not require specialised training to do it. Compared to the many chest-focused exercises, barbell bench pressing is more productive. If you want to increase the size of your chest
Getting At The Subconscious
One alternative for managing insomnia that doesn’t involve addictive drugs is hypnosis. There are many hypnotherapists using different techniques that can help you to sleep at night, sometimes after just one session.
The hypnotherapist will try to determine why you have insomnia. Could it be from chronic pain, poor sleep habits, or other disorders of sleep, such as restless legs syndrome?
Once the hypnotherapist pinpoints the reasons for sleep issues, he or she can develop a hypnosis plan that can get you back on a track of healthy sleep.
The hypnotherapist will try to find out what is going on in your subconscious that is interfering with getting a good night’s sleep. Through hypnotizing you, something you hadn’t thought of before might come to the surface so that you can get it out in the open and work on it. This can help you deal better with your problems so that sleep comes easier.
You can learn how to hypnotize yourself in order to get a better night’s rest. A good hypnotist either will make a tape for you to relax with or will help you go
It makes a huge difference. I tried all most of the techniques that people have posted and found that it was hmmm like a bad cup of coffee. When I tried their techniques I found that I just couldn’t go deep… and trust me I have the ability to go incredibly deep.
What’s also wrong with the Self Hypnosis that is being taught on the internet is that you can’t really function properly in eyes open Self Hypnosis. And YOU DO want to function in eyes open Self Hypnosis, in this state you are a powerhouse! You are able to concentrate strongly, powerfully. You are able to retain great amounts of information, You are able to recall great amounts of information. Our mind is just THAT powerful. You do everything better when you are in eyes open Self Hypnosis.
I teach a very simple, very powerful technique to enter into a Powerful state of mind, and how to exit it and also how to function in Self Hypnosis with your eyes open so you can do whatever you need to do.
I help students of all ages with this, in fact I am now considering
This essential oil has been in use for years. It’s a natural stress reliever and can help you lead a healthy life. However, not everyone can enjoy the benefits of lavender oil mainly because of how expensive it is. Not everyone can afford to set aside a budget and get a bottle of this oil. So, what should be done in this situation? The best option is to prepare your own lavender oil that is equally good yet least expensive.
You can easily prepare lavender oil at home because it will not require any special machine or ingredient. Things needed include:
- A jar with a properly fitting lid
- A glass mixing bowl
- About 300ml oil (see below for more information)
- A glass bottle with a properly fitting lid
- Eight tbs. of lavender flower for every steeping
- Pick the bottle of non-scented oil and put it (about 300ml) into the jar and then simply stir in the flowers. Once stirred, cover the jar and leave it in the sunny windowsill for 2 days (48 hours) making sure to shake every 12 hours.
- This step involves straining the oil. Simply lay the muslin over the bowl and use
People just don’t understand. It’s absolute deprivation-a desolation-that’s what loneliness is-a dissolving of life. It is dangerous. It’s dangerous because it can become an addiction in that it fosters the idea of worthlessness in your life. You don’t have to glue yourself to the television and listen to the killings and disaster circumnavigating the globe. It’s dangerous to cultivate that behavior because it can become addictive and that removes any potential with an interactive contact with real people. Further, it may set up suicidal tendencies, I am not either one-addicted or suicidal. So what do I do to survive?
To survive, to exist and for what reason God only knows you have to make a significant effort. It’s an absolute necessity. So what do I do? And what should you do? Begin each day with gratitude. That’s a nice platitudinal comment. I do not recommend saying you are grateful for being alive. Instead, take a small step at a time. Each morning as I look out my window I see beauty even on a rainy, cloudy and windy day. I say, “thank you.” I image the great cedars are doing a dance. I watch the eagles float
That got us hooked on the healing arts and I think I took every course that came to town in those days. Wonderful courses with Dr. Bernard Jensen on Whole Foods and Iridology, Dr. Alzner’s Deep Muscle Reflexology, Werner Erhard’s Seminar Training known as EST which was very mind-altering in those days, and although I loved the Vita Flex method, I went on to get certified with the Reflexology Association of Canada in the early 80’s and became a teacher shortly after that.
At that time, doing all this alternative stuff was nowhere near as close to main stream as it is today — reflexology, yoga, and vegetarianism were still hokey pokey and we were considered a bit weird by our children’s friends. The kids would come home from school and I’d be standing on my head, or be in the corpse pose, or twisted like a pretzel. The visiting kids used to say to our children that there was never anything normal to eat in this house. We were really post-latent hippies raising new age children in a very confusing era. We didn’t have any road maps to follow and were making it up as we
The term cannabis is used loosely here to represent cannabis and marijuana, the latter being sourced from a different part of the plant. More than 100 chemical compounds are found in cannabis, each potentially offering differing benefits or risk.
A person who is “stoned” on smoking cannabis might experience a euphoric state where time is irrelevant, music and colours take on a greater significance and the person might acquire the “nibblies”, wanting to eat sweet and fatty foods. This is often associated with impaired motor skills and perception. When high blood concentrations are achieved, paranoid thoughts, hallucinations and panic attacks may characterize his “trip”.
In the vernacular, cannabis is often characterized as “good shit” and “bad shit”, alluding to widespread contamination practice. The contaminants may come from soil quality (eg pesticides & heavy metals) or added subsequently. Sometimes particles of lead or tiny beads of glass augment the weight sold.
A random selection of therapeutic effects appears here in context of their evidence status. Some of the effects will be shown as beneficial, while others carry risk. Some effects are barely distinguished from the placebos of the research.
- Cannabis in the treatment of epilepsy
In actuality, you do not have to be a massage expert in order to administer aromatherapy on the skin. If you will just look around, you will find tons of aromatherapy oil recipes. However, you need to ensure that you and the person receiving the treatment are not allergic to the oil components and the carrier oil itself. For instance, cinnamon oil is not suitable for direct skin application since it can be a very strong irritant. Also, vegetable oils that are often used as carrier should be diluted well and stabilized to become safe on the skin. Essentially, using the right oil and the perfect mix can travel a long way in achieving total wellness.
There are various types of oils that can be used in the treatment in order to achieve certain goals. Here are a few oils to choose from:
- Rosemary oil – This one is one of the most commonly used oils when it comes to aromatherapy, due to its handful of benefits. It greatly helps in restoring oral health; relieving conditions like bad breath. It can also provide skin with more moisture and better tone. Plus, it works great in clearing