Tuesday, 9 June 2020

The Smoking Gun

It also shed light on my own areas of development and focussed my attention on improving myself. With the help of my dad's perspective, I was able to overcome this obstacle. Through the personal insights I gleaned from You must believe that If he's on to something, it's probably this: looking back through history there have been many revolutions - Bronze Age, Enlightenment, Industrial, French, Russian, Velvet, technological, medical, educational, Arab Spring, nano-technological, cyber, quantum - where big things were a-brewing or in the case of quantum, the smallest of things are the biggest of deals. Nose to the prevailing wind, I can sniff the whiff of consciousness. The next revolution, it's blowing this way. There might be a hint of what some might call `spirituality', a non-Godly scent of feeling connected. Or, sniff again and it might just be bullshit? So I guess the first stop on the Number 4 bus tour must be consciousness; I've really sweated over this next bit because to make my case, I first need to pick a fight with meditation and nobody EVER goes fisticuffs with the most popular self-help strategy of all time. No sane author is going to be stupid enough to challenge the mystics, take Buddha head on and leave him shaking his chubby fist at you. Why would you risk alienating your readers, the mindfulness crowd, and open the door to 1-star Amazon reviews? I'm wedged between a rock and a hard place. Poor people were tougher because they played outside. He must have forgotten about sweatshops. The solution to the modern woman's ails, Newell facetiously suggested, was to revamp society or to change obstetrics to cater to the physical demise of women. He opted for the latter: The advocacy of an elective Cesarean section for patients without pelvic obstruction will undoubtedly come as a shock to many members of the profession who have heretofore considered obstetrics as a science to be conducted by rule of thumb according to traditions laid down by past generations. Let any man, however, who has had an extensive practice among the women of the overcivilized class honestly consider patients he has seen, whose health has been wrecked by so-called conservatism, and who subsequently required a more or less serious operation to restore them to even a moderate degree of health, and ask himself the question whether these patients would not have been better off if some method had been employed at the time of delivery which though seemingly rash, would have prevented not only the nervous exhaustion of prolonged labor, but the damage to the pelvic organs which resulted from one of the so-called conservative operations.

Newell's paper seemed silly then. More women were having surgical births, but doctors did not encourage them and they were certainly not suggesting that healthy women without signs of pelvic obstruction undergo risky surgery. As rates creeped upward, though, doctors began to worry. Critics accused doctors of doing surgery for their convenience (to avoid being up all night with a woman in labor) or to make money (because you could charge more for operations than for vaginal births). For Gina, this meant accepting that things didn't turn out as she had hoped. Eleanor finally accepted that she wasn't going to get back together with Harold. Pilar and Denise accepted the pain they caused their families and tried to make amends to them. Though it would take some time for Meghan and Iris to come around to acceptance, they recognized the stress that holding on to their anger and disappointment caused them. Jill and Suzanne discovered an unexpected upside to acceptance: It freed up energy. They directed that energy to new pursuits; Choosing to accept what has happened can release you and help you feel more peaceful. It doesn't mean you and your ex didn't hurt each other. It means that you're admitting that there are things you can't change, focusing on things you can change, and not clinging to the past--all 192 pounds of him. Though Carlotta stopped calling the new woman in her ex's life the whore, she still had a lot of anger and resentment to work through. Believe it. It's the truth. Now you know the basics for how you can become the Architect of your Life. The purpose of this article is to provide you with a glimpse into your Subconscious and its incredible power. It shows you just how easy it is to shift your attitude and explanatory style to be one of positivity and optimism and offers you the tools to become a happier individual. Any journey begins with a single step, and the first step is always awareness.

You can start by simply being aware of any self-limiting beliefs you have or any negative self-talk you engage in, and then take active steps to redirect your thoughts and behaviour accordingly. You have the choice. In light of everything covered in the preceding articles, through the personal stories and the psychological theories, there are three Subconscious `truths' that underscore our understanding of the mind. It's really important that you not only acknowledge but understand these so that you can implement everything you've learned. What you gonna do Andy, tell the truth and ruin your entire career, or bottle it? Fingers crossed that fortune really does favour the brave. I'm going truth and dare. To steal from many is research. I'll start by kleptomnesiacking one of the stories in Russell Brand's deliciously honest and forthright article on addiction. Not all perfumes are vegetarian. There's a certain type of goat, a musk goat, that earned its name by stinking of sheer, unadulterated gorgeousness. For the purposes of this story let's work with one of the flock, called, for argument's sake, Jean Paul Goatier. Jean Paul is highly prized by the perfume trade because a few squirts from his musk gland escalates the price of channel water to Eau de Chanel. The musk gland is connected to Jean Paul's balls, hence it's only the boy goats that are intoxicating. They also accused women of asking for risky surgery to avoid labor pain. The women of the large urban centers have become steadily more insistent in their demands for shorter and less painful parturition, and the accoucheur may disregard these demands only at great risk to his own practice, said New York City public health officials. A 1933 New York City maternal mortality investigation blamed C-sections, in part, for maternal and fetal deaths. They worried about the inordinately high C-section rate. They said that doctors opted for surgery because the performance of a caesarean section is technically less demanding than the more difficult vaginal delivery. Consequently, it is subjected to misuse and pressed into service when better judgment and greater skill would permit delivery by the less hazardous normal route.

They pointed to the New York Lying-In, where the C-section rate was 4. Before antibiotics, doctors developed techniques to keep the womb away from the rest of the body to prevent the spread of germs. The Waters technique, developed by Dr Edward Gilmay Waters, pushed the bladder down and moved everything that lay above the uterus so the womb could have its own breathing space. After antibiotics, the issues were no longer about where to put the womb to keep it away from the rest of the body, but how to cut the woman. After several months of weekly sessions in a therapist-run divorce group, however, she started to see her own role in her marital problems. Listening to other divorced women catalog their ex's faults reminded Carlotta how many faults she had found with Bill during their marriage. She was always trying to change him. Having barely worn anything but yoga pants and sweatshirts for so long after her divorce, she had to laugh when she remembered how she used to pick on him for the clothes he chose. There were days he would wear dress pants with an old T-shirt to work, she says. I was sure he was going to get fired. His habit of throwing pants over a chair and wearing them for several days in a row also maddened her. I'd swap out the old pants for a fresh pair and throw them over the chair, she says. He told me that he saw what I was doing and didn't like it. He said he was an adult and could dress himself. If any of your positive affirmations begin with I will. The Subconscious can't comprehend `a future state' and therefore it won't have the impact you need it to. The key to making affirmations work and truly reprograming your Subconscious and your thoughts is to essentially `trick' your Subconscious into believing you already have what you're seeking. You need to expose your Subconscious to a desired future state, but phrase it as if you're experiencing it in the present. It needs to be framed in the `now'. To the Subconscious mind, there is no differentiation between what is real and what is imagined.

Whatever you think or tell yourself, your Subconscious believes it to be true and works outside of your conscious awareness to prove that you're right. This is why visualisation is such an important technique in reprogramming your beliefs and your thoughts - your Subconscious will accept it as reality and prime your thoughts and behaviour towards attaining this goal. Your conscious mind is characterized by rationality and is analytical by nature. By contrast, your Subconscious is illogical, irrational and non-analytical. These glands are worth L45k on the black market because the smell is rumoured to be an aphrodisiac. At L45k a pop, John Paul and his flock are ripe for crossbowing. Of course the goats don't know any of this. John Paul has no idea that he smells like a posh lady's boudoir. But taking a crossbow bolt to your flank and then having your balls squeezed of their juice, it's no wonder these billy goats are gruff. Anyway, John Paul and his clan, they trip-trap around the foothills of the Himalayas, eating moss and dodging arrows, getting their Chanel fur snagged on thistles and trees. The goats then smell the fragrance and are entranced, wondering where the smell came from. Jean Paul Goatier spends his entire life in lovelorn pursuit of the heavenly smell when, in reality, all he actually had to do was stick his nostrils up close to his own gonads. There's a message in their somewhere. Lads, it's not quite as literal as you may think? Did she need the long vertical incision, which created a large opening, making it easier for the doctor to grab the baby; Leslie, who works in marketing for an environmental think tank, was 33 years old when she had her first C-section because, as she put it, the baby was breech and sunny-side up (he was bum-first, not headfirst). The doctors tried to turn him, but he wouldn't budge. He was too big. He weighed more than 10 pounds. Leslie wanted to go vaginal for the next births.

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