Friday, 23 October 2020

Take off the itchy jacket

It also gives your foundation something to adhere to, so it lasts longer and doesn't get splotchy. You apply the primer all over the face after moisturizer and before foundation. The newer foundations are so smart that they adapt to your skin tone. One caveat: Some primers can be drying. Nick Barose suggests testing one on the back of your hand and seeing how it performs. If it gets flaky or settles noticeably into creases, it's not the one for you. The Newer Way to . Catastrophizing If you expect the worst to happen to you, then you are simply catastrophizing everything. The issue here is that you don't allow logic to help you understand that some things are not the way you think. Here, you pay more attention to negative things. In most cases, you will block your mind from thinking positively about any situation that you might be going through. You look to extremes when it comes to judging the things that are happening around you. From the perceptions that you have developed in your mind, something is either good or bad. The importance of identifying these forms of negative thinking is that you can work to transform them into positive thinking. Sure, on paper, this might sound to be an easy task. However, the truth is that it takes time for you to live an optimistic life. We may feel self-righteous because of what someone did to us. I call this being stuck in the prison of self-righteous resentment. We get to be right, but we never get to be happy.

You may disagree and say, But you don't know what that person did to me. It's unforgivable. Being unwilling to forgive is a terrible thing to do to yourself. Bitterness is like swallowing a teaspoon of poison every day. It accumulates and harms you. It's impossible to be healthy and free when you keep yourself bound to the past. One of the biggest spiritual lessons you can learn is to understand that everyone is doing the best they can at any given moment. Do good to other people without expecting anything in return. Acknowledge people sincerely, treat people nice, say thank you genuinely. Once you get into the habit of performing selfless acts, doing good will start to become the same thing as feeling good. Improving the world starts with you. Start today, and do at least ONE random act of kindness every day. Impact the lives of other people positively and significantly, and your self-esteem will skyrocket. Part V - The Power of Focus What you are focusing on expands. The number one reason why people are not getting what they want is that they don't even know what they want. The number two reason is that while they are telling themselves what they want, they are concentrating on what they don't want. But these invisible forces--frequencies of energy like light, but man-made, not natural--are interacting with your biology all day and night, and medicine is just starting to understand the dysregulating impact. For the last several decades, reams of scientific literature have been alerting us to how radiation from cell phones, communications towers, Wi-Fi routers, smart meters, and antennas present a system-wide, biologically disruptive phenomenon. This phenomenon not only impacts our ability to function well, sleep, and think clearly, it also causes damage at the cellular and molecular level, which can lead to cancer (and impact the blood-brain barrier, cardiovascular system, immune system, stress response, and much more).

In 2011, The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified this band of radiation, which is known as radio-frequency radiation, as Group 2B Possible Carcinogen, and there are calls based on more recent science to upgrade this. Esteemed scientists around the globe say this is a growing environmental health crisis and one that we are largely asleep to. It's relatively easy to talk about the behavioral problems like compulsion and distraction associated with technology (article 186), but the conversation about the invisible biological effects makes everyone uncomfortable because it is all around us and feels so out of our control. Yet as we stand at the dawn of the internet of things--in which homes are filled with smart technologies, cars drive themselves, and your watch is constantly beaming information gathered from your body--concerned experts are saying that our mitochondria, which evolved to respond to only natural types of electromagnetic frequency (like sunlight and electrons from the Earth's surface), are becoming stressed beyond their capacity and there exists the need for society to rethink its relationship with technology. We must appreciate the ways in which wireless technologies interfere with the electrical systems in our bodies, and choose technologies that minimize these exposures. This becomes even more important as we add more and more technology to our living environments. Clinicians are starting to see the connection between wireless radiation exposure and the extraordinary growth in chronic illnesses, which includes seeing illnesses in children that previously were only seen in elderly patients. For a long time, I believed that thoughts become things. This was the moment when I went to seek out some of the world's greatest thinkers to try and influence the inner workings of my own mind. As a child with a love of sport, I would spend hours copying and replicating the moves of my favourite footballers and soccer players - this would be no different. Instead of trying to solo off one foot and shoot with the other like the football star Pat Spillane or step over and back-heel a pass like the soccer prodigy Zinedine Zidane, I would practice using the mental strategies and techniques that have supported some of the greatest thinkers in history to strengthen and improve my own mind and my own conscience (and subconscious) thoughts. That's when I learnt about Confucius. Confucius was, in my opinion, the greatest Eastern philosopher of all time, whose teachings deeply influenced East Asian life and thought. He is considered China's first teacher and his teachings are usually expressed in short phrases which are open to various interpretations. Chief among his philosophical ideas is the importance of a virtuous life, filial piety (respecting parents and elders) and ancestral study. In Yu Dan's article Confucius From The Heart , he talks about the necessity for benevolent, kind and frugal rulers, the importance of inner moral harmony and its direct connection with harmony in the physical world and how rulers and teachers are important role models for the wider society. Sometimes when reading, I make notes of the things that come up that will either lead to a blog post, a podcast or some other medium where I think others may benefit from what I've read. And unlike the treadmill, you can't just hit the pause or stop button and get off, so there is usually a greater motivation to keep going. Also when running outside you can run with a friend or as a group. In the gym, whilst you may be in a long line of treadmills, you will definitely be doing your own thing.

Oh, and when you run outside you can take your dog! For or Against? A Conclusion of Sorts. As you can see from the above, there are good arguments both for and against using a treadmill as part of a running program, but there doesn't seem to be an over-riding argument not to include both treadmill running and outdoor running as part of a balanced schedule. Many runners, including elite athletes regularly incorporate treadmill training into their running programs, but equally there are die-hard runners who would consider it heresy. Ultimately though, it will usually depend on your goals. If your reason for taking up running is to get into better shape, or lose some weight, or even to become fitter in order to support another sport you are into, then it seems that treadmill running can be a good fit for achieving these goals. Buddha gathered his disciples and showed them a lotus flower. I want you to tell me something about what I hold in my hand. The first gave a whole treaty on the importance of flowers. The second composed a lovely poem about its petals. The third invented a parable using the flower as an example. Then it was Mahakashyap's turn. He came up to Buddha, smelled the flower, and caressed his face with one of the petals. This is a lotus flower, said Mahakashyap. Simple, like everything that comes from God. And beautiful, like everything that comes from God. In the first year of Jon's struggle to quit drinking, while their trust was still shaky, Ada learned that the most reliable sign that her husband was sober was when he was being a jerk. In that early stage, not drinking made him irritable. Change felt worse for both of them before it felt better.

Knowing that this was part of the process got her through that first difficult year. She learned not to take his mood swings personally. She developed a thicker skin, distraction techniques, patience, and even a sense of humor about it. She picked her battles and kept her eye on the prize. Eventually, as Jon spent more time away from alcohol, his moods no longer depended on it. Ada got back the man she had married--this was the prize--but it took longer than she would have guessed, including setbacks along the way as he relapsed and she sometimes wanted to strangle him. You don't have to be a neuroscientist to help your loved one. The help and direct them to find the ultimate reason when they do something to create that desire to succeed and make them persist until they reach it. This is part of the secrets positive and successful people use to create that burning desire that make them reach their goals. People with negative attitudes do not believe they are capable of realizing their dreams. Even if they were excited by it initially, they let go of it as time goes by. They become content with what they are and what they have, making excuses and finding reasons why they can't succeed. People with a positive attitude also have dreams and hopes, but they know they need more than that to get what they want. They know they need a reason or a purpose that's so strong that they will sacrifice what is necessary and overcome every obstacle in their way until they succeed. That all-important reason creates a strong enough burning desire to drive them towards taking action and persevere until they achieve their goals. You will see them all around you in school, at home, in sports teams, at work and in many other places. They are sometimes called go-getters, or eager beavers, or brown-nosers, trying to impress. This case formulation helps the clinician identify appropriate treatment goals, decide on priorities, and select the appropriate treatment components. Clinicians educate clients about the CBT model for understanding hoarding behaviors, and they clarify the rules they will follow during the therapy. For example, clinicians do not touch a client's possessions without permission.

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