Thursday, March 24, 2016

The body scan is the perfect relaxation technique

Learn to relax anywhere, anytime with the body scan relaxation technique

Do you constantly feel the strain of tension in your head, jaw, neck, shoulders or abdomen and find it hard to unwind? Have you been advised to relax but nobody's really explained how you're supposed to do that, exactly?

Tension and stress can creep up on you unawares. As far as you know, you are just getting on with your life and dealing with stuff, and you may not even notice a fixed frown developing on your face. Or the permanent tightness across your shoulders. You might perhaps notice that you are not sleeping so well, but it may not occur to you to connect this with a lack of relaxation in your life. Many people don't realize that relaxing - taking it easy and doing nothing - is actually as essential to health as activity.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Winter Winds Bring Me Home

The cold winds of winter have arrived. When I stepped out side my front door, I was at once blasted awake by the duality of sharp crystallized air and the blindingly brilliant sunlight. My husband and I decided to go for a short walk and it was clear we would need to dress in layers as the temperatures would vary widely from open fields to protected hollows. Out of the depths of the hall closet, I retrieved last year's winter paraphernalia of scarves, hats, and gloves. Adorned with all these accessories, I decided to leave my binoculars behind; after all the migrations were over and these were only backyard woods.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Get A Far Better Night's Sleep by Nettie J Houck

One of the greatest complaints physicians hear daily has to complete with poor good quality sleep. This either comes in the form of insomnia, or feeling tired still right after a full night's rest. Although a doctor may prescribe some sort of sleep aid like Ambien or Lunesta for short-term use, if it becomes a chronic issue a lot more tests are most likely in order to get towards the root of one's sleep difficulties. With testing along with the suitable diagnosis of a sleep disorder, it is possible to finally get the best therapy in order to get a better night's sleep lastly.

The Coca Leaf and Its Importance to Latin American Indigenous Groups, Past and Present

Many Latin American cultures use the coca leaf in day-to-day life. The first use of coca was noted in coastal Ecuador about 5,000 years ago. It was so important in pre-Columbian Andean cultures that elite Incans restricted use of coca to just the noble classes. However, gradually its usage broadened, and by the time of the Spanish conquest, almost everyone had access to coca. To this day, coca is found in a variety of products and its consumption is an integral part of life for many people in Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and other countries.

Spiritual Energy

I never liked Styrofoam cups, plastic bags, or aerosol cans. I always knew that these things were bad for the environment. Now, I am an advocate of the green initiative. I understand that everything that we humans do affects our eco-system, including our spiritual development.

I have experienced two wars in my lifetime. Countries normally go to war for one reason, to get more resources. There are many who believe that the wars in the Middle East were all about oil. Oil is a limited resource and it is becoming scarcer with each passing day. We are inundated with commercials about Congress wanting to drill in the most obscure places. Some have predicted that the world is going to run completely out of oil in the near future.

Chris de Burgh - Spanish Train

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It’s Time For Change In Our Political Process by Dick Rauscher

When the religious ideology of any particular faith presumes to speak with authority or impose its religious beliefs or ideologies on those who do not hold those same religious views, it only breeds division, bigotry, hatred, repression, and violence; a very dangerous way to determine social and economic policy for a nation or the world; especially in the 21st century.

A healthy religion, and it's spiritual teachings, should manifest values based on love, compassion, mutuality, diversity, tolerance, and inclusiveness; "not" on the social ethics and morality of ancient ethno-centric cultures that passed into the fog of history thousands of years ago.