How to Stop Worrying Undoing the Worrying Habit Once acquired, the habit of worrying seems hard to stop. We're raised to worry and aren't considered "grown up" until we perfect the art. To the extent that worrying is learned/conditioned behaviour, it can be undone. Centuries-old cultural conditioning has given us a nasty neurosis: the belief that happiness must be "earned". Laid on top of the first neurosis is the idea that spending money will make you happy. So: we never stop working, we never stop spending money, we're never really happy – ideal conditions, coincidentally, for a certain type of slave economy. You won't stop worrying if you think it serves you. The fight-or-flight response (FOF) is useful on rare occasions of real danger. Worrying is never useful. Rearranging the mental furniture There's a useful gimmick to help stop worrying (we've already mentioned it briefly in How to Avoid Responsibilities, but it's worth looking at in detail). Accelerator-Brake analogy
Sound Therapy Massage>>>> Giant Bass Couch Slitdrum These Bass-Slit-Drum benches have been used successfully with many different people with amazing results. Some people enjoy the vibration massage, hyperactive children can be calmed with the experience of the deep sound. Acoustically handicapped people can experience sound through vibration and also multiple handicapped persons experience and react to this kind of communication. The ultimate sound therapy instrument! As a monochord rocking chair, or remove the rockers for a static monochord chair or remove the seat for a sound cradle. As a sound cradle it can be placed on a table or on the floor, and gently rocked from side to side, or even turned upside down to form a tunnel for small children. The possibilities are endless! Supplied with terracotta seat cushion. Other designs are available to order, please ask us for further details.
Journal to the Self: 13 Tools to Make Journaling Work for You In this post, I present 13 specific journaling tools you can start using immediately, along with a mind map of the book ‘Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Growth‘. Journaling is perhaps the most effective and direct way to get a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. By putting your thoughts in writing, you trigger some unique mental processes that often lead to invaluable new insights. In the book Journal to the Self, Kathleen Adams presents many tools that make the process of journaling much easier and enjoyable, presenting plenty of choices to make journaling work for you. Regardless of your writing style (or even if you see yourself as someone who doesn’t enjoy writing at all), you’ll find tips to make your self-discovery journey more effective and enjoyable. Journaling Tools The Journaling Toolbox is the meat of Journal to the Self. Springboards: These are ready-made phrases that answer the question "What should I write about?". Now to the Full Book
Instant Self-Hypnosis for Stress Relief & Self-Improvement - Home Mind Tools - Management Training, Leadership Training and Career Training How office plants can fight stress and other workplace nasties Opinion Posted Humans have built high-rises since ancient Roman times, but it wasn't until the 20th century that they became the default work space for a significant slice of the world's workers. While these buildings are certainly efficient, they can cause real health issues. Office buildings, where many Australians spend much of their time, are even worse than apartment buildings. One excellent way to combat both sick days and stress is by filling your office with plants. Ideally, you want plants that will "scrub" the air of pathogens, improve the office's mix of bacteria, and survive in low light with little care. Fight formaldehyde (and other nasty chemicals) One of the many chemical compounds given off by synthetic office furnishings is formaldehyde, which can irritate the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and throat, and also cause allergic contact dermatitis. Indoor plants will purify the air, reducing volatile organic compounds, including formaldehyde. Improve indoor bacteria balance
Amanda Jane Jones: My Better Half I've only met Naomi and Andy Martin once in my lifetime. It was Halloween, 2008. Cree was dressed as an accountant and I was his frumpy secretary (giant glasses, a dress with a doily collar and a gallon of hairspray). We were attending a late night showing of Vertigo and ran into them as we were leaving the theater. I was so self-conscious about my attire, that's honestly all I remember....well that and the fact that I thought they were both pretty rad. Cree and Naomi were long time friends from school, so I've had the pleasure of getting to know Naomi through her oh so funny/sweet blog and g-mail. Please scroll down below to learn more about them, their music, and their life in Philadelphia, and be sure to follow the links! Thank you Naomi and Andy for being a part of My Better Half! ANDY1. We're a good team.
120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power Here are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential. Solve puzzles and brainteasers.Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse. Write with both hands simultaneously. Readers’ Contributions Dance! Contribute your own tip! There are many, many ways to keep our brains sharp. Lumosity - Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity Learn how to make your own kombucha tea at home by Jonathan Benson, staff write (NaturalNews) Kombucha tea, a detoxifying, immune-boosting, probiotic “superfood” beverage that ancient Chinese cultures often referred to as the “immortal health elixir” has taken the Western world by storm today. And while health food stores and many supermarkets now carry bottled kombucha tea that can run as much as $4 a pop or more, it is actually quite easy to make your own kombucha tea at home for just pennies on the dollar. A simple combination of either black or green tea mixed with sugar, water, and a “mother” culture known as a “scoby” (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast), kombucha tea really could not be easier to make. Obtaining a kombucha starter culture To start, it is necessary to first obtain a healthy, organic starter culture, which is the active component in kombucha tea. Making kombucha tea from store-bought kombucha bottles * Pour separate 16-ounce bottle of kombucha tea into sanitized, quart-sized, 32-ounce mason jar. Sources: Picture