Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. 1. This was the most common regret of all. It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. 2. This came from every male patient that I nursed. By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. 3. Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. We cannot control the reactions of others. 4. Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. 5. Life is a choice.
55 Ways I’m More Committed To Self-Sabotage Than Self-Improvement The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. The first time I heard these words come out my dad’s mouth, I was four. Claim Your FREE Copy of Mark Ford's New Book…Today! My dad’s not the cliché type; he’s not a philosopher nor a counselor. He never quotes anyone, let alone Einstein. But, for some reason or another, defining insanity was to him, one of the most valuable pieces of life advice he could share with his children — so he did, often. For a long time, I wasn’t quite sure what he meant, so I would just smile and nod in agreement. I never questioned his catch phrase until he used it against me. This was the same boy who avoided me on the school playground, told others not to play with me and had his mom lie for him when I rang the doorbell to ask if he wanted to play outside. My dad looked at my proposed guest list, took the pencil out of my hand and erased his name from the list. I’m not insane, but I can be irrational. 1. 2.
Suspended Animation Human Trials About to Begin With traumatic injuries, timing in treatment can be the difference between life and death. What if surgeons could hit the pause button, giving them precious additional time to treat the wounds? Suspended animation has been featured in a wide array of fictional films, but could it actually work on humans? In Hollywood, suspended animation involves freezing solid (or nearly so), thawing at some point in the future when new medical advances have taken place to treat their conditions. This state of hypothermia can only be sustained by the human body for about two hours. Peter Rhee first tried this technique on 40 pigs in 2000, with the results published in 2006. Due to the extremely time-sensitive and dire nature of the injuries of the test subjects, the FDA has declared that the surgeons will not require informed consent. The team will first use this technique on 10 trauma patients whose injuries would be otherwise fatal.
Understanding the Difference Between Emotions and Feelings – and Why It Matters By Debbie Hampton Guest Writer for Wake Up World Although feelings and emotions are two sides of the same coin, they are very distinct events and understanding the difference can help you increase your emotional intelligence and happiness. Emotions originate in the subcortical regions of the brain, the amygdala and the ventromedial prefrontal cortices, and create biochemical reactions in the body altering your physical state which originally helped our species survive by producing quick reactions to threats and rewards. Emotional reactions are coded in our genes and are universally similar across all humans and even other species. For example, you smile and your dog wags its tail. The amygdala, involved in emotional arousal, also regulate the release of neurotransmitters essential for memory consolidation which is why emotional memories can be so strong and long-lasting. Dr. Emotions play out in the theater of the body. About the author:
What Happens After Death? New Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe | A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe“ has stirred up the internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the NY Times, has no doubts that this is possible. Beyond Time and Space Lanza is an expert in regenerative medicine and scientific director of Advanced Cell Technology Company. But not so long ago, the scientist became involved with physics, quantum mechanics and astrophysics. Lanza points to the structure of the universe itself, and that the laws, forces, and constants of the universe appear to be fine-tuned for life, implying intelligence existed prior to matter. The theory implies that death of consciousness simply does not exist. Lanza also believes that multiple universes can exist simultaneously. Multiple Worlds Soul Sources:
5 Ways To Boost Happiness Naturally Without Antidepressants A few years back, Harvard conducted a study to reiterate what many in the psych professionals already know – Americans are addicted to anti-depression meds. We (though not myself) pop Prozac, Celexa, Effexor, Paxil, and Zoloft pills like they are candy in an attempt to boost mood and feel better. The increase in sales of anti-depressants is up a startling 400%. This pill-popping became the norm, even though clinical studies suggest there are numerous natural remedies that can help us feel better, without the pricey and life altering side-effects that many of these drugs can cause. Indeed, many individuals can find relief from depression with simple lifestyle changes, even just dietary changes. Additionally, there are several things people can do to boost their happiness levels without ever popping a pharmaceutical pill. 5 Ways to Boost Happiness Naturally 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Credits: Christina Sarich of Natural Society, where this was originally featured.
3 Steps to Healing Your Inner Child During the first 6 years of our lives our programming is being set. Psychologically, this programming will determine how each of us deals with life, our level of confidence and how we define what love looks and feels like. The relationship with our parents and caretakers is the single most important connection we establish, as this first understanding becomes the definition of love. Whether the home is filled with tremendous love or lack there of, even the happiest households still birth children who harbour feelings of pain and rejection. As you become the adult you, the inner child stays with you compartmentalized into your psyche holding the pain, rejection and programming you were born into. Until these emotional wounds are healed, they will continue to manifest outwardly and can create all sorts of problems. 1.Accept the Past It is common in hurtful situations to try to avoid the pain and stifle the memories. 2. This doesn’t mean pointing fingers or assessing blame to your parents.
Peyotism and Native American Spirituality Earlier we had spoken how marijuana has been used in India and is still used across the country during festivals like Holi in the form of bhang. The Rig-Veda is the chief of the four vedas of ancient India, that consists of hymns and prayers sung well before 800 BC to worship Gods – it speaks of Soma, a potent drink produced from an unidentified plant. It was drunk only at sacrifices, and caused the most invigorating effects. Today we shall take a look across the world at Native American spirituality revolving around the use of entheogens, the current use of Peyote and the chemical Mescaline that is derived from it and widely used as a recreational drug. The exact date as to when man started using Peyote is not known, but at an archaeological excavation in Texas, a radiocarbon analysis showed that the specimens of Peyote found there were dated between 3780 and 3660 BC. Lets take a look at a Peyote ritual –
A Blow to the Head Turned This Ordinary Guy into a Math Genius Image: Math genius Jason Padgett says that a blow to the back of the head made him see the world in a completely different way. The drawing he made here is a visualization of Hawking radiation, which is emitted from a micro black hole. It took him nine months to complete. 12 years ago, Jason Padgett was a simple 30 year old man from Anchorage, Alaska when he left the university to work in the furniture shop of his father. However, a fight in a bar changed his life forever. When he recovered from a heavy hit on the head he discovered that he was seeing the world from a completely different perspective: that of mathematics and physics. Padgett, who today is 43 year old, wrote about the experience that changed his life in the autobiographical book “Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel“, which has just released in the U.S. and Britain. In the bathroom faucet, for example, he could observe “vertical lines coming out of the running water.”