An AMAZING journey of a Brain Scientist inside her own brain stroke and the breakthroughs that came from this experience: Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight.
Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. Dove conducted a compelling social experiment that, with the contribution of a Forensic FBI Artist, explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.
Watch the whole experience at: http://dove.com/realbeautysketches
We’ve all been there: you need an answer from someone, or a favor, or a feedback, or you express feelings or thoughts, so you send a text or an email, or you leave them a voice message… and you get NO answer. Nothing, zit, nada. Not even an acknowledgement. You exposed your vulnerability, you need help, you gathered the courage to express yourself, you got out of the woods. And you are now facing the Void.
With the explosion of emails as the main mean to communicate, silence has become an accepted form of reply. The interaction is not happening face to face, so it is easy to ignore a message that sparks no special interest for us or triggers an uncomfortable feeling. Emails, texts and voice messages make it so easy to avoid confronting anything.
I believe that this form of silence is emotional abuse.
Don’t get me wrong, silence is a gem when it is about centering ourselves, gathering our thoughts, sharing a moment with a loved one, cooling down before saying words we can regret.
The silence I am talking about is different. It is indifference and plain ignoring. Not acknowledging any form of personal communication coming your way makes the sender feel unimportant, not valued, not cared about and completely absent from the abuser’s thoughts.
We are all entitled to not want to deal with any topic, at any time, or to delay our response. But the decent way to handle it is to acknowledge the message sent to us, and explain that we will not respond, or that we will respond later on, and why.
Ignoring someone in this context is very much like the famous Silence Treatment: feigned apathy; cold-shoulder; silence; distance, and ignoring you. It is the worst form of emotional abuse. The Silence Treatment is a form of non-physical punishment and control. It is a form of banishing someone from the abuser’s existence without the benefit of closure or a good bye or a chance at reconciliation.
People who don’t want to confront any uncomfortable topics, issues in a relationship, or within themselves are masters at this technique. Narcissist perverts use and over-use silence. You are left there hanging, wondering what is going on, what the abuser is thinking or doing. It is a mean to progressively kill the victim’s psyche and integrity, destroy their self-esteem and dignity. It can lead to suicidal thoughts and it is extremely difficult and long to recover from that treatment.
That is why the Silence Treatment is one of the worst emotional abuse, and why I am appalled by how casual and normal silence has become in our digital communication every day. Abuse is abuse. And abuse is never ok.
12 Apr 2013
“The Science of Jet Lag,” presented as a TED Luncheon Talk looks at the causes, effects and ways to counteract the phenomenon known as jet lag. Conducted by Professor Russell Foster, FRS, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford, the TED talk looks at how our natural rhythms or “body clocks” affect our ability to perform tasks.
You can listen to your body… starting now!
Scientists Prove DNA Can Be Reprogrammed by Words and Frequencies — the Power of Hyper-Communication
Russian scientific research directly or indirectly explains phenomena such as clairvoyance, intuition, spontaneous and remote acts of healing, self-healing, affirmation techniques, unusual light/auras around people (namely ‘spiritual masters’), mind’s influence on weather patterns and much more. In addition, there is evidence for a whole new type of medicine in which DNA can be influenced and reprogrammed by words and frequencies without cutting out and replacing single genes. Read the article…
The Five Elements theory makes a strong link between summer, the heart, small intestine, fire, red, joy, laughter, vitality, warmth, growth, speech, the depth of communication, sweating, language, blood, bitter taste, arms, and shoulders.
Fire is in our energy every day from 11am to 3pm, which is lunchtime. Thus, in summer, informal lunches with friends or family (joy, communication), especially outdoors (heat), around a barbecue (fire) are particularly suitable!
When our Fire element is balanced, it brings us joy, interaction, ability to forgive.
When in excess (the energy is too powerful in the meridian), we are impatient, talk very fast, have palpitations and hot flashes, experience insomnia, hysteria and hyperactivity, fever, thirst. Fire reduces the excess of Metal, the Element of principles, values, law. So too much celebration/partying, extreme emotions, interaction (Fire) can lead to indifference to morality and the laws…
When low (weak energy in the meridian), the Fire goes out and gives way to melancholy, even depression, silence, confusion. Metal increases (because Fire is not strong enough to control it), and it can lead to becoming psycho-rigid, killjoys, clinging to principles and procedures.
It’s summer, nurture your heart, nurture your emotions!
Work on the points that are sore, and you’ll work on your health at the same time!
Facial acupressure points have been used for thousands of years for Facial Rejuvenation. Learn more…
Many people struggle for years with their weight and try almost every diet and weight-loss method under the sun. They change their diet and join the gym, and the weight is still there, or it comes back.
The truth of the matter is: the biggest thing that helps shift weight is through understanding the reasons why they are eating so much. If you do not address your personal issues (ex: what are the causes of your unhappiness, anger, sadness, frustration, whatever it is), you will tranquilize your problems by comfort eating. Addressing what’s going on deep down is something slimming clubs don’t do. You join, spend lots of money, have a miserable time sticking to boring diets, and then when you lose the weight and leave the weight-loss club, the weight usually piles back on, and each time you put the weight back on, you feel frustrated, knocked-back, and feel that there is little point in trying again.
Weight-management coaching is about dealing with underlying emotional and psychological issues that cause weight gain. When you are able to resolve your personal problems, the weight starts to come off.
It is also about providing support to overcome the challenges of weight-loss.
And of course, it is about embracing a healthier lifestyle: sustainable lifestyle changes, diet, basic nutrition and exercise.
A powerful tool is NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). The aim is to help people understand their personal struggles with weight-loss. By choosing positive and empowering healthy behaviour and reprogramming their weight-loss mind-set, people learn how to regain control of their thoughts, lose weight, and create a healthy lifestyle.
People who undergo Weight Management coaching report feeling happier, more balanced and more confident and able to take control of their diet and lifestyle. They lose weight, form a new relationship with food and adopt a healthier lifestyle. They feel fitter and have a deeper understanding about the causes of their weight gain.