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“Many people have been conditioned into thinking of January 1 as a day when we deprive ourselves of all the things that we have been encouraged to indulge in during December,”
neurologist Dr Rachel Taylor says.
“But the brain is hardwired to make it difficult for you because it does not deal with deprivation well.”
Dr Taylor advises that if you need extra motivation to make a change,
“start to really reflect on how that food/drink/activity makes you feel.
In these dark days, it is easy to get carried away with dark thoughts. For this, we must be careful not to get discouraged or start feeling miserable. The danger is that if you get carried away by those dark thoughts, you will also start feeling inferior and others will notice your weakness and take advantage of it.
We need to be aware that everyone encounters dark moments from time to time and that not everything can always be rosy. There is really no need to always show ourselves strong. We should not always put away our weaker points. It comes down to finding the right people with whom to share our weaknesses and talk quietly about things that bother us. Sharing our weaknesses shall make us vulnerable, but to make you vulnerable shall show your strength.
Marcus Ampe always advised people to bring the mind in balance with the body. For him, it is clear we need, first and foremost, to sort out our own inner self before we start working on the outer. If we are not happy with our appearance, we must find ways to accept our “self” as it is, be it too fat or too skinny, or not the shape we would like.
“Before taking drastic action on our body, we need to calm our “soul” by going for a walk in the great outdoors, for example.”
As we walk, we can safely think about many things that bother us. But we should also try to quiet our minds while observing the greenery and animals around us. Therefore, according to Mr. Ampe:
“Even if others may want to take us deeper, we must convince ourselves that we are worth being there and that we can contribute enough to others.”
Thus, during those walks in the morning and afternoon, we need to open up to what we are, but also to change that we can let come to ourselves.
“The brain is much more likely to accept change when you have done a sound job in convincing it that it is worth the extra effort and energy it is going to have to expend on managing the change.”
Even though these are dark days, we must not let our thoughts darken. According to M. Ampe, it is therefore also best to start fully enjoying the sun’s warming rays (albeit little) after sunrise.
Dr Rachel Taylor, like him, finds that an early morning blast is essential.
“The rate of production of serotonin has been shown multiple times in research to have a direct correlation with the amount of sunlight a person gets: it rises quickly when access to sunlight increases.
In Scandinavian countries, therefore, often light therapy is used, to reduce suicides during these winter months.
“The more serotonin you have the more melatonin your brain can make, which is not just good for sleep, although that is its primary role, but is a really powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound.”
That early dose of sunlight could have added benefits for weight loss: a study from the University of Alberta found that lack of exposure to sunlight could lead to an increase in fat and therefore contribute to weight gain.
Especially with these dark days and upcoming holidays, we do dare to go beyond our means and eat more than we actually need to, while also reaching for sweets a lot quicker, to feel better.
It is no use that we let ourselves become stressed by what we would go to eat at Christmas and New Year, or what presents we are going to buy. Stress is to be avoided. Though this period is one in which many people get unnecessarily stressed out. Many are very busy, dealing with endless to-do lists and struggling to balance it all. This search for trying to do the best for others results often in a day-to-day life that feels too hectic. Our running back and forth in search of the right gifts and food gets us so excited that we throw ourselves off balance.
By putting their body these days into overdrive, lots of people do not see it is taking them down. Fatigue becomes the master of them.
A good way to get back to folds should start as early as breakfast.
Many think their daily serving of breakfast cereal is a healthy dose of calories and vitamins. But the majority of people use breakfast cereals with added sugars. And these are bound to be avoided. So no granola or caramelised cereals, even those with hoing processed breakfast cereals should be taboo. The concept of cereal food that originated in the vegetarian beliefs of the American Seventh-day Adventists, who in the 1860s formed the Western Health Reform Institute, later renamed the Battle Creek Sanitarium, in Battle Creek, Michigan, was very healthy, but the food industry made something sweet after it to tempt more people to come to enjoy their products. Therefore forget those ‘modernised’ grainproducts and go back to the source, ditching the sugary, high-carb cereal for a more balanced start to the day.
“If you start your day with a good quality source of protein, some fat and some vegetables, you will balance your blood sugar levels,”
says nutritionist Grace Kingswell, who advocates eggs and vegetables to start the day.
But, Mr Ampe warns, in doing so we must be careful not to be tempted in the supermarket to buy fruit and vegetables that do not belong in our own region during the particular season.
“Only seasonal fruit and vegetables should be put on our plates.”
In doing so, choosing the right food at the right season will bring us into balance with nature and provide the necessary nutrients and vitamins for that time of year.
“It will have positive benefits for your hormone balance, PMS, energy levels, mood, stress response, cravings, satiety, weight management, and so much more.”
Researchers at the University of Missouri found that a higher protein breakfast produced lower spikes in glucose and insulin after meals, which led to increased feelings of fullness throughout the day (if you struggle to eat first thing, try adding a protein shake, such as one from strongnutrients.com). Increased vegetables also have added benefits for your gut health.
After having started the day with a good meal, one can go for the first walk of the day. Before that walk, like at other moments during the day, it is, according to Mr. Ampe, also not bad to take the Bible at hand and to read, every day, some verses out of that inspiration book. The part read that day should bring something to think or meditate about.
For good reason, private devotion or mental exercise encompassing various techniques of concentration, contemplation, and abstraction, is regarded as conducive to heightened self-awareness, spiritual enlightenment, and physical and mental health. Meditation has never been more popular: there are currently more than 51 million posts on Instagram.
Neuroscientists at UC San Diego recently reported that mindful meditation can be as effective in reducing pain relief as medication. While in another recent study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, researchers found that a guided mindfulness-based program was as effective as the use of medication for patients with anxiety disorders.
Even for a beginner with no serious health issues, a 13-minute daily meditation improves mood, sleep and memory, according to researchers at John Hopkins University.
“There is no need at all to repeat all the time some words or phrases,”
says Mr. Ampe.
“It is much more important to get toward mental, emotional, and physical well-being, by concentrating on the Words given by our Creator, Who has provide the most complete words or thoughts to instruct and form or mould us in the best human being we should become.”
Some prefer through the repetition of a mantra, to still the activity of thought and to experience a deep state of relaxation, which is said to lead to enhanced contentment, vitality, and creativity, but by repeating such mantra, the source of the problem is not taken away. By using the Bible as a source and backbone of life, a person shall be able to attack the real problem and origin of the troubles. Feeding yourself every day with such spiritual food shall enrich and strengthen yourself more, so that you and others shall be able to notice changes in yourself. At the same time you should not be afraid to use that active, voluntary, and systematic thinking about a biblical or theological topic, to be part of your conversation with others, by which you shall come to feel that a certain confidence shall also give you more strength.
“The meditations are designed to be incorporated into your everyday life and can be done sitting, standing or while doing light exercise such as walking, hiking or stretching. We want to make it as easy as possible to meditate any time, anywhere,”
says Julz Arney, director of fitness for health technologies at Apple.
By knowing the Divine Creator, Jehovah God, and giving time to yourself to think about His Words and worship Him, you shall find out that you will gain the first step to coming at ease with yourself and making you strong enough to tackle this world.
The tips from the experts here are small changes that you can start to incorporate into your daily routine – without feeling like it’s a struggle.
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Al-Azeez – Al-Azeem (The Mighty – The Great One – The Strong One) wants us also to become strong and to be masters over ourselves. He is no dictator that wants everything done His way in His time. He allows us to make up our own minds in our own time. But created in His image, He would love to see us become like His image, free of wrong thoughts with a pure conscience.
Al Khaleeq (The Divine Creator) is the Al-Mubdi’ (The Originator – Starter of everything – Creator of mankind) Who is the beginning but also the end. As such, we should try to reach the end He has provided for mankind. Our eyes and ears should be directed in His direction, going for and with Him.
He does not commit anyone to anything but does suggest the best for all of us. As it is up to us to follow His Will or not, out of the free will, it is to say out of making our own choice for Him.
Life is But a matter of choices
By a free will we choose our way
By a free will we open our ears
We choose the voice we want to hear
With no compulsion
Or an interfere
مَنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحًا فَلِنَفْسِهِ ۖ وَمَنْ أَسَاءَ فَعَلَيْهَا ۖ ثُمَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكُمْ تُرْجَعُونَ
If any one does a righteous deed, it ensures to the benefit of his own soul; if he does evil, it works against (his own soul). In the end will ye (all) be brought back to your Lord.
Chapter 45 Crouching سورة الجاثية
Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.
Everyone is the other and no one is himself.
Why are there beings at all, instead of Nothing?
The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.
Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.
Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.
If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself.
Anyone can achieve their fullest potential, who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set…
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Looking at Martin Heidegger’s ideas and his question about being, and
What is “goodness”? What is “truth”? What is “justice”?
- According to the blogger:
Philosophy = literally any time when we ask a question that doesn’t necessarily have a right answer.
- asking questions about being & existence = most urgent task for each of us.
Philosophy is really hard to understand, let’s get that straight. Yet while there are countless YouTube videos, textbooks, and podcasts dedicated to making hard things easy to understand, I’ve yet to find philosophy content on the internet that I actually like and is meant for everyday people. While I don’t have a formal training in philosophy, I thought I’d take a shot at explaining some of the most compelling philosophical ideas I’ve encountered. In the first installment of this series, I take on Heidegger.
“What is water?”
The most interesting observation Heidegger ever made, and what planted the seed for the rest of his philosophy, was that of the question of being. It triggered a shift in worldview for philosophers, in precisely the same way the shocked fish asks “What is water?” in David Foster Wallace’s (DFW) famous commencement speech. DFW used the anecdote to encourage us to reconsider our…
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“God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man”
I wouldn’t even know where to start, this business about dreaming it’s so extensive, let me just say for many years as far back as when I was a child maybe no more than five, or six years of age I was intrigued and interested on dreams, in my natal chart I have a very close conjunction Venus with Mars in Pisces, on the fourth house, making a trine with Uranus in Cancer on the eight house.
Another thing that fascinated me at the time was snorkeling, and diving on the Ocean, did quite a lot of it until of course other prosaic but normal occupations took me away from it, like trying to make a living by working, now I realize that dreaming and diving were connected, you dive to…
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In the midst of the journey of our life we may find ouself in a dark forest, for the straight path was lost, and still there in that jungle, we may find so many tracks to follow that after so many years we still are not yet sure which path or which direction to take.
Step by step in our lives, we have to explore the world and experience things that may or may not appeal to us, bother us, or seem reprehensible to us. Even if we would like to turn back the clock, we are not allowed to do so and have to keep moving forward.
It looks like we are always in a learning process, but by reading “backwards” in our memory we will be able to gain a fuller understanding of what happened earlier and if we get to know the tricks of the trade, we shall be able to have some idea of what may happen next.
ON THINGS WE DISCOVER AS WE AGE
Life receives too many adjectives, but life it’s a verb, that it unfolds as we live, uncertainty a first, in childhood, and at our youth undecided, and shy, as we mature during our third decade we choose this, or that, hoping it will work out to reveal what we think we are, on the beginning of the fourth decade we tune, and correct course if in need of, asserting, and throwing out, what we believe of no use, friends, relationships, jobs, locations, and whatnot.
By the course when we arrive to the last years, we can see with clarity, the result from our work, and we can correct, and straighten certain things out, not all of them, since in life you cannot go back, only try again for new routes, different tactics to our general strategy, now hard to change into something else…
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