Cultured food has a wide range of health benefits, but recent research shows it may also degrade highly toxic pesticide residues found in our food….
“Acceptance of one’s dark emotions is now backed by a body of evidence connecting the habit to better resilience and health.”
Habitually accepting negative emotions was found to not only reduce feelings of ill-being (as previous studies also demonstrate), but also was more likely to lead to elevated levels of well-being.
Acceptance involves not trying to change our feelings, but staying in touch with your feelings and taking them for what they are.
According to their analyses, the magic of acceptance is in its blunting effect on emotional reactions to stressful events. It’s that mechanism that can, over time, lead to positive psychological health, including higher levels of life satisfaction.
In other words, accepting dark emotions like anxiety or rage, won’t bring you down or amplify the emotional experience. Nor will it make you “happy” directly.
Buddhist leaders often underline that “acceptance” doesn’t mean being resigned to a stressful, negative situation, especially when the situation is within your control. Accepting situations is more complex and context-dependent. We need to accept a death, but we don’t need to endure unfair treatment from a landlord or employer, for instance, and doing so might lead to worse mental health.
That said, acceptance remains mysterious in some ways. Psychologists don’t know which factors influence some people to habitually accept less-than-rosy emotions, despite cultural pressures to stay positive. It’s also unclear whether acceptance might backfire in some individuals, or if people who usually suppress their darker feelings could seamlessly make the transition without the aid of a therapist or zen teacher.
“My hunch is that it’d be a challenge in the West, and in the US especially, where happiness and positivity are seen as virtues. Some companies want their customers and employees to be delighted all the time. That’s unreasonable, and when we’re faced with unreasonable expectations, it’s natural for us to start applying judgment to the negative mental experiences that we have.”
The other problem with only allowing ourselves to think positively, and constantly pursuing happiness, is that it puts people in a striving state of mind that is antithetical to calm contentment.
Like other cognitive habits, however, acceptance is a skill that can be acquired. (One commonly taught tactic is to think of your emotions as passing clouds, visible but not a part of you.) And according to a study Ford co-authored in 2010, older adults use acceptance more than younger adults. Like wisdom, the trait tracks with age, so most of us will get there eventually.
Ford believes her research could help inform future mental health interventions, which currently rely on some approaches that can fail people. “When something happens and you try to reframe it like, ‘Oh it’s not of such a big deal,’ or ‘I’m going to learn and grow from that that,’ it doesn’t necessarily work,” says Ford. People tend to reject that kind of reframing when their issues are severe, too. […]
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Dear Reiki People,
Please send Reiki and say prayers for the situation between North Korea and the US. Send it right now if you can and continue sending regularly. Also, encourage all your Reiki friends to do the same.
PEACE and ALOHA!
How does the skin develop follicles and eventually sprout hair? A USC-led study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), addresses this question using insights gleaned from organoids, 3D assemblies of cells possessing rudimentary skin structure and function—including the ability to grow hair….
In the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, many of the genes required to form new memories are shut down by a genetic blockade, contributing to the cognitive decline seen in those patients. MIT researchers have now shown that they can reverse that memory loss in mice by interfering with the enzyme that forms the blockade. The enzyme, known as HDAC2, turns genes off by condensing them so tightly that they can’t be expressed. For several years, scientists and pharmaceutical companies have been trying to develop drugs that block this enzyme, but most of these drugs also block other members of the HDAC family, which can lead to toxic side effects. The MIT team has now found a way to precisely target HDAC2, by blocking its interaction with a binding partner called Sp3. “This is exciting because for the first time we have found a specific mechanism by which HDAC2 regulates synaptic gene expression,” says Li-Huei Tsai, director of MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and the study’s senior author….
Your Cells are Listening Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul. These transformative words, spoken by indigenous medicine women, began my journey within to discover the extraordinary healing capacity of the human body. When this perspective was introduced to me, I was suffering from a severe chronic pain disorder. […]
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Th spirit of the Snake is presented to you as a symbol of healing. Since ancient times, this sacred animal has always been associated with medicine and healers. This sign means that you have a strong potential as a healer, whatever technique or approach you may feel attracted to. It might be the right time to explore this by practicing and offering your services to the world. Healing is a process of transmuting energy. Among certain native tribes, initiation rites consist of being bitten by a venomous snake: if the initiate survived by transmuting the venom, then the healer’s path could be followed. We can all heal our lives by transforming negative energies. For the good of our physical health of course, but also to enhance our relationships and to soften our emotional responses and past wounds. Never forget: When you heal yourself, you can heal the world. If you are currently confronted with health issues, the Python is a sign of a positive outcome.
This Miraculous Plant Heals Bone Fractures And Causes Many Disease – Recipe
Since ancient times, people have been using this herb in the preparation of home remedies in order to treat numerous different ailments.
Hemp is one of the most versatile plants on the planet. It is an amazing gift of nature, can produce high quality clothing, textiles, paper, food and while we’re at it – you can even build a house with it! As a bonus, it is also naturally resistant to pests, so it doesn’t require harmful pesticides even when grown on a commercial scale. As a food, hemp seeds have an abundance of health benefits.
This article explores why we should most certainly be embracing this incredible super-food.
By Contributing Writer – Trinity Bourne
In this article, we are going to show you a recipe which can potentially help you remove extra fat from your body in a short period of time. The recipe is excellent if you have a big event coming up but you don’t have the time to undergo a normal exercise regime….
Constant judging is exhausting. As I let go the need to judge, I let go the need of others telling me what I should or shouldn’t do, and what I should or shouldn’t be.
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WebMD herbal origin of Metformin.
Metformin is formulated from a botanical,
Chronic illness can feel like such a solo, arduous journey. From the moment you wake up, to the moment you have relief in sleep, for months, for years…it can feel like a cruel punishment for something you weren’t let in on by the Universe. It can feel like an endless vision quest ….
Ever since chemotherapy and radiation became the ‘standard of care,’ oncology has been in the Dark Ages. Could the scientific community finally be waking up to the incomparable power of foods to cure what conventional treatment only makes worse?
Medical marijuana is both a preventative and treatment for many human afflictions, but smoking is not a healthy or effective way to ingest its medicinal properties. Cannabis edibles are much healthier for you — which is just one reason why cannabis cuisine is taking the world — and the internet — by storm!
Many times we can get in the natural cure thousands of our ills, in this way we can eliminate the most recurrent ailments of our body without having to resort to painkillers or other medicines to take care of our health.
Chinese healers have been detecting and diagnosing all kinds of diseases by reading faces for thousand of years. The skin on the face can reflect the changes in your body because it is sensitive.
You can learn this ancient practice and have some clue about your health.
Did you know that the bottoms of your feet are a direct entryway into your body through what Chinese doctors call meridians?
This video contains frequencies which will greatly assist in Cellular Regeneration and Anti-Aging. How? By stimulating the increased production of Adult Stem Cells (ASC) in your bone marrow. ASC are the cells that the body produces when organs or blood vessels require repair or replacement. These cells can take on the structure of any tissue in the body, and that means restoring organs and tissues to youthful condition and performance levels. Cartilege can be regenerated; wrinkles can be eliminated; tissue damage due to excess presence of free radicals and toxins can be repaired … without Big Pharma medicinals or other expensive alternatives. Assist your body to heal itself and restore itself to a more vibrant state of being by regularly stimulating it with these frequencies.
The following frequencies are contained in this video:
Releases DHEA and Brain Endogenous Opiates (Anti-Aging)
Left – 109.1 Hz (Hyper-Gamma)
Right – 106.6 Hz
Effect – 2.5 Hz
Cortisol Reduction (Hormone associated with Stress and Aging)
Left – 112 Hz
Right – 109 Hz
Effect – 3.0 Hz
Melantonin Production (Decreases aging process)
Left – 114.9 Hz
Right – 111.4 Hz
Effect – 3.5 Hz
Cellular Regeneration (Anti-Aging)
Left – 117.7 Hz
Right – 113.7 Hz
Effect – 4.0 Hz
For best results, listen to this video with your eyes closed.
===== General Questions =====
Q. What are Binaural Beats?
“Binaural Beats” is a term given to playing one sound frequency in one ear, and another sound frequency in the opposite ear, creating a two-tone effect in the mid-brain that is actually perceived to be one tone. This causes an “Entrainment” effect in the brain that has a variety of results depending on the frequency.
Q. What are Binaural Beats good for?
Lots of things. Meditation, Relaxation, Stress Relief, Deeper Sleep, Pain Relief, Mind Expansion, Brain Hemisphere Synchronization, and the list goes on and on.
Pretty much any element of the Mind / Body complex can be improved using Binaural Beats, which again is just Brainwave Entrainment.
Q. Do Binaural Beats Actually Work?
Indeed. Many scientific studies (especially as of late) have conclusive research on Brainwave Entrainment and it’s effects.
Q. Must I wear headphones for these videos?
You don’t have to use headphones, but the Binaural effect is increased if you do.
Q. Do I need to close my eyes while listening to this?
No, although you’ll find closing your eyes will generally lead to a deeper, more profound state while listening.