Living Without Regret

We make decisions every day. Not all of them turn out the way we want them to. We all live with some type of regret about things we’ve said or done. How do you deal with it?

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I’m Lying Every Day

Having a chronic illness makes me lie to people every day. It changes us. It changes the way that we think and the way that we act. We will never tell people the whole truth.

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How to Keep Your Mind Sharp

We are distracted by noise, chaos and worrisome thoughts in our everyday life. This results in our mind being less sharp. But there are ways out. What are they? Look inside for insights.

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5 Steps To Mastering Your Inner Game In Medicine

Mastering the Inner Game in Medicine is essential to achieving the success you desire while minimizing stress and experiencing life with more calm and ease. The inner game is the conversation you have with yourself when faced with a situation. It is how you process life. It's the filters you apply. It's what makes you feel good or bad as you move through life's challenges. Are you focused on the problem or visualizing the solution?

It is understandable if you get discouraged about the future of healthcare. The headlines of hospital downsizing, layoffs and even closures makes anyone squeamish where there was once a sense of career and financial security. Add to that the fact that most doctors have mastered the knowledge and skills of medicine and can not imagine what they would if if faced with a career transition.
Physicians feel a sense of hopelessness in response to the changes in medicine, which is completely natural. However getting stuck there can rob physicians of our power and potential. It keep us feeling stuck and waiting for the other shoe to drop: another layoff, having to do more with limited resources, and physicist burnout.

What does the inner game have to do with the changes in healthcare and living a life and career that you desire? Everything! Let's demonstrate with a quick exercise. Go online and read the latest article on hospital budget crisis, nursing shortages, or layoffs. Complete the article then check in with yourself. How do you feel? What thoughts are running through your mind? Write down the top three predominant thoughts and how they make you feel. Do you feel empowered and ready to operate from a place of strength, or do you feel deflated and are looking for another doctor to commiserate with? That's the power of your inner game.

Mastering the inner game in medicine means owning your value, recognizing your strengths so that you can have inner balance and harmony. What are the gifts and talents that you bring to medicine independent of the outside circumstances, the conditions you find yourself, and the financial distress of the institution that employees you? If you've done the exercise above then you've taken the first step in increasing your awareness of the power of the inner game. The more often you play that game the more you heighten your awareness of how often you are giving away your power and potential to your surroundings. Awareness is the first key to reclaiming your power.

5 Steps to Mastering the Inner Game in Medicine:
1. Create a list of the top 5 most common thoughts and conversations that are distracting you from your goals. Most commonly it is the things that doctors complain about and zap your energy.

2. Acknowledge what is not within your power to change in this moment. You may continue to be aware and have conversations about what is not pleased to you, however the intention is to lessen the energy you give to these issues.

3. Reclaim your energy by focusing on the positive impact you want to make in medicine. Review the list you created in Step 1 and ask yourself what is one thing you could do that would positively impact your life and career now. Maybe you focus on improving the patient experience at your local level. Maybe you explore how to streamline a system so that it functions seamlessly. Maybe you develop a plan to improve staff morale.

4. Energize yourself by taking care of yourself. Physicians are used to taking care of others, often at the expense of themselves. Sometimes we need to say No to things in favor of rest and rejuvenation. Other times, it is a Yes to time with family, friends, and other activities that augment our joy factor.

5. Strategize steps for success. Mastering your inner game is about the commitment to take charge of your thoughts, which will direct how you feel, and determine the actions you will take. A strategy or plan in place makes your results predictable.

In the beginning it will feel like additional work added to an already busy schedule. With time it will become second nature. Then you will notice that you automatically shift your thoughts and perspectives to what feels good. That's when you are more often solution focused rather than problem based.

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3 Most Common Mistakes When Creating Your Virtual Retreat

Have you enjoyed the pleasure of leading your first virtual retreat and connecting with your tribe? If yes, you may relate to some of what I share below. If not, may these tips help you find peace and better enjoy leading your retreats.

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Hanta Yo – Getting Out Of Our Own Way

In the Cuyamaca Mountains near the reservation of the Kumeyaay people, there is a defined sense of lost identity. Relics of native origins appeared around my town of Julian like teepees, drums and dream catchers.

Some traditions have merged with the local ways and both are represented at life rituals like weddings and funerals. One local couple married out in the desert with a shaman. White sage is often burned at funerals and housewarmings.

One funeral I attended in Julian was for a young man named Christopher. Indians burned sage through the ceremony, beat drums and chanted. It was very moving. They also burned the young man's belongings which did not go over very well with his family. He came to the mountain to heal but got further away from truth instead.

Sweat lodges were performed nearby but those cleaning ceremonies were for men. Women did prayer circles and meditation rituals such as all focusing on the same problem or issue at the same time hopping to break or weakened the energy of it.

Native women met at dawn on some mornings after a heavy rain in the woods near the Vulcan Mountain entrance. There are 10 log benches imprisoned in a power circle and you can see where a fire has been lit in the center. It is a place for prayer or meditation but also a place to “bring” a problem and “leave” it with the group.

One brings an amulet or charm to represent a person in trouble or crisis and places it on a platter. The first time I was invited to watch, there were 8-10 pieces on the tray. Later, items piled up and spilled over. Problems amplified due to what these women called an “energy shift.” In it, the power shifts from male to female and occurs every 1000 years.

Tribes use herbs, salves, teas and healing ceremonies. The earth offers the answer to medical ills and the knowledge of which plants and herbs work is sacred. Disease is a question of imbalance and the right combination of natural medicine will correct it. Partial cures will not work.

People are 'leaning into' some Native American ways and letting the culture absorb them through habit. Both healthy poultry and organic garden block pesticides and life-altering hormones. From crop rotation to humane hunting, the wisdom that tribal people hold could take a lifetime to learn and integrate but the Earth does not have that kind of time.

HANTA YO. Translation: We must 'get out of our own way.'

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Why You Must Be Realistic And Humble

Many of our reactions are based on behavior patterns automatically followed by our cognitive mechanism without conscious awareness. Even when we think we make many mistakes because our conscience is deficient and one-sided, and we are ignorant.

On the other hand, our huge anti-conscience keeps invading our conscience with its absurd thoughts, and the world is governed by those who are controlled by their anti-conscience.

This means that there are many dangers threatening your conscience at the same time.

God produces your dreams to help you understand how to develop your conscience and become more intelligent and sensitive because you need His guidance in the chaotic situation you are. You depend on His superior guidance in order to avoid having a tragic destiny and prevent a serious mental illness.

You are not merely an animal. You must care about your spiritual evolution. You have to stop being a demon and become a saint. This is a difficult process of transformation. It depends on your obedience to God's guidance in all moments of life.

Your dreams protect your conscience and help you eliminate your satanic anti-conscience through consciousness. This way you can avoid having a tragic destiny and become a mentally healthy human being.

Now that the satanic characteristics of the anti-conscience were discovered you know how to judge the human behavior. You are not naïve.

Now you can understand why you have to attain sanctity in order to become a mentally healthy human being.

Now you can understand why you must stop following the behavior patterns of your satanic anti-consciousness by precisely obeying God's guidance in your dreams.

However, your ignorant and deficient conscience does not like to be obedient. Your conscience believes that it can understand that is best for you.

This is a tragic mistake that you must avoid. Now you know that there is a demon in your brain.

The demon does not let your conscience think without its interventions. You must eliminate the demon in order to get rid of all the problems it generates, and only God knows how to help you achieve this goal.

So, you have to be realistic and humble. Your conscience can not understand many things and it is exposed to the absurdity of your wild conscience.

You have to be wise and obey God's guidance because you can understand His wisdom. There is also a tiny human being in your brain.

Your ancestors were proud of their intelligence, but you must be accused of your evil nature.

Instead of admiring the achievements of the human race you must concentrate your attention on the horrors of the cruel world. You have to stop being materialistic and vain, and analyze your reality from a different perspective.

Human beings are violent and immoral primates. Our intelligence is rudimentary.

This is a tragedy. We are more than far from perfection.

You must understand your position, but you also have to understand that you can become a truly wise human being if you will attain sanctity by obeying God's guidance in your dreams. Now you know how much you depend on His guidance in order to stop having mental health problems and many other problems in your life.

Your ancestors ignored the depth of the human absurdity. You have the privilege to know that all human beings are mentally ill from birth because everyone inherits an anti-conscience, and everyone's conscience is underdeveloped.

So, you can protect your conscience and follow the positive destiny that God prepared for you by obeying His guidance in your dreams and by respecting your religion.

Your religion helps you understand the importance of your spiritual reality. Your dreams give you scientific explanations for religious mysteries, including working like psychotherapy for your conscience.

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6 Ways to Stimulate Body Energy

Each individual cells present in or body is responsible for producing energy in our body. But it can only produce energy when it is supplied with the right nutrients. Thankfully there are several supplies that we can take externally that can help to boost the body energy. These might be herbs, vitamins, and several other supplements. So, to gain more energy there are some natural ways that you can follow. They are described underneath:

Control Stress Factors

Stress factors consume huge amounts of energy from our body. This can be lessened by talking to others, visiting a psychotherapist or joining a support group. There are certain relaxation therapies like yoga, meditation, tai-chi and self-hypnosis that are effective to reduce stress causing conditions.

Exercise Regularly

Through exercise, your cells get to burn more energy. Thus, it circulates oxygen because hormones like epinephrine and norepinephrine are released. These can help you feel more energized towards work. So, even if you are not into heavy exercising, simple walking can be good for your health.

Eat and Drink Well

Doctors say that a good habit to retain energy is having small snacks and meals every hour than waiting for the heavy meals thrice a day. You will remain steady because there will be a constant supply of nutrients. This will also reduce opportunities of fatigue. Dry fruits are also a good alternative for small meals.

Water is an essential thing for life. No matter how much sport drinks you consume water will be required by you. Having enough water can fight fatigue out if the shortness of fluids is fulfilled.

Have a Good Sleep

Avoid sleeping during the day time if you feel sleep deprived. So process will help you sleep better and have a sound sleep. This will let you have a relaxing mind.

Limit Alcohol Consumption

Never cross the limits of consuming alcohol. You can always have it often provided that you do not make it a habit or load yourself so much that you lose the sense of good and bad. Again experts say it is better if you can avoid drinking at the midafternoon hours. This is because it has a strong sedative effect during the day.

Avoid Smoking

Smoking is not good health. It causes you insomniac. It is also responsible for speeding the heart rate, raising the blood pressure. Even of you fall sleep the addicts power can make you have a feeling of craving and awakened you in between your sleep. Following these natural processes can boost your body energy and make you feel better in the long run.

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How Our Thoughts Have The Power to Make Us Incredibly Sick Or Positively Healthy

When we really love ourselves everything in our life works. When we come from a place of love, positivity and gratitude we can live much more abundant and vibrant lives. Every thought we think is creating our future and extremely affecting our health.

Make The Connection
We first need to understand that the body and mind are connected as one unit. We are a complete system. Our thoughts really do have an impact on our physical health. Think about it, have you ever been so angry at something or someone that you felt your heart rate increase or your fists clench or your stomach turn to knots? Or, have you ever been so scared, nervous or upset that you could not stop shaking or you felt like you wanted to puke? I bet you have. These are prime examples of a simple thought or emotion creating a physical symptom or sensation in the body. We have thousands of receptors in our bodies that are specific to one peptide or protein. When we have any kind of emotion such as guilt, sadness, happiness, excitement or nervousness they each release their own neuropeptide. If our thoughts and emotions are primarily negative we are basically flooding and priming our cells to receive more of those specific peptides. This in turn lessens the number of receptors for positive-thought peptides which in the long-run moves us toward negativity.

Stress And Our Health
We know stress is a killer, but what is stress? Sometimes it's physical stress, yes, but oftentimes the stress is created in our minds and how we perceive the world. If we live in anger and stress all the time this is negatively affecting our cells. The cells in our bodies regenerate from gene blueprints (epigenetics), so we've learned that negative thoughts and emotions can affect the strands of our DNA to constrict and entangle. We also know that positive, happy and loving thoughts and emotions cause our DNA strands to relax and lengthen. In simple terms, do you want your cells to regenerate on happy thoughts or negative thoughts? Disease and other illnesses will results when errors are made in cell regeneration.

Catch Yourself Saying These Words
As a Homeopath I've studied in depth the words people use to describe situations, feelings and symptoms. It was in my studies at school where I really started to pay attention to what people say and how they say it. Here are some examples of negative things I hear people say:

• My … is KILLING me!
• I HATE when …
• Ew, I'm so ugly!
• Ugh, I'm in a hurry what's taking so long? (said with rage)
• Wow, I'm such an idiot

There are more phrases and gossip-y expressions that are negative but I do not want to get too derogatory here. The two that we really should catch ourselves saying are “(insert something othersome) is killing me!”, And “I hate …”. The words killing and hate are both powerful words. There really is nothing good about either of those words. Road rage is another example, people who experience this type of anger are more likely to have heart attacks, that's just how powerful emotions and words can be on the body. Catch yourself the next time you say any of those words and rephrase it quickly.

How To Be Positively Healthy
In order to heal our bodies we must shift our mindset and our view of the world. We need to understand that not everyone is “out to get us” and not everyone is “trying to hurt or attack us”. Come from a place of love in everything that you do even if the other person is angry. It's very difficult for another person to continue to be mad at you if you remain calm and kind. Start realizing that everyone else is living in their own view of the world too. So while someone might freak out in a particular situation do not take it personally, they are most likely perceiving that situation as much more of a threat to them than it is in reality or to you. Always do your best to be kind and loving to strangers, friends and family. Seek out the positive in the situation and remain optimistic even if the situation seems grim. Start saying phrases like:

• I love …
• Please
• Thank you
• It's okay
• I forgive you / myself
• I am grateful for …
• I love and accept myself
• I am beautiful
• I am open to new opportunities
• I am worthy
• I deserve to be healthy and happy

See the difference here from the negative examples? It is much easier to be negative when that becomes your normal but work on positive words and emotions. It takes time but you will feel so much better and your body will respond nicely. You will have less stress in your body so you'll be able to:

• sleep better
• digest easier
• feel calmer
• Eliminate heartburn
• have more energy
• lower blood pressure

and more!

It may be difficult to believe that thoughts and emotions play a role in our health but the science and proof is there. Do your best to catch yourself in your words and always come from a place of love and forgiveness, your body will be happy because of it.

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The Ultimate Goal of Holistic Healing Is Wholeness

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. It is a simple, natural and safe method of healing.

The awareness that an unseen energy flows through all living things and directly affects the quality of a person's health has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times. This life energy goes by many names: qi in China, ki in Japan, and prana in India. The ancient Hawaiians called it ti or ki. It has also been called orgone energy and élan vital, and science refers to it as biofield energy. When your life energy is low, it is more difficult to deal with stress; you may not sleep well, and you're more susceptible to illness. When your life energy is strong, you feel strong, can more easily deal with stress, and are less likely to get sick. Reiki is a technique that increases a person's supply of life energy.

What to expect at a Reiki Session

You relax, fully clothed, on a massage table while the practitioner holds her hands on or above you. There are a series of hand positions employed, but there is no pressure on the body, making it ideal for treating all ages and conditions. The energy flows wherever it is required and can be described as a warm or tingling sensation. A treatment can last thirty minutes to an hour, based on the needs of the client. Receiving a Reiki treatment is a very relaxing and soothing experience, which will leave you feeling refreshed and balanced.

• Promotes natural self-healing
Balances the energies in the body
• Adapts to the natural needs of the receiver
• Enhancements personal awareness
• Relaxes & reduces stress
• Aids meditation & positive thinking
• Gentle, harmless & effective

Reiki energy allows muscles to relax and increases blood flow to treated areas, which in turn quickens the healing process. Practitioners and clients report help with stress, headaches, insomnia, upset stomach, sprains and other minor conditions. Occidentally, miraculous results are reported. Reiki also promotes psychological healing, including release of anger, fear, worry, sadness and other unhealthy feelings, and replaces them with self-worth, confidence and tranquility.

What Can Be Treated?

Reiki is both powerful and gentle. In its long history of use it has helped in healing virtually every known illness and injury including serious problems like: multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and cancer as well as skin problems, cuts, bruises, broken bones, headaches, colds, flu, sore throat, sunburn, fatigue, insomnia, impotence, poor memory, lack of confidence, etc. It is always beneficial and works to improve the effectiveness of all other types of therapy. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance and has many benefits for both client and practitioner, including altered states of consciousness and spiritual experiences. If a client has a health condition, and wishes to be treated with Reiki, it is recommended that they do so under the supervision of an enlightened medical doctor or other health care professional. Reiki will improve the results of all medical treatment, acting to reduce negative side effects, shortening healing time, reduce or eliminate pain, reduce stress, and help create optimism.

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Analyzing The Absurd Human Behavior

I believe that there is no doubt that most of us want to be human and help humanity live better. However, this desire is not enough to transform our personalities and change the world.

We believe that first of all we must guarantee our survival, protect our interests, defend our ego, and realize our ambitions. We do not understand that if we care only about our own lives and our material reality and we do nothing to save the poor, we are wasting our time.

We are alive in order to become more sensitive to other people's pain and help those who are suffering more than us.

Everyone has problems and everyone is suffering in a way or another, but the poor have more than too many unbearable problems. We have to stop being selfish and we have to care about their destiny.

The fact that so many people simply disregard their existence and care only about the part of the population that has money is more than absurd and ridiculous.

How can miserable people survive and have a decent life?

Do they deserve to die because they are poor?

We are simply killing the poor, without giving them any chance to abandon their misery. This is a disgusting crime, but we are distinct to what is happening in the world. We care only about us and our family.

However, we believe that we are good along being so selfish because (we believe that) we do not do anything against anyone.

Do not you think that we have the behavior of disgusting demons?

Do not you think that our attempts to eliminate the problems generated by terrorism, violence, and immorality without eliminating poverty reflect huge absurdity?

How can we ignore the main reason for the existence of terrorism?

Even those who are not living in misery are suffering. Most people do not make enough money and can not buy everything they need.

If someone does not have money this person is constantly looking for money in order to survive and buy what he or she wants. Everything he does is done with the intention to make money.

This is how most people are living in the world. Everything they do is always done with the intention to make money.

Therefore, we are conditioned to believe that money is more important than anything else, whereas we are indentured to the fact that most people live in poverty and terror and can not survive in the cruel world.

Our attitude is more than absurd, but we believe that we can do nothing to save the poor.

Nothing? …

When we want to achieve a certain goal in order to please our ego we can go to the moon. We can build a skyscraper. We can create an artificial oasis in the desert.

However, when we have to help the poor, we do not have any time left. We can not give them even a cent. We have too many expenses. We work too many hours. We are too tired.

Only our children deserve all our attention and all the money we have.

What do you think about our mindset?

Do you believe that money is more important than anything else now that you know that there is a demon in your brain?

Do you believe that you deserve a pleasant life?

In order to find sound mental health we have to put an end to poverty and hypocrisy. Otherwise, nobody will care about the importance of dignity, and without moral sense, we will keep disgusting betrayers and cruel monsters who merely pretended to be human.

Nobody will find peace. Nobody will evolve.

We will never understand the importance of goodness. We will never find authentic happiness and we will never get rid of unbearable mental disorders.

If we want to become mentally healthy human beings, poverty must stop being part of our reality. Everyone must have basic conditions of life without being forced to accept the injustice of the world.

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A Happy Mind and Body Leads to a Happy Lifestyle

Peace of mind is very essential for a healthy and a happy lifestyle. Constantly overthinking about the tiniest to biggest things, stressing over uncountable things and keeping our minds occupied with a variety of disturbing thoughts has now become a habit which we just can’t get rid of. This surely disturbs our day to day activities as well as the sleeping pattern which further hampers a lot of tasks.

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How To Be Forever Young

There are many physical outlets which a person can participate in to keep their body ready for any physical needs. It is a personal choice. How to be forever young … this writer suggests taking belly dancing lessons. No, you do not have to become a professional performing artist. This dance may be taken to benefit “whole body health” for self. This dance was designed by women for women; however, men are also taking these classes.

Physical Benefits:

  1. Correct posture – stand tall and proudly
  2. Tone muscles – burn fat
  3. Muscle flexibility – relieve cramps
  4. Reshape the body – redistributing
  5. Low impact – all movements can be accomplished
  6. Build endurance
  7. Lose weight – eliminating fat because of physical activity and eating healthy

Mental Benefits:

  1. The brain is stimulated and alert – feeling fresh with clear thinking
  2. Build confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth – renew identity as a wonderful person
  3. Positive thinking – not bogged down with negative thoughts
  4. Mental discipline – establishing stability and organization

Emotional Values:

  1. Proud of accomplishes
  2. Happy
  3. Enjoying other people and life
  4. Feeling love for self and others

Attitude Benefits:

  1. Positive outlook on life – life is good; be happy; do not worry
  2. Feel spiritually uplifted – a song in your heart
  3. Clarity of thoughts – mentally refreshed to take on the day
  4. Feel healthy – alert attention, energized, and a willingness for activity

Belly dancing classes allow for socializing. You will be learn dance steps, dancing to exotic rhythms, correcting your body's shortcomings, fulfilling personal goals, and meeting new people.

The new people are a wonderful support system to help you accomplish your goals. Students share many of the same shortcomings and interests and are very helpful when a person experiences a weakness and is in need of assistance or a boost to overcome or solve a problem.

Classes are fun and there is much smiling and laughter. The music is uplifting and there are many excellent teachers.

Some dance steps can be challenging to learn; this is a good thing. By focusing on the task at hand one hopes their burdens in order to focus on the movement, resulting in refreshing body, mind, and spirit. The refreshing momentum helps to lighten problems and relieve stress and tension.

During or after learning the steps (it depends on the instructor) a beautiful costume may be worn. This helps a person to feel great even though the main purpose of the costume is to observe the movement's appearance.

Women are easily bored doing routine exercises. Belly dancing has a great deal of variety in its dance styles, music, costuming, makeup, and props.

Belly dancing is not for everyone, but you should decide to take classes you will not regret it.

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How Pregnancy Possibly Saved a Career

To a large extent our day to day behavior is determined by our constitution and how we nurture it. The changes may be so gradual that it soon gets difficult to pinpoint what came first – the change in diet or the change in behavior.

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