Dream Translation and The Power of Your Spiritual Reality

The meaning of dreams is more important than what you could possibly imagine. There are revealing dreams that can be completely understood only after a long period of time. The information they contain can not be immediately understood because these dreams talk about future experiences that did not happen yet. You will evaluate their importance when you will see what they had already actually happening in your daily reality.

A dream reflects what is happening into your brain and psyche, and also what will happen in the future. You learn many hidden truths about those who are around you. You also learn what is important for your evolution as a human being. This information is serious and can be trusted.

The dream symbols that reflect an evolutionary process are the mountain, the airplane, the river, and the watch.

The mountain represents a challenge that the dreamer must face in order to evolve as a human being.

The airplane represents a trip to a higher level of knowledge, what happens when the dreamer finally abandons his / her old ideas, and erroneous conclusions.

The river represents the confrontation with the anti-conscience. The dreamer must cross the river by using a bridge in order to meet his / her anti-conscience at the other side of the river, and verify the existence of his wild self.

The watch indicates that the dreamer is passing through an important period of time and now something very important will happen in his / her life.

There are many other dream symbols that indicate that you are passing through an evolutionary process because the truth is that dream translation is a process of mind empowerment. When you translate the meaning of your dreams and you follow the unconscious guidance you pass through an evolutionary process. You become more intelligent and sensitive.

You have a direct communication with God. You understand how to be a good person in all circumstances and always have a wise behavior.

You learn how to prevent accidents and other misfortunes. You learn how to prevent a premature death. You can predict the future development of your reality. You can also change your destiny depending on your attitude.

The importance of dream translation is not only psychotherapeutic. Your dreams help you evolve without limits. Through dream translation you understand that attaining spiritual perfection is as important as developing your intelligence.

The divine guidance is based on wisdom and sanctity. You have explanations that help you avoid repeating the common mistakes of the human race.

You understand that all religions are in fact a psychotherapeutic treatment, the same way that your dreams work like psychotherapy. Each religion is a different attempt to tame our wild anti-conscience and help us transform our wild self into a human being. At the same time, each religion teachers us an important aspect of our spiritual evolution.

The information we have from different religions shows us that our process of spiritual transformation is complex. All religions are right, even when they seem to have contradiction characteristics. This happens because the truth about our spiritual evolution is complex. It can not be explained in only one way.

There is a relationship between all religions. When you add all the missing explanations you can see the entire truth. These missing explanations were found thanks to the information I had in dreams. There is a point where all religions fit together. They complete a plan.

All religions explain the same mystery. Human beings are in fact demons with a tiny human conscience. We live in order to transform the demon we come from into a human being, so that we may be able to attain sanctity.

Your dreams help you understand the relationship exist between your evolution as a human being, your spiritual reality, your future, and your happiness. You understand the limitations of the material life, and the unlimited possibilities of evolution you have at your disposal if you will pay attention to your spiritual reality.

Your spiritual reality makes miracles.

For example, alternative medicine is replacing traditional medicine in many ways. The scientific method of dream interpretation is a psychotherapeutic method that works like alternative medicine because it cures incurable diseases, including curing sever mental illnesses and simple psychological problems thanks to the unconscious guidance in dreams.

There are many other examples of the use of our spiritual reality in order to cure physical problems, independently of our material reality. This fact proves the existence of our spiritual reality and it also proves the power of this reality.

When you cure a mental illness or a physical disease through dream interpretation according to the scientific method you use the power of your spiritual reality. Your spiritual reality is the link between God and yourself.

The real dimension of dreams surpasses your expectations because your dreams are produced by God, exactly like many civilizations believed in ancient times. The remarkable Native American culture was based on respecting the dream messages. The meaning of dreams was mentioned in numerous Biblical narrations. Our dreams contain superior guidance that comes from God and must be respected.

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Energetic Healing Part II: The Power of Hello!

There are many philosophies about energetic healing that involve the notion of removing “bad” energy. Some beliefs focus on raising one's vibration or frequency. Yet severely any healing perspective takes the clairvoyant approach and looks at the energetic agreement responsible for the imbalance in someone.

Let's imagine a piece of energy devris has entered your space. In this instance, we'll say you know where it came from. With the who and the what solved, it would seem an easy proposition to take it out of your space and return to good health.

Unfortunately, this healing tactic is deeply flawed and most healers overlook the real “problem”. If we embrace spiritual freedom as a primary truth, then part of us has allowed this debris to stay in our space. Whether consciously or not, there is an energy condition that permits debris to have a home inside you.

What good is it to remove the debris but not the energetic doorway that fosters your energy imbalance? Even if the healing removals the debris, nothing has been done to prevent a similar occurrence from happening again. Clairvoyantly speaking this phenomenon is referred to as pictures in your space.

These pictures create their own mini-gravity field and continue to exert a similar influence. Ideally, when one becomes conscious of these pictures an energy step is taken.

We all have certain energy intelligence, that when we become aware of pain, control or blocks – we naturally do the right thing and change it. Never once have I seen a person get the “ah ha” about why the pain / discomfort is occurring and then choose to keep it the same. This is where the power of hello can trump any sort of healing work.

Instead of placing the primary focus on the foreign energy in one's space, when a clairvoyant points out the picture (s) that is causing all the fuss, there is an involuntary energy shift – you can not help it. The energy changes with this inner observation.

For clarity, a clairvoyant hello is where you are contacted, touched or spoken to with an energetic communication that acknowledges the present time state of your energy inverse. These pictures and the energy / emotion act like a bond that keeps ice cubes frozen as a bunch. -What usually happens when you try to separate one cube from the bunch? As you may imagine, different pictures hold or bond uniquely in one's space, as everyone is different.

Physical illness – we look for the energy picture that is out-of-synch. The byproduct of this imbalance is the physical symptom. Often with old wounds, the protection or bandage has become colossal over time while the wound no longer has much of an impact. This is a great example where a “hello” about the work-around you created to overcome all the protection energy in your space is much more effective than just removing the pain from the wound or bandages. Your work-around (in our example) is the doorway that lets more foreign energy hangout inside your energy field.

This is how healing can happen when you are not trying to heal. Would you like a hello?


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There Definitely Is An Order To Life

As I sit here reflecting on my life, I'm saddened a bit because I feel that I could have done so much more or been so much more. Maybe that's normal for people to feel this way, but for me, as I see all of the changes taking place in our world, I'm not sure if there is even a place for me anymore. Over the years, I have devoted my life to my family, was successful in several career endeavors and then developed fibromyalgia.

As I've gotten older and my life has slowed down a bit, I've become more honest with myself. I'm starting to pay attention to my feelings and how other people connect with me and how my relationships with loved ones affect my life. I'm beginning to see that many relationships through my lifetime have been manipulative relationships.

I have always been a people pleaser, I wanted everyone to like me and I never felt “good enough” for anyone. If I look far enough into my past, the reasons are very plain to see and “yes” I am going to blame my childhood and my parents.

If passive people, like myself did not exist, the manipulative and controlling people would not have any fun. Who would they have to criticize, berate, intimidate, threaten, make fun of and blame? Who would suffer because of their low self-esteem? There definitely is an order to life.

I feel like I have wasted so much of my life defending, being fearful, and feeling less than adequate most of the time, that I have not taken the time to build myself up and be all that I could be.

If I become honest with myself and I start recognizing how I have allowed people to treat me through my life, than I can actually do something to change those damaging relationships. After all, the most important part of my life is still ahead of me, right? I must remember that I am still alive and breathing and as long as I am still alive there is time for change. There is still time to figure out my purpose for being here (and “no” I do not believe I was put on earth to be made to feel less than adequate by a bunch of people with low self-esteem.) Certainly, there is more happiness and more success to come.

Are you in aulative and controlling relationship. Whether you have fibromyalgia or not, that type of relationship is not healthy for anyone in any situation. Be honest with yourself, explore your feelings, and look deep into your heart. Work on changing your situation, find your joy and happiness so that you can be all that you were meant to be, its' part of enjoying a healthy mind, body and spirit.

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Life After Death, From a Biological View Point

Parts of us die every day. Units of us that die daily get reabsorbed into the system in keeping with the majestic order of the universe. For example, our tissues recycle when we lose our hairs, cut our nails, shed some blood or move our bowels. Deprived of nourishment, these discarded cells and body parts decompose into constituent elements which then feed into various cycles: nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, carbon cycles etc. The same drama happens during clinical death, albeit in a magnified scale.

As such, there is nothing fundamentally special about the heart, the brain, the skin, the hairs, the eyes, the lungs, the muscle or any part of the body. By invoking super-naturalism and the unknown, humans bring complexities into simple biological events.

Let us assume that life began at conception, when the male gamete and the egg come together to form a single cell, called the zygote. Upon repeated division and subdivision, the zygote gives rise to trillions of offspring cells. Then the offspring cells team up in groups. Different crops of Cells continue to specialize in site and functions.

In the fourth week of pregnancy, some groups of cells that would have been part of the human heart peel off from the bunch to move closer to the area where the future heart would be. As early as in the sixth week of uterine life, some of these cells would later acquire the ability to bring forth the contracts and relaxations of human heart.

Similar groups of cells that would have the bedrock of the respiratory center, place themselves in parts of the brain that would have made the medulla and the Pons. Physiological changes occurring when a newborn exits the birth canal enabling cells in the respiratory center area to ignite the human breathing mechanism. Without medical intervention, failure of spontaneous breathing after birth leads to the death of the newborn.

The blueprint for aforementioned process resides in the genetic code of our DNA.

Human consciousness continues to evolve after birth when the newborn interact more closely with the environment through the five senses of touch, smell, hearing, vision and taste. Our awareness is as a result of the components of our body parts.

Fate of a plucked out hair, or a lost tooth portends the fate of the entire being. When death comes, breathing and heart beat stop, ending all human consciousness. Deprived of oxygen and nutrients, all body cells die. They decompose into their original element building block of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, etc; it is a never-ending cycle of existence.

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How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

We all come in different shapes and sizes but all of us want to feel comfortable in the clothing that we wear. This is not only true when it comes to the clothing that is seen on the outside, it is also true of the clothing that is not typically seen by others. In the case of a bra, you want to ensure that you are wearing something that is comfortable and is going to provide you with the support that you need. Here are some suggestions which can help you to do so effectively, regardless of whether you need a D or an an A bra.

First of all, you need to understand that there is going to be an option that is available to you which will work nicely. Many women who are wearing a 32a or smaller bra size feel as though they are going to need to put up with at least a little discomfort or a bra that does not fit quite as it should. They tend to feel as if the shoulder straps are falling because of their shoulders or maybe they overlook the marks that the strap leaves in their skin. There is no need for you to put up with this, however, if you follow the following steps in choosing a bra that is right for you.

The most important step is to get measured properly. Although it is possible for you to do this on your own, you are going to get much more accurate measurements if you are measured in a lingerie shop. If you are timid and have some concerns about being on display, try to go in when they first open or sometimes when they are closing. They are trained to take those measurements and they will be professional when doing so.

Look for a bra that is the right size and then take the important step of trying it on. It should feel comfortable, although you will want to wear it on the last row of hooks because it will eventually stretch out and allow you to use the other hooks that are available. It should be comfortable and it should also support you properly. You should not feel as if you are being strangulated by the cup size or that it is so loose that you are about to fall out of it.

The next step is to adjust the straps. These must be adjusted properly so that they stay on your shoulders without cutting into your skin. This is also something that may need the help of a qualified assistant at a lingerie shop. Once you're able to adjust the straps properly, take a look from your perspective and see if you are fitting inside of the cup properly. If it looks as if there is a gap, drop a cup size but if you are coming out of the cup, go up one size. It may take a little bit of guesswork and some adjustment but once you are able to find the proper size bra, you will find that it is very comfortable to wear.

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When Is a Healing Not a Healing?

Healing is one of the more popular words in the world of energy and spirituality. Often, it starts this way:

“Would you like a healing?”

It sounds okay, but really, what does that mean?

In many instances, you would probably hear that it involves raising your energy vibration to a higher level. This assumes that higher is better and that they know what frequency is best for you.

Terms like higher self , lifeforce energy , aligning your fields and other vague goodwill sentiments characterize the majority of healing descriptions. Once again, they would have to know what's best for your higher self, how to stimulate (in a healthy way) your life force and know how to work with your energy field.

In today's world of healers, you'll hear that they channel, listen to their guides, download from Source and other supported expressions as they try to assist you. As you may imagine, I do have a problem with blind trust when it comes to getting a healing.

Here are a few things to consider when someone offers to give you a healing:

1) Are they wanting to give you healing energy ? I am not sure what healing energy means as there is really only two types of energy: yours and not yours. How can they give you your energy? A popular error is trying to insert energy into someone's space that is not his or her energy. Happens a lot.

2) Are they programming you to use their information ? It takes a lot of awareness and discipline as a healer to keep your pictures and information out of someone's space. Does not matter that it works for the healer or people they have worked with. Your spiritual path is to find your own answers in gaining more information about how to function as a spirit in a body.

Unconsciously programming you into a certain action or type of mindset creates karma for the healer and you are now part of that. This is not what you agreed to when you accepted their offer of a healing.

3) When they finish doing the healing, do they make separation from you ? This means taking their energy and information out of your space and returning any of yours that went into their space. Probably the biggest challenge for healers is to complete the healing and move on. Does not do anyone any good if they continue trying to heal you after you have left their presence.

4) How does their body and space look to you? If their energy is not in enthusiasm and you do not see the amused sparkle in their eye, why would you let them into your space?

There is nothing wrong in asking someone to explain the full process of getting a healing from them. If they do not meet your criteria, it is OK to say:

“I am working on my own energy right now, maybe another time. Thank you though.”

In Energetic Healing Part 2, we will explore a different approach to healing: The Power of Hello.

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6 Simple Rules to Keep Your Mind Sharp and Ward Off Memory Loss

Do you know that your brain steadily loses its weight after your 30th birthday? This “brain loss” means less ability for you to learn and keep your mind sharp. Until recently, scientists thought this type of brain loss was irreversible.

The good news is that scientists were wrong about this, and now we know there is much you can do to combat brain loss.

Many lifestyle choices can optimize your brain plasticity. Brain plasticity is the brain's ability to change its structures and functions to meet changing circumstances, learn new things, and heal from injuries.

Optimizing your brain plasticity may minimize and compensate for the “brain loss” that occurs with aging. And just like a company that downsizes, the brain may improve after downsizing with much better re-organization and more productivity.

In this article, we explore 6 fundamental actions you can take to optimize your brain plasticity. These will help you maximize your brain power, now and in the future.

It just so happens that these actions also enhance your overall life quality as well. What a deal!

Rule # 1: Challenge Your Brain

For a long time scientists debated a chicken and egg question regarding mental decline. Is it a lack of engaging activities for the brain that contributes to mental decline? Or, is mental decline the reason people do not engage their minds?

A very clever study from Rush Medical School in 2012 offered the first evidence for the answer and it is good news for all of us. The study found that it is the lack of mental engagement that contributions to decline. Frequent mental stimulation leads to better mental functioning.

And even better, you do not need to do any fancy or snazzy activities to stimulate your brain. ANY activities that make you think, analyze, or remember will do. The mentally stimulating activities in this study included reading the newspaper, writing letters, and playing games such as chess and checkers.

As another bonus, keeping your brain engaged also makes you more open, flexible, and creative. This is according to another study published in the June 2012 issue of Psychology and Aging .

Rule # 2: Be Social

Not only does a good connection with people bring joy to your life, it also counters brain loss. Studies have shown that if you are more socially active, you will have less mental decline in old age, and a lower risk for dementia and Alzheimer's.

You do not need to have 1000 “friends” on Facebook to have a good social connection with people. All you need is just one enriching and sustaining relationship. This can be with a friend, a spouse, a family member, etc.

Rule # 3: Manage Stress

Chronic stress can hasten brain loss in areas of the brain involving memory, learning, and executive functions. Meanwhile, the same chronic stress enlarges an area of ​​the brain that makes you more anxious.

An obvious solution to deal with stressors is to reduce or rid yourself of them altogether. But this is often not within your power.

Fortunately, even though you are not able to change many outside situations, you can manage them for the better. You can also change the way you look at stress in ways that work better for you and your brain.

For instance, you often can get a different perspective by talking to someone else. Or, taking a break to do things that give you pleasure may also do your “head” some good. Exercise can also be a great stress buster.

Try meditation for stress relief. Recent studies suggest that meditation promotes the growth of the brain regions related to attention and executive functions. Meditation can be performed in different ways and you may be very surprised to learn that certain types of meditation are easy for you.

In future articles I will devote more coverage to stress management.

Rule # 4: Combat Depression

The effect of depression on the brain is similar to that of chronic stress, but is more severe. Often when a concerned family member or friend of a patient suspects that the patient has dementia, one of the first things I do is to make sure it is NOT really depression instead.

There are two kinds of depression. The difference between them is whether or not they allow you to carry out your everyday activities and personal interactions.

It is perfectly normal to feel down and depressed for short periods after some setbacks. In this case we can manage the stressors as mentioned earlier.

Sometimes the sense of doom and gloom from stressors, or for no obvious reason at all, may last for more than a few weeks. The sense of doom does not seem to be lifting at all. This is what we call major depression in medical practice. For this type of chronic depression, you need to see a professional.

Luckily, there are effective treatments for depression. These may include counseling such as cognitive therapy and taking certain medications. More and more, we are finding that these treatments alleviate depression and help certain areas of the brain recover from brain loss.

Rule # 5: Eat Well to Boost Brain Power

Do you know that your brain makes up only 2% of your body weight, but uses up 20% of the energy and nutrients from your food? Eating well for your brain is therefore a “no-brainer!”

In order for your brain to repair damage and make more new cells to re-supply what may be lost, you need to provide it with the best building material from your food. This means eating good protein from fish, nuts, legumes, eggs, low-fat dairy products, and lean meats.

Enjoy plenty of vegetables and fruits. And, eat whole grains to give your brain nice clean fuel to run smoothly.

Rule # 6: Exercise and Stay Active

Physical activities protect you in many different ways from brain loss by improving memory and learning.

One way exercise helps is by optimizing the connections between your brain cells. Another is by providing stimulating power for the production of natural factors to make more brain cells.

Exercise improves the quality of other support systems in your body that your brain depends on to function at its best and to regenerate itself. One of these systems is your cardiovascular system, which includes your heart and blood vessels.

Understanding this helps us make a very easy connection – what is good for your heart is good for your brain.

Aim for 20-30 minutes of physical activity a day. Combining cardio exercise, strength training, and flexibility moves provides the best overall workout.

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Mastering the Art of Touch

Ancient civilizations dating back to as far as 3000 BC have been practicing the natural healing method of massage. There's just something about the soft muscle tissues being kneaded that induces deep relaxation and causing tense tendons to unravel. There's also nothing like a good massage to rub your cares and worries away and to de-stress after a long day at work.

These days, however, massages are no longer just for de-stressing or relaxation. It is also for relieving body pains and rehabilitating injuries. It is considered as one of the best alternative methods of treating to expensive medicines, which is why more and more people are heading for the near spa rather than the nearest doctor's office. From something that was considered a sacred healing method, massage therapy has evolved into something that is necessary for your overall well-being.

This is perhaps one reason why more and more people are opting to study massage. Another reason would be the fact that the massage therapy industry is the second on the list of top industries that are hiring the most people today. Being a massage therapist not only offers you a variety of work environments, like offices, schools, halls, hospitals and even at home, you also get to be part of an industry that has one of the fastest growth rates, projected to grow by 20 % between now and 2020. Plus, you get paid by as much as $ 20 per hour, with a median salary amount to at least $ 35,000 with excluding tips and responsibilities.

A lucrative career in massage therapy begins by doing on your research on the best massage schools. Reputable massage schools will not only provide complete and comprehensive training programs that will open up job placement offers and continued education but also will be the ones potential employers to go to the quest to hire the best students. To be accredited to these schools, you must have a high school diploma or an equivalent degree. To be qualified for licensing and certification, you must complete a post-secondary program education program as well as 500 hours or more of study and experience.

While some schools provide licensing and certification after the completion of the training program, some will require that and passing licensure exams that can either be a state exam or exams from government-regulated boards. These licensing boards determine what type of tests and certificates to accept and the regulations vary from state to state so make sure you check on the requirements of your state.

In addition to finding the best schools, you will also need to possess certain qualities that will make learning the art of touch easier such as excellent listening and communication skills, empathy, physical strength and dexterity. The demands of a massage therapist job are high and without the proper skills, you could end up losing customers by the dozen. You must be able to understand what they want to get out of their massage appointments and in turn, be able to properly evaluate their condition and therefore recommend the best treatment for them.

You must also be in tip-top shape if you are going to be able to stand on your feet for most of the day and exert enough pressure to knead their muscles into submission. And lastly, you must also be able to gain their trust in order to provide them with a positive experience which can lead to more referrals and more customers.

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Meditation Tips

Mastering meditation takes practice and dedication, but it is a valuable and rewarding practice well worth the effort. Moreover, methods for meditation are broadly varied and may require complete silence or group involvement. Before you can be an expert, you must first understand the different methods, as well as some tips for improving your meditation experience.

Types of Meditation

Our discussion will begin with a very brief introduction to different types of meditations. The four basic methods are silent, guided, sound, and chanting meditation. Depending on your personal preferences and your exposure to the practice, you will likely choose a method that works best for you. Remember, it is not the same for everyone.

Silent Meditation requires that a personal mantra be repeated internally so as to maintain silence. Controlled breathing is a common component of this, and this method is especially useful when the meditator is trying to get in touch with his or her inner spirit.

Guided Meditation often utilizes audio guides to provide step-by-step instructions. This type may involve a real person or a recorded message that guides the meditator through the session from beginning to end.

Sound Meditation involves the use of sounds or music to help establish this mind state. Specific sound combinations can be used to reduce heart rate thereby promoting a state of mental and physical relaxation. Research shows that even brief exposure to certain sounds can have a basic and immediate effect on patients, even when they are not practicing meditation. Using sound to improve relaxation also improves the meditation experience while benefitting our overall health by making us calmer and more relaxed.

Chanting Meditation is the final type of meditation we will discuss. This type is most commonly used by individuals to practice meditation as a spiritual or devotional activity. Through chanting, meditators show their appreciation for higher powers while aligning their will with the will of said powers.

Tips for Meditation

Now that you have an overview of the different types of meditation, let's talk about some tips that will help you get the most from your sessions.

  1. Establish a routine. As with any new activity, if you want to maintain your commitment, you're best to establish a routine. Practice meditation at the same time every day, and remember that your patience is necessary. The effects of meditation grow over time, and become stronger with repetition.
  2. Get comfortable. During meditation you want to have a good posture, but also maintain a relaxed, comfortable, and steady position.
  3. Choose a peaceful location. You want to meditate in a location that will be free from disturbance. A quiet and relaxing environment will make meditation more enjoyable and calming.

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Stress Symptoms and Extreme Exhaustion – Twelve Signs They’re in the Danger Zone

Symptoms of exhaustion & stress can mean you need something more than a little nap. Extreme stress symptoms can mean adrenal exhaustion. This is such an important topic because it can signal you that you need to take effective steps right away to halt it before it progresses into far bigger health problems.

If your adrenal glands fail to the point where they can not recover, you will be unable to:

• manage salt and water balance through your body;

• make a variety of hormones;

• properly metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats;

• manage stress except in a very narrow range;

• make sex hormones;

• Raise your heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate when needed.

How can you tell if being constantly tired, feeling extreme fatigue is simply a need for a nice hot bath and a long sleep?

The 'Dirty Dozen' – Twelve Ways to Tell:

1. Non -orative sleep – you feel tired even after 10 hours of sleep.

2. Salt cravings – you may even want to put salt on salty foods like potato chips and bacon!

3. Sensitive to heat and cold – meaning you have poor temperature regulation and adjustment.

4. No chest hair – males have no chest hair and no hair on the outside of their calves.

5. Missing eyebrow hair -the medial third of eyebrow hair is either thin or missing.

6. Low blood pressure – your blood pressure is typically low (the top number, or systolic is below 100 and the bottom number, or diastolic is below 60.)

7. Positive Ragland's sign – this is the difference between your blood pressure when you're lying down and your blood pressure when you're standing. A drop of more than 10 mm / Hg indicates adrenal exhaustion.

8. Orthostatic hypotension – You feel dizzy when first standing up.

9. Positive pupillary reflex sign – Light shown in your eye in a dark room constricts the pupil, but is unable to hold the constriction, instead it begins to pulse and dilate instead of staying constricted for at least 20 seconds.

10. Can not adjust to stress, pressure – You feel easily overwhelmed and unable to handle even normal or minimal amounts of pressure.

11. Tendency to hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism – You need to eat frequently to avoid feeling shaky and you tend toward being hypothyroid (you gain weight easily and are easily fatigued).

12. Br own, “old age” spots – You have brown spots on your skin – even on areas of your skin that are not exposed to the sun.


In addition to reducing your stress level to as low as you possibly can and eliminating stimulants, here are four top remedies to employ:

1. Whole food vitamin B. Best source is nutritional yeast, 2 tablespoons per day. Be sure to read the label before purchasing. Ingredients should say 'nutritional yeast' only. If it also lists any B vitamins separately, such as B1, B2, B6 etc., then it means the product also contains synthetic B's. Do not buy it, as these synthetic B's can damage your peripheral nerve plates. They also have to be detoxified by your liver, unlike whole food B's.

2. W ho le Food vitamin C. Best source is to squeeze the juice of a 1/2 lemon into a little water and drink it. Do this several times throughout the day.

3. Consider Licorice Root. It contains various compounds that feed and support the adrenals. Consult with your holistic health professional about taking this, and tell him or her if you have high blood pressure or are pregnant or lactating, in which case it may be contraindicated.

4. Ashwaganda Root. This is an herb that's extracted from Withania somnifera root. It is considered to be trophorestorative to the adrenal glands; in other words, it helps the cells of the adrenal glands repair and also regenerate. Consult your health professional first if you are pregnant or lactating.

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The Truth About Mindset and Weight Loss

I used to tell people that, “I help women entrepreneurs lose weight by mastering their mindset” … I say used to because what has become clear to me is that most people do not really understand what it means to master their mindset.

Mindset to many people means how much they are willing to push through or have willpower. They say, “Oh Michelle you are so right, mindset is the most important thing because you have to be able to fight your mind when it tells you to eat cake, or take a nap instead of the gym.” To me this is not mastering your mind it is mastering your will. This comes in handy if you are competitive or on a reality show trying to win a million dollars by standing on one foot the longest. This is not real life .. unless you plan to be in competition mode forever.

What is the Truth About Mindset and Weight Loss you ask?

To master your mindset for weight loss you must have mastery over your thoughts, your beliefs and your patterns. In other words, you want mastery over who you are “being” not what you are “doing.”

This takes extreme consciousness … you can not run on auto-pilot or you will continue getting the same results you have always gotten. You also have to be extremely honest about where you are and where you want to go. This means if you hate running up and down those damn stairs you can not use that as your tool to overcome your mind because all that will teach you is how much will power you have … it will not change your thoughts about it, your beliefs about it or your patterns for real weight loss results that last. You can not go from hating the stairs to loving the stairs by forcing yourself to run them every day. You either change who you are being and become someone who truly loves running running stairs deep down or you accept that stairs are not your thing and there are million other ways to move.

When it comes down to it, most people will only force themselves to run those stairs because they believe if they push through the weight will come off their body. While this may work for some, it will not work for most long term because you can only fool yourself for so long. The truth always comes out and it always sets you free.

So, it's time to ask yourself …

Do you want to master your mind or do you want to master willpower?

If you want to master your willpower I can write out a year long exercise and eating plan for you and you can see how religious you can be following it. It leaves no wiggle room and if you have an unexpected party or dinner it will throw everything off. If you get invited to Mexico the whole plan will be messed up and frankly it's extremely unrealistic and will not last long term.

Find out who you are “being” right now that is creating you current results. Your thoughts, beliefs and patterns. Decide who you want to become and write out what this person would think, believe and what patterns they would have. Become this person immediately. Be conscious in your days to notice when you slip back in to the old way of being. Sometimes this new way of being will simply be who you are. You will automatically think the thoughts of someone who is at their goal weight. You will have the beliefs of someone who never struggles with their weight and you will run patterns automatically that are in alignment with your highest goals.

Which one sounds better to you?

If you are ready to master your mindset try out our home study program “The 7 Ways to Lose Weight While Living Your Life” Have fun “being” someone who automatically loses weight while living an incredible life.

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Are You Old? I Don’t THINK I Am

I will turn 65 yrs old this May. Oh, yes! I have a hundred aches and pains all over my body. I sometimes have gout, my knees and thighs are numb all the time and my lower back is constantly visited with pains. I always take pain killers before I play tennis every morning.

And I relish using the courtesy lanes for seniors when paying my bills and my contribution to dining out with my children is through the discounts given to senior citizens.

But do I think I am old? Not on your life!

To be old is not a matter of years but a matter of feeling; not of numbers but of mind.

Unfortunately society thinks differently. It seems that society, in a show of lame courtesy, has put a label on people at certain age levels. I find it condescending, not being courteous.

It is kind of diplomatic way of easing us out from the center of action, of making us dependencies; of being lames ducks, in a manner of speaking.

I recently came across a blog post from fitnessseniorstyle.com, titled “When is a Person Old?”

Its first paragraph reads,

“The government considers you a senior at 55 years old. Social Security retirees retire at 65 years. Corporations consider you non-productive at 45 years old.” The American Association of Retired Persons euphemistically welcomes new members at 50 years young … “

If these respected entities can not agree on what is being “old,” could not you and I disagree with society as well? Being “old” is not a matter of specifics, but of perceptions. And its definition could be as varied the description of an elephant from three blind men.

From my perspective, being “old” is when:

– You worry less of your gray hair than of your bare pate:

Some of my more vain friends always ask me why I do not dye my hair. My retort is the same same, “what hair?”

– Your right hand does not know what is in the left hand:

One time I thought I lost my lighter. I immediately went to buy another one. After paying the cashier, I noticed I was holding a lighter in each hand. Thinking that I got two, instead of one, I returned to the cashier the one in my left. Politely she said, “Sorry sir, they are both yours.”

– Presents are not as exciting anymore:

My children always ask me what I want for special occasions. I tell them that things, I no longer have need of, but my age money I could not do without.

– Your knees and your back become a conversational piece:

It used to be that we talked about careers, employment opportunities, our new house, new car, where we went for vacation, dining out, etc.

Now, if it is not knees, it's our backs; knees, backs, knees, backs.

– You have a different view of women:

There was a time when I looked at beautiful women with lust in my eyes. Now I can barely have focus in my eyes and where there was lust, now plan wishful thinking.

But the most obvious sign of being old is when you ogle at girls young enough to be your children.

– You take a lot longer to pee:

Men over 50 are very susceptible to prostate enlargement. This could make peeing take a little longer and more often.

Otherwise, you pee a little longer not of prostate but having lain prostrate in the toilet.

– You sleep less:

It is commonly held that old people sleep less. Science debunked this. But drugs for a host of ailments can affect an elderly person's sleep patterns.

So is the thought that this may be your last.

Getting old is something nobody can escape from. Feeling old is something else. It can happen to anyone at any age. And it can be avoided.

I aim to live as long as I can, yet feeling not a bit old. From a book I am currently reading, I intend to live my life to the fullest each day, knowing and unmindful that I may drop dead the next.

You should expect no less.

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How To Understand What Your Dreams Are Preparing You For

We all juggle various responsibilities on a daily basis; home, family, work, and much more … And nightly, our dreams help us prepare for the inevitable strife, stresses and challenges that come with life in our modern society. Determining which areas of life, and which changes, stresses and issues will be of most importance or the most challenging is the key to understanding and utilizing our dreams for maximum benefit.

Obviously, the very first thing we need to do is keep a record of our dreams. You can not use what you do not have. With that said, and assuming you have a record or at least remember your dreams (or a dream), we then have to find out where in our lives we're going to be challenged, and in what way.

There are 7 universal elements to every dream:

1. The location or Setting Element

This element tells you where you are and what type of challenge you're facing through the dream

2. The Actions and Interactions Element

This element shows you what's going on with your or other characters through the dream

3. The Characters or Identities Element

This element, obviously enough, indicates who's in the dream, which characteristics or identities are being, or will need to be, utilized.

4. The Responses and Reactions Element

This element demonstrates how you and / or characters react or handle situations through the dream

5. The Directions and Positioning Element

These elements give you clues as to where you are, where you're heading

6. The Objects Element

Second only to actions and interactions, objects generally fill out our dreams and are important hints as to the issues and challenges to be dealt with or recognized

7. The Descriptive and Modifier Element

These elements add clarity and detail to the information and message being brought to your consciousness

Here's a brief example of how to use this method:

I'm in the rear (cargo) part of a plane with another woman.

Bags of what looks like mail, start sliding off the roof. These sacks (attached to each other by routes) are going to, or can, cause the plane to crash.

I tell the woman to cut the rope. She has a knife, but she does not want to dull it.

I climb up on the top of the plane and see that there are 3 bags. I cut the one bag that's hanging over the edge -with a pair of scissors.

Then, I'm considering the effects of the added weight or the subtraction of weight if I push all the other bags off the roof, on the plane's course of altitude.

I have to get back into the plane. I can climb in through the trunk, which has the back seat panel removed. However, I'll have to climb over a spare tire, crowbar and a bunch of other stuff. Or, I can try to make it to the back doors (which are open on the side of the plane), but this is risky because there's nothing to hang on to.

The location / settings elements :

– in the rear (cargo) part of a plane (inside / internal -the rear / back of the vehicle; in a position to see the results)

– on the top of the plane (outside / external – on top of the vehicle; in a position to see the cause)

– through the trunk (movement / transition-through the rear / back of the vehicle)

Actions and Interactions Element :

– sliding off the roof (event / issue not in the dreams control)

– tell the woman (instructions on how to deal with issue)

– climb up on the top (proactive … cut it off -stop it- before it causes a crash)

– see that (perception / understanding of the whole picture or extent of the problem)

– cut the one bag (deal with the immediate issue, separate one from the others)

– considering (considering consequences or outcomes for different actions)

– climb over (evaluating route, path to objective)

Characters or Identities Element :

– woman (inner conflicting choices or desires)

Responses and Reactions Element :

– cause the plane to crash (response to sliding bags -fall / drop out of the air, crash, descend, accident or injury)

– does not want to dull it (reaction to instructions -don't want to lose the edge or sharpness)

– have to climb over (contemplated response to one alternative -traverse some obstacles, slow going, ascend the obstacles, climb)

– try to make it (uncertain of ability or success)

– risky because there's nothing to hang on to (contemplated response to other alternative – risk, fear for safety and successful exit)

Directions and Positioning Element :

– rear

– on the top

– hanging over the edge

– added weight or subtraction

– back seat

– back doors

These directional and positional elements are self-explanatory

Objects Element :

– Bags (containers, holders, carriers, burden, value)

– Ropes (connect, bind, secure, tie, constrain)

– Knife (an object which cuts / slices, is sharp and can be used for self-defense)

– Scissors (an object which cuts, trims, opens, shapes, safer than knives)

– bunch of other stuff (everyday items, obstacles, challenges)

– mail (male or mail-communication / message, post, delivery)

Descriptive and Modifier Element :

looks like mail (perception of the problem … mail)

– attached to each other by routes (challenge / issue connected to others, or not isolated or simple / single)

– cut the rope (sever the binding / connection)

– 3 (trinity, balance, mind / body / soul)

This dream is bringing the dreamer's attention to her choices for how best to progress after identifying and taking action in resolving an issue – separating one bag of what looks like mail, from the others before they all slide off the roof of the plane and bring it down / cause a crash –

By identifying the 7 primary elements of the dream, you can arrive at a basic understanding of what the dream is addressing, which in this case is preparation for the separation or detachment from the group / others to avoid being dragged down or crashing. To gain a deeper understanding, and to dig up even more clues, a statistical and word analysis can be carried out. And for even further information, you can delve deeper into the symbolism and associations exclusive to your psyche.

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Get a Grip, New Series, Fun and Managing Anxiety

The Banquet of Consequences, Stress. Get a Grip, Part 1

Dateline: Threadgill's International Branch Office. Chatting with Eddie Wilson, the man who set up Willie Nelson's First Fourth of July Picnic. At a later time, I'll address the mental and physical reminders of that spectacular event. We could start with a study of the effects of second-hand pot smoke. But, it was Willie's party.

Set-up: “Everyone, soon or late, sets down to a banquet of consequences.” Robert Louis Stevenson

Well, here I am at the banquet of consequences and I write about it, because, alas, I am not alone. (Here's where you take a look in the mirror, or at your list of medicines, or the cosmetics, and most of all, the relationships who wish were more meaningful. If you have no high blood pressure, cursing fits, cut off relationships, have not noticed that long scarves are slimming, or did not blink when the saleslady at the department store prompted you to try those suck-up Not Your Daughter's Jeans because they would lift your booty … Well, you can just run along You're not one of us. You can not be in our club.)

As denial is my primary anxiety management tool, I have minimized a cast as a a number of scary diseases, treating with minimum medication and lots of anti-inflammatories. Lots.

Stress. Stress Management. Psychology. Depression. Relationships.

It's the ulcers that got my attention. I can practically see myself on many a stage through the nation with my entertaining keynote on how the effects of stress are not magical. That those of us who stay in a constant state of alarm exude all sorts of factors that, short term, enable us to walk a little faster, push a little harder. We can push others a little harder, or we can do everything.

And then, little abuses start to pile up and some doctor you've known for forty years, shows you a few pictures of your stomach and esophagus and says something like, “You do realize, if you do not make some changes, one of these can perforate and the blood loss will be just the same as if you had been shot with a gun. ”

So, for a while, we'll chat about stress. Oh, sure I wrote a book resold in several countries. Oh, sure I consult all the time on the topic of stress. In my talks, I've given out an impressive list of methods for reducing stress. Problem is, my advice turns out to be like the gym. Having a membership is a “good idea,” but to benefit, you obviously have to go to the gym.

So, here we go. Psychologist on the Loose has learned a few things about reducing stress. And someone bought to benefit from the effort.

First Rule of the Stress Solution: Lack of information on stress is not the problem. More information on stress is not the answer.

We apparently have an endless capacity to believe if people had the right information, their problems would go away.

For example, I'm currently watching a program that involves a love quadrangle. Yes, three women, two of whom married to spite the other and one who is still married. So, here's the scorecard. A and B have a relationship, and A and C have a relationship, who has a relationship with D. D begins a relationship with A and B gets jealous and he we go. Someone gets murdered.

Hey, do not judge me. I watch the National Geographic Channel sometimes. The point here is, a psychologist narrating the show is asked how this mess could have been avoided. Psychologist says: “The problem here is that no one took these young people side and told them what they were doing was wrong.” Oh, yeah, that would have done it. The four would have immediately halted their anxiety-driven behavior and signed up for a year of Bride's Magazine.

If more information worked, magazines would not appear every month with a new and exciting way to lose weight. The More Information Delusion sells the magazines, though I've found, if you get behind someone in the checkout line with a boatload of groceries, you can look out the new weight loss information without having to actually pay for the magazine. Beside, once I'm up to the front I need my tabloid time to find out who's pregnant, who's split, and who has a secret lover in Hollywood.

There you go. You already have the first principle down. Lack of information is not the problem. More information is not the answer. You'd be surprised at the number of issues this applies to-marriage, child rearing, school completion, job success …

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5 Tips for Creating a Stress-Free Zone

Stress is a fact of life. We are all born with instinctive stress response to deal with emergency situations or threats. We developed these stress responses once upon a time to help excite our bodies to the point where we would be able to escape predators and outperform competitors. When a potentially dangerous situation arises, stress hormones are released into our bloodstream.

However, today stress is chronic and ongoing and we are now living at such a pace that we activate these stress hormones all the time. The hidden that this constant state of arousal can put on our bodies and brains is incredibly unhealthy and draining. This is why it's important now that we take proactive steps to counteract that stress.

One way we can combat chronic stress is by creating an escape for ourselves – a 'stress free zone' – whether that's a room in our home, a happy place somewhere outdoors or a place we go to mentally.

1. Keep it EXCLUSIVE.

The first and most important thing is that the space you create to be your stress free zone actually is stress free. Shut out problems. Create a space that blocks out the things that might stress you out and where you can really get away from things. No voices, no phones, no text messages, no computers, no watch or other device that may pull you away. Anything that beeps or rings to alert you of messages should be shut out. This may mean you need to learn to say “no” or at least “not right now”.

2. Keep it PERSONAL

Take a mental vacation with images of things that make you smile and feel good. Loved ones, the beach, a mountain view; it's your vacation so it can be whatever resonates with you. Maybe you just need to completely clear your mind of any thoughts. It can be helpful to add things that can heighten your senses such as:

  • The power of nature. Plants add beauty to a room- but do not stop there. A tabletop fountain or a Zen garden can be a peaceful addition.
  • The power of smell. Odors affect our mood and can help us concentrate, since the power of aromatherapy. For example, citrusy scents such as lemon and orange can help eliminate anxiety and increase concentration. Lavender, cedar wood and rosemary help reduce stress.
  • The power of light. If you choose to de-stress in the morning to start fresh, then open the curtains. Natural light effects circadian rhythms, the “master clock”. If you want to unwind and slow things down, choose dim lighting in an amber shade that you get from candle light or a fireplace. At bedtime, you may want to use a sleep mask to block out light alike.
  • The power of sound. Music has been used as a healing force for centuries and has been shown to affect portions of the brain. Download recordings of nature sounds like trickling water or ocean waves and play them as background music for relaxation.
  • The power of breath. Breathe more mindfully. Take a full breathe – inhale deeply into your belly, then allow every last drop of air to release on the exhale. This simple action blocks the stress response and cues your body to relax, making you less likely to get fatigued and more able to think clearly. Take 5 minutes twice a day

3. Keep it CLEAN

A messy space stresses people out and it's hard to relax when you're surrounded by clutter and things that need putting away. The best way to keep it clean is to simply reduce the things in your space. If you have lots of clutter to deal with, set aside 15 minutes a day to organize your space. Separate things by what you can donate to Goodwill, throw away or pack away for safe keeping.

4. Keep it SIMPLE

Who has time to unwind today? Without you keep your stress-free time simple and short you probably will not be able to fit it into your busy schedule.

  • Laughter. Find whatever tickles your fancy and makes you happy. Laughter has been shown to lead to reductions in stress hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine. When laughing the brain also releases endorphins that can relate some physical pain. Laughter also boosts the number of antibody-producing cells and improvements the effectiveness of T-cells, leading to a stronger immune system.
  • Music. Music is one of the easiest ways to distress. Relaxation music or your favorite playlist can have a profound and immediate influence on your mood and mindset.
  • Play time, walking or exercise. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to manage stress. The best thing is that it does not have to be strenuous. Walking is a great way to get started. Stretching can also relieve muscle tension. Even everyday activities such as housecleaning or yard work can reduce stress.
  • Photos. Every once and a while, looking though photo albums of loved ones can bring back great memories that make us happy. Photos can also be of things or places. Some researchers believe that humans have a fundamental, genetically rooted need to associate with nature and other life forms. They call this “biophilia.” Just looking at photographs of serene natural scenes has some invigorating effects, replenishing our cognitive methods, according to studies.
  • Comfort. Loosen your clothing, take off your shoes and get comfortable. Surround yourself with comfort and softness, including your seating and the things you touch.

5. Keep it REGULAR

Daily commitment is crucial. You do not need to be connected 24/7 so make sure you keep at least 15 minutes a day to unwind. With a little practice and dedication you will have everyone wondering why you are so happy.

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