Spiritual Development for Self Growth

Article by: Eva Gregory

The present generation sometimes neglects the need for spiritual development. Our ancestors relied heavily on psychic and intuitive decisions in their choices. They knew that there are things complex enough to be explained by more than science. Today, we depend on the advancement of science and technology to rule our decisions. This overdependence leads to numbing of the psychic and intuitive abilities. We sometimes don’t see the need to fulfill spiritual desires anymore. We just, then, exist.

Spiritual awakening helps you to rekindle the need for spiritual satisfaction. You contemplate the rules and responsibilities that are introduced to you, and then decide whether to accept it or not...

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Dealing with Children’s Anger Problems

Article by: Osvaldo Barlow

Anger can be a difficult issue to handle especially with some youngsters. Working with them in positive tactics can help benefit the child’s upbringing in immeasurable ways. Anger can cause unreasonable behaviour and decisions and will be dealt with as early as possible. That’s why it is so critical to help your youngster learn how to process negative feelings in suitable techniques from a tender age. The sooner you can inspire your youngster to deal with outrage in acceptable ways the earlier your child will be in a position to resist the many natural pressures of childhood and the teenage years in today’s society. Below are a couple of pointers that will help you and your kids deal with anger problems.

It is very vital to stay calm during outbursts, but as wel...

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The Highs And Lows Of Manic Depression

Article by: Dr. Rose Windale

The moods of a manic depressive person are like that of a pendulum swinging from one extreme to the other. As the term itself implies, manic depression is a psychological disorder wherein a person has bouts of mania and depression. Manic depression is associated with extreme mood swings and sudden behavioral changes. In one instance, a person may be extremely buoyant and talkative, has rapid flight of ideas and heightened energy that may lead to decreased amounts of sleep. This manic phase of manic depression can last for hours, days, weeks or months, and it is a racing, giddy state of elevated mood.

This hypomanic episode can present itself as a strange behavior, as although it can pass for sociability, the hypomanic person can sometimes exhibit aggressive be...

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Why are we addicted to chocolate?

Article by: Stephen Lau

Many find chocolate irresistible – including myself. We crave chocolate, we savor it, and we enjoy it. There comes the passion for chocolate – or rather the chocolate addiction.

What is the chemistry inherent in this passion or addiction? How does it make so many of us become addicted to chocolate?

The reason is simple: chocolate is an addicting drug. Scientists have found that naloxone, an opiate blocker, reduces chocolate addiction. This is strong evidence that chocolate is addictive, just like any other drug. However, chocolate is only a mild version of addicting drug – but enough to have the brain effect that creates the real, compulsive attraction.

In addition to caffeine (although not nearly as much as coffee), chocolate contains other chemicals, such as theo...

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PMS: Another Viewpoint

Article by: Marie C. Barrett

PMS or pre menstrual syndrome, is not a condition to be taken lightly, as any woman experiencing the symptoms knows only too well. It seems to be the lot of some women to experience significant levels of discomfort from PMS, but perhaps more than is necessary.

First up, this article is not about medical treatment for the symptoms of PMS, nor is it a psychologist’s analysis of why some suffer more intense symptoms than others. All we would like to do is offer a few thoughts that may help you adjust your thinking and thereby find some relief from your symptoms.

Every stage of life presents us with its own challenges, and this women’s only business of PMS is simply one of those times...

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Obesity and Disease

Article by: M.C.

Obesity and heart diseases: In a new study it was found that the percentage of overweight and obese adults in the United States has increased over the past two decades undermining efforts to reduce heart disease risk factors. Also the rising obesity is associated with the lower likelihood of having optimal blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Another study indicates that weight loss may correct structural heart damage in obese patients. The researchers analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 1988-2006, representing 8,264 adult men and women, 20 to 85 years old. All had complete risk factor profiles of their blood pressure, fasting glucose, low density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol) and smoking status.

The researchers f...

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When Am I Most Fertile?

Article by: Amos Grunebaum, MD

Couples who are trying to conceive may wish to know, when am I most fertile. Fertile times are directly associated with ovulation cycle and menstrual cycle.

The most fertile period for women are the 4-5 days before ovulation begins and the day of ovulation. You cannot get pregnant having sex the day after ovulation. As sperm can live up to five days once deposited, having intercourse a few days before ovulation, during your fertile times, allows sperm to travel closer to the egg before it is released. Tracking fertile days or period is the best way to determine the optimal time for conception.

When Am I Most Fertile: Tracking Fertility with a Calendar
On a common wall calendar, mark the first day of your period...

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What to Expect From a Pap Smear and Why It’s Important

Article by: Kathy Gleason

A Pap smear is not generally the highlight of any woman’s week. However, it’s very important that women attend to this potentially life saving test. Pap smears can detect abnormal cells, pre-cancerous conditions as well as cervical cancer, and infections. Cervical cancer, while serious, is highly treatable when caught in it’s early stages. This is why getting screened regularly is very important.

The current recommendation is that women begin getting Pap smears at the age of 21, and then repeat the test every three years until age 30, or as often as your doctor advises. After age 30, women can cut back to getting Pap smears only once every five years, unless she is in a high risk group, in which case getting a Pap smear more often may be necessary.

Getting a Pap ...

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Tips On How To Meditate Effectively

Article by: Jetty Kun

Some people don’t know how to meditate to get rid of stress and anxiety caused by daily issues in life. Meditating is a good way to relax and remove anxiety in your system. But it is not just relaxing today and you can forget about it tomorrow. You have to make it a routine to actually learn this ability of making your conscious mind at peace and harmony with your inner self.

A guided meditation can help you meditate effectively. You must dedicate a time for yourself alone. It doesn’t mean spending long hours if you are on a tight schedule. The secret of an effective meditation is the time you spend quietly without anything around to disrupt you while you want to be at peace to release all the negative energy in you...

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Building Healthly Self Esteem In Our Children

Article by: Christine Carter

We hear from all the experts how key a strong self esteem in childhood really is, and there are defiantly a lot of prevailing opinions about the ways to achieve it. After all, its a significant part of parenting, and parents play an essential part in helping to cultivate a strong self esteem in their children. In large part, self esteem is learned, and a lot of that learning will happen in the home while in childhood.

Conflicting with what people might believe, a healthy self esteem shouldn’t make a child pretentious or self centered. Children who have been taught to cultivate their self worth in the right way are not going to be egotistic or spoiled as a result...

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