Introduction To Our Rituals

Introduction To Our Rituals

Introduction

For many, the struggle to lose weight is not a matter of willpower but a matter of emotional control. When you’re sad you eat, when you’re happy you eat, when you’re stressed you eat, because, for one reason or another, food can help alleviate those bad emotions and elevate the good ones, if only for a moment. It makes sense, food doesn’t judge you, it doesn’t insult you, it doesn’t look down on you, it doesn’t demand anything of you… Heck, you need it to sustain your life, to live and grow strong and be healthy, and the stuff we seem to lean on during emotional highs and lows taste very good! It’s a necessity.

But, at the end of the day, when you’ve given in, when you’ve tried to lift yourself up out of a depression, tried to elevate your happiness and party, tried to find something to distract you from your stress, you’re left feeling stuffed, upset, and even angry at yourself for giving in, be-cause you want to stay healthy, on track, and lose that weight.

It’s understandable and it’s not your fault. The weight loss industry has become a multi-billion dollar industry, with books, products, and programs available everywhere. But amongst all those books, few ever address the subject of emotional eating, except to tell you not to do it. Few offer strategies, techniques, and methods to help alleviate anxiety, worry, sadness, or help you to direct your happi-ness in more productive manners.

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You’re often left with suggestions such as, “Find a way to keep yourself busy: “Redirect your sadness into some-thing productive other than food: and other common sense resolutions that, though they work when you’re one hundred percent focused and trying to eat better, the moment you get really overwhelmed-the moment something can shake you from that control, you’re back to doing what YOU DON’T WANT TO DO!

I understand the frustration. I’m not some skinny doctor who has never had to deal with weight loss. I still struggle with my weight to get control of my love handles. At one point, I weighed 347 pounds, much of that weight brought on through stressful eating, eating because I was sad and miserable with my life, eating because I didn’t know what I wanted from my life, eating because… well, just because I hoped it would make me feel better. It feels good not being judged, it feels good for just a moment to have something that can take your mind off your troubles, whatever they may be.

It wasn’t until I could overcome those patterns, until I could take control of my emotions better, that I could finally begin to drop the weight, and I’m happy to tell you, I’m down more than a hundred pounds, and I keep it off.

‘Quickie’ or how to practice sex in 15 seconds

‘Quickie’ or how to practice sex in 15 seconds

This fashion that has revolutionized sex is already the favorite option for those under 35

With the pace of life so fast that we carry is no surprise that the way to consummate love has also been transformed. The ‘quickie’, which in English means ‘quickie’ is the new craze that has revolutionized sex among young Europeans and has become the favorite choice of women under 35 years.

And is that the youngest has been learning the skills to achieve orgasm in just 15 seconds since they opened the doors to your garden of delights.

To take a ‘quickie’ is a good option for the intrepid ones who like sex with the option to caught infraganti, that is to say, those that change the sheets by a beach in broad daylight, a park or the stairs of a portal.

A study on excitement and sexual tendencies involving more than 500 people indicates that in only 15 seconds you can fully enjoy sex. But be aware that not everyone has the skills to do a satisfactory ‘quickie’ and that over, invite to repeat.

As the saying goes, “for color tastes” and is that in order to put into practice sexual skills, the preferences are innumerable. However, the goal is the same for everyone: release endorphins, combat the monotony in couples and have fun.

The hit trick of the ‘quickie’?

For this practice to satisfy both, it is important that two requirements are met. The first is that there is a high excitement for both of them at the same time. For that reason, the key to the success of the ‘quickie’ is that it is something spontaneous, morbid and never planned, the typical ‘here I get you, here I kill you’.

In addition, it is important that there is a prior stimulation to make it easier for the two to reach orgasm in those only 15 seconds.

Although for the most classic in carnal subject, sex is like a recipe (you can not skip the elaboration guidelines and has its cooking time), the success of the ‘quickie’ resides in that despite lasting less than 20 seconds, It can always be repeated

Allergies trigger to some pollens and nuts

Allergies trigger to some pollens and nuts

The allergy to some pollens, such as grasses, olive, and arizonica, has exploded in the last five years and have also become more aggressive, but so has dry nuts, which is sometimes manifested by anaphylaxis, An immune reaction that can lead to death.

This is one of the conclusions of the report ‘Allergology’ 2015, prepared by the Spanish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (Seaic), which has been presented today and also reveals that allergy sufferers are getting younger.

The study has been developed in the consultations of more than 300 specialists and has included almost 3,000 patients children and adults from all over Spain, who were interviewed in 2014. This is the third report made by this society, which had already elaborated Two in 2005 and 1992.

In the second report, the average age of the patients was 16 years and in the latter of 2015 has dropped to 12, and the reason is that pollen is more aggressive and the culprit is pollution, such As doctors Joaquín Sastre, president of the Seaic, and Tomas Chivato explained.

The particles of the contamination “stick” to the pollen and these become more virulent, affect and irritate the mucous more and rhinitis develop.

This “aggressiveness” caused by pollution also makes even some foreigners who were not allergic in their country of origin when they arrive here. The 6% of patients in the study are foreigners.

“There is something in the explosive environment that causes gene expression to change, it attacks the expression of the proteins that are growing,” said Sastre, who has warned that if this trend continues in 2050, 50% of the population will have some disease Allergic reaction. Currently, the percentage is 25%.

In addition, these “more aggressive” pollen sometimes share proteins with some fruits such as rosacea, including peach, which establishes combined allergies and patients with cross-disease, as explained by experts.

It is what is called “allergic march”, a term that determines the allergists for the evolution that usually suffer the people who suffer several allergic diseases.

The worrying thing, according to specialists, is that only a third of allergy is controlled, hence allergists are looking for different formulas to increase adherence to treatments.

Six out of ten patients who first go to the allergist’s office do so for symptoms related to rhinoconjunctivitis.

The second reason for consultation is asthma (23.4%), the third is hypersensitivity to medications (17.7%) and the fourth is a food allergy (10%).

Concerning the 2005 report, consultations for rhinitis as a single pathology (42% vs. 34.3%) have increased, and consultations for asthma have also been reduced as a single disease (7.2% vs. 3.4%),.

In 68% of patients with rhinoconjunctivitis, other allergic diseases coexist, and among them, asthma prevails, but the percentage of patients who consult both conditions has remained stable at 20%.

They have increased food allergies and have increased especially to nuts both children and adults, and largely as Sastre, because now consume more, as there is also more awareness of dogs, while Maintains that of the cats.

The patients in the study are mostly women (58% vs. 42% of men) because, although the causes are unknown, they are at the head of all allergic diseases above men, except for allergy to Hymenoptera.

Regarding the place of residence, 61% come from urban environments, precisely because in the big cities suffer more allergies than in rural areas due to the effect of environmental pollution.

Allergists believe that more specialists are needed to attend to the new consultations that are carried out every year: 1.100.000 in Spain, except in the Balearics, where there are still no allergists in public health.

Goodbye to stress: Keys to relax

Goodbye to stress: Keys to relax

The stress is part of our of our daily lives. We run to all the sites, we work many hours and we feel that we do not arrive at all. Psychologists claim that some degree of stress is needed to keep the body active, improve our creativity and performance. However, stress becomes dangerous to health when it imbalances our nervous system.

Excessive stress has become a common feature in the fast-paced society we face each day. A high level of stress can produce insomnia and reduce our performance. If this situation is maintained over time we may have hormonal problems that lead us to eat more and gain weight. Even our defenses and moods can be significantly reduced, and may in many cases lead to depression. Discover   the key to saying goodbye to stress and relaxing:

Give things the importance they have

When we face a situation that causes us stress, we must analyze what concerns us. Many times we dramatize and we are too overwhelmed with fear that things will go wrong, without realizing that, in the case of going wrong, the consequences would not be so dramatic.

Thus, before facing these situations, we must relax and try to see the good side of things, without thinking that we can not achieve.

Perform physical exercise

The practice of physical exercise relaxes our mind and activates our body. It also helps us to download and feel refreshed. It is important that you look for a small gap a day to exercise, relax and feel better with yourself.

To practice relaxation techniques

Practices such as yoga, relaxation or pilates help us relax. A body subjected to a high level of stress needs to relax to combat that constant acceleration of the body that can endanger our health.

Live the present

Our mind is anticipatory by nature. We imagine that we will do tomorrow without enjoying the day to day. In this way, we are overwhelmed by situations that have not yet happened. We must relax, live the day to day and enjoy what we are doing right now, here and now.

Getting enough sleep

Rest is essential to keep us active and able to face a new day loaded with energy. Try to relax and sleep a minimum of 8 hours.

Feed properly

Like sports, a healthy and balanced diet will also help us feel better.

Know how to organize

We must plan our daily lives in order of priorities. Differentiate what is a priority and urgent for us from what is not. Thus, we will also plan the time that we dedicate to leisure and to work. In this way, we will be able to see our obligations perfectly planned and have time for everything.

Leisure time is also important

In the middle of this frenetic pace of life, we should not neglect our social relationships or dedicate time to oneself. We must enjoy, go out and relax. This will also help us to enjoy and see things differently.

What do my dreams mean?

What do my dreams mean?

Falling into the abyss, losing your teeth or appear naked in public are very common nightmares

Dreams have always aroused curiosity and fascination in the human being. There are numerous interpretations and studies that scientists have developed throughout history to discover the meaning of the most common dreams.

Why do we dream? What does it mean to dream about death? And with flying? Discover below what these and other habitual dreams mean:

Dream with death

One of the most recurrent dreams is to dream of death. Have you ever dreamed that someone close to you dies? Express your wishes that this person is alive and not be separated from you. If, on the contrary, you die in the dream, you are yourself, you are maturing and you are facing a new stage in your life.

To dream that you fall or stumble

Have you awakened because you feel that you have stumbled or fallen into the void? Most people claim to have dreamed of falling. In fact, many people dream about it every day. Reveal that you suffer a moment of insecurity, anguish and frustration. It may also mean that there is something in your life that you should let go of, for example, a relationship.

Dream with flying

It can have a positive or negative meaning. On many occasions, dreaming about flying becomes a pleasant situation, of freedom and escape from problems. However, it can also become a bad dream that reveals a stage of control in your life that prevents you from being happy.

To dream about being persecuted

To dream that they persecute you can mean that there is in your life some situation or feeling that you wish to escape. It may also reveal that you feel remorse or guilt over some recent conflict.

Dreaming of a heist

This dream reveals that you are in a conflictive moment, anxious or with bad omens about your future. In addition, this dream causes frustration and impotence.

Dream of losing teeth

Although it seems strange, dreaming about losing your teeth or hair is one of the most common dreams. It may reflect a loss of authority, self-assurance or loss of vital energy.

Dreaming about appearing naked in public

The clothes constitute a mask towards the outside, in addition it gives us security. Appearing naked in dreams, especially if it is the pubic, reflects vulnerability or fear of something new in our life.

Dreaming of driving a vehicle out of control

This dream means that in your life you are struggling for something and you are afraid of not getting it. Relax, try to keep things in check and fight to get everything you set out for.

Dreaming of being late

The meaning of this dream may indicate that you feel stressed by your daily responsibilities or occupations and you do not know how to face them.

To dream about being pregnant

Contrary to what it may seem, dreaming that you are pregnant does not mean that you are going to expect a baby soon. This dream means that you are maturing, that you must close a stage and consider new goals or objectives.

What Does It Mean To Be Mindful In Practise

What Does It Mean To Be Mindful In Practise

 What Does It Mean To Be Mindful

In the last twelve years, we’ve learned more about the brain than we’ve learned in the last three thousand years of human existence, the FMRI ma-chine has done for the study of the brain what the microscope did for the study of microbes, germs, and cells. It’s opened up an entirely new world of understanding and possibility.

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The greatest of these understandings is that those thought practitioners, the men and women who spent their lives meditating, contemplating, and being more consciously aware of their own presence, have actually been harnessing unique and special connections in their brain.

We have now discovered that the mind and the brain are two different things for which function together, and though there is still some debate, it is often felt, and shown through the current research that the mind can shape the brain just as effectively as the brain can shape the mind.

This is to say that with enough focus one can create happiness even when depressed, with enough focus a person can change their mood, they can change their actions, they can change just about anything in their lives to live better and more fulfilling lives.

Often people think of Mindfulness in the Buddhist tradition, and though there are some great books on mindfulness from Buddhist Monastic writers and from great men like Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dali Lama, Mindfulness does not have to be a religious act of any kind.

Being mindful does not require meditation in a monastery saying “Ahmmm!” Mindfulness is not something reached just by enlightened individuals who have spent their entire lives seeking peace.

Mindfulness is a state for which we all enter and leave consistently throughout the day. The closer one is connected with their mind, the more one is connected with their life.

To be mindful is the ultimate goal that people should strive for. To be present and conscious of their choices, their decisions, their moods, attitudes, judgments, and beliefs at any moment, at any time, for which, then they are able to take the subjective, that which they feel, and put it in an objective frame.

When one does this, there is greater peace, calm, and overall serenity in their lives. They are more optimistic, more strategic and deliberate, more organized, and less likely to allow for assumptions to rule their decisions. That is what has been revealed time and time again through our growing knowledge of the brain.

When a person is more aware of what’s happening with themselves at any one moment, not stuck either in the past, or in the future, for which much of pain and grief lie, you are more tuned into your life, able to see and appreciate things at a different level. The world burns brighter and your life burns brighter as well.