Your Biggest Trigger Is Your Greatest Teacher

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Written by - Sri Eric Lee

You don't have to search very far to find your greatest teacher. He or she is already in your life now. Your teacher comes to visit you when you least expect it and shows up in the form of a "trigger". The trigger we are referring to is that which bothers you the most about your loved ones, colleagues, family and friends. It's that special thing that they say, do, react to, or constantly repeat which no matter what you do, always drives you bananas! Perhaps they act superior, judgmental, ignore you, are selfish, or just chewing their gum with their mouth open. Whatever it is that sets off that atomic reaction of upset inside you is here to teach you how to become so big and full of Universal presence that you transcend it. Each time you get triggered, you're being asked to grow beyond your normal limiting beliefs and discover a deeper cavern of peace at the very core of your being.

"When you welcome your emotions as teachers, every emotion brings good news, even the ones that are painful." ~ Gary Zukav & Linda Francis

Yoga for a Healthy Back

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By Rita Trieger • April 12th, 2012

Ease back strain by developing a simple yoga practice that integrates, body, mind and breath.

Chronic back pain has become something of an epidemic in our modern American culture, especially among the always-been-active Baby Boomers who are doing their best to age gracefully and actively. The wear and tear from years of physical fitness in the gym or on the playing fields has left many with overworked muscles, weakened joints and plenty of scar tissue. And a fragile body structure can mean that a movement as simple as a sneeze could knock you flat for weeks.

Our lives are too busy to stop and deal with each tense situation or problem that may arise during any given day, so we push the tension aside until later when, hopefully, we'll be better able to deal with it. But more often than not we end up burying it deep within our body's handy storage bins: the neck, shoulders, middle back, lower back and hips. This stored tension can often result in weakness, exhaustion, illness, or chronic back pain.


Rewire Your Brain for Happiness

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Rewire Your Brain for Happiness
For decades, scientists believed that once we reached adulthood, our brain was incapable of any change beyond than the negative alterations associated with disease and aging. We now know that the brain is incredibly dynamic, with a potentially unlimited ability to change throughout our entire lifespan. At any age, new neural pathways can be created and refined, and our gray matter can actually be thickened. The brain's plasticity is an infinitely precious quality that we can harness to move from habitual negative feelings states, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD – to an expanded experience of emotional wellbeing and happiness in our daily lives.

Meditation is one of the most powerful yet simple tools for altering the brain in many positive ways. There are numerous studies about the benefits of meditation in relieving stress and anxiety, improving sleep, and nurturing deep states of calm. Almost every week, new scientific studies are coming out showing more neurological benefits of meditation.


7 Steps to Lasting Change

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Finding Freedom from Addiction by Deepak Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Many years ago when I was supervising an addictions unit at the Boston Veterans Administration Hospital, I had a patient with chronic obstructive lung disease who had been on a ventilator for two weeks. I finally weaned him off and two days later, I saw him outside the hospital smoking through his tracheotomy. I began to realize that addiction is the number one disease of our civilization. It is prevalent at all levels of society and is directly and indirectly linked to all other diseases, including cardiovascular disease, many types of cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses. Addiction to toxic behaviors, substances, relationships, and environments all create toxicity in the body, which can ultimately manifest as illness.

Try An Anti-Inflammatory Diet: It Could Be The Answer To Eliminating Your Pain

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When I say Inflammation, thoughts of painful joints, muscles, swelling and loss of mobility probably comes to mind. But did you know that recent research shows that chronic inflammation in your body can lead to serious disease such as diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, and Alzheimer's disease, to name just a few?

The amount of inflammation in our body varies and is dependent on may circumstances like activity level, amount of sleep or stress in our lives and even the foods we eat. Now what you have to realize is that these factors are all accumulative and as the levels increase the risk for disease increases.

Now early in life these levels can be so low that you would not even know that you have any inflammation in your body and that is because our bodies do a fair job at controlling the inflammation at least for a while, and then one day you wake up and you are in your 40s and something is just not write and then the fear sets in and you think to yourself what did I do, what did I do wrong or what can I do right now to help myself.


How to Control Blood Sugar Levels Naturally

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By Krishan Bakhru

Most Americans eat about 80 pounds of sugar per year, as well as large amounts of refined carbohydrates such as white flour, which is easily converted into glucose in the body.

Sugar is the primary culprit in the development of hypoglycemia and diabetes. While sugar does provide a temporary boost of energy, eating it too frequently puts tremendous stress on the organs and glands that regulate blood-sugar levels. If you don't have hypoglycemia or diabetes or if you rarely indulge in sugar, your pancreas can handle occasional sugary treats. But if you frequently eat sugar, your pancreas can become hypersensitive to sugar and overreact, flooding your body with insulin, which causes blood-sugar levels to plummet. This triggers your adrenal glands into action, and they notify your liver to release the glucose that it has stored as emergency fuel, which once again floods your bloodstream with sugar. If this happens too many times, your pancreas can finally give up and stop producing insulin or your cells may become resistant to insulin, and hypoglycemia can slip into diabetes.


Present Moment

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Some months ago, for three successive nights, I was awakened by three insights that came to me – persistently and repeatedly – one per night. The first night's message was: "Only the present moment is real." The second night's message was: "You can trust the present moment." The third night's message was: "Make friends with the present moment."

How do I surrender the primacy of my conditioned mind and egoic will, and allow – moment-by-moment – space for stillness and the arising of my natural state of awareness? Doing so, for me, involves a certain amount of rational insight to initially coax the thinking mind from its constant daydreaming in the foreground into letting go and taking a secondary position in the background. This shift is facilitated by the first night's message.