Sunday, December 24, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
For more information, visit: http://www.hht.co.nz/4pro.pdf
Friday, December 22, 2017
Myalgic Encephalomylitis is abbreviated to ME and has all the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Tiredness, muscle aches, brain fog, depression, are part of a syndrome that has baffled doctors. It has now been accepted by the medical world as being a genuine illness and not one that has been imagined by the patient. Many treatments are available, from diet, sleep treatment, physical therapies, etc. It is best to avoid medications if they can be avoided. For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/cfs/pdf/cfs-toolkit.pdf
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Sleep paralysis is a sleep state where the person thinks they are awake, but cannot move their muscles. They have very vivid dreams that they think are true life. It is very common and the person loses good quality sleep, feeling very tired throughout the day. Stress tends to make this worse. Create a stress-free bedtime routine where you have a light meal, listen to some gentle music or a relaxation meditation. Organise your life for the morning when you awake and forget the stresses of the day. For more information: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/csr/CSRIssues/2005_Spring_Issue.pdf
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Permaculture offers a natural and sustainable gardening philosophy, developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978, it has taken off as a means of looking after plants and animals holistically and organically. Energy is conserved, rain water is used rather than reservoir water, natural compost is used too. Prince Charles, next in line to the British throne, is very interested in using these permaculture methods. Three core laws apply:
- Care for the earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish.
- Care for the people: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence.
- Return of surplus: Reinvesting surpluses back into the system to provide for the first two ethics. This includes returning waste back into the system to recycle into usefulness. The third ethic is sometimes referred to as Fair Share to reflect that each of us should take no more than what we need before we reinvest the surplus.
Free ebooks on Permaculture: http://www.green-shopping.co.uk/ebooks/free-ebooks.html
and blogs here: https://www.permaculture.co.uk/writers/maddy-harland
and podcasts here: https://www.permaculture.co.uk/podcasts
Saturday, December 16, 2017
The African Lion and the Sunda Clouded Leopard could be extinct within a few years due to lack of food in the wild caused by changing weather conditions.
In 1979, Africa had 1,300,000 wild Elephants, today, there are 400,000 alive and the land is guarded by park rangers and it is estimated more than 1,000 rangers have been killed by armed militia groups in the past ten years trying to protect them.23tonnes of Elephant Ivory was confiscated in 2012 - equivalent to the tusks of 2,500 Elephants. Seizures of illegal ivory are at their highest for 20 years The price of Rhino horn has increased to £37.500 per kilogram, twice the price of gold and platinum (and more valuable than black market diamonds or cocaine). The illegal trade in wildlife is one of the most lucrative trades in the world, worth £6,000,000,000 per year and is ruthless in its quest. Animals are viciously killed and people are also killed. . This trade is fueled by the new middle classes of the Far East, Vietnam is the top destination point for Rhino horn where they trade in carcass, tusk and horn, in one haul 1,200 Rhino tusks were seized in Hong Kong. Approx 5,000 Rhinos remain in the wild.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Anger is a natural emotion which humans and animals feel for a number of reasons, such as a result of injustice. However, it is also very common when a threat is perceived - the fight or flight response, either run away or turn and fight the perceived opponent. Often these reactions are aggressive, and can make an already difficult situation even more difficult. There are many ways to deal with angry feelings. Often underneath the anger are feelings of grief and fear. If you are an angry person, relax and deal with the situation at a later time when you are not overwhelmed by what is happening. Learning a few simple steps can put an end to over-reacting.
For more information, visit: http://www.gov.scot/resource/doc/98780/0023932.pdf
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
What are night terrors and How is it best to deal with them?
Night Terrors usually occurs in childhood and children often grow out of them but they can occur during adulthood. This type of frightening dream occurs in a particular time during the sleep cycle. Sometimes, during this period, the person might cry out, scream or shake, they might shout or lash out. They might also get up during their sleep and walk around, as though they are awake, but they are in fact, fully asleep. They can often be triggered by a stressful experience. In children, they should be allowed to take their course, in adults, they might require a relaxing bedtime routine, sleep without interruption from outside noise. For more information, visit: http://www.kidfixer.com/kidfixer.com/Information_Sheets_files/Night%20Terrors.pdf
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
For ways to cope with grief and loss, visit: https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/hr/hrdepts/asap/Documents/Coping_with_Grief.pdf
Helplessness, anger, feelings of being out of control are common following emergencies. Depression can also follow, exhaustion and can compound the situation. Stressed minds only come to stressed conclusions. Get into nature, see friends and speak to them about your problems, seek professional advice and take it. Buold you own immunity to stress during quiet times, prepare for the worst but hope for the best. You can cope better, regardless of your experiences and difficulties.
For more information, a resources link here: https://depts.washington.edu/hcsats/PDF/TF-%20CBT/pages/cognitive_coping.html
Monday, December 11, 2017
Perhaps the person most likely to have known where this mysterious land can be found is a Tibetan abbot who wrote 'The Path to Shambala' who describes the entrance to the lost land as being in Mongolia. This mystical land is also known as 'Shangri'La'.
Visit for more information: http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/eBooks/BOOKS/Shambhala.pdf
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Eugene Gendlin developed this technique with other psychologists at the University of Chicago in the 1960s as a result of research that was conducted between therapists and their clients. They discovered that the clients who were in touch with their felt sense achieved greater and quicker recovery from distress. Focusing helps us to feel what is happening at the present time, creating a greater sense of truth and reality.
For more information, visit: http://www.focusing.org/pdf/friedman_gendlin_annals.pdf
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
1. Let of toxic people in your life- in my experiences, they drain me of vital life energy. I found healthy relationships are better.
2. Let g of fretting about past mistakes- forgive yourself and move on.
3. Let go of the need to be right- I had to ask myself how this was serving me and found that it wasn’t
4. Let go of feeling sorry for yourself- I found my “pity parties” didn’t get me much mileage. I only became good at the martyr-victim role which didn’t serve me well in my relationships.
5. Let go of negative self-talk- This is like toxic people in our lives. Switch to positive self statements and see the change.
6. Let go of the need to impress others- Most people really don’t care. And if they do, are they what you want in business or personal relationships?
7. Let go of limiting beliefs - Like #5, this restricts your ability to move ahead. Set goals and an action plan to accomplish them. You will find limiting beliefs will not achieve the goals.
8. Let go of need to please everyone- You cannot please everyone. Just please yourself and you will be happier.
9. Let go of gossip and complaining- this is like toxic relationships. Cut this out.
10. go of worrying about the future- you cannot control the past or future. Be in the present and live fully. Robert Matuszak Visit: http://www.orionconsultingllc.net/
For more information: http://www.wisebrain.org/ParasympatheticNS.pdf
For more information: http://www.wisebrain.org/ParasympatheticNS.pdf
Thursday, December 7, 2017
"I had spent most of the last 6 weeks resting so I could heal and without any complications. My life was focused on this. My energy level had to be nourished so I did not become exhausted. Even mental activity drained my energy reserve in the first few weeks after surgery. I finally would feel drawn to an activity, alerting me I had the energy to attempt the task. Slowly more activities showed up on the screen of my awareness, telling me if I didn’t overdo it, it was okay to reclaim an activity to my schedule. This week the object of my desire was cleaning the bathroom…
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Family Constellations Therapy is a powerful method to solve difficult feelings and situations that occur in families. The therapy takes place in a group with each person representing a family member. Similar in some ways to Psychodrama, it can be powerfully insightful and cathartic and bring about change in relationships.
For more information: http://www2.hellinger.com/fileadmin/user_upload/PDF/AusbKonEngl_2014.pdf