Articles on mental, physical, and spiritual health.
“You are not here to merely make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” — Woodrow Wilson
By Vaishnavi S
What is happiness?
There is no definitive meaning to happiness. It means different things to different people. Few are contended with small moments of happiness and few feel that happiness is the life’s path. Everybody wants to be happy but ironically, most of them don’t know what makes them happy. Happiness is more like a mental or emotional state of mind that tells you that ‘you feel good, so you are happy’. This is a vague and uncertain concept. People tend to associate happiness with the ‘comfortable life’. When a man has a More >
The words addiction and obsession can appear to describe the same thing. And yet there is a clear distinction between the two. An obsession is something that is usually in the mind and can relate to people, things and ideas; so all that is abstract and all that is concrete.
On the other hand, an addiction is something that could be described as a doing and relates to the actions that one takes. It is possible for one to be addicted to something without thinking about it all the time; and for someone to be obsessed by something More >
When I did a recent survey on every day stress, I had no idea what the results would be. I was amazed when more than half of the participants rated daily stress at a level higher than 5, from 0 to 10. More than half of them experience high levels of stress on a regular basis. Does this sound right to you? What are we missing here? Do we really need to live our lives this way?
There’s nothing more paralyzing stopping us from moving forward than hanging on to self-limiting beliefs. These beliefs are so ingrained in our sub conscious, that we go happily or painfully through life with blinders to anything that challenges these beliefs. I grew up believing I was stupid because I barely passed my exams at school and my sister was always the first in her class. I had my head in the clouds for most of my childhood and what was of interest to me was of no interest to anyone else. It hurt when I was More >
Genetically modified (GM) foods are often promoted as a way to feed the world. But this is little short of a confidence trick. Far from needing more GM foods, there are urgent reasons why we need to ban them altogether.
1. GM foods won’t solve the food crisis
A 2008 World Bank report concluded that increased biofuel production is the major cause of the increase in food prices. Biofuels are crops grown for fuel rather than food. GM giant Monsanto has been at the heart More >
It seems that in the high-tech and fast-paced world we live in today there are many more things to remember than there used to be. With the addition of such things as PIN numbers, log-in names, passwords and many other such things to remember you may have had questions as have many other folks about how to improve your memory.
You rarely stop to think about how important memory is in your day to day life. However, it is fairly easy to see if you think of all the things you have to remember just to survive in this world. More >
By July Smith
1) Deadlift. Deadlift is the most important gym exercise. It exercises almost all your body parts, including legs, back and arms. Deadlifts are essential for huge back and forearms. They work on your abs pretty well too, so with doing deadlifts you can get a six-pack.
Can a body really starve to death while eating 3000 calories a day? Absolutely! The death just comes in different forms than it does when someone isn’t getting enough calories. It comes in the form of heart attacks, obesity, diabetes, strokes and many, many other forms. Those may not be the kind of deaths we usually associate with starving to death, but they are deaths none the less, due to nutrient starvation. Yikes!
Let me explain.
Many popular diets would have you to believe that weight management is completely More >
New research provides solid evidence that a low carb diet is VERY effective. Study after study shows the impact that a low carb diet has not only on weight loss, but also blood sugar and cholesterol. But before we examine this evidence, let’s first discuss carbs and their impact on weight.
What are “good” carbs and what are “bad” carbs?
When I talk about carbohydrates, I’m referring to the starchy carbs like grains (flour, bread, cereal, oatmeal, pasta), potatoes, corn, and any kind of sugar (including fruit). Vegetables are also a type More >