Child psychologists insist that boredom is an enriching experience.
By Amelia Kinney, True Activist
With the rise of screen time and “helicopter parenting”, i.e. hovering, we’ve seen a decline in the good-natured negligence that many of us were raised with during the 80’s and 90’s, which consisted of “go outside and play, now.”
Parents nowadays feel pressured to turn their children into productive little performers, by filling their time with camps, sports, lessons and play dates. And while there are advantages too, say, learning to play the piano, researchers insist that the absence of planned activities is also an enriching experience. The best thing you can do for your kids this summer? Let them be bored. Continue reading The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Kids This Summer? Let Them Be Bored
By Andreas Toupadakis Ph.D, Wake Up World
“Student mental health… is the elephant in the room that no one is talking about.” ~ Richard Kadison from Harvard University, author of ‘College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It’
Michael (not his real name), after I had been acquainted with him for a few months, walked into my office one day and confessed to me what made him behave oddly every time he visited me. “Dr. Toupadakis, every day I have thoughts to kill and rape.” Michael had been visiting me often at my office and he had taken one of my two first-year seminars.
Michael was a likeable, wonderful young man, who slowly had come to trust me. I could see something was not all right since the beginning we met, but I could not figure out what it was. I was at a loss after his grave statement. I did not know how to respond and what to do. Continue reading Student Mental Health Crisis – How Campuses Have Become Mental War Zones for Our Youth
By Kalee Brown, Collective Evolution
When I was really young, whenever I felt sick, my grandmother used to make me cinnamon sugar toast. I felt like I could taste her love with every bite, and by the time I had finished my toast, my stomachache would have magically disappeared.
In hindsight, I recognize that the dairy in the butter and the refined sugar in the cinnamon blend probably weren’t helping my digestive issues, yet somehow this meal always made me feel better. How does this make any sense? Herein lies the mystery of the placebo effect. Continue reading The Power Of Human Thought: How The Placebo Effect Actually Works In Favour Of Your Health
By Dr. Mercola, Waking Times
Modern agricultural practices have led to ever-increasing amounts of chemicals being used on our food, and whether we’re talking about pesticides, herbicides or fungicides, most have deleterious effects on health.
According to the latest report on pesticide residues in food by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a mere 15 percent of all the food samples tested in 2015 were free from pesticide residues. In 2014, over 41 percent of samples had no detectable pesticide residues on them.1 Continue reading Toxic Pesticides Found in Drinking Water
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“Now, some people are devil and some people are angel. Jah say leave all judgement unto Him. Is certain things a man have to really keep to himself because you can say things, at the time you say it; it not so right. These are what Jah teach you every day, and sometimes you have to learn, you have to know what Him say.”- Bob Marley, 60 Visions
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Being productive and going from point A to point B in your work life is very dependent on your work output. You have to find the impetus to get the tasks you have assigned to you daily so that you can move one step closer to your daily goals. Continue to crush daily goals and you end up fulfilling life goals. Continue reading Morning Inspiration: How To Get The Work Done Daily (Motivational Video)
By Juliet Tang, Wake Up World
For the longest time, I was obsessed with the idea of remembering and living my life mission. Having spent long years working at a career that felt like a prolonged internal death, I would sometimes wake up in the morning in complete panic and despair with thoughts rushing through my head on how I was wasting my life away by not fulfilling my life mission, yet I had not the slightest idea what my mission was. All I knew was, “I had to do something with my life,” and my fixation around discovering what that “doing” was, filled my days and nights.
So many of us treat life like a grocery list: as we finish doing and accomplishing one task, we put a check-mark next to it and move onto the next one. But what if our mission has nothing to do with what we do? What if it is as effortless as living as our authentic selves and following whatever inspires us? Continue reading How to Embrace and Live Your Mission in This Dream Called Life
By Christina Sarich, The Mind Unleashed
Maybe you aren’t a California teenager from the 1970s that was doing hashish behind the bleachers in high-school, but you’d like to revisit the pleasant feeling that marijuana gave you – only like an adult.
Maybe you’re even going to dive in for the first time? There’s a new (well, rediscovered) way to get your ganja-high, and it doesn’t require you to take an intercontinental flight to Amsterdam or even a short puddle-jump to Colorado. It’s the reefer-infused yoga class.
It isn’t anything trendy or happening, and you don’t need a $100 pair of yoga pants from Lemony Lulu or some such company to practice. All you do is smoke (or vaporize) some pot before a yoga class. Dee Dussalt has even written about it extensively the book, Ganja Yoga: A Practical Guide to Conscious Relaxation, Soothing Pain, and Enlightened Self Discovery. Continue reading Ganja Yoga: Greatest Thing Since 420 Behind the Bleachers, Or Not?
By Anna LeMind, Thanks to Truth Theory
Society is past the point of being governed. We no longer need a president to function as a healthy society. In fact, the idea of central bodies of government ruling over differing classes of people is just absurd. We are all just too complex for a ruler! At least, this is what a recent report suggests. Continue reading Mathematical Report Proves Human Society Is Too Complex To Be Ruled By A Government