By Leslie Emmons, Wisdom Pills
We often treat other people better than we treat ourselves. Think about it. When a friend comes to you in a bad mood, don’t you tell them how amazing they are? That it isn’t the end of the world and that they’ll only learn from whatever experience they’re venting about, to become an even better person? Now think about what you tell yourself when you fail at something: I’m an idiot. Not again! Can’t I do anything right!? Why am I so stupid?
Self doubt is sometimes instinctual, but it’s important to cut it out and treat yourself the same way you did that friend. We’re all on a lifelong journey to be better, so why not start now with these three things that, if you really loved yourself (and you definitely should!), you wouldn’t be doing. Continue reading Think You Have a Healthy Amount of Self Love? If You Do Any of The Following, You May Not
By Adam Clark Estes, Body Mind Soul Spirit
New research from a team of scientists at the University of Western Australia will change the way you think about the difference between plants and animals. Mimosa pundica plants, they found, can learn and remember, despite not having a brain. Those active little fern-like things always did seem sort of smart, though, didn’t they?
With a name that literally means “shy,” the Mimosa pundica is a particularly unique piece of flora, as it responds to touch by folding inward to protect itself from predators. Wondering if this was just a straightforward reflex, the Australian researchers rigged up an apparatus that would drop water on the plant in both high- and low-light environments. Much to their surprise, they found that the plant stopped opening and closing once it learned that the drops weren’t harmful. More impressively, the plants remembered that lesson several weeks after the initial training. Continue reading Scientists Discover Plants That Can Learn And Remember
Positive Vibrations by Cedella Marley, A Nice Time
There are times when it is easy to disregard the messages we get from our inner self. But, when you rely on self-confidence and let go of your rationalizations you begin to listen to your intuition.
Allow your intuition to help you resolve issues that might otherwise seem daunting.
By Morag, In5D.com
For those celebrating Christmas, this is the season of good will to all, a time of giving… and consumerism, commercialization, consumption.
The pressure to buy, buy, buy.
How do we survive this kind of pressure with our soul, our dignity and wallets intact? Continue reading 10 Helpful Hints For A Heart Led Christmas Season
By Jake Anderson, Anti-Media
(ANTIMEDIA) Unfairly or not, most people think of marijuana as an illegal drug that thrives on the black market. They don’t view it as a highly regulated commodity packaged in one of the most high-tech surveillance systems on the market. But that’s exactly what it is — at least, in four states where it is legal, primarily in Colorado.
There, each recreational and medicinal strain of marijuana bears a barcode and a Radio Frequency ID (RFID). The facilities that house and sell the herb brandish state of the art 24/7 security that tracks the movements of every employee. This “cannabis surveillance state” is in place ostensibly to ensure that states can control the drug from being on the black market; surveillance data allows regulators to know there is a “closed loop” of marijuana and that it is not crossing state lines. Continue reading How the Government Is Turning Legal Marijuana into a Massive Surveillance State
By Carolanne Wright, Wake Up World
Back in the 70s, during my grammar school years, I vividly remember a disturbing incident. I was in the school office when I heard the male principal screaming at a student behind a closed door. I don’t know what the student had done to be on the receiving end of such a rant, but I do remember my heart racing and a feeling of terror that the anger would somehow be turned toward me.
Needless to say, I high-tailed it out of that office as quickly as possible, relieved to have escaped. The thing is, this scenario was considered utterly ‘normal’. Thankfully, corporeal punishment wasn’t practiced in my school, which would have been far more terrifying. Continue reading Instead of Punishment, This School Teaches Mindfulness and Yoga — With Stunning Results
By Power Of Positivity, Thanks to Conscious Life News
Water is life. Literally. Life as we know it currently is improbable without liquid water. All life on Earth requires water to one degree or another. Water is so integral to life that astronomers look for liquid water as a sign of potential habitats for extraterrestrial life. A human being can die as quickly as 24 hours from lack of water.
Assuming perfect conditions, you might live up to 3-4 days without water to sustain you. You can go 30-40 days without food but water is more integral to our physiology. All of the chemical processes in your body require water to either carry out or facilitate. When you’re dehydrated, your blood changes from a thick red kool-aid into something closer to jello. As the blood thickens, it becomes increasingly more difficult for your heart to push that thicker fluid around your body. Continue reading These Things Happen To Your Body When You Drink Enough Water