How to Find out Who You Really Are

Follow your gut. What makes you happy? What activities and objects are you attracted to? Don’t try to force interest – do the things you love.

Look at the people around you. It’s often said that the people you want to associate with are the people that you want to be most like. Who do you hang out with, who do you admire, and who do you detest?

Don’t try too hard to fit a certain type. You’re trying to be yourself, not a clone of the perfect goth, prep, jock, geek, businessman, or mom.

Try everything. Try sports, activities even the ones that you think you don’t like; you just might be surprised. And if you don’t like it then you’re one step ahead by knowing that you don’t like that certain activity and you’re off discovering new activities.

Ask yourself. Always ask yourself are you enjoying the moment? For example: while waiting for a friend, ask yourself if you’re bored or are you enjoying the environment. Probe into your answer and ask more questions and you might find yourself the kind of person who doesn’t get bored easily and enjoys spending time with oneself and enjoys bird watching or the complete opposite.

Until next blog, read my last post :D

How to Train Your Conscience to Do What Is Right

Consider. Everything you do. Before you sneak out of the house and do something you WILL regret, consider. Did your parents specifically tell you not to leave the house? Do you know what will happen if they find out? What’s wrong with watching a movie at the house instead of at the theater? All of this is part of using your brain, and considering before doing things.

Clean your reputation. If you have a reputation of doing things bad and not caring, you naturally are going to be tempted to do things. Don’t. Make it clear to your friends. Say: “I know I usually don’t back down, but I’ve been having second thoughts about this.” If they are true friends, they’ll understand. If not, search for new friends.

 Limit yourself. The whole purpose of training your concience is to stop doing things you know, deep down, are wrong. Party Saturday night but you know people are going to have drugs there? Don’t go. Even if your friends want you to. Use your better judgement and do something useful. Go help at the nursery. See an appropiate movie. Or go eat out with your parents. Skip the party and talk about something else the next day.

Stay calm. You will have to make some sacrifices to do the “right thing” but do it anyway! Half of training your conscience is learning at a young age to make good choices and live your life well.

Practice delayed gratification. This may be hard, as mentioned. You will miss parties and things because of your new conscience. But hopefully your conscience will make up for the parties. You will be rewarded in the end.

Until Next blog, let’s become the person we know we can be.

Busting the 8-Hour Sleep Myth: Why You Should Wake Up in the Night

English: Students need sleep in order to study.

More than one-third of American adults wake up in the middle of the night on a regular basis. Of those who experience “nocturnal awakenings,” nearly half are unable to fall back asleep right away. Doctors frequently diagnose this condition as a sleep disorder called “middle-of-the-night insomnia,” and prescribe medication to treat it.

Mounting evidence suggests, however, that nocturnal awakenings aren’t abnormal at all; they are the natural rhythm that your body gravitates toward. According to historians and psychiatrists alike, it is the compressed, continuous eight-hour sleep routine to which everyone aspires today that is unprecedented in human history. We’ve been sleeping all wrong lately — so if you have “insomnia,” you may actually be doing things right.

“The dominant pattern of sleep, arguably since time immemorial, was biphasic,” Roger Ekirch, a sleep historian at Virginia Tech University and author of “At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past” (Norton 2005), told Life’s Little Mysteries, a sister site to LiveScience. “Humans slept in two four-hour blocks, which were separated by a period of wakefulness in the middle of the night lasting an hour or more. During this time some might stay in bed, pray, think about their dreams, or talk with their spouses. Others might get up and do tasks or even visit neighbors before going back to sleep.”

References to “first sleep” or “deep sleep” and “second sleep” or “morning sleep” abound in legal depositions, literature and other archival documents from pre-Industrial European times. Gradually, though, during the 19th century, “language changed and references to segmented sleep fell away,” said Ekirch. “Now people call it insomnia.”

You can blame the shift in your sleeping habits on Thomas Edison’s lightbulb and the Industrial Revolution.

Ekirch explained that in the past, and especially during winter, darkness spanned up to 14 hours each night. Except for those affluent enough to burn candles for hours, folks were left with little to do but go to bed early, and this gave a great deal of flexibility to their nightly sleep requirements. Segmented or biphasic sleep patterns evolved to fill the long stretch of nighttime, and as observed by anthropologists, segmented sleep continues to be the norm for many people in undeveloped parts of the world, such as the Tiv group in Central Nigeria.

In places with electricity, though, artificial lighting has prolonged our experience of daylight, allowing us to be productive for longer. At the same time, it has cut nighttime short, and so to get enough sleep we now have to do it all in one go. Now, “normal” sleep requires forgoing the periods of wakefulness that used to break up the night; we simply don’t have time for a midnight chat with the neighbor any longer. “But people with particularly strong circadian rhythms continue to [wake up in the night],” said Ekirch.

In the 1990s, a sleep scientist named Thomas Wehr discovered that everyone sleeps biphasically when subjected to natural patterns of light and dark. In Wehr’s well-known study, he subjected participants to 14 hours of darkness per night, and found that they gradually shifted to a routine of taking two hours to fall asleep, then sleeping in two four-hour phases separated by about an hour of wakefulness—a pattern that exactly matched Ekirch’s historical findings.

How to Cleanse Your Body Naturally

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1. Start by drinking plenty of water. Water is very helpful because it flushes out impurities in the body. If you want to flush your body clean, make sure you drink between 8-12 glasses a day. It also makes your skin look MUCH healthier, improving your complexion.

2. Fast at least once a week. Either by only drinking water, fruit juice, or vegetable juice. V8 juices are a good way to get the nutrients you need if you don’t like fruits or vegetables. You could also only eat fruits or vegetables. It helps your body to rest.

3. Cleanse your colon. Eating foods high in fiber will do so. You need to keep your gastrointestinal tract empty and free of waste.

4. Cleanse your liver. Eating foods that are bitter will do you justice. Fruits that have a bitter taste like lemons or grapefruit will be very beneficial to cleanse the liver as well as stop toxins from spreading to other parts of the body.

5. Take cloves or pumpkin seeds to get rid of the parasites in your body. There are also medications available that work well.

6. Exercise! Exercising raises body temperature and supply of oxygen, plus makes you sweat which releases toxins. It also keeps you in shape and healthy. It burns unnecessary calories.

7. Make sure you avoid caffeine and sugar as much as possible. Do not drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes. These only add to the problem by putting toxins and other impurities into the body. If you smoke or drink alcohol, start limiting your intake/try to quit.

8. Maintain a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, protein (meats and eggs), and fiber. Follow the food pyramid and eat the suggested food portions. Also try to eat smaller meals throughout the day rather than 3 large ones. It will make you hungrier throughout the day if there is a larger gap in the times you eat, making you eat more.

6 Flatulence Causes & Foods that cause it.

Flatulence causes

There are different factors relating to the buildup of gas in our system and these can range from eating disorders to the types of foods we eat.

Here are some flatulence causes

1. Indigestion Food not given the chance to properly digest will cause a buildup of gas in the stomach.

· Digestion starts in the mouth and food needs to be properly masticated before it reaches the stomach.

· You should also make sure you drink water after a meal as this will help to soften the food to break it down much easier.

· Wait at least 2 – 3 hours after eating before you lay down

· Never eat too fast

· Don’t eat too slow

· Rule of thumb and table etiquette requires that you DO NOT sip during bites as this allows air to be ingested while you eat.

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2. Undercooked food – Bean and peas. Undercooked foods especially beans and peas can give off quite some steam! Make sure they are properly cooked before consuming. Not only are undercooked beans and peas gaseous but toxic too. There are have been incidents of toxicity due to the consumption of the foods when undercooked

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3. Some types of foods – some types of foods are especially known to cause excessive gas and bloating. Some of these foods are:

· Peas and beans

· Broccoli, cauliflower

· Potatoes

· Pasta and other starchy foods

· Onions, peppers and garlic

· Prune juice

· Soda and gum

· Wheat and oats

· Bananas

· peaches, apricots, pears, and apples

· celery, artichokes and asparagus

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4. Waiting too long to eat

 

5. Ingesting air through the nose and mouth

 

6. Lactose intolerance

· Milk

· Cheese

· Ice-cream

Foul Smelling Gas

Occasional foul smelling gas is not so bad and is usually caused from the foods we eat. Some of these foods might be egg yolks, red meats, dairy products. This smell comes from undigested foods that were left in the bowels and have started to rot. In most cases the stool from these foods will also smell bad too.

But continual foul smelling gas is a sure sign of a digestive and bowel disorder. If you are not digesting your food properly then it is going to rot inside you and you will always have that smelly gas coming out. A digestive and bowel disorder needs to be treated.

A study in the United Kingdom shows that people who eat more vegetables than meat are less likely to develop a digestive or bowel disorder. More fiber and roughage in the diet will cleanse the digestive tract and prevent the fermentation of other foods such as meats and starches as these are usually the main culprits in smelly gas.

 

Did Britney Spears & Cher have her ribs removed?

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The thing we all want to know is it true? Well, yes and no. There is no evidence whatsoever that any of the starlets accused of removing their ribs have actually done so – and if we take Cher’s physician at her word, quite a bit of evidence aginst it. For example, in the case of Britney Spears, I think we can now conclude after watching her fluctuating weight for the past five or six years, that her ribs all remain in tact. However, though the rumored celebrities may have never had it done, rib removal surgery is a real thing.

Many believe that the practice of rib removal surgery began with the corset-loving Victorians, but there is no evidence to suggest this (and many experts on Victorian fashion and aesthetics disregard the entire belief, deeming it silly). In the modern era however, it’s real. Considered an extreme practice by most, and with extremely few formally documented cases, it is indeed possible to shrink somebody’s waist by surgically removing their lowest two ribs. It is a permanent, irreversible procedure – ribs don’t grow back. Somewhat more common (though still rare) is a procedure called “rib resection” – a section of rib is removed, sometimes to treat cancer or a similarly damaging disease, or to obtain bone for a bone graft.

Very few plastic surgeons will perform rib removal surgery, so if you’re looking to lose weight the surgical way it’s a better bet to place your hopes on liposuction instead.

Sarah “The Human Barbie” Burge gets her 7 year-old daughter plastic surgery and pole dancing lessons

Some people should not have had children. As harsh as some of you may find my words the so called “Human BarbieSarah Burge is  one of those people.

While most of us wrapped toys, books and games for our children during the Christmas holiday Burge gave her 7-year-old daughter $11,000.00 in plastic surgery vouchers. The vouchers are for…wait for it…liposuction. To top that her daughter got a voucher for a boob job for her birthday.

Until hearing about her insane gifts to her 7-year-old I had no idea who Sarah Burge was. It seems she is a celebrity in the United Kingdom who is determined to use plastic surgery to make herself a “Human Barbie.” At 51 years-of age she has spent over $1 million on botox and plastic surgery to become a mirror image of a doll. She has instilled in her children that they should do the same.

Please tell me that I am not the only one that sees this as child abuse? What kind of parent instills in their child that they are not perfect just they way that they are. This Barbie wanna be has all ready started her 15 year-old daughter Hannah on botox injections.

Oh and it gets better, for Sarah Burge has started her 7 year-old daughter in pole dancing classes.
I try very hard not to judge others, especially being a mother myself judging how other mother’s raise their children, but this is insanity.

Has the U.K. no laws protecting children? This is simply pure madness. What Burge decides to do to her own body is her own business, but to put into her young children’s minds that the way they are isn’t good enough is beyond the word wrong.

Seven year-olds should be thinking about sleep overs, horses and kittens not boob jobs and liposuction.

This insane woman is splashed across U.K. newspapers and television as a celebrity. She deserves attention all right, but from a good psychiatrist and the child welfare office.