According to spiritualityhealth.com, connection to outside sources is not the only form of connecting that we should concern ourselves with. This is because connection can also take place by connecting to internal factors, such as our creative side. It’s when you feel unfulfilled in that area of life, like your creative side, that it’s most important to try and connect inwardly.
Here are four fun ways to better connect to your inner creativity:
1.Make choices more fun. Whether you are making a to-do list or picking your next meal, turn it into a game. The game allows for unexpected twists and turns in your day, a must for keeping life creative.
2.Play with a child. Playtime doesn’t have to be a complicated either. In doing this, you’ll be able to let down some walls you have built up around yourself to really let creativity flow out from within.
3.Set a noodle time for 20 minutes. During that time you get to “noodle around”. In other words, let your creative side flow out without any judgment or concern of where the creativity is taking you. Just go with the flow.
4.Use your hands more. Research published in the journal, Cognitive Science, says that using our hands plays a huge role in our thinking and overall wellbeing. Play with your food or a lump of clay. Whatever it is, make sure you do it with your bare hands.
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By Andrew Sartory, Functional Health and Wellness Advisor
Every species on this planet evolved within close proximity to the ground. Now, we humans have disconnected ourselves 99% of the time by remaining indoors and wearing rubber soled shoes when we venture outside. What can be gained by reconnecting our bare feet to the earth's surface? Quite a lot.
When was the last time you touched your bare feet to the ground?
Imagine yourself, sitting barefoot, either on the beach or in a lush grassy park. How do you feel? Odds are, pretty relaxed.
Yes, part of this is relaxation comes from the fact that beach and park times are associated with vacations and weekends, but there's also a physiological explanation as to why we feel more relaxed when we are grounded!
When it comes to being healthy, we all know that exercise, diet, sleep and stress all play a huge role. However, almost no one thinks about how often they connect their feet to the earth. This could be problematic, considering that all living systems evolved in a much closer relationship to the earth’s surface than humans do today.
The earth’s surface serves as a virtually unlimited source of electrons that are absorbed through direct contact. In modern society, we are almost always wearing shoes with rubber soles that insulate us from receiving the earth’s negative charges, making it a rare occurrence that we come in direct contact with the earth. In normal atmospheric conditions, we accumulate positive charges and we're not allowing ourselves to equilibrate with the earth to reduce these unnatural, positive electric states.
This can cause immense problems as our body’s systems are all tied to electric currents that need balance.
And yes, real research has demonstrated its importance! (It's not a bunch of hocus pocus woo-woo stuff.)
In fact, directly connecting yourself to the ground (this can be concrete, dirt, grass or sand), has been shown to reduce muscle pain and tension, boost immune system function, improve sleep, reduce stress and improve cognitive function!
But don’t take my word for it; let’s look at some recent research studies…
Everyday we make numerous choices. One of which is to decide who surrounds us. In a five-minute motivational speech, Lewis Howes of entrepreneur.com gives insight into how the people in our life greatly contribute to our successes and failures.
"Surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don't see it in yourself." - Edmund Lee
What I found most noteworthy is how Lewis Howes ends the speech. He talks about his humble backgrounds and how far he has come. He says that early on in his life his coaches instilled a winner’s mindset and that’s why he is where he is today.
In this speech, Howes also tells us that we only have one life to do greatness. In that, we must master our skills to become someone we want to become, but we must first do something we’ve never done before. One such thing we must change is the people we associate. Howes says we must ditch the average minded individuals in our life and seek out the positive, inspiring people we see instead. The ones that stand out in the crowd and don’t take no for an answer. They push the boundaries and they will push us too. Those who tell us we can't do something or that we are unworthy of becoming what we aspire to be are simply projecting on us. We must cast those people aside to eliminate all negativity from our path to success. We must instead find those who lift us higher.
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While the definition of sex differs from person to person, it often causes uneasiness in most who chose to talk about it. Whether the sexual acts are for pure gratification or for connecting on a deeper level, sex is an important aspect to many of our lives.
According to an article in psychologytomorrowmagazine.com, “Sex creates a moment of extreme intensity in which our entire inner life – our history and imagination, is expressed in actions. It is state of consciousness in which the past and the present, body, mind and spirit, all merge to form a new reality unlike any other experience in our lives.”
Because of this, sex is a look into our deepest, inner self. Sexual desires manifest themselves from past experiences, sometimes stemming from childhood. We are conditioned animals, so it’s no coincidence that our sexual desires come from previous experiences.
This article also touches on unmet needs or conflicts in our childhood and how it affects our current sexual desires. It claims that since we are driven to self-healing, we often reconcile these unmet needs or conflicts from childhood through later sexual desires. It, however, requires us to be authentic with what we want out of a sexual partner. Through unifying our “emotions, our physical being, thoughts, and spirit”, we can find ourselves aligning with our true selves in a sexual environment.
What if we deny these inner sexual desires?
It can lead to truly missing out on great sex. We may simply look for partners we lust after or those who happen to be convenient in our surroundings. We may truly never experience the pureness and wholeness that sex has to offer.
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I believe that we are all blessed with guides in our lives. Whether it is a higher version of ourselves or perhaps some other sort of spiritual entity, it is comforting for me to know that someone is watching over us and helping steer us through life in both the good times and the bad. According to spiritualityhealth.com, there are 5 essential methods to opening the channels between you and your guide(s):
1. Remove pre-existing beliefs: We must first remove the idea that we are unworthy or ill equipped to have these guides in our lives. Thankfully, we do not have to be spiritual giants to take guidance from these higher beings. We must also realize that we are deserving of their time. Feeling inferior of them will do us no good here.
2. Send out an invite to your guide: Specifically ask your guide to relay information in your dreams. During dream state, you are least distracted by the world and you can focus on the message at hand.
3. Be aware of your surroundings: In this, we have to open our eyes to the outside world and notice the “coincidences” occurring all around us. According to this article, these coincidences are actually are guides communicating with us.
4. Pay attention to the inspiring thoughts: When you are feeling down and out, your guide might reach out to you through all sorts of avenues. These ideas they may convey to you might show up as inspiring thoughts in the midst of your otherwise depressed and negative headspace. Grab onto these ideas when they come. They are gifts.
5. Raise your consciousness and frequency: Aiming for a higher plane of thought will result in receiving more clarity in your conversations with these guides. Tune in and connect when you find yourself in these higher places. Your guide is waiting for you.
Whether you believe in following a spiritual guide or simply a higher/better version of yourself, be sure to stay open-minded and receptive to the messages offered to you.
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Having a junk food problem? Not for long.
According to menshealth.com, research now provides direct evidence on how to do away with your delicious foe. Most diets and health advice circulating the Internet might call for portion control of your favorite junk food. They claim you can still have them, just don’t eat a lot. Research has uncovered a different approach. Following the food logs of 367 people trying to lose weight, researchers found that those that cut out the junk food altogether had less desire for this type of food. The participants who held onto their favorite junk food had no change in cravings for it and were prone to junk food relapse.
Here’s where portion control fails…
We condition ourselves constantly throughout our lives. When we have cravings, they are usually coupled with internal stimuli such as stress, or even external ones such as the time of day. We positively reinforce this conditioning every time we slip and eat the junk foods we are trying to avoid. According to this article, remove the positive reinforcement and your cravings will disappear.
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We all experience stress. From the workplace to our relationships, stress is an inevitable reality for us all. However, many of us have misconceived ideas about How stress is defined and how it affects us. According to psychcentral.com, there are 6 main myths pertaining to stress.
1. Everybody experiences stress the same way. Wrong. Stress affects us all differently and trying to compare our stresses to another’s is useless. We all react to stressful situations in different ways.
2. Stress is bad for you. Wrong. Stress is innate in us to keep us safe from harmful situations. It is very normal to experience stress in small amounts. It only becomes unhealthy when we constantly feel its effects.
3. Stress is everywhere and you can't do anything about it. Wrong. Some situations, like paying bills, may be stresses we can't get away from, but most of the time we can plan to stay away from stressful situations. We simply need to know ourselves and what sets us off.
4. The best ways to reduce stress are for you. Wrong. There are no set ways to reduce stress for everybody. Since we are all different, we require different ways to deal with stress. While some may require meditation, others may simply need a favorite song to jam out to.
5. Stress is always symptomatic. Wrong. Just because you don’t feel the physical signs of stress, doesn’t mean you aren’t dealing with the mental side of stress. For some, medication may mask symptoms of stress, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t still exist for you.
6. Only major effects of stress need attention. Wrong. Minor signs of stress can easily lead to major ones. It's best to be proactive in your approach to stressors.
Are you dealing with stress, don’t. Let our experts at SHAW Center for Healing give you the healthy tools to cope with stress and live a more peaceful life.
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Child sexual abuse is a sad reality in our society. According to an article in PsycCentral.com, it is estimated that 20-40% of girls and 2-9% of boys have experienced this abuse in their childhood. Child sexual abuse occurs anytime a person of power and control over a child violates not only their trust, but also their personal space in a sexual manner. This can happen through any form of sexual acts. Many times, it’s hard for some to remember these horrible experiences. Here you have to trust your memories and your hunches. We often suppress traumatic events and it may be hard to get down to the reason you get triggered in some situations, but oftentimes, if you have the inclination you were abused, then you probably were. Triggers may include sounds, smells, or situations that bring up fear and possibly even feelings of nausea.
If it happened when you were a child, why worry about it now?
Childhood sexual abuse can have many detrimental effects later in life. If not properly dealt with, this abuse can show up as troubles with your self-esteem, feelings, body, intimacy and sexuality. Children usually don’t understand what has happened to them, and they don’t seek out help. It is your adult self that now bears that responsibility.
Is there hope?
Of course! Recovery is possible. Speaking to a trained professional is a great way toward starting this journey. They can step you through the healing process in a healthy manner that you may not be able to do on your own. Staying quiet about your pain might feel safe; however, it blocks the healing process.
Don’t stay silent anymore. Let our experts at SHAW Center for Healing guide your through to pain to healing and hope for the future.
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