Read Aloud Health Food Blog
Articles on health and food
Front page | Admin |
Sections
All
Annoucement
CT~ Cooking Methods
CT~ Fish
DT~ Slimming Tips
FREE
FT~ Eggs
FT~ Tomatoes
GOGO Drinks
How to write Blog?
HT ~ Acid Reflux
HT ~ Acne
HT ~ ADD
HT ~ Alcoholism
HT ~ Alzheimer
HT ~ Anemia
HT ~ Anxiety Disorder
HT ~ Arthritis
HT ~ Asthma
HT ~ Back Pain
HT ~ Bad Breath
HT ~ Blood Pressure
HT ~ Body Odor
HT ~ Brain
HT ~ Cancer
HT ~ Cerebral Palsy
HT ~ Child
HT ~ Cholesterol
HT ~ Coffee
HT ~ Constipation
HT ~ Depression
HT ~ Diabetes
HT ~ Eating Disorder
HT ~ Exercise
HT ~ Eyes
HT ~ Fatigue
HT ~ Feet
HT ~ Fibromyalgia
HT ~ Hair
HT ~ Headaches
HT ~ Heartburn
HT ~ High Blood Pressure
HT ~ Home Remedy
HT ~ IBS
HT ~ Insulin
HT ~ Kidney Stones
HT ~ Life
HT ~ Liver
HT ~ MD
HT ~ Memory Loss
HT ~ Migraine
HT ~ Optimum Health
HT ~ Protein
HT ~ Psoriasis
HT ~ Raw Food
HT ~ Remedies
HT ~ Rheumatism
HT ~ Scabies
HT ~ Shaving
HT ~ Skin
HT ~ Sleep
HT ~ Sleep Disorder
HT ~ Smoking
HT ~ Snoring
HT ~ Sperm
Ht ~ Stress
HT ~ Sweating
HT ~ Vinegar
HT ~ Water Retention
HT ~ Weight Loss
HT ~ Yoga
HT~ Acid Reflux
HT~ Acid-Alkaline
HT~ Acne
HT~ Addiction
HT~ Air
HT~ Allergies
HT~ Anemia
HT~ Anxiety
HT~ Arthritis
HT~ Asthma
HT~ Athritis
HT~ Austim
HT~ Babies
HT~ Baby
HT~ Back
HT~ Back Pain
HT~ Bad Breath
HT~ Baking
HT~ Balanced Diet
HT~ Bird Flu
HT~ Bodybuilding
HT~ Breast Cancer
HT~ Cancer
HT~ Cerebral Palsy
HT~ Child
HT~ Children
HT~ Cholera
HT~ Chronic Fatigue
HT~ Coconut Oil
HT~ Coffee
HT~ Cold
HT~ Cold Sores
HT~ Constipation
HT~ Cooking
HT~ Cough
HT~ Crohn
HT~ Dandruff
HT~ Depression
HT~ Diabetes
HT~ Diabetics
HT~ Diet
HT~ Diets
HT~ Disease
HT~ Diseases
HT~ Eating Disorder
HT~ Eczema
HT~ Elders
HT~ Exercise
HT~ Eye
HT~ Eyes
HT~ Fatigue
HT~ Fats
HT~ Flu
HT~ FMS
HT~ Food
HT~ Fruits
HT~ Graves Disease
HT~ Hair
HT~ Hair Loss
HT~ Hair removal
HT~ Headache
HT~ Headaches
HT~ Health Insurance
HT~ Healthcare
HT~ Heartburn
HT~ Herbs
HT~ Household Tip
HT~ Hygiene
HT~ Hypothyroidism
HT~ IBS
HT~ Incontinence
HT~ Insomnia
HT~ Joint
HT~ Joints
HT~ Lose Weight
HT~ Losing Weight
HT~ Massage
HT~ Melanoma
HT~ Menopause
HT~ Mental Problems
HT~ Mesothelioma
HT~ Milk
HT~ Muscle
HT~ Nail
HT~ Nail Fungus
HT~ Nails
HT~ Narcolepsy
HT~ Neck
HT~ Obesity
HT~ Optimum Health
HT~ pH Miracle
HT~ Pilates
HT~ Pregnancy
HT~ PTTD
HT~ Red Meat
HT~ Sciatica
HT~ Scoliosis
HT~ Skin
HT~ Skin Care
HT~ Sleep
HT~ Sleeping Disorder
HT~ Slimming
HT~ Slimming Diet
HT~ Smoking
HT~ Snoring
HT~ Stress
HT~ Syncope
HT~ Teeth
HT~ Thyroid
HT~ Thyroidism
HT~ Tinnitus
HT~ Tiredness
HT~ Vitamins
HT~ Wedding
HT~ Weight Gain
HT~ Weight Loss
HT~ Wine
HT~ Woman
HT~ Yeast
HT~ Yeast Infection
HT~ Yoga
HT~Acne
HT~Depression
R ~ Agar Agar
R ~ Cakes
R ~ Cappuccino
R ~ Cooking
R ~ Curries
R ~ Dessert
R ~ Drink
R ~ Fish
R ~ Food Tips
R ~ Italian
R ~ Main Dishes
R ~ Pets
R ~ Pizza
R ~ Pork
R ~ Root Beer
R ~ Smoothies
R ~ Snack
R ~ Snacks
R ~ Sweat
R ~ Thai
R ~ Wine
R ~Main Dishes
R~ Agar-Agar
R~ Agar-Agar (Low Fat Dessert)
R~ Beef
R~ Bread
R~ Cakes
R~ Casserole
R~ Chicken
R~ Chicken Quesadillas
R~ Chili
R~ Chocolate
R~ Christmas
R~ Coffee
R~ Cookies
R~ Dessert
R~ Dessert ~ Malay
R~ Desserts
R~ Diabetes
R~ Easy-To-Cook
R~ family food
R~ Food Recipes for Special Purpose
R~ Fruit Dessert
R~ Gelatine
R~ Gluten Free
R~ Healthy/Diet/Slimming Drinks
R~ Hot Dessert
R~ Ice Cream Recipes
R~ India
R~ Indian Food
R~ Irish
R~ Italian Food
R~ Jewish Food
R~ Kid Food
R~ Lamb
R~ Lasagna
R~ Light
R~ Low Carb Smoothies
R~ Main Dishes
R~ Microwave
R~ Nachos
R~ Pasta
R~ Pets
R~ Pies
R~ Pizza
R~ Pudding
R~ Pumpkin
R~ Rice
R~ Salad
R~ Salads
R~ Seafood
R~ Snacks
R~ Soup
R~ Steaks
R~ Stew
R~ Tacos
R~ Turkey
R~ Yogurt Low Fat Dessert
R~Cakes
R~Low Carb
R~Slow Cooker
T ~ Meditation
T ~ Mosquito
T ~ Oil
T~ Beer
T~ Beer Making
T~ Cakes
T~ Chicken
T~ Chocolate
T~ Chocolates
T~ Coffee
T~ Coffee Lovers
T~ Cooking
T~ Cooking Tips
T~ Cooking Utensils
T~ Diet
T~ Elder Care
T~ Festival
T~ Food
T~ Food Gifts
T~ Food Storage
T~ Grilling
T~ Hearing Aids
T~ Household Tips
T~ Indian Food
T~ Kids cooking
T~ Safety
T~ Sauna
T~ Soccer
T~ soya
T~ Valentine
T~ Vitamins
T~ Wine
T~Skin
Why I should write blog?
Archives
December 2005 (5)
January 2006 (27)
February 2006 (8)
March 2006 (13)
April 2006 (36)
May 2006 (16)
June 2006 (24)
July 2006 (23)
August 2006 (26)
September 2006 (26)
October 2006 (19)
November 2006 (14)
December 2006 (30)
January 2007 (28)
February 2007 (25)
March 2007 (25)
April 2007 (26)
May 2007 (31)
June 2007 (27)
July 2007 (28)
August 2007 (25)
September 2007 (29)
October 2007 (30)
November 2007 (28)
December 2007 (28)
January 2008 (27)
February 2008 (21)
March 2008 (28)
April 2008 (28)
May 2008 (28)
June 2008 (26)
July 2008 (26)
August 2008 (25)
September 2008 (26)
October 2008 (28)
November 2008 (25)
December 2008 (30)
January 2009 (29)
February 2009 (24)
March 2009 (26)
April 2009 (26)
May 2009 (12)
Search
Links
Smileys list
Terms & Conditions
Health Links 1
Health Links 2
Health Links 3
Health Links 4
Health Links 5
Measurement Conversion
Language
   

Read Articles To Me (Flash Reqired)

Other Talking Articles

Webmaster | 26. March 2009 @ 13:00

This may sound a bit odd coming from me, but I believe that regardless of what you eat - how many times each week you exercise or what particular diet you decide to try - if you do not have your inner life in order, it will be difficult to be at peace with yourself and your body.

In discussing ways to love your body, therefore, it is important to look at ways we can have peace with ourselves. Moreover, in this article, we will discuss an idea you may not have considered: forgiveness.

The Past Is The Past, Let It Go:

The most important process we can undertake for our health and well being is to make a conscious effort not to leave negative energy embedded in the past. In effort to move into present time, and be at one with our own body, it becomes essential to let go of all the hurts and struggles that have led us to this moment. There is only one road to this state of oneness, however: The act of letting go.

As it turns out, I'm not the only one who stands by the belief system of releasing the past in effort to improve the health of our minds, as well as our body and spirit. Carolyn Myss in her healing lecture series: Why People Don't Heal, makes the claim that forgiveness is the #1 way to move forward in health. And she can back it up. She has used the healing process of letting go to transform people from near death to glowing health. With this in mind then, ask yourself: Is there anyone or anything from my past which prevents me from moving forward? Said differently: is there something in your past that's holding you back?

Learn To Forgive Others, The Process:

This brings us to the next step in our progress of releasing the past: learning to forgive others. Keep in mind, most often others say and do things as a result of how they are feeling about themselves. In most cases, whether they are aware of it or not, unhealthy individuals inflict their wounds upon us to salve their own pain. This can no longer affect us if we make a full effort to do as Don Miguel Ruiz says in his book The Four Agreements, and "not take things personally." When we do take things personally, we really could gather up a lifetime of emotional baggage.

As it pertains to body image and self-esteem, however, is there anyone you need to forgive? Has someone knowingly or unknowingly inflicted a negative body view onto you? Here's my personal example: When I was in high school, I had a "friend" who was popular, pretty and blonde. As an introvert and troubled youth, I took everything most personally. Imagine my emotional baggage when any time I would so much as mention my interest in a particular boy, she'd make sure she would go out of her way to get his interest.

Needless to say our friendship wasn't long term. And later I learned she was living in an unstable home. Yet, when I was younger, her actions just plain hurt my feelings and gave me a negative self image. Now I realize my insecurities at the time were my wounds to heal, and once I'd forgiven her and not taken her actions personally, I could move forward without holding on to past insecurity.

Learn To Live In the Present, An Exercise:

When we can learn to let go of the past and live fully in the present, we are also growing. After all, how could we grow if we have negative energy lodged in the past? Moreover, there are many other active ways to learn to live in the present. Begin the process by taking a current inventory of your body. I like to do this by using my journal (you do have a journal, don't you?)

Here's how it works:

Take a scan of your body. First take body part by body part and make a note of what you are happy about. Ask yourself: What do I love about me? At first this may seem awkward, but I cannot stress the importance of taking time to spend time with your self and learning to know "you."

After you've noted all the positive aspects of your self, make note of those parts you'd like to change. Keep in mind your boundaries - are these changes within your control? If so, make notes to yourself as to how you may go about making a change for the better. If changes are out of your control - take time every day to consciously send love to those parts of your body. When ever possible, tell your mind that you accept your body and your self for who you are, right now.

When you've finished, take a look at your list. What can you do right now that would make you love a part of yourself? Consider this your permission slip: Today take time to do something good for yourself. Better yet, walk to the phone right now and make an appointment to do something for your self. My favorite self-love activities? Here's a couple suggestions. Ladies: A manicure or pedicure? Gentlemen: A massage?

Today, take time to focus on all of your positive qualities. Make an effort to forgive the past and move into the present moment. Prepare to grow!

Journal Entries:

Make note: What do I love about myself?

What can I do for myself this week that is "just for me"?

About The Author: Laura Turner is a natural health practitioner and author. She publishes the New Body News and Wellness Letter, The Online Magazine Healthy People Read! ( http://www.new-body-news.com ) Subscribe for f.r.e.e. and receive her Special Report: "Take Charge of Your Health!" Visit: http://www.beauty-and-body.com and check out her latest book: Spiritual Fitness!

HT ~ Life :: Comments (0) :: Link
Webmaster | 13. December 2008 @ 13:00

A habit is an action or series of actions that we perform in a subconscious manner. We don't have to consciously think about doing these things, they seem to happen on their own. Habits can be good or bad, depending on how they enhance our quality of life, or detract from it.

Have you ever driven home or to work and then had no recollection of the ride? Or have you taken the wrong exit off a freeway because it's the one you usually take, when in fact you had intended to keep on to another exit? Our minds become conditioned to doing things in a certain way, simply because we have done them over and over again in that exact way. This can be a good thing, as it makes much of our daily routine somewhat effortless. Imagine having to focus intently on every little thing you did, like washing dishes or taking out the garbage. Sounds exhausting, doesn't it?

However, negative actions can also become habits, and that makes them extremely difficult to change. How many times have you tried to adopt an exercise program, quit smoking, lose weight, or give up junk food? It takes between 21-30 days to form a new habit. This means you must perform your new actions repeatedly, day after day, for up to 30 days before your subconscious mind will begin to do them automatically. Until then it takes consistent effort and focus.

When trying to break a bad habit, it is usually helpful to substitute a good habit. Otherwise you'll end up feeling restless and gravitate back to the bad habit again to fill the void. For example, when quitting smoking, take up gum chewing, exercise, deep breathing, knitting, etc. When the urge for a cigarette hits, you have other activities you can use to busy yourself. At first, the new habit may not seem like an adequate substitute (especially if nicotene withdrawal is part of the equation!), but with consistent reinforcement, your mind will begin to let go of the old habit of smoking and adopt the newer habits you have substituted.

When trying to adopt a new habit, such as exercise, you may need to place visible reminders at your desk, on the refrigerator door, or the bathroom mirror. Remember that your mind is accustomed to not thinking about exercise. It will take some focused attention to change that.

It is important to have patience with yourself as you work on changing your habits. Remember that they are habits because they are largely subconscious. As you focus your conscious mind repeatedly on your new actions, they will also become subconscious, just like the negative actions did. Print out this handy Habit Forming Chart and hang it up where you will see it everyday. It can serve as a great reminder for your goals, as well as show your progress from day to day.

Don't beat yourself up if you have "failures" here and there as you work on forming new habits. No one is perfect, and you will probably have days where you don't meet your goals. The most difficult aspect of forming new habits is becoming aware of the automatic actions we take each day, and making a conscious decision to change them.

About The Author: Wendy Betterini is a freelance writer and web designer in New England. She is the owner of http://www.WorkatHomeBalance.com which features work/life balance tips for entrepreneurs, home business owners, telecommuters and freelancers. Visit today for more tips on balancing work and family under one roof.

HT ~ Life :: Comments (0) :: Link