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The Magic of Your Subconscious Mind

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The Magic of Your Subconscious Mind


2013-10-10 01.00.57-webI am lining up at the natatorium to start my 250-meter swim, which is the beginning of a so-called sprint-triathlon in our hometown. I am towards the end of the line, start number 245, in between an older gentleman and a younger lady of Asian descent. Having to wait in line for at least one hour, we ended up being very nice conversation partners.  After my hike to the 19,200 ft. summit of Kilimanjaro just a month prior to this event, which gave the saying that “the sky is the limit” has a totally new meaning, I feel that this is going to be easy. I am sure I’ll have enough oxygen to do this swim, the 13-mile bike ride and 3 mile run. My start position was based on the time specified for the swim and the total time I entered when I registered. My previous race time was 1:42:00, so to challenge myself, I wrote down 1:39:00 as my estimated finish time. This is where the power of the subconscious mind comes in, but about that later.

After about 30 minutes I am finally at the front of the line Read More

Staying Fit Forever

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Staying Fit Forever


Senior man working with weights in gymSome retired people I know are staying fit forever by being engaged in various recreational activities such as laughing yoga, outdoor group exercises (i.e. dancing, aerobics, Tai-chi etc.), golf and many others; however, many just sit around at home and play with their laptops or tablets or even their smartphones. Online bingo has replaced traditional bingo’s due to the irresistible prizes that they give away, some of which are so extravagant that they’ll allow you to go to places like Disneyland, a round-trip ticket and pocket money!

While this all may seem good, it fails to address what happens to your overall health and well-being. Read More

Moving Forward Well

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Moving Forward Well 


Road Forward ConceptLife is always on the go. It is always moving forward. Sometimes the moving forward is not what and how people expected it to be but they are left with no choice but to accept the reality. Nevertheless, they have moved from one side to the other side or shall I say from one level to another level in life.

Life is also dynamic. Everything is changing. Nothing is stagnant, everything is evolving, transforming to become better, though there are people who changed to a not-so-good situation in life. At one point in life the person is like this, then suddenly, waking up one day never to be the same again. Perspective changes, attitude changes, responsibilities changes and of course, the physical and emotional aspect also changes.

Looking at it deeper, when we say that life is always on the go, it means that there is a goal that serves us, a motivation why an goal planindividual should move from one place to where he wants to be. In other words, Read More

Diet Soda connection to Type 2 diabetics

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Is Diet Soda Safe?

cokeDemanding work, countless school papers and exams, traffic, hectic schedules, heat and extreme thirst are just examples of the common stressful situations in our everyday lives. The fastest way to ease the feeling of being tense or get through the day is to gulp revitalizing beverages, usually sodas.  Sodas can provide a feeling of being refreshed and can somehow lessen stress and pressure. But nowadays, with the fear of weight gain, diet sodas have been the choice.

Companies have been increasing their efforts to fully convince the people that these diet sodas are healthier and can really cut down fats in our diet. Since most of us have been struggling when it comes to obesity, Read More

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Up Close

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EFT- Up Close…

tapping-1Every day there is a challenge to be faced.  For some of us, just waking up and going to school or work. Others studying for an exam or picking up their kids after school and bringing them to  their sports or piano lesson. A few of us enjoy life as it comes but no matter how optimistic we are about the things that happen to us, some avoidable situations just arise. Problems with family, relationships, jobs and sometimes issues within us occur in spite of all the caution and carefulness we take. Stress is a challenge whether you’re young or old. Somehow, for some people stress makes them stronger and mindful of themselves. However, others just can’t cope properly. Read More

How mindfulness meditation and Yoga can help with PTSD

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Mindfulness, Meditation and PTSD 

trafficStress is inevitable and unavoidable. No matter how we look at it, stress is a part of our daily lives. Traffic, noise, pollution, work, family and loved ones are considered the common stressors we encounter every day. The way we handle and face all the stress is really important and essential because it is detrimental to our coping process as an individual, no matter how big or small it is. But not all people encounter only the common stressors mentioned above.  Some have experienced traumatic events in their lives which employ a big impact on them.

According to, Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that result in psychological trauma.

Examples of traumatic events are:  Read More

Detox………..Feel rejuvenated

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Detox…Feel Rejuvenated!


Due to continue advancement technology and progression of time, people now are more exposed to stress, toxins and pollutions. Pesticides and herbicides are sprayed on grains which are fed to the animals at the farms. Animals are often injected synthetic hormones, antibiotics and other chemicals. The majority of the people are consuming these toxic products without realizing how it affects the body. What can we do to protect our body and how can we release those toxins? Read More

Integrated care may improve blood sugar in people with type 2

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Integrated care may improve blood sugar in people with type 2

More and more researchers from mainstream medicine and alternative medicine are looking at combining the two approaches into what they call integrated therapies. A new joint study by researchers at the Group Health Research Institute and Bastyr University Research Institute has found that such an approach might help people with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar by twice as much as similar patients treated with conventional therapy alone.

Group Health Research Institute is the research arm of the 600,000 member Group-Health Co-op, a managed care health insurer in the Pacific Northwest affiliated with Kaiser Permanente of California. Bastyr University is a fully accredited naturopathic medical school that is a leader in natural health education.

The research team led by Bastyr’s Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH, director of the Center for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Wellness at Bastyr, found that patients with type 2 diabetes Read More

The Truth behind S.A.D

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The Truth behind S.A.D

Brrr……..It is indeed winter season again. Rain and breezy winds have been clattering the windows of my house. Winter season means, the days are  getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. Some of us, depending on where you live, experiencing long dark nights which can be very depressing. Those who experiencing these feelings are going trough the so-called winter blues.

sad personWinter blues or winter depression is a general term for having mood swings during winter season. It is fairly common and it’s just a mild condition. It usually resolves on its own after a short period of time. Winter blues has also been found out to be related to stressful holiday season and remembrance of the absence of their loved ones. If this winter depression or winter blues has not been resolved, it can lead to a more serious disorder called the Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a severe type of Read More

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