Healthy Herbs That Work
* Seaweed - Bet you didn’t see that coming! Seaweed is great for treating thyroids – so if your weight is due to a thyroid problem then look to use edible seaweed
- Perfect if you like your food spicy. This food does a number of things, from aiding digestion to stimulating saliva production. But the main benefit is that it contains capsaicin – an ingredient that speeds up the metabolism.* Green Tea
- Chinese green tea contains thermogenic herbs – this means that they speed up your metabolism whilst also burning more calories to be digested then they actually contain.* Dandelion root -
This is great for reducing fat as it aids the liver in metabolising it. It also helps to reduce poisons in the blood and can be a useful stimulant as well.
When it comes to herbal medicine one of the best uses for it is preventative rather than looking to cure an existing or current ailment. What we mean by this is taking a course of herbal tablets to help prevent yourself from getting ill in the first place.The Right Healthy Herbs to Boost Your Immune System:* American Ginseng
– Ginseng is one of the main stays of Chinese medicine and is taken on a daily basis to help ward off respiratory diseases. Testing in this areas has yielded some promising results.* St Johns Wart
- Traditional Western herb this one, St John’s Wart is a herb that has all sorts amazing health giving properties. Amongst it’s most powerful aspects is that it contains strong antibacterial and antifungal properties – boosting the immune system to fight off such invasions of our bodies.* Garlic
- Not many people think of this as a herb that can boost the immune system, but boy are they wrong! Garlic has been shown in studies to help prevent cancer, to help deal with stress and fatigue.
On top of that it is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiseptic and much more besides. It is one of the most powerful immune system boosting herbs there is. It is also known to be very powerful against food borne pathogens often found in commercial food.* Echinacia
– another herb often used in Western herbal medicine, echinacia is a fantastic immune system booster. It boosts the production of white blood cells that help support the immune system & keep us fit!.
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3 Reasons Why Nag Champa Incense Sticks Are Symbolic
By: Faith Lamb
Why are Nag Champa incense sticks used by so many religions and spiritual movements, and by so many people at home? What is the symbolism behind burning incense, and what is burning incense supposed to achieve?
Nag Champa incense sticks are known the world over for their exquisite quality, and for those looking for incense sticks or incense cones, Nag Champa is definitely the name to look out for. Combining evocative fragrances that transport you to a calmer world, with safety and reliability as standard, Nag Champa are relied upon by many worshippers as well as those who simply enjoy the fragrance of incense in the home.
Burning incense sticks, or powdered incense in some cases, has long been associated with religious ceremonies, and most religions in the world use incense in one form or another – sometimes to mark special occasions, or perhaps more regularly. But why has incense become so popular as part of spiritual ceremonies?
The first reason is a symbolic one. The burning of incense sticks or incense cones releases a beautiful, slowly rising smoke. As this smoke rises, permeating the air, it is believed that it rises up through the world above us, to the kingdom of the gods themselves. Whoever your god or gods may be, most religions perceive the realm of deities to be above us, and so the smoke is seen to rise towards the deities.
As the smoke rises, prayers are said, in the hope that the smoke will carry the words up towards the gods, helping them to receive your message more effectively. How symbolic this is to you, or to different religions is hard to say – some take it literally, others like the symbolism, and others tend not to take this idea too seriously. But whatever your views, it is a beautiful image, and it’s easy to see why burning incense might be considered appropriate with this in mind.
The second reason, closely related to this, is that the burning of incense cones, or incense oils creates a beautiful fragrance which rises with the smoke, and represents an offering to the gods. Money and other physical, material gifts can seem rather hard to give to deities, since it seems to stay where it is. But beautiful, quality fragrances such as Nag Champa incense sticks or cones clearly rise ever upwards, and represent a more appropriate gift or offering.
The third reason why incense is so popular within religious or spiritual ceremonies is that the fragrance itself feels pure, cleansing the air of toxins, bad odours and improving the overall atmosphere. One can hardly concentrate on worship with the smell of dinner still lingering, or of people nearby who really ought to have showered more recently! The smell of incense carries one away from the smells and odours of the day, and allows concentration on the gods, the offerings or the ceremony.
Of course, it’s always important to make sure that whenever you burn incense sticks at home you take great care, and Nag Champa incense sticks are often chosen because they do not crumble or break, offering a reliable, clean and smooth burn along the length of the stick. Cheaper sticks may break, bend or weaken, but Nag Champa have crafted their incense sticks and incense cones using the finest materials, offering fragrances that are simply divine, and safety you can rely on, allowing you to concentrate more fully on your ceremony.
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Rose Quartz – Stone of Love
Rose Quartz is known as the love stone, it can open up the heart chakra to all forms of love: self love, family love, platonic love and romantic love. It can be used to balance emotions and bring the user peace and calm,
The rose quartz produces a constant energy, what some of us don’t realise, is that with this stone things can indeed get worse before they get better, especially with affairs of the heart. The energy works to remove old blockages and encourages the qualities of forgiveness, patience and understanding, so if you have been carting around a bit of old baggage expect to have to do some inner work when you use this stone. Let’s say the rose quartz doesn't necessarily let sleeping dogs lie.
Don’t be put off by this; rose quartz can be a tremendous help in matters of the heart and by working with its energy can be as much benefit as working with your own personal therapist but of course like therapy it can take time before you experience or feel a breakthrough. If you do choose to carry or wear a rose quartz, then you must be patient, The rose quartz is the stone of unconditional love and certainly the most important stone to use for the heart chakra. It will teach the true essence of love and purifies the heart on all levels bringing you inner healing and self-love. This stone is very popular in crystal therapy.
How to Attract Love
If you want to attract love then look no further, place a rose quartz by your bed, this can be very effective in drawing love and relationships your way, if you are in a relationship this stone can restore trust and harmony and help to encourage unconditional love.
It is said washing the face in water charged by rose quartz will help fade wrinkles and keep the skin young. Perhaps you could put a little piece of rose quartz in your daily moisturizer jar to help reduce the ageing process.
Rose quartz is the most abundant mineral found on earth and makes up around 12% of the earth’s crust, it is found in many places around the world but most rose quartz is mined in Brazil. It is named for its translucent rosy colour, it is at least a component of almost every rock type. It has a hexagonal crystal structure and is made of trigonal crystallized silica. It is most varied in terms of varieties, colours and forms. If you would like to know more about the properties of crystals or crystal healing see our crystal therapy course.
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This morning I was talking to a very good friend who was feeling quite down. This made me realise how many people feel like this every day and don’t say anything. We all want to be happy so how do we go about it.
Now I am well aware that positive thinking is much easier said than done especially when you feel far from positive. I was brought up by my mother. Who had an extremely positive attitude so positive sometimes it drove me insane. I remember ringing my mum after being burgled a few years ago I was very upset and through tears I was explaining how unfair it was and why did bad things always happen to me. My mother just took a deep breath and said well what are you doing to attract these things. You must be bringing this on yourself. This is not what I wanted to hear. I put the phone down and cried and cried for hours. Now this was quite dramatic but no one was there and I obviously had a lot to release. Once I had gotton over myself I realised that my Mother once again was right. What You Think + What You Feel = What You Attract
Your life is a self-portrait it is a reflection of who you think you are and what you think you can have. So if it appears that the world is saying no to your requests, it is simply reflecting the fact that YOU believe you can’t have what you desire. So when you learn to understand the process by which you attract people and circumstances into your life, you will be empowered to create a brand new self-portrait that will make you happy. By staying positive, we give ourselves the energy and strength to get through difficult periods, we’re more likely to make good choices and take action towards our goals.
If you often feel unhappy and negative then read on. Making this kind of change won't happen for everyone, but isn't it worth a shot?Find the Silver Lining
When things start to go wrong don’t complain. Look for the silver lining. Every situation has one..
So your train is late. There is nothing you can do so take the time to read a book or perhaps catch up on the texts you were supposed to reply to, you could plan tonight’s evening meal. Make a list
This is my favourite. It’s easy to focus on the negatives in life, whether you’re not happy at work, there is a problem at home, or a failed relationship. You might worry that you need to fix all these things in order to feel good about yourself. Instead, spend some time thinking about everything that is positive and write them down. Affirmations
Affirmations are short positive statements. If you have a lot of negative thoughts going round in your head, and you’re struggling against that critical inner voice(monkey brain) you know the one that tells “you’re not good enough” or “you’ll never achieve anything” – then it’s time to replace that tape with something new.
Affirmations are a great way to do this. You can find some of these online or download an app; you could even write your own that way, you’ll be able to fit your affirmation to your own goals and dreams. Use the present tense for your affirmation (e.g. “I am happy” or “I have lots of energy”) Once you have decided on your affirmation you could perhaps write them on a post it note and stick it to your mirror or fridge. Repeat the affirmation at least three times. More Affirmations:
I know that I deserve Love and accept it now
I am the perfect weight for me
My life is a joy filled with love, fun and friendship all I need do is stop all criticism, forgive, relax and be open
The more grateful I am, the more reasons I find to be grateful.
Make a pact with yourself that the next time you hear yourself being negative or even having negative thoughts, you will make a conscious effort to replace those feelings with a positive thought. Set Small, Achievable Goals
It is crucial to write your goal down. You may have heard this a dozen times but do you know why this step is so important?
When you put pen to paper you turn your thoughts into something tangible. You can actually see it, touch it, and even smell it if you want to. Your goal is no longer just a thought! It becomes something, what motivates us and creates a gut feeling inside.
Write down your goal in a positive. Make sure you include all the detail. I remember another one from my mum she wrote down all the details of the apartment she wanted when she lived in Spain. But forgot to add she wanted a bath. Needless to say the perfect apartment came up. The right price, the right place the perfect open plan kitchen and yes you guessed it no Bath!! So make sure to add all the details. The more information you give it, the more clear the final outcome becomes.
Write your goals in present tense this way the unconscious mind chooses the path of least resistance. So if you write I will be rich. Your unconscious mind doesn’t do anything about it and will think that it is ok to postpone until later. So make sure you write your goals as if they are already true
So if you find yourself overwhelmed with negative thoughts start with small steps. After all, you are essentially trying to cultivate a new habit, and as anyone who has ever tried to change behaviour or keep a new year’s resolution can tell you, these things really do take time.
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What is the reason for having goals and how is it going to benefit us?
The importance of goals is more significant than you really think. They are more than just wishing that something will come into being in our lives, they are in fact part of a map to our success.
Here are the Top 10 Reasons to Have Goals Gives us focus:
Look at it from this perspective, our purpose and passion is our destination our goals are the destinations along the way towards the right direction. Gives us clarity:
Having goals will give us the clarity of what it is we are working towards and will give us the power to identify what opportunities that will benefit us and which ones will not. We won’t be quick to grab on to anything that just sounds good. Motivation:
Having goals will give us the energy necessary to tackle obstacles and adversity in our lives, because there is something we are working towards. If we have nothing that we truly desire in life, if we see an obstacle, we might just run the other way to avoid it. A sense of accomplishment:
Each and every time you reach your goal, you have such a proud sense of accomplishment which will build your confidence and allow you to pursue more challenging goals. Satisfaction of Life: Having goals
and experiencing that sense of accomplishment gives you more reasons to live a wonderful life. We will be more apt to be satisfied with our life is there is something to work towards with rewards along the way. Opportunity to learn:
When striving to accomplish goals, we will continuously meet with challenges and obstacles along the way. This is a fabulous thing because this is opportunities to learn and grow. The more you learn, the more you know, the more you know the more you can accomplish which makes life so much more easier and enjoyable. Improves time management:
when you know what you are striving for and you have that burning desire to achieve it, you will ensure that you use your time wisely and not waste your precious time on activities that do not matter to you. Gives you accountability:
When you know what you want and you have set goals to achieve it, then there is no excuse not to follow your own recipe for success. Creates opportunities:
As you reach your goals, master certain skills, and become recognized for your accomplishments, people will notice and often you will be presented with unexpected opportunities that can accelerate your goals. Inspire others:
This is such a bonus to setting goals. You provide an example to all around you including your family (which is fantastic for your children), your friends, and your community. Setting goals and achieving them can inspire others to achieve greatness in their own lives. Article Source: http://www.articlecity.com/articles/self_improvement_and_motivation/article_9293.shtml
Every night we dream of things that puzzle and sometimes even amaze us, two to three hours a night we travel to a land where everyday rules are waived and anything and everything is possible. People fly, Cats and dogs talk, your gold fish can walk, and loved ones who have left us return and speak to us again.
I believe it is no accident that we spend nearly a third of our lives asleep and most of that is in dream sleep. It is a major part of our life. So to me it is clear that sleeping isn't just about giving our bodies the much needed time to relax but an opportunity for us to dream.
So what purposes does dreaming have?
It can help clarify problems, perhaps even take pressure of us when times are hard, it helps us develop creativity, and it can reveal inner feelings towards others and give insight into our motivation. It can even rehearse our future success.
Dreams have fascinated people for thousands of years, throughout history dreams have been used in the diagnosis of illness, problem solving, even as warnings. Scientist Albert Einstein, artist Salvador Dali, and author Robert Luis are just a few great thinkers that have been inspired by their own dreams.
So do our dreams have a meaning?
A dream I used to have often and I still remember so clearly is my teeth crumbling . Now I am aware I have not got the best teeth and I have had problems with them in the past. So could this could be a possible reason to why I would have this dream. Or could it mean something more? I believe it does.
A dream about my crumbling teeth could also be a pun on the word “crumbling”: So Typically, when things are getting out of control or are being destroyed under some pressure, we sometimes say that they “crumble”. So Dreaming of crumbling teeth could indicate that this destructive dynamic is playing in your life.
Another possible interpretation for this type of teeth dream is about fear of physical aging, losing teeth as they crumble being a symbol of the effect of aging. It can also be a reminder of consequences of a decision you’ve made. It apparently symbolizes a compromise that is costly to you or possibly to people close to you.
So my teeth dream seems to be closely related to the idea of things falling apart, both literally and symbolically I used to have this dream a lot when I was going through a breakup with my husband. So this to me would make perfect sense.
Perhaps you would like to further interpret your dream, f so look no further I have put together a few tips to interpret your own dreams
Tips to interpret your own dreams.
A good way to interpret your own dreams would be to firstly ask yourself how you feel in the dream. Try and pay special attention to your experience or feelings, Do the feelings in the dream relate to your current life? What was your mood when you woke up? Who were in your dream, family friends, colleagues? If you were in the dream how were you behaving were you angry? Sad? Aggressive? Assertive? Passive?
Keep a note book by your bed and enter todays date. Record your dream as soon as you wake up, you could perhaps draw images that stood out to you or were particularly strong. Write down any names,
Try not to sensor your dreams, even if they do appear foolish or irrelevant.
If you are in a hurry try and write down keywords that stood out to you.
Don’t underestimate your dream whilst writing it up.
Perhaps give your dream a title.
The one person that is going to understand and interpret your dream is YOU! It was you that had the dream so you are the one that holds the key to it. Your dream is about your life so you are your own best expert.
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Aromatherapy body massage is a form of massage that integrates the use of scented oils and extracts in the massage. Any full body massage or just a foot massage that requires the use of oils can be an aromatherapy body massage. Aromatherapy body massage has a particular aim with the use of scents in the massage, and this is to either relax or invigorate the individual being massaged. If the massage does not require the use of a body massage oil, then aromatherapy can still be applied with the use of a scented candle or a burner with aromatherapy oil.
The choice for scents to be used in aromatherapy massage
is actually the preference of the person being massaged. There are many common choices that are popular for a lot of people. There are many different scents and aromas that are used for an aromatherapy body massage. One of the main aims of an aromatherapy body massage is to relax the individual. To achieve this, the right scent must be used either as a body massage oil or burned in a candle burner container. Relaxing Scents
Lavender is among the foremost in the relaxing scent category. This very relaxing scent is often used for aromatherapy body massage as well as just poured on the candle burner to induce a very relaxed state of mind. Another popular relaxing scent is chamomile. This light and calming scent is often used as an aromatherapy body massage scent for babies in some countries. It is supposed to help reduce colic and induce a sleepy state to calm an infant.
Citrus scents of any variation are also another aromatherapy body massage recommendation by many alternative medicine experts. These will help an individual get a good night's sleep and awake refreshed. Other good choices for aromatherapy body massage oils
are jasmine, bergamot and rose. These three are able to relax and sooth a tired or cranky person when used for aromatherapy body massage. All three are rather heavy scents that can be sensual at the same time. They can also alleviate or at least, ease a depressed individual.
Some aromatherapy body massage oils also have different elements in them that can act to treat many physical ailments. This is one of the main reasons why some people prefer to use aromatherapy oils for their body massage oils. Choosing the right kind of oil is necessary to achieve the effect that one needs.
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Are you seeking ways to Improve Memory? The human mind is undoubtedly a wonderful tool but memory is a skill that can only be cultivated with some practice and a lot of patience. Anyone wanting to improve memory can learn memory sharpening skills and problem solving techniques with only a little effort.
No one actually has "bad" memory. The problem is that people unknowingly end up developing bad memory habits as early as infancy itself. Because of bad recall habits, people often face problems during examinations, interviews and other circumstances that require efficient memory.
Many people believe that they possess a poor capacity to remember facts, information and experiences in life. However, many ways and techniques, which can be applied at any age, aid in memory improvement. In fact, improving memory is just a method of modulating certain personal habits in order to practice skills that can help in strengthening recall power.
If you are also looking for ways you can improve your memory then the best way to start is by visiting the improvememoryhub.com. By visiting this website, you will be able to draw the maximum advantage of the free memory improvements articles, videos and resources. The website features interactive and skilled audio techniques that can help those suffering with problems of memory loss.
Who would not like to sharpen his/her cognitive function and improve their ability to retain information? Memory improvement techniques are endless and it is very important to effectively navigate through these techniques so that life becomes even easier thereby increasing brainpower.
All of us know that neither memory loss nor the ability to improve memory is dependent on age. Regardless of your age, you can successfully improve your memory. Below are a few ways that can help you to improve your memory. Proper Diet and Sleep
It is very important to have a highly nutritious diet that is rich in minerals and vitamins. Following a proper diet and adequate sleep is also extremely important. Both these things help to optimize learning abilities and keep the body healthy. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables have been proven to improve brain activity.
Staying organized helps in reducing stress and simplifying life. Staying clutter free will help you get rid of trivial matters. You will be able to channel your mental energy and focus on things that are more important. Staying organized will also increase your ability to retain more information. Exercise Your Brain
In order to function at a high level, our brain needs adequate exercise. It is extremely important to keep the brain active and give it enough opportunities to grow. You can involve yourself in crossword puzzles, Sudoku and in playing strategy games such as chess or checkers. Use Brain Foods
According to studies, certain food items help in improving memory. Some of these items are grapes, apples, blueberries, onions, whole-grain puffed rice, spinach, curry, orange juice, nuts, dark leafy vegetables, fish and caffeine.Article Source:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/self_improvement_and_motivation/article_9346.shtml
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