You can try an experiment right now - if you are worried or concerned about anything at present - just smile and look up - don't things feel better already? We all look better when we smile anyway - but the pure physiology of smiling and looking up allows the endorphins to kick in and just that simple physical change can make you feel better! Yah.
AS people begin to understand more and more about the connection between the mind and the body, the realisation is slowly dawning that managing your weight is as much about what goes on inside your head as what you put into your tummy.
If you are suffering from depression, one of the most significant and powerful tools you can use is to change your thoughts. It takes some effort, yes, and it doesn't happen overnight, particularly because depression creates negative energy, which is heavy and exhausting.
When Rowan Williams uses the word "special" you take note. But when he mentions it three times in one sentence and prefaces it each time with the word "very" we're clearly being called to attention.
There's a growing group of people embracing the quitting lifestyle. These are the determined, disciplined ones who eat willpower for breakfast and don't even know what the word "temptation" means.
Noting a case in which she administered tiny doses of a solution containing "common table-salt" in which there wasn't "a single saline property left", she reportedly cured a patient who had been "sinking in the last stage of typhoid fever".
OK, so be honest, do you accept yourself exactly as you are right now? Did you parents convey to you constantly that you were acceptable just as you were and that it was okay to make mistakes and get things wrong?
Stress is not a new concept, but we live in an age which is constantly creating fresh varieties of angst to add to our mental in-tray. Caring doesn't sound like it should be one of those in-tray items. But when we become 'carers' and the demands are persistent, even relentless, then the challenges mount.
"Satisfaction guaranteed (or take your love back)" sang Harold Melvyn with gusto during my halycon days as a disco DJ. I
The word "just" bridges a multitude of gaps. As in "just lose weight!", "just be confident in yourself!" and "just stop taking heroin!". It has that handy ability to make something difficult sound as if it should be easy, with the bonus implication that anyone who doesn't find it easy should be a bit ashamed of themselves.