Sound and Healing

Sound and Healing

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Our lives are filled with sounds of all kinds, and our responses to those sounds help create who we are from moment to moment. Sound can change our entire life's course in an instant. Words spoken in anger can cause permanent damage between a husband and a wife, a parent and a child. One of the cornerstones of Pythagorean philosophy is the idea that beauty and proportion-qualities commonly found in mathematics, nature and music – are transferable to the observer. Sound can help and Sound can heal. Chinese healers have used singing stones-thin flat pieces of jade which emit various musical tones when struck or played like a xylophone. The Sufis consider Hu to be the ultimate, creative sound. In yoga and in Hinduism, the Om chanting leads to an…
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To Do or Not To Do

To Do or Not To Do

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Perfect Balance Between Being Receptive and Doing Action: We, the Human Being, own the most sophisticated Machine in the world that is our Body n Mind; how it works, we really don’t know though we have loads of Medical explanations on this. Had we known it, we would have created one. Life is so fragile, yet so powerful that we are really unaware of its limits that it can manifest, if given the right environment. Unfortunately, we intervene when should not to be and loose the wonderful manifestation that could have happen if we would have been Receptive. Evolution is just not a simple word which we learned from Darwin’s Theory, it’s something beyond that needs to be realized by being inclusive in our dimension of thinking, or thought patterns.…
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The Empowered Woman Series-2

The Empowered Woman Series-2

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Emotional Empowerment comes from a heightened sense of “being”. Primarily knowing who I am as a person, uncovering the mystery of myself and being comfortable in myself. This comfort in who I am and my beliefs and value systems is a key determinant in forging happy relationships. The word “happy” here primarily means “stress free or low stress” relationships. The process of self-discovery is an ongoing one but celebrating the process and basking in the glory of one self is crucial to one’s interactions with one another. When a man sees a woman who is comfortable with who she is, he does not feel the need to control. If he sees a woman seeking validation for every action or personal preference of hers, one sets a power play in motion.…
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The Empowered Woman Series-1

The Empowered Woman Series-1

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I the Creator As a woman I possess the unique ability to "Create", lives, spaces, experiences, families and much more. We are the "tacky glue" that holds our dear ones together. Be it our aging parents, our demanding babies, the husband aka "man-boy-child", a passive aggressive boss, we have numerous roles that glorify our daily lives. How do we create Happier Times? A simple take on Life to be Happy Start with the BASICS - Sleep on Time - Fill your Tummy, don't skip a meal. Its scientifically proven that a good sleep works wonders for the happy hormones. Sun Set your Angers of the Day - Be the Pupa of your life. Let it go. Talking about anger, amplifies the effect. Being silent has a cathartic effect. Practice "Deafness"…
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Depression in men

Depression in men

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Are you a male? Are you depressed? Have you ever been depressed? Can men depressed? Yes, of course. Depression is a state of mind which happens to all. Men express their feelings differently and there are different ways to cope for them. It is a treatable mental health condition and not a sign of emotional weakness or failing masculinity. Unfortunately, depression in men often gets overlooked as many of us find it difficult to talk about our feelings. Instead, we tend to focus on the physical symptoms that often accompany male depression, such as back pain, headaches, difficulty sleeping, or sexual problems. This can result in the underlying depression going untreated, which can have serious consequences. Men suffering from depression are four times more likely to commit suicide than women,…
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Why didn’t you walk away?

Why didn’t you walk away?

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My name is Monica and as a domestic violence survivor, I have been asked this question innumerable times,” Why didn’t you walk away? Why suffer? How could you allow your dignity to be crushed?”. Generally, domestic violence also involves elements of marital rape. Following talk sheds light on the dilemma a victim of violence and rape faces and what drives her/him to silence, atleast initially. Coming out is generally an after thought when nth victim, a ‘lone tigress’ declares her story of abuse and it gains media traction, others follow like meek sheep in the comfort of her lead. It is this meek herd mentality that we must address. Bigger question remains. Should a victim talk or not? Well, for change to occur and cycle of abuse to end, lot…
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“Till it happens to you, you don’t know how I feel”

“Till it happens to you, you don’t know how I feel”

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“Till it happens to you, you don’t know how I feel”. The first time I heard this on 93.9FM I was on the highway driving on the speedy lane. The line slowed me down. I moved to a slower one. Lady Gaga sings this and I felt it was a personal message from all of us who have suffered any form of abuse. Abuse in any form is degenerative for our souls. Our self esteem , our pride takes a plunge. We feel marginalized, helpless or we totally ignore it. But feeling it or ignoring doesn't make it go away. Neither does #domestic violence. If you are suffering so much, why do you stay? We stay for a multitude of reasons; Fear of the Unknown; Love on the face of it; …
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Empty Nester

Empty Nester

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Are you an empty nester or to be an empty nester? Who is an empty nester ? Empty nest syndrome is a feeling of grief and loneliness parents may feel when their children leave home for the first time, such as to live on their own or to attend a college or university. It is not a clinical condition. Since young adults moving out from their families house is generally a normal and healthy event, the symptoms of empty nest syndrome often go unrecognized. This can result in depression and a loss of purpose for parents, since the departure of their children from "the nest" leads to adjustments in parents' lives. Empty nest syndrome is especially common in full-time mothers. Do you feel overwhelmed? or depression or neglect or meaningless?
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Mental Health – Types

Mental Health – Types

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Learning a few things about mental health problems might help to feel more confident about talking and listening.  This is not an exhaustive list but just a few. Anxiety Anxiety disorders happen when someone has feelings of anxiety that are very strong or last for a long time. Bipolar Bipolar disorder is characterised by the experience of swings between low mood and high, manic mood, usually with more normal phases in between. Depression Depression is characterised by the persistence of feelings of sadness or misery. Eating disorders Eating disorders can occur when someone has a relationship with food that they find difficult. Obsessive-compulsive disorder Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder where unwanted thoughts, urges and repetitive activities become an obstacle to living life as someone wants to. Personality disorders Someone…
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