Month: March 2011

Eliminate Conflicts and Improve Relationships with Nonviolent Communication

Too often, with colleagues at work, or with family members, simple dialogue turns into conflict. However, such disagreements often stem from a simple communication problem. Can we overcome these difficulties before they arise? That is the kind of small miracle that nonviolent communication will help you realize! A Healthier Way to Communicate Nonviolent communication was developed in the 70s by Marshall B. Rosenberg, a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin. Nonviolent communication is also inspired the work of psychologists Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow, as well as ahimsa (“non-nuisance”), a religious concept referring in particular to the movement of nonviolence brought forward by Gandhi. According to Marshall Rosenberg, nonviolent communication fosters “a quality of relationship that meets the needs of each other while being motivated solely by the impulse of the heart and joy of doing.” Thus, contact is more than a trite act, but a privileged way to build lasting and respectful relationships with our fellow men. Promote Respect for Differences Any exchange between two or more persons may emphasize differences. However, it is often the perception of these differences that provokes violence. To connect nonviolently, first we have to value love and respect for others. We can accept each other in however we are, even if others are singularly different from what we are. Nonviolence in communication must be a desire. One can accept...

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Maternal and Paternal Archetypes in Marital Therapy

Is it Good to Read Books of Pop Psychology? Some popular psychology books sell us simple solutions to solve problems. Especially by providing magic recipes and easy-to-follow steps that tell to do “just this” and “just that” for you to end up with perfect personal and working relationships! Included in this extreme are also all those books that focus on “positive” thinking, telling people that the key to getting success, money and love, lies in the mere fact of asking for it to happen. This is not good food for the psyche; in fact, it is dangerous. Many people can become easily unbalanced by this type of approach. What prevents them from working, in reality, is not the lack of positive images and desires, but rather something deficient in their inner voice. Why is Crying Positive in Life? Because, strangely enough, tears are the opposite of depression. People who are deeply depressed find it very difficult to cry; their tears are virtually frozen. Instead of crying, they become increasingly rigid and cold. Crying, except when used by some people as a means to seek attention and self-victimize, is a release of emotion. When one is broken, one feels unloved and abandoned, not having received the love and the attention that others do; the inner child in us is humiliated. One must therefore look to our inner voice for answers....

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Blinded by Science, a book by Matthew Silverstone

Have you ever questioned what you know about science? Have you ever thought that perhaps scientists can’t explain everything about our world and the way it works?  A new book encourages you to question what you think you know about the world we live in whilst uncovering hidden scientific research and providing a new unifying theory. Blinded by Science by first time author Matthew Silverstone offers a theory which when applied to factors like water, plants, the Sun and the Moon all seems to make perfect sense. As simple as it sounds, this is the theory that – everything vibrates. He explains that everything vibrates from the nucleus of an atom to the molecules of our blood, our brain, sound, plants, animals, all the way into outer space. Once this basic principle is understood, everything suddenly becomes clear. As the author applies this theory to the world around us, you will be astounded by what you learn. It is important to note why the author wrote the book to begin with, as he has no background in science. He admits himself to being a real sceptic in the past; needing solid proof to be swayed from believing anything but not true fact. Yet after his son fell ill with Chronic Fatigue, for which there is no cure, he was forced to look at complementary forms of health treatment. Being...

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12 Tips to Be Organized and Get More Time

Organize your Shoes Stop collecting bulky and mismatched shoes in your closet and get rid of the pairs that are unstable on floors, and which continue to fall. Opt instead for a solution borrowed from the shoe stores themselves. Using a big marker identify models on the boxes, and stack them in your wardrobe. Your sneakers have never been so easy to spot! Make and Grade the Side Dishes Store the dishes that you use most (coffee bowl, cereal bowls, everyday plates, everyday glassware, etc.) at the height of your hips and shoulders for easy access and efficient storage. The novelty mugs by your grandmother can now be stored in a less accessible place for your next party. Identify your Electronic Devices The clutter and chaos appear when you are unsure of what the object is or you do not know just why you have it. To avoid this mystery, when purchasing devices such as phone chargers, mark them immediately by using an adhesive tape, and if they still have no use or mark after one year of purchase, throw them in the Trash! Sort by Category When you store items in your pantry, put your food by category to identify them at a glance to simplify the development of your grocery list or your recipes. This way you will never duplicate or miss anything! You can also combine...

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A Travel to Bali in Indonesia, the Island of Gods

Dive into an exotic scenery and the most complete place, where tradition, beauty, hospitality and lifestyle flirt with paradise, for your well-being. Welcome to the Island of the Gods! Bali lets you deliver all its secrets: its hinterland to the countless rice terraces, undulating horizons, punctuated by Sulphur volcanoes atop; forests of giant bamboos, its black volcanic sand beaches, its exceptional coral reefs and its institutions where comfort, beauty and exoticism are waiting for you. At the heart of the archipelago of Indonesia, halfway between South-East Asia and Oceania, the island of Bali, with its predominantly Hindu population, is a world apart. We offer an overview of its regions and four settlements “Loved heart,” a journey unparalleled in the pleasures of the senses! Regions of Bali Adventure in Central Bali Near the capital, Denpasar, explore another face of Bali where time has stopped, where the intoxicating fragrance and lifestyle is at its purest. Go on an adventure hike to marvel in the vicinity of volcanoes and lakes at high altitudes, and see the stair crops. Dare in an adventure by indulging in the downhill rafting rivers lined with tropical vegetation, or hit the winding roads in mountain biking. Water Sports and Golf in the South Kuta Jimbaran discovered the long ribbon of sand where surf fans come calling and enjoy the nightlife. View an intact coral reef or dive...

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