Archives for July 2013

Aerobic Fitness: Walking and Running

The most important factor that has been shown to enhance and maintain vitality, health and longevity is to be aerobically fit. 40% of the oxygen you breathe is used to run your brain and nervous system. If your brain does not get oxygen for just 2 to 3 minutes you will die. Even if it […]

It’s NOT all in Your Head

The word ‘emotion’ comes from the word ‘motion’ for movement. It is your muscles that move you. You experience your feelings through your body. It is impossible to be angry for example unless you first tense up. If you are already tense, it does not take nearly as much to make you feel angry. You […]

Empathy

Reading one of the recent headlines saying “13,000 died needlessly at 14 worst NHS trusts”, you might wonder what has become of this important quality that is one of the key factors that distinguishes humanitarian civilised societies from ones that are not. Empathy is the capacity to recognise and identify with the feelings and experiences […]

Feelings: about you (part 2 of 2)

In part 1 of “Feelings: about you” we said that we had four main muscles that needed to be exercised, strengthened and trained if we were to make the most of ourselves with a feeling of health, well-being, confidence, self-esteem, the ability to get on well with others and come to terms with the rest […]

Feelings : about you (part 1 of 2)

You are the only one in the world that is you. That is your gift. Valuing that and making the most of yourself is what we are all here to do in our own way. It not only enables you to make the most of this precious mysterious thing we call life; it also enables […]

‘Right brain’ / ‘Left brain’. What’s that all about? (part 2 of 2)

‘Right Brain’ or ‘Left Brian’: what is the theory? There is still a lot of controversy about the relative contribution that each side of the brain makes to our day to day activities. In general, the left cerebral hemisphere is supposed to be the cold logical, rational, judging, verbal and dominant half of the brain.  […]

‘Right brain’ / ‘Left brain’. What’s that all about? (part 1 of 2)

Your brain, together with the other 9 billion or so, are the most sophisticated computers ever to have evolved on this planet. In this digital age when masses of data are scanned and processed by computers for all kinds of manipulative purposes, it is often forgotten that human beings invented computers and are much more […]

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